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Two Guys on Politics Podcast

Two Guys on Politics Podcast

By Ray Hanania & Bill Lipinski
Offering weekly Reagan Democrat and Senior perspectives and discussions Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward, and in Congress from 1983-2005. Bill writes the “Right from the Center” Op-Ed column at SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream Op-Ed columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group & Middle East columns at ArabNews.com. Subscribe to Ray's free column on Senior Concerns at SuburbanChicagoland.com For more info visit TwoGuysonPolitics.com
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Protests in Iran, the Russians fleeing Putin's call-up orders, and the significance of energy S2 E37, 09-27-22 Tuesday
Two Guys on Politics: discuss the Protests in Iran, the Russians fleeing Putin's call-up orders, and the significance of energy S2 E37, 09-27-22 Tuesday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania, and producer Brian Broeking, discuss the protests in Iran, the Russians fleeing Putin's call-up orders, and the significance of energy “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest. Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/fQn8MOlhHx/
31:26
September 28, 2022
Migrants being sent from GOP states to Democrat states, and polling on who will win the House and Senate on November 8
Two Guys on Politics: discuss the migrants being sent from GOP states to Democrat states, and polling on who will win the House and Senate on November 8 S2 E36, 09-20-22 Tuesday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania, and producer Brian Broeking, discuss the migrants being sent from GOP states to Democrat states, and polling on who will win the House and Senate on November 8 “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest. Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics
36:28
September 20, 2022
Rising cost of Russian war against Ukraine; facts & lies about the Illinois Safe-T Act S2 E35, 09-15-22 Thursday
Rising cost of Russian war against Ukraine; facts & lies about the Illinois Safe-T Act S2 E35, 09-15-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania, and producer Brian Broeking, discuss the cost of Russian war against Ukraine, and the facts involving the Safe-T Act law in Illinois “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest. Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/fzuNhuHuex/
25:34
September 16, 2022
the extremism on both sides of the political aisle and the failings of both Donald Trump and President Joe Biden, S2 E34, 09-09-22 Thursday
Two Guys on Politics: discuss the extremism on both sides of the political aisle and the failings of both Donald Trump and President Joe Biden S2 E34, 09-09-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania, and producer Brian Broeking, discuss the extremism on both sides of the political aisle and the failings of both Donald Trump and President Joe Biden. Lipinski, Hanania and Broeking discuss how both Donald Trump and Joe Bide are acting like little children with petty personal attacks, and a news media that panders to that with no "adults" taking control. Who are those adults? They discuss that in the podcast. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest. Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/fqe_lohYVb/
29:02
September 09, 2022
TGoP discuss Biden attacks against Republicans in his address to the nation S2 E33, 09-03-22 Thursday
Two Guys on Politics: discuss Biden attacks against Republicans in his address to the nation S2 E33, 09-03-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania, and producer Brian Broeking, discuss Biden's attacks against Republicans in his recent speech tot he nation. Biden claimed he was going to try to bring the nation together, but his speech to the American people came across as a political attack against Republicans and made no effort to bring the country together. Biden's first two years are similar to Regan's last two years in office, except Biden doesn't have Nancy Reagan or a competent staff to organize his administration for him. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest. Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch the Facebook Stream by clicking here. https://fb.watch/fjGxm65udg/
26:44
September 04, 2022
Biden's plan to forgive student loans and the income inequality distribution fallacy S2 E32, 08-25-22 Thursday
Two Guys on Politics: discuss Biden's plan to forgive student loans and the income inequality distribution fallacy S2 E32, 08-25-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania, and producer Brian Broeking, discuss Biden's plan to forgive student loans and the income inequality distribution fallacy “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest. Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/f7FERAAbpq/
39:01
August 25, 2022
Liz Cheney's loss in Wyoming, Federal raid on Trump's Florida estate, and Tornado Cash (money laundering) S2 E31, 08-18-22 Thursday
Two Guys on Politics: discuss Liz Cheney's loss in Wyoming, Federal raid on Trump's Florida estate, and Tornado Cash (money laundering) S2 E31, 08-18-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania, and producer Brian Broeking, Liz Cheney's loss in Wyoming, Trump and raid on his Florida estate, Tornado Cash money laundering. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest. Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/e_pOPKprfv/ Watch the episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/I2_jzLAc-FY
30:59
August 18, 2022
Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, & Biden's recent surge of bill passages S2 E30, 08-04-22
Two Guys on Politics: discuss Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, & Biden's recent surge of bill passages S2 E30, 08-04-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania, and producer Brian Broeking, discuss Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, & Biden's recent surge of bill passages. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest. Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/eIR4ggnaAD/ Watch Youtube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8sr5Cpaf6Y
28:49
August 05, 2022
Fact checking politicians & Oak Lawn Police beating of teen suspect plus Nancy Pelosi's hypocrisies S2 E29, 07-8-22 Friday
