May 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— George Floyd death: Minneapolis police station torched amid protest – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/minneapolis-police-station-torched-amid-george-floyd-protest/6218926/
— CNN reporter arrested on live TV after George Floyd protests in Minneapolis
https://abc7chicago.com/cnn-reporter-arrested-on-live-tv-after-george-floyd-protests/6218970/

NBC5
— Minneapolis Protests Spread to Other Cities Across the US Thursday night’s demonstration came as protesters across the country, in cities including Los Angeles, Denver, New York and Memphis, turned out in alliance with demonstrators in Minneapolis, where George Floyd became the latest black man to die in police custody – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/minneapolis-protests-spread-to-other-cities-across-the-us/2279999/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Minneapolis protests in response to the death of George Floyd spread to other cities across the US – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-minneapolis-george-floyd-protests-spread-20200529-kb6vlqslxzcxdfvac4so3ptin4-story.html
— U. of I. study says Illinois can expect more than half-million full-time job losses, tens of billions of dollars in production and income due to pandemic – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-economic-impact-u-of-i-study-20200529-ys7xws77bnefhghqwnjp3axk4a-story.html
— Sens. Durbin and Duckworth defend House Democrats’ $3 trillion pandemic stimulus package, urge end to Senate GOP opposition – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-durbin-duckworth-town-hall-20200529-gggbvqjvn5dvzhbu5rug4tef3y-story.html
— Trump extends National Guard deployments after outcry over benefits – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-trump-national-guard-20200529-s2ovy7gqbvanxhdnnuamwxil6y-story.html
— Angry protesters in Minneapolis enter police precinct, ransack it and set fires in the 3rd night of violent demonstrations following death of George Floyd – TIM SULLIVAN AND AMY FORLITI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-minneapolis-protests-looting-20200528-u5sy4flhgbg5rh4fgfm56sj3h4-story.html
— Law firm Jenner & Block is sued for $3.8 million in unpaid rent, in first big Chicago office space leasing lawsuit of COVID-19 pandemic – Ryan Ori
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/ryan-ori/ct-biz-coronavirus-lawsuit-jenner-and-block-rent-payments-ryan-ori-20200529-7brsyzldfza6vpaovltco65wpa-story.html
— Back to work? What to expect on your next commute – Editorial (DIERSEN: I rode METRA to/from Wheaton and a) my IRS job in the Loop 1978-1980, b) night/weekend Becker CPA Review courses in the Loop 1978-1979, c) night/weekend classes at DePaul in the Loop 1978-1980, d) my GAO job in the Loop 1980-1997, e) night/weekend classes at Roosevelt in the Loop 1980-1981, and f) night/weekend classes at IIT 1992-1997.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-cta-metra-mass-transit-future-20200528-t3wqcja4azfknex3ryohxd6n7e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, you push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/28/21273769/chicago-downtown-pot-dispensary-river-north-sunnyside-recreational-weed

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage sheriff: Crime increases in unincorporated areas – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200528/dupage-sheriff-crime-increases-in-unincorporated-areas-as-residents-stay-home

WBEZ
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Nearly Half Of COVID-19 Deaths Were In Long-Term Care Facilities
https://www.wbez.org/stories/coronavirus-in-illinois-nearly-half-of-covid-19-deaths-were-in-long-term-care-facilities/b9d4bbde-4bde-48e1-810b-5cc7df506ca0

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Latest budget looks like work of drunkards – Scott Reeder
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/scott-reeder-latest-budget-looks-like-work-of-drunkards/article_5a7e1c72-9f3a-11ea-b51e-97f7e8f0cf6e.html

SOUTHERN
— Illinois GOP lawmakers (Bryant, Marron, Meier, and Stephens) want audit of state employment agency – BEN ORNER (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO on audits of federal agencies for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. I worked on audits of federal financial institution regulators for almost 9 years, on audits of IRS for 3 years, and on audits of many other federal agencies, including Railroad Retirement Board, Department of Defense, U.S. Postal Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Immigration and Naturalization Service, General Service Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Labor, Federal Aviation Administration, Veteran Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Health and Human Services, for almost 6 years. I served on Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter for 13 years.)
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/illinois-gop-lawmakers-want-audit-of-state-employment-agency/article_3ffb15be-d075-584b-a723-cc11f000eb4a.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump administration must be held accountable for COVID-19 failures.”
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/05/28/foster-trump-administration-must-be-held-accountable-for-covid-19-failures/aushbb3/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— McSweeney mulls lawsuit over ‘defamatory’ Blagojevich video – Mark Maxwell
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/top-stories/mcsweeney-mulls-lawsuit-over-defamatory-blagojevich-video/

NPR ILLINOIS
— U Of I Faculty Group Opposes Fall Campus Reopening – LEE V. GAINES
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/u-i-faculty-group-opposes-fall-campus-reopening#stream/0

