Henry Olsen Appearances

BBC Radio Segment on 2016 GOP Primary

EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen appeared on BBC Radio to present his analysis of the 2016 GOP primary field.

How Will Moderate Republicans Shape the Primaries?

EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen appeared on Minnesota Public Radio to discuss the current pool of GOP presidential hopefuls and the role of moderate candidates in the upcoming debates and primaries.

The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?

EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen took part in a Cato Institute event on July 29, 2014, that explored the future of the Republican party. Here is the Cato Institute’s description of the event: “The Republican Party continues its trek through the electoral and ideological wilderness. The party’s problems are evident. Its presidential candidates have won […]

Uniting Universal Coverage and Personal Choice: A New Direction for Health Reform

The debate over US health care reform and the resulting Affordable Care Act (ACA) laid out several key priorities: (1) grant Americans universal access to health coverage regardless of health status; (2) grant affordable coverage regardless of ability to pay; and (3) contain rising health expenditures. The ACA’s implementation process has been bumpy, yet high […]

The New Deal Constitution at 75: Many Happy Returns?

Arguably, the US Constitution under which we live was created not in a sweltering Philadelphia summer in 1787, but in 1938 by then-president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Supreme Court. On April 25 of that year, the justices handed down back-to-back decisions in United States v. Carolene Products and Erie Railroad v. Tompkins. Carolene Products declared any […]

Disability Insurance: Inherent Problems, Practical Solutions, and Action for Reform

The growth in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) enrollment has been the subject of heated debate over the last month. At a symposium on Capitol Hill co-sponsored by the Brookings Institution and the Secretary’s Innovation Group, leading experts discussed the rise in SSDI enrollment and debated the drivers of that increase. EPPC senior fellow Henry […]

New Century, New Deal: Modern America and Its Politics

This lecture, delivered by Henry Olsen at the Matthew J. Ryan Center at Villanova University, discusses why conservativism is in decline–and how it can revive itself. Watch the lecture below:

Founders Betrayed? New Threats to US Democracy and Rule of Law

At an AEI symposium on Friday, three top-level conservative and libertarian legal professors discussed how the Executive Branch — specifically the Obama administration — is undermining America’s constitutional commitment to the rule of law through a surreptitious expansion of executive power. EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen moderated the panel discussion and provided opening remarks. Watch […]

Fusion or Fissures: The Future of a Conservative Governing Coalition

Barack Obama’s re-election has led many conservatives to ponder the Republican Party’s future — where should conservatism and the GOP go from here? On Friday, an all-star panel gathered to discuss this topic in the first of a series of events examining majority conservatism. EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen examined conservatism through the lenses of demographics […]

How the GOP and Obama Should Respond to the Election

EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen appeared on Sky News to discuss to the results of the election.