The 60 second smile – by Deborah Levine

Originally published in The Chattanooga Times Free Press I’m addicted to watching TV news shows, especially “This Morning’s Eye Opener: Your World in 60 seconds”. It’s everything I need to know in just one minute.  We ran out of names for hurricanes predicted to decimate coastal lives and Trump’s EPA prevents legal suits against polluters … Continue reading The 60 second smile – by Deborah Levine

Serving up rage and revenge – by Deborah Levine

Originally published in The Chattanooga Times Free Press  Biden continues with a presidential transition while an enraged Trump plants land mines and trip wires. Tump’s niece predicted the situation saying, “He’s not going to engage in the normal activities that guarantee a peaceful transition. All he’s got now is breaking stuff, and he’s going to … Continue reading Serving up rage and revenge – by Deborah Levine

Come together over health care – by Deborah Levine

Originally published in The Chattanooga Times Free Press COVID-19 cases are on the rise and it’s upsetting to see the rising number of hospitalizations in so many states. It’s even more upsetting that the White House told Governor Lee to mandate the wearing of masks to head off a likely surge in Tennessee. But it’s … Continue reading Come together over health care – by Deborah Levine

Eat that pizza now – by Deborah Levine

Originally published in The Chattanooga Times Free Press In this week of chaos, I looked online for occasional moments of relief. I found fascinating videos of animals looking for food in all the wrong places: an escaped ostrich-like emu stopping highway traffic and of a herd of elephants crossing a street into a village. But … Continue reading Eat that pizza now – by Deborah Levine

Ginsberg’s Daring Legacy – by Deborah Levine

Originally published in The Chattanooga Times Free Press The announcement of the passing of Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg came during the online services celebrating the Jewish New Year. I could see an old friend on Zoom just put her head in her hands and stay there. I’d seen the announcement a few minutes before … Continue reading Ginsberg’s Daring Legacy – by Deborah Levine

QAnon, COVID-19 and conspiracy addiction – by Deborah Levine

Originally published in The Chattanooga Times Free Press – August 2020 QAnon has gone mainstream. This fringe group’s theory that there’s a deep state dedicated to child trafficking, cannibalism, and anti-Trumpism is no longer under the radar. Some point to the successful Georgia primary of QAnon backer, Marjorie Greene, as proof. Others point to President … Continue reading QAnon, COVID-19 and conspiracy addiction – by Deborah Levine

Women, Votes and the $20 Bill – by Deborah Levine

Originally published in The Chattanooga Times Free Press As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of men granting women the right to vote, we should remember that it took two or three generations from the first women’s rights conference in 1848 until that right was granted. Women protested, picketed, and were imprisoned around the US. The … Continue reading Women, Votes and the $20 Bill – by Deborah Levine

Racial justice is not political correctness – by Deborah Levine

(originally published in The Chattanooga Times Free Press) The giant earthquake over our African American history at Trump’s Tulsa rally was followed by a tiny spotlight on Native Americans who protested against Trump’s July 4th appearance at Mount Rushmore. The monument is on sacred Sioux Nation land, but National Guard troops fired pepper spray and … Continue reading Racial justice is not political correctness – by Deborah Levine

The Naked Athena – by Deborah Levine

Originally published in The Chattanooga Times Free Press At 1:45am in Portland, Oregon, a naked woman emerged from the gas fumes and halted the onslaught of federal police in a militarized crackdown over objections by local leaders. Some call her The Naked Athena after the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare. Others called her … Continue reading The Naked Athena – by Deborah Levine

Racial justice is not political correctness – by Deborah Levine

Originally published in The Chattanooga Times Free Press The giant earthquake over our African American history at Trump’s Tulsa rally was followed by a tiny spotlight on Native Americans who protested against Trump’s July 4th appearance at Mount Rushmore. The monument is on sacred Sioux Nation land, but National Guard troops fired pepper spray and … Continue reading Racial justice is not political correctness – by Deborah Levine