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Opinion - Columnists

Summers: Clemons Brothers Furniture Store

Published Jul. 10 2016

The front page of the Chattanooga News on Nov. 23, 1922, announced with great fanfare the opening of a six-story...

Greeson: Presidential silliness in serious times, and a real Saturday star

Published Jul. 9 2016

A day or so before the worst act of violence against an American police force since 9/11, did you see...

Martin: Conception and the congressional campaign

Published Jul. 8 2016

Can the question 'When exactly does life begin?' substantially influence the outcome of a Republican congressional primary?


Hart: Our Founding Fathers: The original Brexit

Published Jul. 8 2016

Independence Day, a great American tradition, combines three things we like: eating, alcohol and fireworks. Set against the pent-up tension...

Greeson: Questions about our public education? Yeah, we have a few

Published Jul. 7 2016

The Times Free Press and WRCB will host a one-hour panel discussion tonight on local education. What questions would you...

Smith: Independence Day - Define your hyphen

Published Jul. 4 2016

When searching our history books, the lifespan of noteworthy men and women, war campaigns and significant eras are identified with...

Berke: Mayor's Council for Women improving Chattanooga by advocating for women in the workplace

Published Jul. 3 2016

Earlier this year, at a Mayor's Council for Women event, a Chattanooga mom named Kim approached me with a question.

Angle: Being happy in their personal lives makes better workers

Published Jul. 3 2016

As chancellor, I am proud that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga elected to answer Mayor Andy Berke's request to...

Kennedy's Family Life: Camp culture in the 21st century

Published Jul. 3 2016

As he prepared for his shower Monday night, my 9-year-old son briefed me on his week at Junior Naturalist Camp...

Cook: The gift of Pat Summitt from one mother to another

Published Jul. 3 2016

It was 2007. The Lady Vols, undefeated at the time, were headed into December with four straight home games in...

Elliott: The Short Life of the USS Chattanooga

Published Jul. 3 2016

March 8, 1903, was a gray day in the yards of the Crescent Shipbuilding Co. in Elizabethport, N.J.

Braden: Chattanoogans can and should expect more from our companies

Published Jul. 3 2016

As a woman in a male-dominated profession, I understand first-hand the challenges working mothers face every day.

Independence Day at Patriotism at the Post made possible by volunteers

Published Jul. 3 2016

Celebrating our nation's Independence Day at Patriotism at the Post is made possible because of the dedicated volunteers who donate...

Greeson: Goodbye Pat, describing America and a whole lot of hot dogs

Published Jul. 2 2016

The week's news has been dominated by the loss of a legend. We said goodbye and Godspeed to Pat Summitt,...

Martin: What's a tax freeze got to do with it?

Published Jul. 1 2016

On the hand of your choosing, I want you to take the tips of your pinky, ring, middle and index...

Stulce: The fantasy of gun worship

Published Jul. 1 2016

It is pathetic to read the letters of gun worshipers since David Cook's column on gun violence appeared in the...

Hart: Was Brexit a shot across the bow of big government?

Published Jul. 1 2016

Polling in Great Britain clearly predicted the country would vote to remain in the European Union. Apparently polling in England...

Kennedy's Life Stories: Physician shares tales from thirty years of ER work at Erlanger

Published Jun. 30 2016

Mark Kennedy sits down with an Erlanger ER doctor of 30 years and his wife to talk about the rigors...

Greeson: Call it good government, gang, as discretionary accounts vanish

Published Jun. 30 2016

With an 8-0 vote — Hamilton County Commissioner Randy Fairbanks was absent for the single biggest vote of the year...

Jackson: Linking in-demand jobs, college programs

Published Jun. 29 2016

As Chattanooga parents and students consider colleges — whether they are looking at UTC, Chattanooga State or any of the...

Greeson: Let Pat Summitt's final lesson be thanking those who count

Published Jun. 28 2016

As the news of Pat Summitt's condition circulated this weekend, I thought quickly about the first time I met the...


Smith: Commitment to the crisis, not the fix

Published Jun. 27 2016

The 110th and 111th Congresses — both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate — were held by large majorities of...

Kennedy's Family Life: Know your options when buying a car

Published Jun. 26 2016

When I was a kid in the 1960s, our family vehicle was an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser station wagon.