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Opinion - Columnists

Sharp: Is change on the horizon for PILOT tax break program?

Published May. 15 2017

The Chattanooga City Council and Hamilton County Commission recently heard from the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce about a call...

Smith: 7th grader suspended for 'liking' post about airsoft guns

Published May. 15 2017

If your seventh-grade son brought home a note explaining he'd been suspended for 10 days from school, you'd likely want...

Cook: How much do we love other people in America?

Published May. 14 2017

The most influential contribution we can make to American society isn't strong policy or bulletproof arguments or impeachment procedures.


Kennedy: Spring cleaning clears the mind

Published May. 14 2017

Interesting fact: One out of four garages in America is so cluttered it won't even fit one car.

Chattanooga History Column: Women's Army Corps at Chickamauga

Published May. 14 2017

Since the nation's birth, women have played a role in the military. As the colonies struggled for independence, women were...

Good for You: Credit union raises funds for Believe Campaign

Published May. 14 2017

When Scenic Community Credit Union employees found out about the need for a new Erlanger Children's Hospital outpatient center, they...

Greeson: Painful protest two years later, baby names and a truly heroic run

Published May. 13 2017

We do know this: Social expression on college campuses across this country has become more divisive and dangerous for the...

Martin: Why bother organizing?

Published May. 12 2017

What is the Hamilton County Black Caucus doing?

Hart: As Obamacare predictably collapses, here's a column from 2010

Published May. 12 2017

As Obamacare predictably collapses and the Senate decides how to vote on the House repeal, here is a column I...

Greeson: Perception of superintendent search offers dire reality

Published May. 11 2017

Simply put, the superintendent search process makes the recent city mayoral election look like the drive-thru decision of whether you...

Greeson: Let's keep their memory forever Chattanooga Strong

Published May. 9 2017

How did you spend your Sunday?

Smith: Taxpayer 'protections' have hang-ups

Published May. 8 2017

How many of you this week, like me, have had a telemarketer call your phone despite the fact that you...

Cook: Jay Z being baby-bumped to sidelines sparks early Mother's (or Father's) Day column

Published May. 7 2017

One of the most famous women on Earth is now one of the most pregnant.

Kennedy's Family Life: Finding magic in your children's experiments with hobbies

Published May. 7 2017

Our house is littered with artifacts from the many phases of boyhood.

Local History Column: Emma Bell Miles' life at the top of the 'W'

Published May. 7 2017

Albion View, casually referred to as "The Top" by natives and summer visitors alike, was a post office, store and...

Greeson: School cuts, silly emails and students against whooping

Published May. 6 2017

We've hit a new low in faux outrage.

Bugg: Focus on quality, not politics, will improve our schools

Published May. 6 2017

It's been a big week for public education in Tennessee, and there's plenty of news to go around.

Martin: The intolerance irony

Published May. 5 2017

My heart went out to the subscription department at The New York Times last week. Chances are they fielded more...

Hart: Free speech suffocated on campus

Published May. 5 2017

College presidents, the lambs of administrators, stand silent on the matter of free speech — unless, of course, it is...

Kennedy: Woman converts family farm into wedding venue, helps military couples

Published May. 4 2017

When she was 12 years old, Wanda Jones Cooper, now 66, sat on her Granny Jones' front porch in rural...

Greeson: May might be a launching point to better days

Published May. 4 2017

May is upon us.

Greeson: Growing pains aside, SunTrust Park is amazing

Published May. 2 2017

The walk toward SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves that technically is not in Atlanta, is filled...

Smith: Trump's tax plan supports workers

Published May. 1 2017

Last Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced his tax reform outline.'s coverage featured this headline in bold, all capital letters:...