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Opinion - Columnists

Cook: Pearls before swag: reasons to keep women off the $20

Published Mar. 29 2015

I go weak in the knees over Alice Paul. Always have, always will.

Kennedy: Try snooze-button parenting today

Published Mar. 29 2015

My iPhone alarm -- a sonar ping -- sounds every morning at 5:45 a.m. sharp.

Dear Abby: Good manners are extinct among daughters' friends

Published Mar. 29 2015

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have two daughters whom we have taught to use good manners. We are proud...

Krauthammer: The GOP racing form: First edition

Published Mar. 29 2015

WASHINGTON -- With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it's time to start handicapping...

Summers: Introducing a woman's touch in law

Published Mar. 29 2015

When former Chief Justice A.B. Neil of the Tennessee Supreme Court wrote his autobiography, "My Great World" in 1964, he...

Dionne: What Ted Cruz knows

Published Mar. 28 2015

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz is a decided underdog for the Republican presidential nomination, but he understands where his opening...

Coffman: Sometimes Best Practices Can Be Gooey

Published Mar. 28 2015

Times Free Press columnist David Cook eloquently described the discomfort when parents lose control over the things about which they...

Dear Abby: Teen's troubled friend on self-destructive path

Published Mar. 28 2015

DEAR ABBY: I am a 14-year-old girl, and my friend "Leah" is out of control. She has been going down...

Greeson: Potentially embarrassing domain names

Published Mar. 28 2015

In the coming weeks and months, a variety of new domain names will be available online.

Hart: Starbucks brews up a controversy on race

Published Mar. 27 2015

Tired of selling overpriced coffee to pretentious white Americans, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz decided he would try to end racism....

Frye: Insure Tennessee Deserves Second Look

Published Mar. 27 2015

Our legislators should give Insure Tennessee a second look and, this time around, give it the green light. We need...

Kennedy: How to stay married for 50 years

Published Mar. 26 2015

He calls her Mamma. She calls him Paw.

Ignatius: NATO's new perils

Published Mar. 26 2015

BRUSSELS -- The NATO alliance seems stuck at a crossroads on Ukraine, unsure whether to move toward greater confrontation with...

Dear Abby: Is it shameful that I serve my husband 'box' dinners rather than cooking fresh meals from scratch

Published Mar. 26 2015

DEAR ABBY: I am a full-time worker, part-time student and new wife to an incredible husband. We're in our mid-20s....

Greeson: Blame the law, not Erlanger, on newborn eye ointment rule

Published Mar. 26 2015

It's easy to sympathize with Mary Jane, the anonymous new mom that columnist David Cook eloquently introduced us to in...

Cook: Throwing the baby out with the ointment

Published Mar. 25 2015

As Erlanger hospital begins fundraising for its new children and women's hospital, it has created a policy that violates the...

Dear Abby: My fiance's daughter-in-law exposes her private parts to us

Published Mar. 25 2015

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, "Jerry," has a daughter-in-law who flashes both of us intimate parts of her body. At a...

Gerson: How to block a bad deal with Iran

Published Mar. 25 2015

WASHINGTON -- It is the common temptation of Republicans and Democrats to support a strong executive when it does things...

Dear Abby: My wife is dying from breast cancer. Should we avoid talking about the future?

Published Mar. 24 2015

DEAR ABBY: My wife has stage 4 breast cancer. She is only 51, and our most optimistic prognosis is three...

Commentary: Why TVA is right to increase Ocoee rafting fees nearly 800 percent

Published Mar. 23 2015

The response was as strong and forceful as the current and noticeably early from the rafting community.

Smith: Obama racking up losses

Published Mar. 23 2015

The political playbook of Team Obama is very simple: Every voter is assigned to an interest group and is addressed...

Dear Abby: Am I less of a man because I feel left out when my family talks sports?

Published Mar. 23 2015

DEAR ABBY: My family is big on sports and discusses them at every gathering. I played sports growing up, but...

Coleman: Corker Iran bill should be heard

Published Mar. 23 2015

I knew Tennessee U.S. Sen. Bob Corker when he was Chattanooga's mayor, and I served with Bob Menendez after he...