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Opinion - Times Editorials

Sohn: Our 'conversation' about race and the body cavity search needs sunshine

Published Jul. 23 2019

Hamilton County really knows how to add insult to injury.

Pam's Points: On politics, privacy and our planet

Published Jul. 22 2019

The CNN debate nights already have been likened to a Democratic candidate reality show.

Sohn: Take climate change to church this week

Published Jul. 21 2019

"What does it mean to be alive right now? Right now. Right this second, right this epoch, as mankind alters...

Sohn: Snail darter is a success of science and democracy

Published Jul. 20 2019

Once again, we have proof that we can - when we will - make a difference for the better in...

Sohn: Trump isn't king. Stop acting like he is.

Published Jul. 19 2019

Politics can be so confusing.

Sohn: GOP's silence brands whole party as racist

Published Jul. 17 2019

What's that sound? Don't you hear it? You don't? Lean further right and listen harder.

Sohn: Keep talking, Pres, and bring on the dog whistles

Published Jul. 16 2019

We cannot tell time with only the minute hand of a clock, so it stands to reason that we mustn't...

Pam's Points: For disarray, look to Barry, not Democrats

Published Jul. 15 2019

Democrats in disarray? Only in conservatives' fever dreams.

Sohn: Why do we still not stop Trump corruption?

Published Jul. 14 2019

A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed an emoluments lawsuit against President Donald Trump. But don't bet on it being...

Sohn: Tennessee's Senate hopefuls not so hopeful

Published Jul. 12 2019

What does it say about Washington, D.C., that much of what we've thought of as Tennessee's brainpower is leaving, and...

Sohn: Court says Trump's Twitter blocks violate the Constitution

Published Jul. 10 2019

President Trump cannot have it both ways.

Pam's Points: The good, bad and ugly of partisanship

Published Jul. 8 2019

The off-again, on-again fight over adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census form is pure Trumpian.

Sohn: It's past time to talk about climate

Published Jul. 7 2019

If you saw last week's story about Greenland's melting ice sheet releasing not just water, but also sediment, and laughed...

Sohn: Calls for Casada to be investigated should not be ignored

Published Jul. 6 2019

Calls are mounting for investigations into the spending and actions of Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada, who is expected to...

Sohn: The Fourth of July is about America, not its president

Published Jul. 3 2019

Just look away.

Sohn: Our disaster-in-chief's foreign policy

Published Jul. 2 2019

Let's see if we can tie this together: While our president and his administration put Latino children in cages, held...

Sohn: Mueller testimony is a must watch

Published Jun. 30 2019

July 17 seems an eternity away. At least it does in the chaos days of Donald Trump.

Sohn: Democrats need to concentrate on beating Trump

Published Jun. 29 2019

They weren't the Trump-focused debates they could and should have been.

Sohn: America wins one, loses one in high court

Published Jun. 28 2019

America won one and lost one this week in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sohn: Five commissioners failed students, community

Published Jun. 27 2019

Five Hamilton County commissioners took a cowardly stand Wednesday, making a vote that became a de facto "no" to raising...

Sohn: What's wrong with us? Que nos pasa?

Published Jun. 26 2019

What is wrong with us that we're OK with separating families, caging children, holding them hostage for weeks on end...

Sohn: Erlanger CEO - and board - need better oversight

Published Jun. 25 2019

Physican leaders at Erlanger are so worried about patient care that they took the extreme measure in early May of...

Sohn: Democrats need to heed Biden's 'civility' story

Published Jun. 24 2019

This week marks the end of Democratic civility as the 23 presidential candidates take their places on debate stages Wednesday...