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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.

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, April 8, 2019, a sign reading: "State Border" is attached to a fence at Hungary's border with Serbia near the village Asotthalom, Hungary.  The European Union’s border control agency Frontex, said Wednesday Jan. 27, 2021, it is suspending operations in Hungary after the government in Budapest did not comply with a ruling by Europe’s highest court on the rights of asylum-seekers. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)

Only countries should decide who to let in

Years ago, I could boast of being on a first-name basis with the heads of governments in both nations: the United States with Ronald Reagan along with Great Britain's Margaret Thatcher. Published September 21, 2021

Illustration on comedy and tragedy in the Biden administration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Lying Joe Biden, from comedy to tragedy

How could a comic figure from the world of politics such as President Joe Biden suddenly become such a tragic figure on the American scene? Published September 7, 2021

President Joe Biden speaks about Afghanistan from the East Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden has no solutions, pretends he has no problems

Looking back on the contradictory pronunciamento uttered by President Joe Biden so solemnly over the last few months on the subject of Afghanistan, what has struck me is how inane they show him to be. Published August 17, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to board a helicopter after announcing his resignation, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in New York. Cuomo says he will resign over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations. The three-term Democratic governor's decision, which will take effect in two weeks, was announced Tuesday as momentum built in the Legislature to remove him by impeachment. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The fall of sexual predator Andrew Cuomo

A year ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo was spoken of as a rising presidential contender. Now he is spoken of as a sexual predator. What happened? Published August 10, 2021

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