February 22 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats disrupt Republican town hall meetings.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-town-hall-protests-20170221-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fake news versus biased and lazy news – John Stossel
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-fake-news-versus-biased-and-lazy-news/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: You might be paying for a primary you can’t vote in – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170222/news/170229697/

 

ABC7
— MEMBERS OF CPS LATINO ADVISORY COMMITTEE RESIGN IN PROTEST OF BUDGET CUTS –  Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-latino-advisory-committee-members-resign-in-protest-of-budget-cuts/1766892/

 

NBC5
— Roskam Clarifies Signup Requirements For Tele-Town Halls After Repeated Questions
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Roskam-Clarifies-Signup-Requirements-For-Tele-Town-Halls-414434273.html
— Billions in Unclaimed Cash Due to Citizens, Businesses and Governments in Illinois  NBC5 Investigates found piles of cash unclaimed by the governments of Chicago, Cook County, even the state itself – much of it sitting around for decades. – Katy Smyser and Phil Rogers
http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Billions-in-Unclaimed-Cash-Due-to-Citizens-Businesses-and-Governments-in-Illinois-414435703.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Want term limits? Be careful what you wish for – TIM JONES  (DIERSEN: Do you want term limits?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want term limits. They stress how much better TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois is doing now that I am not its chairman.  They stress how much better the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee is doing now that I am not one of its members. They stress how much better the Milton Township Republican Central Committee is doing now that I am not its webmaster.  They stress how much better the Illinois Center Right Coalition is doing now that I am not a member of its Steering Committee.  They stress how much better the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter is doing now that I am not a member of its board of directors.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170222/NEWS07/170229999

 

WTTW
— Majority of CPS Latino Council Resigns Amid Budget Cuts – Matt Masterson
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/22/majority-cps-latino-council-resigns-amid-budget-cuts
— Local Republicans (Jay Bergman, Pat Brady, Joe Morris, Kathleen Murphy) React to President Trump’s First Month – Nick Blumberg  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats determine who speaks for Illinois Republicans.  Who speaks for Republicans in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/21/local-republicans-react-president-trump-s-first-month

 

OTTAWA TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the anti-Trump Ottawa Times a) acts like it is an arm of the Democrat Party and b) promotes Kinzinger and other anti-Trumps.
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/protest-planned-for-kinzinger-office/article_1b5747d2-f843-5911-bc9f-d26fae39d7ea.html

 

WSIL TV
— OUTSTANDING: Trump lays out tougher approach to illegal immigration  (DIERSEN: When will Rauner do that?  When will the Republican elected officials who run your county, your township/ward, and your municipality do that?)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34565164/trump-lays-out-tougher-approach-to-illegal-immigration
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-conservatives do everything that they can to paint Milo Yiannopoulos as being a typical conservative.
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34565195/conservative-forces-clash-in-trumps-early-days

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Visiting Chatham Township
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/lt-governor-evelyn-sanguinetti-visiting-chatham-township
— Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Praises Urbana Partnership
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/lieutenant-governor-praises-urbana-partnership

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Lieutenant governor Evelyn Sanguinetti praises Urbana Aquatic Center in visit – Nicole Lafond
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-02-22/lieutenant-governor-praises-urbana-aquatic-center-visit.html

 

SOUTHERN
— As AFSCME strike votes are tallied, Southern Illinois state workers pray for resolution to budget crisis – MOLLY PARKER  (DIERSEN: Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) are a member of a church, b) attend church services, and/or give money to a church.  They do that to give themselves standing to a) destroy those like me who do not pander to them, b) destroy those like me who fail/refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or c) destroy those like me who fail/refuse to give them money.)
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/as-afscme-strike-votes-are-tallied-southern-illinois-state-workers/article_99555e8c-7e88-5789-8270-fa009429bf28.html

 

SOUTHSIDE WEEKLY
— Illinois Lottery Exacerbates Inequities in Chicago  Communities on the South and West Side buy disproportionately more lottery tickets but do not see returns to their schools – THEO GRANT-FUNCK
http://southsideweekly.com/illinois-lottery-exacerbates-inequities-chicago/

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Obamacare.
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170222/AP/302229942
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats flood Republican town hall meetings with anti-Trumps.
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170222/AP/302229938

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Illinois Senators vocally oppose Trump on immigration orders – Nora Shelly  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats treasonously a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to bring other people to America illegally.)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2017/02/22/city/illinois-senators-vocally-oppose-trump-on-immigration-orders/

 

CITY OF WHEATON
— Nominate Someone for 2017 Good Citizens Award – Lindsay Qualkenbush (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, because of the way that my question about Wheaton’s Independence Day Parades was responded to at the January 19, 2017 Wheaton State of the City Address, those who attended the event would be discouraged from nominating me for a Good Citizens Award.)
http://www.wheaton.il.us/news/pressreleases/detail.aspx?id=9762#.WK26iBHxZZI
http://www.wheaton.il.us/goodcitizen/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE: WHAT DOES THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACH?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/what-does-the-catholic-church-teach-on-the-immigration-issue.html

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THERE’S NOTHING FREE – Walter E. Williams  (DIERSEN: To get their votes, Democrats always promise voters that they will a) use government to take money away from Republicans and b) use government to give that money to Democrats.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/business/theres-nothing-free/

 

NEWSMAX
— CPAC Looking More Like Trump’s Vision – Greg Richter (DIERSEN: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter now look far more like my critics’/opponents’ vision.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/CPAC-conservatives-meeting-Washington/2017/02/21/id/774884/
— Poll: 80 Percent of Americans Back Sanctuary City Crackdown
http://www.newsmax.com/US/sanctuary-cities-illegals-feds/2017/02/21/id/774826/

 

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Seek Reconciliation – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout. They are not interested in reconciliation.  They want to destroy a) me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS email, b) those who do not pander to them, c) those who do not serve as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes, d) those who do not give them money, and e) those who share my demographics.  My critics/opponents have always taken advantage of the fact that I forgive those who trespass against me.)
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2017/02/22/seek-reconciliation-part-1/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Milo needs ‘moral chains’ – Trevor Thomas
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/milo_needs_moral_chains.html

 

GOPUSA
— Farrakhan slammed both Democrats and Trump in Detroit
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20965
— NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) Comes (Almost) to CPAC (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21045
— Flynn went down for comments, so why not McCain?  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, members of the following groups glorify and praise McCain: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21017
— Ex-Mexican official to avenge Trump by jamming courts
http://www.gopusa.com/ex-mexican-official-to-avenge-trump-by-jamming-courts/
— Fighting for the Falsely Accused  (DIERSEN: Who fights for you?  Who falsely accuses you?  The following falsely accuse me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21024

 

FOX NEWS
— Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Shares Stage with Convicted Terrorist, Responsible for the Murder of 2 Israeli Students
http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/02/21/congresswoman-shares-stage-convicted-terrorist-responsible-murder-2-israeli-students

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Milo Yiannopoulos is destructive to conservatism – Laurie Higgins  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am “destructive to conservatism.”  They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/milo-yiannopoulos-is-destructive-to-conservatism

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— Obama, Islamists forcing mosque on Christian refugees – Michael F. Haverluck
https://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2017/02/22/obama-islamists-forcing-mosque-on-christian-refugees
— Congressman: Not fooled by ‘grassroots’ protests – Steve Jordahl
https://www.onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2017/02/22/congressman-not-fooled-by-grass-roots-protests

 

BREITBART
— Maxine Waters: Trump’s Administration, Associates Are ‘a Bunch of Scumbags’ – Pam Key
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/21/maxine-waters-trumps-administration-associates-are-a-bunch-of-scumbags/

 

BLAZE
— CPAC, liberal media need a lesson in free speech – Justin Haskins  (DIERSEN: Yiannopoulos promotes Liberal and Libertarian values, not conservative values.)
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/cpac-liberal-media-need-a-lesson-in-free-speech/
— Trump admin to scale back on rule expanding Title IX protection to transgender students – Kaitlyn Schallhorn
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/21/report-trump-admin-to-scale-back-on-rule-expanding-title-ix-protection-to-transgender-students/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— PAT BUCHANAN: I would not have invited him, but let me say this. There is an element of humor here if CPAC is going to show off the terrible speech codes being imposed on campuses that don’t let Milo speak, and then they don’t let Milo speak. Ha ha, what is that comedian that says you can’t make this stuff up!
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/02/21/pat_buchanan_mocks_cpac_for_censoring_milos_talk_on_liberal_censorship_cant_make_this_stuff_up.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Conservatism’s future in the age of Trump – W. JAMES ANTLE III (DIERSEN: Who promotes conservative values in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America. The more that you do to promote conservative values, the harder that members of the following groups work to destroy you: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/conservatisms-future-in-the-age-of-trump/article/2615157

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Left-Wing Front Groups Make Anti-Trump Money Untraceable – Lachlan Markay (DIERSEN: What are the left-wing front groups in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://freebeacon.com/issues/left-wing-front-groups-make-anti-trump-money-untraceable/
— Feds Paid $1 Billion in Social Security Benefits to Individuals Without a SSN – Elizabeth Harrington  (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension.  My CSRS pension is dramatically reduced 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.)
http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-paid-1-billion-social-security-benefits-individuals-without-ssn/
— Nikki Haley Denounces UN’s ‘Outrageously Biased’ Resolutions Against Israel – Sam Dorman  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are anti-Israel.)
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/nikki-haley-denounces-uns-outrageously-biased-resolutions-against-israel/
— Clinton Donor Quits CIA Because of Trump, Says Decision Not About Politics – Brent Scher  (DIERSEN: In 1971, I became a federal employee because Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted.  Oldsmobile withdrew that job offer because it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.  My employer at the time, Firestone Stores, had fired me because I had accepted Oldsmobile’s job offer.)
http://freebeacon.com/politics/clinton-donor-quits-cia-because-of-trump-says-decision-not-about-politics/

 

THE HILL
— Republicans at risk in 2018 steering clear of town halls – SCOTT WONG AND CRISTINA MARCOS  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats disrupt Republican town hall meetings.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/320558-republicans-at-risk-in-2018-steering-clear-of-town-halls

 

POLITICO
— Facebook to aid CPAC as it courts conservatives – TONY ROMM and NANCY SCOLA (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/facebook-aid-cpac-courts-conservatives-235256
— Yiannopoulos flap casts pall over CPAC  The onetime signature event for conservatives has been riven by charges of celebrity- and profit-seeking. – ELIANA JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/cpac-conservatives-milo-yiannopoulos-235251
— GOP lessons from the latest round of brutal town halls  As Republicans face hostile crowds at town halls nationwide, Rep. Dave Brat offered one possible blueprint for survival. – KYLE CHENEY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats disrupt Republican town hall meetings.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/republicans-congress-town-hall-235255

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats disrupt Republican town hall meetings.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/us/politics/town-hall-protests-obamacare.html
— Trump Uses His Tee Times for a Mix of Diplomacy and Recreation – MARK LANDLERFE
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/us/trump-golf-mar-a-lago.html
— President Trump Wants a Wall? Mexico Is It – Eduardo Porter
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/business/economy/mexico-immigration-border-wall.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Milo Is the Mini-Donald.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/opinion/milo-is-the-mini-donald.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump administration rule on anonymous sources: Okay for us, not so okay for you – Erik Wemple  (DIERSEN: One of my critics/opponents in Wheaton who has lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout, justifies his belittling me and insulting me in public a) by relying on anonymous sources and b) by relying on what these anonymous sources have said to him about me.  Should I demand that he put in writing the names of his anonymous sources and exactly what they said to him about me?  Because he is an elected official, should I file a FOIA request?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/02/21/trump-administration-rule-on-anonymous-sources-okay-for-us-not-so-okay-for-you/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “In the 33 days so far, we’ve counted 132 false or misleading claims.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims/
— At CPAC, conservatism betrayed – Kathleen Parker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/at-cpac-conservatism-betrayed/2017/02/21/3c388ddc-f881-11e6-9845-576c69081518_story.html
— After refusing to watch LGBT diversity video, Social Security judge sues to avoid being fired – Derek Hawkins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/02/21/after-refusing-to-watch-lgbt-diversity-video-social-security-judge-sues-to-avoid-being-fired/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Citing his First Amendment rights and religious protections under the Civil Rights Act, a Social Security Administration judge in Texas who refused to watch an LGBT diversity training video is suing his superiors to avoid being fired, saying he was subject to a “religiously hostile work environment.”  Judge Gary Suttles said in a complaint filed Thursday in federal court in Texas that the Social Security Administration, or SSA, should be barred from taking any disciplinary action against him at least until his religious discrimination claims are heard by a federal employment panel. “The agency has wholly failed to work in good faith to reasonably accommodate Judge Suttles’ sincerely held religious belief against watching” the video, the complaint says. The agency violated his rights, the complaint says, “by discriminating against him on the basis of his religion, creating a religiously hostile work environment,” and by “retaliating against him for his protected activity of seeking a religious accommodation.” A representative from the SSA was not immediately available for comment on Tuesday. Suttles’s case comes amid a sweeping expansion of LGBT rights, during which courts have ruled against bakers, florists and others who say anti-discrimination measures clash with their religious liberties. Social conservatives and some Christians argue that the government should not be able to force them to offer their services to same-sex couples, and they have sought religious freedom exemptions as recourse. Some of the most high-profile cases have played out in the business world, including a lawsuit against a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. But government officials have drawn attention for their defiance, too, among them Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses in violation of a Supreme Court ruling. Suttles was hired as an administrative law judge in the Houston District office of the SSA in 2005. In the time since, he has never received a reprimand or warning, his complaint says. In May, one of the office’s directors sent an email ordering employees to watch a video called “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.” The 17-minute video included a message from the agency commissioner and “a brief session on tips for increasing cultural awareness in a diverse and inclusive environment,” according to the complaint. The email said the SSA was responding to a 2011 executive order from President Obama that instructed federal agencies to develop new workplace diversity and inclusion plans. Suttles wasted no time telling the office director he would not watch the video. “I am already fully aware to treat all persons with respect and dignity and have done so my entire life,” he said in an email the next day, according to the complaint. “Furthermore, this type of government indoctrination training does not comport with my religious views and I object on that basis as well. Monica Anderson, the hearing office’s chief administrative law judge, responded with a sharply-worded message giving Suttles a “direct order” to watch the training video. “Failure to follow this directive may lead to disciplinary action,” the chief judge said, according to the complaint. Anderson also denied Suttles’s request for a religious accommodation, saying the agency needed to ensure “all employees know about and comply with this.” The back and forth carried on for a few months. Suttles suggested that the agency give him a pass by allowing him to take a professional ethics course or “alternative diversity” course that “did not deal with such a specific community of people.” Anderson declined, proposing instead that Suttles read a transcript of the video. Suttles again refused. “Judge Suttles continued to refuse to watch the mandatory,” the complaint says, “because it is the substantive content of which, not the medium by which the content was delivered that violates his faith.” By the fall, Suttles’s case had made its way to the regional chief administrative law judge, who issued an official reprimand and warned Suttles that “future acts of misconduct” could result in more serious punishment, including removal from the job. (Administrative law judges, unlike federal court judges under Article III of the Constitution do not have life tenure.) The reprimand barred Suttles from working from home or requesting a job transfer for one year, according to the complaint. Suttles claims the action was retaliatory. He reported the episode to an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor, alleging the agency violated his First Amendment right to free exercise of religion, as well as his rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on several factors, including religion. According to the complaint, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will not finish its initial review of his case until mid-March. In the meantime, the deadline for Suttles to watch the video has lapsed. The judge said the agency “has made it quite evident that it does not intend to wait” to discipline him. Suttles says he will suffer “irreparable harm” unless the court prevents the agency from disciplining him or forcing him to watch the video. Though his complaint describes a “sterling work record,” Suttles was criticized and investigated by the SSA in 2015 after he scoffed at a Gulf War veteran’s post-traumatic stress disorder during a disability benefits hearing. Suttles questioned whether the veteran, a 44-year-old who served as a fueler on an aircraft carrier, had experienced true trauma during the war. “I mean, hey, you were in the Navy. You weren’t even fighting on the ground,” Suttles told him, according to the Austin American-Statesman. “To me it would have been exciting. What do you mean stressful?” The remarks were condemned by veterans groups at the time. The SSA ultimately rejected calls to temporarily remove Suttles from his job.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Missing the Meaning of Trump  Liberals desperately pretend his rise is a message from Russia, not voters. – HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/missing-the-meaning-of-trump-1487723030
— In Refugees, Companies Find a Talent Pool – Kelsey Gee (DIERSEN: What percent of employers in America would rather hire a refugee than a citizen of America?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-refugees-firms-find-talent-pooland-training-challenges-1487678408

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump glorifies and praises illegals.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/02/21/trump-deportation-raid-immigration-texas-raul-reyes-column/98130790/

 

WJLA
— Sitting U.S. president to attend CPAC for first time in 9 years – John Gonzalez  (DIERSEN: I was there.)
http://wjla.com/news/local/sitting-us-president-to-attend-cpac-for-first-time-in-9-years

 

EASTON COURIER
— Murphy calls for investigation after deaths at Connecticut sober houses – Chris Murphy  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who is responsible for oversight of Butterfly Garden (
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/01/18/wheaton-city-council-approves-facility-for-single-moms-at-former-wheaton-inn/a5r6lc4/) in Wheaton?  ANSWER: Wheaton’s Mayor Michael Gresk, the five Wheaton City Council members who voted to approve it, and Wheaton’s attorney James Knippen.)
http://www.eastoncourier.com/51613/murphy-calls-for-investigation-after-deaths-at-connecticut-sober-houses/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Following a recent string of overdoses that have occurred in Connecticut sober houses, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) have called on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate federal and state oversight of sober living homes, and determine whether additional oversight is necessary. In a letter to Comptroller General of the United States Gene Dodaro, Murphy outlined the gravity of the opioid epidemic in Connecticut and emphasized that a GAO review of sober homes would be helpful in understanding the role they play in helping Americans recover from substance use disorders. “Connecticut is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. The Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner projected that almost 900 residents in my state would die from an overdose in 2016. This is more than double what it was just four years ago,” wrote Murphy. “Unfortunately, there have been several recent overdoses that have occurred in Connecticut sober houses. These deaths have raised questions about these facilities and the GAO review will be helpful in determining whether state and federal policymakers should consider additional oversight.” Most recently, a Ridgefield man and Danbury woman died within a span of two weeks from drug overdoses at a sober house in Torrington.)

