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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: Iowa caucuses still make little sense Commentary: Iowa caucuses still make little sense
23 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
So once again the nation’s politicians, backed by the media, are about to turn the caucuses of a rural state into a significant barometer for the presidential desires of an urban society. [Read More]
Commentary: NCAA can't be morally justified Commentary: NCAA can't be morally justified
24 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
I didn’t like the late Walter Byers, the man who single-handedly created the modern National Collegiate Athletic Association. Many decades ago he misused my university to solidify his power and make it clear his word was law. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't mess with Texas on guns Commentary: Don't mess with Texas on guns
25 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The old admonition about not messing with Texas (expand that to Texans) has become more a reality than ever. If you should happen to be visiting the Lone Star State, be careful who you bump into ... literally that is. He or she might take offense. [Read More]
Commentary: Complicated emotions about Muslims Commentary: Complicated emotions about Muslims
27 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Recently on national television demographer Frank Luntz brought together a focus group of young American Muslims to discuss the fears and frustrations they feel over being unfairly linked with radical Islamists. [Read More]
Commentary: Pollard should get out and stay out Commentary: Pollard should get out and stay out
31 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
One would hope that we had heard the last of Jonathan Pollard, the traitor they just let out of prison after 30 years. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. [Read More]
Commentary: Depicting newspapering's glory days Commentary: Depicting newspapering's glory days
35 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
As the newspaper business grinds seemingly inexorably toward extinction, it has left behind a treasure trove of literary material to be mined either as fiction or history or a little bit of both. The romance of the ink-stained wretch may be here a long, long time. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Stuff happens' will soon happen again Commentary: 'Stuff happens' will soon happen again
38 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — Here we are again trying to make sense out of a culture that supports the unfettered dissemination of instruments meant mainly for killing something. [Read More]
Commentary: What's next for Asher Abid Khan? Commentary: What's next for Asher Abid Khan?
41 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Asher Abid Khan apparently was having second thoughts about becoming a martyr for Allah if necessary. Joining the Islamic State in Syria, which had seemed like a good idea at the time, was suddenly not as noble an adventure as he and other teenage Muslims had thought. [Read More]
Commentary: Upending Constitution not an option Commentary: Upending Constitution not an option
44 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, one of the 17 candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, says emphatically he is offended by Donald Trump’s suggestion that the children of illegal aliens who are born on U.S. soil be deprived of their citizenship. [Read More]
Commentary: Loyalty in politics can only go so far Commentary: Loyalty in politics can only go so far
45 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — The average citizen could write Sen. Charles Schumer of New York every day for a year urging him to vote for or against an issue and never get more than a polite, “thank you for your interest” form response. [Read More]
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