Tom Adkins (born January 13, 1958) is an American political pundit, political writer, TV personality, and real-estate investor. He is the host and producer of Tommy's Garage, a lampoon show targeting politics and pop culture characters.
Tom Adkins' political writing career began as a prolific letters-to-the-editor campaign to The Philadelphia Inquirer . Inquirer editors eventually asked him to contribute op-ed pieces, and Adkins became notorious for attacking controversial subjects with a hard-right, confrontational approach. Several of his articles were picked up nationally, along with viral internet distribution. Dissatisfied with the members-only process of selecting contributors by most national conservative publications, Adkins united with similarly disaffected conservative internet writers to form the web magazine "CommonConservative.com."
Notable articles include:
Eventually, Adkins writing gained national exposure and numerous republications in local and national magazines and newspapers. CommonConservative.com eventually folded as Adkins aimed his career towards radio and television appearances.
Adkins' television appearances began on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher in September 1999. He also made various TV appearances at local Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI in , then Comcast CN8 and eventually CNN and Fox News Channel.
Adkins currently hosts Tommy's Garage, a political/pop culture lampoon show.
Adkins is also known for his speeches at various Tea Party rallies, including at Morristown Tea Party on July 4, 2009,and again at Morristown on September 7, 2009.
Adkins was married to Fox News host Brenda Buttner from 2005–2010.
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