Tucker Carlson was a senior fellow with the Cato Institute, focusing on libertarian philosophy and the American polity.

Carlson is a veteran political commentator and journalist, most recently hosting his own nightly program on MSNBC, Tucker. Carlson joined MSNBC in February 2005 from CNN, where he was the youngest anchor in the history of that network. At CNN, he hosted a number of shows, including the network’s political debate program, Crossfire. During the same period, Carlson also hosted a weekly public affairs program on PBS.

A longtime writer, Carlson has reported from around the world, including dispatches from Iraq and Lebanon. He has been a columnist for New York magazine and Reader’s Digest. He currently writes for Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, and The Daily Beast. In 2009, Carlson launched the right-leaning news site, TheDailyCaller.com. Carlson began his journalism career at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper in Little Rock. His first book is entitled, Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News. In 2006, he competed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

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The Decline and Fall of the Republican Party

Cato's Letter. Cato.org. Vol. 4. No. 2. Spring 2006.