Two Guys on Politics: Topics Fact checking politicians & Oak Lawn Police beating of teen suspect plus Nancy Pelosi's hypocrisies S2 E29, 07-8-22 Friday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania, and producer Brian Broeking, discuss a range of topics including: the Oak Lawn beating of an armed Arab American teenager with a Raven Arms P25 with an ammunition clip and three rounds., and how it's harder for politicians to lie in office “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest. Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/eAcTVHhEEK/ Watch Youtube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycHAa-3NNqc
29:49
July 30, 2022
How many Wars did the US actually win, Democratic Natl Convention in Chicago, Speed Cameras and ChicagoStan, and the Jan 6 Hearings
How many Wars did the US actually win; Democratic Natl Convention in ChicagoStan; Speed Cameras & Chicago Violence; and, the Jan 6 Hearings S2 E28, 07-22-22 Friday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss a range of topics in this episode. First, how many wars has the United States actually won? Not many, apparently. And how does that impact our outlook on the Russian war in Ukraine?; Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov J.B. Pritzker want to bring the 2024 Democratic National Convention to Chicago. Why and what might happen to visitors in the ChicagoStan War Zone?; Speed cameras and Lightfoot's failure to get a handle on the increasing crime wave; and finally a frank Discussion about the Jan. 6 Congressional Hearings and where that is headed. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/eqSttcMLez/ Download the Audio Podcast https://anchor.fm/twoguysonpolitics/episodes/How-many-Wars-did-the-US-actually-win--Democratic-Natl-Convention-in-Chicago--Speed-Cameras-and-ChicagoStan--and-the-Jan-6-Hearings-e1litup Watch Youtube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYGyT6J1GN4 end
43:07
July 22, 2022
A Look at the Second Amendment and the context that is often missing S2 E27, 07-14-22
Two Guys on Politics: A Look at the 2nd Amendment and the context that is often missing in Gun Control debate S2 E27, 07-14-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania are joined by attorney Burton S. Odelson to address the meaning of the 2nd Amendment and the issue of gun rights. Does the 2nd Amendment flow through the years or should it be updated? 2nd Amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/egBtyQ3q3_/ Youtube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt3JC4QRyaQ
33:33
July 15, 2022
Highland Park massacre, guns, and eventual Gridlock in Washington D.C. S2 E26, 07-07-22
Highland Park massacre, guns, and eventual Gridlock in Washington D.C. S2 E26, 07-07-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania are joined by producer Brian Broeking and discuss the massacre in Highland Park and the impending gridlock in Washington D.C.. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/e88ql1-nVb/ Youtube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc5G4K-pa7s
40:08
July 08, 2022
A look at the June 28 Primary elections with special guest election law attorney Burt Odelson. S2 E25, 06-30-22 Thursday
Two Guys on Politics: A look at the June 28 Primary elections with special guest election law attorney Burt Odelson S2 E25, 06-30-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania are joined by producer Brian Broeking and discuss the results of Illinois' Primary elections on June 28 with our guest election law specialist and attorney Burt Odelson. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/dZPIiA0vSk/
39:37
June 30, 2022
Illinois elections and the disappearing Republicans; plus the continued collapse of crypto currency. S2 E24, 06-23-22 Thurs
Two Guys on Politics: Illinois elections and the disappearing Republicans; plus the continued collapse of crypto currency S2 E24, 06-23-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania are joined by producer Brian Broeking and discuss the elections in Illinois, the weakening of the Republican Party, and rumors that Gov. J.B. Pritzker might run for president, and an update on cryptocurrency. This episode has a tinge of humor as we explore the craziness of Illinois politics, in the 6th District, the race for governor, the mudslinging, and the rumors that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is thinking about running for President. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/dQBOxGpktX/
39:28
June 23, 2022
An investigation of an "Insurrection" or more Partisan Politics? And, the collapse of Crypto Currency 6-16-22
Two Guys on Politics: An investigation of an "Insurrection" or more Partisan Politics? And, the collapse of Crypto Currency S2 E23, 06-16-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania are joined by producer Brian Broeking and discuss the Jan. 6, 2021 Hearings or "Insurrection" and a discussion on the collapse of crypto currency, the stock market and soaring interest rates “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/dHm2UginPC/
32:16
June 16, 2022
Free Market approach to American Defense; San Francisco DA Recall; the Jan. 6, 2021 "Insurrection" S2 E22, 06-09-22 Thursday
Two Guys on Politics: Free Market approach to American Defense; San Francisco DA Recall; the Jan. 6, 2021 "Insurrection"  S2 E22, 06-09-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania are joined by producer Brian Broeking and discuss Free Market approach to American Defense, recall of San Francisco District Attorney, and the "Insurrection" “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies. Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/dy7DZnDBKs/
30:36
June 09, 2022
The Ukraine war and divisions among the anti-Russia NATO front 6-02-22
Two Guys on Politics: The Ukraine war and divisions among the anti-Russia NATO front S2 E21, 06-02-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania are joined by producer Brian Broeking and discuss recent events in Ukraine and divisions in the NATO ranks. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com
29:52
June 07, 2022
Bit Coin, Reserve Currency and Uvalde shooting in Texas S2 E20, 05-26-22 Thursday
Two Guys on Politics: Bit Coin, Reserve Currency and Uvalde shooting in Texas S2 E20, 05-26-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania are joined by producer Brian Broeking and discuss Bit Coin, Reserve Currency and Uvalde shooting in Texas “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/dfGAMMJO5V/
44:37
May 26, 2022
Chicago Crime, Taiwan and Barry Goldwater JR visiting Orland Park, S2 E19, 05-19-22
Two Guys on Politics: Chicago Crime, Taiwan and Barry Goldwater JR visiting Orland Park S2 E19, 05-19-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania are joined by producer Brian Broeking and discuss Chicago Crime, Taiwan and Barry Goldwater event in Orland Park Friday May 19 “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/d7tkna56tm/
37:35
May 20, 2022
