David Cook, Times Free Press

David Cook

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Chattanooga, TN, United States

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Past articles by David:

Cook: How to age wisely: the generational divide and ways to bridge it

Six months...and three weeks. → Read More

Cook: Listening to outspoken and unapologetic Black women

How are the voices of Black women received in this city and county? Especially outspoken, unapologetic Black women? → Read More

Cook: Megaphones, everywhere: how to find silence in loud times

We have reached the end of privatized prisons in Hamilton County. → Read More

Cook: 'Intolerable, brutal, immoral' - it is time for Jim Hammond to resign as Hamilton County sheriff

In July 2019, after a video surfaced of white officers beating, kicking and strip-searching a handcuffed Black man, 50 or so Black leaders stood on the Hamilton County Courthouse steps with one clear message for the sheriff. → Read More

Cook: Nobody's coming to save Chattanooga during the COVID-19 crisis

No one is coming to save us. → Read More

Cook: The foulest downtown smell of all

A Chattanooga landmark is under attack. → Read More

The day after the Women's Rally: How to make equity legitimate

It can be difficult building and organizing community. → Read More

Cook: We impeached Trump. Here's an even crazier idea.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump. → Read More

Cook: Fatherhood and the parable of the ceiling fan

Just yesterday it was a crib. Or a bike with training wheels. Then, a bike without. → Read More

Cook: Could Chattanooga host March Madness?

It was last weekend; the opening rounds of the most intoxicating three weeks in American sports — the NCAA men's March Madness tournament — had begun. → Read More

Cook: How will the Methodist church treat gay Christians?

Women should keep silent in church. → Read More

Cook: The most important legal idea you've never heard of

You're watching the Super Bowl when you discover a dead mouse in the jar of cheese dip. → Read More

Cook: Whitewashing the Best Town Ever

White people? They're everywhere. Too many to count. But African-Americans? → Read More

Cook: Where the true things are

On the third day of the new year, Dusty, a bay Morgan gelding, collapsed in the morning rain. His giant body was stuck — halfway in his stable, halfway out. → Read More

Cook: Predictions and promises for 2019

In 2019, Donald Trump's presidency will come to an end. → Read More

Cook: Chattanooga Area Food Bank's wish list

First, the good news. → Read More

Cook: What would Walter Cronkite say about our river?

We wouldn't be Chattanooga without the Tennessee River. → Read More

Cook: An Open Letter to the Tennessee GOP

Our new U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn is many things, but moderate is not one of them. → Read More

Cook: The hardest gang to leave

Sometime Tuesday, Casey Moore, a 24-year-old local writer, will go to jail. → Read More

Cook: Why you should beware of a Chattanooga business improvement district

I first heard of business improvement districts (BIDs) a decade ago, when a friend, Dr. Randall Amster of Georgetown University, was protesting an attempt by Tempe, Arizona, to transform its downtown. → Read More