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.

From Churchill to Trump


Washington I have been reading a most perspicacious book by my friend Andrew Roberts. It is just out, Churchill: Walking With Destiny. It is terrific. In fact, I shall hazard the judgment that readers will not completely understand the greatest political leader of the 20th century (and one of the most endearing) without reading Andrew […]

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Gary Hart and an Outbreak of Fake News


Washington Well, it is not all bad news! Official Washington has unveiled its presidential candidate for 2020, and he will be every bit as effective as the Democrats running for the House of Representatives and the Senate were yesterday. He was chosen by Official Washington’s kingmaker this past Sunday on the op-ed page of the […]

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Media-Trump Truce Abandoned


Washington Last week upon the arrest of this wretched man, Cesar Sayoc, I heard some good news. Within hours of his arrest commentators on all sides admitted that, as the phrase has it, “enough is enough.” Let the recriminations subside. There will be no more virulent charges against the left or the right or Donald […]

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Hurricane Trump


Washington The midterm elections are fast approaching. All sorts of forecasts are coming out. Oddly enough, no one has asked me what I think the outcome might be. You might remember I disgraced myself in the last election by prophesying that Donald J. Trump would win. I predicted him to be the winner back in […]

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The Pope At a Loss for Words


Washington Back in late August, Pope Francis declared that he would “not say a word” about a letter from a former Vatican envoy to Washington who claimed among other things that the Pope had ignored sexual abuse charges made against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, formerly archbishop of Washington. The letter was written by Archbishop Carlo Maria […]

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Columbus Day Yes, Indigenous Peoples Day No


Washington I was wandering through the newspapers this weekend trying to find a cheerful story or at least an optimistic story. It was pretty grim business. My guess is that it would have been even grimmer business if I had been wandering through the cable news networks. Oh, of course, Fox News would have been […]

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Who Are Brett Kavanaugh’s Enemies?


Washington If you have read enough pro-Kavanaugh articles, give this one a pass. You are not going to like it. Yet if you have not heard enough, you will probably like this one. I have nothing but congratulatory things to say about Brett Kavanaugh. As with Clarence Thomas, he is a fighter. He is a […]

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Authentic Reform in the Catholic Church


We are living through one of the great crises of the modern Church. Since the turn of the century the crisis has only worsened. It must be addressed now. Catholic Laity are struggling to reform and resolve the sex scandal, which has engulfed the Catholic Church and unfortunately includes priests, bishops, and cardinals. The Pope, […]

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My Explosive Revelation for Thursday


Washington My crack team of investigative journalists is sitting on an explosive revelation about a senior Democrat in the United States Senate. When we will publish this story I have not yet decided, but it could come as early as Thursday when supposedly Brett Kavanaugh and Professor Doctor Christine Blasey Ford will tell their stories […]

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Melania, There Is Hope


Washington Have you noticed the sudden popularity of books about fascism? It is amazing. I would say such books are even more popular than books about rock & roll, though they are not as well written. I have in mind: How Fascism Works, Fascism: A Warning, The Road to Unfreedom, and Can It Happen Here? […]

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