Trump’s 2020 Platform

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 29, 2020

The tension over President Trump’s plan to shrink the size — if not the substance, though more on that in a moment — of the GOP platform reminds us of one of President Reagan’s most hilarious yarns. It concerned the fellow who, running for office as a Republican, found himself at a farm in an area that wasn’t known as Republican. At which Reagan would drawl . . .

‘Mrs. America’ Framed by Two Anniversaries

Suffrage Is Set for Its Double Jubilee as Quest for ERA Turns 50

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

This summer will mark two anniversaries in the women’s rights movement. August 18 will mark 100 years since the 19th Amendment, granting women suffrage, was finally ratified by three-quarters of the state legislatures and became part of the suprem...

Plot Against Flynn Aimed To Cripple Trump’s Moves In The Middle East

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
May 27, 2020

As Attorney General Barr and General Michael Flynn battle in court to rescind the general's guilty plea, a deeper look deserves to be taken at the phone conversations that underlay the controversy. The calls were, in part, meant to protect the...

Before Election, Voters Deserve Full Answers On Obama, Biden

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
May 26, 2020

The President was perfectly accurate, and for once insusceptible to questions about his good faith, when he expressed surprise at Attorney General Barr’s comment last week that former president Obama and former vice president Biden, “based on t...

Prime Minister Netanyahu in the Dock

A Constitutional Contradiction Emerges in a Country Without a Constitution

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 25, 2020

What a spectacle is underway in Israel, where Prime Minister Netanyahu is being prosecuted by his own government for bribery and other crimes that he was formally alleged to have committed before he was re-elected to a third term. It’s a lesson in constitutional conundrums from a country that doesn’t have a constitution — and not just because Mr. Netanyahu has entered the dock with all saddlebags flapping in the breeze.


Role of China In Corona Crisis Invites Response

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
May 22, 2020

In the immense and multifaceted controversy over the coronavirus pandemic, and in the midst of tumultuous pre-electoral events in the United States, the role of the Chinese government in inflicting this economic and public health disaster on the world...

Foes of Israel Misread Outlook For Annexing Judea, Samaria

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
May 15, 2020

Relax everyone. It turns out that Israel’s annexation of Judea and Samaria isn’t around the corner. Even as Jerusalem edges toward concluding the two-year political crisis that deprived the country of an elected government, the entire world is agha...

Houseparty Soars Even as U.S. Gets Set To Decouple From China

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
May 11, 2020

For all the attention paid to the boom in use of the videoconferencing app Zoom, the big winner of the coronavirus lockdown so far may be a less work-oriented, more social Zoom competitor called Houseparty. Bloomberg News reports that Houseparty has...


Sen. Whitehouse Insults a Judge About To Hear Flynn’s Appeal

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 23, 2020

How long, we wonder, until the Senate Judiciary Committee or the Chief Justice of the United States — or someone — upbraids Senator Sheldon Whitehouse? The Wall Street Journal has been all over the senator’s bullying (he threatened the Supreme Co...

Trump Finds His Pay Grade

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 22, 2020

Now we know why it’s the President who gets paid the big bucks — it’s the First Amendment. That epiphany struck in the wake of President Trump’s declaration today that houses of worship will be considered among those institutions that are “esse...

Secretary Pompeo’s So-Called Scandal

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 20, 2020

One of our favorite stories about the State Department involves one of the wisest secretaries, George Shultz. Supposedly before he sent a new ambassador overseas he would invite the tyro into the secretary’s office. At some point he would sidle ove...


Eureka! The Left Discovers Tenth Amendment

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
May 25, 2020

Amid the grim coronavirus news of death and unemployment, at least there is the comic relief of the left embracing the Tenth Amendment. Suddenly trendy is the provision of the Bill of Rights that “The powers not delegated to the United States by th...

America Enters a Jacques Rueff Moment

By JOHN MUELLER, Special to the Sun
May 20, 2020

Producer and consumer prices have fallen sharply, along with employment and consumption. The crude oil price briefly turned negative. But one price is up by more than one-third in the past year: gold. As President Trump charts his course back to...

Democrats Hope Trump Becomes Herbert Hoover

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

As the debate between those who want an unlimited lockdown and those who want to reopen America as quickly as possible becomes more clangorous every day, months of intensive study and sad experience with the coronavirus enable us to determine the best...