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Opinion - Columnists

Cook: Gen. Stewart and the Good Man argument

Published Sep. 3 2017

The 98-year-old statue of Confederate Gen. Alexander P. Stewart should come down.

Robbins: The Story of the Lyndhurst Mansion

Published Sep. 3 2017

First in a series on historic homes in Chattanooga.

Mahaffey: Opioid Addiction: Understanding the True Enemy

Published Sep. 2 2017

It saddens me that opioid addiction has culminated into a national emergency, but hopefully this will encourage a societal change...


Hart: Saving Robert Lee

Published Sep. 1 2017

ESPN, long the MSNBC of sports, made a bizarre executive decision to remove Asian-American football announcer Robert Lee from the...

Martin: It's a tax increase.

Published Sep. 1 2017

Is it a tax increase?

Blow: Trump raises an army

Published Sep. 1 2017

I know that Harvey is heavy on America's heart. I wish that I could take a reprieve from politics and...

Kennedy: Don't Twitter-fight POTUS

Published Aug. 31 2017

Mayweather vs. McGregor it wasn't.

Greeson: Fred Fletcher expects great things from next police chief

Published Aug. 31 2017

David Roddy will be sworn in today as the next chief of the Chattanooga Police Department.

Bruni: The waters swell. So does Trump's ego.

Published Aug. 31 2017

I would like to believe that what fascinated Donald Trump about the floodwaters of Texas and pulled him to the...

Greeson: UTC athlete braces for news from Houston

Published Aug. 29 2017

Last weekend was supposed to be a family reunion of sorts for Lauren Greenspoon.

Smith: Will rewriting history or preserving it have the greater impact on the next generation?

Published Aug. 28 2017

There's been ample analysis of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's move, working with City Attorney Wade Hinton, to distance the city...

Kennedy: Leftover lessons from the Great Eclipse

Published Aug. 27 2017

Today, a few final thoughts on the Great American Eclipse.

Baumgardner: Celebrating the empty nest

Published Aug. 27 2017

The house is SO quiet, and your heart feels a bit heavy.

Carroll: Treat your online presence as carefully as your resume

Published Aug. 27 2017

Unlike thousands of Twitter feeds and other social media platforms, Nicole Brown's Facebook page is an uplifting online destination.

Cook: The underlying peace of the heart

Published Aug. 27 2017

Some years ago Dr. Herb Barks, the longtime Baylor School headmaster, had just been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Chattanooga History Column: Chattanooga artist and wife lost on the Lusitania

Published Aug. 27 2017

On May 7, 1915, the Cunard ocean liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine U-20.

Greeson: Some email items, Trump and Twitter, Robert Lee controversy, Kaepernick

Published Aug. 26 2017

My email is a strange collection of jokes and junk, of praise and profanity, of kids' sports and kidders of...

Hart: On the path of totalitarianism

Published Aug. 25 2017

In the divisive issue of what to do with Confederate statues around the country, one reason we should take a...

Martin: Capitalizing on the Confederate dead

Published Aug. 25 2017

"Ugh, it's so stagnant in here."

Shumaker: Immunizations important for children and adults

Published Aug. 25 2017

As students settle into the school year, along with their school supplies, clothes and backpacks, parents, grandparents and caregivers have...

Kennedy: Coming home is special for Ridgeland principal

Published Aug. 24 2017

Karen Hughes, 45, was a member of the first graduating class at Ridgeland High School in 1990 and a player...


Greeson: A dog's tale worth telling over and over

Published Aug. 24 2017

For a lot of us, picking through the newspaper, listening to the radio and watching the news scroll on TV...

Lundy: Trump's pivot and 1 percenters

Published Aug. 24 2017

A conversation around the events from Charlottesville, Va., to President Donald Trump's rally in Arizona is worthy as long as...