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Opinion - Columnists

Ignatius: Wary allies in Iraq

Published Dec. 29 2014

WASHINGTON -- Watching events unfold in Iraq this year has been like viewing a slow-motion train wreck.

Dionne: Permanent Armageddon

Published Dec. 29 2014

WASHINGTON -- Meg Greenfield, the late Washington Post editorial page editor, counseled against writing in "High C" all the time....

Smith: Make 2015 great

Published Dec. 29 2014

As the New Year approaches, the traditions of the season call for retrospection, introspection and prospection -- what was learned...

Ignatius: Elizabeth Warren's jihad

Published Dec. 28 2014

WASHINGTON -- The revival of the U.S. financial system after the crash of 2008 is arguably the Obama administration's biggest...

Fleischmann: New majority brings new opportunities

Published Dec. 28 2014

As the year draws to an end, Americans are not only preparing for a new year, but also a new...

Robbins: James Hall's Opera House a cultural hub for 50 years

Published Dec. 28 2014

Chattanooga's love of concerts and plays blossomed shortly after the Civil War.

Cook: A curtain call for creativity

Published Dec. 28 2014

One evening in the early 1950s, Sy Berger came home from work, sat down at his kitchen table, and changed...

2014: The Year in Cartoons

Published Dec. 28 2014

2014: The Year in Cartoons

Kennedy: So many good things in life I've learned from my dogs

Published Dec. 28 2014

"Boise's got something!"

Clemente: No more tax break gifts

Published Dec. 27 2014

Christmas came early this year to some of Washington's biggest special-interest groups when Congress passed legislation that was laden like...

Samuelson: The best stats of 2014

Published Dec. 27 2014

WASHINGTON -- This is the time when we make lists. The best movies of 2014.

Hart: Capitalism will free Cuba

Published Dec. 26 2014

In one of his few good decisions (and desperately in search of a positive legacy item), President Obama announced his...

Parker: Inglorious hackers

Published Dec. 26 2014

WASHINGTON -- If I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear, I'd sketch a chubby imp donned...

Kennedy: Red kettle Christmas

Published Dec. 25 2014

Christmas in America was not always this bountiful.

Dionne: Christmas joy without piety

Published Dec. 25 2014

WASHINGTON -- I once told a favorite pastor of mine that I liked him because he wasn't too pious. ...

Smith: Yes, Virginia, There is a Jesus

Published Dec. 25 2014

The reign of Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus 2,000 years ago was disconcerting for many countries.

Cook: Mary and Joe's manger of today

Published Dec. 24 2014

Would we have reported on the Nativity?

Gerson: Room for non-conformity

Published Dec. 24 2014

WASHINGTON -- The movie "The Imitation Game" has revived deserved interest in Alan Turing, the eccentric genius of Bletchley Park...

Shaw: Devices don't always translate to better health

Published Dec. 24 2014

Thinking about gifting yourself one of those new wearable health devices you've been hearing so much about? You know, those...

Cook: Congratulations. Teaching is now a blue-collar job.

Published Dec. 23 2014

Teaching in Hamilton County has become a blue-collar profession.

Dionne: The duck that roared

Published Dec. 22 2014

WASHINGTON Politics in a democracy is a team sport that leans heavily on individual high performers.

Smith: What does Christmas cost me?

Published Dec. 22 2014

Thursday is Christmas Day.

Cook: Something worse than hell

Published Dec. 21 2014

The letter arrived in the newsroom on an ordinary day in an ordinary white envelope.