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Opinion - Times Editorials

Pam's Points: Trump gives us whiplash, connect-the-dots Russia puzzle

Published Sep. 18 2017

The Washington Post reported last week that four big Trump/Russia stories flew under the news radar — or were reported...

Sohn: School needs call for a plan, not a bunch of deals

Published Sep. 17 2017

Some things never change. Some things like county commissioners bragging in whispers that they'll get school fields and school repairs...

Sohn: Did USDA just condone more horse soring?

Published Sep. 16 2017

Just hours after Shelbyville trainer Bill Callaway won the Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship, Callaway's trainer license was suspended...

Sohn: Wacker apology is a start, but we await honesty

Published Sep. 15 2017

We'd like to thank Wacker for its Thursday full-page letter to the community in the Times Free Press.

Sohn: Sen. Alexander gets a high five and a plea

Published Sep. 13 2017

Bipartisan politics in Washington seems to be in vogue again.

Sohn: Hamilton County teachers aren't making the grade

Published Sep. 12 2017

On Friday afternoon, with all eyes watching hurricane coverage, the Hamilton County Department of Education released its terrible TVAAS scores.

Sohn: Jeff Sessions is living monument of white supremacy

Published Sep. 10 2017

It's hard to hold out faith for a healing in America when we have leaders in our government who believe...

Sohn: Wacker owes community respect, safety and honesty

Published Sep. 9 2017

In April 2016, a Times Free Press front page story and pictures showed Wacker polysilicon chemical officials and Tennessee politicians...

Sohn: Tennesseans, Chattanoogans speak truth to power

Published Sep. 8 2017

Speaking truth to power is rarely popular.

Sohn: Ending DACA is poor way to make Congress work

Published Sep. 6 2017

Once again, President Donald Trump and the GOP are the dogs that caught the car they've been chasing.

Pam's Points: All things Labor Day and Trump

Published Sep. 4 2017

It's Labor Day.

Sohn: Trump's disaster planning may be disaster

Published Sep. 3 2017

Just 10 days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast, President Donald Trump issued another executive order adding...


Sohn: Texas, Trump gave cover to Crosby blasts

Published Sep. 2 2017

The aftermath of national disasters like Hurricane Harvey affect more than just concerns about how high the price of our...

Sohn: Hamilton County students' test scores inch up, but we must raise the bar

Published Sep. 1 2017

Hamilton County high schoolers have posted slight gains in TNReady test scores for grades 9-12 this year compared to last,...

Sohn: Call tax hike what it is -- growth and future growth

Published Aug. 30 2017

A lot of county property tax bills will go up next year, but County Mayor Jim Coppinger and Hamilton County...

Sohn: What lessons will we learn from Harvey?

Published Aug. 29 2017

South Texas is drowning.

Pam's Points: The destructive, divisive and scary world of Trump

Published Aug. 28 2017

President Donald Trump tells us all the time — falsely — that he's done more than any other recent president.

Sohn: City should not dumb-down stormwater rules

Published Aug. 27 2017

When raindrops reach the earth, their impact is shaped by geography and by the surface they hit.

Sohn: The ACA is still alive and kicking

Published Aug. 26 2017

It seems reports of Obamacare's demise are greatly exaggerated.

Pam's Points: When technology imitates life

Published Aug. 25 2017

At first blush, the Times Free Press headline Thursday was a heart-stopper.

Sohn: Bradley County's thin, thin, thin blue line

Published Aug. 23 2017

About two years ago, we noted that there must be something questionable in the water in Cleveland, Tenn., because the...

Sohn: Why Congress has lower approval than Trump

Published Aug. 22 2017

The Washington Post recently wrote: "In the aftermath of the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers and leaders face the...

Sohn: Superintendent's 'Opportunity Zone' is a great beginning

Published Aug. 22 2017

The plan offered by Hamilton County's new schools chief Bryan Johnson to bring up school scores in our lowest-performing schools...