- U.S. Navy to start giving gay couples marriage benefits in Japan
- Sen. Harry Reid goes to hospital as a precaution
- Fla.’s Trey Radel exits rehab, ‘excited’ to resume congressional role
- U.S. nuclear general boozed it up, chased ‘hot women’ in Russia: report
- 45 Calif. students at one school test positive for tuberculosis exposure
- Rob Ford on women: Give them cash ‘and they are happy’
- Ku Klux Klan group holds recruitment meeting in Maryland
- Airport assassination: Mayor, 3 others killed at Manila airport
- Tea party-type lawmakers take mysterious, off-books trip to Mideast
- North Korea warns South: We’ll attack ‘without warning’
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Topic - R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
Thanks to R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. for his enlightening commentary on Richard Trumka ("Richard Trumka's menagerie," Sept. 20). Mr. Trumka's effort to bring more political groups into the AFL-CIO in lieu of fixing the negatives that have hurt the union's image and workers is proof that the many top union leaders are more interested in their power than their worker members.
Thank you for "Football after Beyonce" (Commentary, Friday) by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., who is making clear to us all that the new trend to make football less dangerous is a marker of "the feminization of America."
The Summer Olympic are upon us, and already they are spoiling things for those of us who like our summers restful and given over to reasonable pageantry, particularly pageantry in London.
"They love him, gentlemen, and they respect him, not only for himself, but for his character, for his integrity and his iron will, but they love him most for the enemies he has made."
Every day, in every way, it becomes ever clearer that Rahm Emanuel's campaign for mayor of Chicago and mine have striking similarities. Rahm went off to Washington two years ago to pursue politics on the national stage. I left Chicago about 40 years ago to pursue politicians on the national stage, particularly huckster politicians. Two of my targets were Rahm's old boss Bill Clinton and his boss, Hillary.
Demand a recount. We're talking about Chicago, where "how many votes ya got" often depends on "how many votes ya need." The question at hand is whether a nonresident like Rahm Emanuel, late of the Obama White House, can pirouette into town (like the dance student he once was) and get his finger around the levers of machine power that anoints Chicago's mayors. In a volatile year like this, almost anything could happen.
In his well-written column on California's Proposition 8 ("A marriage proposal," Opinion, Wednesday), R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. asks what the goal of the homosexual lobby is in pushing for marriage when contract law should satisfy the lobby's stated objectives.
Different, but certainly not diffident: Mr. Tyrrell quotes Mr. Obama as saying of himself, "I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors.
On the facing page, American Spectator impresario R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. explains why he has tossed his hat into the ring.