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Cook: The other side of the Super Bowl, part one

Published Jan. 30 2015

We are three days away from the biggest sports event in the known universe: the Super Bowl.

Paterno comments premature, crass and other letters to the editors

Published Jan. 30 2015

The commentary in the Jan. 21 Sports section about the NCAA returning Joe Paterno's 111 victories to the Penn State...

Hart: Free market will deflate football cheaters

Published Jan. 30 2015

For those late to "Deflate-gate," let me save you some time: Tom Brady or Patriots head Coach Bill Belichick did...

Erlanger's stealth moves rightly bring rebukes

Published Jan. 30 2015

It's rare that public officials side with journalists and citizens on the issue of transparency and open meetings.

... And Another Thing: Erlanger In The Black, But Many Are Seeing Red

Published Jan. 30 2015

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III dirtied the shine on the $1.7 million in bonuses Erlanger Health System trustees decided...

One of America's great young writers has moved to Chattanooga

Published Jan. 29 2015

On an uphill walk to a 9 a.m. appointment at the new University of Tennessee at Chattanooga library on Tuesday...

Baby the victim in abortions and other letters to the editors

Published Jan. 29 2015

I Googled and found a real-time abortion counter, based on the latest data.

Carpenter: Insure Tennessee vital to rural areas

Published Jan. 29 2015

Keeping rural communities viable and strong is crucial to our state's health and well-being.

Gerson: Republicans in immigration minefield

Published Jan. 28 2015

WASHINGTON -- Any Republican event convened by Rep. Steven King -- he of "calves the size of cantaloupes" fame --...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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,...

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.

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

Published Jan. 26 2015

Obama has done 'remarkable' job

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."