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Opinion - Times Editorials

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...

Sohn: Trump thinks we're dumb, and maybe we are

Published Feb. 14 2018

Donald Trump's "stable genius" act ratcheted things up a notch Monday when his White House released a $4.4 trillion budget...

Sohn: 'Especially women' see the emptiness of Trump

Published Feb. 13 2018

The headline brought a smile.


Sohn: Russia and GOP wage war on voting

Published Feb. 12 2018

Voting is among the most important of American freedoms.

Sohn: Ending emissions testing would threaten jobs

Published Feb. 11 2018

Lonely Planet, which calls itself a leading media company and the world's No. 1 travel guidebook brand, just ranked Chattanooga...

Pam's Points: Chattanooga's best, worst and usual

Published Feb. 10 2018

Racism races its ugly head

Sohn: Click to support our 'opportunity' schools

Published Feb. 7 2018

Crowdfunding, where have you been all our lives for Hamilton County schools?

Sohn: Tax-free gun safe bill is a good start

Published Feb. 7 2018

Tennessee last year ranked No. 1 nationwide among states with the highest number of accidental gun shooting incidents involving children...

Sohn: Chattanooga City Council takes a seat at 'gang-fix' table

Published Feb. 6 2018

Sunday's front page story about the Chattanooga City Council and Mayor Andy Berke's office deciding to work together to resolve...

Pam's Points: Trump's Russia 'hoax' is on us

Published Feb. 5 2018

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Friday summed up the vastly overrated Nunes memo.

Sohn: Innovation thrives in 'new localism'

Published Feb. 4 2018

It's been a long time since real change came from Washington, D.C.

Sohn: What's so hard for school board to understand?

Published Feb. 3 2018

It seems our school board is confused again.


Sohn: With Nunes memo, GOP is grasping at straw

Published Feb. 2 2018

Remember when the GOP was beside itself with concern that Hillary Clinton, with a personal email server, might have put...

Pam's Points: The 'State of our Leadership,' et al

Published Jan. 31 2018

Maybe Donald Trump is onto something.

Sohn: Shutdown's message is simple - vote

Published Jan. 24 2018

The message of our government shutdown - the one mostly for show - is a perfect profile of our country.

Pam's Points: Women, immigration continue to snarl Trump's Washington

Published Jan. 22 2018

There is at least one thing in America not shut down over the weekend.

Sohn: About Trump's button

Published Jan. 21 2018

Imagine your state of mind. Nuclear alert sirens all over town are wailing. Your cellphone and the Interstate sign ahead...

Pam's Points: Some things that are right with the world

Published Jan. 20 2018

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves what's right with the world.

Sohn: There's more to the weather than we think

Published Jan. 17 2018

Why are weather apps suddenly so bad?

Sohn: All the news that's fit to print

Published Jan. 16 2018

The rumors of our death - as a newspaper business - have once again been greatly exaggerated.

Pam's Points: Let's look to a better city and state

Published Jan. 15 2018

If you woke early, you still have time to plan on helping with Chattanooga's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day...


Sohn: We watched the Constitution work last week

Published Jan. 14 2018

While too many headlines last week seemingly rocked the pillars of American democracy, two of our three branches of government...

Sohn: Is Trump genius, crazy, senile or just lost?

Published Jan. 13 2018

One week ago today, lashing out at the picture drawn of his presidency in Michael Wolff's instant bestseller, "Fire and...