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A letter from a reader on the Brannigan controversy

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A letter from a reader on the Brannigan controversy

A letter from a reader on the Brannigan controversy A reader writes asking about the protests by Muslims in suburban Chicagoland against Republican Palos Township trustee Sharon Brannigan and comments she has made in the past criticizing Muslims. By Ray Hanania Sharon Brannigan has published views and opinions that have angered many Muslims in the…

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Stuffed lamb intestines, Karshat, recipe

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Stuffed lamb intestines, Karshat, recipe

Stuffed lamb intestines, Karshat, recipe Stuffed lamb intestines and tripe are popular Mediterranean food recipes. Here is a simple recipe to prepare this Middle Eastern delicacy. By Ray Hanania Stuffed lamb intestines is a very popular Mediterranean recipe in the Arab World, in Greece and in the Mediterranean sea region. It’s a very simple recipe…

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Violence by Israel is not justification for Palestinian violence

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Violence by Israel is not justification for Palestinian violence

Violence by Israel is not justification for Palestinian violence A recent surge in violence by Palestinians against Israeli military, police and civilians is not justified even in the face of increasing terrorism and violence by Israelis against Palestinians. The knife attacks by Palestinians are only undermining the larger interests of Palestinians to achieve freedom from…

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Repressive Preckwinkle taxation challenged by Cook County board members

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Repressive Preckwinkle taxation challenged by Cook County board members

Repressive Preckwinkle taxation challenged by Cook County board members Several members of the Cook County Board on Wednesday introduced legislation to repeal the oppressive sales tax pushed by Board President Toni Preckwinkle, responding to outrage and anger from over taxed cook county residents. By Ray Hanania Calling Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s 1 cent…

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For Middle East recipes, this is the best Facebook Page

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For Middle East recipes, this is the best Facebook Page

For Middle East recipes, this is the best Facebook Page There are a lot of misleading places on Facebook to get information on the Mediterranean Diet and Middle Eastern foods and recipes, but one of the best Facebook pages is called “Mediterranean Foods & Recipes.” You can click here to go to the Facebook Page…

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Native Americans deserve better

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Native Americans deserve better

Native Americans deserve better Native Americans have been vilified, cheated, brutalized and ignored by mainstream American society. During a road trip through the Southwest, it seemed as if their situation has worsened in this country. The lies and propaganda against Native Americans int he news media and entertainment industry is disappointing. The way America abuses…

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British court ruling: only justice for Arabs is through violence

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British court ruling: only justice for Arabs is through violence

British court ruling: only justice for Arabs is through violence A British Court has blocked a lawsuit that has accused former British Prime Minister Tony Blair of War Crimes in the the illegal war launched on March 19, 2003 against the people of Iraq. Although Iraq was not involved in the terrorism of Sept. 11,…

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Byrne should be remembered for Navy Pier success

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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 the spark that revived the city’s lakefront Jewel, Navy Pier. It’s time that her legacy be given its due and she be recognized for her efforts….

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President Trump should offer alternative to biased Beltway media

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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 mainstream American news media, mainly the biased Beltway news media that covers the White House. Biased media reporting is twisting and distorting Trump’s message. This week, press…

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Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes

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Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes

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…

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