BLS September Report: Disaster!

Once again the Wall Street experts were way off target on their jobs-added predictions in advance...

Joe Guzzardi

Fish Depletion Signals the Reality of Limits

If human population keeps growing, will we humans – or at least many of us – run out of...

John Vinson

Morgan Stanley's Head of Emerging Markets Doesn’t Understand Numbers, Reality

The Wall Street Journal just can’t get enough of the ‘birth dearth’ …Or...

Leon Kolankiewicz

Refugee Resettlement Program Raises Unsettling Issues

Last week, I addressed the county council of Spartanburg, South Carolina, on the issue of...

Michael W. Cutler

CAPS Position on Health Care Coverage

CAPS firmly believes that working Americans are entitled to health insurance coverage for contraception.  A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether private corporations can obtain an exemption from the Contraceptive Mandate of the Affordable Care Act. While we support everyone's right to their own beliefs, we do not believe that employers should be able to deprive their employees of health care coverage for birth control.

Record 94,610,000 Americans Not in Labor Force

By Caroline May
October 2, 2015
The number of Americans not in the labor force exceeded 94 million for the second time in a row last month hitting a new record high, according to new government data released Friday morning.

Toys ‘R’ Us Brings Temporary Foreign Workers to U.S. to Move Jobs Overseas

By Julia Preston
October 1, 2015
New York Times
A Toys "R" Us store in Totowa, N.J. The retailer replaced 67 employees with workers in India.  The Indian workers were trained by the American workers Toys "R" Us eventually laid off.

Conditions Ripe for Explosive Wildfire Season in Southern California

Jim Kilgore of San Bernardino runs from a ball of flame. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

By Rosanna Xia
September 30, 2015
Los Angeles Times
With thousands of homes burned and at least a half-dozen people dead, 2015 is already shaping up to be one of California's most challenging fire seasons.

U.S. Foreign-Born Population Nears High

Jennifer Ariadna Martinez, front right, of Nicaragua and other new citizens recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony on the campus of Florida International University on July 6, 2015, in Miami.(Photo: Wilfredo Lee, AP)
Alan Gomez
September 28, 2015

Pope Francis’ Fuzzy Immigration Math

By Joe Guzzardi
September 28, 2015

Pope Francis has completed his whirlwind trip where his overriding theme was that the United States should be more generous toward immigrants. The pope called for an end to “immigrant-hate mongering” and the “politics of ignorance.” In the pope’s address to Congress, he referenced the Golden Rule when he urged the U.S. to be more accepting of Central American migrants. The Pope charged that the Central Americans have been forced to come north, do so at great personal risk, but then upon arrival are met with “racist and xenophobic attitudes.”

Golden Rule Doesn’t Justify Illegal Immigration, Sessions Says

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Steven Dennis  
September 25, 2015
CQ-Roll Call
Pope Francis’ call for lawmakers to follow the Golden Rule on immigration and other matters has its limits, according to one conservative senator.

Immigration Agents Allowed Back in L.A. County Jails, with Limits

Immigration agents will be allowed back into Los Angeles County jails to identify deportable inmates under a policy made public Tuesday by Sheriff Jim McDonnell. Above, people attend a Board of Supervisors meeting in May when a previous policy allowing such cooperation was ended. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Kate Linthicum
September 24, 2015
Los Angeles Times

U.S. Border Arrests of Children, Families Surge 52% in August

U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling the fence near Naco, Ariz. Photo: Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press
Nearly 10,000 unaccompanied minors and families were arrested; White House calls numbers ‘surprising uptick’
Alicia A. Caldwell
September 23, 2015
Wall Street Journal