Pope Francis’ Visit to the US

From a historical perspective, the Catholic Church has always taken sides with the rich and the powerful. That is an irrefutable fact.   Given the predicate, one can only be skeptical about Pope Francis’ pronouncements regarding capitalism. Given his views on the subject, it’s only fair to ask whether the Church will stop accepting money […]

Could the United States Make the UN Bankrupt in a Year?

Hasan A. Yahya, Ph.D Well, the answer is easy, it is sharp,  yes! Here is why? The relationship between the United States of America (USA) and the United Nations (UN) is like the relationships between rich and poor.  The USA share of the UN budget was 25% until the year 2001, where the United State […]

The Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) and F-1 Status Extended for Eligible Students under the H-1b Cap-Gap Regulations

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made an announcement that the period of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) will be extended for eligible F-1 status students. The Optical Practical Training period has been extended from 12 months to a maximum of 29 months. The extension is made available to those F-1 students who […]

Short Selling The United States

For those not familiar with the term, “Short Selling “; it means betting against the future success of a company. To sell short you would borrow and sell shares of a company, you believe is doomed, at the present value with the hope that you will buy and return these shares in the future when […]


By G. Hugh Bodell I spent the better part of my professional life understanding and improving on operational processes in the financial services industry.  When a process appeared too complex or confusing close up, we had a standard phrase, “Step back and look down on it as if you were 10,000 feet above it.” The […]

US failure in Afghanistan – A deception

Is it a fact that US forces are on defeat in Afghanistan? How some one can declare its defeat in a battle field? It is not tactically safe to talk publicly about weaknesses in the war. But the question is that why American military and political leadership is telling the story of their weak position […]

US Military Adventures in the Middle East

US’ constant quest for the control of world’s energy, serves as the main motive behind its arms deals with several Middle Eastern countries. US economic interests can be summarized as to a steadfast quest for the exploitation and control of the world’s oil and energy supplies. This is the reason it invaded Iraq under the […]

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