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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 wqorth…

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

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

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 of important comments, and links toi interesting information. What you will find below in this post: Op-Ed by Ray Hanania: Empowering Palestinians means delivering the promises…

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

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

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 Alderman Edward M. Burke, who is White. Both aldermen were targets of FBI office raids when Lightfoot slammed Burke but was caution on Austin By Ray…

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

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

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 government abuses against minorities. In the United States, the government has used the Census for decades as a means of suppressing the actual numbers of Arabs…

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Podcast: Upcoming 3rd Congressional District Democratic Primary battle

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Podcast: Upcoming 3rd Congressional District Democratic Primary battle

Podcast: Upcoming 3rd Congressional District Democratic Primary battle Another battle in the 3rd Congressional District: Dan Lipinski, Marie Newman, Rush Darwish. Season 1, Episode 17, June 17, 2019     Award-winning former Chicago City Hall reporter, and syndicated political columnist Ray Hanania offers a preview of the upcoming battle brewing in the 3rd Congressional District,…

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