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 Inevitable End of the Prototypical Liberal Presidential Candidate


Washington What is it like in the Clinton household now that the last prototypical liberal presidential candidate has lost her run for the White House? Hillary the Inevitable? I attempted to correct that media-wide delusion months ago, as I did in 2008, which would have been years ago. Where is my Pulitzer? Close students of […]

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Stephen K. Bannon Is Winning


Washington History is not standing still. It did not stop with the Clinton era, which is now finally over. At least history did not stop for America. America is moving along and at a rapid pace. For the Clintonistas and their millennial acolytes, however, I guess America did stop. In fact, it froze, locked into […]

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Against the Democrats Jeff Sessions Will Prevail


Washington The winds of change are blowing, and they are blowing away the politics of the past. Among the casualties are the Clintons and their politics of personal destruction. There is not much the Clintons can do to prevent these winds of change. They have themselves been blown from office forever, and if my sources […]

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A Quiet Afternoon With the BBC


Washington Friday the BBC enlisted me to defend my support of Donald Trump for president. Although the ensuing television broadcast was in English, I found it incomprehensible. I was speaking in my native tongue to two apparently intelligent English-speaking women, yet their responses to my clear if amused rejoinders amounted to gibberish. They sought to […]

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Where Was Hillary?


Ever since the early hours of Wednesday November 9, skeptical minds have been musing over what happened to Hillary and her concession speech. She was supposed to deliver it shortly after it was apparent she had lost on Tuesday evening. She was going to speak. No, she was not ready. Then it was coming Wednesday […]

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What I Knew About Donald


My agents tell me that Hillary is packing up and heading out to the Colorado mountains, there to organize with Huma and their tattered band a guerrilla movement much as Hillary’s heroes, Che and Fidel, did in Oriente province so many years ago. It is the stuff of leftwing legend. Possibly she will even grow […]

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Well, It Is Over


Washington Well, it is over! The most poisonous, slanderous, hate-filled American election of all time is now history, and the pity is that there is no historian living in this great Republic who is capable of doing it justice. At least Donald Trump was entertaining and usually right. Moreover, he had only been a practicing […]

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Hillary’s Final Days


Washington Is it just me, or are there others out there in my audience who find it odd that Hillary Rodham Clinton, the inevitable presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, would continue to have at the highest level of her staff a woman married to a man who has repeatedly embarrassed himself, his wife, and […]

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The Angry Woman Makes History


Washington As I have been saying, the sexual revolution of the 1960s is now over. We can thank Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton’s gang of angry women (whom Donald either knew or did not know years ago) for that. I think it is a contribution to the moral life of the Republic, but I […]

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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Puppies


London I am in jolly old London for a Spectator debate over America’s presidential candidates, Donald Trump and What’s Her Name. London is resplendent as ever, and my wife is patrolling my behavior lest I hazard our bank account by popping into Anderson & Sheppard to order another suit and seek psychiatric refreshment at this […]

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