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A Former Census Taker Says Undercounting Is Inevitable

The news that California officials estimate a 1.5 million undercount in the U.S. Census Bureau’s...

on Jan 18, 2011 Joe Guzzardi

Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 Would Close Loophole

With H.R. 140, the "Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011," the current practice of granting automatic...

on Jan 17, 2011 Maria Fotopoulos

Want to go to college? Not in California

California’s budget crisis will now be handled by adults according to newly-minted and former...

on Jan 13, 2011

Thoughts About Tucson: Gabby Giffords, Media Speculation and Civility

In Tucson this past Saturday, an act of senseless violence took the lives of six human beings while...

on Jan 12, 2011 Michael W. Cutler

New Study Analyzes How Growth Impacts Income, Unemployment, Poverty

Fodor & Associates, a Eugene, Oregon-based consulting firm that specializes in community...

on Jan 11, 2011 Maria Fotopoulos

In Australia, Ignoring Population Growth Brings Down a Political Party

In my November 15 blog, I wrote about our Australian allies that CAPS representatives met in...

on Jan 10, 2011 Joe Guzzardi

The New Sheriffs in Town

Congress has re-opened for business but there are new folks at the helms of the various committees...

on Jan 04, 2011 Michael W. Cutler

Journalism Watch Dog Group Promotes Bias Immigration Reporting

A few years ago, I traveled to Indianapolis to meet with the Society of Professional Journalists (...

on Jan 03, 2011 Joe Guzzardi

Mexican drug cartels are on the move

The Mexican drug cartels are on the move.  They are moving their drugs, their thugs and their...

on Dec 31, 2010 Michael W. Cutler

Quality of Life and Overpopulation

On any given day in Los Angeles, entering the roadways is an exercise in risking one’s life...

on Dec 31, 2010 Maria Fotopoulos

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

This past week marked the end of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding gays in the United...

on Dec 29, 2010 Michael W. Cutler

To End Population Crisis, Look for Long Term Solutions

A December 22 story in the New York Times unintentionally highlighted the one of the gravest...

on Dec 27, 2010 Joe Guzzardi

Looking for Hope in the Issues

As I sit behind the computer screen to start writing this blog post, I discard all my ideas for...

on Dec 24, 2010 Maria Fotopoulos

The DREAM is Dead! Long live the (American) Dream!

This past weekend the United States Senate killed the DREAM Act.  Apparently the voices of...

on Dec 21, 2010 Michael W. Cutler

Virginia Senator Jim Webb's Risky "Yes" DREAM Act Vote

Virginia’s Jim Webb, Democrat, cast the most curious vote in the Senate’s Saturday 55-41 defeat of...

on Dec 20, 2010 Joe Guzzardi

The U.S. Disconnect Between Unemployment & Population

Last month Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said U.S. unemployment could become entrenched and...

on Dec 17, 2010 Maria Fotopoulos

DREAM Act Doomsday Scenario

The DREAM Act amnesty bill is awaiting a Senate vote after passing the House on December 8th by a...

on Dec 16, 2010 Rob Sanchez

The DREAM Act Must Be Stopped

Why would I be so adamant about the DREAM Act when all that its proponents claim it would do is...

on Dec 14, 2010 Michael W. Cutler

DREAM Act Affronts Every Unemployed American

Last week, I wrote a Cagle nationally syndicated column titled "The DREAM Act: A cynical tool to...

on Dec 13, 2010 Joe Guzzardi

Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back in Overpopulation Fight

People such as Al Gore are ready to call the overpopulation problem resolved. Gore’s book after “An...

on Dec 10, 2010 Maria Fotopoulos

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