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Findley, champion of justice and Palestinian rights, dies

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Findley, champion of justice and Palestinian rights, dies

Findley, champion of justice and Palestinian rights, dies A powerful champion of Palestinian rights, Paul Findley, was laid to rest on August 9, 2019 in his hometown of Jacksonville, Illinois where he launched his successful 11-term, 22 year congressional career in the U.S. Congress, until he was toppled by pro-Israel funded challenger Dick Durbin in…

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Casinos need to get their act together

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Casinos need to get their act together

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…

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It was more than just “Walking on the Moon”

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It was more than just “Walking on the Moon”

It was more than just “Walking on the Moon” There have been many big moments in history that I remember with clarity as if they just happened. Yet the biggest was Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. Why have we stopped that quest? By Ray Hanania I remember many things vividly from history during my…

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Former Mayor Jane Byrne deserves more recognition

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Former Mayor Jane Byrne deserves more recognition

Former Mayor Jane Byrne deserves more recognition With a rising awareness of the importance of the role of women in society, government, politics and the need to continue to champion equality for the sexes, remembering one of the pioneers of women in politics in Chicago is important. Jane Byrne deserves more recognition as Chicago’s first…

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I promise, I didn’t write this column high on the Ganja

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I promise, I didn’t write this column high on the Ganja

I promise, I didn’t write this column high on the Ganja The decision by the State of Illinois to legalize marijuana has raised some concerns from foes. But marijuana is really no different than alcohol. And if they want to eliminate marijuana, they should eliminate alcohol, too, from our retail stores. By Ray Hanania Anybody…

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Jesus was a Palestinian, and many Palestinians were Jews

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Jesus was a Palestinian, and many Palestinians were Jews

Jesus was a Palestinian, and many Palestinians were Jews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week asserted that archeological digs run by the State of Israel have found proof that the Palestinians were never indigenous to the “Land of Israel” and immigrated from Europe. But since he opened the window to the topic, it’s worth…

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