February 20 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— A national emergency in plain sight
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

 

ABC7
— Jussie Smollett attack: Smollett officially a suspect in criminal investigation for filing false police report, police say
https://abc7chicago.com/jussie-smollett-a-suspect-in-criminal-investigation-for-filing-false-police-report-police-say/5147410/
— Trump administration demands California return billions doled out for high-speed rail – TESSA WEINBERG
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-administration-demands-california-return-billions-doled-out-for-high-speed-rail/5147502/

 

NBC5
— ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Now Considered a Suspect in Chicago Case: Police Smollett’s attorneys spoke with prosecutors Wednesday morning as the saga surrounding the actor’s alleged attack in Chicago continues to shift, police said earlier
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Lawyers-for-Smollett-Spoke-With-Prosecutors-Police-506116471.html

 

CBS2
— Video Shows Brothers Linked To Jussie Smollett Attack Buying Items Allegedly Worn In Assault
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/20/jussie-smollett-video-shows-brothers-red-hat-ski-mask/
— Governor Pritzker: ‘I Choose A Fair Tax System To Get Us Out Of This Mess’ – Derrick Blakley
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/20/governor-pritzker/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Officials: Jussie Smollett now a suspect for filing a false police report
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/officials-jussie-smollett-now-a-suspect-for-filing-a-false-police-report
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pritzker’s $39B budget relies on taxing marijuana, betting – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/pritzker-to-unveil-state-budget-proposal-facing-3b-deficit-1

 

WGN TV
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Gov. Pritzker proposes legalizing marijuana, sports betting in budget address – AP
https://wgntv.com/2019/02/20/gov-pritzker-to-unveil-state-budget-proposal-facing-3b-deficit/

 

WTTW
— Pritkzer’s ‘Austere’ Budget Relies on Pension Plan, New Taxes – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2019/02/20/pritkzer-s-austere-budget-relies-pension-plan-new-taxes

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker vows ‘honest’ budget, with big push for progressive income tax – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/pritzker-budget-address-pensions-progressive-income-tax-marijuana-sports-betting/
— Congress gave the green light to presidents declaring phony national emergencies – Jacob Sullum
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/congress-gave-the-green-light-to-presidents-declaring-phony-national-emergencies/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker likens state’s plight to that faced by a long-ago predecessor – So who was Henry Horner?
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-pritzker-budget-henry-horner-20190220-story.html
— Invoking the Great Depression, Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivers first budget proposal amid $3.2 billion deficit – Dan Petrella and Rick Pearson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-pritzker-state-budget-preview-20190219-story.html
— Chicago police say Jussie Smollett suspected of filing false report about attack in Streeterville – Jeremy Gorner, Megan Crepeau, William Lee, Tracy Swartz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-jussie-smollett-suspect-20190220-story.html
— New ‘dark money’ ad against Bill Daley invokes comparison to ex-Gov. Bruce Rauner – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-dark-money-ad-bill-daley-20190220-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Concerned viewers urge Aurora police chief to see a doctor – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190220/concerned-viewers-urge-aurora-police-chief-to-see-a-doctor
— Prompted by large crowds after police shooting, Elgin mayor to enforce time limit on public comments – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190220/prompted-by-large-crowds-after-police-shooting-elgin-mayor-to-enforce-time-limit-on-public-comments
— Local GOP hosts forum for Schaumburg trustee candidates Feb. 23
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190220/local-gop-hosts-forum-for-schaumburg-trustee-candidates-feb-23

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker’s first budget: Cut and paste now, ‘fair tax’ later As the new governor lays out his $39 billion spending plan for fiscal 2020, he’s really looking forward to approval of a graduated income tax 18 months from now. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzkers-first-budget-cut-and-paste-now-fair-tax-later

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pritzker’s $39B budget relies on taxing marijuana, betting – AP
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/invoking-the-great-depression-gov-j-b-pritzker-delivers-first/article_b07582ab-c5fc-5882-b488-e4d013e38bbc.html

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Stephenson County Republican Committee announces Lincoln Dinner speakers
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190220/stephenson-county-republican-committee-announces-lincoln-dinner-speakers

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pritzker: Legalize marijuana, sports betting – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/pritzker-to-unveil-state-budget-proposal-facing-3b-deficit

 

WQAD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pritzker’s $39 billion budget relies on taxing marijuana, betting
https://wqad.com/2019/02/20/pritzkers-39-billion-budget-relies-on-taxing-marijuana-betting/

 

CHICAGO HEIGHTS PATCH
— Marijuana Tax Would Fund Pritzker’s Budget – Shannon Antinori (DIERSEN: To encourage everyone in Illinois to buy and smoke lots of pot, how much pot will Pritzker himself buy and smoke per year, per month, per week, and per day?)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicagoheights/s/gmmwf/marijuana-tax-would-fund-pritzkers-budget-patchpm

 

LOYOLA PHOENIX
— The Windy State? Illinois State Rep Proposes a 51st State — Chicago, USA – Madison Savedra
http://loyolaphoenix.com/2019/02/the-windy-state-illinois-state-rep-proposes-a-51st-state-chicago-usa/

 

AARP
— AARP Illinois applauds Gov. Pritzker for protecting retirement income
https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/02/r13212526/aarp-illinois-applauds-gov-pritzker-for-protecting-retirement-income-a

 

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— J.B. Pritzker’s Unbalanced Budget Proposal: Pritzker Is The New Blagojevich
https://illinois.gop/j-b-pritzkers-unbalanced-budget-proposal-pritzker-new-blagojevich/

 

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Jackson County GOP chair Chris Grissom: Increasing minimum wage is a mistake – Glenn Minnis
https://swillinoisnews.com/stories/511779215-jackson-county-gop-chair-increasing-minimum-wage-is-a-mistake

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Wheaton mayoral candidate Suess focusing on fiscal responsibility – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511779250-mayoral-candidate-suess-focusing-on-fiscal-responsibility
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wheaton City Council member Phil Suess is being saluted by his supporters as the antithesis of fellow council member John Prendiville in their run to replace Mayor Michael Gresk, who is not seeking re-election. At a Feb. 17 fundraiser to formally kick off his campaign held at the DuPage County Historical Museum, Suess’ “experience, background and principles” were touted as what Wheaton now needs most. A longtime local businessman who has served on the council since 2005, the 61-year-old Seuss is credited in the campaign flyer with often being the voice of reason on the panel, especially when it came to matters such as keeping property tax rates in order. “Phil has led the city financially and focused on paying down debt and making reasonable affordable investments in core infrastructure (sewers, water, roads, sidewalks, and trees) without taking on risky projects,” detailed the invite to his Feb. 17 event. “He has literally saved the residents millions of dollars by being prudent and demanding better bids on projects. He voted against unnecessary property tax increases.“ In contrast, Prendiville is tagged in the flyer as a “big taxes and big government” legislator who has “voted for every tax increase.” The flyer adss, “As a city councilman, Prendiville advocated against Wheaton’s families and businesses and wanted the city to take on debt and incur annual subsidies to operate a private theater that was not (and is still not) able to attract sufficient private investment. Prendiville argued against private development of Mariano’s which brings in $700,000 worth of sales tax a year. Prendiville argued against the development of DuPage Medical Group… Prendiville’s tendency is always to suggest more government and higher taxes and government overreach on private property.” Finally, Seuss supporters in the advertisement urged voters to know exactly who they are casting their ballot in favor of. ”Your City Council has enormous power over your property,” the flyer added.)
— Greg Hart is committed to improving DuPage County – Carrie Bradon
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511775191-greg-hart-is-committed-to-improving-dupage-county

 

ILLINOIS WATCHDOG
— Pritzker proposes ‘austere budget’ with more taxes, spending, borrowing – Benjamin Yount
https://www.watchdog.org/illinois/pritzker-proposes-austere-budget-with-more-taxes-spending-borrowing/article_29aa84b3-0d48-5736-9349-875377820558.html

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Local Government – Social Media and FOIA – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/02/local-government-social-media-and-foia/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PRITZKER PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX MODEL WOULD HIKE TAXES ON TYPICAL ILLINOIS FAMILY – Bryce Hill
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzker-progressive-income-tax-model-would-hike-taxes-on-typical-illinois-family/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PRITZKER’S PLAN: BALANCE BUDGET ON BACKS OF ILLINOIS’ RICH, GAMBLERS AND POTHEADS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/pritzkers-plan-balance-budget-on-backs-of-illinois-rich-gamblers-and-potheads.html
— SMOLLETT AND BURKE: WILL THE CHICAGO WAY FINALLY COME TO LIGHT?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/smollett-and-burke-will-the-chicago-way-finally-come-to-light.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: INDOCTRINATION, NOT EDUCATION, STANDARD THROUGH COLLEGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/thorneroneil-indoctrination-not-education-standard-through-college.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Budget: It wasn’t all praise
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/20/it-wasnt-all-praise/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— NYT publisher blasts Trump’s ‘dangerous’ rhetoric used by ‘dictators,’ ‘tyrants’ – Katelyn Caralle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/new-york-times-publisher-blasts-trumps-dangerous-rhetoric-used-by-dictators-tyrants
— GOP hauls in record $15.7 million, arming up for Trump 2020 reelection – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/gop-hauls-in-record-15-7-million-arming-up-for-trump-2020-reelection

 

CNS NEWS
— Trump: New York Times Is a ‘True Enemy of the People’ – Michael W. Chapman
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/trump-new-york-times-true-enemy-people

 

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Another Crop of Illegals Moves North – Michael R Shannon
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/02/another-crop-of-illegals-moves-north/

 

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— When Did Social Media Become a Prison? With more real-world social rules, we can make Twitter and Facebook work for us if we try. – RACHEL LU
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/when-did-social-media-become-a-prison/

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump Slams Media: ‘Never More Dishonest’ Than Today – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-twitter-media-sandmann/2019/02/20/id/903472/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Jussie Smollett Now Considered a Suspect for Allegedly Filing a False Hate-Crime Report – JACK CROWE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/jussie-smollett-considered-a-suspect-for-allegedly-filing-false-hate-crime-report/

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “59 percent oppose Trump’s emergency declaration.”
https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/430797-hill-harrisx-poll-59-percent-oppose-trumps-emergency
— Trump praises Covington student suing Washington Post: ‘Go get them Nick’ – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: When I sued GAO in 1998, the following did not side with me: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/430707-trump-praises-covington-student-suing-washington-post-go-get-them

 

CNN
— Actor Jussie Smollett now a suspect in criminal investigation – Ray Sanchez, Ryan Young, Bill Kirkos and Brad Parks
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/20/entertainment/jussie-smollett-attack/index.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is suspected of filing a false police report – Bethonie Butler and Sonia Rao
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/02/20/empire-actor-jussie-smollett-is-suspected-filing-false-police-report/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blame Trump for “rise in hate groups to record high.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-news-hate-groups-us-record-high-20190220-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Chicago Police Seek Charges Against Actor Jussie Smollett Empire star could be indicted for filing a false report, a class 4 felony – Erin Ailworth
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chicago-police-seek-charges-against-actor-jussie-smollett-11550703632

 

RECODE
— Google and Facebook have become “antithetical to democracy,” says The Age of Surveillance Capitalism author Shoshana Zuboff Silicon Valley has compromised our autonomy, Zuboff says: “They can take hold of our behavior and shift it and modify it in ways that we don’t know.” – Eric Johnson
https://www.recode.net/2019/2/20/18232469/shoshana-zuboff-age-surveillance-capitalism-book-google-facebook-privacy-data-kara-swisher

 

BIZPAC REVIEW
— Covington student’s legal team drops first lawsuit on WaPo over smears and it’s a staggering amount – Vivek Saxena (DIERSEN: When I sued GAO in 1998, the following did not side with me: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/02/20/covington-students-legal-team-drops-first-lawsuit-on-wapo-over-smears-and-its-a-staggering-amount-725596

 

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— A federal employee’s ethics guide during future government shutdowns – Nicole Ogrysko
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/workforce/2019/02/a-federal-employees-ethics-guide-during-future-government-shutdowns/

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Federal agencies will begin meeting with the Office of Personnel Management in two months to share success stories and challenges of their respective workforces – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: At any such meeting with GAO after September 30, 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors would have stressed the success that they had in forcing me to retire on September 30, 1997 when I was 49 years old, giving me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, not promoting me beyond GS-13, getting rid of my mentor in 1987, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take a $19,203 (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/2019/02/19/opm-reminds-agencies-to-prepare-for-upcoming-workforce-reviews/

 

AUTO BLOG
— Seven months worth of Chevy Corvettes are sitting unsold on dealer lots That’s about 9,000 unsold models – REESE COUNTS
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/02/20/chevy-corvette-unsold-seven-months-supply/

February 20 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Promises, promises. Pritzker’s pension fix is more smoke and mirrors – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/mcqueary/ct-perspec-mcqueary-kristen-pritzker-budget-unfunded-pensions-0220-20190219-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois has done little to address addiction 6½ years into legal video gambling – Jason Grotto, Sandhya Kambhampati, and Dan Mihalopoulos (DIERSEN: How much of the more than $5 billion that was lost by video gamblers since 2012 was lost by those a) who have severe financial, health, and/or other problems, b) who have saved little or nothing for their retirement, c) who drink lots of booze or want to drink lots of booze, d) who smoke pot or want to smoke pot, or e) who are wards of the state or will be wards of the state – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/legalized-video-gambling-addiction-illinois-bad-bet-propublica-wbez/
— Trump says he’ll be very ‘successful’ against emergency declaration lawsuit – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/donald-trump-emergency-declaration-border-wall-lawsuit-states/
— Oberweis trying again for Congress; Will pour own money into Underwood challenge – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/jim-oberweis-trying-again-congress-will-pour-own-money-lauren-underwood-challenge/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Oberweis will kick off his latest bid for Congress by making the rounds of Lincoln Day dinners in Dundee, DuPage and maybe McHenry County in the coming days.)
— Politicians change their tune in wake of Smollett case revelations – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/politicians-change-tune-jussie-smollett-case-empire/
— Aurora police: No record we were told shooter’s firearm owner’s ID was revoked – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/aurora-police-department-says-it-cant-find-record-shooters-foid-revocation/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora police say they can’t find proof they knew about shooter’s revoked FOID – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190219/aurora-police-say-they-cant-find-proof-they-knew-about-shooters-revoked-foid
— Oberweis eyeing 14th Congressional run against Underwood – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190219/oberweis-eyeing-14th-congressional-run-against-underwood
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 2004, a U.S. Senate campaign commercial featuring dairy magnate Jim Oberweis flying over Soldier Field with a warning that, “Illegal aliens are coming here to take American workers’ jobs,” was a doomed introduction to the national political stage. Fifteen years later, a modified version of that message may help propel him into Congress. In an interview, Oberweis confirmed reports he’ll seek the 14th Congressional District seat represented by newly-elected Democrat Lauren Underwood in the next cycle. And he said he’s learned a lot about politics and cooperating across the aisle since 2004. Much of that education stems from his service as an Illinois state senator from Sugar Grove since 2013. He pointed to his support for legalizing medical marijuana and successfully raising some speed limits to 70 mph as examples of where he’s listened to both sides of an issue. Oberweis also sponsored legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage. His bill would have raised it gradually to $10 per hour, in what he believes was a more realistic increase. He sees Illinois’ new plan to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 as a threat to the number of available jobs and the motivation for upward mobility. “A $15 minimum wage is going to create problems for people wanting to enter the workforce,” Oberweis said. “Minimum wage jobs are designed to teach people how to work and how to secure employment. They are not meant to be the end of the line, feed-my-family-of-four kind of job.” . . . “I still feel immigration is a significant problem with a potentially significant cost,” Oberweis said. “On the other hand, those kids who were brought here by their parents and only know this country? We don’t blame kids for the mistakes of their parent. I’m much more inclined to talk about a path to citizenship for those kids than their parents who broke laws.” Oberweis said he also doesn’t believe in family separation. So the compromise is a nonimmigrant visa for those parents. That visa would allow them to remain in the country but not become citizens or be eligible for government benefits.)

