Author: samkumar

Surveillance of American Citizens Need Proper Controls

Reno Gazette Journal December 29, 2019 Justice Department Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz has submitted his long-awaited report. The report documents 17 significant omissions and inaccuracies in the FBI’s wiretapping of former Trump aide Carter Page. Wiretapping by the FBI on US soil has to be approved by the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Court […]

Victimhood Claims Hurt Black Community

Reno Gazette Journal December 15, 2019 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/12/12/victimhood-claims-hurt-black-community-kumar/4412625002/ Last week, Kamala Harris, U.S. senator from California, dropped out of the Democrat presidential race. Harris rose to prominence after a captivating debate performance in June with “that little girl was me” moment. Unfortunately for Sen. Harris, that captivating story was not followed by additional compelling stories or a […]

Thanksgiving: A Great American Tradition

Reno Gazette Journal December 1, 2019 Thanksgiving is a truly American tradition. No other country other than America (and our cousins north of the border who celebrate a different version at a different time) celebrates this holiday. This tradition dates all the way back to October 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Fifty-three pilgrims were joined by […]

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Americanism

Reno Gazette Journal November 17, 2019 Congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, a member of the so-called Squad, recently endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President claiming that Senator Sanders will fight against “Western Imperialism”. To be sure, this is not the first time that Congresswoman Omar has made remarks which are highly questionable. She referred to […]

Happy Birthday, Nevada!

Reno Gazette Journal November 3, 2019 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/10/31/happy-birthday-nevada-sam-kumar/4113349002/ Thursday, October 31 marks Nevada’s 155th birthday. On that day in 1864, Nevada became the 36th state of the Union. This state was formed in an expeditious fashion for the specific purpose of re-electing President Abraham Lincoln in the middle of the civil war… and a bunch of […]

The Hypocrisy of the NBA

Reno Gazette Journal October 20, 2019 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/10/17/hypocrisy-nba-sam-kumar/4010639002/ Last week, National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted “Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong”. Shortly after his tweet, the Chinese Government retaliated by announcing that the Chinese Basketball Association and several other Chinese companies would break their business ties with the Rockets. […]

The Casualties of Impeachment, from Biden to Pelosi

Reno Gazette Journal October 6, 2019 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/10/02/casualties-impeachment-sam-kumar/3848054002/ Just over a week back, Speaker Pelosi announced that she is launching an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. You have probably heard enough about the merits of the case from various 24-hour “news” channels and I will let you decide on that. Instead, I will use this week’s […]

Economy is Booming, but Deficits are a Concern

Reno Gazette Journal September 15, 2019 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/09/12/economy-booming-but-deficits-concern-says-kumar/2303393001/ The August jobs report showed that the US economy has created over 6.3 million jobs since President Trump took office. 4.2 million more Americans have entered the labor force since January 2017. Unemployment rate stands at 3.7%, and the stock market has gained almost 50% since election day. […]

Reps. Omar and Tlaib Think US is Always Wrong

Reno Gazette Journal September 1, 2019 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/08/28/congresswomen-omar-and-tlaib-think-america-always-wrong-says-kumar/2147987001/ Recently, Israel barred Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country citing their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, one which even the Democrat-controlled US Congress voted down in bi-partisan fashion by a margin of 398-17. A few days later, Israel […]