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Justin Haskins

Justin Haskins is the director of the Socialism Research Center and editorial director at The Heartland Institute.

Justin Haskins is the director of the Socialism Research Center at The Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank, and a widely published writer and political commentator. He also serves as Heartland’s editorial director and as the editor-in-chief of, one of the world’s largest and most influential publications devoted to challenging socialism.

Haskins writes frequently for and works as a contributor for The Hill, Newsweek, and Townhall. He has appeared on television and radio more than 250 times, on shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox & Friends, and the Glenn Beck Program.

Haskins is the author of the Amazon best-selling book Socialism Is Evil: The Moral Case Against Marx’s Radical Dream (2018), and was the first contributor to Glenn Beck’s Arguing with Socialists (2020), a New York Times best-selling book. Haskins is also the co-author, with Beck, of The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First Century Fascism (2022), which appeared on numerous bestselling books lists, including those of the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal.

Haskins has been published more than 800 times in major digital and print publications, including The Wall Street JournalNew York PostForbesNewsweek, and National Review, among many others. His writing has also been featured or discussed by The Rush Limbaugh ShowGlenn Beck Radio ProgramThe New York TimesWashington PostDrudge Report, The Heritage Foundation, the White House, and Newsmax.

Haskins is author or co-author of several Heartland Policy Briefs, all of which received significant media attention, including “The American Health Care Plan” (2021), “Estimating the Income Tax Hikes Required to Pay for Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Plan” (2019), and “Debunking the Scandinavian Socialism Myth: An Evaluation of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden” (2019).

Haskins has also co-authored numerous national surveys conducted by Rasmussen Reports, one of America’s leading pollsters.

Haskins graduated from the University of Richmond (Richmond, VA) in 2010. In 2011, Justin earned his M.A. in government with specializations in international relations and American government from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA), and in 2015 he earned a second M.A., this time in journalism, from Regent. Haskins was inducted into the Philadelphia Society in 2018.


Recent Articles and Publications

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July 14, 2022
By Justin Haskins, Christopher Talgo, Donald Kendal, Jack McPherrin, Jim Lakely
"Such a law would destroy our democracy, end the rule of law, erode our national security, and ultimately extinguish the freedoms that countless Americans have given their lives to protect, time and time again."
July 13, 2022
By Justin Haskins, Christopher Talgo, Donald Kendal, Jack McPherrin, Jim Lakely
"The Constitution has served as the bedrock for liberty in America for more than 230 years. To see these poll results, where half of Democrats want to see the Constitution ‘mostly or completely rewritten,’ is disheartening."
July 12, 2022
By Justin Haskins, Christopher Talgo, Donald Kendal, Jack McPherrin, Jim Lakely
"There is absolutely a movement afoot, principally among leftists and America’s youth, who desire to ‘reimagine’ the Supreme Court so that it will become nothing more than a rubber stamp for their radical agenda."
May 16, 2022
By Justin Haskins, Christopher Talgo, Jim Lakely
Prefer Policies to Limit Use of ESG Scores for U.S. Businesses
February 17, 2022
By Justin Haskins
ESG social credit scores pose a substantial threat to liberty and market competition
January 26, 2022
By Justin Haskins, Christopher Talgo
Felonious killings of police officers in 2021 was the highest it has been in more than 25 years.
January 26, 2022
By Justin Haskins, Jack McPherrin
What are ESG scores, and why are so many advocates of liberty deeply concerned about them?
December 1, 2021
By Justin Haskins
Republicans' 2017 tax reform law benefited middle- and working-class Americans the most.

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