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 Mon, 25 Jan 2021 21:12:29 -0800 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 88a1e988770daeb21035240eb4deed89 Biden's Timid Plan to Fight COVID-19 for 01/20/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/01/21/bidens-timid-plan-to-fight-covid-19 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>As COVID-19 mutates, it's becoming more contagious than the virus that invaded the U.S. about a year ago. A trip to the grocery with a mask on, which used to be low risk, is becoming riskier. </p> <p>As cases and deaths increase rapidly, people are scared and upset. They're spending hours on websites and hotlines struggling unsuccessfully to get vaccine appointments. </p> <p>President-elect Joe Biden's vaccine distribution plan, which he announced Friday, doesn't offer them much hope. Biden said he'll open 100 federal vaccine sites in school gyms, community centers and stadiums the first month. That's for the entire nation. <p>Updated: Wed Jan 20, 2021</p> d9bca6d2c2b2c102d247f3b1e3712020 Feds Should Launch Massive Vaccine Effort for 01/14/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/01/21/feds-should-launch-massive-vaccine-effort Thu, 14 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Americans are stressing out over how long they'll have to endure isolation, closed businesses and fear of COVID-19. It all hinges on getting vaccinated. Yet, only one-third of doses shipped to the states are actually making it into people's arms. The public hears the wait will be many months. Most states are failing miserably. </p> <p>Meanwhile, Washington pols are fighting over punishing President Donald Trump. They need to choose &#8212; vengeance or vaccines &#8212; and turn their attention to rolling out a massive emergency vaccination distribution staged by the federal government at malls, arenas and other public spaces. </p> <p>Members of Congress have already received their shots. They need reminding that the rest of us need ours. It's how we get our lives back. <p>Updated: Thu Jan 14, 2021</p> 84af31a04b76f0ead4147edbfebb8009 Regulate Social Media Like Public Utilities for 01/13/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/01/21/regulate-social-media-like-public-utilities Wed, 13 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Democracy took a big blow when Twitter shut down President Donald Trump's accounts and Google and Amazon ousted Parler, a site favored by millions of conservatives.</p> <p>Big Tech, which is run by the left, is robbing Americans of their right to communicate freely and exchange ideas. <p>Updated: Wed Jan 13, 2021</p> 0e15487411065b3d37bf6161d7c36cef End the Deadly Vaccine Delays for 01/06/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/01/21/end-the-deadly-vaccine-delays Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>If you live in Florida or Texas and you're 65 or over, you can get in line for a COVID-19 vaccine at a mall, stadium or drive-thru center. You may have to wait for hours, but being in line is better than being in the dark. That's where most New Yorkers are &#8212; desperate to get the vaccine and with no way to sign up. It may be months before they can. It's a problem in many other states, too. </p> <p>The first vaccines were shipped to the states on Dec. 13, but most are sitting on shelves unused, while some 2,600 people a day die from COVID-19 nationwide. State and local officials &#8212; including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill De Blasio in New York &#8212; are showing a depraved indifference to human life as they play politics over who gets vaccine priority. </p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">It's time for the public to demand that these officials open up mass vaccination centers and get the lifesaving shots into our arms. </span><p>Updated: Wed Jan 06, 2021</p> 0e3ad32da38f05034e68ad90d47bc93d Cancer Patients Need COVID-19 Vaccines for 12/30/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/12/20/cancer-patients-need-covid-19-vaccines Wed, 30 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out, an extremely vulnerable group is being overlooked: millions of cancer patients. Doctors nationwide are sounding the alarm that many state governments and the federal advisory committee charged with prioritizing who gets vaccinated should move cancer patients up to the front of the line, right after nursing home residents and frontline health care workers. Right now, they're deemed a lower priority than "essential workers" such as firefighters and mass transit employees.</p> <p>Yet cancer patients are getting decimated by COVID-19. New data from 360 U.S. hospitals show that patients with cancer are more at risk of catching COVID-19 than the rest of the population. Once infected they are nearly twice as likely to be seriously ill and need hospitalization. <p>Updated: Wed Dec 30, 2020</p> fe2fb55fb21e3b295d1379ecda515f6b Leftists Hijacking Vaccination Rollout for 12/22/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/12/20/leftists-hijacking-vaccination-rollout Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>You were warned about this first in July. Now, it's happening. On Sunday, the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that seniors ages 65 to 74 be moved toward the back of the line for the COVID-19 vaccine.