 

DAILY BEAST
— Bill Maher Takes Credit for Milo Yiannopoulos’s Fall  (DIERSEN: Who takes credit for your falls?  I should write a book abut those who take credit for my falls and/or who hint/imply/argue/shout that I cause all my own problems.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/02/22/bill-maher-takes-credit-for-milo-yiannopoulos-s-fall.html
— Why Is Facebook Helping Fund CPAC?  The social networking giant caught all kinds of flak for its role in the 2016 election. But that isn’t stopping it from bankrolling a huge, often-controversial conservative confab. – Betsy Woodruff  (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/21/why-is-facebook-helping-fund-cpac.html

 

THE WEEK
— There’s a CPAC panel called ‘If Heaven has a gate, a wall, and extreme vetting, why can’t America?’
http://theweek.com/speedreads/681592/theres-cpac-panel-called-heaven-gate-wall-extreme-vetting-why-cant-america
— Conservatives converge on D.C. for annual CPAC confab (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://theweek.com/speedreads/681589/conservatives-converge-dc-annual-cpac-confab

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Principals to Bar Immigration Agents From Chicago Schools  Chicago Public Schools has instructed its principals not to let federal immigration agents inside district buildings without a criminal warrant. – AP
http://www.usnews.com/news/illinois/articles/2017-02-22/principals-to-bar-immigration-agents-from-chicago-schools

 

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
— Iowa Bill Would Force Universities to Consider Political Affiliation in Faculty Hiring – Peter Schmidt (DIERSEN: Virtually all employers in America are Democrat, Libertarian, Green, or RINO.  They despise if not hate Republicans. (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.chronicle.com/article/Iowa-Bill-Would-Force/239261

 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— 25 Years Without a Raise  At Youngstown State, adjuncts marked the anniversary with a cake. – Colleen Flaherty   (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious that my salary as a federal employee 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 increased every year because of cost of living adjustments, step increases, and/or promotions, except in 1980 when I took an $18,847 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO.  In today’s dollars: $15.56/hour (GS-4) in 1966 when I was 18 years old, $44,853 (GS-7) in 1971, $54,864 (GS-9) in 1972, $66,379 (GS-11) in 1973, $79,653 (GS-12) in 1974, $90,171 in 1979 (GS-12 Step 5), $94,610 in 1986 (GS-13), and $122,991 (GS-13 Step 10) in 1997.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/02/22/youngstown-state-adjuncts-celebrate-25-years-without-raise

 

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Are You Paying Attention to Your Community’s Needs? – Tim Gallagher  (DIERSEN: Who pays attention to your community’s needs?  Should I pay more attention to Wheaton’s needs?  Should I draw more attention to what those who run Wheaton do and do not do?)
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/business-of-news-are-you-paying-attention-to-your-communitys-needs/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If the 2016 election taught the newspaper industry one thing, it’s that we don’t know what’s important to many people in our communities. Yes, we publish letters to the editor and do “man on the street” reaction to major news stories. But we learned in the voting results of 2016 that there are a lot of issues crucial to the people in our communities that don’t make a typical news narrative.  To hold onto a badge of relevancy, we need to change this. We need to convene the community in conversation about what really matters, even when it is on no one’s council or school board agenda.)

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— What the Richest Americans are Driving Now – Brad Tuttle
http://time.com/money/4676840/what-the-richest-americans-are-driving-now/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Unlike Obama, Voters Say Media No Help to Trump  (DIERSEN: The media a) wants Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens to succeed and b) wants Republicans to fail.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/media/unlike_obama_voters_say_media_no_help_to_trump

February 21 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Wheaton Mayor Mike Gresk and DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin spoke very highly of DuPage County District 4 Board Member Grant Eckhoff at his outstanding fundraiser Tuesday evening, February 21, 2017 at Choun’s Restaurant in Wheaton.  The 75+ attendees included Almiron, Anderson, Atkinson, Bibbiano, Bucholz, Carlson, Cherry, Crane, Dabrowski, Demos, Falbo, Fichtner, Formento, Grant, Hinds, Kachiroubas, Keller, Krzyzewski, Lofgren, McCluskey, McGowen, McKillip, Mendrick, Noonan, Rash, Ryan, Scalzo, Schillerstrom, Tornatore, Zaruba, and Zay. Honorary event chairmen included Cronin, Curran, Cuzzone, Elliott, Grogan, and Ruscitti. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— PARENTS PACK NEW TRIER HS BOARD MEETING ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS SEMINAR DAY – John Garcia
http://abc7chicago.com/news/parents-pack-new-trier-board-meeting-about-civil-rights-seminar-day/1764741/

 

NBC5
— Where’s Your Illinois Congressman This Week? – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-elected-officials-town-halls-414428603.html
— Where is Gov. Bruce Rauner?  Traditionally, after the budget address, the governor travels to promote his budget agenda, but not this year – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Where-is-Gov-Bruce-Rauner-414410683.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— White House set for ‘big immigration launch’ to focus on DHS memos, official says
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/237044371-story

 

WLS AM
— Racial controversy at New Trier High School. – John Dempsey
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/02/21/racial-controversy-at-new-trier-high-school/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 8 arrested at end of anti-Trump protest downtown Chicago – William Lee
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-trump-protest-chicago-loop-20170221-story.html
— Cook County Sheriff’s office has ‘no interest’ in joining federal immigration efforts – Zach Stafford  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats treasonously a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to bring other people to America illegally.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-sheriff-dart-immigration-crackdown-met-20170221-story.html
— CPS tells principals not to allow immigration officials in schools without warrant – Juan Perez Jr. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats treasonously a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to bring other people to America illegally.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-schools-immigration-enforcement-met-20170221-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: “New immigration enforcement rules worry” those who are in America illegally.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-immigrant-deportation-st-0222-20170221-story.html
— Hundreds attend meeting on upcoming New Trier civil rights seminar day – Kathy Routliffe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/winnetka/news/ct-wtk-new-trier-diversity-support-tl-0223-20170220-story.html
— Caterpillar: A wake-up call for Illinois – Scott R. Gryder
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-business-abandon-illinois-good-reason-perspec-0222-20170221-story.html
— A plan for Trump’s feds in Chicago – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-chicago-crime-kass-0222-20170221-column.html
— College conservatives got played by Milo Yiannopoulos – Alyssa Rosenberg  (DIERSEN: Yiannopoulos is more of a Libertarian than a Republican.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-milo-yiannopoulos-college-conservatives-cpac-20170221-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-lords-prayer-garrison-keillor-20170221-story.html
— What’s next for Trump’s war against the free press? – Clarence Page  (DIERSEN: One could ask what’s next for Gresk’s war against Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-trump-media-war-fake-news-perspec-0222-20170221-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: U.S. to expand pool of people targeted for deportation – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-administration-reveals-details-of-deportation-plans/
— Surviving Trump: Ex-Blagojevich aide’s tips for White House staff  (DIERSEN: Have you been fired from a paid job, and if so, why?  Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors fired me in 1997 when I was 49 years old by forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” because since 1988, I had been an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation and because I had complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and retaliation before then. My Chicago Heights Firestone Store Manager fired me in 1971 immediately after I told him that I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile.  Constructively, my Democrat Park Forest Post Office superiors fired me in 1969 because I could only commit to be available to work Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and all days that NIU was not in session.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/a-former-blagojevich-aides-survival-guide-for-trump-staffers/amp/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Absorb the “boss’ anger and craziness.” Focus on doing your job well, and ignore the “circus in the West Wing.” And don’t be afraid to tell the president “no” — if it means stopping “stupid things from happening.”  That’s Bradley Tusk’s advice for newly appointed members of the Trump Administration. “If you’re not willing to fight — and to be fired for it — don’t take the job,” Tusk writes in an article published on inc.com. Tusk figures he knows what he’s talking about. At 29, he was named Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s deputy governor, a position for which he says he was “totally unqualified.”)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Millions could be deported under new immigration enforcement policies – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170221/news/170229734/
–Lake County leaders hold summit to promote inclusiveness (DIERSEN: Anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries use “Inclusiveness” to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170221/news/170229815/
— Wheeling changes policy after Argiris’ spending, SUV use questioned – Chacour Koop
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170221/news/170229754/#autoplay
— DuPage sheriff looks to replace aging dash cameras – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170221/news/170229772/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Obamacare repeal could cost Cook $300 million a year – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170221/BLOGS02/170229982/obamacare-repeal-could-cost-cook-300-million-a-year
— What cities and towns want out of Springfield – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170221/BLOGS02/170229988/illinois-municipal-league-issues-springfield-agenda

 

BOND BUYER
— Chicago Transit’s Capital Problem
http://www.bondbuyer.com/news/regionalnews/chicago-transits-capital-problem-1125847-1.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Survey: Business executives’ optimism surges under Trump  76% of respondents see positive impact on business – AARON SMITH
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/survey-business-executives-optimism-surges-under-trump/660763616

 

STATELINE
— Swedish capital rocked by riots  Officers were forced to call in reinforcements – IVAN WATSON AND LAUREN SAID-MOORHOUSE
http://www.mystateline.com/news/swedish-capital-rocked-by-riots/660845460

 

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Party politics dominates representatives’ votes – Ron Gore
http://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/gore-party-politics-dominates-representatives-votes/article_f885a181-1319-5b2e-a51a-ed6fd4cbf980.html

 

ILLINOIS PUBLIC MEDIA
— Sanguinetti Lauds Urbana Schools, Park District Cooperation – BRIAN MOLINE AND JIM MEADOWS
http://will.illinois.edu/news/story/sanguinetti-lauds-urbana-schools-park-district-cooperation

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— School/park districts get nod from Lt Gov Evelyn Sanguinetti – Luke Ray
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/schoolpark-districts-get-nod-from-lt-gov/660915354

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Bill would mandate E-verify checks for Missouri businesses – AP (DIERSEN: What about Illinois?)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/21/bill-would-mandate-e-verify-checks-for-missouri-bu/

 

NEWSMAX
— Homeland Security Reveals Plans for Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants – Mark Swanson
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/trump-illegal-immigrant-crackdown/2017/02/21/id/774746/

 

GOPUSA
— Refugees in US to cost taxpayers billions in 2017
http://www.gopusa.com/refugees-in-us-to-cost-taxpayers-billions-in-2017/
— Riot breaks out in Stockholm suburb the President referred to in speech about refugee problems
http://www.gopusa.com/riot-breaks-out-in-stockholm-suburb-the-president-referred-to-in-speech-about-refugee-problems/
— Lindsey Graham tells world leaders that 2017 must be year of ‘kicking Russia in the ass’
http://www.gopusa.com/lindsey-graham-tells-world-leaders-that-2017-must-be-year-of-kicking-russia-in-the-ass/
— Trump denounces bigotry, anti-Semitism in African-American museum tour
http://www.gopusa.com/trump-denounces-bigotry-anti-semitism-in-african-american-museum-tour/

 

DAILY CALLER
— MSNBC Host Immediately Ends Segment After Guest Says ‘I Want Trump To Succeed’ – Christian Datoc
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/21/msnbc-host-immediately-ends-segment-after-guest-says-i-want-trump-to-succeed-video/
— CIA Analyst Who Quit Over Trump Is A Hillary Donor – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/21/cia-analyst-who-quit-over-trump-is-a-hillary-donor/

 

RED STATE
— CPAC: Where Compromise Replaces Conservatism  (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://www.redstate.com/diary/stridentconservative/2017/02/21/cpac-compromise-replaces-conservatism/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— 6 White House Staffers Get the Axe After… FBI Background Checks – JENNI FINK  (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background check, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, and/or g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree.)
http://ijr.com/2017/02/806589-6-white-house-staffers-get-the-axe-after-fbi-background-checks/

 

THE HILL
— Trump steps up deportation push – JORDAN FABIAN AND RAFAEL BERNAL
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320564-trump-steps-up-deportation-push

 

CBS NEWS
— Amid Obamacare repeal efforts, Republicans facing hostile constituents back home – Chip Reid  (DIERSEN: To what extend is Obamacare an effort to make those who have more money pay more money for healthcare for those who have less money?)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/amid-obamacare-repeal-efforts-republicans-facing-hostile-constituents-back-home/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s America will be on vivid display at” CPAC.  Not really, because every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trumps-america-will-be-on-vivid-display-at-annual-conservative-gathering/2017/02/21/071db726-f7a5-11e6-9845-576c69081518_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blame Trump for riots in Sweden.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/02/21/riots-erupt-in-swedens-capital-just-days-after-trump-comments/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise federal employees who leave because of Trump.  Anti-Trumps would glorify and praise a) my Democrat GAO superiors who forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) my Democrat IRS superiors who did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims, and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors who forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-didnt-think-id-ever-leave-the-cia-but-because-of-trump-i-quit/2017/02/20/fd7aac3e-f456-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— OUTSTANDING: Social Security judge sues government over required LGBT video – Gabrielle Banks
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Social-Security-judge-sues-government-over-10949203.php

February 21 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump administration reveals details of deportation plans
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-administration-reveals-details-of-deportation-plans/amp/
— Mistreated groups should unite in protests – Ted Z. Manuel  (DIERSEN: Are you a member of a mistreated group?  Members of the following groups hint/imply/argue/shout that they are mistreated: anti-Trumps, anti-Protestants, anti-conservatives, anti-Republicans, anti-Americans, anti-Whites, anti-males, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/letters-mistreated-groups-should-unite-in-protests/
— Anti-Semitism ‘horrible,’ ‘painful,’ must ‘stop’ – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/trump-tuesday-says-anti-semitism-horrible-after-incidents/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
—  Trump’s ‘passionate intensity’ has political consequences – Jonah Goldberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-passionate-intensity-20170221-column.html
— Donald Trump and the show that never ends – Jonathan Bernstein
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-president-spectacle-20170221-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Reince Priebus.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-reince-priebus-steve-bannon-trump-20170221-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Common-sense solutions for Illinois’ ever expanding budget problems – State Rep. Steven Andersson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170221/discuss/170229946/
— Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170220/news/302209965/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Remember, the enemies of freedom always silence the reporters first.”  (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about the biggest “enemies of freedom” in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170221/discuss/170229950/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Greg Baise has got a vested interest in state budget deal – Jim Dey  (DIERSEN: What do you have a vested interest in and why?  I have a vested interest in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, and in America because that is where my wife and I intend to spend the rest of our lives.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-02-21/jim-dey-hes-got-vested-interest-state-budget-deal.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Workers compensation benefits: Rich helping the rich? – Todd A. Strong, Attorney, Peoria
http://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20170220/letter-rich-helping-rich

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— McCain steps up Trump criticism  ‘First thing dictators do is shut down the press’ – ERIC BRADNER  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, McCain panders to individuals, to organizations, to companies, to governments, and to countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/mccain-steps-up-trump-criticism/660669128
— Kasich tentatively slated to meet with Trump – CNN (DIERSEN: From what I see, many anti-Trumps see Kasich as being their leader. 93 in my precinct voted for Kasich in the March 15, 2016 Republican presidential primary.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/kasich-tentatively-slated-to-meet-with-trump/660549430

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Democrat pot pusher wants help from Rauner to push more pot.
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=237335#.WKwkEhHxZZI

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— GROUPS, INDIVIDUALS HELPING WHITE EXTREMISTS SHED HATE – AP  (DIERSEN: If you support Trump, sooner or later, anti-Trumps will call you a White extremist and a hater.)
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170221/AP/302219948
(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Donald Trump’s election with the support of neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan has lent a new sense of urgency to opponents of white supremacy. “The Trump election has absolutely lit a fire under the butts of the white nationalists,” Martinez said. “It is like, ‘Our time is coming.'”)

