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.

Black Listed: Never Trump Virtue Signalers Are Upset Trump Isn’t Calling

 

So motivated by principle and fear, national security Never Trumpers signed onto a statement that included this: Most fundamentally, Mr. Trump lacks the character, values, and experience to be President. He weakens U.S. moral authority as the leader of the free world. He appears to lack basic knowledge about and belief in the U.S. Constitution, U.S. […]

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The Headless Chickens in the Mainstream Media

 

Chickens, when beheaded, do not know that they’re dead. They run around, spurting blood and making a mess for a while in a fit of nervous expulsion. If the chicken isn’t beheaded quite right, the parts of the brain that sustain survival functions — respiration, movement, heartbeat, excretion — still exists. The chicken can live […]

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Obama: Screw You Suffering Cubans

 

There is no last insult from President Obama. There are just continual insults. If he’s not congratulating himself, he’s changing U.S. policy to harm constituencies  that didn’t vote for him. Today, that meant Cuban people trying to escape their terrorized lot on Cuba and escaping to American soil. As of today, if a Cuban doctor […]

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What is Rubio Up To?

 

Watching the Rex Tillerson confirmation hearings before the Senate yesterday, one thing was clear: Marco Rubio don’t much like Tillerson’s kind. As Senator Rubio listed the atrocities being perpetrated by bad actors around the world, he’d give Mr. Tillerson a steely look and ask leading questions: Is Mr. Putin is a war criminal? Do you […]

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Trump Just Had the Best Press Conference in the History of Press Conferences

 

The Scene: Donald Trump entered the room with his kids Ivanka, Eric, and Donald, Jr. in tow along with his attorney, press secretary Sean Spicer and Vice President-to-be Mike Pence.  The room is fire-marshall-alerting packed with the media taut and ready to pounce like starved hyenas. It’s been eight years to build up this hunger. […]

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Damning Lies: Unreliable Sources Souring the Melting Pot

 

Where to start? Right before Obama’s epic, long-winded exit tour de self last night, CNN and Buzzfeed broke the news that they had access to intel. Multiple sources confirmed the intel. Russians. Talking. Connections. All very hush-hush and unspecific. According to this scoop, Donald Trump paid hookers to pee on a bed in a hotel […]

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Trumprage of the Day: NEPOTISM! Jared Kushner, Advisor

 

Two words: Bobby Kennedy. Why bother being rational at this point? The Left has lost it. They certainly don’t mind Chelsea No-Talent Clinton on NBC making vast sums of money. They don’t mind Chris Stupid-Face Cuomo interviewing Trump. They didn’t mind Bobby Kennedy being Attorney General for his brother. They do mind Jared Kushner, Donald […]

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Coachella’s Owner Anschutz and the Game of Chicken

 

For those who aren’t in the know, Coachella is a trendy music festival. Via Wikipedia: The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire‘s Coachella Valley, in […]

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Good Government Solution: Get Rid of Whole Departments

 

President Obama continues to be a busy little government beaver. He’s installing minions in all parts of the government that will have made and now, will continue to make, life hard for people. Via Watchdog’s Ashe Show, here’s an example: On Dec. 15, with just two months left in his term, President Barack Obama made […]

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How A Question About Trucks Reveals Journalists’ Cultural Bubble

 

Monday, I wrote about trucks and the New York Times reporters who are mystified about the Texans who own them. Being a truck-owning Texan, the NYT piece translated as a sociological study into the faraway culture of truck ownership. The problem? Everyone owns trucks and not just in Texas.  Well, everyone but journalists, own trucks. […]

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