Henry Olsen

About Henry Olsen

Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a think tank in Washington D.C. He is also an editor at UnHerd.com where he writes about populism and politics around the world. He is the co-author, with Dante Scala, of The Four Faces of the Republican Party (Palgrave, 2015) and is the author of The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism (HarperCollins, 2017).

A Tax Cut Worthy of a Worker’s GOP

Republican Congressional leaders are talking about voting on a second tax cut bill later this year. The tax cuts passed last year were made permanent for corporations but will expire in 2025 for individuals. The leaders’ proposal would make the personal income tax changes permanent, too. This is much too timid. Americans worry

By | 2018-05-02T23:42:11+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

Movement Conservatism Was Dying Before Trump

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is upon us, and its speakers list has caused some longtime conservatives to bemoan the state of the movement. Noting the invitation of French National Front leader Marion LePen, former UKIP head Nigel Farage, and others whose provenance lay soundly in what Steve Bannon called the “economic

By | 2018-02-25T13:36:08+00:00 February 24th, 2018|

Making the GOP Great Again: The Real Reagan Example

Another day, another “crisis.” Did Trump say “shithole?" Will the government shut down over DACA? Did Trump pay off a porn star? Every day seems to feature a new outrage demanding our immediate attention. While it’s difficult not to be distracted by these skirmishes between Left and Right, people who are serious about

By | 2018-02-08T09:55:10+00:00 February 7th, 2018|