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, 14 May 2021 03:28:41 -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 e17c2b9e138f22a74d49cf738aa3ffd6 They Failed To Coerce Americans out of Their Cars for 05/12/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/05/21/they-failed-to-coerce-americans-out-of-their-cars Wed, 12 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Commuting by subway &#8212; or some other form of public transportation &#8212; and commuting by car epitomize two dramatically different lifestyles in the United States.</p> <p>In the former, for example, an American might live in a high-rise building in a densely populated urban area. He rides an elevator to the street each morning and then descends via an escalator to an underground chamber, where he stands on a concrete slab until a crowded train comes along.<p>Updated: Wed May 12, 2021</p> f333fcc60d5b83a0695fef07449dcdd8 Catholic Schools Beat Public Schools in Reading and Math for 05/05/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/05/21/catholic-schools-beat-public-schools-in-reading-and-math Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Here is one demonstrable fact about the difference between Catholic and public schools: Students who study at Catholic schools do better in reading and math.</p> <p>We know this because students who attended Catholic elementary schools in 2019 tested better in mathematics and reading than students who attended public schools.</p> <p>The latest issue of the Digest of Education Statistics, published by the U.S. Department of Education, includes the average reading and math scores that fourth and eighth grade students achieved in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, tests that were administered in 2019.<p>Updated: Wed May 05, 2021</p> 25aa9393efc9282ee57b0d04db2a10a2 America Did Not Transform Afghanistan for 04/28/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/04/21/america-did-not-transform-afghanistan Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>President George W. Bush stood before the U.S. Capitol in 2005 and delivered an Inaugural Address in which he declared his utopian vision that the United States had a mission to change the world.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">He was wrong. History has now proved it.</span></p> <p>"The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands," Bush said. "The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world."<p>Updated: Wed Apr 28, 2021</p> 90a26c83f5256f921150468fe6970bb8 When Can Government Kick Open the Door of Your House? for 04/21/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/04/21/when-can-government-kick-open-the-door-of-your-house-e7c8a Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>A 69-year-old woman was walking her poodle in a public park in Northern California in late November. She was not wearing a mask.</p> <p>She walked by groups of people who were.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">A police officer, meanwhile, monitored her movements from the security of his squad car.</span><p>Updated: Wed Apr 21, 2021</p> 911381fd5efdb21262d8610ee95312da 511 Police Officers 'Feloniously Killed' On Duty in Last 10 Years on Record for 04/14/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/04/21/511-police-officers-feloniously-killed-on-duty-in-last-10-years-on-record Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Do you remember this tragic and horrendous story?</p> <p>It started on the afternoon of April 27, 2018, when a 28-year-old man in Nogales, Arizona, tried to rob a taxi driver. It eventually led to the murder of a police officer.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 14, 2021</p> 54e089fdcc327dd9975eb67073769586 Should Government Track the Miles You Drive? for 04/07/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/04/21/should-government-track-the-miles-you-drive Wed, 07 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>One American gets up in the morning, gets in his car and drives down a congested highway to work.</p> <p>Another wakes at noon and rides a subway to a saloon.</p> <p>Which of these two &#8212; if America's future takes a wrong turn &#8212; would pay what might be called the "Buttigieg tax"?<p>Updated: Wed Apr 07, 2021</p> 0cd07694e03ee989f4850d35ff90990a The Cage Biden Wants for American Children for 03/31/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/03/21/the-cage-biden-wants-for-american-children Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Is it better for a 3-year-old child to spend more time with a government employee or a mother?</p> <p>President Joe Biden is pushing for a federal program to put preschool children in the hands of the former &#8212; theoretically, as a benefit to the latter.</p> <p>What about summer vacations? Should children have them? Or is it better to keep them in school 12 months a year?<p>Updated: Wed Mar 31, 2021</p> 8622c82ccac76dacd63b613500abd869 Securing America Requires a Secure Border for 03/24/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/03/21/securing-america-requires-a-secure-border Wed, 24 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Noe Victelio Rivera-Batres is a citizen of El Salvador who was convicted of illegally crossing the border into the United States three years ago and then ended up living in Las Vegas.</p> <p>U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement summarized his story in a press release it put out three weeks ago.</p> <p>Rivera, it says, is a 50-year-old man, who "is a known or suspected member of the transnational criminal street organization known as Mara Salvatrucha or 'MS-13.'"<p>Updated: Wed Mar 24, 2021</p> fa76347ae43187c2cb48ef6edb3895e4 More Children 14 and Under Are Murdered Than Die of COVID-19 for 03/17/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/03/21/more-children-14-and-under-are-murdered-than-die-of-covid-19 Wed, 17 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>American children 14 years and younger are more likely to be murdered than to die because of COVID-19, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p> <p>On Jan. 12, the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics published its final report on the death data for the United States in 2018.