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Justin Haskins

Justin Haskins is the Editorial Director and a Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute.

As Editorial Director, Haskins manages the Editorial Department staff and is responsible for ensuring Heartland’s op-eds and serial publications are ready for publication. He also leads Heartland's research efforts, working with the Research Director to produce books, policy studies, and other publications.

Additionally, Haskins is the head of Heartland's Stopping Socialism Project and a widely published author. He has been published hundreds of times in major digital and print publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Forbes,, 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 columns for and and has appeared on television and radio more than 100 times on shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox&Friends, and the Glenn Beck Program. He is also a regular co-host of Heartland's In The Tank podcast.

Haskins is author or co-author of two Heartland Policy Briefs, both of which received significant media attention: "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 several national surveys conducted by Rasmussen Reports, one of America's leading pollsters.

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

Recent Articles and Publications

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September 1, 2020
By Justin Haskins
These actions don’t merely represent protests run amok — America is now in the midst of a left-wing revolution
July 10, 2020
By Justin Haskins
It's not a conspiracy theory. It's a conspiracy fact.
July 10, 2020
By Justin Haskins
At a virtual World Economic Forum meeting, global leaders from the United Nations, United Kingdom, United States, International Monetary Fund and multi-national corporations discussed and announced a plan to develop a “Great Reset” of the entire world.
July 10, 2020
By Justin Haskins
On Friday, June 19, climate activist and former Vice President Al Gore joined the growing list of high-profile world leaders calling for a “Great Reset” of the world economy to help battle climate change.
February 1, 2020
By Christopher Talgo, Justin Haskins
This booklet seeks to establish, beyond any doubt, that Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have not embraced Marxist principles throughout much of their economies and are thus not “socialist” nations.
December 6, 2019
By Christopher Talgo, Justin Haskins
This paper seeks to establish, beyond any doubt, that Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have not embraced Marxist principles throughout much of their economies and are thus not “socialist” nations.
August 2, 2019
By Justin Haskins
Although the total costs of Medicare for All have been analyzed in detail in multiple studies, few have considered how these costs would affect U.S. taxpayers in specific income brackets.
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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