Bitcoin, Abortion and Roe vs Wade, and Finland joining NATO. S2 E18, 05-12-22
Two Guys on Politics: Bitcoin, Abortion and Roe vs Wade, and Finland joining NATO. S2 E18, 05-12-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania are joined by producer Brian Broeking and discuss Bitcoin, Abortion and Roe vs Wade, and Finland wanting to join NATO “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/c_E16jEYU6/
39:18
May 13, 2022
Trump's GOP victory in Ohio Senate race, Roe vs Wade and Mayor Lightfoot's crime fight failure
Two Guys on Politics: Trump's GOP victory in Ohio Senate race, Roe vs Wade and Mayor Lightfoot's crime fight failure S2 E17, 05-05-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania are joined by producer Brian Broeking and discuss the recent victory of J.D. Vance, author of the book "Hillbilly Elegy," in the Ohio Senate Race with the backing of former President Donald Trump ... they also discuss the leak of the US Supreme Court Draft Opinion by Conservative Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito overturning Roe vs Wade. And they discuss Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's failure to deal with the rising crime rate in Chicago ... “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/cP-1DzG1s0/
32:46
May 06, 2022
The "threat" of Elon Musk & Twitter; Mayor Lightfoot's use of taxpayer money for her re-election; Putin's Nuclear war threats
Two Guys on Politics: The "threat" of Elon Musk & Twitter; Mayor Lightfoot's use of taxpayer money for her re-election; Putin's Nuclear war threats S2 E16, 04-28-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the Elon Musk, Gas Giveaway in Chicago, and Putin's Nuclear war threats. Bill Lipinski, Ray Hanania and producer Brian Broeking discuss the response from the news media to Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter, the hypocrisy of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in taking $12.5 million in taxpayer money to distribute $150 gas cards to residents in Lightfoot's core voting constituency base, and the wild threats of Russia's Vladimir Putin that the Western response to the war he started could result in a nuclear War. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch the podcast on Facebook Streaming by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/cGLVvngBMk/
35:42
April 28, 2022
04-21-22 Ongoing Ukraine war, and the issue of Globalization S2E14
Two Guys on Politics: Ongoing Ukraine war, and the issue of Globalization S2 E15, 04-21-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the ongoing Ukraine war, increased support from the US and NATO and the destruction of Mariupal, a warcrime ... plus we look at the issue of Globalization ... Our producer Brian Broeking joins us int he discussion. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/czDnAAn0-N/
29:29
April 23, 2022
Russia ousted from UN Human Rights Council S2 E14, 04-07-22
Two Guys on Politics: Russia ousted from UN Human Rights Council S2 E14, 04-07-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania,  our producer Brian Broeking, discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the UN Vote to expel Russia from the UN Human Rights Council. They also discuss war crimes and the possibility that Russia's warcrimes and atrocities will spread to neighboring countries if and when Vladimir Putin is indicted by the International Criminal Court. Expulsion from the UN Human Rights Council will have an impact on the war crimes charges and investigation making certain Putin will be indicted and charged with the massacre of civilians at many cities in Ukraine including Bucha and Mariupal. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/cg34U6Y32f/
35:60
April 08, 2022
Russia losing war; what's wrong with Republican and Democratic Parties; and, the inside scoop on Bitcoin, S2 E13, 03-30-22 Wednesday
Two Guys on Politics: Russia losing war; what's wrong with Republican and Democratic Parties; and, the inside scoop on Bitcoin S2 E13, 03-30-22 Wednesday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the what is looking more and more like a Russian defeat in Ukraine and Ukraine victory ... What's wrong with the Republican and the Democratic Parties? And a segment on Bitcoin with our producer Brian Broeking... “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/c4xDuIbWNJ/
48:54
March 30, 2022
Ukraine and the growing influence of China one our economy 3-24-22
Two Guys on Politics: Ukraine and the growing influence of China on our economy S2 E12, 03-24-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, Biden's NATO tour, the UN vote on Russia's resolution to bring humanitarian relief to Ukraine ... and also China trade and what to do about it ... our new producer Brian Broeking also offers occasional Youth Perspectives on our topics and special news reports. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/bZAWUufwnl/
31:05
March 25, 2022
3-16-22 Options Biden has to confront Russia in Ukraine
3-16-22 Two Guys on Politics: Options Biden has to confront Russia in Ukraine S2 E11, 03-16-22 Wednesday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and discuss the youth perspective on the conflict with our new producer Brian Broeking. Should NATO invade Ukraine to take territory that Russia has not taken yet to stop the Russians? Should there be a No Fly Zon? What more can Biden amd NATO do to punish Putin? Are young people hesitant to support a confrontation with Russia? “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/bPC0MJIbdr/
28:15
March 18, 2022
Biden's response to Russia's Ukraine invasion, and our new producer Brian Broeking S2 E10 03-09-22
Biden's response to Russia's Ukraine invasion, and our new producer Brian Broeking S2 E10, 03-09-22 Wednesday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and introduce our new producer Brian Broeking who will also offer occasional Youth Perspectives on our topics and special news reports. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/bFZqHuWCK-/
25:56
March 10, 2022
Two Guys on Politics: Russia warcrimes in Ukraine; the indictment of Mike Madigan S2E9 3-3-22
Two Guys on Politics: Russia warcrimes in Ukraine; the indictment of Mike Madigan S2 E9, 03-03-22 Thursday In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and the powerful resistance from the Ukrainian people and military and the Russian War crimes ... and they discuss the recent indictment of former Illinois Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan and the hollowness of the critics ... Madigan has a legal fight on his hands but his critics have always tried to use those attacks to build their own voter base and political successes but they failed ... “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/bxMU-CY2mQ/
