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 also serves as the senior editor at The Henry Dearborn Institute for Liberty, which he founded in 2018, and as StoppingSocialism.com’s editor-in-chief.
Haskins is the author of the Amazon best-selling book Socialism Is Evil: The Moral Case Against Marx’s Radical Dream (2018), and he has been published hundreds of times in major digital and print publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Forbes, FoxNews.com, 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, The Heritage Foundation, 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 a column for FoxNews.com and has appeared on television and radio more than 100 times on shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox&Friends, and the Glenn Beck Program.
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.