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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The Greatness of Charlie Daniels Jul 08, 2020

Charlie Daniels, who passed away Monday, was a great musician, a great man and a great example of what makes this nation great. He should be remembered not only for his contributions to popular music but also as a role model for the American dream. S... Read More

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Clarence Thomas Versus John Roberts and Good Versus Evil Jul 01, 2020

Chief Justice John Roberts essentially argued in the opinion he filed in an abortion case this week that his opinion was both right and wrong. Justice Clarence Thomas, meanwhile, offered perfect clarity in his dissenting opinion in the same case, Jun... Read More

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In 2,000 Days as Speaker, Pelosi Has Increased Debt a Record $9.6 Trillion Jun 24, 2020

In the 2,000 days that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now served as the leader of a division of the federal government that the Constitution gives authority over all appropriations, the federal debt has increased by a record $9,655,515,485,628.06. That is ... Read More

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Will Joe Biden Become Our First Female President? Jun 17, 2020

Some Americans were hopeful in 2016 that Hillary Clinton would become our first female president. She did not. But now Joe Biden may do it. Excuse me, you might ask, isn't Biden a man? Well, he is for now — under the Biden gender rules. But he ... Read More