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.

Mendacity, Hubris, and the Tragedy of Afghanistan

A cynic might start to suspect that the current impeachment fervor roiling Capitol Hill is nothing more than a ruse by Washington’s aristocracy to camouflage revelations about their own incompetence, corruption, and abuse of power over the past few decades. Could it be, a cynic might wonder, that all the accusations leveled against President Trump

By | 2020-01-18T09:27:40-07:00 January 16th, 2020|Tags: |

Unequal Fates: A Real Obama Era Whistleblower vs. the Trump ‘Whistleblower’

The whistleblower, speaking to internal investigators, pulled no punches in his assessment of the government’s mishandling of the war in Afghanistan. “As intelligence makes its way up higher, it gets consolidated and really watered down, it gets politicized,” he explained. “It gets politicized because once policymakers get their hands on it . . . they

By | 2020-01-14T23:29:26-07:00 January 13th, 2020|Tags: |

Christopher Wray Isn’t the Right Man to Fix the FBI

The nation’s most powerful law enforcement agency is in shambles. Following a series of internal investigations, in addition to extensive reporting on the misconduct of former top officials, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is suffering a crisis in confidence from the very people it has a sworn duty to protect: the American public. Considering its

By | 2020-01-13T09:56:03-07:00 January 11th, 2020|Tags: |

Intelligence Community’s Inspector General Is the Link Between FISAgate and Impeachment

As impeachment remains stalled for now, Democrats in the House of Representatives still refuse to release the closed-door testimony of a key witness in the concocted drama: Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community. Atkinson, you may recall, launched the impeachment saga when he determined that the accusations by the “whistleblower” about Trump’s

By | 2020-01-10T20:23:15-07:00 January 9th, 2020|Tags: |

Reasons to Be Wary of War Rhetoric

Before we address the killing of Qasem Soleimani and the controversial monologue from Tucker Carlson that followed, let’s recap 2019 as a backdrop. A series published in the Washington Post just before Christmas detailed how our top military, national security, and political leaders have lied about the war in Afghanistan for nearly two decades. The

By | 2020-01-06T21:06:50-07:00 January 6th, 2020|Tags: |

Washington Post vs. the Steele Dossier

In the thick catalog of media players responsible for promoting the phony Russia collusion storyline, the Washington Post occupies a marquee spot. The Post arguably inflicted the most damage on the first few months of Donald Trump’s presidency by pushing the concocted collusion drama even before Inauguration Day. The Post first published illegally leaked classified

By | 2020-01-04T13:39:52-07:00 January 2nd, 2020|Tags: |

The Religious Bigotry of NeverTrumpers

The mockumentary that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” featured many sidesplitting moments; host Chuck Todd and other Democratic activists disguised as journalists spent an hour solemnly discussing the “assault on the truth” inflicted by Donald Trump and his “cult-like” followers. The very same propagandists responsible for spreading fake news and conspiracy theories about

By | 2019-12-30T21:11:44-07:00 December 30th, 2019|Tags: |

The Hidden Agenda Behind the Roundup Lawsuit Campaign

A Virginia lawyer arrested earlier this month for extortion should bring much-needed attention to one of the biggest legal, scientific, and environmental scams in recent memory: The case against Roundup, a weedkiller used on farms and open spaces in more than 160 countries around the world. Timothy Litzenburg, a Charlottesville attorney, has been charged with

By | 2019-12-26T20:04:37-07:00 December 26th, 2019|Tags: |

The 2019 Lump of Coal Awards

It’s a good thing President Trump is making big, beautiful coal great again because Jolly Old St. Nick is going to need an ample supply this Christmas Eve. (See 2016, 2017, and 2018 for comparable supply-and-demand needs.) This year’s naughty list is overflowing with bitter Foggy Bottom bureaucrats, silly female soccer players, a globetrotting teenaged

By | 2019-12-23T19:12:43-07:00 December 23rd, 2019|Tags: |

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