Free Press Editorials

Not that you’d know it, but U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is running for a third term in Congress in Tennessee’s 4th District.

  • Oct. 22nd, 2014  |
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Generations of Chattanoogans knew him only as Luther, and that in itself was a sign of respect.

  • Oct. 21st, 2014  |
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Deadspin, a left-wing sports website run by Gawker Media, thought it was offering a big scoop with its recent news that Republican Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner lied when he said he played high school football.

Democrats in Georgia are banking on the past this November.

  • Oct. 19th, 2014  |
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Can we talk?

  • Oct. 18th, 2014  |
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For even any supposedly "nonpartisan" government office like the Government Accountability Office to suggest that Tennessee's voter ID law suppressed the vote in 2012 in any measurable way is patently ridiculous.

The Red Bank Police Department may have closed its internal investigation into the actions of former Officer Doug Millsaps with his resignation last week, but some of the actions involving Millsaps’ drunken participation in firearms training should give the public pause.

  • Oct. 15th, 2014  |
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When did polling replace thinking?

  • Oct. 14th, 2014  |
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Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes recently has noticeably refrained from mentioning President Barack Obama or, like many candidates in her party, asking him to campaign with her.

  • Oct. 13th, 2014  |
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If you're confused about the Tennessee constitutional amendment on abortion on the ballot in next month's election, the left has done its job.

  • Oct. 12th, 2014  |
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Tennessee voters have an opportunity on Nov. 4 to engrave in the state constitution the manner in which they select state Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Court of Criminal Appeals judges.

The decision to allow grocery stores to sell wine is where it should be — with voters — in six Hamilton County municipalities.

  • Oct. 10th, 2014  |
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Barring something unforeseen, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam will roll to a second term on Election Day on Nov. 4.

Although we did not support U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., in the August Republican primary, we never lost sight of the fact that he has been -- and will be -- a reliable conservative vote on issues in which a majority of 3rd District residents are interested.

It's standard fare for a journalist covering a political speech to speak to people in the crowd to see what they thought of the speech, but handlers for first lady Michelle Obama and Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke put the kibosh on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer Meg Kissinger at a recent Burke fundraiser.

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