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, 20 Jan 2021 21:23:45 -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 8baf9e3a4073721954be59f5bfa52075 Joe Biden Rejects the First Two Facts of Life for 01/20/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/01/21/joe-biden-rejects-the-first-two-facts-of-life Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>President-elect Joe Biden had a little bit of a problem dealing with the English language when he announced his White House science team on Saturday.</p> <p>He used the verb "will" when he meant to say "is."</p> <p>"I've always said that the Biden-Harris administration will also going to lead, and we're going to lead with science and truth," Biden said, according to the video on CSPAN. <p>Updated: Wed Jan 20, 2021</p> 47f74d88e812cd45a074efd6f09e8e82 Biden Wants To Amend Constitution To Limit Political Speech for 01/13/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/01/21/biden-wants-to-amend-constitution-to-limit-political-speech Wed, 13 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Amazon founder Jeff Bezos &#8212; whom National Public Radio called in December "by far the wealthiest person on the planet" &#8212; used a small sliver of his vast fortune in 2013 to buy The Washington Post.</p> <p>In 2020, this newspaper endorsed Joe Biden for president.</p> <p>"Mr. Biden's competence and honor are more important in this cycle than any particular stand on any particular issue," the Bezos paper said in a Sept. 28 editorial.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 13, 2021</p> e78c9e0e9f5ef721cff12c166c0e0885 Xavier Becerra Attacks Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Conscience for 01/06/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/01/21/xavier-becerra-attacks-freedom-of-speech-and-freedom-of-conscience Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has a record of attacking the freedom of speech and freedom of conscience.</p> <p>It is not surprising, therefore, that Joe Biden has decided to name him secretary of Health and Human Services. They have shared values.</p> <p>In 2018, Becerra filed a brief in the Supreme Court in the case of National Institute of Family Life Advocates v. Becerra. The question: Could California force pro-life pregnancy centers to promote government-funded abortions?<p>Updated: Wed Jan 06, 2021</p> 23db321e1b4f3a42694a8fe93ba975ff An American Hero Then -- and Forever for 12/30/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/20/an-american-hero-then-and-forever Wed, 30 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>The Great War had been over nine days when Hobey Baker took off in his Spad airplane to explore some of the territory the Allies had seized back from the Germans.</p> <p>"On the way home my engine suddenly went dead and I had to land on the side of a hill only ten kilometers from Metz," he wrote in a letter to his father. "Had my engine stopped the same way any time during my work over the lines when the war was on I would have been a prisoner."</p> <p>Hobey was one of the first pilots America sent to France in 1917. While there, he regularly wrote to his father, who then lived in Princeton, where both father and son had attended college.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 30, 2020</p> 5daa6b1041691bae58cdf6bb91818538 Congress May End Long Tradition of Not Convening on Sunday for 12/23/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/20/congress-may-end-long-tradition-of-not-convening-on-sunday Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the president pro tempore of the Senate and the longest-serving Republican in that body, sent out a tweet last week lamenting the imminent demise of an ancient and admirable Senate tradition.</p> <p>"US Senate has NEVER convened a Congress on Sunday out of respect," said Grassley.</p> <p>"Not once in 231 yrs," he said.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 23, 2020</p> 3fc34a19f0b9c787b09b4dbcd90e0efb Has a Chinese Virus Made Us More Like the People's Republic? for 12/16/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/20/has-a-chinese-virus-made-us-more-like-the-peoples-republic Wed, 16 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Something that began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 continues, a year later, to have a monstrous impact on the way Americans live their lives.</p> <p>We are less free today because a Chinese virus came our way &#8212; and because of the way some politicians have reacted to it.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 16, 2020</p> 24cf6bf2891e7edde90afc06557995ac Schumer Wants Biden to Transfer Wealth From Auto Mechanics to Harvard Grads for 12/09/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/20/schumer-wants-biden-to-transfer-wealth-from-auto-mechanics-to-harvard-grads Wed, 09 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Jim and Jill were born a little more than a year apart to the same unmarried mother in Southern California.</p> <p>Jim was adopted by a working-class family in the San Fernando Valley, where the father made his living as an auto mechanic and the mother as a maid.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 09, 2020</p> b4d0e5181bd882af1d501f2fe50e8b16 Joe Biden Says He Wants a 'Revolution' for 12/02/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/20/joe-biden-says-he-wants-a-revolution Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>In which America would you prefer to live?</p> <p>In one America, a family that works hard and saves money can afford to buy a detached home on a nice piece of land &#8212; with a two-car garage.</p> <p>In their home, they have a refrigerator, a freezer, a stove, two ovens, a dishwasher, a washing machine and a dryer.