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Opinion - Free Press Editorials

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...

Truck driver investigation 'expedited'

Published Aug. 7 2015

Television law enforcement isn't real life, as often as we'd like it to be.

Voters forum displays deep Republican bench

Published Aug. 5 2015

Though little substance came from the Voters First Presidential Forum for Republican candidates at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.,...

Opinion: Consequences put the 'pow' in the Clean Power Plan

Published Aug. 4 2015

If you liked what Obamacare did to your health insurance costs, you'll love what the president's new energy rules will...

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.