Deep State Turns On President Biden Over Afghanistan

By IRA STOLL | April 19, 2021

In the early days of the Trump administration, the “deep state” — the permanent bureaucracy of the FBI and other national security-related agencies — targeted President Trump and his national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Some of us warned at the...

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Jimmy Lai’s Greatest Scoop

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 17, 2021

The prison sentence handed down to Jimmy Lai is likely just the beginning of the punishment the Chinese communists are going to mete out to the hero of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. The 14-month stretch he’s just drawn is for participating in a peaceful demonstration by thousands. He still faces charges for fraud and violating the national security law. The 72-year-old family man may yet perish in prison.

Afghanistan and Vietnam

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 16, 2021

About President Biden’s decision to retreat from Afghanistan we were just sitting down to write when an email arrived with the subject line “Amazing Thread.” It linked to a chat on Twitter quoting Richard Holbrooke’s account of a conversation he had with the then vice president, illuminating what lesson for Afghanistan the future 46th President drew from our abandonment of South Vietnam..

Vast Majority Of U.S. Firms Failed To Sign Voting Statement

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
April 15, 2021

Let’s turn to the issue of voting rights and corporate chief executives. A statement organized in recent days by the former CEO of American Express, Kenneth Chenault, and Merck’s chief executive, Kenneth Frazier. A large number of companies signed it...

Lachlan Murdoch’s Mettle

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 14, 2021

Congratulations are in order to the chairman of Fox News, Lachlan Murdoch, for his refusal to bow to a demand that he fire Tucker Carlson. The demand was made by the Anti-Defamation League after a broadcast by Mr. Carlson on immigration. The ADL...

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Is Biden Trying to Sabotage Israeli Military Moves?

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
April 11, 2021

As Iran suffers a host of mysterious mishaps, Israelis are at arms over press leaks of sensitive military information. Are Israeli officials too eager to brag about their battlefield success, or are Americans, in an effort to appease the ayatollahs...

Philip: What an Astonishing Life Was His

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
April 10, 2021

As a person in my 70s, I cannot remember when Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was not a prominent public figure well known in this country and much of the world. It does not seem like 70 years ago when my mother took my brother and me to see...

As Biden Readies Iran Talks, Appeasement Is in the Air

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
April 3, 2021

As members of President Biden’s team are packing for a Vienna trip next week, eager to reinstate a 2015 deal that was the diplomatic crown jewel of the Obama era, three House members are raising questions about Washington’s involvement in a...

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Without Philip, British Crown Faces Heavy Seas

So Warns Our Brexit Diarist

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
April 10, 2021

The death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, signals the end of an era in British national life. Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened his role to that of “the expert carriage driver that he was,” saying the Prince “helped to steer the royal family...

Prince Philip

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 9, 2021

The death of Prince Philip, coming at a time of turmoil in Britain’s royal family, offers a moment to reflect on the meaning of monarchy. And, for that matter, on the events spanned by his astounding life — including not only the 74 years in which he was the husband of Elizabeth II but also his family’s entanglements with Germany and his own rise to side with the Allies, for whom he appeared in arms in World War II.

Can a Democrat Save the Filibuster?

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 8, 2021

Senator Joe Manchin’s statement in support of the filibuster would seem to put a dagger through the heart of Senator Schumer’s hopes to get rid of the most famous rule in the Senate. It was particularly nice to see the context in which the Mountain...

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A Magical Deal: Hike Estate Levy, End Cap Gains Tax

By JOHN W. CHILDS, Special to the Sun
April 5, 2021

So here’s the deal. The Democrats want to raise the estate tax. Republicans want to escape the annoying and counterproductive capital gains tax. How about we compromise on the following — Congress reduces the capital gains tax to zero but doubles the...

Biden’s Big Bill Full of Nonsense Signifying Trouble

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
April 1, 2021

President Biden’s infrastructure bill is a shopping cart full of left-wing causes, most of which have nothing to do with infrastructure. There is nothing in principle particularly wrong with omnibus bills covering a number of different policy...

Now They Tell Us: Biden Readies Radical Tax Hikes

Times Reckons Coming Raid On Taxpayers Is Largest Since 1942

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
March 29, 2021 | * * *

“The largest federal tax increase since 1942,” is how the New York Times, in a front-page news article, is describing President Biden’s plan for the American economy. The Times fails to specify precisely how it is measuring the size of the tax...