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 […]

Inflation: The Cruelest Tax

Inflation: The Cruelest Tax

By Steve Hunley My wife Kim likes to save money.  Kim knows how to use coupons and I think there have been times when she’s gone shopping, got what she wanted or needed and the store had to pay her.  Last week, Kim came in to report the sad news that one of her favorite […]

Politics as usual for conflicted Merit Council

Politics as usual for conflicted Merit Council

By Steve Hunley Gary Prince, attorney for Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler, has filed a motion before the Chancery Court calling for the Knox County Sheriff Office Merit System Council members Gina Oster and Jim Jennings to recuse themselves in hearing grievances from Martha Dooley, Scott “Scooby” More, and Ivan Harmon.  Mike Steely wrote about […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Comings & goings Joe Biden made his pitch to increase corporate taxes in our country beyond that of every civilized country on the face of God’s green earth except for Colombia and Portugal.  Biden proposes to go beyond even what Communist China taxes its own corporations. About the only thing poor Old […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley GOP Blues Randy Pace, former chair of the Knox County Republican Party, issued a “statement” on the GOP Facebook page and it was a rambling screed in keeping with his well-known longwinded nature. The eventual topic of Randy Pace’s jeremiad is his handpicked successor, Daniel Herrera. According to Pace, poor Daniel Herrera […]

Publisher’s Position

Publisher’s Position

By Steve Hunley School Board Follies Last week, the Knox County Board of Education had some 60 people sign up to speak.  What do you suppose had folks all stirred up?  Test scores?  Curriculum?  None of the above.  It was, yet again, masks.  It seems like nothing has kept the board as preoccupied as the […]

Disgrace in Afghanistan

Disgrace in Afghanistan

By Steve Hunley   Joe Biden, according to recent news reports, once said “F – that” when speaking to diplomat Richard Holbrooke in 2010.  Biden was arguing the United States should leave Afghanistan whatever the humanitarian costs.  The conversation is detailed in George Packer’s book “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American […]

Democrat Hypocrisy Running Amok

Democrat Hypocrisy Running Amok

By Steve Hunley Matt Shears, chairman of the Knox County Democratic Party, is up to his typical virtue signaling.  Shears sent out a press release recently with the shocking news local Democrats had cancelled their Truman Day Dinner and called on Knox County Republicans to do likewise with the Lincoln Day Dinner.  Democrats are pointing […]

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