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Melissa Mackenzie
Melissa Mackenzie
Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and a Ragdoll cat. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
by | Feb 27, 2020

Trump interrupted his helicopter pressers to have a packed press conference at the White House on the coronavirus. Backing him up were newly named team coordinator Vice President Mike Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. Deputy Director…

by | Feb 25, 2020

COVID-19 is a pandemic. It is, as CDC doctors (and Thanos) warn, inevitable. No one wants to say it (including the head of the World Health Organization), but it needs to be said. The Wuhan flu, aka the coronavirus aka…

by | Feb 20, 2020

Finally, some pugilism! The candidates (save Bloomberg) have been at this long enough now that some real, heartfelt hatred has developed between the candidates. The masks came off in the Nevada debate. The overall impression is of angry, snarling socialists…

by | Feb 12, 2020

Millennials love socialism. They like redistributive social policies. They want everyone “taken care of.” The purveyors of current American socialist policy are a communist, Bernie Sanders, and current “democrat socialists” aka “the Squad.” Millennials haven’t connected the totalitarian means being…

by | Feb 3, 2020

To understand how an epidemic, and then a pandemic, can happen, one must understand human nature. People have selfish impulses and crude drives. It’s important to understand that even decent people will do distressingly bad things for reasons even they…

by | Jan 30, 2020

A few times over the years, I’ve taught seminars about social media. Facebook, I’d explain, is like a planned community. People view it as a safe neighborhood. Your page is your house, and your friend’s page is his house. There…

by | Jan 7, 2020

“I have not always been a virtuous man,” Joaquin Phoenix confessed during his Golden Globe acceptance speech for his starring role in the Joker movie. “I’m learning so much,” Phoenix continued, “so many of you in this room have given…

by | Dec 19, 2019

Still President.         P.S. Nancy’s now holding things up. Is this a joke? Democrats impeach the President without alleging a single crime, with a bipartisan coalition voting AGAINST, and now don’t have the guts to actually try…

by | Dec 18, 2019

There will be many lies told today. For posterity, here is the letter from the president to Nancy Pelosi. Read this in full. It is the president’s own words. A note: When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, I…

by | Dec 12, 2019

Inexplicable. THIS is the only 25 seconds you need to see. It’s “INEXPLICABLE.” pic.twitter.com/YE2wUaiCKU — thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) December 11, 2019 Inspector General Michael Horowitz appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to talk about the report he released last Friday. Horowitz…

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