Huppke, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, was praised for his opinion piece on the death of facts in "Facts, 360 B.C.-A.D. 2012." The piece chronicled Facts’ humble beginnings in ancient Greece and ended with "Facts is survived by two brothers, Rumor and Innuendo, and a sister, Emphatic Assertion."
The piece was spurred into existence after Florida Republican Rep. Allen West declared that 81 members of the House of Representatives were Communists. His "obituary" for facts is both satirical and witty.
Huppke earned his degree in Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University before attaining his Master's degree in Journalism at the University of Missouri.