Henry Olsen


Trump, Twitter, and the GOP’s Improving Poll Numbers

A thorough review of President Trump’s tweets during the period of his recent rise in approval shows a nearly complete absence of the vitriolic and personal attacks that frequently dominated 2017 news cycles.

AUDIO: Henry Olsen on the Power Line Podcast

EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen appeared on the Power Line podcast with host Steven Hayward.

VIDEO: Henry Olsen on The Andrew Klavan Show

EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen appeared on the Andrew Klavan Show to discuss the Trump administration, the legacy of Ronald Reagan, and the 2018 midterm elections.

What Will November Bring?

In the 2018 midterm elections, the GOP’s best hope lies in coordinating a message in line with what President Trump is likely to do anyway—emphasizing the populist issues that helped fuel his victory.

Blue-Collar Blues

Any attempt to make working-class voters a permanent part of a center-right coalition must start with a thorough, candid assessment of conservative ideology’s capacity to repel the working class as much as progressive ideology does.

VIDEO: Henry Olsen Discusses The Working Class Republican and the Future of the GOP on C-SPAN

EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” to discuss his book The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism, as well as the future of the GOP under President Trump and beyond.

AUDIO: Henry Olsen Discusses Trump, Populism, GOP Agenda on Bloomberg Podcast

On December 6, 2017, EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen appeared on the Bloomberg Surveillance podcast to discuss President Trump, populism, the GOP agenda, and more. Click here or click below to listen to the podcast.

Whatever Happened to Trump’s Populist Agenda?

The traditional Republican policy agenda is a political zombie, a relic that once served our nation well but is out of touch with what Americans want today. It doesn’t have to be this way.

What Happened to the ‘Libertarian Moment’?

If liberty conservatives want to remain relevant in the GOP, they need to adapt. They also need to think seriously about how reductions in spending can be accomplished through a party whose voters are averse to it.

VIDEO: Henry Olsen at UVA Center For Politics 2017 American Democracy Conference

EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen appeared on a panel at the University of Virginia Center for Politics’s 19th annual American Democracy Conference.