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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: 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]
Commentary: Fantasy-speak from Obama adviser Commentary: Fantasy-speak from Obama adviser
12 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Barack Obama and a longtime confidant of the president, told reporters at breakfast the other day that there is an opportunity this summer for meaningful immigration reform. [Read More]
Commentary: Away from D.C., a breath of fresh air Commentary: Away from D.C., a breath of fresh air
13 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
SANTA FE, N.M. — The cloudless sky is as blue here as you will ever see and the thin air as fresh and sweet this June morning as you can ever hope to breathe. [Read More]
Commentary: Time for harmless inaction over Commentary: Time for harmless inaction over
15 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The humorist said of Calvin Coolidge, “He didn’t do anything, but that is exactly what we wanted done.” In 1948, Harry Truman won his own term in the White House by railing against the do-nothingness of the Congress controlled by the Republicans. [Read More]
Commentary: Civility and commencement speeches Commentary: Civility and commencement speeches
17 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
A year ago attending my oldest granddaughter’s graduation from a major Virginia university, I was somewhat curious about the lack of a commencement speaker. [Read More]
Commentary: All Benghazi, all the time Commentary: All Benghazi, all the time
18 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Forget the Alamo, remember Benghazi ... at least as far as the Republicans are concerned. [Read More]
Commentary: Clock is ticking for John Boehner Commentary: Clock is ticking for John Boehner
20 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
House Speaker John Boehner seems to be making noises that he is ready to finally become his own man. But they may be just that ... noises. [Read More]
Commentary: Raw milk? For our health, say no Commentary: Raw milk? For our health, say no
21 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Milk is the life’s blood of humankind, except when it is consumed in its most natural state without the bacteria-killing treatment of pasteurization. Then it becomes something entirely different and those who drink it are playing a form of Russian roulette. [Read More]
Commentary: Oh, for the days of Dr. Welby Commentary: Oh, for the days of Dr. Welby
22 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
When our longtime family doctor retired in the early 1960s, he was, according to my mother, charging the same amount for an office visit as he did in the 1930s when she and my father first became his patients. [Read More]
Commentary: Government for sale to highest bidder Commentary: Government for sale to highest bidder
23 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Look for this advertisement on TV, in your local newspaper and online in the not too distant future: [Read More]
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