Ann Coulter

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Ann Coulter is a noted American conservative personality with four best-selling books. Coulter uses a sarcastic and hyperbolic writing style to attack liberals and discuss such hot-button issues as terrorism and feminism.


In 1961, Ann Coulter was born in New York City. She grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut, where she claims her conservative views were shaped. Both her parents participated in traditional conservative organizations, such as the New Canaan Republican Town Committee.

Coulter attended Cornell University for her undergraduate degree, where she helped found the conservative newspaper The Cornell Review. She attended the University of Michigan Law School for her J.D. and was noted for wearing fur coats to class even in mild weather – believed to be a statement to her liberal, animal-loving classmates.

While Coulter tends to side with fundamentalist Christians on political issues, she claims she is not one and believes the term is a “liberal slur.”


Coulter writes for the magazine Human Events as a legal correspondent and for Universal Press Syndicate. Her columns are featured or linked on several conservative websites. She also makes frequent appearances on radio and television shows, including Politically Incorrect, The Daily Show, Crossfire, and The O’Reilly Factor.

Formerly, Coulter worked for MSNBC from 1996 to her firing in 1997. She was also a contributing editor and syndicated columnist for the National Review Online until her firing in 2001 after a heated refusal to make edits to a Sept. 11-themed piece. USA Today hired Coulter to cover the 2004 Democratic National Convention, but her column never appeared and was replaced with a piece by National Review Online Editor-at-Large Jonah Goldberg. However, she published the article in full on her website. It stated, “Here at the Spawn of Satan convention in Boston …”

Coulter’s bestselling books have earned her criticism from both liberals and conservatives. In her 2003 book Treason, Coulter defended Joe McCarthy and condemned Presidents Harry Truman and John Kennedy for not doing enough to halt communism.

Coulter has also appeared in films such as FahrenHYPE 9/11 and Feeding the Beast.