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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: Nancy Reagan's image changer Commentary: Nancy Reagan's image changer
66 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
I learned of Nancy Reagan’s death while driving to the Sunday reprise of the Gridiron Club’s annual spring dinner show. [Read More]
Commentary: Apple picks wrong time to take stand Commentary: Apple picks wrong time to take stand
69 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
There was a time when gentlemen didn’t read other gentlemen’s mail. That, of course, was when spying was considered a dirty business and some were punished by death for doing so. [Read More]
Commentary: Scalia death heats up partisan debate Commentary: Scalia death heats up partisan debate
70 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Americans are about to be treated to what most assuredly will be a long-term, rancorous debate over filling the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court left by the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders and his young supporters Commentary: Sanders and his young supporters
71 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Marine General Lewis “Chesty” Puller reportedly once said that given an army of 18-year-olds he could conquer the world. [Read More]
Commentary: FBI looking for new home near D.C. Commentary: FBI looking for new home near D.C.
72 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The FBI is hunting. Not for terrorists, but for a new place from which to hunt. The cost is going to be high — well over a billion dollars. [Read More]
Commentary: Iowa caucuses still make little sense Commentary: Iowa caucuses still make little sense
74 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
75 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
76 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
78 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
82 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]
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