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.

Conservatives, Don’t Quit Twitter

If you are someone on the political Right who might quit Twitter because it just banned Jesse Kelly, here’s my plea: Don’t. After the shocking news spread Sunday night that Twitter had deplatormed the conservative influencer for unknown reasons, some conservatives are threatening to leave the social media site. Glenn Reynolds, a.k.a. Instapundit,

By | 2018-11-27T22:16:42+00:00 November 26th, 2018|

There Is No ‘Surge’ in White Supremacy

This has been a particularly violent year for Republicans across the country. Candidates were assaulted and Republican campaign offices were vandalized. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his wife were chased out of a restaurant; Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and his family were harassed by Democratic activists and reporters up until Election Day.

By | 2018-11-18T17:21:37+00:00 November 19th, 2018|

NeverTrump’s Billionaire Leftist Benefactors

Just hours after Jeff Sessions resigned as attorney general last Wednesday at the president’s behest, #TheResistance found its newest target for destruction: Sessions’ interim replacement, Matthew Whitaker.Negative coverage about the acting attorney general has dominated national publications and cable news outlets. Reporters have portrayed Whitaker as a Trump lackey, a crackpot, and an “attack

By | 2018-11-14T01:11:32+00:00 November 14th, 2018|

Democrats Will Investigate, Not Legislate

In a column published the day after the election, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell warned his fellow Democrats to proceed cautiously after winning the House of Representatives. “Our most fervent supporters hope that we will use our newly found control to investigate almost everything that the Trump administration has done,” he wrote. “Though

By | 2018-11-08T22:09:58+00:00 November 9th, 2018|

Nunes Wins, Democrats Lose a Top-Tier Grudge Race

There were a handful of prolific Republicans who the Left really wanted to defeat on Tuesday: Senator Ted Cruz (they didn't), Rep. Ron DeSantis (they didn't), Rep. Steve King (they didn't) and Rep. Devin Nunes (they didn't). Nunes became a target of the Left and some anti-Trump Republicans for his unwavering leadership in exposing the

By | 2018-11-07T09:52:53+00:00 November 7th, 2018|

WashPo/ABC News Poll Has Ominous News For Democrats

Despite the headlines about an eight-point advantage for Democrats in the generic congressional ballot, the detailed results of today's Washington Post/ABC News poll should make most Democratic Party leaders and their billionaire benefactors sweat. First, the eight-point gap represents a five-point drop from the same poll just three weeks ago, when Democrats had a 13-point

By | 2018-11-04T12:14:48+00:00 November 4th, 2018|

Dear Suburban Mom

Hey girlfriend, what’s up? Love the new Moncler vest... aubergine is the hot color this fall. How’s Olivia doing with those college applications? And good luck on Jacob’s big lacrosse tourney this weekend! Listen, we need to talk. I know you’re not really into politics. Even though a lot of us voted for

By | 2018-11-03T21:01:33+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|