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.

Leaky Leahy v. Bacon Marriage

 

It’s a sad day for America.  A sitting Democrat Senator denounced bacon marriage.  Who is he to impinge the rights of man-bacon love? Bigot.

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America Needs a New Sexual Revolution

 

Matt Walsh said it correctly: “America Is Full Of Deviants. Maybe We Really Shouldn’t Have Tossed Out Sexual Morality.” He’s right, we shouldn’t have. The Sexual Revolution is a war everyone lost. Maybe it’s time for a new one. It’s not like the sexual depravity rolling out of Hollywood and across America is something new. It’s […]

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OxyContin: Another Story of Government Failure

 

The New Yorker’s  Patrick Radden Keefe tries to blame a drug company for the current opiate epidemic. His piece nicely illustrates the government’s malfeasance, but Keefe puts the blame elsewhere. Tucked in the middle of the report, though, is this paragraph: Richard Sackler worked tirelessly to make OxyContin a blockbuster, telling colleagues how devoted he […]

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A Couple Points About Virginia

 

The Republicans and commentariat will conclude the wrong things about Virginia. Just like they concluded the wrong things about Romney and then McCain. It’s tiring, but the GOP is always wrong. Heck, they were wrong about Trump. They continue to be wrong about their voters and they’re wrong about legislative priorities. The GOP will look […]

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The Media Will Never Let Their Loss to Trump Go

 

Esquire wrote a follow up to the 2016 earthquake election quoting notable campaign operatives, commentators, and journalists. It’s as much fun to read this piece as it was to watch their faces on election night. Almost. The piece is damning, though. That journalists so shamelessly let the mask slip during this election, that they were […]

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No Jail Time for Bowe Bergdahl

 

Bowe Bergdahl abandoned his post and was captured by the Taliban. In an effort to find him, good men died and others were permanently disabled. To get the deserter back, Barack Obama traded five terrorists. The President of the United States negotiated with terrorists. The final insult of the story came today: the judge involved […]

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A Post-Christian and Uncharitable Society

 

Christian charity is more than charitable giving. In fact, Christian charity is an attitude, a motivation, a place where love for all man comes. From Wikipedia: In Christian theology charity, Latin caritas, is understood by Thomas Aquinas as “the friendship of man for God”, which “unites us to God”. He holds it as “the most excellent of the virtues“. [1] Further, Aquinas holds that […]

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Iraq Government, Controlled by Iran, Attacks Kurd-Held Kirkuk

 

UPDATE 9:23 PM EST Top #PUK Official: #Peshmerga Fully Committed to Defend #Kirkuk – #BasNewshttps://t.co/2JByR73FAu pic.twitter.com/3nVpLC5eyx — BasNews English (@EnglishBasNews) October 16, 2017 UPDATE 9:14 pm EST: If this is true, it’s shameful. Kurdish official blamed the escalation (in #Kirkuk) on the US. “They (Iraqi officials) planned this for days. America wouldn’t engage – FT […]

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Good Bye, Boy Scouts

 

Boys will not be boys. Boy Scouts will not be Boy Scouts. Boy Scouts will be Boy and Girl Scouts so says a new edict from the leadership of the Boy Scout organization: The Boy Scouts of America agreed Wednesday to start admitting girls into the Cub Scouts next year and to create a program for […]

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Harvey Weinstein Flees to Europe, Ben Affleck Groped Actress, Too

 

Harvey Weinstein left on a jet plane to Europe to get treatment for “sex addiction.” He’s not avoiding prosecution for sex crimes. Of course, not. Harvey is also being divorced by his wife. More women are coming out and revealing the abuse and/or rape they received at his hands. Hollywood men are silent in solidarity. […]

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