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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 | Mar 22, 2020

For the umpteenth time, stay home for two weeks. Sure, buy your takeout. Mask and glove up to get your groceries. Take a walk in the fresh air and avoid people. Just stay home otherwise. Otherwise, plan for this. Why?…

by | Mar 17, 2020

Americans are irrepressible. It’s their most endearing, and annoying, quality. Optimistic, youthful in age and temperament, and with a can-do attitude that borders on insanity, Americans find a way to overcome. The world, older, more jaded by geography and history,…

by | Mar 6, 2020

Has the CDC come to the conclusion that there’s no containing or even mitigating the COVID-19 virus? Has the Trump administration decided that the coronavirus isn’t that bad, that our medical system can handle it, and that Americans just need…

by | Mar 2, 2020

Coronavirus, the mysterious illness blanketing the world courtesy of China, continues to spread. The United States has been, until this past weekend, spared breakout flares. They are occurring now. Soon, and with better and more ubiquitous testing, America’s COVID-19 numbers…

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…

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