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.
by | Aug 14, 2019

Washington I was traveling with candidate Trump during the 2016 campaign, and we spent a night at the Trump National Doral Miami. I had to leave early to get back to Washington, and so I took a taxi the next…

by | Aug 7, 2019

Washington After a week of watching the Democrats in debate, I ask myself, how far to the left are the Democratic presidential candidates going to take their party? I have been told on solid authority that they are going to…

by | Jul 24, 2019

We live in an era that must be very confusing for people who do not immerse themselves fully in politics. For that matter, we live in an era that is very confusing to people who do immerse themselves in politics. Supposedly…

by | Jul 17, 2019

Washington I preside from time to time over a supper club called the Saturday Evening Club. It meets in Washington and occasionally in New York. We try to invite a special guest from either of the major political parties to discuss important issues…

by | Jul 10, 2019

London There is the musty smell of a police state here in old London, or should I say an inchoate police state? The present mayor, Sadiq Khan, is of the Left and he shares the Left’s lust for power. Everything…

by | Jul 3, 2019

Washington There are a lot of odd stories making the rounds these days. How about the odd stories that E. Jean Carroll has accumulated around her? Unlike any of the other commentators esteeming her of late, I have known her…

by | Jun 27, 2019

Jeff Lord has finally finished the book that loyal Spectatorians have been waiting for ever since he was abruptly fired from his job at CNN. Its title is Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old…

by | Jun 26, 2019

Washington What will happen Thursday night if former Vice President Joe Biden pulls his pants down in public on stage when it is finally his time to speak? I am told that he will have one minute to answer the…

by | Jun 19, 2019

Washington Last week I suggested that convicted felons would be running for the Democratic presidential nomination this year. Well, now it looks like that will not be the case. Crazy Bernie suggested a few weeks back that sex offenders and…

by | Jun 12, 2019

Washington It is increasingly difficult to be a Democratic presidential candidate. There are some twenty candidates who are running for the presidency today. Tomorrow there could be thirty. A week from now the number could be up to fifty, possibly…

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