What Voters Would Include in Comprehensive Immigration Reform

By:                Scott Rasmussen For many years, political leaders from both major parties have dreamed of “comprehensive immigration reform.” The core idea has always been some sort of grand bargain that legalized the status of many illegal immigrants in the U.S. along with improving border security. However, the idea always faltered in the court of public…

The Culture Leads, Not the Supreme Court

By:               Scott Rasmussen Just about every American election year is peppered with quotes from seemingly very serious people claiming that, for some reason, this is the most important election of our lifetime. This year, we’re also being told that the political battle to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may be the most important…

Politics Polarize; Community Unites

By:             Scott Rassmussen News outlets are routinely filled with commentary and analysis suggesting that 21st-century America is a deeply polarized nation. Countless stories are presented as a battle between conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats, private sector and public. Political activists fan the flames with talking points “proving” that they hold the moral and rational…

One Major Difference Between 2010 and 2018

By: Scott Rasmussen Republicans are understandably nervous about the parallels between the 2010 midterm elections that brought them to power and the 2018 midterms where Democrats envision a return to power. Eight years ago, a polarizing new president was facing his first midterm election. Progressives and conservatives offered wildly different interpretations of his every word.…

The President Presses His Advantage on Immigration

By: Scott Rasmussen Last week, I noted that President Trump won the shutdown because he instinctively understood the strategic situation far better than Senate Democrats, establishment Republicans, and his other beltway critics. He knew he had a stronger position than the Democrats and used that understanding to his advantage. This week, in his State of…