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.

Trump’s Conservative CPAC Speech

 

It’s not conservatism, it’s Trumpism! This may be one of the dumber statements floating around as conventional wisdom on the Right. I just watched Trump’s speech at the Friday morning session of CPAC. What I heard was smash-mouth conservatism. Here is a list of policy goals President laid out in his speech: Peace through strength — […]

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LIVE VIDEO: President Trump at CPAC

 

Watch Donald Trump address conservatives. Coming up soon [10:16 EST at this posting.]

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The Leviathan Roars: Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus Fight Back

 

The Democrats expected to win in November. Their whole world was built around that reality. That is true most of all within the administrative state. Besides Hillary Clinton, the folks that populate the bureaucracy have been most stunned by Donald Trump’s win. Democrats are slow walking the confirmation hearings purposefully. The various arms of the government […]

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David Cassidy’s Dementia

 

You are getting old. Bad news, I know, the first day after coming into work after a long weekend, but it must be said. David Cassidy will always be a teenager in my mind. I preferred him to his showy rival Leif Garrett and his brother Shaun.  Turns out that Mr. Cassidy has dementia. He […]

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About Sweden and Trump

 

The media enjoys making fun of Trump as much as they enjoyed making Obama look good. Willfully misunderstanding the president today was as fun as impugning pure motives yesterday. Politics is a game to the media and they pick a side. Trump helps this dynamic along by making the unspoken spoken: by naming the media […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos Confounds Bill Maher [Full Video]

 

Milo Yiannopoulos loves riling all the right (actually the Left) people. Bill Maher seemed bemused in the face of a man who is actually politically incorrect–something Maher ceased being many moons ago.  Milo admitted to Maher that he wasn’t really a conservative, but then, neither is Donald Trump. He said that he’s a single-issue guy. He’s […]

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Donald Trump’s Press Conference to End All Press Conferences

 

If you missed the wondrous spectacle, you missed perhaps the most epic press conference in the history of press conferences. The media cried most. Watch and you’ll see why. CNN hit hardest.

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Ashton Kutcher’s Impassioned Plea to Help Victims of Sex Slavery

 

Today, Ashton Kutcher testified in front of a Congressional committee urging the Senators he talked to to help fund software that can track sex traffickers on the Dark Web. It’s a must-watch. The Texas Tribune featured an exposé today about one young sex slave and her experience. It is absolutely heartbreaking. A snippet: No one […]

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President Trump Restores Respect to the Relationship with Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu

 

President Trump and wife Melania hosted Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife, Sarah, today. The President and Prime Minister then took questions at a joint press conference. Their wives, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner sat on the front row. The tone and vibe of their remarks were warm and positive, a marked contrast between Netanyahu and Obama’s prickly […]

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How Far Will Republicans Go to Destroy Trump?

 

Among sober conservatives, there’s concern about Democrats (hello Ben Rhodes) and the media, and now, the “Deep State” (a newly popular term to describe the intelligence community and entrenched bureaucracy) colluding to “politically assassinate” NSC Advisor Mike Flynn.  There’s less talk about establishment Republicans being in league with the aforementioned ne’er-do-wells. Bill Kristol is Exhibit “A.” Here’s […]

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