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U.S. Set To Test How Much Ruin Nation Can Take

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
January 15, 2021

Assertions that 2020 was a crazy year are literally true. It is clear that we should never have listened to, or at least taken seriously, the advice of public-health experts to shut down the economy of the Western world in order to “flatten the...

Impeachment II: The Rush to Judgment

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 13, 2021

The House’s rush to judgment in impeaching President Trump a second time is one of the most shocking things we’ve seen in a long newspaper life. The lower chamber voted out against the President a count of incitement — without sifting the evidence or...

Let Us All Be Careful What We Wish For

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 12, 2021

The wisest advice we’ve heard for President-elect Biden is that offered today by President Trump — “Be careful what you wish for.” The President was speaking from Texas, where he went to visit, and to sign, the border wall that was a promise of his 2016 campaign. At one point, he belittled the danger to him of the 25th Amendment, via which the Democrats want to sideline him for the final days of his term.

Trump UN Envoy Cancels Visit To Free China

Bows To Impending Transition to Biden Administration

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
January 12, 2021

The State Department announced today the cancelation of international travel to all diplomats, citing the ongoing transition to the incoming Biden administration. Too bad, at least for friends of Free China. Hours earlier America’s ambassador to the...

Intra-Party Feud Of the Democrats Is the Key Battle

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
January 11, 2021

The Presidential Inaugural Committee recently announced “America United” as the inaugural theme. The “political divisions seeking to tear us apart” mentioned in the press release might seem at first glance to be those between Democrats and...

FOREIGN ›

Can Nigel Farage Reform the Tories After Brexit?

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
January 11, 2021

No one will accuse Nigel Farage of letting the grass grow under his feet. Now that the United Kingdom is free from subservience to the European Union, a fact of independence largely due to Mr. Farage, the leader of the Brexit movement is taking the...

In Fear of Iran, Arabs Bring Qatar In From the Cold

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
January 6, 2021

How can America top its success helping Arab countries make peace with Israel? Well, witness Tuesday’s Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Riyadh. Although details are murky, a new pact opens sea, land, and air borders between Saudi Arabia and Qatar...

Why Does Israel Pace the Globe on Covid Vaccines?

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
January 4, 2021

Why is Israel, of all countries, so far ahead of the rest in terms of getting its population vaccinated against Covid-19? As I write the University of Oxford’s “Our World in Data” chart shows Israel with a pace-setting 14 doses administered for each...

EDITORIALS ›

Could Citizen Trump Be Impeached?

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 11, 2021

The idea that the Senate can wait until after President Trump leaves office to try him on any articles of impeachment from the House is the latest gambit of the Democrats. We understand that scholars differ on whether that would be constitutionally...

President-Elect Biden

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 7, 2021

Congratulations are in order for President-elect Biden and Vice-President-elect Harris and the Congress that — after being interrupted by protests from supporters of President Trump — returned to complete the counting of the electoral vote that the Constitution required them to ratify. The Democrats have won a famous victory, having been lofted to their new offices on the largest popular vote ever recorded in this country.

The Right Move for Trump Is To Resign

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 7, 2021

The right thing for President Trump to do in the wake of the attack his followers made on the Congress is to resign, effective at the earliest opportunity, and for the presidency to be assumed for the remainder of the term by Mike Pence. We say that...

NATIONAL ›

Georgia Runoffs Emerge as Test of Healthcare Issue

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

The January 5 runoff elections in Georgia that will determine control of the Senate are shaping up as a test of how the health care issue works politically for the Democrats. It’s not so much the coronavirus response that Democratic candidates are...

Why Trump Lost

Our columnist offers a menu

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

Extended vote-counting, protracted litigation, and President Trump’s reluctance to concede the 2020 presidential election have held the Republican Party back from the usual work of losers in a national election, which is self-examination. Part of this...

Trump Pardons In ‘Varsity Blues’ Look Tempting

So Suggests Our Pardon Handicapper, Who Also Eyes Larry Franklin, Martha Stewart

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
December 7, 2020

Early in the Trump administration I wrote a column with a list of suggestions for the president to exercise his pardon or clemency power. The names I mentioned were Michael Milken, Martha Stewart, Conrad Black, Dinesh D’Souza, I. Lewis “Scooter”...