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— UIHLEIN BACK WITH A CAUSE – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/05/29/pritzker-greenlights-churches-uihlein-back-with-a-cause-phase-3-is-real-489369
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Look who’s back. Dick Uihlein, the Republican megadonor known for putting his money behind far-right candidates, just gave $5,000 to state Rep. John Cabello (R-Machesney Park), who earlier this month filed a temporary restraining order against Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, saying it was hurting small business owners. The governor has maintained it’s a matter of safety to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Uihlein and his wife, Liz, are taking a stand against the stay-at-home orders. Last month, Liz Uihlein sent a memo to employees at Uline, the couple’s shipping-supply company, urging them to support a petition calling for the recall of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers for violating their constitutional right to work during the coronavirus pandemic. The Uihleins have a history of supporting deeply conservative issues: pro-gun, anti-transgender rights, and pro-Roy Moore (the former Alabama U.S. Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct with young girls). They were big donors in high-profile races in 2018 only to see their candidates lose, POLITICO’s Natasha Korecki wrote at the time. The Uihleins have since pulled back on — but not ended — their political giving. Along with donating to Cabello, their Americas PAC pumped more than $800,000 into funding two Senate races: Republican John James in Michigan and Sen. Joni Ernst in Iowa.)

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker Wilts Hours Before United States Supreme Court Review, Double-Talks About-Face on Churches – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/pritzker-wilts-hours-before-united-states-supreme-court-review-double-talks-about-face-on-churches-wirepoints/
— Illinois government jobs protected, private sector jobs decimated during COVID-19 shutdown – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (DIERSEN: GAO jobs held by Republicans, Whites, males, and/or non-veterans who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40 were not protected during the 1980s and 1990s when politicians cut the agency’s budgets.)
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-government-jobs-protected-private-sector-decimated-during-covid-19-shutdown-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Gov. Pritzker removes restrictions on Churches on eve of responding to the U.S. Supreme Court – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/gov-pritzker-removes-restrictions-on-churches-on-eve-of-responding-to-the-u-s-supreme-court/
— Almost six years later, Illinois’ AG determines college violated FOIA – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/almost-six-years-later-illinois-ag-determines-college-violated-foia/
— Gov Pritzker’s response to the U.S. Supreme Court on the Churches’ Emergency Motion – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/gov-pritzkers-response-to-the-u-s-supreme-court-on-the-churches-emergency-motion/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHY ILLINOIS STATE LAWMAKERS ARE STILL IN LINE FOR AN $1,800 PAY RAISE – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/why-illinois-state-lawmakers-are-still-in-line-for-an-1800-pay-raise/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Gov. Pritzker Backs Down Before The U.S. Supreme Court – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/religious/gov-pritzker-backs-down-before-the-u-s-supreme-court/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FORMER ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR ABOUT COVID-19: “IT’S A LIE TO PRETEND THAT GOVERNMENT CAN PROTECT YOU”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/former-illinois-state-senator-about-covid-19-its-a-lie-to-pretend-that-government-can-protect-you.html
— ROSSI: HARD FACTS ON THE TRAGIC AND UNNECESSARY COVID 19 SHUTDOWN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/rossi-hard-facts-on-the-tragic-and-unnecessary-covid-19-shutdown.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Madigan issues new guidance to members, staff
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/29/madigan-issues-new-guidance-to-members-staff/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— NYC City Council passes bill banning ‘dehumanizing’ word ‘alien’ in local laws – Andrew Mark Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/nyc-city-council-passes-bill-banning-dehumanizing-word-alien-in-local-laws
— Trump’s social media regulations would silence conservatives and give legacy media all the power – Tiana Lowe
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trumps-social-media-regulations-would-silence-conservatives-and-give-legacy-media-all-the-power
— ‘Shut it down as far as I’m concerned’: Trump expresses willingness to shutter social media companies – Madison Dibble (DIERSEN: What percent of those who use social media are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/shut-it-down-as-far-as-im-concerned-trump-expresses-willingness-to-shutter-social-media-companies

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump Executive Order Strikes At The Heart Of Social Media’s Leftist Censorship – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32603

HOT AIR
— Conservatives Pan Kushner Plan To Shrink GOP Platform – PHILIP WEGMANN (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject some, most, if not all of the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on destroying individuals and destroying organizations that support the aforesaid planks.)
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/05/conservatives-pan-kushner-plan-shrink-gop-platform/

NEWSMAX
— GOP Congressman Pushes Bill to Keep Stimulus Aid Away From Illegal Immigrants – Tauren Dyson
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/illegalimmigrant-stimulus-gopcongressman/2020/05/28/id/969531/

PATRIOT POST
— Trump Defends Free Speech – Gary Bauer (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents what to abolish the First Amendment. My critics/opponents paint themselves as being arbitrators of the truth. According to them, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/70991-trump-defends-free-speech-2020-05-29
— Trump Takes on Social-Media Censorship The president will sign an executive order aimed at preventing leftist speech suppression. – Thomas Gallatin
https://patriotpost.us/articles/70976-trump-takes-on-social-media-censorship-2020-05-28

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump’s Order Pushes Social Media to Cease ‘Unfair’ Speech Restrictions – BOWEN XIAO AND PETR SVAB (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want to restrict me and to restrict my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should write a book about the adverse actions that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have taken against me since 2000.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trumps-order-pushes-social-media-to-cease-unfair-speech-restrictions_3368730.html

THE HILL
— Minneapolis erupts for third night as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation – MIKE LILLIS AND OLIVIA BEAVERS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/500097-minneapolis-erupts-for-third-night-as-protests-spread-trump-vows-retaliation

POLITICO
— Zuckerberg, Dorsey spar over Twitter’s flagging of Trump’s tweets – QUINT FORGEY (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents paint themselves as being arbitrators of the truth. According to them, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/28/zuckerberg-dorsey-spar-over-twitters-flagging-of-trumps-tweets-286881
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg argued Wednesday that private companies should not be the “arbiter of truth” online, implicitly rebuking fellow tech titan Jack Dorsey after the Twitter CEO flagged a pair of President Donald Trump’s posts with fact-check warnings that provoked the White House’s ire.)

