Lebanon Leaders May Have Quit — Not Hezbollah

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
August 10, 2020

To comprehend today’s resignation of the Lebanese government, amid country-wide unrest, it helps to think of the Who’s old line — meet the new boss, same as the old boss. In the case of Lebanon the boss’s name is Hezbollah. President Macron vis...

‘We’re All Gold Bugs Now’

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 9, 2020

“It seems we’re all gold bugs now,” announces the op-ed piece in the New York Times. It says that gold is “one of the best performing assets in the world this year.” Of gold, the Times writes: “Its price just topped $2,000 an ounce for the firs...

How Legacy Players Are Changing Lineup In Big League Ball

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
August 10, 2020

A fact from the world of sports with public policy implications: The Toronto Blue Jays have been starting an infield in which all four players are the sons of major league baseball players. The Blue Jays first baseman, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., is the...

The NRA’s Fight in New York Is For All Americans

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 6, 2020

The thing to keep in mind during the legal war launched today between New York State and the National Rifle Association is that the Second Amendment does not exist in New York City and state. It has been blocked at every level by state and local...

Democrats Levy Phony Campaign Against Trump

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
August 7, 2020

The Democrats became so addicted to their need for President Trump to be permanently under a cloud of criminal suspicion for their press lackeys to celebrate endlessly, that their present discomfort is considerable as the weight of prosecutorial...


Beirut in the Dark As Lebanon Lurches Toward New War

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
August 4, 2020

The Pyongyang-Seoul gap is often depicted in night-time pictures: the darkened, Communistic North versus the well-lit, free South. Something similar can now be said of the light gap, illustrated above, between Tel Aviv (above) and Beirut (below)...

Brexit Diary: What BoJo Can Learn From Disraeli

Victorian England was not adverse to the aiding state, but with limits.

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
July 30, 2020

“Circumstances are beyond the control of man,” Benjamin Disraeli wrote, and he should know. He will be linked forever with the idea of One Nation Toryism, even though Stanley Baldwin coined the phrase in 1924 as a political ploy to limit Labo...

Hopes Are Rising For No-Deal Brexit As Europe Dithers

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
July 22, 2020

With weeks before the United Kingdom meets its self-imposed deadline to reach a midsummer trade deal with the European Union, Britain is on course for a “clean break” Brexit. “UK Close to Abandoning Brexit-EU Deal, Will Likely Leave Bloc Fully...


Biden’s Vice Presidential Angst

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 3, 2020

Would Vice President Biden’s search for a running mate have been so fraught if he hadn’t announced his plan to exclude male candidates from consideration? The thought occurs to us in the wake of the Washington Post’s story about Mr. Biden’s decision to delay by as much as two weeks the announcement of his choice and the ill-feeling among Democrats as jockeying for the position has intensified among the potential picks.

Doubts Emerge Over Dollar’s Role As a Reserve Currency

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 31, 2020

With Congress readying a vote on whether to elevate Judy Shelton to the board of the Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs has just put out a startling research report. It’s not about — and doesn’t mention — Ms. Shelton or Mr. Trump’s other nominee t...

The Democrats Surrender in Portland

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 30, 2020

The Democrats’ surrender in Portland, coming so precipitously after the appearance by Attorney General Barr before the Judiciary Committee in the House, looks like a favorable development, insofar as it goes. It may be too soon for victory to b...


Polls Predicting Biden Will Win In a Walk Are Out of Focus

By SAUL ROSENBERG, Special to the Sun
August 5, 2020

Current polls suggest that Vice President Biden will win the presidential election walking away. Perhaps that explains the chorus of Democrats and their media myrmidons denouncing President Trump’s refusal to leave the White House as if it wer...

Sanders’ Ideas Are On the March Among Democrats

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
July 27, 2020

To judge by the increasing volume and frequency of attacks on capitalism, it looks like the real winner of the Democratic primary campaign was the socialist senator, Bernie Sanders. Mr. Sanders has not received the presidential nomination, but his...

Election Turns On Five Questions, Such as Marxism

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
July 25, 2020

The presidential election result is now down to five questions. Can the President override the Democratic press’s thunderous campaign to terrorize the country over the coronavirus? Can the president successfully connect Vice President Biden’s campai...