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Opinion - Columnists

Gerber: Papers collaborate on 'Outside Influence' report

Published May. 3 2015

On today's front page you'll find a story about the growing influence of out-of-state organizations that spend millions of dollars...

Kennedy: Finding answers in kids' many questions

Published May. 3 2015

You can tell a lot about your kids by paying attention to their questions.

Cook: The mind is a terrible thing to draft

Published May. 3 2015

By the end of Saturday's final round of the NFL Draft, 256 players were drafted out of college and into...

Krauthammer: Men wielding power in hellish times

Published May. 3 2015

WASHINGTON -- "Wolf Hall," the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII -- and most dramatically,...

Summers: John N. Popham IV Chattanooga's iconic newsman

Published May. 3 2015

The history of newspaper reporting in Chattanooga has included many talented journalists.

Dear Abby: Saying grace causes dad to panic during restaurant outings

Published May. 3 2015

DEAR ABBY: I'm comfortable with my faith and pray before a meal at home and at friends' houses.

Dear Abby: Boss' unwelcome advances make job uncomfortable

Published May. 2 2015

DEAR ABBY: I'm 16 and just got my first job working in food services. I have been working here for...

Greeson: Baltimore, Barges, Bud Light, Buses and the Bible

Published May. 2 2015

The images of Baltimore are awful and tiring.

Gerson: A pastor's faith in Baltimore

Published May. 2 2015

BALTIMORE -- Upstairs in the church office of Bethel A.M.E. Church, located several blocks from recent rioting, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake...

Cook: A monumental man for a monumental church

Published May. 1 2015

It was the spring of 1981. A large coalition of black citizens had petitioned Chattanooga government to rename Ninth Street...

Hart: Clinton Foundation benefits the Clintons

Published May. 1 2015

I've stated before that the Clinton Foundation is nothing more than a political operation disguised as a charity.

Dionne: The roots of Baltimore's anguish

Published May. 1 2015

WASHINGTON -- The violence that has engulfed Baltimore is visible and heartbreaking evidence of a city that has been under...

Dear Abby: Speedy diagnosis key to treating Lyme disease, preventing it from becoming chronic, debilitating

Published May. 1 2015

DEAR ABBY: May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. I'm a longtime Canadian reader who has suffered from it for many...

Dear Abby: Life of contentment just doesn't seem like enough

Published Apr. 30 2015

DEAR ABBY: I'm 45, employed and earn plenty of money.

Greeson: More cracks in the foundation for Teflon-Mom

Published Apr. 30 2015

Hillary Clinton has become the presidential front-runner despite being the namesake of the biggest PAC/charitable farce/personal ATM/slush fund in history....

Parker: Fear of free speech

Published Apr. 30 2015

WASHINGTON -- True words are often said in jest, it has long been said. But a harsher idiom has been...

Ignatius: Abe's quest to revive Japan

Published Apr. 30 2015

WASHINGTON -- It may not be obvious during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's choreographed visit to Washington this week, but he's...

Kennedy: Tattoo boom linked to storytelling

Published Apr. 30 2015

Some people reveal their lives to therapists. Other people choose to share their lives through tattoos. ...

Cook: A teacher's heart-breaking prayer for her kids

Published Apr. 29 2015

I have a friend who teaches at a public school in the city. Most, if not all, of her students...

Dear Abby: I caught my mom sniffing nail polish remover. What should I do?

Published Apr. 29 2015

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 17-year-old girl and I caught my mom sniffing nail polish remover. She obviously doesn't want me...

Cook: The spiritual and seismic story of Nepal

Published Apr. 28 2015

Bess Wallis was up early Monday morning. Tiptoeing outside of her vacation rental near Panama City Beach, Fla., Wallis, with...

Dear Abby: How can I stop cycle of cheating on romantic partners?

Published Apr. 28 2015

DEAR ABBY: I have been married twice. My first marriage lasted 20 years, the second one about four years. ...

Gerson: The baggage Hillary brings

Published Apr. 28 2015

WASHINGTON -- Assuming there is no direct quid pro quo in the thicket of Clinton Foundation donations and State Department...