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Opinion - Columnists

Smith: What average Americans think

Published Jan. 30 2017

On Nov. 7, 2016, Democrats were predicting the collapse of the Republican Party following a civil war within the center-right...

Cook: 1984? Or a brave new world?

Published Jan. 29 2017

Sales of George Orwell's classic '1984' spiked last week after the White House spoke of 'alternative facts,' echoing Orwell's prediction...

Kennedy's Family Life: After surgery, it's ready, set, eat

Published Jan. 29 2017

There's nothing more pitiful than a hungry, 15-year-old boy who can't chew his food.


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Chattanooga History Column: Top of Cameron Hill was price of rerouting interstate

Published Jan. 29 2017

In the 1950s, Chattanooga, like many other cities, sought to revitalize infrastructure and housing neglected during the Depression and World...

Greeson: Meet the world's smartest bag of chips

Published Jan. 28 2017

Tostitos, which got out of the Super Bowl commercial game last year — and friends, that's an expensive game, considering...

Martin: Gangs ignore campaign script

Published Jan. 27 2017

Hasn't anyone told Chattanooga gang members they're throwing a wrench in City Hall's re-election narrative?

Hart: The ladies doth protest too much

Published Jan. 27 2017

Liberals manufacture one thing well: pious outrage.

Greeson: For Hamilton County Commission, practicing good government pays dividend

Published Jan. 26 2017

Walking out of the door of the Hamilton County Commission chamber on Wednesday, Commissioner Jim Fields said, rather plainly, 'I...

Kennedy: Dog lovers step up to pay for care

Published Jan. 26 2017

When Gail Hindman's beloved 50-pound boxer, Douglas, got cancer a couple of years ago, she spent about $3,500 on vet...

Greeson: Chattanooga police chief deserves extra help to fight violent crime

Published Jan. 24 2017

Fred Fletcher has had a full week. And yesterday was only Monday.

Robin Smith: America's budget mess

Published Jan. 23 2017

America's budget is a mess. The money coming in is less than the amount being spent. Yeah, that means we...

Cook: Peace in the age of Trump

Published Jan. 22 2017

In the weeks since Election Day, I have read, listened to and considered more conservative opinion and thought than in...

Family Life: Confusion in the 20th century about race relations

Published Jan. 22 2017

The oldest baby boomers have begun turning 70 years old.

Chattanooga History Column: Cameron Hill has rich history

Published Jan. 22 2017

Located just west of downtown Chattanooga, Cameron Hill, the mirror image of Lookout Mountain, has a rich history. Given the...

Good Deed: Erlanger Inspiration Garden supported through acts of kindness

Published Jan. 22 2017

It's called the Erlanger Inspiration Garden and it's located right outside the downtown hospital's Cancer Center. Research has shown the...

Mikul: The heart of our great democracy lives on and is worthy of respect

Published Jan. 22 2017

The country's top intelligence experts declared in a now-declassified document that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to influence...

Greeson: Parking studies, a writer for the ages and great reader feedback

Published Jan. 21 2017

First, let me say how much I appreciate all the feedback I get from readers.

Smith: "You say you want a revolution?"

Published Jan. 21 2017

This week, the nation is seeing a transition of power like it has not witnessed since the Beatles sang about...

Martin: This is not an attack column

Published Jan. 20 2017

Every week I check my reader emails. Sometimes it's every two weeks. Sometimes I'll do it a couple times in...

Hart: Yellow journalism flows down Trump's leg

Published Jan. 20 2017

Libs are mad because Hillary lost, and they are acting out.

Greeson: I trust in God, regardless of what's on my tag plate

Published Jan. 19 2017

What is on your license plate?

Kennedy: Chattanooga women create mural for victims of human trafficking

Published Jan. 19 2017

The women gather in the back room of an art supply store in East Brainerd. They sit amid long, flat...

Humayun: Creating a more integrated society will make America truly great

Published Jan. 18 2017

The unique opportunity to hear a college professor speak for the second time captivates a classroom of typically overactive 12-year-olds....