 

CHICAGO NOW
— President Trump’s enemies – Bob Schneider  (DIERSEN: Who has declared themselves to be one of your enemies?  Should I write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have declared themselves to be one of my enemies?  The aforesaid include activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc.  The aforesaid focus on stopping everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and they helped end my service as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and/or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)
http://www.chicagonow.com/politics-now/2017/02/president-trumps-enemies/

 

CHICAGOIST
— Video: It’s ‘Not My President’s Day,’ Protesters Say As They Rally In The Loop
http://chicagoist.com/2017/02/20/more_trump_protests_are_expected_in.php

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Evanston stands to lose funds under proposed statewide property tax freeze – Nora Shelly
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2017/02/21/city/evanston-stands-to-lose-funds-under-proposed-statewide-property-tax-freeze/

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Former Illinois resident tells others how to bail out of Prairie State – Michael Carroll
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511076360-former-illinois-resident-tells-others-how-to-bail-out-of-prairie-state

 

SOUTH COOK NEWS
— Economist presses Rauner to speak out against tax hike proposals
http://southcooknews.com/stories/511083811-economist-presses-rauner-to-speak-out-against-tax-hike-proposals

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— State GOP: Madigan’s democracy talk ‘doublespeak’ for dictatorship
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511083909-state-gop-madigan-s-democracy-talk-doublespeak-for-dictatorship

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Identity Politics & Paraphilias: Why the Term ‘Sexual Orientation’ is Nonsense – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/identity-politics-paraphilias-term-sexual-orientation-nonsense/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Milo Yiannopoulos is Destructive to Conservatism – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/milo-yiannopoulos-destructive-conservatism/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— ONE MILLION ILLEGALS ARE UNDER DEPORTATION ORDERS. WHY ARE THEY WALKING AROUND FREE?
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/02/21/one-million-illegals-are-under-deportation-orders-why-are-they-walking-around-free/

 

GOPUSA
— Business slows for those dependent on illegal aliens  (DIERSEN: In your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America, which businesses are most “dependent on illegal aliens?” How much money do these corrupt treasonous businesses give corrupt treasonous politicians?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20916
— Media Malpractice: The ABCs of Media Bias
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20937
— Democrat congressman to sue over removal of painting depicting cops as pigs  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint themselves as being anti-police.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20974
— Millennials view Evangelicals, Muslims, atheists equally, favor Buddhists  (DIERSEN: What do millennials think of Missouri Synod Lutherans (MSL)?  I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a MSL.  I should write a book about elected officials in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, and in Milton Township who demonize, denigrate, and condemn MSLs as being “too conservative.”)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20959

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
—  Milo Yiannopoulos, an expensive lesson for (CPAC) –  Wesley Pruden  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, CPAC is more Libertarian than it is conservative.  Libertarians invited Yiannopoulos to speak at CPAC, not conservatives.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/20/milo-yiannopoulos-proves-costly-to-cpac/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THE SECRET OF AMERICA’S GREATNESS – Ben Kinchlow
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/the-secret-of-americas-greatness/

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— White Guilt Invades Elite Illinois High School – DENNIS BYRNE  (DIERSEN: If you are White, if you are not full of White guilt, Democrats not only will not accept you, they will get rid of you.)
http://www.weeklystandard.com/white-guilt-invades-elite-illinois-high-school/article/2006914

 

CNN
— Trump admin outlines plan to crack down on (ILLEGALS) – Tal Kopan  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps treasonously encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.  Anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.)
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/21/politics/dhs-immigration-guidance-detentions/index.html

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Milo Yiannopoulos would have been the most high-profile openly gay speaker in CPAC’s history. But he is not the ideal standard-bearer for gay Republicans. – Sam Stein  (DIERSEN: “Gay Republicans” focus on getting rid of Republicans who do not promote LBBTQ activity.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/milo-yiannopoulos-cpac-lgbt-conservatives_us_58abac89e4b07028b7034791

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— President Donald Trump is tweeting further criticism of Sweden’s immigration policies. – CATHERINE LUCEY  (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats.  RINOs want immigrants because the want cheap labor.)
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TRUMP_SWEDEN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-02-20-13-44-39

 

NBC NEWS
— Despite Presidents Day, Protesters Give Trump No Respite  In the weekend leading to the Presidents Day holiday, protesters continued to march nationwide, over issues from science to immigration. (DIERSEN: Those who protest Trump are anti-Protestant, anti-Jewish, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/slideshow/despite-president-s-day-protesters-give-trump-no-respite-n723436

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions – RON NIXON and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/us/politics/dhs-immigration-trump.html
— How Readers React to Political News  Stories They Don’t Like: By Ignoring Them – KEVIN QUEALY  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS closely for “opposition research.”  They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/21/upshot/how-readers-react-to-political-news-they-dont-like-they-ignore-it.html
— On Free Press, Supreme Court Pick at Odds With Trump – ADAM LIPTAK  (DIERSEN: In America, the press is not free.  In America, the press is an arm of the Democrat Party.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/us/politics/on-free-press-supreme-court-pick-at-odds-with-trump.html
— Move Left, Democrats – STEVE PHILLIPS  (DIERSEN: “Move left” is code for getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that support Trump and/or are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/opinion/move-left-democrats.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE SUBCAPTION: Don’t just resist Trump, Replace him. – David Brooks (DIERSEN: For anti-Trumps, exactly what is “replace him” code for?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/opinion/this-century-is-broken.html?ref=opinion

 

WASHINGTON POST
— The career pivot is the ultimate test of self-reinvention – Susan Svrluga  (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. In 1980, after working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173, I transferred to GAO. Because I was an old (31) non-veteran White male Republican who complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, the Democrats who ran GAO forced me to accept an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO.  To justify that pay cut, they ignored the fact that much of what I had done for IRS was very similar to what I would be doing for GAO including fact gathering, interviewing, summarizing and analyzing data, investigating, report writing, and developing recommendations.  My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981 and that I became a licensed CPA in 1981.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/the-career-pivot-is-the-ultimate-test-of-self-reinvention/2017/02/15/881b0d20-eedf-11e6-9662-6eedf1627882_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Administration Tightens Deportation, Detention Rules  Homeland Security memos say almost anyone living in the U.S. illegally is subject to removal – LAURA MECKLER
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-tightens-deportation-detention-rules-1487693476
— Why the University of Chicago Opposes ‘Trigger Warnings’  President Robert Zimmer on the role of universities and why they need to be open to controversial ideas – DOUGLAS BELKIN
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-university-of-chicago-opposes-trigger-warnings-1487646602
— Why Bosses Should Stop Thinking of ‘A Players,’ ‘B Players’ and ‘C Players’  Putting employees into performance boxes hurts the workers—and the company – PETER CAPPELLI  (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government a) put their employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger into their A or B boxes and b) put their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older into their B and C boxes.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-bosses-should-stop-thinking-of-a-players-b-players-and-c-players-1487255326
— Seven Steps to Reduce Bias in Hiring  The key is to take bias out of the hiring process instead of trying to take it out of the people doing the hiring – JAY J. VAN BAVEL and  TESSA V. WEST (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/seven-steps-to-reduce-bias-in-hiring-1487646840
— Democracy Can’t Function Without Secrecy  ‘Loose lips sink ships,’ and the leakers who sank Mike Flynn weren’t acting on public-spirited principle. – MICHAEL B. MUKASEY  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about 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 claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but a) who do not want me to know about their activities or their events, do not want me to promote their events, do not want me to attend their events, and/or do not want me to report on their events and b) who pander to Rich Miller and to the rest of the Democrat news media.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democracy-cant-function-without-secrecy-1487635416
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Libertarian Is Steadfast in Dissent – Natalie Andrews  (DIERSEN: There are tremendous conflicts between the Libertarian Party platform and the Republican Party platform.  I should write a book about nasty disingenuous hypocritical Libertarians in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who falsely claim to be Republican to give themselves standing to destroy the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/justin-amash-emerges-as-leading-critic-of-fellow-republican-donald-trump-1487599201

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Men outnumber women more than 2-1 among top White House aides – Donovan Slack (DIERSEN: How many of your aides are women?)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/20/men-outnumber-women-trump-aide-white-house/97913112/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want corn farmers to side with Mexico against America.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/02/20/mexican-retaliation-could-hurt-corn-farmers/98008070/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow over their success in keeping Trump’s approval ratings down. Who takes the lead in your municipality in driving your approval rating down?  For me, it is the mayor of the city that I have lived in since 1978. Attendees at his latest “State of the City” address can testify to that.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/20/no-honeymoon-one-month-trumps-approval-ratings-sagging/98151476/
— AS FOX NEWS MOVES TO THE LEFT: Trump unhinged: Now he’s even at war with Fox News – Alicia Shepard
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/02/20/fox-media-twitter-chris-wallace-shepard-smith-trump-alicia-shepard/98152546/
— AS FOX NEWS MOVES TO THE LEFT: Trumping Obama’s war with Fox – Kirsten Powers
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/02/20/trump-obama-press-media-cnn-fox-kirsten-powers-column/98151248/
— DISGUSTING: Political discourse takes center stage on runways – Cara Kelly
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/usa-today-us-edition/20170221/282299614934897
— DISGUSTING: The first New York Fashion Week since the election of Donald Trump was more political than ever. Designers have made statements – verbally and on the catwalk – against the policies of the new president.
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/life/2017/02/15/nyfw-gets-political-age-trump/97921548/

 

DAILY MAIL
— Trump’s ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski blames President’s inner circle including Kellyanne, Reince, Jared and Bannon for White House chaos – DARREN BOYLE
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4244710/Trump-s-ex-campaign-manager-attacks-White-House-failures.html

 

FED SMITH
— 15,000 New Federal Employees Key Part of Immigration Enforcement – Ralph R. Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/21/15000-new-federal-employees-key-part-of-immigration-enforcement/
— Restoring EPA Priorities and Involving Federal Employees – Ralph R. Smith  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  Their top priorities have always been a) hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats, b) getting rid of Republicans, and c) defending and advancing the Democrat Party platform.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/20/restoring-epa-priorities-and-involving-federal-employees/

 

FED WEEK
— Issues with Skills Gaps, Career Development Raised (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  Their top priorities have always been a) hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats, b) getting rid of Republicans, and c) defending and advancing the Democrat Party platform.)
http://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/issues-skills-gaps-career-development-raised/

February 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— HUNDREDS GATHER AT ‘NOT MY PRESIDENT’S DAY’ PROTEST IN CHICAGO
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/hundreds-gather-at-not-my-presidents-day-protest-in-chicago/1763372/
— RACE FOR AURORA MAYOR HEATS UP – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/race-for-aurora-mayor-heats-up/1764273/
— 25 TAKE OATH OF CITIZENSHIP IN CHICAGO AS NEW TRAVEL BAN LOOMS – Leah Hope
http://abc7chicago.com/news/25-take-oath-of-citizenship-in-chicago-as-new-travel-ban-looms/1763652/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Hundreds protest Trump at Chicago ‘Not My President’ rally – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/236913833-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Immigration forums in Waukegan seek to inform, ease anxiety – Yadira Sanchez Olson and Emily K. Coleman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-waukegan-immigration-st-0221-20170220-story.html
— Everybody knows it’s Bruce Rauner’s fault – Charles Selle  (DIERSEN: For all the defeats that Republican candidates have suffered in Illinois since 2000 when I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  Some of them would come right and say that were it not for me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, George Ryan would still be the Governor of Illinois and Obama would never had been elected to the U.S. Senate, let alone U.S. President.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-rauner-blame-game-st-0221-20170220-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump supporters’ latest cause: Fighting for Ivanka’s perfume.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-ivanka-perfume-glanton-20170220-column.html
— Drobinski leaves Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office for private practice – Jim Newton
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/crime/ct-lns-drobinski-goes-private-practice-st-0218-20170220-story.html
— Protesters rally against Trump on ‘Not My President’ day – Sam Roe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-trump-rally-20170220-story.html
— Sanctuary movement: Houses of worship consider offering refuge to (ILLIGAL) immigrants – Manya Brachear Pashman  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “faith leaders” talk and act like they are paid operatives for the Democrat Party.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-sanctuary-churches-met-20170221-story.html
— Thousands of demonstrators across US say ‘Not My President’ – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-presidents-day-protest-us-20170220-story.html
— Now that Cuba is open, Americans aren’t going – Justin Bachman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-cuba-travel-20170220-story.html
— NFL union squawks its demands in Springfield – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-bears-nfl-nflpa-workers-compensation-football-illinois-edit-0220-md-20170217-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— More than 50K CPS students absent on A Day Without Immigrants  (DIERSEN: How many of those 50K are in America illegally?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/more-than-50k-cps-students-absent-on-a-day-without-immigrants/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps continue to blast Trump over his Sweden remark.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/donald-trump-presidents-day-more-sweden-fallout/
— Hispanic CPS schools’ budgets cut twice the rate of white ones – Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/hispanic-cps-schools-budgets-cut-twice-the-rate-of-white-ones/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Trump’s tough talk won’t fix Chicago – Jesse Jackson:
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/jesse-jackson-trumps-tough-talk-wont-fix-chicago/
— New citizens urged to get involved to help undocumented – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use immigrants to get rid of Republicans.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/new-citizens-urged-to-get-involved-to-help-undocumented/
— Hundreds drawn to second straight day of anti-Trump Loop protests – Sam Charles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/second-straight-day-of-anti-trump-loop-protests-draws-hundreds/
— Faith leaders thank Trump, say ban has united their communities – Andrea Salcedo  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “faith leaders” talk and act like they are paid operatives for the Democrat Party.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/faith-leaders-thank-trump-say-ban-has-united-their-communities/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Lisle slate says it’s not behind proposal to merge towns – Rpbert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170220/news/170229895/
— Proft to address Schaumburg Township GOP Feb. 25
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170220/submitted/170229880/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— How a YouTube video about Sweden ignited the latest Trump furor  Swedish official decries inaccurate reporting – BRIAN STELTER
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/how-a-youtube-video-about-sweden-ignited-the-latest-trump-furor/660487823

 

WSIL TV
— Trump’s weekends in Florida include work and golf – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34544408/trumps-weekends-in-florida-include-work-and-golf

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Why are they protected and we’re not? – GAIL DONNELLY BADER, ALTON
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article133836684.html

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS ACROSS US SAY NOT MY PRESIDENT.”
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170220/AP/302209803

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— COD trustees look at ways to address budget shortfall  Options include dipping into college’s reserve fund, increasing tuition fees – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/02/10/cod-trustees-look-at-ways-to-address-budget-shortfall/ak5jnxa/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Illinois residents slammed by sales taxes
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511083745-illinois-residents-slammed-by-sales-taxes
— Illinois Opportunity Project co-founders: Term limits in Illinois not short-term solution
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511083872-illinois-opportunity-project-co-founders-term-limits-in-illinois-not-short-term-solution
— Smith cites skills, sustainability in bid for Winfield re-election – Carol Ostrow
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511079409-smith-cites-skills-sustainability-in-bid-for-winfield-re-election

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— GOP’s Stan Bonds tapped for Illinois central committee; county seeks election help – Carol Ostrow
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511082467-gop-s-bonds-tapped-for-illinois-central-committee-county-seeks-election-help
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In order to work cooperatively with several state-level Republican organizations and alongside the Illinois Congressional Committee, a Campaign Support Committee was recently established with three leaders including Montgomery Trustee Stan Bonds. Representing a portion of Will County, Bonds was recently appointed to the position by Illinois Republican Chairman Tim Schneider. The committee is formulated to work in tandem with the House Republican Organization, Senate Republican Organization, the State Republican Central Committee and the Illinois Congressional Committee by synchronizing campaign strategies and resources. Additionally, the Illinois GOP recently organized an endeavor to take a survey of statewide Republican leaders, precinct committeemen and conservative grassroots leaders. Questions centered on how the Republican Party can make improvements in the way it facilitates the GOP’s mission throughout Illinois, and the answers have been collated into a PowerPoint presentation accessible online. Constituents can view the survey results online. Will County also recently announced that its election department has an extended need for Republican election judges in the townships of Custer, Wesley, Reed, Florence and Wilmington. Election judges are compensated for their time, as well as for training.)
— Dorr hopes to help fight for taxpayers, transparency as Naperville trustee – Vimbai Chikomo
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511083450-dorr-hopes-to-help-fight-for-taxpayers-transparency-as-naperville-trustee

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Chicago’s ‘Window to the World’ looks out from Democrat-filled bubble
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511082697-chicago-s-window-to-the-world-looks-out-from-democrat-filled-bubble

 

CHICAGO READER
— Deportation fears, rumors are affecting businesses in Little Village – Kate Shepherd
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2017/02/20/deportation-fears-rumors-are-affecting-businesses-in-little-village-and-other-chicago-news

 

DEPAULIA
— DePaul Democrats advocate for universal healthcare – Brenden Moore  (DIERSEN: “Universal healthcare” is code for making Republicans pay for Democrats’ healthcare.)
http://depauliaonline.com/2017/02/20/depaul-democrats-advocate-universal-healthcare/

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
–New Trier schools paid nearly $90K for group to instruct teachers on ‘whiteness’  (DIERSEN: “White” is code for “Republican.”  Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats have shouted at minorities that Whites, that is, Republicans, have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that minorities have had, are having, and will have.)
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511083558-new-trier-h-s-paid-90k-for-group-to-instruct-teachers-on-understanding-whiteness
(FROM THE ARTICLE: New Trier High School District 203 paid $88,614 to a consultancy to teach its staff why “whiteness” causes black and Hispanic students to score lower on standardized tests. North Cook News reviewed district check registers from Jan. 2011 to Jun. 2016. The Pacific Educational Group (PEG) received taxpayer dollars as part of District 203’s “professional development” budget, conducting “diversity training” and holding “seminars” and “summits” with dozens of New Trier’s teachers. One of them, New Trier teacher Pat Savage-Williams, a lead organizer of the school’s mandatory White Guilt” Day, scheduled for Feb. 28, presented at a recent event in Austin, Texas. Including reimbursed travel expenses, attendance at these events has cost New Trier taxpayers many tens of thousands of dollars more. Savage-Williams is president of the Evanston Township High School Board and has actively promoted PEG in that district as well. PEG specializes in “white privilege” training for public school teachers and administrators. Its founder, Glenn Singleton, preaches that white teachers stop black and Hispanic students from achieving because they fail to understand their cultures.)