34:53
March 04, 2022
ToGP Pt 2: The continued collapse of the Republican Party in Illinois
ToGP Pt 2: The continued collapse of the Republican Party in Illinois S2 E7.2, 02-17-22 In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the continuing collapse of the Republican Party in Illinois. We look at the history of how Pat Quinn, founder of the Coalition for Political Honesty, began the process of destroying the Two Party system in Illinois in 1980 and ending accountability by giving one political party the power to control the state. We also look at the failure of Republicans to speak to the issues facing the public in Illinois, especially around Chicago and Cook County. And we look at one crucial battle in Cook County between Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison, a GOP extremist, in the 17th District who is facing a challenge from centrist Republican stalwart Liz Gorman, who held the seat before appointing Morrison to the seat. Morrison barely won re-election four years ago holding on the the seat with only 1,377 votes over an unknown Democratic challenger. If Morrison wins the Republican Party nomination on June 28, 2022, the Republicans will lose the seat to a Democratic challenger in November 2022. This podcast is the 2nd of two parts. The first part addresses the continuing crisis in Ukraine and how it is helping and hurting President Biden (S2 E7.1) Click here to listen to Part 1. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/bft18w_rhp/
18:56
February 18, 2022
ToGP Pt 1: Ukraine Update, Putin, Trump, Hunter Biden and President Biden
ToGP Pt 1: Ukraine Update, Putin, Trump, Hunter and Joe S2 E7.1, 02-17-22 In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the continuing Ukraine crisis asking if there is a tie between the crisis in Ukraine with Putin and Russian and President Biden and his son and brothers multimillion dealings with Ukraine and Russian businesses. We also look at Hunter Biden's portrayal in the Miranda Devine book, "Laptop from Hell". The Ukraine crisis has given Biden an opportunity to district the public away from two of his worst failures, the withdrawal from Afghanistan and his inability to pass the Build Back Better economic recovery plan. It might even help him reduce the expected wins of the Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. This podcast is in two parts. The second part addresses the continued collapse of the Republican Party in Illinois (S2 E7.2) Click here to listen to Part 2 “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/bft18w_rhp/
22:18
February 18, 2022
Mayor Lightfoot, CarJackers and boredom. Update on Ukraine and the culture of smoking S2E6 2-10-22
Mayor Lightfoot, CarJackers and boredom. Update on Ukraine and the culture of smoking Two Guys on Politics: Live on Facebook S2 E6, 02-10-22 In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's comment that car jackers are basically young people who are bored, and news that two teenagers who is wearing a monitoring ankle bracelets were arrested for shooting another teenager  ... we'll discuss updates in the Ukraine crisis ... and talk about our experiences involving smoking. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat (& Reagan Republican) Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/b5kc6UEQ-r/
40:00
February 10, 2022
Biden to name African-American woman to Supreme Court; the Joe Rogan controversy
Two Guys on Politics: Live on Facebook Biden's plans to name a Black woman to the Supreme Court, and the Joe Rogan controversy S2 E5, 02-03-22 In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss  President Joe Biden's plans to name an African American woman to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the debate over free speech involving efforts by musicians like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell to censor Joe Rogan from Spotify podcast and music platform. They also touch on other topics including the Whoopi Goldberg controversy on the Holocaust, and  “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/aZwPEytrbN/
30:17
February 05, 2022
Two Guys on Politics S2E4: Live on Facebook Ukraine, NATO and Russia
Two Guys on Politics S2E4: Live on Facebook Ukraine, NATO and Russia S2 E4, 01-27-22 In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss Russia, the Ukraine and hesitancy of some NATO members like Germany and the lack of a solid effective strategy to respond to Russia which has a big picture perspective on its actions “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Watch this episode on Facebook by clicking this link: https://fb.watch/aORaYNmWiu/
27:21
January 27, 2022
Live on Facebook on Biden, Voting Rights and filibuster S2 E3, 01-20-22
Two Guys on Politics: Live on Facebook on Biden, Voting Rights and filibuster S2 E3, 01-20-22 In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss President Joe Biden's press conference marking his first year in office. They look at his policy on Russia and the Ukraine, and explore other issues including Voting Rights and the fight to end the filibuster. What's really behind these issues. To watch the Facebook Video click this link. Lipinski and Hanania will also take questions on their Facebook page during the live streaming broadcast from the audience during the podcast, which will also be uploaded to the podcast site on iTunes, Spotify and at www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com
37:29
January 24, 2022
Two Guys on Politics: Russian and the need for the Threat of War S2E2
S2E2Two Guys on Politics: Russian and the need for the Threat of War Season 2, Episode 2 Jan. 13, 2022 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania look at President Joe Biden's failure to be tough with Russia. Russia is expanding its influence in Syria, Kazakstan, the Urkaine in th eface of a weak response from Biden, and China may follow suit and threaten an invasion of Taiwan. Without the Threat of War, Russia will continue to push despite Biden's threats of more severe sanctions. Lipinski discusses his All American Essay Contest for students in 6th, 7th and 8th Grade with the topic for this essay competition "Who was the greatest president?" Any student in those grades can enter the contest. The rules and awards for this essay competition is as follows: the essay must include the student's name, address, phone number, the name of the student's school, the school's phone number, grade and room number. The essay must be at least 400 words but no more than 700 words. Awards are given to the First and Second Place winners in each of the three grades, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. In addition, a cash prize will be given to the First Place winner in each grade, 6th 7th and 8th grade. There is also a cash prize for the school that has the most student entries. Entries should be mailed to Bill Lipinski, 5305 Lawn Avenue, Western Springs, IL. 60558. For more information about this new All American Essay Contest, please email me at BillLipinski@hotmail.com. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com
