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Opinion - Columnists

Dionne: Can the GOP learn from California?

Published Apr. 21 2015

LOS ANGELES -- Jim Brulte, California's Republican chairman, has sobering but useful words for his party's leaders and 2016 candidates:...

Greeson: A final service to call all of us to service

Published Apr. 20 2015

What kind of servant are you?

Smith: Water, Water Everywhere

Published Apr. 20 2015

Twenty three of America's 50 states have a saltwater coastline, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ...

Dear Abby: Friends, family tell woman to leave explosive boyfriend

Published Apr. 20 2015

DEAR ABBY: I have known "Dean" for 10 years. We have been living together for two.

Ignatius: The Middle East's sick state

Published Apr. 20 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Will the Middle East be as unstable 10 years from now as it is today? I asked...

Bennett : National Parks: A Sense of Place

Published Apr. 19 2015

From Orchard Knob to Signal Point, from Chickamauga Battlefield to Lookout Mountain, from Missionary Ridge to Moccasin Bend, this national...

Kennedy: How do boys eat so much?

Published Apr. 19 2015

The wage-earner's lament "I've got mouths to feed" is a bit of a stretch in modern suburbia. Most middle-income folks...

Cook: Breakfast with Kissinger: a case study of Bob Corker

Published Apr. 19 2015

Let's talk about Bob Corker.

Elliott: Hamilton County's first casualty in the Great War

Published Apr. 19 2015

One hundred years ago, Europe was convulsed with the most violent and deadly war in history. America stayed out of...

Krauthammer: The queen travels by van

Published Apr. 19 2015

WASHINGTON -- See Hillary ride in a van! Watch her meet everyday Americans! Witness her ordering a burrito bowl at...

Dear Abby: Woman regrets offer to let friend, who is getting a divorce, live with her

Published Apr. 19 2015

DEAR ABBY: My best friend is going through a divorce and has moved back in with her parents, who are...

Hamilton: For Media, Traditional Values Still Matter

Published Apr. 19 2015

I have been involved in politics and policy-making for more than 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold...

Greeson: Running out of leadership ... and suffixes

Published Apr. 18 2015

We are short on a lot of things.

Stulce: Reckless disregard: state government at work

Published Apr. 18 2015

I would recommend to all Tennesseans that they visit Legislative Plaza and witness firsthand the dysfunction of their state government....

Dear Abby: Husband uses f-word nonstop, neighbors are complaining

Published Apr. 18 2015

DEAR ABBY: My husband curses nonstop. He wakes in the morning with an "f-ing this" or an "f-ing that." He...

Gerson: Desperately seeking a legacy

Published Apr. 18 2015

WASHINGTON -- "I have never seen anything like it."

Cook: Reconciling faith with gayness

Published Apr. 17 2015

On April 24, New Covenant Church is beginning a new ministry.

Malan: Engel Stadium Decision Warrants Praise

Published Apr. 17 2015

Historic ballparks enrich the American landscape from coast to coast, and Chattanooga boasts its own gem in Engel Stadium. Chattanoogans...

Hart: Hillary running toward -- or from -- Obama?

Published Apr. 17 2015

Hillary Clinton just announced that she is running for president. So when she tells you, don't forget to act surprised!...

Dear Abby: Friend's criticism of wife's Slavic cooking hard for couple to swallow

Published Apr. 17 2015

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have a friend, "Jonah," whom we love dearly, but he has no filter.

Greeson: Economy's eye on the Space Needle city

Published Apr. 16 2015

The United States has one of the largest gaps in the world between the top and the bottom of the...

Kennedy: World-class rower prepares for half-Ironman

Published Apr. 16 2015

Magdalena Novak, "Maggie" to her friends, is tanned and toned. She's 35 years old but looks much younger. ...

Smith: Worshipping foreign gods

Published Apr. 16 2015

I'm in the last hours of a two-week visit in South Africa -- a country, not unlike our own, blessed...