Could Left and Right Agree on This?

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 2, 2020

The piece on the current crisis that catches our eye runs on the Times op-ed page today under the headline “The Neoliberal Looting of America.” It’s by a law professor on the Coast, Mehrsa Baradaran. It’s about how, as she puts it, “the health o...

A Fitting Farewell to the Blaine Amendments

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 1, 2020

Congratulations to the Supreme Court for finally puncturing the religious bigotry of the Blaine Amendments. It did so by ruling Tuesday that the Constitution forbids Montana from excluding religious schools from a state scholarship program. Wrote...

At U.N. Parley Pompeo Blinks on Iran Snapback

Security Council Seems To Reckon End of Trump Presidency Is Nigh

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
June 30, 2020

For the Trump presidency, the end is nigh. Or at least that’s what America’s “partners” believe as they consider the question of Iran. On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council convened to contemplate that question, but rather than Iran it...

Silent Majority, Ignored by Biden, Readies Backlash

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
June 30, 2020

The current speculation about a likely Joe Biden victory in the November presidential election ignores a number of extraordinary factors. Since the speculation is in the press and the press is overwhelmingly hostile to President Trump, there is a...

Princeton’s Purge Of Wilson Follows A Change of Heart

By PAUL ATKINSON, Special to the Sun
June 28, 2020

Call it a case of academic double jeopardy. Princeton University’s decision to purge the name of Woodrow Wilson from its school of public affairs follows a decision only four years ago to keep the name. That was in 2016, when Princeton’s trustee...


In Clangorous Era Press Is Ignoring Overseas Story

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
June 19, 2020

In the clangorous pre-electoral atmosphere created by the Covid 19 crisis and its economic consequences and the disorders that have followed the apparent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, some important foreign policy developments have been...

70 Years Later History Beckons From Korea War

By PAUL ATKINSON, Special to the Sun
June 17, 2020

What a tumler, that Kim Jong Un, or, as President Trump once called him, “Rocketman.” The North Korean dictator is threatening to send troops into the demilitarized zone that separates communist tyranny from the free Korean republic to the sout...

‘Snapback’ Time On Iran Sanctions Is Already Here

United Nations Is Asleep at the Switch

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
June 12, 2020

America’s diplomacy aimed at globalizing its “maximum pressure” Iran policy appears increasingly likely to flounder in the United Nations. Better strike a decisive blow to the nuclear deal instead. That’s the outlook in the wake of a new report by...


The Room Where It Happens, Indeed

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 27, 2020

As the House readied its vote to make a new state out of the District of Columbia, the Speaker went before the press to dilate on injustice of what has obtained for the past 230 years. Mrs. Pelosi called the District “an affront to our democracy.” She noted that its residents pay taxes, serve in the military, and contribute to the “economic vitality” of America but lack for representation. “How could it be? Whose idea was that?”

Next in the Flynn Case: D.C. Circuit Is on the Spot

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 24, 2020

The next big question in the legal drama of General Michael Flynn is whether the full United States Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington will step in to review the decision of its colleagues on the panel that just ordered a district court to end the...

‘Theodore! With all thy faults —’

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 22, 2020

President Trump no doubt speaks for millions of New Yorkers and other Americans when he protests the decision to remove the statue of Theodore Roosevelt from in front of the Museum of Natural History. He calls the decision “ridiculous.” There are serious differing views. Ours is that it’s a sad day for those who thrill to the spirit of liberalism in our city and the inclusive Americanism for which Roosevelt stood during his heroic life.


If Fear Can Strike At University of Chicago, Imagine The Rest of Academia

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
June 22, 2020

In a 2017 New York Times column headlined “America’s Best University President,” Bret Stephens praised Robert Zimmer of the University of Chicago as a defender of free speech. The column quoted speeches and letters from Zimmer and other University...

Rice Is Emerging As a Logical Pick For Biden’s Veep

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
June 16, 2020

Susan Rice is a Rhodes scholar, a graduate of Beauvoir and the National Cathedral School, the daughter of a Federal Reserve governor, a protégé of Madeleine Albright and of Anthony Lake. In 2012 the Washington Post reported her family’s wealth at $20 million. She’s also the great-granddaughter of a slave and granddaughter of a janitor. Ms. Rice, who served as national security adviser and as ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama administration, embodies a story of upward mobility — an America full of possibility, where people aren’t trapped by their race or family backgrounds.

How a Dog Named Maya Won the Heart of Dyed-in-the-Wool Cat Lover

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
June 5, 2020

This is about a terribly sad event in our home. The senior of my wife’s two magnificent dogs, Kuvaszok, Maya, has died. They are a large (80-125 pound) all-white Hungarian breed, originally mountain livestock guardians, somewhat wolfish in thei...