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John H. Fund (born April 8, 1957) is an American political journalist. He is currently the national-affairs columnist for National Review Online[1] and a senior editor at The American Spectator.[2]

John Fund
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Fund at CPAC in February 2010
John H. Fund

(1957-04-08) April 8, 1957 (age 62)
OccupationCommentator, columnist, author


Life and careerEdit

Fund was born in Tucson, Arizona. He attended California State University, Sacramento where he studied Journalism and Economics. He worked for The Wall Street Journal for more than two decades, starting in 1984, and was a member of the Journal's editorial board from 1995 to 2001. He wrote a column named "On the Trail" for the Journal's opinion page from 2000 to 2011, and also contributed to the Journal's newsletter, Political Diary.[3]

Fund has also written for Esquire, Reader's Digest, Reason, The New Republic, and National Review.

Fund cowrote a 1992 book, Cleaning House: America's Campaign for Term Limits (ISBN 0-89526-516-8) with James Coyne. He also collaborated with Rush Limbaugh on another 1992 book, The Way Things Ought to Be (ISBN 067175145X),[4][5] transcribing it from tape and editing it.

In 2004, Fund wrote Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy (ISBN 1-59403-061-8), in which he strongly criticizes the American election system, describing it as "befitting an emerging Third World country rather than the world's leading democracy." He published an updated edition of the book in 2008 (ISBN 1-59403-224-6). In 2012, Fund and Hans von Spakovsky wrote Who's Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk (ISBN 1-59403-618-7), which argues voter fraud is a significant issue in U.S. elections.



  1. ^ "John Fund". National Review Online.
  2. ^ "Contributors : John H. Fund". The American Spectator. Archived from the original on September 26, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "John Fund". The Wall Street Journal.
  4. ^ Manhattan Institute (February 2008). "Manhattan Institute Young Leaders Circle email". Archived from the original on August 14, 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Joe Queenan (March 2005). "Ghosts in the Machine". The New York Times.

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