I am Back

I am back from the Golden State. I know I said I would be blogging from there but I was just too busy and the DSL at my hotel was not free either. We met a number of old friends at the wedding. The wedding was a regular Pakistani one meaning that it spanned three… Continue reading I am Back

Categorized as Travel

Immigration and National Security

The Migration Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank, has published a report that says that the post-September 11 roundup of immigrants was actually bad for national security. I haven’t read it yet, but it seems interesting because one of the authors is Doris Meissner who was INS Commissioner during the Clinton administration. Also, on their… Continue reading Immigration and National Security

Happy Independence Day

I’ll probably not be able to blog tomorrow, it being a 6 hour flight and all. So happy fourth of July to everyone. Go read Justice Robert Jackson’s July 4, 1941 address at Eric Muller’s blog.

Going to California

We are going to California tomorrow. A friend is getting married in the Bay area. I love the San Francisco area. So hoping to have loads of fun. I think our hotel room has broadband internet access. So there might be light blogging. We will be back on Monday.

Categorized as Travel

No Recognition of Israel

See my previous post for background on this issue. It seems like General Musharraf is backpedalling on recognizing Israel. President Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday categorically stated that recognition of Israel by Pakistan is neither on the cards nor is such an eventuality likely to take place in the near future. He said this could only… Continue reading No Recognition of Israel


Amber had an accident yesterday. She’s ok, other than the seat belt bruises and stiffness in her neck and back. But her car is badly damaged and will be in the workshop for a while. I would really like to be with her right now but she is far away and I won’t see her… Continue reading Accident

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Fight between Musharraf and MMA

The religious alliance MMA (Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal or United Assembly for Action), along with the rest of the opposition, has been agitating for getting rid of the Constitutional amendments made by General Musharraf and making him choose between keeping his uniform or his presidency. In addition, MMA has been on a collision course with Musharraf over… Continue reading Fight between Musharraf and MMA

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