Julie Kelly

About Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly is a political commentator and senior contributor to American Greatness. Her past work can be found at The Federalist and National Review. She also has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, and Genetic Literacy Project. After college graduation, she served as a policy and communications consultant for several Republican candidates and elected officials in suburban Chicago. She also volunteered for her local GOP organization. After staying home for more than 10 years to raise her two daughters, Julie began teaching cooking classes out of her home. She then started writing about food policy, agriculture, and biotechnology, as well as climate change and other scientific issues. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1990 with a degree in communications and minor degrees in political science and journalism. Julie lives in suburban Chicago with her husband, two daughters, and (unfortunately) three dogs.

Jilted Again! The NeverTrump-Left Alliance Crumbles

The political misfits known as NeverTrumpers are begging for allies ahead of next year’s presidential election—and, as usual, they aren’t looking to the Right. This collection of failed magazine editors, Iraq War propagandists, washed-up columnists, Russian collusion pimps, and losing campaign consultants have dogged Donald Trump and his supporters for three years. While

By | 2019-07-12T20:06:23-07:00 July 11th, 2019|

The White Supremacist Bogeyman

They are everywhere. I am talking, of course, about white supremacists. The news media, Democrats, and NeverTrump Republicans would have us believe the country is under siege by a sinister cabal of Americans who want to return to the days of Jim Crow, or better yet, the era of slavery. Since the election

By | 2019-07-08T16:14:27-07:00 July 8th, 2019|

The Left’s Political Hit Squads Prep for 2020

Lots of people are very angry with Bret Stephens. But the outrage isn’t coming from the Trump supporters whom Stephens, one of the New York Times’ token "conservative" columnists, routinely maligns. The NeverTrump pundit is under heavy fire from the Left for a frank—and fair—assessment of how “ordinary” Americans view the extreme positions

By | 2019-07-01T16:01:52-07:00 July 1st, 2019|

How Romney and the Anti-Trump GOP Fueled the Border Crisis

The crisis at the southern U.S. border proves at least one thing to be true: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is more honest than Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and his fellow anti-Trump Republicans. Ocasio-Cortez, to her credit, has never tried to fool the American people or her constituency by suggesting she wants anything less

By | 2019-06-28T21:36:58-07:00 June 27th, 2019|

The Steele Dossier Has Been Discredited—Is the IC Report Next?

The three-year orchestrated campaign to discredit Donald Trump and destroy his presidency is littered with sketchy reports authored by partisan characters motivated by power and revenge. From the Steele dossier and the personal memos of former FBI Director James Comey to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, a trove of dubious documents is burnished

By | 2019-06-25T20:11:58-07:00 June 24th, 2019|

Why Wasn’t Everyone Looking for Hillary’s Missing Emails?

Just like in 2016, President Trump appears ready to make Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails an election issue in 2020. “Just compare how they came after us for three years, with everything they have, versus the free pass they gave to Hillary and her aides after they set up an illegal server, destroyed evidence,

By | 2019-06-19T20:03:57-07:00 June 18th, 2019|

No Outrage Over Democrat Ties to Foreign Election Interference

In the latest media-manufactured crisis du jour, the president now stands falsely accused of inviting foreign interference into our elections. During an Oval Office interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Thursday, President Trump said there “isn’t anything wrong” with listening to information offered up by a foreigner about a candidate's political opponent.

By | 2019-06-14T16:17:50-07:00 June 14th, 2019|

Another Media-Fueled Collusion Narrative Falls Apart

It’s a familiar pattern in the Trump era: A partisan figure tasked with thwarting the president—say, Special Counsel Robert Mueller or former FBI Director James Comey—is portrayed as a fair-minded arbiter of truth and justice, a vanguard of our highest democratic institutions, bravely taking on the Bad Orange Man. Such figures are cast

By | 2019-06-11T15:33:11-07:00 June 11th, 2019|

Why Are Democrats Obstructing Justice?

It was a shocking acknowledgment from a fierce (and profane) Russian collusion propagandist. “The Democrats have a clock ticking,” warned CNN analyst Phil Mudd on Tuesday. “If they can’t get things underway before the Department of Justice says, ‘here’s our report on how the [Trump campaign] investigation was initiated, they’re in trouble because

By | 2019-06-05T20:44:04-07:00 June 5th, 2019|