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Julie Gunlock

Director, Center for Progress and Innovation

Julie Gunlock is director of Independent Women’s Forum's center for progress and innovation. She is the author of the book From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back.

Before joining IWF, Gunlock served as a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and on the House Homeland Security Committee, and on the staffs of Ohio Senators Mike DeWine, George Voinovich, and Tom Coburn. Gunlock has written about food and culture for the New York Post, the Washington Post, New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Times, National Review Magazine, National Interest Magazine, the Tampa Tribune, and Townhall.com and is a regular contributor to National Review Online, BlogHer and Huffington Post. She has offered political commentary on Fox News, TheBlaze TV and other networks and is a regular guest on local, regional and national radio programs.

She lives in Virginia with her husband and three young, active, and perpetually hungry boys.

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Recent Articles:

Hyperbole Alert: Fortnite As Addictive As Cocaine!

October 8 2019

Banning E-cigs Will Lead to More Smoking and Grow the Black Market

September 30 2019

Is There A Teen Vaping Epidemic?

September 5 2019

Gov. Whitmer Creates Health Crisis in Michigan

September 4 2019

Don’t Freak Out Before School Starts

September 4 2019

Two Truths and a Lie: Pesticides

August 28 2019

Good News! No Need To Eat Your Placenta

August 6 2019

Would Gun Restrictions Help?

August 5 2019

Bushnell Confesses

July 31 2019

Two Truths and a Lie: Vaccines

July 30 2019

Nike Panders

July 2 2019

Gottlieb: A Little Too Late on E-Cigarettes

June 25 2019

Two Truths and a Lie: BPA

June 11 2019

Two Truths & a Lie: Parabens

June 4 2019

Two Truths and a Lie: Organic Food

May 14 2019

Colorado Gov. to Tax E-cigarettes

April 24 2019

Two Truths and a Lie: Sunscreen

April 23 2019

Do You Really Need Government to Tell You This?

April 22 2019

California's War on Cleanliness

April 18 2019

Anti-Vaccine Hysteria is Leading to Disease Outbreaks

April 9 2019

No, Prince Harry Does Not Want to Ban Fortnite

April 6 2019

Gov. Bevin's Bad Advice on Vaccines

March 21 2019

Two Truths and a Lie: Vaping

March 19 2019

Hey Connecticut, Soda Bans Don’t Make Kids Healthier!

February 4 2019

The FDA’s Refusal to Promote E-Cigarettes is a Public Health Crisis

February 1 2019

Can you identify which of the following is NOT true about GMOs?

January 30 2019

America--Home of the Brave...Except When Parenting

January 24 2019

My friends Louis--A Pink Hat Marcher

January 22 2019

Tamika Mallory Refuses to Answer for Her Troubling Associations

January 14 2019

The Politicalization of Professional Medical Organization

January 10 2019

Senator Joni Ernst--Media Forgets About Impressive Women on the Right

January 4 2019

Progress and Innovation Makes Life Better

January 2 2019

On the 3rd Day of Christmas: Julie Gunlock's Grande Memerè Boucher’s Tourtières

December 15 2018

School Lunches--Still Healthy, Better Tasting

December 10 2018

Social Justice Warriors Miss the Moral Lessons in Rudolph

December 1 2018

Is Milk Racist? Patrice Responds

November 6 2018

Women in the Food and Agriculture Field Want to Push Back on Alarmism

October 31 2018

No! Your Fast Food Burger Isn't Contaminated with Antibiotics

October 18 2018

Praise for Rodan + Fields--Working to Push Back on Alarmism

October 10 2018

How Vaping Helped One Woman Quit Smoking

October 10 2018

LaCroix Won't Kill You (I can't believe I just wrote that...)

October 7 2018

Gregg to Hirono--Should Your Male Constituents Shut Up?

October 1 2018

SCOTUS Theater and the Abuse of Nominees

September 5 2018

The Brady House Did Not Endanger the Brady Bunch

September 3 2018

Glyphosate in Cereal: Another Myth Promoted by Unethical Green Groups

August 16 2018

Who Loses When Products Are Banned

July 13 2018

Cowards at Krogers

July 11 2018

Judge: The Courts Should Stay In Their Lane

June 27 2018

World No Tobacco Day: Let's Recognize the Potential of E-Cigarettes

May 31 2018

A Podcast on the Complexities of the Opioid Crisis

May 30 2018

Coalition Calls for the FDA to Release Its Data on Teen Vaping

October 3 2019

Coalition Urges President Trump to Protect Adult Vapers by Keeping Flavored Products Legally Available

