Washington, DC - Americans who identify themselves as Democrats are embracing Socialism at an alarming rate, according to a new survey. And, mainstream Democrats are concerned. They fear the scourge of socialism may stymie their efforts to win at least some measure of control in Congress come November.

Sacramento, California - Thursday, in the midst of fevered policy discussions surrounding the fate of California’s clean energy future, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia successfully advanced AB 893, his proposal supporting geothermal, out of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. The geothermal procurement mandated in this measure is of immense significance to the Riverside and Imperial County communities in Garcia’s district.

Washington, DC - Perfect people will never work in government. People make promises and look good in television advertisements but people are people and that always means human error.

Washington, DC - It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch. 

New Orleans, Louisiana - The Crop Trust is on a mission to improve biodiversity and protect farmers against climate change through their Crop Wild Relatives project.

Escondido, California - Animal care staff at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are celebrating the birth of a baby elephant, born just before midnight Sunday night, on World Elephant Day to mother Ndlulamitsi, better known as “Ndlula.” The calf, a male, was born without complications and began nursing shortly after birth.