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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: Plenty of blame in Bland's case Commentary: Plenty of blame in Bland's case
1 week ago - - DAN THOMASSON
One would hope that it is possible for a white policeman and a black citizen to come into contact in a routine traffic stop without it becoming a matter of race and ending badly. But maybe not. [Read More]
Commentary: Pay fiasco at Fannie, Freddie Commentary: Pay fiasco at Fannie, Freddie
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the quasi-public mortgage giants, have come a long way since they had to be bailed out by the taxpayers in the real estate crash — so far, in fact, that their chief operating officers can now have $3.4 million raises. [Read More]
Commentary: Time for baseball to forgive Pete Rose Commentary: Time for baseball to forgive Pete Rose
3 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
With the current baseball season at the halfway point, I’m reminded how fickle the game is. So much so that the man with more hits than any other in history is in the eyes of those who run the game still a pariah not worthy of being in the hall of fame. [Read More]
Commentary: Stephanopoulos broke core rule of journalism Commentary: Stephanopoulos broke core rule of journalism
11 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
There’s an old saying in journalism, at least among the pure of heart. It simply is that you can’t sleep with the elephant if you are covering the circus. [Read More]
Commentary: Politicians running against Washington Commentary: Politicians running against Washington
11 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — The other day, unannounced presidential candidate Jeb Bush told a crowd that he was blessed by not being in the U.S. Senate and followed that up, according to the national press, by adding he lives in Miami “outside of Washington.” [Read More]
Commentary: Policing the thugs of all stripes Commentary: Policing the thugs of all stripes
13 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
A thug by any other name, like a rose, is still a thug. Thugs come in all hues — white, brown, black and in between. They even come in police uniforms. Thugs can be found everywhere. [Read More]
Commentary: Compensation for Iranian hostages? Commentary: Compensation for Iranian hostages?
15 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Thirty-five years after their nightmarish ordeal in the land of the Persians, the 52 Iran hostages are still seeking compensation they believe their government owes them. [Read More]
Commentary: Rubio's gun bill adds risk Commentary: Rubio's gun bill adds risk
18 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
If Sen. Marco Rubio has his way, does it mean that the U.S Capitol would no longer need those ubiquitous metal detectors and the other extensive security measures the nation has spent tens of millions of dollars on to ensure his safety? [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary may be own worst enemy Commentary: Hillary may be own worst enemy
21 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
When Hillary Clinton walks into a room the impression she leaves with one is that she believes she is the smartest person there. While this sort of imperiousness may be a great trait for Queen Elizabeth, it isn’t so good for a politician in the world’s premier democracy. [Read More]
Commentary: An overlooked black basketball hero Commentary: An overlooked black basketball hero
23 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
As the NCAA’s “March Madness” approaches, it should be of interest to the hundreds of black basketball players seeking the fame and fortune of making the “big dance” and those youngsters who aspire to be there one day to note the name William Leon Garrett. [Read More]
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