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Opinion - Columnists

Cook: Something worse than hell

Published Dec. 21 2014

The letter arrived in the newsroom on an ordinary day in an ordinary white envelope.

Kennedy: Our family is harried for the holidays

Published Dec. 21 2014

Every night my wife and I huddle.

Elliott: 'It Was Useless to Complain': The Union Army Forages North Hamilton County

Published Dec. 21 2014

In late September 1863, just a week or so after the Federal defeat at Chickamauga, Montgomery C. Meigs, the Quartermaster...

Krauthammer: How to fight the lone wolf

Published Dec. 21 2014

WASHINGTON — The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in...

Dionne: Chuck Schumer: Take two

Published Dec. 21 2014

WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles Schumer gave Democrats a talking-to about their obligation to stand up for government’s role in helping...

Ignatius: Swinging for the fences

Published Dec. 20 2014

WASHINGTON The nadir for President Obama's foreign policy was probably last April.

Robinson: A win for the Cuban people

Published Dec. 19 2014

WASHINGTON — President Obama's historic opening to Cuba is long overdue — and has a chance of hastening the Castro...

Cook: North Korea fought Hollywood and won. Good.

Published Dec. 19 2014

It seems that North Korea fought Hollywood and won.

Hart: Outraged at paying $80 million to torture

Published Dec. 19 2014

Constantly second-guessing and blaming the previous administration have been taken to unpresidential depths by Barack Obama. ...

Parker: Talk about a wildfire

Published Dec. 18 2014

WASHINGTON — First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.

Kennedy: A magic dress, a chance romance

Published Dec. 18 2014

Elsa Connally, of Cohutta, Ga., didn't hesitate to say yes to the dress.

Cook: If it drives like a cab, it's an Uber

Published Dec. 17 2014

The kids were acting up the other night. You know, pushing the limits. Rude, sneaky, too big for their britches,...

Gerson: For a politics of repair

Published Dec. 17 2014

WASHINGTON -- The just-ending 113th Congress was not, by most measures, productive. But its endgame was at least instructive. ...

Dionne: Obama’s Boehner bailout

Published Dec. 17 2014

WASHINGTON — How often will President Obama come to House Speaker John Boehner’s rescue even when Republican leaders aren’t willing...

Cook: The biggest small thing

Published Dec. 16 2014

There are few things as beautiful and hopeful as a man or woman sitting still in meditation. ...

Sharp: Magic 8 ball TIFs are bad policy

Published Dec. 16 2014

It looks like Santa Claus didn’t get the letter.

Smith: Turtles on Fence Posts

Published Dec. 15 2014

"If you ever see a turtle on a fence post, you know it didn't get there by itself." ...

Cooper: 'Immersion Project' a bold step

Published Dec. 15 2014

I attended the recent presentation by Chattanooga Police Academy cadets and found it so inspiring and in such contrast to...

Elliott: Andersonville claimed several Hamilton County soldiers

Published Dec. 14 2014

During the course of the Civil War, 56,000 men died in confinement as prisoners of war.

Samuelson: Happiness curve rises with age

Published Dec. 14 2014

WASHINGTON — We all want to be happy, don’t we? Well, if you’re dissatisfied, frustrated or downright miserable, cheer up....

Cook: The bonus that was, then wasn't

Published Dec. 14 2014

The executive bonuses came.

Krauthammer: A travesty of a report

Published Dec. 14 2014

WASHINGTON — The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George...

Good Deed: Thanks to those who do Singing Christmas Tree

Published Dec. 14 2014

Thank you to the parents, staff and volunteers for the 52nd annual Chattanooga Boys Choir Singing Christmas Tree. ...