Ray Hanania Commentary

  • 24 Jul 2017

    Byrne should be remembered for Navy Pier success

    Byrne should be remembered for Navy Pier success Jane Byrne was a very controversial and contentious Chicago Mayor, but she also is responsible for several brilliant achievements, including being ...

  • 21 Jul 2017

    President Trump should offer alternative to biased Beltway media

    President Trump should offer alternative to biased Beltway media One of President Donald Trump’s biggest hurdles has been the unethical and biased coverage of his administration by the ...

  • 20 Jul 2017

    Hypocrisy defines how Israel responds to violence

    Hypocrisy defines how Israel responds to violence Israel spotlights violence when it is committed by Palestinians and plays it down when it is committed by Israeli Jews or settler fanatics. Even ...

  • 17 Jul 2017

    As it turns 200, Illinois needs change

    As it turns 200, Illinois needs change Illinois turns 200 years old next year, and maybe it’s time we made a few changes in how we describe ourselves. Just to be a little bit more accurate. ...

  • 17 Jul 2017

    Soda tax is an example of why Cook County needs change

    Soda tax is an example of why Cook County needs change The Preckwinkle tax on all sweetened drink sales in Cook County primarily slams residents of the Chicagoland suburbs, but is premised on a ...

  • 06 Jul 2017

    Israel’s lies on occupation exposed in new Ehrenreich book

    Israel’s lies on occupation exposed in new Ehrenreich book Author and award winning journalist Ben Ehrenreich pens a new book that offers readers fair and balanced insight into the reality ...

  • 06 Jul 2017

    Al-Jazeera abandoned commitment to fairness, coddles extremists

    Al-Jazeera abandoned commitment to fairness, coddles extremists In their confrontation with Qatar, the Gulf Cooperation Council has demanded that Al-Jazeera close its doors. That may sound tough ...

  • 05 Jul 2017

    Meli Cafe and al Fresco Dining

    Meli Cafe and al Fresco Dining Restaurant review: Enjoying the outdoors in the summer should be a goal, not just when you are out and about but when you are eating. There are a lot of great ...

  • 04 Jul 2017

    Police and Veterans should be honored equally

    Police and Veterans should be honored equally Veterans are saluted and cheered at every event and holiday in America, and yet most people don’t think twice about the Police Officer who also ...

  • 29 Jun 2017

    Healthcare facts being twisted by news media

    Healthcare facts being twisted by news media It’s hard enough to understand America’s healthcare system without the mainstream news media abandoning a helpful role and instead using ...

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  • Mansaf (mensif) -- lamb, rice, toasted Syrian pita bread and Jameed sauce -- popular as a holiday dish and the national dish of Jordan. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes When you think of the romantic lifestyle of the Arab in the desert, you think of camels, black and white stallions, heavy black tents, flowing robes, and a silver platter of one of the Arab World’s favorite recipes, Mansaf (Mensif, Mensiff). This lamb and rice dish heaped...

  • Street view from Meli Cafe at 500 S. Dearborn Street. Photo courtesy Ray Hanania

    Meli Cafe and al Fresco Dining Restaurant review: Enjoying the outdoors in the summer should be a goal, not just when you are out and about but when you are eating. There are a lot of great outdoor cafes and restaurants in Illinois and I’ll showcase many of them. This is Meli Cafe in the...

  • 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...