CNN
— CNN team arrested by Minnesota police on live television
https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/george-floyd-protest-updates-05-28-20/h_4ed08403663fa4ed3518221d0f2a1552

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Mail-in voting could turn Election Day into Election Week
https://www.examiner.org/mail-in-voting-could-turn-election-day-into-election-week/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump-hatred justifies arson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/us/george-floyd-minneapolis-protests.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Looting Remarks Escalate Growing Crisis in Minneapolis. The president’s tweets prompted Twitter to append them with a note saying the posts were glorifying violence.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/us/politics/trump-looting-shooting.html
— Defying Trump, Twitter Doubles Down on Labeling Tweets Twitter continued fact-checking posts even as President Trump threatened to limit protections for social media companies. – Kate Conger and Mike Isaac
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/technology/trump-twitter-fact-check.html

USA TODAY
— Trump wants a crackdown on Twitter, Facebook, but the law protects them. Is that a good thing? – Nathan Bomey
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/05/28/trump-executive-order-social-media-twitter-facebook-fact-checking/5274719002/
— Ready to quit because you’re scared of the coronavirus? Some things you need to know – Charisse Jones (DIERSEN: What percent of employees will demand that their employer get rid of its employees who are old, obese, and/or have health problems, including diabetes? What percent of members of organizations will demand that their organization get rid of its members who are old, obese, and/or have health problems, including diabetes?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/05/29/can-you-still-get-unemployment-if-you-quit-because-coronavirus/5258438002/
— To reopen economy, Congress must redefine rules for business liability in coronavirus era The goal should be not to focus on liability as an end, but as the means for society to reset expectations for conduct in the new COVID-19 economy. – Adam J. White
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/05/29/coronavirus-era-congress-must-redefine-rules-business-liability-column/5258965002/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURES: George Floyd video adds to trauma: ‘When is the last time you saw a white person killed online?’ Analysis: African Americans face harmful mental health effects every time high-profile incidents of racism and police brutality go viral, especially when little changes in the aftermath. – Alia E. Dastagir
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/28/george-floyd-ahmaud-arbery-covid-emotional-toll-hits-black-families/5270216002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Social Media Measure seeks to limit the broad legal protection that federal law provides online platforms – John D. McKinnon and Rebecca Ballhaus
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-to-sign-executive-order-targeting-social-media-11590681930
— The Twitter Fairness Doctrine Trying to enforce online ‘neutrality’ is a fool’s errand. Users can make up their own minds. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-twitter-fairness-doctrine-11590708199
— Police Station on Fire in Minneapolis Amid Protests Over George Floyd Death Footage shows a police precinct burning in Minneapolis after it was taken over by protesters late Thursday. Demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in police custody have spread to other cities.
https://www.wsj.com/video/police-station-on-fire-in-minneapolis-amid-protests-over-george-floyd-death/47BE2D2D-CD78-49E3-A373-06209DDABDE4.html
— Twitter’s Labels for Trump Tweets Show Platforms’ Split Over Political Speech Facebook said claim that prompted Twitter action complied with its rules – Deepa Seetharaman (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and failing that, to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and the success that they have had in getting the IRP, DCRCC, MTRO, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, etc. to do what they want.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitters-labels-for-trump-tweets-show-platforms-split-over-political-speech-11590621829
— America’s Churches Weigh Coronavirus Danger Against the Need to Worship – Ian Lovett and Rebecca Elliott (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast what churches have done to hold meetings with what political organizations have done to hold meetings.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-churches-weigh-coronavirus-danger-against-the-need-to-worship-11590663601
— Tweet Responsibly: A Guide to Twitter in 2020 Between increased discussion of pandemics and politics, Twitter has turned into a messy place. Here are the tools and policies to know about upon entering. – Joanna Stern
https://www.wsj.com/articles/tweet-responsibly-a-guide-to-twitter-in-2020-11590694801
— The Covid Political Earthquake Subsidies will soon end. Americans will then feel the economic pain—and revolt. – Josh Holmes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-covid-political-earthquake-11590706829
— Ballot-Collection Battles, Split by Partisanship, Move Through Courts Democrats argue third-party collection helps vulnerable voters; Republicans say it is unnecessary and invites fraud – Brent Kendall and Alexa Corse
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ballot-collection-battles-split-by-partisanship-move-through-courts-11590755212

FORBES
— Perks Members Of Congress Give To Themselves – The Selfie Report – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2020/05/29/perks-members-of-congress-give-to-themselves–the-selfie-report/

