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Opinion - Free Press Editorials

No easy answers forthcoming when the mind's involved

Published Jul. 28 2015

The brightest scientists, neurologists and psychologists don't know exactly how the mind works and how things influence the mind in...

Eye on the left: Obama Proclaims 'Government Never Better'

Published Jul. 27 2015

President Obama, in a conversation last week with "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart, said government has never worked better.

Editorial: Yes, The Government Wants Some Of Your Weapons

Published Jul. 26 2015

The Obama administration wants to prevent all Social Security recipients from owning guns.

Chattanooga's broad middle helps city bear tragedy

Published Jul. 24 2015

You don't have to look too far to find the people on the extremes of feelings about the senseless killing...

Chuck Fleischmann and the Trump appeal

Published Jul. 22 2015

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann is not planting his presidential flag with the campaign of billionaire businessman Donald Trump, but he...

Tweak gun policy for military installations

Published Jul. 21 2015

If we properly train and arm our military service personnel, they should not be prohibited from carrying firearms on military...

Eye on the left: Iran And The Hostages

Published Jul. 20 2015

The White House should get its stories straight on the four hostages being held in Iran.

Tennessee promise provides an opportunity

Published Jul. 19 2015

Next month, the first students enrolled in the state's new Tennessee Promise program, which essentially guarantees free tuition for two...

Front lines collided in Thursday's horror

Published Jul. 18 2015

The names had begun to trickle out by early Friday -- the few, the proud, the Marines.

Shooting shatters city's sense of innocence

Published Jul. 17 2015

The loss of the city's innocence, for the moment, is deafening.

Iran deal bad for U.S., Middle East

Published Jul. 15 2015

The United States and other Western nations have lit the fuse that will ignite the Middle East.

GradNation is goal of United Way collaborative

Published Jul. 14 2015

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga has been focused on school readiness and success in school for years. It's not...

Words on dam lock funding inadequate and more letters to the editors

Published Jul. 13 2015

For years, we have listened to our state's politicians say they are obtaining Chickamauga Lock funding.

Eye on the left: MTV To Air Show On White Privilege

Published Jul. 13 2015

Coming soon to your MTV — a show on white privilege.

Editorial: Trump may be bombastic, but is he wrong?

Published Jul. 12 2015

With billions of dollars of his own money behind him, Donald Trump believes he can be as politically incorrect, as...

Confederate Flag Now May Be Found 'Only In Books'

Published Jul. 11 2015

For all those to whom the Confederate battle flag is a symbol of hate or racism, the lowering of the...

Hunter Museum Is Taking Positive Steps

Published Jul. 11 2015

The Hunter Museum of American Art has taken three steps in the last three weeks that can have an impact...

City Should Do Homework Before Nondiscrimination Ordinance Vote

Published Jul. 10 2015

The most ardent supporters of a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance for gay, lesbian and transsexual city of Chattanooga employees should want...

House education bill good first step toward fixing problems

Published Jul. 10 2015

The United States House of Representatives took the first step Wednesday in wresting away some federal control over education policy...

Keep roads pay as you go

Published Jul. 8 2015

Tennessee has been ranked in the top tier of states for its infrastructure for several years in a row in...

Amendment 1 lawsuit allowed

Published Jul. 8 2015

With little fanfare last week, U.S. District Court Judge Kevin Sharp refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a Vanderbilt University...

Find full potential of Mountain Cove Farms

Published Jul. 7 2015

No matter which way you slice it, Walker County's purchase of part of Mountain Cove Farms doesn't look good today....

Beware proliferation of junk science

Published Jul. 7 2015

Earlier this year, Dr. Johannes Bohannon and a team of German scientists revealed a study that said people on low-carbohydrate...