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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.

James Carville Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Leftist levels of crazy: James Carville, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

Poor old James Carville is in the dumps. He doubts that Crazy Bernie can beat President Trump in November. He appeared on MSNBC last week and said that anyone who thought Bernie would turn out more voters and in sufficient numbers to beat Mr. Trump was "a fool." Well, on that point he might be right. Published February 25, 2020

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 1988 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher addresses the opening session of the College of Europe, in Bruges, Belgium. In the speech, Thatcher voiced her growing opposition to calls for more integration between the countries of what became known as the European Union. On Jan. 31, 2020, Britain is scheduled to leave the EU after 47 years. (AP Photo/File)

Thatcher was hated by liberals, socialists and even a few moderates

I am rounding the last turn of Charles Moore's magisterial biography of Margaret Thatcher. It is no sprint. It is not even a distances race. It is a marathon of a literary work, three volumes, thick volumes. Yet, as I have said, it is a masterpiece. Published February 18, 2020

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, talks to a reporter outside the Senate chamber during a break in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Romney voting with the Dems to upset impeachment proceedings was despicable

If there is one senator who deserves an award for his performance, say, Jackass of the Year, it is Sen. Mitt Romney of the great state of Utah. His attempt to throw a monkey wrench into the proceedings by voting with the Democrats on late Friday afternoon was despicable. Published February 4, 2020

President Donald Trump listens during an event with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, to announce the Trump administration's much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Judicial swamp looking to stymie the 'Trump Revolution'

What Mr. Trump has dubbed the swamp is erupting with more poison. Just the other day we learned that the Committee on Codes of Conduct of the U.S. Judicial Conference is planning to bar judges from belonging to the Federalist Society. Published January 28, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Why the liberal media love for Sanders and Biden?

I see that the mainstream media is promoting the candidacies of Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden at the expense of the 13 other admitted Democratic candidates and the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Democrats who feel in their heart of hearts that they should be president. Published January 14, 2020

William Barr 2019 Award Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Attorney General William Barr, 'Adult of the Year'

The Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly A. Strassel has just conferred her "Adult of the Year Award" on a man who deserves it, Attorney General William Barr. And Ms. Strassel writes with sufficient distance from the swamp to be taken seriously. Published January 7, 2020

AWhooping Merry Christmas Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Merry Christmas, 2019

What do you make of it? Merry Christmas greetings have been assaulting me from every corner. Published December 24, 2019

Illustration on lifestyle choices by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Toward faith and good lifestyle choices

Do you spend much time reading the Journal of the American Medical Association? I must say I do not. Perhaps that is because I exercise regularly, eat nutritious meals, avoid drinking to excess, put in a 40-hour week — well, actually a bit more than that, but I enjoy my work. Published December 3, 2019

Illustration on the Horowitz and Durham reports by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How the Obama administration's Spygate trumps Watergate

The Obama administration was not caught in a third-rate burglary but in a high-level scheme to weaponize both domestic and foreign intelligence instruments against a political opponent. Published November 26, 2019

The Peach Dome Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Perils of a Trump impeachment

What does the future have in store for us if Congress succeeds in impeaching President Donald Trump, the president who presides over the best economy America has had in the last 50 years? Published November 5, 2019

The Three Stooges Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama administration's spying on Donald Trump

The FBI and CIA, in cahoots with Mrs. Hillary Clinton and those popularizing the infamous "dossier" she financed, threw a blanket of darkness over Donald Trump's campaign. Published October 29, 2019

William Barr in the Dumpster Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The atheists versus Bill Barr

The insistence on the separation of church and state has taken a draconian leap. Not only is religion to be extirpated from all government activity, but even the public mention of religion is to be frowned upon. Unless, of course, you are against religion. Published October 22, 2019

A Democratic Party full of foul mouths

The Democratic National Committee has repeatedly had to caution its candidates for high office against vile language, and I am not talking about some dirty-mouthed candidate from some remote congressional seat. Published October 15, 2019

Illustration on college professors as the enemy of excellence on campus by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What's making college life so trivial?

What is going on in the Women's Studies Programs, the Black Studies Programs, the Vegetarian Studies Programs, and all the other non-studies programs that have taken over from the humanities and rendered university life so trivial? Published October 8, 2019