Articles by Julie Kelly

More Unsettled Science on Climate Change

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She’s Had Her Close Up—We’ve Had Enough

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Weathering the Punches

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Climate Cult Exploits Harvey

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Trump Pumps are the Envy of Frumps

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Trump: Not Your Old Codger’s Republican

he Washington Post last week published an op-ed by John Danforth, a former U.S. senator from Missouri. His piece—“The real reason Trump is not a Republican”—is another unwanted visit into the banal, detached mind of an anti-Trump Republican. Danforth, an octogenarian who began his political career the year I was born (1968), mutters and sputters […]

The Gift of Anti-Trump Irrationality

Several polls released over the past few days have gauged not just what Americans think about Donald Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, but offered some critical insight into the hysterical minds of anti-Trump Democrats who bear much of the blame for our poisonous political climate. In some cases, their views reject fact and […]

The Kristol Crackup

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