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Opinion - Times Editorials

Pam's Points: There's a new sheriff in D.C., and he's not John Wayne

Published Jan. 23 2017

The elite get more elite

Sohn: What's more important -- a track or working bathrooms?

Published Jan. 22 2017

Have you ever caught yourself thinking: The more things change, the more they stay the same?

Sohn: To be hopeful for us, we must be hopeful for Trump

Published Jan. 21 2017

Despite the dark noise of the 2016 presidential campaign and transition, all of America today hopes and prays that Donald...

Sohn: Speak out now against Trump's anti-Earth cabinet

Published Jan. 20 2017

The temperatures are rising — on earth and in Washington, D.C.

Sohn: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned [video]

Published Jan. 17 2017

Karma is a sly mistress.

Pam's Points: The Republicans' rush to raise eyebrows

Published Jan. 16 2017

Rushing to repeal ACA is bad idea

Sohn: What Obama taught us, and why we'll miss him

Published Jan. 15 2017

Don't you miss him already?

Sohn: Long overdue rules will restore value to Tennessee Walking horses

Published Jan. 14 2017

Finally the use of stacks and chains will be banned in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry.

Sohn: Trump's 'trust-me' act is wearing thin

Published Jan. 13 2017

In setting out his 'plan' to reassure Americans that his policy decisions won't be clouded by his business and personal...

Sohn: Moving on from Twilight Zone to Election Day 2020

Published Jan. 12 2017

Tuesday and Wednesday were likely the newsiest two days in politics since Watergate.

Sohn: McConnell, GOP should beware of lightning

Published Jan. 11 2017

Republican politicians are simply shameless.

Sohn: Gas tax is a pay-me-now or pay-me-later proposition

Published Jan. 10 2017

Our governor is pushing for what some lawmakers expect will be 9-cent increase in the gas tax and a 12-cent...


Sohn: We must forge a Democrat Resistance, but keep our souls

Published Jan. 8 2017

In all of the great stories of our lives and our planet, it's always darkest before the storm and the...

Sohn: Trump's to-do list is tweeting, briefing, tweeting

Published Jan. 7 2017

Top intelligence officials and senators from both parties Thursday reaffirmed their conclusion that the Russian government used hacking and leaks...

Sohn: County's discretionary funds 'bridge' falls down

Published Jan. 6 2017

The Hamilton County Commission is famous for its spit fights over spending — especially for discretionary fund spending in each...

Sohn: Reading between Trump's tweets and the shell game

Published Jan. 4 2017

What we will know of the Trump administration and what we won't know may be destined to pivot on how...

Sohn: Our school chiefs need a 'Calendar 101' class

Published Jan. 3 2017

Last-minute conversation about the Hamilton County Board of Education's bus service contract and janitorial contract last week points up again...

Sohn: Bid farewell to 2016, but beware of 2017

Published Jan. 1 2017

Hello, 2017.

Sohn: Erlanger gives management bonuses despite other needs at hospital

Published Dec. 31 2016

You would think Erlanger would have learned some lessons by now about management bonuses and the timing of them.

Sohn: Move over Ironman, there's a new trail calling

Published Dec. 28 2016

Back in May 2006, a handful of trails enthusiasts were flirting with the idea of luring the makers of the...

Pam's Points: Donald Trump's scary war on science

Published Dec. 26 2016

Scientists and environmental groups are worried. Very worried.

Sohn: Merry Christmas -- and peace

Published Dec. 25 2016

It's Christmas — the one day a year we give in to sentimental memory, awesome faith and the belief that...

Sohn: We all need help -- and to help -- sometimes

Published Dec. 23 2016

We all need help sometimes. Especially when life throws us a curve ball.