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Opinion - Free Press Editorials

Biden candidacy would be formidable

Published Aug. 26 2015

Will he or won't he? It is the month of decision for Vice President Joe Biden.

Local rate hikes traceable to White House

Published Aug. 25 2015

With rate hikes announced by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley Authority on Friday (when such bad news...

Eye on the Left: King's 'Can We All Get Along?' Not Being Taken To Heart

Published Aug. 24 2015

Someone's not taking to heart the plea of the late police violence victim Rodney King: "Can we all get along?"

Corker: U.S. Too Anxious For Deal

Published Aug. 23 2015

If U.S. Sen. Bob Corker had things to do over again, he wouldn't change the way he handled the last...

Include Test Score Results In Superintendent's Salary

Published Aug. 22 2015

In a rare show of courage Thursday night, some Hamilton County Board of Education members fell on their sword.

Opinion: Why Tennessee should spend $89 million on a new library

Published Aug. 21 2015

Nothing sounds sexier than a state library and archives.

Women's soccer match right on time for city

Published Aug. 21 2015

For years, people scoffed at the boosterism claim of soccer being the "fastest growing sport in America."

Consider Achievement School District

Published Aug. 19 2015

It's time for Hamilton County Schools to look into the possibility of putting its lowest performing schools in the state-controlled...

Go slow on outsourcing

Published Aug. 19 2015

Tennesseans should applaud a governor who sets his sights on effective, efficient government, and that's what Gov. Bill Haslam has...

Cuba democracy a worthy goal, but don't bet the house

Published Aug. 18 2015

If Cuba takes steps toward -- and within a few years fully embraces -- democracy, as Secretary of State John...

Eye On The Left: Are Democrats, Socialists About The Same?

Published Aug. 17 2015

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz struggled during a recent news appearance to offer the difference between a Democrat and...

Chattanooga Can Build On Unity

Published Aug. 16 2015

Following the last tear shed, last note sung and last word spoken at Saturday's memorial service for the five servicemen...

Miller Park Was Key In Sparking Renaissance

Published Aug. 15 2015

For those too young to remember or those who have moved to the city in the last 30-plus years, it's...

Erlanger keeps eye on its bottom line

Published Aug. 15 2015

A hospital administration serious about maintaining financial stability often has to make difficult decisions, so Erlanger Health System's call earlier...

Tennessee Democrats seeking comeback

Published Aug. 15 2015

The Tennessee Democratic Party is in the same place today as the state Republican Party was for most of the...

Putting Unity In Community Education

Published Aug. 14 2015

If signing a pact could right the wrongs in public education, people would be hitting the streets from dusk to...

More big government, anyone?

Published Aug. 12 2015

The 2016 Republican presidential campaign should have as a central theme the inefficiency of the federal government, but today's increasingly...

War not Iran deal alternative

Published Aug. 11 2015

When it comes to an agreement that limits the ability of Iran to build nuclear weapons, U.S. President Barack Obama...

Eye on the left: Kardashian Gushes, 'I Got My Selfie,' At Clinton Fundraiser

Published Aug. 10 2015

While a record primary debate television audience was watching Republican presidential candidates appeal to the average Joe in Thursday night's...

Planned Parenthood Investigation Warranted

Published Aug. 9 2015

For many people in the United States, legal abortion will never be palatable.

Trump was debate outlier

Published Aug. 8 2015

If the first in a series of Republican presidential debates proved anything Thursday night, it was that businessman and blowhard...

Illegal immigration still urgent

Published Aug. 7 2015

The headline in the Times Free Press on Wednesday read: "Despite rhetoric, border security not as urgent."

Tax credit form just another Obamacare glitch

Published Aug. 7 2015

Some 1.8 million households have learned there's a catch to the money the government lent them to afford private insurance...