Scott Rasmussen

Aug 22, 2014
From the moment the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, burst upon the national consciousness, people all across the nation have tried to fit the storyline into their own preconceived notions.

Aug 15, 2014
The news from Ferguson, Mo., has brought back unpleasant memories from the long-ago riots in Asbury Park, N.J. It was the summer of 1970, and I was a young teenager close enough to the action to be appropriately frightened.

Aug 1, 2014
Once you accept the premise that so-called experts should decide what's best for the rest of us, the only question remaining is how to deal with people who don't comply.

Jul 25, 2014
Conservatives don't think the government should be making their health care decisions for them.

Jul 17, 2014
The economic data that drives so much political debate is becoming increasingly less reliable in the digital era.

Jul 11, 2014
In his weekly column for, Julian Zelizer makes a reasonable case that "Distrustful Americans still live in age of Watergate." In his eyes, this helps explain why the president's healthcare law and other initiatives have encountered so much resistance.

Jul 4, 2014
The commitment to freedom is still embraced by Americans today, and it is the core of what Jefferson long ago called the "Spirit of '76."

Jul 3, 2014
Happy Fourth of July! America's 238th birthday party is being celebrated in the usual way with fireworks, cookouts, parades, and patriotic songs. Words from the Declaration of Independence are recited at some events to remind us of the founding ideals of our nation.

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