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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: Myth vs. reality of President Kennedy Commentary: Myth vs. reality of President Kennedy
48 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Hovering over the remembrances of John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination is the ghost of a life that is more myth than reality, more revisionist than factual — one that has left him perhaps forever stranded in sort of an historic limbo ... [Read More]
Commentary: Religious freedom meets reality TV Commentary: Religious freedom meets reality TV
49 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Just when you thought reality television couldn’t get more bizarre ... How about a star who handles poisonous snakes? He’s not a herpetologist dedicated to risking his life to advance medicine. [Read More]
Commentary: Bullying in National Football League
50 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
As if the NFL didn’t have enough problems with head injuries and an increasing public awareness about how dangerous its business can be, evidently it now has to deal with incidents of sophomoric behavior from elephantine players with egos to match who never have grown up. [Read More]
Commentary: Health care reform needs bipartisan support Commentary: Health care reform needs bipartisan support
51 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
To learn how implementation of the Affordable Care Act got so bollixed up, you don’t have to look much further than the Oval Office, where an inexperienced President Barack Obama listened to the wrong advice and apparently made a fateful decision based on political concerns. [Read More]
Commentary: How could spying surprise Obama? Commentary: How could spying surprise Obama?
51 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Whether President Barack Obama knew about eavesdropping on American allies’ leaders is irrelevant. It took place, and someone outside the dark eminences at the National Security Agency should have known. [Read More]
Commentary: Government crises aren't over Commentary: Government crises aren't over
53 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
My Republican father used to say that conservatism was looking for stairs to walk down rather than a window to jump out. It wasn’t an original statement, but it was accurate. I wonder what he would say now. [Read More]
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