 

WGN TV
— Some voters, experts cold on Chicago’s February election tradition – BEN BRADLEY, JORDAN MUCK
https://wgntv.com/2019/02/19/some-voters-experts-cold-on-chicagos-february-election-tradition/

 

WBEZ
— Chicago City Council Average Attendance Grade: D – Claudia Morell, A.D. Quig (DIERSEN: Since 1999, I have had the best record by far for attending Milton Township Republican Central Committee monthly meetings and fundraisers.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-city-council-average-attendance-grade-d/cf4d1d05-7c7a-4537-923a-3fec5c6cfef7
— The Middle Class Is Shrinking Everywhere — In Chicago It’s Almost Gone – Linda Lutton
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/the-middle-class-is-shrinking-everywhere-in-chicago-its-almost-gone/e63cb407-5d1e-41b1-9124-a717d4fb1b0b

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Cabello bill would make Illinois elected officials wear body cameras – Ken DeCoster (DIERSEN: To better document harassment, insults, threats, violence, etc. against them by Trump-haters, members of the following groups should wear body cameras: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190219/cabello-bill-would-make-illinois-elected-officials-wear-body-cameras

 

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Pritzker: ‘Time to celebrate’ signing of $15 minimum wage bill First increase will take effect in January 2020 – JERRY NOWICKI (DIERSEN: What salary gains have you celebrated? I celebrated when IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and when GAO promoted me in 1986. I would not have gotten those promotions if I had not a) earned a job-related bachelor’s degree when in 1970 when I was 21 years old and job-related master’s degrees in 1976 and 1980, b) earned job-related professional certifications in 1979 and 1981, and c) earned a job-related professional license in 1981.)
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/02/19/pritzker-time-to-celebrate-signing-of-15-minimum-wage-bill/a983oh4/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats discourage assimilation.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190219/students-learn-indian-culture-language-at-new-school

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— U.S. Rep. Bost says national emergency on border security was right move – DERIK HOLTMANN
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article226482415.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— LaHood touts electric vehicle tax credits to boost Rivian, wants tariffs curtailed – DEREK BEIGH
https://www.pantagraph.com/autos/lahood-touts-electric-vehicle-tax-credits-to-boost-rivian-wants/article_cefce95e-a157-5e3f-a9b8-fc0a9a30308a.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— 7-year-old raises money for border wall with hot chocolate stand (DIERSEN: Should I raise money for the border wall by charging $1,000/year for GOPUSA ILLINOIS email subscriptions and by paywalling www.gopillinois.com?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/7-year-old-raises-money-for-border-wall-with-hot-chocolate-stand/1793962793

 

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2019/02/lgbtq-literacy-advocates-authors-of-reading-the-rainbow-to-speak-march-6/

 

PROPUBLICA
— How Has the “Crack Cocaine of Gambling” Affected Illinois? The State Hasn’t Bothered to Check. Since video gambling went live in 2012, more than 30,000 video slot and poker machines have been installed in the state and gamblers have lost more than $5 billion. Yet Illinois has failed to address the issue of gambling addiction in any meaningful way. – Jason Grotto and Sandhya Kambhampati, and Dan Mihalopoulos (DIERSEN: How much of that “more than $5 billion” was lost by people a) who have severe financial, health, and/or other problems, b) who have saved little or nothing for their retirement, c) who drink lots of booze or want to drink lots of booze, d) who smoke pot or want to smoke pot, or e) who are wards of the state or will be wards of the state – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
https://features.propublica.org/the-bad-bet/video-gambling-addiction-illinois/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Oberweis considering U.S. House run – Robert Hadley
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511779305-oberweis-considering-u-s-house-run
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-North Aurora) recently announced in a statement he is “exploring a bid” for the 2020 Republican nomination in for the 14th District U.S. House seat. Oberweis, who earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, said in a statement provided to the DuPage Policy Journal his business background would assure economic stability.)

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, eyes bill to require fingerprints, increasing FOID card fee after Aurora shooting – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/justice/lawmaker-eyes-bill-to-require-fingerprints-increasing-foid-card-fee/article_3fe09004-348b-11e9-b014-13b004a4e100.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The left is openly cheering for the demise of America – Joseph Curl
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/19/the-left-is-openly-cheering-for-the-demise-of-amer/
— On the national emergency, Trump is crazy like a fox – Gary Anderson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/19/on-the-national-emergency-trump-is-crazy-like-a-fo/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The Democratic Party is in a socialist spiral – Noah Wall
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-democratic-party-is-in-a-socialist-spiral
— Hate-crime hoaxers beware, the law does not bow to your intersectional caste system – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/hate-crime-hoaxers-beware-the-law-does-not-bow-to-your-intersectional-caste-system

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Gillibrand Agrees With Activist Saying Wall Cuts ‘Indigenous People’ Off From United States – David Rutz (DIERSEN: If your ancestors were not born in America, your ancestors are not “indigenous” Americans.)
https://freebeacon.com/issues/gillibrand-agrees-with-activist-saying-souther-border-cuts-indigenous-people-off-from-united-states/

 

FOX NEWS
— 103 illegal aliens arrested at Arizona border; CBP alarmed at uptick in border crossings by large groups – Frank Miles
https://www.foxnews.com/us/103-illegal-aliens-arrested-at-arizona-border-says-cbp-alarmed-at-uptick-of-border-crossing

 

GOPUSA
— Kamala Harris backs push to rename Columbus Day ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ (DIERSEN: Why isn’t she calling for “Anti-Immigrant Day?”)
http://www.gopusa.com/kamala-harris-backs-push-to-rename-columbus-day-indigenous-peoples-day/
— Elizabeth Warren: Trump administration officials are obligated to invoke 25th Amendment
http://www.gopusa.com/elizabeth-warren-trump-administration-officials-are-obligated-to-invoke-25th-amendment/

 

BREITBART
— Potentially Half a Million Illegal Aliens Projected to Enter U.S. this Year – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/19/potentially-half-a-million-illegal-aliens-projected-to-enter-u-s-this-year/
— Yale University Hosts Event to Help Illegal Aliens Get Jobs – Alana Mastrangelo
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/02/19/yale-university-hosts-event-to-help-illegal-aliens-get-jobs/
— If Smollett Isn’t Charged with a Hate Crime, No One Should Be – John Hayward
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/19/hayward-if-smollett-isnt-charged-with-a-hate-crime-no-one-should-be/
— Kirsten Gillibrand: Border Wall Cuts ‘Indigenous People’ Off from America – Kyle Morris (DIERSEN: If your ancestors were not born in America, your ancestors are not “indigenous” Americans.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/19/kirsten-gillibrand-border-wall-cuts-indigenous-people-off-from-america/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Gillibrand promotes hatred against Trump and against his supporters.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/02/19/gillibrand-trumps-darkness-has-caused-increase-in-hate-crimes/

 

BLAZE
— Fake hate crimes target Trump supporters to push ‘racist’ narrative ‘Liberals have to make up crimes … so that they can continue to relish their self-imposed victimhood’
https://www.theblaze.com/jon-miller/fake-hate-crime
— Family of Covington teen nails Washington Post with a massive lawsuit And many more are coming soon – Carlos Garcia
https://www.theblaze.com/news/breaking-family-of-covington-teen-nails-washington-post-with-a-massive-lawsuit

 

NEWSMAX
— WSJ: ATF Agents Inundated With Gun Retrieval Requests – Solange Reyner
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/atf-guns-agents-firearms/2019/02/19/id/903402/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Paradise Lost: WashPost Covers All-LGBT City Council That’s Not Diverse Enough – Matt Philbin
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/matt-philbin/2019/02/19/paradise-lost-wash-po-covers-all-lgbt-city-council-thats-not
— Smollett and the ‘Fakes First’ Media – Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2019/02/19/bozell-graham-column-smollett-and-fakes-first-media
— The Media’s Smollett Coverage Has Made MAGA Synonymous with Hate – Bill D’Agostino
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/bill-dagostino/2019/02/19/medias-smollett-coverage-has-made-maga-synonymous-hate

 

TOWNHALL
— Gun Control Advocates Use Aurora Shooting to Call for More Background Checks – John R. Lott
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnrlottjr/2019/02/20/gun-control-advocates-use-aurora-shooting-to-call-for-more-background-checks-n2541858
— Smollett And the ‘Fakes First’ Media – Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
https://townhall.com/columnists/brentbozellandtimgraham/2019/02/20/smollett-and-the-fakes-first-media-n2541906

 

HOT AIR
— The Frenzied Search For Racism – HEATHER MACDONALD
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2019/02/frenzied-search-racism/

 

DAILY CALLER
— IT’S NOT ABOUT NEW GUN LAWS; IT’S ABOUT IMPLEMENTING THE ONES WE HAVE
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/19/its-not-about-new-gun-laws-its-about-implementing-the-ones-we-have/
— JUSSIE SMOLLETT PLEADED NO CONTEST FOR GIVING OFFICIALS FALSE INFORMATION IN 2007 – Neetu Chandak
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/19/jussie-smollett-false-information/
— ‘WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS A LIE’ — TUCKER CALLS OUT DEMOCRATIC ACTIVIST ARGUING FOR IDENTITY POLITICS – Scott Morefield
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/19/tucker-carlson-identity-politics/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— How Many Times Trump’s Predecessors Declared a National Emergency – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/02/19/how-many-times-trumps-predecessors-declared-a-national-emergency/

 

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— ICE Catches 26 Illegal Aliens at San Diego Market Then Releases Them – R. Mitchell
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/02/ice-catches-26-illegal-aliens-at-san-diego-market-then-releases-them/

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Border county commissioner: Ranchers are scared to report drug trafficking crimes – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/border-county-commissioner-ranchers-scared-report-drug-trafficking-crimes/
— The national emergency panic is another opportunity for activist judges to embarrass themselves and the Constitution – Nate Madden
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/national-emergency-panic-another-opportunity-activist-judges-embarrass-constitution/

 

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Republicans’ Millennial Problem It’s going to take more than policy gimmicks to compete with the growing allure of victimology. – PAUL GOTTFRIED (DIERSEN: Are/were you a victim? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes viciously demonize me, viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me for my complaining about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. They hint/imply/argue/shout that my Democrat superiors in the federal government and others took adverse actions against me because I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. They stress that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, childless, pet-less, gun owner, draft avoider, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, I lived in Crete 1948-1972, and I have filed lawsuits.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-republicans-millennial-problem/

 

NEW AMERICAN
— How Did the Aurora, Illinois, Shooter Obtain His FOID Card? He Lied. – Bob Adelmann
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/31515-how-did-the-aurora-illinois-shooter-obtain-his-foid-card-he-lied

 

LIFESITE NEWS
— Nick Sandmann files $250 million lawsuit against Washington Post – Claire Chretien
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-nick-sandmann-files-250-million-lawsuit-against-washington-post

 

FEDERALIST
— Mass Shooting In Aurora Shows Why Gun Control Doesn’t Work The shooter was able to carry out an act of violence not because of a lack of gun laws, but because of a bureaucratic failure to enforce the existing ones. – Madeline Osburn
https://thefederalist.com/2019/02/20/mass-shooting-aurora-shows-gun-control-doesnt-work/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— White Progressives Are Polarizing America – DAVID FRENCH (DIERSEN: Who are lead polarizers in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? The lead polarizers in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/white-progressives-polarizing-america/

 

THE HILL
— Trump declares New York Times ‘enemy of the people’ – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/430716-trump-declares-new-york-times-enemy-of-the-people

 

POLITICO
— Warren: Tax millionaires to pay for free child care – KIMBERLY HEFLING (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/19/warren-tax-millionaires-free-child-care-2709295

 

NBC NEWS
— ACLU sues Trump over his national emergency for border wall This move comes after 16 states filed a separate lawsuit challenging the president’s declaration. – Dartunorro Clark
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/aclu-sues-trump-over-his-national-emergency-border-wall-n973306

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Is America Becoming a Four-Party State? Fractures are growing among both Democrats and Republicans. – Thomas L. Friedman (DIERSEN: From what I see in Illinois, those who dominate the Illinois Republican Party believe that “Republicans” can win in Illinois if they dump individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/opinion/four-party-america-politics.html
— Democrats Want to Tax the Wealthy. Many Voters Agree. A proposal to tax wealth finds support across party lines, along with the premise that the government should combat inequality. – Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley (DIERSEN: According to the Democrats, if you are not on welfare, you are wealthy.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/business/economy/wealth-tax-elizabeth-warren.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/opinion/catholic-church-gay-discrimination.html
— Has Republican Resistance to Trump Collapsed? William Weld has offered a glimmer of hope to NeverTrumpers. But many Republicans once opposed to the president are jumping on his 2020 bandwagon. – Liz Mair
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/opinion/trump-william-weld.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— HARDCOPY TITLE IN THE DAILY HERALD: Suburban divide University of Chicago poll shows residents bring urban/rural politics when they move – AP (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Why do Republican-haters move to and/or stay in Republican areas? ANSWER: To avoid/escape poverty-stricken and crime-stricken Democrat areas and hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republican principles bring forth.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-ruralurban-political-divisions-also-split-the-suburbs/2019/02/19/f06ce65e-34bb-11e9-8375-e3dcf6b68558_story.html
— I was passed over for a promotion. Is it disloyal to apply for other jobs? (DIERSEN: If you are a federal employee who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, the federal government gets rid of you if you do not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40. It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/boss-fought-to-retain-an-employee–then-looked-elsewhere-for-promotion/2019/02/15/29e01490-308b-11e9-86ab-5d02109aeb01_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Armed and Dangerous: How the ATF Retrieves Guns From Banned Buyers A firearms purchase can proceed after three business days, whether or not the federal background check is complete – Dan Frosch and Zusha Elinson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/thousands-of-guns-are-mistakenly-sold-to-banned-buyers-its-the-atfs-job-to-get-them-back-11550591324
— Why Service Is Lousy in High-Tax States There’s an almost inverse relationship between burdensome levies and infrastructure quality. – Steven Malanga
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-service-is-lousy-in-high-tax-states-11550619841

 

FORBES
— The Agency That Monitors Employment Discrimination Just Lost Its Only Openly Gay Commissioner – Tom Spiggle
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomspiggle/2019/02/19/the-agency-that-monitors-employment-discrimination-just-lost-its-only-openly-gay-commissioner/#580e01cf7e85

 

ZERO HEDGE
— Illinois Considering “Asset Transfers” To Pensions: Be Afraid – Tyler Durden
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-19/illinois-considering-asset-transfers-pensions-be-afraid

 

USA TODAY
— Losing a job in your 50s is especially tough. Here are 3 steps to take when layoffs happen – Peter Dunn
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2019/02/15/layoffs-3-steps-take-when-you-lose-job-your-50-s/2873673002/

 

VICE
— This Is How People Can Actually Afford to Live in Chicago “There are no poor white neighborhoods in Chicago.” – Meghan Murphy-Gill
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/nex35g/this-is-how-people-can-actually-afford-to-live-in-chicago

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Illinois Mass Shooting Reveals Gaps in Gun Laws; State Seeks to Close Them – STEVE GORMAN AND Daniel Trotta
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2019-02-19/illinois-mass-shooting-reveals-gaps-in-gun-laws-state-seeks-to-close-them

 

PRESTON BUSINESS REVIEW
— New Trump push: Make homosexuality legal everywhere – Caroline Biscotti
https://prestonbusinessreview.com/new-trump-push-make-homosexuality-legal-everywhere/125498/

 

HAWTHORN CALLER
— Invasion of the US Southern Border Guided by Leftists – Mike Billings
https://hawthorncaller.com/invasion-of-the-us-southern-border-guided-by-leftists/

 

FED SMITH
— Why Public Service is Not a Regular Job – Jeff Neal (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who are the most filled with hatred against past, present, and future federal employees and retirees and b) who focus their hatred on me. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for more than 21 years.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/02/19/public-service-not-regular-job/

