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Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

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Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk There are only a few Arab American members serving in the U.S. Congress but keeping that balance stable could be a challenge. Three Arab American congressmen have left or retired from office leaving four incumbents. Six more are running in five districts, including one race where two…

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Anti-gun protests missing the target

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Anti-gun protests missing the target

Anti-gun protests missing the target I’m glad young people are taking to the streets to protest for justice but they need to refocus their aim at the real issue of stopping violence and not the partisan political issue of attacking the NRA. They should be protesting in neighborhoods against street gangs, not engaging in partisan…

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Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC

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Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC

Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC In the heated battle for the 3rd Congressional District in the March 20, 2018 Democratic Primary, which has one of the largest concentrations of Arab American voters in the country, incumbent conservative Dan Lipinski squeaked out a slim victory over liberal challenger Marie Newman….

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Trump factor in Illinois being over-played

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Trump factor in Illinois being over-played

Trump factor in Illinois being over-played Just like in the 2016 presidential election campaigns, the mainstream news media is getting it wrong.  Every newspaper predicted that Hillary Clinton would easily defeat Donald Trump in the November 8, 2016 presidential election. Every poll, every pundit and every journalist made the prediction as if it were a…

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Why conspiracy theories are necessary

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Why conspiracy theories are necessary

Why conspiracy theories are necessary Youtube has launched a campaign to delete and ban videos that promote “conspiracy theories” that trend against mainstream acceptance and news media coverage. But is that a wise thing to allow? Conspiracy theories keep the American public aware of instances when conspiracy theories are actually a reality By Ray Hanania…

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3rd District congressional race attracts Arab American vote

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3rd District congressional race attracts Arab American vote

3rd District congressional race attracts Arab American vote Contentious election to represent the 3rd Congressional District in Illinois has energized Arab American voters. But can it trigger an “Arab American Spring?” The race between 7-term congressman Dan Lipinski and newcomer Marie Newman pits traditional conservative Democrats against liberal Democrats in the March 20, 2018 primary…

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Arab American empowerment continues to grow

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Arab American empowerment continues to grow

Arab American empowerment continues to grow Arab Americans have been fighting for a place at the American table from the day they set foot in America. But in recent years, their empowerment has increased despite the increased discrimination in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In recently years, Arab Americans have…

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Lipinski-Newman Congressional fight has nation’s attention

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Lipinski-Newman Congressional fight has nation’s attention

Lipinski-Newman Congressional fight has nation’s attention Six term Congressman Dan Lipinski is no stranger to controversy. Appointed to succeed his father Bill, Dan Lipinski has faced criticism from Day One. He’s no media darling and his conservative Democratic beliefs often pit him against more liberal and “progressive” colleagues. This year’s election challenge from Marie Newman…

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Arab Americans winning more respect from elected officials

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Arab Americans winning more respect from elected officials

Arab Americans winning more respect from elected officials For many years, Arab Americans were frequently abused by politicians who targeted them in mudslinging tirades and public attacks. In 2000, Hillary Clinton returned money from an Arab Muslim organization because pro-Israel fanatics accused them of supporting terrorism. The charge was false but Clinton returned the money…

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Movie Review: “The Post,” when newspapers had more respect

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Movie Review: “The Post,” when newspapers had more respect

Movie Review: “The Post,” when newspapers had more respect The new movie “The Post” is a powerful film that takes Americans back to 1971 when journalism was a profession dominated mostly by principle. Truth outweighed political partisanship. But in watching the movie this week, it only made me sad. Because it reminded me how badly…

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