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Opinion - Columnists

Cook: The butterfly in the Georgia death chamber

Published Mar. 4 2015

First, a snowstorm.

Ignatius: Netanyahu's zero-sum game

Published Mar. 4 2015

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lobbied powerfully against a nuclear agreement with Iran in a well-crafted speech to...

Cook: Barehanded baseball comes to Chattanooga

Published Mar. 3 2015

There are two new baseball teams coming to Chattanooga this summer.

A new stadium for the Chattanooga Lookouts?

Published Mar. 2 2015

Combined efforts in meaningful measures in the state Legislature in Nashville are as common as four-leaf clovers and $2 bills.

Crews: There is a better way to budget for education

Published Mar. 2 2015

The Hamilton County Commission's recent decision to devote the proceeds of the sale of East Brainerd Elementary School to public...

Smith: Enforce The Laws To Protect Americans

Published Mar. 2 2015

"Do black lives really matter? Or does it matter only if you are shot by a white person or a...

Gerson: Scott Walker's cynical comments

Published Mar. 2 2015

WASHINGTON -- When Scott Walker pronounced himself agnostic about President Obama's patriotism and Christian faith, it must have seemed like...

Tennesseans could face power shortages under 'Clean Power Plan'

Published Mar. 1 2015

Right now, Tennessee gets 42 percent of its electricity from coal-fired power plants. But what would happen if the state...

EPA's 'Clean Power Plan' is the right path for Tennessee's future

Published Mar. 1 2015

As a Tennessee business owner, I understand that clean, renewable sources of energy are essential to the short- and long-term...

Cook: The life, death and resurrection of Kelly Gissendaner

Published Mar. 1 2015

In 1998, Kelly Gissendaner was convicted of plotting the murder of her husband. The state of Georgia sentenced her to...

Honerkamp: Whatever happened to Citico Mound?

Published Mar. 1 2015

"Out of sight, out of mind." The truth of this adage is never better demonstrated than with the story of...

Kennedy: be patient and prosper

Published Mar. 1 2015

You've heard "patience is a virtue."

Krauthammer: The fatal flaw in the Iran deal

Published Mar. 1 2015

WASHINGTON -- A sunset clause?

Greeson: Area road warriors make snow easier to take

Published Feb. 28 2015

We talked this time last week about how our area's meteorologists have added pressure when the forecast calls for the...

Huffstutter: Keep Physician-Patient Relationship Healthy in 2015

Published Feb. 28 2015

A new class of biologic medications is giving a new lease on life for many patients. Biologics are used to...

Cook: Working 5 to 9 in Chattanooga

Published Feb. 27 2015

In the middle of a party earlier this winter, my friend fell asleep on the couch. ...

Ignatius: Iran nuclear talks coming to a head

Published Feb. 27 2015

WASHINGTON -- Prussian King Frederick the Great offered this rebuke to those who refused to allow any concessions: "If you...

Hart: Judge's losing fight against same-sex marriage

Published Feb. 27 2015

Same-sex marriage now is legal in 37 states (and about 10 other states have become bi-curious), but apparently not in...

Kennedy: Telling war stories, 70 years later

Published Feb. 26 2015

Clarence Schutt, 89, pushed down his sock to show me his left ankle.

Greeson: Clear difference between discipline and abuse

Published Feb. 26 2015

I believe in spanking. I was spanked, and see the value in it as a seldom-used, high-end punishment option beyond...

Cook: Snow on the ground, honey in the heart

Published Feb. 25 2015

My wife was snoozing in her kerchief. I was in my cap. Earlier that night, we'd settled in for a...

Dionne: Taking Obamacare for granted

Published Feb. 25 2015

Will it take the repeal of the Affordable Care Act or its evisceration by the Supreme Court for us to...

Cook: If it takes a village, this is the website

Published Feb. 24 2015

Local artist and teacher Robin Howe often works with area students, especially during the summer, when she runs a workshop-camp...