</p> <p>The reason, says ACIP, is that "racial and ethnic minority groups (are) under-represented" in this age group. Put another way: Seniors are too white.</p> <p>Vaccines are already being administered to health workers and nursing home residents. The question is this: Who comes next? ACIP wants to push 87 million essential workers &#8212; such as transit workers, supermarket employees and uniformed public servants &#8212; to the front of the line, forcing 32 million seniors to wait.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 22, 2020</p> f696dd112e21ee51951073d1d5cb1311 Cuomo Not Fit to Be US Attorney General for 12/16/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/12/20/cuomo-not-fit-to-be-us-attorney-general Wed, 16 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is reported to be on Joe Biden's shortlist for attorney general of the United States, though Cuomo claims he's not interested. A savvy response, considering he might not be Biden's final choice, and if he is, he'll have to undergo Senate scrutiny. He's got a lot to explain. </p> <p>Not because of an unsubstantiated accusation of sexual misconduct hurled against Cuomo on Sunday. The real issue is Cuomo's track record of proven public policy blunders that cost New Yorkers their lives. <p>Updated: Wed Dec 16, 2020</p> e2fa47a3a99c705279508f31732cefcd Radical Raphael Warnock for 12/09/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/12/20/radical-raphael-warnock Wed, 09 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat vying for one of Georgia's two contested Senate seats, claims his Republican opponent, incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler, is running "smear ads." She is "taking things I've said out of context from over 25 years being a pastor," says Warnock.</p> <p>Loeffler warns Warnock is a "radical liberal" who would change America. Warnock denies it.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 09, 2020</p> b0651ec157c5a75136a22281add5fa33 Bring Back the Constitution for 12/02/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/12/20/bring-back-the-constitution Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Health care workers and first responders are the heroes of the pandemic, but right behind them are the bold business owners defying dictatorial governors such as California's Gavin Newsom and New York's Andrew Cuomo. Like the owners of Mac's Public House on Staten Island, who refuse to be put out of business. They're standing up for your rights as well as their own. </p> <p>Since last March, governors have shuttered restaurants, gyms and other businesses, destroying what owners have built and putting employees out of work. Yet, when these governors go on television to brief the public, they only talk about the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. They never mention the number of businesses failed or people out of work &#8212; as if these consequences don't matter. <p>Updated: Wed Dec 02, 2020</p> b160c5cffc3da7bda0daa3cbed6abcab Hands Off Operation Warp Speed for 11/25/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/11/20/hands-off-operation-warp-speed Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Joe Biden is fearmongering that "more people may die" because the Trump administration hasn't begun transitioning oversight over the COVID-19 vaccines to the Biden team. "There was a plan for 300 million doses to be available at the end of the year. What they're reporting now is 20 to 30 million doses available. Why? Where are the bottlenecks? "</p> <p>A confused Biden mixed up the numbers. Dr. Moncef Slaoui, head of Operation Warp Speed, predicts 20 million doses will be shipped out on Dec. 11 and 12, and immediately administered to health care workers and other high-risk populations, including the elderly, in all 50 states. <p>Updated: Wed Nov 25, 2020</p> 0425df0b1bbfc887bfd5f45aa57d445b The Right to Worship Even in a Pandemic for 11/18/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/11/20/the-right-to-worship-even-in-a-pandemic Wed, 18 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>New York's dictatorial governor, Andrew Cuomo, may have met his match. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is asking the Supreme Court of the United States to strike down Cuomo's Oct. 6 executive order shutting down "houses of worship " in areas of Brooklyn and Queens, while allowing "essential" businesses, like pet stores, groceries and big-box stores to stay open. </p> <p>Cuomo insists he's battling COVID-19. The Diocese says Cuomo's making a value judgment that going to Target is "essential" but taking communion isn't. Truth is, for devout communicants who are already suffering social isolation during the pandemic, finding the church doors closed can be soul crushing. </p> <p>Before Cuomo's executive order, churches were already following safety precautions including roping off every other pew, requiring masks and urging social distancing. The executive order disregarded that and capped attendance at 10 people &#8212; even for large churches with a capacity of 1,200. Sounds arbitrary. Where's the science here? <p>Updated: Wed Nov 18, 2020</p> 8b94ca2c0a5fa7d7aac9ff97df95bdb0 A Vaccine Triumph for 11/10/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/11/20/a-vaccine-triumph Tue, 10 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Monday's news that a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer will be ready for FDA approval this month sent stock markets soaring and everyone celebrating. It is wonderful news for humanity.