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Opinion - Columnists

Hart: Laud, laud, the celebrity award season begins

Published Jan. 12 2018

Seth Meyers personified the predictably smug and self-congratulatory Golden Globes Awards on Sunday. The Golden Globes ceremony is the January...

Greeson: A grand lady among foster grandparents

Published Jan. 11 2018

What started as a family visit for Clara King more than 50 years ago has been life-changing.

Kennedy: Nurses brighten lives of Chattanooga's widows

Published Jan. 11 2018

Scores of nurses at Erlanger hospital have become volunteers for Widows Harvest Ministries, a faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides help...


Greeson: Oprah may not run for president, but she'd have a shot at it

Published Jan. 9 2018

More times than not, Hollywood award shows are a no-go.

Smith: Outrage and the Internet

Published Jan. 8 2018

As an avid news consumer, I read a huge number of stories on my computer in any given week. Some...

Kennedy: Airport crack-down and a 'pea' test

Published Jan. 7 2018

As I write, I'm returning to my desk after a week off.

Cook: Our pain may not be what we think

Published Jan. 7 2018

Three months ago, I could barely walk, pain like a live wire roaring through my back and leg.

Lurie: What about the boys?

Published Jan. 7 2018

The tragedy of sexual harassment and sexual assault has been exploding in the news thanks to the bravery of the...

Gaston: The Spring Frog Cabin at Audubon Acres

Published Jan. 7 2018

Naturalist Robert Sparks Walker, founder of Audubon Acres and the Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary, was born in 1878 in a...

Good Deed: Jewish community members volunteer on Christmas Day

Published Jan. 7 2018

On Christmas Day, members of the Chattanooga Jewish community spent their day off serving lunch and filling in at the...

Greeson: On Signal schools, a misguided attack, and presidential pigskin

Published Jan. 6 2018

Well, good Saturday morning to you.

Hart: Here's what corporations can do for us in return for tax cuts

Published Jan. 5 2018

Lost in the Democrats' lock-step opposition to any tax cuts for individuals, and especially corporations, is the fact that free-market...


Martin: The new Chattanooga creed

Published Jan. 5 2018

The piece you're about to read is a good example of "piggybacking."

Kennedy: Kids in China can't get enough of Ooltewah mom

Published Jan. 4 2018

Tracie Gabelman, an Ooltewah mom, wakes up some days at 3 a.m., grabs her coffee mug, lets the dog out...

Greeson: Less cool is cool; more calm in 2018 would be more cool

Published Jan. 4 2018

I hope you had a great New Year's.

Berke: Veterans need housing support now more than ever

Published Jan. 3 2018

Right before Thanksgiving, I was downtown when I was approached by a man named Chris. He was a veteran who...

Brooks: Trade tiff should not derail Clarksville-LG relationship

Published Jan. 2 2018

The Whirlpool plant in my hometown of Cleveland, Tenn., is the engine of our local economy.

2017: The Year in Editorial Cartoons

Published Dec. 31 2017

The Year in Editorial Cartoons

Smith: It's about resolve, not resolutions

Published Dec. 31 2017

Happy New Year!

Boyd: Get more of what you want: Negotiation primer for women

Published Dec. 31 2017

We all spend most of our day negotiating, whether we realize it or not.

Cook: Don't be so cool in 2018

Published Dec. 31 2017

In 2017, we were cool. Really cool.

Raney: Wauhatchie Pike was moonshine motorway

Published Dec. 31 2017

Prohibition brought on an era of bootlegging, stills and hidden bars. Sand Mountain in particular was a "cradle of moonshine,"...

Hart: My year-end look back at 2017

Published Dec. 29 2017

1. Washington elites went after the president on manufactured Russian collusion charges to damage him. Like I said in June,...