Lucky to have all the jobs I had

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com A few years ago, I was speaking to about 100 eighth graders in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol. One of the students asked me if I liked my job. I immediately replied that I loved my job and felt very lucky to have it. I...

GOP should not celebrate too soon

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com The Biden Administration has gone so far to the left that they have messed up about everything they have touched so far. What a record: high gas prices, highest inflation in 47 years, illegal aliens flooding in at record...

Some memories from the 50s

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com A few Sundays ago, I was invited to eat lunch after church at the home of Bob and Gail Winter in East Knox County. We had a wonderful lunch of pot roast, potatoes, carrots, onions, coleslaw, rolls and brownies with hot fudge...

Main Street Instead of Wall Street

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com In my focus column last week, I mentioned the last national news article written about my career in Congress. Published in December of 2018 in news magazine The Week, it said: “He looked out for the interests of Main Street...

‘Preserving American greatness’

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com The last article published about my 30 years in Congress was written by a man I never met and who never interviewed me. Yet it summed up my career and the things I stood for better than anything I could have written myself....

NBC poll has bad news for Biden

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com The most recent NBC poll has very bad news for Joe Biden. And, as the parent of leftwing MSNBC, NBC’s polls are usually more favorable to the Democrats than most other polls. The NBC News report was headlined “Biden’s job...