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Opinion - Times Editorials

Sohn: Readers know who the real 'enemy' is

Published Aug. 16 2018

Some news outlets want the press to unite today and write editorials decrying our president's whine that the media is...

Sohn: Where is justice in this Rossville death?

Published Aug. 14 2018

There would seem to be no rational explanation for why neither law enforcement nor the family of a man fatally...

Sohn: TVA rightly reopens hydro plant tours

Published Aug. 14 2018

Kudos to the Tennessee Valley Authority for reopening tours to our hydroelectric dams — Chickamauga, included — and the Raccoon...


Pam's Points: Immigration war crimes are changing attitudes

Published Aug. 13 2018

"A judge says 'enough'

Sohn: Making unity of our Civil Rights history

Published Aug. 12 2018

We talk a lot about Chattanooga's Civil War history, its American Indian history and its industrial history.

Sohn: What's a $31,500 'paperwork slip-up' worth?

Published Aug. 10 2018

Just in case you've been on the fence about whether our Hamilton County government is well-oiled machine or a clunker,...

Sohn: GOP preaches unity, but slaps Bredesen for it

Published Aug. 8 2018

If we thought local GOP politics got nasty in the primary, we probably haven't really seen nasty yet.

Sohn: It wasn't the 'deep state' that threw Jr. under the bus

Published Aug. 7 2018

Forget worrying about "the deep state."

Sohn: Trump's fuel standards safety plan takes short view

Published Aug. 6 2018

Who knew that freezing fuel economy would reduce highway fatalities by up to 1,000 lives a year?

Sohn: Russians have the best dirt

Published Aug. 5 2018

In what universe would Americans' minds and elections be tampered with by a foreign government and President Obama or President...

Sohn: Women, Democrats made election inroads Thursday

Published Aug. 3 2018

It's still, far too often, a man's world — in politics anyway. And in Tennessee, a red one.

Sohn: All politics are local, and the blue wave is alive

Published Aug. 3 2018

Even before all the votes were counted Thursday, Hamilton County had good and bad news.

Sohn: Haney or not, we're still paying for Bellefonte

Published Aug. 1 2018

If we were thinking that a private businessman buying Bellefonte Nuclear Plant might mean the unfinished, mothballed and gutted power...

Sohn: Will 3D-printed guns shoot the NRA in the foot?

Published Jul. 31 2018

Forget sensible gun safety legislation.

Sohn: NRA's Russia link has ties to Blackburn

Published Jul. 30 2018

Tennesseans know the old truism: If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

Sohn: Trump broke it with tariffs; now he's making us fix it

Published Jul. 29 2018

It's clear that President Donald Trump is a city slicker, albeit one who is quite at home in "the swamp"...

Sohn: Times editorial page endorsements

Published Jul. 27 2018

Saturday is the last day of early voting in the county general and state and federal primary elections. In contested...

Sohn: Will Trump buyer's remorse turn Congress blue?

Published Jul. 27 2018

If you feel as though the world of politics just gets weirder and weirder, you're not alone.

Sohn: Democrats staying the course in McCormick ruse

Published Jul. 24 2018

This is how local Republican Party politics for years has played out in Hamilton County: The Republican Party and the...

Pam's Points: Save the whales, pity Melania and find the missing NRA

Published Jul. 23 2018

The Endangered Species Act is endangered.

Sohn: America doesn't like D.C.'s 'dumb' game anymore

Published Jul. 22 2018

America has to stop playing dumb.

Sohn: When will we get real about school scores?

Published Jul. 20 2018

For a couple of years now, we've been lamenting the fact that 60 percent of Hamilton County's third-graders can't read...

Pam's Points: What the world needs now is spine, freedom and smiles

Published Jul. 19 2018

America's Congress as a whole may be spineless when it comes to the Trump administration's constant and deliberate deflection and...