Betsy McCaughey from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:42:43 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Betsy McCaughey from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/betsy-mccaughey-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey 7e2bff44960a549e1a9c464fa960910f Don't Muzzle Scientists Investigating COVID-19 for 09/23/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/09/20/dont-muzzle-scientists-investigating-covid-19 Wed, 23 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>Though the death toll from COVID-19 just hit a staggering 200,000 in the U.S., we still don't know the origins of this killer virus. China, which has been praised by the World Health Organization, has blocked independent investigation. Worse, social media platforms are accomplices to the cover-up. Last week, Facebook and Twitter did their best to cancel a scientist, Dr. Li-Meng Yan, whose genetic analysis of the virus indicates it was deliberately engineered by the Chinese.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 23, 2020</p> b2a24548cd74c8b61a0454b84550dfa3 The Folly of Biden's COVID-19 Advisers for 09/16/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/09/20/the-folly-of-bidens-covid-19-advisers Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The leftist media are claiming Joe Biden has an all-star team of experts ready to take over and vanquish the virus. In truth, they're undermining the single thing this nation needs to resume normal life &#8212; a vaccine. They'd also bring back the dangerous Obama-era idea of making people 65 and over a lesser priority for medical care. If you're in that age category and stuck at home because of the virus, beware of what Biden advisers have in mind. </p> <p>Biden adviser Ezekiel Emanuel wants to reverse the Trump administration's intention to offer the vaccine to those over 65 ahead of the general population. People over 65 are at the highest risk from COVID-19. But in a new piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Emanuel argues the elderly shouldn't be given priority because they don't have as long to live anyway. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 16, 2020</p> a3844db9370c89786319498311f713c8 Democrats' Plot to Abolish Election Night for 09/09/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/09/20/democrats-plot-to-abolish-election-night Wed, 09 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The left and its media allies are warning Americans not to expect a winner on election night. If Donald Trump leads on Nov. 3, the victory will be nothing more than a "red mirage," says Josh Mendelsohn, whose firm consults for the Democratic National Committee. In the days or weeks afterward, a Trump victory will be beaten back and undone as mail-in ballots tip the election for Joe Biden, predicts New York Times columnist David Brooks. "Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances," warns Hillary Clinton.</p> <p>Don't swallow this propaganda that election night victories are a thing of the past because of mail-in voting. Election night is a hallmark of American democracy. The public should be demanding the easy reforms that would protect it. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 09, 2020</p> 95d67f01b8520771fe2c9d8d895ec821 The Anti-Trumpers Trying to Block a Vaccine for 09/02/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/09/20/the-anti-trumpers-trying-to-block-a-vaccine Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Trump-haters are so determined to defeat the president that they're opposing emergency authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine. What a callous disregard for human life. Without a vaccine, another 100,000 fatalities are expected by year's end, according to Washington University epidemiologists. On Friday, Food and Drug Commissioner Stephen Hahn ignited a firestorm when he said the FDA might grant emergency use authorization to one of the COVID-19 vaccines this fall, if clinical trial results indicate it's safe and effective. </p> <p>Emergency use authorization would allow the vaccine to be rushed to frontline health care workers, cancer patients, first-responders, mass transit workers and the elderly. But only those who want it. It's voluntary, just like "right to try." Full-fledged FDA approval will take months longer, and most Americans won't be able to stop in a drug store to get vaccinated until mid-2021. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 02, 2020</p> 482bc77c5db22e6b5646d2d845f2f3ef The Phony Post Office Crisis for 08/26/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/08/20/the-phony-post-office-crisis Wed, 26 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warns that "dangerous new policies" made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took the job in June, will prevent mail-in ballots from being counted. Senator Chuck Schumer claims there's a conspiracy to "undermine and dismantle the post office ahead of the November election." </p> <p>Don't fall for the scaremongering. <p>Updated: Wed Aug 26, 2020</p> 327331a8484b73bcfaf8c4d91fbe4f70 Trump's Campaign for Fairness in College Admissions for 08/19/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/08/20/trumps-campaign-for-fairness-in-college-admissions Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The outcome of November's election will likely determine the role of racial preferences in the college admissions process. Voters have a clear choice. The Trump administration wants an applicant's grades and achievements to matter most. The Obama-Biden administration had urged colleges to tilt the scale in favor of minority applicants. Now Joe Biden is doubling down on that position by selecting Kamala Harris as his running mate. Harris has persistently advocated for giving Black and Latino college applicants favored treatment. </p> <p>In