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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: What's next for Asher Abid Khan? Commentary: What's next for Asher Abid Khan?
50 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
53 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
54 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]
Commentary: Home-schooling trend raises concern Commentary: Home-schooling trend raises concern
54 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — I asked a friend where she had gone to school. [Read More]
Commentary: Plenty of blame in Bland's case Commentary: Plenty of blame in Bland's case
57 weeks 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
58 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
59 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
67 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
67 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
69 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]
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