Betsy McCaughey from Creators Syndicate http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sun, 08 Dec 2019 05:41:10 -0800 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Betsy McCaughey from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/betsy-mccaughey-thumb.jpg http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey 13cbdcc024e0c13accddec59e65e1b68 Dems' Impeachment Trickery for 12/04/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/12/19/dems-impeachment-trickery Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>On Wednesday, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., takes over as ringmaster for the ongoing impeachment show. He's billing his opening act as an inquiry into the "historical and constitutional basis of impeachment" and "the framers' intent." Nadler claims he'll be looking into what the Constitution's authors meant by "high crimes and misdemeanors." </p> <p>Don't be fooled by Nadler's scholarly posturing. He isn't planning a civics lesson. Democrats are hell-bent on impeaching Trump, so Nadler has to rewrite American history and massage the meaning of the Constitution's Impeachment Clause to fit the pile of nonevidence Adam Schiff's Intelligence Committee has produced. <p>Updated: Wed Dec 04, 2019</p> b5c35265654893e6b35f0cb79ebaa22f Don't Impeach Trump. He Puts America, Not Ukraine, First. for 11/27/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/11/19/dont-impeach-trump-he-puts-america-not-ukraine-first Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Democrats are trying to impeach President Donald Trump for holding up military aid to Ukraine after Congress voted to provide it. Trump put a hold on the aid on July 18, and it wasn't released until Sept. 11. What the Dems and the media are not telling you is that Trump also delayed aid to Pakistan, Gaza, three central American countries and 10 aid projects involving Europe or the United Nations around the same time. </p> <p>A senior Office of Management and Budget official says reporters consistently ignore Trump's broad strategy of getting America's allies, including NATO countries like Germany, to pay their fair share for foreign defense. Trump was looking ahead to a meeting of these countries on Aug. 24-27, when he held up the aid to Ukraine. <p>Updated: Wed Nov 27, 2019</p> ad5d40372d1e7d9bc9327bfbcdc7fd4a Vindman's Claims Don't Hold Up for 11/18/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/11/19/vindmans-claims-dont-hold-up Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>For Tuesday's impeachment show, House Democrats are trotting out their star witness, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. He listened in on the July 25 call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that is central to the Dems' case. They allege that Trump demanded Zelenskiy dig up dirt on the Bidens in exchange for military aid. </p> <p>At first glance, Vindman looks like the ideal witness, wearing U.S. Army dress blues with medals. <span class="column--highlighted-text">The press portrays him as a hero reluctantly stepping forward to disclose the president's misconduct. But Vindman will wither under cross-examination, the same way he did during his closed-door testimony on Oct. 29.</span> You haven't heard about that because the media's lying about what's in Vindman's testimony. <p>Updated: Mon Nov 18, 2019</p> 3ffec2d9c57734aec0475a4b1daa815c Impeachment Dems Have Rumors, Not Evidence for 11/12/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/11/19/impeachment-dems-have-rumors-not-evidence Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>On Wednesday, the curtain rises on the House's impeachment show, featuring State Department career diplomats William Taylor Jr. and George Kent as the first witnesses. Mainstream media outlets claim Taylor and Kent have "damning evidence" that President Donald Trump delayed military aid to Ukraine in a quid pro quo to pressure the Ukrainian president to dig up dirt on the Bidens. </p> <p>Don't believe it. Kent and Taylor have no evidence against Trump &#8212; only a false rumor spread during Sept. 7's farcical game of telephone. Taylor heard the claim fourthhand and then called Kent, who got it fifthhand. </p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">Making these diplomats lead witnesses in the impeachment show is a ruse. They never spoke with Trump about the aid and admit they had no direct knowledge of why it was delayed.</span> They weren't even on the controversial July 25 phone call that has become the pretext for impeachment. <p>Updated: Wed Nov 13, 2019</p> 731ea97b1a7d97a2b213f437c4cf7b24 Democrats' Rigged Impeachment Circus for 11/06/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/11/19/democrats-rigged-impeachment-circus Wed, 06 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists the impeachment procedures adopted last Thursday are "the fairest possible." Don't believe it.</p> <p>In truth, a provision slyly added at the last minute is all but certain to deprive President Donald Trump of the ability to defend himself. Expect a one-sided propaganda circus with Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., acting as ringmaster.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 06, 2019</p> eafbdacf1b422183e2095039c2827629 Trump Calls Pelosi's Bluff for 10/30/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/10/19/trump-calls-pelosis-bluff Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump has repeatedly slammed the secret impeachment hearings in the Capitol basement as "a totally compromised kangaroo court." Sounds like Speaker Nancy Pelosi got the message. On Monday, she announced the full House will vote to formally launch impeachment proceedings, which will be out in the open instead of in the dark.