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.

No One Cares About the Emmys

 

Like the rest of America, I didn’t watch the Emmys. Why bother? Here’s the Award Show routine: Old jokes about conservatives and Republicans. Worried actors sharing their fears about their favored group being oppressed, harmed, or otherwise hassled. Beautiful dresses. Edgy, uncouth style. Drunk/drugged actor or actress (the acting equivalent of a fight during a […]

Continue Reading

Gay Face and Technology

 

What happens when technology not only knows who you are but knows what you are, what you do, and what you might do ala the movie Minority Report? Google and Facebook already collect scary amounts of data. Facial recognition has been around for a decade and is more accurate than most know. And now, a […]

Continue Reading

Why Should President Trump Side With Republicans?

 

Reportedly, Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan left a debt ceiling meeting with the President and Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi aghast. After, going back and forth about how long to up the budget limit, the Republicans, hoping to get through midterms without this issue were flummoxed when President Trump sided with ask-for-the-moon Democrats […]

Continue Reading

The Spirit of Houston and the Spirit of America

 

I don’t believe it. I don’t believe Antifa or the media’s view of the America. I don’t believe that America is a hate-filled, divided dystopian society. I don’t believe that all white people are secret racists looking for ways to promote their race and oppress other races. I don’t believe that most police officers are […]

Continue Reading

Google and Lena Dunham: The New Thought Police

 

Remember when Al Gore and his dippy wife Tipper’s biggest concern was Eminem lyrics? Back then, Elton John defended Eminem’s art. Now, more leftists from Chelsea Handler and Lena Dunham to random Google feminists feel the need to name, shame, fire, and beat up people who believe differently. The so-called free-speech Leftists are not so […]

Continue Reading

Donald Trump’s Weak Polling Numbers and Those Who Would Exploit Them

 

A word about Trump’s poll numbers. They’re dipping at the moment, especially among those blue collar workers who helped get him elected. It’s important to step back from this news and gain greater perspective. Last week, in a choreographed dance that even Baryshnikov would admire, Mitch McConnell and John McCain frittered away any hope of Obamacare […]

Continue Reading

John McCain Burns Mitch McConnell Sides with Democrats

 

In a move that’s no surprise to anyone, John McCain voted against the embarrassingly named “Skinny Repeal”, voted against his party (or is it his party?) and voted to keep Obamacare going as is. Smarter people than me say that there’s no way that this is over. I have asserted, from the beginning of Obamacare’s […]

Continue Reading

Apostate: Sinners Outside the Leftist Anti-Church

 

The Amen Pew at your local Baptist church has nothing on the legions of offended Leftists. To be a Leftist secular-religionist is to be offended, appalled, and perennially aggrieved. Triggered. The offense is great because the sins are many. There are so many ways to get cross-wise with the “law.” (It’s important to note that […]

Continue Reading

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Evil Minions the Awan’s

 

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz fired a guy caught by the FBI trying to flee the country with $300,000 back to Pakistan yesterday. His name is Imran Awan. The guy was an information technologist who worked for many House Democrat members. Awan is part of a family of supposed IT specialists and car dealership owners. No, that’s not […]

Continue Reading

How to Solve the Problem of David Brooks

 

What can be said about a snobby man who alienates the riffraff worried that other people’s snobbiness is alienating the riffraff? David Brooks stumbled around in an article yesterday talking about social capital and how it’s wielded to keep those of the lower classes alienated from those of the upper classes. His article was a […]

Continue Reading





Send this to a friend