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Europe Sends Its Condolences to Iran

Editorial of The New York Sun
December 1, 2020

Ever wonder why so many Americans share President Trump’s skepticism of Europe? Look no further than its reaction to the assassination of the mastermind of Iran’s atomic-bomb project. Moshen Fakhrizadeh was a leader of Iran’s effort to obtain an…

Trump’s Flynn Pardon: Will the Judge Accept It?

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 25, 2020

Will Judge Emmet Sullivan accept President Trump’s pardon of General Michael Flynn? No one has suggested the possibility that he won’t, other than The New York Sun. The general’s case, though, has become a bonfire of the vanities of one district judge…

Janet Yellen to Treasury? So Much for Fed Independence

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 23, 2020

News that Vice President Biden intends to nominate the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, to be treasury secretary certainly has its ironies. We’re still in the midst of watching the Democrats maneuver to defeat the nomination to…

Vainglory of the Press

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 20, 2020

Of all the claims that have been made in this election, the most astounding is the idea that the proper authority to certify the winner — and dispose of all objections — is the press. That would be the same press that proved to be so inaccurate in…

A Way Forward for Judy Shelton

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 17, 2020

The Democrats may be celebrating this evening their success in at least temporarily blocking the Senate from voting on the nomination to the Federal Reserve of Judy Shelton. It might not be the end of the line, though. For it looks like Ms. Shelton…

Mr. Macron’s Complaint

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 16, 2020

What an amazing phone call President Macron put in to Ben Smith of the Times. The leader of France has, the Gray Lady’s media columnist reports, “some bones to pick” with the Yankee press in respect of, among other things, “our reluctance to express…

Bum’s Rush for Trump Is Biden’s First Mistake

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 7, 2020

Congratulations are in order for Vice President Biden on the decision of the big news agencies and broadcast networks to declare him president-elect — and on his vow to be president of all Americans. Yet if his heart is really in that vow, it strikes…

Citizen Trump?

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 7, 2020

President Trump’s cries of “fraud” in the election remind us of Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane.” The movie is based on the life of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. It contains a famous scene in which Kane’s editors, pending the vote count in an election in which Kane himself is a candidate, make up two front pages. One is headlined “KANE ELECTED” and the other “FRAUD AT POLLS!”

The Republican Workers Party? 

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 6, 2020

Someday, when historians look back on this moment, our guess is they will fix on one particular point that President Trump made at the White House last night. It won’t be his allegations of voter fraud, though that is in the headlines at the moment…

The Susan Collins Cure for Cynicism

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 5, 2020

Congratulations are in order for Senator Susan Collins, who has confounded the pollsters to clinch a fifth term in the Senate. In the history of Maine, it is hard to think of a nastier campaign than the one run against her by the Democrat Sara Gideon…

Justice Samuel Alito, Prophet

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 4, 2020

Is it but coincidence, we wonder, that Samuel Alito is the Justice who led the dissenters against the decision of the Supreme Court last week to take a powder on Pennsylvania? That is, could it be merely coincidence that the justice who seems to…

The Presidency in the Balance

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 4, 2020

President Trump’s declaration, at a 2 a.m. press conference, that he has won the election and would move in court to prevent a “fraud” in late-counted mail-in ballots certainly sets up a historic drama. His statement followed Vice President Biden’s earlier appearance, at which the Democrat declared he believes he is on track to win the election, adding: “It ain’t over until every vote is counted.”

Two Closest U.S. Allies Could Get Rebuff by Biden

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 3, 2020

If Vice President Biden prevails in the vote today, it looks as if the first two losers overseas could be Britain and Israel. That’s the gist of reports coming out of London, Europe, Jerusalem, and America. They suggest that a President Biden, if…

The Other Election: Kelton or Shelton?

Editorial of The New York Sun
November 1, 2020

One of the things to watch for if Vice President Biden wins the election is whether his administration is going to base its economic policies on something called the Modern Monetary Theory. This is the idea — articulated most clearly by economist…

‘Day of Shame’ for British Labor

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 30, 2020

The decision of the British Labor Party Thursday to suspend its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, over anti-Semitism is an astonishing development. It follows an official finding that party officials had failed to deal with anti-Semitism in the party and…

Jerusalem: Better Late Than Never

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 28, 2020

It’s a diplomatic case of better late than never. It seems that Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky might finally get an American passport listing his country of birth as Israel — eighteen years after his American mother, who with her husband lives in Beit…

Could Justice Barrett and the Court Surprise Us?

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 26, 2020

The Senate’s confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as a justice of the Supreme Court reminds us of President Trump’s decision to move our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The opponents, in their predictions of war and mayhem and riots on the Arab street, were almost Schumerian. In the event, though, what happened was the opposite. Mr. Trump’s sticking by his Jerusalem promise has ushered in a new burst of peace making.

Who’s the Wiliest Player in the Barrett Drama?

Editorial of The New York Sun
October 26, 2020

When the Senate begins its vote on PresidentTrump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become the 115th Justice of the Supreme Court, spare a thought for the drama’s wiliest, most conniving, most self-satisfied, trickiest player — History. That…