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Opinion - Times Editorials

Sohn: Hurry to say no on water rule repeal

Published Sep. 27 2017

Repealing and weakening the 2015 Clean Water Rule would put the drinking water for 3.5 million people in our state...

Sohn: Take a knee out of respect for freedom

Published Sep. 26 2017

Anytime Donald Trump trots out the R-E-S-P-E-C-T word, you can bet it has about as much credibility as his pet...

Sohn: Opioid crisis offers window into short-sighted health policy

Published Sep. 24 2017

The headlines are telling.


Bernard: Graham-Cassidy stew is recipe for health care disaster

Published Sep. 24 2017

"This is like a ping pong game on health care and the losers are the American people."

Sohn: Finally! Cooperation begins to help students

Published Sep. 23 2017

Hamilton County's school leaders took a big step forward for the students in our lowest performing schools Thursday evening.

Sohn: Facebook played role in Russian 'hoax' on us

Published Sep. 23 2017

What a shock: President Donald Trump says the Facebook accounts tied to Russia's Kremlin and pushing out fake news to...

Sohn: Do Wacker's $210 million in tax-breaks have clawbacks?

Published Sep. 22 2017

Wacker Polysilicon announced Tuesday it is closing its Charleston, Tenn., plant, possibly for "several months," as the investigation continues into...

Sohn: The irony of Trump's U.N. speech

Published Sep. 20 2017

A "message of peace" was the way Donald Trump, on the eve of his first address to the United Nations,...

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...