Emmett Tyrrell

Posted February 26, 2015

When former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he did not think that "the president loves America," was he right? Of course he was.

Posted February 19, 2015

The irrepressible New York Times is at it again!

Posted February 12, 2015

WASHINGTON -- On the vexed matter of Brian Williams my friend and colleague Wes Pruden raises a fundamental question.

Posted February 05, 2015

Two potential Republican presidential candidates caused mild palpitations amongst the press corps this week in expressing their misgivings about state-mandated children's vaccinations. The press's concern could be a precursor of what Republican candidates might experience in the coming primaries. Ostensibly a mild outbreak in measles is the cause of the journalists' alarm.

Posted January 29, 2015

WASHINGTON -- There is a problem with the Internet. Its commentary is too often dominated by pinheads. H.L. Mencken used to complain that only idiots write letters to the editor.

Posted January 22, 2015

A few weeks back, many Americans were understandably perplexed by Duke University's decision to allow Muslim students to sound the call for Friday prayer (the adan) from the belfry of its famed Chapel tower.

Posted January 15, 2015

WASHINGTON -- This column over the years has been interested in liberalism in a special way, as a coroner is interested in a corpse in a special way. Specifically, I have been interested in the pathologies that laid the patient low. What precisely has been the cause of death?

Posted January 01, 2015

WASHINGTON -- It is the end of the year 2014 and the beginning of 2015.

Posted December 25, 2014

Two news stories, both from New York City, suggest that 2015 may be a grim year, but the grimness might be tinged with whimsy -- at least in the second case.

Posted December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Will Rogers, the late American humorist and corn-pone philosopher, once said, "All I know is what I read in the papers."

Posted December 11, 2014

I should like to pose a question to the overnight press baron Chris Hughes, who owns the New Republic that he has rendered moribund with astounding speed and no class at all.

Posted December 04, 2014

Alas it is over. I am speaking of the Thanksgiving Day celebration -- one of my favorite holidays. It is a serious celebration as we give thanks for our many blessings. Yet it is also a jolly day, full of good food, drink and sport -- perhaps touch football, more likely a televised game. The whole family comes together and, often in the company of friends, has a festive time. Moreover, there is a venerable sense of tradition to the feast that renders the whole holiday somehow reassuring.

Posted November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON -- I have a suggestion for my left-wing Democratic friends in light of all the controversy over Obamacare.

Posted November 13, 2014

WASHINGTON -- In the gloom of the day after last week's election I think even his allies in the media expected something more from the Prophet Barack Obama. After all, he had just suffered through a wave election and he was left soaking wet. He did not merely lose this wave election. He was swamped.

Posted November 06, 2014

WASHINGTON -- So what did you think of the 2014 election? Do I hear talk of a wave election? Is 2014 another 2010 election? I think it is, and that makes it more significant than any other recent election, as I shall explain in due course.

Posted October 30, 2014

Nate Silver, the left-leaning psephologist, says the Republicans have a better than even chance to win both houses. He puts their chances of capturing the Senate at 63 percent. Remember, too, that the mainstream media is full of uncertainty. That seals it. Republicans are headed for another election wave much like 2010.

Posted October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Mirabile dictu! Fully 28 profs and former profs from the Harvard Law School have taken a stand for freedom and for the rule of law.

Posted October 16, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Let us put the forthcoming election into perspective. At least let us put it into perspective as the left-wing sees it.

Posted October 09, 2014

What do you suppose our ebullient vice president says to his sorely pressed staff when he rolls into the office at the end of the day and discovers that, yes, he has done it again?

Posted October 02, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Can it happen here? It is happening in Europe where French polls show that the National Front's Marine Le Pen would win the election for president if elections were held tomorrow. Something like it has happened in Italy where an anarchist comedian, the happily named Beppe Grillo, garnered 25 percent of the vote last year. Most spectacularly, it almost happened in the United Kingdom last month. What am I talking about? An election in which the lowly voters overcome the professional pols and vote their minds. Now there is evidence that it can happen here.

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