Posts Tagged “voting”

3rd District congressional race attracts Arab American vote

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3rd District congressional race attracts Arab American vote

3rd District congressional race attracts Arab American vote Contentious election to represent the 3rd Congressional District in Illinois has energized Arab American voters. But can it trigger an “Arab American Spring?” The race between 7-term congressman Dan Lipinski and newcomer Marie Newman pits traditional conservative Democrats against liberal Democrats in the March 20, 2018 primary…

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Arab American empowerment continues to grow

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Arab American empowerment continues to grow

Arab American empowerment continues to grow Arab Americans have been fighting for a place at the American table from the day they set foot in America. But in recent years, their empowerment has increased despite the increased discrimination in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In recently years, Arab Americans have…

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Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race

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Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race

Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race Republican challenger Keith Pekau easily unseated 23 year incumbent Dan McLaughlin as Mayor of Orland Park in a contest that focused on the mayor’s bid to boost his salary by more than 375 percent and to spike his pension from $30,000 a year to $110,000. By Ray Hanania…

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Israel’s Arabs remain key to peace

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Israel’s Arabs remain key to peace

Israel’s Arabs remain key to peace @Arab_News The Pen is Mightier than the sword, for Israel, but the vote is Mightier than the Pen for Israel’s oppressed Arab Palestinian citizens. Arabs in Israel can vote, strengthen their population and change Israel’s increasingly apartheid-like racism from the inside. Published in the Arab News Thursday Dec. 15, 2016….

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Largest Illinois political group declines to endorse in Presidential race

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Largest Illinois political group declines to endorse in Presidential race

Largest Illinois political group declines to endorse in Presidential race The largest American Arab political organization in Illinois Tuesday announced they would not endorse a candidate in the hotly contested race for President of the United States. The organization is traditionally Democratic and it is a blow to Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton By Ray Hanania The…

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The strange phenomena of voting

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The strange phenomena of voting

American Arabs come from regions of the world where civil rights is restricted and principles like free speech and rights such as voting are prohibited. That’s one reason why the vast majority of American Arabs do not participate in the election process. They’re conditioned through generations of oppression by dictators and tyrants to withhold their comments, withhold…

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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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Our Democratic system is the best

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Our Democratic system is the best

Our Democratic system is the best By Ray Hanania The news is full of stories about people in countries around the world who have to struggle to have their voices heard. They’re denied the right to vote, or if there is a vote, it’s usually an election conducted at the end of a barrel of…

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David Orr and Making Voting Just So ‘Easy’

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David Orr and Making Voting Just So ‘Easy’ By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Friday, June 21, 2013 Despite the low voter turnout, voting is already easy. But not everyone wants to take the time to vote. In fact, the vast majority of residences who could vote don’t even register to vote. They don’t want to….

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Orr’s Policies Rejecting Live Voters Hurts 2nd District

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Orr’s Policies Rejecting Live Voters Hurts 2nd District By RAY HANANIA • Friday, March 01, 2013 Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Nowhere has Cook County Clerk David Orr’s policies on absentee balloting been more harmful than in the 2nd Congressional District, where voters Tuesday went to the polls to elect a successor to disgraced former Cong. Jesse…

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