Emina Melonic

About Emina Melonic

Originally from Bosnia, a survivor of the Bosnian war and its aftermath of refugee camps, Emina Melonic immigrated to the United States in 1996 and became an American citizen in 2003. She has a Ph.D. in comparative literature. Her writings have appeared in National Review, The Imaginative Conservative, New English Review, The New Criterion, Law and Liberty, The University Bookman, Claremont Review of Books, The American Mind, and Splice Today. She lives near Buffalo, N.Y.

Memento Mori: Rutger Hauer’s Message in ‘Blade Runner’

The death in July of Dutch actor Rutger Hauer brought out reflections on his career. Hauer made his film debut as a wild sculptor in Paul Verhoeven’s “Turkish Delight” (1973), and since then has starred in numerous films, but he is known primarily for his role as Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” (1982).

By | 2019-09-08T22:08:24-07:00 September 8th, 2019|Tags: |

Ilhan Omar: Alinsky Radical

Ilhan Omar’s recent speech at the Council on American-Islamic Relations has received a lot of attention and not without reason. Snippets of the speech have been posted all over social media, most notably on Twitter. The part of her speech that has caused the most righteous anger and incredulity is where the freshman

By | 2019-04-14T18:57:02-07:00 April 14th, 2019|

Denial, Thy Name Is (Fake) Media!

Although the Mueller Report is done and has cleared President Trump of charges of collusion and obstruction of justice, all the facts in the world will not stop the Left and the NeverTrump collective from questioning  that conclusion. So desirous were they of yet another promised “bombshell” that their reactions of utter disbelief

By | 2019-03-29T16:41:51-07:00 March 29th, 2019|

Hollow Globalism Drives Ilhan Omar’s Politics of Affectation

The world,” “the planet,” and “other nations” get a lot of mentions in the speeches of newly elected members of Congress such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Each of them focuses on what can be done globally, usually at the expense of the United States. This calls

By | 2019-03-23T12:19:07-07:00 March 21st, 2019|

Tucker Carlson and the Apology Factory

Fans of TV’s “Seinfeld” will recall an episode titled “The Apology,” in which George Costanza nearly loses his mind (OK, that happened in almost every episode) because he doesn’t receive an apology he thinks he rightfully deserves. During the course of the episode, George learns that a former childhood friend, Jason Hanky, is

By | 2019-04-20T10:27:30-07:00 March 15th, 2019|

An Independent America

Who are the friends of America? Who are the real enemies who hate America to the core of its being? In trying to answer these questions, the usual distinctions between conservative and liberal don't apply anymore, especially since Donald Trump has been president. The idea of America is under assault today from those

By | 2019-02-16T10:50:02-07:00 February 15th, 2019|

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