 

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Does Congress Care About Trump’s Emergency?”
https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/does-congress-care-about-trumps-emergency

 

IN THESE TIMES
— We’ve Been Fighting for $15 For 7 Years. Today I’m Celebrating a Historic Victory. – JEFF SCHUHRKE (DIERSEN: Did you ever work for the minimum wage? I did 1964-1966 washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School. If S.S. Kresges had to pay me $15/hour in today’s dollars back then, it probably would have illegally hired an illegal instead of me. If you had earned $15/hour in today’s dollars when you were young, what would you have done with that money? I did not start earning $15/hour in today’s dollars until I was 18 in September of 1966. I earned far less than $15/hour in today’s dollars when I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; and cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966. If had earned $15/hour in today’s dollars 1962-1966, I probably would have bought a new loaded 1966 Pontiac GTO in 1966 instead of the new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint that I bought. What job requirements did you have to meet before you first earned $15/hour in today’s dollars? Job requirements that I had to meet in 1966 included: be a United States citizen, be 18 years old, have a high school diploma, pass an employment test, pass a physical examination, have a driver’s license, pass a truck driving test, pass a background investigation, and have a car to use to make deliveries with.)
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/21750/15_minimum_wage_illinois_pritzker_seiu_labor

 

LGBTQ NATION
— Trump administration launches campaign to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide – Bil Browning
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/02/trump-administration-launches-campaign-decriminalize-homosexuality-worldwide/
— Trump is abandoning his only gay judicial nominees – Alex Bollinger (DIERSEN: Who has abandoned you? I should write a book about those who have abandoned me. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/02/trump-abandoning-gay-judicial-nominees/

 

ADVOCATE
— Bernie Sanders Announces Presidential Bid With LGBTQ Focus
https://www.advocate.com/politics/2019/2/19/bernie-sanders-announces-presidential-bid-lgbtq-focus

 

DAILY MAIL
— Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to put a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and predicts he’ll win ‘open and closed case’ against Democrats suing over his national emergency order – EMILY GOODIN
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6722259/Trump-says-absolute-right-wall-border-predicts-hell-win-lawsuit.html

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— If you help fill a void, what void do you help fill? Since 2000, I have increasingly helped fill a tremendous communications void in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton. The individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that dominate Republican politics in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton do not want anyone to promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform and in the Republican Party platform. I help fill the aforesaid tremendous communications void with GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Those who do not want me to do that work against me. If you are not going to defend and advance the IRP platform and the Republican Party platform, you should not seek or hold any kind of elected or appointed government or political office as a Republican in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, or Wheaton. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

February 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Governor JB Pritzker signs minimum wage increase into law
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-pritzker-signs–minimum-wage-increase-into-law-/5144972/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Minimum Wage: Pritzker Signs Bill Hiking it to $15 by 2025 “Make no mistake, this did not happen overnight,” Pritzker said at a news conference
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-minimum-wage-pritzker-506043151.html

 

CBS2
— Pritzker Signs Law Raising Illinois Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour By 2025
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/19/jb-pritzker-illinois-minimum-wage-15-dollars-an-hour/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Hillary Clinton slams Trump’s national emergency declaration in tweet
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/hillary-clinton-slams-trump-s-national-emergency-declaration-in-tweet
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compares Trump’s border wall to Berlin Wall
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-compares-trump-s-border-wall-to-berlin-wall

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker signs bill to increase minimum hourly wage to $15 by 2025 – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/pritzker-signs-bill-increase-minimum-wage-15-hour-2025/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters promote hatred of America.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/steinberg-jussie-smollett-attack-investigation-streeterville/
— Keep township government, and save taxpayers money – Bryan Smith, executive director, Township Officials of Illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/illinois-township-government-saves-taxpayers-money/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kane County state’s attorney says his probe into Aurora shooting to cover all aspects of case, including why gun wasn’t confiscated – Gloria Casas
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-kane-states-attorney-news-conference-st-0220-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs law raising Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-minimum-wage-pritzker-signs-bill-20190219-story.html
— Supreme Court won’t take case of ex-Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, who challenged his indictment for misusing government funds – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-aaron-schock-supreme-court-20190219-story.html
— Jussie Smollett and the next hate crime reported in Chicago – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-jussie-smollett-chicago-hate-crime-empire-20190218-story.html
— In wake of Aurora shooting, U.S. Reps. Bill Foster and Sean Casten push for stricter gun laws – Patrick M. O’Connell
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-aurora-mass-shooting-sean-casten-bill-foster-20190219-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-open-letter-donald-trump-st-0220-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Bill Daley collecting 2nd million from Griffin The mayoral candidate confirms Crain’s report that the donation is on the way from the billionaire hedge fund chief. And Daley says the money comes without strings. “Ken Griffin doesn’t want anything from me. I can’t do anything for him.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/bill-daley-collecting-2nd-million-griffin
— The depressing message in Pritzker’s payroll-padding plan Of all the strange things that I have ever seen in government, the new governor’s plan to double 20 underlings’ salaries with his own funds is the one with the most potential to spark serious corruption. – MARILYN KATZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/depressing-message-pritzkers-payroll-padding-plan
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/how-screw-illinois-burgeoning-cannabis-business

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County Republicans call for Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s resignation – ED KOMENDA
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/02/19/mchenry-county-republicans-call-for-highway-commissioner-andrew-gassers-resignation/axwfgz1/

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— State Democratic leader seeks more candidates to ride ‘blue wave’ – LENORE SOBOTA
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/state-democratic-leader-seeks-more-candidates-to-ride-blue-wave/article_482f3b15-1967-537c-ad4c-6202e787c4d3.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2019-02-19/lets-face-it-probably-going-happen.html

 

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Will diversity doom Democrats? – Pat Buchanan
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/buchanan-will-diversity-doom-democrats/article_cd06f2ce-ecf5-5a48-9099-18f024151a3d.html

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois Dark Money Group Will “Shine The Light” On Donors, Despite Problems – SAM DUNKLAU
http://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-dark-money-group-will-shine-light-donors-despite-problems#stream/0

 

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— Underwood engages with Batavia crowd at town hall meeting Congresswoman touts health care, gun control bills – MARK FOSTER
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2019/02/15/underwood-engages-with-batavia-crowd-at-town-hall-meeting/av14p8t/

 

OAK PARK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want Blacks to be pot pushers.
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/2-19-2019/Lightford-looks-to-include-minorities-in-marijuana-biz/

 

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Candidate forums address local issues prior to 2019 Consolidated Election
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2019/02/19/organizations-plan-public-forums-to-address-local-issues-prior-to-consolidated-election/95907

 

CHICAGO PATCH
— Trump’s Party Hopes To Influence Mayor Race By Endorsing Vallas Chicago GOP chairman says Republican Trump supporters have opportunity to decide which Democrat win. They’re backing Vallas. – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/trumps-party-hopes-influence-mayor-race-endorsing-vallas

 

LAGRANGE PATCH
— Police Chief Opposes Pot Legalization, Pens Letter To Pritzker Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel shared his concerns about marijuana legalization in a letter addressed to Governor J.B. Pritzker. – Tim Moran
https://patch.com/illinois/lagrange/police-chief-opposes-pot-legalization-pens-letter-pritzker

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Oberweis considering 2021 U.S. House run – Robert Hadley
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511779305-oberweis-considering-2021-u-s-house-run

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PRITZKER’S FIRST YEAR DEFICIT $440 MILLION LARGER THAN EXPECTED BECAUSE HE PLANS TO SPEND $440 MILLION MORE – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzkers-first-year-deficit-440-million-larger-than-expected-because-he-plans-to-spend-440-million-more/
— COSTELLO STANDS WITH ILLINOIS TAXPAYERS, AGAINST PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/costello-stands-with-illinois-taxpayers-against-progressive-income-tax/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Mainstream media, Hollywood A-listers and liberals increasingly fall for hoaxes of white hatred – Rowan Scarborough
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/18/media-politicians-increasingly-duped-by-trend-of-h/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Poor people not allowed in AOC’s luxury apartment complex – Alana Goodman
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/poor-people-not-allowed-in-aocs-luxury-apartment-complex

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Democrats Rush To Criminalize Gun Ownership
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29710

 

PARENTS OPPOSED TO POT
— LARGE NEW STUDY SHOWS TEEN CANNABIS USE RISK FOR LATER DEPRESSION
http://www.poppot.org/2019/02/18/large-new-study-shows-teen-cannabis-use-risk-for-later-depression/

 

DAILY CALLER
— TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LEADS EFFORT TO DECRIMINALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY AROUND THE WORLD – Amber Athey
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/19/trump-administration-richard-grenell-homosexuality-decriminalize/
— AMERICA’S FIRST TWO MUSLIM CONGRESSWOMEN WILL BOTH BE FUNDRAISING FOR HAMAS-LINKED ORGANIZATION – Molly Prince
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/19/tlaib-omar-cair-banquet/

 

BREITBART
— Donald Trump: ‘Radical Left’ States Challenging State of Emergency Declaration on the Border – Charlie Spiering
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/19/donald-trump-radical-left-states-challenging-state-emergency-declaration-border/
— Who’s Behind the Green New Deal? Big Money Backs Ocasio-Cortez Socialist Dream Project – Aaron Klein
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/19/whos-behind-the-green-new-deal-big-money-backs-ocasio-cortez-socialist-dream-project/

 

GOPUSA
— McCarthy-McConnell Republicans betrayed Trump, killed the wall
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=65240
— New Attorney General Needs To Clean House (DIERSEN: Have you been a target of “house cleaning?” I worked for GAO in its Chicago office 1980-1997. Each time that the Democrats who ran GAO back then sent a new manager to run their Chicago office, they gave that manager a “house cleaning” list, that is, a list of employees in the office who they were to get rid of. Of course, because I was Republican, White, male, old, and non-veteran, I was always on all those “house cleaning” lists.)
http://www.gopusa.com/new-attorney-general-needs-to-clean-house/
— Hoaxes Have Become A Common Tactic of Leftist Politicians and Media
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=65348

 

YAHOO
— Illinois “honor system” in question after deadly workplace shooting – CBS
https://www.yahoo.com/news/illinois-honor-system-deadly-workplace-235500316.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Jussie Smollett was convicted of providing false information to law enforcement in 2007 – Victor Morton (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/19/jussie-smollett-was-convicted-providing-false-info/
— Bring on the Green New Deal vote – Katrina vanden Heuvel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/bring-on-the-green-new-deal-vote/2019/02/19/ad2d40c6-339b-11e9-854a-7a14d7fec96a_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Is the Campus Free-Speech Crisis Overblown? Students assess the state of free expression in the university.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-the-campus-free-speech-crisis-overblown-11550619718

 

BARRONS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.barrons.com/articles/marijuana-stocks-investing-advice-51550428581

 

WTVR
— 2020 Democrats embrace populist message against corporations and the wealthy – CNN
https://wtvr.com/2019/02/18/2020-democrats-embrace-populist-message-against-corporations-and-the-wealthy/

 

NEWS ONE
— Clarence Thomas Calls For Review Of Libel Ruling That Would Help Trump President Trump has also called for changes to libel laws. – Nigel Roberts
https://newsone.com/3846660/clarence-thomas-libel-times-v-sullivan/

 

ELON NEWS NETWORK
— Former Congressmen Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Glenn English (D-OK) sit down with Elon News Network – Baylor Rodman
http://www.elonnewsnetwork.com/article/2019/02/from-congress-to-elons-campus

 

FORTUNE
— What Happens Next in the Case of Trump vs. 16 U.S. States – GRACE DOBUSH
http://fortune.com/2019/02/19/16-states-file-lawsuit-suing-trump/

 

FED SMITH
— True Leaders Protect Their Employees: The Plight of Federal Workers – Harroll Ingram (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. They do everything that they can to protect their employees who are Democrats, and especially those who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. That means they get rid of their employees who are Republican, and especially those who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/02/19/true-leaders-protect-employees-plight-federal-workers/

 

FED WEEK
— 80 Percent of Pre-Retirement Income Means Saving a Lot (DIERSEN: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my GAO salary was $125,325/year in today’s dollars. 80% of that is $100,260/year. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $53,316/year and my Social Security is only $2,118/year, or together, $55,434/year, or only 44% of $125,325. My RMD is only about $10,000/year.)
https://www.fedweek.com/tsp/80-percent-of-pre-retirement-income-means-saving-a-lot/

 

NEWSWEEK
— TRUMP ‘BOASTED’ YEARS AGO THAT IMMIGRANTS KEPT HIS GOLF COURSES ‘BEAUTIFUL’ AND ‘GREEN,’ ADVOCATE SAYS – CHANTAL DA SILVA
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-boasted-years-agoimmigrants-kept-golf-courses-beautiful-green-advocate-1334818

February 19 Morning Edition

ABC7
— 16 states including Illinois sue to stop Trump’s national emergency declaration – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/16-states-including-illinois-sue-to-stop-trumps-national-emergency-declaration/5144454/

 

CBS2
— Ahead Of Election, Accusations Of Shutting Down Candidates Forum – Derrick Blakley
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/18/ahead-of-election-accusations-of-shutting-down-candidates-forum/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois among 16 states suing to block Trump’s national emergency declaration for border wall
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-national-emergency-declaration-states-lawsuit-20190218-story.html
— Illinois State Police acknowledge it wrongly issued a gun license to Aurora shooter – Stacy St. Clair
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-aurora-shooting-gun-license-illinois-state-police-20190218-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Mendoza’s rise built on alliances with old-school Democrats – Ray Long and Rick Pearson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-susana-mendoza-political-rise-20190219-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: Study finds high school students form more cliques, but counselors say social media blurs the lines – Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-high-school-cliques-change-study-20190218-story.html
— As Gov. Pritzker speaks: We sure hope Illinois doesn’t need a border wall – Editorial (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats and Illinois RINOs encourage people to come to America illegally and to stay in America illegally. That is treason. Needless-to-say, Illinois Democrats and Illinois RINOs should be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pritzker-illinois-budget-speech-20190213-story.html
— Wanted: Public servants for thankless jobs. OK, who’s in? – Christopher Borrelli (DIERSEN: In 1971, were it not for EEOC, I might very well have not become a public servant. In early 1971, I accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile. When I gave my 2-week notice to my Firestone Stores boss, he rudely immediately fired me. Then, Oldsmobile withdrew its job officer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS. I had to have a job. My application for a financial hardship draft deferment to help support my mother and brother was pending.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-public-service-education-jobs-0213-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rahm’s agency heads could outlast him thanks to golden parachute contracts – Fran Spielman and Lauren FitzPatrick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rahm-emanuel-golden-parachute-chicago-park-district-michael-kelly/
— Aurora shooter lied to get FOID card, but questions remain about how he kept gun – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/aurora-shooter-lied-foid-card-mississippi-felony-firearm-owner-identification-gun/
— Mendoza goes after Daley for parking meters, 1970s test, advising brother – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/wttw-mayoral-debate-vallas-wilson-preckwinkle-daley-mendoza/
— DuPage Water Commission employee dies week after Villa Park workplace accident – Luke Wilusz
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/dupage-water-commission-employee-dies-week-after-villa-park-workplace-accident/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Kane sheriff plans database for tracking revoked FOID cards – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190218/kane-sheriff-plans-database-for-tracking-revoked-foid-cards
— Among 1-percent earners, where are all the women? – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would presented a jury with many examples in which GAO paid its female employees more than it paid its male employees who had more job-related work experience, more job-related education, more job-related professional certifications, and/or more job-related professional licenses. GAO was under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to hire, to retain, and to promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190218/among-1-percent-earners-where-are-all-the-women
— An HR expert’s advice to employers on reducing risk of violence after a firing – Russell Lissau (DIERSEN: In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, I should have secretly recorded the threats that my Democrat GAO superiors and supervisors made to me to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190218/an-hr-experts-advice-to-employers-on-reducing-risk-of-violence-after-a-firing

