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Melissa Chen

Melissa Chen is a contributing editor to The Spectator.

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How do pandemics change the way we think?

During elevated pathogen threat levels, mating preferences are skewed toward higher attractiveness and better symmetry

By Melissa Chen

Politics

Is Joe Biden really a sure thing?

It’s time for the media — not just the Sanders campaign  — to start exploring Joe Biden’s glaring flaws

By Melissa Chen

Politics

Why the #NeverBernie efforts fell flat in South Carolina

The battle lines are drawn, between the moderates and progressives

By Melissa Chen

Art

What the Art Basel Banana says about our world

It’s rotten even if the banana is not

By Melissa Chen

Internet

Chick-fil-A ruffles a few feathers

Conservatives are mad at the chicken restaurant for performing a values U-turn

By Melissa Chen

Politics

Armenian genocide and the theater of US politics

Ilhan Omar proves she’s not a serious opponent of oppression

By Melissa Chen

Faith

The unholy alliance between atheists and evangelicals

Is social justice a civilizational and eternal threat?

By Melissa Chen

Television

The NBA tosses an alley-oop for China’s censors

Meanwhile, South Park offers a full-court press of freedom of expression

By Melissa Chen

China

The unease of the Chinese diaspora

How the CCP is attempting to create a Chinese ummah

By Melissa Chen

Education

Andrew Yang, Asian stereotypes and the discomforts of reality

We are highly averse to even remotely acknowledging differences in group outcomes, even when it comes to positive ones

By Melissa Chen

Internet

How a New Jersey brewery unwittingly became the latest culture war battleground

Sitting on the sidelines of online outrage is no longer an option

By Melissa Chen

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