Indiana, PA - Indiana County

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: Fixing our schools Commentary: Fixing our schools
51 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]
Commentary: Rein in NSA's power overreach Commentary: Rein in NSA's power overreach
51 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Sometimes I think we do the terrorists’ job for them. The response to 9/11, while understandably flamboyant, set off a spasm of overreaction that more than a decade later is still threatening all the things we hold so dear. [Read More]
Commentary: Do we really want delivery by drone? Commentary: Do we really want delivery by drone?
54 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — I’m sorry, but Jeff Bezos scares me. Maybe it’s an age thing where too much radical change has overloaded my comfort zone. Or perhaps it’s that I distrust unrestrained ambition. [Read More]
Commentary: Third-term option may be best Commentary: Third-term option may be best
54 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — I’m not so sure the nation is well-served these days or perhaps ever was by limiting the terms of its chief executive. [Read More]
Commentary: Mixed emotions over Senate rule changes Commentary: Mixed emotions over Senate rule changes
55 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
It’s easy to have mixed emotions about the change in Senate rules that overturns the filibuster employed to block most presidential nominees. [Read More]
Commentary: Myth vs. reality of President Kennedy Commentary: Myth vs. reality of President Kennedy
56 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
56 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
58 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
58 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?
59 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]
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Featured Columnists