Terry Jeffrey

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.

Posted December 10, 2014

The Census Bureau reported in a study released this week that 65 percent of American children lived in households taking aid from one or more federal program as of the fall of 2011.

Posted December 03, 2014

As a halfback at Michigan, he ran for 33 touchdowns, threw for 16 more, won the Heisman Trophy and was the first player picked in the NFL draft.

Posted November 26, 2014

Take a look at an American family's budget and you can tell what that family values.

Posted November 21, 2014

The Constitution is unambiguous about which branch of the federal government has the authority to make laws governing immigration and control all money spent from the Treasury. It is Congress.

Posted November 12, 2014

Can you decipher the unique language used by Republican leaders? Here is a quick test.

Posted November 05, 2014

This is the story of how a simple act by Sen. Ted Cruz exposed the hatred many members of the U.S. Senate have for your freedom to speak.

Posted October 23, 2014

We have now learned what can happen in this Era of Obama when an American who does not have Ebola vomits near the Pentagon.

Posted October 15, 2014

Which will be greater: the burden of student debt on Americans who went off this fall to their first year of college, or the amount of federal debt per full-time private-sector worker when these students earn their degrees and start looking for jobs?

Posted October 08, 2014

When people travel from Ebola-stricken nations to the United States, there is one certain way to prevent them from transmitting that virus here: Quarantine them long enough to know they are not infected.

Posted October 01, 2014

"You just jinxed it, Dad."

Posted September 24, 2014

There were 107,581,000 people enrolled in government health insurance plans in the United States in 2013, the year before the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) was fully implemented.

Posted September 17, 2014

So far, if measured by household income, the 21st century has not been a good one for the United States of America.

Posted September 10, 2014

In her memoir, "Hard Choices," former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton included a chapter on the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. But she failed to specifically explain why Amb. Chris Stevens was there that day.

Posted September 03, 2014

If you count a generation as spanning 20 years, then approximately 36 percent of the American generation born from 1993 through 2012 -- which has begun turning 21 this year and will continue turning 21 through 2033--were born to unmarried mothers.

Posted August 27, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an "advanced notice of proposed rulemaking" on "vehicle-to-vehicle communications."

Posted August 20, 2014

109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" -- also known as welfare -- as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

Posted August 13, 2014

On the last day of July, with a Republican-controlled House of Representatives serving as co-pilot, President Barack Obama flew the United States past a dubious fiscal landmark on our way toward what increasingly looks like a crash landing.