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Matt McDonald is the US managing editor of The Spectator. He is based in the Washington, DC area.

Politics

The shocking Hunter Biden twists in the Twitter Files

Former New York Post editor Emma-Jo Morris describes how Twitter suppressed her story

By Matt McDonald

Campaign 2022

Georgia gets ready to runoff… again

Neither Herschel Walker nor Raphael Warnock was able to break 50 percent

By Matt McDonald

Campaign 2022

How Stacey Abrams blew it

She’s been running a national campaign for four years. Why is it backfiring?

By Matt McDonald

Campaign 2022

On the ground with Obama, Warnock and Abrams in Georgia

Politician-turned-celebrity attacks celebrity-turned-politician

By Matt McDonald

Place

Steins and slogan tees at the Helen Oktoberfest

The Appalachian Alpine town offers a blissful escape from midterm attack ads

By Matt McDonald

Campaign 2022

Carnage meets courtesy at the Georgia debates

Marjorie Taylor Greene is a human buzzsaw and Herschel Walker takes a night off

By Matt McDonald

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

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