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 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 10:55:05 -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 f9aaad96384e392cd5ba3ded1010bb71 Public Health Officials Conceal Hospital Infection Outbreaks for 07/28/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/21/public-health-officials-conceal-hospital-infection-outbreaks Wed, 28 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Public health officials struggle with telling the truth. They seem to think people don't deserve to know. At the beginning of COVID-19, they told us we didn't need masks instead of admitting there was a mask shortage. </p> <p>Last week, health officials announced outbreaks of a hospital infection that's highly contagious and untreatable by any medication. One-third of patients who get it die within 30 days. You wouldn't want to be in a hospital overrun with this germ. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 28, 2021</p> ecd6354475fb76eee47a4782f5d6a9e4 Democrats are Sabotaging Cubans for 07/21/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/21/democrats-are-sabotaging-cubans Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Joe Biden is full of compassion for Hispanics fleeing their home countries. There's one exception: liberty-loving Cubans.</p> <p>Biden's abandoning practically all controls on the southern border. Despite saying, "Do not come," the White House is adopting policies that send a clear message: "Cross illegally and you can stay."<p>Updated: Wed Jul 21, 2021</p> 1376e690bbbca2a07a6f04ec1fe4abd4 Biden Ignoring COVID-19 Danges at Border and in Hospitals for 07/14/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/21/biden-ignoring-covid-19-danges-at-border-and-in-hospitals Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>COVID-19 cases in the US leapt 47.5% last week from the previous week. Shots in arms, not shutdowns, are the answer. Among the big risks to Americans right now are unvaccinated healthcare workers and unvaccinated, undocumented migrants fanning out across the U.S. But President Joe Biden is putting politics ahead of tackling these two politically toxic problems.</p> <p>Team Biden is banning foreign travelers from many countries, including the UK, even if they're fully vaccinated. But he's okay with letting hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated foreigners wade across the Rio Grande to enter the U.S. via the southern border.</p> <p>According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data, more than 80% of these migrants are unvaccinated. Some are coming from countries, such as Brazil and Peru, that have high infection rates and worrisome variants. The vaccination rates in Honduras and Guatemala, the countries of origin for most border crossers, are less than 1% .<p>Updated: Wed Jul 14, 2021</p> 6f81ef92c01eed0a32901302f99879bd Democrats' Plans to Make Election Cheating Easier for 07/07/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/21/democrats-plans-to-make-election-cheating-easier Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Congressional Democrats and their media allies are using Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Arizona's anti-fraud voting laws as a pretext to ram through a federal takeover of elections. T<span class="column--highlighted-text">he Democrats' legislation, the For the People Act, makes widespread election stealing possible to lock in a permanent Democratic majority.</span> </p> <p>Chuck Schumer is bashing the justices' ruling as "one of the darkest days in all of the Supreme Court's history." The New York Times editorial board calls Arizona's laws "an attack on democracy."<p>Updated: Wed Jul 07, 2021</p> 34175392c01799e41ff80d861be55ee3 Biden's Unconstitutional Workplace Indoctrination Scheme for 06/30/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/21/bidens-unconstitutional-workplace-indoctrination-scheme Wed, 30 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>If you're white and work for the federal government, get ready to be labelled a racist, regardless of how fair and open-minded you are. On Friday, President Joe Biden ordered all federal agencies to ramp up workplace training on "systemic and institutional racism" and "implicit and unconscious bias."</p> <p>Those are buzzwords for critical race theory, which holds that all whites are biased against people of color, even if unconsciously. Under this theory, throughout American history and continuing now, whites oppress Blacks and need to acknowledge their guilt. </p> <p>Assume you work in an office with people of several races and, until now, you worked pretty smoothly as a team. Then you and your co-workers undergo mandated critical race theory training. Whites will be ridiculed as racists, and if they try to deny that, they'll be told their denials are proof of their unconscious bias and "white fragility." Black employees will understandably question if they can even trust their white co-workers and if they all have the same goals. Critical race theory is a disaster for workplace morale.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 30, 2021</p> 9402907e7077f0dd0ccf723d14914e02 High Court Needs To Restore Rights for the Religious for 06/23/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/21/high-court-needs-to-restore-rights-for-the-religious Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Americans need to live and let live. Let the LGBTQ activists practice their preferences, and let Christians live the Gospel. </p> <p>On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that a Catholic Social Services adoption agency in Philadelphia could continue to place children only with heterosexual couples, consistent with the Gospel's definition of a family.