R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is the founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator. He is the author of The Death of Liberalism, published by Thomas Nelson Inc. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller Boy Clinton: the Political Biography; The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton; The Liberal Crack-Up; The Conservative Crack-Up; Public Nuisances; The Future that Doesn’t Work: Social Democracy’s Failure in Britain; Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House; The Clinton Crack-Up; and After the Hangover: The Conservatives’ Road to Recovery.

He makes frequent appearances on national television and is a nationally syndicated columnist, whose articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, National Review, Harper’s, Commentary, The (London) Spectator, Le Figaro (Paris), and elsewhere. he is also a contributing editor to the New York Sun.


The Brock Files: An Introduction


The mainstream media (MSM) of this great nation are now reporting on the various strategies devised by Clinton Inc. to destroy the credibility of Bruno’s arch-rival, Donald Trump. Invariably (as even today) they cite The American Spectator’s former employee David Brock as an authority on how Clinton Inc. might achieve its ends without resorting to […]

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Hillary, Donald, and the Birthers’ Demise


Washington Did you see the interview over the weekend of a listless and apparently exhausted Hillary Clinton? Supposedly she has recovered from last week’s bout with pneumonia, but you could have fooled me. Call me a hypochondriac, but in my opinion her recovery is not going very well. From what looked like the back of […]

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After Reagan Comes Trump?


Washington Norman Podhoretz the long-time editor of Commentary magazine, now retired, is no longer an Inadvertent Conservative for Hillary (ICH). He is voting for Donald Trump for president. The prospect of Hillary Clinton in the White House is too grisly for Norman. Probably his wife, Midge Decter, the gifted essayist, is too. Both are reasonable […]

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When Malcolm Muggeridge Met Mother Teresa


Washington Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa Sunday. She was a celestial figure to many, for sweating away in Calcutta with “the poorest of the poor.” By that oft-used term was meant the poor for whom a government “poverty line” would be a luxury. Mother Teresa took in street urchins, the hopelessly sick, and the dying […]

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Phyllis Schlafly, RIP


Her life made a difference, as the Liberals are given to saying, damn! Why could she not have stayed home and baked cookies. One of the oddities I have always found with the life of Phyllis Schlafly, who passed away Monday at age 92, was the fact that she devoted her life to conservative politics […]

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Hillary Charges Racism


Washington I have a rule or two about the topic of race. Possibly I could extend it to three or four rules. The first rule is that in a dialogue about politics, current events, horticulture, haute cuisine, you name it, the first person to introduce the question of race is probably a racist. If that […]

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The Media Make History


Washington This week I am going to do something unusual. I am going to enter into a conversation with another columnist. Doing so was not so unusual a few decades back. Bill Buckley and James Jackson Kilpatrick did it when provoked and it was always interesting. Yet today a columnist is a godlike figure. Today’s […]

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Hold the Election — Hillary Needs a Rest


Washington This political campaign has already become too long and too arduous for the campaigners and the voters alike. Dare I say it? Politics as practiced in America is in danger of becoming a health hazard. I can see it now. There may well become a movement among forward-lookers to limit the length of campaigns. […]

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The First Casualty of Hillary Clinton’s Server


Washington Exactly how damaging the classified information is that was discovered on Hillary Clinton’s server became clear this weekend when the Iranian government executed an alleged spy. He had been mentioned in at least one email from an aide to Hillary, who called him “our friend.” The deceased Iranian was the nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri, […]

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Boycott the Olympics


Washington Let us change the subject. August is upon us, and it is time to change the subject from the hype of presidential politics to the hype of international sports. No, not the hype of international soccer — the scam of that racket is well known. Let us turn to the hype of international Olympic […]

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