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Mental Health Court a resource long overdue

Published Aug. 3 2015

Finally we have a mental health court.

Cameras changing perception of police

Published Aug. 3 2015

Body cameras, dash cams, cellphone video and surveillance footage are changing the way Americans see police.

Smith: Abortion masqueraded as 'health care' choice

Published Aug. 3 2015

Let's set the record straight right out of the gate: The decision to have an abortion is not easily made...

Ely: State economy depends on roads investment

Published Aug. 3 2015

When it comes to roads, Tennesseans have had a fortunate run. Our governors, past and present, Republican and Democrat, have...

Ali: Mentally disturbed, Muslim criminal

Published Aug. 2 2015

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was a 24-year-old man, born in Kuwait, raised a Muslim in Chattanooga, naturalized as a U.S. citizen.

Good Deed: Chattanooga strong, warm and generous support

Published Aug. 2 2015

My daughter, Shannon, and I were planning to provide lunch for the police department, but when ordering the cookies and...

Krauthammer: Among the ruins, a case of righteousness

Published Aug. 2 2015

WASHINGTON -- Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam's by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from...

Kennedy: The slippery slope that leads to old-man crabbiness

Published Aug. 2 2015

At 57, I'm battling early-onset crabbiness. One of the warning signs is the impulse to become a language cop.

Winer: Realizing the American Dream in Chattanooga

Published Aug. 2 2015

Between 1880 and 1920 two million Jews emigrated from Eastern Europe to the United States to escape anti-Semitism and create...

The Rant

Published Aug. 2 2015

It is gratifying to see so many parents using this teachable moment to instill respect for the military and civic...

Tragedy brought out best of Chattanooga says an appreciative WWII, Korean War vet and other letters to the editors

Published Aug. 2 2015

As a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, I want to express my appreciation for our mayor,...

Greeson: Cecil the Lion and misplaced social outrage

Published Aug. 1 2015

Dr. Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who killed African tourist attraction Cecil the lion and sparked an international controversy, has...

Our students need investment now

Published Aug. 1 2015

When will Hamilton County and its residents get serious about better educating students and helping our children become more job...

Capital investment key to job creation and more letters to the editors

Published Aug. 1 2015

Hillary simply doesn't get it! By increasing the cost, risk, timing and sluggishness of capital investing, the U.S. will get...

Price: Don't be fooled by climate change alarmists

Published Aug. 1 2015

Man-made climate change is not supported by scientific evidence. There I said it. I am now an environmental heretic. The...

Hart: Why de Blasio tries to run Uber off the road

Published Jul. 31 2015

The story of Uber in New York City unmasks the reality of the Democrats: politicians beholden not to the citizens'...

Martin: Good luck, David Cook

Published Jul. 31 2015

The best part about having a Friday column is that I get to watch news unfold throughout the week and...

Dionne: GOP one heck of a dysfunctional family

Published Jul. 31 2015

WASHINGTON -- If you wonder why Congress is so feeble these days that it can't even find a simple way...

Iran supporting fight against ISIS and more letters to the editors

Published Jul. 31 2015

A letter to the editor published on Monday stated that the Islamic State is "backed by Iran." Not true.

Greeson: Jack Daniel's and Tennessee football, a season for the drink

Published Jul. 30 2015

I am a fan of Jack Daniel's work, especially when he acts like a Gentleman.

Kennedy: Camp Raccoonooga's young delegates practice flip-flop diplomacy

Published Jul. 30 2015

The delegates call it Camp Raccoonooga.

President, others fail to protect and more letters to the editors

Published Jul. 30 2015

As to a recent letter to the editor headlined "We need a gun-free America now:" The unfortunate fact is this:...

The funerals are over, but closure is ongoing

Published Jul. 29 2015

The final funeral Tuesday for the servicemen killed in the July 16 attacks on two Chattanooga military offices brings an...