</p> <p>Though The New York Times depicted the ruling as a setback for gay rights and "evidence that religious groups almost always prevail in the current court," it was far from either.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 23, 2021</p> 18aa479b91c822864c35a8d25c893abf The Leftists Writing Your Child's Social Studies Lessons for 06/16/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/21/the-leftists-writing-your-childs-social-studies-lessons Wed, 16 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">It's hard to know what's worse &#8212; brainwashing kids or lying about it.</span><br><p>Updated: Wed Jun 16, 2021</p> 3391461bae5acf47a3d79d3e11007b27 Biden Should Make China Pay for 06/09/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/21/biden-should-make-china-pay Wed, 09 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Joe Biden heads to Europe Wednesday to meet with European leaders. He says the goal is to work together to "deliver real results" on critical issues, like climate change and cybersecurity. Biden is ducking the most important issue &#8212; the cause of the pandemic. He should be marshaling allies to act in unison by squeezing China to get answers and demand reparations. The evidence is mounting that China is guilty of manslaughter on a massive scale. </p> <p>Damning evidence published on the opinion page of The Wall Street Journal on Saturday shows that COVID-19's genetic sequence is found nowhere in nature, making it unlikely the killer virus leaped from animals to humans naturally. Scientists Dr. Stephen Quay and Richard Muller argue that the COVID-19 genetic sequence is exactly what researchers would choose to use to engineer a virus for maximum infectivity against humans. Other recent analyses of the virus also point to China's Wuhan Institute of Virology &#8212; not nature &#8212; as the source of the pandemic. In science, nothing is settled. New evidence could still emerge and point in another direction.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 09, 2021</p> b3cf22d019ce3f7e2acbf8e32f28608d To Stop Critical Race Theory, Fight to Control School Boards for 06/02/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/21/to-stop-critical-race-theory-fight-to-control-school-boards Wed, 02 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The battle to win control of school boards from the grip of racial indoctrinators is like Normandy Beach. Everything hangs on the outcome. Lose and a generation is lost.</p> <p>The outcome will determine whether your children learn to see themselves and other people as individuals, instead of merely members of a racial group. Parents of all ethnicities who never dreamed of getting involved in politics need to step up now. </p> <p>Parents are already outraged by the indoctrination their kids are getting in school. White kids are shamed as racists and oppressors. Black kids are taught to think of themselves as victims. And the nation's history is being presented as something to despise. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 02, 2021</p> bd81527adf441ea93955f1ccec802a0e Battling Biden's Racist Rescue Plan for 05/26/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/21/battling-bidens-racist-rescue-plan Wed, 26 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The Biden administration is poised to hand out billions of dollars to what it misleadingly labels "socially disadvantaged" farmers, restaurateurs and other business owners hurt by the pandemic. The money will start flowing to them in early June ... provided they don't have white skin. Whites are out of luck. </p> <p>Biden's American Rescue Plan defines "socially disadvantaged" based on skin color and ancestry, not the hardships faced by an individual. Blacks, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Asians, Hispanics and Pacific Islanders are included. One group is excluded: whites. </p> <p>Fortunately, the new law's anti-white provisions are being challenged in court, and the challengers are likely to win. The U.S. Constitution forbids discrimination based on race.<p>Updated: Wed May 26, 2021</p> 55243bd20f8fcd50f19fee4a69a66755 Biden's War on Single-Family Homeowners for 05/19/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/21/bidens-war-on-single-family-homeowners Wed, 19 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>If you saved your money and bought a house in the suburbs, your investment and lifestyle are under attack. President Joe Biden is pushing to end single-family zoning. The biggest item in Biden's infrastructure bill, now being negotiated with Congress, is $213 billion he claims will to increase affordable housing. Biden wants to put the federal government in charge of zoning and distribute apartment buildings throughout single-family home neighborhoods. </p> <p>That $213 billion is nearly twice the spending on roads and bridges. It will change towns everywhere and torpedo the American dream of a house with a patch of lawn. </p> <p>Biden's plan should be called "hypocrisy housing." Its backers are hypocrites. Biden himself owns a four-acre