Julie Ponzi

About Julie Ponzi

Julie Ponzi is Senior Editor of American Greatness. She holds an M.A. in political philosophy and American politics from the Claremont Graduate University. She was an Earhart Fellow and a Bradley Foundation Fellow while studying at Claremont and also earned a Publius Fellowship from The Claremont Institute. Formerly the Director of Academic Programs at the Claremont Institute, she also taught American politics at Azusa Pacific University. Her writing has appeared in the Claremont Review of Books, The Online Library of Law and Liberty, The Columbus Dispatch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Washington Times. She was also a regular and long-time contributor to the Ashbrook Center's blog, No Left Turns. She lives in California. You can follow her on Twitter at @JuliePonzi

Is the Department of Homeland Security Submitting to Jihad?

After an extensive career as a scientist working and studying in the Middle East, Philip Haney decided to put his extensive expertise and experience with Arabic culture and language to use for the American government after 9/11 by becoming a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security. But as the years advanced, Haney noticed that

By | 2017-03-22T14:36:03+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|

Make Democrats American Again!

Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Henry Olsen—one of the few analysts who correctly gauged the 2016 election results before they were in—predicts ongoing electoral disaster for the Democrats. Olsen is spot on when he argues that Democrats, whether they mean to regain lost electoral ground or to lay claim to new ground, will have

By | 2017-03-16T20:46:39+00:00 March 16th, 2017|

Bannon Vindicates John Marini

Even before Michael Anton (writing as Publius Decius Mus) published the most famous essay of the 2016 campaign season, “The Flight 93 Election,”—indeed, even before Donald Trump was considered a serious presidential contender—John Marini was formulating the arguments that would culminate in what remains the most powerful and the best affirmative case for Trump. Marini’s

By | 2017-02-24T14:31:31+00:00 February 24th, 2017|

Michael Novak, RIP

It is with sadness that we at American Greatness note the passing of the accomplished writer, thinker, and theologian Michael Novak—a man whose influence extended to everyone from statesmen, to popes, and intellectuals,  to the common man. Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, praised him and Pope John Paul II called him a friend. He was wise, but

By | 2017-02-18T00:12:24+00:00 February 18th, 2017|

“A Culture of Snitching” is the Result of the Failures in American Civic Education

Mark Steyn joined Chris Buskirk today on the Seth and Chris Show to discuss many ways the Left's long march through the institutions has undermined American education and worked to erode civic trust. This has had a bad effect not just in America, but even in terms of the example America sets for the rest

By | 2017-02-16T23:09:18+00:00 February 16th, 2017|

Robert Curry: Americanism Is In Our Bones, If Not In Our Intellects

Robert Curry—American Greatness contributor and author of Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Forgotten Power of the American Idea—appeared on the Seth and Chris Show yesterday to discuss his recent article, "Replacing Scalia and Replacing Constitutional Rights." The theme of Curry's work may help us to understand how we, the American people, can begin once again, to exercise

By | 2017-01-13T09:36:02+00:00 January 12th, 2017|

Making Aliens of Our Own Citizens

Liberty without civic understanding and virtue remains impossible. American Greatness publisher Chris Buskirk and contributing editor Seth Leibsohn on Tuesday featured George Mason School of Law professor, F.H. Buckley on their radio show to discuss his recent New York Post column, "How Trump Can End Brainwashing on US Campuses." The article is a reflection on this newly

By | 2017-01-11T23:36:08+00:00 January 11th, 2017|

When You Just “Can’t Even”

"Saturday Night Live" no longer airs before my bedtime and, I'm told, it's most often no longer funny. But thanks to YouTube (and a few friends with insomnia), I've discovered at least a couple of pretty cutting and amusing bits of cultural commentary. Take this now famous example: https://youtu.be/vKOb-kmOgpI And my new personal favorite: https://youtu.be/Ef_33wIEeds But

By | 2016-12-06T18:34:51+00:00 December 6th, 2016|