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

Is Trump our McCarthy?

William Voegeli writes at National Review that a clue to understanding the support for Trump can be found in recalling that, "Sometimes worthy causes have unworthy champions," and then citing the anti-communism of Joseph McCarthy as a parallel example to Trump's position on terror. "The Trump movement is propelled by the fear that the idiots aren’t just

By | 2016-07-25T13:58:17-07:00 July 22nd, 2016|

Sorry, David Brooks and Others:  You’re Massively Wrong About Globalism Being “Massively Right” 

At the American Interest, Jason Willick writes perceptively about Samuel Huntington's prediction, more than two decades old, that the political order in the West would be turned upside down by a growing gulf between a "global elite" and their more nationalist general populations. The post-war push for an elite cosmopolitanism demanded free trade, open immigration policies, and an

By | 2016-07-18T18:19:08-07:00 July 18th, 2016|

Their Essex Man, Our Reagan Democrat

Readers of American Greatness will not want to miss this Powerline Podcast with Steve Hayward interviewing Henry Olsen of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Olsen is the premier number-crunching election prognosticator in the business. His track record predicting election outcomes is remarkably clear-eyed and brutally accurate–which explains why, even though he is not a Trump supporter, he

By | 2016-07-16T06:22:52-07:00 July 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Stamping Our Feet, Spinning Our Wheels

This story about the RNC's platform deliberations and the decision to "toughen" the stance on pornography by deeming it a "public health crisis" is everything that is wrong with current GOP and conservative thinking about politics. In the first place, a party platform should never be so comprehensive in terms of policy. A platform should be, instead, a

By | 2016-07-14T17:51:05-07:00 July 14th, 2016|Tags: |

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