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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.

Teaching Hate in School Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Teaching identity politics goes too far

Years ago I had a great coach in high school who was given to Solomonic apothegms. One of his favorites was: "Forget your grandparents." Published March 9, 2021

First Amendment and democracy illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

Democrats forcing democracy to die in the darkness

We are all supposed to be against conspiracies. Yet what about a conspiracy to silence free speech? What about a conspiracy to shut down people who utter thoughts we disagree with? Published March 2, 2021

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) holds the Vince Lombardi trophy following the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay won 31-9. (Ben Liebenberg via AP)

Tom Brady is a gentleman

What did you do Sunday evening? I watched the gaudiest pageant ever performed on television, interspersed with a football game. Published February 9, 2021

President Trump's legacy endangered by Donald Trump

Donald Trump never took advice from anyone. He treated staff horribly, men like Jeff Sessions, Mick Mulvaney and Mark Meadows. He had the best vice president that I have seen in my lifetime. Published January 12, 2021