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by and | Feb 1, 2023

In this episode of The Spectacle, Scott McKay and Melissa Mackenzie discuss former President Donald Trump’s Ron DeSantis obsession. This leads to a discussion about Republicans who obsess over other Republicans instead of focusing on the obvious failures of Democrats…

by and | Jan 25, 2023

In this episode of The Spectacle podcast, what was planned to be a regular discussion of American politics quickly turned into something else altogether. Melissa Mackenzie begins with a discussion of a YouGov poll that covers political orientation and how…

by | Dec 29, 2022

George Santos, a newly elected congressman from Long Island, New York, has been caught in a string of embarrassing lies about his background. He claimed to have received a degree from Baruch College in 2010; he didn’t. He claimed to…

by and | Dec 9, 2022

On this week’s episode of The Spectacle, Scott McKay and Melissa Mackenzie discuss the preeminent role of culture in shaping the nation. Share your comments on the episode down below. Listen to The Spectacle with Melissa Mackenzie and Scott McKay on Spotify. Watch The…

by | Nov 25, 2022

A gonzo journalist who transcended print — an Andrew Breitbart or James O’Keefe, perhaps, before there were Breitbarts and O’Keefes. A Huntress S. Thompson, you might say, but her particular Las Vegas was the political Swamp. A mover and shaker…

by | Nov 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Holiday Season commences: Thanksgiving Day, and all the jokes about turkeys; Christmas Day, and all the gifts we give and receive; and finally New Year’s Day and all the bowl games, more food, more drink, leftover turkey,…

by | Nov 2, 2022

There are moments when a political party goes totally stupid. Like the Democrats on abortion. It’s a tough issue. Having government involved in family issues is never good. But it also is sometimes tragically necessary — what to do when…

by | Aug 16, 2022

The showdown looms on Aug. 23, the date of the 2022 New York congressional primary election. In New York’s 2nd District out there on Long Island, incumbent Republican RINO Rep. Andrew Garbarino is facing a challenge from the Trump-supporting retired…

by | Aug 2, 2022

This column has talked about the highly entertaining yet thoroughly uncompetitive Senate race in Louisiana in which John Kennedy is certain to win reelection against a host of hapless contenders. But developments in that race which were 100 percent foreseeable…

by | May 21, 2022

What’s the matter with California? “It’s suffering from San Fransickness,” which is “pathological altruism,” answers Michael Shellenberger, author of the book San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities. Too many homeless people. Too little common sense. Too much magical thinking. Shellenberger…

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