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Opinion - Free Press Editorials

Cooper: Fred Thompson's life of high drama

Published Nov. 3 2015

For those of us with just a little bit of the political bug and just a little bit of the...

Cooper: Debates should be tools for electorate

Published Nov. 3 2015

Party presidential debates could be one of the most valuable tools for the electorate in determining which of the candidates...

Eye on the left/Marco Rubio: Evil Mansplainer

Published Nov. 2 2015

Clinton's most feared opponent?

Cooper: Trump is not one of us

Published Nov. 1 2015

It's clear, having lived under a president for nearly seven years who governs against the will of the people, skirts...

Cooper: Needed Assurance For VW Plant

Published Oct. 31 2015

A state Senate panel put its stamp of approval on Volkswagen and its Chattanooga plant Thursday in the wake of...

Cooper: Obamacare and Mammograms, Original Guidelines Safe For Now

Published Oct. 31 2015

In spite of new guidelines issued by the American Cancer Society, the Affordable Care Act will continue to pay for...

Cooper: Media GOP Debate's Biggest Loser

Published Oct. 30 2015

Ten of the top tier candidates sparred on the issues and with each other in the 2016 Republican presidential debate...

Cooper: UAW Desperate For VW Toehold

Published Oct. 28 2015

If the United Auto Workers is confident of the support of the 55 percent of blue-collar workers the union says...

Cooper: Budget Agreement Good And Bad

Published Oct. 28 2015

The good news is the U.S. House has forged a budget agreement. The bad news is the U.S. House has...

Cooper: Eye on the left, Not So Fast, Mrs. Clinton

Published Oct. 26 2015

If "over 50 African-American mayors from across the country" endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, as an email her campaign recently...

Cooper: Don't Fear World History Courses

Published Oct. 25 2015

Should Tennessee public-school parents be worried their children are being indoctrinated into the religion of Islam through the teachings of...

Cooper: TVA's nuclear step the right step

Published Oct. 24 2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority firmly anchored America's foot back in nuclear power Thursday when its Watts Bar Unit 2 received...

Cooper: Careful justice reform needed

Published Oct. 23 2015

Justice reform is no longer a term whispered only by those considered soft on crime.

Cooper: Hillary's High-Wire Act

Published Oct. 23 2015

Hillary Clinton had to walk several tightropes simultaneously Thursday in her testimony before the House special committee on the 2012...

Cooper: Biden still the insurance policy?

Published Oct. 23 2015

Vice President Joe Biden's decision to not enter the 2016 presidential race has made things easier for a Republican to...

Cooper: When you say no to Obamacare

Published Oct. 21 2015

As the annual Nov. 1 Obamacare enrollment date approaches, the burgeoning fines for those who choose not to sign up...

Cooper: Forfeiture law middle ground needed

Published Oct. 21 2015

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Cooper: The Toll is more than one man

Published Oct. 20 2015

Unfortunately, too often, no good deed goes unpunished.

Cooper: Hutcheson not too big to fail

Published Oct. 20 2015

To borrow a term from the Great Recession, Hutcheson Medical Center may have thought it was too big to fail.

Cooper: Eye on the left, Gray Lady Out To Get Hillary?

Published Oct. 19 2015

With such drivel, it's no wonder the ratings of far-left MSNBC are so low.

Cooper: It's Your Turn To Have A Say On Future Of Moccasin Bend

Published Oct. 18 2015

Standing on National Park Service property off Hamm Road and gazing south to Moccasin Bend and then up to Lookout...

Cooper: Loout Out, Comfortable Retirees

Published Oct. 17 2015

If you did well in your career and have retired to enjoy the benefits of your hard work, watch your...

Cooper: The Politics Of Troop Withdrawals

Published Oct. 16 2015

You'll never hear him say it, of course, but President Barack Obama may have learned from the huge mistake he...