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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Married Couples With Children and Jobs Cause Income Inequality Sep 20, 2017

Liberals talk about "income inequality" as if it is caused by insufficient government action — including insufficient taxation of those they call the "rich." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, for example, always frames the tax issue within th... Read More

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Obama Sees These People as Victims of Illegal Immigrants Sep 13, 2017

Former President Barack Obama made a profound — if not plainly stated — concession in an essay he posted on Facebook last week attacking a decision by President Donald Trump. The issue: Trump's determination to "wind down" Obama's DACA pr... Read More

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Is Administration Reneging on Trump's Religious Freedom Promise? Sep 06, 2017

The political optics were some of President Trump's best — as he prepared on May 4 to sign an executive order defending freedom of conscience. "With this executive order," Trump told the crowd in the Rose Garden, "we also make clear that the fe... Read More