BLOOMBERG LAW
— Twitter Spat With Trump Escalates After Social Media Rule Signed
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/tech-and-telecom-law/trump-signs-social-media-order-amid-questions-over-what-it-does

SMALL BIZ TRENDS
— 10 Qualities That Make Content Get Shared – And Why You Should Care – Jayson DeMers (DIERSEN: The articles that you share say more about you than anything that you can say about yourself. Since 2000, I have used GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to share articles of interest to Illinois Republicans. Since 2004, those emails have included links to more than 368,800 articles. Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned a) my decisions to include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) my comments on those articles. Most commonly, they do not want links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Illinois Republican Party and Republican Party platforms.)
https://smallbiztrends.com/2020/05/what-makes-content-shareable.html

JD SUPRA
— COVID-19: U.S. Employment Considerations for Returning to Work (DIERSEN: What percent of employees will demand that their employer get rid of its employees who are old, obese, and/or have health problems, including diabetes, before they will come back? What percent of members of organizations will demand that their organization get rid of its members who are old, obese, and/or have health problems, including diabetes, before they will come back?)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/covid-19-u-s-employment-considerations-44141/
— Can Employees Refuse to Return to Work Because of COVID-19? (DIERSEN: What percent of employees will demand that their employer get rid of its employees who are old, obese, and/or have health problems, including diabetes, before they will come back? What percent of members of organizations will demand that their organization get rid of its members who are old, obese, and/or have health problems, including diabetes, before they will come back?)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/can-employees-refuse-to-return-to-work-95395/
— Inoculating Against The Coming Spread Of Employee Lawsuits Related To COVID-19
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/inoculating-against-the-coming-spread-14081/
— To Test Or Not to Test: Taking Temperatures, Virus Testing, And Antibody Testing For COVID-19
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/to-test-or-not-to-test-taking-52299/

MS MAGAZINE
— When to Quit: Lessons from Those Serving Our Government Today – ELIZABETH SHACKELFORD (DIERSEN: When have you decided that it was not worth the effort to stay? I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Firestone Stores employee, Post Office employee, etc. I should write a book about the past and present leaders, members, and employees of the aforesaid who expended to most effort to get rid of me. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who falsely paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give them standing to destroy individuals, organizations, and governments that are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://msmagazine.com/2020/05/29/when-to-quit-lessons-from-those-serving-our-government-today/

May 21 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois and other states should get a lot of federal money – Steve Chapman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-coronavirus-federal-aid-states-chapman-20200520-d62q7wd26bg6rktj4udsjrbcna-story.html
— Court hearing Friday is latest round in battle over legality of Illinois stay-at-home order – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-stay-at-home-legal-fight-20200521-fqrhqhrygnbtzograqlrm62kye-story.html
— Comparing Pritzker to Hitler always wrong – Richard Porter, Chicago, Illinois Committeeman to the Republican National Committee
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letter-vp-052120-20200520-scgcqrcqf5d65ab7jku2noxesi-story.html
— ‘Sad day’ when citizens can’t question government – Mark Glennon, Wilmette
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letter-vp-052120-20200520-scgcqrcqf5d65ab7jku2noxesi-story.html
— Is Pritzker’s coronavirus levee about to break? – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-illinois-churches-kass-20200521-o2pk6tvcprhwvblo5mvfntuwoa-story.html
— Nearly 39 million US layoffs during coronavirus pandemic; more than 1 million Illinois jobless claims since mid-March – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-biz-coronavirus-unemployment-pandemic-20200521-2jygua5a5bcotcmyo46ku37n6i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: As impersonal as 2019 was, it could become good old days to millennials – Jennifer Rosen (DIERSEN: When were your good old days? Mine include 1970 when I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU and Firestone Stores hired me; 1971 when IRS hired me and I bought a new 1972 Corvette; 1972, 1973, and 1974 when IRS promoted me; 1976 when I earned an MBA from Loyola; 1978 when I got married; 1979 when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt; 1980 when GAO hired me and I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul; 1981 when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA; 1986 when GAO promoted me; 1986, 1987, and 1988 when I worked for GAO on audits of IRS; and 1997 when I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/19/21262701/millennial-dating-pandemic-lockdown-remote-work-from-home-zoom-jennifer-rosner

WBBM
— DuPage County Lays Out What Is Needed To Get Through COVID-19 Pandemic – JENNIFER KEIPER
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/dupage-county-lays-out-needs-for-covid-19-pandemic

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— GOP wants vote on reopening plan – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200520/GOP-wants-vote-on-reopening-plan

FOX ILLINOIS
— Legislation introduced to help safely reopen Illinois
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/legislation-introduced-to-help-safely-reopen-illinois
— Pandemic exposes need to bring some manufacturing back to U.S. – AHTRA ELNASHAR
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/pandemic-exposes-need-to-bring-some-manufacturing-back-to-us

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Downtown Springfield protest of Pritzker’s stay at home order draws hundreds – Matt Roy
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/protesters-crowd-downtown-springfield-calling-for-freedom

