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Cuomo to Guard: ‘You Will Also Be Proud’

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 29, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo's remarks to the National Guardsmen and Guardswomen he has just called up against the coronavirus offer a rare moment — an early signal of how a political leader might comport himself in a military situation as commander-in-chief of the entire country. What Mr. Cuomo delivered over the weekend at the Javits Center in Manhattan was a classic of the genre.

Tom Coburn

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 29, 2020

The death of Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma takes from America one of the most admirable voices in our national debate — and just when we need him most. A physician, Coburn arose from Oklahoma, first to the House and then to the Senate, where h…

Rhode Island Tells Its Police To Pull Over New Yorkers

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 28, 2020

The order by Governor Raimondo of Rhode Island to have state police pull over all cars entering the Ocean State with New York license plates opens a new front in the war on the coronavirus. It’s not our purpose here to quarrel with the governor. She leads the second most densely populated state in the nation. Florida, Maryland, Texas, and South Carolina are reportedly also targeting New Yorkers. These policies, though, skate close to a constitutional red line.

A Father Saves His Family

America’s Unifying Moments

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 27, 2020

America’s unifying moments have emerged, during these weeks of hunkering down against the coronavirus, as one of the things we treasure as we scout the World Wide Web. We find them moving and uplifting, or sometimes just funny. Some have been famous for decades, and some less so. Some aren’t available on the Web. There are, though, wonderful moments.

Like the officer of Free Vietnam who, with the communists closing in and on the hunt for people like him, suddenly moved to save his family. He was a pilot of the big twin-rotor helicopters known as the Chinook, work-horses of the war. He swoopedĺ in and plucked his family from a dusty playfield, and flew out to sea, with a few gallons of fuel and a full tank of prayer.

Israel: Maybe the Dog Will Talk

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 27, 2020

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s astonishing emergence with an agreement to remain the prime minister in a national unity government of Israel reminds us of the yarn about the rabbi, the cossack, and the cossack’s dog. It seems the rabbi is out for a walk when he encounters a cossack officer and his dog. The cossack draws his weapon, points it at the rabbi, and pulls back the hammer.

Senator Burr Deserves Due Process

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 26, 2020

The speed with which even Republicans are demanding the resignation of Senator Burr over suspicions of insider trading are shocking to us. He is being accused of selling as much as $1.7 million of shares in his personal accounts after negative…

Ray Charles Sheds His Grace on America

What a Unifying Moment for Perilous Times

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 25, 2020

As we were preparing to gather for dinner while sheltering from the coronavirus, an email arrived from a reader. Its subject line was “I-m-a-g-i-n-e.” Attached was a video of Ray Charles singing “America the Beautiful” at the Republican National Convention in 1984 at Dallas. That was the convention that handed up President Reagan for the campaign in which he won a second term with a victory in 49 of the 50 states. What a unifying moment.

Coronavirus: Waiting for the Vaccine

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 24, 2020

News reports of the race to find a vaccine in respect of the coronavirus put us in mind of one of the most memorable encounters in our newspaper life. It was probably in the early 1990s at a glittering reception at the Council on Foreign Relations…

What About Andrew Cuomo?

A New Star Is Emerging Among the Democrats

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 23, 2020

Vice President Biden is due Monday to begin giving briefings on the coronavirus crisis so as to appear like a shadow president. There’s just one problem. Sleepy Joe, as President Trump likes to call him, has been upstaged by none other than Andrew Cuomo. It seems the doughty Democratic governor of New York has emerged as a star, while Mr. Biden is still getting a studio set up in his home.

Time for Trump To Address the Dread

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 22, 2020

President Trump may have had his reasons for denouncing an NBC reporter at the press briefing this week, but we thought the question from reporter Peter Alexander — “What do you say to Americans who are scared?” — was a slow pitch, meaning an opportunity for the President. Our sense is that the country is filled with dread over the pandemic. Its’s aching for an answer from the president of the country in a presidential setting. The country is waiting.

Ron Paul, M.D., Offers A Second Opinion

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 19, 2020

Dr. Ron Paul has quite a second opinion on the coronavirus, we see in his latest column. We understand how controversial the former congressman is. We’ve covered him on and off, though, for nearly 40 years. When it comes to a principled take on th…

The Cuomo Constitution

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 18, 2020

Call it the Cuomo Constitution — after Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York. He’s in the news, as we marked in our editorial yesterday, for arguing that the federal government should be more aggressive in setting a national approach to the rules…

The Coronavirus Crisis: As People Keep Their Distance, Keep the Constitution Close

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 17, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo, we gather from the news reports, is suddenly full of praise for President Trump’s leadership in respect of the coronavirus. It’s an encouraging turn, given Mr. Cuomo’s remarks Monday as he announced that New York, Connectic…

Israel: An Offer Neither Side Could Refuse

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 16, 2020

If we were an adviser to Israel’s opposition leader — a stretch to be sure — we’d say something like this. It stems from the fact that even though the ex-general’s faction placed second in the election, he’s been offered the first chance — a…

Is Purell the New Gold?

The Fed Injects $1.5 Trillion Into the Economy and the Dow Plunges

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 13, 2020

Has the plague of coronavirus ushered in a new monetary age of the Purell-backed dollar? We first heard the wise crack from James Grant of the Interest Rate Observer. We’d called him for some wisdom after the Federal Reserve announced a plan to injec…

Judges: The Whirlwind, Indeed

Senator Schumer Shocks the Nation

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 6, 2020

What should be done about Senator Schumer’s threats to two members of the United States Supreme Court? Everyone agrees that the senator’s words were shocking. Mr. Schumer, while addressing an abortion rights rally in front of the Court, issued threa…

Bloomberg Without Tears

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 5, 2020

Mayor Bloomberg’s decision to quit the presidential race ignited in us the urge to send him a check for $550 million. We barely know him, but we’re partly to blame for the fiasco, in that we issued more editorials than any other paper encouraging h…

Coronavirus, Judy Shelton, and the Federal Reserve

A Major Newspaper Wants To Quarantine the Nominee’s Ideas

Editorial of The New York Sun
March 4, 2020

Coronavirus Derangement Syndrome has struck the Washington Post’s editorial board, we see. The symptom? It wants to try to control the disease by keeping economist Judy Shelton off the Federal Reserve board. It does so while endorsing the rate cu…