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.

Media Wolves and Their Sheep’s Clothing

During his fierce news conference last Wednesday, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson blasted the accomplices who publicly validated Jussie Smollett’s bogus claim that he was attacked last month by two white Trump supporters. “To make things worse, the accusations within this phony attack received national attention for weeks,” said the chief. “Celebrities, news

By |2019-02-25T23:13:25-07:00February 25th, 2019|

Third-Eye Justice at the FBI

Justice, we are told, is blind. Our top law enforcement officials repeatedly remind us of their integrity and their heroism; the men and women of the FBI are dedicated public servants who take on bad guys around the world at great sacrifice, and do so without bowing to stress or political pressure. Only

By |2019-02-21T20:40:53-07:00February 21st, 2019|

McCabe’s Distortions About Flynn Investigation

It's hard to track all the falsehoods coming from disgraced ex-FBI chief Andrew McCabe during his book blitz this week. But one glaring and intentional distortion must be clarified and, in my dreams, scrutinized in future interviews. McCabe claims that one of the chief reasons the FBI opened up a counterintelligence probe to determine whether

By |2019-02-20T11:27:22-07:00February 20th, 2019|

Adam Schiff: The Jussie Smollett of Trump-Russia Collusion

He helped conceive a hoax so outlandish that only the most gullible, craven, or witless person could believe it. The attack, as he called it, allegedly was executed by mysterious and politically motivated thugs with the intent to inflict harm. It exploited the political climate of the moment given that the chief goal

By |2019-02-18T21:00:16-07:00February 18th, 2019|

After the Coup is Gone

As the perpetrators of one of the most shameful scandals in American political history begin slowly to retreat, we are left to ponder one overarching question: What now? The tale we’ve been told for more than two years—that Donald Trump’s campaign team, possibly even the candidate himself, colluded with the Kremlin to influence

By |2019-02-15T21:35:57-07:00February 14th, 2019|

The Indecent Inquisitors

The first contest of the 2020 primary season is one year away and the Democratic Party’s agenda now is coming into sharp focus: An income tax rate upwards of 70 percent, a Green New Deal that would send America back to the Stone Age, postpartum baby-killing, and the elimination of federal control over

By |2019-02-10T21:45:30-07:00February 10th, 2019|

The PMS Caucus

In a gracious move at his State of the Union address, President Trump gave a shout-out to the historic number of women serving in Congress this year. “Exactly one century after Congress passed the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we now have more women serving in Congress than at any

By |2019-02-07T17:53:35-07:00February 7th, 2019|

Trump Tower Collusion Storyline Backfires

It could be the most investigated and costliest 20-minute meeting in political history. I’m talking, of course, about the infamous June 9, 2016 encounter between top Trump campaign associates—including the president’s son and namesake—and Russian surrogates. The prodigious amount of time and energy devoted to analyzing that brief confab, which allegedly represented the

By |2019-02-05T23:17:16-07:00February 5th, 2019|

The Real Reason Democrats Have Postponed Barr’s Confirmation

After what seemed to be a done deal following a relatively smooth public hearing last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee now has delayed until February 7 the vote to confirm William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general. The reason, according to news reports, is lingering concerns about how Trump’s incoming attorney general

By |2019-01-31T21:49:05-07:00January 31st, 2019|

Against Trump: Three Years Later

Three years ago this month, National Review published its controversial and now infamous entreaty, “Against Trump.” The issue was singularly devoted to making a case against Donald Trump’s then surging primary candidacy; it featured a roster of notable conservative influencers explaining why the brash Manhattan billionaire posed a dire threat to conservatism. Exactly

By |2019-01-28T20:40:07-07:00January 28th, 2019|