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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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Baseball and American sports is so depressing

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Baseball and American sports is so depressing

Baseball and American sports is so depressing I was so excited about the chances of a Chicago Cubs victory in this year’s World Series game that I drove to Wrigley Field to purchase some Cubs souvenirs to celebrate, only to be reminded where those chotskies (not Tsatskeles) came from By Ray Hanania I was so…

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Gilligan didn’t have to deal with “the DMV for Boats”

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Gilligan didn’t have to deal with “the DMV for Boats”

Gilligan didn’t have to deal with “the DMV for Boats” By Ray Hanania I always wanted captain a boat. I never lived near a lake, but I watched enough “Gilligan’s Island” and “Love Boat” as a kid to know it would be fun. This year, I bought a place near a lake, and what’s a…

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Maybe we should link voting to having sex

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Maybe we should link voting to having sex

Almost half the people who can register to vote, don’t register. And of those who do register to vote, almost half don’t vote. That leaves the future of our lives in the hands of a small but influential group. How do we take it back? Link voting to having sex, I half humorously argue By…

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Muslim, Christian & Jew bring house down in Deerfield Comedy show

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Muslim, Christian & Jew bring house down in Deerfield Comedy show

Muslim Arif Choudhury, Jewish writer Aaron Freeman and Christian Palestinian Ray Hanania rocked the Casbash at a comedy show on Saturday night at an interfaith gathering that filled the gymnasium at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Deerfield. The show included the special comedy debut of Hanania’s son, Aaron Illinois News Network More than 250 Muslims,…

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Hanania standup comedy: Reviews and comments

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Hanania standup comedy: Reviews and comments

Hanania standup comedy: Reviews and comments (from published remarks, news reports, comments & letters) (Ray’s show avoids foul or bad language, focusing on his experiences growing up Arab in America and his unusual Palestinian-Jewish marriage. Hanania also discusses his column in the Jerusalem Post, PalestineNote.com and his career covering Chicago City Hall and politics. His standup…

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An Arab-Jewish Thanksgiving

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An Arab-Jewish Thanksgiving

An Arab-Jewish Thanksgiving Saudi Gazette, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 By RAY HANANIA One of my favorite times in my home is Thanksgiving, the day Americans commemorate the taking of America from the Native Americans, but with a more positive spin that favors them. Native Americans were called “Indians” and were the original inhabitants of the…

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Hanania to perform his Arab-Jewish Standup Comedy for Diversity Conference in Chicago Dec. 6

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Hanania to perform his Arab-Jewish Standup Comedy for Diversity Conference in Chicago Dec. 6

Hanania to perform his Arab-Jewish Standup Comedy for Diversity Conference in Chicago Dec. 6 Hanania joins keynote speaker and Comedy Central performer Keegan Michael Key, Hollywood actor and filmmaker Sayed Badreya, Middle East expert Professor John Woods, Second City Improv Director of Ethnic Outreach Dionna Griffin-Irons, and lawyer and activist Maaria Mozaffar. The Images &…

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Ramping Up to the Corporate Rat Race: The Corporate World for Dummies

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Ramping Up to the Corporate Rat Race:  The Corporate World for Dummies By Ray Hanania Introduction: The Corporate World (CW) is a foreign country for many, not only for those who are outside of the business world, but also for those who are corporate world hermits. The key word is bureaucracy. But bureaucracy is defined in…

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Video: Backstage at the Israeli-Palestinian Comedy Tour 2008

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Video: Backstage at the Israeli-Palestinian Comedy Tour 2008 at the grand re-opening of  Spertus College in Chicago with 450 screaming “Heebs and Ayrabs” … and not screaming at each other, either. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze4_5e57nfE]

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