David Cook (Reporter)
David Cook is the award-winning city columnist for the Times Free Press, working in the same building where he began his post-college career as a sportswriter for the Chattanooga Free Press. Cook, who graduated from Red Bank High, holds a master's degree in Peace and Justice Studies from Prescott College and an English degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. For 12 years, he was a teacher at the middle, high school and university levels. A Marshall Memorial Fellow, Cook published in magazines (The Sun, Utne Reader, Geez), academic journals, an anthology on homelessness ("Personal Struggles, Professional Lives: Ethics and Advocacy in Research on Homelessness" — Lexington Press) and an anthology on grandparents and grandchildren ("Grandparenting with Heart" — North Atlantic).
Our new U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn is many things, but moderate is not one of them.
As we prepare for the president to land in our city, today's column is about hate.
Sometime Tuesday, Casey Moore, a 24-year-old local writer, will go to jail.
Long ago, in the 1950s, at a Catholic school in Dakar, Senegal, a little girl walked in and took her...
I first heard of business improvement districts (BIDs) a decade ago, when a friend, Dr. Randall Amster of Georgetown University,...
I still believe Christine Blasey Ford.
The person you are in high school is not the person you are as an adult.
State Senator Bo Watson, R-Hixson, recently asked the Tennessee General Assembly's budget analysis office for a report detailing the extent...
We've been called the Boulder of the East.
This is why people are so, so angry.
Got a minute? Then go put your head in a trash can and look around.
It seems there have been two stages of our late 20th and early 21st century growth.
Earlier this week, for a few glorious hours, I was like Kim Kardashian.
A Chattanoogan whose life was as crucial, if not more so, to our American democratic story.
From the very beginning, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke promised open and transparent city government.
Last Saturday, as their parents pushed back dinner plates and settled into their chairs, 66 young men from across this...
Were we to try and build a bridge yet ignore the laws of the physical world — gravity, tension, motion...
Soon after Dianne Whitlow lost her husband, she began to lose her yard.
Late one night many, many years ago, the telephone rang inside the home of John and Eva Jim Franklin.
Days ago, as Americans raged against immigrant families being separated at our southern border, former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden...