On Independence Day, DHS Says Don’t Worry, We Have Your Back

Recent Independence Day celebrations have a new, frightening post- 9/11 twist to them. The Federal...

Joe Guzzardi

Money Doesn’t Buy Everything – Yet

An old joke is that America has the best government that money can buy. Sadly, this joke becomes...

John Vinson

Resolving Chronic Water Scarcity – ‘Waste Not, Want Not?’

When it comes to solving chronic and intensifying water shortages in the Southwest, including...

Leon Kolankiewicz

California Coast Trip Shows Drought Impacts

Very little evidence of drought is visible in my five-mile radius on the West side of Los Angeles...

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.

Record 93,626,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Declines to 62.6%

A record 93,626,000 Americans 16 or older did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (AP File Photo)
Ali Meyer
July 2, 2015
CNS News

California’s burning again as drought’s vicious cycle takes its toll

Will Greenberg
July 1, 2015
Washington Post

Everything in nature is connected, which is great when nature is kind. But when it’s cruel, it brings us California, circa 2015.

California Drought Taking Serious Toll On Aging Sewer System In San Francisco

June 29, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — California’s severe drought is taking a serious toll on San Francisco’s aging sewer system.

Some of the city’s 1,000 miles of sewer pipes are more than 100 years old, among the first installed after the Gold Rush.

Revealed: Feds predicted surge of illegals, see another 127,000 this year

A sign at the Falfurrias Station's U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint about 70 miles north of McAllen, Texas, shows the tally of drugs and illegal immigrants taken by last July. AP Photo

Paul Bedard
June 29, 2015
Herald Examimer

California’s Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis. Here’s What You Need to Know

Commuters are urged to conserve water during the morning rush to downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Abraham Lustgarten, Lauren, Kirchner and Amanda Zamora
June 25, 2015
Pro Publica

Why do I keep hearing about the California drought, if it's the Colorado River that we're "killing"?

Estimated 96 Percent of Border Surge Illegals Remain In U.S.

Carolyn May
June 24, 2015

An estimated 96 percent of the Central Americans apprehended illegally entering the U.S. since last summer remain in the U.S., according to data from the Justice Department’s Executive Office of Immigration Review.

Troubled Delta System Is California’s Water Battleground

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, anchored by the convergence of two rivers, is a 720,000-acre network of islands and canals that is the hub of California's water system. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times
Erica Goode
June 24, 2015
New York Times

Fire Conditions in 2015 Are Worst on Record

A Cal Fire firefighter uses a drip torch to light dry grass on fire during a live fire training on June 3, 2015 in Mt. Hamilton, California. Cal Fire firefighters are training ahead of what is expected to be an explosive wildfire season as California pushes through its fourth year of severe drought. The state has been hit with more than 1,000 wildfires since the beginning of the year.
Samantha Tatro
June 22, 2015