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‘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…

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.

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 WashingtonPost.com 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.

Impeachment: The Surprise Witness

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 14, 2021

On the last day of the trial of President Trump, the lead prosecutor for the House, Congressman Jamie Raskin, made an unexpected move. He announced that he wanted to call a witness. The gambit panicked the Senate — it could have precipitated a raft…

Impeaching the Voters

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 12, 2021

At the heart of the case against President Trump levied this week by House prosecutors lies the violence itself — what it looked like up close, inside the Capitol. Video conveyed the intensity, danger, coarseness of language, and scent of blood that…

Just What ‘New’ Evidence Does Schumer Expect?

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 10, 2021

The big question — at least to us — after the first day of the trial of President Trump is what Senator Schumer is talking about when he says the Democrats will present “new” evidence. The majority leader made the comment Tuesday at a news conference…

George Shultz

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 7, 2021

The death of Secretary of State George Shultz, coming at a moment when America seeks wise leadership, reminds us of what an impact a major cabinet member can have. And also of an encounter we had with him in Detroit, where, having returned from…

The Trump Trial: Danger in the Senate

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 7, 2021

As the curtain goes up Tuesday on the Senate’s trial of President Trump for incitement of insurrection, the betting is on acquittal (94% on one sports site). Most members of the Republican caucus have already voted that trying a former president…

California Dreaming?

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 2, 2021

Could the counter-revolution against a newly radicalized Democratic Party begin in, of all places, California? This is what we find ourselves wondering as the campaign to recall Governor Gavin Newsom hurtles toward a deadline in March. That’s when…

Breakfast With Bunker

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 1, 2021

Reddit might be “coming for silver,” Reuters reports this morning, but the wire reckons a short squeeze is “unlikely” — never mind Thursday’s headline on Reddit that blared silver could be the “biggest short squeeze in the world.” We’re not here to…

How To Deprogram the Sun

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 26, 2021

Following are the procedures for deprogramming The New York Sun. We offer them in light of Katie Couric’s swipe at Trump supporters. “The question,” she told Bill Maher, “is how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up…

Does President Biden Really Want Unity?

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

It is now almost a platitude to express concern about the apparent gap between Joe Biden’s call for national unity in his inaugural address and his identification, in the same speech, of opposition elements and policies that had to be overcome. A…

Impeachment: ‘A Mansion in Hell’

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 23, 2021

Could the fate of the Senators who vote to convict President Trump be a “mansion in Hell”? Well, read on, bearing in mind that impeachment is the easy route to blocking Mr. Trump’s ability to make a comeback. Now that he’s out of office, after all, he…

To New President, Godspeed, Up To a Point

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 21, 2021

As President Biden, harnessed to the Constitution, sets out on his presidency, we find ourselves mulling the idea of unity. The new president made unity the theme of his eloquent inaugural. The word appears nine times in his speech. The concept is…

The Pelosi-Clinton Treason Commission

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 19, 2021

For a glimpse of where the Democrats are headed as President Trump departs the White House, one could do worse than the podcast in which Secretary Hillary Clinton interviews Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Their podcast, called “You and Me Both,” is up on the…

Impeachment II: The Rush to Judgment

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 13, 2021

The House’s rush to judgment in impeaching President Trump a second time is one of the most shocking things we’ve seen in a long newspaper life. The lower chamber voted out against the President a count of incitement — without sifting the evidence or…