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 Sat, 07 Dec 2019 00:43:16 -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 48bc49e48401b71ee60dda499929e94d Pelosi Promotes Good Stewardship of God's Creation (and Abortion) for 12/04/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/19/pelosi-promotes-good-stewardship-of-gods-creation-and-abortion Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued three public statements on Monday while attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Spain.</p> <p>The first and third profoundly contradicted the second &#8212; in a way that can never be reconciled.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 04, 2019</p> 4fe231d6912e9f3098c255e73bb82fa4 The British Effort to Kill American Football for 11/27/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/11/19/the-british-effort-to-kill-american-football Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"That the conduct of England with regard to America has been altogether unjustifiable."</p> <p>This was the resolution the Debating Society at Marlborough College &#8212; the British prep school later attended by the current Duchess of Cambridge &#8212; took up on Oct. 23, 1865. Edward H. Moeran argued against the proposition and won &#8212; with 18 judges voting for him and only 8 voting against.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 27, 2019</p> 5a1f86007cd2e0e0cabe11c96a0d6dcf It's Only Another $174,000 in Federal Spending for 11/20/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/11/19/its-only-another-174000-in-federal-spending Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>If you read the text of the continuing resolution the House passed Tuesday to fund the federal government for a month, you will find an interesting passage on page 4.</p> <p>"Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act," it says, "there is hereby appropriated for fiscal year 2020 for payment to Maya M. Rockeymoore, widow of Elijah Cummings, late a Representative from the State of Maryland, $174,000."<p>Updated: Wed Nov 20, 2019</p> a4178e63fcb9a850104ab5262fc1e941 Remember When Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Liberated Libya? for 11/13/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/11/19/remember-when-barack-obama-and-hillary-clinton-liberated-libya Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"We came. We saw. He died."</p> <p>So said then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she learned that Libyan rebels had killed Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 13, 2019</p> ec17e03b08bcd9631ff85de16b393cc5 House Votes to 'Enhance the Border Security' of Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Tunisia -- Not the USA for 11/06/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/11/19/house-votes-to-enhance-the-border-security-of-jordan-lebanon-egypt-and-tunisia-not-the-usa Wed, 06 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has voted to fund efforts to "enhance the border security" of Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Tunisia while moving to deny all funding to build walls, fencing or any other structures to enhance the border security of the United States.</p> <p>Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her lieutenants have their priorities.</p> <p>To them, borders on the other side of the world are more important than our own.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 06, 2019</p> 5cf05f0b2b6d52a26a5667c39f20af67 Wasn't a $4.4 Trillion Federal Government Big Enough? for 10/30/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/19/wasnt-a-44-trillion-federal-government-big-enough Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The leaders of both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party in the U.S. Senate proved again this week that they favor a bigger federal government that spends and borrows more money.</p> <p>Their timing was symbolically perfect.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 30, 2019</p> cc3cb58e0508c2ead54c5283afdcd915 $3.22 Trillion: Federal Programs That 'Transfer Income' Projected to Hit Record in FY20 for 10/23/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/19/322-trillion-federal-programs-that-transfer-income-projected-to-hit-record-in-fy20 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Federal spending programs that are "designed to transfer income ... to individuals or families" are set to hit a record $3,223,943,000,000 in fiscal 2020, according to projections published by the Office of Management and Budget.</p> <p>These so-called "payments for individuals" (as the OMB calls them) are projected to account for 67.9% of all federal spending this fiscal year and consume 14.4% of the nation's gross domestic product.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 23, 2019</p> a9b8b79a4b28b9be0372c9c464435b5c Bill Barr's Brilliant Touchdown Run at Notre Dame for 10/16/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/19/bill-barrs-brilliant-touchdown-run-at-notre-dame Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Many Americans know Notre Dame as the place where Knute Rockne once coached the football team and George Gipp &#8212; played by Ronald Reagan in the movie &#8212; was his legendary halfback.</p> <p>It should now also be noted as the place where Attorney General William P. Barr delivered one of the most important speeches any Cabinet official has given in recent times.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 16, 2019</p> 5b6f89f4d867c36283a466b472259b14 Can Ruth Bader Ginsburg Make a Man Into a Woman? for 10/09/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/19/can-ruth-bader-ginsburg-make-a-man-into-a-woman Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Judging by the argument that one lawyer made to Justice Neil Gorsuch, Tuesday must have been an interesting day in the restrooms at the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> <p>"There are transgender lawyers in this courtroom today," attorney David Cole told Gorsuch.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 09, 2019</p> e1b7bb6bff043ebb7f3f489af1639a54 Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2018 Than on Food, Clothing and Health Care Combined for 10/02/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/10/19/americans-spent-more-on-taxes-in-2018-than-on-food-clothing-and-health-care-combined Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2018 than they did on the basic necessities of food, clothing and health care combined, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey.</p> <p>The survey's recently published Table R-1 for 2018 lists the average "detailed expenditure" of what the BLS calls "consumer units."