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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: Trump sets toughness benchmark Commentary: Trump sets toughness benchmark
6 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
At the risk of being accused of stating the obvious, the what-ifs of history become increasingly significant when considered in the context of globalization and power politics. [Read More]
Commentary: Probe into Russian tampering must be honest Commentary: Probe into Russian tampering must be honest
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — Forget about the House intelligence committee when it comes to investigating whether Russia stuck its snout into our election. The panel, as led by its Republican chairman, Devin Nunes of California, with the support of GOP leadership, has lost any credibility now and in the future. [Read More]
Commentary: Remember when presidents lived in D.C.? Commentary: Remember when presidents lived in D.C.?
8 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — Way back when the United States was just a baby nation, its citizens built a house for their president. Not a palace for a king like the one they had shed, but a democratically suitable residence on a regular street. [Read More]
Commentary: Microwave claim stokes paranoia Commentary: Microwave claim stokes paranoia
9 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — My relationship with my microwave has dramatically changed. [Read More]
Commentary: This guy's going to make us great again? Commentary: This guy's going to make us great again?
10 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — It is becoming increasingly apparent that Donald Trump bluffed his way through the presidential campaign. [Read More]
Commentary: Friction all a part of democracy Commentary: Friction all a part of democracy
11 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s animosity toward the press may be softening somewhat as he bumps up against the reality that we in print used to remind politicians of every once in awhile: It doesn’t pay to get into a fight with someone who buys his ink by the barrel. [Read More]
Commentary: With high court picks, you never know Commentary: With high court picks, you never know
15 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — When John F. Kennedy nominated Byron “Whizzer” White to the U.S. Supreme Court, Democratic liberals expected the Coloradan would be attune with their political philosophy. [Read More]
Commentary: Fake news, then and now Commentary: Fake news, then and now
17 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Journalism has always had those who play fast and loose with the facts and even make up reports of one kind or another. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's overly ambitious agenda Commentary: Trump's overly ambitious agenda
18 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Franklin Roosevelt famously began his first 100 days in office frantically trying to deal with a historic economic depression that already was three years old and had reached crisis-level proportions. Nearly two terms in the White House later, his efforts were incomplete. [Read More]
Commentary: Sessions will have to deal with Comey Commentary: Sessions will have to deal with Comey
20 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — If the Senate confirms one of its own, Alabama’s Jeff Sessions, as the new attorney general, which appears likely, one of his first orders of business should be dealing with an FBI that seems under its current director to be growing more independent of the Justice Department. [Read More]
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