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DAN THOMASSON

Dan Thomasson is former editor of the Scripps Howard News Service, which distributes his column.

Articles by DAN THOMASSON

Commentary: GOP's goal is to make Obama meaningless Commentary: GOP's goal is to make Obama meaningless
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
31 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]
Commentary: What did Christie know and when? Commentary: What did Christie know and when?
31 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Why is it there is always a sameness in political scandal? No one ever seems to profit from history. Take the governor of New Jersey, a state where political hardball is notorious. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP waking up on Hispanics? Commentary: GOP waking up on Hispanics?
33 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Is it possible that after years of ignoring the nation’s worsening immigration problems, there may be a crack in the Republican opposition to sensible reform? Could it be that in 2014 the bipartisan compromise that originated in the U.S. Senate might have a chance of adoption in the House? [Read More]
Commentary: GOP needs to focus on winnable issues Commentary: GOP needs to focus on winnable issues
34 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
It seems fairly obvious now that the Republicans are going to have to ride into the midterm election year on an issue other than the Affordable Care Act, which more and more looks like a dead horse not worth beating as political campaigns go. [Read More]
Commentary: Fixing our schools Commentary: Fixing our schools
35 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
What’s wrong with this sentence? “White suburban moms — who all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.” [Read More]
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