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Opinion - Columnists

Pace: Why a mom joined a D.C. climate protest

Published Jul. 28 2015

Every day of a mother's life revolves around her children. Most days are very much like others, filled with getting...

Smith: Beauty through Brokenness, Chattanooga's Choice

Published Jul. 27 2015

On July 16, our great community was viciously attacked in a targeted act of terrorism.

Gerber: A national tragedy in our backyard

Published Jul. 26 2015

Typically in this column I pull back the curtain on the front page and talk about the reasoning behind our...

Krauthammer: The price of fetal parts

Published Jul. 26 2015

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood's reaction to the release of a clandestinely recorded conversation about the sale of fetal body parts...

Kennedy: Parenting in a time of terror

Published Jul. 26 2015

It's been 10 days now since the shootings that wounded our city, and it feels like it's time to move...

Murray, Robbins: German POWs eased job shortage in Fort Oglethorpe

Published Jul. 26 2015

Fort Oglethorpe was established as a cavalry post in 1902, served as a war-time induction and processing center during World...

Cook: A columnist looks at 42

Published Jul. 26 2015

Not long ago, my wife told me about something called the "Six Word Memoir." Created by Smith magazine, the idea...

Greeson: Elected officials should start planning memorial

Published Jul. 25 2015

Staff Sgt. David Wyatt was buried Friday as thousands here and countless others across the country paused.

Trump has the GOP establishment's number

Published Jul. 25 2015

WASHINGTON -- The problems that bother us most are the ones we bring on ourselves. This is why Republicans are...

Cook: Four poems about the last seven days shared to ease city's pain

Published Jul. 24 2015

As Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire last week, Nathan Bell was with his daughter in a photographer's studio, as she...

Ignatius: The new era of the lone wolf

Published Jul. 24 2015

WASHINGTON -- "He acknowledged the truth, he gives [allegiance], the order has been given, his heart beats, he accepts, butterflies...

Hart: Trump the bull in GOP china shop

Published Jul. 24 2015

Donald Trump, a heroic man who dodged serving in the Vietnam War on five deferments attributed to "bone spurs," questioned...

Martin: Chattanooga is a willingness of the heart

Published Jul. 24 2015

Last week, I went back to finish Charles Cooke's "The Conservatarian Manifesto" -- which I highly recommend -- after being...

Greeson: Reason why we are the Best Town Ever -- all of you

Published Jul. 23 2015

It's been a breathtaking month filled with "whys."

Kennedy: 'Cementing' a 60-year marriage

Published Jul. 23 2015

On a windy and moonless night in 1956, a young couple, Jerry and Patsy Bowman, paused on their way to...

James: Fighting terror with terror

Published Jul. 23 2015

Some folks in Chattanooga seem to want you to think terrorism is defined in one word: Abdulazeez.

Cook: The universal wound of Lee Highway

Published Jul. 22 2015

Violence is a breach in the natural order of things; to suffer violence feels like a rupture, like having something...

Video: Behind our coverage of the Chattanooga shooting

Published Jul. 21 2015

Times Free Press journalists discuss how the Chattanooga shooting story is evolving, and how we are approaching coverage.

Cook: The semantics of terrorism and the quest for peace

Published Jul. 21 2015

We have been presented with absolutely zero evidence that Mohammed Youssef Abdulazeez was a terrorist.

Smith: The Greek Tragedy And America

Published Jul. 20 2015

Greece, a country with a population of about 11 million citizens, has long been viewed as the crossroads of Europe,...

Dionne: The Kasich-Walker debate

Published Jul. 20 2015

WASHINGTON — Republicans won't win the presidency in 2016 without making inroads in the Midwest. Happily for the GOP, two...

Cook: In the big heart of Chattanooga

Published Jul. 19 2015


Kennedy: Where does wisdom come from?

Published Jul. 19 2015

I interviewed a young Chattanooga woman the other day -- someone in her 30s -- who I found mature beyond...