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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: Labor turmoil in college athletics Commentary: Labor turmoil in college athletics
24 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Bob was a dirt poor kid from Pensacola, Fla., when he won a scholarship for football at a Division I school in Mississippi. He had grown up in the kind of poverty most of us can hardly imagine and the scholarship was a godsend — the only way he could imagine going to college. [Read More]
Commentary: Nothing good in sex-assault verdicts Commentary: Nothing good in sex-assault verdicts
25 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The verdicts are in and only one thing seems certain. No one in the two sensational military sexual assault cases is innocent — not the general or his woman scorned nor the Naval Academy midshipman and his once reluctant accuser nor for that matter the woeful system that prosecuted the whole mess. [Read More]
Commentary: Eliot Ness' credentials untouchable Commentary: Eliot Ness' credentials untouchable
27 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The ATF can’t seem to catch a break ... even when it comes to naming a headquarters building. [Read More]
Commentary: Inattention to foreign affairs harmful Commentary: Inattention to foreign affairs harmful
28 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
As he faces the perhaps the most significant foreign policy crisis of his presidency, it has become abundantly clear that Barack Obama's lack of attention to the nation's overseas interests has seriously damaged America's global position. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP's goal is to make Obama meaningless Commentary: GOP's goal is to make Obama meaningless
29 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
There seems to be a growing consensus that the Republicans have a real shot at recapturing the Senate in the next midterm elections, giving them further opportunity, if not total assurance, of making Barack Obama’s next years in office meaningless. [Read More]
Commentary: UAW stumbles in Southern vote Commentary: UAW stumbles in Southern vote
30 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The United Auto Workers’ failed invasion of the South has all the earmarks of the old “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” philosophy mixed with more than a touch of anti-unionism inherent in the region’s distrust of collective bargaining led by outsiders. [Read More]
Commentary: Women reach foul-language equality Commentary: Women reach foul-language equality
31 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The recent brief dust-up (let’s hope it’s brief) over Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s use of the F- word as an epithet aimed at the European Union does highlight the dramatic change of culture in women in public life, including the highest ranks of the government. [Read More]
Commentary: Job No. 1 for Obama - compromise Commentary: Job No. 1 for Obama - compromise
32 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The latest presidential message is that he is not concerned about the nation’s capital but about moving the country forward on the strength of its grass roots. Barack Obama is expecting to set an agenda to do that and then use executive orders and the bully pulpit to accomplish it. [Read More]
Commentary: The Olympic spirit takes a back seat Commentary: The Olympic spirit takes a back seat
33 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Thanks to President Jimmy Carter, the last time Russia hosted the Olympics, the United States didn’t participate, depriving America’s finely honed athletes the one opportunity many of them would ever have to enjoy the thrill of taking part in the games. [Read More]
Commentary: 2016 campaign shifts to higher gear Commentary: 2016 campaign shifts to higher gear
34 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
If anyone doubts that the 2016 presidential election campaign has begun already despite a lack of announced candidates, the furor surrounding the leading prospects of both major parties should dispel any such notion. [Read More]
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