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Black vote splits to let Rashida Tlaib win Michigan 13th District

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Black vote splits to let Rashida Tlaib win Michigan 13th District

Black vote splits to let Rashida Tlaib win Michigan 13th District Rashida Tlaib was able to win the office for U.S. Congress in Michigan’s 13th District in a large part because of support from activists like filmmaker Michael Moore and allies of Bernie Sanders, but mainly because her African American rivals split the Black vote decisively…

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Chicago residents need more than protests to get serious about violence

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Chicago residents need more than protests to get serious about violence

Chicago residents need more than protests to get serious about violence Organized protests may bring attention to the problem of neighborhood violence. But if community homeowners and families don’t stand up to the violence in their own community, they can’t make a difference and violence will continue. The past weekend when Chicago saw 74 brutal…

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Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections

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Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections

Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections Although there is much focus on the fact that Rashida Tlaib is Muslim, and is touted as the “first Muslim woman” to be elected to Congress this November, her Arab heritage is of much more significance. As a Palestinian Arab, Tlaib could find herself in an…

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Trump’s popularity reinforced by biased news media coverage

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Trump’s popularity reinforced by biased news media coverage

Trump’s popularity reinforced by biased news media coverage The mainstream news media’s bias is empowering President Donald Trump. So far, every one of their predictions has been wrong, from asserting he could never with the presidency to claims he would be impeached before completing his first year. What the news media is doing is helping…

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Arab Americans in Michigan have much at stake in Aug. 7 vote

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Arab Americans in Michigan have much at stake in Aug. 7 vote

Arab Americans in Michigan have much at stake in Aug. 7 vote Michigan, which has one of the largest Arab American populations, will vote on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, in primary elections. Many Arab Americans are on the ballot including Abdul El-Sayed for Governor on the Democratic ticket, and Rashida Tlaib for Congress, also on the…

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A verdict on Cook County Jury Duty in the Circuit Courts

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A verdict on Cook County Jury Duty in the Circuit Courts

A verdict on Cook County Jury Duty in the Circuit Courts I received my summons to appear at Jury Duty. I didn’t want to use any excuses having been a reporter covering the court system, being a political columnist who writes about court cases, having been in several legal cases as a defendant and plaintiff in…

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Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview

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Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview

Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview The Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour was co-founded by Palestinian Ray Hanania and Israeli Charley Warady. It included Jewish American comedian Aaron Freeman and Israeli comedian Yisrael Campbell. The group performed comedy shows before live audiences throughout Israel in 2007 including in West Jerusalem, East Jerusalem, Jaffa, Hebron, Tel Aviv, and…

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Attacks against Trump are driven by hatred

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Attacks against Trump are driven by hatred

Attacks against Trump are driven by hatred President Donald Trump’s critics are so angry and emotional about him their criticism has deteriorated into pure hatred. Many on the Left admit it is hate, but won’t admit that their hatred is a symptom of their own hypocrisies. Donald Trump is the President of the United States and…

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A not-so-real interview with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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A not-so-real interview with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel

A not-so-real interview with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel I’ve covered six Chicago Mayors since 1976 including Mayors Richard J. Daley, Michael A. Bilandic, Jane M. Byrne, Harold Washington, Eugene Sawyer and Richard M. Daley. But I have yet to get Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to allow me to interview him, despite numerous requests. What’s the…

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Muslims exploited by extremist leftists for their political agenda

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Muslims exploited by extremist leftists for their political agenda

Muslims exploited by extremist leftists for their political agenda Activists on the Left often claim that they champion the rights of others including Muslims and sometimes Arabs, but the truth is they really don’t support us. They just don’t mind using us for their own political agendas. Activists on the Left have been no less…

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