Gorsuch Alone Against Caesar

Editorial of The New York Sun | January 18, 2022

A Presbyterian church in Virginia will have to render more “unto Caesar” and less “unto God” following a defeat in a property tax dispute today at the United States Supreme Court. The church had sought to avoid paying property taxes on a residence used by two of its staff members, whom it considers to be ministers.

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High Court To Weigh Cruz Challenge to a Campaign Finance Cap

By ARI HOFFMAN, Special to the Sun
January 19, 2022

The Supreme Court will hear arguments today in Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate, a case that could — just in time for what are projected to be epically expensive races in 2022 and 2024 — change how campaigns for political office are...

Right Policies Will Fulfill the American Dream of Martin Luther King 

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
January 19, 2022

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” This is a thought with which I would assume all Americans regardless of race...

Hochul Seen Tacking to the Right With Budget Plan Tax Relief

By RUSSELL PAYNE, Special to the Sun
January 18, 2022

Emphasizing economic recovery, a balanced budget, and tax cuts, Governor Hochul today unveiled a $216 billion budget plan that continues a notable turn for the New York Democrat, who has been distancing herself from the progressive wing of her party...

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China’s Alibaba Examined as Possible National Security Risk

By REUTERS
January 18, 2022

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration is reviewing e-commerce giant Alibaba’s cloud business to determine whether it poses a risk to U.S. national security, according to three people briefed on the matter, as the government ramps up...

Germany Signals It Could Halt Gas Pipeline If Russia Invades Ukraine

By REUTERS
January 18, 2022

BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Germany signaled on Tuesday that it could halt the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia if Moscow invades Ukraine, and Western nations rallied behind Kyiv over a Russian troop buildup that has stoked fears of war. Stepping...

Even If Netanyahu Agrees To Forgo Office, He Could Emerge as the Most Powerful of Pols

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
January 17, 2022

The talk of the town is a plea deal reportedly in the making for Benjamin Netanyahu, a pact that would do something that was once impossible to imagine — namely, force him to leave politics. If negotiations come to fruition, though, what would a...

Iran-Aligned Houthis Claim UAE Attack That Kills Three

By REUTERS
January 17, 2022

DUBAI (Reuters) - Three fuel trucks exploded, killing three people, and a fire broke out near Abu Dhabi airport on Monday in what Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said was an attack deep inside the United Arab Emirates, the region’s commercial and...

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Democrats’ Infighting Over Crime Policy Could Harm Them at Ballot Box 

By RUSSELL PAYNE, Special to the Sun
January 17, 2022

The new Manhattan district attorney’s soft-on-crime policies are showing signs of becoming a major liability for Democrats posturing as the party of public safety ahead of the 2022 elections, amid growing opposition and a police union’s call for...

Extreme Tax Rate Threatens Revenue Stream From New York’s ‘Republic of Vice’

By RUSSELL PAYNE, Special to the Sun
January 13, 2022

New York State’s highly touted legalization of sports betting is being called “dead on arrival” after a disappointing first weekend. Considering that New York is an estimated $1 billion market, the appraisal by Regulus Partners, a sports and leisure...

Republicans Sue To Stop Non-Citizens From Voting in New York City 

By RUSSELL PAYNE, Special to the Sun
January 10, 2022

In a case that could have a huge impact on municipal elections for years to come, New York City today was sued by the state and national Republican parties over its new law allowing non-citizens to participate in municipal elections. The suit, filed...

Hochul, Adams Stand Together, and Apart From the Far Left 

By RUSSELL PAYNE, Special to the Sun
January 8, 2022

The joint push by Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams to put more police officers in place on New York City’s subway system signals an entente between the two Democrats against the far-left wing of their party on the issue of criminal justice — a faction...

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At the Supreme Court: Boston v. the Mayflower Compact

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 17, 2022

Religious freedom advocates hope for a banner day at the Supreme Court when the Nine hear the case of a Christian group that was barred from flying its symbol on a public flagpole, even as other groups were allowed to fly their standards. The Roberts...

Can Boris Johnson Get Back to Brexit?

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 13, 2022

If Boris Johnson is going to save his prime ministership, it looks to us as if he’ll need to return to the pro-liberty principles that propelled him into power during the Brexit campaign. He moved into the van by turning the pro-Brexit argument away...

The New American ‘Newspeak’

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 12, 2022

For a glimpse of the new American “Newspeak” — to use George Orwell’s coinage — look no further than the language being used in the fight over the filibuster. Starting with the President, who said in Georgia: “Today I’m making it clear. To protect...

The Furshlugginer Filibuster

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 11, 2022

Ahead of President Biden’s speech at Atlanta on rewriting election laws, Democrats are demanding progress in Congress. With legislation stalled, Mr. Biden has warmed to Senator Schumer’s push to eliminate the filibuster, which has sparked a war of...

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Women Mayors Are Showing Some Steel in Dealing With Homelessness

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
January 17, 2022

Ariel Sharon earned the nickname “the bulldozer” for his general unstoppability and for his use of the earth-moving tractor as a weapon of war and plow of peace. Now making a bid to take over the “bulldozer” moniker from Sharon, who died in 2014, is...

Texas Synagogue Hostage Incident Was ‘Act of Terror’: Biden

By REUTERS
January 16, 2022

UPDATED AT 1:14 P.M. EDT (Reuters) - The FBI identified a hostage taker killed at a Texas synagogue as a British citizen, after President Biden earlier on Sunday said the gunman had used weapons he got off the street to commit “an act of terror.” The...

All Eyes on State of the Union, as Biden’s Presidency Hangs by a Thread

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
January 15, 2022

It’s been a rough New Year for President Biden, as he suffered two stinging defeats. First, the Supreme Court ruled against his vaccine mandate for 80 million people working in private business. Second, just before Uncle Joe was going to speak to the...

Hostages Released at Texas Synagogue After Hours-Long Standoff

By REUTERS
January 15, 2022

UPDATED AT 12:30 A.M. EST COLLEYVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - An FBI Hostage Rescue Team stormed a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, on Saturday night to free three remaining hostages of a gunman who had disrupted a religious service and began a standoff...

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Joel Coen’s ‘MacBeth’ Hits the ‘Damned Spot’

By TYLER HUMMEL, Special to the Sun
January 18, 2022

One of postmodernity’s greatest temptations is to mutilate, abridge, or transform Shakespeare into something contemporary. Shakespeare is, after all, a man of his time. By modern standards, he’s misogynistic (“The Taming of the Shrew”), anti-Semitic...

Dating Is Hard, So Now There’s a Podcast for That

By ARI HOFFMAN, Special to the Sun
January 11, 2022

In the Old Country, matchmakers made matches. Things were arranged, options were limited, and love cost extra. In the less old country, people met at bars and dances, taking a shine to the boy at the jukebox or the girl next door. Now, they swipe on...

The Edge of Appeasement

By ARI HOFFMAN, Special to the Sun
January 8, 2022

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, then Netflix’s splashy new movie, “Munich: The Edge of War,” is about the freeway to the Third Reich. Everyone means almost painfully well, and yet the result is calamity. Its subject is the 1938 conference that confirmed Hitler’s seizure of Czech territory and set the stage for his conquest of Europe.

A Holiday Ad To Make Us Feel Good About America

By WARREN KOZAK, Special to the Sun
January 3, 2022

It’s not often that a television commercial draws us into a story, reminds us of the best parts of ourselves and moves us deeply. If you’ve watched anything on commercial television in the past few years, you understand how rare that is. But this holiday season, one of America’s last iconic brands, Chevrolet, accomplished just that – a pitch perfect ad that comes at just the right moment in our national story.