Login Register Logout Edit Account search
Authors
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is the founder and editor in chief ofThe 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.

Washington If a politician of Japanese extraction were addressing a “largely Japanese-American audience” and characterized the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor as “some people did something,” would you think that those words diminished the loss of life and…

Washington Well, I guess I have been right all along. Others have been saying that special counsel Robert Mueller was going to be swept up by the Kultursmog and become a tool of Hillary’s conspiracy. She said Russian hackers were…

Washington I wonder if at the outset of his career back in woodsy Vermont Bernie Sanders — Crazy Bernie, as we say — ever imagined that years later at the age of 77 he would be running for president, have…

Washington Did you hear the rumor that the New York Times late last week spent over two pages on a front-page news story about the investor and philanthropist, Michael Steinhardt, being accused of sexual harassment? Well, it is more than…

Washington Have you heard the good news? Large numbers of students world-wide are going to be skipping school on Fridays until they educate us on the perils of global warming. Moreover, “we are declaring the era of American climate change…

Washington It was in the mid-1980s that I resuscitated the term “crack-up” and applied it to political movements that were not very healthy. I say I resuscitated the term because it was F. Scott Fitzgerald who first used it as…

Washington One of the greatest characters I have encountered in Washington died years ago. He was the legendary political operator, Paul Corbin. He had worked for John F. Kennedy and more closely for Bob Kennedy. He was loyal to the…

Washington I have been assiduously studying the case of Jussie Smollett, the chap who claims that two pro-Trump ruffians wearing MAGA hats accosted him on a Chicago street during one of the coldest nights of the year at 2:00 a.m….

Washington Pope Francis is increasingly showing his hand. He came into the papacy promising to clean up the Church, especially on matters of sexual abuse. In doing so, he raised hopes among the laity, especially in America and Latin America….

Washington As President Donald J. Trump climbs to the highest approval rating he has reached in his presidency, we keep hearing about how much trouble he is in. He cannot possibly be reelected, the critics tell us, while his approval…

Sign Up to receive Our Latest Updates! Register