The Bully Brigade Strikes Back

The Bully Brigade Strikes Back

By Steve Hunley Last week’s Publisher’s Position brought a sure and swift reaction from a few members of the Bully Brigade. Were it not so pitiful, it would be laughable. One person asked on social media if my referring to some of the teachers protesting Governor Lee’s ESA bill as bullies was a hate crime […]

The Bully Brigade vs. the Governor’s ESA

The Bully Brigade vs. the Governor’s ESA

By Steve Hunley There are frequent complaints about bullying in our schools and is it any wonder?  On Saturday, April 6, Governor Bill Lee came to Knox County to speak at the Lincoln Day Dinner.  A small group of teachers led by former local teachers’ union head Lauren Hopson Sorenson and State Representative Gloria Johnson […]

Deconstructing Recode Knoxville

Deconstructing Recode Knoxville

By Steve Hunley This past Thursday, April 4, the third City Council Recode Workshop was held. It was different from the first two workshops in that serious questions were finally asked to city council about why Recode is actually needed. In Philosophy there is a concept known as a “false construct.” It is one of […]

What’s the hurry with Recode?

What’s the hurry with Recode?

There is too much at stake to get this wrong By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com How should Knoxville residential and commercial property owners respond to the rewriting of fifty years of Knoxville City Zoning code that defines and protects their property rights with the proposed omnibus rezoning code legislation known as Knoxville Recode? No Knoxville […]

What are the teachers’ unions afraid of?

What are the teachers’ unions afraid of?

Tennesseans should support the governor, ESAs By Steve Hunley Tennesseans ought to stand up and support Bill Lee and the governor’s Education Savings Account legislation. Legislators are being bombarded by special interests opposed to parents and students having a choice for once. Most of the opposition is by teachers’ unions. What are they afraid of? […]

Hypocrisy and Money Madness

Hypocrisy and Money Madness

  Do you recall when quite a few Democrats snorted $6 billion for building a border wall was too expensive?  Now Democrats, especially those busy running for president, are backing programs spending trillions of our tax dollars.  The first thing that comes to mind is Medicare for all.  Even before being applied to everyone, projections […]

Governor Lee hits a home run

Governor Lee hits a home run

By Steve Hunley After forty-five days as governor of Tennessee, Bill Lee made his first State of the State address at the Capitol last Monday night.    Governor Lee brought legislators and guests to their feet some twenty times and his message throughout the evening was positive.   In fact, I suspect some who had classified the […]

Fake news is real

Fake news is real

By Steve Hunley For the last two years, the mainstream media has been pushing the story the President of the United States was a Russian agent, elected by Russian interests while at the same time they have paid less attention to high ranking officials in the Justice Department, the CIA and the FBI who were […]

Even more on Recode

Even more on Recode

By Steve Hunley On February 7, Knoxville City Council held the first council workshop on Recode and there were many property owners expressing their concern about the 287-page document that may replace all commercial and residential zoning in the city of Knoxville.  The next council workshop for Recode is Wednesday, February 20 at 5:30 p.m. […]

Socialists Will Likely Reelect Trump

Socialists Will Likely Reelect Trump

By Steve Hunley The socialist fantasies of leading Democrats contending for the presidency very well may accomplish what many believe to be impossible: the reelection of President Donald Trump.  According to a recent Gallup poll, 47% of Democrats in this country say they identify with the “centrist” wing of the party.  Perry Bacon, Jr. of […]

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