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 […]

More on Recode

More on Recode

By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com Please make time to attend the first Recode zoning change workshop in City Council this upcoming Thursday, February 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City-County Building. Your future property rights could depend on your attendance. Recode Draft 4 was approved by Knoxville-Knox County Planning on […]

Radical Abortion Bills Disgusting

Radical Abortion Bills Disgusting

By Steve Hunley The radical abortion legislation pushed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with the remarks of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who was supporting similar legislation in his own state, is nothing less than appalling. Governor Northam said on a radio show, in describing the effect of the abortion bill, “So in this […]

Decoding Knoxville’s Recoding

Decoding Knoxville’s Recoding

By Steve Hunley The City of Knoxville, citing the need to update and complete a comprehensive zoning plan that hasn’t changed in fifty years, is embarking upon making some significant changes that will affect the futures of tens of thousands of Knoxvillians.  Perhaps the biggest question is what’s the rush in attempting to pass the […]

We Need to Pay More Attention to Public Pensions

We Need to Pay More Attention to Public Pensions

By Steve Hunley Did you know that currently there is SIX TRILLION dollars in unfunded pension debt in the United States of America? That encompasses the debt owed by states and local governments for unfunded public pension liabilities. In fact, according the American Legislative Exchange Council, that debt exceeds $6 trillion. The New York Times […]

Holiday wishes for our readers

Holiday wishes for our readers

By Steve Hunley The time between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays should be cause for reflection. Certainly, both are wonderful occasions where we celebrate with our family and cherished friends. It also ought to be a time where we reflect upon and think about other things as well. For instance, those family members and dear […]

President George Bush – An American Life

President George Bush – An American Life

By Steve Hunley   The passing of former President George Herbert Walker Bush reminds me of what a uniquely American life he led.  Part of what has rightly been called “the greatest generation” by author David Halberstam, George Bush grew up in a privileged family – – – his father Prescott was a wealthy businessman […]

Farewell Senator Ben Atchley

Farewell Senator Ben Atchley

By Steve Hunley The Focus carries a special remembrance of Ben Atchley, who passed away last week.  It is a reminder to us all of a different time in the political landscape of Knox County of how a truly good man prospered in the turmoil of Tennessee politics. Ben Atchley exemplified integrity and character throughout […]