October 3 2019

Myths surrounding vaping and the potential ban on the products • The Rich Zeoli Show

October 1 2019

Banning E-cigs Will Lead to More Smoking and Grow the Black Market

September 30 2019

Statement: White House Vaping Ban Will Hurt Smokers Trying to Quit

September 11 2019

By Executive Order, Michigan Becomes First State to Ban Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

September 5 2019

Statement: Gov. Whitmer's Flavored Vaping Ban Will Hurt Those Trying to Quit Smoking

September 4 2019

Walmart to Stop Alaska Handgun Sales, End Sales of Short-Barrel Rifle and Handgun Ammo Nationwide • Steve Gruber Show

September 4 2019

Lets Fix the Broken Gun Laws, Not Create More Restrictions • La Crosse Talk

August 7 2019

Former FDA Commissioner Tangles with How the FDA Should Regulate E-Cigarettes • Steve Gruber

July 15 2019

Why Has American Pride In the U.S. Decreased? • Bold Politics

July 12 2019

Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb tangles with the question of how the FDA should regulate e-cigarettes • The Steve Gruber Show

July 10 2019

San Francisco Misses the Point and Bans E-Cigarette Sales • The Steve Gruber Show

June 26 2019

Do Mothers Get Paid Less Than Fathers? • Bold TV

June 14 2019

Julie Gunlock on Transgender Supreme Court ruling. Boys running track as girls.’ • The Steve Gruber Show

May 29 2019

Do you need the government for this? Shoshana Weismann Talks Unnecessary Food Regulations

April 22 2019

FDA’s Sharpless will not be kind to vaping

April 15 2019

Another Confirmed Case of the Measles: What to do about anti-vaxxers? • WBAL

April 11 2019

How to Incentivize Parents to Vaccinate Their Kids So Everyone Wins • Steve Gruber Show

April 3 2019

Does climate change influence your plans for a future family? • Bold Politics

March 29 2019

How the Right Can Win with Young People with Good Policy • Bill Cunningham Show

March 27 2019

What Happens When We Are Afraid of Foods? • Food Bubble

March 27 2019

A Proposal to Lower the Voting Age to 16 Failed in Congress — Should it be Reconsidered? • Bold TV

March 25 2019

What Can States Do To Stop Outbreaks Due To Anti-Vaxxers? • The Lars Larson Show

March 8 2019

Child Stands Up to Anti-Vaxx Parents And Gets Himself Vaccinated • Steve Gruber Radio

March 5 2019

Hey Connecticut, Soda Bans Don’t Make Kids Healthier! • Steve Gruber Show

February 20 2019

The impact of mom-shaming and how to handle it with grace • The Motherside

February 20 2019

Julie Gunlock on State of the Union Address • The Steve Gruber Show

February 6 2019

SJW's Turned Doctors Label Masculinity as a Mental Illness • Bill Cunningham Show

January 13 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Melts Down Over ICE Protecting Our Borders • The Steve Gruber Show

January 9 2019

Do Companies Take Advantage of Our New Year’s Insecurities? • Bold Life

January 4 2019

PETA Says Eating Eggs Makes You a Bad Feminist • Steve Gruber Show

December 27 2018

Should Santa be Gender Neutral? • Bold TV

December 21 2018

Should We Stop Telling Our Kids About Santa? • Bold Life

December 14 2018

#151 New Vaping Report Proves There is Profit in Creating Fear Around E-Cigarettes

December 14 2018

Parents Should be More Involved in Kids Lunches, Not the Government • Fox & Friends

December 10 2018

Make Lunches Great Again: Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama Era School Lunch Restrictions

December 10 2018

Is the Outrage Around Rudloph the Red Nosed Reindeer Justified? • Bold Politics

December 7 2018

Impact Farming Show - Julie Gunlock - Modern Agriculture in the culture of alarmism

November 28 2018

Legalizing Marijuana but Banning Nicotine? • Cam & Co.

November 13 2018

Are Feminist Organizations Doing a Disservice to Women By Creating Safe Spaces? • Bold Politics

October 26 2018

All Meat for Sale is Anti-Biotic Free, Don't Believe the Scare Tactics • Cam & Co.

