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Opinion - Times Editorials

Sohn: Why Roy Moore is gone with the wind

Published Dec. 17 2017

"Alabama has thrown off the dead hand of George Wallace," said Howell Raines on Tuesday night after Roy Moore's stunning...

Sohn: Fall Creek Falls needs to shine again

Published Dec. 16 2017

Perhaps sooner or later, Tennessee officials will get their act together about bringing Fall Creek Falls State Park into the...

Sohn: Thanks, EPB, for sticking with net neutrality

Published Dec. 16 2017

There are plenty of times when we all know it's great to live in and around Chattanooga.

Sohn: Don't believe the GOP's Mueller ruse

Published Dec. 15 2017

Americans should be seriously concerned about the Republican smear campaign against Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team.

Sohn: Persevere and get insurance through the ACA

Published Dec. 13 2017

If you or someone you know has no insurance or has not yet re-enrolled in the Affordable Care Act —...

Sohn: City's poverty is down, but wages are stagnant

Published Dec. 12 2017

If ever we have needed a bit of good news, it is now.

Sohn: Democrats take no prisoners on the #MeToo high road

Published Dec. 10 2017

Sexual misconduct in Congress may be bipartisan, but a take-no-prisoners zero tolerance of it is owned almost entirely by Democrats.

Sohn: Steal from our kids and give to the rich

Published Dec. 9 2017

It's the 21st century, we live in the richest country in the world and we are actually debating whether we...

Pam's Points: Politics is a hard master

Published Dec. 8 2017

Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen added Democratic heft to the 2018 Tennessee Senate race Thursday morning when he officially launched...

Sohn: TBI owes Bradley County answers in sheriff probe

Published Dec. 6 2017

After 16 months and continuing silence in the TBI probe of Sheriff Eric Watson, some Bradley County officials are right...

Sohn: Tax plan's fate may yet be Corker's legacy

Published Dec. 4 2017

Behold, our stalwart Bob Corker - the only Republican to vote against the so-called tax reform plan.

Sohn: Don't worry about Russia; beware of zombie voters

Published Dec. 3 2017

Voting is among the most important of American freedoms.

Pam's Points: The drip, drip, drip swamp of Washington

Published Dec. 2 2017

Over the coming week, we might, unfortunately, look for President Donald Trump to slide further into the deep end.

Sohn: A jail should not be a shelter or mental hospital

Published Dec. 1 2017

The Hamilton County Commission has two major functions — overseeing the taxpayers' money spent for education and overseeing the taxpayers'...

Sohn: Will we be collateral damage for GOP tax plan?

Published Nov. 29 2017

It was good Tuesday to see grassroots protesters back in the Capitol to speak out about the horrible Republican tax...

Sohn: Sex claims may drain swamp, but what about Russia?

Published Nov. 28 2017

Sexual harassment and assault are bipartisan sports. What a shock.

Sohn: TVA needs to keep pledges made after ash spill

Published Nov. 20 2017

To understand the downside of backing away from the Clean Power Plan and the need for tightening, not loosening, regulations...

Sohn: Fox blurs the lines of 'fake news'

Published Nov. 19 2017

There's fake news, and then there's really fake news.

Pam's Points: Working for us, working with us and giving back

Published Nov. 17 2017

Chattanooga and Tennessee will miss state Rep. JoAnne Favors when the seven-term Democrat and longtime health and social issues advocate...

Sohn: Corker's nuclear war hearing is 'sobering' stuff

Published Nov. 15 2017

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led by frequent Trump critic Sen. Bob Corker, held a hearing Tuesday on the president's...

Sohn: Roy Moore's election bid not a referendum on God

Published Nov. 14 2017

Mitch McConnell, our nation's Senate majority leader, is right to say that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore "should step...

Sohn: The sudden cleansing power of the #metoo movement

Published Nov. 13 2017

Sexual intimidation victims everywhere have a message to the Harvey Weinsteins, Kevin Spaceys, Louis C.K.'s, Roy Moores, Roger Aileses, Bill...

Sohn: Why do we have the richest Congress ever?

Published Nov. 12 2017

Not all politicians come into office wealthy — but many leave that way.