Stage Is Set for Showdown Over General Flynn

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 2, 2020

It looks like the stage is set for quite a showdown over separated powers and the fate of General Michael Flynn. It will pit, on the one hand, America and President Trumpís first national security adviser against, on the other hand, a United State...

Biden Could Win If He Keeps on Echoing Trump

That, However, Is a Big If

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
June 1, 2020

On three important issues recently in the news, Vice President Biden is sounding a lot like Donald Trump. The hottest one is the violent protests or riots triggered by the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police. The politically...

Amy Klobuchar Blames the Bill of Rights

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 30, 2020

The tragedy in Minneapolis has certainly put Senator Amy Klobuchar on the spot. She is, or has been, a front runner to be Joe Bidenís running mate. She is also the ex-prosecutor in the Minnesota county that includes the city where a police officer i...

A Coast Church Is Defeated by California at Supreme Court

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 30, 2020

The Supreme Courtís decision late yesterday to spurn a plea from a Coast congregation that wants to hold services during the pandemic reminds us of another yarn by President Reagan. Itís the one involving the fellow who was on the witness stand wh...

Trumpís Plan To Trim Platform Could Emerge As New Contract With America

By ADELE MALPASS, Special to the Sun
June 1, 2020

President Trumpís plan to distill the Republican platform to its essential principles may be opposed by some conservatives. By no means all of them, though. Count me as one former Republican county chairman and a member of a past platform committe...


Plot Against Flynn Aimed To Cripple Trumpís Moves In The Middle East

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
May 27, 2020

As Attorney General Barr and General Michael Flynn battle in court to rescind the general's guilty plea, a deeper look deserves to be taken at the phone conversations that underlay the controversy. The calls were, in part, meant to protect the...

Role of China In Corona Crisis Invites Response

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
May 22, 2020

In the immense and multifaceted controversy over the coronavirus pandemic, and in the midst of tumultuous pre-electoral events in the United States, the role of the Chinese government in inflicting this economic and public health disaster on the world...

Foes of Israel Misread Outlook For Annexing Judea, Samaria

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

Relax everyone. It turns out that Israelís annexation of Judea and Samaria isnít around the corner. Even as Jerusalem edges toward concluding the two-year political crisis that deprived the country of an elected government, the entire world is agha...


Trumpís 2020 Platform

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 29, 2020

The tension over President Trumpís plan to shrink the size ó if not the substance, though more on that in a moment ó of the GOP platform reminds us of one of President Reaganís most hilarious yarns. It concerned the fellow who, running for office as a Republican, found himself at a farm in an area that wasnít known as Republican. At which Reagan would drawl . . .

Prime Minister Netanyahu in the Dock

A Constitutional Contradiction Emerges in a Country Without a Constitution

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 25, 2020

What a spectacle is underway in Israel, where Prime Minister Netanyahu is being prosecuted by his own government for bribery and other crimes that he was formally alleged to have committed before he was re-elected to a third term. Itís a lesson in constitutional conundrums from a country that doesnít have a constitution ó and not just because Mr. Netanyahu has entered the dock with all saddlebags flapping in the breeze.

Sen. Whitehouse Insults a Judge About To Hear Flynnís Appeal

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 23, 2020

How long, we wonder, until the Senate Judiciary Committee or the Chief Justice of the United States ó or someone ó upbraids Senator Sheldon Whitehouse? The Wall Street Journal has been all over the senatorís bullying (he threatened the Supreme Co...


ĎMrs. Americaí Framed by Two Anniversaries

Suffrage Is Set for Its Double Jubilee as Quest for ERA Turns 50

By PAUL ATKINSON, Special to the Sun
May 28, 2020

This summer will mark two anniversaries in the womenís rights movement. August 18 will mark 100 years since the 19th Amendment, granting women suffrage, was finally ratified by three-quarters of the state legislatures and became part of the suprem...

Before Election, Voters Deserve Full Answers On Obama, Biden

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

The President was perfectly accurate, and for once insusceptible to questions about his good faith, when he expressed surprise at Attorney General Barrís comment last week that former president Obama and former vice president Biden, ďbased on t...

Eureka! The Left Discovers Tenth Amendment

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
May 25, 2020

Amid the grim coronavirus news of death and unemployment, at least there is the comic relief of the left embracing the Tenth Amendment. Suddenly trendy is the provision of the Bill of Rights that ďThe powers not delegated to the United States by th...