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DAN THOMASSON

Dan Thomasson is an op-ed columnist for McClatchy-Tribune and a former vice president of Scripps Howard Newspapers. Readers may send him email at thomassondan@aol.com.

Articles by DAN THOMASSON

Commentary: Arrogance led to McDonnell's demise Commentary: Arrogance led to McDonnell's demise
6 days ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Most politicians, I’m convinced, believe they can talk their way out of anything. Whether it is arrogance, over-confidence or just plain stupidity, this trait often seems to lead them into disaster when facing serious legal challenges to their conduct in office. [Read More]
Commentary: Common sense and the Uzi tragedy Commentary: Common sense and the Uzi tragedy
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
When is the last time you heard about a grade school youngster stumbling over an Uzi on the playground? Like never you say? Amazing! [Read More]
Commentary: Cautions for war correspondents Commentary: Cautions for war correspondents
3 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Being a war correspondent is glamorous and exciting, high up on the list of any aspiring young journalist. But it is also extremely dangerous under any circumstance but especially when those practicing it are pretty much on their own without the proper support or guidance. [Read More]
Commentary: Indictment nothing but Texas politics Commentary: Indictment nothing but Texas politics
4 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Being a governor seems to be risky business these days. Take the former chief executive of Virginia, for instance. [Read More]
Commentary: NCAA and the myth of the student athlete Commentary: NCAA and the myth of the student athlete
5 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
It may take a bit longer but it seems clear that college athletics is about to change dramatically and one of the most autocratic, often overbearing institutions ever conceived might never be the same. [Read More]
Commentary: Nixon scandal worth recalling Commentary: Nixon scandal worth recalling
6 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Forty years ago I sat alone in the White House briefing room wiped out mentally and physically by the nearly unrelenting pressure of two years of covering the scandal that has come to symbolize the worst and the best in America’s history. [Read More]
Commentary: Sensible immigration reform needed Commentary: Sensible immigration reform needed
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
President Barack Obama three weeks ago attended July 4 ceremonies for 25 members of the U.S. armed forces who were sworn in as newly minted American citizens. [Read More]
Commentary:  Hillary Clinton's speeches may cost her Commentary: Hillary Clinton's speeches may cost her
8 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — These days a whole lot of money is being spent in anticipation that not only will Hillary Clinton be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, she ultimately will win the nation’s highest office. [Read More]
Commentary: Bloomberg puts cash into gun debate Commentary: Bloomberg puts cash into gun debate
9 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
It may be a longer, hotter summer for the gun freaks than they have had in some time, with Michael Bloomberg planning to give the NRA and its minions a dose of their own medicine. [Read More]
Commentary: Sizing up latest IRS scandal Commentary: Sizing up latest IRS scandal
10 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Many years ago I walked into the senatorial offices of Republican John Williams of Delaware and noticed a number of big boxes stacked in the hallway. [Read More]
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