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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: Feel no pity for Harvard profs on health care Commentary: Feel no pity for Harvard profs on health care
19 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Pity the poor Harvard professors. When it comes to health care, they’re going to be just like the rest of us. [Read More]
Commentary: A sign of government dysfunction Commentary: A sign of government dysfunction
21 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Most of the ubiquitous reviews of 2014 center on the obvious — the rise of the Islamic State, the Republican resurgence at the election polls, the tension between minorities and the police. [Read More]
Commentary: U.S.-Cuban relationship complicated Commentary: U.S.-Cuban relationship complicated
22 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Thirty years or so ago, Bill Steif, a friend, colleague and foreign affairs expert, opined that if the Eisenhower and then Kennedy administrations had been smart, they could have smothered the Cuban menace with economic kindness and saved this nation a world of problems. [Read More]
Commentary: CIA 'torture report' raises questions Commentary: CIA 'torture report' raises questions
23 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
One of the more tragic aspects of Sept. 11, 2001, aside from the thousands of innocent lives destroyed, was the scar left on our national conscience, the collateral damage to our self-proclaimed image of a nation of law and humanity. [Read More]
Commentary: Imperiousness may hurt Hillary Commentary: Imperiousness may hurt Hillary
25 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
As Hillary Clinton ponders whether once again to seek the presidency, she might consider what if any damage her imperious demands during lucrative public appearances have done to her image as a member of a party that considers itself synonymous with populism, whether accurately or not. [Read More]
Commentary: Dysfunction remains same in Senate Commentary: Dysfunction remains same in Senate
27 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
If you think governmental dysfunction has been alleviated by the midterm elections, think again. [Read More]
Commentary: Matters overseas vital to U.S. Commentary: Matters overseas vital to U.S.
28 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
There is an eerie sameness with events almost 60 years ago in the president’s announcement that he was doubling the size of U.S. troops needed to advise Iraqi regulars on how to halt the fanatical ISIS (or ISIL) forces from eventually overrunning Iraq. [Read More]
Commentary: Why only Ivy Leaguers on court? Commentary: Why only Ivy Leaguers on court?
30 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Reading about a widely reported visit to Yale University by three of its alums who are Supreme Court justices, I couldn’t help but notice that only three law schools are represented at the top of what may be the most important branch of our government, the judiciary. [Read More]
Commentary: Playing it safe cost Pierson her job Commentary: Playing it safe cost Pierson her job
33 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — Julia Pierson’s failure as the first woman director of the Secret Service is symptomatic of a culture that pervades much of the federal government. [Read More]
Commentary: Schools need to protect college women Commentary: Schools need to protect college women
35 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Back in the dark ages when I was in college, female students at most colleges and universities, including mine, had what we called “hours.” [Read More]
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