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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Washington, D.C., Public Schools Spend $30K Per Student; 23% of 8th Graders Proficient in Reading Sep 16, 2020

The public elementary and secondary schools in the District of Columbia spent $30,115 per pupil during the 2016-2017 school year, according to Table 236.75 in the Department of Education's "Digest of Education Statistics." But only 23% of the eighth ... Read More

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21st Straight Year: More Than 1 Million High School Boys Played Football in 2019 Sep 09, 2020

In the fall of 2019, 1,003,524 American high school boys played 11-man tackle football, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations, or NFHS. That made 2019 the 21st straight year in which at least 1 million American high s... Read More

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Should Government Raise Our 3-Year Olds? Sep 02, 2020

Who should care for and nurture a 3-year-old child? A mother, a father — or the government? The Democratic Party and former Vice President Joe Biden have taken an unambiguous stand on this. Caring for 3-year-old children, in their view, is the ... Read More

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Biden Wants To Fund What He Admits Is the Taking Of Human Life Aug 26, 2020

If you take Joe Biden at his word, he intends to do something profoundly evil: codify a "right" to deliberately kill innocent human beings and then use federal dollars to pay for that killing. Back in 2012, when then-Vice President Biden debated Rep.... Read More