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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…

Derek Chauvin’s Double Jeopardy

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 10, 2021

Why is the federal government bringing a criminal civil rights charge against Derek Chauvin? The key charges a federal grand jury handed up are for the same offense — killing George Floyd by pressing a knee on his neck — on which Chauvin has already…

GosFed?

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 4, 2021

Economist Judy Shelton has a crackerjack column in tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal on the lack of intellectual and policy diversity at the Federal Reserve. She points out that during the entire term of Chairman Jerome Powell and his predecessor, Janet…

Bingo: How To Fix the Supreme Court

Editorial of The New York Sun
May 2, 2021

The latest news about the Supreme Court is that most Americans want to end lifetime appointments for the justices. That’s the finding of a new Ipsos poll for Reuters. The poll discovered that 63% of adults support term or age limits for Supreme Court…

The SALT Entreaty

AOC, Times Now Support Trump’s Strategy on How To Treat State and Local Taxes

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 28, 2021

As President Biden readies his speech to Congress this evening outlining his tax hikes, a threat to his plans is emerging among the Democrats. It seems a passel of them is vowing they won’t support any Biden plan unless it restores the full deduction…

A Fitting Coda to John Kerry’s Career

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 27, 2021

The claim by Iran’s foreign minister that Secretary of State Kerry squealed to him about Israeli covert operations in Syria is not, considering the source, necessarily credible. Mohammad Javad Zarif is too oleaginous and wily — and hostile. Then…

The Blame Israel First Policy

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 26, 2021

Must Israel hold its fire against Iran in order to make it easier for President Biden to rejoin a nuclear deal that the Jewish state opposes? That is the question that is coming into focus in the wake of the explosion at the Natanz nuclear site and of what the Times is calling “shadowy naval skirmishes” in Mideast seas. Mr. Biden seems to think Israel is obligated to stand down while he pursues his appeasement of the ayatollahs.

Verdict on Chauvin: A Smirk of Intent?

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 21, 2021

The verdict of guilty brought in against Derek Chauvin on all three charges strikes us as correct and courageous. And also inevitable. That became clear in the first minutes of the trial, as the prosecutor, Jerry Blackwell, opened his case by taking jurors second-by-second through the horrifying minutes in which Chauvin murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck until Floyd could no longer beg for his life — for it had left him.

Jimmy Lai’s Greatest Scoop

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 17, 2021

The prison sentence handed down to Jimmy Lai is likely just the beginning of the punishment the Chinese communists are going to mete out to the hero of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. The 14-month stretch he’s just drawn is for participating in a peaceful demonstration by thousands. He still faces charges for fraud and violating the national security law. The 72-year-old family man may yet perish in prison.

Afghanistan and Vietnam

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 16, 2021

About President Biden’s decision to retreat from Afghanistan we were just sitting down to write when an email arrived with the subject line “Amazing Thread.” It linked to a chat on Twitter quoting Richard Holbrooke’s account of a conversation he had with the then vice president, illuminating what lesson for Afghanistan the future 46th President drew from our abandonment of South Vietnam..

Lachlan Murdoch’s Mettle

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 14, 2021

Congratulations are in order to the chairman of Fox News, Lachlan Murdoch, for his refusal to bow to a demand that he fire Tucker Carlson. The demand was made by the Anti-Defamation League after a broadcast by Mr. Carlson on immigration. The ADL…

Without Philip, British Crown Faces Heavy Seas

So Warns Our Brexit Diarist

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
April 10, 2021

The death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, signals the end of an era in British national life. Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened his role to that of “the expert carriage driver that he was,” saying the Prince “helped to steer the royal family…

Prince Philip

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 9, 2021

The death of Prince Philip, coming at a time of turmoil in Britain’s royal family, offers a moment to reflect on the meaning of monarchy. And, for that matter, on the events spanned by his astounding life — including not only the 74 years in which he was the husband of Elizabeth II but also his family’s entanglements with Germany and his own rise to side with the Allies, for whom he appeared in arms in World War II.

Can a Democrat Save the Filibuster?

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 8, 2021

Senator Joe Manchin’s statement in support of the filibuster would seem to put a dagger through the heart of Senator Schumer’s hopes to get rid of the most famous rule in the Senate. It was particularly nice to see the context in which the Mountain…

Robert Mundell

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 5, 2021

Our favorite story about Robert Mundell, the Nobel laureate in economics who at age 88 died Sunday at his villa in Italy, illuminates what a country would do for an hour of his time. It was the late 1980s. We were based in Brussels as an editorial…

MLB Falls Silent On Voter Suppression In China, Say, or Cuba

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 3, 2021

While Major League Baseball is pulling its All-Star game out of Georgia, it turns out it’s been expanding into — wait for it — Communist China. Never mind that one can’t bring water to voters on line in the People’s Republic. No, of course not. There are no long lines of voters in China. It’s run by communists. Talk about voter suppression. They deny the right to vote to everyone, no matter what their race. 

Biden’s Own Bridge To Nowhere

Editorial of The New York Sun
April 1, 2021

Ever wonder what the next infrastructure project might be after President Biden gets done rebuilding the roads, bridges, and green boondoggles on which he’s going to spend our trillions? How about the United States dollar? It’s been floating around without any legal definition or link to gold for fifty years now and has lost nearly 98% of its value against the metal into which it used to be exchangeable at a fixed and statutory rate.

Biden Calls the Republicans ‘Un-American’

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 26, 2021

President Biden was clocking along fairly well, we thought, as he worked his way toward the end of his first presidential press conference. He may have been a bit halt here and there, but he tried to speak in paragraphs, a refreshing change. Plus, he…