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pritzker sends troubling signals on pension crisis – BGA
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190218/bga-pritzker-sends-troubling-signals-on-pension-crisis

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Bill Prohibiting Lawmakers from Leading State Political Party Stalls – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: What percent of the officers of a) your Republican township, ward, and county party organizations and b) the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) hold government offices/jobs? What percent of the IRP State Central Committee members hold government offices/jobs?)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=279794#.XGwKbJh_OM8

 

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Pritzker puts illegal immigrants’ lives ahead of children’s – Dan Halstead, DeKalb
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/02/18/letter-pritzker-puts-illegal-immigrants-lives-ahead-of-childrens/ajx2h9f/

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters “rally against Trump’s national emergency declaration.”
https://qconline.com/news/q-c-residents-rally-against-trump-s-national-emergency-declaration/article_1d4b9587-f9d8-5428-bff8-277bc9996c5d.html
— How you can help cure Illinois’ costly addition to gerrymandering – Editorial
https://qconline.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-how-you-can-help-cure-illinois-costly-addition-to/article_42572c09-1af1-5a4e-ac8a-1a8ff160e831.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Gov. Pritzker talks minimum wage, gun control in Peoria Monday evening. – DaLaun Dillard
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/gov-pritzker-talks-minimum-wage-gun-control-in-peoria-monday-evening/1792745305

 

WQAD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://wqad.com/2019/02/18/protesters-come-out-against-presidents-national-emergency-declaration/

 

CATHOLIC CITIZENS OF ILLINOIS
— The border wars plot to destabilize and transform America – Mary Anne Hackett
https://catholiccitizens.org/news/83924/the-border-wars-plot-to-destabilize-and-transform-america/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Tampons in Boys’ Bathrooms in Illinois Public Schools – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/tampons-in-boys-bathrooms-in-illinois-public-schools/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Jussie Smollett case the latest in long line of hoax racist attacks – Anna Giaritelli
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/jussie-smollett-case-the-latest-in-long-line-of-hoax-racist-attacks

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— HOW DEMOCRATS SPAWNED THE BORDER CRISIS Sacrificing national security on the altar of open borders. – Michael Cutler
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272896/how-democrats-spawned-border-crisis-michael-cutler
— SOROS GROUPS FILE LAWSUITS ATTACKING TRUMP’S BORDER WALL Sixteen states sue to keep the nation’s southern border wide open for illegal aliens and terrorists. – Matthew Vadum
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272915/soros-groups-file-lawsuits-attacking-trumps-border-matthew-vadum

 

TOWNHALL
— Jussie Smollett: A Case Study in Modern Liberalism – William Marshall
https://townhall.com/columnists/williammarshall/2019/02/19/jussie-smollett-a-case-study-in-modern-liberalism-n2541670

 

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— Mexico’s Dispersal of Latest Caravan Simply Frees Migrants to Cross the U.S. Border Less Visibly – Todd Bensman
https://cis.org/Bensman/Mexicos-Dispersal-Latest-Caravan-Simply-Frees-Migrants-Cross-US-Border-Less-Visibly

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Illegal Aliens — Including Dangerous Criminals — Continue Flooding the Country – Cort Kirkwood
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/31507-illegal-aliens-including-dangerous-criminals-continue-flooding-the-country

 

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Trump Promised a Wall and Delivered an Amnesty – Chris Buskirk
https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/18/trump-promised-a-wall-and-delivered-an-amnesty/
— Why Trump is Losing – Christopher Roach
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/02/18/why-trump-is-losing/
— Jussie Smollett’s National Emergency vs. Ours – Karl Notturno (DIERSEN: Constructively, since the 1960s, the federal government has been under a national emergency a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/02/18/jussie-smolletts-national-emergency-vs-ours/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Borders and Babies vs. the Priests of Activism – Christopher Chantrill
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/borders_and_babies_vs_the_priests_of_activism.html
— Jussie Smollett and the Information Warfare of the Left – Taylor Day
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/jussie_smollett_and_the_information_warfare_of_the_left.html

 

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Blame Congress for Trump’s Immigration Power Grab – PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/blame-congress-for-trumps-immigration-power-grab/

 

BREITBART
— GOP Establishment Squirms After Trump’s Emergency Declaration – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/18/gop-establishment-squirms-after-trumps-emergency-declaration/
— 13 Celebrities Who Used Presidents Day to Bash President Trump – Justin Caruso
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/02/18/13-celebrities-who-used-presidents-day-to-bash-president-trump/
— Anti-Trump Protesters: Wall is Racist, Feds Torturing Migrants in Custody – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/18/anti-trump-protesters-wall-is-racist-feds-torturing-migrants-in-custody/

 

DAILY CALLER
— THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY IS REAL — ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING FAMILIES – Terry Schilling
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/18/schilling-national-emergency/
— THAT TIME JUSSIE SMOLLETT CALLED TRUMP SUPPORTERS ‘CLOWNS’ AND A ‘NATIONAL DISGRACE’ – Scott Morefield
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/18/jussie-smollett-trump-supporters/
— HERE’S A LIST OF HOAX ‘HATE CRIMES’ IN THE TRUMP ERA – Peter Hasson
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/18/hoax-hate-crimes-list/

 

PJ MEDIA
— New York City Makes It Illegal to Discriminate on the Basis of Hairstyle – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/new-york-city-makes-it-illegal-to-discriminate-on-the-basis-of-hairstyle/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— MORE PLANS FOR MANDATING ‘LGBT’ DEVIANCE LESSONS Linda Harvey covers states forcing curriculum on elementary, middle schools
https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/more-plans-for-mandating-lgbt-deviance-lessons/

 

LIFE SITE
— Will more teachers smash boundaries under compulsory ‘LGBT’ school lessons? – Linda Harvey
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/will-more-teachers-smash-boundaries-under-compulsory-lgbt-school-lessons
— Tennis pro blasts letting gender-confused men play against women: ‘it’s insane and it’s cheating’ – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/tennis-pro-blasts-letting-gender-confused-men-play-against-women-its-insane
— Pope picks liberal cardinals Cupich, Marx, Tagle for featured talks at Vatican Abuse Summit – Diane Montagna and Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinals-cupich-marx-and-tagle-among-featured-speakers-at-vatican-summit-o

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— McCarthy Defends Trump’s National Emergency by Pointing to Border Emergency Called by Former Obama Secretary – Madison Dibble
https://ijr.com/mccarthy-defends-donald-trump-national-emergency/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Collapsing Hate-Crimes Narratives – PETER KIRSANOW
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/the-collapsing-hate-crimes-narratives/

 

POLITICO
— New problem for legal weed: Exploding pot factories Legalization of marijuana at the state level has resulted in at least 10 recorded instances of fires or explosions at facilities that extract hash oil. – REBECCA RAINEY
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/18/marijuana-factories-explosions-safety-issues-1155850

 

WASHINGTON POST
— In Palm Springs, the nation’s first all-LGBTQ city council tests the modern meaning of diversity – Scott Wilson (DIERSEN: Democrats want every elected official and every appointed official in America to be a Democrat and also as many as possible of the following: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoider, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/in-palm-springs-the-nations-first-all-lgbtq-city-council-tests-the-modern-meaning-of-diversity/2019/02/18/38f9b600-3074-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c_story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Migrant caravans are proving we desperately need a border wall – John Crudele
https://nypost.com/2019/02/18/migrant-caravans-are-proving-we-desperately-need-a-border-wall/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ocasio-Cortez Heralds a New Political Era Socialism may not become America’s dominant ideology, but it’s likely to be around for a while. – Fred Barnes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ocasio-cortez-heralds-a-new-political-era-11550519444
— States File Suit Against Trump Administration Over Wall Emergency Suit filed in U.S. district court in Northern California seeks injunction to stop president from spending money on border wall without congressional approval – Rebecca Davis O’Brien and Sadie Gurman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/california-lawsuit-is-expected-on-wall-emergency-11550535544

 

PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS
— Millennials are becoming next target area for managers’ diversity efforts – SOPHIE BAKER (DIERSEN: Have you been targeted? I worked for GAO in its Chicago office 1980-1997. Each time that the Democrats who ran GAO back then sent a new manager to run their Chicago office, they gave that manager a “hit list” of employees in the office who they were to get rid of. Of course, because I was Republican, White, male, old, and non-veteran, I was always on all those “hit lists.”)
https://www.pionline.com/article/20190218/PRINT/190219869/millennials-are-becoming-next-target-area-for-managers-diversity-efforts

 

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Trump’s emergency declaration draws support, protests in Georgia U.S. House panel says $234 million in military construction in the state could be diverted for wall – Jeremy Redmon Tamar Hallerman
https://www.ajc.com/news/trump-emergency-declaration-draws-support-protests-georgia/OTKz7o13fFQE20usolY85I/

 

RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH
— Labor Law: Co-workers should avoid talking politics at work – KAREN MICHAEL (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. While I worked for the federal government, and especially while I worked for GAO, virtually all my superiors and supervisors were Democrats. To turn them further against me, my Democrat coworkers and subordinates a) asked me if I supported specific planks in the Republican Party platform and b) took my answers to my Democrat superiors and supervisors.)
https://www.richmond.com/business/learning-center/labor-law-co-workers-should-avoid-talking-politics-at-work/article_e57ea247-c65e-5070-9d27-74f9483062cf.html

 

CRIMSON
— Former Employee Sues Harvard For Racial Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate Her Disability, and Retaliation – Alexandra A. Chaidez and Aidan F. Ryan (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, my Democrat superiors assigned me to supervise at one time or another all the employees who they had hired since 1980 who were minority, female, and/or disabled.)
https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2019/2/19/former-employee-sues-discrimination/

 

GUARDIAN
— New York Set To Ban Discrimination Based On Hairstyle – CHISOM NJOKU
https://guardian.ng/life/new-york-set-to-ban-discrimination-based-on-hairstyle/

 

INDIA STATESMAN
— How to appreciate diversity and foster inclusiveness at workplace – Sonica Aron (DIERSEN: In America, to foster diversity and inclusiveness at the workplace is a) to not hire, b) to not retain, c) to not promote, and d) to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.thestatesman.com/lifestyle/variety/appreciate-diversity-foster-inclusiveness-1502732501.html

February 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Jussie Smollett attack: Brothers tell police that actor staged attacked after threatening letter did not get enough attention
https://abc7chicago.com/brothers-told-police-smollett-was-upset-threatening-letter-didnt-get-enough-attention-staged-attack/5143364/

 

CBS2
— Jussie Smollett Case: Clues Into Potential Motive Behind The Attack – Charlie De Mar, Brad Edwards, Suzanne LeMignot
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/18/jussie-smollet-motive-staged-attack/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— We could have taken Gary Martin’s gun away – Editorial (DIERSEN: How many gun owners with revoked FOIDs are there in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/aurora-shooting-gun-control-foid-card-gary-martin/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/loop-rally-immigrants-trumps-emergency-declaration-lawsuit-wall-funding/
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/national-emergency-autocracy-donald-trump-jesse-jackson/
— Trump calls diversity visas a ‘horror show’ – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/immigration/ap-fact-check-trump-calls-diversity-visas-a-horror-show/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Dairy magnate Jim Oberweis launching GOP challenge to first-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails caused all of Oberweis’ defeats?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-jim-oberweis-lauren-underwood-20190218-story.html
— ‘I don’t want people to die’: Congressmen Bill Foster and Sean Casten address crowd gathered to remember Aurora shooting victims – Linda Girardi
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-mass-shooting-downtown-vigil-st-0219-story.html
— Lori Lightfoot gets in shouting match with Preckwinkle ally over proposal to appoint county assessor – John Byrne (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to get me in shouting match with them.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-lightfoot-martwick-assessor-shouting-match-20190218-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-met-aurora-shooting-trump-wall-national-emergency-huppke-20190218-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters protest Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190218/news/302189915/
— Indiana Senate panel hearing state hate crimes bill – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, members of Group A promote hatred against members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190218/news/302189960/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Repeated efforts for an Indiana law have failed amid fierce opposition from conservatives who maintain it would unfairly create specially-protected classes of victims and wrongly restrict free speech. Business leaders argue state law needs to send a clear message that Indiana respects diversity so the state can attract talented workers.)

 

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Austin Berg: Illinois government has a lot of problems, revenue isn’t one of them – Austin Berg
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/austin-berg-illinois-government-has-a-lot-of-problems-revenue/article_d3253c9a-4277-5a27-a856-a68136b6e7b4.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— How Trump’s Base Is Responding To Emergency Declaration
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-trumps-base-responding-emergency-declaration#stream/0

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Stava-Murray and Naperville councilman Kevin Coyne off to rocky start – W.J. Kennedy
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511776094-stava-murray-and-naperville-councilman-off-to-rocky-start

 

CHAMBANA SUN
— Pritzker’s compromise claim likely due to inexperience, Champaign GOP chair says – Karen Kidd
https://chambanasun.com/stories/511778803-pritzker-s-compromise-claim-likely-due-to-inexperience-champaign-gop-chair-says

 

WIREPOINTS
— 4 reasons why Pritzker should abandon his progressive tax plan – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/4-facts-that-should-crush-pritzkers-progressive-tax-push/
— “Politicians are running out of options on pensions. They’re desperate. Now they want to give state assets away”
https://wirepoints.org/politicians-are-running-out-of-options-on-pensions/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Duckworth says Presidential emergency not the way to handle border disagreement – Benjamin Yount (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/duckworth-says-presidential-emergency-not-the-way-to-handle-border/article_73740902-337b-11e9-b497-370bb721686b.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DEMOCRAT STATE REP CALLS FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES TO BE INVESTIGATED BY DCFS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/democrat-state-rep-calls-for-homeschool-families-to-be-investigated-by-dcfs.html
— IL LOSES GUN MANUFACTURER, 120 JOBS TO IOWA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/il-loses-gun-manufacturer-120-jobs-to-iowa.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Trump administration officials are obligated to invoke 25th Amendment – Gabriella Muñoz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/18/elizabeth-warren-trump-administration-officials-ar/

 

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Don’t Want ICE Notified When Illegal Aliens Try to Purchase Guns – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2019/02/18/democrats-dont-want-ice-notified-when-illegal-aliens-try-to-purchase-guns-n2541642

 

GOPUSA
— Media: Bring us your Anti-Trump stories; Facts are optional – Bobby Eberle
http://www.gopusa.com/media-bring-us-your-anti-trump-stories-facts-are-optional/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— THE 2 THINGS THAT HOLD BACK BLACKS Mychal Massie notes community’s problems grew after 1960s legislation
https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/the-2-things-that-hold-back-blacks/

 

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION
— Decadent behavior: Drag queens and public libraries
https://www.afa.net/activism/action-alerts/2019/decadent-behavior-drag-queens-and-public-libraries/

 

THE HILL
— As debt hits $22 trillion, our day of fiscal reckoning nears – BERT ELY
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/430450-as-debt-hits-22-trillion-our-day-of-fiscal-reckoning-nears

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/protests-trump-national-emergency-border-wall_n_5c6b0de1e4b0b9cc78ff4308

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— 16 States Sue to Stop Trump’s Use of Emergency Powers to Build Border Wall – Charlie Savage and Robert Pear
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/us/politics/national-emergency-lawsuits-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— States file federal lawsuit claiming Trump’s national emergency declaration is unconstitutional
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/02/18/states-file-federal-lawsuit-claiming-trumps-national-emergency-declaration-is-unconstitutional/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— New York, 15 other states sue over Trump’s ‘illegal’ emergency declaration, blast his ‘immoral’ attempt to build border wall – CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-ags-sue-trump-emergency-declaration-20190218-story.html

 

FORBES
— Blue State Lawmakers Target Wealthy With Progressive Income Tax Hikes That Would Hit Small Business – Patrick Gleason
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickgleason/2019/02/18/blue-state-democrats-target-wealthy-with-progressive-income-tax-hike-that-would-hit-small-business/

