Editorials

Congress v. Trump: The Battle of the ‘Outer Perimeter’

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 20, 2022

Be careful for what one wishes. That’s our advice in the wake of a ruling by a federal judge in the Columbia district to strip President Trump of the immunity from civil litigation that the Constitution accorded America’s presidents. This January…

The Appeals Court Waits for Governor Palin

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 15, 2022

If we were the Second United States Circuit Court of Appeals — a stretch to be sure — we would reject Judge Jed Rakoff’s dismissal of Governor Palin’s libel case against the New York Times and hold the judge himself in contempt of court. The whole…

The Fed Nominees: Corks on the Water 

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 14, 2022

The Senate Banking Committee is fixing to send to the full Senate tomorrow five nominees for governors of the Federal Reserve, including the chairman, Jerome Powell. The New York Sun opposes each of them (please see below). Yet our overriding concern…

Biden Bids To Pay the Taliban — by Raiding Funds Awarded to 9/11 Families

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 11, 2022

One of the most shocking developments since 9/11 is President Biden’s decision to wheel against victims of the attacks in favor of relief for the Taliban regime. Mr. Biden this morning issued an order to put $3.5 billion out of reach of a lawsuit…

Nancy Pelosi Prepares To Regulate Herself

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 10, 2022

Let us be the first American paper to come out against the measures working their way through Congress to curb the ability of members of the House and Senate to invest their own money in America’s capitalistic economy. We mention this because of a…

Palin v. the Times — a New Precedent?

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 9, 2022

Win, lose, or draw, congratulations are in order to Governor Sarah Palin in respect of her libel suit against the New York Times. Her claim is being heard in federal court. Testimony — particularly, but not only, from the paper’s erstwhile editorial…

The January 6 Committee of Attainder

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 6, 2022

Some day years from now, we predict, historians are going to look back on the work of the House select committee investigating the events of January 6 and recoil in horror. This will be because of the way the Congress has careered past the…

The President’s Paltering on Guns

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 4, 2022

It would be a shame if President Biden’s visit to New York to talk about guns were to pass without addressing his paltering in respect of the Second Amendment. We say that because when Mr. Biden started talking about the need for more regulation of…

Maus’ in Tennessee

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 2, 2022

The decision of the school board at McMinn County, Tennessee, to strike from an eighth-grade reading list Art Spiegelman’s graphic comic “Maus” triggered in our editorial heart a twinge of sympathy. For when we first heard about “Maus,” we, too…

To Encourage Independent Students, Teachers and Parents 'Let Grow' 

By LENORE SKENAZY, Special to the Sun
January 28, 2022

Jodi M. is a seventh-grade health teacher in a quiet, distant suburb of New York City. She is worried about her students, many of whom have lost their independence and become less resilient as a result of the pandemic. “These kids are so anxious and…

America Appears To Be Edging Toward Recognition of Taliban Regime in Afghanistan

It’s ‘a Form of Appeasement,’ National Resistance Front Tells The New York Sun

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 28, 2022

America and its European allies, in what would be a final humiliation, appear to be moving toward recognition of — in effect, a surrender to — the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Following meetings with the Kabul regime at Oslo, the Western powers…

Justice Breyer, We Hardly Knew You

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 27, 2022

Now that Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement has finally been announced, we don’t mind saying that his presence on the bench will be missed at the Sun. We don’t bear ill will toward any of the liberals on the court, much as we disagree. Of all of…

What Price Comity: Will the Biden Administration Side Against the 9/11 Families?

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 27, 2022

Do recent concessions to Iran by the Biden administration signal that America will side with the Taliban over the September 11 families in their court dispute over Afghanistan’s billions? The Justice Department is due to tell a federal court by Friday…

Supreme Court Pick Tests the Content of Biden’s Character

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
January 27, 2022

Regarding the Supreme Court, I'm not going to speculate on specific names. It's not my zone. I will say, though, that I am offended by President Biden's “woke” promise to appoint . . .

No Partisan Justices, Eh?

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 26, 2022

Will Justice Breyer’s retirement put to rest the myth, advanced by some Democrats — and Republicans, like, say, Chief Justice Roberts — that there are no “Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges”? Fat chance. The justice is…

‘Treason’s Sibling’

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 24, 2022

If we were President Trump’s lawyers — a stretch to be sure — we would be reading up on a Supreme Court case called Ex Parte Bollman. It centers on a conspiracy of treason in respect of Aaron Burr. A United States magistrate will today weigh whether…

Can Italy Be Made Great Again?

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 23, 2022

In Rome Monday, 1,009 electors will converge on the Italian capital to choose a new president. These proceedings might — albeit indirectly — propel to power Italy’s conservatives. They raise the prospect of transforming Europe’s fourth-largest economy. The possibility was bolstered Saturday when the erstwhile prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, dropped out of the running.

‘A Staggering Act of Appeasement’

Editorial of The New York Sun
January 23, 2022

The decision of the Biden administration to arrange for the payment of Iran’s dues at the United Nations is being described to us as “a staggering act of appeasement.” That is the phrase used by our sometimes legwoman at the United Nations, Claudia Rosett. We had called her to see what she made of the news. Her tirade is probably still echoing down the telephone lines from the fastness of upstate New York.