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Legal Newsline Recognizes Watchdog Reporting – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/02/legal-newsline-recognizes-watchdog-reporting/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— HUNDREDS PROTEST TRUMP IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO #NOTMYPRESIDENTDAY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/hundreds-protest-trump-in-downtown-chicago-notmypresidentday.html
— WILL COUNTY BOARD MEMBER STEVE BALICH UNDER SEIGE FROM LOCAL LEFTIST WOMEN’S GROUP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/will-county-board-member-under-seige-from-local-leftist-group.html
— BLACK LEADER BABETTE HOLDER OUTRAGED ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS SEEK TAXPAYER FUNDING FOR ABORTIONS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/black-leader-outraged-illinois-lawmakers-seek-taxpayer-funding-for-abortions.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Hundreds protest Trump at Chicago ‘Not My President’ rally – AP
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/20/hundreds-protest-trump-at-chicago-not-my-president/
— Adam Kinzinger: Trump’s Sweden comment ‘an embarrassing moment’ –  David Sherfinski  (DIERSEN Anti-Trumps love Kinzinger.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-Jewish, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/20/adam-kinzinger-donald-trump-sweden-comment-embarra/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Priebus: What Alternate Universe Are “Washington Gossip Rags” Living In? – Tim Hains
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/02/19/priebus_what_alternate_universe_are_washington_gossip_rags_living_in.html

 

GOPUSA
— London’s Muslim Mayor: ‘Cruel’ Trump should be denied state visit  (DIERSEN: How soon will Muslims succeed in conquering England?)
http://www.gopusa.com/londons-muslim-mayor-cruel-trump-should-be-denied-state-visit/
— Angela Merkel urges Europe to take MORE refugees as she says Islam ‘isn’t the source of terror’  (DIERSEN: Terrorists love Merkel.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20863

 

DAILY CALLER
— High-Tech Traitors Are Social Justice Warriors 1st, Businessmen 2nd – Ilana Mercer
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/20/high-tech-traitors-are-social-justice-warriors-1st-businessmen-2nd/

 

BREITBART
— It’s Official! Donald Trump Speaking at CPAC – CHARLIE SPIERING
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/20/official-donald-trump-speaking-cpac/
— New York Times Warns Readers: Unhinged Leftist Hate ‘Helping Trump’
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/02/19/new-york-times-warns-readers-unhinged-leftist-hate-helping-trump/
— Democrats Invoke 25th Amendment, Question Trump’s Mental Health – ADELLE NAZARIAN
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/20/democrats-question-president-trumps-mental-health/
— DHS Authorizes Hiring 10K Immigration Officers – BOB PRICE
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/02/20/dhs-authorizes-hiring-10k-immigration-officers/
— Phoenix Refuses Sanctuary City Status – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/02/20/phoenix-refuses-sanctuary-city-status/

 

AMERICAN INTEREST
— GOP Goes After Tenure  (DIERSEN: Democrats run education in America. Ever-increasingly, those Democrats focus on cranking “good little Democrats” who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-Jewish, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/02/15/gop-goes-after-tenure/

 

THE HILL
— Milo Yiannopoulos disinvited from CPAC – MAX GREENWOOD
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320358-milo-yiannopoulis-disinvited-from-cpac
— CNN’s Tapper blasts CPAC for Milo Yiannopoulos invite – MAX GREENWOOD
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320345-tapper-blasts-cpac-for-inviting-milo-to-speak

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Board Member Slams Milo Yiannopoulos Invite To CPAC  “This isn’t about free speech. This is about basic decency.” – Igor Bobic
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/milo-yiannopoulos-cpac_us_58aaf234e4b037d17d2995ff

 

NBC NEWS
— America Gives Trump an Earful at ‘Not My President’s Day’ Rallies – TRYMAINE LEE, ANDREW RAFFERTY and CORKY SIEMASZKO
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/america-gives-trump-earful-not-my-president-s-day-rallies-n723371

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘I Am Ashamed’ vs. ‘Get Over It’: British Lawmakers Debate Trump Visit – STEVEN ERLANGER  (DIERSEN: How soon will Muslims succeed in conquering England?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/world/europe/britain-trump-state-visit.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— How bad will Trump’s mass deportations get? Here’s a big thing to watch for. How the Trump White House may be using fear to encourage “self-deportation.” – Greg Sargent  (DIERSEN: Treasonously, anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring other people to America illegally.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/02/20/how-bad-are-trumps-mass-deportations-going-to-get-heres-a-big-thing-to-watch-for/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— With Their Elevated Homicide Rates, Four Cities Stand Out  Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Memphis reach levels not seen since the 1990s – SCOTT CALVERT, SHIBANI MAHTANI and ZUSHA ELINSON
https://www.wsj.com/articles/with-their-rising-homicide-rates-four-cities-stand-out-1487592002

 

USA TODAY
— Trump’s friends wear red, not blue  (DIERSEN: Since 1978, all the new cars that I have bought have been red.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/20/donald-trump-retains-republican-suppoert-not-democrats/98158922/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Hundreds Protest Trump at Chicago ‘Not My President’ Rally  Several hundred people have gathered near Trump Tower in Chicago to protest President Donald Trump. – AP
http://www.usnews.com/news/illinois/articles/2017-02-20/hundreds-protest-trump-at-chicago-not-my-president-rally

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— CPAC Blasted for Milo Yiannopoulos Invite After Pedophilia Remarks Resurface – Margaret Hartmann
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/cpac-milo-yiannopoulos-pedophilia.html

 

FISCAL TIMES
— How Public Employee Pensions Make Income Inequality Worse – Marc Joffe  (DIERSEN: What would your superiors say that they did to fight income inequality?  My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.  My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2017/02/20/How-Public-Employee-Pensions-Make-Income-Inequality-Worse

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Civil service reform starts with performance – Jeff Neal  (DIERSEN: Measuring performance is extremely subjective. Starting in 1989, to punish me for becoming in 1988 an active member of a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, my Democrat GAO superiors used the subjectivity in their pay-for-performance (PFP) system to always rank me in the lower half of my coworkers for PFP purposes.  They were furious that I earned job-related professional certifications in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997 and that I earned a job-related master’s degree in 1997.  During that time, my Democrat coworkers focused on helping my GAO superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/commentary/2017/02/civil-service-reform-starts-with-performance/

 

INDEPENDENT
— Fox News anchor berates Donald Trump’s chief of staff: ‘You don’t get to tell us what to do’  The clash came after the president said the media was the ‘enemy of the American people’ – Andrew Buncombe  (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that they can tell you what to do?  I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that they can tell me what to do.  They include past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, Illinois, and America.)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/fox-news-chris-wallace-donald-trump-media-enemy-reince-priebus-a7588961.html

 

DAILY MAIL
— VP Pence says he and Trump support a ‘free and independent press’ – but they’ll call the media out when reporters play ‘fast and loose with the facts’ – Francesca Chambers and Keith Griffith  (DIERSEN: The press is NOT free or independent.  The press acts like it is an arm of the Democrat Party.)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4243152/Pence-fr.html

February 20 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The media’s ‘Me-me-me’ party line – Heather Wilhelm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-media-unfair-coverage-trump-perspec-0220-md-20170218-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: Des Plaines city council turns to polygraphs in leak investigation – John Keilman and Brian L. Cox
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/des-plaines/ct-des-plaines-polygraph-leak-met-20170219-story.html
— Mayoral candidates square off in suburban election primaries  Madigan is accused of trying to buy control of election in Aurora – Angie Leventis Lourgos
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-suburban-primaries-met-20170220-story.html
— Illinois’ separate but unequal school funding system – Forrest Claypool
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-illinois-separate-but-unequal-school-funding-system-20170217-story.html

— The dumbing down of the American voter – Leonard Pitts Jr.  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who wants you to be dumbed down?  ANSWER: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you to be dumbed down. They want you to know ONLY what they want you to know. They want to manipulate/dominate you.  They certainly do not want anyone to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid.  They are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-Jewish, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-education-divide-american-voters-20170217-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Steinberg blasts Trump.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-hard-to-honor-a-man-who-never-stops-honoring-himself/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Some DuPage Republicans holding township primaries Feb. 28 – Robert Sanchez and Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170220/news/170229977/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Why aren’t Illinoisans blocking traffic in front of their Capitol? – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170219/their-view-why-arent-illinoisans-blocking-traffic-in-front-of-their-capitol

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren talks veterans’ issues, Trans-Pacific Partnership with residents – TONY SCOTT (DIERSEN: Trump and his supporters need to get examples to Hultgren that support Trump’s statement that “Our veterans, in many cases, are being treated worse than illegal immigrants.”)
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/10/03/u-s-rep-randy-hultgren-talks-veterans-issues-trans-pacific-partnership-with-residents/avn9vdb/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A resident at the meeting said he had read that illegal immigrants get better health care than veterans. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made such claims during his campaign, most recently during a Sept. 7 speech in Philadelphia. “Our veterans, in many cases, are being treated worse than illegal immigrants,” he said, according to national media reports. Hultgren said such a claim isn’t true. “I don’t think that’s true,” he said. “That illegal immigrants are getting better care than our veterans, I don’t think that’s true. I don’t know where that came from.” Hultgren said there have been some reforms, but there is “more that needs to happen.” He praised the VA for the experience he has had with his own father. “My dad’s a veteran, and so grateful for the VA,” he said. “Hines has been really good to him and also [James] Lovell [Federal Health Care Center] in North Chicago has been really great. And to me, that’s one of those that really is a model: a joint VA and DOD facility relationship with Lovell. But almost everything we’ve heard has been very positive. The quality of care is unbelievable. All the resources for our veterans are right there.”)

 

JOURNAL COURIER
— Commentary: In state politics, it’s ‘daddy dearest’ – Scott Reeder
http://myjournalcourier.com/news/106044/commentary-in-state-politics-its-daddy-dearest

 

QUAD CITIES TIMES
— Rauner put Senate Republicans in a bind – Rich Miller
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/guest/miller-rauner-put-senate-republicans-in-a-bind/article_6b888ce9-1942-5546-8356-248e7f511b50.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— More refugees flee U.S. for Canada  Canadian advocates: U.S. is no longer a safe country – CNN  (DIERSEN: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, America has become an extremely “safe place” for those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-Jewish, anti-conservative, 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.)
http://www.mystateline.com/news/more-refugees-flee-us-for-canada/660156804
— New Yorkers rally to say, ‘Today I am a Muslim, too’  Protest took place in Times Square – ELIOTT C. MCLAUGHLIN  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote Islam.  How soon, if not already, will anti-Trumps get rid of you if you do not promote Islam?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/new-yorkers-rally-to-say-today-i-am-a-muslim-too/660079830

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Chicago, other elite cities attracting companies away from downstate, economic columnist says – Karen Kidd
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511083012-chicago-other-elite-cities-attracting-companies-away-from-downstate-economic-columnist-says

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— DuPage GOP hopes to keep converting Democrats through common-sense policies – Michael Carroll
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511077186-dupage-gop-hopes-to-keep-converting-democrats-through-common-sense-policies
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The DuPage County Republican Party sees opportunities to expand the party’s influence in 2017 since the blue tide that gave Democrat Hillary Clinton a 15-point margin of victory in the county’s polling numbers petered out down the ballot. “We’re pretty optimistic that Republicans are going to continue being elected,” county GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski told the DuPage Policy Journal. The party will be looking to build its base as it focuses on electing Republicans running in elections in nine townships in the spring, Krajewski said. Those offices include trustees, highway commissioner, clerk and supervisor. Generally, Illinois townships are responsible for maintaining roads and bridges, assessing local property taxes, and aiding the indigent. The DuPage townships consist of Wayne, Bloomingdale, Addison, Winfield, Milton, York, Naperville, Lisle and Downers Grove. Krajewski pointed to the county GOP’s showing in the November vote, when the party picked up another seat on the county governing board. Now the board is made up of 17 Republican members vs. one Democrat. “Residents here in DuPage are comfortable with the way things are being run,” Krajewski said. Though in county voting Republican Donald Trump finished behind Clinton in the November presidential race, a majority of county voters supported the GOP candidate for state controller, Leslie Geissler Munger, over Democrat Susana Mendoza, who won the statewide race. Republicans also prevailed in county offices – state’s attorney, circuit court clerk, county auditor, coroner and recorder – Krajewski said. Indeed, Democrats did not even field candidate in the state’s attorney and coroner race in DuPage, which is adjacent to Democrat-dominated Cook County. DuPage County’s success can also be seen in the population flow from the Chicago region into the county, according to Krajewski. People are drawn by the county’s low property taxes, good schools, low crime rate and emphasis on law enforcement, he said. “A lot of Democrats switch to the Republican Party once they move here,” Krajewski said. The county GOP will focus on getting its message out in the coming year while stressing that the state’s problems are long-term and did not start when a Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner was elected two years ago. The GOP-dominated county board has also put out its governing priorities in the coming year. These priorities include cutting the size and cost of local government by merging the Elections Department and the County Clerk’s Office and keeping the DuPage Convalescent Center operating so it can continue to serve 350 county residents. Fighting heroin addiction will also be a top priority. In 2016, the county Coroner’s Office reported that opioid-related deaths in the county numbered 78 – a 53 percent increase over the number of deaths reported in the previous year. The deaths involved heroin, fentanyl and mixtures of the two. The county will also lobby to restore state funding in support of county probation costs as well focusing on easing traffic congestion and protection against flooding. In addition, county board members want to extend surcharges on wireless services, which had been set to phase out on July 1. The surcharge helps to fund 911 responses countywide.)

