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Opinion - Columnists

Fisher: New public records fees would choke off citizen oversight

Published Aug. 31 2015

Should the Tennessee Public Records Act permit the government to charge citizens to inspect public records? A series of public...

Smith: The Tennessee Way, Business Leadership Makes Good Government

Published Aug. 31 2015

Less than two weeks ago, Gov. Bill Haslam recognized that "Tennessee is increasingly becoming an international tourist destination, and all...

Cook: Grief and the violence of July 16

Published Aug. 30 2015

The five servicemen killed on July 16? Their lives mattered. Immeasurably. Indescribably so.

Good Deed: Piney Woods back to school event

Published Aug. 30 2015

The kids who live in Chattanooga's Piney Woods community went back to school with all the supplies they needed to...

Chilton: Don't lay fault at feet of TCAPs

Published Aug. 30 2015

I used to play high school football. I was considered a "smart" player.

Pollitt: Pioneering health care for African-Americans

Published Aug. 30 2015

The story of African-American health care in Chattanooga begins in 1905, the year Dr. Emma Wheeler and her husband, Dr....

Krauthammer: What six years of 'reset' have wrought

Published Aug. 30 2015

WASHINGTON -- On Sept. 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after...

Samuelson: Behind the crash, the commodities bubble

Published Aug. 29 2015

WASHINGTON -- First was the dot-com bubble, then the housing bubble. Now comes the commodities bubble.

Greeson: Obama's recent shank, UT's gender fender-bender, three Ashley Madison-free ZIP Codes

Published Aug. 29 2015

The FedEx Cup golf playoffs start this week, and Jordan Spieth has to be the favorite.

Opinion: Trump triumphing by being himself

Published Aug. 28 2015

It has been a remarkable month. Donald Trump -- "Citizen Vain" -- has taken the country by storm. Voters disgusted...

Martin: Beacon Center's new Legal Foundation a welcome addition

Published Aug. 28 2015

You own the house.

Greeson: Schilling latest one in the crosshairs of PC police

Published Aug. 27 2015

First off, Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany are never funny.

Ignatius: On eve of Xi's U.S. visit, China loses some luster

Published Aug. 27 2015

WASHINGTON -- When U.S. policymakers began planning Xi Jinping's state visit to Washington next month, they must have imagined that...

Cosby: Doctors advised my mom to abort me

Published Aug. 26 2015

Several years ago, I visited my parents for a holiday family get-together. At one point, I went downstairs to peruse...

Smith: The personification of our political times -- Donald Trump

Published Aug. 24 2015

At his first town hall meeting in Derry, N.H., Donald Trump embraced vocal supporters as "my people," with calls, cheers...

Mapp: The Day Belongs to Decent-Minded People

Published Aug. 23 2015

As the son and namesake of James R. Mapp, I was very touched by the many expressions of sympathy and...

Cook: Among Chattanooga sports, what's the score?

Published Aug. 23 2015

Something has shifted.

Good Deed: Dennis 'Buck' Saunders serves the city of Chattanooga for 50 years

Published Aug. 23 2015

A 51-year employee of the city of Chattanooga received two professional achievement awards in recognition of dedication to his job...

Kennedy: Bugs, boys and tender hearts

Published Aug. 23 2015

One day last week, my 13-year-old son threw his backpack in the car and plopped down in the front seat.

Krauthammer: The immigration swamp

Published Aug. 23 2015

WASHINGTON -- Not on anyone's mind? For years, immigration has been the subject of near-constant, often bitter argument within the...

Gaston: James A. Whiteside, Chattanooga pioneer

Published Aug. 23 2015

Before the last Cherokees departed on the Trail of Tears in the late fall of 1838, entrepreneurs were laying plans...

Greeson: Hillary's email more secure than everything else on the internet

Published Aug. 22 2015

There were 30 million very nervous folks when word spread that the adult website Ashley Madison had been hacked and...

Ignatius: The 'Division 30' debacle

Published Aug. 22 2015

WASHINGTON -- America's botched effort last month to support a Syrian moderate rebel group known as "Division 30" was a...