Terence Jeffrey from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:40:00 -0800 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Terence Jeffrey from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/terence-jeffrey-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey 7a784410d6b817376ad98ff7d6ac5b9d Covington Student Did No Wrong for 01/23/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/01/19/covington-student-did-no-wrong Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Since the advent of instant replay, American football fans have learned that not every videotape tells the truth.</p> <p>A videotape taken from one angle may make it seem as if a receiver caught the ball, when a tape taken from another shows he clearly did not.</p> <p>A tape that breaks off with a runner in midair extending the ball toward &#8212; but not over &#8212; the goal line cannot be used to determine whether the runner actually scored.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 23, 2019</p> b1bb95264e3c298aef23f04cb37e4cc7 California Contends Feds Must Prevent Californians From Giving Birth for 01/16/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/01/19/california-contends-feds-must-prevent-californians-from-giving-birth Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>California Attorney General Xavier Becerra argued in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California that a regulation issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would prevent an insufficient number of California women from conceiving and giving birth to children.</p> <p>The states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey made the same argument &#8212; regarding women in their own jurisdictions &#8212; in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.</p> <p>On Sunday, Judge Haywood Gilliam, a California appointee of former President Barack Obama, agreed with Becerra and issued an injunction blocking enforcement of the HHS regulation in California, the District of Columbia and 12 other states that had joined its lawsuit.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 16, 2019</p> 7a72b4eaedb9b28441976503544ed894 Republican House Increased Debt $7.9 Trillion in 8 Years for 01/09/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/01/19/republican-house-increased-debt-79-trillion-in-8-years Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>The recently deposed Republican majority increased the federal debt by $7.9 trillion in the eight years it controlled the House of Representatives.</p> <p>At the close of business on Jan. 4, 2011, the day before the Republicans took control of the House, the debt was $14,014,049,043,294.41, according to the Treasury. </p> <p>On Jan. 3, 2019, the last day before the Republicans turned control of the House back to the Democrats, the debt closed at $21,929,258,046,653.58.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 09, 2019</p> 5efc6c88a5262206e00b9d474d1ca2eb Too Little, Too Late: A Lesson in Border Security for 01/02/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/01/19/too-little-too-late-a-lesson-in-border-security Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Khalid al-Mihdhar landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City on July 4, 2001.</p> <p>This was his second trip to the United States, on his second visa, with the second Saudi passport he had used to enter this country in less than two years.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 02, 2019</p> e595613124c653d41206783b4bad9eea Party of the Rich: Democrats Hold the 20 Wealthiest Congressional Districts for 12/26/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/18/party-of-the-rich-democrats-hold-the-20-wealthiest-congressional-districts Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p><span class="column--highlighted-text">Each of the nation's 20 wealthiest congressional districts, when measured by median household income, will be held by Democrats in the upcoming Congress.</span></p> <p>Republicans did not win one.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 26, 2018</p> bc5931030a8eaec3502b4cbcec7a19c5 Legal Suicide: Obamacare Is Killing Itself for 12/19/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/18/legal-suicide-obamacare-is-killing-itself Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p>When President Barack Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, there was one thing they wanted everyone to understand: Their plan would not work unless they were to force Americans to buy health insurance.</p> <p>They wrote this point into the law itself. </p> <p>"(I)f there were no requirement, many individuals would wait to purchase health insurance until they needed care," the law says.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 19, 2018</p> 29672bc6783963b172e1cb2d9b4972c0 Pelosi's 'Immoral' Border Wall Argument for 12/12/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/18/pelosis-immoral-border-wall-argument Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has declared that a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border would be "immoral."</p> <p>She cannot present a logical argument to support this declaration.</p> <p>At her press briefing last week, she conceded that the government has a duty to secure the nation's borders.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 12, 2018</p> 11f41db09607316b9df81e05ceb56e85 When Can Americans Be Arrested in Retaliation for What They Say? for 12/05/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/18/when-can-americans-be-arrested-in-retaliation-for-what-they-say Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It may be a prudent policy to always be polite to the police, but does that mean Americans must give up the right to be rude?</p> <p>A question similar to this &#8212; transcending it, in fact &#8212; is now before the Supreme Court of the United States.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 05, 2018</p> 235d5f9da24607669586ded4cc264bee Build a Moral Wall -- and Gate for 11/28/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/11/18/build-a-moral-wall-and-gate Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">The United States of America granted lawful permanent resident status to 1,127,167 immigrants in 2017, according to the Department of Homeland Security.</span><br></p> <p>Over the past 30 years, we have given 30,311,416 immigrants that status.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 28, 2018</p> e8b11e451ca934c846561990fd77a00c Football Makes America Great for 11/21/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/11/18/football-makes-america-great Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Charles Eliot, who served for decades as president of Harvard, hated football and led a crusade against it.</p> <p>He lost &#8212; and America won.