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Opinion - Columnists

Greeson: Clarity better than clickbait after 11-year-old arrested in Florida

Published Feb. 19 2019

The headline read "Florida student faces misdemeanor charges after refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance."

Cook: How will the Methodist church treat gay Christians?

Published Feb. 17 2019

Women should keep silent in church.

Millan: The reefer madness time machine

Published Feb. 17 2019

Alex Berenson's Feb. 3 commentary, "Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence," was a lovely time machine journey back to the days...

Cleaveland: A museum with a powerful message

Published Feb. 17 2019

Earlier this month, I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Since its opening...

McCallie: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 says so!

Published Feb. 17 2019

The Howard School of Chattanooga was established in 1865 to educate newly freed black children. In 1960, 30 Howard students...

Neely: Treasure Ochs' legacy of impartiality

Published Feb. 17 2019

The Times Free Press is observing its 150th anniversary this year, and most of the connections are local. It is...

Kennedy: Did baby boomers ruin Riverbend Festival?

Published Feb. 17 2019

Let others reminisce about the Riverbend Festival's good old days. My favorite Riverbend moment (ever) was last year.

Tribute concert at Songbirds South raised funds for Chattanooga arts project

Published Feb. 17 2019

Family and friends of beloved local drummer Hunter White paid tribute to him with an evening of music and remembrances...

Greeson: Expensive kneeling, emergency states, obit humor, Saturday stars

Published Feb. 16 2019

Colin Kaepernick's name was in a lot of places this week.

Hart: Not your dad's Dem party no mo

Published Feb. 15 2019

It seems the party of John F. Kennedy would not even consider nominating him these days. It has moved so...

Greeson: New Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputy chief values faith, family and the force

Published Feb. 14 2019

On the third shelf to the left of his new office on the ground floor of the downtown headquarters of...

Kennedy: UT College of Medicine Chattanooga trains doctors to show compassion, kindness

Published Feb. 14 2019

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga wants all its docs-in-training to have good hearts. Not just in the...

Greeson: For Democrat presidential hopefuls, it's the more the scarier

Published Feb. 12 2019

I am hesitant to do this, but why not? It's a Monday.

Cook: The two lives of Isaiah Moore

Published Feb. 10 2019

When it's warm out, Isaiah Moore, 27, likes to go outside and practice yoga with his wife, who's a model....

Gaston: John McCline's Civil War - from slave to D.C. parade

Published Feb. 10 2019

One cold day in late December 1862 John McCline, a 10-year-old slave at Clover Bottom plantation near Nashville, was sitting...

Good Deed: Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms raises funds for Red Bank Elementary

Published Feb. 10 2019

Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram recently partnered with Red Bank Elementary School to raise $2,100 during the Chrysler Cars 4...

Grand Thoughts: The acting bug bites the grandkids

Published Feb. 10 2019

Seven years and a dozen or so plays later, my granddaughter, Tilleigh, 12, is a bona fide actress.

Cleaveland: Anniversary of 1944 Anzio campaign is often overlooked

Published Feb. 10 2019

Seventy-five years ago, on Jan. 22, 1944, the Battle of Anzio (code-named "Operation Shingle") began with the amphibious landing of...

Greeson: Red-faced in Virginia, vanity plates in Canada, dangerous bathrooms in Soddy-Daisy and Saturday stars

Published Feb. 9 2019

Maybe we just need to start finding elected officials in Virginia who do not have a black-face incident in their...

Levine: Embrace our local-global connections

Published Feb. 9 2019

The recent kerfuffle involving Chinese graduate students speaking in their native language during a break at Duke University underscores our...

Hart: Racists, victims and hypocrites

Published Feb. 8 2019

"Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty." — Josef Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

Kennedy: First-cousin twin pairs turn 50 years old

Published Feb. 7 2019

Fifty years ago this week, a Chattanooga newspaper published side-by-side photos of two sets of twins born three days apart...

Greeson: The State of the Union is a story of division

Published Feb. 7 2019

It's likely impossible for you to read something today that will greatly change your mind or your point of view...