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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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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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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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