CHEROKEE TRIBUNE LEDGER NEWS
— Will Illinois switch to all vote-by-mail in November? It could cost counties millions – Kelsey Landis
https://www.tribuneledgernews.com/extra/news/will-illinois-switch-to-all-vote-by-mail-in-november-it-could-cost-counties-millions/article_96d4ea0e-6da4-5ed0-a7b3-92dc113807c6.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Reopened states revive economy as doomsday predictions don’t materialize – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/20/reopened-states-revive-economy-doomsday-prediction/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democrats’ ‘whose side?’ rhetoric takes on dark connotation as they heighten the culture wars – Timothy P. Carney (DIERSEN: I should write a book about RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who ever-increasingly talk and/or act like they are going over to the other side.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/democrats-whose-side-rhetoric-takes-on-dark-connotation-as-they-heighten-the-culture-wars

BREITBART
— Illinoisans Revolting Against Lockdowns as Chicago Mayor Orders Parking Bans Around Churches to Thwart Services – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/21/illinoisans-revolting-against-lockdowns-as-chicago-mayor-orders-parking-bans-around-churches-to-thwart-services/
— Colorado State Offers $1,500 Coronavirus Aid Checks to Illegal Alien Students – TOM CICCOTTA
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/05/20/colorado-state-offers-1500-coronavirus-aid-checks-to-illegal-alien-students/
— Trump Cuts Illegal Immigration Strain on American Hospitals by 94 Percent – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/20/trump-cuts-illegal-immigration-strain-on-american-hospitals-by-94-percent/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Pro-lifers plan protest Friday against new Chicago-area Planned Parenthood Pro-Life Action League president Eric Scheidler noted that Planned Parenthood has a history of using deception to sneak into Illinois communities.
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pro-lifers-plan-protest-friday-against-new-chicago-area-planned-parenthood

POLITICO
— Facebook grows, unfazed by Washington – ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, members of the following groups promote Facebook: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, 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.politico.com/newsletters/morning-tech/2020/05/20/facebook-grows-unfazed-by-washington-787758

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Pelosi: ‘Morbidly obese’ was taste of Trump’s ‘own medicine’ – LAURIE KELLMAN
https://apnews.com/6f658ee91cc411eb2ed54b535d35314f

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Lockdown Delays Cost at Least 36,000 Lives.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/20/us/coronavirus-distancing-deaths.html
— Fed Is Wary That Economic Pain Could Last, April Minutes Show – Jeanna Smialek
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/20/business/economy/fed-virus-economy-april-minutes.html
— As Reopening Starts, Americans Expect Recovery to Take Years Even those financially unaffected by the coronavirus shutdown don’t foresee a rapid rebound for the economy, a Times survey finds. – Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/20/business/economy/coronavirus-economy-survey.html
— Coronavirus Shut Down the ‘Experience Economy.’ Can It Come Back? Large-scale gatherings are on hold for the foreseeable future. That is taking a toll on the live events industry and society at large. – David Gelles
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/20/business/public-gathering-events-coronavirus.html
— After Coronavirus, Office Workers Might Face Unexpected Health Threats Stagnant plumbing systems in emptied commercial buildings could put returning employees at risk of Legionnaires’ and other illnesses. – Max Horberry
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/20/health/coronavirus-legionnaires-offices.html

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘A callous disregard for life’: GOP lawmaker kicked out of Illinois legislative session over refusal to wear mask – Meagan Flynn
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/21/illinois-gop-lawmaker-removed-mask/
— 2.4 million Americans filed jobless claims last week, bringing nine-week total to 38.6 million Americans continue clamoring for aid as a fight has broken out in Washington about whether to renew expanded benefits past July. – Tony Romm and Jeff Stein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/21/unemployment-claims-coronavirus/

USA TODAY
— Millions more expected to file jobless claims, as coronavirus layoffs wind on – Charisse Jones
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/05/20/millions-more-expected-file-unemployment-amid-coronavirus/5227975002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Will Bernie Take Over the Biden Campaign? Radicals handpicked by Sen. Sanders will help his old opponent decide what to believe. – Karl Rove (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republican” candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who talk and/or act like they are taking advice from “Republican” political consultants and campaign managers to dump voters who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-bernie-take-over-the-biden-campaign-11590016248
— Google’s Diversity Inquisition – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, budget cuts, etc. to not hire and to get rid of employees who are Republican, and especially those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/googles-diversity-inquisition-11590016961
— Nearly Half of Adults Live in U.S. Households That Lost Income Since Lockdowns Started Census Bureau report also shows more than a third expect to lose income over next four weeks in fallout from coronavirus pandemic, despite reopening efforts – David Harrison and Paul Overberg
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nearly-half-of-u-s-households-have-lost-income-since-lockdowns-started-11589997049
— U.K. Government Sells Bonds at Negative Yield for First Time – Caitlin Ostroff
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-k-government-sells-bonds-at-negative-yield-for-first-time-11589984194

FORBES
— OK Boomer, OK Millennial: Why We’re Not OK At Work Together – Mark C. Perna (DIERSEN: To get rid of their employees a) who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and/or b) who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40, my Democrat GAO superiors encouraged their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran to help them.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/markcperna/2020/05/21/ok-boomer-ok-millennial-why-were-not-ok-at-work-together/#2678164426ff

