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Opinion - Columnists

Greeson: Numbers can take us in the wrong direction

Published Apr. 2 2015

Numbers are pure.

Ignatius: Transformational nature of the Iran talks

Published Apr. 2 2015

WASHINGTON -- The British diplomat Harold Nicolson observed in 1960 that "a good negotiation takes about as long as it...

Dear Abby: Stepfather shows wife how to accept her son after finding out that he's gay

Published Apr. 2 2015

DEAR ABBY: I am a 91-year-old woman. In 1958, I married a man every woman would love to have. I...

Dear Abby: Celebrating biting gators and big tonsils for April Fools' Day

Published Apr. 1 2015

DEAR READERS: In honor of April Fools' Day, I'll share a couple of offbeat letters I've received from readers who...

Gerson: The virtues of the smoke-filled room

Published Apr. 1 2015

WASHINGTON -- The John Boehner/Nancy Pelosi agreement on Medicare doctors' payments -- permanently easing up on scheduled cuts, funded (partially)...

Dear Abby: My husband is against sperm donation. Should I tell him I'm an egg donor?

Published Mar. 31 2015

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I were chatting recently and the subject of sperm donation came up. He surprised me...

Greeson: Open up and say, 'Ah, thanks, Doc"

Published Mar. 30 2015

Happy Doctor's Day.

Dear Abby: Wife doesn't like sex, got bad mom advice

Published Mar. 30 2015

DEAR ABBY: I've been married 20 years and have three children. What I haven't had is desire for sex or...

McPherson: How TVA plans to kill Ocoee rafting

Published Mar. 30 2015

In 1976 when TVA's wooden flume line was taken out of service and water returned to the riverbed, no one...

Smith: Sadly, We Do Negotiate with Terrorists

Published Mar. 30 2015

As several horrific kidnapping and hostage situations involving American journalists and tourists played out in public view, families interviewed after...

Cook: Pearls before swag: reasons to keep women off the $20

Published Mar. 29 2015

I go weak in the knees over Alice Paul. Always have, always will.

Kennedy: Try snooze-button parenting today

Published Mar. 29 2015

My iPhone alarm -- a sonar ping -- sounds every morning at 5:45 a.m. sharp.

Dear Abby: Good manners are extinct among daughters' friends

Published Mar. 29 2015

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have two daughters whom we have taught to use good manners. We are proud...

Summers: Introducing a woman's touch in law

Published Mar. 29 2015

When former Chief Justice A.B. Neil of the Tennessee Supreme Court wrote his autobiography, "My Great World" in 1964, he...

Krauthammer: The GOP racing form: First edition

Published Mar. 29 2015

WASHINGTON -- With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it's time to start handicapping...

Dionne: What Ted Cruz knows

Published Mar. 28 2015

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz is a decided underdog for the Republican presidential nomination, but he understands where his opening...

Coffman: Sometimes Best Practices Can Be Gooey

Published Mar. 28 2015

Times Free Press columnist David Cook eloquently described the discomfort when parents lose control over the things about which they...

Dear Abby: Teen's troubled friend on self-destructive path

Published Mar. 28 2015

DEAR ABBY: I am a 14-year-old girl, and my friend "Leah" is out of control. She has been going down...

Greeson: Potentially embarrassing domain names

Published Mar. 28 2015

In the coming weeks and months, a variety of new domain names will be available online.

Frye: Insure Tennessee Deserves Second Look

Published Mar. 27 2015

Our legislators should give Insure Tennessee a second look and, this time around, give it the green light. We need...

Hart: Starbucks brews up a controversy on race

Published Mar. 27 2015

Tired of selling overpriced coffee to pretentious white Americans, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz decided he would try to end racism....

Kennedy: How to stay married for 50 years

Published Mar. 26 2015

He calls her Mamma. She calls him Paw.

Greeson: Blame the law, not Erlanger, on newborn eye ointment rule

Published Mar. 26 2015

It's easy to sympathize with Mary Jane, the anonymous new mom that columnist David Cook eloquently introduced us to in...