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John Hawkins

John Hawkins is a professional writer who runs Right Wing News and Linkiest. He's also the co-owner of the The Looking Spoon. Additionally, he does weekly appearances on the #1 in its market Jaz McKay show, writes a weekly column for Townhall and PJ Media, does YouTube videos, and his work has also been published at the Washington Examiner, The Hill, and at Human Events. He's also the blogosphere's premier interviewer and has interviewed conservatives like Thomas Sowell, Mark Levin, Victor Davis Hanson, Mark Steyn, G. Gordon Liddy, Dick Morris, Karl Rove, Michael Steele, Milton Friedman, Jonah Goldberg, Jim DeMint, Walter Williams, Robert Novak, Ann Coulter, Newt Gingrich, & Michelle Malkin among others. Moreover, John Hawkins' work has been linked and discussed in numerous publications and on TV and radio shows including ABC News, BusinessWeek, C-Span, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Editor & Publisher, Fox News, Hannity and Colmes, The Laura Ingraham Show, Minneapolis Star Tribune, MSNBC, National Journal, National Post, Newsmax, Newsweek, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Tammy Bruce Show, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Washington Post, Salt Lake Tribune, Scarborough Country, U.S. News & World Report, and Human Events, where he had a weekly column. Right Wing News has been studied by college classes and even inspired an urban legend that was covered at Snopes. Last but not least, John Hawkins also founded and led the Rightroots group, a grassroots effort that collected almost $300,000 for Republican candidates in the last 3 months of the 2006 election cycle. In 2008, he consulted for Duncan Hunter's presidential campaign and was on the board of Slatecard, which raised more than $600,000 for Republican candidates in the 2008 election cycle. In 2011, he helped found Raising Red, although he left the organization the same year and went on to become one of the co-founders of Not Mitt Romney.com.
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It’s Time: GOP Needs to Radically Change Tactics with Minorities

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - by John Hawkins

What the GOP has done for decades to reach minorities has not worked, and will never work.

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Five Memes Destroyed by Scott Brown’s Victory

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 - by John Hawkins

Conventional wisdom was also defeated on Tuesday night.

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Why Brown’s Victory Probably Killed Health Care Reform

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 - by John Hawkins

The election is going to convince most Dems that Obama is leading the party right off the edge of a cliff.

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Who’s Really Getting Purged From the GOP? Conservatives or Moderates?

Sunday, January 17th, 2010 - by John Hawkins

Again and again, conservative candidates are cut down by the party in primaries.

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The GOP ‘Stalinists’ and Dede Scozzafava

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 - by John Hawkins

The message is clear: as long as conservatives are paying the GOP piper, they are also going to call the tune.

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Levi Johnston Is Trash, Plain and Simple

Friday, October 30th, 2009 - by John Hawkins

Like a combination of Kato Kaelin and Joey Buttafuoco, only far more malicious and self-centered.

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Rush Limbaugh Denied NFL Ownership: Five Takeaway Lessons

Friday, October 16th, 2009 - by John Hawkins

Professional sports — an industry that forgives and employs accused rapists, wife-beaters, and other assorted criminals — just can't handle a conservative.

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The Problem with You Conservatives

Friday, September 18th, 2009 - by John Hawkins

An enlightened leftist reaches across the aisle.

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Why Sarah Palin Fans Feel Betrayed

Friday, July 31st, 2009 - by John Hawkins

It's bad enough when she is mercilessly bashed from the left. But it really stings when Republicans lay into her.

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The Violent Left, Part 2

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 - by John Hawkins

Political violence is not only more common, but more mainstream and acceptable on the left.

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It’s Time for the Republican Party to Embrace Identity Politics

Monday, June 29th, 2009 - by John Hawkins

We have to face the truth: it's not just the message — it's who's delivering it.

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Gov. Sanford’s Future in the Republican Party, RIP

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 - by John Hawkins

The right is coming down just as hard on Sanford as the left — if not more so. (Also read Roger L. Simon: What Mark Sanford Did (Wrecked Our Priorities))

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Why They Hate Sarah Palin

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 - by John Hawkins

What is it about Palin that has her detractors so repulsed?

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The Real Problem with the Republican Establishment

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 - by John Hawkins

It views the conservative base like a medieval monarch viewed his serfs.

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Attention Conservatives: Nice Guys Do Finish Last

Friday, May 8th, 2009 - by John Hawkins

A response to Adam Graham's argument that conservatives shouldn't play dirty.

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The Right Needs to Play as Dirty as the Left

Friday, May 1st, 2009 - by John Hawkins

It's time to give them a taste of their own medicine.

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Barack Obama’s Pardon, Prostrate, and Plead Foreign Policy

Friday, April 24th, 2009 - by John Hawkins

How can we expect Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, or Russia to act responsibly if they believe they have nothing to fear from us?

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Obama’s Amateur Hour on 60 Minutes

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 - by John Hawkins

If you were looking for signs of straight talk, competence, or substance, there was precious little to be found. (Also read Stephen Green: Will the Real Obama Please Shut Up?)

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Overcoming the Recession: An Interview with Thomas Sowell

Monday, March 9th, 2009 - by John Hawkins

Republicans must avoid going over the cliff with the Democrats.

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Where Rush Limbaugh Went Astray At CPAC

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 - by John Hawkins

Rush delivered a magnificent speech. However, there is one important arena in which, put plainly, I think he was wrong. (See PJTV's coverage of CPAC here.)

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Six Keys to Turning Around the Republican Party

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 - by John Hawkins

Here's how the GOP can charge into 2010 with a fired-up conservative base and appeal to a wider slice of the American public.

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How the Internet Damages Our Culture

Sunday, February 8th, 2009 - by John Hawkins

America is ruder, cruder, and more paranoid than it once was. The anonymity of the Web bears much of the blame.

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The Seven Biggest Political Blunders of 2008

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 - by John Hawkins

From Spitzer to Edwards to Blagojevich, there were barely enough dunce caps to go around.

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A Wake-Up Call to Conservatives

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 - by John Hawkins

It was the Right that delivered America to the Democrats.

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‘Right-Wing Rage’ = Left-Wing Projection

Friday, November 14th, 2008 - by John Hawkins

Come on ... it's not the conservatives with the anger management issues.

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