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Cook: The false freedom of legal marijuana

Published Jan. 28 2015

Dylan sang that everybody must get stoned.

Irony found in story about medical care and more letters to the editors

Published Jan. 28 2015

About Karen Nazor Hill's Jan. 18 story "Nightmares in Foreign Lands":

Save the kingdom, fight Kochdom

Published Jan. 28 2015

The Koch brothers seem intent on buying their way into creating an official third political party in the United States....

Homicide found to cause death

Published Jan. 28 2015

Can we agree that any homicide is bad, is one too many?

Cook: Through rain, sleet, snow and half of the 20th century

Published Jan. 27 2015

For the past 50 years, Dennis Holland has been a civil servant, a man of the people. Drafted by Lyndon...

Chattanooga's history too good to be 'a dream deferred'

Published Jan. 27 2015

Few New World cities have a history as rich as Chattanooga -- especially cities not sitting on a coastline.

Make sure gas tax money is targeted and more letters to the editors

Published Jan. 27 2015

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), "the classification of a bridge as structurally deficient (SD) does not imply that...

If you build it, will they come?

Published Jan. 27 2015

The Rev. Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Church's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, says he'd like to see...

Smith: Winning versus winning at all costs

Published Jan. 26 2015

A couple of years ago, I worked with a major health company on a project to interview candidates for positions...

Obama has done 'remarkable' job and more letters to the editors

Published Jan. 26 2015

Obama has done 'remarkable' job

Senate's Keystone votes are comedy -- bad comedy

Published Jan. 26 2015

Last week was a banner (or perhaps banter) time for climate in U.S. politics.

Eye on the left: Not learning a lesson

Published Jan. 26 2015

Although federal officials fired CGI, a Montreal-based company, after it botched the roll-out on the Affordable Care Act website HealthCare.gov,...

Cook: Moving forward on memorials to honor Johnson and Blount

Published Jan. 25 2015

A week ago, I wrote of the possibility of installing a marker, plaque or sign on the Walnut Street Bridge...

Kennedy: Why audiences are falling silent at the end of 'American Sniper'

Published Jan. 25 2015

Everybody is buzzing about the film "American Sniper."

Fleischmann: Mr. President, work with us

Published Jan. 25 2015

Many of us in Congress are hoping that President Obama can find common ground with the new Republican House and...

Good Deed: Sophie's goes a step beyond to make customer happy

Published Jan. 25 2015

Recently I visited Sophie's, a gift shop on North Market Street, to buy some vases.

Gaston: Robert Scholze: An iron pot, dead mule

Published Jan. 25 2015

A family friend joked that Robert Scholze came to Chattanooga in 1870 to make his fortune with an iron pot...


Published Jan. 25 2015

Raising taxes on people who are successful is not going to make people who are struggling more successful.

Krauthammer: Iran's emerging empire

Published Jan. 25 2015

WASHINGTON -- While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress,...

Giving away your info one insurance policy at a time

Published Jan. 25 2015

If you like having your personal information shared online, the government has just the website for you. It's HealthCare.gov.

The missing piece of our Violence Reduction Initiative

Published Jan. 25 2015

Nearly a year has gone by in Chattanooga's initiative to use both police work and social assistance to stop gang...

Decor thieves can't kill Christmas spirit and other letters to the editors

Published Jan. 25 2015

A couple of years ago, we began to ramp up our Christmas decorating in our Lookout Valley neighborhood. We do...

Gibson: Independent public notices key to government transparency

Published Jan. 24 2015

When governments create or authorize state and local agencies to create new programs, they typically require some measure of public...