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Opinion - Columnists

Kennedy: Laugh at yourself it helps

Published Sep. 13 2015

One day earlier this month, my 13-year-old son and I were taking about anxiety.

Greeson: Thanks to all the first responders as we remember 9/11

Published Sep. 12 2015

So Hamilton County Commissioner Joe Graham wants to give his discretionary money back.

Gerson: Bush properly framed world terror conflict

Published Sep. 12 2015

WASHINGTON -- Fourteen grim anniversaries separated from Sept. 11, 2001, some memories still come in high definition, like flashes of...

Martin: Kim Davis and the muddying of religious liberty

Published Sep. 11 2015

I'll admit I'd never heard of Rowan County, Ky., until a couple of weeks ago when the now (in)famous --...

Hart: College football returns, and the South rises again

Published Sep. 11 2015

It was a great weekend. College football is back!

Kennedy: Tennessee Aquarium's queen of volunteers

Published Sep. 10 2015

Fran Hiestand is the queen of Tennessee Aquarium volunteers.

Greeson: Heavy hangs the hat on The Donald's success

Published Sep. 10 2015

It's fairly well-known that clothes can make the man.

Smith: The U.S. Flag Flies on Gen. Lee's Lawn

Published Sep. 10 2015

I went for an early run recently in Washington, D.C.

Smith: Labor Day, Economic Laws Still Apply

Published Sep. 7 2015

Happy Labor Day -- a day that unofficially marks the end of summer and the beginning of school and football,...

Favors, Berz: A Focused, Local Approach to Women's Issues

Published Sep. 6 2015

Although women account for more than half of the population of Tennessee, you won't see this reflected in our local...

Kennedy: Today's question: Do you like my hat?

Published Sep. 6 2015

When our two sons were little, their favorite book was "Go, Dog. Go!"

Cook: Rick Steves, eat your heart out, the Carisches return

Published Sep. 6 2015

Ever feel like your family isn't as happy as it could be? Like you're in a rut? An overscheduled, under-rested,...

Pollitt: Carver hospital served blacks for 15 years

Published Sep. 6 2015

Walden Hospital, the original African-American hospital in Chattanooga at Douglas and Eighth streets, opened in 1915.

Greeson: Shooting from the lip: Do we want to be 'Sew Hip!' magazine's best town ever?

Published Sep. 5 2015

Maybe we've reached the point where we should expect the worst financial decision possible from the good folks of Walker...

Gerson: The largest failure of the Obama era

Published Sep. 5 2015

WASHINGTON -- One little boy in a red T-shirt, lying face down, drowned, on a Turkish beach, is a tragedy....

Martin: Carly joins the top tier

Published Sep. 4 2015

It looks like a new face will be joining the next prime time Republican presidential debate. And it's a she.

Hart: Vice president is Biden his time

Published Sep. 4 2015

The field of Democratic presidential candidates is in disarray. How bad is it? It's so bad that the encouraged and...

Kennedy: Angels of the flag garden

Published Sep. 3 2015

Dana Anderson has small cuts and callouses on her hands from pulling weeds -- 22 hours in one weekend alone.

Greeson: Herschel Walker coming to Signal Mountain Middle High to help foundation help schools

Published Sep. 3 2015

A week from tonight, Herschel Walker will be in town.

Greeson: UTC to honor five military heroes from July 16

Published Sep. 1 2015

When the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team runs onto Gordon Davenport Field at Finley Stadium on Saturday evening,...

Smith: The Tennessee Way, Business Leadership Makes Good Government

Published Aug. 31 2015

Less than two weeks ago, Gov. Bill Haslam recognized that "Tennessee is increasingly becoming an international tourist destination, and all...

Cook: Grief and the violence of July 16

Published Aug. 30 2015

The five servicemen killed on July 16? Their lives mattered. Immeasurably. Indescribably so.

Chilton: Don't lay fault at feet of TCAPs

Published Aug. 30 2015

I used to play high school football. I was considered a "smart" player.