Betsy McCaughey

Betsy McCaughey

About the Columnist

Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York.

The Archive

Columbia's Minouche Shafik & other college chiefs must refocus on their core mission: education

Columbia University President Minouche Shafik says university leaders across the country need to do some “serious soul searching.”

Pursue anti-Israel 'outside agitators' disrupting colleges — and end the nonsense for good

The left and its 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...

Why on Earth are we AGAIN collaborating with China to manipulate viruses?

the US Department of Agriculture is collaborating with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the parent organization of the Wuhan Institute of Virology

There's no homeless 'right' to sleep rough — and the Supreme Court seems to agree

In a Supreme Court showdown over whether the homeless have a “right” to camp in public, almost no one mentioned the actual victims of that crazy idea -- everyone who’s not...

New Yorkers get next to nothing for their high state taxes — Albany budget deal won't change that

If you pay New York state taxes, you’re paying top dollar and getting bupkis.

As bird flu spreads, the Biden admin remains dangerously unprepared for another pandemic

The H5N1 virus — which for 30 years affected mostly birds — is rapidly evolving and spreading globally.

The push for bilingual education will doom migrant kids to failure

New York City, Denver, Chicago and other cities are urgently recruiting bilingual education teachers as the children of migrants enroll in school.

How to lock out the scourge of squatters in NYC and everywhere

The law must take action against squatters in New York (and everywhere else) to stop these vicious thugs from stealing people's homes.

Mayor Adams' 'right to shelter' agreement will actually make NYC's migrant crisis worse

Mayor Adams’ agreement, announced Friday, to limit the time migrants can stay in shelters at taxpayer expense, is smoke and mirrors. 

Laken Riley's life was worth no less than George Floyd's

Georgia nursing student Laken Riley was bludgeoned to death, allegedly at the hands of an illegal migrant, Jose Ibarra, who is a member of the notorious Venezuelan gang Tren de...

Tish James is turning New York into a banana republic with yet another lefty lawsuit

If she can make the Empire State into a living hell for beef producers, she can do it to any other industry.

The migrant surge brings killers and criminal gangs, victimizing innocents like Laken Riley

Longest-serving NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly cautioned Sunday that New York City’s quality of life “has really deteriorated.” 

Democrats' open-border trickery: gaming the census

New York is Migrant Central — the No. 1 destination in the country for illegal border crossers — and it’s no accident.

Migrant crime is turning cities into war zones

Criminals posing as asylum seekers are turning American cities into war zones.

NYC's migrant crisis hits new level of madness: Free rooms, meals to thugs who are robbing us

The Democratic Party is turning New York City into a Shangri-la for international theft rings and migrants here to rob and burglarize.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is right: America is being invaded

Across the globe, hostile nations like Russia are using migration, instead of tanks, as a weapon of war to destabilize and even bankrupt countries and facilitate terrorist attacks from within.

Dems letting migrants fly without ID are playing Russian roulette with our safety

If you’re at the airport and forget your photo ID, good luck being allowed on the plane. But many migrants without “an acceptable form of identification,” according to airport signs, don’t need...

The Supreme Court could put an end to urban squalor

 Most decent, hardworking people want clean sidewalks for getting to work and walking their kids to school.

American hostages held by Hamas in hell as Biden and Blinken play politics

The hostages Hamas terrorists seized Oct. 7 still in captivity struggled through their 95th day as Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Tel Aviv to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin...

The growing lunacy of free health insurance for migrants

Extending offers of free health care to illegal migrants is an act of sheer insanity given the scope and scale of the wider US border crisis and the cost to...