Political Writers

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller.
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Famous As: Politician writer
Birthdate: August 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, U.S.

 2 Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer.
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Famous As: Columnist
Birthdate: March 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: June 21, 2018

Best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning column in The Washington Post, Fox News commentator and political expert Charles Krauthammer was also a qualified psychiatrist. He was rendered paralyzed from the waist down at 22, after an accident while studying medicine at Harvard, but completed his degree nevertheless.

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 3 Carole Radziwill

Carole Radziwill.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 4 Andrea Mitchell

Andrea Mitchell.
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Famous As: News anchor
Birthdate: October 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 5 Robert M. Gates

Robert M. Gates.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas Wichita, Kansas, U.S.

 6 Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Irvine, California, U.S.
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 7 Allen West

Allen West
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia, U.S.
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 8 Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf
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Famous As: Political writer
Birthdate: November 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.
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 9 Janine Turner

Janine Turner
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

 10 Mike Cernovich

Mike Cernovich
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kewanee, Illinois, United States
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 11 Brigitte Gabriel

Brigitte Gabriel
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marjeyoun, Lebanon

 12 Rose Wilder Lane

Rose Wilder Lane
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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: December 5, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: De Smet, South Dakota, USA
Died: October 30, 1968

 13 Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: October 2, 2018

 14 Bari Weiss

Bari Weiss
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Famous As: Journalist
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.

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 15 David Frum

David Frum
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 16 Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva, Illinois, United States

 17 Dinesh D'Souza

Dinesh D'Souza
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Famous As: Conservationists
Birthdate: April 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Born to Goan Christians in Bombay, Dinesh D'Souza later moved to the U.S. for higher studies. The Indian-American right-wing filmmaker and writer is known for his anti-Obama documentary 2016: Obama's America. Convicted of illegal campaign contribution, he was later pardoned by Trump. He was also associated with an adultery scandal.

 18 Zitkala-Sa

Zitkala-Sa
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yankton Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Died: January 26, 1938

 19 Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 20 Wolf Blitzer

Wolf Blitzer
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany

CNN journalist and news anchor Wolf Blitzer is best known for his reporting of the Persian Gulf War. Audiences know him for his show The Situation Room. He was part of the Peabody Award-winning team that covered Hurricane Katrina. He has also penned books such as Between Washington and Jerusalem.

 21 Amy Chua

Amy Chua
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois Champaign, Illinois, U.S.

 22 Alexandra Pelosi

Alexandra Pelosi
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Famous As: Journalist
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.

 23 Trent Lott

Trent Lott
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grenada, Mississippi, USA

 24 Norman Finkelstein

Norman Finkelstein
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Famous As: Political Scientist
Birthdate: December 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 25 Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: nowrap New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.

 26 Kirsten Powers

Kirsten Powers
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Famous As: Newspaper Columnists
Birthdate: December 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

 27 Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States

 28 Bill Kristol

Bill Kristol
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.

 29 Mark Halperin

Mark Halperin
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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: January 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Mark Halperin is an American journalist who has worked for major broadcast networks like ABC News and MSNBC. His career was affected when he was accused of workplace sexual harassment during his tenure at ABC News. He was subsequently fired by NBC News and Showtime Networks and is currently appearing on Newsmax TV as a contributor.

 30 Paul David Wellstone

Paul David Wellstone
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Famous As: United States Senator
Birthdate: July 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: October 25, 2002

 31 David Brock

David Brock
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Famous As: Political Consultant
Birthdate: July 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., U.S

 32 Leslie Cockburn

Leslie Cockburn
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Mateo, California, USA

 33 Jerome Corsi

Jerome Corsi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: East Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

 34 Brit Hume

Brit Hume
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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: June 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

 35 Larry Elder

Larry Elder
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Famous As: Radio Host
Birthdate: April 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 36 Zell Miller

Zell Miller
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Young Harris, Georgia, U.S.
Died: March 23, 2018

 37 Porter Stansberry

Porter Stansberry
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Not known

 38 Jesse Helms

Jesse Helms
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monroe, North Carolina, USA
Died: July 4, 2008

 39 Shelby Steele

Shelby Steele
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

 40 Matt Drudge

Matt Drudge
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Famous As: Political commentator
Birthdate: October 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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.

 41 Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 42 Daniel Hannan

Daniel Hannan
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: September 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 43 Christine Todd Whitman

Christine Todd Whitman
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.

 44 Jonah Goldberg

Jonah Goldberg
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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: March 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

 45 Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: North Platte, Nebraska, USA

 46 Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

 47 Dee Dee Myers

Dee Dee Myers
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Famous As: Political scientist
Birthdate: September 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Kingstown, Rhode Island North Kingstown, Rhode Island, U.S.

 48 Gunnar Kaiser

Gunnar Kaiser
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

 49 Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.

 50 Mark Shields

Mark Shields
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Famous As: Political analyst
Birthdate: May 25, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
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