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 21, 2018</p> 2b46d0fba9be509d1347a3cb2264b73e 37.8 Percent in Generation That Starts Turning 21 Next Year Was Born to Unwed Moms for 11/14/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/11/18/378-percent-in-generation-that-starts-turning-21-next-year-was-born-to-unwed-moms Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p>In the 20-year cohort of American young people who were born in the years from 1998 through 2017 &#8212; and will start turning 21 next year &#8212; 37.8 percent were born to unmarried mothers, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p> <p>80,913,887 children were born during that two-decade stretch; 30,611,650 did not have a father who was married to their mother. </p> <p>To put that in perspective, the CDC data shows that among the 20-year cohort of Americans born from 1940 through 1959 &#8212; who started turning 21 in 1961 &#8212; only 4.1 percent were born to unmarried mothers.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 14, 2018</p> 9e0e5175b9078ed8fcb37e96ef5e0950 Will NIH Extend UCSF's Aborted-Baby-Parts Mouse Contract? for 11/07/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/11/18/will-nih-extend-ucsfs-aborted-baby-parts-mouse-contract Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p>On Nov. 30, 2017, decision-makers at the National Institutes of Health made a profound error. They executed an option to extend for one year a federal contract that will pay the University of California, San Francisco $2,018,293 this year alone.</p> <p>That contract is called Humanized Mouse Models for HIV Therapeutics Development, and it requires UCSF to obtain human fetal tissue from aborted babies to transplant into mice.</p> <p>The NIH, I reported on CNSNews.com, published the official solicitation for this contract on Dec. 31, 2012. It stated the contractor would be required to "obtain human fetal tissue."<p>Updated: Wed Nov 07, 2018</p> 1d1c29334f4e5ba9826e5a9ab9cc041a Teach Children: Martin Luther King and Ronald Reagan Were Right for 10/31/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/18/teach-children-martin-luther-king-and-ronald-reagan-were-right Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and Ronald Reagan are two of the greatest leaders in American history not only because of the struggles they won but how they won them.</p> <p>They were great communicators who achieved great victories without violence. And they were able to do this for the same reason: They unapologetically appealed to the ultimate truth.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 31, 2018</p> 2116cb3f491ee80ad5cf88236fa3ea37 Identical Tweets: Russians and Kamala Harris on Late-Term-Abortion Ban for 10/24/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/18/identical-tweets-russians-and-kamala-harris-on-late-term-abortion-ban Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The New York Times was outraged, and so was Sen. Kamala Harris of California.</p> <p>Back on Jan. 24, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell submitted a cloture motion for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 24, 2018</p> 543f17ebd9d464531d61fcdeaa36678f Declare San Francisco Critical Habitat for Grizzly Bears? for 10/17/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/18/declare-san-francisco-critical-habitat-for-grizzly-bears Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Drive through San Francisco on any given day and you are likely to see more than a few grizzly bears.</p> <p>No, they will not be soiling sidewalks in the Tenderloin or chasing high-tech billionaires down Market Street. But they will be flapping in the wind above City Hall and other public buildings.</p> <p>The grizzly, you see, is California's state animal and adorns its state flag. Yet not a single wild grizzly has been seen in the state in nearly a hundred years.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 17, 2018</p> 0a9d8f6ecb4d39392b70e3da3706616f The Argument Chuck Schumer Doesn't Have the Courage to Make for 10/10/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/18/the-argument-chuck-schumer-doesnt-have-the-courage-to-make Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Someone awakening from a 50-year coma around the time that Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court might have mistakenly come to the conclusion &#8212; had he or she listened to the admonitory speeches of Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer &#8212; that efforts were being launched across the United States to legally require women to conceive, or not conceive, children.</p> <p>Schumer repeatedly warned of an imminent attack on what he called the "reproductive rights" of women.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 10, 2018</p> e9644cb7a3b2e82d2f749c209aedfade Trump's 'Compromise' on Border Wall for 10/03/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/18/trumps-compromise-on-border-wall Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"But I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again," said President Donald Trump. "I'm not going to do it again."</p> <p>That was at a March 23 press conference after Trump had signed a $1.3 trillion continuing resolution that would fund the government through the remainder of fiscal 2018, which ended this past Sunday.</p> <p>One of the things that angered Trump about that $1.3 trillion bill was that it only provided $1.6 billion for work on the border wall he had made one of his signature campaign promises. Trump had been seeking a long-term commitment of $25 billion.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 03, 2018</p> 97ebd559ac1952c101dd6ac67fdbf587 Trump Administration Cancels FDA's Aborted Baby Parts Contract for 09/26/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/09/18/trump-administration-cancels-fdas-aborted-baby-parts-contract Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>On July 25, the Food and Drug Administration signed a contract to acquire "fresh" tissue from aborted babies so it could transplant that tissue into mice.</p> <p>On Monday, the Trump administration canceled that contract.</p> <p>This is an unambiguous victory for the sanctity of human life.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 26, 2018</p> 95f6f7e6b76329e287358c816e4b36f4 Lessons From Income Data: Study, Work, Family, Persistence for 09/19/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/09/18/lessons-from-income-data-study-work-family-persistence Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau releases new data on income trends in the American population that reinforce certain traditional lessons about life &#8212; which may be why liberals do not talk about this data much.</p> <p>Are there any patterns in the lives of those who do &#8212; and do not &#8212; succeed financially in the United States? Yes.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 19, 2018</p> 5ec8bb859980a8c220ddf4c1c6661904 If Americans Can't Drive in Afghanistan, Can We Remake Syria? for 09/12/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/09/18/if-americans-cant-drive-in-afghanistan-can-we-remake-syria Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Seventeen years ago, U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban and prevent al-Qaida from using that country to launch attacks against us.</p> <p>Four years later, then-President George W. Bush declared it was "the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world."</p> <p>What has been the result?<p>Updated: Wed Sep 12, 2018</p>