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Conduct of some American athletes is disgraceful

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Conduct of some American athletes is disgraceful

Conduct of some American athletes is disgraceful I don’t believe athletes who refuse to stand during the National Anthem are refusing on moral grounds. They’re selfish, unpatriotic. #NFLSOB Everyone should stand during the Pledge of Allegiance and for the National Anthem. And if they want to protest, do it someplace else. But most American athletes…

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Why I am fed-up with Sears

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Why I am fed-up with Sears

Why I am fed-up with Sears I grew up believing that Sears offered the best products and, more importantly, the best service and replacement parts. But that was a long ago time in a long gone world. My last two experiences with Sears have been the worst I have had in years By Ray Hanania Sears first…

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Sprint’s Automated Voicemail Hell system

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Sprint’s Automated Voicemail Hell system

Sprint’s Automated Voicemail Hell system Trying to get service out of Sprint is like trying to keep your phone from ringing up international charges while vacationing in Mexico. No matter what you do, the system is screwed up. But just call their automated system to see how little they really care about your needs By Ray Hanania…

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Zalatimo Sweets offers free porcelain tasting dish

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Zalatimo Sweets offers free porcelain tasting dish

Zalatimo offers great tasting Arabic sweets with free serving dish In 1860, Mohammed Zalatimo opened a small pastry shop in the Old City of the Holy City of Jerusalem, within the ancient Walls of the city surrounded by the world’s most important religious icons including the Roman built Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Zalatimo began…

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How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth?

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How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth?

How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth? Many of today’s young people don’t see the value of newspapers. They have their heads and minds buried deeply into their cell phones, not just for talking and texting but for writing, typing, viewing videos and storing thousands of digital photographs. They Snapchat, Instragram, Facebook, Twitter…

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Cleveland Indians should change their name

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Cleveland Indians should change their name

Cleveland Indians should change their name The Cleveland Indians were defeated by the Chicago Cubs in the World Series championship on Wednesday night, Nov. 2, 2016 at Progressive Field in Cleveland in the 10th inning by a score of 8 to 7. But before the game was played, I wrote this column looking at the…

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Laboring through Labor Day

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Laboring through Labor Day

Laboring through Labor Day Laboring through Labor Day. A look at how life has changed from schools to politics in Chicagoland and America. By Ray Hanania The Labor Day weekend usually marks a special point in our lives when children go back to school, the weather shifts from swelter to soothing, and we’re reminded politics…

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It’s the News Media, stupid!

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It’s the News Media, stupid!

It’s the News Media, stupid! It’s the news media, stupid! Playing golf or politics with people’s suffering in the Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton presidential election. The hypocrisy is screaming out loud By Ray Hanania The flood damage in Louisiana is considered one of the worst American natural disasters since Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane…

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Are the Olympics fair?

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Are the Olympics fair?

Are the Olympics fair? Are the Olympics fair? A look at the disparity of the various nations, from the rich to the poor, and how that directly impacts the competing athletes By Ray Hanania I know that the Olympics are probably as political as a Chicago election. It’s not just about talent. It’s about who…

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In honor of that rare breed of good state employees

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In honor of that rare breed of good state employees

In honor of that rare breed of good state employees By Ray Hanania The saga of getting my boat registered continued this past week. The process is so complicated when you buy a boat from a private seller (non-retailer) because you are dealing with several government agencies that really should all be merged into one….

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