The Newest Washington Game: Where’s Mark Kelly?

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
December 3, 2021

Remember the children’s book “Where’s Waldo?” This incredibly popular book series used to display complicated pictures where kids would try to find Waldo. Well, I have an uncomplicated analog to Where’s Waldo. It is “Where’s Mark Kelly?” So who is…

Voters Oppose Biden’s Latest Spending Plan, and Democrats Lack the Votes 

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
December 3, 2021

It is looking increasingly likely that the president's $5 trillion Green New Deal social spending and tax hike bill, which would do so much to damage the economy, is dead at least for this year because the Democrats themselves believe they don't have…

America’s Dragnet for Spies Stirs Unease in Court of Public Opinion

A Harvard Professor Is Due To Stand Trial This Month

By PHILIP LENCZYCKI, Special to the Sun
December 2, 2021

As a federal jury trial for a Harvard professor indicted on crimes related to Communist Chinese espionage prepares to kick off, voices in the court of public opinion are rising in opposition to the DOJ’s counterintelligence strategy on the People’s…

Biden Falls Into the Economic Mudhole That He Dug Himself

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
December 1, 2021

The first American omicron case was reported today at San Francisco, and I must say that so far the White House has been rather sensible and circumspect. The fully vaccinated person returned from South Africa a little more than week ago and tested…

While Biden Blames Trump for Everything Under the Sun, Inflation Is Now Higher and Growth Lags

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
December 1, 2021

Did you know that more Americans have died of Covid in 2021 than in all of 2020? Tragic. But it’s a fact. Did you know that Joe Biden called Donald Trump every name in the book when the former president put in a travel ban for China and Europe? Every…

Two Pieces of Good News Emerge Amid Mixed Blessings on the Economic Front

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
November 29, 2021

Two pieces of good news, at least in the early stages of omicron. First, a number of experts are telling us not to panic, the vaccines are expected to work. Second, President Biden today said new lockdowns are off the table “for now.” That to me is a…

A Faltering Biden Is Pursuing Arms Control Ahead of Freedom

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
November 29, 2021

High gas prices, American retreat abroad, urban crime, drug addiction, and talk of an Olympic boycott are all contributing to a sense that America is experiencing a kind of rerun of the late-1970s. As if those factors weren’t enough, add arms control…

Biden’s Plan To Tap Our Petroleum Reserve Is ‘Spitting in the Wind’

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
November 23, 2021

President Biden spoke today, selling his new idea of putting on the market 50 million barrels of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve. That will cover about three days’ worth of oil consumption. Plus, some kind of international consortium of…

Debate on Inflation Could Start With Biden’s Nominations to Federal Reserve

By JAMES S. ROBBINS, Special to the Sun
November 23, 2021

Could President Biden’s nomination of Jerome Powell for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve open the way to a national debate about inflation? This is only partly because Mr. Powell has presided over America’s central bank during the…

It Will Take More Than the Rittenhouse Verdict To Vindicate American Justice

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
November 23, 2021

It is undoubtedly true that the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was a victory over dishonest and overreaching prosecutors, over a largely dishonest national press, and over the same elements that produced mob rule in Kenosha in…

What Biden Failed To Say About the Reappointment of Jay Powell To Chair the Federal Reserve

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

The big news of the day is President Biden’s announcement of the reappointment of Jay Powell as chairman of the Federal Reserve and the promotion of Lael Brainard to vice chairman from governor. “Jay,” the President basically said, “you're my guy…

Crypto, Pew Reports, Gains Some Illuminating Fans — and Guess Why That Might Be

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
November 22, 2021

Black Americans are more likely than white Americans to have invested in, traded, or used a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ether, a Pew poll released this month finds. Among blacks, 18% have experience with cryptocurrency, while among whites, the…

It’s ‘a Goliath Against a David’ as the Times Prepares To Meet Veritas in Court

. . . And Governor Palin Is Waiting in the Wings

By J. V. BENNETT, Special to the Sun
November 21, 2021

Will the New York Times be silenced by a humble state trial court judge? That’s the question come Tuesday in the libel dispute between the Gray Lady and the nonprofit Project Veritas in a state court. The presiding judge, Charles D. Wood, has himself…

What Abe Lincoln Would Say About the Biden Budget Bill

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
November 19, 2021

My congratulations to young Kyle Rittenhouse for his across-the-board acquittal and complete exoneration of all charges. In this country, thankfully, the right of self-defense is protected by our Constitution as an integral part of the rule of law…

Acquittal of Rittenhouse on All Counts Marks a Reaffirmation in America of the Ancient Right of Self Defense

By JAMES S. ROBBINS, Special to the Sun
November 19, 2021

The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on charges of killing two persons and wounding a third during the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will likely go down in history as a broad reaffirmation of the right to self defense in America.

Kamala Harris Agonistes

By JAMES S. ROBBINS, Special to the Sun
November 18, 2021

The plight of Vice President Kamala Harris brings to mind Prime Minister Thatcher’s aphorism about how being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” It is never good for a politician to have to defend his…

Amid the Hoohah Over Budget Scoring,  Better To Simply Kill the Tax and Spend Bill.

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
November 17, 2021

The Democratic Party is now in a tizzy over something called CBO projections of spending revenues and the economy. CBO stands for Congressional Budget Office. It is ostensibly and statutorily nonpartisan. I have had numerous dealings with it down…

Justice Department Whistleblower Puts Attorney General Garland on the Spot

By JAMES S. ROBBINS, Special to the Sun
November 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Garland testified to Congress that the FBI was not conducting operations against American parents as “domestic terrorists.” It turns out he was either lying or greatly misinformed. On Tuesday Republicans on the House…