Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley The Austin City Council slashed the budget for their police department by a third.  The end result was the loss of more than 150 police officers and the highest murder rate the Texas capitol has ever experienced in its history.  The Council reversed itself and restored the funding as the “defunding the […]

From a distance

From a distance

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com   This past Wednesday, the recently retired head of U.S. immigration said we are now paying $5,000,000 a day for a company to not build a wall on our southern border. There are things that have happened over the last several months and that are going on today that […]

The Amazons

The Amazons

“If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” — Plato By Dr. Jim Ferguson   The disadvantage of writing a weekly column is that it’s difficult to be contemporaneous. Actually, I like being spontaneous and writing about what interests […]

The Fed’s War on Seniors

The Fed’s War on Seniors

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com Politicians always make the appropriate clucking sounds when they are pandering to seniors. They will defend the Ponzi scheme that is Social Security to the death and oppose any change to the bankrupt system no matter how reasonable. It makes the politicians appear to be defending seniors when in […]

Mark Green discusses foreign policy at UT

Mark Green discusses foreign policy at UT

By Ken Lay After an 18-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ashe Lecture Series made a return to the University of Tennessee. The series, conceived by former Knoxville mayor Victor Ashe, featured former Ambassador and Wisconsin Congressman Mark Green. Green, who was ambassador to Tanzania under President George W. Bush between 2007-09 and […]