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 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 06:27:12 -0700 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 6d7bca0e8dfc9ec88dc0d21ddde6f347 Joe Biden's Battle for the Soul of This Nation for 09/30/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/09/20/joe-bidens-battle-for-the-soul-of-this-nation Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>All of the pages on Joe Biden's campaign website carry a motto that sits &#8212; appropriately &#8212; at the upper-left corner of the page. It says "Battle for the Soul of the Nation."</p> <p>The site recently added a page that, beneath this ubiquitous motto, presents a statement from Biden urging the Senate not to vote on President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 30, 2020</p> 1e8d05791f502591c4c12e93f7f0a96a Ruth Bader Ginsburg v. Life and liberty for 09/23/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/09/20/ruth-bader-ginsburg-v-life-and-liberty Wed, 23 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ought to be remembered for two things: her attacks on the right to life and her attacks on religious liberty.</p> <p>In the 2000 case of Stenberg v. Carhart, the Supreme Court considered whether a state could prohibit partial-birth abortion. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 23, 2020</p> db88c3ad5ff3ed1e3283d9a5516bfeda Washington, D.C., Public Schools Spend $30K Per Student; 23% of 8th Graders Proficient in Reading for 09/16/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/09/20/washington-dc-public-schools-spend-30k-per-student-23-of-8th-graders-proficient-in-reading Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>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."</p> <p>But only 23% of the eighth graders in the district's public schools were proficient or better in reading in 2019, according to the department's National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, tests.</p> <p>Similarly, only 23% of eighth graders in the district's public schools were proficient or better in mathematics.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 16, 2020</p> cc14e2413c9a29587f6d4d3b73e9480e 21st Straight Year: More Than 1 Million High School Boys Played Football in 2019 for 09/09/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/09/20/21st-straight-year-more-than-1-million-high-school-boys-played-football-in-2019 Wed, 09 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>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.</p> <p>That made 2019 the 21st straight year in which at least 1 million American high school boys played football.</p> <p>No other sport comes close.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 09, 2020</p> 13dca81e94946cbc8200fd1586b7833f Should Government Raise Our 3-Year Olds? for 09/02/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/09/20/should-government-raise-our-3-year-olds Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Who should care for and nurture a 3-year-old child? A mother, a father &#8212; or the government?</p> <p>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 government's job.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 02, 2020</p> e2213fc7c9bc3a742a80120349e096ec Biden Wants To Fund What He Admits Is the Taking Of Human Life for 08/26/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/08/20/biden-wants-to-fund-what-he-admits-is-the-taking-of-human-life Wed, 26 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>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.</p> <p>Back in 2012, when then-Vice President Biden debated Rep. Paul Ryan, who was the Republican vice presidential nominee, Biden conceded a scientific fact &#8212; but postured as if it were a religious proposition.</p> <p>"With regard to abortion," Biden said, "I accept my church's position on abortion as what we call a de fide doctrine. Life begins at conception. That's the church's judgment. I accept it in my personal life."<p>Updated: Wed Aug 26, 2020</p> bfe233f7825081899e5fe1053c8237e2 Kasich's Conscience Prefers a President Who'll Put Boys in Girls' Locker Rooms for 08/19/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/08/20/kasichs-conscience-prefers-a-president-wholl-put-boys-in-girls-locker-rooms Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>John Kasich wants people to believe he is supporting Joe Biden for president because his "conscience" compels it.</p> <p>Assuming Kasich is being honest about this, a rational observer can draw only one conclusion: He is a moral idiot.</p> <p>On Monday, the Columbus Dispatch ran a story with this headline: "Kasich Says Conscience Led Him to Biden."<p>Updated: Wed Aug 19, 2020</p> 5d253a895a0ffe2091809db721c9e8c2 Joe Biden Stays Left for 08/12/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/08/20/joe-biden-stays-left Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Joe Biden did not look to his right for a running mate. He picked someone whose policy prescriptions &#8212; like his own &#8212; are unambiguously on the left.</p> <p>On Tuesday afternoon, Biden tweeted that he had chosen Sen. Kamala Harris of California to be the Democratic nominee for vice president.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 12, 2020</p> 16d99ce603199eba11a1b8813c0f08c1 Ilhan Omar Wants To Transfer Wealth -- But to Whom? for 08/05/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/08/20/ilhan-omar-wants-to-transfer-wealth-but-to-whom Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is proposing that the federal government transfer a massive amount of wealth to a class of Americans she perceives to be exploited and descending into desperation.</p> <p>On Tuesday, she tweeted a video that featured her discussing the issue at a press conference she held last year with socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.</p> <p>"I stand before you on behalf of 45 million Americans," Omar says in the video.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 05, 2020</p> 3cfc81713c14a2ab2df5d0a896ef8515 The Virus and the Malignancy for 07/29/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/07/20/the-virus-and-the-malignancy Wed, 29 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The word "unsustainable" is often used by politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., when they are talking about &#8212; rather than acting on &#8212; the federal debt.</p> <p>Such was the case when then-acting Office of Management and Budget director Russell Vought appeared in the House Budget Committee on March 12, 2019, to talk about President Donald Trump's budget proposal for fiscal 2020.