H-1Bs—The Best and the Brightest?

H-1Bs—The Best and the Brightest?

A relevant piece from our archives, on a topic that is still a hot-button issue. First published on March 14, 2017. What is this notion of the best and brightest? For one, it is the most conflicted banality of the moment. The term is generously used by liberal...
Reforming Healthcare in India

Reforming Healthcare in India

 Ford Trimotor In 1927 most airlines flew a plane called Ford Trimotor. It was the world’s most advanced airliner. It seated 11 passengers, flew at 107 miles per hour and had a range of 570 miles. Two pilots manually flew it. It opened up transcontinental service....
Memory Books-Helping Preserve Identities

Memory Books-Helping Preserve Identities

Over Thanksgiving break, my daughter and I watched Pixar’s latest masterpiece, Coco.  The young protagonist, Miguel Riviera,  is an aspiring musician.  Miguel’s great-great-grandfather had abandoned the family in search of musical glory. And so, the...
A Year of Transgressions

A Year of Transgressions

On the morning of my birthday this past October, I began reading the first few pages of the book, Oranges, by John McPhee. In the world of nonfiction, it’s a classic. A couple of lines jumped out at me as my eyes hopped over these words: “Citrus does not come true...
What About Bill?

What About Bill?

How the dominoes have fallen. Ever since producer Harvey Weinstein was exposed as a sexual predator, the list of prominent men charged with sexual harassment has grown. Some of these men, like comedian Louis C.K., and actor Kevin Spacey, have been my idols. Even NPR’s...
How to Buy a Green Card

How to Buy a Green Card

Care to become a green card holder quickly? Looking to avoid the long H-1B lines? All you need is upwards of half a million dollars. That should be the tagline to the EB-5 visa marketing campaign. The EB-5 visa program is a pathway to legal permanent residence for...