Ray Hanania is an award winning columnist. He covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 until 1992 for the Daily Southtown community newspaper and then the Chicago Sun-Times beginning in 1985. Hanania's columns on the Middle East are distributed by Creators Syndicate and are published every Wednesday in the Jerusalem Post and at PalestineNote.com. He also writes a weekly syndicated column on politics for the Southwest News-Herald and Lawndale News newspapers, covering Chicagoland. Hanania is CEO of Urban Strategies Group and provides media analysis and consulting services. His web site is www.hanania.com.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's inaugural speech followed the pattern of speeches made by many of his predecessors
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel will enter Chicago's City Hall the same way all his predecessors did: with high hopes and huge budget shortfalls.
Does the killing of Osama Bin Laden represent what we stand for as the leader of the free world where democracy and the rule of law mean more than our gut instinct for revenge?