 

WPLG
— 2020 Democrats embrace populist message against corporations and the wealthy Confronting special interests key to securing nod
https://www.local10.com/news/politics/2020-dems-embrace-populist-message-against-corporations-wealthy

 

GAZETTE
— University of Iowa student died of hypothermia, had THC in system
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/education/report-university-of-iowa-student-gerald-belz-died-of-hypothermia-had-thc-in-system-polar-vortex-20190215

 

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 404 West Elm Street, Wheaton – $369,900
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4447957_zpid/

February 18 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— After Aurora, Illinois has to tighten gun law enforcement – Editorial (DIERSEN: How many gun owners with revoked FOIDs are there in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-aurora-shooting-illinois-gun-laws-foid-control-rights-20190217-story.html
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: A felony conviction is a disqualifier. Martin wasn’t flagged until after his purchase, when he sought a concealed carry license. It appears that during the background check process, which included fingerprinting, his criminal record popped up. What happened next? Frustratingly, not enough. Martin’s FOID was revoked, but he kept his firearm — later using it to cause a bloodbath in Aurora. There are gun laws on the books designed to keep weapons away from dangerous people. Then there is enforcement. In this instance, there was a deadly lapse. Martin should never have received a FOID. Once that error was discovered, Illinois State Police apparently would have notified Martin by letter that he was not legally eligible to own a gun. Obviously, he either never got notification or ignored it. And no one took his gun away.)
— With Election Day nearing, mayoral candidate Willie Wilson again hands out thousands of dollars to help Chicagoans pay property taxes – John Byrne
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-willie-wilson-property-tax-payments-20190214-story.html
— HARDCOPY: Companies gather this online data about you – Larry Kim
https://www.chicagotribune.com
— Women have retirement complications – Janet Bodnar (DIERSEN: My wife was able to save much more money for her retirement than I was able to save for my retirement because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/kiplinger/tca-women-have-retirement-complications-20190212-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “When the next Democratic president grabs ’emergency’ powers, blame Trump.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-border-wall-presidential-powers-trump-national-emergency-0218-20190215-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to promote hatred against Trump, Trump-haters promote hatred against those who share Trump’s demographics.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-esquire-american-boy-white-men-masculinity-metoo-0218-20190215-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–election-2020-william-weld-20190215-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Google expanding workforce here – Maudlyne Ihejirika (DIERSEN: Should I apply? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the less likely that Google would hire you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/google-reveal-downstate-group-wins-250k-tech-giant-expanding-workforce-here/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At the same time, Google officials, joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, announced the company has leased additional space in the West Loop offering capacity to double its current Chicago workforce. Google initially will increase by 10 percent its current workforce of 1,000 employees here by year’s end. “We’re building a hub for Google’s finance team here in Chicago and expect 100+ by the end of the year, with room for more,” said Google Chicago Site Lead Karen Sauder. “We’re here to tell you, ‘Hey, you can have a full career in tech here in Chicago and no longer have to move to the Bay Area.’ Google is growing faster outside of the Bay Area than within it.” Google established its Chicago headquarters at 320 N. Morgan in November 2015. Its additional corporate offices will be at 210 N. Carpenter.)
— Trump’s emergency declaration explained: Don’t expect fast border-wall cash – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/donald-trump-national-emergency-declaration-explained-no-fast-border-wall-cash/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters a) promote hatred of Trump and b) promote hatred of everyone who does not hate Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/donald-trump-moby-dick-trumpian-captain-ahab/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora shooter was convicted of beating girlfriend with baseball bat, stabbing her – Mark Guarino, Kristine Phillips and Frances Stead Sellers (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190217/aurora-shooter-was-convicted-of-beating-girlfriend-with-baseball-bat-stabbing-her
— Follow McSweeney’s consolidation lead – Donna Ocasek, Crystal Lake
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190214/follow-mcsweeneys-consolidation-lead

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois Dark Money Group Will “Shine The Light” On Donors, Despite Problems – SAM DUNKLAU
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/illinois-dark-money-group-will-shine-light-donors-despite-problems#stream/0

 

CHICAGO GOP
— Chicago Republican committeemen vote to support Paul Vallas for mayor – Chris Cleveland
http://www.chicagogop.com/chicago_republican_committeemen_vote_to_support_paul_vallas_for_mayor

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS STATE SPENDING HAS GROWN NEARLY 50% FASTER THAN TAXPAYER INCOMES – Orphe Divounguy
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-state-spending-has-grown-nearly-50-faster-than-taxpayer-incomes/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Bill prohibiting lawmakers from leading state political party stalls in subcommittee – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: What percent of the officers of a) your Republican township, ward, and county party organizations and b) the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) hold government offices/jobs? What percent of the IRP State Central Committee members hold government offices/jobs?)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/bill-prohibiting-lawmakers-from-leading-state-political-party-stalls-in/article_d9cb690e-314e-11e9-8d40-475108dce06d.html
— New bill would make drivers pay by the mile in Illinois – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: How many miles do you drive each year? I drive very few miles each year because I spend 10+ hours each and every day in my home putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/new-bill-would-make-drivers-pay-by-the-mile-in/article_5bf465e8-313b-11e9-8b50-73c5419a753c.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO GOP ENDORSES PAUL VALLAS FOR MAYOR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/chicago-gop-endorses-paul-vallas-for-mayor.html
— THE COST OF A 70 PERCENT MARGINAL TAX RATE High tax rates discourage young people from investing in themselves. – Veronique de Rugy and Jack Salmon (DIERSEN: Did you invest in yourself? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/the-cost-of-a-70-percent-marginal-tax-rate.html

 

GOPUSA
— Ocasio-Cortez is not a fringe Democrat – David Limbaugh
http://www.gopusa.com/ocasio-cortez-is-not-a-fringe-democrat/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat educators make it clear that they prefer students who are citizens of foreign countries over students who are citizens of America.
http://www.gopusa.com/michigan-universities-roll-out-welcome-mat-to-attract-foreign-students/
— Open Border Advocates Use Butterflies and Birds as Excuse to Stop Border Security
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=65233

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Here’s why the networks fear Rush Limbaugh – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/17/inside-the-beltway-why-do-the-networks-fear-rush-l/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Cops knew Illinois gunman who murdered 5 illegally owned gun – Steven Nelson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/cops-knew-illinois-gunman-who-murdered-5-illegally-owned-gun

 

FOX NEWS
— Trump’s border emergency shows being a leader means making the tough decisions – Judge Jeanine Pirro
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/judge-jeanine-pirro-trumps-border-emergency-shows-being-a-leader-means-making-the-tough-decisions

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— WHY JUSSIE SMOLLETT LIED – AND ALL THE ‘HATE-CRIME’ VICTIMS WHO WEREN’T Totalitarian movements know how to portray themselves in order to gain power. – Jamie Glazov (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat minorities, Democrat females, Democrat young people, Democrat LGBTQers, Democrat immigrants, Democrat poor people, Democrat etc. portray themselves as being victims of Republican Whites, Republican men, Republican older people, “Republican” LGBTQers, Republicans whose ancestors have been America for a long time, Republican rich people, Republican etc.)
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272901/why-jussie-smollett-lied-and-all-hate-crime-jamie-glazov
— JUSSIE SMOLLETT’S HATE CRIME What a tangled web he wove. – Mark Tapson
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272892/jussie-smolletts-hate-crime-mark-tapson

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— PRO-LIFE Change isn’t always a good thing Democrats in Illinois want to make some big changes to the state’s current abortion laws. – Charlie Butts
https://onenewsnow.com/pro-life/2019/02/18/change-isnt-always-a-good-thing

 

BREITBART
— 12 Establishment Media Journalists Who Fueled the Jussie Smollett Flames – Alana Mastrangelo
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/17/12-establishment-media-journalists-who-fueled-the-jussie-smollett-flames/
— New York Times: Trump’s Border Reforms Are Working – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/02/17/new-york-times-trumps-border-reforms-are-working/

 

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Why the Media Can’t Stop Promoting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – Lisa Schiffren
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/02/17/why-the-media-cant-stop-promoting-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Selling Americans down the Rio Grande – Mike Phelps
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/selling_americans_down_the_rio_grande.html
— For the Record, Obama Made Mincemeat of the Constitution – Jack Cashill
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/for_the_record_obama_made_mincemeat_of_the_constitution.html
— Infantile disorder on the left – James Lewis
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/infantile_disorder_on_the_left.html

 

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Right From the Beginning The Iraq war critics have been vindicated. Just ask the likes of David Frum.
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/right-from-the-beginning-2/

 

TOWNHALL
— The President’s Immigration Policy and the Angry Left – Joel Goodman
https://townhall.com/columnists/joelgoodman/2019/02/18/the-presidents-immigration-policy-and-the-angry-left-n2541629
— It’s Time For America To Break Up With Liberals – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/02/18/its-time-for-america-to-break-up-with-liberals-n2541622
— Where Have All The Hate Criminals Gone? – Scott Morefield
https://townhall.com/columnists/scottmorefield/2019/02/18/where-have-all-the-hate-criminals-gone-n2541626

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Yes, There Is A National Emergency On Our Southern Border
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29707
— Democrats Move From Crony Capitalism To Class Warfare
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29706
— Assault on America, Day 47: Will the ruling class ever get serious about cutting spending? – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/29705-assault-america-day-47-will-ruling-class-ever-get-serious-about-cutting-spending

 

FEDERALIST
— AOC Is Right: Amazon’s Jobs Aren’t Worth $3 Billion In Corporate Welfare Deals like the one struck between Amazon and New York showcase a national policy disease that rides the paychecks of individuals and small businesses across the country. – Patrick Ishmael
http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/18/aoc-right-amazons-jobs-arent-worth-3-billion-corporate-welfare/

 

LAW & CRIME
— Here’s the Real Reason Robert Mueller Thinks Paul Manafort Lied To Prosecutors – Colin Kalmbacher (DIERSEN: Do not be surprised when voters who want pot lie about why they oppose candidates who oppose pot.)
https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/heres-the-real-reason-robert-mueller-thinks-paul-manafort-lied-to-prosecutors/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— LET’S DECLARE MAXINE WATERS AND DEMOCRATS CRAZY Jesse Lee Peterson slams politicos more concerned about welfare of illegal aliens
https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/lets-declare-maxine-waters-and-democrats-crazy/
— PROF: WHITE WOMEN GO FROM SLAVE OWNERS TO TRUMPSTERS ‘Embrace white supremacy’
https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/prof-white-women-go-from-slave-owners-to-trumpsters/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Jussie Smollett Hoax Reaffirmed Progressive Fears – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/the-jussie-smollett-hoax-reaffirmed-progressive-fears/

 

COLLEGE FIX
— Here are 50 campus hate-crime hoaxes The College Fix has covered since 2012 – JENNIFER KABBANY
https://www.thecollegefix.com/here-are-50-campus-hate-crime-hoaxes-the-college-fix-has-covered-since-2012/

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Researchers seek fuller picture of first Africans in America – JESSE J. HOLLAND (DIERSEN: According to the Democrats, if you are Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
https://www.apnews.com/3501ba52dba0455597b3e7a330d2f50c

 

ABC NEWS
— ‘I think we do’ have enough votes to put emergency termination on Trump’s desk: Sen. Tammy Duckworth    Duckworth said she’s less certain Congress has votes to override Trump’s veto. – Kris Schneider
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/votes-put-emergency-termination-trumps-desk-sen-tammy/story?id=61122331

 

YAHOO NEWS
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want you to be a stoner. Pot pushers want your spouse to be a stoner. Pot pushers want your children to be stoners. Pot pushers want your grandchildren to be stoners. Pot pushers want your brothers and sisters to be stoners. Pot pushers want your parents to be stoners. Pot pushers want your grandparents to be stoners. Pot pushers want everyone be stoners.)
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bds-analytics-roy-bingham-213756610.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Weed consumers no longer ‘stoner that lives in his mom’s basement’: CEO – Alexis Keenan Stereotypical stoners were nearly nowhere to be found this week at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s third annual “CannaVest” and Seed to Sale conference in Boston, Massachusetts. In high supply were bankers, lawyers, executives, investment firms, analysts, consultants, farmers, researchers, chemists, computer scientists, builders, and manufacturers trading industry know-how in hopes of successfully navigating the nascent cannabis market expected to reach nearly $17 billion globally this year, and balloon to $32 billion by 2022. The players there want front-row seats, and even seats at the tables, where state and federal cannabis regulations certain to impact their bottom line are hammered out. Cresco Labs (CL.CN) CEO Charlie Bachtell, whose Chicago-based cannabis company is a dominant player in Illinois’s medical market, has joined a transition team for the state’s newly elected governor, J.B. Pritzker. Illinois is one of several states, including New York, New Jersey, and Florida, that have been aggressively considering recreational use legislation, in addition to their medical use programs. “Illinois is maturing from being a medically focused program to an adoption of an adult use law,” Bachtell told Yahoo Finance. ‘I think it’s a large market’ Cresco’s cultivation, processing, and consumer packaged goods operations span eight states. The company is positioned to expand within the medical market, as well as into targeted recreational markets yet to be realized. Bachtell and Cresco are participating in a pilot program to widen medical marijuana access for Illinois patients seeking alternatives to opioid use. Current state law prohibits marijuana to treat general pain, making it inaccessible for some patients using prescription opioids. “We worked with the administration, the prior administration, over the last 24 months to really create a new law, utilizing data that was coming out of a lot of existing markets, showing this correlation between greater access to cannabis and reduced opioid use,” Bachtell said. “I think it’s a large market, but more importantly an important market.” According to BDS Analytics CEO Roy Bingham, U.S. medical marijuana sales are projected to increase from $4.5 billion in 2018 to $7.4 billion in 2021, though recreational use sales are expected to fuel the majority of market growth. Bingham said during an NCIA conference panel presentation Tuesday that U.S. recreational sales of $6 billion in 2018 are projected to reach $11 billion in 2021. ‘A very broad and diverse community’ Cultivators, manufacturers, bankers and retailers are not the only profiles getting an overhaul within the cannabis industry. It’s consumers, as well. “It’s not the stoner that lives in his mom’s basement,” Bingham said, noting the average age of cannabis consumers is now 40. “And there is no one cannabis consumer. It’s a very broad and very diverse community.” States that have legalized recreational cannabis are taking notice of the changing demographics and interest from investors, yet so far have insufficient data to push federal regulators to a national legalization vote. Steven Hoffman, chairman of Massachusetts’s Cannabis Control Commission, said Massachusetts is both learning from states that legalized before, as well as passing along information about its own framework to states like New York and New Jersey. The Commission is responsible for ensuring that operators comply with state regulations. “There aren’t a lot of facts,” Hoffman told Yahoo Finance. “Because of federal prohibition … you can’t do research.” And without research showing safety and efficacy of cannabis substances, federal regulators are less likely to act. To combat the problem, Hoffman said Massachusetts became the first state to offer research-specific cannabis licenses. The state is also providing funding for social and health impact studies. “There aren’t a lot of facts,” Hoffman told Yahoo Finance. “Because of federal prohibition … you can’t do research.” And without research showing safety and efficacy of cannabis substances, federal regulators are less likely to act. To combat the problem, Hoffman said Massachusetts became the first state to offer research-specific cannabis licenses. The state is also providing funding for social and health impact studies.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Republicans Already Are Demonizing Democrats as Socialists and Baby Killers – Sheryl Gay Stolberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/17/us/republicans-democrats-messaging.html
— Should You Take That Promotion? Well, Maybe A step up isn’t always a step in the right direction. – Anna Goldfarb (DIERSEN: After I got promoted to GS-12 (currently $81,071/year) in 1974 when I was 25 years old, my Democrat IRS superiors made it very clear that I should not apply for any more promotions. After I got promoted to GS-13 (currently $96,403/year) in 1986 when I was 38 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors made it very clear that I should not apply for any more promotions.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/smarter-living/should-you-take-that-promotion-well-maybe.html


