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, 23 Sep 2019 03:34:26 -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 c35a421d2892e241325abd1cb3a307e0 Dems' Health Care Whoppers for 09/18/2019 https://www.creators.com/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 https://www.creators.com/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 https://www.creators.com/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 https://www.creators.com/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 https://www.creators.com/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 https://www.creators.com/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 https://www.creators.com/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 https://www.creators.com/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 https://www.creators.com/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> 26a1621df598c9f83390e6d098a5efde Dems Want Another Chunk of Your Paycheck for 07/17/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/19/dems-want-another-chunk-of-your-paycheck Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Democrats see your paycheck as fair game for their endless social improvement projects. Every Democrat vying for the White House backs federal legislation that would guarantee workers nearly three months of paid family medical leave every year to care for newborns and the sick. Sounds wonderful. Who doesn't want to work nine months a year and get paid for 12? The issue is, Who pays? These pols want to force you to pay with a hefty federal payroll tax. </p> <p>That's bad news for single guys who are unlikely to take leave but will have to pay the tax anyway. Ditto for older people who've already raised their kids and don't want their paycheck shrunk to fund someone else's parenting. It's also a raw deal for employees who already get paid leave from their job; they'd also have their paychecks shaved for something they don't need.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 17, 2019</p> 6eec8d5cda5b8c54f4592fece536c97f Count on Migrants From the World Over to Exploit U.S. Immigration Laws for 07/10/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/19/count-on-migrants-from-the-world-over-to-exploit-us-immigration-laws Wed, 10 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Word is spreading worldwide &#8212; even as far as sub-Saharan Africa &#8212; that the U.S. has an open southern border and an open checkbook. </p> <p>This summer, thousands of Africans from Cameroon, Congo and other violence-plagued countries are forming caravans, preparing to cross our southern border. Border agents from the Del Rio area of Texas sounded the alarm on May 31 about a group of 116 African migrants. <span class="column--highlighted-text">Agents provided photos of women with babies strapped to their backs and young men in T-shirts and gym shorts sitting on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande waiting to be arrested.</span> <p>Updated: Wed Jul 10, 2019</p> 7fe13717ddf79c867d699991640e9a39 Dems Want to Insure Illegals, Don't Care About Vets and Middle Class for 07/03/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/19/dems-want-to-insure-illegals-dont-care-about-vets-and-middle-class Wed, 03 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It's official. Democratic Party Chair Tom Perez confirms the Party fully endorses free health care for illegal immigrants. That puts illegals ahead of veterans struggling to qualify for civilian care, middle-class working stiffs priced out of Obamacare and baby boomers facing the likelihood of Medicare cuts. </p> <p>At last Thursday's Democratic presidential debate, all 10 candidates on the stage flung up their hands when asked whether they'd cover illegal aliens. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 03, 2019</p> a2d0d2b21c8a5b9e45e15e76068a853b Dems' Agenda: Kill Jobs; Pander to Freeloaders for 06/19/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/19/dems-agenda-kill-jobs-pander-to-freeloaders Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Nine Democratic presidential hopefuls, including front-runners Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, flocked to the Poor People's Moral Action Congress on Monday, each trying to outpander their rivals and promise the most government handouts.</p> <p>It was an alarming spectacle for anyone who works for a living. These Democratic candidates don't believe jobs are the way to end poverty. For them, "work" is a four-letter word. Their approach is to take money from working stiffs and give it to slackers. </p> <p>Don't be fooled by the name Moral Action Congress. There's nothing moral about forcing hardworking people to support indolence. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 19, 2019</p> e3b706b96581aef859449793f0663824 Biden Joining Dems in Left Field for 06/12/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/19/biden-joining-dems-in-left-field Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Nineteen Democrats running for president took the stage in Iowa on Sunday to woo voters. It was a circus of left-wingers going bonkers for things most Americans don't want. The front-runners back abortion anytime before birth, abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, outlawing gas-burning cars, shutting down fossil fuel industries that employ millions and redistributing wealth. These White House contenders are veering far left, even though polls show half their own party's voters aren't "liberal."