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 02, 2020</p> 28d7fd077988ee68fec9d609b88b3090 The Gipper's Greatest Comeback for 11/25/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/11/20/the-gippers-greatest-comeback Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Some newspapers in the Midwest in 1920 referred to the Notre Dame football team not as the Fighting Irish but as "the Catholics."</p> <p>Notre Dame's star player, however, was not one.</p> <p>George Gipp grew up in a small northern Michigan town, where he did not play high school football and his father was a Baptist pastor.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 25, 2020</p> c76ef2f41a5277bd15b92eb2ff0f1f76 5 Evil Things Biden Plans To Do as President for 11/18/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/11/20/5-evil-things-biden-plans-to-do-as-president Wed, 18 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Are the policies Joe Biden plans to pursue as president good or evil?</p> <p>As the nation's second Catholic president, will he act in a way that is consistent with the teachings of his faith?</p> <p>Will he follow the natural law and protect the God-given rights to life and liberty?<p>Updated: Wed Nov 18, 2020</p> a88041dbfc2a7b219ea690bfe15114b0 Joe Biden's Majority Doesn't Work Full Time, Stay Married or Go To Church for 11/11/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/11/20/joe-bidens-majority-doesnt-work-full-time-stay-married-or-go-to-church Wed, 11 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>A week after the 2020 presidential election, one thing is obvious about the United States of America: It is deeply divided.</p> <p>With 148 million votes counted, President Donald Trump trailed former Vice President Joe Biden by about 4.7 million votes.</p> <p>But, according to the exit polls, there were some demographic groups that did pick Trump over Biden.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 11, 2020</p> f8f2aee3eb77aac4fd4ce0ff64df6c56 Philadelphia vs. Catholic Church and Children for 11/04/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/11/20/philadelphia-vs-catholic-church-and-children Wed, 04 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>If you were a child who, through some tragic circumstance, needed to be placed in a foster home, do you think it would be better for you to be placed with a married mother and father who had a documented history of compassionately caring for children or with two men living together in a homosexual relationship?</p> <p>The government of the City of Philadelphia has manifestly concluded that being parented by two homosexuals is as good as having a mom and dad.</p> <p>The Catholic Church disagrees.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 04, 2020</p> efc6d7eb9e0f784dca3aac741118242a Trump Versus Biden: Pennsylvania and Ohio for 10/28/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/20/trump-versus-biden-pennsylvania-and-ohio Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Republican Party nominated its first presidential candidate in 1856, putting up John C. Fremont against Democrat James Buchanan, who had been a senator from Pennsylvania.</p> <p>Fremont lost Pennsylvania to Buchanan and lost the election.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 28, 2020</p> 419c4bf668b3b016f94b5c794fdf1dee Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2019 Than on Food, Clothing, Health Care and Entertainment Combined for 10/21/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/20/americans-spent-more-on-taxes-in-2019-than-on-food-clothing-health-care-and-entertainment-combined Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In 2019, according to the Consumer Expenditure Survey published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans on average spent more on taxes than they did on food, clothing, health care and entertainment combined.</p> <p>Bottom line: Funding their local, state and federal governments cost Americans more on average last year (which was before the COVID-19 pandemic hit) than making sure their families were fed, clothed, had health care &#8212; and could keep a dog or cat, buy toys for their kids, pay for cable TV and attend an occasional baseball game or movie.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 21, 2020</p> b4943041d6d5ac3dfbc7601454ce1564 They Call It a Hearing, but They Don't Listen for 10/14/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/20/they-call-it-a-hearing-but-they-dont-listen Wed, 14 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>When Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota began her 30-minute turn at questioning Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday afternoon, Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii was not in the room.</p> <p>Hirono apparently was not that interested in what she anticipated Klobuchar would have to say.</p> <p>Or perhaps she preferred to watch it on C-SPAN &#8212; just as Americans 3,000 miles away could.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 14, 2020</p> 284b5d5c2edcfdada13a422c99ddd575 Do 4 People Have a Right To Marry One Another? for 10/07/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/20/do-4-people-have-a-right-to-marry-one-another Wed, 07 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Justice Samuel Alito had a straightforward question, but the lawyer arguing on behalf of the petitioners in Obergefell v. Hodges did not have a coherent answer.</p> <p>Her central argument in the case: The 14th Amendment's command that the states shall not "deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws" protected a "right" for people of the same sex to marry each other.</p> <p>Alito did not buy it.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 07, 2020</p> 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>