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 | 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…

by | Jun 5, 2019

Washington For over two years now a peculiar combination of the media and the Democrats have been goading Donald Trump, always to painful effect — painful for both sides in this vituperative battle; but particularly painful to the media and…

by | May 29, 2019

Washington Well, the UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May has run out of gas. She is going to retire. Now the question is who will replace her. All the talk is of Boris Johnson, the former Foreign Secretary and twice mayor…

by | May 22, 2019

Las Ventas, Madrid I am supposedly on holiday in Madrid. I take a break from politics, from public policy, from culture, and take in life in the country that I am visiting, but in Spain that means the bullfight. Las…

by | May 15, 2019

Washington The Virtue Patrol is prowling around on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. It hunts down racists, xenophobes, anti-feminists, homophobes, and almost every kind of bigot except for bigots within its own ranks. Those bigots are exempt. If the…

by | May 8, 2019

Washington Has it ever been noted by the Republic’s historians — all of whom are Democrats save for a lone Republican who remains undercover somewhere in the Middle West — that one characteristic that distinguishes Democrats from Republicans is not…

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