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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: Women reach foul-language equality Commentary: Women reach foul-language equality
55 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The recent brief dust-up (let’s hope it’s brief) over Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s use of the F- word as an epithet aimed at the European Union does highlight the dramatic change of culture in women in public life, including the highest ranks of the government. [Read More]
Commentary: Job No. 1 for Obama - compromise Commentary: Job No. 1 for Obama - compromise
56 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The latest presidential message is that he is not concerned about the nation’s capital but about moving the country forward on the strength of its grass roots. Barack Obama is expecting to set an agenda to do that and then use executive orders and the bully pulpit to accomplish it. [Read More]
Commentary: The Olympic spirit takes a back seat Commentary: The Olympic spirit takes a back seat
57 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Thanks to President Jimmy Carter, the last time Russia hosted the Olympics, the United States didn’t participate, depriving America’s finely honed athletes the one opportunity many of them would ever have to enjoy the thrill of taking part in the games. [Read More]
Commentary: 2016 campaign shifts to higher gear Commentary: 2016 campaign shifts to higher gear
58 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
If anyone doubts that the 2016 presidential election campaign has begun already despite a lack of announced candidates, the furor surrounding the leading prospects of both major parties should dispel any such notion. [Read More]
Commentary: What did Christie know and when? Commentary: What did Christie know and when?
59 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Why is it there is always a sameness in political scandal? No one ever seems to profit from history. Take the governor of New Jersey, a state where political hardball is notorious. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP waking up on Hispanics? Commentary: GOP waking up on Hispanics?
60 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Is it possible that after years of ignoring the nation’s worsening immigration problems, there may be a crack in the Republican opposition to sensible reform? Could it be that in 2014 the bipartisan compromise that originated in the U.S. Senate might have a chance of adoption in the House? [Read More]
Commentary: GOP needs to focus on winnable issues Commentary: GOP needs to focus on winnable issues
61 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
It seems fairly obvious now that the Republicans are going to have to ride into the midterm election year on an issue other than the Affordable Care Act, which more and more looks like a dead horse not worth beating as political campaigns go. [Read More]
Commentary: Fixing our schools Commentary: Fixing our schools
62 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
What’s wrong with this sentence? “White suburban moms — who all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.” [Read More]
Commentary: Rein in NSA's power overreach Commentary: Rein in NSA's power overreach
62 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Sometimes I think we do the terrorists’ job for them. The response to 9/11, while understandably flamboyant, set off a spasm of overreaction that more than a decade later is still threatening all the things we hold so dear. [Read More]
Commentary: Do we really want delivery by drone? Commentary: Do we really want delivery by drone?
65 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — I’m sorry, but Jeff Bezos scares me. Maybe it’s an age thing where too much radical change has overloaded my comfort zone. Or perhaps it’s that I distrust unrestrained ambition. [Read More]
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