Terry Jeffrey

Posted April 29, 2015

"The education system has failed them." That is part of the explanation that Billy Murphy, a lawyer representing the family of Freddie Gray -- who died after his spine was severed while in police custody -- gave CNN's Wolf Blitzer for why some young men in Baltimore rioted on Monday afternoon after Gray's funeral.

Posted April 22, 2015

Every San Franciscan -- and every friend of freedom -- should learn about Eugene Fahy, a native of Northern California who took a stand against tyrants and never backed down.

Posted April 15, 2015

If American politicians wanted to drive down the income of the American people and make this a poorer nation -- and they actually studied the government's own data about who does well financially in the United States -- they would seek to advance policies that discourage traditional family life and childrearing.

Posted April 08, 2015

Three years ago, the Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to prohibit doctors in the District of Columbia from killing unborn children who are 20 weeks old or older unless the procedure is necessary to save the life of the mother.

Posted April 01, 2015

The Obama administration's plan for thwarting the Islamic State, which it carefully calls ISIL, is to encourage multisectarianism in Iraq.

Posted March 25, 2015

No reasonable person can dispute that the terrorist organization that now calls itself the Islamic State -- and that the administration usually calls ISIL -- is a force for evil and enemy of the United States.

Posted March 18, 2015

Just in case you were worried about it, the Republican-controlled House Budget Committee reassured Americans in its budget plan released this week that congressional Republicans are committed to increasing federal spending.

Posted March 11, 2015

"The government strongly opposed militant forms of Islam, which it viewed as a threat to the regime." So said the State Department's 2008 human rights report (published in February 2009) on a certain North African nation.

Posted March 04, 2015

Would Pope Francis build a secret uranium-enrichment facility? The question is absurd. But would Iran's Supreme Leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, build one? The answer: No, he has built at least two.

Posted February 25, 2015

Is the realistic aspiration to own a home still central to the American dream or is it fading away like so many other traditional American values?

Posted February 18, 2015

If federal law enforcement officers apprehended a person who had been using false Social Security number, a federal prosecutor with a heavy caseload dominated by more serious crimes might decide not to indict the person.

Posted February 11, 2015

President Barack Obama, who has acted unilaterally on everything from making war in Libya to granting work permits to illegal aliens in the United States, now wants a war authorization from Congress.

Posted February 04, 2015

The good news is that total net local, state and government spending dropped slightly from fiscal 2011 to fiscal 2012 (the latest year for which full state and local spending numbers are available from the Census Bureau).

Posted January 28, 2015

When should it be legal for a doctor -- or anyone else -- to deliberately take an innocent human life?

Posted January 21, 2015

President Obama's disrespect for motherhood has manifested itself in policies ranging from support for same-sex marriage to defense of a form of abortion that involves forcing a baby into a drug-induced premature delivery and then leaving that little one to die.

Posted January 14, 2015

How should a free society react when confronted with a subversive movement that seeks to exploit our liberty to destroy it?

Posted January 07, 2015

If you thought the lame-duck Congress that met in December -- in which House Speaker John Boehner cut a deal with President Barack Obama to fund almost all of Obama's programs through the rest of the current fiscal year -- was a bad deal for America, wait until the next lame-duck Congress convenes after the 2016 election.

Posted December 31, 2014

From November 2013 through November 2014, the aggregate balance in the federal direct student loan program -- as reported by the Monthly Treasury Statement -- rose from $687,149,000,000 to $806,561,000,000, a one-year jump of $119,412,000,000.

Posted December 24, 2014

In a year when some of the most exalted public figures in the United States distinguished themselves by advancing unjust causes or cowardly refusing to seriously resist them, a pregnant mother imprisoned in Sudan with her 18-month-old American son set a standard for saintly courage.

Posted December 17, 2014

Call it the Obama rule.