A Tribune of Democracy for Interim President of Haiti 

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 24, 2021

The savagery of events in Haiti — the latest being the kidnapping of 17 Christian missionaries — underlines a point that these columns have been pressing since the assassination of President Moise. The crisis on Hispaniola can be resolved only by…

A Radical Dissent by Justice Clarence Thomas Offers a Reproach to Merrick Garland

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 13, 2021

To those stunned by Attorney General Merrick Garland’s plan to use the Patriot Act against parents protesting school curriculums, we commend the dissent by Justice Clarence Thomas in a case called Brown v. Entertainment Merchants. It will reassure you that you are not alone. There is at least one justice who comprehends the constitutional standing of parents in respect of their own children.

The Paul Krugman Platinum Debt Plan

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 10, 2021

Now that Congress has kicked the debt ceiling down the road a few months, what of the idea of minting a $1 trillion coin made of platinum? Supposedly our leaders would smelt this trillion dollar slug from a bit of platinum and deposit it at the…

Biden’s Jerusalem Embassy Dodge

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 10, 2021

In the next big engagement in what we like to call the Battle of Jerusalem, it looks like the lineup will be President Joe Biden against — wait for it — Senator Biden. The question is whether Mr. Biden will take care that the Jerusalem Embassy Act of…

Did Chairman Powell Seek To Sabotage Trump’s Nomination of Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve Board?

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 3, 2021

If President Biden nominates Jerome Powell for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the question for which we’ll be waiting is whether Mr. Powell tried to derail the nomination to the Fed’s board of Judy Shelton. President Trump had signaled his plan to nominate Ms. Shelton in July 2019. In a razor-thin vote in late 2020, though, Ms. Shelton was defeated when two Republicans voted “no” and one failed to show up at all.

It turns out that just before that vote, one of the most dramatic in the history of the Federal Reserve, Chairman Powell got on an extraordinary string of . . .

How To End These Threats of Default

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 1, 2021

The endorsement by Janet Yellen of the “End the Threat of Default Act” is what caught our attention in the Treasury Secretary’s testimony yesterday before the House. One of the bill’s sponsors, Sean Casten of Illinois, asked where she stood on ending the debt ceiling. She endorsed it, saying that it’s “very destructive” to put her and President Biden in a situation “where we might be unable to pay the bills.”

We are tucking Mrs. Yellen’s comments into a folder called “the confounded Constitution” — and Mr. Casten’s question under the heading “the self-hating Congress.”

Fall Guys for the Dollar

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 28, 2021

The big news of the day is the resignation of the presidents of two regional Federal Reserve Banks amid a contretemps over their trading for their own accounts. Eric Rosengren, citing his health, is stepping down as president of the Boston Fed. Robert…

The Next Afghan War?

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 22, 2021

Could the next big story out of Afghanistan be the emergence of a full-scale civil war? We ask because new reports suggest that the long-running struggle between the Taliban and ISIS-Khorasan, the Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan, is heating up…

Biden’s Big Submarine Pact Vindicates Britain’s Bet on Brexit

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 20, 2021

The uproar over America’s nuclear submarine deal with Britain and Australia is starting to look like a vindication of Brexit. We understand that some Germans are calling it a “declaration of war” on the European Union. And the petulant French are…

As UN Gathers in New York, Covid May Prove To Be the Least Scary Thing

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
September 15, 2021

As heads of state, foreign ministers, ambassadors and members of their entourage gather on the banks of Turtle Bay, let’s pray next week’s opening of the United Nations General Assembly doesn’t become a Covid super spreader. After last year, when the…

‘Benedict Milley’? 

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 15, 2021

The morning news wires are reporting that President Trump has been trying to drum up calls for a treason case against his former chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Mark Milley. That’s because Bob Woodward’s latest book reports that the general…

Letter From France

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 7, 2021

An American mother writes from Europe: Walking out of dinner in a low-tax principality in the South of France, I am confronted by a man, who is, I believe, Lebanese and who, upon hearing I am American, says to me, “Oh, you must like paying taxes.”…

Joe Manchin’s Strategic Pause

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 5, 2021

If Senator Joe Manchin gets the “strategic pause” he wants, what are the Republicans going to do with it? The Mountain State mensch, a Democrat, used an op-ed piece in Friday’s Wall Street Journal to call for delaying the use of a budget…

The Next Afghan Battle

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 31, 2021

It looks like the next battle of Afghanistan is being signaled by Russia with its call for the world to unfreeze Afghanistan’s foreign reserves. That’s what we take from the decision of an envoy of President Putin to go on state television Monday and, as the Washington Post headline summed it up, call on the world to “unfreeze Afghanistan’s reserves and pour in aid to rebuild the country.”

The Next Sunisa Lee?

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 26, 2021

As the tragic images flicker out of Kabul, we found ourselves turning to the videos that emerged from St. Paul, Minnesota, when the city welcomed home the hero of the Tokyo Olympics, Sunisa Lee. The Hmong-American gold medalist rode atop a flag draped fire truck, waving to an adulatory crowd lining the streets. Suni’s triumph in Tokyo and her poise upon her return gave evidence of the promise of America to refugees from war.

‘Freedom Man’ II

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 20, 2021

The image of the United States Marine reaching over the razor-wire-topped wall outside the Kabul airport to lift up an Afghan infant from its parent’s hand is no doubt going to become one of the most famous photographs in the history of the Corps — not to mention our country. Even in the depths of our national humiliation, it turns out, millions still want to hand up their children to the possibility of a life in America.

The Vice Presidential Vacuum

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 20, 2021

The latest polling from Rasmussen discloses that we are in something of a vice presidential crisis. The collapse in confidence in President Biden is unsettling enough at home and abroad. It now turns out that the percentage of those queried by…

Obituary for Afghanistan

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 15, 2021

The first thing we did when the news came in that the capital of Afghanistan had fallen to our enemies was reach for our dog-eared copy of Peter Kann’s “Obituary for South Vietnam.” It was issued in the Wall Street Journal on May 2, 1975, the morrow…