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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: NCAA and the myth of the student athlete Commentary: NCAA and the myth of the student athlete
32 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
It may take a bit longer but it seems clear that college athletics is about to change dramatically and one of the most autocratic, often overbearing institutions ever conceived might never be the same. [Read More]
Commentary: Nixon scandal worth recalling Commentary: Nixon scandal worth recalling
33 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Forty years ago I sat alone in the White House briefing room wiped out mentally and physically by the nearly unrelenting pressure of two years of covering the scandal that has come to symbolize the worst and the best in America’s history. [Read More]
Commentary: Sensible immigration reform needed Commentary: Sensible immigration reform needed
34 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
President Barack Obama three weeks ago attended July 4 ceremonies for 25 members of the U.S. armed forces who were sworn in as newly minted American citizens. [Read More]
Commentary:  Hillary Clinton's speeches may cost her Commentary: Hillary Clinton's speeches may cost her
35 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — These days a whole lot of money is being spent in anticipation that not only will Hillary Clinton be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, she ultimately will win the nation’s highest office. [Read More]
Commentary: Bloomberg puts cash into gun debate Commentary: Bloomberg puts cash into gun debate
36 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
It may be a longer, hotter summer for the gun freaks than they have had in some time, with Michael Bloomberg planning to give the NRA and its minions a dose of their own medicine. [Read More]
Commentary: Sizing up latest IRS scandal Commentary: Sizing up latest IRS scandal
37 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Many years ago I walked into the senatorial offices of Republican John Williams of Delaware and noticed a number of big boxes stacked in the hallway. [Read More]
Commentary: Fantasy-speak from Obama adviser Commentary: Fantasy-speak from Obama adviser
39 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Barack Obama and a longtime confidant of the president, told reporters at breakfast the other day that there is an opportunity this summer for meaningful immigration reform. [Read More]
Commentary: Away from D.C., a breath of fresh air Commentary: Away from D.C., a breath of fresh air
40 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
SANTA FE, N.M. — The cloudless sky is as blue here as you will ever see and the thin air as fresh and sweet this June morning as you can ever hope to breathe. [Read More]
Commentary: Time for harmless inaction over Commentary: Time for harmless inaction over
42 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The humorist said of Calvin Coolidge, “He didn’t do anything, but that is exactly what we wanted done.” In 1948, Harry Truman won his own term in the White House by railing against the do-nothingness of the Congress controlled by the Republicans. [Read More]
Commentary: Civility and commencement speeches Commentary: Civility and commencement speeches
44 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
A year ago attending my oldest granddaughter’s graduation from a major Virginia university, I was somewhat curious about the lack of a commencement speaker. [Read More]
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