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 Fri, 03 Jul 2020 06:45:13 -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 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> b03d1d0590c55a529d32e3600212a730 America Will Need a Political and Medical Pandemic Postmortem for 05/13/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/05/20/america-will-need-a-political-and-medical-pandemic-postmortem Wed, 13 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>When COVID-19 emerged in China at the end of last year &#8212; then spread to the United States in January &#8212; were there political leaders or public health officials who clearly understood what the virus was about to do to this country and how to most effectively counter it?</p> <p>No.</p> <p>On Jan. 17, for example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held its first briefing on COVID-19. That same day, it had started screening people for symptoms if they flew in from Wuhan, China, and landed in San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York.<p>Updated: Wed May 13, 2020</p> f10f2bdc9f5133e84b95b2b643bc6c0b Which Has More Rights: A Church or a Liquor Store? for 05/06/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/05/20/which-has-more-rights-a-church-or-a-liquor-store Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia stood behind a podium at the front of the room &#8212; wearing no mask &#8212; but looking like he had an important message to deliver.</p> <p>He was issuing an order to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority. As part of his strategy to deal with COVID-19, Virginia restaurants and bars would now be able to sell mixed drinks for takeout or delivery.<p>Updated: Wed May 06, 2020</p> 077f7f7508bb8e397082ff412b52537b US has Run Up $5.5 Trillion in Trade Deficits With China for 04/29/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/04/20/us-has-run-up-55-trillion-in-trade-deficits-with-china Wed, 29 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Since 1985, the first year for which the Census Bureau has posted this nation's bilateral merchandise trade deficits on its website, the United States has accumulated $5.5 trillion in trade deficits with China.</p> <p>No other nation comes close.</p> <p>In 2019, America's seven top trading partners &#8212; when measured by the total dollar value of the bilateral trade in goods &#8212; were Mexico ($614.5 billion), Canada ($612.4 billion), China ($558.9 billion), Japan ($218.3 billion), Germany ($187.8 billion), South Korea ($134.4 billion) and the United Kingdom ($132.3 billion).<p>Updated: Wed Apr 29, 2020</p> 6992e780da42e6ab4116baeb227121e7 Quarantined in a Cairo Casino for 04/22/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/04/20/quarantined-in-a-cairo-casino Wed, 22 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The first strange thing I noticed that morning as I came down the stairs from my apartment was that the "bowab" &#8212; as they call doormen in Cairo &#8212; was not at the door.</p> <p>He was a conscientious man, and his absence was unprecedented.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 22, 2020</p> 0975a4862773493fcbc2d968e2991985 Pelosi Would Curtail Religious Liberty of Catholics for 04/15/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/04/20/pelosi-would-curtail-religious-liberty-of-catholics Wed, 15 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has joined in an effort to curtail the religious liberty of Catholics.</p> <p>Specifically, she has joined an amicus brief arguing that the Supreme Court nullify a regulation the Trump administration issued under the Affordable Care Act that would allow organizations that have religious objections to buying health insurance plans that cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortifacients to buy health insurance plans that do not cover these things.</p> <p>Pelosi has condemned this regulation as "despicable."<p>Updated: Wed Apr 15, 2020</p> fe77c5a035ee8f43c93b05d10882900f From Wuhan to You and ... for 04/08/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/04/20/from-wuhan-to-you-and- Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>It happened in Chicago, but it did not start or stop there.</p> <p>A 60-something-year-old woman from the Windy City traveled halfway around the world to Wuhan, China, this past December. Her husband stayed in Illinois. She came home on Jan. 13 &#8212; and brought something with her.</p> <p>She gave it to her husband.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 08, 2020</p> e5e4f8f3a821468736952f68779fb046 The Other Pathogen: Power-Seeking Politicians for 04/01/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/03/20/the-other-pathogen-power-seeking-politicians Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Americans are rightfully engaging in prudential measures to protect themselves, their families and their communities from COVID-19.</p> <p>But as this virus &#8212; and the reaction to it &#8212; has advanced, Americans have seen another more ancient threat reemerge in our society: excessive government.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 01, 2020</p> 45212b983aab14869a8e32126f400b73 Yes, Virginia's Governor Has Made It a Crime for More Than 10 People to Attend a Church Service for 03/25/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/03/20/yes-virginias-governor-has-made-it-a-crime-for-more-than-10-people-to-attend-a-church-service Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued an executive order on Monday that is aimed at stopping the new coronavirus &#8212; and, in the process, makes it a criminal offense to hold a church service attended by more than 10 people.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">Yes, his order makes it a crime for more than 10 people to gather in a church.</span><p>Updated: Wed Mar 25, 2020</p> 8777187aac128a4b299db41d3a388e42 2,060 Chinese Nationals Apprehended At U.S.-Mexico Border in Fiscal Year 2019 for 03/18/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/03/20/2060-chinese-nationals-apprehended-at-us-mexico-border-in-fiscal-year-2019 Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The Border Patrol apprehended 2,060 aliens from the People's Republic of China crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2019, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.</p> <p>The Border Patrol defines an "apprehension" as "the physical control or temporary detainment of a person who is not lawfully in the U.S. which may or may not result in an arrest."</p> <p>A Border Patrol data sheet lists the number of "total apprehensions" it made in fiscal year 2019 by both the citizenship of those apprehended and the border sector where the apprehension took place.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 18, 2020</p> cbd60e41832a5a5461c4f536a8b6f8a4 Mike Lee and George Washington Are Right About the War Power for 03/11/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/03/20/mike-lee-and-george-washington-are-right-about-the-war-power Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has adopted in the 21st Century the same interpretation of the Constitution's war power that President George Washington did in the years immediately following ratification of the Constitution.</p> <p>Lee and Washington are right. Those who reject their interpretation are wrong.</p> <p>"Any sustained offensive military operation would require congressional authorization," Lee told me in an interview last week.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 11, 2020</p> 1d97d6f8822b5d69cf914e14f6c1d78a Finish the Wall for 03/04/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/03/20/finish-the-wall Wed, 04 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>The senator was adamant.</p> <p>"People should not have to force the federal government to live up to our responsibilities to enforce our borders and our laws. Period," she said.</p> <p>"We do not have the luxury of debating this issue for another two years or four years," she added. "Rather we have the responsibility to take action now."<p>Updated: Wed Mar 04, 2020</p> 3e8a213d6181b1ea7bf8242afd77a020 Sanders' 'Medicare for All' Expressly Prohibits Discrimination Based on 'Gender Identity' -- but Not Religion for 02/26/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/02/20/sanders-medicare-for-all-expressly-prohibits-discrimination-based-on-gender-identity-but-not-religion Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>The "Medicare for All" legislation that Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced in Congress expressly prohibits discrimination based on "gender identity" but not religion.</p> <p>This may not be an accident. </p> <p>A reasonable reading of the bill &#8212; which is neither succinctly nor precisely written &#8212; raises the question of whether it would still be possible for Catholic (and other religious) hospitals to continue operating within its single-payer system.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 26, 2020</p> 36c043cbfe66c17310222aa8596a07c0 Bernie Fears Some Will Seek to Flee If He Succeeds for 02/19/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/02/20/bernie-fears-some-will-seek-to-flee-if-he-succeeds Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Sen. Bernie Sanders manifestly fears that if he succeeds in becoming president and enacting his economic plan, some Americans may seek to flee the country.</p> <p>How do we know this?</p> <p>His plan imposes a severe penalty on anybody who tries to leave to avoid paying his "wealth tax."<p>Updated: Wed Feb 19, 2020</p>