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Matt McDonald is the US managing editor of The Spectator.

Policy

Masks on planes are making me sick

Is it ‘Following The Science’ to extend the mandate by another two weeks?

By Matt McDonald

Politics

Down with the Senate theater kids

Make Supreme Court hearings dull again

By Matt McDonald

Politics

Infrastructure Republicans aren’t ‘traitors’

It’s a strange world where voting on behalf of your voters’ interests is seen as an act of party disloyalty

By Matt McDonald

Science & Tech

The trouble with Trump’s new social network

What kind of free speech site won’t allow its users to speak freely about it?

By Matt McDonald

Politics

Progressive scare tactics won’t work on Joe Manchin

He’s your archetypal politicker who believes bills are best passed through compromise

By Matt McDonald

Science & Tech

Am I still fully vaccinated?

Given how confused the government seems, I no longer know

By Matt McDonald

Home

In defense of Spirit Airlines

For too long has Spirit been the punchline of hastily written Saturday Night Live jokes

By Matt McDonald

Politics

Do I get Friday off for Juneteenth?

June 19 is now a federal holiday — but this year it falls on a Saturday

By Matt McDonald

Science & Tech

Facebook should never have stifled the debate about COVID’s origins

Clearly the social-media giant is uneasy with its role in the public square

By Matt McDonald

Politics

Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

The jury returned guilty verdicts on all three counts

By Matt McDonald

Business

Why the European Super League is a really bad idea

Americans love upsets — the new league will offer none

By Matt McDonald

Science & Tech

America: approve AstraZeneca

Clearly Europe needs your help, again

By Matt McDonald

Science & Tech

The mask of authority vs the mask of freedom

How ‘mandated’ were masks, anyway?

By Matt McDonald

Politics

He’s back: Trump flirts with 2024 run in first speech since leaving office

‘Who knows — I may even decide to beat them for a third time?’

By Matt McDonald

Politics

Congress certifies Biden’s victory after day of violence

Four people died in the vicinity of the Capitol on Wednesday

By Matt McDonald

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