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Opinion - Free Press Editorials

Cooper: Dirtying our mailboxes, ears

Published Jul. 22 2018

Every day, Tennesseans return from their mailboxes with a strong desire to wash their hands.

Cooper: School district clock now ticking

Published Jul. 20 2018

With the release of the TNReady tests results Thursday, the Hamilton County Department of Education's "mulligan" year is over.

Cooper: Lee a pawn in Pence opposition

Published Jul. 19 2018

The left failed to defeat Donald Trump at the ballot box in November 2016, so its acolytes have decided to...

Cooper: Trump looking down the road?

Published Jul. 18 2018

President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday. Maybe you read about it.

Cooper: County incumbents well financed

Published Jul. 16 2018

All three Hamilton County Commission incumbents in contested races in the Aug. 2 general election are in better shape than...

Cooper's Eye on the Left: When the left goes low...

Published Jul. 16 2018

If you're on the left, you'd be against anyone President Donald Trump nominated to be a Supreme Court justice. So...

Cooper: Obamacare's good news, bad news

Published Jul. 13 2018

While the myths of the "you can keep your doctor," "you can keep your health plan" and "your premiums will...

Cooper: Lee the choice for Republicans

Published Jul. 13 2018

Tennessee Republicans can feel fortunate they have an embarrassment of riches in their gubernatorial primary to replace term-limited Republican Bill...

Cooper: In state legislative races...

Published Jul. 13 2018

No state legislative candidate should go uncontested in both primary and general election races, but that has been the case...

Cooper: Blackburn earns shot at Senate

Published Jul. 12 2018

Former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker suggested when he was running for the United States Senate in 2006 that he couldn't...

Cooper: Give Fleischmann fifth term

Published Jul. 12 2018

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Chattanooga, is the odds-on favorite to win his Republican 3rd District primary in August and the...

Cooper: Keep Hammond as sheriff

Published Jul. 11 2018

We want our sheriffs to prevent crime and arrest the people who perpetrate crimes that occur.

Cooper: Gravitt pick for Register of Deeds

Published Jul. 11 2018

Hamilton County has had a recent history of candidates in part-time state and county elected positions leaving those jobs to...

Cooper: Re-elect Coppinger on his record

Published Jul. 11 2018

If you like what's happening in Hamilton County, Jim Coppinger would have you return him as county mayor for a...

Cooper: In Hamilton County school board races...

Published Jul. 10 2018

No asset may be more important for Hamilton County than a sound public education system. For many students in recent...

Cooper: Free Press endorsements in county commission races

Published Jul. 9 2018

The Hamilton County Commission is the legislative and policy-making body of the county, but its nine members must be both...

Cooper: U.S. Supreme Court is why voters picked Trump

Published Jul. 8 2018

Name the last United States Supreme Court justice appointed by a Democratic president who failed to vote in practical lockstep...