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Matt McDonald

Matt McDonald is the US managing editor of The Spectator. He is based in Alexandria, Virginia.

And Finally

Thinking about baby names

Why do Americans insist on using last names as first names?

By Matt McDonald

Exhibitions

Di another day

There’s a Princess Diana photography exhibition in a DC shopping mall. Why?

By Matt McDonald

Politics

Trump at CPAC Texas: America should kill drug dealers like China does

‘When you look at China and other places, they don’t have a problem’

By Matt McDonald

Place

Slowly roasting in heatwave Britain

AC-free UK sweats it out like Prince Andrew

By Matt McDonald

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

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