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Senator Toomey’s Point About the Fed

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 20, 2020

Senator Patrick Toomey’s office has been circulating a note of concerns about President Trump’s nominee to the Fed, Judy Shelton. The note doesn’t say how the powerful Pennsylvanian will vote. It does set up an ironical possibility: That the…

The Message in the Trump Pardons

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 18, 2020

Whatever other virtues might attach to the pardons issued today by President Trump, there is also this: They will remind our overwrought Democrats of one of the most far-sighted features of our Constitution. It is that when it comes to the fate of…

Pompeo: Iran Without Delusions

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 18, 2020

Good going to Secretary of State Pompeo for calling out a group of Democrats — including, apparently, Secretary of State Kerry — for reportedly meeting with the Iranians on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, and in secret. Mr. Pompeo was responding to a report of the parley in the Federalist. “If they met,” the secretary said, “I don’t know what they said. I hope they were reinforcing America's foreign policy, not their own.”

Trump Has a Clear Grasp of the Powers the Constitution Grants Him

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 15, 2020

Is President Trump the only one in Washington who has read the Constitution? Forgive us, but that’s how, amid the brouhaha over Mr. Trump’s criticism of the Justice Department, we would turn around the question that Khizr Khan famously asked at t…

Judy Shelton’s Moral Contract

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 13, 2020

The best move for President Trump after today’s hearing for his nominees to the Federal Reserve would be to withdraw his nomination of Christopher Waller and stick with Judy Shelton. That’s our reaction to the calls for Mr. Trump to withdraw Ms. Shelton after a premeditated attack on her by the Democrats and one or two Republicans. It was a disgraceful performance.

Judy Shelton Would Help Redeem Republican Promises

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 12, 2020

The way we think about the confirmation hearing tomorrow for economist Judy Shelton to be a governor of the Federal Reserve is as a test less of her than of the Republican Party. Is it going to make good on the platform on which President Trump stood…

The Purge of Colonel Vindman

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 8, 2020

What is the official policy — today — of the United States in respect of Ukraine and the Bidens? Is it that Ukraine should investigate the Burisma energy company’s employment of the son of Vice President Biden? The veep’s son was pulling…

Nancy Pelosi’s Midnight Ride

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 6, 2020

The big lie behind the impeachment of President Trump is the notion that the Democrats are better custodians of our national security than the Republicans. It has animated the long campaign to sabotage Mr. Trump’s presidency — right up to the the eve of the verdict in the Senate, when Speaker Pelosi, at a press conference, likened herself to Paul Revere, but crying, “the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming.”

The Snub of the Union Speech?

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 5, 2020

President Trump, in our opinion, made a mistake at the State of the Union speech if his failure to shake Speaker Pelosi’s hand was intended as a snub. She made a mistake, in our view, if she intended an insult by tearing up her copy of his speech at the end of Congress’ joint session. Both gestures put a slight damper on what was otherwise a rousing evening calculated to point our country toward November.

Lisa Murkowski Whirls on the House

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 4, 2020

As the senators unburdened themselves in respect of impeachment, the most riveting speech turned out to be by Lisa Murkowski. Other senators got closer to our own sentiments — Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, say, who was for acquittal without handwringing, or James Inhofe, a plain-spoken Sooner. It was, though, the elegant Alaskan who whirled on the “rotted” foundation of the House of Representatives. Now that’s a point that deserves to be made.

Who Might Emerge For GOP in 2024? Here’s a Crib Sheet

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
February 3, 2020

As the Democrats focus on a nominee for 2020, Republicans are already privately, quietly speculating about 2024. Here is a scorecard. If PresidentTrump wins re-election, at least three persons in his administration’s inner circle would have plausibl…

Speaker Pelosi’s Extraordinary Bitterness

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 2, 2020

The verdict on the impeachment of President Trump may not be in — formally. All the more pronounced, though, is the petulance of the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, in the face of what appears to be her pending defeat in the Senate. She’s even hinted (please see above) at disbarment of the President’s lawyers. Her role in this proceeding will, we predict, go down as one of the most shocking performances by any holder of America’s third highest office.

The End of Palestine?

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 1, 2020

The reaction of the Palestinian Arabs to President Trump’s new peace plan turns out to be a vow to sever relations with both Israel and America. On its face that wouldn’t be the worst outcome, either, given the prospect that our permanent State Department, egged on by our Democratic Party intelligentsia, will be tempted to try to win a compromise by tilting Mr. Trump’s plan toward the Arab camp.

Brexit: The Long Goodbye

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 31, 2020

Britain’s return today to independence is a momentous moment that is all the sweeter for the intensity of the struggle for Brexit during the past three and a half years. It marks the redemption of a country that chose democratic means to repair…

All Eyes on Susan Collins

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 30, 2020

Senator Susan Collins’ speech announcing her vote for Justice Kavanaugh was so memorably principled and well put that her fans — the Sun included — will grant her license to vote however she wants in respect of President Trump. Not that she ne…

Impeachment: A Runaway House

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 27, 2020

Judge Kenneth Starr’s speech today in defense of President Trump will go down in history as one of the great pleadings ever delivered before the Senate. He called on the solons to rebuff the charges of a “runaway house.” He called for an end to…

The Democrats’ Last Ditch Effort To Upend the Trump Trial

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 27, 2020

Has the Trump impeachment drama reached its Brett Kavanaugh or Clarence Thomas moment? That would be the moment when, after the hearings are more or less done and it looks like the target will survive, the Democrats confect a last ditch scandal to…

Demagoguery of the Democrats

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 25, 2020

In the end the Democrats couldn’t help themselves. Their lead manager, Congressman Schiff, paused in the middle of his summation of the case against President Trump to say that CBS news reported that a “Trump confidant” claimed that “GOP senators were warned, ‘Vote against your President, vote against the President, and your head will be on a pike.’”