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Opinion - Times Editorials

Sohn: Gun talk isn't 'too soon'; it's too late

Published Nov. 7 2017

"It's a little bit too soon" after Sunday's Sutherland Springs mass shooting in a church to start talking about gun...

Pam's Points: From taxes to collusion, D.C. is swampier than ever

Published Nov. 6 2017

Do you know the real reason Republican leaders want to rush through the tax bill?

Sohn: Will tax bill change separation of church and state to collusion?

Published Nov. 5 2017

The separation of church and state may come down to a separation of church and political PACs.

Pam's Points: Taxpayers must demand transparency with a capital 'T'

Published Nov. 3 2017

We hear a lot about "transparency" in local government meetings these days.

Sohn: The only thing 'phony' is Trump blame-shifting

Published Oct. 31 2017

Predictably, the president is tweet-storming.

Pam's Points: Forecast is poor for Trump making stuff work

Published Oct. 30 2017

The labor union representing the National Weather Service last week told The Washington Post that its lack of staff is...

Sohn: All politics are local, especially with the environment

Published Oct. 29 2017

First it was foxes-to-guard-the-hen-house political appointments. Then it was undoing environmental protections.

Sohn: Trump's opioid 'health emergency' is all talk - again

Published Oct. 28 2017

President Trump's listeners heard nice words when he spoke about America's opioid crisis Thursday just before he signed a directive...

Sohn: GOP needs to stand with Corker against Trump

Published Oct. 25 2017

Donald Trump might as well have set fire to the White House.

Sohn: Dickens would have a heyday in these health care times

Published Oct. 24 2017

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

Pam's Points: Last week was a political train wreck

Published Oct. 23 2017

Russian meddling comes to Tennessee.

Sohn: Let's make the truth matter again

Published Oct. 22 2017

The truth should matter.

Sohn: Don't be bothering the school board with input

Published Oct. 21 2017

There are no words to express how disappointing it is that the new Hamilton County Schools superintendent and all nine...

Sohn: Tourism is not just another word for no cash to lose

Published Oct. 20 2017

Viva transparency!

Sohn: Amid storm, Alexander throws health care Hail Mary

Published Oct. 18 2017

Back-to-back storms tied to health care blew gale-force winds in recent weeks — strong enough to topple two Trump appointees...

Sohn: Marsha Blackburn's opioid sleight of hand

Published Oct. 17 2017

In 2014, Tennessee's U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican now seeking Bob Corker's U.S. Senate seat, joined with Rep. Tom...

Sohn: Trump loves to hate the Iran nuclear deal

Published Oct. 16 2017

It would be nice if on just one day — just one — the president would have found the patience...

Sohn: Vote in 2018 to save the planet

Published Oct. 15 2017

Today marks Donald Trump's 268th day as president of our United States.

Sohn: We must change the culture of team-building

Published Oct. 14 2017

Here we are again — reading news stories of high school boys raping other boys in the name of sport.

Sohn: U.S. response to Puerto Rico is still shameful

Published Oct. 13 2017

It's been just over three weeks since Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria — on the heels of being...

Sohn: GOP should stop hiding and help Corker

Published Oct. 11 2017

No wonder the Russians backed Donald Trump.

Pam's Points: The hypocrisy of the right

Published Oct. 10 2017

Many news watchers on Sunday immediately wondered if Vice President Mike Pence's abrupt exit from the San Francisco 49ers-Indianapolis Colts...

Sohn: GOP prefers women like 'Stepford Wives'

Published Oct. 9 2017

We can never tire of conservative male politicians who think it is their right to control women and women's health.