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Rhode Island Tells Its Police To Pull Over New Yorkers

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 28, 2020

The order by Governor Raimondo of Rhode Island to have state police pull over all cars entering the Ocean State with New York license plates opens a new front in the war on the coronavirus. It’s not our purpose here to quarrel with the governor. She leads the second most densely populated state in the nation. Florida, Maryland, Texas, and South Carolina are reportedly also targeting New Yorkers. These policies, though, skate close to a constitutional red line.

Pandemic Panic Is the Diagnosis

The View From Canada

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

The Canadian government’s management of the coronavirus crisis, if judged by what it does and its leaders say, is completely inadequate. Their relief bill is probably not sufficient in quantum or in efficiency for those unemployed or under-employed a...

A Father Saves His Family

America’s Unifying Moments

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 27, 2020

America’s unifying moments have emerged, during these weeks of hunkering down against the coronavirus, as one of the things we treasure as we scout the World Wide Web. We find them moving and uplifting, or sometimes just funny. Some have been famous for decades, and some less so. Some aren’t available on the Web. There are, though, wonderful moments.

Like the officer of Free Vietnam who, with the communists closing in and on the hunt for people like him, suddenly moved to save his family. He was a pilot of the big twin-rotor helicopters known as the Chinook, work-horses of the war. He swoopedå in and plucked his family from a dusty playfield, and flew out to sea, with a few gallons of fuel and a full tank of prayer.

Israel: Maybe the Dog Will Talk

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 27, 2020

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s astonishing emergence with an agreement to remain the prime minister in a national unity government of Israel reminds us of the yarn about the rabbi, the cossack, and the cossack’s dog. It seems the rabbi is out for a walk when he encounters a cossack officer and his dog. The cossack draws his weapon, points it at the rabbi, and pulls back the hammer.

Senator Burr Deserves Due Process

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 26, 2020

The speed with which even Republicans are demanding the resignation of Senator Burr over suspicions of insider trading are shocking to us. He is being accused of selling as much as $1.7 million of shares in his personal accounts after negative...

FOREIGN ›

History Won’t Wait For Gantz To Bow To Israel’s Voters

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

The third Israeli general election in a year has produced a clearer advantage for the principal party, but has been ambiguous in the more important issue of which party will lead the government. The ostensible leader of the opposition, General...

Germany, France Need To End Euro-Shilly-Shallying

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 6, 2020

For a perfect illustration of Europe’s collapse as a serious political force, one could do no better than to read a February 27 article by the former German vice-chancellor and foreign minister, Joschka Fischer. In “The West’s Final Countdown,”...

Showdown Brews As U.N. Court Targets U.S. GIs

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
March 6, 2020

An international prosecutor, Fatou Bensuda, was advised Thursday by a panel at Hague that she should go ahead and investigate alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan. It’s a shocking development. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calle...

EDITORIALS ›

Ray Charles Sheds His Grace on America

What a Unifying Moment for Perilous Times

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 25, 2020

As we were preparing to gather for dinner while sheltering from the coronavirus, an email arrived from a reader. Its subject line was “I-m-a-g-i-n-e.” Attached was a video of Ray Charles singing “America the Beautiful” at the Republican National Convention in 1984 at Dallas. That was the convention that handed up President Reagan for the campaign in which he won a second term with a victory in 49 of the 50 states. What a unifying moment.

Coronavirus: Waiting for the Vaccine

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 24, 2020

News reports of the race to find a vaccine in respect of the coronavirus put us in mind of one of the most memorable encounters in our newspaper life. It was probably in the early 1990s at a glittering reception at the Council on Foreign Relations...

What About Andrew Cuomo?

A New Star Is Emerging Among the Democrats

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 23, 2020

Vice President Biden is due Monday to begin giving briefings on the coronavirus crisis so as to appear like a shadow president. There’s just one problem. Sleepy Joe, as President Trump likes to call him, has been upstaged by none other than Andrew Cuomo. It seems the doughty Democratic governor of New York has emerged as a star, while Mr. Biden is still getting a studio set up in his home.

NATIONAL ›

Press Bears Blame For Propagating Panic In Corona Crisis

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 25, 2020

The political aspect of the coronavirus crisis is developing in a familiar way. The president’s enemies in the press have led the propagation of panic in the country, and have been given enough encouragement to do that from the scientific community...

Truman’s Famous Buck Is About To Stop Again With the President

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 25, 2020

The near-term future of America’s physical and financial health now depends on weighing public-health and commercial data in a gigantic cost-efficiency study as disease and economic recession compete as the principal public enemy and the main call upon the nation’s human and financial resources. This was a foreseeable stage but is on us more quickly than had been generally expected.

Play Ball: Baseball Is a Reason We Fight for America

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
March 23, 2020

If it weren’t for the coronavirus outbreak, this week would mark the opening of the Major League Baseball season. Instead the league has indefinitely postponed opening day, deferring to a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control an...