Mitt Romney opened his town hall meeting here talking about the economy — his thoughts on growing business, getting government out of the way — just as he does nearly every other campaign event. But when he opened last week's forum for questions, the first voter he called on... Continue »
The President has a long list of things to worry about, topped by his approval to disapproval ratio in the general electorate. Among Latinos the downward trend in approval is reflected, but less severe. The big worry for the administration regarding Latinos is not that their disapproval will push... Continue »
We expect the immigration issue to come to the forefront of the GOP presidential nomination contest this weekend. Two notoriously anti-immigrant leaders, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and Rep. Steve King, will be questioning the candidates at at Tea Party event in South Carolina on Monday. Continue »
In the most recent example of sending mixed signals about illegal immigration, a federal judge has temporarily blocked Alabama's far-ranging new immigration law, which is widely seen as tougher and more cruel than the infamous "papers, please" one that Arizona adopted a little over a year ago. Continue »
Imagination is the key tool missing in the political arena. Immigration policy, especially, suffers from a lack of creative solutions and imagined possibilities for a better future, not just for immigrants but for all of us. The undocumented population recently was estimated at approximately 12 million. Continue »
As we've written about in post after post, a seismic demographic change is underway in the U.S., but both political parties still seem to be ignoring the facts and their electoral implications. Continue »
The Republican race for President is wide open. But the party has already settled on its vice presidential nominee: freshman Sen. Marco Rubio.If you asked a computer to design the perfect Republican candidate for vice president, it would come up with Rubio. He's got three big things going for... Continue »
Rick Perry may have jumped to the front of the GOP pack in national polls, but here in first-in-the-nation NH Mitt Romney still holds an 18-point lead. When I asked Romney about Perry during a recent campaign swing through the Granite State, he replied, "I don't know what all... Continue »
A Washington Post editorial notes that Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) is just the latest candidate to use "the usual Republican crutch to justify his position, insisting that the border must be made secure before reform is possible. But the border is more secure than it has been in decades,... Continue »
According to Senator Rubio, President Reagan "basically defined the era in which I grew up in, in every way possible. And to this day, so much of what Reagan stood for is still what we're still debating about." Unfortunately, it seems Senator Rubio hasn't read the chapter on... Continue »