Justin Haskins

Justin Haskins is executive editor of The Heartland Institute, a think-tank devoted to free enterprise. A summa cum laude graduate of Richmond University, Justin holds master degrees in government and journalism from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. Readers may write him at The Heartland Institute, 3939 North Wilke Road Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004 or e-mail him.

Most Recent Articles by Justin Haskins:

Nancy Pelosi: Bad for Democrats but worse for America

Nov 15, 2018 — Justin Haskins

Nancy Pelosi: Bad for Democrats but worse for America
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois — Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been dreaming of returning to her role as the speaker of the House of Representatives for more than seven years.  It appears she’s finally going to get her second chance—and Americans everywhere should be nervous.

As speaker, Rep. Pelosi presided over some of the worst years in modern American history.

Nominating Warren would doom Dems’ chances in 2020

Dec 9, 2017 — Justin Haskins

Nominating Warren would doom Dems’ chances in 2020
CHICAGO—Many Democrats—probably a majority—believe Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the perfect person to replace the aging Bernie Sanders as the party’s torch-bearer for progressive causes in 2020.

But nominating the shrillish Warren would be a massive mistake for Democrats, and making her president would be even worse for America.

There’s no question Warren could win the ivory tower left-wing academics, alt-left media and progressive enclaves in states such as Vermont, Massachusetts, California and New York.

President’s quick start bodes well for him and the nation

Apr 30, 2017 — Justin Haskins

CHICAGO —  Despite the countless cries of outrage and shrieks of horror from left-wing activists, radical environmentalists and the mainstream media, Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office have unquestionably been a rousing success.

Let’s start with the economy.  After eight years of sluggish economic growth, $10 trillion of additional debt and the imposition of crushing, incomprehensible regulatory schemes under the Obama administration, Trump has implemented a series of reforms that have reignited the American economic engine and set the nation back on the right course.

Obama’s record is not just disappointing, it’s disastrous!

Jan 2, 2017 — Justin Haskins

CHICAGO—Shortly after being sworn into office, in January 2009, President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress spent trillions of dollars in government bailouts, stimulus packages and various social welfare programs—all passed with the promise they would fix one of the country’s most significant economic crashes.

After nearly eight years in office, Obama has not only failed to deliver on many of his campaign promises, he’s leaving America in more dangerous circumstances than when he first occupied the White House.

Driverless cars will spur an exodus from high-tax cities to inviting suburbs

Sep 9, 2016 — Justin Haskins

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois — More than at any time in world history, technological advancements are having an immediate and significant effect on the way people are living their lives.

Just 30 years ago, few would have imagined it would be possible for every person to own their very own pocket-sized super computer on which he or she could do virtually anything—from finding a date to buying a house.