PBS
— PBS documentary series takes an in-depth look at ‘how Asians shape America’ – THEODORA YU (DIERSEN: How did those who shared your national origin and your religion shape America, Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, your municipal district, your precinct, and your neighborhood?)
https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/article242856316.html

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Trump Threatens to Cut Off Funds for States That Expand Voting by Mail – Ed Kilgore
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/trump-threatens-funds-for-states-expanding-by-mail-voting.html

FED SMITH
— 26.71% Federal Employee Pay Disparity Says Federal Salary Council – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: How much is someone working in the private sector who has the following qualifications being paid today: a) passed the CPA and the Certified Internal Auditor examinations on their first attempt, b) has master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance, c) became a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Forensic Accountant, and d) has 27 years of work experience. I had the aforesaid qualifications in 1997 when I was 49 years old and GAO paid me $131,532/year (GS-13, Step 10) in today’s dollars.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/05/19/26-71-federal-employee-pay-disparity-says-fsc/
— Group Calls for 20% Pay Cut for All Federal Employees – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn federal employees and federal retirees. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for almost 23 years. 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 investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/05/20/group-calls-20-pay-cut-all-federal-employees/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Federal Advisory Group Finds Feds Are Paid 26.71% Less than Private Sector Counterparts – Erich Wagner
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2020/05/federal-advisory-group-finds-feds-are-paid-2671-less-private-sector-counterparts/165544/

BBC
— Nancy Pelosi accused of fat-shaming ‘obese’ Trump (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers and organizations officially get rid of their employees and members who have a BMI over 30, who are old, and/or who have health problems including diabetes?)
https://www.bbc.com/news/52733199

INDEPENDENT
— Economically the young are suffering most in this crisis – and they need special support coming out of it – Ben Chu (DIERSEN: But young healthy employees will benefit as employers ever-increasingly get rid of their employees who are old, who have a BMI over 30, and/or who have health problems including diabetes.)
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/young-people-coronavirus-uk-economy-jobs-housing-generations-equity-a9521766.html

April 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois coronavirus cases rise above 10K, including 243 deaths; Gov. Pritzker recommends wearing masks in stores – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/the-number-is-sobering-illinois-covid-19-cases-top-10k/6076957/
— Coronavirus in US: Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-says-toughest-weeks-ahead-as-coronavirus-spreads/6077151/
— Coronavirus deaths: Walmart to limit number of shoppers in stores after 2 Evergreen Park employees die of COVID-19 – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/walmart-ramps-up-protection-efforts-after-2-workers-die-of-covid-19-in-south-suburbs/6076361/

NBC5
— Illinois Now Reporting More Than 10,000 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus More than 60 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-now-reporting-over-10000-confirmed-cases-of-coronavirus/2250433/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago Amazon workers refusing to go to work due to COVID-19 concerns – Tia Ewing
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-amazon-workers-refusing-to-go-to-work-due-to-covid-19-concerns

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State passes 10,000 known cases of COVID-19, with 1,453 new known cases and 33 additional deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200404-vpzpqvhf5vdmvnkdnpjm5x36rm-story.html
— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vows to seize ventilators and PPE from private hospitals and companies not using them: ‘Let them sue me’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-us-updates-20200403-x54uffc44zagtoj3uadzcgxoze-story.html
— Democrats want to provide mail-in ballots amid COVID-19. Republicans don’t. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-coronavirus-mail-ballots-20200404-kdvbtbaexffnnhypukvzyy53km-story.html
— Cutthroat suppliers, shady middlemen, soaring prices: The hunt for medical supplies creates a marketplace of desperation – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-medical-supply-shortages-bidding-war-20200404-4qput5nm7bhepdjyv3rydstlca-story.html
— 2 more nursing home residents die after contracting COVID-19 as DuPage County cases surpass 600 – MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-deaths-nursing-homes-20200404-bckmjn3m6bgi3kvjpvrmnfgc64-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— April 4 breakdown of suburban COVID-19 cases by county, and some towns
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/april-4-breakdown-of-suburban-covid-19-cases-by-county-and-some-towns

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: The first downtown weed shops get state approval – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/first-downtown-weed-shops-get-state-approval

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— An Obama adviser summons a volunteer army to defeat President Trump – Linda Killian
https://www.thetelegraph.com/entertainment/article/Book-World-An-Obama-adviser-summons-a-volunteer-15178815.php
— Lawmakers looking forward to ‘normalcy’ – BEN ORNER 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Lawmakers-looking-forward-to-15179193.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— NRA sues New York Governor Cuomo after gun stores deemed non-essential during pandemic
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/nra-sues-new-york-governor-cuomo-after-gun-stores-deemed-non-essential-during-pandemic
— Stocks drop as coronavirus crunches the job market, economy – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/stocks-drop-as-coronavirus-crunches-the-job-market-economy

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Walmart limiting number of customers allowed in stores due to coronavirus – JARROD CLAY
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/walmart-limiting-number-of-customers-allowed-in-stores-due-to-coronavirus

