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Opinion - Columnists

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...

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'...

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...

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.

America is polarized but ambivalent

Published Jul. 29 2015

WASHINGTON -- So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many...

Gerson: Coronating a wounded queen?

Published Jul. 29 2015

WASHINGTON -- The most surprising revelation in recent presidential polling is not that Donald Trump has low favorability in key...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.