Immigration, Jesus and the price of gasoline

Immigration, Jesus and the price of gasoline

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#GasPriceGouging #LyingPoliticians #BP Politicians will do and say anything to distract the public from the real issues.

Congressman Luis Gutierrez has made a career of screaming about immigration but really doing nothing about it.

Senator Ted Cruz peppers his public rantings with references to “Jesus” and “Christianity,” but you have to wonder if he is really a true Christian.

The real issues are right under their noses, and one big one is the outrageous manipulation by the oil and gasoline companies of the price of gasoline.

Click below to read my column on this ugly mess that we live in here in America.

BP gasoline pump in suburban Palos Park outside of Chicago. The price difference is outrageous, but typical of BP stations around the region

BP gasoline pump in suburban Palos Park outside of Chicago. The price difference is outrageous, but typical of BP stations around the region

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A Mobile gasoline pump showing a wide spread of 40 cents between gasoline grades. Not as bad as BP but clearly taking BP's price-gouging lead

A Mobile gasoline pump showing a wide spread of 40 cents between gasoline grades. Not as bad as BP but clearly taking BP’s price-gouging lead

Slightly less of a price spread at the Shell Gas Station but clearly there is no price consistency as the gasoline and oil companies battle to squeeze our dollars

Slightly less of a price spread at the Shell Gas Station but clearly there is no price consistency as the gasoline and oil companies battle to squeeze our dollars

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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall reporter and Columnist who began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 (Mayor Daley to Mayor Daley) and has expanded to writing for newspapers around the world focussed on Middle East and American politics.

Hanania loves to write about American Arabs in politics, and focuses on Arab life in America.

Currently, he writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com. He writes on American politics for the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News newspaper and the Reporter Newspapers. He also writes for the online websites TheArabDailyNews.com and NewsAmericaNetwork.com (Illinois News Network at IllinoisNewsNetwork.com).

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Hanania began in journalism as an activist publishing Chicago’s first English-language American Arab Newspaper “The Middle Eastern Voice” from 1975 through 1977. In 1976, he was hired by the Chicago community newspaper The Southtown Economist (Daily Southtown) and in 1985 was hired by the Chicago Sun-Times and covered Chicago City Hall for both. In 1993, he launched the “The Villager” Newspapers which covered 12 Southwest Chicagoland suburban regions. In 2004, he published “The National Arab American Times” monthly newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East ethnic food stores in 48 American States.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

Hanania’s writings have been published in newspapers around the world. Formerly syndicated by Creators Syndicate, Hanania also has written news, features and Opinion Columns for Al Jazeera English, the Jerusalem Post, YNetNews.com, Arab News, Saudi Gazette, Newsday in New York, the Orlando Sentinel, the Houston Chronicle, The Daily Star, the News of the World, the Daily Yomimuri in Tokyo, Chicago Magazine, the Arlington Heights Daily Herald, and Aramco Magazine. His political columns are published in the Southwest News-Herald and Des Plaines Valley News, Regional News and Palos Reporter newspapers in Chicagoland. Hanania is the President/CEO of Urban Strategies Group media and public affairs consulting which has clients in Illinois, Florida, Michigan and Washington D.C.

Hanania is Palestinian Christian from prominent Bethlehem and Jerusalem families. His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

His Facebook Page is Facebook.com/rghanania

Email him at: RGHanania@gmail.com