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Jerusalem: Better Late Than Never

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 28, 2020

It’s a diplomatic case of better late than never. It seems that Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky might finally get an American passport listing his country of birth as Israel — eighteen years after his American mother, who with her husband lives in Beit...

President Trump’s Promise

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 25, 2020

When Americans go to the polls November 3, The New York Sun urges a vote to re-elect President Trump and Vice President Pence. We do so in the belief that the principles for which the President, the Vice President, and the Republican Party stand...

Logic of Trump: Let Us Count The Reasons

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
October 28, 2020

It is a squeeze to reduce the number of logically indisputable reasons why President Trump should be reelected to a single column, but I will attempt it. Reelection is the only way of restoring the conditions that Mr. Trump created that eliminated...

Could Justice Barrett and the Court Surprise Us?

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 26, 2020

The Senate’s confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as a justice of the Supreme Court reminds us of President Trump’s decision to move our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The opponents, in their predictions of war and mayhem and riots on the Arab street, were almost Schumerian. In the event, though, what happened was the opposite. Mr. Trump’s sticking by his Jerusalem promise has ushered in a new burst of peace making.

Brexit Diary: Mr. Barnier Gets Ahead of His Skis

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
October 26, 2020

Whatever else one might say about Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, he certainly has some brass. He’s reported by Breitbart London as asserting that the EU and the United Kingdom have a “common responsibility” to agree on a deal and...

FOREIGN ›

Trump Foreign Policy Confounds the Old Guard

By JONATHAN S. TOBIN, Special to the Sun
October 22, 2020

President Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy has been subjected to harsh criticism since before he took office. His emphasis on criticizing past American interventions in foreign conflicts and his decision to employ the term “America First” to...

Dangling Man: Harry Awaits Parley With Grandmother

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

What young man doesn’t dread confronting an irate grandmother? What, though, if you are Prince Harry and your grandmother is Elizabeth II? The New York Post reports that Harry has been summoned to Buckingham Palace to account for a video filmed with...

Chevron’s Deal for Noble Energy Marks a Major Shift in Mideast

By JONATHAN S. TOBIN, Special to the Sun
October 14, 2020

For many decades, one of the givens in the discussion about the Arab world’s war on Israel was the role that the American and international oil industry played as a supporter of the Arab war on Zionism. One of the most important factors in sustaining...

EDITORIALS ›

Who’s the Wiliest Player in the Barrett Drama?

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 26, 2020

When the Senate begins its vote on PresidentTrump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become the 115th Justice of the Supreme Court, spare a thought for the drama’s wiliest, most conniving, most self-satisfied, trickiest player — History. That...

Malice Toward None? Don’t Bet On It With Biden

Robert Reich Wants a ‘Truth Commission’

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
October 26, 2020

The Democrats are trying to make it socially unacceptable to vote to reelect Trump. It seems to be working so far, at least up to a point. The Republican governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, says he wrote in Ronald Reagan. The Republican governor of...

Sudan: The Three Yeses

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 23, 2020

President Trump’s latest peace deal related to Israel — announced today with Sudan — is hard to appreciate fully without reference to the Khartoum resolution of 1967. It was issued at a summit of the Arab League at Sudan’s capital after the Jewish state emerged as the victor in the Six-Day War. The resolution came to be called “the three nos” — “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it.”

NATIONAL ›

Why Is the World Riveted by Trump Re-election Race?

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
October 20, 2020

For anyone with any perspective on American elections, it is clear that the polls do not entitle us to predict with any confidence the outcome of the current campaign. Many of the polls included in the average of polls on aggregator sites are really...

Scoop in Portland: Remington, Homer Shining Online

By JOEL BABB, Special to the Sun
October 19, 2020

Those of us who love art wonder whether we will ever again be able to spend a day in an art museum letting the imagination roam through worlds opened by great paintings. Museums closed for months to guard against the coronavirus are now opening but...

Unlike Biden, FDR Did Not Play Coy on Court Plan

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
October 15, 2020

One of the many absurd aspects of the current presidential campaign is the refusal of the Democratic nominees for national office to state whether they would attempt to increase the size of the Supreme Court by adding ideologically amenable members to...