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Telecom head Ajit Pai wants broadband included in Trump infrastructure goals

Telecom head Ajit Pai wants broadband included in Trump infrastructure goals

WASHINGTON When politicians talk about infrastructure, they typically mean the basics: Roads, bridges, ports. The electric grid. Maybe rail, if it’s lucky. But America’s top telecom regulator wants the government…

An immigration-reform plan for the age of Trump

An immigration-reform plan for the age of Trump

Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator from South Carolina, hasn’t given up on immigration reform. He was in the Senate to watch comprehensive bills he favored fall apart in 2006, 2007,…

‘Do we belong here?’

In at least two recent shootings, in Kansas and suburban Seattle, it was motive enough for the gunmen that the victims appeared foreign. “Get out of my country!” yelled the…

Post assembly elections, time for bold reforms

Post assembly elections, time for bold reforms

The just-concluded assembly elections and the unparalleled performance of the BJP have been the highlight of the weekend. The elections, happening mid-way of the partys term at the Center and…

Trump’s travel ban blocked again, but Indian immigrants are a worried lot

Trump’s travel ban blocked again, but Indian immigrants are a worried lot

NEW YORK:  President Donald Trump’s second travel ban targeted at six Muslim-majority countries has been derailed by judges in Hawaii and Maryland.  The White House will appeal the decisions. Trump…

New York knows that diversity is progress

The rhetoric against the immigrant community that for the last few weeks has been gaining a foothold impels me to share with you a positive message that reflects the values…

I am Indian American, and it’s 2017; but I still get asked “What are you?”

I am Indian American, and it’s 2017; but I still get asked “What are you?”

As I walked past them in a restaurant, a couple, on what must have been a first or second date, flagged me down from their table. From their broad, eager…

How data can make immigrants look like criminals

Donald Trump plans to collect a lot more data about crimes committed by immigrants. This will inevitably give him a weapon to use against them, thanks to a peculiarity of…

Mess with H-1B visas, lose tech leadership

Mess with H-1B visas, lose tech leadership

It’s hard to calculate the effect of H-1B visas which the U.S. government is now making it harder to obtain on the U.S. technology sector, but it’s likely rather large.…

Reza Aslan did Aghori episode for CNN ratings. Hindus shouldn’t get riled.

Reza Aslan did Aghori episode for CNN ratings. Hindus shouldn’t get riled.

NEW YORK: CNN’s Iranian-American host Reza Aslan got good response to the premiere episode featuring Aghori sadhus in India on Believer with Reza Aslan on Sunday night: with 787,000 viewers,…

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