</p> <p>A vaccine will slow the deaths, end the lockdowns, allow businesses to reopen, free children to return to school and return life to normal within half a year. </p> <p>Amazingly, one group isn't celebrating: Democratic politicians. They'd rather criticize the breakthrough than allow the triumph to occur on President Donald Trump's watch. Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York and Gov. Gavin Newsom in California are saying FDA approval of the vaccine isn't enough, and they'll insist on approval by experts in their own states as well. <p>Updated: Tue Nov 10, 2020</p> 5d2b4af098962c35dc6c7780a2091434 The Late Ballot Scam for 10/28/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/10/20/the-late-ballot-scam Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Democrats and media allies falsely claim that newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett is poised to steal the election for Donald Trump. Democrats are demanding she recuses herself from election cases coming before the Supreme Court. Otherwise, warns The Washington Post, "the court's reputation will be shattered" and "the public's faith in democracy" destroyed. </p> <p>Truth is, it's the Democrats trying to tilt the scale for their candidate. They're swarming swing states with armies of lawyers filing lawsuits. Some challenge voter ID laws or signature requirements on ballots. But their biggest goal is to overturn state laws requiring that mailed ballots arrive by Election Day. Democrats want ballots counted even if they arrive several days late and have no postmark. As if elections don't have deadlines.</p> <p>The left claims failing to count late ballots amounts to "voter disenfranchisement." That's crazy. You'd have to be living on the moon not to know by now to vote or mail in a ballot early to avoid Election Day crowds. That's why an astounding 66 million people have already voted. The voter disenfranchisement argument is a scam. It's like claiming that people who get to the airport late have a right to demand the plane wait for them.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 28, 2020</p> 7467d54881840d647d9bdc860c7ff415 Barrett Will Serve the Nation Well for 10/14/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/10/20/barrett-will-serve-the-nation-well Wed, 14 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Senate Democrats are trying to turn the confirmation hearing on Amy Coney Barrett into a political victory for their party, but so far they've failed miserably. Barrett is the poster woman the Republican Party needs to attract college-educated female voters and help close the gender gap. </p> <p>Though Democrats don't have the votes to block Barrett's confirmation, they're exploiting the televised hearings in pursuit of two goals. They're fearmongering, warning that in a case already before the Supreme Court, Barrett will provide the fifth vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Message: Blame President Donald Trump and vote him out of office on Nov. 3.</p> <p>Democrats are also trying to undermine public confidence in any Supreme Court ruling on the outcome of the 2020 election. Message: Unless Barrett recuses herself, the outcome is illegitimate. <p>Updated: Wed Oct 14, 2020</p> 7fd2acce48b1f65b55b2bd3e17172800 Pelosi's Devilish Demands for 10/07/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/10/20/pelosis-devilish-demands Wed, 07 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>On Tuesday, President Donald Trump called off negotiations over a stimulus bill until after Election Day. Blame House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's outlandish demands for the delay. </p> <p>Pelosi has been urging Republicans to pass her $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill to "crush the virus so that we can open the economy and open our schools safely." The truth is her bill would do almost nothing to achieve those goals. </p> <p>Worse, though Pelosi isn't telling you, the bill rewrites election law for 2020, barring voter ID requirements, forcing states to count absentee ballots that arrive as late as 10 days after Election Day, and imposing same-day voter registration everywhere, though, currently, only 21 states allow it. These controversial changes don't belong in a stimulus bill Americans are desperate for.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 07, 2020</p> 89acafc8b2dba12aab599003d16f6ee5 Judge Barrett and Your Health Care for 09/30/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/09/20/judge-barrett-and-your-health-care Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Democrats and their media allies are warning that putting Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court will doom the Affordable Care Act. They predict tens of millions will be thrown off Medicaid and the sick will lose their preexisting conditions protections. </p> <p>Don't fall for this fear-mongering. Here's a rundown of the false claims, with the facts that disprove them. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 30, 2020</p> 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>