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S. T. Karnick

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S. T. Karnick is a senior fellow and director of publications for The Heartland Institute.

S. T. Karnick is a senior fellow and director of publications for The Heartland Institute, where he serves as executive editor of the organization’s public policy newspapers and Heartland Daily News website and edits Budget & Tax News and School Reform News. Previously, 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, websites, and academic journals such as USA Today, The New York PostNational Review, The American Spectator, The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, The Weekly Standard, Breitbart, Books and Culture, Chronicles, American Thinker, Academic Questions, and many others, as well as for radio, television, and podcasts. A pioneer of modern right-of-center criticism of popular culture, Karnick served for twelve years as editor of The American Culture, which provided news and analysis about cultural, social, and political trends.

Recent Articles and Publications

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August 24, 2022
By S. T. Karnick, Joe Barnett, Tim Benson, Christopher Talgo
“Canceling outstanding student debt will help recent college graduates, but do nothing to reduce the cost of a college education for current and future students, which is out-of-control.”
June 30, 2022
By James Taylor, H. Sterling Burnett, Anthony Watts, S. T. Karnick, Linnea Lueken
"The Supreme Court ruled definitively that EPA cannot subvert our democracy and assert restrictive powers that were never given to it by Congress. This is a huge win for our vibrant democracy."
May 24, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore, Cameron Sholty, S. T. Karnick
Heartland has long urged Florida, other states, to take measures to prevent the continual suppression of conservative speech on social media platforms
April 12, 2021
By Justin Haskins, S. T. Karnick
The purpose of this paper is to provide Americans with a pro-liberty, conservative proposal to fix the U.S. health insurance system, lower health care costs, and create universal or near-universal access to health care services.
June 30, 2020
By Tim Benson, S. T. Karnick
‘The U.S. Supreme Court provided a big win today for those who believe in equality under the law and who are opposed to government discrimination of religious schools.’
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.
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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