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Are We Really In A New ‘Post-Trump’ Era?

Don't Bet the Farm

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 26, 2021

These are only the opening days of what is supposedly the post-Trump era, and whether the country has really seen the last politically of Donald Trump is a matter that depends upon Donald Trump. The principal Trump-hate outlets are still pleased to…

Awful Incivility Erupts on Left At Limbaugh’s Death

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

The reaction of the Left last week to the death of Rush Limbaugh was a shocking demonstration of the incivility of current American political discourse. Everyone remotely familiar with the American political scene is aware of what a powerhouse and…

Whatever Can Be Said About Biden, He’s No FDR

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

Given my consistent but never uncritical support of President Trump and his administration and my frequent expressions of skepticism about Joe Biden over many years, it has seemed appropriate to ease gently into coverage of the new administration and…

Justice Thomas, In a Fiery Dissent, Marks Need for Election Reform

By ADELE MALPASS, Special to the Sun
February 22, 2021

The refusal of the Supreme Court to take up a challenge to Pennsylvania’s last minute changes to its ballot deadlines in the 2020 election was done without explanation by the majority. All the more clear is the case for reforming our national law on…

With Reparations, Would Obama Get A Check — Or Write One? 

A Startling Question Is Put To Congress

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

Moments after I filed my column last week on a conservative case for reparations to descendants of slavery in America, the White House spokeswoman reiterated President Biden’s support for a study of the idea. That same day, the House Subcommittee on…

Biden Might Yet Eye Reparations For U.S. Slavery

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
February 17, 2021

President Biden issued both a statement and a proclamation to mark February as Black History Month. Neither text made reference to reparations for slavery, though Mr. Biden, during the presidential campaign, backed the idea of a federal commission to…

The Edict of Warren

By JOHN W. CHILDS, Special to the Sun
February 15, 2021

The first thing to be said about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s plan for a wealth tax — she’s promising to release the particulars soon — is that it attacks one of the pillars of American greatness. It is hard to imagine anything more un-American than an…

Heads Up, Biden: FDR Saw the Folly Of Appeasement

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

Impeachment will likely prove the most disastrous political initiative since Richard Nixon involved himself directly in the Watergate defense strategy. Joe Biden had a perfect opportunity to be a president of unity and bipartisanship by watering down…

Biden Transition Shaping Up as a Wan Honeymoon

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 9, 2021

So far, after nearly three weeks of the Biden Administration, the only aspect of the Biden campaign promises that has been fulfilled is the promise of a quieter and more normal America. This president rarely speaks to the press, does not travel around…

Why NYTimes Is Kvelling About The Free Market

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
February 8, 2021

General Motors’ announcement that by 2035 it will stop selling cars and trucks with internal combustion engines is being described by a New York Times editorial as “a reminder of the power of free market forces.” It’s touching to see the Times…

Biden’s Borrowing: A Problem For President Harris

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
February 2, 2021

President Biden’s opening move has been to propose a $1.9 trillion pandemic recovery spending plan, on top of the $2 trillion approved in March 2020, $484 billion in April 2020, and the $900 billion in December 2020. All indications are that Mr. Biden…

Foreign Agents Law Is Looking In Need of Reform

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
February 1, 2021

What do President Obama’s White House counsel, President Trump’s national security adviser and campaign chairman, and a finance chairman of the Republican National Committee under George W. Bush have in common with an Iranian-American political…

A ‘Bloody Sock’ Is New Pennant Of Cancel Culture

By TOM McLAUGHLIN, Special to the Sun
January 27, 2021

Remember the bloody sock? It became the symbol of the Red Sox World Series championship in 2004 that ended “the curse of the bambino” — an 86-year-long drought following the Babe Ruth trade in 1918. The sock was worn by pitching ace Curt Schilling…

A Traditional Free Shave For President Biden

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

Some have been more vociferous in their criticism of Joe Biden than I have, but few have been more consistent. I’ve never forgiven him for what he did to my friend Robert Bork in 1987, a great man who would have been an outstanding Supreme Court…

On One Big Issue, Yanks Unite: Press Has Failed

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
January 18, 2021

Concerned about deep political divisions ripping apart the United States? Relax — there’s at least one issue on which there’s an emerging consensus across the political spectrum. That is that the press has failed. President Trump, in his remarks on…

U.S. Set To Test How Much Ruin Nation Can Take

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
January 15, 2021

Assertions that 2020 was a crazy year are literally true. It is clear that we should never have listened to, or at least taken seriously, the advice of public-health experts to shut down the economy of the Western world in order to “flatten the…

Intra-Party Feud Of the Democrats Is Key Battle

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
January 11, 2021

The Presidential Inaugural Committee recently announced “America United” as the inaugural theme. The “political divisions seeking to tear us apart” mentioned in the press release might seem at first glance to be those between Democrats and…

Georgia Runoffs Emerge as Test of Healthcare Issue

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
December 21, 2020

The January 5 runoff elections in Georgia that will determine control of the Senate are shaping up as a test of how the health care issue works politically for the Democrats. It’s not so much the coronavirus response that Democratic candidates are…