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Opinion - Columnists

Greeson: Exercising your freedoms comes with consequences

Published Apr. 27 2015

Want to know the most isolated group in America?

Gerson: 'The road to character'

Published Apr. 27 2015

WASHINGTON -- Most of us have an image of the counterculture, shaped by memory or mythmaking, that involves Haight-Ashbury, flea-market...

Smith: Save your seed corn

Published Apr. 27 2015

Whether you've ever had a garden, the term "seed corn" is heard on occasion in Southern dialogue, especially in making...

Metaxas: Giving women and their babies a second chance

Published Apr. 26 2015

Do you think that it's impossible to reverse an abortion? Well, think again!

Can South Koreans run for County Commission?

Published Apr. 26 2015

Just got back from Chicago, where journalists from all over the country met to talk about education. U S. Secretary...

Kennedy: Hold on 'Automatic,' is older stuff really better?

Published Apr. 26 2015

Every time my family piles into the Toyota, my wife thumbs around on her iPhone and cues up the song...

Dear Abby: Nonstop talkers take toll on those stuck listening

Published Apr. 26 2015

DEAR ABBY: I have noticed that some people in my age group (60s) are becoming compulsive talkers. These people don't...

Murray: Mutual disgust 1862: Kirby Smith vs. Braxton Bragg

Published Apr. 26 2015

Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith was disgusted with Gen. Braxton Bragg after the Battle of Perryville, Ky. But it could have...

Krauthammer: Obama's Nixon doctrine: anointing Iran

Published Apr. 26 2015

WASHINGTON -- In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a "very successful regional power."...

Greeson: Bruce Jenner, delicious chicken and the Bible

Published Apr. 25 2015

Bruce Jenner bared his soul to Diane Sawyer on Friday night.

Owen: A year for freedom and prosperity

Published Apr. 25 2015

The four-month session of the Tennessee General Assembly is usually a time when Chattanooga residents should guard their wallets and...

Dionne: The Gingrich-Adams lesson

Published Apr. 25 2015

WASHINGTON -- Let us now praise Newt Gingrich. Yes, Newt Gingrich.

Cook: I think of you and persevere: the lesson of Peggy Michaels

Published Apr. 24 2015

Strange, how God works.

Dear Abby: Woman wants breast augmentation surgery but doesn't want to offend parents

Published Apr. 24 2015

DEAR ABBY: I am 23 years old, working full-time as a teacher and I'm about to move out of my...

Hine: Medical marijuana bill needs more support

Published Apr. 24 2015

On April 13, pending the signature of Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee lawmakers made a symbolic but important change to state...

Hart: Capitalism amid sex, drugs at Bonnaroo

Published Apr. 24 2015

Every few years, I attend Bonnaroo, yielding to an unexplained allure.

Greeson: Spiegel setting records in a tough task

Published Apr. 23 2015

Kevin Spiegel's got a good job. And it's a tough job.

Kennedy: Bright minds, bright futures in Cleveland

Published Apr. 23 2015

"GoFood" is the company's name. It's two syllables by design -- short, memorable. That's the modern way. Think Google, Yahoo....

Ignatius: A tricky two-step in the Middle East

Published Apr. 23 2015

WASHINGTON -- President Obama has been trying since his September 2013 address to the United Nations to convince Saudi Arabia...

Parker: Mr. Hughes goes to Washington

Published Apr. 23 2015

WASHINGTON -- When postal worker Doug Hughes -- otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude -- landed his gizmo on the...

Dear Abby: Live-in son, daughter-in-law don't show respect to mom who fears driving away son, grandson

Published Apr. 23 2015

DEAR ABBY: My son, "Rick," and daughter-in-law, "Amy," seem to really dislike me.

Cook: A river runs through him

Published Apr. 22 2015

Ben Friberg has become our area's most famous adventure-athlete. Last year, the stand-up paddle boarder set a world record by...

Dear Abby: I feel guilty about losing my virginity in the back set of a stranger's car? Am I overreacting?

Published Apr. 22 2015

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 17-year-old girl. Last weekend I lost my virginity in the back seat of a stranger's car....