Justin Haskins is the Editorial Director and a Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute. He is also the director of Heartland's Stopping Socialism project.
Haskins is a widely published writer and political commentator and the editorial director and research fellow at The Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank. Haskins is also the editor-in-chief of StoppingSocialism.com, one of the world’s largest and most influential publications devoted to challenging socialism.
Haskins writes a column for FoxNews.com, serves as a contributor to The Hill and Townhall, and has appeared on television and radio more than 180 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 he served as the first contributor to Glenn Beck’s Arguing with Socialists (2020), a New York Times best-selling book.
Haskins has been published more than 800 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 New York Times, Drudge Report, The Heritage Foundation, the White House, 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 is author or co-author of three Heartland Policy Briefs, all of which received significant media attention: “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 several 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 he earned a second M.A., this time in journalism, from Regent in 2015. Haskins was inducted into the Philadelphia Society in 2018.