Terence P. Jeffrey started as editor in chief of CNSNews.com in September 2007. Prior to that, he served for more than a decade as editor of Human Events, where he is now an editor at large. Terry was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area, the seventh of eleven children. Both his parents were doctors of medicine.

Terry earned a bachelors degree in English Literature from Princeton in 1981. In 1984-85, he studied Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute of The American University in Cairo. In 1986-87, he studied in the Masters of Arts in Arab Studies program at Georgetown University, but did not earn a degree. From 1987-91, he was an editorial writer for The Washington Times, which entered his investigative editorials about then-House Speaker Jim Wright for consideration for the Pulitzer Prize. In 1992, he served as issues and research director for Pat Buchanan's first Republican presidential campaign. In 1993-1994, he served as executive director of The American Cause, an educational foundation. In 1995-96, he was national campaign manager for Pat Buchanan's second Republican presidential campaign. Buchanan that year won the Alaska, Louisiana and Missouri caucuses, placed second in the Iowa caucuses, and won the New Hampshire primary. Terry writes a weekly column for the Creators Syndicate. He and his wife, Julie, have five children and live in the Virginia suburbs outside Washington, D.C.

My Articles

July 13, 2015, 2:21 PM EDT
(AP Photo)(CNSNews.com) - The federal government raked in a record of approximately $2,446,920,000,000 in tax revenues through the first nine months of fiscal 2015 (Oct.
July 10, 2015, 5:19 PM EDT
Testifying in the U.S Senate yesterday, Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall warned that the publicly held debt of the U.S. government, when measured as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product, is headed toward a level the United States has seen only once in its history—at the end of World War II.
July 8, 2015, 5:06 AM EDT
It is a fair conclusion from the Justice Department's data that if the federal government does not enforce our southern border, it must do much more to enforce our federal laws just north of it.
July 7, 2015, 12:13 PM EDT
Charlie Daniels says that the upcoming 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam—which will be held in the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on August 12—will have “probably the greatest talent roster we’ve ever had.”
July 6, 2015, 10:37 AM EDT
Only 19 percent of American adults know that the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights guarantees the freedom of religion, according to a new survey by the Newseum Institute.
July 5, 2015, 1:52 PM EDT
(Wikimedia Commons)President Barack Obama said in his Weekly Address, delivered on the 4th of July, that “all of us are…endowed by our Creator with…the right[] to life.”
July 4, 2015, 10:56 AM EDT
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared an insert--for placement in church bulletins distributed at Sunday Masses around the country--that responds to the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a “right.”
July 1, 2015, 4:16 AM EDT
The Census Bureau numbers dramatically demonstrate America's abandonment of the traditional family.
June 30, 2015, 10:06 AM EDT
The portion of the federal debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress closed Friday, June 26, at $18,112,975,000,000, according to the latest Daily Treasury Statement, which was published at 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
June 28, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - “Now, it’s a funny situation in which the moral life of a nation is in effect decided by one judge, because you have four solid liberal votes, four solid originalist votes, and one vote you can’t predict too accurately in advance,” said Judge Robert Bork, reflecting on the balance of the U.S. Supreme Court, in an interview with CNSNews.com.
June 26, 2015, 1:53 PM EDT
In his dissent from the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which declared that same-sex marriage is a right, Justice Samuel Alito said the court had falsely likened opposition to same-sex marriage to racism and that its decision “will be used to vilify Americans unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy.”
June 26, 2015, 12:09 PM EDT
In his dissent from the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which declared that same-sex marriage is a right, Justice Clarence Thomas said that the court’s “decision threatens the religious liberty our Nation has long sought to protect.”
June 26, 2015, 10:52 AM EDT
Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)(CNSNews.com) - In his dissent from the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Obergefell v.
June 25, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
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June 25, 2015, 1:25 PM EDT
Justice Antonin Scalia (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)(CNSNews.com) - Joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a scathing dissent from the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision issued today which declared that in the Affordable Care Act—aka Obamacare—the word “state” only me
June 25, 2015, 10:42 AM EDT
In a nation that based its Declaration of Independence on the principle that all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” a record 58 percent now say they would vote to elect “a generally well-qualified” atheist as president if their political party nominated such a person.
June 24, 2015, 5:26 AM EDT
If Congress enacts President Obama's TPP, will U.S.-controlled multinationals, on net, move the jobs they have created in Malaysia back to the United States or will they create more jobs in Malaysia rather than in the United States?
June 22, 2015, 4:03 PM EDT
When the Associated Press published some photos on Saturday that showed a large image of a gun pointed directly at Sen. Ted Cruz’s head was this outrageously provocative act accidental or deliberate?
June 17, 2015, 4:35 AM EDT
Many of the names on the court may change by the time the next two or three presidents have served out their terms. But will America be the same country? If the history of recent decades is any indicator, that still may be decided by five elderly lawyers given lifelong tenure in a government job.
June 15, 2015, 12:48 PM EDT
The portion of the federal debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress closed Thursday, June 11, at $18,112,975,000,000, according to the latest Daily Treasury Statement, which was published at 4:00 p.m. on Friday.