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Opinion - Columnists

Local History Column: Chattanooga Power Couple

Published Jul. 23 2017

Newell Sanders and Corinne Dodds met at Indiana State University, where they were members of the school's first coeducational class....

Cook: Operation Song

Published Jul. 23 2017

Back in Iraq, they hide bombs inside trash, and trash is everywhere. On the roadside. In ditches. Outside homes.

Kennedy: 10 things worth missing from the '70s

Published Jul. 23 2017

Quick, what decade are we in?

Morning Pointe's 'Longest Day' car wash raises cash for a cause

Published Jul. 23 2017

Residents, associates and volunteers at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford and The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Center of...

Greeson: Law lessons, banning embraceable bears, and more

Published Jul. 22 2017

Friends, sometimes the most important lessons are the most obvious lessons.

Martin: Does big government kill civic engagement?

Published Jul. 21 2017

In closing a column the other week, I teased the idea that since most Americans don't like their political options,...

Hart: The Texas two-step into the transgender bathroom non-issue

Published Jul. 21 2017

Hey Texas, here's a Prince of an idea: No matter the new bathroom laws, let's potty like it's 1999.

Fisher: Tennessee museum leaders should read the state constitution

Published Jul. 20 2017

The recent account of a state worker snatching a meeting agenda packet from a news reporter's hands was a low...

Smith: Building the smartest community in the South

Published Jul. 20 2017

We've heard a lot recently about the Chattanooga 2.0 initiative, an inspired and optimistic project that bodes well for the...

Kennedy: No looking over this 4-leaf clover

Published Jul. 20 2017

Five Hooie brothers from Pulaski, Tenn., served their country in wartime. All five returned home safely.

Greeson: Let's celebrate Saturday stars on a Thursday

Published Jul. 20 2017

The family is headed out of town this weekend — and with a lot of things to get to before...

Greeson: Yet again, county leaders thinking about credit more than kids

Published Jul. 18 2017

The Chattanooga City Council is going to pitch a resolution today asking the state of Tennessee not to take over...

Smith: Medicaid for all; what single-payer really looks like

Published Jul. 17 2017

Americans have single-payer health care insurance now, and no, it's not Medicare. Medicare is the health insurance coverage funded by...

Cook: Dear Monk

Published Jul. 16 2017

How free are we in America?

Chattanooga History Column: 'Somewhere in France'

Published Jul. 16 2017

He survived the war and came back to Chattanooga. His daughters, Anne Smith and Bonnie Bryant, donated his diary, his...

Kennedy: Encountering the Braves' new world

Published Jul. 16 2017

In the summer of 1969, my Middle Tennessee family of four stopped in Atlanta on the way to Florida to...

Newsom: How to better communicate with those who have different opinions

Published Jul. 16 2017

Want to influence your boss' decision about an upcoming sales proposal? Persuade a colleague to support a shift in a...

Chattanooga Police Department seargents recognized for lifesaving efforts

Published Jul. 16 2017

At the Chattanooga City Council, Hamilton County EMS Deputy Chief John Combes gave a special presentation about two Chattanooga police...

Greeson: Being true to your name and schools

Published Jul. 15 2017

OK, gang, we have been out of the office this week. Spent a lot of time outside of Birmingham chatting...

Martin: 5 Chattanoogans who should run for office

Published Jul. 14 2017

Chattanooga suffers no shortage of impressive young professional talent. For a city this size, we are blessed with an inordinate...

Hart: Another 'Progressive' blue state cannot pay its bills

Published Jul. 14 2017

It was a nice summer day in Illinois. Kids were enjoying their summer break, diving for murder weapons in the...

Greeson: Varnell council needs some new counseling

Published Jul. 13 2017

Varnell is Panama City, Fla., for municipal meetings. Varnell officials are the Kardashians of local leaders.

Kennedy: From poverty to promise

Published Jul. 13 2017

Allen Green, a 32-year-old Chattanooga firefighter, remembers being known as a "dirty kid" in middle school because he didn't always...