Melissa Mackenzie

Melissa Mackenzie is managing editor and publisher of The American Spectator.  She works and lives in Houston, Texas with her two sons, one daughter, and one dog.

FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, Trump

When Anti-Trump Conservatives Abandon Reason and the Law


Failed presidential hopeful David French sees nothing wrong with the American federal police force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, investigating their commanding officer because he possesses policies they don’t like. It’s absolutely fine, according to French and other Never Trump conservatives, that a salacious fiction such as peeing and prostitutes and Russian hotel beds could […]

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Abortion: The Lies Women Are Told


Planned Parenthood is out and proud. They used to keep abortion and dismembered babies in the closet. In Kermit Gosnell’s case, literally. Abortion centers were and in many cases, still are dirty, dank, facilities fit for the evil deeds done there. Rather than acknowledge the consistent abominable acts, Planned Parenthood pretended. They euphemistically referred to […]

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Gratitude: There Is More to Life Than Politics, Thankfully


A year ago yesterday, my youngest son lay on a bed in the emergency department of Texas Children’s Hospital. He suffered with an unexplained high fever and a wave of hives. The staff was anxious. There were no beds in the Bone Marrow Transplant department. A bed was coming open in the cancer ward. Here […]

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Portland’s Psycho Lefty (Protestors) Terrorists


Antifa is filled with the mentally unstable and violent.

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The Blue Wave That Wasn’t


Grandma Pelosi gets the gavel and the subpoena power and that’s enough for Democrats. A friend asked me if the Dems’ slim House margin will force them to cooperate with the President. To which I ask: Have you met these people?  Democrats have been setting things on fire, kicking their political enemies, and beating up […]

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Blue Wave Election

There is No Winning By Losing…the House


Of the more inane arguments out there, the “Republicans win by losing the House” take is one of the worst. The argument is rooted in pure, unrequited spite. Unrequited spite is the feeling of loathing for an individual that everyone else seems to like because they’re either duped or stupid or both. The schadenfreude that […]

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More Trump Tizzy: Jobs and Mobs Video, New UN Ambassador


President Trump continues to stir things up: today he tweeted a Jobs Not Mobs video that has all the right people upset. On the heels of that, there’s rumors of a new U.N. Ambassador. No one has caught their breath yet from the Birthright Citizenship question. Harry Reid, when he was sane, agreed with us […]

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How Tech Giants Twitter and Facebook Are Opening the Door to Competitors Like


I just got off the phone with the founder of, Bill Ottman. is a new social media hybrid site that promises to do what no other major platform has done: keep your information private. It also uses game theory and a token/monetary system to reward users for using the site. It’s also open […]

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Trump Houston

Triumphant Trump and Carefree Cruz


Houston If Donald Trump’s good humor infects even the most sober of politicians, his ebullience positively electrifies crowds. Tonight, Houston is electrified. Jolted, energized and best of all, enjoying itself on the way into one of the tightest midterm elections ever. Win or lose, the Cruz Crew and the Trump acolytes are have a grand […]

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Stormy Daniels Horseface

Horseface: What if….no, but what if?


So The Donald struck again this morning with his Horseface tweet. The collective Beltway inhaled breath and tightened sphincter could be felt across America. Everyone else who read it laughed, because, well… Here’s the tweet in question: “Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees.” @FoxNews Great, […]

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