published Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Trending Topics: The Free Press' most popular May editorials

The Free Press' most popular May editorials:

Most-viewed and Most-Tweeted: Signal police should show some restraint (May 18)

It is likely, if not certain, that more young people were arrested on May 5 for drinking under age by the Signal Mountain Police Department than will be arrested for the rest of the year by every other police department in Hamilton County combined.

Signal Mountain's comparatively huge number of arrests for underage drinking isn't because Signal Mountain has a worse problem with alcohol among high school-aged kids. It's because Signal Mountain police lack prudence and restraint.

Most comments: Obama ushers in new wave of tyranny (May 19)

In one of the most chilling, fretful and historically confused speeches in recent memory, President Barack Obama told graduates of The Ohio State University to reject voices claiming that "tyranny is always lurking just around the corner."

That commencement address was on May 5. In the two weeks since, Obama's administration has been implicated in no fewer than four scandals resulting from cover-ups and abuses of power -- making it seem that tyranny has gone from lurking just around the corner to bursting through the front door.

Most Facebook likes: Clamoring for a conservative to challenge Alexander (May 26)

A lot of Tennessee conservatives are hoping for a change. They want an option; a principled, limited government, free market advocate to run against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and his liberal voting record in the 2014 Republican primary.

For proof, you only have to look to the Nashville Tea Party. In just a few short weeks well over 5,000 Tennesseans have signed an online petition organized by the group calling for a "true conservative candidate to oppose Lamar Alexander."

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