Archive For The “politics” Category

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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Repressive Preckwinkle taxation challenged by Cook County board members

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Repressive Preckwinkle taxation challenged by Cook County board members

Repressive Preckwinkle taxation challenged by Cook County board members Several members of the Cook County Board on Wednesday introduced legislation to repeal the oppressive sales tax pushed by Board President Toni Preckwinkle, responding to outrage and anger from over taxed cook county residents. By Ray Hanania Calling Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s 1 cent…

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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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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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Who is Rauner trying to fool?

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Who is Rauner trying to fool?

Who is Rauner trying to fool? Failed Gov. Bruce Rauner is doing his best to mislead Illinois residents while making poor choices that put the interests of criminals above the interests of hardworking taxpayers, families and youth. By Ray Hanania Last week, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner plagiarized a bill proposed by Democratic Cook County Sheriff…

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Kathy Griffin and the real US extremism

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Kathy Griffin and the real US extremism

Kathy Griffin and the real US extremism I’m sick and tired of the anti-Trump jihadists who care more about destroying their political enemy, President Donald Trump, than they do about making American Great. Yes, Great Again! The anti-Trump critics are hypocrites who say and do anything to demonize the American President while turning their backs…

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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 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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