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Explore and Engage with Anam

Explore and Engage with Anam

By Tawsif Anam
Tawsif Anam is nationally published writer, and an award-winning public policy professional and speaker. He is an immigrant from Bangladesh, and now a United States citizen.

Tawsif Anam’s writings have appeared in USA Today, Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, The Boston Globe, The Western Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, The Capital Times, and more.

Tawsif comments on a wide range of topics, ranging from current affairs in politics to various issues affecting society and culture.

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Muting the mic during final presidential debate: like or dislike?
The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced that the microphones for the candidates would be muted for portions of the debate. Here is my reaction to this new rule. #DonaldTrump #JoeBiden #PresidentialDebate #Election
October 21, 2020
Thoughts regarding President Trump's discharge from Walter Reed Medical Center
President Donald J. Trump contracted the coronavirus and went to the Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment. He received the care and treatment he needed to combat the virus. The doctors who treated him are some of the top medical professionals in the world. President Trump's scheduled discharge from the Walter Reed Medical Center is a very significant event in American history. Here are my thoughts on this matter.
October 05, 2020
Have you ever received a hate mail?
Not everyone receives hate mails. But for those who do, it can be a very unpleasant experience. In the world of politics, hate mails are very common. In this episode, I discuss my thoughts after receiving a hate mail.
October 05, 2020
Dissecting the debate: Trump vs. Biden
The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was heated, to say the least. In this episode, I highlight a few important points of the debate, and analyze these to provide an opinion on which candidate is best suited to serve in the Oval Office.
September 30, 2020
Is America a safer place with less police?
There are calls to defund, and even abolish, the police. On the other hand, millions of Americans want to live in safe communities. Will lesser number of police officers or reduction in law enforcement resources make America a safer country? Join me for a discussion on this matter.
September 28, 2020
Can face masks increase the likelihood of falling in love?
Can face masks, during the pandemic, increase the likelihood of people falling in love? When surrounded by death and disease, the human heart craves for love. In this episode, I discuss the science of love, and how the pandemic can result in people falling in love.
August 31, 2020
Death: Accepting reality and moving forward
Death is always present. During the coronavirus pandemic, the fear of death has been intensified. In this episode of Explore and Engage with Anam, I discuss how we can accept the reality, overcome the fear of death, and move forward to make to improve the lives of our fellow humans and make the best use of our finite time in this world.
August 21, 2020
Tesla, the Millennials, and the market
The pandemic shook the entire country, and the world. Yet, the American stock market is heading in the right direction with the Dow Jones Industrial Average being close to its all time high. In this episode, I discuss the entry of many Millennials in the stock market, the influence of Tesla in driving the buying and selling of stocks, and more.
August 16, 2020
Drug epidemic and COVID19 pandemic
The pandemic has not only resulted in infections and deaths due to coronavirus, but has also lead to mental health problems for many people. Due to economic uncertainty and despair, cases of drug abuse and overdose have increased. In this episode, I discuss the ongoing fight against drug epidemic and mental health problems in the time of a global pandemic.
August 10, 2020
COVID19 Dilemma: Should classes be held in-person or virtually?
Coronavirus has tremendously impacted our daily lives. The pandemic resulted in schools being shut down, and lessons and instructions being delivered virtually. As we approach fall, school districts are trying to decide whether to have classes in-person, or to continue using a virtual model for the next few months or until COVID19 conditions change or until a vaccine is found. In this episode, I discuss this important matter and how the decision would impact the future of our children.
August 03, 2020
The freezer crisis, and beyond
The coronavirus pandemic has short-run and long-run effects on the American economy. It is not just the rationing of toilet paper and hand sanitizers that people suffered from. From experiencing a shortage of meat and freezers to facing bankruptcy, Americans continue to endure a lot of pain because of COVID-19 lockdowns. This episode discusses some of the effects of the pandemic on hard-working Americans.
July 21, 2020
COVID-19: Mankind, masks, and mandates
The coronavirus pandemic has shaken the entire world. Here in the United States, people faced severe economic losses and disruption in their everyday lives. Now, as people are trying to resume their regular lives and go back to work, various mandates from local and state governments are presenting challenges. In this episode, I discuss how these orders and requirements from local and state governments are affecting people.
July 17, 2020
A naturalized citizen's message on the Independence Day of America
4th of July - Independence Day - is one of the most special holidays celebrated by Americans. This year, we celebrate the 244th birthday of the United States of America. While I was not born as an American, I became an American after coming to the United States as an immigrant. On Independence Day, I have a message for my fellow Americans.
July 04, 2020
Things to avoid when using social media
Social media helps in the exchange of information, sharing of ideas, raising awareness, etc. However, users’ carelessness and lack of knowledge can create a lot of “clutter” on social media, and contribute to the spread of misinformation. In this episode, I share some of my pet peeves regarding social media, and provide suggestions on how some of these issues can be avoided.
June 22, 2020
Defunding police, and its consequences for middle and low-income Americans
There are widespread calls to defund police, in cities across America. The hashtag #defundthepolice and #abolishthepolice are spreading on social media. But what would society look like, if police is defunded, or if law enforcement services are greatly reduced? How would middle and low-income Americans ensure their safety. I discuss this, and much more, in this episode.
June 18, 2020
Why is #TrumpIsUnwell trending on social media?
#TrumpIsUnwell is trending on Twitter. Do we know the reason for this? It started after President Donald Trump was seen slowly descending from the stage at West Point, where he delivered a commencement address for the 2020 graduates, using a ramp. People on social media are claiming that he is unwell. Here are my thoughts on this matter.
June 14, 2020
Seattle under siege: When will the occupation end?
Anarchists have taken control of a six-block area in Seattle, and formed a territory named CHAZ, which stands for Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. They are demanding that the police department be abolished, among other things. What are elected leaders in Washington state doing to address the crisis? When will this occupation end?
June 13, 2020
Should School Resource Officers be removed from schools?
School Resource Officers (SRO) are sworn law enforcement officers responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools. In Madison, WI, there are calls for SROs to be removed from schools. In this episode of Explore and Engage with Anam, I discuss my viewpoints on this matter.
June 11, 2020
Taxes, law and order, and the call to defund police
Elected officials in various cities are calling for police departments to be defunded, dismantled, or abolished altogether. There are some questions that these officials need to be asked, such as, would taxes be cut if law enforcement services are reduced or no longer available? I discuss this and more in this episode of Explore and Engage with Anam.
June 08, 2020
Mental health during pandemic and social unrest.
The pandemic and ongoing social unrest have severely impacted the mental health of people. During this difficult time, each of us can play an important role in helping others.
June 07, 2020
Justice for George Floyd
We are all suffering. As a country, as human beings, we are suffering after watching the video of the killing of George Floyd. People want justice, and people deserve justice.
June 04, 2020
Why we must focus on space exploration
There are many reasons why we should focus on space exploration. Humans beings are here on Earth, where we live and thrive, struggle and overcome challenges, where we learn from the past to improve our future. But we are not meant to be limited to one planet. We are explorers and we must branch out in space to find out what else is out there - stars, black holes, and perhaps alien life. There are way too many questions than answers. And therefore we must continue to explore.
June 02, 2020