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Senator Toomey’s Point About the Fed

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 20, 2020

Senator Patrick Toomey’s office has been circulating a note of concerns about President Trump’s nominee to the Fed, Judy Shelton. The note doesn’t say how the powerful Pennsylvanian will vote. It does set up an ironical possibility: That the...

Underestimate Grenell At One’s Own Peril, UN Scribes Learned

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
February 20, 2020

Despite a chorus of critics that’s likely to grow, Richard Grenell will do well for America in his new role as acting Director of National Intelligence. That’s my prediction from covering the United Nations during the years when Mr. Grenell served...

The Message in the Trump Pardons

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 18, 2020

Whatever other virtues might attach to the pardons issued today by President Trump, there is also this: They will remind our overwrought Democrats of one of the most far-sighted features of our Constitution. It is that when it comes to the fate of...

Pompeo: Iran Without Delusions

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 18, 2020

Good going to Secretary of State Pompeo for calling out a group of Democrats — including, apparently, Secretary of State Kerry — for reportedly meeting with the Iranians on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, and in secret. Mr. Pompeo was responding to a report of the parley in the Federalist. “If they met,” the secretary said, “I don’t know what they said. I hope they were reinforcing America's foreign policy, not their own.”

Let Presidents’ Day Include FDR, Reagan With Our Other Giants

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 18, 2020

Writing on Presidents’ Day, there comes back to me the notion I have held for more than 20 years that the holiday should be moved forward one week and extended to include the next two great presidents after Washington and Lincoln, Franklin D...

FOREIGN ›

UN Rights Panel Playing the Part Of the Joker

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
February 13, 2020

Think Joaquin Phoenix was a bit wacky? Try the United Nations Human Rights Council. Mr. Phoenix, a vegan, was widely ridiculed for obsessing over cows during a rambling speech delivered Sunday after winning an Oscar as best actor. Among his...

PLO’s Abbas Emerges As Incredible Shrinking Man

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

Mahmoud Abbas, like the protagonist of the eponymous 1959 horror movie, is the Incredible Shrinking Man — even here at the United Nations. Mr. Abbas likes to be addressed as President of the State of Palestine. In reality he wields little influence i...

Democrats Cling To the Hope That Trump Is Compromised

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 11, 2020

The Democrats are clinging to the inevitable pious fraud that Donald Trump is a compromised president because he was impeached. After a spurious investigation in which the president had none of the constitutionally guaranteed rights of a defendant or...

EDITORIALS ›

Trump Has a Clear Grasp of the Powers the Constitution Grants Him

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 15, 2020

Is President Trump the only one in Washington who has read the Constitution? Forgive us, but that’s how, amid the brouhaha over Mr. Trump’s criticism of the Justice Department, we would turn around the question that Khizr Khan famously asked at t...

Judy Shelton’s Moral Contract

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 13, 2020

The best move for President Trump after today’s hearing for his nominees to the Federal Reserve would be to withdraw his nomination of Christopher Waller and stick with Judy Shelton. That’s our reaction to the calls for Mr. Trump to withdraw Ms. Shelton after a premeditated attack on her by the Democrats and one or two Republicans. It was a disgraceful performance.

Judy Shelton Would Help Redeem Republican Promises

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 12, 2020

The way we think about the confirmation hearing tomorrow for economist Judy Shelton to be a governor of the Federal Reserve is as a test less of her than of the Republican Party. Is it going to make good on the platform on which President Trump stood...

NATIONAL ›

Why Judy Shelton Would Be a Boon For Federal Reserve

By JOHN TAMNY, Special to the Sun
February 17, 2020

In “The Great Successor,” Washington Post reporter Anna Fifield’s very uneven and very poorly edited book about North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, she indicated that among other things Kim passed his childhood days listening to Whitney Houston wh...

Revolutionary Lesson For Mayor Bloomberg Lurks in Our History

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
February 17, 2020

This Presidents Day, I am thinking of John Hancock. Hancock was president of the Continental Congress, the body that named George Washington general of the Continental Army. Hancock was the Michael Bloomberg of his day — a politician simultaneousl...

Democrats Are Placing Reckless Bets In the Primary Races

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 14, 2020

There are three widely proclaimed verities now bandied about in the aftermath of the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday. They are that Senator Bernie Sanders is a clear front-runner with a chance for a break-through to a...