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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: Rubio's gun bill adds risk Commentary: Rubio's gun bill adds risk
22 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
25 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
27 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]
Commentary: No forgiveness for Brian Williams Commentary: No forgiveness for Brian Williams
29 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Everybody in the business of journalism makes a mistake now and then or deliberately embellishes his role in the drama of reporting on history. [Read More]
Commentary: Ignorance about vaccines persists Commentary: Ignorance about vaccines persists
30 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Just when you think we finally live in an age of enlightenment, especially in the advancement of science, someone comes along to remind us that actually we are only a short distance from 1885 — the date most associated with the birth of modern medicine. [Read More]
Commentary: Joe Paterno still not a winner Commentary: Joe Paterno still not a winner
32 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
I’m sorry but Joe Paterno is still a loser. Restoring his record as the coach with the most wins in college football history doesn’t alter that for one minute ... not one second. [Read More]
Commentary: Feel no pity for Harvard profs on health care Commentary: Feel no pity for Harvard profs on health care
33 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
35 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
36 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
37 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]
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