Illiberal Liberals? Letter to Harper?s To Live in Fatuity

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

The recent letter ?on justice and open debate,? published in Harper?s magazine on July 7 and signed by some 150 self-nominated intellectuals, will stand as one of the conspicuous fatuities of this intense American election year. The intellectu...

Sulzberger Should Fight To Keep Bari Weiss

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 15, 2020

If we were A.G. Sulzberger ? a stretch to be sure ? we would tell Bari Weiss that we just won?t accept her resignation. Far be it from us to tell the publisher of the New York Times how to run his newsroom; his paper makes more in a morning than...

Weiss Resigns From the Times, ?A Distant Galaxy? Far From America

By Special to the Sun
July 14, 2020

Following is the text of the letter sent to the publisher of the New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, from Bari Weiss, resigning from her column and editing duties on the paper?s opinion pages. Ms. Weiss had previously worked on the editorial page of th...

25 Years Later Calls for Reforms Echo on Policing

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
July 13, 2020

Twenty-five years ago, the Los Angeles Times published a two-part investigative series I wrote about fatal shootings by police in Ventura County. The first article quoted both grieving relatives and police officers who themselves were traumatized...

Would the District Court Accept a Pardon of Flynn?

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 11, 2020

If the President goes ahead and pardons General Michael Flynn ? as the Wall Street Journal, in an editorial scoop, is suggesting this morning ? would the United States District Court for the District of Columbia accept it? Or would Judge Emm...


At U.N. Parley Pompeo Blinks on Iran Snapback

Security Council Seems To Reckon End of Trump Presidency Is Nigh

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
June 30, 2020

For the Trump presidency, the end is nigh. Or at least that?s what America?s ?partners? believe as they consider the question of Iran. On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council convened to contemplate that question, but rather than Iran it...

In Clangorous Era Press Is Ignoring Overseas Story

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
June 19, 2020

In the clangorous pre-electoral atmosphere created by the Covid 19 crisis and its economic consequences and the disorders that have followed the apparent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, some important foreign policy developments have been...

70 Years Later History Beckons From Korea War

By PAUL ATKINSON, Special to the Sun
June 17, 2020

What a tumler, that Kim Jong Un, or, as President Trump once called him, ?Rocketman.? The North Korean dictator is threatening to send troops into the demilitarized zone that separates communist tyranny from the free Korean republic to the sout...


Clarence Thomas for Chief Justice?

That?s Our Reverie as the Supreme Court Concludes Its Term

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 10, 2020

The sage who really ought to be Chief Justice of the United States is looking more and more like Clarence Thomas. That?s our thought as the Supreme Court concludes its term with what we reckon to be the year?s most important case. That?s the one...

Benyamin Korn Z"L

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 9, 2020

The death Sunday of Benyamin Korn, erstwhile editor of the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, takes from the Sun?s camarilla a shrewd, and, in our opinion, exceptionally wise journalist ? just when America most needs such sages. His life traced a class...

God Bless the Supreme Court, But Keep the Constitution Handy

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 9, 2020

God bless the Supreme Court and the American people who vested in it the judicial power of the United States. And the Little Sisters of the Poor, who stood for their rights, and by proxy, the rights of all fervently religious persons in America. By a...


Press Now Plumbs Its Own Depths Of Depravity

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
July 9, 2020

There has never been a presidential campaign in the United States where the administration was so massively opposed by the principal press outlets as in this election. Nor, in at least a century, have the national political media so widely and...

Trump and Biden Will Be Defined By Their Enemies

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
July 6, 2020

In politics, it helps to have an enemy. The Soviet Union served that function for American presidents of both parties during the Cold War. Radical Islamic terrorism and al Qaeda played the role for George W. Bush, ISIS and illegal immigrants for...

Silent Majority, Ignored by Biden, Readies Backlash

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
June 30, 2020

The current speculation about a likely Joe Biden victory in the November presidential election ignores a number of extraordinary factors. Since the speculation is in the press and the press is overwhelmingly hostile to President Trump, there is a...

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