Where Has the Democratic Party Gone?

Where Has the Democratic Party Gone?

By Steve Hunley The recent July 4th holiday brings to my mind the question what became of the Democratic Party?  What sparked my mind was there had never been any controversy about Americans celebrating the birth of our country until the wokesters declared it unacceptable.  Now, we are told celebrating July 4 makes one a […]

Leftist hypocrisy… the beat goes on

Leftist hypocrisy… the beat goes on

By Steve Hunley Leftists in America are struggling to explain the surge in crime occurring all across the country, but most especially in Democrat-run cities.  Voters in New York City just went to the polls to elect a mayor to succeed Bill DeBlasio and Eric Adams emerged in the front of the pack.  Adams is […]

Is Knoxville heading towards socialism?

Is Knoxville heading towards socialism?

By Steve Hunley I’m not sure how many others in our community have noticed it, but Knoxville is becoming a microcosm of what is happening nationally.  The trifecta of leftist politicians, the mainstream media and Big Tech conspire to stifle free speech and silence those who do not agree with them.  All of them relentlessly […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 14, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for June 14, 2021

Carlson calls out Kincannon By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com Last Wednesday night, Knoxville got some unexpected national publicity.  Tucker Carlson hosts the highest rated talk show on cable television.  In his broadcast, Carlson said, “The formerly peaceful city of Knoxville, Tennessee, for example, is now on track for its deadliest year in history, even worse […]

Leadership Comes With Responsibility

Leadership Comes With Responsibility

By Steve Hunley When Daniel Herrera was elected Chairman of the Knox County Republican Party, it ushered in a new age.  At least that was the inference.  Emails from Herrera routinely herald the fact “This ain’t your grandfather’s Republican Party anymore.”  That much is certainly true, but there is a strange undercurrent in certain circles.  […]

Thank you, Mayor Jacobs

Thank you, Mayor Jacobs

By Steve Hunley Taxpayers owe a debt of thanks to Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs for sending a letter to Susan Horn, Chair of the Board of Education and taking a bold stand against waste and for student safety.  The topic of the mayor’s letter was to “tell the district what every parent already knows: […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley   The Sentinel Squalls The Knoxville News-Sentinel has launched a series of print attacks against The Knoxville Focus.  The reason is because the Knox County Commission is considering a resolution they feel threatens their near-monopoly on the county’s legal notice business.  To put that into perspective, you’d need to know for decades, […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them Let’s look at Chicago—the last Republican mayor of the “Windy City” was William Hale Thompson who left office in 1931.  So, for the last 89 years, Chicago has been governed by Democrats.  Now an animal shelter is having to release 1,000 feral cats to deal […]

Kincannon caves in to her far left base

Kincannon caves in to her far left base

By Steve Hunley City Mayor Indya Kincannon has caved in to the ultimatum of the radical leftists who have demanded school security officers be withdrawn from our school campuses. Kincannon sent a letter to Superintendent Bob Thomas, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, Sheriff Tom Spangler, Board of Education Chair Susan Horn and District Attorney General […]