Henry Olsen Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Biden Has Finally Agreed to Slim Down Stimulus Checks. There’s a Lot More He Could Cut.

President Biden has reportedly agreed to modify the covid-19 relief bill under pressure from moderate Senate Democrats, narrowing the eligibility of some upper-middle-income families to receive the $1,400 per person stimulus checks. He could do a lot more to cut this bloated and wasteful package while still providing relief for those who need it.

Reagan Would Tell Today’s CPAC to Build a GOP Coalition, Not a Church

CPAC speakers and attendees should follow the advice Ronald Reagan gave at the 1977 gathering: Build a coalition, not a church.

RIP, Rush Limbaugh. Your Legacy Lives On.

Just as Babe Ruth’s discovery that an uppercut swing could launch massive home runs created modern baseball, so, too, did Rush Limbaugh’s discovery that people wanted opinion to color the presentation of facts create the modern political news industry.

Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Commission Is an Excellent Idea — If It’s Done Right

The evidence produced at former president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that showed some intended to kill Vice President Mike Pence and Pelosi demonstrated how close the event came to being catastrophically worse. We must get to the bottom of what happened and why.

This Presidents’ Day, Let’s Reaffirm That George Washington and Abraham Lincoln Are Heroes

Real racial equality, social as well as legal, remains a work in progress. That progress would not have occurred without Washington and Lincoln.

If Andrew Cuomo Doesn’t Resign, He Should Be Removed From Office

Democrats have rightly been demanding that former president Donald Trump be held accountable for the words and deeds that led to the death of five people in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. There’s another politician who ought to be held accountable for the deaths of far more Americans: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

We’re Facing a Massive Spike in Violent Crime. Democrats Can’t Take It Lightly.

Democratic House impeachment managers are rightly focusing the nation’s attention on the horrific violence that occurred at the Capitol on Jan. 6. After the trial is over, lawmakers should also focus on the horrific spike in crime that occurred nationwide last year.

Donald Trump May Not Have Hurt the GOP as Much as Some Might Think

Common wisdom holds that former president Donald Trump badly hurt the Republican Party. A recent analysis of exit poll data by Trump’s campaign pollsters, however, shows he might have actually helped it.

New Poll: There Is No Singular Trump Voter

Despite how it is often portrayed in the media, Trump’s coalition is ideologically and demographically diverse.

Why It Will Be So Hard to Roll Back Trump’s Trade Agenda

Global trade is not the sexiest of issues. It is, however, one of the most important, both in regard to U.S. foreign relations and America’s domestic cohesion.