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Shafik and Other College Presidents Have Mission Confusion

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Columbia University President Minouche Shafik is urging university leaders across the country to do some "serious soul searching." Good advice. She should start with her own soul. Shafik has the wrong idea about the purpose of a university.

She and likeminded college presidents are turning preeminent universities into factories, churning out ...Read more

Colleges Side With Radicals, Their Students Be Damned

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

The Left and their media allies want you to believe the protests roiling college campuses are spontaneous uprisings of morally fervent students worried about Gaza war victims. Don't fall for that claim. It's a scam. These protesters don't represent most students or the American public.

Yet Monday, Columbia University canceled graduation ...Read more

Trusting China in Inviting Another Pandemic

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

It's one thing to die from natural causes. Worse, to die from a disease leaked by Chinese scientists in a lab and allowed to wipe out millions. That is now almost certainly the explanation for the origins of COVID-19.

And even worse? U.S. taxpayers paid for it.

The U.S. government hasn't learned a thing. Disease watchers are tracking the ...Read more

There's No Right to Sleep Outdoors

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

In a Supreme Court showdown Monday over whether the homeless have a "right" to camp in public, almost no one mentioned the actual victims of that crazy idea. Homeless advocates, including the American Civil Liberties Union, told the court that living on the streets is a "victimless" crime. Victimless?

Everyone who has to step over needles and...Read more

Paying Top Dollar and Getting Bupkis

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

If you pay New York state taxes, you're paying top dollar and getting bupkis. Nothing in the budget deal announced in Albany on Tuesday changes that.

State tax money is supposed to provide services and improve the state's economic outlook. But a report released last week shows the state's economic prospects plunging to dead last among the 50 ...Read more

H5N1 Pandemic Test Case -- Biden Administration Not Ready

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

The H5N1 virus, which for 30 years affected mostly birds, is rapidly evolving and spreading globally. The Biden administration is dangerously unready.

Over the last two years, H5N1 has jumped from birds to mammals, infecting at least 26 species.

South American scientists publishing in the prestigious journal Nature Communications report ...Read more

Teach Migrant Children English -- Bilingual Ed Is a Scam

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

New York City, Denver, Chicago and other cities are urgently recruiting bilingual education teachers as the children of migrants enroll in school. Bilingual ed will doom most of these kids to failure. All too often it's an educational ghetto, producing dropouts who can't speak English and face a lifetime of poverty.

Non-English-speaking ...Read more

Beware of Squatters

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

If you own a home and don't want to lose it, keep reading.

Homeowners who go on vacation or a business trip, even for just a week, are returning to find their house overtaken by trespassers who fraudulently claim a right to be there. It's happening to tens of thousands of homeowners from New York City to Atlanta and Los Angeles.

When owners ...Read more

New York Doomed to Be Migrant Central -- Other Cities Take Note

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Mayor Eric Adams' agreement, announced Friday, to limit the time migrants can stay in shelters at taxpayers' expense, is smoke and mirrors. It's designed to fool you into thinking he's solving a problem when he's actually caving to the migrant industrial complex.

Adams claims the agreement, with the Legal Aid Society and the Coalition for the...Read more

Is Laken Riley's Life Worth Less Than George Floyd's?

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

George Floyd's death during a police chokehold on May 25, 2020, ignited nationwide protests to reform police procedures. Referring to Floyd's ordeal, former President Donald Trump said, "It doesn't get any worse than that," and within three weeks Trump signed an executive order establishing an abuse of force database and calling for improved ...Read more

The Left's Beef With Beef

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

New York State Attorney General Letitia James has a beef with beef.

This week James sued the JBS USA Food Company, the U.S. subsidiary of the world's largest beef producer, accusing it of "fraudulent and illegal business activities" and demanding "disgorgement of all profits and ill-gotten gains."

Disregard the inflammatory language. James' ...Read more

Migrant Surge Brings Killers and Criminal Gangs

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Former New York City Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly, the department's longest-serving commissioner, cautioned on Sunday that New York City's quality of life "has really deteriorated." Migrant crime is a major reason.

Venezuela's notorious Tren de Aragua gang and El Salvador's feared MS-13 -- what former FBI Assistant Director Chris ...Read more

Dems' Open Border Trickery -- Gaming the Census

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

New York is Migrant Central -- the No. 1 destination in the country for illegal border crossers -- and it's no accident. New York's Democratic politicians benefit from the deluge. The more migrants come here, the more congressional seats and clout in the electoral college New York is able to maintain.

Elon Musk spelled it out on X on Feb. 3: ...Read more

 

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