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Opinion - Times Editorials

Sohn: The hacking of American minds

Published Mar. 20 2018

Big surprise: Facebook helps exploit its users, knowingly and unknowingly.

Pam's Points: Collusion or no, Trump is helping Putin

Published Mar. 19 2018

The Associated Press last week reported that President Donald Trump was amused with the headlines about tumult in the White...

Sohn: Student bravery lives on after shooting

Published Mar. 18 2018

"We are going to be the kids you read about in textbooks. Not because we're going to be another statistic...

Sohn: Let's make 'Future Ready Institutes' happen

Published Mar. 16 2018

Future Ready Institutes of Hamilton County.

Pam's Points: Trump and his 'best people' weaken America daily

Published Mar. 14 2018

How much chaos does the GOP need before Republican leaders acknowledge that Donald Trump has a real Russia — indeed...

Sohn: Who needs a village? Get a PAC

Published Mar. 13 2018

At first blush, it's a shame that we've come to the point where we need a political action committee —...

Sohn: TennCare work requirement is a cruel and costly proposal

Published Mar. 6 2018

On the surface, work requirements for TennCare may sound like a good idea.

Sohn: Hail, hail to Donald Trump's top advisers

Published Mar. 5 2018

His closest aide stepped down, his son-in-law lost his interim security clearance, his economics adviser threatened to quit and his...

Sohn: All but lawmakers take responsibility for guns

Published Mar. 4 2018

A growing number of teens and parents — led by the brave and determined Parkland, Fla., students who know what...

Pam's Points: All Trump politics are local

Published Mar. 3 2018

Thank you, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam for assembling a task force to recommend quick, practical responses to make schools safer...

Sohn: Dalton teacher was armed - and depressed

Published Mar. 2 2018

Dalton High School just became the poster child for why arming teachers to protect students from would-be school shooters is...

Sohn: Reading the tea leaves of Corker's 'retirement'

Published Feb. 28 2018

What exactly has Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker seen in the tea leaves of American and Tennessee politics — and the...

Sohn: Hamilton Place and Chattanooga dodged a bullet

Published Feb. 27 2018

For local evidence that American nerves are frayed over the prevalence of guns and gun violence in our lives, look...

Pam's Points: What we don't know about the NRA hurts us

Published Feb. 26 2018

Information is power.

Sohn: South Broad blight offers new renaissance opportunity

Published Feb. 25 2018

Not too many years ago, Chattanooga's South Broad area teemed with workers wearing hardhats and carrying lunchboxes into the Wheland,...

Sohn: Our children carry a message of gun sanity

Published Feb. 24 2018

Jaw set and eyes blazing, Marjory Stoneman Douglas senior Ryan Deitsch asked Florida Sen. Marco Rubio this week why he...

Sohn: Robinson's apology to teachers is a misfire

Published Feb. 21 2018

Rather than apologizing, perhaps Hamilton County Board of Education representative Tiffanie Robinson should take a bow for being candid when...

Sohn: Presidential experts rank Trump 'worst'

Published Feb. 20 2018

Big surprise - presidential experts rank Donald Trump dead last in the presidential greatness ranking that they make every four...

Sohn: Get out in an hour is no way to treat a community

Published Feb. 19 2018

It may make some grudging sense not to have given the more than 100 residents of the condemned Economy Inn...

Sohn: Lawmakers' 'blood money' means lockdown training for us

Published Feb. 19 2018

Something is sadly wrong in America when we have to have "active shooter" lockdown training in our schools and churches.

Sohn: Taking a President's Day measure of 'chaos Trump'

Published Feb. 18 2018

So much for anyone thinking that President Donald Trump would eventually find his footing and turn on the "presidential" switch.

Sohn: Trump ignores the big picture

Published Feb. 17 2018

Another round of indictments in the Russia probe was handed down Friday afternoon by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is...

Sohn: Evil doesn't kill people, people with guns do

Published Feb. 16 2018

How many more times do we have to mourn people — especially children — killed in mass shootings by unbalanced...