Henry Olsen


Tax Reform for the Working Class

Without more targeted tax relief that offers immediate and direct benefit to the swing voters who elected President Trump, Republicans might not be in power long enough to enjoy the economic benefits of tax reform.

No, Hillary — the Main Reason You Lost is … You

She didn’t lose because of Russian interference, James Comey or misogyny. She lost because she alienated millions of people who’d voted for President Obama twice.

This Failure May Doom Trump’s Presidency Before it Really Begins

President Trump not only has failed to provide Republicans with skilled leadership, but also seems unaware that he’s even supposed to do so.

GOP Priorities Don’t Resonate With Voters on Healthcare

For many people, nothing is more important about the AHCA than the number of people it helps to buy health insurance. For the Republican leadership, however, it seems the most important value of the bill can be summed up in one word: money.

The Democrats’ Stance on Immigration Will Lead to Electoral Disaster

Democrats are either unwilling to see the truth or unable to acknowledge it: They cannot win back the presidency without attracting people who disagree with some of their views.

Trump’s Election is the Last, Best Hope to Re-Reaganize the GOP

A re-Reaganized Republican Party would, like Reagan, meld a belief in limited but forceful government action with the traditional belief in the private sector.

Obama’s Young Garden

He has planted seeds that progressives might someday harvest.

VIDEO: Henry Olsen on Donald Trump’s Presidency and the Republican Party

EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” to offer his thoughts on what might happen under Donald Trump’s presidency, and what the election of Mr. Trump means for the future of conservatism and the Republican Party.

Can the Republican Party Keep Trump Democrats?

The voters Trump picked up do not fit neatly into any of the GOP’s pre-Trump factions.

For Trump Voters, There is No Left or Right

Donald Trump has won what might be the greatest “change election” in decades. Republican leaders are only now waking up to the fact that the change Trump’s voters want will end up changing the GOP, too.