Editorial

A Class Reunion

I almost didn’t go. Several key friends had excused themselves, citing conflicts. The dates weren’t the best. But I had some time off, and my father was in India. I had been vacillating: should I or shouldn’t I? The pivotal moment came during lunch with a friend who...

A Traditional Family

My family is as traditional as any I know. We come from Bhojpur, an area of North India that is at present divided between Bihar and Uttar Pradesh state. We identify as Bihari, and speak Bhojpuri, a language earthier and sweeter than Hindi, India’s official language....

The Freedom to Dissent

Some readers took exception to last month’s editorial that criticized President George Bush’s performance (see Letters). I admit it; I am not a fan. I did credit him for strong leadership during a critical period, but not enough to please all. In the months following...

Bush’s Record

In the months following the 9/11 attacks, President George Bush rallied the country together masterfully, infusing Americans with confidence and conviction. For a candidate who had squeaked into office with the barest of margins, it was his finest hour in office. But...

Are You More Secure?

As the first anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the question that must be asked is: Is the world more secure today than it was a year ago? If you are talking about the Middle East, the answer must be a firm no. Settlements in the occupied territories continue to grow; so...