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Opinion - Columnists

Kennedy: Whatever happened to piggy banks?

Published May. 29 2016

A headline in the May 20 Times Free Press caught my eye. It read: "Two-thirds of Americans would struggle to...

Cook: Violence and healing in Chattanooga

Published May. 29 2016

This Memorial Day, as we remember victims of war, we should also remember victims of our own internal, civil war.

Greeson: Limiting competition is a failure, more silly college protests, and why you should care about the mayor's current pickle

Published May. 28 2016

This Sunday, our paper will trot out its annual valedictorian honor roll in the Life section.


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Martin: Protecting Tennessee's great enrichment

Published May. 27 2016

I can't recall a 2016 essay I've enjoyed more than Deirdre McCloskey's "How the West (and the Rest) Got Rich,"...

Terry Cook: Enjoy Tennessee's parks and keep them safe

Published May. 27 2016

Camping is a great family activity. It's a bonding experience and an adventure that your kids will always remember. I...

Kennedy's Life Stories: Love of tennis leads to 35 years of friendship for this group of Chattanooga women

Published May. 26 2016

Back in the early 1980s, they were a group of young Chattanooga mothers bound by their love for tennis.

Greeson: Hamilton County needs new principles for principal promotions

Published May. 26 2016

The Hamilton County Department of Education will announce a wave of repositioning moves on Friday.

Greeson: Laughter proves to be the best Internet medicine

Published May. 24 2016

It's hard to pick up the paper, scan the interweb or catch three minutes of cable news without seeing an...

Kennedy's Family Life: Hey, 1969 wants those sneakers back

Published May. 22 2016

The other night, I was walking through Northgate Mall with my 9-year-old son when he wandered into Hibbetts Sports.

Cook: Bob Corker's Joe McCarthy Moment

Published May. 22 2016

You do not seem yourself, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker.

Good Deed: Retired vet gets helping hand from neighbors

Published May. 22 2016

I am a retired veteran who was in desperate need of building repairs, demolition and excavation of a building and...

Greeson: Veterans flag ceremony reason for all to be proud

Published May. 21 2016

Martha Patterson waited for Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke to start Friday morning's flag-raising ceremony as raindrops fell and motorists honked...

Martin: Hillary will do the GOP unifying

Published May. 20 2016

Ever since Ted Cruz and John Kasich ended their presidential campaigns, much hypothesizing has been done about the unification of...

Hart: Who treats women worse: Trump or the Clintons?

Published May. 20 2016

Now that she knows Donald Trump is her November opponent, Hillary Clinton had The New York Times do a hit...

Greeson: Forum 1.0 offers promise for Chattanooga 2.0 movement

Published May. 19 2016

The people flowed in steadily Monday night.

Smith: Memorializing Memorial Day

Published May. 19 2016

Several years ago, my airline crew members and I had just landed and were traveling to our hotel in Manchester,...

Greeson: After 116 years, wonder what tips Mrs. Jones would give?

Published May. 17 2016

Susannah Mushatt Jones, who spent most of her life in New York City, died Friday. It was sudden, because the...

Smith: Local ears deaf to Berke's Turkey talk

Published May. 16 2016

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke attended the first United Nations "Strong Cities Network Global Summit" held in Antalya, Turkey, last week.

Kennedy: Three ways my son is already better than me

Published May. 15 2016

Well, it finally happened.

Cook: A reverse genocide and the politics of hope

Published May. 15 2016

Michael Gerson was on the side of the road when I called. The Washington Post columnist, driving back from a...

Robbins: William Gibbs McAdoo kept his Southern roots

Published May. 15 2016

During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson asked his trusted Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo to be also...


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Greeson: A question for the Philadelphia mayor who is angry at Tennessee

Published May. 14 2016

Everyone from the leader of the free world on down is pushing their opinion on who can use which potty.

Folkner: Will we wake up in time?

Published May. 14 2016

When I got back from lunch on July 16, 2015, and saw a Muslim terrorist had murdered five servicemen in...