Archive For The “Baby Boomers” Category

When did the Super Bowl become a political football?

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When did the Super Bowl become a political football?

When did the Super Bowl become a political football? The Super Bowl began as a fantastic expression of the highest achievements of American sports and an inspiration for young people to strive in fair and stubborn competition. Since when did it become a platform for entertainers and businesses to become a political platform for their personal partisan…

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Trump not the first to battle media bias

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Trump not the first to battle media bias

Trump not the first to battle media bias The news media has turned into a political party battling President Donald Trump. Journalists have hurled attacks against the president complaining about his income, nepotism, calling him a “Liar” and blaming him for racism and gender bias. Yet the news media is guilty on all counts, from outrageous…

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Has success spoiled the Chicago Cubs?

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Has success spoiled the Chicago Cubs?

Has success spoiled the Chicago Cubs? I am so excited the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, but what is the price for that success? Two years ago the Cubs players were more receptive to meeting and greeting young fans at their convention, giving autographs and smiles. This time, it was all smiles, little eye…

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Farewell to a brilliant First Lady, Michelle Obama

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Farewell to a brilliant First Lady, Michelle Obama

Farewell to a brilliant First Lady, Michelle Obama Michelle Obama rose from obscurity to become one of the most admired, influential women in America, not just for African Americans but for everyone Published Jan. 12, 2017 Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers By Ray Hanania It’s amazing how individual…

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An expensive television Christmas Story

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An expensive television Christmas Story

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…

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Skimming through the Obits and life

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Skimming through the Obits and life

Skimming through the Obits and life The obituary section of the old more informed newspaper era was an obsession with my father back in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the newspapers are anorexic but the Obit section is still growing strong. And, I understand why my father paid attention to it so much now that I…

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Chicagoland writer documents EMS history

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Chicagoland writer documents EMS history

Chicagoland writer documents EMS history Writer, celebrated investigator and Reavis High school graduate Paul Ciolino has penned a new book that documents the creation of the public paramedic system, EMS, which has saved countless lives since it was implemented in 1972 Originally published in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News and the…

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TV’s Ray Donovan knocks it out of the park

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TV’s Ray Donovan knocks it out of the park

TV’s Ray Donovan knocks it out of the park The Showtime TV series Ray Donovan is one of the best programs on cable. It can be compared as the Irish version of the HBO series The Sopranos, but is more unpredictable and exciting. I can’t believe I didn’t catch on when it first aired in 2013…

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Ruthless Thanksgiving this year with politics as side dish

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Ruthless Thanksgiving this year with politics as side dish

Ruthless Thanksgiving this year with politics as side dish Thanksgiving will be under more pressure this year in dining rooms across America if Facebook is any indicator of how Americans feel. The politics of the recent presidential election campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will have an impact, according to recent polls. Here’s my…

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Dead people voting? It’s happened before

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Dead people voting? It’s happened before

Dead people voting? It’s happened before Donald Trump has said he believes that the election results on Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016 will be “rigged” and he’s received a lot of criticism from the biased mainstream news media. But the truth is that elections are easily rigged and ghost voting and voter manipulation are common. A recent…

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