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Independent America

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
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Friday, March 24, 2017 was not a day for political surprises.It was a day full of arm twisting and threats and offers to compromise, but still a day that demonstrated the political independence.The republican controlled congress could not find enough votes in their own party to pass legislation to repeal and replace affordable care act, what they spitefully refer to as “Obama Care”.All thru his campaign Trump made Obama Care as the focal point of the previous administration’s failed health care policy.It has been going on for 7 years that the republicans have been trying with their might to repeal and replace the medical act, and now they have the senate, congress and president all in the republican party, and they don’t have the support of their own party legislators.Trump kept repeating that he will repeal and replace “Obama Care” on day one, if elected as president.

Ryan had to pull the bill from even going to a floor vote, as he did not have …

Hindustan

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
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After the BJP won a landslide win in Uttar Pradesh and appointed Yogi Adithyanath as the chief minister there were usual comments from the opposition.As I continue to follow the politics of India (in fact the world) I was stunned when a veteran INC politician Veerappa Moily made a statement “Biggest Assault on Secularism”. “This is not Hinduism, Hinduism is not India.”.Moily is a veteran politician and someone who is well versed (I hope and thought) on India, its politics and certainly its history at least from the 1947 Independence.He after all is one of the veterans of the Congress party that drove the Indian Independence movement.Moily could have simply googled the internet and get a hit on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindustan.
My Saturday evening instinct was that even the old men of India, seem to ignore their roots and nation when they come in front of a microphone.Even the little children of the country (in fact any country) will pay re…

Optimism and Change

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Vasu Reddy from Chicago

The just concluded state elections in India (primarily in north India) continue to show the belief in the nations optimism.  Modi is a leader who really represents the thinking and beliefs of the nation, and since Modi became the prime minister of India in 2014, he continues to show that the progressive and inclusive agenda for the nation and he will continue to be the change agent for the nation.

Over the last couple years as India’s leader, Modi has stuck to his core principals, that made him the PM of the largest democracy on earth.I liked to believe what he was saying, and I really liked that this man has no incentive to steal and scam the Indians.Politically he had no financial aspirations for himself and he doesn’t have anyone (family, children, friends or anyone else) hanging on to him and affiliated to his power to steal from the public coffers.
For everyone watching, Modi might be anything they want to believe, but everyone knows he is a …

Wag the Dog Again (and Again)

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
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For movie buffs the political drama from 1997 “Wag the dog” is a familiar (popular) movie, which was a production that was made to protect the president from scandalwho was about to face reelection.It was fantastic cinema which depicted the fabrication of news and how to keep the media from learning about the real scandal and reality.I really enjoyed the movie (and watched it a couple times after) for the political manipulation and the drama of diversion from real scandal.
For history and political buffs, the early eighties and Nixon and Watergate will continue to be political and personal challenges at the highest level in the US presidency.There is so much written an depicted about Watergate we will for generations to come will ponder about the mindset of someone who is already powerful and why would they think of anything illegal.Before any pondering of the powerful mind, it might simply be the insecurities of human beings, and/or thinking tha…