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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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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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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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Hypocrisy defines how Israel responds to violence

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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 the punishments are different, with Christians and Muslims being punished to the extreme while Israeli Jews and settlers are often given a pass. The…

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As it turns 200, Illinois needs change

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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. By Ray Hanania We’ve been so busy over the past two years screaming about all of the problems Illinois…

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Soda tax is an example of why Cook County needs change

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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 misleading, political lie: that it is intended to improve the health of the public. But, Preckwinkle intentionally left out the people…

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