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 Democrats’ Blueprint for Impeachment


Washington Do you recall back in July of 2016 when candidate Donald J. Trump brought down the house at a campaign press conference in Miami by jokingly pleading with the Russians to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails? Bill’s wife Bruno, as we call her, was claiming that she had lost some 30,000 emails and so […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Faces Poverty’s Demise Worldwide!


Washington As every public-spirited citizen of these United States knows by now, 29-year old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. She, of a sudden, represents New York’s 14th District, having beaten what the mainstream media calls an old white male by the name of Joe Crowley, though why the color of his skin […]

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Democrat Preposterosities


Washington Have you followed the press in 2018? Apparently most members of the press do not like our president, Donald J. Trump. Many of them think he is a tyrant in the making. Others think he is stupid and a tyrant in the making. They believe he is likely to be beaten in 2020. I […]

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The Crisis of America’s Upper Class


Washington It had to happen. The United States of America has been the most desirable piece of real estate to inhabit for more than 200 years. It was only a matter of time before outsiders took note of our open borders to the north and the south and decided to enter without proper documentation. Those […]

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What Ever Happened to Skid Row?


Washington Homelessness is up for the second year in a row. That is no surprise to me. I spent the last few days in New York City where it seems the homeless are as numerous as the tourists. They are everywhere. Not that they are not numerous in our nation’s capital too. I returned to […]

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Enzo Ferrari Himself


How could a country boy come from rural Italy early in the 20th century to become the boss of a company that made the most elegant cars in the world. He did it for some three quarters of a century: the fastest sports cars and Formula Ones, the most elegantly flamboyant, the cars bearing the Ferrari marque with the prancing black horse on their fenders.

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One Final Word for George Herbert Walker Bush


Washington Now that America has had its holiday from politics, we can get back to poking one another in the eye. Slipping each other a mickey, and otherwise breaking the rules of decorum for the ladies and gentlemen of public life. Our holiday from politics was occasioned by the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, […]

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Democrats in Trouble


Washington I see that that the presidential prospects of Michael Avenatti have suffered a setback. Actually they have suffered several setbacks, including his announcement Tuesday not to run. Critics of the aspiring Democratic candidate for 2020 were hopeful that his days as a candidate were numbered. His bookings on the cable networks are down, and […]

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The Passing of a Giant


Washington On November 11, the conservative movement lost a giant, Herbert London, a Renaissance man, a scholar steeped in the Great Books tradition, a principled politician, and a warm personal friend of mine. I am running out of friends such as Herb. When I say he was a giant, he was 6’5″ tall, had led […]

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Jonestown and the Jane Fonda Crowd


Washington Forty years ago this past Sunday more than 900 men, women, and children either killed themselves or were murdered in Jonestown, Guyana. Geography buffs will note that Jonestown is just east of Venezuela, where yet another crazed left-wing experiment is being played out today, though on a much larger scale and hence the prospect […]

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