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Opinion - Columnists

Moore: How the St. Elmo community got its name

Published May. 17 2015

Located at the site of an ancient Native American crossroads, St. Elmo was Chattanooga's first suburb.

Dionne: The poor get a moment

Published May. 17 2015

WASHINGTON -- Will we regard poverty as a haunting national problem, or will the focus groups continue to tell politicians...

Krauthammer: Save Obama (on trade)

Published May. 17 2015

WASHINGTON -- That free trade is advantageous to both sides is the rarest of political propositions -- provable, indeed mathematically....

Cook: The prodigal father graduates

Published May. 17 2015

In 2011, Destin Sisemore, the smartest kid in high school, was walking across the Lake-view-Fort Oglethorpe graduation stage with valedictory...

Gerson: Seeking mutual respect amid conflict

Published May. 16 2015

WASHINGTON -- The sign of a first-rate intelligence, according to F. Scott Fitzgerald, is "the ability to hold two opposed...

Greeson: 'No mas' on debatable decisions such as Hutcheson, Taco Bell

Published May. 16 2015

Man, if Hutcheson Medical Center in North Georgia had a soundtrack, it would have to be the theme to "The...

Parker: Defining deity down

Published May. 15 2015

WASHINGTON -- It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians -- inasmuch...

Hart: Court vindicates Snowden, rebukes NSA

Published May. 15 2015

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." ...

Cook: Helping every student have courage like a lion

Published May. 15 2015

As an alum, I'm proud of Red Bank High School. It's a National School of Excellence. Many National Merit scholars....

Greeson: Trying times for Tom and Todd are telling

Published May. 14 2015

Mistakes are plentiful for all of us.

Kennedy: Tying the knot tightly

Published May. 14 2015

Dorothy Peoples will be 76 years old in September.

Dionne: A new cooperation on Syria

Published May. 14 2015

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of a meeting between Arab leaders and President Obama to discuss Middle East security, developments...

Cook: Searching for nirvana inside Erlanger's new children's oncology center

Published May. 13 2015

Saw the most beautiful thing Tuesday morning.

Loftin: Business leaders should step up for school tax

Published May. 13 2015

All public schools need dedicated teachers, executive-class principals and central office professionals who support those in front-line classrooms. That describes...

Samuelson: Poof goes the big tradeoff!

Published May. 13 2015

WASHINGTON -- In 1975, the Brookings Institution -- perhaps Washington's best known think tank -- published an elegant essay by...

Cook: Where is the public champion for public education?

Published May. 12 2015

It's been 38 days since Rick Smith made public his vision on how to make Hamilton County schools the smartest...

Dionne: David Cameron's wizardry

Published May. 12 2015

WASHINGTON -- Prime Minister David Cameron's surprising success in winning an outright majority of seats in Britain's Parliament is the...

Parker: Free speech abuse

Published May. 12 2015

WASHINGTON -- The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in...

Dionne: A senator's faith -- and humility

Published May. 11 2015

WASHINGTON -- There are few moments of grace in our politics these days, especially where conflicts over religion are...

Greeson: Politics gets in the way of what could be great government

Published May. 11 2015

Like so much from this legislative session, the decision to increase the retailers' cut on tobacco products was tepid. ...

Smith: The first teachers -- parents

Published May. 11 2015

The civil unrest and social dysfunction that has dominated news broadcasts seem to shock our conscience. ...

Dear Abby: Baby shower invitation frustrates granny who wanted to be surprised about baby's gender

Published May. 11 2015

DEAR ABBY: My daughter is being given a baby shower by a close friend.

Kennedy: Boy TV: Craving action, drama

Published May. 10 2015

I've noticed my kids watching less television. Not logging less screen time, just watching less TV. ...