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Opinion - Columnists

Greeson: Hanging with Mr. Cooper, a real American hero

Published Feb. 23 2015

Nestled in the heart of Red Bank, not far from Dayton Boulevard, lives an American hero. ...

Smith: Net Neutrality -- Try ObamaNet

Published Feb. 23 2015

In a matter of days, the Federal Communications Commission, led by an unelected political appointee who formerly served as an...

Gerson: Taming the government 'Leviathan by proxy'

Published Feb. 23 2015

WASHINGTON -- For the six years of the Obama presidency, or perhaps the last 35 years since Ronald Reagan's election,...

Welch: Suing state for funding best course of action

Published Feb. 22 2015

After several months of debate and deliberation, the Hamilton County Board of Education voted Thursday night to pursue the first...

Cook: Tennessee's role in ending slavery

Published Feb. 22 2015

This week, Sen. Bob Corker hopes to introduce one of the most magnificent bills of his career. It is global...

Kennedy: This funk fan gets down to 'Uptown'

Published Feb. 22 2015

My family thinks I'm crazy -- and they might be right.

Elliott: The public spirit of citizen Moses H. Clift

Published Feb. 22 2015

The early fall of 1878 was a time of fear in Chattanooga. Yellow fever stalked the city. The disease caused...

Krauthammer: Go nuclear: Abolish the filibuster

Published Feb. 22 2015

WASHINGTON -- I've been radicalized. By Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Goodbye moderation and sweet reason. No more clinging to...

Wright: What about housing for low-income families?

Published Feb. 22 2015

The Times Free Press report on Feb. 7 about a $30 million housing project that targets UTC students states that...

Commissioners pad their vote-buying funds

Published Feb. 21 2015

So much for talk of doing away with Hamilton County commissioners' discretionary funds.

Sharp: Improvements needed in development tax incentives

Published Feb. 21 2015

When it comes to deciding whether a tax break should be granted in Chattanooga, our elected officials seem to allow...

Parker: The riddle of war

Published Feb. 21 2015

WASHINGTON -- There's a very 2001 feel to President Obama's request for authorization to use military force and the nauseating...

Dionne: The GOP's Freudian moment

Published Feb. 21 2015

WASHINGTON -- After he won re-election last November, soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made two sets of comments reflecting...

Greeson: Dirt circles, farewells, snow is a four-letter word

Published Feb. 21 2015

Alex Roberts made the Times Free Press this week with his plans to jazz up the dirt mound off Highway...

Cook: The best Valentine's Day dance of the year

Published Feb. 20 2015

Gay kids don't go to prom.

Hart: Obama puts Staples through the shredder

Published Feb. 20 2015

As businesses across America struggle under the tremendous burden of Obamacare, those who voice any objection to its onerous rules...

Greeson: How is a second option for VW a bad thing?

Published Feb. 19 2015

So let me get this straight: The United Auto Workers is about protecting the worker, but only in its specific...

Greeson: How is a second option for VW Chattanooga a bad thing?

Published Feb. 19 2015

So let me get this straight: The United Auto Workers is about protecting the worker, but only in its specific...

Former Miss Tennessee gets her hair cut in front of her students after cancer diagnosis

Published Feb. 19 2015

Thirty years ago, Marty Browning was a Chattanooga celebrity.

Smith: 50 Shades Of Gray

Published Feb. 19 2015

Mark Twain once quipped, "If you don't read the newspapers, you're uninformed. If you read the newspapers, you're misinformed!"

Cook: Creativity is spirituality in running shoes

Published Feb. 18 2015

When trouble comes -- sickness or sorrow -- turn on a country song. Do what artists like Loretta Lynn did.

Ignatius: Jordan takes the lead

Published Feb. 18 2015

AMMAN, Jordan -- One of the weaknesses of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State is that America isn't trusted...

Cook: We are not immune from one another

Published Feb. 17 2015

Most of the parents I know who make the decision to question, delay or refuse vaccinations for their children do...