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Sex Vigilantes Trash Due Process

December 16, 2017 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ New York’s Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is spearheading a McCarthyite purge of sexual harassers from Congress, throwing the nation’s capital into turmoil. What counts as sexual harassment? Good question. Men accused of boorish gestures or vulgar remarks face the same disgrace as outright rapists. And never mind if the accusations lack […]

Trump Picks The Judges America Wants

November 22, 2017 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Democrats and the liberal media are slamming President Trump for packing federal courts with supposedly “unfit” judges. Nonsense. Trump’s nominees have impressive credentials. What’s the left’s real gripe? These judges will decide cases based on what the US Constitution says, instead of rewriting law to suit a progressive agenda. Look […]

Exposing Dems’ Lies On Trump Tax-Cut Plan

October 14, 2017 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ President Trump has unveiled a plan to ignite economic growth and simplify the tax-filing ordeal. Sadly, top Democrats are responding with divisive rhetoric and lies. Sen. Chuck Schumer dismisses the plan as “wealth-fare.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls the plan “giveaways to big corporations and billionaires.” Intent on stoking envy, […]

No, Robots Won’t Put Us All On The Unemployment Line

April 13, 2017 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is taking flak for saying he’s “not worried at all” about robots displacing American workers. Yet he’s spot on: Robots will soon spark a productivity boom, leading to improved economic growth, higher wages and a higher standard of living. Just what America needs after a decade […]

How Trump Will And Won’t Transform The Supreme Court

December 3, 2016 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ The battle lines are forming over Donald Trump’s anticipated Supreme Court nominee. A conservative advocacy group is running TV ads urging Trump to appoint a justice in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia. New Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer fires back that Democrats will try to block any nominee […]

Zika Mosquitoes Are Biting In America Now — And We’re Still Not Ready

June 29, 2016 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ This month, mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika start biting in Florida, the Gulf states and southern California. It’s the “virus from hell,” warns Peter Hotez, Dean of Baylor University’s School of Tropical Medicine. Hotez is urging women to delay getting pregnant. He worries expectant mothers in these states are already […]

Germs Multiply While CDC Fiddles

June 3, 2016 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Federal officials are predicting  doom because a Pennsylvania woman became infected with a germ that can’t be stopped by most antibiotics.  “The medicine cabinet is empty for some patients,” warned Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden last week. You’d think the CDC was finally ready to get […]

Team Obama’s Plans To Fight Zika Are Going To Make It Worse

May 27, 2016 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Federal officials are warning that mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus will start biting and infecting US residents in the next month. Key trouble spots are southern Florida, Louisiana, Texas and southern California, but the risk could extend farther north. The virus inflicts horrific brain damage on unborn children as well […]

How The State Of The Economy Is Literally Killing People

May 2, 2016 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Middle-aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. Especially in economically depressed states and job-starved upstate New York. People in need of work are twice as likely to take their […]

The Feds Dawdle While Patients Die Needlessly

April 13, 2016 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Our dysfunctional federal government’s bungling is killing people. Example: Every year, more than half a million patients undergoing a common medical procedure risk getting a superbug infection because their doctor is using a contaminated instrument. A doctor inserts a thin, tubular scope down your throat and into your digestive system […]

The Deadly Plague American Hospitals Refuse To Face

March 22, 2016 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Consumer Reports is sounding the alarm about a vicious infection raging through hospitals, even prestigious ones such as Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx and Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. Clostridium difficile, or C. diff for short, sickens half a million people each year, and 29,000 of them die within […]

Obama Is Looting The Treasury To Pay Off Insurers

February 29, 2016 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ The Obama administration will tell any lie and break any law to prevent the president’s signature health-care program from collapsing. Insurance companies such as UnitedHealthcare and Aetna are losing billions trying to sell ObamaCare plans, and the risk is they’ll drop out at the end of 2016. No insurance companies […]

The President Doesn’t Deserve An EZ-Pass In Replacing Scalia

February 19, 2016 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Democrats are giddy over the prospect of President Obama replacing conservative Justice Antonin Scalia with a liberal. But Republicans are equally adamant about blocking Obama’s lame-duck appointment. “This vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president,” says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s rare that a president […]

