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Justin Haskins

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

Justin Haskins

Justin 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, one of the world’s largest and most influential publications devoted to challenging socialism.

Haskins writes a column for, 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 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.

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.

Recent Articles and Publications

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November 17, 2020
By Justin Haskins, Christopher Talgo
The list included below in this Policy Brief shows the election victories and losses for socialist and far-left progressive candidates running for office during the 2020 general election.
November 11, 2020
By Justin Haskins
Socialists performed better than ever in 2020.
October 26, 2020
By Justin Haskins
During the presidential debate on Thursday, Biden admitted he would impose a “transition from the oil industry.”
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
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.
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.

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