Author: Ray Hanania

Former Mayor Jane Byrne deserves more recognition

Memorabilia from covering Jane M. Byrne, the late and former Mayor of Chicago. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

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...

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

Cannabis plant (marijuana). Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

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...

Jesus was a Palestinian, and many Palestinians were Jews

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump press conference Wednesday Feb. 15, 2017 at the White House East Room. Photo courtesy of the White House

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...

Some perspectives and notes from Kushner’s Peace to Prosperity Confab

Jared Kushner addressing the Peace to Prosperity Conference, providing details for a strategy to empower Palestinians as a part of a planned political solution with Israel. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Some perspectives and notes from Kushner’s Peace to Prosperity Confab An Overview of the Bahrain Peace to Prosperity Conference, June 25-26, 2019. Here is a series of Op-Eds, segments...

Is there a double standard when it comes to “corruption”

34th Ward Alderwoman Carrie Austin. Photo courtesy of Carrie Austin Website and campaign

Is there a double standard when it comes to “corruption” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot seemed to treat Alderman Carrie Austin, who is African American, differently from how she treated...

Census and (lack of) Sensibility in nation’s manipulation of population data

U.S. Census map of America and demographics courtesy of the U.S. Census

Census and (lack of) Sensibility in nation’s manipulation of population data Governments around the world manipulate their Census data on populations in order to undermine minority rights and strengthen...