30:11
January 15, 2022
01-06-22 Two Guys on Politics: Was Jan 6 an Insurrection or a Protest gone wrong? S2E1
Two Guys on Politics: Was Jan 6 an Insurrection or a Protest gone wrong? 01-06-22, S2E1 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter and columnist Ray Hanania closely examine the controversy of the Jan. 6, 2021 violent protests at the Congress. Was it an "insurrection" as President Biden and his party insist or was it a Constitutionally protected act of Free Speech that went wrong? Lipinski and Hanania discuss Trump's role in failing to provide strong leadership and Biden's efforts to weaponize the Jan. 6 protest for political benefit. Were there 20,000, 30,000 or 120,000 protestors at the Congress. So far, 800 have been arrested and charge and police officials say they expect 400 more will be arrested and charged with violent acts. But do those 1,200 violent protestors represent the 20,000 to 120,000 protestors who had a constitutional right to express their opinions? How much did Trump contribute to the violence that took place. Also, Lipinski and Hanania discuss Biden and what appears to be his failure to achieve what he said he would do, to bring the country together. Biden's speech only served to incite the divisions and make the polarization of American more rigid. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Subscribe to Ray Hanania's free eNewsleter by clicking this link.
24:44
January 06, 2022
Two Guys on Politics S1E17: Year in Review, FEMA pays for COVID deaths, All American Essay Contest
Two Guys on Politics: Year in Review, FEMA pays for COVID deaths, All American Essay Contest S1 E17, 12-30-21 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania look back over the first 17 episodes of the podcast, discussing the assault in religious freedom in America, racism, the new Cold War with Russia and Russia's tyrant Vladimir Putin, and China's growing economic influence. Topics also included the rising crime in Chicago, and the fact that more than 75 percent of the 800,000 Americans who died of Coronavirus COVID were Senior Citizens 65 years of age and older and how seniors are pandered to by the government. They compared how Russia is threatening a takeover of the Ukraine to the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. Lipinski and Hanania also discussed how many "Democrats" in Chicago were actually more conservative especially in statewide and national elections going back to the 1950s. Also discussed is how issues of discrimination have become bludgeons for political purposes and how many people are burdened with being racist even though they are not racist. Why can't Americans discuss and debate controversial issues like race, Gay Rights, women's rights, and minority rights without becoming disagreeable, or without accusing people of racism just for having a different voice. People who respond to issues by making personal attacks are basically admitting they can't defend their positions. Muslims, Lipinski said, are the minority group that face the highest level of discrimination and racism in America. They also discussed how the so-called Spanish Flu was blamed on Spain but in fact it began in a military training camp in the heartland of the United States. Finally, Lipinski discusses his All American Essay Contest for students in 6th, 7th and 8th Grade with the topic for this essay competition "Who was the greatest president?" Any student in those grades can enter the contest. The rules and awards for this essay competition is as follows: the essay must include the student's name, address, phone number, the name of the student's school, the school's phone number, grade and room number. The essay must be at least 400 words but no more than 700 words. Awards given to the First and Second Place winners in each of the three grades, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. In addition, a cash prize will be given to the First Place winner in each grade, 6th 7th and 8th grade. There is also a cash prize for the school that has the most student entries. Entries should be mailed to Bill Lipinski, 5305 Lawn Avenue, Western Springs, IL. 60558. For more information about this new All American Essay Contest, please email me at BillLipinski@hotmail.com. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com
35:21
December 31, 2021
Two Guys on Politics S1E16: The Moral Indictment of failed Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx
Two Guys on Politics S1E16: The Moral Indictment of failed Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx S1 E16, 12-21-21 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania look at the political indictment of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx by Special Prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett criminal investigation, Dan Webb. Webb's report was released and is a scathing indictment of Foxx's failure as the Cook County State's Attorney. You can CLICK HERE to read the full Dan Webb report on Foxx's lies and the failures of her office to fight crime.  Lipinski and Hanania also talk about Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the rising crime. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Read a story on the podcast by clicking this link
28:13
December 22, 2021
12-18-21 Two Guys on Politics: The Economic Threat from China S1E15
12-18-21 Two Guys on Politics: The Economic Threat from China S1E15 S1 E15, 12-18-21 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania look at the growing "New Cold War" this time focussing on the growing economic threat of the People's Republic of China, the world's most powerful Communist regime. China not only has attracted hundreds fo major American corporations to their country, allowing those companies to profit by exploiting China's lower wage work force but also  is the largest foreign investor in American based assets from land, to corporations and Financial Debt. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast offers a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side. Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com
33:46
December 18, 2021
Two Guys on Politics: The Russia Problem, Ukraine and the New Cold War S1E14