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">Until now, Democrats have been trying to trick the public into believing they've got the goods on Trump. But the truth is, none of the witnesses they've called so far have had any firsthand knowledge of presidential wrongdoing.</span> <p>Updated: Wed Oct 30, 2019</p> a0159b2e27c23b72ed82b999292959d2 The State Department's War on Trump for 10/23/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/10/19/the-state-departments-war-on-trump Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>House Democrats are grilling a stream of disgruntled career diplomats in a basement hearing room of the Capitol. The hearings are supposed to be secret, but &#8212; no surprise &#8212; Democrats leak snippets of the testimony daily. They're hoping it will add up to a case for impeaching President Donald Trump. <p>Updated: Wed Oct 23, 2019</p> ceebb9daa2be38e96dad48212e317a0d Democrats' 'Immigrants First' Policy for 10/16/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/10/19/democrats-immigrants-first-policy Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump's key immigration rule change, to discourage immigrants from relying on public health programs, food stamps, housing assistance and other welfare, got derailed on Friday by three federal judges. Their decisions, blocking Trump's rule from going into effect, are wins for Democrats and immigration lobbyists. America's poor are the losers. Our country needs to take care of its own needy first. </p> <p>Trump's proposed rule would make it harder for immigrants who use welfare to qualify for green cards and permanent residence, and it would give preference to immigrants who fend for themselves. The rule would also require visa applicants to show they won't use welfare if they're let in the country. Manhattan federal Judge George Daniels blasted Trump's proposed rule as an "exclusion in search of a justification," implying it was a racist ploy to keep out foreigners. <p>Updated: Wed Oct 16, 2019</p> 12db4ae1f45d30466841104d5d6ff592 Politicians Sell Out Patients for 10/09/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/10/19/politicians-sell-out-patients Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Whether you live in New York, California or the heartland in between, you depend on state government to ensure your hospital is safe. After all, when you're a patient, your life is on the line. But state health departments have become captives of the health care industry because of huge campaign contributions and lobbying. What's happening in New York state is one outrageous example. </p> <p>Year after year, New Yorkers endure hospitals with infection rates worse than the national average. Why? Because the Greater New York Hospital Association and other trade groups for the industry write huge checks to Albany politicians. <p>Updated: Wed Oct 09, 2019</p> a8c9df7fa2e64d19720a9dabbb396b56 The On-The-Job Coverage Rip-Off for 10/02/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/10/19/the-on-the-job-coverage-rip-off Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Employer-provided health plans now cost a gigantic $20,576 a year for family coverage, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Technically, the employer pays most of it, but labor costs are labor costs. The more that's spent on benefits the less can go to wages. </p> <p>In reality, it's $20,000 out of every worker's pocket &#8212; money that could have bought a subcompact car or upgraded a kitchen. <p>Updated: Wed Oct 02, 2019</p> 95f86042861f36a1e885f8ebbc1b6cff Dems Will Make Homelessness Worse for 09/25/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/09/19/dems-will-make-homelessness-worse Wed, 25 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If Democrats capture the White House in 2020, your own neighborhood is likely to look like the disease-ridden tent slums taking over Los Angeles and San Francisco. </p> <p>Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren insists it's wrong to ban living on the streets and in public parks. Bernie Sanders is calling for a 3% cap on annual rent hikes, the kind of poisonous rent control law that deters new housing construction and worsens homelessness.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 25, 2019</p> c35a421d2892e241325abd1cb3a307e0 Dems' Health Care Whoppers for 09/18/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/09/19/dems-health-care-whoppers Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When it comes to health care, Democrats are selling snake oil. Americans are grappling with rising medical costs. But if they fall for the phony solutions the left is offering, they'll pay with exorbitant taxes and shorter lives.</p> <p>Whopper 1: Obamacare is affordable. Joe Biden's running a television ad in Iowa pledging to stand by Obamacare because "every American deserves affordable health care." Iowans aren't going to buy that. They're not hayseeds.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 18, 2019</p> fb45c18af2f13afeb4a43a6a85f2bc3d Pope Calls Out Foreign Aid Farce for 09/11/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/09/19/pope-calls-out-foreign-aid-farce Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Year after year, Congress votes to spend tens of billions of dollars on foreign aid. It's money down a rat hole. Congress should take a page from Pope Francis. </p> <p>On Friday, Pope Francis blamed foreign aid for corruption and destitution in Mozambique, a sub-Saharan country where he was preaching to thousands in an outdoor arena. Despite the country's rich land and mineral resources, the Pope said, the people are trapped in poverty. