Category: Federal Issues

From drama to disaster in under eight months

Reno Gazette Journal September 19, 2021 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2021/09/16/drama-disaster-under-eight-months-sam-kumar/8357657002/ Monday marks eight months of the Biden administration and just about everything the president has touched is an absolute disaster. Let’s look at some of the major areas where the president has failed. Afghanistan: Americans have been left behind. Incompetence led to thirteen American (and hundreds of Afghan) […]

God bless our Armed Forces

Reno Gazette Journal September 5, 2021 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2021/09/02/god-bless-our-armed-forces-sam-kumar/5703103001/ August 31 marks the first day in nearly two decades when there is no American military presence in Afghanistan. Since combat operations started in 2001, nearly 2500 American military personnel have lost their lives in Afghanistan. The most recent attack on August 26 claimed 13 more, making it […]

California: Decline of the Golden State

Reno Gazette Journal January 17, 2021 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2021/01/14/california-decline-golden-state-sam-kumar/4157391001/ Just before Christmas, the U.S Census Bureau released the July 1, 2020 estimates of total and voting age population. For the first time since 1900, California will see an annual population decline, as the state’s population will drop by an estimated 70,000 people. Based on this estimate, for […]

Christmas hope from our nation’s history

Reno Gazette Journal December 20, 2020 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2020/12/17/christmas-hope-our-nations-history-sam-kumar/3934950001/ Christmas is nearly upon us. While this is normally a time of joy and celebration, for many families, this Christmas is also a time for sorrow as we look around the table only to realize that we have lost someone over the past year. Nearly three million American […]

RNC and DNC: A tale of two conventions

Reno Gazette Journal September 6, 2020 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/voices/2020/09/03/tale-two-conventions-sam-kumar/5710897002/ The National Conventions of the two major parties are an integral part of the Presidential election cycle and a treat to watch. While this year’s conventions missed the usual pomp and circumstance due to COVID precautions, it was still worth watching. The DNC was almost entirely virtual, with […]

Claims of systemic racism lack evidence

On Memorial Day, George Floyd died on a city street in Minneapolis. He was handcuffed by police officers and was lying face down with the knee of a police officer on his neck for over 8 minutes, the last two minutes of which he was unresponsive. Subsequent to Mr. Floyd’s death, protests, riots and lootings […]

Progressive Weapons of Political Destruction Backfire

Reno Gazette Journal February 23, 2020 The Democrat field is down to a handful of candidates who meet the criteria for making the debate stage. With the early elimination of several candidates, we have an all-white contingent on the stage. At a similar point in the Republican primary race in 2016, the field was far […]

Democrats are a House Divided

Reno Gazette Journal January 26, 2020 The New York Times (NYT), an ultra-left wing newspaper, which has endorsed every Democrat Presidential candidate since President Kennedy, entered the Democrat Primary fray for 2020 by endorsing not one but two Presidential candidates: Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. Let’s set aside the fact that endorsing two candidates when […]

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 […]