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S.T. Karnick


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S.T. Karnick is director of research for The Heartland Institute.

S.T. Karnick is director of research for The Heartland Institute. Before joining Heartland, he served as director of publications for the Hudson Institute, where he was co-founder and editor in chief of the organization's quarterly magazine, American Outlook.

Karnick has written several hundred articles for publications and websites such as The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, National Review, the New York Post, the Washington Examiner, the National Interest, Pajamas Media, and many others, as well as for radio and television. He also serves as editor of The American Culture, which provides news and analysis about cultural, social, and political trends.

Recent Articles and Publications

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February 10, 2017
By Michael Hamilton, S.T. Karnick, Dr. Richard Armstrong
"Price should urge President Trump and Congress to repeal Obamacare now, in its entirety, allowing state health care markets to work while Washington, DC decides on a replacement plan." - Michael Hamilton
February 7, 2017
By Bruno Behrend, Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson, S.T. Karnick, Robert G. Holland, Larry Sand, Richard Vedder, Heather Kays, Sandra Stotsky, Dr. Duke Pesta
‘The status quo in American education must be broken, and Betsy DeVos is the first nominee for the Department of Education who might actually break it.’ – Bruno Behrend
February 6, 2017
By S.T. Karnick
This 106th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan provides an apt occasion to reflect on what was surely a keystone of the 40th president’s thoughts on government: the idea of American Exceptionalism.
February 2, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway, Matthew Glans, S.T. Karnick
“More lawmakers, all across the nation, are waking up to the economic and social benefits of right to work, and Missouri is just the latest state to board the worker freedom train.” - Jesse Hathaway
January 28, 2015
By S.T. Karnick
Testimony before the Indiana State Senate Health and Provider Services Committee Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Samuel Karnick, Research Director, The Heartland Institute Thank you for allowing me to speak today. My name is Samuel Karnick.

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