‘Staggering’ Is the Word for Suggestions Barrett Recuse Herself on the Election

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 29, 2020

It looks like the Democrats are going to try to hector Judge Amy Coney Barrett into recusing herself from any cases on the election. “One of the things I want to ask her,” Senator Cory Booker told NBC in respect of the pending confirmation hearing...

Why the Democrats Really Fear Amy Coney Barrett

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 27, 2020

The feature of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing to which we’re most looking forward is the possibility that she will lash herself to the mast of the Constitution. She once did this while answering questions at a lecture at Notre Dame...

Ocasio-Cortez’s Snub of Rabin Event Is Harbinger of Democrats

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
September 26, 2020

Miss Ocasio-Cortez regrets she’s unable to PeaceNow today. Evoking Cole Porter’s “Miss Otis Regrets,” Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just let it be known that she will be a no-show at the event at which Americans for Peace Now will commemorate...

Is It Inevitable That After Brexit Scots Will Quit United Kingdom?

Time, Says Our Brexit Diariest, for Boris Johnson To Honor ‘Old Fashioned’ Ideas He Once Extolled

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

“Centralization is the death-blow of public freedom.” So Benjamin Disraeli declared. “It is the citadel of the oligarchs from which, if once erected, it will be impossible to dislodge them.” So why is Boris Johnson flouting this most cherished...

Why Mr. Trump Might Resent the Transition Question

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 25, 2020

The way the Democrats are working themselves into a lather over whether President Trump will commit himself to a “peaceful transferral” of power reminds us of the moment when we first realized the New Yorker could win the 2016 election. That was eight minutes into the first Republican primary debate, when moderator Bret Baier asked whether they would all pledge to support whoever emerged as the GOP nominee.


Canada Could Yet Emerge As a World Power 

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
September 26, 2020

Without it ever having been a matter of national debate or even public articulation, Canada’s foreign policy has evolved in the post-Cold War era to one of relatively tenuous connection to traditional allies and a nebulous pursuit of popularity in the...

Biden Threatens To Put Spanner Into Brexit Deal

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

“More pernicious nonsense was never devised by man than treaties of commerce.” Thus declares Benjamin Disraeli in his novel, “Endymion.” As prime minister, however, Dizzy set aside such literary license, leaping at any opportunity to sell English...

Abraham Accord Challenges Iran As Biden Eyes Appeasement

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
September 15, 2020

The Abraham Accords, being signed today at the White House, are widely celebrated in the Arabian peninsula and in Israel, but they’re really bad news for Tehran.


Harry Evans

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 24, 2020

The death earlier this week of Sir Harold Evans, coming amid a historic crisis in journalism, prompts a moment to savor what the great editors were like. The son of a steam locomotive engineer, he rose through newsrooms to become, in Britain and...

‘Well, Son of a Bitch’ — Biden in Ukraine Part II

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 23, 2020

Well, son of a bitch. It turns out that there was plenty of concern within the Obama-Biden administration in respect of the dealings of the Vice President’s son, Hunter, in Ukraine. Not to mention the younger Biden’s dealings with Communist Chinese nationals. The tale is outlined in the new report released today by the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Finance Committee, chaired by Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Charles Grassley of Iowa.

Covid Crisis Opens a Schools Voucher Moment for Trump

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 19, 2020

Never let a crisis go to waste, it’s said. The crisis that beckons at the moment is that which the Covid pandemic has precipitated in our public schools. It is laying bare how our K-12 education serves teachers unions more than their customers...


Court-Packing 101: What Would FDR Himself Do?

By PAUL ATKINSON, Special to the Sun
September 21, 2020

What would FDR do? That’s what we’re thinking as the battle over a nomination to replace Justice Ginsburg engulfs the Senate. President Franklin Roosevelt was the last president to get so irked at the nation’s highest court that he tried to pack it...

Biden Attacks Park Avenue While Raising Money There

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
September 21, 2020

Vice President Biden says he views “this campaign as a campaign between Scranton and Park Avenue.” It’s comical on a variety of levels, the most stunning of which is that, while bashing Park Avenue on the campaign trail, Mr. Biden’s been busy raising...

Why Has the 2020 Election Become So Bitter? 

By R. EMMETT TYRRELL, Jr., Special to the Sun
September 16, 2020

The election of 2020 is well underway. President Donald Trump is probably overhead if you scan the skies long enough. Vice President has left his basement and returns to its comforts only occasionally. This campaign is heating up. What can we expect?...