 

DAILY ILLINI
— Why The Daily Illini is not your enemy – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What percent of the Daily Illini staff is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-Jewish, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors?)
http://dailyillini.com/opinions/editorials/2017/02/20/editorial-daily-illini-not-enemy/

 

COLUMBIA CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois Democrats promote abortion.
http://www.columbiachronicle.com/metro/article_c8e8ca8c-f4ba-11e6-8c95-c7fe4776a942.html

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— 6th Annual Feed the Need in Naperville
http://www.nctv17.com/6th-annual-feed-the-need-in-naperville/

 

EVANSTON PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that support Trump, and especially Trump supporters who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://patch.com/illinois/chicago/gabel-invites-residents-attend-seminar-protecting-our-civil-liberties

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Country Club Hills Fire Department – “Thousands of Web searches for pornography” – Hard drives wiped. – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/02/country-club-hills-fire-department-thousands-of-web-searches-for-pornography-hard-drives-wiped/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DI LEO: TRUMP THE TRUST-BUSTER? THE PRESIDENT TAKES ON THE MSM’S MONOPOLY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/trump-the-trust-buster-the-president-takes-on-the-msms-monopoly.html

 

GOPUSA
—  State Dep. officials barred from Trump-Netanyahu meeting  (DIERSEN: Of course, during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, my Democrat supervisors, my Democrat coworkers, and my Democrat subordinates barred me from the meetings that they held to get rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20918
— Media Lapdogs Become Rabid Attack Dogs
http://www.gopusa.com/media-lapdogs-become-rabid-attack-dogs/
— Leaked: DHS Memos Aimed at Illegal Aliens
http://www.gopusa.com/leaked-dhs-memos-aimed-at-illegal-aliens/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Donald Trump to speak at CPAC on Friday – David Sherfinski
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/20/donald-trump-speak-cpac-friday/
— Trump stance on religious liberty leaves social conservatives nervous  Evangelicals want promise kept – Bradford Richardson
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/19/trump-stance-on-religious-liberty-leaves-social-co/

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Trump’s Epic Press Conference Draws Cheers From the People, Jeers from the ‘Fake News’ Media – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/02/19/trumps-epic-press-conference-draws-cheers-people-jeers-fake-news-media/

 

CHRISTIAN NEWS
— Judge Rules Illinois Law Banning Help for Homosexual Youth Doesn’t Apply to Pastors – Heather Clark
http://christiannews.net/2017/02/20/judge-rules-illinois-law-banning-help-for-homosexual-youth-doesnt-apply-to-pastors/

 

COLLEGE FIX
— Students could opt out of paying for liberal campus programs under Gov. Scott Walker’s budget – JACKSON RICHMAN
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/31283/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Charter Schools Are No Panacea – Eileen F. Toplansky
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/charter_schools_are_no_panacea.html

 

HOOVER INSTITUTE
— The End Of Identity Politics – Victor Davis Hanson
http://www.hoover.org/research/end-identity-politics

 

NEWSMAX
— Liberal Voters to Dems: Oppose Trump or ‘We Will Replace You’ – Solange Reyner
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/voters-activists-protestors-presidents-day/2017/02/19/id/774476/

 

BREITBART
— Top 10 Holdover Obama Bureaucrats President Trump Can Fire or Remove Today – MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, because I have always been a Republican, I was always on my superiors’ lists of employees who they wanted to get rid of.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and d) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/18/top-ten-holdover-obama-bureaucrats-president-trump-can-fire-today/
— MILO Teases the Topic of His Upcoming CPAC Speech on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday – CHARLIE NASH
http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2017/02/19/milo-teases-topic-of-upcoming-cpac-speech-siriusxm-breitbart-sunday/

 

THE BLAZE
— Limbaugh obliterates the mainstream media for trying to ‘destroy’ Trump: ‘It’s not going to work’ – Chris Enloe  (DIERSEN: Who focuses on destroying individuals, organizations, and/or companies in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  I should write a book about such destroyers in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/19/limbaugh-obliterates-the-mainstream-media-for-trying-to-destroy-trump-its-not-going-to-work/
— Video surfaces of Milo Yiannopoulos defending pedophilia, ACU board reportedly not consulted on CPAC invite – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/19/video-surfaces-of-milo-yiannopoulos-defending-pedophilia-acu-board-reportedly-not-consulted-on-cpac-invite/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Rand Paul Blasts McCain’s Comments On Trump – Juliegrace Brufke
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/19/rand-paul-blasts-mccains-comments-on-trump/
— Milo Angrily Denies Defending Sex Abuse: ‘A Vile And Disgusting Crime’ – Scott Greer
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/19/milo-angrily-denies-defending-sex-abuse-a-vile-and-disgusting-crime/

 

FEDERALIST
— Barack Obama’s Group Behind Protests Around The Country – Robert Gehl
http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/barack-obamas-group-behind-protests-around-the-country

 

POLITICO
— Lewandowski: Trump’s staff has ‘not prepared’ him
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/corey-lewandowski-criticize-trump-staff-ax-files-235201

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Trump Juan Williams says “Senate GOP begins to push Trump away.”
http://thehill.com/opinion/juan-williams/320324-juan-williams-senate-gop-begins-to-push-trump-away

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Chris Wallace: Obama Didn’t Like The Media, ‘But He Never Said We Were An Enemy’ “He never went as far as President Trump has, and that’s what’s concerning.” – Rebecca Shapiro  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the media focuses on electing Democrats, on reelecting Democrats, and on defending and advancing the Democrat Party platform.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chris-wallace-reince-priebus-fake-media-enemy-of-people_us_58aa8f89e4b07602ad55fb69

 

NBC NEWS
— Russia Compiles Psychological Dossier on Trump for Putin – BILL NEELY  (DIERSEN: I should compile written psychological dossiers on my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-compiles-psychological-dossier-trump-putin-n723196

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Bannon molded Breitbart into a far-right sledgehammer. How it will be wielded in the Trump era? – Manuel Roig-Franzia and Paul Farhi
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/bannon-molded-breitbart-into-a-far-right-sledgehammer-how-it-will-be-wielded-in-the-trump-era/2017/02/19/422fbed2-f704-11e6-be05-1a3817ac21a5_story.html
— Will your pension be there when you need it? – Michelle Singletary
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2017/02/20/will-your-pension-be-there-when-you-need-it/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/nyregion/retirement-medicinal-marijuana.html
— With Coverage in Peril and Obama Gone, Health Law’s Critics Go Quiet – JONATHAN MARTIN
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/us/politics/affordable-care-act-critics.html?

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Video shared ahead of CPAC shows Milo Yiannopoulos speaking fondly of relationships between men and ‘young boys’ – Nicole Hensley
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/video-shows-milo-yiannopoulos-speaking-fondly-pedophilia-article-1.2977071

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/19/donald-trump-not-my-presidents-day-protests/98130952/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Chris Woodyard reports on what vehicles the “wealthiest among us” drive.
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/usa-today-us-edition/20170220/281792808791954

 

TIME
— OUTSTANDING: New Homeland Security Guidelines Call for the Sweeping Detention and Deportation of Illegal Immigrants – AP
http://time.com/4676187/trump-immigrants-deportation-memo-mexico-migrants/

 

FORTUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Fortune sides with the press and against Trump.  The press sides with those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-Jewish, anti-conservative, 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.
http://fortune.com/2017/02/20/fox-news-wallace-priebus-trump/

 

FED SMITH
— Civil Service Reform Is Coming: What Should It Be? – Jeff Neal (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and d) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/20/civil-service-reform-is-coming-what-should-it-be/

February 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS MARCH THROUGH LOOP – Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/anti-trump-protesters-march-through-loop/1762540/

 

CBS2
— Illinois Republican Party Accuse Mendoza Of Improper Spending Of Funds
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/19/illinois-republican-party-accuse-mendoza-of-improper-spending-of-funds/

 

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, McCain panders to the media. Ever-increasingly, the media focuses on a) electing Democrats, b) reelecting Democrats, and c) promoting the Democrat Party platform.
http://wgntv.com/2017/02/19/john-mccain-slams-president-trumps-attacks-on-the-media-we-need-a-free-press/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Several hundred rally downtown against Trump – Mitch Dudek  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Trump, anti-Jewish, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/several-hundred-rally-downtown-against-trump/
— Love or hate it, Thompson Center has had its day – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-love-or-hate-it-thompson-center-has-had-its-day/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Robert Reich says “Trump’s nutty ‘America First’ policies are demagoguery.”  Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-trumps-nutty-america-first-policies-are-demagoguery/
— Draft DHS guidelines seek to aggressively detain (ILLEGAL) immigrants – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/draft-dhs-guidelines-seek-to-aggressively-detain-immigrants/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Anti-Trump protesters take to downtown streets again – Tony Briscoe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-trump-downtown-chicago-protest-20170219-story.html
— ‘Grand Bargain’ still looks to me like no deal – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-grand-bargain-still-looks-to-me-like-no-deal-20170219-column.html
— Fox News anchor Chris Wallace warns viewers: Trump crossed the line in latest attack on media – Amy B Wang  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the media is anti-Trump, anti-Jewish, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-chris-wallace-trump-media-20170219-story.html
— Little Village streets, restaurants quiet as deportation fears rise – Marwa Eltagouri  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they side with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST America’s citizens.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-little-village-immigrants-met-20170216-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Will Madigan’s Democrats continue to doom Illinois? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170217/ISSUE05/170219873/will-madigans-democrats-continue-to-doom-illinois
— Springfield Dems need fresh definition of ‘win’ – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170217/ISSUE11/170219872/springfield-dems-need-fresh-definition-of-win

 

TIMES
— State’s conservatives heartbroken – David Giuliani
http://www.mywebtimes.com/opinion/columnists/as-it-is-state-s-conservatives-heartbroken/article_d215330f-ed71-5baa-b25c-5ec4367087f0.html

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— GOP RIPS ILLINOIS COMPTROLLER FOR BUYING USED $32K SUV – AP
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170219/AP/302199856

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Aurora mayoral candidates take center stage at Eola Community Center – Glenn Minnis
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511080525-aurora-mayoral-candidates-take-center-stage-at-eola-community-center

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Democrats dominate District 219 school board as elections loom
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511082699-democrats-dominate-district-219-school-board-as-elections-loom

 

SAGAMON SUN
— Manufacturer: Trump’s election alone has improved industry outlook – Karen Kidd
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511060921-manufacturer-trump-s-election-alone-has-improved-industry-outlook

 

ILLINOIS BUSINESS DAILY
— Lawyers’ escrow accounts fund illegal alien defense  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
http://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/511082701-lawyers-escrow-accounts-fund-illegal-alien-defense

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— New Trier High School’s Fight Against Diversity Becomes National Story – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/new-trier-high-schools-fight-against-diversity-becomes-national-story/

 

BARBWIRE
— GO INTO MEXICO ILLEGALLY: YOU ARE ARRESTED, DEPORTED OR JAILED – BRADLEE DEAN  (DIERSEN: Mexico has committed the following acts of war against America: Mexico has a) sent many millions of its citizens into America illegally, b) kept many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and c) sent mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
http://barbwire.com/2017/02/19/go-into-mexico-illegally-you-are-arrested-deported-or-jailed/
— IT IS ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO FORCE CHRISTIANS TO VIOLATE THEIR FAITH – DR. MICHAEL BROWN
http://barbwire.com/2017/02/19/it-is-absolutely-outrageous-for-the-government-to-force-christians-to-violate-their-faith/
— OUTRAGEOUS: USDA TELLS MEAT PACKING PLANT OWNERS TO THROW OUT THEIR FAITH – TONY PERKINS
http://barbwire.com/2017/02/19/meat-plant-raises-steaks-freedom-video/

 

BREITBART
— Washington Post Corrects ‘Racist, Anti-Semitic’ Smears About MILO – JACK HADFIELD
http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2017/02/19/washington-post-removes-reference-milo-racist-anti-semitic/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump McCain says “I Worry About Trump.”
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/19/mccain-i-worry-about-trump/

 

FOX NEWS
— Limbaugh blasts news media attacks on Trump as pointless, ‘kind of comical’
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/19/limbaugh-blasts-news-media-attacks-on-trump-as-pointless-kind-comical.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Soros, Liberal Billionaires Behind ‘Sometimes Violent’ Anti-Trump Protests – Cathy Burke
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ed-klein-liberal-protests-paid/2017/02/19/id/774451/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Krauthammer: Trump Should ‘Attack’ Revolting Gov. Employees And Agencies – Christian Datoc  (DIERSEN: One could say that in 1988, I revolted when I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged the federal government with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/18/krauthammer-trump-should-attack-revolting-gov-employees-and-agencies-video/
— ‘Liberal Moms’ Make Fancypants Manhattan Prep School Cancel Ice Skating Party At Trump Rink – Eric Owens
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/18/liberal-moms-make-fancypants-manhattan-prep-school-cancel-ice-skating-party-at-trump-rink/

 

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Black Lives Matter: racist provocation with radical roots – James Simpson
http://canadafreepress.com/article/video-black-lives-matter-racist-provocation-with-radical-roots

 

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
— Too soon? What comes of Democratic talk of impeaching Trump  President Trump’s approval ratings are highly divided along partisan lines. Could fierce opposition from the Democrats, including early talk of impeaching him, deepen those sentiments? – Amanda Hoover  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are not only anti-Trump, but that they are anti-Protestant, anti-Jewish, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2017/0219/Too-soon-What-comes-of-Democratic-talk-of-impeaching-Trump

 

THE HILL
— Americans brimming with optimism on the economy – JONATHAN EASLEY
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/320284-americans-brimming-with-optimism-on-the-economy
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Kasich says “World leaders are not sure about the president.”
http://thehill.com/policy/international/320291-kasich-world-leaders-are-not-sure-about-the-president
— British Parliament To Debate Withdrawing Donald Trump’s Invite For State Visit  London’s mayor is among those who say Trump shouldn’t get the red carpet rollout. – Kim Bellware  (DIERSEN: How soon will Muslims conquer England?)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/parliament-withdraw-trump-state-visit_us_58a9e592e4b07602ad55c35f

 

AOL NEWS
— ‘You don’t get to tell us what to do’: FOX News anchor confronts Reince Priebus over Trump’s media criticism  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who talk and act like they can tell me what to do.  They include 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.  They have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.  They destroy individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate.  They have their operatives and their dupes do their dirty work.)
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/19/you-dont-get-to-tell-us-what-to-do-fox-news-anchor-confronts/21717163/
— Republican lawmaker wants to require physical exams for presidential candidates
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/19/republican-lawmaker-require-physical-exams-presidential-candidates/21716584/

 

NBC NEWS
— ‘Not My President’s Day’: Thousands Plan Anti-Trump Rallies Across U.S. – SHIRA TARLO
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/not-my-president-s-day-thousands-plan-anti-trump-rallies-n722586
— Defense Secretary Mattis Has No Issues With Press, Unlike Trump – TIM STELLOH  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the press focuses on a) electing Democrats, b) reelecting Democrats, and c) promoting the Democrat Party platform.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/defense-secretary-mattis-has-no-issues-press-unlike-trump-n723081

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Trump Proposal Would Deport More Immigrants Immediately – PETER BAKER and RON NIXON
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/us/politics/trump-immigration-deportations.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein: Trump’s attacks on the press are more dangerous than Nixon’s – Avi Selk and Kristine Guerra (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the press focuses on a) electing Democrats, b) reelecting Democrats, and c) promoting the Democrat Party platform.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/19/watergate-reporter-carl-bernstein-trumps-attacks-on-the-press-are-more-dangerous-than-nixons/
— Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t –  Jenna Johnson and David Weigel Febr
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-supporters-see-a-successful-president–and-are-frustrated-with-critics-who-dont/2017/02/19/496cb4b4-f6ca-11e6-9845-576c69081518_story.html
– Fox News anchor Chris Wallace warns viewers: Trump crossed the line in latest attack on media – Amy B Wang  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the media is anti-Trump, anti-Jewish, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/19/fox-news-anchor-chris-wallace-warns-viewers-trump-crossed-the-line-in-latest-attack-on-media/
— Trump called the press ‘the enemy.’ Reince Priebus says he meant it. – Kristine Guerra  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted me as being an enemy of those who are NOT Protestant, NOT conservative, NOT Republican, NOT American, NOT White, NOT male, NOT older, NOT rich, NOT gun owners, NOT German American, and/or those whose ancestors have NOT been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/19/trump-called-the-press-the-enemy-reince-priebus-says-he-meant-it/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— Trump administration continues to complain about media coverage – Kenneth Singletary
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2017/02/19/trump-administration-contiuues-complain-about-media-coverage/ltxNPdOXf1gfAuh4VolWEM/story.html

 

DAILY BEAST
— Chris Wallace Smacks Down Reince Priebus – Matt Wilstein  (DIERSEN: The Mayor of Wheaton Mike Gresk smacked me down at his Annual State of the City Address because I asked him to mention in his address Wheaton’s 2016 Independence Day Parade and that Kirk, Rauner, and Sanguenetti had participated in it.  Wheaton’s anti-Republicans side with Gresk against me.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/19/chris-wallace-smacks-down-reince-priebus.html
— The Screwed Generation Turns Socialist  The Depression and WWII shaped the greatest generation, and postwar prosperity shaped the Baby Boomers. Millennials, battered by capitalism, move ever leftward. – Joel Kotkin
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/19/the-screwed-generation-turns-socialist.html

 

SEATTLE TIMES
— To federal-government workers: Persist!  My message to my former colleagues in the federal government is: Don’t go. Instead, speak truth to power. You are needed now more than ever. – Frederick J. Kaplan  (DIERSEN: I stayed and persisted against political affiliation discrimination, against reverse discrimination, against age discrimination, and against retaliation for almost 30 years.  For doing that, I paid the following price:  My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, they disallowed my education deductions, and they disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/to-federal-government-workers-persist/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: These are the worst of times for federal-government employees. Several of the political appointees in the Trump administration are hostile to the missions of the departments and agencies they now lead. On top of that, the president’s hiring freeze will create imbalances in the federal workforce, requiring current employees to fill in random gaps. Many civil servants will simply quit in disgust. I hope they don’t. When Ronald Reagan became president in 1981, I was an attorney in the Seattle office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In his first year in office, President Ronald Reagan proceeded to remake our small agency, bringing in new leadership that openly disdained the civil-rights community and its agenda. Some of us joked bitterly that we were becoming the U.S. Commission against Civil Rights. Funding for the commission was drastically reduced. Discouraged, much of the staff, myself included, found employment elsewhere. Abandoning ship in such circumstances is understandable, but in retrospect I think a mistake. When those civil servants with the strongest commitment to their agency’s mission leave, who remains? Answer: Those less committed and less likely to confront their political masters. Sure, the most earnest among those who quit the government will carry on their cause from the outside. But ultimately civil rights, environmental protection, enforcement of labor standards cannot be fully realized without governmental action, that is the action of dedicated and experienced civil servants.)

