Political Writers

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As is evident from the name, political writers mainly write on politics, be it fiction or non fiction. We have compiled a list of famous political writers who have made a mark in their field. This list contains name such as Wolf Blitzer, Stephen Miller, Bari Weiss, Robert M. Gates and Mark Shields.
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 1 
Greg Abbott
(Politician, Lawyer)
Greg Abbott
4
Birthdate: November 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
 2 
Bob Woodward
(Journalist)
Bob Woodward
4
Birthdate: March 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva, Illinois, United States
 3 
Andrea Mitchell
(News anchor)
Andrea Mitchell
4
Birthdate: October 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Andrea Tantaros
(Political Commentator & Co-Host of Fox News' and an Original Co-Host of The Five)
Andrea Tantaros
4
Birthdate: December 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
 5 
Robert M. Gates
(Politician)
Robert M. Gates
4
Birthdate: September 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
 6 
Carole Radziwill
(Journalist)
Carole Radziwill
4
Birthdate: August 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Janine Turner
(Actress)
Janine Turner
4
Birthdate: December 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
 8 
Larry Elder
(Radio Host)
Larry Elder
4
Birthdate: April 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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 9 
Allen West
(Politician)
Allen West
4
Birthdate: February 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia, U.S.
 10 
Rose Wilder Lane
(Journalists)
Rose Wilder Lane
4
Birthdate: December 5, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: De Smet, South Dakota, USA
Died: October 30, 1968
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Ann Coulter
(Conservative Media Pundit, Author, Syndicated Columnist & Lawyer)
Ann Coulter
4
Birthdate: December 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Ann Coulter is a political commentator and has written countless bestselling books, including High Crimes and Misdemeanors, which enumerated the reasons why Bill Clinton should have been impeached. She assisted Paula Jones’s attorneys for free. Her columns are featured on various conservative websites. She opposes same-sex marriage and hate-crime laws.
 12 
Jamal Khashoggi
(Journalist)
Jamal Khashoggi
4
Birthdate: October 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: October 2, 2018
 13 
Ezra Klein
(Journalist)
Ezra Klein
4
Birthdate: May 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Irvine, California, U.S.
 14 
Naomi Wolf
(Political writer)
Naomi Wolf
4
Birthdate: November 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.
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Matt Taibbi
(Journalist)
Matt Taibbi
3
Birthdate: March 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 16 
Stephen Miller
(Politician writer)
Stephen Miller
4
Birthdate: August 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, U.S.
 17 
Bari Weiss
(Journalist)
Bari Weiss
4
Birthdate: March 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Bari Weiss is an American editor and opinion writer. Weiss has worked for publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. In 2019, she was honored with the prestigious National Jewish Book Award for her book How to Fight Anti-Semitism. Weiss is also the recipient of the Bastiat Prize, a journalism award presented by the Reason Foundation.

 18 
Shaun King
(Writer, Civil Rights Activist and Co-Founder of Real Justice PAC)
Shaun King
4
Birthdate: May 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Franklin County, Kentucky, United States

Writer and civil rights activist, Shaun King, is the co-founder of Real Justice PAC. He is known for making extensive use of social media to promote causes like Black Lives Matter. He has worked as a teacher and pastor and is the founder of the Courageous Church. He launched the campaign Justice Together in 2015 to fight against police brutality.

 19 
Mike Cernovich
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Birthdate: November 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kewanee, Illinois, United States
 20 
Carl Bernstein
(Investigative Journalist of 'The Washington Post' Who Exposed the 'Watergate Scandal' that Lead to the Resignation of President Richard Nixon)
Carl Bernstein
4
Birthdate: February 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Investigative journalist Carl Bernstein is best known for his reporting on what later came to be known as the Watergate Scandal and led to U.S. president Richard Nixon’s resignation. During the COVID-19 crisis, he termed President Donald Trump a “war criminal.” He is also known for co-authoring All the President's Men.

 21 
David Frum
(Journalist)
David Frum
4
Birthdate: June 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 22 
Ben Shapiro
(Political Commentator)
Ben Shapiro
2
Birthdate: January 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States

A strong conservative political commentator, author, media host and lawyer, Ben Shapiro became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US at the age of seventeen and at twenty published his first book. The host of a daily political podcast ,The Ben Shapiro Show, he has frequently invited criticism for his views on various issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.

 23 
Alexandra Pelosi
(Journalist)
Alexandra Pelosi
4
Birthdate: October 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Alexandra Pelosi is an American documentary filmmaker, journalist, and writer. Many of her documentary films including Journeys with George, which she made from her recordings of George W. Bush's presidential campaign, have earned her critical acclaim. Alexandra Pelosi has also contributed immensely to NBC News where she worked as a field producer for a decade.

