More R. Emmett Tyrrell Articles

  • In the Middle East, a new alignment being born?

    The president has simply failed to respond to an outburst of violence around the world.

  • The playboy presidents: Bill Clinton and Warren G. Harding

    For years I have been comparing the Clinton family to the family of Warren Gamaliel Harding, our 29th president and a president of dark memory, at least to most liberal historians.

  • What the obituarists never said about Dick Scaife

    On the day after his 82nd birthday, on Independence Day to be precise, a giant passed away, Richard Scaife. The man had style. He departed decorously as the nation was happily celebrating its 238th birthday. His sense of style has not been often mentioned in the obituaries, nor have his wit and...

  • Tropical paradise still holds relics of WWII

    How did I get into this place high atop vertiginous hills along the Temo River in western Sardinia with not another Yank for miles and only the Internet to keep me abreast of the Obama terror?

  • Breakfast with a doctor offers insight into wider issues

    A couple of weeks ago, I was lured from my customary solitary breakfast to dine with Dr. Ben Carson, the celebrated neurosurgeon and inchoate politician. He probably squirms at the appellation "politician," but I am afraid that is what he is going to be. In fact, a politician is what he will...

  • President Obama leading from behind

    WASHINGTON — Aha, Mr. Obama, how do you now like "leading from behind"? When you first enunciated this hocus-pocus in 2011, Charles Krauthammer called it neither a theory nor a doctrine.

  • Amazon throwing the book at publishers

    There is lurking in the land a very treacherous threat to American freedoms, and only a handful of citizens seem to care. Perhaps I should say that only a handful of citizens are willing to make bold their concern. For the threat is camouflaged in the garb of "high-tech gadgetry" and the promise...



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Sword, No Justice

    On Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch embassy in Washington to pay his respects to the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot down over Ukraine by forces armed and backed by Vladimir...

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  • A New Disorder

    Moments of clarity often come when you least expect them. In a speech to contributors last week in Seattle, Barack Obama made the case that his presidency has made America better. In most...

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  • Frozen in the Cold War

    In 1983, Barack Obama was a senior at Columbia University. He was not well known. He lived off-campus, had a few close friends, and spent a lot of time reading. He went to some meetings of the...

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