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Haiti, in Its Authentic Voice

Three Recent Columns by Raymond Joseph

By Special to the Sun
September 23, 2021

Following are three of the most recent columns by one of Haiti’s greatest patriots — Raymond Joseph, co-founder of the Haiti Observateur, formerly a reporter of the Wall Street Journal, and now a contributing editor of The New York Sun. Ambassador…

Witches Brew Starts To Bubble in Communist China, as Xi Jinping Edges Into Maoism

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
September 22, 2021

In case you missed it, the Wall Street Journal features on its front page a blockbuster scoop, written by Lingling Wei, a veteran Chinese reporter. It runs under the headline: “Xi Jinping Aims to Rein In Chinese Capitalism, Hew to Mao’s Socialist…

Biden Brims With Bromides at UN, But Iran, for One, Is Unimpressed

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
September 21, 2021

In the whole history of the United Nations it’s hard to think of a speech brimming with emptier bromides than President Biden’s today at the General Assembly. “Let’s get to work,” is how he ended it. “Let’s make our better future. Now we can do this…

Trudeau’s Six Wasted Years Leave Canada With One Rational Vote — Conservative, Led by Erin O’Toole

Our Northern Neighbors Are Going to the Polls

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
September 19, 2021

As Canada drags itself to the end of one of the most boring and superfluous federal election campaigns in its history, it is time to evaluate the merits of the different parties. The Greens are so extreme in their proposed remedies to imprecise…

Haiti Cries Out: Where Is President Biden, as My Countrymen Swelter Under a Bridge in Texas?

By RAYMOND JOSEPH, Special to the Sun
September 19, 2021

Haiti is again in the news, negatively of course — the country makes it into the news cycle only when there’s a catastrophe. This time Haiti’s problem has reached the United States with thousands of Haitian refugees packed under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, after a long trek from countries as far as away as Brazil, Chile, even Argentina. 

A Brexit King? Keep an Eye on George

The third in line for the throne could, our Diarist reckons, confound Hilary Mantel 

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
September 14, 2021

Ah, young Prince George, we’ll never know ye. As king, that is. So, at least, muses novelist Hilary Mantel. From “ back of an envelope” calculations, the author of the “Wolf Hall” trilogy about Henry VIII’s doomed enabler Thomas Cromwell, believes…

9/11 Was ‘Permanently Shocking’ But Failed To Shatter the West

Beware of What FDR Called the ‘ism’ of Appeasement

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
September 11, 2021

The greatest significance of the dramatic and evil assault on New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., 20 years ago was that it initiated a new form of quasi-military violence against the Western democratic powers that had…

Jailbreak in Israel, a Major Failure of Security, Threatens To Ignite Firestorm

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
September 9, 2021

Israelis and Palestinians are bracing for the next big clash, this time resulting not from another setback for the Arabs, but from what West Bank Arabs and Gazans hail as a great, even heroic, success. As Rosh Hashanah started in Israel this week, the…

Would Biden Veto a Move at UN To Repeal Taliban’s Status as Terrorist Organization?

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
September 7, 2021

The next diplomatic move on Afghanistan may well occur at the United Nations, where the Taliban is still designated a terror organization. But is it? Over the weekend the UN humanitarian chief, Martin Griffiths, flew to Kabul for meetings with Taliban…

Biden’s Declaration of an End to Afghan War Is a Failure To Learn From History

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
September 6, 2021

With the war on Islamist terrorism as with the pandemic, America can declare victory all it wants. The timing of the end — in both cases — is outside our control. Twenty years after the attacks on America of September 11, 2001, President Biden’s…

Coup d’Etat Regime In Afghanistan Unworthy of Recognition

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
August 31, 2021

Let me begin with this sentiment. We mourn the passing of the 13 brave service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in Kabul. They were freedom fighters, and we salute them for it with condolences for their families. What’s more, we pray that the…

A Tale of Two Photos Captures Different Americas

By WARREN KOZAK, Special to the Sun
August 30, 2021

Two photographs, taken 76 years apart — within the lifetime of many — drive home the change our country has taken in that short span of time. First, the famous photo of the Japanese surrender on the deck of United States Ship Missouri on September 2…

Elizabeth Puts Down the Royal Foot

Good for Her, Says Our Brexit Diarist

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
August 25, 2021

“Enough is enough.” So estimates Elizabeth II, according to the London Sun, in answer to continuing provocations from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Word that Prince Harry is writing a memoir of growing up royal apparently woke up “The Firm” to this…

Could America Lose Its Jews To Israel? It’s  a Complicated Question

By HILLEL HALKIN, Special to the Sun
August 25, 2021

With the appearance of my tenth book, “A Complicated Jew,” I’ve been thinking about my first. Published in 1977, it was called “Letters To An American Jewish Friend,” and in it I tried convincing an imaginary correspondent to leave America for Israel…

Democrats Will Have Hard Time Papering Over This Shambles With Trump Hate

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
August 25, 2021

It might seem that there is little to be added to what the whole world has witnessed viewing the unutterable shambles of the U.S. departure from Afghanistan. But that would be an illusion. The story of the perilous departure from Afghanistan of NATO forces and civilians and their Afghan collaborators who are now in mortal danger is obviously a matter of great suspense.

Israel’s Bennett, Amid Afghan Fiasco, Suddenly Holds a Strong Hand in Dealing With Biden

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
August 24, 2021

While North Atlantic Treaty allies can hardly hide their anger over President Biden’s Afghanistan fiasco, a Mideast friend rides to the rescue. Will Prime Minister Bennett use a chummy White House photo op Thursday as leverage? A date was finally set…

Israel’s Bennett, Due in Washington, Likely To Be Met With More Recalcitrance Than Ever on Iran

By CAROLINE GLICK, Special to the Sun
August 20, 2021

The Taliban’s seizure of control over Afghanistan will loom large over Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s visit with President Biden Thursday, and its implications are dire. As Taliban forces seized control of one Afghan province after another, and…

The Secret of Statecraft That the Gipper Understood and Biden Fails To Grasp

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
August 18, 2021

The Afghanistan catastrophe dominate the news, as it should. I want to make a few points at the outset, starting with the terrific op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal by Vice President Pence. The headline is “Biden broke our deal with the Taliban.”…