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Covid Crisis Opens a Schools Voucher Moment for Trump

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 19, 2020

Never let a crisis go to waste, it’s said. The crisis that beckons at the moment is that which the Covid pandemic has precipitated in our public schools. It is laying bare how our K-12 education serves teachers unions more than their customers…

A Sampler of Sun Editorials on Justice Ginsburg

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 19, 2020

Here are two and a half brace of editorials of the Sun in respect of Justice Ginsburg, who has made frequent appearances in our editorials and news stories of the Sun. Her warning about the Section 1001 of the United States code as an overly broad…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 19, 2020

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, coming at the beginning of what her co-religionists call the Days of Awe, is a moment to lay aside the politics. The time for that will arrive soon enough. President Trump is signaling he’ll make a prompt…

Did Princeton Secretly Want To Get Caught?

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 18, 2020

Maybe Princeton wanted to get caught. How else to explain the open letter that the university’s president, Christopher Eisgruber, published earlier this month? The epistle claims that “racism and the damage it does to people of color persist at…

Time for Trump To Fight for Judy Shelton

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 15, 2020

Senator John Thune’s comments today suggesting that Judy Shelton lacks in the Senate the votes to be confirmed as a governor of the Federal Reserve certainly strike us as important. The latest version of the story, carried by Bloomberg, quotes Mr…

Is Trump on the Way To Historic Mideast Peace?

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 11, 2020

President Trump’s announcement today that Bahrain will be the latest Arab country to recognize Israel starts to make it look like we could be on the way to a Mideast Peace. It would be unwise to get ahead of events, but it would also be unwise not to…

Jeffrey Goldberg’s Socialist Newspaper

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 10, 2020

History, we see, is up to her old tricks. This time she was summoned by Paul Sperry of the New York Post, who put out on Labor Day a tweet with a note saying: “BACKGROUND: The author of ‘The Atlantic’s’ discredited hit piece on Trump was raised by…

Trump Among the Intellectuals

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 4, 2020

The latest allegation against President Trump is that, in France on the centenary of the end of World War I, he privately put down as “losers” our GIs interred at the Aisne-Marne Cemetery. Mr. Trump denies all this, but the Atlantic reports that he…

Regarding D.C. Circuit v. Flynn: Go Ahead, Kid Me

Editorial of The New York Sun
September 2, 2020

What’s the best move for President Trump in the fight for a just outcome in the case against General Michael Flynn? The question has become acute in the wake of Monday’s ruling by the full District of Columbia Circuit. It overruled an order that would…

The New York Times on Trial

Sarah Palin Brings a Libel Case for a Parlous Era

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 31, 2020

History, we like to say, has a way of playing tricks on all of us. Just as Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland was blaming President Trump for the murder of a right wing protester in Oregon’s leading city, the New York Times was preparing to stand trial in…

Why the Fed Needs Judy Shelton

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 28, 2020

The first thing that strikes us about the Federal Reserve’s new “Statement on Longer-Run Goals and Monetary Policy Strategy” is that the vote to approve it in the Open Market Committee was unanimous. The country may be down with its worst dose of…

Kristi Noem Finds Link Between Lincoln and Trump

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 27, 2020

Governor Kristi Noem’s remarks were, in our view, the highlight of the third day of the GOP National Convention. The speech Wednesday evening by the fast-rising Republican of South Dakota included some of the most to-the-point constitutional and historical comments of the whole parley, particularly when she quoted Lincoln’s Lyceum address warning against mob violence.

The Democrats’ Latest Religious Test

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 26, 2020

No sooner did President Trump air at the Republican convention Secretary of State Pompeo’s endorsement video recorded in Jerusalem than the Biden camp is unleashing a new objection — that the secretary is too religious to represent all of the American people. We kid you not. This has got to be the most desperate, offensive, and unconstitutional claim against a  state secretary that the Democrats have ever aired.

Our Man in Jerusalem

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 25, 2020

We’re looking forward to the remarks to the Republican convention that Secretary of State Pompeo is due to air this evening after recording them at Jerusalem. The démarche should highlight the fact that of America’s two leading political parties, the…

President Pelosi?

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 21, 2020

President Trump’s warning to a conservative gathering that before this election is resolved the person who could next emerge as President is Nancy Pelosi, well, it’s a startling point. It’s not entirely idle, though. The Constitution, and legislat…

Rescuing Susan B. Anthony

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 20, 2020

We must say we’re enjoying President Trump’s decision to mark the centenary of the 19th Amendment by overturning the conviction of Susan B. Anthony. The heroine of the suffrage movement had been tried in 1872 for illegal voting. The story is full of ironies, particularly at a time when both our parties are up in arms over the danger of election fraud. That’s the least of it, though. The left so detests the President that it even seems to have trouble cheering his acknowledgement of a feminist hero.

The Biden Conservatives?

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 18, 2020

The idea that there’s such a thing as a “Biden Conservative” is being advanced by Bret Stephens of the Times. It’s about “upholding your principles at the expense of your politics,” he argues. The piece follows a column in the Wall Street Jour…

Trump Vindicated On Middle East — Up to a Point

Editorial of The New York Sun
August 14, 2020

The vindication by the United Arab Emirates of President Trump’s Mideast strategy of support for Israel is a remarkable moment in its own right. No less of a liberal than Thomas Friedman of the Times writes that for once he agrees with Mr. Trump…