John Hawkins

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John Hawkins
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Born (1972-01-12) January 12, 1972 (age 50)
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
🎓 Alma materThe University of North Carolina at Charlotte
💼 Occupation
Writer, columnist

John Hawkins (born January 12, 1972) is a conservative blogger and columnist. He has published columns in several newspapers.

Early life[edit]

Hawkins graduated from Morehead High School in Eden, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he majored in psychology.


Hawkins owns Linkiest[1] and the conservative blog Right Wing News[2] that "between 2013 and 2016", together with its affiliate pages "consistently saw more interaction on Facebook than the pages of many of the largest news media in the country: the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Fox News. Combined.".[3] Right Wing News was removed by Facebook on October 11, 2018.

His columns appear once a week at BizPac Review[4] and have been published in various newspapers like, The Washington Times, Human Events, The Hill, The Washington Examiner, The Huffington Post, Hot Air, and National Review.[5][6][7][8][9] He has interviewed Ann Coulter, Donald Rumsfeld, Newt Gingrich, Milton Friedman, Ron Paul, Ben Shapiro and Andrew Breitbart among others.

Hawkins worked for the Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008, claimed to have been blackballed from the Republican Convention that year for criticizing John McCain[10] and was also the co-founder of "Not Mitt" in 2012.[11] Additionally, Hawkins was also on Current TV's first King Con,[12] appeared on the first HuffPoLive live panel[13] and was listed by Alternet as one of the 10 Young Right-Wingers Being Prepped to Take Over the Conservative Movement .[14] Hawkins is known for his anti-marijuana stance.[15]

Hawkins has also started a non-political, list based entertainment website called Grumpy Sloth[16] (August 2017) and a self-styled men's website called Brass Pills [17] (November 2018).

During the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings (see Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination), Hawkins raised more than $600,000 for him via a GoFundMe campaign. Kavanaugh declined the money [18] and Hawkins requested it to be sent to a charity Kavanaugh supports, the Archdiocese of Washington.[19]


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  1. "Linkiest Official Website". Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  2. "Rightwingnews". Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  3. "Facebook's Failure to Enforce Its Own Rules". Retrieved 2019-10-10.
  4. "BizPac Review Author: John Hawkins". Retrieved 2019-10-10.
  5. "John Hawkins bio at Townhall". Townhall. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  6. "Human Events - John Hawkins - Bio". Human Events. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  7. "HAWKINS: Draconian copyright laws protect special interests". The Washington Times. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  8. "The Conservative Movement Has Problems That Go Way beyond 'the Establishment'". National Review. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  9. "John Hawkins Author Bio on The Huffington Post". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  10. "Blackballed From The Republican National Convention". Right Wing News. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  11. "Not sold on Mitt". New York Post. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  12. "First Ever King Con". Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  13. "Talking Paul Ryan and Small Government On The Very First Live Panel On Huffpolive". Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  14. "10 Young Right Wingers Being Prepped To Take Over The Conservative Movement". Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  15. "5 Reasons Marijuana Should Remain Illegal". Townhall. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  16. "Grumpy Sloth, Right Wing News". Right Wing News. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  17. "About Us, Brass Pills". Brass Pills. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  18. "Justice Kavanaugh declines more than $600,000 raised in GoFundMe campaign". Yahoo News. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  19. "GoFundMe campaign set for Justice Kavanaugh to donate money now to Catholic charity=Washington Times". Retrieved 2019-10-12.

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