— The Biggest Economic Divides Aren’t Regional. They’re Local. – Jonathan Rothwell (DIERSEN: How big are the economic divides in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? There are tremendous divides in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. Limousine liberals in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois shout at those who have financial, health, and/or other problems that Republicans caused, are causing, and will forever cause all their problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/upshot/the-biggest-economic-divides-arent-regional-theyre-local-just-ask-parents.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— The common ground between the left and libertarians. – Thor Hogan (DIERSEN: There are far too many Republican party leaders who are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs. I should write a book about them in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. They fail/refuse to defend/advance the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and/or other planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform and the Republican Party platform. They do everything that they can to drive Republicans out of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, IRP, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/02/18/how-democrats-can-woo-disaffected-conservatives-without-sacrificing-their-principles/

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG BLACK & WHITE PICTURE: Freedom of movement Black history also is a story of mass migration – and of a people taking control of their future – Afi-Obelia Scruggs (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint Hispanics who come to America illegally as being like Blacks who were brought to America as slaves.)
https://www.pressreader.com/
— How a typo can be a radical act of feminism – Reshma Saujani (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, of course, to discredit me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes draw all the attention that they can to my typos and to my other mistakes in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2019/02/12/girls-who-code-ceo-how-typo-can-radical-act-feminism/2848650002/

 

BOSTON HERALD
— Jussie Smollett would be latest fake hate crime – SEAN PHILIP COTTER
https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/02/17/smollett-would-be-latest-fake-hate-crime/

 

WINCHESTER STAR
— Diversity the death of the Democrats? – PATRICK J. BUCHANAN (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/buchanan-diversity-the-death-of-the-democrats/article_31e9dea3-403a-5906-9e67-351c4c3245ea.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— WSJ Tax Guide 2019: The Political Implications of the Tax Overhaul The tax law was the GOP’s biggest achievement, but it remained unpopular as Republicans tried to use it to win elections – Richard Rubin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/wsj-tax-guide-2019-the-political-implications-of-the-tax-overhaul-11550235600
— Even at Top Colleges, Graduation Gaps Persist for Poor Students As elite schools expand access for low-income students, graduation rates lag – Melissa Korn (DIERSEN: Do you have a degree from an Ivy League university? I do not. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) have always used that against me and b) have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned the universities that I have degrees from: IIT, DePaul, Loyola, and NIU.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/even-at-top-colleges-graduation-gaps-persist-for-poor-students-11550491200

 

FORBES
— If You Want To Stand Out At Work, First Try Fitting In – Mark Murphy (DIERSEN: To “fit in” as a federal employee, you have to promote political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. To “fit in” as a member of an organization, you have to a) find out those who have the most clout in that organization, b) glorify and praise those who have the most clout, c) pander to those who have the most clout, d) give money to those who have the most clout, and e) help those who have the most clout get rid of those members who do not do the aforesaid. Because I have never done the aforesaid to “fit in,” I have never “fit in” as a federal employee or as a member of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, or American Association of Political Consultants.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/markmurphy/2019/02/17/if-you-want-to-stand-out-at-work-first-try-fitting-in/#1e7b4975b60e

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— The 23 most powerful LGBTQ+ people in tech — Paige Leskin (DIERSEN: If any of your superiors are LGBTQ+ and you do not promote LGBTQ+ activity, you will be gotten rid of.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-lgbtq-people-in-tech-2019-2

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make clear that they are going to get rid of Republicans once and for all. Ever-increasingly, Republicans are buying firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-maga-hats-matt-sears-ku-klux-klan-racism-1334442

 

GUARDIAN
— Walmart facing gender discrimination lawsuits from female employees Nearly 100 current and former workers filed suit against the store, alleging unequal pay and lack of opportunity – Michael Sainato (DIERSEN: Women should consider working for the federal government. The federal government gives preference to its employees who are female, that is, it discriminates against its employees who are male, and especially against its employees who are male who are Republican, White, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40. Extremely few make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/18/walmart-gender-discrimination-supreme-court

 

ECONOMIC TIMES
— You can grow faster by helping your boss succeed: Here’s how (DIERSEN: My Democrat coworkers and subordinates in the federal government helped their Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government succeed by helping them get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/wealth/earn/you-can-grow-faster-by-helping-your-boss-succeed-heres-how/articleshow/68020626.cms

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— White House pushes for rapid border wall construction – Patrick Martin
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/18/emer-f18.html

 

FACEBOOK
— OCTOBER 17, 2011 FLASHBACK: Can Children Sue Their Parents? – Jim Rockefeller (DIERSEN: Should children sue their parents if they fail/refuse to discourage them from smoking pot? What do you say to parents who say “if I did it when I was young, it must be OK?”)
https://www.facebook.com/notes/jim-rockefeller/can-children-sue-their-parents/10150327280997551/

February 17 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Phil Suess for Wheaton Mayor held an outstanding campaign kickoff and fundraiser Sunday afternoon, February 17, 2019, at the DuPage County Historical Museum in Wheaton. Mrs. Kathleen Gresk, Jim Zay, and Mike Barbier spoke very highly of him. The 100+ guests included Almiron, Bray-Parker, Carlson, Carney, Cherry, Corrigan, Fitch, Grant, Ives, Keller, Lofgren, Mahady, and Whelan. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Six more years of Trump would be bad for the country.”
https://abc7chicago.com/six-more-years-of-trump-would-be-bad-for-the-country-2020-gop-hopeful-bill-weld/5142758/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-border-emergency-20190217-story.html

 

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Underwood engages with Batavia crowd at town hall meeting Congresswoman touts health care, gun control bills – MARK FOSTER
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/02/15/underwood-engages-with-batavia-crowd-at-town-hall-meeting/av14p8t/

 

WEEK
— Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged – AP
https://week.com/news/illinois-news-from-the-associated-press/2019/02/17/smollett-developments-leave-some-baffled-others-outraged/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Never Trumpers’ are suddenly constitutionalists – Charles Hurt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/17/never-trumpers-are-suddenly-constitutionalists/

 

FOX NEWS
— Democrats reject push to alert ICE when illegal immigrants fail firearm background checks – Gregg Re
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-reject-push-to-alert-ice-when-illegal-immigrants-fail-firearm-background-checks
— Rush Limbaugh: Spending bill was effort by some Republicans to sabotage Trump – Gregg Re
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rush-limbaugh-denies-that-wacko-right-talk-radio-influences-trumps-policy-decisions
— ‘Couple hundred miles’ of border wall done by 2020; Trump will ‘defend’ emergency declaration, adviser Miller says – Gregg Re
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/miller-vows-couple-hundred-miles-of-wall-to-be-completed-by-2020-says-trump-will-defend-emergency-declaration

 

NEWSMAX
— Jim Jordan: Congress Won’t Override Veto Blocking Natl Emergency – Cathy Burke
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/jim-jordan-national-emergency-resolution-veto/2019/02/17/id/903123/

 

DAILY CALLER
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS PUSHED BACK-DOOR GUN CONTROL 7 TIMES — IN 16 DAYS – Virginia Kruta
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/17/illinois-lawmakers-pushed-gun-control/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Elizabeth Warren presidential campaign death watch – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/elizabeth_warren_presidential_campaign_death_watch_part_ii_the_hecklers.html

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Democrats Call Trump’s Emergency Wall Declaration “Unlawful” — Invasion Continues – Selwyn Duke
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/31504-dems-call-trump-s-emergency-wall-declaration-unlawful-invasion-continues

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— ILLUSION OR INVASION U.S.A.? Chuck Norris bulldozes over Pelosi’s pathetic protests against border wall
https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/illusion-or-invasion-u-s-a/

 

LIFEZETTE
— Rush Limbaugh on Trump’s National Emergency: ‘It Is a Crisis’ Radio host shared his views with Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace on Sunday: ‘We can’t have the breakdown of the rule of law’
https://www.lifezette.com/2019/02/rush-limbaugh-on-trumps-national-emergency-it-really-is-a-crisis/

 

THE HILL
— White House, GOP defend Trump emergency declaration – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/430409-white-house-gop-defend-trump-emergency-declaration?rnd=1550428627/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear a) that they are anti-American and b) that they side with foreign countries against America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/democrats-offer-european-allies-the-promise-of-a-post-trump-future-but-can-they-deliver/2019/02/17/35717ce2-2fad-11e9-8781-763619f12cb4_story.html
— White House defends Trump’s emergency declaration as lawsuits and political battles mount – Amy B Wang, Felicia Sonmez and Missy Ryan
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/17/uncharted-territory-political-legal-hits-continue-after-trumps-emergency-declaration/

 

BOSTON HERALD
— Concocting fake hate crimes a criminal act – ADRIANA COHEN
https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/02/17/cohen-concocting-fake-hate-crimes-a-criminal-act/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrats Ready to Challenge Trump’s Emergency Declaration California plans to sue the administration, in concert with other states, over the president’s use of emergency powers to fund a border wall – Michelle Hackman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-ready-to-challenge-trumps-emergency-declaration-11550427992

February 17 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Jussie Smollett attack: New evidence ‘shifted the trajectory’ of Jussie Smollett investigation, 2 brothers cooperating
https://abc7chicago.com/police-new-evidence-shifted-the-trajectory-of-jussie-smollett-investigation-2-brothers-cooperating/5141900/

 

CBS2
— Jussie Smollett Case: Brothers Questioned By Police Were Paid $3,500 To Stage Attack, Which Was Rehearsed Days Before, Sources Say – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/16/sources-brothers-released-bought-rope-used-in-jussie-smollett-attack/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Jussie Smollett paid brothers to fake attack – Rafer Weigel
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/sources-jussie-smollett-paid-brothers-to-fake-attack

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CNN and MSNBC will run anti-Nazi ad that Fox News rejected – Steven Zeitchik (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Republican-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are Nazis who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-cnn-msnbc-fox-news-anti-nazi-ad-20190216-story.html
— Naperville candidates for mayor Rocky Caylor and Steve Chirico lay out goals for city – Erin Hegarty
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-mayor-chirico-caylor-goals-election-st-0217-story.html
— Crete-Monee grad Billy Morgan learns difficulty of getting ballot item on term limits before voters while working for Quinn – Jerry Shnay
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-shnay-column-st-0219-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190217/score-one-it-seems-for-donald-trump-x2014-despite-his-efforts-to-ruin-it
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190215/editorial-all-should-fear-precedent-set-by-political-definition-of-emergency

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Only recently did GOP lose its hold on Champaign County – Tom Kacich (DIERSEN: When Democrats take over an area, a) prosperity and safety decrease and b) poverty and crime increase.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2019-02-17/tom-kacich-only-recently-did-gop-lose-its-hold-champaign-county.html
— Pritzker playing the budget blame game – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2019-02-17/jim-dey-pritzker-playing-the-budget-blame-game.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Women qualified for presidency – John Pryor, Bloomington (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at female candidates that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/letters/women-qualified-for-presidency/article_b8d8361e-2d90-5bed-8196-f62529176811.html

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford native Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190216/rockford-native-nauert-out-as-pick-for-un-ambassador

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— ‘The Chicago Way’ casts shadow on mayor’s race – Jim Nowlan
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/jim-nowlan-the-chicago-way-casts-shadow-on-mayor-s/article_311eb91c-306f-11e9-8d98-87b28c04fbd4.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS & LINCOLN COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=279597#.XGk56OhKiM8
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20190216/illinois-democrats-propose-expanded-abortion-access

 

SOUTHERN
— The southernmost region of Illinois is shrinking. But it doesn’t have to fade away. – MOLLY PARKER
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/the-southernmost-region-of-illinois-is-shrinking-but-it-doesn/article_ca608897-f2a3-50b8-a1c2-9f8635f53618.html
— Will ‘Opportunity Zones’ pump new private investment into Southern Illinois? Officials say it’s too soon to tell. – MOLLY PARKER
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/will-opportunity-zones-pump-new-private-investment-into-southern-illinois/article_0dba59fa-22ff-5b7a-82bc-b0fdcd52b9fb.html

 

INDIANA GAZETTE
— Why we need a border wall – Ann Coulter
https://www.indianagazette.com/opinion/columnists/guest-column-why-we-need-a-border-wall/article_d20a8542-8b1b-5b28-b0fb-2f2c588990de.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump builds, Beto destroys Texas Democrat’s ‘take the wall down’ admission shows extremism of the left – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/16/donald-trump-builds-beto-orourke-destroys/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden tells Europeans in Munich that America is ‘an embarrassment’ – Joel Gehrke (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they hate America.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/biden-tells-europeans-in-munich-that-america-is-an-embarrassment

 

FOX NEWS
— Elizabeth Warren heckled at Georgia campaign stop: ‘Why did you lie?’ – Louis Casiano (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, tremendous incentives exist to lie about your race, your gender, your age, your national origin, your religion, your military status, your political affiliation, your financial condition, your health condition, and when your ancestors came to America. Ever-increasingly, America gives preference to those who are minority, female, younger, non-German American, non-Protestant, veteran, Democrat, non-rich, non-healthy, and to those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. I might still be working for GAO if I had successfully lied to my GAO superiors that I was a minority, female, younger, non-German American, non-Protestant, veteran, Democrat, non-rich, non-healthy, and that my ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/elizabeth-warren-heckled-about-native-american-ancestry-at-georgia-campaign-stop-why-did-you-lie
— Media freak out about fixing border emergency, downplay attempted coup – Dan Gainor
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/media-freak-out-about-fixing-border-emergency-downplay-attempted-coup

 

GOPUSA
— Beto O’Rourke: Tear down existing border walls
http://www.gopusa.com/beto-orourke-tear-down-existing-border-walls/

 

TOWNHALL
— A Real Emergency – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2019/02/17/a-real-emergency-n2541607
— Is This (nanny issues) Why Heather Nauert Withdrew From Consideration For U.N. Ambassador Post? – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/02/17/heather-nauert-withdraws-from-un-ambassador-consideration-n2541617
— Mexican Authorities Relocate Caravan Riders Staying Near The U.S. Border – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/02/16/report-mexican-authorities-relocate-caravan-riders-staying-near-the-us-border-n2541604

 

DAILY CALLER
— CHICAGO POLICE BELIEVE JUSSIE SMOLLETT PAID MEN TO STAGE ATTACK – Scott Morefield
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/16/chicago-police-jussie-smollett-attack/
— BACKGROUND CHECK DIDN’T CATCH AURORA SHOOTER’S PRIOR FELONY CONVICTION – Scott Morefield
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/16/background-check-aurora-illinois-shooter-prior-felony/
— DONALD TRUMP JR., OTHERS SLAM JUSSIE SMOLLETT, MEDIA COVERAGE SURROUNDING ALLEGED TRUMP SUPPORTER HATE CRIME – Scott Morefield
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/17/donald-trump-jr-jussie-smollett-media-coverage/

 

BREITBART
— Illinois Shooting Occurred in Gun-Free Zone – Awr Hawkins
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/16/illinois-shooting-occurred-in-gun-free-zone/
— Beto: ‘Racism’ and ‘Hatred’ Define Trump Presidency – Tony Lee
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/16/beto-racism-and-hatred-define-trump-presidency/
— Trump Base Pushes Richard Grenell for United Nations Ambassadorship – Matthew Boyle
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/16/trump-base-pushes-richard-grenell-for-united-nations-ambassadorship/

 

BLAZE
— Dems call for more gun control after Aurora shooting. Then police chief reveals fact that busts the narrative. – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/aurora-shooting-killer-gun-control

 

AMERICA GREATNESS
— Congress Sells Out Again – Rachel Bovard
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/02/16/congress-sells-out-again/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— The border emergency is about 2020, not the courts – Silvio Canto, Jr.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/the_border_emergency_is_about_2020_not_the_courts.html
— Finally, the Democrats openly acknowledge their socialism – Peter Barry Chowka
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/finally_the_democrats_openly_acknowledge_their_socialism.html
— 2020 Democratic candidates: Ahmadinejad, Khamenei, Chávez, and Maduro – Majid Mohammadi
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/2020_democratic_candidates_ahmadinejad_khamenei_chvez_and_maduro.html
— Calls for calm in Australia as militant vegans attack dairy farmers – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/calls_for_calm_in_australia_as_militant_vegans_attack_dairy_farmers.html

