The Rise in Crime & Violence

The Rise in Crime & Violence

By John J. Duncan Jr. Over the July 4th weekend, 104 people were shot in Chicago, with 18 killed, including two policemen and a six-year-old girl. This followed more typical recent Chicago weekends, one with 62 people shot resulting in three deaths, and another when 46 were shot with eight killed. On June 28th, Mayor […]

Carlson doesn’t hold back

Carlson doesn’t hold back

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com Tucker Carlson is the most courageous person on national television today. Night after night, he takes on liberal and left-wing billionaires, anti-white racism, and other topics others are too politically ‘correct’ to touch. As Steve Hunley wrote in the June 14 Focus, Carlson attacked the left-wing leadership of Knoxville’s […]

Big Pharma and Covid

Big Pharma and Covid

By John J. Duncan Jr. A few weeks ago, I read nine top officials of the pharmaceutical giants had become billionaires thanks to the COVID-19 vaccine. Commenting on this, Professor Victor Davis Hanson said only about 15% of the world population had received the vaccine at that point. He said on Fox News that if […]

More thoughts on COVID-19

More thoughts on COVID-19

By John J. Duncan Jr. Those who watch only the very biased, distorted propaganda from CNN and MSNBC probably did not see the photos of Nancy Pelosi and other leading Democrats at a party at the White House not wearing masks and not practicing social distancing. Speaker Pelosi had the gall to fine Republican members […]

Dr. Fauci? More like Dr. Fauxci

Dr. Fauci? More like Dr. Fauxci

By John J. Duncan Jr. Dr. Anthony Fauci should not be regarded as some sort of God-like, heroic figure. In fact, the real hero is Sen. Rand Paul for having the courage to expose Dr. Fauci’s misinformation, wrong decisions, bad advice, and straight lies. Fauci somehow became the highest paid federal employee with a salary […]

Tax and Spend

Tax and Spend

By John J. Duncan Jr. One thing I saw thousands of times during my years in office was that you could never satisfy government’s appetite for money and land. They always wanted more. Yet the least economical, least efficient way to spend any money was to turn it over to government, at any level. Thus, […]

Belle of the Ball

Belle of the Ball

By John J. Duncan Jr. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) should host a dinner in Washington in honor of Shane Hazel. The dinner would be in appreciation for Mr. Hazel giving the Democrats control of the U.S. Senate. Mr. Hazel, for the 99% plus of people who have no idea who he is, was the libertarian […]

Nixon’s connections to Knoxville

Nixon’s connections to Knoxville

  By John J. Duncan Jr. Last week’s column about Richard Nixon brought back the memory of an interesting Knoxville connection Nixon had. Erma Greenwood attended Duke University Law School with him in the late 1930s. Ms. Greenwood was for many years the only woman lawyer in Knoxville. For the last several years, women have […]

Nixon, a man who never gave up

Nixon, a man who never gave up

By John J. Duncan Jr. Richard Nixon was probably the most hated man in American politics until Donald Trump was elected president. Yet, like Trump, Nixon was also loved by millions, and the last time he ran for election, in 1972, he won Tennessee overwhelmingly, 813,000 to 357,000. And because Nixon’s life had so many […]