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Opinion - Columnists

Greeson: Bike folks keep wanting more and more

Published Feb. 25 2017

According to Times Free Press outdoors reporter David Cobb, some big-time state bicycle bigwigs are trying to leverage the controversial...

Loftin: The GOP's new view of Obamacare

Published Feb. 25 2017

A funny thing is happening to Republicans in Washington. Emboldened by their capture of the White House and the retention...

Hart: Incomprehensible laws and the legislators who layer them

Published Feb. 24 2017

Incomprehensible laws on when an incoming president's national security adviser can talk to a Russian ambassador cost Mike Flynn his...


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Martin: My immigration stance

Published Feb. 24 2017

Earlier this week a friend texted me, asking where I stand on all the immigration drama unfolding during the first...

Greeson: Announcements worth hearing at the county commission

Published Feb. 23 2017

The Hamilton County Commission got together Wednesday.

Kennedy: From death's door to top orator, Kathy Dempsey knows a happy ending

Published Feb. 23 2017

Forty years ago as a teenager, Kathy Dempsey was attending Tennessee Temple High School here and throwing newspapers as a...

Petitte: A modern William Wilberforce against specter of human trafficking

Published Feb. 23 2017

While distinguished academies of higher learning, governments, politicians and the media struggle to find solutions to the imminent dangers posed...

Singer: Making NASA dream of journey to Mars a reality

Published Feb. 22 2017

At NASA, we know what it's like to dream big.

Greeson: When a month feels like a year; welcome to the Trump administration

Published Feb. 21 2017

Monday was Presidents Day, which for almost all of the public-sector folks and school kids around these parts meant a...

Smith: The Democrats' Indivisible is no Tea Party

Published Feb. 20 2017

Since Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration as America's 45th president, Democrats have demonstrated their anger and opposition.

Mounger: Americans must speak out for our wild lands

Published Feb. 20 2017

In the late 19th century, farsighted citizens took stock in the rapidly developing country, and realized the need to protect...

Cook: Cell phone, toilets and emerald resurrection

Published Feb. 19 2017

Last Sunday, this column focused on the magnificent Howard baseball team.


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Chattanooga History Column: The North Shore's hidden past

Published Feb. 19 2017

It is almost impossible to walk through Chattanooga without seeing reminders of our city's past. Monuments, markers, tablets and cannons...

Kennedy's Family Life Column: Movies are the ties that bind all of us

Published Feb. 19 2017

The Oscars are a week away, and I have seen only two of the nine Best Picture nominees: the historical...

Erlanger Auxiliary pledges $1 million

Published Feb. 19 2017

They are more than 800 strong. Each day, scores of them walk our hospital's campuses wearing green jackets and huge...

Greeson: A chance for board of education to teach civics and life lessons

Published Feb. 18 2017

Thursday night, as the Hamilton County Board of Education discussed which crumbling school buildings would get Band-Aids and comb-overs, there...

Martin: Which politicians would you like to meet?

Published Feb. 17 2017

It's easy when watching politicians on television, or reading about them in the paper, to forget that they are actual...

Hart: Don't get your political opinions from musicians

Published Feb. 17 2017

Entertainers took time from giving each other awards to give each other awards at the Grammys on Sunday. I'm surprised...

Greeson: Slow poll roll for start of early voting

Published Feb. 16 2017

Psst, not sure if you are aware but early voting started Wednesday for the upcoming city of Chattanooga elections.

Kennedy: Give a kidney, save a life

Published Feb. 16 2017

Imagine you are witness to a dying person whose kidneys have failed. Pretend the hospitalized patient is the mother of...

Lusk: Help a loved one quit tobacco use

Published Feb. 16 2017

Tobacco use is a serious problem in Chattanooga and across our state. National statistics show that more than 15 percent...


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Greeson: Half words, candy hearts and a real reason to be kind

Published Feb. 14 2017

Valentine's Day is not my favorite.

Smith: A force for good on the field and off the field

Published Feb. 13 2017

Super Bowl LI was one for the history books. Vince Lombardi, the iconic Green Bay Packers coach for whom the...