Cutting the Cord and the ‘Experts’

Cutting the Cord and the ‘Experts’

By Steve Hunley There is a new phrase to summarize where many Americans find themselves currently in the age of “fake news.”  It’s called “cord cutting”, meaning folks who have cut the cord to cable television and/or land line telephones.  It is also indicative of how many people are cutting the cord to news media […]

Are we headed for a charter crisis in Knox County?

By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com This past Wednesday, December 4, the Knox County School Board held their workshop meeting and discussed moving the Central Office of Knox County Schools from the Andrew Johnson building to the vacant east TVA Tower. This is an idea that first started in 2004 with then Knox County Mayor Mike […]

Obama’s Words of Wisdom

Obama’s Words of Wisdom

By Steve Hunley Who would have thought I would agree with every single word spoken by former president Barack Obama?  Certainly not me, but yet I did.  Former president Obama, speaking at a symposium at his foundation in Chicago, basically told the “politically woke” to get over it. For those readers as old as I […]

The Story Behind the Story

The Story Behind the Story

By Steve Hunley The Gannett newspapers are heralding the “bipartisan” effort to repeal the signature legislation pushed by Governor Bill Lee and approved by the Tennessee General Assembly – – – the Educational Savings Accounts.  Bo Mitchell, a liberal Nashville Democrat, has filed a bill to repeal the ESA legislation in the next session of […]

If you break, it you buy it

If you break, it you buy it

By Steve Hunley Knoxville had a city election last week for mayor and city council seats. There will be a new mayor and four new city council members. Out of 187,000 residents and 92,000 registered voters only 25,360 people in Knoxville cast votes for mayor. That means 13.6% of the total residents and 27.6% of […]

Innovatin’ Indya

Innovatin’ Indya

By Steve Hunley Lord have mercy! Mayoral candidate Indya Kincannon has just let go of a press release announcing, if elected, she will create an Office of Innovation. Don’t you reckon it’s finally time somebody thought of that? I suppose it would not be nice to point out then-superintendent of schools Jim McIntyre did the […]