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Opinion - Free Press Editorials

Berke tackling the large and small issues as third year begins

Published Apr. 28 2015

Chattanoogans for several decades have chosen to steer the city's destiny, unwilling to accept that the course of it cannot...

Eye on the left: Lapdog Press Corps Souring

Published Apr. 27 2015

Although the White House press corps probably voted nearly unanimously for President Barack Obama in his 2012 re-election bid, its...

One Postman's Peaceful Protest

Published Apr. 26 2015

Earlier this month, a mailman named Douglas Hughes from Ruskin, Fla., who wanted to make a political statement, landed a...

Freedom Of Religion vs. From Religion

Published Apr. 24 2015

It is a shame that Hamilton County will have to spend even more money defending its invocation prayers if a...

Immigrant Students Get Cold Shoulder

Published Apr. 24 2015

Left out in the cold as lawmakers adjourned the first session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly on Wednesday was...

Time For Clinton To Start Talking

Published Apr. 24 2015

Hillary Clinton's campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination may continue to say, as it did Thursday, that investigations into...

TennCore is better way to go

Published Apr. 22 2015

Here's the thing.

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...

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...

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...

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...