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.

Republican Greg Gianforte K.O.’s Democrat in Montana Special Election

 

Despite breaking the glasses and flattening a journalist days before voting began (read Larry Thornberry’s spectacular recounting of the fight here), Republican Greg Gianforte knocked out the Democrat (his name doesn’t matter) in the Montana special election last night. Media hardest hit. Democrats eager to smash Republicans in special elections as leading indicators for a 2018 rout […]

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Manchester Attack: The Stages of Politically Correct Grief

 

Islamic terrorism and  the politically correct stages of grief: Passive voice: There was an explosion, mass shooting that happened Cause unknown Suspect looked white or Hispanic May have been terrorism Horrifying pictures Police: Likely a “Lone Wolf” attack Hashtag for _________ City No motive known Witnesses: The man screamed, “Allahu akbar!” before shooting, detonation, etc. […]

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Manchester Terror Attack at Ariana Grande Concert: Better Off Dead

 

Who goes to a pop star’s concert? Girls and their moms and dads, that’s who, and that’s who the suicide bomber targeted when he killed over 20 people and injured over 100 more.  The Daily Mail has a good rundown of what has happened since the attack. The device used to kill these people – a […]

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Shhhh! Donald Trump is Doing Well

 

Media bias infects coverage of Republicans in general and President Trump in particular a couple ways: Outright lies that may or may not be quietly corrected later [Ivanka receive $1,000,000 just like the Clinton Foundation] Vague innuendo and damning implications from unnamed sources [Anything Russia] Distorting facts or situations [Melania Trump won’t be a real […]

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President Trump’s Speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

President Trump’s tone of voice was quiet, his speech tempo measured, his rhetoric at times stern and then hopeful, and the content of his speech to the Arab countries was solid. Those expecting verbal flame throwing were disappointed. Those expecting detailed policy positions were also disappointed. The disappointment comes from those who don’t really like […]

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Trump and D.C.’s Mexican Standoff

 

A Mexican standoff is a confrontation between two or more parties in which no participant can proceed or retreat without being exposed to danger. As a result, all participants need to maintain the strategic tension, which remains unresolved until some outside event makes it possible to resolve it. – Wikipedia Who wins if Donald Trump […]

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ON U.S. SOIL: Turkish Embassy Workers Beat Up American Protesters

 

The people you see kicking are the President of Turkey’, Tayyip Erdogan’s,  hooligans. They are the ones in suits kicking the heads of American Kurdish protestors. Here’s the video: #Erdoğan‘ın korumaları kavgaya karıştı https://t.co/gsi1iQ68Ye #amerikaninsesi pic.twitter.com/Jv3g5E7AVA — Amerika’nın Sesi (@VOATurkish) May 17, 2017 It is vicious and the police have billy clubs and can’t stop […]

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Chelsea AKA Bradley Manning Out of Prison Today

 

For those pining for the days of President Obama, remember these kinds of decisions were routine:   1st tweet by Chelsea Manning, former Army PFC Bradley Manning. There’d be no Wikileaks without Manning’s leaks of classified information. https://t.co/tlKBrZA9Nq — Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) May 17, 2017 The champion of the Left, the originator of material for […]

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Lois Lerner is Afraid

 

For years, Lois Lerner used the IRS as the Democrats personal cudgel against Tea Party groups. Honest citizens were harassed, bullied, audited, denied approval for tax-exempt organizations, and generally tormented. So, Lois Lerner wants to keep her testimony and the truth under lock and key in the Tea Party case. Didn’t know there was a […]

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Mother Privilege

 

There’s lots of talk of “privilege” these days. If a person is using that word, they’re often saying, “You might want to check your privilege.” Well, yesterday, I checked my privilege. I’m a mother. Birthing a child and becoming a mother is something that only a human with a uterus can do. It’s the ultimate privilege. […]

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