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Opinion - Times Editorials

Sohn: Building affordable housing one brick at a time

Published Jul. 24 2016

Tax incentives to spur development have long been controversial in Chattanooga.

Sohn: Looking for truths in Trumpism

Published Jul. 23 2016

For an hour and 16 minutes Thursday night, Donald Trump rambled and ranted through the longest Republican nomination acceptance speech...

Sohn: Watching the GOP circus perform

Published Jul. 22 2016

This morning, the headlines will no doubt be about Donald Trump's latest pronouncements during his speech last night at the...


Pam's Points: The pain of Melania, Nashville and the heat

Published Jul. 20 2016

Poor Melania.

Sohn: So much for the 'good guy with a gun' theory

Published Jul. 19 2016

The buzzards of open-carry gun laws are coming home to roost.

Pam's Points: Settle in for two weeks of political infomercials

Published Jul. 18 2016

Strap it on for the next two weeks of political grandstanding.

Sohn: Justice Ginsberg opinion anger is much ado over nothing

Published Jul. 17 2016

What's in an opinion?

Sohn: What our terror victims ask of us

Published Jul. 16 2016

It is cruel irony that practically on the eve of a service to memorialize the loss of five servicemen in...

Sohn: Our school leadership needs any and all help

Published Jul. 15 2016

A reading of the financial disclosures filed by Hamilton County candidates for the Board of Education brings welcome news.

Chattanooga Times announces endorsement for 3rd District House seat

Published Jul. 14 2016

Chuck Fleischmann, first elected in 2010 as our 3rd District congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, has spent three...

Chattanooga Times announces endorsement for District 10 Senate seat

Published Jul. 13 2016

Incumbent state Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, made enemies during his first term in the Tennessee General Assembly — particularly with...

Chattanooga Times announces endorsements for state House Districts 28 and 29

Published Jul. 12 2016

In a year when there is much clamor for change in politics, Tennessee state House incumbents in Hamilton County have...


Chattanooga Times announces endorsement for Hamilton County assessor of property

Published Jul. 11 2016

Mark Siedlecki is the clear choice for Hamilton County assessor of property, an office that now is woefully under-utilized and...

Chattanooga Times announces Hamilton County Board of Education endorsements

Published Jul. 10 2016

It is time to make major changes in the Hamilton County Board of Education.

Sohn: Shootings rip the scabs from our race wounds

Published Jul. 9 2016

America's neighborhoods are crying.

Sohn: Corker was wise to back away from VP role

Published Jul. 8 2016

Why did Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker run from a possible call to be Donald Trump's VP?

Sohn: Enough about Clinton's email already

Published Jul. 7 2016

James Comey, director of the FBI, called Hillary Clinton's use of her personal email to ferry classified material extremely careless.

Policing for profit must end

Published Jul. 3 2016

Critics of civil forfeiture describe it as 'state-sanctioned theft,' but that definition is incomplete.

Trump is an equal opportunity offender

Published Jul. 1 2016

Every time Donald Trump lashes out at his enemy of the day, he brings to mind comedian Mort Sahl's classic...

Ralph Stanley was a bluegrass pioneer

Published Jul. 1 2016

Cancer claimed Ralph Stanley's life last week, marking the end of an astounding 70-year career that gained strength as he...

Basketball loses coaching icon

Published Jun. 29 2016

Pat Summitt's death Tuesday claimed the life of a woman whose 38-year career as the women's basketball coach at the...

The Supreme Court's strong stand on abortion

Published Jun. 29 2016

There is no denying the scope of the Supreme Court's decision on Monday to strike down parts of a Texas...

Sohn: Climate change is a reality

Published Jun. 26 2016

It isn't just our world's political landscape that is heating up.