</p> <p>It's a worrisome spectacle. For 150 years, our two-party system has provided political stability envied by the rest of the world. Republicans and Democrats put forward broad agendas to compete for the widest number of voters. When one party wins, the other cedes power and cooperates in governing. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 12, 2019</p> 7483f626e6853033140372721a095d22 A Cancer Stigma Killing Thousands for 06/05/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/19/a-cancer-stigma-killing-thousands Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The nation's biggest meeting of cancer specialists unveiled several breakthroughs on Saturday. The horrible news is what's not improving. Only a miniscule 4% of men and women at high risk of getting lung cancer from smoking go for a CT scan to detect it while it's curable. That 4% figure has barely budged in a decade. Lung cancer detected before there's coughing or other symptoms is at least 80% to 90% curable. People who wait until they feel sick have as little as a 10% chance of surviving. </p> <p>Cost isn't the problem. Insurance can pay for CT (short for computed tomography) scans. But the public is clueless that they're necessary. There's no public campaign because lung cancer is a politically incorrect disease, tainted by its link to tobacco. Most politicians, charities and corporate underwriters haven't wanted to touch it. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 05, 2019</p> 898cfd02e7ad44bc85bf56e6058df1a0 House Unlikely to Ever Get Trump's Tax Returns for 05/29/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/19/house-unlikely-to-ever-get-trumps-tax-returns Wed, 29 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>House Democrats are jubilant because last week, they won two court victories in their ongoing battle to get President Donald Trump's tax returns and decades of his personal and business banking records. </p> <p>But their glee won't last long. These federal district court rulings are likely to be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump will prevail, along with taxpayer privacy and political fair play.<p>Updated: Wed May 29, 2019</p> d9282e3f6c75bcdeca19ed0c6374802c Illegals Fueling Public Housing Shortage for 05/22/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/19/illegals-fueling-public-housing-shortage Wed, 22 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Housing shortages are plunging New York City and Los Angeles into crisis. Affordable rents are scarce. Families are doubling up. Shelters are jam-packed. And over 100,000 people are sleeping sprawled on the streets of these two cities. The waitlist for public housing is over four years long in LA and staggering 10 years in New York. These lists would be even longer if public officials hadn't closed them to any new applicants. </p> <p>Nationwide, an estimated 32,000 public households are being taken up by illegal immigrants. It's a powerful reason why the Trump administration is giving illegals 18 months to get out of taxpayer-subsidized public housing. <p>Updated: Wed May 22, 2019</p> e4bc49d61a4e4349ccf3b9b2e53bac86 Don't Let Zuckerberg Kill Free Speech for 05/15/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/19/dont-let-zuckerberg-kill-free-speech Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>This week, representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter will join with European leaders and the prime minister of New Zealand to launch a chilling proposal to curb free speech across the internet. Americans should be alarmed. Internet freedom is being extinguished fast in Europe. How long will it survive in the U.S.? </p> <p>Social media titans such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have more influence over our freedom than Supreme Court justices or U.S. presidents. But these internet executives are selling out core American principles for the almighty dollar. They'll do whatever a host country demands. In China, Russia and even capitalist Singapore, internet freedom is already dead, without a murmur of protest by Zuckerberg and others. <p>Updated: Wed May 15, 2019</p> 84e94be81a688f101d8ce7fc4a1deab1 Democrats' Plan to Destroy the Jobs Boom for 05/08/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/19/democrats-plan-to-destroy-the-jobs-boom Wed, 08 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If you're looking for work, this is the best job market in 50 years. The economy is soaring. </p> <p>But Democrats running for president are pitching plans that will destroy millions of jobs, doubling the number of people out of work. <p>Updated: Wed May 08, 2019</p> c210bbc9254b4585af470de850dc4009 Sorry, Biden. America Doesn't Want a #MeToo President for 05/01/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/04/19/sorry-biden-america-doesnt-want-a-metoo-president Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Presidential contender Joe Biden is under attack from fellow Democrats for how he treated Anita Hill in 1991 after she accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. </p> <p>#MeToo advocates are warning that Biden had better apologize if he wants the women's vote in next year's election. Biden's an expert panderer. He's already expressing contrition for how he, as chairman, handled the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on Hill's accusations: <span class="column--highlighted-text">"To this day, I regret I couldn't come up with a way to get her the kind of hearing she deserved."</span> <p>Updated: Wed May 01, 2019</p>