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Lightfoot, Pritzker and holier-than-thou political hypocrites

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Lightfoot, Pritzker and holier-than-thou political hypocrites

Lightfoot, Pritzker and holier-than-thou political hypocrites Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker are using the coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic as a political weapon to advance their partisan political agendas. Instead of working with President Donald Trump, whom they loath, Lightfoot and Pritzker are blaming their own shortcomings on the President, to help cover…

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Change voting system so we can make better choices

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Change voting system so we can make better choices

Change voting system so we can make better choices Americans need to give the system of national elections a serious reconsideration and come up with a new system that doesn’t give certain states all fit weight in the election cycle. Before even half the states complete their primaries, the candidates are already chosen By Ray…

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The politics of diseases, Coronavirus versus the Swine Flu

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The politics of diseases, Coronavirus versus the Swine Flu

The politics of diseases, Coronavirus versus the Swine Flu When you look at how the news media covered the Swine Flu in 2009 and President Obama’s seven month long response before declaring it a national emergency, and their coverage of President Trump and his two month response to the coronavirus, you can see how political…

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Fear and dread in the USA

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Fear and dread in the USA

Fear and dread in the USA Coronavirus is now all we think and talk about  By Steve Metsch “It’s the end of the world as we know it It’s the end of the world as we know it” – R.E.M. That song, released in 1997, was playing in my head this morning when I strolled…

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Are Census funds to improve count or politics?

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Are Census funds to improve count or politics?

Opinion: Are Census funds to improve count or politics? Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has allocated $20 million for the Census count in Illinois, monies additional to funds allocated by the U.S. Census. But how much of that money is going to count the most undercounted constituency in Illinois and Cook County, the Arab American community?…

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I feel better just whining about it all

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I feel better just whining about it all

I feel better just whining about it all A look at the increasing hassles of life for baby boomers as they move from technology to the grocery deli islands, handicapped parking spaces and cramped airline seats. Life isn’t easy so why shouldn’t we complain about it? By Ray Hanania I’m not sure why I am…

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