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Why Mr. Trump Might Resent the Transition Question

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 25, 2020

The way the Democrats are working themselves into a lather over whether President Trump will commit himself to a “peaceful transferral” of power reminds us of the moment when we first realized the New Yorker could win the 2016 election. That was eight minutes into the first Republican primary debate, when moderator Bret Baier asked whether they would all pledge to support whoever emerged as the GOP nominee.

Harry Evans

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 24, 2020

The death earlier this week of Sir Harold Evans, coming amid a historic crisis in journalism, prompts a moment to savor what the great editors were like. The son of a steam locomotive engineer, he rose through newsrooms to become, in Britain and...

‘Well, Son of a Bitch’ — Biden in Ukraine Part II

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 23, 2020

Well, son of a bitch. It turns out that there was plenty of concern within the Obama-Biden administration in respect of the dealings of the Vice President’s son, Hunter, in Ukraine. Not to mention the younger Biden’s dealings with Communist Chinese nationals. The tale is outlined in the new report released today by the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Finance Committee, chaired by Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Charles Grassley of Iowa.

Biden Attacks Park Avenue While Raising Money There

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
September 21, 2020

Vice President Biden says he views “this campaign as a campaign between Scranton and Park Avenue.” It’s comical on a variety of levels, the most stunning of which is that, while bashing Park Avenue on the campaign trail, Mr. Biden’s been busy raising...

Court-Packing 101: What Would FDR Himself Do?

By PAUL ATKINSON, Special to the Sun
September 21, 2020

What would FDR do? That’s what we’re thinking as the battle over a nomination to replace Justice Ginsburg engulfs the Senate. President Franklin Roosevelt was the last president to get so irked at the nation’s highest court that he tried to pack it...

FOREIGN ›

Biden Threatens To Put Spanner Into Brexit Deal

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
September 16, 2020

“More pernicious nonsense was never devised by man than treaties of commerce.” Thus declares Benjamin Disraeli in his novel, “Endymion.” As prime minister, however, Dizzy set aside such literary license, leaping at any opportunity to sell English...

Abraham Accord Challenges Iran As Biden Eyes Appeasement

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

The Abraham Accords, being signed today at the White House, are widely celebrated in the Arabian peninsula and in Israel, but they’re really bad news for Tehran.

Leftists Alarmed At Trump Hopes For Mideast Peace

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
September 11, 2020

No sooner has the Arab-Israel Spring started to blossom than the Leftists are up in arms. Gulf capitals now formalizing relations with Jerusalem are, they complain, ruled by non-democratic bad guys. Exhibit A: Bahrain, where a Sunni minority, backed...

EDITORIALS ›

Covid Crisis Opens a Schools Voucher Moment for Trump

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 19, 2020

Never let a crisis go to waste, it’s said. The crisis that beckons at the moment is that which the Covid pandemic has precipitated in our public schools. It is laying bare how our K-12 education serves teachers unions more than their customers...

A Sampler of Sun Editorials on Justice Ginsburg

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 19, 2020

Here are two and a half brace of editorials of the Sun in respect of Justice Ginsburg, who has made frequent appearances in our editorials and news stories of the Sun. Her warning about the Section 1001 of the United States code as an overly broad...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 19, 2020

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, coming at the beginning of what her co-religionists call the Days of Awe, is a moment to lay aside the politics. The time for that will arrive soon enough. President Trump is signaling he’ll make a prompt...

NATIONAL ›

Why Has the 2020 Election Become So Bitter? 

By R. EMMETT TYRRELL, Jr., Special to the Sun
September 16, 2020

The election of 2020 is well underway. President Donald Trump is probably overhead if you scan the skies long enough. Vice President has left his basement and returns to its comforts only occasionally. This campaign is heating up. What can we expect?...

Trump-Biden Battle Puts Constitution To A Torrid Test

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
September 16, 2020

In the torrid final weeks of the long presidential campaign, the unique confluence of legal, procedural, and constitutional initiatives to alter the electoral process has been publicly glimpsed only occasionally. These are all activities undertaken by...

ACLU Turns Political, Backing Biden Campaign

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
September 15, 2020

Direct mail gets less attention than television commercials or campaign events. Yet it is a battleground in the presidential race, as the campaigns and their proxies communicate privately with voters. Take a recent mailing from the American Civil...