lakefront home in upscale Greenville, Delaware, where there is absolutely no public housing, affordable housing or rentals that accept housing vouchers. And don't expect any to be built next door to the Bidens. <p>Updated: Wed May 19, 2021</p> b5432afda0ed06037571a601640598eb Biden Dropping the Ball on Preparedness for 05/12/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/21/biden-dropping-the-ball-on-preparedness Wed, 12 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Life is getting back to normal, and not a day too soon. But scientists warn that another pandemic could smack us. While we're letting down our guard, the federal government should be preparing for that possibility. The 581,000 deaths and economic destruction our nation suffered were caused more by unpreparedness and poor decision-making than by the virus itself.</p> <p>President Joe Biden is riding high in the polls for his handling of the pandemic, but a closer look shows he's flubbing protecting us from a future germ threat. Biden and congressional Democrats consider preparedness a lower priority than new cradle-to-grave entitlements, racial equity and other politically correct causes. They're also ignoring the threat from China. </p> <p>On Wednesday, Biden will discuss his $4 trillion spending spree with congressional leaders. Less than 1% is for equipping the U.S. with early disease detection, building a domestic supply chain, stockpiling masks and other supplies, readying nursing homes and hospitals and other readiness measures.<p>Updated: Wed May 12, 2021</p> d5345aeadb361564ec781c0c8e762dec Biden's American Unions Plan for 05/05/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/21/bidens-american-unions-plan Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>President Joe Biden is traveling to Virginia and Louisiana this week to pitch his American Jobs Plan &#8212; also called an "infrastructure" plan. New bridges, safer highways and more broadband are easy sells. But that's only half the story. Biden's plan is a massive and coercive push to unionize the American workforce. Whether workers want it or not. </p> <p>Biden's plan is a wish list of changes sought by union bosses. It cancels right-to-work laws in 27 states that currently protect workers from having to pay union dues if they don't want to join. It also rigs union elections by replacing secret balloting with a system called card check. Organizers will be able to see which workers vote "no" and intimidate them. </p> <p>During the 2020 presidential contest, unions donated millions to Biden's campaign, manned phone banks and got out the vote for Democrats. Now, it's payback time. <p>Updated: Wed May 05, 2021</p> c670db923d21b2a01145b68755dae23b Science Says If You're Vaccinated, Enjoy Life Again for 04/28/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/04/21/science-says-if-youre-vaccinated-enjoy-life-again Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For 14 months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended draconian restrictions on Americans' daily lives to combat COVID-19. The CDC made light of the hardships and economic losses the restrictions inflicted. Call the agency the "Centers for Doubletalk and Confusion." Now, evidence is emerging that the restrictions were based on flimsy science or sheer guesswork. </p> <p>Last week, MIT researchers showed that the CDC's six-foot social distancing rule has no basis in science. If you're indoors, your risk is the same whether an infected person is three feet away from you, or six feet away, or even 60 feet away. <p>Updated: Wed Apr 28, 2021</p> 02b988d3b7df7f8b7c32201a3b7998e3 Beware of Dems' Proposed Domestic Terrorism Law for 04/21/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/04/21/beware-of-dems-proposed-domestic-terrorism-law Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Top congressional Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are pushing new laws to stamp out "domestic terrorism." But they're targeting only right-wing organizations. If rioters are looting and setting fires for a leftist cause, that's OK. </p> <p>President Joe Biden's newly appointed attorney general, Merrick Garland, labels the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol invasion as "domestic terror," but refuses to apply the same term to the left-wing rioters who attacked the Portland federal courthouse last summer.</p> <p>The Democrats' efforts to label only right-leaning groups as domestic terrorists is un-American. The First Amendment guarantees that we can join any political group we like, as long as we don't commit a crime. <p>Updated: Wed Apr 21, 2021</p> c0ce30855c7d9e71e2967cc21e9324a2 'America First' in Vaccinations for 04/14/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/04/21/america-first-in-vaccinations Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>In the race to save lives, the United States and England are winning. A stunning 47% of U.K. residents and 36% of U.S. residents have received at least one dose. Compare that with the European Union, where only 15% have gotten at least one jab. The U.S. and the U.K. are way ahead thanks to the brash nationalism of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former President Donald Trump. </p> <p>The U.S. is now vaccinating as many as 4 million people a day, and President Joe Biden has announced vaccines are plentiful enough that all adults will be eligible by May 1. A remarkable