 

FORTUNE
— People Who Fear Deportation Under President Trump Are Fleeing to Canada for Asylum – Mahita Gajanan
http://fortune.com/2017/02/19/asylum-seekers-flee-us-trump/

February 19 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Trump Holds Campaign-Style Rally in Florida
http://www.nbcchicago.com/multimedia/Trump-Holds-Presidents-Day-Weekend-Rally-in-Florida-414188523.html
— Milo Yiannopoulos, Larry Wilmore Go Head-to-Head on ‘Maher’ – David Bauder
http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Milo-Yiannopoulos-Larry-Wilmore-Go-Head-to-Head-on-Maher-414174463.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “After a difficult first month, Trump returns to his comfort zone.”  What is your comfort zone?  Obviously, my comfort zone is putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-rally-florida-20170218-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Lawmakers say Trump’s words matter — and hurt the country’s standing abroad.”  Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with anti-Americans.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-lawmakers-trump-united-states-standing-abroad-20170218-story.html
— Schneider’s town hall meeting draws high-octane crowd – Lee V. Gaines  (DIERSEN: What if Republicans flooded Democrat town hall meetings with pro-Trumps like Democrats flood Republican town hall meetings with anti-Trumps?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/news/ct-brad-schneider-town-hall-met-20170218-story.html
— Bill Maher lets Milo Yiannopoulos attack female comedians unchecked on HBO’s ‘Real Time’ – Daniel Holloway
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-bill-maher-milo-yiannopoulos-real-time-20170218-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote gender confusion.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers/ijustworkhere/ct-transgender-bathrooms-huppke-work-advice-0219-biz-20170217-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cheap attacks on Trump undermine progressive values – Thomas A. Foster
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-cheap-attacks-on-trump-undermine-progressive-values/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats run Chicago.  Never-the-less, ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for problems that Blacks have in Chicago.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/silencing-the-guns-a-racial-divide-at-heart-of-chicago-violence/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats eye Rodney Davis, who expects the challenge – Bernard Schoenburg  (DIERSEN: Of course, anti-Trumps will advise Davis to go anti-Trump big time to get reelected.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170218/bernard-schoenburg-dems-eye-rodney-davis-who-expects-challenge
— Effort to privatize economic development questioned – BGA
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170218/effort-to-privatize-economic-development-questioned
— State budget impasse still hurting schools – Jason Nevel
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170218/state-budget-impasse-still-hurting-schools

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: BND wants to tax retirement income. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, as inflation is far higher than COLAs, the purchasing power of my Civil Service Retirement System pension and Social Security is eroded.)
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article133440444.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: And he said this: “we cannot tax people’s retirement incomes.”  We say this: “Why not?”  The feds tax retirement income. Illinois is one of only three states that do not. Instead of some lukewarm reforms and taxing everybody in the neighborhood of 5 percent, what about just closing the loophole that lets retirees escape paying state income taxes? That would put another $2 billion in state coffers and use retirement income to generate a partial fix for our $130 billion state pension deficit. Yes, we can hear the AARP screaming now about balancing the state budget on the backs of those with fixed incomes. True dat. But we could build in some protections for lower retirement incomes, say taxable after $35,000. Illinois has 350,000 people drawing pensions, and of that more than 14,000 are drawing public pensions of greater than $100,000 per year. How fair is it to ask the average Illinois family to pay an additional $745 in state income taxes when so many are paying zip? Letting retirement income escape state taxes is truly a loophole that lawmakers in 1983 giddily and popularly passed, sort of like the free bus rides for seniors regardless of income. Pain is coming in Illinois. Taxing retirees and selling the Thompson Center in Chicago are tiny splinters to be removed before amputations are necessary.)

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Legislation could help Route 66 celebration – KEVIN BARLOW and DEREK BEIGH
http://herald-review.com/news/local/state-and-regional/legislation-could-help-route-celebration/article_05212915-2b7e-5c18-96ee-a9155c3e9bb0.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Possible Speed Limit Increase on Majority of Illinois Interstates – Matthew Witkos
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/possible-speed-limit-increase-on-majority-of-illinois-interstates

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps in Mexico.
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/entertainment/and-in-this-corner-the-donald-trump-mexicans-love-to-hate/659879530
— Roommate wanted: No Trump supporters  Poster insists ad doesn’t discriminate – ALEXANDRA KING  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, anti-Trump companies, anti-Trump governments, and anti-Trump countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, non-poor people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/roommate-wanted-no-trump-supporters/659875159

 

NAPERVILLE CITY COUNCIL WATCHDOG
— Eight Naperville City Council Candidates For Four Open Seats
http://citycouncilwatchdog.com/2017/02/eight-naperville-city-council-candidates-four-open-seats

 

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— TWO BILLS FILED IN SPRINGFIELD AIM TO OFFER TAX RELIEF FOR SENIORS  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, as inflation is far higher than COLAs, the purchasing power of my Civil Service Retirement System pension and Social Security is eroded.)
http://www.positivelynaperville.com/2017/02/18/two-bills-filed-springfield-aim-offer-tax-relief-seniors/69982

 

FOX NEWS
— Melania Trump attacked for reciting ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ at campaign rally  (DIERSEN: Ever increasingly, anti-Trumps promote Islam.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/19/melania-trump-attacked-for-reciting-lords-prayer-at-campaign-rally.html
— ‘Not My President’s Day’: Anti-Trump Protests Set to Take Place Nationwide
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/19/not-my-presidents-day-rallies-take-place-nationwide
— Shia LaBeouf brings anti-Trump project to New Mexico
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/02/19/shia-labeouf-brings-anti-trump-project-to-new-mexico.html

 

BREITBART
— Reince Priebus: Press In ‘Alternate Universe,’ WH Team Gets Along ‘Great’ – Pam Key
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/19/reince-priebus-press-in-alternate-universe-wh-team-gets-along-great/
— Leftists and Establishment Conservatives Freak Out Over MILO CPAC Speech – BEN KEW
http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2017/02/18/leftists-and-establishment-conservatives-freak-out-over-milo-cpac-speech/

 

BLAZE
— Amid anti-Trump rallies scheduled for Mon., Dem leaders to activists: Cool it with impeachment talk – Sarah Lee
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/19/amid-anti-trump-rallies-scheduled-for-mon-dem-leaders-to-activists-cool-it-with-impeachment-talk/
— New poll suggests Democrats might want to change their anti-Trump strategy – Sara Gonzales (DIERSEN: What do anti-Trumps plan to do to harm Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Will anti-Trumps get anti-Trump mayors to be rude to Trump supporters at public events?  How well is that working in Wheaton?)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/19/new-poll-suggests-democrats-might-want-to-change-their-anti-trump-strategy/

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump: Market Rally Due to ‘Great Level of Confidence and Optimism’
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/donald-trump-stock-market-rally-confidence/2017/02/16/id/773990/
— Anti-Trump Protest Planned for Monday in Atlanta – Solange Reyner
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-presidents-day-donald-trump-atlanta/2017/02/18/id/774404/

 

NEWSWIRE
— Student Bullied by Latino Professor for Being a Trump Supporter  A Southern California student has been suspended for the whole semester after he filmed his Latino teacher’s anti-Trump lecture. – Boris Djuric
https://newswire.net/newsroom/news/00095281-student-bullied-by-latino-professor-for-being-a-trump-supporter.html

 

THE HILL
— Priebus defends Flynn: ‘He didn’t do anything wrong’ – BROOKE SEIPEL  (DIERSEN: Who comes to your defense?  The following have never come to my defense, are not coming to my defense, and will never come to my defense: those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 and those that a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320273-priebus-defends-flynn-he-didnt-do-anything-wrong

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump motorcade hit by 2×4, 5 students face charges
http://www.kristv.com/story/34540963/trump-motorcade-hit-by-2×4-5-students-face-charges

 

NBC NEW YORK
— ‘Not My President’s Day’: Thousands Plan Anti-Trump Rallies Across U.S.  Rallies are scheduled to take place in at least 25 cities across the country
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Not-My-Presidents-Day-Thousands-Plan-Anti-Trump-Rallies-Across-US-414176163.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: President Struggles to Fill Jobs When Total Loyalty Is a Must – PETER BAKER and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS  (DIERSEN: What are you loyal to?  I am loyal to the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township resolution against video gambling.  Those who reject some, most, or all of the aforesaid work against me.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/us/politics/trump-candidates-top-posts.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that a) do not put foreign countries ahead of America and b) do not put citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America.  Constructively, anti-Trumps have declared war against America and against its citizens.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/opinion/sunday/breaking-the-anti-immigrant-fever.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Nicholas Kristof asks “How Can We Get Rid of Trump?”  The “we” that Kristof refers to are individuals, organization, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/opinion/sunday/how-can-we-get-rid-of-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote “resistance” against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. “Resistance against” is code for “destruction of.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/realestate/home-politics-resistance.html
— How to Make Your Money Last as Long as You Do – MARK MILLER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/your-money/retiring-longevity-planning-social-security.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps argue against efforts to keep heroin out of America.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/opinion/sunday/why-trumps-wall-wont-keep-out-heroin.html
— Want Melania Trump in the White House? Pay Her – Jennifer Weiner
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/opinion/sunday/want-melania-trump-in-the-white-house-pay-her.html
— The Risk of Unnamed Sources? Unconvinced Readers – Liz Spayd  (DIERSEN: Everything in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails is sourced.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/public-editor/the-risk-of-unnamed-sources-unconvinced-readers.html
— When It’s Time to Blow the Whistle – PETER VAN BUREN (DIERSEN: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years.  As I saw more and more and more political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, I blew the whistle louder and louder and louder.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/opinion/sunday/when-its-time-to-blow-the-whistle.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE OF TRUMP: Trump’s ‘Winter White House’: A Peek at the Exclusive Members’ List at Mar-a Lago – NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, MAGGIE HABERMAN and ERIC LIPTON
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/us/mar-a-lago-trump-ethics-winter-white-house.html

 

INQUIRER
— Melania Trump prays, assails critics in Florida speech – Agence France-Presse
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/873041/melania-trump-prays-assails-critics-in-florida-speech

 

INQUISITR
— Melania Trump’s red dress has the internet buzzing, with pictures of the first lady’s outfit from a Florida rally going viral across social media.
http://www.inquisitr.com/3993950/melania-trumps-red-dress-pictures-from-florida-rally-have-the-internet-buzzing/

 

USA TODAY
— Trump draws 9,000 for campaign-like rally in Florida – Dave Berman and Caroline Glenn
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/18/trump-draws-9000-campaign-like-rally-florida/98116448/
— Middle schooler confessed to throwing block of wood at Trump’s motorcade, Palm Beach police say
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/19/palm-beach-florida-middle-schooler-wood-trump-motorcade/98125660/
— Democrats are fired up. Now what? – Heidi M Przybyla and Fredreka Schouten  (DIERSEN: What do anti-Trumps plan to do to harm Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Will anti-Trumps get anti-Trump mayors to be rude to Trump supporters at public events?  How well is that working in Wheaton?)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/16/democratic-party-chairs-struggle-harness-activism-burst/97978582/
— Corporations gave millions to Donald Trump inauguration – Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/17/corporations-gave-millions-donald-trump-inauguration/98056554/

 

SEATTLE SPOKESMAN REVIEW
— Amid boycott of Ivanka Trump-branded products, her perfume is a bestseller on Amazon
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/feb/19/amid-boycott-of-ivanka-trump-branded-products-her-/

 

SEATTLE TIMES
— Inferiority complex might be keeping some American workers down – Jerry Large  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn American workers.)
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/inferiority-complex-might-be-keeping-some-american-workers-down/

 

DENVER POST
— “California is a nation, not a state”: A fringe movement wants a break from the U.S. – Katie Zezima  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the anti-Trumps in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois call for your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois to secede from the United States of America? Of course, if they succeed, they would immediately banish all individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/18/california-secession-ballot-signatures/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: About 15 people huddled in a luxury apartment building, munching on danishes as they plotted out their plan to have California secede from the United States. “I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of an independent California,” Geoff Lewis said as he stood in a glass-walled conference room adorned with California’s grizzly-bear flag and a sign reading “California is a nation, not a state.”)

 

PHILLY
— Trump’s agenda includes hitting back – hard – David Horowitz
http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20170219_Commentary__Trump_s_agenda_includes_hitting_back_-_hard.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Addresses Supporters at Rally in Florida
http://www.wsj.com/video/trump-addresses-supporters-at-rally-in-florida/23F3FBA3-91C9-4300-A8BA-DAE701301698.html
— OUTSTANDING: U.S. Proposal Considers Prosecuting Parents Helping Children Entering Country Illegally  Draft memo also indicates those trying to cross the border illegally could be returned to Mexico to await legal proceedings – LAURA MECKLER
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-proposal-considers-prosecuting-parents-helping-children-entering-country-illegally-1487471291

 

BLOOMBERG
— Lawmakers Lay Into Trump for Characterizing Media as `The Enemy’ – Ros Krasny and Patrick Donahue  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly the media acts like it has declared war on the following: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-18/mccain-says-free-press-is-key-to-democracy-in-response-to-trump

 

INSIDER BUSINESS
— Trump launches another blistering attack on media while he and chief of staff assault use of anonymous sources – Harrison Jacobs
http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-media-campaign-rally-reince-priebus-sources-2017-2

 

FED SMITH
— Legislation Would Abolish the IRS – Ian Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/19/legislation-would-abolish-the-irs/

 

GUARDIAN
— John McCain on Trump: suppressing free press is ‘how dictators get started’ – Alan Yuhas (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents a) want to be dictators and b) suppress me and suppress my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  I should introduce my critics/opponents to McCain.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/19/john-mccain-on-trump-suppressing-free-press-is-how-dictators-get-started

February 18 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults: ‘Life is a campaign’ – Catherine Lucey and Julie Pace  (DIERSEN: What do you campaign for?  I campaign for the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject some, most, or all of the aforesaid.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-rally-florida-20170218-story.html
— DuPage County GOP board members defend election commission merger process – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-board-defends-merger-st-0219-20170218-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump Saturday: Florida rally, more Twitter hits at news media – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-saturday-florida-rally-more-twitter-hits-at-news-media/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Is Bruce Rauner the only grown-up in Springfield? – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170217/ISSUE07/170219868/is-bruce-rauner-the-only-grown-up-in-springfield
— The 50 priciest home sales of 2016 are here – DENNIS RODKIN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170218/ISSUE01/170219866/the-50-priciest-home-sales-of-2016-are-here

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Japanese-Americans against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/236651125-story
— Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/236590347-story
— NBA warns Texas over proposed ‘bathroom bill’ – AP  (DIERSEN: Democrats want sports fans to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.  How successful will the Democrats be?)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/236469117-story

 

NBC5
— A Look at How Illinois’ Budget Fight Has Affected Residents – Sara Burnett and Sophia Tareen
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/how-illinois-budget-fight-has-affected-residents-414160743.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Internal watchdogs need to be able to bark loudly and bite when necessary – Andy Shaw  (DIERSEN: GAO is the internal watchdog for the federal government.  I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170217/andy-shaw-internal-watchdogs-need-to-be-able-to-bark-loudly-and-bite-when-necessary

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— This is what’s meant by balanced? – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170218/statehouse-insider-this-is-whats-meant-by-balanced

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.  Ever-increasingly, Democrats talk and act like they want Islam to be the only religion in America.  Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article133618309.html

 

WSIL TV
— Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34537210/trump-rallies-supporters-tears-into-dishonest-media

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Leftist Xenophobia
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/leftist-xenophobia

 

THE BLAZE
— Miami-Dade county rescinds ‘sanctuary’ status over Trump’s threat to withhold federal funds – Chris Enloe  (DIERSEN: How soon will Rauner succeed in getting sanctuary cities in Illinois to do that?  That should be part of the “grand bargain.”)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/18/miami-dade-county-rescinds-sanctuary-status-over-trumps-threat-to-withhold-federal-funds/
— Krauthammer says Trump needs to ‘attack’ DC bureaucracy, go after Obama holdovers – Chris Enloe  (DIERSEN: Virtually all federal employees are Democrats.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/18/watch-krauthammer-says-trump-needs-to-attack-dc-bureaucracy-go-after-obama-holdovers/

 

BREITBART
— Pope Francis: ‘Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist’ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, religious leaders act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat Party.
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/02/17/pope-francis-muslim-terrorism-not-exist/

 

NEWSMAX
— Corker: Trump Controversies Distracting From Agenda Items – Sandy Fitzgerald
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/gop-white-house-controversies-distract/2017/02/18/id/774345/
— Rock Thrown at Trump Motorcade Vehicle – Jason Devaney
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-motorcade-vehicle-palm-beach-florida/2017/02/17/id/774313/

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— THIS IS THE CULTURAL MARXIST HELLHOLE OUR COUNTRY HAS BECOME. WHAT NOW? – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/02/this-is-the-cultural-marxist-hellhole-our-country-has-become

 

THE HILL
— Trump takes feud with press to campaign rally in Florida – JONATHAN EASLEY AND NIKITA VLADIMIROV
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320262-trump-doubles-down-on-media-i-will-never-let-them-get-away-with-it
— New York Times rips into Trump: ‘An inept White House led by a celebrity apprentice’ – NIKITA VLADIMIROV
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320231-ny-times-rips-into-trump-an-inept-white-house-led-by-a
— Poll: Americans want Democrats to work with Trump – JONATHAN EASLEY
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/320229-poll-americans-want-democrats-to-work-with-trump
— Milo Yiannopoulos to deliver CPAC keynote – MAX GREENWOOD
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320244-right-wing-provocateur-milo-yiannopoulos-to-deliver-cpac