<p>Updated: Wed Oct 02, 2019</p> a2fdb5d3365fc0e639c1e53031971eaa Elizabeth Warren: Following in the Footsteps of FDR for 09/25/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/09/19/elizabeth-warren-following-in-the-footsteps-of-fdr Wed, 25 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a plan to convert Social Security into a program that unambiguously redistributes wealth.</p> <p>Former President Franklin Roosevelt, founding father of the program, would be proud.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 25, 2019</p> d2b998dea46a2b465635cbe96664ea69 A Passing Storm or Coming Shipwreck? for 09/18/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/09/19/a-passing-storm-or-coming-shipwreck Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The always-amiable Father Andrew Gilligan, who for many years taught Latin at St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco, wanted his students to remember some of the great passages from Virgil's "The Aeneid" long after they had forgotten the arcane rules of Latin grammar.</p> <p>So, he gave us some to memorize.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 18, 2019</p> 4fd386088d2aab71edc9bc5c15516bcb U.S. Presence in Afghanistan Should Have Only 1 Goal for 09/11/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/09/19/us-presence-in-afghanistan-should-have-only-1-goal Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Eighteen years ago, al Qaida terrorists who had entered the United States attacked the United States in the United States.</p> <p>In response, we launched a war on the other side of the world.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 11, 2019</p> c6726bde94da95f1c187dea0c38aef21 Elizabeth Warren's Bias Against Private and Religious Schools -- and Their Teachers for 09/04/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/09/19/elizabeth-warrens-bias-against-private-and-religious-schools-and-their-teachers Wed, 04 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>From the time she was a little girl, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts had a dream. She wanted to work for the government.</p> <p>"Me, I knew for sure what I wanted to do from second grade on," Warren said in a speech delivered in Philadelphia on May 13. "I wanted to be a public school teacher."<p>Updated: Wed Sep 04, 2019</p> 4695acecbef4734453cf9bc0be67ffe4 Liberals Don't 'Invest'; They Spend Other People's Money for 08/28/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/08/19/liberals-dont-invest-they-spend-other-peoples-money Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a self-avowed socialist, sometimes sounds like a multibillionaire entrepreneur when promoting his political agenda.</p> <p>He intends, you see, to "invest" a great deal of money.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 28, 2019</p> 6e546f86a9409886bb2a3753ea86c969 The Apocalyptic Anti-Human Vision That Inspired Title X for 08/21/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/08/19/the-apocalyptic-anti-human-vision-that-inspired-title-x Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Can you guess which future president expressed these views in 1970?</p> <p>"No one can honestly say how many people this earth of ours, with its finite resources, can accommodate," he said. "But, it seems to me a fair judgement to say that the present rates of population growth and demand for resources have proved too rapid for our technology to improve the quality of life that we in America expect for all our citizens."</p> <p>"We, in America, have our own population problems and the time for facing up to these problems is now," he said. "Our cities are decaying, too many American lack proper food and nutrition, our transportation facilities are failing to meet the demands of urbanization, and as we crank up our technology to solve these problems we unwittingly despoil our air, water, land, and oceans."<p>Updated: Wed Aug 21, 2019</p> 0c8c6216e4eed54689f6553334238d23 China's High-Tech Tyranny for 08/14/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/08/19/chinas-high-tech-tyranny Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>There are passages in the State Department's latest reports on human rights and religious freedom in the People's Republic of China that read as if they ought to be in some futuristic horror story &#8212; not in a federal agency's factual explanation of how freedom is curtailed in the world's most populous nation.</p> <p>First, there are the multitudinous surveillance cameras and the facial recognition software that makes them so useful to China's communist regime.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 14, 2019</p> 77ff64408533adf4e6d91f98ee4ee882 American Football: The Eminently Intellectual Game for 08/08/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/08/19/american-football-the-eminently-intellectual-game Thu, 08 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>As a mathematics professor at Yale, he had kept a careful eye on college football for years before he felt compelled to speak out.</p> <p>Eugene Lamb Richards then published an essay in the October 1894 edition of The Popular Science Monthly. It was titled "The Football Situation." (A shorter version of the same essay was published in Walter Camp's 1894 book, "Football Facts and Figures.")<p>Updated: Thu Aug 08, 2019</p> 7de42ac911f4e42a5deebd6b0ec69002 Schumer Calls for Amending First Amendment to Limit Political Speech for 08/01/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/07/19/schumer-calls-for-amending-first-amendment-to-limit-political-speech Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D.-N.Y., has determined there is too much political speech in the United States coming from sources he cannot abide. So, he stood in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, along with Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D.-Ill., to announce he is backing Democratic New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall's proposal to amend the First Amendment.</p> <p>The First Amendment &#8212; as it now stands &#8212; includes 10 unambiguous words about freedom of speech.<p>Updated: Thu Aug 01, 2019</p> 82e545aa1c7fc5d310aa42a8834a33ca Trump and Pelosi Team up for Bigger Government, Deeper Debt for 07/24/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/07/19/trump-and-pelosi-team-up-for-bigger-government-deeper-debt Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>There is one interest that almost all elected officials in Washington, D.C., share. It does not matter what state they come from. It does not matter what party they belong to. It does not matter whether they serve in the House, Senate or White House. </p> <p>They want to be reelected.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 24, 2019</p>