Hanania Writings

  • 17 Feb 2018

    Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough

    Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough Chicagoland was slammed by a few days of compressed heavy snowfall. But clearing the nearly 18 inches of snow wasn’t the only problem we ...

  • 15 Feb 2018

    Lipinski-Newman Congressional fight has nation’s attention

    Lipinski-Newman Congressional fight has nation’s attention Six term Congressman Dan Lipinski is no stranger to controversy. Appointed to succeed his father Bill, Dan Lipinski has faced ...

  • 15 Feb 2018

    Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism

    Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism Palestinians are justified in their anger and frustrations, but allowing our emotions to direct our actions is not a good strategic ...

  • 14 Feb 2018

    Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme

    Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme Some one should explain to J.J. Abrams that it isn’t enough to just put a word in a movie title to create a franchise ...

  • 09 Feb 2018

    Yalla! Fight Back radio show, podcast and book

    Yalla! Fight Back radio show, podcast and book Show episode Friday Feb. 9, 2018 The new book for Arab Americans by political writer and Arab American activist Ray Hanania. Watch for the ...

  • 08 Feb 2018

    Pritzker, Brannigan and the “politics” of apologies

    Pritzker, Brannigan and the “politics” of apologies Some Arab American and Muslim activists have launched a vicious campaign against Palos Township Trustee Sharon Brannigan who ...

  • 07 Feb 2018

    Macy’s announces new line of Muslim clothing

    Macy’s announces new line of Muslim clothing Muslims continue to grow as a community and its not surprising that Muslims are not only being targeted as voters by politicians, but also as ...

  • 06 Feb 2018

    JVP urges companies to stop supporting illegal settlements

    JVP urges companies to stop supporting illegal settlements Jewish Voice for Peace identifies four top companies that are instrumental in supporting the racist, illegal all-Jewish settlements in ...

  • 05 Feb 2018

    Super Bowl was fun, but could have been better

    Super Bowl was fun, but could have been better I’ve been watching Super Bowl games since the very first one and I’d like to say they haven’t changed, but they have. The ...

  • 04 Feb 2018

    Opinion: Apple is Big Brother

    Opinion: Apple is Big Brother By Ray Hanania In 1984, Steve Jobs and Apple made a promise to free the minds of the mindless and change the way we would communicate … But in the 34 years since ...

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  • Movie poster from the 2008 film Cloverfield. Courtesy of Wikipedia

    Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme Some one should explain to J.J. Abrams that it isn’t enough to just put a word in a movie title to create a franchise that will excite the public. I loved the 2008 movie “Cloverfield.” But the two films int he so-called “Cloverfield franchise” don’t even come close...

  • Pat Tomasulo "Man of the People" Logo, WGN TV Saturday nights at 10 pm

    The mad, mad, mad, mad world of Tomasulo’s “Man of the People” “Common sense perspective” returns to American TV late night comedy in Pat Tomasulo’s “Man of the People” on Saturday nights at 10 pm on WGN TV. Tomasulo is the only host on TV offering original comedy that isn’t driven by the boring and...

  • President Johnson meets with candidate Richard Nixon in the White House, July 1968 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Movie Review: “The Post,” when newspapers had more respect The new movie “The Post” is a powerful film that takes Americans back to 1971 when journalism was a profession dominated mostly by principle. Truth outweighed political partisanship. But in watching the movie this week, it only made me sad. Because it reminded me how badly...

  • Dinner table setting at a high end restaurant. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Double dipping tipping is getting out of hand Service industry businesses like restaurants, limousines, hotels and cruise lines are getting into the habit of imposing a 20 percent “tip” for services rendered to customers. But they are still asking for an additional “tip” when the bill arrives. A “tip” is supposed to reflect a customers...

  • Deck of the Norwegian Cruise Ship Epic. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Holidays today are not like holidays of the past It was so much better in the “old days.” Movie theaters were more enjoyable and traveling on airlines and even cruises were simpler. We knew what we were getting upfront for the single cost we paid. Today, traveling is a gamble, and going to the movie...

  • Omelette plate, bacon, salmon salad on a bagel, hash browns and coffee from Granite City. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Finding the best Sunday Brunch restaurants It seems like the Sunday Brunch has gone out of style or something. A lot of the great restaurants that once offered wide variety brunch menus seem to have disappeared. But if you look hard enough, there are a few worth the effort on a late Sunday morning By...