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Biden Era Brews As the Times Plumps Socialism

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
November 30, 2020

Anyone under the illusion that Joe Biden’s victory over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary had vanquished the threat of socialism from American shores can get a reality check by picking up the Sunday New York Times, which features…

How Odd That 44 States Voted Without Claims Of Skullduggery

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
November 25, 2020

The rising chorus of those demanding the finalization of Joe Biden’s election victory or merely deluging the president with sanctimonious claptrap about “affirming the system” and being a gentleman and practitioner of fair play and good sportsmanship…

Biden’s Job One: Join Congress To Fix Immigration

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
November 23, 2020

The announcement by the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index that Tesla Inc. would join the index of large U.S. stocks is the latest reminder of the importance of immigrants to America’s success. Tesla’s founder and chief executive, Elon Musk, is now the…

Biden Has a Path To a Successful Presidency

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
November 23, 2020

There is a pathway to significant success for a President Biden. It is hard to detect, given the questionable nature of his apparent election, fragmented party, likely inability to enact anything that he currently supports in the Congress, and the…

2020’s Epic Battle Will Carry Into The Coming Years

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
November 17, 2020

The tense and critical period of recounting and challenging the presidential election results in several states has brought to a climax the great struggle between the Trump phenomenon and the different constituent elements of the post-Reagan…

Unsatisfying Election Could Boomerang On Both Sides 

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
November 16, 2020

What an unsatisfying election. Opponents of President Trump were denied what they had long sought — a resounding rejection of Trump and Trumpism by the American electorate. Hoped-for Democratic gains in congressional contests, high-profile Senate…

Fate of the U.S. Could Be Bound To Biden-Sanders

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
November 11, 2020

While a large number of people throughout the world are celebrating what they believe is the end of the Trump phenomenon, the fact is this president, who has been so widely reviled as freakish, corrupt, accidental, illegitimate, and a virtually total…

Could Trump Conceivably Win In Year 2024?

By PAUL ATKINSON, Special to the Sun
November 10, 2020

The report that President Trump is already alerting advisers that he’s thinking about running again in 2024 might, or might not, be, as Axios suggests, the “clearest indication yet that Trump understands he has lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden.”…

Biden’s Great Secret: He Persisted

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
November 9, 2020

Some people are saving the Sunday, November 8, 2020, New York Times with the banner headline “Biden Beats Trump.” The one I am thinking of framing and putting up on the wall, though, is the front page of the Thursday, February 27, 2020 Times. That is…

Harris, in Video, Starts Showing Marxist Streak

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
November 2, 2020

Vice presidential candidates, like doctors in the Hippocratic Oath, are supposed to “do no harm.” Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, risks violating that traditional rule with an animated video narrated in her voice that she posted Sunday on social media. “There’s a big difference between equality and equity,” she says in the video.

Logic of Trump: Let Us Count The Reasons

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
October 28, 2020

It is a squeeze to reduce the number of logically indisputable reasons why President Trump should be reelected to a single column, but I will attempt it. Reelection is the only way of restoring the conditions that Mr. Trump created that eliminated…

Why Is the World Riveted by Trump Re-election Race?

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
October 20, 2020

For anyone with any perspective on American elections, it is clear that the polls do not entitle us to predict with any confidence the outcome of the current campaign. Many of the polls included in the average of polls on aggregator sites are really…

Scoop in Portland: Remington, Homer Shining Online

By JOEL BABB, Special to the Sun
October 19, 2020

Those of us who love art wonder whether we will ever again be able to spend a day in an art museum letting the imagination roam through worlds opened by great paintings. Museums closed for months to guard against the coronavirus are now opening but…

Unlike Biden, FDR Did Not Play Coy on Court Plan

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
October 15, 2020

One of the many absurd aspects of the current presidential campaign is the refusal of the Democratic nominees for national office to state whether they would attempt to increase the size of the Supreme Court by adding ideologically amenable members to…

Why Has Trump Found Himself in An Uphill Fight?

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
October 14, 2020

The election campaign, now finally approaching its climax, will long be studied because of the paradoxical reactions of American public opinion to an astonishing series of events and revelations. It is now clear from intelligence declassifications…

Biden Plagiarism Involved More Than the Words

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
October 12, 2020

Thanks are owed to Vice President Pence for, at the outset of his debate with Senator Kamala Harris, making reference to “plagiarism, which is something Joe Biden knows a little bit about.” The lead front-page New York Times news article about the…

Biden Emerges as a Country-Club Snob, Hypocrite

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
October 5, 2020

Of all the possible criticisms for Vice President Biden to lob at President Trump in the closing weeks of the presidential campaign, the Democrat has settled on the complaint that the admissions policies at Mr. Trump’s country clubs are too restrictive. “He’s the same guy who lets you earn a couple bucks parking cars at his country club, but even if you had the money, he wouldn’t allow you to join,” Mr. Biden complained about Mr. Trump during a September 30 campaign appearance in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Who Dog-Whistled Whom In the Battle of Cleveland?

By JONATHAN TOBIN, Special to the Sun
October 1, 2020

He did it again. When presented at the first presidential debate of 2020 with another opportunity to make a straightforward condemnation of white supremacists, he refused. Or at least that’s what many headlines screamed the next morning after the…