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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: Time for harmless inaction over Commentary: Time for harmless inaction over
28 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
30 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
31 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Look for this advertisement on TV, in your local newspaper and online in the not too distant future: [Read More]
Commentary: Labor turmoil in college athletics Commentary: Labor turmoil in college athletics
37 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
38 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
40 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The ATF can’t seem to catch a break ... even when it comes to naming a headquarters building. [Read More]
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