On Inauguration Day, An Immigrant’s Son Sends a Hopeful Message

Just days before Donald Trump’s inauguration, I read a heartening guest opinion column that...

Joe Guzzardi

New DHS Secretary John Kelly Should Act Swiftly to Clean up TPS Mess

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security quietly announced that, effective March 18, 2017,...

Joe Guzzardi

Rep. Chaffetz: ‘The Legal Immigration System is Broken’

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has introduced an important new bill aimed at reducing asylum fraud...

Joe Guzzardi

Environmental Justice and Immigration

Back in 1994, President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 12898, entitled “Executive...

Leon Kolankiewicz

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.

Most Primate Species Threatened With Extinction, Scientists Find

Clockwise from top left: a juvenile gorilla, Hainan gibbon; golden lion tamarin; Yunnan snub-nosed monkey, gorilla and 4-month old baby and adult gorilla. Center left, a black-and-white ruffed lemur; center right, a crested black macaque ape.

California Strikes a Bold Pose as Vanguard of the Resistance

United States agents patrolling a beach just north of the Mexican border near San Diego in November. The California lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom, said the state could its use environmental protection law to block President-elect Trump from building a wall along the Mexican border. CreditMike Blake/Reuters

By Adam Nagourney
January 18, 2017
New York Times

Record 95,102,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Number Grew 18% Since Obama Took Office in 2009

By Susan Jones
January 6, 2017
CNS News.com
 
Barack Obama's presidency began with a record number of Americans not in the labor force, and it's ending the same way.

California Dems tap Eric Holder to fight Trump in court

By David Wright and Kyung Lah
January 4, 2017
CNN

Former attorney general Eric Holder will serve as legal counsel to California Democrats
 
The move comes as California Democrats prepare for a series of legal battles with Trump

It’s Still a Mad, Mad California

Coastal elites set rules for others, exempt themselves, and tolerate rampant lawlessness from illegal aliens.

CEQA provides protection for underserved communities

Poor communities and communities with people of color are subject to an unfair share of the pollution that accompanies economic activity, from dairy operations in the Central Valley to oil refining in the Bay Area to port operations in Los Angeles. Paul Sakuma The Associated Press

California’s cornerstone environmental law, the California Environmental Quality Act, has served as a convenient scapegoat for all that ills our economy.

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