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Opinion - Free Press Editorials

Scott Probasco: A Chattanoogan for all seasons

Published Apr. 21 2015

Scott L. Probasco Jr. evidently learned early that you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. ...

Slaughter of Christians: Where is the outrage?

Published Apr. 21 2015

If extremist Christians were slaughtering Muslims around the world today, the airwaves, the Internet and the publishing world would be...

Eye on the left: Welcome to HillaryWorld

Published Apr. 20 2015

People might say, as Hillary Clinton did about the four diplomats killed at the compound in Benghazi Libya, in 2012,...

Chris Christie's Conversation Starter

Published Apr. 19 2015

It's unlikely that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's recent proposals for making changes in Social Security and Medicare will vault...

Alexander's legislative feat stands as tall as Corker's

Published Apr. 18 2015

It is possible for the United States Senate to work in a bipartisan way, and two Tennessee Republican senators showed...

Legislators, Be Careful What You Wish For

Published Apr. 17 2015

In an effort to finish its business for the year, the Tennessee General Assembly is shedding bills like a fall...

Scearce a good fit for United Way

Published Apr. 15 2015

Lesley Scearce should feel right at home with the United Way of Greater Chattanooga. After all, the organization of which...

Congress likely to eye Iran bill

Published Apr. 15 2015

The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday placed the first hurdle in the way of the Obama administration's...

Wary of, not ready for, Hillary

Published Apr. 14 2015

For Republicans, a Hillary Clinton candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 is both the best and worst...

Eye on the left: Conservative Jesus is an (expletive)

Published Apr. 13 2015

Brittney Cooper, a woman and gender studies and Africana studies professor at Rutgers University, said religious conservatives must have a...

Pass sound abortion bills

Published Apr. 12 2015

Abortion advocates are right. It is about women's health but just not in the way they'd have you believe. ...

Bible Deserves To Be More Than Trivia Answer

Published Apr. 11 2015

Nearly two months ago, we noted that the Bible is the world's best-selling book and contains all of the necessary...

Congress must have Iran deal oversight

Published Apr. 10 2015

A non-nuclear Iran is now a pipe dream -- gone with the wind, off the table. ...

Rolling Stone and the silver lining

Published Apr. 8 2015

More than four months ago, we asked what good could come out of what was bad in Ferguson, Mo. ...

Cannabis oil can be option for many

Published Apr. 7 2015

The medicinal effects of marijuana are no joke to Rita Moore, education services director for the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast...

Eye on the left: Coach K And What To Say

Published Apr. 6 2015

Duke University head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski didn't take the bait last week when asked about the religious freedom law...

Easter In A Good Friday World

Published Apr. 5 2015

Today, when Christians in the United States seem to be persecuted more than at any time in the nation's history,...

Where Iran Deal Concerned, A Decade Goes By Quickly

Published Apr. 4 2015

What, in fact, would the United States gain from the nuclear deal with Iran on which it agreed to a...

Cheating Scandal -- Follow The Money

Published Apr. 3 2015

It all came down to the mother's milk of federal money.

No Tax Freeze -- At This Point

Published Apr. 3 2015

If the Hamilton County Commission doesn't believe it should hit up county residents for a 40-cent property tax increase for...

Keep guns out of parks

Published Apr. 1 2015

Chances are, in the next 10 years, there will be an opportunity for someone to legally protect herself, for someone...

Indiana wants balance of rights, freedom

Published Apr. 1 2015

Despite what you've been hearing, the recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana doesn't mandate that gay people...

Student lives matter -- all of them

Published Mar. 31 2015

School discipline should be colorblind. Period.