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Opinion - Times Editorials

Sohn: Don't be bothering the school board with input

Published Oct. 21 2017

There are no words to express how disappointing it is that the new Hamilton County Schools superintendent and all nine...

Sohn: Tourism is not just another word for no cash to lose

Published Oct. 20 2017

Viva transparency!

Sohn: Amid storm, Alexander throws health care Hail Mary

Published Oct. 18 2017

Back-to-back storms tied to health care blew gale-force winds in recent weeks — strong enough to topple two Trump appointees...

Sohn: Marsha Blackburn's opioid sleight of hand

Published Oct. 17 2017

In 2014, Tennessee's U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican now seeking Bob Corker's U.S. Senate seat, joined with Rep. Tom...

Sohn: Trump loves to hate the Iran nuclear deal

Published Oct. 16 2017

It would be nice if on just one day — just one — the president would have found the patience...

Sohn: Vote in 2018 to save the planet

Published Oct. 15 2017

Today marks Donald Trump's 268th day as president of our United States.

Sohn: We must change the culture of team-building

Published Oct. 14 2017

Here we are again — reading news stories of high school boys raping other boys in the name of sport.

Sohn: U.S. response to Puerto Rico is still shameful

Published Oct. 13 2017

It's been just over three weeks since Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria — on the heels of being...

Sohn: GOP should stop hiding and help Corker

Published Oct. 11 2017

No wonder the Russians backed Donald Trump.

Pam's Points: The hypocrisy of the right

Published Oct. 10 2017

Many news watchers on Sunday immediately wondered if Vice President Mike Pence's abrupt exit from the San Francisco 49ers-Indianapolis Colts...

Sohn: GOP prefers women like 'Stepford Wives'

Published Oct. 9 2017

We can never tire of conservative male politicians who think it is their right to control women and women's health.

Sohn: Why is Corker leaving us 'home alone' with Trump?

Published Oct. 9 2017

Who is this new Bob Corker who isn't afraid anymore to throw President Donald Trump under the bus?


Sohn: Are you helping Russia when you post on Facebook?

Published Oct. 8 2017

The ads are clever.

Sohn: Commissioners confederates of shame in 'Old A.P.' vote

Published Oct. 7 2017

To the six white members of the Hamilton County Commission who voted against moving A.P. Stewart's confederate bust to a...

Sohn: Separating gun sense from gun money

Published Oct. 6 2017

Top congressional Republicans, for decades — and even after first-graders were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2013 — have...

Sohn: Country music sings new tune on guns

Published Oct. 4 2017

The world of country music found itself learning a sad and tragic lesson in the aftermath of Sunday's Las Vegas...

Sohn: All mass violence is terrorism, and guns make it easy

Published Oct. 3 2017

Perhaps we need a travel ban on terrorists from Nevada.

Sohn: Drain the swamp - the Trump swamp

Published Oct. 2 2017

So much for the promises of Donald Trump to "drain the swamp."

Sohn: Moccasin Bend park lost Duane King, gained a milestone

Published Oct. 1 2017

Much of what we know about Cherokee history and the Trail of Tears American Indian removal — of which Chattanooga...

Sohn: Trump hurricane response to Puerto Rico is shameful

Published Sep. 30 2017

It's too bad that our president had to be reminded that the one-two punch of hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated...

Sohn: 'Old A.P.' would excuse himself from statue debate

Published Sep. 29 2017

It's good to see the Hamilton County Commission discussing — yes, actually discussing — whether to remove the bust of...

Sohn: Corker decision sparks political interest

Published Sep. 27 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor and two-term Republican senator from Tennessee, said Tuesday he will not seek...

Sohn: Hurry to say no on water rule repeal

Published Sep. 27 2017

Repealing and weakening the 2015 Clean Water Rule would put the drinking water for 3.5 million people in our state...