Two Guys on Politics: The Russia Problem, Ukraine and the New Cold War  S1 E14, 12-03-21 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania look at the growing "New Cold War" between the United States and Russia as Vladimir Putin solidifies his power, undermines Democracy and returns his country to the old Soviet Communism. As Russian troops buildup along the Ukraine, President Biden has wanted them not to take any action. Is Biden tough enough or is Putin seeing a weakness. Russian influence has grown in Syria, in Afghanistan and in Iraq creating a new front that includes Iran to Turkey. What can Biden do to prevent the US and Russians from returning to a New Cold War that could become violent engaging NATO forces? Russian can destabilize the entire region including creating a new front in the Middle East. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com
27:20
December 04, 2021
Two Guys on Politics S1E13: the politics of the Rittenhouse and Arbery court cases
Two Guys on Politics: on the politics of the Rittenhouse and Arbery court cases S1Ep13 11-24-21 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania analyze the reactions to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in the shooting deaths of two people and wounding of a third in a jury trial in Kenosha and the murder convictions of Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and their neighbor William Bryan for the shooting death of African American Ahmaud Arbery. Take the poll on this website on both trials. While the far Right and the far Left have taen different views on both cases, playing politics with each, the centrist view or the Reagan Democratic view is that the outcomes of both were not only morally correct but justified. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com
24:07
November 24, 2021
Two Guys on Politics: Eliminate Taxes for Seniors on Social Security S1E12
Two Guys on Politics: Eliminate Taxes for Seniors on Social Security Nov 20, 2021 S1E12 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania analyze the challenges facing Senior Citizens who are on fixed incomes and depending on Social Security. Hanania wrote a column detailing a program to help seniors who earn $100,000 or less to protect their social security retirements without having to pay taxes. After discussing the plan, Lipinski, a former Congressman, said that he believed the plan was workable and that some members of Congress should introduce it and make seniors the priority. Seniors need to blobby for this plan. Here's the basic proposal: SENIOR TAX WAIVER $100,000 Limit The goal is to protect Social Security income and allow the senior to do some work to a total combined taxable income of $100,000, and benefit from other tax and healthcare and prescription benefits. Category 1: Seniors 65 and older earning under $100,000 in total combined income, including married couples with one spouse under 65 who is not collecting social security. Eliminate all taxation up to $100,000. No income taxes (Federal and state), and no property taxes (or a property tax reduction of 50 percent to a ceiling of $3,500 a year). Provide free healthcare and prescription drugs for senior, and reduced costs for spouse under 65. Encourage utility companies to reduce charges by 50 percent for (electricity, water, telephone, gas, cable TV, WiFi.) Category 2: Married couple both over 65, both collecting social security and earning combined taxable income under $150,000 Eliminate all taxation for the first $150,000. No income taxes (Federal and state), and no property taxes (or a property tax reduction of 50 percent to a ceiling of $3,500 a year). Provide free healthcare and prescription drugs for both seniors, and reduced costs for spouse under 65. Encourage utility companies to reduce charges by 50 percent. Category 3: Seniors 65 and older earning combined taxable income under $250,000 (including married couples with one spouse under 65) Eliminate taxation on income up to $100,000 and resume tax on income above $100,000. Category 4: Married couples, both over 65, both collecting social security and earning combined taxable income under $250,000. Eliminate taxation on combined income up to $150,000 and resume tax on income above $150,000. About “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com
22:17
November 20, 2021
Two Guys on Politics S1E11: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial, Veterans Day, & Cargo & inflation
Two Guys on Politics: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial, Veterans Day, & Cargo & inflation S1 Ep11, Nov. 11, 2021 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania analyze the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, who when 17 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was armed and trying to protect a business from violent protestors in August 2020 following the Floyd George murder in Minneapolis. Protests had spread around. the country after George's killing in May 2020 and the protestors looted, destroyed and burned down many businesses. Rittenhouse was confronted by three protestors, two that had guns, and shot them. Two of the protestors died and one was injured. But the focus is on Rittenhouse who defend himself and the case has become a political cause celebrate among the biased mainstream news media. Lipinski and Hanania talk about Veteran's Day and also their own military service, Lipinski in the U.S. Army and Hanania in the U.S. Air Force. And, they discuss the continued stagnation of cargo ships at American ports and the impact on goods and products and on inflation. “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast: Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com
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November 11, 2021
Two Guys on Politics S1E10: Nov. 2 elections portend Democratic midterm losses in 2022
Two Guys on Politics S1E10: Nov. 2 elections portend Democratic midterm losses in 2022 Season 1, Episode 10. Nov. 4, 2021 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania analyze the surprising Nov. 22, 2021 elections in which several Republicans easily defeated incumbent Democrats setting the stage for a much stronger Republican comeback in the midterm elections in 2022. The defeat of former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin in the race for governor. The surprise victory of a New Jersey truck driver Edward Durr who spent less than $200 in his legislative campaign unseating veteran Democratic New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney. The thin victory margin of incumbent Democrat Philip D. Murphy over Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli. But the big issue is how the biased mainstream news media favored Democrats and possibly contributed to their defeat by favoring the Democrats and exaggerating their performance. Would the Democrats have done better if they felt that their races were in jeopardy? Blame the media for the loss and blame the media for the upcoming anti-Democrat surge in next year's midterm elections. Get more information on Two Guys on Politics podcast at www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Read Bill Lipinski's columns at www.AllAmericanEagles.com Get more information on Ray Hanania at www.Hanania.com
