Julie Ponzi

About Julie Ponzi

Julie Ponzi is Senior Editor of American Greatness. She holds an M.A. in political philosophy and American politics from the Claremont Graduate University. She was an Earhart Fellow and a Bradley Foundation Fellow while studying at Claremont and also earned a Publius Fellowship from The Claremont Institute. Formerly the Director of Academic Programs at the Claremont Institute, she also taught American politics at Azusa Pacific University. Her writing has appeared in the Claremont Review of Books, The Online Library of Law and Liberty, The Columbus Dispatch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Washington Times. She was also a regular and long-time contributor to the Ashbrook Center's blog, No Left Turns. She lives in California. You can follow her on Twitter at @JuliePonzi

Alt-Right Agonistes

Some months ago, Communist Party USA chairman John Bachtell endorsed Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders for president. The announcement received little fanfare and one is hard pressed to find any mention of it in the conventional press. Though the story continues to get a bit of play in conservative news sources, it's mentioned mainly as

By | 2016-09-22T11:40:48-07:00 September 15th, 2016|

The 9/11 Awakening That Still Needs to Happen

  Five years ago, on what was the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our country, I offered this reflection as I recalled the horror of that day. The confidence that assures the vulnerable and makes them forget their condition was shaken. We were all vulnerable now. In truth, however, this was not

By | 2016-09-12T08:28:57-07:00 September 12th, 2016|

American Candidates Abroad

It is difficult to imagine a better day on the campaign trail for Donald Trump than August 31, 2016. Future historians will recall it as the day when a skeptical American public saw a palpable contrast between the real Trump and the cartoon image—not even drawn but merely "phoned in"— by a tired and arrogant Hillary Clinton campaign.

By | 2016-09-09T13:52:09-07:00 September 1st, 2016|

A Tale of Two Kinds of White Racists (Not to Mention those of Other Hues)

Elsewhere on our site, Ken Masugi writes about Donald Trump's impressive speech last week in Milwaukee which, in addition to addressing the important question of law and order, also did not flinch from the question of Republicans and race. When Trump has not been accused actually of being a despicable racist, he's accused instead of seeking deliberately to appeal to

By | 2016-08-22T20:03:02-07:00 August 22nd, 2016|

Trump Speak 101

American Greatness Managing Editor, Ben Boychuk, writes a column in the Sacramento Bee exploring the many supposed "gaffes" of the Trump campaign and begins to note in them a pattern. That is to say, Trump predictably elicits outrage from the usual quarters when he speaks. This outrage leads the news cycle. People argue, at first, about whether or not

By | 2016-08-28T21:01:43-07:00 August 22nd, 2016|

What the Failures of American Indian Policy Can Teach Us About the Injustice of Divisive Tribalism

Naomi Schaefer Riley's newly-released book, The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians, looks to be more than just an interesting examination of an isolated but regrettable phenomenon. It may provide us some insights about the perils of a progressive administrative state that is obsessed with identity politics. The fishing camp where my family has

By | 2016-08-04T20:13:52-07:00 August 4th, 2016|

Free Trade Ideologues Morph into a Faction

David Griswold, a fellow at George Mason University's free-market Mercatus Center, had an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times on Monday arguing that globalization has not hurt U.S. manufacturing but, rather, should be lauded for boosting American manufacturing by 40 percent over the past 20 years. The catch? Manufacturing isn't the same as it was two decades ago. Oh, and it

By | 2016-08-02T21:12:20-07:00 August 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

John Marini explains the American Crisis:  Part 1

An article at the Claremont Review of Books by John Marini, the scholar who literally wrote the book on the ways the administrative state is destructive to the possibility of self-government, deserves wide attention and careful analysis.  This post will be the first in a series attempting to provide some of that. The central problem

By | 2016-07-30T10:28:25-07:00 July 29th, 2016|

How #NeverTrump Bagged the Nomination for Trump

There is an excellent and insightful piece at Real Clear Politics by Jeffrey Anderson on the way center-right conservatives (of the sort who backed either Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush and then became #NeverTrump) made four key errors that virtually assured the nomination of Donald Trump. The article speaks for itself and should be read and committed

By | 2016-07-22T21:50:13-07:00 July 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

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