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Terence P. Jeffrey is editor-in-chief of the conservative US Internet news service, a position he assumed in September 2007. He became Editor of Human Events, a national conservative weekly in the United States, in 1996.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a press conference to discuss the city's COVID-19 coronavirus response on March 5, 2020. (Photo by EuropaNewswire/Gado/Getty Images) Americans are rightfully engaging in prudential measures to protect themselves, their families and their communities from COVID-19. But as this virus — and the reaction to it — has advanced, Americans have seen another more ancient threat reemerge in our society: excessive government. While COVID-19 is a threat to human health, excessive government is a

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images) Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued an executive order on Monday that is aimed at stopping the new coronavirus — and, in the process, makes it a criminal offense to hold a church service attended by more than 10 people. Yes, his order makes it a crime for more than 10 people to gather in a church. There are two passages in the text of the governor's order that are

The Border Patrol apprehends a group of illegal aliens at the US-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico. (Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images) The Border Patrol apprehended 2,060 aliens from the People's Republic of China crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2019, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Border Patrol defines an "apprehension" as "the physical control or temporary detainment of a person who is not lawfully in the U.S. which may

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has adopted in the 21st Century the same interpretation of the Constitution's war power that President George Washington did in the years immediately following ratification of the Constitution. Lee and Washington are right. Those who reject their interpretation are wrong. "Any sustained offensive military operation would require congressional authorization," Lee told me in an interview last week. When the framers of the Constitution