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In the Trump Era, The Case for FDR As a Conservative

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 31, 2020

Writing on President’s Day last month, I engaged in the fundamentally disagreeable activity of taking issue with people with whom I always wish to agree and generally do, on the still unsettled subject of Franklin D. Roosevelt. My contention for man...

Desperate Pelosi Vows To Probe Trump Over Corona

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 30, 2020

Even in such a worrisome and dangerous time as the current public-health and economic crisis, there are some entertaining election-year maneuvers. The Trump-hating press has been reduced to desperate weaving back and forth in their search for a...

Trump’s Best Bet In Corona Crisis Is Free Markets

He Has a Chance To Turn Tables on China

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
March 30, 2020

President Trump has an opportunity both to defeat the novel coronavirus and to gain advantage for the United States in the competition with China for global influence, which predates both the coronavirus crisis and the Trump administration. It flared...

Cuomo to Guard: ‘You Will Also Be Proud’

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 29, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo's remarks to the National Guardsmen and Guardswomen he has just called up against the coronavirus offer a rare moment — an early signal of how a political leader might comport himself in a military situation as commander-in-chief of the entire country. What Mr. Cuomo delivered over the weekend at the Javits Center in Manhattan was a classic of the genre.

America Failed On Many Fronts In Corona Crisis

The History Spans Four Presidents

By DAVID SHLAES, Special to the Sun
March 30, 2020

One of the things that is coming into focus in the crisis over the coronavirus is that the United States has failed on so many fronts. There was the lack of U.S.intelligence during the early days of the epidemic in China and the lack of attention to...

FOREIGN ›

Pandemic Panic Is the Diagnosis

The View From Canada

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 28, 2020

The Canadian government’s management of the coronavirus crisis, if judged by what it does and its leaders say, is completely inadequate. Their relief bill is probably not sufficient in quantum or in efficiency for those unemployed or under-employed a...

History Won’t Wait For Gantz To Bow To Israel’s Voters

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 20, 2020

The third Israeli general election in a year has produced a clearer advantage for the principal party, but has been ambiguous in the more important issue of which party will lead the government. The ostensible leader of the opposition, General...

Germany, France Need To End Euro-Shilly-Shallying

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 6, 2020

For a perfect illustration of Europe’s collapse as a serious political force, one could do no better than to read a February 27 article by the former German vice-chancellor and foreign minister, Joschka Fischer. In “The West’s Final Countdown,”...

EDITORIALS ›

Tom Coburn

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 29, 2020

The death of Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma takes from America one of the most admirable voices in our national debate — and just when we need him most. A physician, Coburn arose from Oklahoma, first to the House and then to the Senate, where h...

Rhode Island Tells Its Police To Pull Over New Yorkers

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 28, 2020

The order by Governor Raimondo of Rhode Island to have state police pull over all cars entering the Ocean State with New York license plates opens a new front in the war on the coronavirus. It’s not our purpose here to quarrel with the governor. She leads the second most densely populated state in the nation. Florida, Maryland, Texas, and South Carolina are reportedly also targeting New Yorkers. These policies, though, skate close to a constitutional red line.

A Father Saves His Family

America’s Unifying Moments

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 27, 2020

America’s unifying moments have emerged, during these weeks of hunkering down against the coronavirus, as one of the things we treasure as we scout the World Wide Web. We find them moving and uplifting, or sometimes just funny. Some have been famous for decades, and some less so. Some aren’t available on the Web. There are, though, wonderful moments.

Like the officer of Free Vietnam who, with the communists closing in and on the hunt for people like him, suddenly moved to save his family. He was a pilot of the big twin-rotor helicopters known as the Chinook, work-horses of the war. He swoopedå in and plucked his family from a dusty playfield, and flew out to sea, with a few gallons of fuel and a full tank of prayer.

NATIONAL ›

Press Bears Blame For Propagating Panic In Corona Crisis

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 25, 2020

The political aspect of the coronavirus crisis is developing in a familiar way. The president’s enemies in the press have led the propagation of panic in the country, and have been given enough encouragement to do that from the scientific community...

Truman’s Famous Buck Is About To Stop Again With the President

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 25, 2020

The near-term future of America’s physical and financial health now depends on weighing public-health and commercial data in a gigantic cost-efficiency study as disease and economic recession compete as the principal public enemy and the main call upon the nation’s human and financial resources. This was a foreseeable stage but is on us more quickly than had been generally expected.

Play Ball: Baseball Is a Reason We Fight for America

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
March 23, 2020

If it weren’t for the coronavirus outbreak, this week would mark the opening of the Major League Baseball season. Instead the league has indefinitely postponed opening day, deferring to a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control an...