Opinion Commentary

  • 20 Apr 2017

    Arrogance of the Orland Park Village Board

    Arrogance of the Orland Park Village Board The Orland Park Village Board is apparently pretending that village voters really didn’t mean to support “change” in the last election, voting to oust ...

  • 19 Apr 2017

    Rauner, Pritzker & hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times

    Rauner, Pritzker & hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times Most mainstream American journalists love to dish it out and criticize people, but they are thinned skinned and hate to be criticized ...

  • 18 Apr 2017

    Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan

    Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan My column this week in the Arab News speaks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, truly one of the few real Democratic leaders in the Middle ...

  • 13 Apr 2017

    Middle East food market changing as lamb costs rise

    Middle East food market changing as lamb costs rise The rising cost of lamb meat is forcing many Middle East and Arab restaurants to change their menus, offering cheaper and less appealing ...

  • 12 Apr 2017

    Unpredictable Trump just what Arab World needs

    Unpredictable Trump just what Arab World needs My column at the Arab News this weeks discusses the reality of President Donald Trump and how his unpredictability is exactly what the Arab World ...

  • 12 Apr 2017

    A 19th Ward Chicago Machine suburban tale

    A 19th Ward Chicago Machine suburban tale SW News Group April 13, 2017. Back in the 1980s, the Chicago Machine was licking its wounds from a beating it took from renegade city official Jane M. ...

  • 12 Apr 2017

    Maybe we do need speed and red light cameras

    Maybe we do need speed and red light cameras In teaching my son to drive, I get a front seat to the reckless driving of the “adults” who abuse traffic regulations, the rules of the ...

  • 11 Apr 2017

    Why I am fed-up with Sears

    Why I am fed-up with Sears I grew up believing that Sears offered the best products and, more importantly, the best service and replacement parts. But that was a long ago time in a long gone ...

  • 06 Apr 2017

    Analysis: Why Pekau won and McLaughlin lost

    Analysis: Why Pekau won and McLaughlin lost A poorly run re-election campaign by seven-term incumbent Mayor Dan McLaughlin combined with a hot-topic issue of salary and pension hikes, and a ...

  • 05 Apr 2017

    Muslims lose in backlash in Suburban Chicago elections

    Muslims lose in backlash in Suburban Chicago elections Two Muslim candidates who had strong political backing lost their bids for election on Tuesday in Suburban Chicago contests. Dave Shalabi, ...

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  • World Series Rings by Josten presented to the Chicago Cubs April 12, 2017 (PRNewsfoto/Jostens)

    Jostens delivers Chicago Cubs World Series Ring Iconic handcrafted ring presented at Wrigley Field to World Champion Chicago Cubs Jostens, the leading provider of high-end custom jewelry for professional sports teams, today delivered the 2016 Chicago Cubs World Championship Ring at Wrigley Field, ushering in a new era for Cubs baseball. The ring commemorates the Cubs’...

  • English actress Vanessa Redgrave at the press conference for the film Coriolanus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Favorite moment from the Oscars Published in the Arab News Feb. 22, 2017 By Ray Hanania Over the past few weeks in America, the mainstream news media has been focused on the presentation of Oscars for Hollywood’s “best” films at the Academy Awards this Sunday (Feb. 26). Many media rebroadcast and reported on “favorite moments”...

  • Lady Gaga, courtesy of Wikipedia

    Lady Gaga causes ruckus, again, over Super Bowl song Superstar singer Lady Gaga has lit up Social Media with renewed speculation over why she included the word “Lebanese” in one of the songs she performed at the 51st (LI) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, called “Born This Way.” The word popped up in a set...

  • Oprah Winfrey, courtesy of 60 Minutes

    Oprah Winfrey Becomes a Special Contributor to 60 Minutes Oprah Winfrey, the esteemed broadcaster, producer, actress and philanthropist, will become a special contributor to 60 MINUTES, the #1 news broadcast in television, it was announced today by the news magazine’s executive producer, Jeff Fager. Ms. Winfrey will make her first appearance on CBS News’ legendary...

  • Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar This year’s Academy Awards Oscar presentation of Hollywood Film Oscars includes only two submissions addressing Arab World issues, one on the plight of Syrian refugees and the terrorist war in Aleppo, Syria, and the other a historical drama set during the Algerian civil war of the 1990s.  By Ray Hanania Once again...

  • An expensive television Christmas Story. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

    An expensive television Christmas Story A new generation’s “Christmas Story,” not about Santa Claus or the spirit of kindness, but about the way our utilities control our lives with no accountability and definitely no really good service. This one is about Comcast/Xfinity but it could be about them all Published in the Des Plaines Valley...