Melissa Mackenzie

Melissa Mackenzie is managing editor of The American Spectator.  She works and lives in Houston, Texas with her two sons, one daughter, and one dog.

Breaking: GOP Yanks Healthcare Bill

 

President Tump announces that the health care bill is off the table, but he doesn’t blame Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. “I don’t blame Paul,” Trump tells me — Robert Costa (@costareports) March 24, 2017 Paul Ryan announced at press conference at 4 p.m. EST to explain it all. Is the bill postponed? Health […]

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Obamacare Sellouts

 

The favorite scapegoat in Congress: The conservative who sticks to the planks in the Republican platform. For seven years, Republicans promised an Obamacare repeal — full repeal. It’s part of the Republican platform. Obamacare repeal has animated the GOP and energized grassroots voters that helped give Republicans the House, then Senate, then White House. Now, […]

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Nunes: Trump Communications were Collected…Incidentally

 

This seems noteworthy: Q (I think @EliLake): Was the intelligence community *spying* on Trump? Nunes: “I guess it all depends on the one definition of spying” — Ali Rogin (@AliABCNews) March 22, 2017 Nunes confirms US intel collected information on Trump campaign, transition teams unmasked – none of these activities related to Russia — Katherine […]

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Transgender Weight Lifter (Surprise!) Wins Against Women

 

A man taking female hormones won a weight-lifting competition in Australia. The New Zealander transitioned in his thirties. He was a man throughout his highest testosterone production then decided to be a woman. Laurel Hubbard, 39, won the women’s over 90kg division at the Australian International competition in Melbourne on Sunday, but the win has […]

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Trump Budget Momentary Bliss

 

The Trump Budget will not pass. The Republicans will go wobbly in the face of the screaming Left and Media. Plus, the Republicans kinda like PBS and all the fat government programs. In the meantime, though, it’s nice to glory in what could be: a budget that totally eliminates programs. That’s the way it must be […]

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The Nothing They Contribute

 

When weather slows the northeastern seaboard to a halt and writers and editors and politicians and activists and lobbyists cannot find time for their computers because their hands are too busy with a snow shovel, it’s pleasant to contemplate life without the endless rabble rabbling. It is blessed peace. How wonderful it is to venture into […]

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Logan: The War Without and Within

 

SPOILERS AHEAD: Hugh Jackman defines the X-men comic character Wolverine. With the movie “Logan” the Jackman-Wolverine era is over. Logan follows an aging Wolverine on a resentful quest to save a girl he doesn’t want with a Professor X hobbled by seizures and infirmity. The movie is, in one word, violent. Needlessly so. For the […]

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Transgenderism and the Power of a Parent

 

The latest leftist “it” accessory these days is not a choker for women or man-bun for (kinda) men. It’s not even designer embryos with pruned-to-perfection DNA being carried by a sturdy middle class woman with financial troubles. If a leftist wants to be gasp-out-loud edgy and in, she and she or she and he simply must […]

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Obamacare Part Deux

 

My esteemed colleagues here at The American Spectator counsel for a positive view of the Obamacare 2.0 GOP plan just released. It’s a good first step, they say. I respectfully disagree. Obamacare didn’t solve the problems it was purported to address and it caused more problems. Why accept the premise of this horrible piece of […]

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The Case Proving Obama Wiretapped Trump

 

Mark Levin laid out the case that President Obama’s administration wiretapped candidate Trump: Yes, the New York Times used the word “wiretap.” Andy McCarthy of National Review has been trying to bring attention to this issue. As he notes, President Trump focused a huge spotlight onto the story: Trump’s tweets on Saturday prompted some interesting […]

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