 

Biden: So Soft on Putin, So Tough on Fossil Fuels

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
February 18, 2022

It must be said again that President Biden's handling of this Putin-Ukraine business has been uncertain, ambiguous, reactive, and embarrassing to anybody who believes in “America First.” Mr. Biden ought to send President Putin a full-statement…

Biden’s All Talk, No Action on Russia, and America Suffers

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
February 17, 2022

As President Biden departed the White House for Ohio today, he said that the threat of Russia invading Ukraine is “very high” and that he believes it could happen “in the next several days.” He added: “Every indication we have is that they’re…

Waiting for Relief From a President Doing Everything in Reverse

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
February 16, 2022

A poll out today from Quinnipiac — and, mind you, this is a liberal-leaning poll — again shows why voters are not buying what President Biden and the Democrats are selling. Check this out: The most urgent issue for Republican voters is inflation…

Bravo to Senator Toomey, a Free-Market Conservative With a Backbone

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
February 15, 2022

Inflation blew in hot today, with a producer price number that was twice as high as consensus and up 1 percent in January, pushing the total to 9.7 percent for the past year. It’s a very bad number, and with all the excess money floating around the…

Beijing Has Dimmed Spotlight on Tibetan Oppression Since 2008 Olympics

By JEREMY FURCHTGOTT, Special to the Sun
February 15, 2022

Leading American politicians are calling the 2022 Beijing Olympics the “Genocide Games” in highlighting China’s oppression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. This year’s concerns echo those about Tibetans in the leadup to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Remember…

Madam Pelosi Didn’t Get the Memo

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
February 14, 2022

Save America. Kill Inflation. Why? Because the 7.5 percent inflation tax is destroying working people’s pocketbooks and devaluing the wages they earn. The root cause of this inflation is way too much government spending, too many social programs…

Embarking on a New Mission: Save America. Kill Inflation.

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
February 10, 2022

The inflation numbers came in much stronger than expected today, rising 6 percent in January and 7.5 percent over the last 12 months. Over the past three months, the CPI has hit 8 percent at an annual rate, suggesting price increases are getting…

Biden Goes ‘Big Woke’ Instead of Going All Out To Tackle Inflation

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
February 9, 2022

Inflation is raging, and it’s public enemy no. 1 in all the polls, reflecting a heavy dose of consumer pain when it comes to buying groceries or gasoline or home heating fuel. You’d think President Biden would nominate people to the Federal Reserve…

What To Do With the Left After Their Coming Spanking

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 9, 2022

Even as the giant Potemkin village of Democratic Trump-hating self-righteousness crumbles week by week, the last gasp is audible: The grotesquely overstaffed January 6 committee investigating the events at the Capitol on that day last year is full of…

The ‘Be More Like China Act’ Is Not the Answer for Saving America

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
February 8, 2022

Let’s begin with Save America, Kill the Bill. In this case, though, it’s not “BBB” we’re talking about — it’s a downsized big-government, socialist bill called the Competes Act. This one isn’t a $5 trillion measure, but it is $350 billion coming out…

To Save America, Kill This Bill, Too

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
February 7, 2022

Save America. Kill the Bill. That has been our mantra and our crusade for many, many months, and with the help of Senators Manchin and Sinema, our mantra has become reality. Build Back Better is dead. In fact, when Mr. Manchin was asked last week if…

Marking Queen Elizabeth’s 70 Years of Dutiful, Faithful Service to the World

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 6, 2022

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne of the United Kingdom, Canada, and other realms in the Commonwealth and the scattered but distinguished remains of the British Empire (Gibraltar, St. Helena, Cayman…

Elizabeth’s Not for Quitting

By STEPHEN MACLEAN, Special to the Sun
February 6, 2022

“The King is dead. Long live the Queen.” Thus began the reign of Elizabeth II, 70 years ago today. She is the longest living monarch in British history and, though none can deny that she is entering the twilight of her time upon the throne, Queen…

Why Do Democrats Always Side Against Cops?

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
February 5, 2022

Like most Democrats, President Biden’s empty message on crime has focused on gun control and social spending while ignoring the true root cause of the record-breaking crime wave here in New York and around the country — that being, the demonization…

Who Will Follow Biden Into No Man’s Land? Media Cheerleaders Are Taking to the Boats

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 5, 2022

If Afghanistan was the worst disaster in American military history, not in terms of lives lost but of profound incompetence in planning and executing a vital military operation, last week must stand as the single greatest one-week showcase of…

Democrat Leaders Play Blame Game Instead of Showing Strength We Need

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
February 3, 2022

President Biden today came to visit a city dealing with the aftermath of the tragic deaths of two of New York’s Finest, Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora. Predictably, he fell back on the usual left-wing panaceas — namely, gun control and federal funding…

The Long, Failed Drive of the Washington Redskins

By MARK JUDGE, Special to the Sun
February 3, 2022

At least the new name of the Washington Redskins is not the Washington Communists, as some on the internet began calling the team after the announcement that it would now be known as the Commanders. Although that might at least be accurate, as there…

While Decrying Misconduct, Let’s Not Forget the Prosecutors

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
February 2, 2022

As a criminal justice reform agenda, “defund the police” has generated a deserved backlash — not to mention a crime wave that may contribute to a wave of law-and-order Republican victories in the midterm elections. A more productive approach might be…