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.

The American News Media is Repugnant: Donald Trump is Completely Sane

 

From the Washington Free Beacon, a super-cut version of the White House correspondents asking inane questions of the President’s doctor: I would vote for Donald Trump 100 times just to annoy these vapid simpletons. They are a farce. The President keeps pointing out how the media is unfair, biased and mendacious. Every day, the media […]

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David Brooks and the Elites’ Lowbrowism

 

David Brooks wrote today that he’s concerned that the anti-Trumpers are using the same methods of Trump and reducing themselves to his and Hannity’s levels. It’s disconcerting. Tut-tut. Here’s Brooks in “The Decline of Anti-Trumpism”: The anti-Trump movement suffers from insularity. Most of the people who detest Trump don’t know anybody who works with him […]

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Steve Bannon Out at Breitbart

 

There is much frolicking on Twitter right now, as the current Designated Demon™ has been ousted from resigned from Breitbart, aka Steve Bannon. Bannon resigned from his role as presidential advisor in August. The slide from power has continued, accelerated by the GOP loss in Alabama. What will Steve Bannon do now, no one in America […]

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Yes, It’s Okay to Order Delivery During a Storm, Right?

 

Had a rather absurd exchange with Mike Madden of the Washington Post about whether or not to order delivery during a snowstorm. Yes. And tip insanely well. Are you kidding? In the run-up to Hurricane Harvey, the delivery guys were making a ton of money. The guy who brought me food was deliriously happy. https://t.co/yzJ9zolcuo […]

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President Trump Nukes Steve Bannon, Paul Manafort Sues Robert Mueller

 

Steve Bannon, the CEO of Breitbart, who was hired in August, 2016 by Team Trump to help with the election efforts, and then the transition efforts after the Trump win, then resigned in August 18, 2017,  made enemies with the Trump White House, when it was implied that Donald Trump, Jr. did something “treasonous.” Based […]

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A Lament for Donald Rieck

 

There’s a scene in Lord of the Rings where the hobbits ask Legolas what the elves are singing about Gandalf. He replies, “I have not the heart to tell you. For me, the grief is still too new.” That’s how I feel about telling you about my boss and coworker, the President of The American […]

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Debauchery in Silicon Valley: Women Objectified, Men Feel Justified

 

Vanity Fair ran an excerpt of the book Brotopia by Emily Chang to be released in February.  By her account, Silicon Valley is a nerd-boy’s literal wet dream. Young entrepreneurs, married and single alike, get together and have sex. The executives don’t feel guilty about it at all. They are living their “lifestyle choice” and who […]

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Iran: Is a Revolution Afoot?

 

Over the weekend, Iranians across the nation protested their supreme leader and corrupt government. It took three days, but the government, with the acquiescence of Western-owned social media chiefs, shut down access or sent threatening messages via direct message to protestors. Some of the courageous protestors are already in jail. Total death toll from #IranProtests […]

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Ben Stein on Fox: Nancy Pelosi’s Concern About Deficit Spending

 

The American Spectator’s own Ben Stein had some choice words for San Fran Nan: Ben Stein: “Of course @TheDemocrats only care about the deficit when the Republicans are in power… They don’t worry about the fact that Obama added more to the deficit than all other presidents put together.” pic.twitter.com/E4QzWMuZih — Fox News (@FoxNews) December […]

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The Good News Keeps Coming and the Democrats are Apoplectic

 

Spend some time on Twitter if your diet is low on liberal tears. They’re absolutely fortifying and guaranteed to confer long life and happiness. What’s causing the Democrats to cry today? Let’s create a list. First, it must be noted that Democrats promised death to Americans because Net Neutrality is gone. Then, Americans would die […]

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