achievement. Biden gets some credit for distributing the shots, but Trump is responsible for producing vaccines in record time and guaranteeing that America had first dibs on the supply. The current president claims he inherited a mess. In fact, he inherited a miracle &#8212; Trump's Operation Warp Speed. </p> <p>In the spring of 2020, Trump put America at the front of the line for whatever vaccines would ultimately be produced. He had the foresight to contract with not one or two but six different vaccine companies for a total of 800 million doses. Not all six companies' vaccines would actually be approved and put into use. He bet on all six because failure was not an option. <p>Updated: Wed Apr 14, 2021</p> c89e720f491fa792b14416e4b1cf384c Ending Big Tech Tyranny for 04/07/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/04/21/ending-big-tech-tyranny Wed, 07 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>On Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas announced that the Supreme Court soon will have to put an end to big tech tyranny. He cited the "glaring" problem of social media platforms like Facebook and Google wielding unlimited power to censor users whose views they don't like. These tech giants, he argued, ought to be regulated like "common carriers," which are legally required to serve all customers. AT&T can't refuse to open a phone account for you or limit your conversations. Amtrak cannot pick and choose who rides its trains. </p> <p>Thomas's opinion offers hope at a time when Democrats controlling Congress are demanding tech giants do more censoring, not less. On March 25, Democrats on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce ordered tech CEOs clamp down on "disinformation" and silence views that "undermine social justice movements." Spoken like true totalitarians.</p> <p>Thomas' groundbreaking announcement was made in the context of a case involving Donald Trump. As president, he blocked critics from commenting on his tweets or retweeting them. Critics sued, claiming the president's Twitter account is a public forum. The high court ruled the case is now moot because Trump is out of office. Thomas concurred, and agreed with a lower court ruling that Trump violated his critics' First Amendment right to be heard. <p>Updated: Wed Apr 07, 2021</p> fc1a095c8299ee494ae901c34be1a94c Chinese Communists' Germ Warfare Research for 03/31/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/03/21/chinese-communists-germ-warfare-research Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The Chinese Communist Party is good at hiding mass killings. There are no monuments in China to the millions who were starved during the Great Leap Forward under Mao in the 1960s or to the throngs mowed down at Tiananmen Square. Now, the CCP is covering up the origins of COVID-19, which has killed 2.7 million so far.</p> <p>The CCP's fingerprints are all over the joint World Health Organization-China report on the virus's origins leaked Monday. China barred international scientists from collecting data, inspecting labs, scrutinizing medical records, or even having unmonitored talks with Chinese scientists. WHO even gave China veto power over the report's contents. It's a coverup.</p> <p>The report argues that the virus probably spread from bats to another animal species (yet to be identified, despite testing thousands of species) and then leaped to humans in the city of Wuhan. <p>Updated: Wed Mar 31, 2021</p> 21f303ef2cdf605e739b0b106db22581 China Must Come Clean on COVID for 03/24/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/03/21/china-must-come-clean-on-covid Wed, 24 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>If a plane goes down, there has to be an investigation. Otherwise, no one would feel safe flying again. But a virus from China has killed 540,000 people in our country so far &#8212; equal to two thousand jumbo jet crashes &#8212; and the Biden administration is doing nothing to get to the bottom of it.</p> <p>Scientists worldwide are divided over whether the virus jumped naturally from the animal world to humans, or whether the virus accidentally leaked from a lab such as the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where biowarfare research is conducted. </p> <p>The Chinese view biological warfare as the future, and scientists are developing genetic and viral weapons. The State Department has warned about low safety standards at Chinese labs, including the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and the risk of deadly leaks. <p>Updated: Wed Mar 24, 2021</p> 761dd2e7a4a3e9171e8167aa11605fed The Border Crisis May Be Coming to Your Kids' School for 03/17/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/03/21/the-border-crisis-may-be-coming-to-your-kids-school Wed, 17 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The Biden administration is scrambling to shelter thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border from Central America. The media are declaring the crush at the border a "crisis." </p> <p>Truth is, this crisis could be heading to your school district. If your kids are in public school or you pay school taxes, you need to know the facts. </p> <p>The media show photos of young migrant children. Don't fall for that. Three-quarters of these unaccompanied minors are young men ages 15 to 17. Think tattoos, not teddy bears.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 17, 2021</p>