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November 05, 2021
Two Guys on Politics: S1E9 President Joe Biden and the fight over the national budget
Two Guys on Politics: S1E9 President Joe Biden and the fight over the national budget Season 1, Episode 9, 10-29-21 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the battle in the Democratic Party to pass an annual budget for 2022 and President Biden's national address to the American people. Lipinski and Hanania discuss the divisions that have prevented the budget passage and the impact it will have on the American people and on the 2022 national elections and likelihood that the Democrats will lose control of the House and the Senate. Get more information on Two Guys on Politics podcast at www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Read Bill Lipinski's columns at www.AllAmericanEagles.com Get more information on Ray Hanania at www.Hanania.com
32:26
October 29, 2021
Two Guys on Politics S1E8: Silvana Tabares, Mayor Lightfoot, FOP's John Catanzara, crime and journallism
Two Guys on Politics S1E8: Silvana Tabares, Mayor Lightfoot, FOP's John Catanzara, crime and journallism Season 1, Episode 8, 10-22-21 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the battle over Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's vaccination mandate, push back from City Council members including Ald. Silvana Tabares of the 23rd Ward, and the war of words by Lightfoot against FOP President John Catanzara. A pro-Lightfoot judge Cecilia Horan unethically issued a restraining order against Catanzara censoring his right to express his views on Lightfoot's vaccine mandate on Chicago Police. Horan worked with Lightfoot and shares a strong connection through their association with Gay Rights organizations. Lightfoot is a hypocrite who claims to embrace diversity but in reality discriminates against a majority of Americans who are not women, not Gay and not African American, targeting the city with anti-White policies. Lipinski offers a brief tribute to Phil Kadner, former Southtown writer, columnist who retired this week. Hanania offers a slightly different perspective of his former colleague at the Southtown and run-ins they have had. Get more information on Two Guys on Politics podcast at www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Read Bill Lipinski's columns at www.AllAmericanEagles.com Get more information on Ray Hanania at www.Hanania.com
36:51
October 23, 2021
Two Guys on Politics: Joe Biden's failures and the impending threats of China and Russia
10-14-21 Two Guys on Politics: Joe Biden's failures and the impending threats of China and Russia Season 1 Episode 7 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the failures of the administration of President Joe Biden. Biden seems to be responding to the political polarization rather than leading the nation as hundreds of cargo ships remain stuck in harbors faround the country including off the shores of Los Angeles. Lipinski proposes a unique idea. If he were president, he would order the U.S. Military to fill the void of the absence of dock workers to unload all of the ships to get the American economy back on track. The failure to unload those ships is paralyzing America's economy and impacting the country in negative ways at every level. Lipinski and Hanania also discuss the real threats to America including the growing financial strength of China and threats against Taiwan, and how Russia under Vladimir Putin is moving steadily back to the Cold War era Soviet Union politics of conflict and tense confrontation. For more information on Bill Lipinski's Column "Right from the Left" visit www.AllAmericanEagles.com. For more information on Ray Hanania's columns visit www.SuburbanChicagoland.com or his personal website at www.Hanania.com.
26:34
October 14, 2021
Assault on Religious freedom, Foxx fails to fight crime, Lightfoot turns to politics
10-10-21 Assault on Religious freedom, Foxx fails to fight crime, Lightfoot turns to politics Season 1, Episode 6 Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania dive deep into several controversial topics beginning with the assault on religious freedom in America. The discuss is based in part on Lipinski's column this week at www.AllAmericanEagles.com, and explores the hypocrisies of how religious freedom is restricted based no on religious issues but on political issues and hypocrisy. The two podcasters also speak about Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx's failure to fight crime in Cook County noting her refusal to press charges against individuals involved in a wild shootout on Chicago's West Side which took one life and injured many. And, they talk about Lightfoot's hypocrisy. She started her mayoral term attacking and undermining the Chicago Police but now is trying to gain heir support as she rounds the corner to the beginning of her re-election campaign. For more information on Bill Lipinski's columns visit www.AllAmericanEagles.com For more information on Ray Hanania's columns visit www.SuburbanChicagoland.com
35:16
October 10, 2021
Two Guys on Politics: from Chicago Mayor Mike Bilandic to President Joe Biden
Two Guys on Politics Season 1, Episode 5, Sept. 30, 2021 Former U.S. Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania reminisce about politics and journalism under the administration of former Mayor Michael A. Bilandic from December 1976 when Bilandic succeeded Mayor Richard J. Daley,  through May 1979 when Bilandic was ousted by Jane M. Byrne. The first segment discussion addresses the real power in the Bilandic Administration, Tom Donovan, and how the political dynamics from under Richard J. Daley to Michael Bilandic shifted. In the second segment discussion Lipinski and Hanania talk about the continued polarization of American politics from Donald Trump to Joe Biden and how Biden has stumbled on several major issues. For more information on Two Guys on Politics, visit www.SuburbanChicagoland.com Read Lipinki's Op-Ed column, "Right from the Middle" and Ray Hanania's weekly columns both at Suburban Chicagoland.
