Hanania Writings

  • 19 Jan 2020

    The media’s obsession with Mike Madigan

    The media’s obsession with Mike Madigan The news media is making a big deal about an email sent by a lobbyist who happens to have worked with a lot of politicians, Democrats and Republicans. But ...

  • 15 Jan 2020

    Why Israel has an interest in a militant Iran

    Why Israel has an interest in a militant Iran Despite the aggressive rhetoric. from Israel’s leaders, Israel benefits from Iran remaining a militant extremist regime. Israel has secretly ...

  • 15 Jan 2020

    Our Arab identity is being smothered by our religion

    Our Arab identity is being smothered by our religion Arab Christians are marginalized, ignored and pushed aside by everyone even though we can play a critical role in trying to bring the East and ...

  • 09 Jan 2020

    Hamilton finally closes after elitist and political theatrical performance run

    Hamilton finally closes after elitist and political theatrical performance run The theatrical play “Hamilton” has been more about politics than it has about either historical accuracy ...

  • 09 Jan 2020

    Religion is smothering the Arab identity

    Religion is smothering the Arab identity Arab Christians are marginalized, ignored and pushed aside by everyone even though we can play a critical role in trying to bring the East and the West, ...

  • 04 Jan 2020

    Movie remakes are always so disappointing

    Movie remakes are always so disappointing With all of the advances, instead of being creative, Hollywood is dumbing down, pandering to our old memories remaking movies instead of being creative ...

  • 01 Jan 2020

    Tomasulo’s comedy show at Beverly Arts Center was hilarious

    Tomasulo’s comedy show at Beverly Arts Center was hilarious WGN TV Sports reporter Pat Tomasulo took his standup comedy to the Beverly Arts Center stage on New Year’s Eve entertaining ...

  • 01 Jan 2020

    94 West one of the best restaurants in the Southwest Suburbs

    94 West one of the best restaurants in the Southwest Suburbs If you are planning a celebration, there is no better place to do it over dinner than at one of the best restaurants in the ...

  • 29 Dec 2019

    Missing that simpler life

    Missing that simpler life Technology hasn’t made life easier. It has made it more difficult. Technology and social media have encouraged extremism, anger, hate and emotion. Everyone is a ...

  • 29 Dec 2019

    Trump impeachment is pure politics, a political circus

    Trump impeachment is pure politics, a political circus President Trump is the victim of “Democratic Entitlement,” the sickness in America’s politics that is driven by an ...

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  • Oil on canvas portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Hamilton finally closes after elitist and political theatrical performance run The theatrical play “Hamilton” has been more about politics than it has about either historical accuracy of even honesty. From the start, it was used as a political weapon against President Donald Trump imposing itself on the American conscience with the biased backing of the...

  • A Drive-In theater (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Movie remakes are always so disappointing With all of the advances, instead of being creative, Hollywood is dumbing down, pandering to our old memories remaking movies instead of being creative with new concepts, new movies and new ideas. By Ray Hanania Imagine, they decided to do a remake-sequel of “Mary Poppins,” the memorable 1964 movie...

  • Altgeld Hall, and Still Hall, at Northern Illinois University. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

    School should be more than just an education As my son readies for college, I reminisce about what it was like 50 years ago when I left homew to go to college. It was a different world then and a different world today By Ray Hanania My son Aaron leaves for college next week and...

  • Casino slot machine screen onboard Carnival Cfruise Line 2018

    Casinos need to get their act together Chicago is planning to build at least one new casino possibly more. Hopefully the city will do a better job than Indiana which has the worst, dirtiest casinos in the Midwest. Government should put more restrictions on casinos and give more money back to the public By Ray...

  • JR Pritzker Ewing

    The psychology of JB’s massive tax hike plan JB Pritzker has been lobbying hard to get the legislature to adopt his “Fair Tax” plan, but that plan is just a cover for 18 other big tax hikes that are waiting to slam your pocket book. The Pritzker “Fair Tax” will replace the Flat Tax with...

  • Daenerys Targaryen. Photo courtesy of HBO

    Mother of TV Shows Game of Thrones comes to an end A recap of Game of Thrones for the 290 million Americans who didn’t watch the eight season series on HBO, putting into modernday context so the rest of the world might understand what’s going on. A spoiler summary for those who haven’t watched it....