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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.” 

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…

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.

The Hamburger Court

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 2, 2021

What in the world are historians going to call this Supreme Court? Chief Justice Roberts has been so all over the map, ideologically, that it would be hard to call it the “Roberts Court.” They could try the “Thomas Court,” after the towering…

Redeeming Pennsylvania’s Promise

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 1, 2021

The acquittal by Pennsylvania’s top court of Bill Cosby on all the charges on which he’d been cast into prison is a reminder — oh, how we need it — of the primacy of due process in our system of justice. The actor had been convicted of sexually…

Cyrus Vance’s ‘Dangerous Power’

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 26, 2021

With the newswires reporting the prospect — likelihood, some say — that President Trump’s business empire will be indicted next week in New York, we recommend reading Robert Jackson’s famous speech about prosecutors. The future Supreme Court justice…

GOP: Party of Irrelevance?

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 24, 2021

‘Irrelevance’ is the word the Times is using for the state into which the Republican Party has lapsed in our cities. It argues, in a page one dispatch, that the GOP has grown “irrelevant” in big city elections and that this has come at a “cost to…

The Dollar Lying in Wait

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 23, 2021

Paul Krugman is out with his latest column sneering at those who worry about inflation. His insouciance about the 1970s reminds us of Mark Twain’s jibe about how Wagner’s music isn’t as bad as it sounds. The Sun, in any event, has shrunk from joining in the warnings about inflation. That’s because of “The New York Sun Reporter’s Handbook and Manual of Style.” That sacred tome defines inflation as a rise in . . .

Israel’s Victory for Democracy

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 13, 2021

The first thing that needs to be said in respect of Israel’s decision to bring in Naftali Bennett as prime minister is that it marks a victory for the democracy of the Jewish state. That’s not because it brought an end, at least for now, to the…

Women and the Draft — Forget Fairness

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 8, 2021

The decision of the Supreme Court to turn away a lawsuit designed to extend the military draft to women certainly puts us on the back foot. It might be just a generational thing. Then again, too, we did start out our newspaper — and, for two years…

Kamala Harris Runs Aground at Annapolis

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 31, 2021

Not since President Obama’s speech to graduating cadets of the class of 2014 at West Point have there been remarks to a military academy as atonal as those Vice President Harris just delivered to the midshipmen at Annapolis. Ms. Harris talked to our midshipmen trained for naval warfare of the perils of climate change and the niftiness of solar panels. Not a peep about how Russia, Iran, and Red China are maneuvering for conquest.

Nigel Farage Has a Message for the Democratic Party in America

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 26, 2021

The heads-up this week to American Democrats from Nigel Farage strikes us as more newsworthy than its coverage so far would suggest. He’s warning that left-wing hostility to Israel could deliver to Democrats the kind of political catastrophe that befell Labor in Britain in December 2019. That’s when voters, reacting in part to Labor’s hostility to the Jewish state, gave Conservatives such a victory that Jeremy Corbyn was forced to resign.

The Crypto Dollar

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 24, 2021

This better be good, is all we can say. The Federal Reserve’s chairman, Jerome Powell, is promising to deliver over the summer a discussion paper on cryptocurrencies. He announced that Thursday in a rare video press release. The New York Post takes it as a signal that a “crackdown” could be coming. Mr. Powell himself said the Fed might even issue a cryptocurrency — or a Central Bank Digital Currency — of its own.

President Biden’s War

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 19, 2021

It’s hard to recall a more obnoxious phone call between an American leader and an Israeli premier than President Biden’s today with Benjamin Netanyahu. The White House says that Mr. Biden “conveyed to the Prime Minister that he expected a significant…

The Failure of Roe v. Wade

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 19, 2021

Apart from all the constitutional fine points in respect of abortion, the grant by the Supreme Court of certiorari on yet another challenge underscores the failure of Roe v. Wade. We are coming up on 50 years since the Nine, in a seven to two…

The Next Big Race

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 13, 2021

It’s a beautiful day here at Pharmacological Downs, and the horses are in the gate for the first running of the fourth leg of the Quadruple Crown. Injection is in the rail position. The number ... [rrrrriiinng] . . .. aaaaand they’re off. And what a…