CAPS Articles

Population Group Applauds Governor’s Promise to Veto Driver’s License Bill

By Rick Oltman,
June 5, 2007

SANTA BARBARA, CA -- Governor Schwarzenegger's promise to veto SB 60 -- which would provide driver's licenses to those who illegally entered the country -- received warm praise from a nonprofit group concerned about illegal immigration.

Gov. Vows to Veto Bill to Give Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

By Ryan Orr, Desert Dispatch
June 6, 2007

SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger promised Tuesday to veto Senate Bill 60, which would provide drivers' licenses to those who illegally entered the country.

This is the ninth time that the bill has been introduced into the Legislature since 1994, when Gov. Pete Wilson signed a bill requiring a Social Security number and proof of legal residency to obtain a license.

Joe Guzzardi Says Ding, Dong, The Bill Is Dead! (Probably)

By Joe Guzzardi,
June 8, 2007

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.”—Mahatma Gandhi

How sweet it is to have reached Gandhi’s final stage—winning.

Mad Tea Party

By Mark Cromer, The Washington Times
June 15, 2007

    "But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
    "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here

There Can Never be Too Many People

Frank Furedi takes on the twenty-first century Malthusians who think everything from poverty to terrorism is a product of too much dirty breeding.

By Frank Furedi, Spiked
June 18, 2007

Since the beginning of time, one of the clearest markers of an enlightened society has been the moral status it attaches to human life. And outwardly, at least, twenty-first-century Western societies express an unprecedented degree of respect for human life.

Immigration and Energy

By Donald F. Anthrop, The Social Contract
Spring 2007

Environmentalists would like Americans to believe that SUVs and pickup trucks are responsible for America’s growing oil consumption and that the increase in greenhouse gas emissions could be halted if only the U.S. switched from fossil fuels to "renewable" energy sources and Congress raised the fuel economy standards for motor vehicles.

Vox Populi Prevails: America Just Said ’No’

By Mark Cromer, Santa Barbara News-Press
July 8, 2007

If you listened carefully in the moments after the immigration bill was killed for a second time, a bitter gnashing and rending could be heard from the Senate floor all the way to the editorial boardrooms at the great metropolitan newspapers across the nation.

View From Lodi, CA: Is It All Over For The Golden State?

By Joe Guzzardi,
July 13, 2007

When I look back on my twenty-year body of columns, I see dozens of articles I wrote about California’s population explosion.

Lord knows I have done my part to raise awareness among the citizens regarding the consequences of unchecked population growth.

Ag Worker Bill Revived After Defeat of Immigration Reform

By Laura Layden, Naples Daily News
July 21, 2007

Though a comprehensive immigration bill has failed in Congress, supporters aren’t giving up on legislation that could legalize more than a million farmworkers in the United States.

The legislation, known as AgJobs, was included in the sweeping reform bill that suffered a crushing defeat last month.

Backers are searching for ways to breathe new life into the agricultural program they say is needed to deal with worker shortages that have left crops unpicked and rotting in fields.

California Travesty

By Mark Cromer, The Washington Times
August 27, 2007

Dr. Gene Rogers had a pretty good idea of what was coming when he saw his supervisor and a county security officer arrive at his office door. His supervisor was holding paperwork; the security guard was holding an empty box.