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, 17 Jan 2020 11:27:31 -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 e98cf158b7fd304819d3d560bd5ecd8f An NFL Owner's Final Victory for 01/15/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/01/20/an-nfl-owners-final-victory Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Father Bill McGuire was sitting in the upper level of the press box at Kezar Stadium watching his hometown team play the Chicago Bears.</p> <p>Things were not going well.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 15, 2020</p> fa4e1ad2eb6096135b36cb8f72b601ea The President Has the Authority to Repel Attacks, Not Start Wars for 01/08/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/01/20/the-president-has-the-authority-to-repel-attacks-not-start-wars Wed, 08 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's understanding of the constitutional authority of the president when it comes to using military force seems to depend on the party affiliation of the president in question.</p> <p>Pelosi supported former President Barack Obama &#8212; a Democrat &#8212; using military force against the Libyan regime of Moammar Gadhafi without prior congressional authorization.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 08, 2020</p> 85e6d66f6f7057b8fc5c485c35a33f6f Stuck in a Basement in San Francisco for 01/01/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/19/stuck-in-a-basement-in-san-francisco Wed, 01 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Why isn't it moving?"</p> <p>"We're stuck."<p>Updated: Wed Jan 01, 2020</p> b1b99a1f5c79b8200e8aa074355572cc Mayor Pete's 'Promise' for 12/25/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/19/mayor-petes-promise Wed, 25 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is seeking the presidency, wants to facilitate "choice" when it comes to killing an unborn child but not when it comes to educating a born one.</p> <p>In his America, the government would pay for abortions and the child care of millions &#8212; from birth onward.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 25, 2019</p> ad8f2544d20b49820ab5d12e458ac63a The Schumer Principle: Lying Under Oath Is Not Impeachable for 12/18/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/19/the-schumer-principle-lying-under-oath-is-not-impeachable Wed, 18 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Twenty-one years ago, then-Rep. Charles Schumer worked to establish the precedent that a president could lie under oath.</p> <p>The question for Schumer was not whether the president was lying but what he was lying about.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 18, 2019</p> c82f2486ec560ac0b2dc3aaf7a06cfac House Democrats Don't Want to Know the Truth for 12/11/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/12/19/house-democrats-dont-want-to-know-the-truth Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>In April 2014, then-President Barack Obama signed a law authorizing loan guarantees for Ukraine.</p> <p>That same month, then-Vice President Joe Biden went to Ukraine and made these points: The Obama administration was going to guarantee $1 billion in loans to Ukraine, and the United States was going to help Ukraine develop its energy industry.</p> <p>"Just last week the United States government signed a bill proposed by our administration for a $1 billion loan guarantee agreement with Ukraine," Biden said in Kyiv.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 11, 2019</p> 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>