Gray Davis Knows Difference between Legal and Illegal Immigration, but…

Shortly after Governor Jerry Brown issued his open invitation to Mexicans to come to the U.S....

Joe Guzzardi

Oil Created a 100-Year Window that’s Closing

The cheap oil age created an artificial bubble of plentitude for a period not much longer than a...

Frosty Wooldridge

Two Pathetic, Preening, Pretentious Peas in a Pod – Jerry Brown and Barack Obama on Climate Change

You’ve got to hand it to Governor Jerry Brown and President Barack Obama for at least one thing:...

Leon Kolankiewicz

New Projections Blow Past Previous Estimates of World Population Stabilization in This Century

As a writer working to educate about human overpopulation, it’s easy to get discouraged. Why? While...

Maria Fotopoulos

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.

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years - report

Roger Harrabin
September 30, 2014
BBC News

The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index.

Obama will 'make good' on immigration reform promise, aide says

Justin Sink
September 28, 2014
The Hill

President Obama will “make good” on his promise to implement executive actions to address problems with the immigration system by the end of the year, press secretary Josh Earnest said Sunday.

Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness

Hector Becerra
September 25, 2014
LA Times

Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade.

"It was very pretty here, very pretty," said Sanchez, 56, as little Jenny crunched a fistful of parched dirt and pine needles she grabbed from the ground. "Now everything's dry."

US: Immigrant families fail to report to agents

Alicia Caldwell
September 25, 2014
AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of thousands of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year subsequently failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed, the Homeland Security Department has acknowledged privately.

U.S. Immigrant Population Hits All-Time High: 41.3 Million People

Ryan Lovelace
September 25, 2014
National Review Online

The number of legal and illegal immigrants living in the United States reached an all-time high, at 41.3 million people, in 2013, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.

Study: Recovery eludes long-term unemployed

Paul Davidson
September 22, 2014
USA Today

More than 20% of Americans laid off the past five years are still unemployed and one in four who found work is in a temporary job, according to a survey out Monday.

Painting the lawn green

September 20, 2014
The Economist

Jack Melligan, a prison guard in Sacramento, was tired of staring at his brown, patchy lawn—a side-effect of the drought that has parched California for the past three years. He thought about replacing it with shop-bought turf, but worried that he might incur hefty fines for watering it, under new statewide water restrictions. So he paid someone $180 to spray-paint his lawn a cheery green instead.

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