You can probably get through life without ever learning how to knot a tie or solve a Rubik cube or storm up a decent meal. You can make a decent living without ever understanding the specifics of finance or developing most of the skills you lack. But how would you get through your day without getting your daily dose of opinion, entertainment and information from those addictive newspaper columns. That is the extent of influence that newspaper columnists hold on their audience. From painting conservative opinions to tickling our funny bones with their wit, columnists know how to strike a chord with their audience and make their say. America has produced some famous columnists who have redefined the world of journalism. So what are you waiting for? Check out this section to acquaint yourselves with the inspiring biography, fun trivia and exciting facts on some of America’s most famous newspaper columnists.

Oliver NorthOliver North

07 October 1943

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh

12 January 1951

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee

26 August 1921

Chris MatthewsChris Matthews

17 December 1945

Margaret HooverMargaret Hoover

11 December 1977

Thomas FriedmanThomas Friedman

20 July 1953

H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken

12 September 1880

Maureen DowdMaureen Dowd

14 January 1952

P. J. O'RourkeP. J. O'Rourke

14 November 1947

Norman CousinsNorman Cousins

24 June 1915

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Pauline PhillipsPauline Phillips

04 July 1918

Robert BenchleyRobert Benchley

15 October 1889

David BrooksDavid Brooks

11 August 1961

Bill O'ReillyBill O'Reilly

10 September 1949

Franklin Pierce AdamsFranklin Pierce Adams

15 November 1881

Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren

01 May 1968

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Jeff CohenJeff Cohen

25 June 1974