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Governor releases numbers – The Devil in the details? – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/illinois-governor-releases-numbers-the-devil-in-the-the-details/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— As unemployment claims stack up in Illinois, application problems persist – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/as-unemployment-claims-stack-up-in-illinois-application-problems-persist
— Delayed convention forces Biden to put campaign funds on ice for weeks – David M. Drucker 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/delayed-convention-forces-biden-to-put-campaign-funds-on-ice-for-weeks

BREITBART
— Elizabeth Warren Demands ‘Critical’ Racial Data of those with Coronavirus – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/04/elizabeth-warren-demands-critical-racial-data-those-coronavirus/

DAILY CALLER
— California Providing Millions Of Dollars For Illegal Alien Business Owners Not Covered By Coronavirus Stimulus – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/04/newsom-millions-illegal-aliens-business-owners-coronavirus-stimulus/

DAILY WIRE
— Democrat Congressman Demands Coronavirus Checks Be Sent To Illegal Immigrants – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrat-congressman-demands-coronavirus-checks-be-sent-to-illegal-immigrants

NEWSMAX
— Fed’s Barkin: Employment Data to Get Worse Before Getting Better – 
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/economy/fed-barkin-employment-worse/2020/04/03/id/961321/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Liberal Media Blanket Country With Virus Untruths – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2020/04/04/liberal-media-blankets-country-virus-untruths

TOWNHALL
— Coronavirus Swept Away America’s Impeachment ‘Hangover’ but Important Lessons Remain – Ryan Shucard
https://townhall.com/columnists/ryanshucard/2020/04/04/coronavirus-swept-away-americas-impeachment-hangover-but-important-lessons-remain-n2566347

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Limbaugh: Coronavirus Lockdown Isn’t Sustainable, “We Cannot Go On Like This For Months” – Ian Schwartz 
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/01/limbaugh_coronavirus_lockdown_isnt_sustainable_we_cannot_go_on_like_this_for_months.html
— Ben Shapiro: China Destroyed The World Economy – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/03/ben_shapiro_china_destroyed_the_world_economy.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Decentralized leadership raises questions about Trump coronavirus response.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/491093-decentralized-leadership-raises-questions-about-trump-coronavirus

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2020/04/04/coronavirus-government-dysfunction/
— The only official fired over the virus? A captain who tried to protect his crew. – Max Boot 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/03/only-official-fired-over-virus-captain-who-tried-protect-his-crew/
— Ford and GM are undertaking a warlike effort to produce ventilators. It may fall short and come too late Inside the auto giants’ efforts to build prototypes and revamp factories to produce tens of thousands of ventilators in time for covid-19 patients. – Reed Albergotti and Faiz Siddiqui 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/04/ventilators-coronavirus-ford-gm/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “How Trump’s attempts to win the daily news cycle feed a chaotic coronavirus response.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-daily-reality-show-coronavirus-response/2020/04/04/97932e34-75c5-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump is trying to undermine the government’s independent watchdogs — again.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-is-trying-to-undermine-the-governments-independent-watchdogs–again/2020/04/04/7fd99dba-75e2-11ea-ae50-7148009252e3_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Wondering what’s behind Trump’s improved poll numbers?” and says “His attacks on the press.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/wondering-whats-behind-trumps-improved-poll-numbers-his-attacks-on-the-press/2020/04/03/e23c7880-7527-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Job Losses Will Exceed The Great Recession’s.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2020/04/04/trumps-job-losses-will-exceed-the-great-recessions/

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Illinois Confronts a Chaotic White House Approach to the Coronavirus.”
https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/illinois-confronts-a-chaotic-white-house-approach-to-the-coronavirus

April 4 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lightfoot, Gov. Pritzker hammer Trump administration on coronavirus response, stockpile comments – Rob Elgas
https://abc7chicago.com/health/lightfoot-prtizker-hammer-trump-administration-on-coronavirus-response/6075482/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/4/2020
— Biden, Trump campaigns haven’t called for Wisconsin primary postponement – WILL STEAKIN
https://abc7chicago.com/biden-trump-campaigns-havent-called-for-wisconsin-primary-postponement-/6075527/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 3M fires back at Trump, says halting exports of N95 face masks would backfire, hurt U.S. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronativus-trump-3m-n95-masks-20200403-svjgqtec5nhthhruu6766awlr4-story.html
— Wisconsin Republicans say Tuesday’s election should go on as scheduled despite coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-wisconsin-primary-election-absentee-voting-20200403-b24twlevgzfj3jv3y2dcbaapbu-story.html
— Fight against coronavirus requires ‘unprecedented’ work and flexibility for DuPage Health Department executive director – ERIN HEGARTY and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-health-karen-ayala-st-20200404-ny4lmr5ponb6fn2vpdw5kujs4e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Shortage of supplies has imperiled those on front line of coronavirus pandemic
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/4/4/21207933/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-april-2020
— What worries Chicagoans most about the coronavirus As we settle into our new (temporary) normal, anxieties are still high for many. We asked Sun-Times readers what worries them most about the pandemic. – Alice Bazerghi (DIERSEN: I worry about the success that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will have in blaming Republicans for coronavirus.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/3/21206730/coronavirus-worries-chicago-covid19-pandemic-anxiety-stress
— Assessor trying to ensure Cook County property values adjusted to reflect ‘coronavirus effect’ All property owners will get a notification from the Cook County assessor’s office. Assessor Fritz Kaegi said his staff will “have to bend over backwards to keep on schedule” but he’s optimistic they’ll be able to get things done on time. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: How much do you estimate the value of your home has gone down so far because of coronavirus and efforts to fight it?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/3/21207689/cook-county-assessor-fritz-kaegi-property-values-coronavirus-effect
— Billionaire Griffin sets up shop in shuttered Florida hotel Griffin flew two dozen traders from Chicago and New York to set up shop at the Four Seasons hotel as Citadel Securities moved its operations there, Bloomberg reported.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/3/21207827/ken-griffin-citadel-securities-florida-hotel
— Searching for Joe Biden During the pandemic, Biden, like the rest of us, is obeying stay-at-home orders and engaging in a virtual campaign. – Laura Washington
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/4/21207507/searching-for-joe-biden