 24 
Dennis Kucinich
(Politician)
Dennis Kucinich
3
Birthdate: October 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
 25 
Norman Finkelstein
(Political Scientist)
Norman Finkelstein
3
Birthdate: December 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 26 
Tarek Fatah
(Journalist Known for His Fiery Stance on Pakistan)
Tarek Fatah
4
Birthdate: November 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

Tarek Fatah is a Canadian liberal journalist, author, commentator, and Islamic reformer. Fatah, who was born in Pakistan, is renowned for his criticism of Islamism and Pakistan. Thanks to his views, Fatah remains a controversial figure in several Islamic countries. He is also known for his activism and has been active in advocacy groups that support causes like LGBT rights.

 27 
Leslie Cockburn
(Journalist)
Leslie Cockburn
3
Birthdate: September 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Mateo, California, USA
 28 
Gary Johnson
(Politician)
Gary Johnson
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States
 29 
Brit Hume
(Journalists)
Brit Hume
4
Birthdate: June 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
 30 
Paul David Wellstone
(United States Senator)
Paul David Wellstone
3
Birthdate: July 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: October 25, 2002
 31 
Matt Drudge
(Journalist & Creator/Editor of the News Aggregation Website 'Drudge Report')
Matt Drudge
3
Birthdate: October 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Takoma Park, Maryland, United States

Matt Drudge is an American author, political commentator, and former television and radio show host. Drudge is credited with creating an American news aggregator called The Drudge Report for which he also serves as an editor. The Drudge Report is considered an influential news aggregation website and Matt Drudge was named in Time's 100 most influential people list in 2006.

 32 
Kirsten Powers
(Newspaper Columnists)
Kirsten Powers
4
Birthdate: December 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
 33 
Jesse Helms
(Politician)
Jesse Helms
3
Birthdate: October 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monroe, North Carolina, USA
Died: July 4, 2008
 34 
Seymour Hersh
(Journalist)
Seymour Hersh
5
Birthdate: April 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
 35 
Amy Chua
(Lawyer)
Amy Chua
3
Birthdate: October 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
 36 
Iris Chang
(Journalist)
Iris Chang
3
Birthdate: March 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 9, 2004
 37 
Chuck Hagel
(Politician)
Chuck Hagel
3
Birthdate: October 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: North Platte, Nebraska, USA
 38 
Brigitte Gabriel
(Lebanese-born American Activist Who Founded the Anti-Islam Organization 'ACT! for America')
Brigitte Gabriel
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Birthdate: October 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marjeyoun, Lebanon

Lebanese-American author and activist Brigitte Gabriel is known for her prominent anti-Muslim stance. She went through a troubled childhood in Lebanon, after her village was bombed by Muslim radicals. She lived in Israel as a refugee, before moving to the US and launching the anti-Islam organization ACT! for America.

 39 
Christine Todd Whitman
3
Birthdate: September 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.
 40 
Ben Rhodes
(Writer)
Ben Rhodes
3
Birthdate: November 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: nowrap New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.
 41 
Nicholas Kristof
(Journalist)
Nicholas Kristof
3
Birthdate: April 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
 42 
Michael Malice
(Host of YOUR WELCOME on Podcast One)
Michael Malice
3
Birthdate: July 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
 43 
Trent Lott
(Politician)
Trent Lott
3
Birthdate: October 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grenada, Mississippi, USA
 44 
Zitkala-Sa
(Writer)
Zitkala-Sa
3
Birthdate: February 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yankton Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Died: January 26, 1938
 45 
Mark Shields
(Political analyst)
Mark Shields
3
Birthdate: May 25, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
 46 
Bill Kristol
(Journalist)
Bill Kristol
3
Birthdate: December 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.
 47 
Éric Zemmour
(French Far-Right Politician Known for His Controversial Views Regarding Immigration and Islam in France)
Éric Zemmour
5
Birthdate: August 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreuil, France

French far-right politician Éric Zemmour gained fame on the show Face à l'Info. He has also been a prominent political journalist for publications such as Le Quotidien de Paris and Le Figaro. The founder-leader of Reconquête, he was grabbed by the neck by an unknown man at his first campaign rally.

 48 
Rebecca Solnit
3
Birthdate: June 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
 49 
Dee Dee Myers
(Political scientist)
Dee Dee Myers
3
Birthdate: September 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Kingstown, Rhode Island North Kingstown, Rhode Island, U.S.
 50 
George Friedman
(Political Scientist)
George Friedman
3
Birthdate: February 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

A renowned international affairs strategist and geopolitical forecaster, George Friedman is also a New York Times bestselling author, having penned works such as The Storm Before the Calm and The Next 100 Years. He has also headed Stratfor as its CEO and has worked with various US military and government organizations.