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R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is the founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator and a New York Times best-selling author. 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, The Washington Times, National Review, Harper's, Commentary, The (London) Spectator, Le Figaro (Paris) and elsewhere.

Articles by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

Actor Johnny Depp sits in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, April 14, 2022.  Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (Shawn Thew/Pool Photo via AP)

Sean Penn and Johnny Depp: Hollywood’s odd couple

I do not go to the movies. Oh, I go to reruns of "The Godfather," "The Godfather: Part II" and "The Godfather: Part III"; there was a "Godfather: Part III" was there not? Published April 26, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, April 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden’s avalanche of problems

Thus far it has also been a dreadful month for Hunter Biden and his forgetful father, the president of the United States, Joe Biden. Published April 19, 2022

In this image from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks from Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, April 4, 2022. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

Conservatives turn on Zelenskyy

Well, now that Americans have had an opportunity to think about the war in Ukraine, cooler heads are coming to the fore. Or they think they are cooler heads. Published April 5, 2022

Former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally for Georgia GOP candidates at Banks County Dragway in Commerce, Ga., March 26, 2022. Trump last week filed a sprawling lawsuit accusing his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. He accused them conspiring to sink his winning presidential campaign by alleging ties to Russia. It's the latest example of a long-standing tactic by Trump. The former president has spent decades repurposing political and personal grievances into causes of legal action. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) ** FILE **

Donald Trump fights back

I read a front-page report last week in the Good Times about the recent doings of former President Donald Trump. It got me to thinking about when I first met him. Published March 29, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz following their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Putin said Moscow is ready for security talks with the U.S. and NATO, as the Russian military announced a partial troop withdrawal from drills near Ukraine — new signs that may suggest a Russian invasion of its neighbor isn't imminent despite snowballing Western fears. (Sergey Guneev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Thoughts on Putin’s Ukraine invasion

What is running through the mind of Russian President Vladimir Putin as 150,000 of his troops mass along the border of Ukraine? Published February 22, 2022

President Joe Biden responds to reporter's questions during a meeting on efforts to lower prices for working families, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden’s gaffes now matter

White House spokesmen have spent days walking back the plagiarist-in-chief's misstatements, but he happens to be the president of the United States and as he himself has said, his words matter. Published January 25, 2022

Illustration on transgender sports swimwear by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How to preserve women’s sports

Let us now digress from my usual preoccupation, which is politics, to the world of athletics or to the world of athletics as it is affected by culture wars. Published January 11, 2022

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a centrist Democrat vital to the fate of President Joe Biden's $3.5 government overhaul, updates reporters about his position on the bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Despite months of being courted and cajoled, Sen. Joe Manchin is still not a yes on President Joe Biden's big $2 trillion domestic package and has thrown Democrats into turmoil. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Prodigy of the year: Joe Manchin

I have been thinking about who my man of the year might be this year. My prodigy this year is Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia Democrat. By the way, he is a very nice man. He is a regular guy, as they say. Published December 28, 2021