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Opinion - Columnists

Opinion: Why using a Chattanooga jury for the Vanderbilt rape trial is wrong

Published Oct. 5 2015

Have you ever served on a jury?

Gerson: America's populist moment?

Published Oct. 5 2015

WASHINGTON -- The most fateful, unanswered question of the 2016 campaign: Is this a populist moment in America?

Dionne: The conservative evasion on guns

Published Oct. 4 2015

WASHINGTON -- President Obama spoke some of the most important words of his tenure last week in response to the...

Wood: Holy Books of Peace?

Published Oct. 4 2015

My best friend in college was a Muslim named Nabeel Qureshi. Since we both had thick skin and didn't shy...

Ally: Holy Books of Peace?

Published Oct. 4 2015

This week, my Christian friend David Wood and I will each argue that our sacred scriptures are peaceful; and we...

Cook: The amazing grace of Kelly Gissendaner

Published Oct. 4 2015

Tuesday night, as the I-75 traffic roared by, Kayla Gissendaner sat in a truck stop booth, away from the window....

Flowers: Roland Hayes is Chattanooga's forgotten classical concert genius

Published Oct. 4 2015

For roughly the first half of the previous century, Roland Hayes (1887-1977) was almost universally acclaimed on the international classical...

Krauthammer: Obama's Syria debacle

Published Oct. 4 2015

WASHINGTON -- If it had the wit, the Obama administration would be not angered but appropriately humiliated. President Obama has,...

Greeson: Green only color that matters in Thompson-Erlanger lawsuit

Published Oct. 3 2015

Charlesetta Woodard-Thompson, the former interim Erlanger CEO, is suing the hospital for being passed over for the full-time position.

Martin: Which came first, innovation or the Gig?

Published Oct. 2 2015

If there is one thing Chattanoogans love, it's recognition for their town's awesomeness.

Hart: Orange is the New Back-Out

Published Oct. 2 2015

Speaker of the House John Boehner's sudden resignation resulted in a chain reaction of Republicans looking to fill the leadership...

Kennedy: Soddy-Daisy's brothers in arms

Published Oct. 1 2015

There's no hiding the fact that the home of Stephen and Christine Lewis on Creek Hollow Road in Soddy-Daisy is...

Greeson: Chattanooga wrongly caters to vocal biking minority

Published Oct. 1 2015

My question is, why.

Greeson: Mergers may be solution to aging Hamilton County high school facilities

Published Sep. 29 2015

It's been a little more than three weeks since everyone learned that the football stadium at East Ridge High School...

Lesch-Huie: Protecting Outdoor Adventures In Tennessee and Beyond

Published Sep. 28 2015

Some of my earliest childhood memories involve being outside, rock climbing, canoeing or hiking with my family.

Smith: Corporate dodges and deception

Published Sep. 28 2015

So often in following coverage of various news accounts, readers and viewers see singular, isolated snapshots of current events. We...

Good Deed: Volunteers Clear Overgrown Vegetation Around Solar Cell

Published Sep. 27 2015

Volunteers with Tennessee American Water cut back the overgrown vegetation around a solar cell at the Tennessee Riverpark.

Cook: Georgia plans to kill a good woman

Published Sep. 27 2015

A veteran Chattanooga cop, Marcus Easley, 52, had always believed in the death penalty. After all, he'd been shot. Stabbed....

Elliott: Zella Armstrong, named No. 1 Woman Citizen in Chattanooga

Published Sep. 27 2015

On Sept. 21, 1940, more than 200 Chattanoogans gathered in the ballroom of the Hotel Patten to honor Miss Zella...

Kennedy: Kids and politics, more than meets the eye

Published Sep. 27 2015

Raise your hand if you've ever had a photo of Jimmy Carter hanging on your wall.

Greeson: If our area politicians needed a wrestling nickname

Published Sep. 26 2015

You probably know the name Paul Lee by now.

Friedman: Cable companies put before Tennessee citizens

Published Sep. 26 2015

Tennessee is suing to stop communities like Chattanooga from extending high-quality, low-cost broadband service to Tennesseans.

Hart: The Pope and the president

Published Sep. 25 2015

Pope Francis is making his first U.S. visit this week.