Feint by Israel May Have Delivered a Major Blow to Hamas

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun | May 14, 2021

If all’s fair in love and war, why is everyone on the IDF spokesman’s case? For it looks like Israel has pulled off one of the shrewdest military feints since the eve of D-Day, when America fielded the First United States Army Group. Just after...



War Of Words Over Inflation Stirs Questions for the Fed

By JUDY SHELTON, Special to the Sun
May 14, 2021

The war of words unleashed on Wall Street and in Washington by Wednesday’s announcement of an unexpectedly high rate of consumer price inflation is escalating by the day. Legendary hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller had warned on Tuesday in the...

British Conservatives Best Avoid Getting Too Chuffed

More Principled Rightists Lurk If They Forget the Reason for Brexit, Our Diarist Warns

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
May 14, 2021

With the dust settled from last week’s local elections in the United Kingdom, a few observations suggest themselves to your Brexit Diarist. For while the Conservative Party is chuffed by its drubbing of the Labor opposition, their own comeuppance may...

One Hundred Years On, Could Brexit Deliver a United Ireland?

By PAUL ATKINSON, Special to the Sun
May 13, 2021

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the United Kingdom partitioning Ireland into two domains, north and south, under the terms of the Government of Ireland Act. Ever since May 3, 1921, that fateful split has bedeviled British politics and today is an obstacle to the nation’s withdrawal from the European Union. Could this be the moment for Britain to embrace a Unified Ireland?

A Not-So-Little War Brings Palestinian Arabs Back To the Middle East Stage

By JOSEF JOFFE, Special to the Sun
May 13, 2021

On the sympathy scale, it is good to be a Palestinian, but not so good to be a Kurd, Uighur, Tibetan, Copt, Yezidi, Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar, or West-Saharan, whose land has been occupied by Morocco since the Seventies. This is the short list of those who are oppressed or slaughtered, but are hardly worthy of attention.


As Biden Tries To Get the Band Back Together, Iran’s Ally Attacks Israel

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
May 10, 2021

Let’s retire the phrase “fake news.” The right word for the statements from the Biden White House, the State Department, the Europeans and the United Nations, all of whom are calling for a de-escalation of the violence in Jerusalem, is counterfactual...

As Scots Go To the Polls, How Does Brexit Fit In?

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
May 5, 2021

Are Brexiteers who oppose the secession of Scotland from the United Kingdom hypocrites? Aren’t arguments for Scotch sovereignty and independence equally applicable in relation to rule from Westminster, as from Brussels? Such comments circulate, as the...

Canada Has Been Put, by Vast Borrowing, on a Treadmill to Oblivion

It Should Lead the World Back to Hard Currencies, Counsels  Conrad Black

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
May 3, 2021

Once again, it is my duty to remind readers that our federal government is apparently preparing to call a premature election based on what it believes to be the popularity it has earned for its handling of the COVID crisis. Apart from per capita...


The Next Big Race

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 13, 2021

It’s a beautiful day here at Pharmacological Downs, and the horses are in the gate for the first running of the fourth leg of the Quadruple Crown. Injection is in the rail position. The number ... [rrrrriiinng] . . .. aaaaand they’re off. And what a...

Derek Chauvin’s Double Jeopardy

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 10, 2021

Why is the federal government bringing a criminal civil rights charge against Derek Chauvin? The key charges a federal grand jury handed up are for the same offense — killing George Floyd by pressing a knee on his neck — on which Chauvin has already...


Editorial of The New York Sun
May 4, 2021 | * *

Economist Judy Shelton has a crackerjack column in tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal on the lack of intellectual and policy diversity at the Federal Reserve. She points out that during the entire term of Chairman Jerome Powell and his predecessor, Janet...


Could Jimmy Carter Emerge as the Model for Biden Presidency?

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
May 12, 2021

Soaring inflation. Lines at gas stations, with rising gasoline prices. Tense negotiations with Iran involving hostages. A deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. Calls to boycott an upcoming Olympics to be hosted by a hostile, expansionist Communist...

Wait a Minute, Joe — Trump Rules Could Give Boom Five More Years

A Deeper Message Lies in the Biggest Jobs Miss in History

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
May 7, 2021

Today’s jobs report gives us, at 266,000, the biggest miss in history. The entire economics profession, including me, expected around a million. Well, so it goes. Stocks loved it — because it probably guarantees more free money forever. President Joe...

Let the GOP Follow Tim Scott’s Lead and Stand on His Elegant Platform

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
May 6, 2021

Let’s talk about the extraordinary importance of Senator Tim Scott’s rebuttal to President Biden’s speech last week to the Senate. When can anyone remember a rebuttal speech that was more important, more significant, and more insightful, and, by the...