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">It revealed that an evil, long-standing trend was continuing in this country. In 2018, according to Table 6 in the report, 269 American children who were less than 1 year old died as victims of homicide.</span><p>Updated: Wed Mar 17, 2021</p> 66ca59d764c310b0e2f5fa454c06a39a Biden's COVID-19 Plan: Force Taxpayers To Pay For Abortions for 03/10/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/03/21/bidens-covid-19-plan-force-taxpayers-to-pay-for-abortions Wed, 10 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Back in 1994, a worried Delaware taxpayer sent a message to his senator. "Please don't force me to pay for abortions against my conscience," he said.</p> <p>Joe Biden sent an unambiguous response.</p> <p>"I will continue to abide by the same principle that has guided me throughout my 21 years in the Senate: those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them," he wrote.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 10, 2021</p> bef82e9850ab9555f6dcbc67c2e2769d Merrick Garland Approved Illegal Alien Teen's US Abortion for 03/03/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/03/21/merrick-garland-approved-illegal-alien-teens-us-abortion Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Three-and-a-half years ago, two alien children were caught illegally crossing the Mexican border into the United States.</p> <p>One of these children decided she wanted to terminate the life of the other.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">She was the 17-year-old mother. The other was the seven-week-old baby in that mother's womb.</span><p>Updated: Wed Mar 03, 2021</p> 42fdec9868bed6ab146bc2fce04c00c2 $1.9 Trillion 'COVID-19' Bill Would Pay for Abortions and NEA-Defined 'Art' for 02/24/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/02/21/19-trillion-covid-19-bill-would-pay-for-abortions-and-nea-defined-art Wed, 24 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Two years ago, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded a $25,000 grant to a group called Fresh Meat Productions, which is based in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco congressional district.</p> <p>This taxpayer-funded grant, according to the NEA, went to "support a national tour of Boys in Trouble," which it described as a work "about navigating masculinity and gender in contemporary America."</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">What exactly was this production that you and other hardworking Americans paid to send on the road? </span><p>Updated: Wed Feb 24, 2021</p> 2217362dd2f737a878f84dc8e629ecc3 Schumer and Pelosi Would Deny Americans Freedom of Conscience for 02/17/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/02/21/schumer-and-pelosi-would-deny-americans-freedom-of-conscience Wed, 17 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were ferocious advocates of religious freedom &#8212; when the question revolved around consuming peyote.</p> <p>In the 1980s, as the Supreme Court's summary would later explain in the case of Employment Division v. Smith, a "private drug rehabilitation organization" in Oregon fired two employees "because they ingested peyote."</p> <p>These employees, however, did not ingest the drug for recreational purposes. They did it, the court's summary explained, "for sacramental purposes at a ceremony of their Native American Church."<p>Updated: Wed Feb 17, 2021</p> 91afe0aa3bd368a118c8dc2ac2283988 US Ran $310.8 Billion Pandemic-Year Trade Deficit With China for 02/10/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/02/21/us-ran-3108-billion-pandemic-year-trade-deficit-with-china Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>The United States ran a merchandise trade deficit of $310.8 billion with the People's Republic of China in 2020, according to data released Friday by the Census Bureau.</p> <p>That was the largest merchandise trade deficit the United States ran with any country last year.</p> <p>It was also the ninth straight year this nation's merchandise trade deficit with China (in non-inflation-adjusted dollars) has exceeded $300 billion.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 10, 2021</p> 30eb6d67fbdeec3613d164b4dfb0ce03 Cory Booker Wants To Replace Major College Football With a Federally Controlled Pro Game for 02/03/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/02/21/cory-booker-wants-to-replace-major-college-football-with-a-federally-controlled-pro-game Wed, 03 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Two young men grow up in the same neighborhood and spend four years together at the same high school taking the same classes from the same teachers and playing on the same winning football team.</p> <p>Both are good students and dedicated, hardworking athletes. But one is a journeyman offensive lineman, while the other is an all-state quarterback.</p> <p>In their senior year, they both decide they want to attend the same prestigious private university that plays in the Football Bowl Subdivision &#8212; and where the tuition and board and room exceed $60,000 per year.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 03, 2021</p> 2fe4de06f3f92164a946773a3047b383 Biden's 2021 COVID-19 Bill Costs More Than Entire 1981 Federal Government for 01/27/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/01/21/bidens-2021-covid-19-bill-costs-more-than-entire-1981-federal-government Wed, 27 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>The $1.9 trillion relief bill that President Joe Biden wants Congress to pass now as his response to the COVID-19 pandemic would cost Americans more than the entire federal government cost in fiscal 1981.</p> <p>That year, according to the historical budget numbers that Biden's own Office of Management and Budget has published on the White House website, the federal government spent approximately $678,241,000,000.</p> <p>When that is adjusted for inflation from September 1981 dollars into December 2020 dollars (using the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator), it equals $1.895 trillion.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 27, 2021</p> 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>