California, racial preferences literally will appear on the ballot in November. Voters will be asked whether or not they want to repeal a part of the state's constitution that bans discrimination in public college admissions and bans hiring based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin. Harris supports the repeal and instead legalizing discrimination and making it possible for the University of California to favor Black and Latino applicants over white and Asian applicants. </p> <p>As California attorney general, she urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold racial preferences at the University of Texas and at public colleges in Michigan. <p>Updated: Wed Aug 19, 2020</p> 063d9cafbfa0b73e46de8f2d5470d532 Licensing Requirements Killing Jobs for 08/12/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/08/20/licensing-requirements-killing-jobs Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Americans are hurting for jobs. But New York state's lawmakers are poised to make it even tougher to earn a paycheck by concocting licensing requirements for something as simple as giving a shampoo. The Albany pols have something to gain &#8212; campaign contributions from those pushing the new requirement. But if you're eyeing a job in a hair salon, these politicians are making your life harder. Occupational licensing is a job killer.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">More restrictions on working are not what Americans need. Jobs in personal care in New York state are down a staggering 37% because of the coronavirus shutdown.</span> <p>Updated: Wed Aug 12, 2020</p> 51075e6af1aab2792c95ec971303d7d8 COVID-19 Lies Go Viral for 08/05/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/08/20/covid-19-lies-go-viral Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>Beware of three widely circulating COVID-19-related lies and the partisan motives behind them. These lies are dangerous to your children and how you cope with this virus.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 05, 2020</p> c68166ea4346d81d3873c4ee5558814c Using Lifesaving Drugs as a Means of Redistribution for 07/29/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/20/using-lifesaving-drugs-as-a-means-of-redistribution Wed, 29 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When lifesaving drugs run low, hospitals have to choose which patients get a scarce drug, while others go without. Some even die. Historically, medical ethicists have recommended giving the drug to the patient most likely to benefit or using a lottery to give every patient an equal chance. </p> <p>Not any more. Pennsylvania hospitals are tilting the scale in favor of patients from "disadvantaged areas." If you're middle class, you're toast. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 29, 2020</p> e13600555ff0723b188618daf9c32be5 Biden Will Destroy the Suburbs for 07/22/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/20/biden-will-destroy-the-suburbs Wed, 22 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If you live in the suburbs, or you're a city-dweller eyeing a move to a quiet cul-de-sac where your kids can play, you need to know about Joe Biden's plan for a federal takeover of local zoning laws. </p> <p>Biden wants to ramp up an Obama-era social engineering scheme called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, which barely got started before Donald Trump took office, vowing to stop it. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 22, 2020</p> 2161d2facd67e7332020ba85fa09ee62 Don't Hand Out Vaccines Based on Race for 07/15/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/20/dont-hand-out-vaccines-based-on-race Wed, 15 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>A federal committee is considering pushing Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans to the front of the line for COVID-19 vaccines, ahead of whites. A COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by year's end but not in sufficient quantity to vaccinate over 300 million Americans. Frontline health care workers and national security personnel will be top priority, but after that, who comes next? </p> <p>Dr. Jose Romero, who chairs the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, wants minority groups to get favored treatment. Gates Foundation cofounder Melinda Gates likewise is pushing for Blacks to get vaccinated right behind health care workers, and "from there, people with underlying health conditions, and then people who are older." <p>Updated: Wed Jul 15, 2020</p> e48073172c96b408d091a45a98e1fa21 Yikes! It's Airborne for 07/08/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/20/yikes-its-airborne Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If you're working in an office or eating in a restaurant and someone 30 feet away exhales tiny particles of coronavirus, those particles can drift across the room and infect you. Picture cigarette smoke wafting across a room. Same thing. The precautions agencies like the World Health Organization and the federal CDC are telling you to take against this virus aren't good enough. Social distancing &#8212; placing desks and restaurant tables six feet apart &#8212; and washing your hands won't protect you from this airborne virus. </p> <p>That's not fear-mongering. It's science. New research from the National Academy of Sciences contends that airborne transmission of the virus is "highly virulent" and the "dominant" way it spreads. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 08, 2020</p> 894c77ec8611bc47a07d891137bdc600 Washington Bureaucrats Drag Their Feet Against the Virus for 07/01/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/20/washington-bureaucrats-drag-their-feet-against-the-virus Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In a pandemic, government efficiency can make the difference between life and death. You'd expect our civil "servants" to rise to the occasion. Some are. But the Government Accountability Office, a federal watchdog, is sounding the alarm that, for the most part, Washington bureaucrats are dithering. </p> <p>The GAO report released June 25 uncovers dozens of dangerous failings. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 01, 2020</p> 9ef196e27e56fe6e6e9811aaefff047e Time to Reopen the Economy for 06/24/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/20/time-to-reopen-the-economy-7149a Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Mainstream media are sounding the alarm about the coronavirus cases spiking across the South and West. They're exaggerating the peril and trying to pin the blame on Republican governors and President Trump for reopening the economy too soon. </p> <p>No surprise, Governor Andrew Cuomo is piling on, accusing states of playing politics instead of opening "intelligently." Sorry, but there was nothing intelligent about how the Cuomo administration handled the pandemic. Metropolitan New York has had the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus of any place in the U.S. That's partly because New Yorkers who caught the virus had a far worse chance of surviving than infected patients in almost any other state. New York ranks a dismal 48 out of 50 in survival rates. Serious questions need to be raised about New York's poor performance. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 24, 2020</p> 5608660acf1f0cbe37a1c98d984d3563 Hiding COVID-19's Origins for 06/17/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/20/hiding-covid-19s-origins Wed, 17 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>China is determined to block investigations of where COVID-19 came from. But worse, influential American scientists are going along with censoring any inquiry. They're declaring their "solidarity with the scientists and health professionals of China."</p> <p>That's a deadly problem. Conquering this virus and devising a vaccine will require unbiased research, no matter where it leads. The best weapon to fight this virus is the truth. The biggest mistake is to limit scientific inquiry and pander to China. We need scientists to be scientists, not political censors. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 17, 2020</p> 1e83d3972118a3a327f7204b4dfca7ab Left-Wing Lockdown for 06/10/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/20/left-wing-lockdown Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Three months ago, America was told to trust public health experts. Never again. Most of them have revealed themselves to be left-wing ideologues cloaked in the mantle of science. On their advice, states slammed their economies shut, put 40 million people out of work, sent school kids home and pushed businesses into bankruptcy.</p> <p>These public health experts hardly blinked at the economic loss these lockdowns caused. Anyone who even expressed these concerns was denounced for putting dollars ahead of lives. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 10, 2020</p> b9b05c0c03ed3cddb4dcfd3207e540a0 Funding the World Health Organization Is Money Down a Rat Hole for 06/03/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/20/funding-the-world-health-organization-is-money-down-a-rat-hole Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump is taking heavy criticism for his announcement on Friday that the U.S. is "terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization." </p> <p>But the evidence is mounting that the $450 million the U.S. spends yearly on WHO is money down a rat hole. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 03, 2020</p> d47cbd771521db0ec9b7c77645bd4481 US at Heightened Risk for a Germ Attack But Also More Ready for 05/27/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/20/us-at-heightened-risk-for-a-germ-attack-but-also-more-ready Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>America hasn't seen the last of killer coronaviruses. </p> <p>China's "bat woman," a Wuhan Institute of Virology investigator who handles bat viruses, is warning that the current pandemic is "just the tip of the iceberg." Friendly advice from a researcher? Perhaps, but America's enemies are watching. <p>Updated: Wed May 27, 2020</p> 510b6f93bc4b09224868a2a209c5dbcf Liberty v. Lockdowns for 05/20/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/20/liberty-v-lockdowns Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Citing the Bill of Rights and the "ideals of civil disobedience," the owner of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, defied Governor Phil Murphy's orders by reopening on Monday. Cops "formally" notified the gym owner he was in violation of the shutdown order and then wished him "a good day." The crowd cheered.</p> <p>Civil disobedience is alive and well, even in this pandemic. Americans are not sheep.<p>Updated: Wed May 20, 2020</p> 8dc78a579ff677eb9271f76baa34f619 Time to Reopen the Economy for 05/13/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/20/time-to-reopen-the-economy Wed, 13 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>All across the nation, business owners are waiting for the signal to reopen. In some places, it's happening now, but in too many parts of the U.S., towns and cities are being held to the same footdragging schedule that is killing commerce in the epicenter of the pandemic, New York City. </p> <p>New York officials fear half the city's smallest businesses are going to fail. Restaurants, bars, shops and salons will become boarded-up storefronts. Neighborhoods will feel like ghost towns. It's a grim prospect, yet officials seem ready to let it happen. Gem Spa in the East Village, known since the 1920s for its egg creams, is shutting for good, and the Strand, an iconic bookstore, says it may also. <p>Updated: Wed May 13, 2020</p>