October 24 2018

More Women Are Running for Political Office Than Ever

October 17 2018

What Is Next For Nikki Haley? • Bold Politics

October 12 2018

Save the Democrats: Crush Them at the Polls

October 12 2018

The Truth About the "Unpaid Intern" • NRA News

October 9 2018

#144 Real Story About Ex-Smoker Quitting by Starting to Vape

October 5 2018

Julie Gunlock on NRA News Cam & Company

October 4 2018

Politicization distracts from the real issues -- and hurts, not helps, women • The Steve Gruber Show

October 3 2018

Will The Senate Confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh? • Bold Politics

September 28 2018

Setting the Record Straight on Vaping

September 30 2019

A Vaping Ban Won’t Solve The Problem, It Will Only Make It Worse

September 18 2019

Promising, Private Efforts to Save the Oceans

May 3 2019

Soda Scolds Ignore the Truth: Soda Consumption is Down

May 3 2019

Childhood obesity is more complicated than sugary drinks

April 25 2019

A Funny Meteorologist Offers Advice on Weathering Personal Storms

April 5 2019

How to Get Parents to Vaccinate Their Children

April 1 2019

E-cigarettes are much safer than smoking but few know it. That's a public health tragedy.

February 28 2019

Limited State Action is Required to Stop Disease Outbreaks

February 26 2019

A cocktail a day doesn't keep the doctor away, but it also won't give you cancer

October 30 2018

Cosko Is Not An Unpaid Intern

October 6 2018

Opioids: Parents should know about real dangers facing kids

September 10 2018

Eliminating Straws is About the Stupidest Thing Starbucks Can Do for the Planet

July 11 2018

Michael Bloomberg should embrace vaping to support World No Tobacco Day

May 30 2018

Outraged 'woke' Americans: A new national embarrassment

May 4 2018

How to Talk Politics Without Starting Fights and Ruining Relationships

April 27 2018

While Obama pushed 'restorative justice' in schools, the Parkland shooter got a free pass

April 16 2018

Utah’s 'free range' law necessary in today's punitive parenting culture

March 30 2018

Don't mandate, but nudge parents hard to vaccinate their kids

March 29 2018

Parents Are Being Fed Misinformation About The National Gun Control Walkout

March 13 2018

It’s time for Sheriff Scott Israel to be put in a time out

February 28 2018

Food Allergy Activists Allergic to Jokes

February 22 2018

Oprah’s ‘Truth’ and Its Potentially Deadly Consequences

January 11 2018

Bob Geldof Should Write a New Tune: Do They Know They’re Starving?

December 22 2017

What London Could Learn From Los Angeles About Banning Fast Food

December 12 2017

The Disney Channel is no longer safe for our kids

December 8 2017

Samizdat GOOP Memo Reveals Plans for Image Makeover

November 28 2017

No, Bolshevik Parents Weren’t Early Free Rangers

November 7 2017

Moms Are Key to Success In Green Agitation

October 19 2017

The Moral Emptiness of Hollywood Moms

October 16 2017

Is There A Merit Badge for Gender Denial?

October 12 2017

Now, Even Your Dinner is Supposed to be Part of the #Resistance

October 10 2017

GOOP and the Media’s Double Standard on Pseudoscience

September 15 2017

Politics in the classroom

September 12 2017

Why Do Former GMO Execs Lead An Anti-GMO Lab? It’s Not A Change Of Heart

September 7 2017

No, ‘Wonder Woman’ isn’t a ‘step backwards’

August 28 2017

Male Fertility Is Not In Crisis Because Of Plastic

August 2 2017

Is Your Child Safe From Antivaccine Activists?

August 1 2017

Lassie Came Home. Lena Dunham’s Rescue Dog? ‘Re-Homed’ When He Became Inconvenient

July 11 2017

The Holderness Family Embraces Helicopter Parenting this Summer (But I Still Love Them!)

June 30 2017

Why It’s Hilariously Hypocritical For Food And Wine To Lecture About The BLT’s Carbon Footprint

June 28 2017

Say Anything. . . Just Not to a Mom?

June 26 2017

Dr. Gwyneth and Her Goop Will See You Now

June 19 2017

Jerry Seinfeld Isn’t Disgusted Enough With Kardashian-Style Reality Television

June 19 2017

Why The Baby Industry Really Doesn’t Want Newborns To Sleep In Cardboard Boxes

June 12 2017

Jerry Seinfeld Reminds the World that Hugging Shouldn’t be Compulsory

June 8 2017

Hey, Michelle Obama: If You Have a Personal Chef, Don’t Criticize Regular Americans’ Food Choices

May 18 2017

Babies, Bugs, and a Great Big Scare

May 18 2017

The Unholy Alliance Between Big Biz And Big Alarmism

May 2 2017

Why Gwyneth Paltrow and Other Celebrities Shouldn’t Be Your Source for Science

April 27 2017

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