Author: samkumar

Time to end diversity visas

Reno Gazette Journal November 12, 2017 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/11/08/time-end-diversity-visas-sam-kumar/846237001/ Last week, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan, who entered this country on a diversity visa, used a rented Home Depot truck to plow through a popular lower Manhattan bike path killing 8 people and injuring 12 others. Saipov, who entered the U.S. through a Diversity Visa […]

Harvey Weinstein’s Hollywood hypocrites

Reno Gazette Journal October 22, 2017 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/11/08/time-end-diversity-visas-sam-kumar/846237001/ Last week an investigative piece in The New Yorker revealed three women who had accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and rape. Since then about 30 women have made allegations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein. Weinstein’s alleged misconduct spans several decades and includes potential starlets and […]

I am Done with the NFL

Reno Gazette Journal October 8, 2017 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/10/03/am-done-nfl-kumar/729365001/ After being an NFL fan most of my adult life, I am done with the NFL. I have tolerated NFL’s hypocrisy for a while but I will not tolerate disrespect to the flag. Our flag and our anthem mean the world to me. Every time the anthem is […]

Socialized Medicine Does Not Work

Reno Gazette Journal September 24, 2017 http://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/09/21/kumar-socialized-medicine-does-not-work/688662001/ Last week, Bernie Sanders proposed a single-payer system which would nationalize healthcare in America. This measure garnered the support of 16 other Democrat Senators and over 100 Democrats in the House. Let us examine the ramifications of this bill’s approach. Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once wrote, […]

Houston Will Rise Again

Reno Gazette Journal September 10, 2017 http://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/09/06/houston-rise-again-sam-kumar/639053001/ The images we have seen on our television screens coming out of the Gulf Coast has been gut wrenching. We have seen entire neighborhoods under several feet of water close to two weeks after hurricane Harvey made landfall. America’s worst hurricane has put up some staggering numbers: The […]

Open Letter to President Trump

Reno Gazette Journal August 27, 2017 http://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/voices/2017/08/23/dear-trump-youre-off-great-start-stay-focused-sam-kumar/594961001/ Dear Mr. President, I am writing this letter to humbly request that you focus on things that matter most to you and to many of us who elected you. Despite the cynicism expressed from the left that you ran for the highest office in the land to satisfy […]

ObamaCare Came at Too High a Price

Reno Gazette Journal August 13, 2017 http://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/voices/2017/08/10/obamacare-came-too-high-price-sam-kumar/557658001/ John with a family of three pays $17,000 a year for his health insurance. Trevor with a family of four spent over $14,000 in insurance premium and $7000 more in out-of-pocket costs last year. David’s premium has gone from $2600 to $9000 a year. He cut his finger […]

Data does not support man-made global warming

Reno Gazette Journal July 23, 2017 http://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/voices/2017/07/20/why-you-should-skeptical-global-warming-sam-kumar/494541001/ At the G20 Summit, Angela Merkel called the US’ decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord “deplorable”. Last week, former Vice President Al Gore compared climate change to slavery. Former President Obama famously compared climate change to terrorism and ISIS. Every day, the media proclaims that global warming […]

Energy Security is National Security

Reno Gazette Journal July 9, 2017 http://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/voices/2017/07/06/ren-0709-voices-right-column-sam-kumar/457194001/ Last week, President Trump unveiled his energy policy declaring, “My administration will seek not only American the energy independence that we’ve been looking for so long, but American energy dominance.” Trump administration’s energy policy involves a complete review of US nuclear energy policy; opening exports of American coal […]

4th of July thoughts we can all agree upon

Reno Gazette Journal June 25, 2017 http://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/voices/2017/06/21/politics-makes-america-great-really-sam-kumar/417255001/ Since 1909, the Congressional Baseball Game has been an annual bipartisan event where Congressional Republican team plays against the Congressional Democrat team. This year, the game took special significance due to the events the day before when a political assassin armed with a rifle and a pistol fired […]