In his inaugural address, President Donald Trump called attention to the very real and serious problem of “Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities….” He was right to signify on this problem. But, as he continued to signify on an “education system flush with cash” he was wrong. And, when he ended this section of his address – after talking about crime, gangs and drugs - by declaring “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” he was even more wrong. … [Read more...]
Frank blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and writes occasional columns and articles for publications such as the International Business Times and The Economic Times of India.
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In June of 2016, we wrote a blog about the then-presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States, titled “Donald Trump is Building A Wall.” It began as follows: In a recent interview with Jake Tapper of CNN trying to defend his indefensible comments regarding Gonzalo Curiel, a native born American of Mexican heritage, who is the federal judge overseeing the lawsuit against Trump University, Trump repeatedly proclaimed, “I am building a wall.” That … [Read more...]
In the United States of America, it is essential to exercise one’s fundamental rights and responsibilities as a citizen to ensure the health and vibrancy of our democracy. The two of us take our responsibilities to be good citizens seriously, but differently. One of us is an elected official, believing that serving his state and now also his nation, is the best use of his talents and the surest way to effect change. The other is a philanthropist supporting causes that best reflect his … [Read more...]
On January 20, the inaugural parade was held in Washington, D.C. to mark the commencement of a new presidency. On January 21, there were women’s marches in Washington, D.C. and across the United States against the new President. And, in the week of the inauguration, Congressman John Lewis’ book trilogy, March, shot to the top of Amazon’s best-seller list. The inaugural parade march on January 20, the protest marches on January 21, and the success of John Lewis’ March in the week of … [Read more...]
“I’m not going to give you a question. I am not going to give you a question. You are fake news.” When Donald Trump shouted this out at Jim Acosta of CNN News during his recent press conference, it was not a case of the pot calling the kettle black. It was a case of the pot calling the meal a kettle. That’s so because the president-elect is definitely the “pot”. He is one the primary proponents of so-called “fake news” in today’s synthetically saturated media environment where … [Read more...]
It is the year 2017 and the social media rules. For many, this form of electronic or internet-based communications has become the principal source for information and means of relating with one another. A problem with this is that the communications through this media is sometimes not so social. For a variety of reasons, the “not so social” media can be harmful to America and Americans. The “not so social” media ranges in form from anti-social to unsocial to asocial. Antisocial … [Read more...]
“ …the people back there, the extremely dishonest press…Very dishonest people…How about – I mean how dishonest.” Those were the remarks of President-Elect Donald Trump at his first “Thank You Tour” rally held in Cincinnati, Ohio to celebrate his presidential election victory. “Dishonest” may be a nice term compared to some of the other epithets that Trump used about the press during his campaigns to become the Republican nominee and the President of the United States. In that time period, … [Read more...]
The honor is in recognition for his efforts in promoting education. A Kerala-based journal has honored entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam for his efforts to promote education in India and the United States. The Indian American was bestowed the Global Business and Leadership Award by Cochin Herald at a ceremony held in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on December 17. “I am humbled and honored to receive this award, and I accept this award with humility,” he said in a … [Read more...]
One nation under God. That is our sincere wish for the United States of America and its citizens this holiday season. Let us repeat that wish. One nation under God. What would create such a nation? Its God would not be a Christian God, a Muslim God, or a Jewish God. Its God would be ecumenical and non-denominational. Its god would welcome all - even those who do not believe in a divine being - unless it’s Bette Midler. Getting to God is the easy part - especially if one recalls … [Read more...]