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Justin Haskins

Justin Haskins is an executive editor and research fellow at The Heartland Institute.

Justin Haskins is an executive editor and research fellow at The Heartland Institute. As executive editor, he is responsible for ensuring Heartland’s op-eds and serial publications — Budget & Tax News, Environment & Climate News, Health Care News, School Reform News, and Research & Commentaries — are ready for publication. He is also involved in the production of Heartland books, policy studies, and other publications.

Haskins has been published hundreds of times in major digital and print publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Forbes, FoxNews.com, Newsweek, and National Review, among many others. His writing has also been featured or discussed by The Rush Limbaugh Show, Glenn Beck Radio Program, the Fox News Channel, The New York Times, Drudge Report, and Newsmax, which named Haskins one of "Top 30 Republicans Under 30" in 2017. In 2016, Haskins was named to MediaDC’s “30 Under 30” list of young and influential leaders on the right.

Haskins writes regularly for The Blaze and serves as a contributor for the Washington Examiner and columnist for Townhall.com.

Prior to joining The Heartland Institute in 2014, Haskins was the field director for the Rhode Island Republican Party and managing editor of African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review. He graduated summa cum laude 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 he earned a second M.A., this time in journalism, from Regent University in 2015.

Recent Articles and Publications

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October 24, 2017
By Matthew Glans, Justin Haskins
The data show CON laws don’t work, and the reasons are obvious.
September 27, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Justin Haskins, Jesse Hathaway, S.T. Karnick, John Nothdurft, Gary Wolfram, Scott H. Richardson, Roy Cordato, Clifford Thies
"President Trump’s tax reform plan holds major promise for restoring booming economic growth to America" - Peter Ferrara
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August 29, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson, Arianna Wilkerson, Justin Haskins
"Illinois lawmakers will continue to fight over education funding until they learn to focus on students and not the school districts and teachers’ pension funds." - Lennie Jarratt
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August 29, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway, Justin Haskins
" If Cavs owner Dan Gilbert wants to renovate Quicken Loans Arena, he should use a small portion of his massive fortune to do it himself." - Justin Haskins
March 28, 2017
By Justin Haskins, Michael Hamilton, S.T. Karnick
Our Medicaid Fix would expand patient choice and give each Medicaid enrollee real money instead of false promises, in the form of a personal, federal, and state safety nets and help for people with preexisting conditions.

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