Obama’s ‘Diversity’ Diktat Is A Giant Gift To Lawyers

February 5, 2016 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ If you’re a white male looking for a job, your search just got harder. Claiming women aren’t getting paid enough, President Obama wants to make it easier to accuse employers of gender discrimination and hit them with class-action lawsuits. A new regulation proposed on Friday will require all employers with […]

The CDC Is Brushing Off The Zika Virus

January 29, 2016 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ The Zika virus causes horrible birth defects – and it’s coming here. Will US authorities let ideologues stop them from wiping out the mosquito species that carries this horror? The biggest danger is to pregnant women, whose babies are at risk of being born with abnormally small and damaged brains. […]

Racial Bean Counting Is Making Schools Unsafe

January 22, 2016 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ President Obama’s acting secretary of education, John King, hijacked Martin Luther King Jr. Day to accuse public schools of racism because black students are punished more often and more harshly than others. The Obama administration has been threatening school districts with lawsuits and federal-funding cuts wherever it finds “racial disparities” […]

Veterans Can Expect More Bad Health Care From Obama’s VA

December 27, 2015 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Don’t be fooled by last week’s headlines about more money and greater accountability at the Veterans Affairs Department. It’s the usual malarkey coming out of Washington. The prognosis for veterans who need health care remains poor, with vets likely to get the run-around and face delays again in 2016. On […]

College Quotas Are Actually Destroying Lives Of Minorities

December 12, 2015 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Yesterday the US Supreme Court heard a constitutional challenge to racial preferences in college admissions. These preferences obviously hurt whites and Asians turned down to make room for less qualified minorities, but ironically, the preferences also harm many Hispanics and African-Americans – the very students they’re supposed to help. No […]

Uncle Sam’s ‘Screening’ Of Syria Refugees Is A Pathetic Joke

November 21, 2015 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ At least one of the bombers in Friday’s Paris terrorist attack snuck into France posing as a Syrian refugee. ISIS is infiltrating refugee camps to penetrate Europe and the United States. But on Monday, President Obama dismissed the danger, doubling down on his plans to settle at least 10,000 Syrian […]

$1B A Year For No-Show Jobs: How The Feds Forgot About Merit

November 14, 2015 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ What’s the best place to get a no-show job? The federal government. Uncle Sam pays corrupt or incompetent employees not to come to work – because it’s easier than firing them. Never mind the cost to taxpayers. Congress is trying to get to the bottom of this outrageous waste. But […]

ObamaCare Is Entering Its Dreaded ‘Death Spiral’

October 22, 2015 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ ObamaCare is heading toward a death spiral. The Obama administration is having trouble selling insurance plans to healthy people. That’s a big problem: When the young and healthy don’t enroll, premiums have to be hiked to cover the costs of older, sicker people, discouraging even more young people from signing […]

Is The Army Whitewashing Bowe Bergdahl’s Desertion?

October 17, 2015 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ After a preliminary hearing, US Army officials are recommending Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl get off without jail time or a punitive discharge for walking off his Afghanistan military base in 2009. He could even get back pay and lifetime disability payments. The recommendation leaked out Sunday, infuriating some of Bergdahl’s former platoon mates. […]

ObamaCare’s Latest Victims: 100,000 New Yorkers And Taxpayers Everywhere

October 2, 2015 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Bad news for New Yorkers, thanks to ObamaCare: More than 100,000 policyholders just learned that their Health Republic insurance plans will be canceled on Dec. 31. The start-up insurer (spun off from the Freelancers’ Union) is hemorrhaging red ink and has to close down. That’s unfortunate for the policyholders, who […]

Obama’s Dangerous Drive To Make US Combat Troops Co-Ed

September 24, 2015 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ President Obama is already weakening our military by shedding troops, weapons and ships. But even these cuts aren’t as dangerous as his misguided crusade for a gender-blind military. “Valor has no gender,” Obama naively announced. True, but strength, speed and sharpshooting accuracy are gender-specific. A new 9-month, $36 million study […]