 

POLITICO
— Bannon, Priebus to appear together at CPAC – REBECCA MORIN
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/steve-bannon-reince-priebus-cpac-235178

 

AOL NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Melania opens President Trump’s campaign rally with Lord’s Prayer – WILLIAM STEAKIN
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/18/melania-opens-president-trumps-campaign-rally-with-lords-praye/21716918/

 

CBS NEWS
— White House chief of staff Reince Priebus says take Trump seriously when he calls press “the enemy” – REENA FLORES  (DIERSEN: What do Trump and Priebus think of “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois a) who pander to the Democrat press and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
http://cbsnews.cbs.com/news/white-house-chief-of-staff-says-take-trump-seriously-press-is-the-enemy/
— Priebus defends Flynn, says “nothing wrong” with talking sanctions before inauguration – REENA FLORES
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/priebus-defends-flynn-says-nothing-wrong-talking-sanctions-before-inauguration/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it – Emma Brown
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/02/18/devos-criticized-teachers-at-d-c-school-she-visited-and-they-are-not-ha

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Worry on the Right That Trump’s Conservative Acts Are Fleeting – JEREMY W. PETERS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/us/politics/trump-conservative-ideology.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Obama-linked activists have a ‘training manual’ for protesting Trump – Paul Sperry
http://nypost.com/2017/02/18/obama-linked-activists-have-a-training-manual-for-protesting-trump/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— President Trump tells wealthy N.J. golf club members to ‘stick around’ as he interviews potential White House staff – Denis Slattery
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hear-trump-invites-golf-club-members-staff-interviews-article-1.2976145

 

NEWSWEEK
— LEAKED TAPES REVEAL TRUMP AMONG THE ‘SPECIAL PEOPLE’ AT HIS GOLF CLUB – NICHOLAS LOFFREDO
http://www.newsweek.com/leaked-tapes-reveal-trump-special-people-golf-club-558354

February 18 Morning Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DHS weighed National Guard for immigration roundups – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/236413932-story

 

CBS2
— Expert: Possible Thompson Center Sale Is Small, Positive Sign – Nancy Harty
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/17/expert-possible-thompson-center-sale-is-small-positive-sign/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville’s links to presidents, from Buchanan to Bush – Suzanne Baker  (DIERSEN: Did you walk with Bush and Cheney in Naperville’s Labor Day parade in 2000?  I did.  Earlier that year, I asked Governor George Ryan and Senate President Pate Philip to invite Bush to walk in Wheaton’s 2000 Independence Day Parade.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-president-naperville-link-st-0219-20170217-story.html
(PICTURE CAPTION: President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney walk in the Last Fling Labor Day Parade in Naperville in 2000, before they were elected to their White House posts. It was while in Naperville that Bush made his much-reported comment about a New York Times reporter being a “major league a——.” FROM THE ARTICLE: As a presidential candidate, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush marched in the Last Fling’s Labor Day Parade in 2000 after holding a rally at Naperville North High School. It was on the rally stage before the speech when the candidate, who was oblivious the microphones were live, pointed out a veteran political reporter to his running mate Dick Cheney and said, “There’s Adam Clymer, major-league a—— from The New York Times.”)
— U.S. presidents have made a few stops in Elgin – Mike Danahey  (DIERSEN: What municipality do you live in?  What does the mayor of your municipality think of Republicans?  What if the mayor of your municipality at his/her annual state of the city address in front of 150 dignitaries publicly insulted your municipality’s top Republican promoter not only once, but three times?  What if the mayor of your municipality increasingly talked and acted like he/she a) wanted to ban Republicans from all parades in your municipality and b) drive all Republican individuals, Republican organizations, and Republican companies out of your municipality?  One could compare and contrast Wheaton and Bolingbrook in this regard.  Since 2000, I have taken the lead in encouraging Republican candidates and elected officials to walk in Wheaton’s Independence Day parades.  This year will be the 12th year in a row that I have raised money from Republicans to sponsor entries in the parade.  I 2007, I raised $2,000 from Republicans to sponsor an elephant to walk behind Congressman Roskam in the parade; outstandingly, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar contributed $500.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-elgin-presidents-st-0219-20170217-story.html
— Rauner’s pivot on Senate budget plan provides political breathing room – Rick Pearson, Monique Garcia and Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-budget-speech-politics-met-20170219-story.html
— Lake County homelessness count breaks record – Luke Hammill  (DIERSEN: How many homeless people have the Democrats sent to Illinois, to your county, to your township/ward, and to your municipality during the last week, month, year, and decade?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-luke-hammill-county-lines-st-0220-20170217-story.html
— DuPage County board members ‘flabbergasted’ by schools ignoring free drug education – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-fentanyl-school-criticism-st-0219-20170217-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mendoza finds money for $32,000 used car for her office – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/mendoza-finds-money-for-32000-used-car-for-her-office/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton woman wins $250,000 in lottery – Steve Zalusky
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170217/news/170218872/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Urbana business development – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-02-17/toms-mailbag-feb-17-2017.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “With the primary election near, (Urbana Mayor Laurel) Prussing has been repeating that ‘In the last four years alone, we have added 115 new or expanded businesses throughout the city.’ That comes to fewer than three per month. Even so, is there any way to sort this out? For instance, how many of these ‘new businesses’ are video-gambling parlors, payday-loan storefronts, beer-and-cigarette outlets or pin-money enterprises operating from sewing rooms or garages in private homes? Also, is there a tally of how many larger-scale businesses, in that same time period, have shut down or moved to Champaign?” Better late than never: Today, we got a list from the city of Urbana of 127 businesses that have opened or expanded since 2013. The list also contains seven businesses that are “coming soon,” seven others that have moved and 19 that have closed. The new or expanded businesses include everything from a ballet studio and guitar repair shop to new restaurants and coffee shops. There’s also a medical-marijuana dispensary.)

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Trump CNN says “Trump goes back to what he loves: Campaign rallies  Trump to bask in admiration of supporters at rally.”
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-goes-back-to-what-he-loves-campaign-rallies/659699458
— Liberal group threatens to challenge Democrats with primary fights  New group demanding opposition to Trump agenda – GREGORY KRIEG
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/liberal-group-threatens-to-challenge-democrats-with-primary-fights/659563538

 

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Bustos, Delegation Demand Rauner Pay Domestic Violence Money – AP
http://newschannel20.com/news/local/bustos-delegation-demand-rauner-pay-domestic-violence-money-02-17-2017

 

HYDE PARK PATCH
— Corey Lewandowski: Trump Doesn’t Understand Global Impacts Of His Tweets  Former Trump campaign manager Lewandowki made the frank admission at an event closed to media and confronted by protestors. – Jonah Meadows  (DIERSEN: The more that you criticize Trump, the more that anti-Trumps love you.)
http://patch.com/illinois/hydepark/corey-lewandowski-trump-doesn-t-understand-global-impacts-his-tweets

 

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “It’s time to speak up, Republican Congressmen, or shame on you.”
http://www.chicagonow.com/opinionated-woman/2017/02/its-time-to-speak-up-republican-congressmen-or-shame-on-you/

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Miller embraces hiring of family in Algonquin Highway Commissioner race
http://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511081829-miller-embraces-hiring-of-family-in-algonquin-highway-commissioner-race

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois single-family home construction ten times lower than neighbors
https://ilnews.org/12199/illinois-single-family-home-construction-ten-times-lower-neighbors/

 

GOP
— Mainstream Media Accountability Survey
https://gop.com/mainstream-media-accountability-survey/

 

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— CPAC 2017 Tells Trump Supporters to Kiss Off – Loads Up Speaking List with #NeverTrumpers – Jim Hoft (DIERSEN: According to this article, “Face it Trump supporters – CPAC still hates you.”  Are you a Trump supporter?  I am. Who in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois hates you the most because you are a Trump supporter?)
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/cpac-2017-tells-trump-supporters-kiss-off-loads-speaking-list-nevertrumpers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will kick off next week at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington DC. CPAC hid their speaker list for the past month and just started updating the list this past week. And just as we assumed — CPAC loaded the roster with committed #NeverTrumpers and ignored the grassroots supporters and websites that got Republican President Donald Trump Elected. It should really be no surprise. After all these “principled conservatives” planned a walk out protest last year for Donald Trump. Trump withdrew from the conference but the crowd did give big spender Paul Ryan a standing ovation. That’s CPAC! This year CPAC ignored many of the top Trump supporters who helped get him elected. These top election influencers will not be speaking at CPAC despite their work to get Trump elected. . .Instead the speaker list includes this committed #NeverTrumpers: . .Face it Trump supporters – CPAC still hates you.)

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Senator Ted Cruz Wants to Revoke Citizenship of Americans Who Turn to Terrorism — Why Aren’t We Already Doing This? – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/02/17/senator-ted-cruz-wants-revoke-citizenship-americans-turn-terrorism-arent-already/

 

GOPUSA
— Democrats, pundits mull ways to remove Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/dems-pundits-mull-ways-to-remove-trump/
— McCain in Germany: ‘Consider whether the West will survive’ (DIERSEN: Those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not want the West to survive are anti-Trump.)
http://www.gopusa.com/mccain-in-germany-consider-whether-the-west-will-survive/
— Wisconsin Students Demand Free Tuition for Blacks
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20829
— Sanctuary city pushes school district to support immigrant families  (DIERSEN: Democrats always promote dependency on government and dependency on charity.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20853
— Obama leads troops from ‘shadow White House’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20794
— The Left’s All-Out War on Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20810

 

FOX NEWS
— F-15s scramble to intercept unresponsive aircraft over restricted airspace over West Palm Beach
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/18/f-15s-scramble-to-intercept-unresponsive-plane-over-restricted-airspace-over-west-palm-beach.html
— McCain in Germany says Trump administration in ‘disarray’ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the anti-Trump McCain makes it clear that he sides with America’s enemies against Trump.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/18/mccain-in-germany-says-trump-administration-in-disarray.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— Libertarians And President Trump – Bruce Majors  (DIERSEN: There are tremendous conflicts between the Libertarian Party platform and the Republican Party platform.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/17/libertarians-and-president-trump/

 

POLITICO
— Trump’s ‘sanctuaries’ crackdown imperils transportation projects  Millions of dollars could be at stake for improvements — all because ‘sanctuary cities’ refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials. – TANYA SNYDER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are anti-American.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-sanctuary-cities-crackdown-transportation-projects-235158

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Who Is Vetting The People At Mar-A-Lago? Democrats Want To Know.  Club members, guests and at least 64 foreign workers have unprecedented access to the president. – Paul Blumenthal
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-mar-a-lago_us_58a7577de4b045cd34c17d40
— Trump Vineyard Requests Visas For Still More Foreign Workers  America First doesn’t apply to Trump wines. – Mary Papenfuss  (DIERSEN: Have you held bad jobs that many, most, if not virtually all citizens of American refuse to take?  I have.  I a) did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964, b) washed dishes and delivered newspapers 1964-1966, c) cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, d) delivered mail 1966-1969, e) worked on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970, f) sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971, g) pumped gasoline 1971-1972, h) collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980, and i) audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-vineyard-requests-visas-for-still-more-foreign-workers_us_58a7c90ee4b07602ad54f1e1

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump calls media ‘enemy of the American people’
http://www.wkow.com/story/34530479/the-latest-trump-calls-media-enemy-of-the-american-people
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump exchange with black journalist sparks outrage.”
http://www.wxow.com/story/34535784/trump-exchange-with-black-journalist-sparks-outrage
— LGBT employees ask Education Secretary to keep protections  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs get rid of you.)
http://www.kmov.com/story/34535380/lgbt-employees-ask-education-secretary-to-keep-protections
— VERY SAD: Dog walkers will be more in demand than teachers in aging U.S.  Health-care expenditures are expected to surge as the number of Americans ages 70 to 84 spikes by 50 percent.
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/17/dog-walkers-demand-aging-us/

 

AOL
— DIERSEWN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Left-wing website under fire after saying Trump may have STD.”
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/18/left-wing-website-under-fire-after-saying-trump-may-have-std/21716519/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: A Newsroom Risk In the Trump Era: Self-Censorship – Jim Rutenberg  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should pander to those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, in America, and in the world who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/business/media/trump-era-media-censorship.html
— Sun, Sand and Influence: For Mar-a-Lago Members, Proximity Is Power – NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, MAGGIE HABERMAN and ERIC LIPTON  (DIERSEN: How close do you live to those run your municipality, your township/ward, your county, Illinois, and America? How much influence does your proximity give you?  When bad things happen to me politically, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout not only that I must not have any influence with the following Republicans who live nearby, but that they must want to get rid of me: Roskam, Sanguinnetti, Ives, Zaruba, Jorgensen, Bucholz, Henry, Birkett, Brennan, Eckhoff, Grant, Elliott, Larsen, Whelan, Gresk, Fitch, Rutledge, Saline, Suess, Scalzo, Heidorn, Hinkle, Levan, Muehlfelt, Falbo, Natwani, Molitor, and Keller.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/us/mar-a-lago-trump-ethics-winter-white-house.html
— DIERSEN HEDALINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) glorify and praise refugees and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not glorify and praise refugees.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/your-money/how-to-help-refugees-in-us.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/opinion/when-lies-overruled-rights.html
— A Young Reporter Makes a Soft Query and Pleases an Upset President – MARC SANTORA (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the questions that I have asked Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, and in America in my roles as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and an American Association of Political Consults Midwest Chapter board member.  Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs do not like my questions.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/nyregion/unf-news-kyle-mazza.html
— Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Down. How Much Does It Mean? – Nate Cohn  (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in driving Trump’s approval ratings down in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?  I should write a book about the aforesaid.  They would love it.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/upshot/trump-is-down-to-38-approval-how-much-does-it-mean.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONTPAGE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Aides Struggle to Reassure Worried Allies.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/world/europe/trump-europe.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump News Conference Provokes Anxiety, Humor and Shrugs Around World.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/world/trump-news-conference-provokes-anxiety-humor-and-shrugs-around-world.html
— Trump’s Inroads in Union Ranks Have Labor Leaders Scrambling – NOAM SCHEIBER, MAGGIE HABERMAN and GLENN THRUSH  (DIERSEN: I was a union member for almost 12 years.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/business/economy/trump-labor-unions.html
— Mexican Consulates Flooded With Fearful Immigrants – JENNIFER MEDINA (DIERSEN: How many citizens of Mexico live/work illegally in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/us/mexican-consulates-flooded-with-fearful-immigrants.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who demonizes, denigrates, and condemns patriotism and especially Independence Day Parades?  ANSWER: Those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/world/europe/germany-far-right-politics-afd.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— The big mistake some anti-Trump protesters could be making – Robb Willer and Matthew Feinberg  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps paint themselves as being anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/02/18/the-big-mistake-some-anti-trump-protesters-could-be-making/
— Time for an updated view on the number of government employees – L. Michael Kaas, Arlington  (DIERSEN: How many past and present federal, state, county, township/ward, municipal, etc, government employees live in America, Illinois, your county, your township/ward, your municipality, and your precinct?  I was a federal employee for almost 30 years.  I have been a federal retiree for more than 19 years.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/time-for-an-updated-view-on-the-number-of-government-employees/2017/02/17/89329994-f326-11e6-9fb1-2d8f3fc9c0ed_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— It’s Racial Indoctrination Day at an Upscale Chicagoland School  As administrators foist ‘social justice’ on 4,000 suburban students, parents plead for balance. – PETER BERKOWITZ (FROM THE ARTICLE: Instead of teaching, the school’s aim seems to be hammering home to students that racism plagues America and will persist until white people admit their unjust privilege, renounce their unearned power, and make amends for the entrenched oppression from which they continue to profit handsomely.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/its-racial-indoctrination-day-at-an-upscale-chicagoland-school-1487375679
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What passes for education at many American public schools is too often closer to indoctrination. Consider the seminar day that New Trier High School, in Winnetka, Ill., on Chicago’s affluent North Shore, is planning for Feb. 28. The title for the all-school seminar is “Understanding Today’s Struggle for Racial Civil Rights.” That very term, “racial civil rights,” is misleading, since civil rights protect Americans’ freedoms regardless of their race. Judging from the roster of scheduled events, the seminar might be more accurately titled “Inculcating a Progressive View of Social Justice.” Here are a few of the offerings scheduled for presentation to New Trier’s roughly 4,000 students: “SPENT: A Simulation to See How Long You Can Survive on Minimum Wage”—which touches on race at best tangentially. “Developing a Positive, Accountable White Activism for Racial Civil Rights”—which promotes a divisive view of race as a primordial fact, the essence of identity, a bright line between oppressed and oppressor. “One Person One Vote: Can the Voting Rights Act Be Saved?”—which absurdly suggests that the Voting Rights Act is at risk of being repealed. There are plenty of sessions on the connections that music, art and culture have with civil rights. Very little programming, however, is devoted to actually explaining to students what civil rights are and what their place is in this country’s political tradition. Yet the continuing quest to fulfill America’s founding promise is unintelligible without a grasp of how civil rights are grounded in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Or without an understanding of the often-heroic struggle for civil rights over the course of American history—the abolition movement, the Civil War, the great Reconstruction constitutional amendments, the grievous setback of Jim Crow, the modern civil-rights movement, the landmark Supreme Court cases like Brown v. Board of Education. Instead of teaching, the school’s aim seems to be hammering home to students that racism plagues America and will persist until white people admit their unjust privilege, renounce their unearned power, and make amends for the entrenched oppression from which they continue to profit handsomely. This despite the school board’s written policy to provide a “balanced view” on “controversial issues,” and the seminar’s stated purpose “not to promote the philosophy of one political party or another.” On Monday a group of concerned New Trier parents will make a final attempt to persuade the school board to alter the seminar’s programming to include a diversity of views about race and rights in America. The parents have proposed, for example, inviting black conservative intellectuals—such as my Hoover Institution colleague Shelby Steele and this newspaper’s Jason Riley—or people like Pastor Corey Brooks, the director of Project Hood, which seeks to end violence and build communities on Chicago’s South Side. So far, these efforts have been met with stonewalling and vitriol. On Feb. 6, a group of recent New Trier graduates—some of whom helped plan the seminar day—published an open letter to explain why the parents’ proposals are unreasonable and immoral. The letter opens with a long quotation from Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 masterpiece, “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.” The implicit message is that the New Trier parents are comparable to the “white moderate” King reproaches for preferring order to justice. King’s admonition to the comfortable—to imagine themselves in the place of the persecuted and downtrodden—is a timeless message, but inapt for the situation. New Trier failed to teach the letter writers the distinction between political activism and education. The seminar day presupposes that the pervasiveness and potency of racism in America are facts beyond dispute, rather than hypotheses to be critically examined. That’s why the letter writers dismiss the parents’ desire for a multiplicity of views as an effort “to distract the conversation.” Let’s hope that the concerned New Trier parents succeed Monday in teaching the New Trier school board about education’s proper purpose. If not, maybe the best thing might be for more families to follow the parent group’s advice: “Excuse your child for the day, and encourage him or her to volunteer”—perhaps with Corey Brooks and Project Hood.)
— The Death of the All-American Town  Brian Alexander’s “Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town” documents a single town in our fractured country. It is a devastating portrait. – ROGER LOWENSTEIN
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-death-of-the-all-american-town-1487364666
— When America Opened Its Doors  For the founders, refugees were ideal citizens: They’d fled tyranny and would be a bulwark against it. Kathleen DuVal reviews “American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution” by A. Roger Ekirch. – KATHLEEN DUVAL (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to make immigrants anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-america-opened-its-doors-1487366014

