Henry Olsen

Ethics and Public Policy Center

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Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the author of The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism.

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Secretary of Defense James “Maddog” Mattis resigns a day after Trump announces plans to withdraw military forces from Syria. Plus: can we afford a government shutdown?

Mattis is out and we’re heading to a shutdown

Secretary of Defense James “Maddog” Mattis resigns a day after Trump announces plans to withdraw military forces from Syria. Plus: can we afford a government shutdown?

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From Bernie Sanders to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,“socialism” is having a hot summer. Is it the future of the Democratic Party or an easy Republican target?

Is ‘socialism’ dividing the Democrats

From Bernie Sanders to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,“socialism” is having a hot summer. Is it the future of the Democratic Party or an easy Republican target?

from To the Point

Vladimir Putin denied Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Presidents Trump and Putin meet privately

Vladimir Putin denied Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

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President Donald Trump holds a press conference.

In a Dallas courtroom on Wednesday, a former police officer was convicted of murder for killing her African American neighbor, then she got a hug from the victim’s brother and the…

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Democrat Monique Limon announced she will run for Hannah Beth Jackson’s coveted state senate seat.

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Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and battered the Carolinas, but what dominated the news cycle?

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Nearly 200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation signed a treaty with the United States. The result? They were forcibly removed from the Southeastern part of the U.S. to Oklahoma.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

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Absolute immunity, executive privilege, crony privilege?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Lots of news this week.

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When Gavin Newsom signed AB387 into law today, he ended 16 years of unsuccessful attempts by daycare providers statewide to unionize.

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