</p> <p>"The national debt nearly doubled under the previous administration and is now more than $22 trillion," Vought said.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 29, 2020</p> c92d87a56d0f1416d3c87fd517e3b28e Biden Would Emulate Henry VIII for 07/22/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/07/20/biden-would-emulate-henry-viii Wed, 22 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Joe Biden and Henry VIII have something in common.</p> <p>They both decided to use the power of government to force individuals to act against their consciences on matters of profound consequence.</p> <p>But Henry VIII renounced his Catholic faith.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 22, 2020</p> d9f9641524bac70d353c962b8abbc3f2 What Happened To the Record Income Taxes Americans Paid Last Year? for 07/15/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/07/20/what-happened-to-the-record-income-taxes-americans-paid-last-year Wed, 15 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Back in fiscal 2019, which ended last September before COVID-19 hit, the federal government set two records.</p> <p>It collected more money in individual income taxes than in any previous year &#8212; and then spent more.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 15, 2020</p> 3a7aada79b4acf3d53bc4f9bdcdf2afa The Greatness of Charlie Daniels for 07/08/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/07/20/the-greatness-of-charlie-daniels Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Charlie Daniels, who passed away Monday, was a great musician, a great man and a great example of what makes this nation great.</p> <p>He should be remembered not only for his contributions to popular music but also as a role model for the American dream.</p> <p>Starting from his high school days in North Carolina &#8212; as he explained in his memoir "Never Look at the Empty Seats" &#8212; he never turned away from his dream or the hard work needed to achieve it.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 08, 2020</p> 9b224f1e9824fd72295286da3ec5a2e9 Clarence Thomas Versus John Roberts and Good Versus Evil for 07/01/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/06/20/clarence-thomas-versus-john-roberts-and-good-versus-evil Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>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.</p> <p>Justice Clarence Thomas, meanwhile, offered perfect clarity in his dissenting opinion in the same case, June Medical Services v. Russo. He argued that Roberts and the four liberals with whom Roberts concurred were unreservedly wrong. </p> <p>Thomas, of course, is right.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 01, 2020</p> 8966bd2cf12960613c6b7ca094cb382f In 2,000 Days as Speaker, Pelosi Has Increased Debt a Record $9.6 Trillion for 06/24/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/06/20/in-2000-days-as-speaker-pelosi-has-increased-debt-a-record-96-trillion Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>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.</p> <p>That is more than all the debt the federal government accumulated ($8,670,596,242,973.04) under all of the House speakers who served before Pelosi first took that position on Jan. 4, 2007.</p> <p>The record $9,655,515,485,628.06 in federal debt amassed during Pelosi's first 2,000 days as speaker works out to an average of $4,827,757,742.81 in added debt per day.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 24, 2020</p> 7dcde0b59fe3c0731c986f8a275571ad Will Joe Biden Become Our First Female President? for 06/17/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/06/20/will-joe-biden-become-our-first-female-president Wed, 17 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Some Americans were hopeful in 2016 that Hillary Clinton would become our first female president. She did not.</p> <p>But now Joe Biden may do it.</p> <p>Excuse me, you might ask, isn't Biden a man?<p>Updated: Wed Jun 17, 2020</p> 6c1159bbba2c22e4948ebd81ec5932dd A Great Comeback for 06/10/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/06/20/a-great-comeback Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Two things &#8212; a war and a virus &#8212; almost stopped Americans from playing football in 1918. Both failed.</p> <p>The Brooklyn Daily Standard Union ran a piece at the top of its sports page on Sept. 13, 1918 that summed up the war situation.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 10, 2020</p> b27b67e54e74131b892c3b185fea36ac Will Joe Biden Be America's Second Catholic President? for 06/03/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/06/20/will-joe-biden-be-americas-second-catholic-president Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>While the Republican Party has never nominated a Catholic for president, no Democrat has been elected president in the last 60 years without having the support of at least a plurality of Catholic voters, as measured by either an exit poll or Gallup's last preelection poll.</p> <p>In 1960, the last Gallup poll before the election showed John F. Kennedy leading Republican candidate Richard Nixon 78% to 22% among Catholics.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 03, 2020</p> 05beaf6d197aef4595166348679c1402 Biden to American Families: Don't Earn More Than $125,000 Per Year for 05/27/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/05/20/biden-to-american-families-dont-earn-more-than-125000-per-year Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>They work hard, but they are not rich.</p> <p>He is a local police officer in a suburb of a midwestern city. His annual salary is $67,620 &#8212; exactly the national average for his job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.</p> <p>She is a registered nurse at the local Catholic hospital. Since their youngest joined his siblings in high school last fall, she has resumed working full time.<p>Updated: Wed May 27, 2020</p> f7921b2468b8deb3b869fc8176b19be7 Does Pelosi Believe a Baby Has a Right to a Mother? for 05/20/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/05/20/does-pelosi-believe-a-baby-has-a-right-to-a-mother Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper on Monday, she started the interview with an effusive statement about Cooper's "new baby."</p> <p>"Well, first let me say how happy I am about your new baby. How lovely!" she said.</p> <p>"Thank you," said Cooper.<p>Updated: Wed May 20, 2020</p>