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Opinion - Free Press Editorials

Cooper: A mixed-use city gateway

Published Aug. 18 2017

As drivers round Lookout Mountain on Interstate 24 and approach Chattanooga, they are greeted on their left by the majestic...

Cooper: Congressional clock is ticking

Published Aug. 16 2017

Like Jerry Reed's truck driver character Cledus in the 1977 movie "Smokey and the Bandit," Congress has "got a long...

Cooper: It's not about Trump, but ...

Published Aug. 15 2017

It's not about Donald Trump.

Cooper's Eye on the Left: North Korea? Just give in

Published Aug. 14 2017

How do former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice and grumbletarian Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., believe the U.S. should handle...

Cooper: 1911 parks vision took a while

Published Aug. 13 2017

"The establishment of a system of parks and pleasure grounds for a rapidly growing city is one of the most...

Cooper: Postponing the 2020 election

Published Aug. 12 2017

"A Third Term for President Obama? It Could Happen"

Cooper: Bryan Johnson should move boldly

Published Aug. 11 2017

Hamilton County Schools opened Thursday with expectations for a better future the highest they've been in years.

Cooper: Media wrong on no Trump achievements after 7 months in office

Published Aug. 9 2017

The intended message is clear. President Donald Trump has nothing to show for seven months in office.

Cooper: Another 'no' for UAW

Published Aug. 8 2017

What part of "no" do automobile unions in the South not understand?

Cooper's Eye on the Left: Is Pelosi poison for Democrats in 2018?

Published Aug. 7 2017

It's a small sample size, granted, but the Washington Free Beacon has bad news for U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy...

Cooper: When governor's race was a sprint

Published Aug. 6 2017

With Republican U.S. Rep. Diane Black's entry into the race for Tennessee governor in 2018 last week, the field is...

Cooper: David Roddy understands the challenges

Published Aug. 5 2017

The man selected three years ago to be next in command to former Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher will succeed...

Cooper: Hooray for Lamar Alexander's bridge

Published Aug. 5 2017

Vice President Mike Pence reminded a Nashville audience Thursday night that voters put President Donald Trump and him into office...

Cooper: An even better heritage center

Published Aug. 4 2017

That Chattanooga is a fitting home for a heritage center honoring Medal of Honor recipients has never been the question.

Cooper: End-of-life care a tipping point?

Published Aug. 2 2017

We presume that Connie Yates and Chris Gard were able to determine the disposition of the final remains of their...

Cooper: School success is available here

Published Aug. 1 2017

Over the last several years, we have been critical of the Hamilton County Department of Education for a lack of...

Cooper's Eye on the Left: Is Chuck Schumer morphing into Harry Reid?

Published Jul. 31 2017

It's bad enough for Democrats that they have been lampooned for their new Papa John's-like "better" slogan, but even their...

Cooper: Learning from 'presidential' presidents

Published Jul. 30 2017

President Donald Trump occasionally reminds us of comedian Norm Crosby.

Cooper: State scores sign of county success?

Published Jul. 29 2017

If the Hamilton County Schools have made the strides their administrators said they were making throughout the 2016-2017 school year,...

Cooper: Bipartisan health bill not on horizon

Published Jul. 29 2017

Another day, another failed health care plan.

Cooper: Freeze taxes for city seniors

Published Jul. 28 2017

We'll have to wait until Tuesday to find out for sure, but Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is signaling his desire...


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Cooper: Bill Kilbride's Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce legacy

Published Jul. 28 2017

A week after the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce was announced as Chamber of the Year by the Association of...

Cooper: Walker County's rocky ship of state

Published Jul. 26 2017

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield knew what he was getting into, and he still wanted the job.