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 11, 2019</p> 31f53b76dad10c41feb97bc62ed3e4d7 Prescription for Danger: Risky Chinese Meds for 09/04/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/09/19/prescription-for-danger-risky-chinese-meds Wed, 04 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When you pick up your prescription at the pharmacy, it isn't labeled "made in China," but odds are that's where many of your medications come from. </p> <p>President Donald Trump is calling on U.S. industries to manufacture here at home instead of outsourcing to China. Drug companies should be the first to respond to Trump's plea. They rely on China for active ingredients that go into antibiotics, heart medicines and other drugs we need to stay alive. That reliance is a threat to national security. And the squalid conditions in many Chinese drug factories pose a health risk to Americans who have to take the drugs made there. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 04, 2019</p> 93d3345047f71547703a0df73d26c0ef China's Chemical Warfare for 08/28/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/08/19/chinas-chemical-warfare Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump got slammed by all sides &#8212; Democrats, the media and European politicians &#8212; for suddenly escalating economic war with China on Friday. But for Americans who have lost a family member or friend to the Chinese-made street drug fentanyl, Trump's harsh pivot is the right move. </p> <p>He hiked tariffs on Chinese goods, labeled President Xi Jinping an "enemy" and told U.S. companies manufacturing in China to pull out. Wall Street went into a tailspin, and partisans called Trump "unhinged." <p>Updated: Wed Aug 28, 2019</p> 604c12c5af8cfd55118f834561ea09ac Ethnic Studies Latest Ploy to Brainwash Kids for 08/21/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/08/19/ethnic-studies-latest-ploy-to-brainwash-kids Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump told a rally last week: "We are all Americans. We all share the same home. We all share the same heart." He cautioned that "the radical Democrats are trying to tear this country apart" with their divisive identity politics. </p> <p>Warning to parents: Left-wing activists are using these same divisive tactics to target your kids' schools and co-opt their young minds. Across the country, leftists are demanding that public schools teach "ethnic studies." Don't be fooled by the title. <span class="column--highlighted-text">Many of these courses demonize America's past, label whites as oppressors and convert students into "social justice organizers."</span><p>Updated: Wed Aug 21, 2019</p> 7761d85c7cf68302a09418832d2f3dbd Feds' Outdated Cancer Advice Deadly to Patients for 08/14/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/08/19/feds-outdated-cancer-advice-deadly-to-patients Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When it comes to protecting yourself from cancer, don't take the government's word. Listen to the experts. </p> <p>The biggest cancer killer isn't smoking or a chemical in the environment or even an inherited gene. It's the failure to screen patients at high risk of the disease. Curing cancer is about detecting it early, while it's still treatable.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 14, 2019</p> b0db1202ec966e7855ca23626eb285b8 Democrats to Seniors: Drop Dead for 08/07/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/08/19/democrats-to-seniors-drop-dead Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If you're already on Medicare or counting on it when you retire, you're in for a shock. Medicare Part A &#8212; the fund that pays hospital and nursing home bills &#8212; is running out of money. A mere seven years from now, it will no longer have enough funds to pay your providers' bills in full. Medicare trustees sounded the alarm in June, urging Washington lawmakers to act "as soon as possible" to protect people "already dependent" on the program. </p> <p>Good advice, but don't expect most politicians to take it. The Democrats running for president are in fantasyland, proposing to expand Medicare to millions of younger people, or even to the entire population through "Medicare for All" &#8212; never mind Medicare's insolvency. That's like a family that can't pay its mortgage going shopping for a mega-mansion. <p>Updated: Wed Aug 07, 2019</p> 910b4a7982f322177e344ee744bc816c The Truth About Kamalacare for 07/31/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/19/the-truth-about-kamalacare Wed, 31 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Arming herself for Wednesday night's Democratic primary debate, contender Kamala Harris unveiled her latest health care position paper. Harris has flip-flopped over whether she supports eliminating all private insurance in favor of a single-payer government-run health system. Her new plan tries to have it both ways. Don't be fooled. </p> <p>Reacting to people's fears about having private health insurance they like ripped away, Harris is promising a 10-year transition period. Here's what you need to know. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 31, 2019</p> 344b1189a92a35c7c850077afd0727eb Killing Newborns Is Wrong, No Matter Who Does It for 07/24/2019 http://creators.dev.cre8ors.org/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/19/killing-newborns-is-wrong-no-matter-who-does-it Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>A 1-day-old baby boy was found swaddled in a T-shirt on the front steps of an apartment complex in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday. When shocked residents heard the crying, they called 911, and police rescued the abandoned newborn. "This is really, really crazy," said one resident. </p> <p>No, it's not crazy. It's the safest fate for a newborn whose mother doesn't want him. Too often, women in denial about pregnancy and then traumatized by the birth ordeal and loss of blood desperately ditch their newborns in unsafe places, like dumpsters. In June, police in Georgia found a newborn girl miraculously still alive in a plastic bag in the woods. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 24, 2019</p>