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Why Pelosi Said Impeachment ‘Will Last Forever’

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 16, 2020

Why did the Speaker of the House go before the press to declare that the charges against the president are “an impeachment that will last forever”? Mrs. Pelosi used the phrase just before sending the charges over to the Senate. She was flanked by the two key managers who will prosecute the case, Congressmen Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff, who showed no emotion. Yet the more we rolled her phrasing over in our mind, the more it struck us as peculiar — off — and even an abuse.

Today’s Democrats Abandoning JFK. So Here’s a Rewrite of His Famous Inaugural

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 15, 2020

We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of socialism — symbolizing an end as well as a beginning — signifying a decline as well as change. For I have affirmed before you and any God that may exist the same words our forebears prescribed nearly two and a half centuries ago.

Nancy Pelosi’s Catch-22

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 12, 2020

The first thing for the Senate to do when it takes up the war powers resolution just passed by the House is to give it a proper name. The Sun proposes the “Enemy Emboldenment Act of 2020.” For the resolution is designed to ensure that the Supre…

Trump on Iran: Appeasement Is Over

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 9, 2020

It may be too soon to say whether Iran is standing down from its attack on our military bases, as President Trump suggested yesterday appears to be the case. All Americans are hoping that turns out to be true. It’s not too soon, though, to observe that the Democrats’ strategy of American appeasement lies in shambles.

Trump: Is the Medium the Message?

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 7, 2020

The tweet of the year — we understand the year is young, but, hey, it’s all we’ve got — has to be @realDonaldTrump’s heads-up to Congress. “Media Posts,” it says, “will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless. So here’s the question . . .

Putting Paid to Appeasement

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 6, 2020

That was quick. The first positive consequence of the slaying of Iran’s terror master, General Soleimani, came with the announcement Sunday by Iran that it is withdrawing from the nuclear deal it struck with the Obama administration. It puts paid to…

Joe Lieberman at the Water’s Edge

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 5, 2020

Congratulations are in order for the former senator from Connecticut, Joseph Lieberman. He will be in Monday’s Wall Street Journal with the first really sensible column from a Democrat in this entire election cycle. It’s an op-ed piece that asks w…

America ‘Cannot Do a Damn Thing,’ Eh?

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 3, 2020

So much for the taunt from Iran’s “supreme leader,” Ayatollah Khamenei, that America “cannot do a damn thing” about Iran’s attack on our embassy in Baghdad. It took President Trump but a day after that jibe to wheel on the Iranians. He launched a drone attack that found and killed the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, General Qassim Soleimani. It is likely to mark a turning point in the not-so-quasi war that Iran has been levying against us — and, among others, Israel.

Rock of Ages, Indeed

Editorial of The New York Sun
December 31, 2019

Amid the surge of assaults on Jews — the latest with a machete on a Chanukah celebration at Monsey, New York — we find ourselves thinking of the gathering of fervently orthodox Jews that will take place Wednesday at New Jersey. Tens of thousands wi…

Vice President Biden’s Contempt

Editorial of The New York Sun
December 29, 2019

Vice President Biden’s vow that he’ll refuse to comply with a subpoena to testify at the impeachment trial of President Trump certainly puts the hay down where us mules can get to it. The fact is that there’s not one particle — not a gluon — mo…

The Gift of the Constitution

Editorial of The New York Sun
December 25, 2019

As President Trump and Speaker Pelosi retreat to their corners for Christmas, we find ourselves thinking of the gift of the Constitution. It was ten years ago that the Sun started writing about America’s “constitutional moment.” We had just brou…

Yes, Virginia . . .

The Sun's Famous Christmas Editorial

Editorial of The New York Sun
December 20, 2019

We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: Dear Editor— I am 8 years old. Some of my little friend…

Impeachment: Speaker Pelosi’s Predicament

Editorial of The New York Sun
December 19, 2019

No sooner did the House vote its articles of impeachment against the President than the Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, threatened to withhold them from the Senate. Her idea seems to be to force the Senate into announcing procedures for its trial that are more to the Democrats’ liking. The scheme was mooted Monday in an op-ed piece by a Harvard law professor, Laurence Tribe, in the Washington Post.

Impeachment: A Devastating Dissent

Editorial of The New York Sun
December 17, 2019

The most striking thing about the impeachment report of the House Judiciary Committee is its upside-down nature. The report is a 650-page doorstop that is designed to accompany the impeachment resolution that the House will put to a vote on Wednesday…

The Impeachment Voir Dire: A Lesson for Mr. Nadler

Editorial of The New York Sun
December 15, 2019

Has the Republican leadership in the Senate already violated the oath all senators will have to take once — if — they sit to try President Trump? We insert that “if” because, we confess, we reckon it’s no lead pipe cinch the House will vot…

Joe Biden’s Brexit

Editorial of The New York Sun
December 13, 2019

Talk about chutzpah. The vote to empower Prime Minister Boris Johnson to get Brexit done is being seized upon by Vice President Biden as a sign that he should be the Democratic nominee for president. That’s because, Business Insider reports, he figures Britain’s election shows that only a centrist can beat President Trump.

Victory: Boris Johnson’s Historic Mandate for Brexit

Editorial of The New York Sun
December 13, 2019

It’s hard to overstate how wonderful is the news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won a mandate to, after all these years of struggle, lead a restoration of British sovereignty and independence. We may have been in that fight from the earl…

Paul Volcker

Editorial of The New York Sun
December 9, 2019

The death of Paul Volcker is a sad moment here at the Sun. The chairman of the Federal Reserve who, in the 1980s, conquered inflation slipped away Sunday after a long illness. Of all the public officials we covered over the decades, it is hard to…