About Terence P. Jeffrey

Terence P. Jeffrey

Terence P. Jeffrey

Terence P. Jeffrey started as editor in chief of CNSNews.com in September 2007. Prior to that, he served for more than a decade as editor of Human Events, where he is now an editor at large. Terry was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area, the seventh of 11 children. Both his parents were doctors of medicine.

Terry earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Princeton in 1981. In 1984-85, he studied Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute of The American University in Cairo. In 1986-87, he studied in the Master of Arts in Arab Studies program at Georgetown University, but did not earn a degree.

From 1987-91, he was an editorial writer for The Washington Times, which nominated him for the Pulitzer Prize for his investigative editorials about then-House Speaker Jim Wright. In 1992, he served as issues and research director for Pat Buchanan’s first Republican presidential campaign. In 1993-94, he served as executive director of The American Cause, an educational foundation.

In 1995-96, he was national campaign manager for Pat Buchanan’s second Republican presidential campaign. Buchanan that year won the Alaska, Louisiana and Missouri caucuses, placed second in the Iowa caucuses and won the New Hampshire primary.

Terry writes a weekly column for the Creators Syndicate and is a regular guest on CNN’s Situation Room. He and his wife, Julie, have five children and live in the Virginia suburbs outside of Washington, D.C.

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Bill Barr's Brilliant Touchdown Run at Notre Dame Oct 16, 2019

Many Americans know Notre Dame as the place where Knute Rockne once coached the football team and George Gipp — played by Ronald Reagan in the movie — was his legendary halfback. It should now also be noted as the place where Attorney Gen... Read More

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Can Ruth Bader Ginsburg Make a Man Into a Woman? Oct 09, 2019

Judging by the argument that one lawyer made to Justice Neil Gorsuch, Tuesday must have been an interesting day in the restrooms at the U.S. Supreme Court. "There are transgender lawyers in this courtroom today," attorney David Cole told Gorsuch. "Of... Read More

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Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2018 Than on Food, Clothing and Health Care Combined Oct 02, 2019

Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2018 than they did on the basic necessities of food, clothing and health care combined, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey. The survey's recently published Table R-1 for... Read More

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Elizabeth Warren: Following in the Footsteps of FDR Sep 25, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a plan to convert Social Security into a program that unambiguously redistributes wealth. Former President Franklin Roosevelt, founding father of the program, would be proud. In a position statement posted on her campaign we... Read More