All Eyes on State of the Union, as Biden’s Presidency Hangs by a Thread

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun | January 15, 2022

It’s been a rough New Year for President Biden, as he suffered two stinging defeats. First, the Supreme Court ruled against his vaccine mandate for 80 million people working in private business. Second, just before Uncle Joe was going to speak to the...

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New North Korea Missile Launches Draw Condemnation

By REUTERS
January 16, 2022

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles from an airport in its capital city of Pyongyang on Monday, South Korea’s military reported, in the fourth test this month. Japan’s government also reported the launch...

Texas Synagogue Hostage Incident Was ‘Act of Terror’: Biden

By REUTERS
January 16, 2022

UPDATED AT 1:14 P.M. EDT (Reuters) - The FBI identified a hostage taker killed at a Texas synagogue as a British citizen, after President Biden earlier on Sunday said the gunman had used weapons he got off the street to commit “an act of terror.” The...

Putin To Host Iranian President for Talks

By REUTERS
January 16, 2022

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Putin will host his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raisi, for talks in Moscow next week as Russia tries to help salvage a nuclear deal between world powers and Tehran, state television channel Rossiya-1 reported on Sunday...

Tennis World No. 1 Exits Australia After Vaccine Loss

By REUTERS
January 16, 2022

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic flew out of Australia on Sunday after a court upheld the government’s decision to cancel his visa, capping days of drama over the country’s Covid-19 entry rules and his unvaccinated status. The...

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In the Face of Omicron, Cowering in Unnecessary Fear

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
January 15, 2022

It is time for practically every jurisdiction in the western world to acknowledge that they have dismally failed to manage the Covid crisis. We almost all failed to learn promptly from the unfolding facts of the illness. It seems now to be fairly...

The Fog of Appeasement

By ALEKSANDRA GADZALA-TIRZIU, Special to the Sun
January 14, 2022

Lost in a haze of arrogance and naïveté, American and European attachés meeting with the Russians at Geneva this week appeared confounded by their immediate geopolitical reality — that the old rules of realist politics still apply. For the week of...

How a Russian Attack on Ukraine Could Play Out

By REUTERS
January 14, 2022

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's deployment of tens of thousands of troops to the north, east, and south of Ukraine is fueling fears in Kyiv and Western capitals that Moscow is planning a new attack. Russia denies any such plans. Western military analysts...

Italian Presidential Elections Shrouded in Parliamentary Secrecy

By REUTERS
January 14, 2022

ROME (Reuters) - The Italian parliament will convene on January 24 to begin voting for a new head of state to replace the outgoing Sergio Mattarella. The voting procedure is complex, with ballots cast in secret, often making it difficult to predict...

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Extreme Tax Rate Threatens Revenue Stream From New York’s ‘Republic of Vice’

By RUSSELL PAYNE, Special to the Sun
January 13, 2022

New York State’s highly touted legalization of sports betting is being called “dead on arrival” after a disappointing first weekend. Considering that New York is an estimated $1 billion market, the appraisal by Regulus Partners, a sports and leisure...

Republicans Sue To Stop Non-Citizens From Voting in New York City 

By RUSSELL PAYNE, Special to the Sun
January 10, 2022

In a case that could have a huge impact on municipal elections for years to come, New York City today was sued by the state and national Republican parties over its new law allowing non-citizens to participate in municipal elections. The suit, filed...

Hochul, Adams Stand Together, and Apart From the Far Left 

By RUSSELL PAYNE, Special to the Sun
January 8, 2022

The joint push by Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams to put more police officers in place on New York City’s subway system signals an entente between the two Democrats against the far-left wing of their party on the issue of criminal justice — a faction...

Hochul Moves To Keep Cuomo Out of Office

By RUSSELL PAYNE, Special to the Sun
January 7, 2022

Governor Hochul, in a startling development, appears to be trying not only to distance herself from Governor Cuomo but also to disqualify him from attempting a political comeback. Ms. Hochul’s strategy is coming into view with a set of policy...

EDITORIALS ›

Can Boris Johnson Get Back to Brexit?

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 13, 2022

If Boris Johnson is going to save his prime ministership, it looks to us as if he’ll need to return to the pro-liberty principles that propelled him into power during the Brexit campaign. He moved into the van by turning the pro-Brexit argument away...

The New American ‘Newspeak’

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 12, 2022

For a glimpse of the new American “Newspeak” — to use George Orwell’s coinage — look no further than the language being used in the fight over the filibuster. Starting with the President, who said in Georgia: “Today I’m making it clear. To protect...

The Furshlugginer Filibuster

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 11, 2022

Ahead of President Biden’s speech at Atlanta on rewriting election laws, Democrats are demanding progress in Congress. With legislation stalled, Mr. Biden has warmed to Senator Schumer’s push to eliminate the filibuster, which has sparked a war of...

The Ghost of Anne Gorsuch Burford

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 10, 2022

With the Supreme Court now set to hear in February a major case over the regulatory powers of the Environmental Protection Agency, some are already suggesting Justice Gorsuch might lack objectivity. The justice’s “tangled history with the EPA” is...

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Hostages Released at Texas Synagogue After Hours-Long Standoff

By REUTERS
January 15, 2022

UPDATED AT 12:30 A.M. EST COLLEYVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - An FBI Hostage Rescue Team stormed a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, on Saturday night to free three remaining hostages of a gunman who had disrupted a religious service and began a standoff...

New Ohio Congressional Map Struck Down in Court

By REUTERS
January 14, 2022

(Reuters) - The Ohio Supreme Court on Friday struck down the state’s new congressional map for illegally favoring Republicans over Democrats and ordered new lines drawn, a decision that could have a significant impact on the battle for control of...

Republican Who Voted To Impeach Trump Won’t Seek Re-Election

By REUTERS
January 14, 2022

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representative John Katko, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly January 6 attack on the Capitol, said Friday he would not seek re-election in 2022. The New York...

America to Biden: It’s Time To Start Singing ‘It’s Over . . .’

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
January 13, 2022

First the Supreme Court ruled six to three against the administration mandate that private businesses must mandate vaccines. Second, Senator Kyrsten Sinema repeated on the floor of the Senate roughly one hour before President Biden’s meeting with the Senate Democratic Conference, her long-standing opposition to any changes in the legislative filibuster.