Betsy McCaughey

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., is a patient advocate, chairman and founder of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, and a former Lt. Governor of New York State.

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Dems Busting Airbnb

 

The battle over Airbnb is taking center stage at the Democratic National Convention. The fight is emblematic of the dispute between Republicans and Democrats over who should steer the economy: government regulators, on the one hand, or consumers and business innovators on the other. Democrats are attacking Airbnb and similar Internet sites that enable people to earn […]

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Government Dysfunction Costs Lives

 

Editor’s Note: Debra J. Saunders is off. The following column is by Betsy McCaughey. Every year, more than half a million patients in the U.S. are unknowingly put at risk of contracting a superbug infection during a common medical procedure. A doctor threads a tube-like scope down your throat and into your digestive system to […]

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Clinton’s Phony Health Care Fixes

 

Editor’s Note: Debra J. Saunders is off. The following column is by Betsy McCaughey. The Clinton campaign is finally owning up to what most Americans learned the hard way. The Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable. In fact, its costs are “crushing” people who have to buy health insurance. Hillary Clinton vows to fix […]

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Rebellion in the House: It’s About Democracy

 

Don’t be bamboozled by the mainstream media’s snarky coverage of the overthrow of Speaker John Boehner. It is not “chaos,” nor a brawl among politicians with oversized personalities and ambitions. The battle is over a key American principle, and the outcome will affect you. Right now, newly elected members of Congress — meaning anyone serving a […]

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Bush Flunks ‘Great Woman’ Question

 

Republican presidential contenders need to brush up on their American history and the many heroic women who have helped make this country great. At Wednesday’s debate, CNN’s Jake Tapper went down the line, asking the candidates what woman should be depicted on the $10 bill. At that point, most of the candidates looked like deer […]

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Sex Police, Back Off

 

The St. Paul’s School rape trial should raise red flags about the rush to rewrite state laws on sexual assault. Calling a sexual interaction that went wrong “rape” when neither party used force criminalizes the inevitable misunderstandings that occur between men and women, especially young men and women exploring sex. It’s not clear what happened […]

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Senators Slippery on Iran Deal

 

The authors of our U.S. Constitution envisioned Senators as serious-minded leaders. Now many act like weasels. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) , Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and others — some 18 senators in all — give slippery, noncommittal answers about the proposed deal with Iran and claim they are studying the issue. Sorry. […]

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Obama’s Climate Hubris

 

This week President Obama is hailing his Clean Power Plan as “the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against global climate change.” Obama is posing as the environment’s savior, just as he did in 2008, when he promised his presidency would mark “the moment when … the rise of the […]

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OBAMAKILL: End of Life Counseling

 

Look out, Grandma. Medicare said last week it wants to start paying for end-of-life counseling. It’s being sold as “death with dignity,” but it’s more like dying for dollars. Seniors are pressured to forego life-sustaining procedures  to go into hospice. That enriches the booming hospice industry and also frees up dollars for the left’s favored social […]

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V.A. Scandal Linked to Obama

 

Driven out by whistleblowers, Acting Inspector General of the Veterans Administration Richard Griffin finally resigned last week. Good riddance. Griffin had whitewashed and concealed information about inadequate care and phony waiting lists and tried to retaliate against truth-tellers. But don’t expect real improvement at the VA. Griffin’s successor is another bureaucratic lifer, Lin Halliday. She’s […]

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