A Republican Who Won 90% in Black Precincts

A Republican Who Won 90% in Black Precincts

  By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com The last time my father ran for mayor in Knoxville, 1963, he received 803 votes in the largest Black precinct, Mountain View, to totals of 55 and 47 for his two very popular opponents. He was running against Bill Tallent, who had been elected county-wide as Finance Commissioner, […]

Local elections, national polls

Local elections, national polls

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com I don’t believe I have ever heard of anything that is more ridiculous or anything that would make people angrier than paying illegal immigrants $450,000 each. Former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. said on Fox News on Nov. 7 that if the democrats let this go through, it would […]

Most People Oppose Forced Vaccinations, Firings

Most People Oppose Forced Vaccinations, Firings

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com The fastest growing political movement in the U.S. and around the world today is a movement against forced vaccinations. And it is a political movement because the left politicized the Covid vaccine right from the start. Jane Fonda, before our last presidential election, called Covid “a gift to the […]

Biden’s Far Left Administration

Biden’s Far Left Administration

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com There was nothing conservative about either the Clinton or Obama Administrations, but the Biden Administration is starting to make them look conservative in comparison. For many years, a statement has been mistakenly attributed to Sen. Everett Dirksen of Illinois, who was the Republican leader in the U.S. Senate: “A […]

When Coca-Cola Was Controversial

When Coca-Cola Was Controversial

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com My late wife, Lynn, was born and raised in Sewanee where her father and grandfather managed the grocery section of the University Supply Store for a combined total of more than 70 years. Lynn had a book entitled “Sewanee Sampler,” published in 1978, which she saved over the years […]

From a Distance

From a Distance

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com The arrogance of the far left never ceases to astound me. These people have such a high opinion of themselves that they think they can run your life better than you can. They want to control everything and seem to think they can spend your money better than you […]

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 […]

Memories of George W. Bush

Memories of George W. Bush

  By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com A couple of weeks before the 2000 election, I got word that George W. Bush had made a schedule change and was coming to South Knoxville Elementary School for a 3 p.m. rally the same day as the Duncan Family Barbecue. I was pleased because I hoped then […]

The General

The General

  By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com I have never known of any Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as blatantly political and as openly partisan as Gen. Mark Milley. I also have never seen anyone try as hard to portray himself as some type of hero and savior of this country as Gen. […]

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