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David Allen Martin

David Allen Martin is a columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press and a history professor from Chattanooga, Tenn. Follow him on Twitter @DMART423.


Big government’s paternalism has gotten out of control Government run amok Big government’s paternalism has gotten out of control , 11:12am, September 27
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Why Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment could save Trump Election 2016 Why Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment could save Trump , 9:28am, September 13
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The Republican Party is squandering a historic opportunity with black voters Republicans The Republican Party is squandering a historic opportunity with black voters , 9:14am, September 6
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2016 is the best year to “waste” your vote on a third party Election 2016 2016 is the best year to “waste” your vote on a third party , 7:51am, August 30
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The Olympics are over and now it’s back to the presidential dumpster fire Election 2016 The Olympics are over and now it’s back to the presidential dumpster fire , 9:31am, August 23
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What the left gets wrong about the gig economy Regulation nation What the left gets wrong about the gig economy , 9:22am, August 16
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This year, Americans want a transactional presidency—and that’s really bad for liberty Election 2016 This year, Americans want a transactional presidency—and that’s really bad for liberty , 9:41am, August 2
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If Trump wins, Democrats have only themselves to blame Election 2016 If Trump wins, Democrats have only themselves to blame , 9:46am, July 26
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#NeverTrump is the future—now it’s time for them to start thinking positive Election 2016 #NeverTrump is the future—now it’s time for them to start thinking positive , 10:01am, July 19
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Americans have completely forgotten the proper role of the federal government Government run amok Americans have completely forgotten the proper role of the federal government , 9:39am, July 12
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Minor league baseball players are suing for overtime pay—here’s why that’s a bad idea Regulation nation Minor league baseball players are suing for overtime pay—here’s why that’s a bad idea , 8:14am, July 5
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Brexit is a leap in the dark—and there will be more as voters rebel against elites Foreign policy Brexit is a leap in the dark—and there will be more as voters rebel against elites , 8:12am, June 28
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As Orlando shows, liberty is a risky bet—but it’s also one worth fighting for Liberty rising As Orlando shows, liberty is a risky bet—but it’s also one worth fighting for , 8:07am, June 21
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By doing the exact opposite of Venezuela, this South American country is flourishing Rare Liberty By doing the exact opposite of Venezuela, this South American country is flourishing , 7:54am, June 7
Despite Obama’s diplomacy, more Cubans than ever are fleeing to the United States Foreign policy Despite Obama’s diplomacy, more Cubans than ever are fleeing to the United States , 8:01am, May 24
The official GOP’s version of conservatism failed—that’s why we have Donald Trump Election 2016 The official GOP’s version of conservatism failed—that’s why we have Donald Trump , 8:02am, May 10
This state just became the second in history to abolish its income tax Rare Politics This state just became the second in history to abolish its income tax , 8:05am, May 3
The GOP’s voters and intellectuals need to get back in sync Conservatism today The GOP’s voters and intellectuals need to get back in sync , 11:29am, April 26
Stop comparing Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini Election 2016 Stop comparing Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini , 8:53am, April 19
Why I’m rooting harder than ever for the Republican Party Republicans Why I’m rooting harder than ever for the Republican Party , 8:14am, April 12
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Clinton and Sanders blast this sport’s wage discrimination, miss the bigger picture Democrats Clinton and Sanders blast this sport’s wage discrimination, miss the bigger picture , 10:27am, April 5
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America’s political parties are like 2 dysfunctional, procrastinating families Democrats America’s political parties are like 2 dysfunctional, procrastinating families , 11:23am, March 29
Donald Trump has created a schism that’s tearing apart the Republican Party Election 2016 Donald Trump has created a schism that’s tearing apart the Republican Party , 11:53am, March 22
It’s time to stop coddling Trump supporters Election 2016 It’s time to stop coddling Trump supporters , 11:57am, March 15
Donald Trump is the sort of flip-flopping pol the “silent majority” should despise Election 2016 Donald Trump is the sort of flip-flopping pol the “silent majority” should despise , 10:09am, March 8
Why this tea party senator is right to declare #NeverTrump Election 2016 Why this tea party senator is right to declare #NeverTrump , 8:31am, March 1
Voters are sick of phony politicians, so why are they springing for Donald Trump? Election 2016 Voters are sick of phony politicians, so why are they springing for Donald Trump? , 8:36am, February 16
Hillary Clinton’s campaign declares war on free-thinking women Democrats Hillary Clinton’s campaign declares war on free-thinking women , 8:54am, February 9
How Donald Trump is a by-the-book con artist Election 2016 How Donald Trump is a by-the-book con artist , 10:14am, February 2
Why conservative voters should listen to King Xerxes and stop Donald Trump Election 2016 Why conservative voters should listen to King Xerxes and stop Donald Trump , 8:41am, January 26