On September 15, just nine days before he was scheduled to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the premiers of Australia and Japan for the Quad summit, United States (US) President Joe Biden announced the formation of a new multilateral security alliance. AUKUS has more or less the same mission as the Quad, which is containing China, even though both groups don’t advertise that as the raison d'etre for their existence. The new security pact caused consternation in several … [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.
Frank writes on a wide variety of topics that are critical to shaping the future of America and the American dream and to making the United States and the world a better place. These include: Business; education; poverty and inequality; politics and public policy; immigration; manufacturing; innovation; leadership; citizenship; and social commentary.
Frank’s most recent blogs are highlighted on this page. To read other blogs or articles by Frank, click on the categories or publications links on the left.
It is well known that the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. has ended many lives and livelihoods. What is not as well known is that the pandemic economy has also given birth to an enormous number of business start-ups. Those new businesses do not compensate for the tragic losses and the costs that the pandemic has imposed. They do provide, however, the opportunity and platform to make the USA a start-up nation again. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, applications it has … [Read more...]
With no more than 10,000 Indians eligible for green cards a year, a vast majority of applicants have no choice but to wait for their turn The plight of undocumented immigrants has been at the front and centre of America’s national political debates for decades. But there is one group of immigrants whose predicament has been largely ignored or forgotten. It is the more than 1.2 million people waiting in line for employment-based green cards. Most individuals who are stuck in the … [Read more...]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Washington, DC, on September 22 to attend a summit of the four Quad nations — India, the United States, Japan and Australia. As is usually the case, there will be several components to Modi’s weeklong trip to the US, including a number of bilateral and multilateral engagements. While in the country, Modi is expected to hold his first in-person bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden in Washington and will attend the annual UN General … [Read more...]
I believe totally in your freedoms. I do, you’re free, you got to do what you have to do. But I recommend taking the vaccines. I did it, it’s good, take the vaccines. — Donald Trump at an August 21 rally in Alabama [This is the third and final blog of a three-part series. In the first blog, posted on August 17, we examined the impact of the cancer cult on the nation’s physical health. In the second, posted on September 1, we looked at the cult’s impact on the … [Read more...]
I am your voice. I alone can fix it. — Donald Trump, acceptance speech, at 2016 Republican National Convention Just say the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me. — Donald Trump, as quoted from notes on December 27 phone call to acting U.S. attorney general Jeffrey Rosen Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there. Will be wild. — Donald Trump, December 19 tweet We will never give up. We will never concede. It will never happen. You don’t … [Read more...]
The impact of rechristening Aligarh and other towns and districts on their local communities, especially those belonging to the Muslim faith, is likely to have disastrous consequences. The Aligarh district panchayat recently passed a resolution asking the Government of Uttar Pradesh to change the name of the district and its eponymous city to “Harigarh.” This proposed renaming is not an isolated event. Cities and district renamed in the UP since the last election in … [Read more...]
Not long ago, India was termed the “darling of Davos,” a country destined to achieve greatness. In the first decade of this century, there was hardly an investor in the West who was not enamoured of the “India story”. Then came a series of miscalculations and poor legislative and executive moves, such as the retrospective tax law and the demonetisation of 2016 which changed the narrative. The good news is that the Indian government has begun to rewrite that story. Parliament … [Read more...]
If those responsible (for the January 6 insurrectionist storming of the Capitol) are not held accountable, and if Congress does not act responsibly, this will remain a cancer on our constitutional Republic, undermining the peaceful transfer of power at the heart of our democratic system.” — Rep Liz Cheney (R-WY), January 6 Committee Member, Opening Comment “Telling the truth shouldn’t be hard. Fighting on Jan. 6 — that was hard. Showing up Jan. 7 … [Read more...]
The United States of America is a nation built by and on the backs of immigrants. In spite of this, the United States has always grappled with how to address immigration issues. In 2021, immigration is once again near the top of the agenda for the country. That doesn’t mean, however, there will be any meaningful federal legislation passed to deal with it. This is the case because addressing immigration is a complex matter, requiring unbiased analysis and bipartisan … [Read more...]