Justice Sotomayor’s Nose for News

Editorial of The New York Sun | December 1, 2021

Justice Sotomayor caused a stir in this morning’s Supreme Court arguments over the Mississippi abortion law, pointing to the “new justices” sitting beside her at the bench and remarking on the “stench” that would ensue if the court overturned the...



How Do You Say Merry Christmas in European? 

December 2, 2021

It looks like Christmas is back on for the long-suffering employees of the European Union. And they can again — at least for now — make reference to Joseph and Mary — not to mention Jesus. And wish their Jewish friends a happy Hanukkah. For the...

Biden Falls Into the Economic Mudhole That He Dug Himself

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
December 1, 2021

The first American omicron case was reported today at San Francisco, and I must say that so far the White House has been rather sensible and circumspect. The fully vaccinated person returned from South Africa a little more than week ago and tested...

As Barbados Becomes a Republic, Our Diarist Doffs the Phrygian Cap

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
December 1, 2021

After 396 years under the British crown and 55 years of self-governing, Barbados will henceforth be a republic. Poignantly, the presumptive heir to the throne, Prince Charles, bore witness to the formalities marking the crown’s waning global...

A ‘Political Explosion’ on Abortion Might Be What We Need

​​​​​​​Roe v. Wade, After all, Failed To Settle the Question

Editorial of The New York Sun
December 1, 2021

The Supreme Court hasn’t asked a single question of the lawyers in the Mississippi abortion case but already the papers have been predicting doom. If the Nine overturn Roe v. Wade, the director of the only abortion clinic in the Magnolia State writes...


Biden: Outside the Room Where It Will Have Happened

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
November 29, 2021

As world powers gather in Vienna to revive the old Iran deal, one party is pacing nervously in the room where it isn’t happening — America. And yes, we’re increasingly irrelevant in Iran diplomacy. Iran refuses to negotiate directly with the Big Satan...

America Could End Up the Wallflower, So To Speak, at the Pan-Africa Ball

By PHILIP LENCZYCKI, Special to the Sun
November 28, 2021

Beijing looks set yet again to upstage Secretary of State Blinken and the Biden administration’s foreign policy, this time in Africa. On Monday and Tuesday, all of the continent’s countries — save for the Kingdom of Eswatini, which recognizes Taiwan...

U.S., NATO Fail To Offer a Serious Response to Threats to Ukraine, Taiwan

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
November 27, 2021

The increasing shambles in post-Trump great power relations is best illustrated by the Russian threat against Ukraine and the Chinese threat against Taiwan. A profound reappraisal of the western alliance system will soon be required. The United States...


Will the Supreme Court Send Bill Cosby Back to Prison?

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 30, 2021

Will the United States Supreme Court act to reinstate what advocates call “the first significant sexual assault conviction of the #MeToo era” and send Bill Cosby back to prison? That’s the question after a Pennsylvania prosecutor petitioned the Nine...

Last Gasp of the Plumed Knight?

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 30, 2021

Just when it seemed the ghost of James G. Blaine had been banished, his spirit has returned to torment religious freedom advocates. They will be arguing next week before the Supreme Court in a case centering on public funding for religious schools in...

As Ghislaine Maxwell Goes on Trial, the Eighth Amendment Seems a Bit Testy

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 29, 2021

Following is a lightly edited transcript of The New York Sun’s “interview” with the Eighth Amendment; it’s the first interview with a member of the Bill of Rights since we interviewed the Fifth Amendment. * * * EIGHTH AMENDMENT: Am I permitted to take...


While Biden Blames Trump for Everything Under the Sun, Inflation Is Now Higher and Growth Lags

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
December 1, 2021

Did you know that more Americans have died of Covid in 2021 than in all of 2020? Tragic. But it’s a fact. Did you know that Joe Biden called Donald Trump every name in the book when the former president put in a travel ban for China and Europe? Every...

Two Pieces of Good News Emerge Amid Mixed Blessings on the Economic Front

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
November 29, 2021

Two pieces of good news, at least in the early stages of omicron. First, a number of experts are telling us not to panic, the vaccines are expected to work. Second, President Biden today said new lockdowns are off the table “for now.” That to me is a...

A Faltering Biden Is Pursuing Arms Control Ahead of Freedom

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
November 29, 2021

High gas prices, American retreat abroad, urban crime, drug addiction, and talk of an Olympic boycott are all contributing to a sense that America is experiencing a kind of rerun of the late-1970s. As if those factors weren’t enough, add arms control...