The Hon. John J. Duncan, Jr.

The Hon. John J. Duncan, Jr., serves as representative of Tennessee’s 2nd District to the U.S. Congress.

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  • February 15, 2019

    A Tribute to Congressman Walter Jones

    I just retired after serving 30 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and 16 years before that as a lawyer and Judge. Of all the great men and women with whom I have worked during my career, Walter Jones was one of the best.

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  • December 22, 2018

    Last Speech on the Floor of the House

    The American people do not want—and especially do not need—permanent, forever wars.

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  • February 2018

    Feds: Stop “Helping”

    Student-loan debt in the United States is now $1.48 trillion. That incredible sum is a heavy drag on the economy and a burden on young people. And federal intervention in education is the cause.

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  • Reason Cecil’s Grocery
    November 2016

    Reason Cecil’s Grocery

    Almost two years ago my wife and I were driving home after having dinner in a Knoxville restaurant with former Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist and his wife.

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  • February 2007

    Lost in Iraq: The Election, Republicans, and Conservatives

    In one of the most memorable lines in American political history, Joseph Welch, the patrician Boston lawyer, asked Sen. Joseph McCarthy, “Have you no sense of decency?” Traditional conservatives should be asking the so-called neoconservatives if they have no sense of shame.

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  • A Better Way

    On April 14, the front-page headline of USA Today read, “More say U.S. focus should be home.” The story cited a USA Today/Gallup poll that found that nearly half of Americans thought the United States “Should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as best they can on their own.”

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  • A Homogenized America

    In late January, I led a nine-member congressional delegation on a whirlwind trip to Switzerland, Poland, Rumania, Kosovo, and Morocco. In Bern, at the Embassy Country Team Briefing, we were told that 90 percent of the Swiss were opposed to our occupation of Iraq.

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  • January 2004

    In Praise of Accents

    A few years ago, sitting on the floor of the U.S. House with my friend Rep. Jim Walsh of Syracuse, I said of the member who was speaking: “Curt’s dyed his hair.”

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  • December 2003

    An Unconservative Foreign Policy

    The request for an additional $87 billion for our operation in Iraq proves once again that U.S. policy there is anything but conservative.

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  • Looming Large

    War with Iraq loomed large as I was flying home to my district on February 6, reading glowing reports in the Washington Times of Secretary of State Colin Powell’s speech to the United Nations the day before.

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  • September 2002

    The Only Job That Pays Well

    The Federal Government is the only industry in which employees get more money—and raises and bonuses—for doing absolutely terrible jobs.

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  • Going to Belgrade

    Belgrade, Yugoslavia, was my destination on April 12. I was accompanied by two other members of Congress—one Republican, one Democrat, both good friends.

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