 

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— Workplace immigration enforcement could come roaring back under Trump – Kate Morrissey  (DIERSEN: If you are employed, is your employer anti-Trump?  If it is, how strongly does your employer favor citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America?  That is, how anti-American is your employer?)
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/sd-me-worksite-enforcement-20170217-story.html

 

FOX SALT LAKE CITY
— Trump softens stance, suggests he may not deport so-called Dreamers – TAMARA VAIFANUA  (DIERSEN: Reports like this encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.)
http://fox13now.com/2017/02/17/president-trump-softens-stance-suggests-he-may-not-deport-so-called-dreamers/

 

LIBERTY CONSERVATIVE
— Fearing Possible Walkout, Sen. Rand Paul No-Shows Students For Liberty Conference – Shane Trejo  (DIERSEN: There are tremendous conflicts between the Libertarian Party platform and the Republican Party platform.)
http://www.thelibertyconservative.com/fearing-possible-walkout-sen-rand-paul-no-shows-students-liberty-conference/

 

MARKET WATCH
— Here is how much you need to save for retirement  You should have 10 times your salary saved by the age of 67 – Anora Mahmudova
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/here-is-how-much-you-need-to-save-for-retirement-2017-02-18

 

INDEPENDENT
— Sales of Ivanka Trump’s perfume surge reaching top spot in Amazon Best Sellers  The sales increase comes despite a campaign to encourage shoppers to boycott products linked to the US President and his family – Shehab Khan
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ivanka-trump-perfume-top-spot-amazon-best-sellers-nordstrom-a7586911.html
— Secret service investigate after Donald Trump’s motorcade ‘hit by rock’  The US leader was traveling to his Mar a Lago resort in Florida – Chloe Farand
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-latest-secret-services-motorcade-limosine-hit-object-rock-florida-a7586876.html

 

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Look, I can’t be all bad! Grandpa Trump parades Ivanka’s children on the South Lawn as he leaves the White House after a tumultuous week.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4235330/Trump-spends-time-Ivanka-s-kids-Arabella-Joseph.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “God bless Boeing! Trump gives plane firm massive free commercial at roll-out of its new Dreamliner – and points at Air Force one and says: ‘What can look so beautiful at 30? An airplane'”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4235832/Trump-gives-Boeing-free-advertising-787-rollout.html

 

BBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the anti-Trump BBC makes it clear that it sides with America’s enemies against Trump.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39015559

 

GUARDIAN
— McCain attacks Trump administration and inability to ‘separate truth from lies’  Republican senator uses Munich speech to reflect on ‘disarray’ in Trump White House, saying president contradicts himself (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the anti-Trump McCain makes it clear that he sides with America’s enemies against Trump.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/18/john-mccain-savages-donald-trump-administration-inability-separate-truth-from-lies

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Trump IBT says “Donald Trump Media Bias: President Uses Twitter, ‘Mainstream Media Accountability Survey’ To Slam The Press, And It Could Backfire.”
http://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trump-media-bias-president-uses-twitter-mainstream-media-accountability-survey-2494285

 

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Fake news isn’t a Trump neologism — Hitler called it Lügenpresse.”
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/02/fake-news-isnt-trump-neologism-hitler-called-lugenpresse/

February 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— TRUMP WEIGHS MOBILIZING NAT GUARD FOR IMMIGRATION ROUNDUPS – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-weighs-mobilizing-nat-guard-for-immigration-roundups/1759693/

 

NBC5
— Wisconsin Students Demand Free Tuition for Black Students – Todd Richmond  (DIERSEN: Why not free tuition for those whose parents do not have college degrees?  My outstanding parents never attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma.  My mother never attended high school. Because of the aforesaid, while I was in grade school and in high school, I was not viewed as being “college material.” People were shocked that I got a score of 24 on the ACT, that I graduated in the upper 20% of my high school class, and that UIC accepted me.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Wisconsin-Students-Demand-Free-Tuition-for-Black-Students-414072403.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump leaps back into campaign mode, rips media – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/236442699-story
— Chicago gang members say more police won’t stop the murders
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/236430835-story
— White House denies National Guard immigration-roundup report – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/236423048-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump calls the news media ‘the enemy of the American People’ – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-media-enemy-20170217-story.html
— Madigan: Lawmakers will consider Rauner’s plan to sell the Thompson Center – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-michael-madigan-bruce-rauner-thompson-center-met-0218-20170217-story.html
— Bob Michel, Illinois Republican leader skilled at compromise, dies at 93 – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/ct-bob-michel-dead-20170217-story.html
— Olsen Signs On as Chief Co-Sponsor of Bipartisan Bill to Improve Child Abuse Reporting Requirements
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/bolingbrook-plainfield/community/chi-ugc-article-olsen-signs-on-as-chief-co-sponsor-of-biparti-2017-02-17-story.html
— Suit against Elmwood Park village president Angelo “Skip” Saviano, others moving forward
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmwood-park/news/ct-elm-saviano-case-update-tl-0223-20170217-story.html
— Will County board member Steve Balich criticized for comments about women – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-balich-fundraiser-canceled-st-0219-20170217-story.html
— Incumbents seek reelection in Elgin Township – Mike Danahey
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-elgin-township-gop-st-0215-20170217-story.html
— Annual Report Shows Strong Economic Indicators for DuPage County
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmhurst/community/chi-ugc-article-annual-report-shows-strong-economic-indicator-2017-02-17-story.html
— Prosecutors allege Dorothy Brown took bribe, but her lawyer calls it loan – Jason Meisner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-dorothy-brown-employee-sentencing-met-20170217-story.html
— Harsher punishments of gun offenders would save lives in Chicago – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-children-killed-guns-murder-violence-edit-0219-md-20170217-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Feds say Dorothy Brown requested $10G loan from her own employee – Jon Seidel and Sam Charles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/feds-say-dorothy-brown-requested-10g-loan-from-her-own-employee/amp/
— Former Gov. Ryan urges quick resolution to budget mess – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-former-gov-ryan-urges-quick-resolution-to-budget-mess/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-neighbors-joining-together-to-block-trump-deportations/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Governor signs measure to keep DuPage referendums valid – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170217/news/170218911/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Latest sign Thompson Center sale may happen: Madigan hints he’s on board – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170217/BLOGS02/170219874/latest-sign-a-thompson-center-sale-may-happen-madigan-signals-hes-on-board
— Think Illinois taxes are out of whack? The Fed argues otherwise – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170217/BLOGS02/170219878/think-illinois-taxes-are-out-of-whack-the-fed-argues-otherwise
— Rauner finally weighs in on budget to Capitol laughter and groans – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170217/NEWS02/170219865/rauner-finally-weighs-in-on-budget-to-capitol-laughter-and-groans

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— OUTSTANDING: Normal bars video gaming near homes – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/lifestyles/normal-bars-video-gaming-near-homes/article_87c957f8-f73d-5dd0-9980-3df0d35789ce.html
— New legislation could help Route 66 celebration – Kevin Barlow and Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/lifestyles/travel/new-legislation-could-help-route-celebration/article_078677fd-2756-5ccb-8f3a-df6ce42155bf.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump weighs National Guard immigration roundup in 11 states.”
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article133328769.html

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Bankruptcy, education losses surely follow casino expansion  Researcher says Illinois gambling hurts public, treasury – John Kindt Mahomet
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/02/01/guest-column-bankruptcy-education-losses-surely-follow-casino-expansion/a169syz/

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump leaps back into campaign mode, raps media anew.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34533610/trump-hits-the-road-hoping-rally-speeches-overcome-troubles

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— COD trustees look at ways to address budget shortfall  Options include dipping into college’s reserve fund, increasing tuition fees – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/02/10/cod-trustees-look-at-ways-to-address-budget-shortfall/ak5jnxa/
— Wheaton woman wins $250,000 Illinois Lottery prize  Sandy McDuffee plans to buy a house with winnings
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/02/17/wheaton-woman-wins-250-000-illinois-lottery-prize/aikz224/

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Naperville Township Republican Primary Approaching – Alyssa Bochenek
http://www.nctv17.com/naperville-township-republican-primary-approaching/

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Residents Voice Concerns About Loretto Convent Development in Wheaton  Residents cited traffic concerns and the historic value of an existing building – Patrick Martin
http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/residents-voice-concerns-loretto-convent-development-wheaton

 

CHICAGO PATCH
— ICE Raids ‘Going to Get Worse,’ Says Illinois Dem Thrown Out Of Meeting By Paul Ryan Staff  “Speaker Ryan is not an emperor and does not control who I meet with,” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez said. – Shannon Antinori
http://patch.com/illinois/chicago/ice-raids-going-get-worse-says-illinois-dem-thrown-out-meeting-paul-ryan

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Democrats, who haven’t passed balanced budget in years, accuse Rauner of unbalanced budget plan
https://ilnews.org/12194/democrats-who-havent-passed-balanced-budget-in-years-accuse-rauner-of-unbalanced-budget-plan/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Support for Abortion Funding Should Sink Any Legislator’s Re-Election – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/support-abortion-funding-sink-legislators-re-election/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TAXPAYERS PLAN STATE CAPITOL RALLY FEBRUARY 25 OPPOSING “SAFE ZONES” BILL
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/rally.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? AT RONALD REAGAN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/wheres-weyermuller-at-ronald-reagans-birthday-celebration.html
— THORNER: ONE STATE AFTER ANOTHER REJECT CONVENTION OF STATES’ EFFORT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/thorner-one-state-after-another-reject-convention-of-states-effort.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Radogno: Pass the grand bargain by the end of this month or forget it
http://capitolfax.com/2017/02/17/radogno-pass-the-grand-bargain-by-the-end-of-this-month-or-forget-it/

 

GOPUSA
— The White House says this AP report ‘100% not true’
http://www.gopusa.com/the-white-house-says-this-ap-report-100-not-true/

 

FOX NEWS
— Chicago gang members say more police won’t stop the murders – Michael Tobin
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/17/chicago-gang-members-say-more-police-wont-stop-murders.html

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Peter Breen’s Illinois Campus Free Speech Act – STANLEY KURTZ
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/445018/peter-breens-illinois-campus-free-speech-act-goldwater-proposal

 

BARBWIRE
— SHAME ON SILENT CHRISTIAN LEADERS WHO REFUSE TO STAND AGAINST GOVERNMENT TYRANNY – DR. MICHAEL BROWN
http://barbwire.com/2017/02/16/shame-silent-christian-leaders-refuse-stand-government-tyranny/

 

BLAZE
— Immigration attorney on what’s next after ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest – Kaitlyn Schallhorn (DIERSEN: What “bad” jobs did you hold that Democrats and RINOs want “immigrants” to have?  I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assemble line, worked as a security guard, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collected delinquent taxes, and audited federal agencies.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/17/immigration-attorney-on-whats-next-after-day-without-immigrants-protest/

 

BREITBART
— Who Is Alexander Acosta? Trump Labor Nominee Supports Amnesty, Cheap Foreign Labor – NEIL MUNRO
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/16/alexander-acosta-department-labor/
— CBS’s Dickerson: Lack of Trust In the Media Is Not Because of Trump, Press Ruined Its Reputation ‘On Its Own’ – IAN HANCHETT
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/17/cbs-dickerson-lack-of-trust-in-the-media-is-not-because-of-trump-press-ruined-its-reputation-on-its-own/
— Spike Lee Unveils Anti-Trump Nike Sneakers – JEROME HUDSON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/02/17/spike-lee-unveils-anti-trump-nikes/
— Former Twitter Engineer: ‘Making it Difficult to Be a Conservative’ Important for Professional Communities to Do – LUCAS NOLAN
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/02/16/former-twitter-engineer-making-it-difficult-to-be-a-conservative-important-for-professional-communities-to-do/

 

NEWSMAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Michael Reagan blasts Trump.
http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelReagan/government-manager-muslim-white-house/2017/02/17/id/774183/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Black Leaders In Chicago Finally State The Obvious About Violent Crime – Amber Randall
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/17/black-leaders-in-chicago-finally-state-the-obvious-about-violent-crime/
— NAACP Leader Balks At Idea Of Congressional White Caucus -IAN MASON
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/17/naacp-leader-balks-at-idea-of-congressional-white-caucus-video/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left’s Once Mighty Echo Chamber Is Losing Power – David Prentice
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/the_lefts_oncemighty_echo_chamber_is_losing_power_.html

 

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Media Malpractice: The ABCs of Media Bias – Malcolm Kline
http://canadafreepress.com/article/media-malpractice-the-abcs-of-media-bias

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Restaurants try to take out Trump’s immigration policies – W. JAMES ANTLE III
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restaurants-try-to-take-out-trumps-immigration-policies/article/2615120

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally and b) glorify and praise those who are in America illegally.  The aforesaid is treasonous.
https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/immigration/320116-beyond-sanctuary-use-state-policy-to-protect-immigrants
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump looks to energize White House with Florida rally.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320182-trump-looks-to-energize-white-house-with-florida-rally

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “What The Resistance Movement Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-the-resistance-movement-can-learn-from-occupy_us_58a71fe6e4b0fa149f9ac4e5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Donald Trump’s War on Seniors.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trumps-war-on-seniors_us_58a76849e4b0fa149f9ac5bc

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Jeb Bush a) sides with Mexico against America and b) sides with the citizens of Mexico against the citizens of America.
http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-02-17/jeb-bush-mocks-donald-trumps-border-wall-troubles

 

VANITY FAIR
— HOW TRUMP’S WAR ON THE PRESS COULD GET EVEN WORSE  The authoritarian model has already been tested in Eastern Europe. Will President Trump follow it? – JAMES WARREN
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/02/how-trumps-war-on-the-press-could-get-even-worse

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Pair of House Dems want federal employees to know their rights – Eric White  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and d) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/federal-headlines/2017/02/army-begins-upgrade-to-ammunition-management-system/

 

GAO
— Learning Center Rolling Out New Mentoring Program  (DIERSEN: My GAO mentor hired me from IRS in 1980. In 1986, he succeeded in getting me a) assigned to audits of IRS and b) promoted to GS-13. But in 1987, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing him to retire. From that point forward, my GAO career went downhill dramatically.  My IRS mentor promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. But my Democrat IRS superiors succeeded in getting rid of him. From that point forward, my IRS career went downhill dramatically.)
https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/USGAO/2017/02/17/file_attachments/773018/MN4410.pdf