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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:

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


Moral Panic Over E-Cigarettes Carries a High Cost

May 16 2018


Kids and Sleep: Are Americans Too Nervous?

May 1 2018


The FDA Cracks Down on Juul

April 25 2018


Media Panic over E-cigarettes will Harm Smokers

April 18 2018


RFS Creates Strange Bedfellows

March 21 2018


It's Melatonin, Not Hard Drugs!

March 6 2018


BPA Safety Confirmed Again

February 26 2018


The Parkland Massacre--Let's Wait for More Details Before Calling for Gun Restrictions

February 15 2018


Media Loves Evil North Korean Official, Vilifies Americans

February 13 2018


New York School Officials Miss Chance to Teach About Real Inclusion

February 7 2018


Twitter Parenting Experts and Their Sick, Sick Imaginations

February 5 2018


GMOs Can Help World Hunger

January 30 2018


Testimony Before FDA Advisory Committee

January 26 2018


Obesity Alarmists Get To Work Fat Shaming the President

January 17 2018


Raw Water—The New Year’s Biggest (and Most Dangerous) Scam

January 4 2018


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


#143 Un-Scientific Reports Coming From the International Agency for Research on Cancer

September 27 2018


World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Letter

September 27 2018


Pop culture blackout: Melania Trump missing from magazine covers, TV appearances

September 23 2018


Should We Talk to Kids About the Opioid Crisis? • Bold TV

September 14 2018


Statement: Flavored E-Cigarette Ban Could Lead to Worse Outcomes

September 12 2018


Wiz Khalifa Criticized for Letting 5-Year-Old Son Ride the School Bus

September 4 2018


Hysteria Is Not Helping Anyone When it Comes to Alcohol, Could Lead to More Regulation • Cam & Co.

August 28 2018


Farmers and Vegans Collide with Competing Views on the Future of Agriculture • Cam & Co.

August 14 2018


After Demi Lovato, Will We See More Addiction Conversations? • Bold TV

August 10 2018


Grievance Culture is Taking Over and Causing People to Overlook Real Issues • Cam & Co.

August 7 2018


Every Mother Can Relate To Cardi B • Bold Life

August 3 2018


Hot Water Challenge: We Can't Ban Our Way to Safety • Cam & Co.

July 31 2018


Are Four-Year Degrees Really Necessary? • Bold TV

July 27 2018


When your child's friend's parent annoys you • Good Morning Washington

July 26 2018


Children mowing the lawn should be no cause for concern • Cam & Co.

July 24 2018


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


Are Supermodels Experts in Everything?

April 10 2017


Pity Our Overconfident Celebrities

March 23 2017


Flushing Busybody Politicians

March 16 2017


Feminism’s Problems are Bigger Than One Bad Teacher

March 15 2017


Neil deGrasse Tyson Tries to Kill the Tooth Fairy

February 28 2017


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