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Opinion - Free Press Editorials

If you build it, will they come?

Published Jan. 27 2015

The Rev. Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Church's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, says he'd like to see...

Eye on the left: Not learning a lesson

Published Jan. 26 2015

Although federal officials fired CGI, a Montreal-based company, after it botched the roll-out on the Affordable Care Act website HealthCare.gov,...

Giving away your info one insurance policy at a time

Published Jan. 25 2015

If you like having your personal information shared online, the government has just the website for you. It's HealthCare.gov.

... And Another Thing: 'Kiddie Crack' not always answer

Published Jan. 24 2015

The speaker at the 45th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Chattanooga earlier this week wasn't another Al...

Why Isn't Everyone Cheering The Lower Abortion Rates?

Published Jan. 23 2015

In President Barack Obama's pat-myself-on-the-back State of the Union address earlier this week, he included in his laundry list of...

The path of a lame duck

Published Jan. 21 2015

Our recent history tells us we've soured on our presidents by the time they've reached their seventh years in office....

Jack Benson lived like a King

Published Jan. 20 2015

It was fitting that Jack Benson was buried on Monday, the day on which the life of Dr. Martin Luther...

State of the Union: Watch your wallets

Published Jan. 20 2015

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address tonight is likely to include soothing words like "ensuring those at the...

Eye on the left: While we're spending money ...

Published Jan. 19 2015

In the last week, President Obama has proposed a $60 billion program to give everyone who qualifies a two-year community...

Don't forget Paris, but remember Nigeria

Published Jan. 18 2015

We identify with France, don't we?

... And another thing: Most in city welcome sunshine

Published Jan. 17 2015

Sunshine has been a big topic this week. Chattanoogans want it instead of the recent gloomy weather, several Hamilton County...

Lamar Alexander's education bill would return more decisions to states

Published Jan. 16 2015

Draft legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., could solve the Common Core problem once and for all. ...

Inequality 'new normal' only for those satisfied with it

Published Jan. 14 2015

Ken Chilton didn't make up the numbers, take them from Fox News or cite them out of context. They're online...

Super majority must wrestle with supercharged issues

Published Jan. 13 2015

Grab the arm, adjust the eyepiece and check the objective lenses. This year's 109th Tennessee General Assembly may come more...

Eye on the left: Harvard meets reality

Published Jan. 12 2015

Harvard University professors are finally learning what much of the rest of the public already learned about the policies perpetrated...

Go carefully on Insure Tennessee

Published Jan. 11 2015

Chattanooga area legislators said they've heard tell of a health plan in which it was proclaimed "we have to pass...

Two years of free college! But somebody has to pay

Published Jan. 10 2015

What a magnanimous guy!

President could get ideas, advice while in the state

Published Jan. 9 2015

Give President Obama this.

... And Another Thing: New life for the Bessie

Published Jan. 7 2015

The Bessie Smith Cultural Center has another opportunity to begin again. The African-American museum and event hall, financially troubled since...

Civics test a no-brainer

Published Jan. 6 2015

State Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, thinks folks ought to be able to pass a basic civics test before they graduate...

Eye on the left: A lock on the crazies

Published Jan. 5 2015

That GQ, a left-leaning magazine, would have 17 Republicans on its year-end list of America's 20 craziest politicians speaks only...

Grant's Broad Brush

Published Jan. 4 2015

It was in the first few days of the new year, 152 years ago, when President Abraham Lincoln heard the...

Happy Unpredictable New Year

Published Jan. 3 2015

The problem with predictions is they're so unpredictable.