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Past articles by Clint:

Opinion: No, Sabrena Smedley is not the daughter of former state Rep. Brenda K. Turner

It's the one rumor in the 2022 Hamilton County mayoral campaign that just won't go away. → Read More

Cooper: Alexander says voters, not the Senate, should decide President Trump's fate

Tennessee U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is retiring in less than a year and never will face voters again. → Read More

Cooper: Trader Joe's, are you ready for us in already trendy Chattanooga?

Reaction to Monday's announcement that specialty grocer Trader Joe's is exploring the idea of adding new store sites in Tennessee, including Chattanooga, was immediate and passionate. → Read More

Cooper's Eye on the Left: Dog ate his charity gifts

Cooper's Eye on the Left: Dog ate his charity gifts | Times Free Press → Read More

Cooper: Updating the Higher Education Act

The Higher Education Act originally was signed as part of President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society agenda in 1965. → Read More

Cooper: I want it my way

Give-us-what-we-want-when-we-want-it attitudes are often found on a toddler's playground but don't belong in hearing rooms of the U.S. Capitol and in discussions about one of the nation's top utilities. → Read More

Cooper: Hands-on Biden has other issues

As former Vice President Joe Biden continues his touching apology tour and apparently nears an announcement that he'll run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, we feel a measure of sympathy for the man. → Read More

Cooper: Light in sewer problem tunnel?

One of the most vexing infrastructure issues involving Hamilton County in many years appears nowhere near being solved. → Read More

Cooper: Mueller report? What Mueller report?

The special counsel's report on whether Donald Trump attempted to collude with Russia in the 2016 presidential election concluded in the same way the election did — with a completely different outcome than expected, predicted and hoped for by Democrats and the national news media. → Read More

Cooper: The future along the river

The digital renderings of a new Chattanooga neighborhood are meant to give viewers a glimpse into the future, a future in this case that could be as soon as 20 or 25 years away. → Read More

Cooper: Thanks for the, uh, apology

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Mancini may need to reread the book on proper apologies. → Read More

Cooper: What she doesn't know about Ronald Reagan

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the Democratic wunderkind and recent face of her party, recently opined at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, that former President Ronald Reagan was an example of "how the special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all… → Read More

Cooper: College for all

With the announcement of a program Thursday that would pay for tuition and fees at University of Tennessee schools for students from low- and moderate-income households, the state has once again become a model for the country. → Read More

Cooper's Eye on the Left: Elizabeth Warren finds her people

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, has found her Indian tribe, if she'll have them. → Read More

Cooper: They won't stop with cakes

Remember Colorado cakeshop baker Jack Phillips, who had the temerity to protest that he not be forced to create a cake to honor something that went against his religious beliefs? → Read More

Cooper: Obamacare: Now they tell us

Recall that the frenetic first six months of the Trump administration in 2017 dealt largely with the Republican Congress trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), former President Barack Obama's singular legislation that passed in 2010 over the objection of a majority of the American people and without a single Republican vote. → Read More

Cooper: Greg Beck kept pushing for Howard School stadium

State Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, remembers when the need for a new track and football stadium for Howard School first felt real to him. → Read More

Cooper: Voters and loss of information

A new study has found in essence that, where newspapers shut down, people have less information. → Read More

Cooper: Finding right mix of VA, private care for vets

When then-President Barack Obama wound up with egg on his face after several dozen veterans died while awaiting treatment at veterans hospitals in 2014, he was all too happy to sign the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. → Read More

Cooper's Eye on the Left: Crucifying the knights

The faith of a judicial nominee has again become the subject of recent questioning by Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. → Read More