Brexit Britain Besting Europe On Covid Vaxes

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
March 3, 2021

Anyone wondering about the wisdom of Britain’s exit from the European Union might find an answer by checking out the Covid-19 vaccination statistics available at The site reports that as of the beginning of March, the United...

‘America Uncanceled’?

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 1, 2021

Nothing like losing a presidential election to focus the mind. One feature of the Conservative Political Action Conference is that election integrity has become a hot topic. In the CPAC straw poll of 1,000 attendees, the most important issue, by a...

‘Bon Jour’ It Is, As the UN Welcomes Biden’s Envoy

By BENNY AVNI, Second Edition
March 1, 2021

“Bon jour,” was how an eager, cheerful reporter greeted Linda Thomas Greenfield shortly after the new American ambassador presented her credentials to the United Nations Secretary General. It was an apt welcome to a building at the heart of midtown...

Biden’s Courting Trouble With Policy on Saudis

Humiliating Prince Could Bring Unintended Consequences

By KAREN ELLIOTT HOUSE, Special to the Sun
March 1, 2021

President Biden is seeking to burnish his human rights credentials — and once again distinguish himself from Donald Trump — by putting a bullseye on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Playing politics with an ally in such a dangerous part of the...

CPAC: The Golden Trump

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 27, 2021

The big news out of the CPAC conference so far is the Golden Trump. That’s the larger-than-life golden statue of President Trump, who is due to address the conservative parley tomorrow. No doubt the statue was rolled out in a well-intentioned rah-rah spirit. The pundits, though, went straight for Exodus 32:4, likening the golden Trump to the golden calf the Israelites fell to worshipping while waiting for Moses to descend from Sinai.


Brexit Diary: As BoJo Waffles, Tory ‘Dinosaurs’ Turn on His Fiancée

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
February 24, 2021

Not since the days of Benjamin Disraeli has a prime minister’s wife been cause for such conversation as has Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fiancée. “Is Carrie Symonds really a Downing Street manipulator — or a shrewd supportive partner?” asks the...

Biden Is Tested By Attack at Erbil That Injured a GI

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
February 16, 2021

Monday’s injury of an American GI and the death of one of our military contractors working with American forces at the heart of Iraqi Kurdistan should be seen as an early Iranian test of President Biden. The American president’s first, and cautious...

France Might Yet Lead the West Against Wokeism

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 15, 2021

President Macron of France has now warned his countrymen of the menace of American academic and media “woke” thinking and of identity politics as a formula for social oppression and disunity. France is officially focused entirely on the integration of...


Is the Senate Racist?

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 26, 2021

The idea that the Senate is racist is the latest brainstorm of the Democrats. It was marked by the leading headline on Wednesday: “Many of Biden’s nominees of color run into turbulence in the Senate.” The story reports that...

Paging Judge Gershon: Can New York Cut Ties to Trump?

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 21, 2021

It looks like Mayor de Blasio has flinched from abruptly closing the skating rinks operated by the Trump Organization. Hizzoner had announced they would be shut down before the Trump contract ended. It was to be a protest against President Trump’s...

Impeachment: McConnell’s Verdict

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 14, 2021

It is one of the ironies of the trial of President Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection that the speech most likely to be studied by historians is that delivered after the verdict — not guilty — was brought in. It was after the Senate ordered the outcome be sent for safekeeping with the Secretary of State, and the court of impeachment was adjourned, that Senator Mitch McConnell unloaded.


Are We Really In A New ‘Post-Trump’ Era?

Don't Bet the Farm

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 26, 2021

These are only the opening days of what is supposedly the post-Trump era, and whether the country has really seen the last politically of Donald Trump is a matter that depends upon Donald Trump. The principal Trump-hate outlets are still pleased to...

Awful Incivility Erupts on Left At Limbaugh’s Death

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 25, 2021

The reaction of the Left last week to the death of Rush Limbaugh was a shocking demonstration of the incivility of current American political discourse. Everyone remotely familiar with the American political scene is aware of what a powerhouse and...

Whatever Can Be Said About Biden, He’s No FDR

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 23, 2021

Given my consistent but never uncritical support of President Trump and his administration and my frequent expressions of skepticism about Joe Biden over many years, it has seemed appropriate to ease gently into coverage of the new administration and...