 

PJ MEDIA
— Three Theories on the Unsolved Jussie Smollett Mystery – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/three-theories-on-the-unsolved-jussie-smollett-mystery/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Scott Adams: ‘How Long Before We See Trump Derangement Syndrome Used as a Legal Defense?’ – P.J. Gladnick (DIERSEN: Of course, whatever I support, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes oppose. Of course, those candidates in nonpartisan elections and in Republican primary elections who I support, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes oppose those candidates.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/pj-gladnick/2019/02/16/scott-adams-how-long-we-see-trump-derangement-syndrome-used-legal

 

HOT AIR
— Trump’s Border Battle Is Just Beginning
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2019/02/trumps-border-battle-just-beginning/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— WALLS ARE IMMORAL? WALLS DON’T WORK? Joseph Farah notes incongruity of Democratic/media border claims
https://mobile.wnd.com/2019/02/walls-are-immoral-walls-dont-work/

 

LIFEZETTE
— ‘Build the Wall’ Campaign Ships Nearly 22,000 Bricks to Nancy Pelosi’s Offices ‘If you really, really love Americans (as much as President Trump does), then you will listen to the majority of us’ – Wayne Dupree
https://www.lifezette.com/2019/02/build-the-wall-campaign-ships-nearly-22000-bricks-to-nancy-pelosis-offices/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Jussie Smollett Hires Defense Lawyer; Rope Was Purchased by His Friends – KYLE SMITH
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/jussie-smollett-hires-defense-lawyer-rope-was-purchased-by-his-friends/

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— CNN, MSNBC To Air New Version Of Anti-Nazi Ad Fox News Rejected – Amy Russo (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Republican-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are Nazis who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fox-news-nazi-documentary-ad_n_5c682bdfe4b05c889d1fc15d

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘It Is Not a Closet. It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out The crisis over sexuality in the Catholic Church goes beyond abuse. It goes to the heart of the priesthood, into a closet that is trapping thousands of men. – Elizabeth Dias
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/17/us/it-is-not-a-closet-it-is-a-cage-gay-catholic-priests-speak-out.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Republican-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are racists.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/sunday-review/ralph-northam-blackface-friends.html
— Watch Out. Tax Season Is Even More Stressful Than Usual. With millions of people filing tax returns under a new tax law and after a long government shutdown, this is a challenging year. We offer survival tips and extensive coverage – Jeff Sommer
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/your-money/watch-out-tax-season-is-even-more-stressful-than-usual.html
— The Vatican’s Gay Overlords A sensational new book mines the Catholic Church’s sexual secrets. Will right-wing homophobes exploit it? – Frank Bruni
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/opinion/vatican-gay-priests.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump Is Driving Out Precious Republican Voters.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/opinion/sunday/trump-youth-vote.html
— They’re Rich and They’re Mad About Taxes (Too Low!) An affluent few are raging against a tax law that puts more money — a lot more — in their pockets. Friends call them ‘traitors to their class.’ – David Gelles
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/business/rich-people-against-tax-cut.html
— No, You Can’t Ignore Email. It’s Rude. Being overwhelmed is no excuse. It’s hard to be good at your job if you’re bad at responding to people. – Adam Grant (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you to ignore GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/opinion/sunday/email-etiquette.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/sunday-review/women-equal-rights-amendment.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who hate America hate Trump. Those who hate Trump hate America.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/world/europe/mike-pence-joe-biden.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/17/world/europe/trump-international-relations-munich.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Gov. Newsom pushes for new ties with Mexico as Trump fights to build a wall – JAZMINE ULLOA and TARYN LUNA (DIERSEN: How soon will there be enough America-haters in California for California to officially join up with Mexico and declare war on America?)
https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-gavin-newsom-border-policy-20190217-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters a) glorify and praise those who come to America illegally and b) encourage citizens of foreign countries to come to America illegally.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-jusionyte-border-emergency-responders-20190217-story.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Focus of Jussie Smollett assault investigation has ‘shifted,’ Chicago police say – Bethonie Butler
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/02/15/chicago-police-say-there-is-no-evidence-jussie-smolletts-assault-claims-are-hoax/
— How sexist will the media’s treatment of female candidates be? – Margaret Sullivan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at female candidates that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/how-sexist-will-the-medias-treatment-of-female-candidates-be-rule-out-not-at-all/2019/02/15/117158e4-2fcb-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c_story.html
— Heather Nauert nomination sunk by nanny issues – Josh Rogin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/02/17/heather-nauert-nomination-sunk-by-nanny-issues/
— Why Donald Trump Jr.’s ‘loser teachers’ comment was ‘a chilling moment’ for educators around the world – Valerie Strauss (DIERSEN: What percentage of the teachers in your public school district are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? The biggest indicator of that percentage is the percentage of their students that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/02/16/why-donald-trump-jr-loser-teachers-comment-was-a-chilling-moment-educators-around-world/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You may recall that President Trump held a border wall rally in El Paso on Monday and that his eldest child, Donald Trump Jr., made a speech that roused the crowd. The president’s son drew cheers when he urged young conservatives to “bring it to your schools” (though he didn’t say exactly what “it” was) because “you don’t have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism from birth.”)

 

NEW YORK POST
— Will Jussie Smollett’s supporters admit they were wrong? – EDITORIAL
https://nypost.com/2019/02/16/will-jussie-smolletts-supporters-admit-they-were-wrong/

 

PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-haters promote hatred of Republicans.
https://www.phillytrib.com/commentary/gop-hypocrisy-on-bigotry/article_b86bf50c-d2f0-5c8c-89d2-66fbc65f7abe.html

 

DESERT NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting religious people to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900056177/life-at-the-border-church-volunteers-fill-the-humanitarian-gap-to-help-migrant-asylum-seekers-in-arizona.html

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters say “Expanded border wall will do little to decrease illegal immigration.”
https://tucson.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/poll-expanded-border-wall-will-do-little-to-decrease-illegal/article_7f56dcde-6c88-5136-8069-040cbe8d2323.html

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— ‘SNL’ mocked Trump’s border wall national emergency — and Trump wasn’t happy – Ellen Cranley
https://www.businessinsider.sg/snl-mocked-trump-national-emergency-alec-baldwin-wall-makes-safe-2019-2/

 

FORBES
— Jussie Smollett Says He Is “Further Victimized” By False Rumors Regarding His Assault – Adrienne Gibbs
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adriennegibbs/2019/02/17/jussie-smollett-says-he-is-further-victimized-by-false-rumors-regarding-his-assault/#1bf9b3b81bcc

 

STARS AND STRIPES
— Trump’s declaration of national emergency hit with first lawsuits – DAMIAN PALETTA, MIKE DEBONIS, JOHN WAGNER, AMY B WANG, MISSY RYAN |
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/trump-s-declaration-of-national-emergency-hit-with-first-lawsuits-1.569034

 

NEWSWEEK
— FOX NEWS REJECTS ADVERTISEMENT CONDEMNING FASCISM, CNN AND MSNBC TO AIR EDITED VERSION OF COMMERCIAL – ALEXANDRA HUTZLER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Republican-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are fascists who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.newsweek.com/cnn-msnbc-air-anti-nazi-ad-rejected-fox-news-1333922
— CONSERVATIVE HOST S.E. CUPP SLAMS REPUBLICANS FOR FORGETTING THEIR ‘PRINCIPLES’ IN SUPPORT OF TRUMP’S EMERGENCY DECLARATION – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/conservative-host-republicans-forgetting-principles-trump-national-emergency-1334026

February 16 Evening Edition

WGN TV
— Aurora shooter’s FOID card was revoked; gun never confiscated – BEN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/02/16/aurora-shooters-foid-card-was-revoked-gun-never-confiscated/

 

ABC7
— Aurora shooting: Victims identified in shooting at Henry Pratt Company; gunman was terminated employee with felony conviction
https://abc7chicago.com/aurora-shooting-victims-idd;-shooter-had-gun-illegally-just-been-fired/5141841/
— Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-emergency-declaration-faces-fights-in-the-courts/5141869/

 

NBC5
— President Donald Trump to City of Aurora After Shooting: ‘America is With You!’
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Aurora-Shooting-Trump-Briefed-Illinois-Officials-Respond-505906381.html

 

CBS2
— Police: Aurora Gunman Gary Martin Not Legally In Possession Of Firearm
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/16/aurora-gunman-gary-martin-not-legally-in-possession-of-firearm/
— Neighbors Of Shooter Gary Martin Describe Him As a ‘Loner’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/15/aurora-mass-shooting-gary-martin/
— Minimum Wage Hike Gives Fast Food Operators Major Headaches – Derrick Blakley
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/14/minimum-wage-hike-gives-fast-food-operators-major-headaches/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Democrats propose expanded abortion access
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/illinois-democrats-propose-expanded-abortion-access-1

 

WLS AM
— Democratic presidential contenders step up calls for gun control legislation following Illinois shooting
http://www.wlsam.com/news/democratic-contenders-step-up-calls-for-gun-control-legislation-following-illinois-shooting/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Aurora victims identified; killer’s gun should’ve been seized in 2014, cops say – Nader Issa, Sam Charles and Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/aurora-shooting-victims-identified-gary-martin/
— 6 dead in Aurora factory shooting; mom says gunman was laid off, ‘stressed out’ – Mitchell Armentrout, Tom Schuba and Luke Wilusz
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/active-shooter-reported-at-west-suburban-aurora-factory/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Aurora shooter had a gun because a system designed to protect us failed – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-shooting-editorial-st-0217-story.html
— Gary Martin, gunman in Aurora shooting, had history of threatening behavior – Stacy St. Clair, Rafael Guerrero, Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-gary-martin-aurora-shooter-20190216-story.html
— In wake of mass shooting, Aurora tragically takes its turn in the national spotlight – Denise Crosby
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-aurora-shooting-st-0217-story.html
— Amazon paid no federal taxes on $11.2 billion in profits last year, according to group’s analysis – Christopher Ingraham
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-amazon-federal-taxes-profits-analysis-20190216-story.html
— Is it OK for restaurants with a mostly white clientele to play rap songs that use the N-word? This man says no – Mary Schmich
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/schmich/ct-met-schmich-n-word-eric-williams-20190215-story.html
— Trump’s declaration of national emergency hit with first lawsuits – Damian Paletta, Mike DeBonis, John Wagner, Amy B Wang
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-border-wall-national-emergency-lawsuits-20190216-story.html
— Amazon decision a win for Democrats’ rising left wing – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–democrats-liberal-lean-20190215-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora shooting victims named; shooter had gun illegally, cops say – Katlyn Smith and Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190216/aurora-shooting-victims-named-shooter-had-gun-illegally-cops-say
— VIDEO: Debate between Wheaton mayoral candidates
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190213/in-case-you-missed-it-watch-debate-between-wheaton-mayoral-candidates
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Associated Press acts like it is a paid agent of the Democrat Party and of foreign countries that are invading America.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190216/news/302169988/
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190216/news/302169969/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pritzker must present balanced budget, no gimmicks – Editorial
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190216/our-view-pritzker-must-present-balanced-budget-no-gimmicks

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Minimum wage: Pritzker wins one but miffs Republicans – Doug Finke
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190216/statehouse-insider-pritzker-wins-one-but-miffs-republicans

 

SOUTHERN
— Southern Illinois legislators, business owner say minimum wage hike will move businesses out of state – MARILYN HALSTEAD
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/southern-illinois-legislators-business-owner-say-minimum-wage-hike-will/article_a84162f9-40df-5f1d-8fdf-e9448d307a3a.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump’s National Emergency Faces Legal Challenges On 3 Main Fronts – GREG MYRE
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/trumps-national-emergency-faces-legal-challenges-3-main-fronts#stream/0

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township appoints new Supervisor, ends local gov’t shutdown – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/02/dupage-twp-appoints-new-supervisor-ends-local-govt-shutdown/

 

TOWNHALL
— Wait, CBS Decided To Cut Away From Trump’s National Emergency Presser…Because of This – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/02/16/wait-cbs-decided-to-cut-away-from-trumps-national-emergency-presserbecause-of-this-n2541611
— Socialists Win One in New York City – Dan Celia
https://townhall.com/columnists/dancelia/2019/02/16/socialists-win-one-in-new-york-city-n2541587

 

DAILY WIRE
— ACLU, Other Leftist Groups Threaten To Sue Trump Administration Over Border Wall National Emergency Declaration – ASHE SCHOW
https://www.dailywire.com/news/43562/aclu-other-leftist-groups-threaten-sue-trump-ashe-schow

 

THE HILL
— Protests planned across US on Presidents Day in response to Trump’s national emergency for border wall – ARIS FOLLEY
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/430365-protests-planned-across-us-on-presidents-day-in-response-to

 

CNN
— Shooter in deadly Illinois rampage was not supposed to own a gun, police say – Jason Hanna, Faith Karimi and Steve Almasy
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/16/us/illinois-aurora-shooting/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Attempt to Circumvent Congress Leaves Uneasy Senate Republicans With Hard Choice.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/us/politics/trump-republican-party.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Man accused in Aurora mass shooting had been convicted for beating girlfriend with baseball bat – Kristine Phillips
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/16/man-kills-five-warehouse-shooting-spree-shortly-after-being-fired-illinois-police-say/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Going to church is America’s key to long and happy lives – Timothy P. Carney (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. What do you say to my church-going critics/opponents, their church-going operatives, and their church-going dupes who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me because I am not a member of any church, because I do not attend church services, and because I do not give money to a church? Should I write a book about them?)
https://nypost.com/2019/02/16/going-to-church-is-americas-key-to-long-and-happy-lives/

 

FRESNO BEE
— Supporters of Trump’s border wall gather in Fresno, are ‘ready for the backlash’ – CRESENCIO RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO
https://www.fresnobee.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/political-notebook/article226331750.html

 

CHIEF LEADER
— Standard Deductions Vs. Itemized Deductions – BARRY LISAK
http://thechiefleader.com/news/professionals_column/standard-deductions-vs-itemized-deductions/article_ec2f24aa-2f00-11e9-be62-3f8177d2c300.html

February 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Willowbrook Sterigenics plant shut down Friday night
https://abc7chicago.com/health/willowbrook-sterigenics-plant-shut-down-friday-night/5141207/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘Dark money’ fund spends over $700K in TV ads against Bill Daley in Chicago mayor’s race – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-mayors-race-ad-blitz-20190215-story.html
— Lake Ridge teen honored for volunteer work – Meredith Colias-Pete (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman? What discourages you from volunteering to serve as an officer of your Republican township/county party organization? Do those who dominate your Republican township/county party organization demand blind loyalty to them and to them only? Are your demographics bad, for example, are you a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or have your ancestors have been in America for a long time? Ever-increasingly, the Republican Party makes it clear a) that it wants those who are minority, female, and/or young and b) that it wants to get rid of those who are White, male, and/or old.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-lake-ridge-flowers-volunteer-award-st-20190207-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— In wake of scandal, Democratic Party of Illinois taps new executive director – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/scandal-illinois-democratic-party-mary-morrissey-tim-mapes/
— Pritzker budget to boost education, use marijuana money, freeze income tax – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: To push pot is to destroy Illinois.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/pritzker-budget-boost-education-recreational-marijuana-money-freeze-income-tax-sports-betting-vaping/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In his first budget address, Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to pitch an “austere” spending blueprint with no increase in the state income tax rate, a bump in education funding and revenue from business licenses to sell recreational marijuana. Pritzker told the Chicago Sun-Times he will also push for taxes on e-cigarettes and vaping, and for the legalization of sports betting to help bring in more immediate revenue. As for his plan to legalize recreational marijuana — which will take time to negotiate and pass in the Illinois General Assembly — the governor’s office said the budget is “banking some revenues,” from legalizing marijuana, “but just from the selling of the licenses.”)
— Smollett beating investigation bombshell gives fresh fodder to Trump supporters – Mary Mitchell
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/smollett-beating-investigation-bombshell-gives-fresh-fodder-to-trump-supporters/

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legislation would greatly expand reproductive rights in Illinois – Rebecca Anzel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/health/abortion-reproductive-rights-illinois-general-assembly/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban lawmakers (Casten, Foster, and Schneider) among those seeking to overturn Trump emergency – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190215/suburban-lawmakers-among-those-seeking-to-overturn-trump-emergency

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— New GOP exec director – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190112/bernard-schoenburg-davis-votes-for-funding-on-agency-by-agency-basis
(FROM THE ARTICLE: ANTHONY SARROS, a Decatur native who has also lived in Springfield and is now in Chicago, is the new executive director of the Illinois Republican Party. Sarros, 28, went to Mount Zion High School and has a political science degree, with a minor in business, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His parents still live in Decatur. Sarros was political director of Gov. BRUCE RAUNER’S re-election campaign, and had earlier been political director of the state GOP, data director for the House Republican Organization, and field office manager on Rauner’s 2014 campaign. When LaHood first ran for Congress in special primary and general elections in 2015, Sarros was deputy campaign manager and field director. Before getting into politics, he worked in jobs including being assistant to the Midwest scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates. “In the wake of the 2018 election, Republicans have the opportunity to offer a stark contrast from the governing Democrats to the voters in Illinois,” Sarros said. “It will be a challenge.” Sarros took over for TRAVIS STERLING, who took a job as director of development at the American Principles Project. That Arlington, Virginia-based organization also has an executive director from Illinois — TERRY SCHILLING, son of and one-time campaign manager for former U.S. Rep. BOBBY SCHILLING, R-Colona. The elder Schilling won a single term in the old 17th Congressional District in 2010, when that oddly shaped district included part of Springfield.)

