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Opinion - Columnists

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

Published Aug. 28 2015

You own the house.

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...

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...

Greeson: Schilling latest one in the crosshairs of PC police

Published Aug. 27 2015

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

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.

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...

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...

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...

Gerson: Trump's ideological nitroglycerin

Published Aug. 22 2015

WASHINGTON -- What is Donald Trump's secret? He is a "joyful warrior" who understands the "entertainment value" of politics.

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...

Martin: UnTrumping good Republican ideas

Published Aug. 21 2015

Last week, as I was going through an old spreadsheet of writing notes from about a year and a half...

Dionne: All votes matter

Published Aug. 21 2015

WASHINGTON -- Many find politics frustrating because problems that seemed to be solved in one generation crop up again years...

Will politicized Justice Department do right thing and indict Hillary?

Published Aug. 21 2015

Hillary Clinton, after first refusing to, announced last week that she "turned over" her private email server to the FBI....

Ignatius: Trump, an American Putin?

Published Aug. 20 2015

WASHINGTON -- He promises to restore his country's greatness, without offering a specific plan.

Kennedy: Signal Mountain native organizing a tag sale for the ages

Published Aug. 20 2015

So, where are those "American Pickers" guys when you need them?

Smith: Lessons from VA medical care

Published Aug. 20 2015

I recently contacted my old friend, Dr. Harold "Corky" Dillon, head of surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Johnson...

Greeson: Soccer opportunity could be big for city

Published Aug. 20 2015

Paul Smith, the executive director of Finley Stadium, has enjoyed a great month professionally.

Gerson: A Clinton campaign drained of idealism

Published Aug. 19 2015

WASHINGTON -- When the Clinton campaign stirs and moves, it is the sound of a thousand focus groups buzzing, a...