The NFL Fumbles the National Anthem  

Editorial of The New York Sun | July 25, 2021

When football season starts September 9, it will be with two national anthems — the “Star Spangled Banner” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” The NFL hopes this will advance its political goals. We have a hard time, though, seeing the adoption of two national anthems, one for white America and one for black America, as a unifying démarche celebrating “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” 

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Woke Budgeting Emerges as More Than an Abject Failure

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 24, 2021

Here we are on Friday night and let me say — go woke, go broke. According to the Congressional Budget Office, through June, total federal debt in the hands of the public is $21.7 trillion. Total debt itself, which includes intergovernmental transfers...

The Coming War Powers Debate

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 21, 2021

It’s nice to see Congress starting to think about reclaiming the foreign policy powers granted to it in the Constitution. That’s the point of a new bill just introduced by a Socialist, Bernie Sanders, a Democrat, Chris Murphy, and a Republican, Mike...

Biden’s Pipeline To Nowhere: It’ll Build Back Russia Better

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 21, 2021

In a major policy blunder, Team Biden is formally giving an okay to the Russian pipeline’s last hundred miles and in so doing creates a major security threat to all of Europe and underscores the damage they have already inflicted on the American oil...

The $4 Trillion Forecast for Biden: ‘Go Woke, Go Broke’

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 20, 2021

With all respect to President Biden — my criticisms are never personal but always based on policy — his statement yesterday on the proposals in his $4 trillion spending plan is malarky. “If we increase the availability of quality, affordable child...

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How Prince Harry Is Giving a New Meaning to the Word Chutzpah

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
July 20, 2021

Is it “Sweeps Week”? That’s the question with which diarist was struck upon hearing that Harry and Meghan have requested their baby daughter be christened at Windsor Castle. The Sussexes’ last encounter before the public eye, a sit-down interview with...

To Free Cuba, Make Guantanamo the New Ellis Island

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
July 19, 2021

The people of Cuba are demonstrating extraordinary bravery by rising up for freedom and democracy against their brutal communist dictatorship. President Biden is reacting with a disgraceful display of foreign policy clumsiness. The epitome of this...

British Labor’s Left Flank Is Nursing the Idea of Irish Unification

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
July 18, 2021

To what lengths will Britain’s Labor Party go to advance its leftist agenda? It might be inappropriate to question the patriotism of political parties, goes the conventional wisdom. Simple good manners, after all, dictate that, regardless of the...

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Frau Merkel’s Farewell

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 16, 2021

One thing to watch for as Chancellor Angela Merkel makes her various farewells is her famous eye roll. It is the tic that, on occasion, discloses the impatience and exasperation and intelligence that lurks behind her lugubrious visage. It is brilliantly lampooned — immortalized, even — by comedienne Tracey Ullman in a sketch in which, at the mention of Donald Trump, she rolls her eyes so forcefully that she flips over backwards.

The G-20 Shock

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 11, 2021

It is shocking to see President Biden cutting with the Group of 20 wealthy countries a deal to raise taxes on American corporations without first getting a mandate from Congress. On the contrary, Mr. Biden has to be well aware that the sentiment for...

Biden’s Afghanistan: The Fog of Retreat

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 9, 2021

QUESTION: Mr. President, some Vietnamese veterans see echoes of their experience in this withdrawal in Afghanistan. Do you see any parallels between this withdrawal and what happened in Vietnam, with some people feeling — THE PRESIDENT: None whatsoever. Zero.

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Boom. Trump Clobbers Biden, Big Tech — With the Constitution

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 17, 2021

President Donald Trump was and is right. Period. Full stop. I know he was my boss, but I don’t always agree with everything. I don’t always agree with him. That was the case when I served and is still the case today. That said, he loved a good debate...

Biden, Psaki Attack Communism — While Strumming the Internationale

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 15, 2021

We are Americans together, and here’s what I suggested last night: “It’s OK to come out against communism.” Today I’m proud of Madam Psaki and President Biden, who undoubtedly gave a green light to a fierce attack on Cuba and its totalitarian system.

The Ghost Who Said ‘Boo’ To Janet Yellen

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 13, 2021

“Yellen Sees U.S. Companies Pushing Congress To Back Global Tax Deal.” That’s a Bloomberg headline from this morning. In her interview, she said American companies are likely to provide crucial support. Crucial support. Kind of like falling on your...