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Opinion - Free Press Editorials

Eye on the left: Did Biden Swerve Into Truth?

Published May. 4 2015

If the vice president of the United States can be believed, President Obama hasn't been telling Americans the exact truth...

Don't Know Much About History

Published May. 3 2015

How will we know where we're going as a country if we don't know where we've come from? ...

Erlanger And Lessons Learned

Published May. 2 2015

Though it might have been more circumspect for Erlanger hospital authority board members to wait until the end of the...

Discretionary Funds Deserve Scrutiny

Published May. 2 2015

When all nine Hamilton County commissioners were running for election or re-election last year, most advocated either getting rid of...

Scrutinize all PILOT deals

Published May. 1 2015

Are there other Alstom Powers out there, businesses that entered special tax incentive agreements with the city but haven't lived...

Dr. Caldwell Shared His Gifts

Published May. 1 2015

If all there was to tell about the Rev. Dr. Virgil Caldwell was that he pastored New Monumental Baptist Church...

Take Polls With A Grain Of Salt

Published May. 1 2015

In weeks before Tuesday's United States Supreme Court oral arguments about same-sex marriage, you couldn't find a news outlet that...

Gay marriage decision now up to court

Published Apr. 29 2015

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is expected to be the swing vote in the United States Supreme Court's upcoming decision on...

Insurance law finally may be enforced

Published Apr. 29 2015

The Tennessee General Assembly was forced to pass a bill last week to enforce a law. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...