Omaha Oracle Validates Trump-o-nomics

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
February 25, 2019

Give Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett some credit for acknowledging that he has revised his views about the perils of federal budget deficits. A careful reading of Buffett’s latest annual letter to shareholders indicates that the Oracle o...

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By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
February 22, 2019

Consequences be damned. With the departure date of March 29 inching ever closer — but 35 days in the future — opponents of Britain’s independence are resorting to drastic measures to stop Brexit. This week, eight Labor MPs resigned the party whi...


By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 22, 2019

The most immense and dangerous public scandal in American history is finally cracking open like a ripe pomegranate. The broad swath of the Trump-hating press that has participated in what has amounted to an unconstitutional attempt to overthrow the...

Tocqueville Talks: Waiting for Mueller

By SIMON SILESIA, Special to the Sun
February 21, 2019

This Friday I found myself in the gardens of the Musee Rodin, ruminating with “The Thinker” on how to distill from Germany’s near-recession some worthwhile copy. It was near closing time, and 30 minutes had brought nothing, so I figured I’d ret...


By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
February 21, 2019

Two split-screen events in one day last week displayed new global alliances ready to clash, Cold War-style. In Poland, America tried to push Mideast peace. At the same time, a gang of rogues united in New York to support Venezuela’s crumbling Marxis...


A Valentine’s Day Defeat For Theresa May


By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
February 15, 2019

What a Valentine’s Day in Parliament. One would think Britons have fallen out of love with liberty. This after the Government lost another vote — its tenth, according to BBC bean-counters — on its Brexit agenda. Yet it’s no time to lose heart...

For Democrats’ Leftist Factions Thermidor Awaits

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 13, 2019

An eminent former cabinet member and I are having an amicable running debate about what level of concern is justified by the steadily more extreme espousal of lunatic policy positions by influential Democrats. Personal income top tax rates of 70%...

Iran Trembles As Venezuela Starts To Teeter

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
February 13, 2019

They’re intently watching Venezuela in Iran. The revolutionary regimes in Tehran and Caracas are birds of a feather. True, one is Islamist green, the other socialist red, but in some ways they are as similar as that blue-gold dress in the vira...

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Delacroix Shines At Met Museum

By JOEL BABB, Special to the Sun
December 20, 2018

If you want a gift over Christmas, treat yourself to the Delacroix exhibition now at the Metropolitan Museum. It’s a once in a lifetime chance to see the full range of the artist’s work — portraits, history paintings, early academic studies of...

New Mystery Of ‘Mona Lisa’ Is in the Eyes — Da Vinci’s

By JOEL BABB, Special to the Sun
October 28, 2018

Speculation that the “Mona Lisa” was made possible by the inability of Leonardo da Vinci to see straight, well, let me just say that the theory certainly caught my eye. Not only am I an artist who has spent my entire adult life trying to capture t...

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By XICO GREENWALD, Special to the Sun
October 16, 2018

Based in a Pennsylvania suburb, artist Anne Canfield makes frequent trips to Japan and Germany. Her home base in Landsowne, Pennsylvania, and the towns she visits during her travels abroad have inspired the delicately colored landscapes currently on...


The Constitutional Emergency

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 19, 2019

In the constitutional confrontation over President Trump’s plan to use emergency powers to build a wall on our southern border, we’re keeping an eye out for the name of Jagdish Rai Chadha. He was the plaintiff in the case in which the Supreme Cou...

A Tree Grows in Warsaw

. . . And the Editor Checks in With Benny Avni at the United Nations

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 17, 2019

It’s amazing, to us at least, that so little comment is being issued in respect of the Warsaw meeting on the Middle East. What comment there has been out of Europe has mainly related to the Munich conference, where America was subjected the usua...

The Progressive Civil War

Editorial of The New York Sun
February 16, 2019

Which side are you on? That’s the question in what the New York Post calls the “progressive civil war” that has erupted in New York. It’s over Amazon’s decision to pull out of its deal to move a headquarters to America’s largest and most dynami...


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By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
February 11, 2019

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Senator Elizabeth Warren, announcing her campaign for president here over the weekend, used the word “rich” or a variation on it — “richer,” “richest” — at least nine times in a single 45-minute stump speech. The senat...


By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 5, 2019

Inveterate and predictable Trump-disparager E. J. Dionne declares the state of the Union to be “petrified” (on the weekend), and cites as illustrative of the complete intellectual and temperamental deficiency of the president, by the standards of h...

Patriots Ignite Political Debate On Success

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
February 4, 2019

American politics at the moment can pretty much be explained by what you make of the record sixth Super Bowl victory by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and owner Robert Kraft. One view of it is to marvel at, and celebrate, the hard work, risk-taking, and skill that produced the achievement. That’s the more conservative view of it. Another is to ...