Jillian Kay Melchior

Senior Fellow

Jillian Kay Melchior covers energy and environmental issues for the Independent Women's Forum. She also writes for National Review as a Thomas L. Rhodes Fellow for the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.

She was a 2011 Robert Novak fellow for the Phillips Foundation, reporting on Christianity in China, traveling extensively and writing for The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, Newsweek Japan, Doublethink, and The Daily.

She has previously worked as an opinion writer and History Page editor at The Daily, an assistant online editor at Commentary, and a Bartley Fellow on the opinion page of The Wall Street Journal Asia.

She is a graduate of Hillsdale College.

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Recent Articles:

Michigan Judge: State Right-to-Work Law Trumps Union Policies
September 12 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Mail Union Lets Carriers Retire in Hypocrisy
September 12 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Disturbing Similarities Between HealthCare.gov Hack and Earlier Attack
September 4 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
national Review - The Corner



Issa to Tavenner: You 'Must Testify' on HealthCare.gov
September 4 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Healthcare.gov Hacked in July, and HHS Discovered It Just Last Week
September 4 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
national Review - The Corner



Did Obama Admin Even Consider Whether Executive Action on Tax Inversions Would Be Legal? Maybe Not.
August 28 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Department of Labor Spends $2,637 Each Week on Elevator Posters — and More Waste and Frivolity Alleged
August 26 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



U.K. Wind Farms Shut Off Turbines, Earn Almost ‘Double What They Would Have Received for Producing Energy’
August 25 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Teamsters Slash Tires, Threaten Top Chef Host
August 21 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Tavenner to Subordinate: 'Please Delete' HealthCare.gov E-mails with White House
August 15 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Proposed EPA Regs Would Affect Climate by Eighteen-Thousandths of a Degree by 2100 — and Cost U.S. Economy $51 Billion Annually
August 14 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Congress Isn’t Alone in Struggling to Obtain Obamacare Records
August 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Top Obama Administration Official May Have Deleted HealthCare.gov E-mails
August 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Connecticut Health Exchange Glitch Plagues Thousands of Obamacare Enrollees
July 11 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill Establishing Background Checks for Obamacare Navigators
July 10 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Colorado Anti-Fracking Ballot Measures Begin Signature Collection
July 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Undetected for a Month, Romanian Hacker Attacks Vermont Health Exchange Server
July 1 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Loveland Votes Against Fracking Moratorium
June 25 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Miss USA Was Right About Self Defense and Rape
June 20 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review, The Corner



Republicans Bash Maine Democrats for Thwarting Welfare Reform Efforts
June 19 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review, The Corner



Former Colorado Health Exchange Director Pleads Guilty to Stealing Public Money
June 19 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review, The Corner



How the VA Cooked the Suicide Books
June 9 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



400 Connecticut Health-Exchange Enrollees' Information May Be Compromised
June 6 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior



Taxpayers Fund $5.7 Million Campaign Featuring Fake Climate-Change Emergency Voicemails
June 5 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Asks VA to Quit Paying Health Professionals for Union Work
June 2 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Golden Gym Benefits for DARPA
May 22 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



The Postal Service’s Red Ink
April 28 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review: The Corner



Las Vegas Unions’ Obamacare Reckoning
April 4 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



White House Officials Laud Natural Gas
March 21 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review: The Corner



Colorado’s Health Exchange: A High-Priced Drama Production
March 21 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review: The Corner



Philadelphia Unions' Political Spending Under Scrutiny
March 18 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



The EPA’s Anti-Transparency Antics
March 5 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Red Tape and Oil Explosions
January 27 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Fracking Cuts Ohio Heat Costs
January 27 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



The Battle of Kobane
September 24 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



The Old Man Who Slept through ISIS
September 23 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



‘I Don’t Know What Will Happen Next Time’
September 22 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Those Who Face Death
September 21 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Escape from Mount Sinjar
September 19 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Trapped in Iraq
September 18 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Bad Rep
September 11 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



HealthCare.gov Hack Reminiscent of Earlier Vermont Exchange Attack
September 4 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Bye Bye Birdie
August 27 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Stubbed Out
August 22 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Corruption in Cleveland
August 20 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Dead-Bird ‘Steamers’ at a California Solar Plant
August 19 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



The EPA’s Shoddy Math
August 14 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



The High Costs of the HealthCare.gov Debacle
August 13 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner



Welshing on Wyoming’s Coal Industry
August 12 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Obama’s Idea of Transparency
August 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Colorado Dems Reach Last-Minute Fracking Deal
August 6 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



LePage Appeals and Repulses
July 30 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Obamacare Fraud: A How-To Guide
July 28 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Flight MH17 Demonstrates Putin’s Way of Business
July 25 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
New York Post



