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Opinion - Columnists

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.

Dear Abby: Is it shameful that I serve my husband 'box' dinners rather than cooking fresh meals from scratch

Published Mar. 26 2015

DEAR ABBY: I am a full-time worker, part-time student and new wife to an incredible husband. We're in our mid-20s....

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...

Ignatius: NATO's new perils

Published Mar. 26 2015

BRUSSELS -- The NATO alliance seems stuck at a crossroads on Ukraine, unsure whether to move toward greater confrontation with...

Cook: Throwing the baby out with the ointment

Published Mar. 25 2015

As Erlanger hospital begins fundraising for its new children and women's hospital, it has created a policy that violates the...

Gerson: How to block a bad deal with Iran

Published Mar. 25 2015

WASHINGTON -- It is the common temptation of Republicans and Democrats to support a strong executive when it does things...

Dear Abby: My fiance's daughter-in-law exposes her private parts to us

Published Mar. 25 2015

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, "Jerry," has a daughter-in-law who flashes both of us intimate parts of her body. At a...

Dear Abby: My wife is dying from breast cancer. Should we avoid talking about the future?

Published Mar. 24 2015

DEAR ABBY: My wife has stage 4 breast cancer. She is only 51, and our most optimistic prognosis is three...

Commentary: Why TVA is right to increase Ocoee rafting fees nearly 800 percent

Published Mar. 23 2015

The response was as strong and forceful as the current and noticeably early from the rafting community.

Smith: Obama racking up losses

Published Mar. 23 2015

The political playbook of Team Obama is very simple: Every voter is assigned to an interest group and is addressed...

Dionne: The right's word-deed problem

Published Mar. 23 2015

WASHINGTON -- Briefly, there seemed a chance we might have a cross-party discussion of the biggest economic problem the country...

Dear Abby: Am I less of a man because I feel left out when my family talks sports?

Published Mar. 23 2015

DEAR ABBY: My family is big on sports and discusses them at every gathering. I played sports growing up, but...

Coleman: Corker Iran bill should be heard

Published Mar. 23 2015

I knew Tennessee U.S. Sen. Bob Corker when he was Chattanooga's mayor, and I served with Bob Menendez after he...

Monarch butterflies: How we can help save them -- one garden at a time (video)

Published Mar. 22 2015

Monarch butterflies are -- quite literally -- a force of nature.

Cook: A good funeral is like a good life

Published Mar. 22 2015

When my time comes, I want James Earl Jones there on the church microphone, reading my obituary. Then the 23rd...

Kennedy: Keen eyes start family drama over finders-keepers

Published Mar. 22 2015

So, there we were last Saturday night, sitting in the middle of Opry Mills Mall in Nashville. ...

Charles Krauthammer: No peace in our time

Published Mar. 22 2015

WASHINGTON -- Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than...

Dear Abby: My alcoholic brother guilt trips me into giving him money, shelter

Published Mar. 22 2015

DEAR ABBY: My twin brother is an alcoholic and homeless. He has never held a job. Although we have drifted...

Elliott: People were 'dying like sheep' in yellow fever epidemic of 1878

Published Mar. 22 2015

In the 19th century, the Mississippi Valley suffered a number of yellow fever epidemics. Named for a jaundicing of the...

Dionne: The high cost of Bibi's comeback

Published Mar. 22 2015

WASHINGTON -- Wednesday was a hard day for pro-Israel liberals.

Greeson: Longest of shots, coffee talk and a Debbie lookalike

Published Mar. 21 2015

While Baylor junior Chase Viland had little trouble with the opening round of the NCAA tournament, the odds of hitting...