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legislation would greatly expand abortion rights in Illinois – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190215/legislation-would-greatly-expand-abortion-rights-in-illinois

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— GOP leader Richard Porter with “storied history” to speak at Stark County Lincoln lunch – Gary L. Smith
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190215/gop-leader-with-storied-history-to-speak-at-stark-county-lincoln-lunch

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Davis Continues Advocacy for Bipartisanship – Doug Jenkins (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, bipartisanship has meant a) Democrats win and b) Republicans lose.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=279617#.XGgkKch_OM8

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Lincoln Day Dinner Scheduled for February 23rd Features Jeannie Ives –
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/02/15/lincoln-day-dinner-scheduled-for-february-23rd-features-jeannie-ives-copy/

 

WBEZ
— What’s That Building? Blanchard Hall At Wheaton College And The Underground Railroad – Dennis Rodkin
https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/whats-that-building-blanchard-hall-at-wheaton-college-and-the-underground-railroad/484bc97e-b846-4763-bbd4-fc215a2efab7

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Ideas Illinois chair: Legislators should release their own tax returns – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511774432-ideas-illinois-chair-legislators-should-release-their-own-tax-returns
— ‘Illinois is already the abortion capital of the Midwest,’ Pro-Life advocate Eric J. Scheidler says – Karen Kidd
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511774447-illinois-is-already-the-abortion-capital-of-the-midwest-pro-life-advocate-says

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Lowering taxes at top of list for self-made man, mayoral candidate Wilson – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: Are you “self-made?” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would shout that I am not. They would shout that I was a lowly failed wage-earner 1964-1997 and I have been a lowly failed retiree since 1997.)
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511766880-lowering-taxes-at-top-of-list-for-self-made-man-mayoral-candidate-wilson
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Enter the 70-year-old Wilson, who is running for mayor of Chicago amid a field of candidates that seems to grow by the day. Wilson, a self-made millionaire businessman, said his greatest selling point is that he’s different from the career politicians now in the race. “I’m not running for a paycheck,” Wilson said, adding that he plans to use his own money to finance his campaign. “The truth is I’m running to help all the people of this city who still do need a paycheck to be able to make a better living.” A resident of Chicago since 1965, Wilson went from picking cotton during the Jim Crow era, making 20 cents an hour, to being one of the first black owners of a McDonald’s restaurant. He took a struggling location and turned it around within a year, earning top accolades including the Outstanding Store Award and Top Sales Performer. The restaurant’s performance led to Wilson owning several around Chicago.)
— Hernandez endorsement: Mayoral candidate Wilson outshines ‘tired old players’ in Chicago – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: Are you a “tired old player?” My critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I am 70 years old.)
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511775916-hernandez-endorsement-mayoral-candidate-wilson-outshines-tired-old-players-in-chicago

— City of Wheaton City Council met January 22 – Angelica Saylo Pilo
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511777291-city-of-wheaton-city-council-met-january-22

 

OPEN THE BOOKS
— VIDEO CLIP: The War on Waste on Fox Nation’s Deep Dive (DIERSEN: What have you done to fight government waste? GAO fights government waste. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325/year. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes dismiss, belittle, badmouth, demonize, denigrate, and condemn that.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRbmFK2sYgI&feature=youtu.be

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Public Libraries Still Unsafe – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/pornography/public-libraries-still-unsafe-for-families-and-children/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Key moments in actor Jussie Smollett’s Chicago attack – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/16/key-moments-in-actor-jussie-smolletts-chicago-atta/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Why Trump doesn’t like Ann Coulter anymore – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/why-trump-doesnt-like-ann-coulter-anymore

 

FOX NEWS
— Aurora workplace shooter was set to be fired by company, police chief says – Louis Casiano (DIERSEN: Have you been fired? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that constructively, the federal government fired me in 1997 when I was 49 years old. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I must be ONE OF THE WORSE PEOPLE ON EARTH a) because the federal government fires extremely few of its employees and b) because I had far more job qualification than my coworkers. I had earned job-related master’s degrees when I was 48, 31, and 27 and a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21. I had earned job-related professional certifications when I was 48, 47, 45, 41, 32, and 30. I had earned a job-related professional license when I 32.)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/aurora-workplace-shooter-was-set-to-be-fired-by-comapny

— Political malpractice forced Amazon out of NYC — And it wasn’t just Ocasio-Cortez – Steve Levy
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/political-malpractice-forced-amazon-out-of-nyc-and-it-wasnt-just-ocasio-cortez

 

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Why I Haven’t Mentioned Jussie Smollett Until Now
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/02/15/why-i-havent-mentioned-jussie-smollett-until-now/
— They Want You to Lose Faith in Trump
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/02/15/a-trump-supporter-begins-to-lose-faith/

 

LIFESITE NEWS
— Police investigating whether ‘MAGA’ attack on gay actor another left-wing hoax – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/report-police-investigating-whether-maga-attack-on-gay-actor-another-left-w

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— DEMOCRATS’ SEMANTIC ABSURDITY OVER BORDER WALL Brent Smith notes hatred for Trump ‘clouds what little judgment they have
https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/democrats-semantic-absurdity-over-border-wall/

 

BREITBART
— ‘Undocumented, Unafraid’–Illegal Immigrants Protest ICE, Demand Amnesty – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/15/watch-undocumented-unafraid-illegal-immigrants-protest-ice-demand-amnesty/
— Trump Pledges to ‘Take Care of ICE,’ Then Signs Bill Crippling Agency’s Power to Deport Illegal Aliens – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/15/trump-pledges-to-take-care-of-ice-then-signs-bill-crippling-agencys-power-to-deport-illegal-aliens/
— Trump Decries Catch and Release While Expanding Release of Illegal Aliens – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/15/trump-decries-catch-release-while-expanding-release-illegal-aliens/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump Should Just Let the Democrats Self-Destruct – Gary Gindler
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/trump_should_just_let_the_democrats_selfdestruct.html
— Breaking the Left’s Deception of Black Americans – Lloyd Marcus
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/breaking_the_lefts_deception_of_black_americans.html

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Is California Dreamin’ Now California Nightmare? – Steve Byas
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/31501-is-california-dreamin-now-california-nightmare

 

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Can’t Hide Crazy – Wayne Allyn Root
https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2019/02/16/democrats-cant-hide-crazy-n2541597

 

NEWSMAX
— Illinois Governor Eyes Bond Sale, Tax Hike to Save Pensions
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/illinois-governor-bond-sale/2019/02/15/id/902903/
— Ann Coulter: Trump’s an ‘Idiot,’ That’s the National Emergency – Jason Devaney
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ann-coulter-donald-trump-border-wall/2019/02/15/id/902974/

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY ISN’T JUST AT THE BORDER, IT’S IN WASHINGTON D.C. – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/272887/national-emergency-isnt-just-border-its-washington-daniel-greenfield

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— EXPERTS: BILL WILL SPARK ‘LARGEST SURGE’ EVER OF MINORS Immigration groups warn of budget’s ‘landmines,’ ‘poison pills’
https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/experts-bill-will-spark-largest-surge-ever-of-minors/

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Why isn’t Trump using the most obvious and effective executive actions for the border? – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/isnt-trump-using-obvious-effective-executive-actions-border/

 

THE HILL
— Democrats ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG (DIERSEN: Republicans support the emergency order. RINOs oppose the emergency order. RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/430292-dems-ready-aggressive-response-to-trump-emergency-order-as-gop-splinters
— CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery – TAL AXELROD (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a Nazi: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/430323-cnn-msnbc-to-air-ad-turned-down-by-fox-over-nazi-imagery
— Business, conservative groups slam Trump’s national emergency declaration – NIV ELIS (DIERSEN: Republicans support the emergency order. RINOs oppose the emergency order. RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/430271-business-conservative-groups-slam-trumps-national-emergency-declaration

 

ABC NEWS
— JANUARY 10, 2019 FLASHBACK: Here’s a list of the 31 national emergencies that have been in effect for years Here’s a list of the presidents who declared still ongoing national emergencies. – Kendall Heath
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/list-31-national-emergencies-effect-years/story

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/trump-presidency-national-emergency.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/opinion/trump-border-wall-national-emergency.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/trump-border-emergency-announcement.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/trump-national-emergency-congress.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/fact-checking-trump-emergency-border.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/national-emergency-trump.html
— The Power of Raw, Honest Stories About Money – Ron Lieber (DIERSEN: Everyone involved in government, politics, and/or journalism should be required to disclose where their money came from. Since 1966, virtually all my money has come from a) Social Security (since 2010, currently $2,118/year), b) Civil Service Retirement System (since 1997, currently $53,316/year), c) GAO (1980-1997, $125,325/year in 1997 in today’s dollars), d) IRS (1971-1980, $91,880/year in 1980 in today’s dollars), Firestone Stores (1970-1972), and Post Office (1966-1969, $16.91/hour in 1969 in today’s dollars).)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/your-money/gaby-dunn-chanel-reynolds-vicki-robin-interview.html
— Bill Weld Will Challenge Trump for 2020 Republican Nomination – Alexander Burns (DIERSEN: In your precinct, how strongly will the anti-Trumps support Weld?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/bill-weld-trump-2020.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— CNN and MSNBC will run anti-Nazi ad that Fox News rejected – Steven Zeitchik (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a Nazi: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/02/16/cnn-msnbc-will-run-anti-nazi-ad-that-fox-news-rejected-filmmakers-say/
— TREASONOUS: Border communities begin legal challenges to Trump’s emergency declaration, wall construction – Robert Moore and Daniel Tyx
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/border-communities-begin-legal-challenges-to-trumps-emergency-declaration-wall-construction/2019/02/15/78fae72a-316d-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A Look at African-American History, Through the Numbers In recognition of Black History Month, here are a few facts and figures about the African-American experience in the U.S. – Jo Craven McGinty (DIERSEN: According to this article, “Black representation in Congress is coming closer to mirroring U.S. demographics.” Does German-American representation in Congress mirror U.S. demographics? Does Missouri Synod Lutheran representation in Congress mirror U.S. demographics? Does CPA representation in Congress mirror U.S. demographics?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-look-at-african-american-history-through-the-numbers-11550232000

 

USA TODAY
— Google plans to add tens of thousands of new jobs as it expands in 14 states – Edward C. Baig (DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the LESS LIKELY THAT GOOGLE WILL OFFER YOU A JOB: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2019/02/13/google-hire-tens-thousands-new-data-centers-offices/2862599002/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— In challenge to Trump, Bill Weld exploring 2020 run as a Republican – Michael Levenson (DIERSEN: In your precinct, how strongly will the anti-Trumps support Weld?)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2019/02/15/former-massachusetts-governor-bill-weld-explore-running-for-president-says/wgPTWQR2t0iHIVHigO7vYO/story.html

 

PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE
— Should Blacks challenge Black candidates more than white ones? (DIERSEN: Should Whites challenge White candidates more than minority ones? Should males challenge male candidates more than female ones? Should older people challenge older candidates more than younger ones? Should Christians challenge Christian candidates more than non-Christian ones? Should German Americans challenge German American candidates more than non-German American ones? Should non-veterans challenge non-veteran candidates more than veteran ones? Should rich people challenge rich candidates more than non-rich ones?)
https://www.phillytrib.com/should-blacks-challenge-black-candidates-more-than-white-ones/article_655526fe-6fb7-550f-8bac-59628156e80c.html

 

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
— A new ‘freedom caravan’ of primarily Cuban migrants is trying to reach US – MARIO J. PENTON
https://www.abqjournal.com/1281280/a-new-freedom-caravan-of-primarily-cuban-migrants-is-trying-to-reach-us.html

 

WIRO SEATTLE
— Hate groups allowed to flourish underground largely unchecked – Deborah Horne (DIERSEN: According to the Democrats, a hate group is one that does NOT promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things. According to the Democrats, a hate group is one that is NOT anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/hate-groups-allowed-to-flourish-underground-largely-unchecked/921027688

 

KELO
— Never Too Old To Make A Difference – Kelli Volk (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? How old are you? How soon will the age limit a) to serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain be set at say age 25, b) to serve as an officer of a Republican township/ward/county organization be set at say age 30, c) to serve as an Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee member be set at say age 35, and d) to serve as an IRP officer, IRP National Committeeman, or IRP National Committeewoman be set at say age 40? How soon will you have to be a minority or a female to hold any of the aforesaid positions? All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote a) age discrimination and b) reverse discrimination to curry favor with those who are younger, minority, and/or female.)
https://www.keloland.com/news/eye-on-keloland/never-too-old-to-make-a-difference/1786149544

 

FORTUNE
— TREASONOUS: Parties Line Up to Sue Trump on ‘National Emergency’ Declaration – KARTIKAY MEHROTRA, ANDREW HARRIS, and BLOOMBERG
http://fortune.com/2019/02/15/trump-declared-national-emergency/

 

DAILY NATION
— How to keep your career moving forward – JAMES KAHONGEH (DIERSEN: What hindered your career from moving forward? For me, for a career in the private sector, it was my being draft bait until I was 22 years old in 1971 and Oldsmobile withdrawing a job offer in 1971 that I had accepted because it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. For me, for a career in the federal government, it was my avoiding the draft, my being a Republican, my complaining about political affiliation discrimination, my complaining about reverse discrimination, my complaining about age discrimination, and my becoming in 1988 an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged the federal government with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. For me, for careers in both the private sector and the federal government, it was my not having a degree from an Ivy League university, my not earning an MBA until I was 27, my not passing the CPA examination until I was 30, my not earning master’s degree in accounting until I was 31, my not passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination until I was 32, and my not becoming a licensed CPA until I was 32. For me, for careers in both the private sector and the federal government, because since the 1960s employers have been under tremendous pressure to hire, retain, and promote minorities and females and because they have always been under tremendous pressure to hire veterans, it was my being a White male non-veteran.)
https://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/mynetwork/How-to-keep-your-career-moving-forward/3141096-4981820-mscuhl/index.html