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Bennett : National Parks: A Sense of Place

Published Apr. 19 2015

From Orchard Knob to Signal Point, from Chickamauga Battlefield to Lookout Mountain, from Missionary Ridge to Moccasin Bend, this national...

Kennedy: How do boys eat so much?

Published Apr. 19 2015

The wage-earner's lament "I've got mouths to feed" is a bit of a stretch in modern suburbia. Most middle-income folks...

Elliott: Hamilton County's first casualty in the Great War

Published Apr. 19 2015

One hundred years ago, Europe was convulsed with the most violent and deadly war in history. America stayed out of...

Good Deed: Lost driver wants to thank her Angel of Mercy

Published Apr. 19 2015

While my smartphone GPS kept repeating "you have reached your destination," I knew I was hopelessly lost near Cleveland. I...

Cook: Breakfast with Kissinger: a case study of Bob Corker

Published Apr. 19 2015

Let's talk about Bob Corker.

Commuter laments loss of trees on East Brainerd Road and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 19 2015

My inner "tree hugger" is screaming in terror.

Dear Abby: Woman regrets offer to let friend, who is getting a divorce, live with her

Published Apr. 19 2015

DEAR ABBY: My best friend is going through a divorce and has moved back in with her parents, who are...

Pay it forward: Proposed tax is tomorrow's dividend

Published Apr. 19 2015

Many of us will buy at least $150 worth of plants this spring for our homes and yards. ...

The Rant

Published Apr. 19 2015

It would be nice if people returned shopping carts to their proper place.

Chris Christie's Conversation Starter

Published Apr. 19 2015

It's unlikely that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's recent proposals for making changes in Social Security and Medicare will vault...

Hamilton: For Media, Traditional Values Still Matter

Published Apr. 19 2015

I have been involved in politics and policy-making for more than 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold...

Krauthammer: The queen travels by van

Published Apr. 19 2015

WASHINGTON -- See Hillary ride in a van! Watch her meet everyday Americans! Witness her ordering a burrito bowl at...

Greeson: Running out of leadership ... and suffixes

Published Apr. 18 2015

We are short on a lot of things.

Alexander's legislative feat stands as tall as Corker's

Published Apr. 18 2015

It is possible for the United States Senate to work in a bipartisan way, and two Tennessee Republican senators showed...

NRA editorial misleading on firing pins and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 18 2015

A recent New York Times editorial was another example of a liberal news organization trying to bend the facts to...

Stulce: Reckless disregard: state government at work

Published Apr. 18 2015

I would recommend to all Tennesseans that they visit Legislative Plaza and witness firsthand the dysfunction of their state government....

Dear Abby: Husband uses f-word nonstop, neighbors are complaining

Published Apr. 18 2015

DEAR ABBY: My husband curses nonstop. He wakes in the morning with an "f-ing this" or an "f-ing that." He...

State lawmakers forget where money comes from

Published Apr. 18 2015

It's really hard to find good things to say about Tennessee's General Assembly, of late. ...

Gerson: Desperately seeking a legacy

Published Apr. 18 2015

WASHINGTON -- "I have never seen anything like it."

Cook: Reconciling faith with gayness

Published Apr. 17 2015

On April 24, New Covenant Church is beginning a new ministry.

Why can't Tennessee lawmakers do health care math?

Published Apr. 17 2015

Just what is it exactly about opting out of federal health care money that Tennessee lawmakers don't understand? ...

Legislators, Be Careful What You Wish For

Published Apr. 17 2015

In an effort to finish its business for the year, the Tennessee General Assembly is shedding bills like a fall...

The Bible as official state book

Published Apr. 17 2015

The Tennessee House of Representatives ignored serious constitutional concerns -- along with the wishes of Republican leaders -- and voted...