Archive For The “Opinion” Category

Rauner trashes Illinois in latest wasteful Ad spending

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Rauner trashes Illinois in latest wasteful Ad spending

Rauner trashes Illinois in latest wasteful Ad spending Illinois Gov Bruce Rauner thinks his ads bashing House Speaker Michael J. Madigan are clever, tapping support from three neighboring Republican governors. But the Ads really symbolize Rauner’s own self-hatred of the state he leads By Ray Hanania Anyone with a lot of money can clog our…

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Is November too early to celebrate Christmas

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Is November too early to celebrate Christmas

Is November too early to celebrate Christmas It’s not even three weeks till Thanksgiving and stores are already pushing and promoting Christmas. Don’t you think it’s just too soon? Maybe we should enjoy the Fall and also Thanksgiving before we start focusing on the Christmas holidays. By Ray Hanania You don’t have to be Christian…

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Questions in the Kenneka Jenkins death mystery

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Questions in the Kenneka Jenkins death mystery

Questions in the Kenneka Jenkins death mystery Too often in many tragedies, the focus is always on the role of police or government. Not enough attention is placed on the responsibilities of the parents By Ray Hanania Published in the Southwest News Newspaper group — When does an investigation turn to the responsibilities of the…

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Rauner to give Israel names of Arab activists in new deal

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Rauner to give Israel names of Arab activists in new deal

Rauner to give Israel names of Arab activists in new deal Racist Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner promises to provide Israel, a foreign country, with intelligence information on American citizens living in Illinois as a part of anti-Terrorism security measures. The Governor made the promises during a weeklong visit to Israel this week. By Ray Hanania…

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Community news site DNAInfo.com closes

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Community news site DNAInfo.com closes

Community news site DNAInfo.com closes Community news organizations including those online must do better job of fairly reporting the the news than the biased and racist major mainstream news media. Chicagoland journalism is plagued by bias and racism in the news media and its not an easy thing to fix. The demise of DNAInfo.com only…

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Waiting for my favorite TV programs between seasons

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Waiting for my favorite TV programs between seasons

Waiting for my favorite TV programs between seasons The latest trend as cable TV programs rise in popularity and quality is that their seasons are shortened to only a few episodes. For those of us used to 25 to 30 episode seasons, it’s disappointing that we’re seeing fewer episodes for originally programming on HBO, Showtime…

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Iconic champions of Palestinian rights remembered

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Iconic champions of Palestinian rights remembered

Iconic champions of Palestinian rights remembered M. Cherif Bassiouni recently passed away, ending a life of struggle against justice including for the rights of Palestinians. Bassiouni was one of two great icons who mentored me into activism for Palestinian rights when I was younger. What they once represented is often difficult to find in today’s…

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AFL-CIO’s Carrigan bullying of Jubeh should be denounced

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AFL-CIO’s Carrigan bullying of Jubeh should be denounced

AFL-CIO’s Carrigan bullying of Jubeh should be denounced The vicious attack by Mike Carrigan, the president of the Illinois AFL-CIO, is a disgraceful example of bullying that demands that the union take some swift action. Carrigan should apologize. The political cheap shot is uncalled for, and it disgraces all of the proud union members who…

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Getting ripped off by cable and subscription TV

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Getting ripped off by cable and subscription TV

Getting ripped off by cable and subscription TV We pay a lot for subscriptions to Hulu, Netflix and cable TV providers like Xfinity and DirecTV, so why can’t we get what we were promised? Access to great  basic programming and a commercial free experience? By Ray Hanania One of the appeals of subscription television is…

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Restaurant Review for The Primal Cut Steakhouse

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Restaurant Review for The Primal Cut Steakhouse

Restaurant Review for The Primal Cut Steakhouse There are a lot of great restaurants in the Chicagoland suburbs, but one of my favorites for steaks is The Primal Cut Steakhouse in Tinley Park. The steaks are always cooked perfectly and they are tasty. This is a must-visit place for steak lovers in Chicagoland’s suburbs By…

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