An Ex-Navigator’s Story
July 24 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Welfare Cash for Weed in Colorado
July 22 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Scottsdale’s Odd Crusade
July 14 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Covered California’s E-mail Insecurity
July 10 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



HHS Audit Finds Security Weaknesses in New Mexico’s Obamacare Exchange
July 8 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



A Problematic SSA Commissioner
July 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Reivew



Another Security Breach for ObamaCare
July 1 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Welfare Abuse Almost Quelled
June 24 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Sanchez' Good Sense: Miss USA & Self-Defense
June 23 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
New York Post



Fracking and Property
June 23 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Fracking Fracas in Loveland
June 18 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Tax-Funded Union Work
June 16 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Reivew



Russian Tanks Enter Ukraine
June 13 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



SSA Scandal
June 12 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



How the VA Cooked the Suicide Books
June 9 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Reivew



400 Connecticut Health-Exchange Enrollees' Information May Be Conpromised
June 6 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



While Vets Wait, VA Employees Do Union Work
May 29 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Taxpayers Fund $5.7 Million Campaign Featuring Fake Climate-Change Emergency Voicemails
May 29 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Inflicting Pain for Political Gain
May 28 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Another Kind of Incompetence
May 27 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



A Man of No Convictions
May 23 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



$745 Million Was Awarded to Failed Exchanges
May 21 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Death in the Supermarket
May 21 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Steyer Strikes Blow against Small-Town Unions
May 8 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Putin's Threat to Crimean Minorities
May 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



The Battle of Slovyansk Begins
May 2 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



The SEIU’s Money Grab
May 2 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Fighting EBT Fraud in Maine
May 2 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



The Biggest Myths About the Crisis in Ukraine
April 29 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
New York Post



USPS Workers Protest Staples
April 28 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



In Ukraine, Journalists in Peril
April 25 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Ukraine Girds for Confrontation
April 21 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



‘I Made Molotov Cocktails’
April 19 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Yanukovych’s Dreadful Decadence
April 18 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Who Are the Real Ukrainian Anti-Semites?
April 17 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Ukraine’s Animal Victims
April 17 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Nation-Building on Hold in Ukraine
April 15 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



'You Wanted Your Ukraine?'
April 14 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Remembering the Maidan’s ‘Heavenly Hundred’
April 14 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



The IRS of Labor
April 9 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Missouri Taxpayers Fund Out-of-State Welfare
April 8 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Driven Out of Business
April 8 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Liberal Bias on Univision, Telemundo
April 3 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Regulations Crush Hopes of Cancer Patient
April 3 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



Feds Get a Card Check
March 28 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Bloomberg Buckles to Beijing
March 26 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review



How Did Criminals Become Nevada ObamaCare Navigators?
March 26 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior



SEIU Uses Federal Inspections to Target Houston Small Business
March 24 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



White House Officials Laud Natural Gas
March 21 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review: The Corner



Target U.S.A.: Greens Wage War on American Natural Gas
March 20 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Colorado’s Health Exchange: A High-Priced Drama Production
March 19 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review: The Corner



Deadbeats Want Bigger Piece of Mortgage Settlement
March 18 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Fixing What Wasn’t Broken
March 18 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Philadelphia Unions' Political Spending Under Scrutiny
March 16 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Livin’ Large on the Union Payroll
March 13 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Not Paying Union Dues, in Michigan
March 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior



Green Building Certification Program LEEDs from Behind
March 4 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Shutdown Theater at the National Parks
March 4 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior



The EPA’s Anti-Transparency Antics
February 28 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Convicted Terrorist Worked as Obamacare Navigator in Illinois
February 26 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Welfare Money Goes to Pot In Colorado
February 24 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Philadelphia’s Union ‘Thugs’ Indicted
February 20 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



China Still Persecuting Christians
February 19 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



New Fuel-Efficiency Standards for Trucks: A Political Priority, Not a Policy Improvement
February 18 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Fill-in-the-Blank Advocacy for Minimum Wage in Michigan
February 18 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior



Did the Fannie and Freddie Bailout Involve Securities Fraud?
February 17 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Michigan Union Publishes ‘Freeloaders List’
February 13 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



America’s Solar Hypocrisy
February 13 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



The Pilot Shortage Made in Congress
February 12 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Pennsylvania Governor Seeks Revenue Boost from Energy Leases on State Land
February 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Keystone and the Greedy Greens
February 5 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Red Tape and Oil Explosions
January 27 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



Fracking Cuts Ohio Heat Costs
January 27 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



The EPA’s Privacy Problem
January 16 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



MoveOn.org’s New Grassroots Anti-Fracking Campaign
January 13 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online



The Casselton Train Wreck and Oil Alarmism
January 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Journal Online