28:20
October 02, 2021
09-18-21 Two Guys on Politics on Mayor Daley and his successor Mike Bilandic Part 1
09-18-21 Two Guys on Politics on Mayor Daley and his successor Mike Bilandic Part 1 Season 1, Episode 4 Two Guys on Politics, offering a Reagan Democratic perspective on news and politics with former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania. Lipinski and Hanania talk about life under former Mayor Richard J. Daley. Lipinski talks about how he entered politics with Daley's backing and discusses the Mayor's primary chief of staff Tom Donovan. The two discuss working together at City Hall under Bilandic and the transition after Daley died on Dec. 20, 1976. Read Bill Lipinski's column called "Right from he Middle" and Ray Hanania's Op-Eds at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com
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September 19, 2021
09-09-21 Two Guys on Politics: Biden, Afghanistan, Media Bias and China
09-09-21 Two Guys on Politics: Biden, Afghanistan, Media Bias and China Season 1, Episode 3 The “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast: Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side In this episode, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall political columnist discuss the failings of the Biden administration on Afghanistan, the news media partisan blindness to Biden's missteps and mistakes, the meaning of the term "Reagan Democrats," the impact Afghanistan will have on the midterm elections in 2022 which could cost DDemocrats control of th eHouse and Senate, and the threat of China that no one is talking about. Podcast featuring former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall Report Ray Hanania https://anchor.fm/twoguysonpolitics https://anchor.fm/s/698f5ffc/podcast/rss Bill Lipinski served as the Democratic Committeeman and Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward, which generated one of the largest voting pluralities in Chicago’s elections. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes opinion columns for the Southwest News Newspaper Group on Chicagoland’s Southwest side. The recipient of four Lisagor Awards and the Sigma Delta Chi Award, Hanania also write for the Arab News Newspaper in the Gulf. The “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast offers opinion commentary on issues in the news on local, regional and national American politics from the perspective of Reagan Democrats. Lipinski and Hanania For more information on their podcast visit SuburbanChicagoland.com Tags: Reagan Democrats, politics, Chicago, Chicagoland, suburban Chicago, opinion, commentary, news, Bill Lipinski, Ray Hanania, Podcast
36:08
September 09, 2021
09-02-21 Two Guys on Politics: Afghanistan Update; Reagan, Contras & the Orange Line
09-02-21 Two Guys on Politics: Afghanistan Update; Reagan, Contras & the Orange Line Season 1, Episode 2 Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Podcast featuring former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall Report Ray Hanania https://anchor.fm/twoguysonpolitics https://anchor.fm/s/698f5ffc/podcast/rss In this episode, Lipinski and Hanania assess the bungled and embarrassing withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, and in the second segment look at the real story behind how Lipinski's support for President Reagan's war against the Sandinistas a support of the Contras built the Chicago Transit "Orange Line" linking the Chicago Loop to Chicago's Midway Airport on Chicago's Southwest Side. Bill Lipinski served as the Democratic Committeeman and Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward, which generated one of the largest voting pluralities in Chicago’s elections. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes opinion columns for the Southwest News Newspaper Group on Chicagoland’s Southwest side. The recipient of four Lisagor Awards and the Sigma Delta Chi Award, Hanania also write for the Arab News Newspaper in the Gulf. The “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast offers opinion commentary on issues in the news on local, regional and national American politics from the perspective of Reagan Democrats. Lipinski and Hanania For more information on their podcast visit SuburbanChicagoland.com Tags: Reagan Democrats, politics, Chicago, Chicagoland, suburban Chicago, opinion, commentary, news, Bill Lipinski, Ray Hanania, Podcast
34:19
September 02, 2021
Two Guys on Politics Podcast: What happened in Afghanistan, who's to blame?
Two Guys on Politics Podcast Two Guys Podcast: What happened in Afghanistan, who's to blame? August 28, 2021, Season 1, Episode 1 "Two Guys” on Politics Podcast: Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side Podcast featuring former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall Report Ray Hanania Bill Lipinski served as the Democratic Committeeman and Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward, which generated one of the largest voting pluralities in Chicago’s elections. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at SuburbanChicagoland.com. Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes opinion columns for the Southwest News Newspaper Group on Chicagoland’s Southwest side. The recipient of four Lisagor Awards and the Sigma Delta Chi Award, Hanania also write for the Arab News Newspaper in the Gulf. The “Two Guys” Podcast offers opinion commentary on issues in the news on local, regional and national American politics from the perspective of Reagan Democrats. Lipinski and Hanania For more information on their podcast visit SuburbanChicagoland.com For more information on the podcast visit SuburbanChicagoland.com where you can also read the Op-Ed columns of both former Congressman Bill Lipinski and syndicated columnist Ray Hanania Tags: Reagan Democrats, politics, Chicago, Chicagoland, suburban Chicago, opinion, commentary, news, Bill Lipinski, Ray Hanania, Podcast
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August 29, 2021