Dan K. Thomasson

Thomasson: Universities taking right steps on slavery-associated past

I suppose it is never too late to apologize for a grievous injustice, even if the shocking incident was perfectly legal 178 years ago. Read more

Thomasson: In his own way, Kaepernick expressing patriotism

There is nothing that compels us to stand for the national anthem or place our hand over our heart during its playing. Nor, for that matter, are we required to salute the flag, unless, of course, we are in military uniform. We don’t have to pledge allegiance either. Read more

Thomasson: Trump doubling down on anti-establishment strategy

WASHINGTON | It's clear now that Donald Trump intends to continue the in-your-face, loose-cannon, make-it-up-as-he-goes kind of campaigning that he believes brought him the Republican presidential nomination in the first place. No Mr. Read more

Thomasson: Clinton's college plan unrealistic

Hillary Clinton's proposal for making public higher education not just cheaper but free to most Americans sounds good on paper. Read more

Thomassson: Clinton unlikely to let Warren steal her thunder

It would be a mistake for Hillary Clinton to ask Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to be her running mate on this fall's Democratic ticket. Read more

Thomasson: Iowa caucuses mean little in presidential nomination process

WASHINGTON | 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

Thomasson: Willams should have been fired, not demoted

WASHINGTON | As must-watch disseminators of news, the nation's broadcast networks have proven once again they are pretty much in the entertainment business dedicated to putting business first and validity second. Read more

Thomasson: Williams is evidence of 'Hollywood' nature of TV news

WASHINGTON - 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

Thomasson: Money driving nation's politics like never before

WASHINGTON | More than 100 years ago, publishing titan E. W. Scripps wrote a memo to the editors and general managers of his many newspapers. Read more

Thomasson: Majority of Supreme Court justices are Ivy League graduates

WASHINGTON | Reading about a widely reported visit to Yale University by three of its alums who are Supreme Court justices, I... Read more

Thomasson: Georgia could be problem for GOP's Senate reach

WASHINGTON — There seems to be a growing consensus that the Republicans have a real shot at recapturing the Senate in the next midterm... Read more

Thomasson: Why the UAW stumbled in Chattanooga

WASHINGTON - The hourly workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tenn. Read more


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