Archive For The “Opinion” Category

Boim murder was tragic, but Corrie murder is even worse

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Boim murder was tragic, but Corrie murder is even worse

Boim murder was tragic, but Corrie murder is even worse David Boim and Rachel Corrie were born only months apart, but their cases couldn’t be more distinct when it comes to the issues of justice, fairness and righteousness. Boim, a 17 year old with dual American and Israeli citizenship, was killed by Hamas militants in 1996 as he…

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Why is my TV clogged with election Ads?

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Why is my TV clogged with election Ads?

Why is my TV clogged with election Ads? Nauseating political commercials have already started to clog our Spring season television viewing, and it has a lot to do with the fact that the three candidates for governor in Illinois are among the richest people around. Republican Bruce Rauner, one of the most incompetent governor’s Illinois has…

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Arab Knesset leader denounces Israeli racism

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Arab Knesset leader denounces Israeli racism

Arab Knesset leader denounces Israeli racism The Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset Ahmad Tibi, a Palestinian Israeli elected to the Knesset representing Israel’s oppressed Arab minority, told an American audience on Friday May 5, 2017 that Israel’s government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is racist, discriminatory and practices Apartheid in the military occupation of the West Bank, Gaza…

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Arab American journalists face industry bias

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Arab American journalists face industry bias

Arab American journalists face industry bias Arab American journalists continue to be targeted by racism and discrimination that dominate the mainstream American news media. America’s journalism industry is driven by an unethical and unprofessional growing trend by American media outlets to exclude any voices that are critical of Israel. It’s the main reason why there are so…

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Arab News & YouGov expose US ignorance of Middle East

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Arab News & YouGov expose US ignorance of Middle East

Arab News & YouGov expose US ignorance of Middle East A new poll by the Arab News and YouGov.com has exposed a major flaw in the understanding that American shave of the Middle East. This is remarkable because in the past two years, more Americans have died because of the Middle East than as a result…

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Holocaust remembrance does not contradict Arab morals

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Holocaust remembrance does not contradict Arab morals

Holocaust remembrance does not contradict Arab morals Too often, people allow their emotions to take control of their reason and their inner humanity to turn anger into something more. Blame. Hate. Racism. That happens often with Jews and Arabs when it comes to the Holocaust, one of the greatest inhumanities. Some extremists use the Holocaust as…

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Chicago aldermen move to re-establish Arab rights

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Chicago aldermen move to re-establish Arab rights

Chicago aldermen move to re-establish Arab rights Chicago has been friendly and supportive to the American Arab community for many years. One of my first journalism assignments was covering Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley in welcoming the Ambassador of Morocco to City Hall in 1976. As the only Arab newspaper reporter in the Midwest at the…

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Beyond the Beltway Radio panel tackles North Korea threat

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Beyond the Beltway Radio panel tackles North Korea threat

Beyond the Beltway Radio panel tackles North Korea threat The weekly Sunday radio show Beyond the Beltway, hosted by veteran political writer and commentator Bruce DuMont, tackles the frightening issue of the rising threats of North Korea’s tyrant Kim Jong Un. Panelists included Asian specialist Karl Friedhoff of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs who has…

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Arrogance of the Orland Park Village Board

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Arrogance of the Orland Park Village Board

Arrogance of the Orland Park Village Board The Orland Park Village Board is apparently pretending that village voters really didn’t mean to support “change” in the last election, voting to oust 24-year incumbent Dan McLaughlin and replacing him with a little known, well-intentioned challenger, Keith Pekau. The board has named Joe LaMargo, the former head…

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Rauner, Pritzker & hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times

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Rauner, Pritzker & hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times

Rauner, Pritzker & hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times Most mainstream American journalists love to dish it out and criticize people, but they are thinned skinned and hate to be criticized themselves, especially when they are involved in their own conflicts-of-interest that they fail to mention in their stories. As a columnist who writes my opinions, I…

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