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Donald Kendal

Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's Socialism Research Center, and the host of Heartland's In the Tank Podcast and Stopping Socialism TV.

Kendal is responsible for the layouts of Heartland’s monthly newspapers and is also responsible for laying out other various Heartland publications. In addition, Kendal also produces other graphics, designs, and advertisements for He is also a research fellow for Heartland's Socialism Research Center.

Kendal is also the host of Heartland's “In the Tank Podcast,” uploaded to the Heartland Daily Podcast iTunes feed every Friday and the host of Heartland's Stopping Socialism TV.

In addition to his research work for the Socialism Research Center, Kendal served as a contributor to two Glenn Beck books - Arguing with Socialists (2020) and The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First Century Fascism (2022).

Prior to becoming a full-time staffer in 2014, Kendal served as an intern in Heartland's Communications Department. He graduated from Benedictine University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in mass communications and was a staff writer for the university’s newspaper.

Kendal was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and is an avid fan of the Chicago Blackhawks and all things Star Wars.

Recent Articles and Publications

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January 17, 2022
By Justin Haskins, Christopher Talgo, Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely
Voters said international institutions like the United Nations, World Economic Forum, and International Monetary Fund should have a limited influence in crafting regulations for U.S. businesses.
July 5, 2020
By Jim Lakely, Donald Kendal, Isaac Orr
Shellenberger's book destroys the climate alarmist narrative that the world is coming to an end and that wind and solar are the future of energy in the United States.
February 25, 2020
By Justin Haskins, Donald Kendal
Newly exposed comments from the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president come on heels of Sanders’ praise of communist regimes in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela
February 25, 2018
By Donald Kendal
Most Americans cringe at the thought of government enacting population control measures and plans to curb fertility rates.

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