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Will a graduated income tax help ensure fiscal order in Illinois? – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/will-a-graduated-income-tax-help-ensure-fiscal-order-in-illinois

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois lawmakers adapt to new reality during COVID-19 pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-lawmakers-adapt-to-new-reality-during-covid-19-pandemic/article_e7b50df1-e02c-5047-a679-efcff3dedb53.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Illinois wrestles with unemployment surge – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-wrestles-with-unemployment-surge-15177265.php

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— When will the impact of coronavirus hit state budgets like Illinois’? – JOSH GOODMAN
https://www.bnd.com/news/coronavirus/article241724941.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Underwood, Foster urge Trump to boost protective gear supply – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/01/underwood-foster-urge-trump-to-boost-protective-gear-supply/aowl0zd/

FOX ILLINOIS & NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Pennsylvania halting pay for 9,000 state workers – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/pennsylvania-halting-pay-for-9000-state-workers
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/pennsylvania-halting-pay-for-9000-state-workers

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Campaigning During COVID-19 – CLAUDIA BAKER 
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/campaigning-during-covid-19

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— State lawmakers adapt to new reality during COVID-19 pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/state-lawmakers-adapt-to-new-reality-during-covid-19-pandemic

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Mayor Lightfoot says Chicago should prepare for 40,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations, contradicting projections – Kyla Asbury
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/529028209-mayor-lightfoot-says-chicago-should-prepare-for-40-000-covid-19-hospitalizations-contradicting-projections

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— DuPage County lost nearly 1,000 manufacturing jobs in 2019; COVID-19 and Pritzker’s progressive tax expected to increase losses – April Bamburg 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/529044384-dupage-county-lost-nearly-1-000-manufacturing-jobs-in-2019-covid-19-and-pritzker-s-progressive-tax-expected-to-increase-losses

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Political strategist Chris Robling: Sen. Brady should resign over role in bad loan – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of those who have worked the hardest to destroy me have painted themselves as being operatives or dupes for Bill Brady. They blame me for all the losses that Bill Brady has suffered.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529042265-political-strategist-sen-brady-should-resign-over-role-in-bad-loan
— Pritzker withholding COVID-19 hospitalization numbers, Wirepoints says – Kyla Asbury 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529028223-pritzker-withholding-covid-19-hospitalization-numbers-wirepoints-says
— First Amendment authority: Pritzker’s demand that paper unpublish story ‘extreme measure’ – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have punished me and who continue to punish me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles they do not like. They have been emboldened by those who could/should come to my defense, but have not.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529040855-first-amendment-authority-pritzker-s-demand-that-paper-unpublish-story-extreme-measure
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A First Amendment authority says a demand by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office that a central Illinois newspaper unpublish a story about the governor’s progressive income tax proposal was “highly unusual.” “Push back from a politician about facts being wrong or problems with the overall tone of the piece is what you normally see,” David Snyder, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, told Prairie State Wire. “And if the paper did get the facts wrong, it should correct them immediately. But asking for a retraction of an entire article is a pretty extreme measure.” Pritzker’s office reportedly asked the Jacksonville Journal-Courier last month to unpublish a story by The Center Square about the governor’s plans to cut spending if voters in November shoot down his plans to shift from a flat income tax to a progressive one. The tax shift proposal, an amendment to the state constitution, is on the ballot this fall. In a follow-up story, The Center Square wrote that a spokesman for the governor, Jordan Abudayyeh, sent an email to the paper’s editor saying that the article was “flawed” and lacked context. “Ultimately, it would be prudent to take down this partisan content masquerading as news,” she was quoted as writing in the email. The Center Square said that a video accompanying story on its website shows Pritzker saying what he is quoted as saying in the story. “The governor’s office did not alert The Center Square to any errors in the Feb. 7 article, headlined ‘If voters reject progressive income tax, Pritzker promises to cut state spending, and no corrections were published,” the follow-up story said. Snyder, an attorney, said that only the example more extreme that he’s aware of is a private Swiss bank, Julius Baer Group, in 2008 getting a court order to shut down Wikileaks.org in a dispute over postings on the site by a former employee of the bank. The ruling was later overturned.)
— Fiscal watchdog blasts lack of ‘shared sacrifice’ among government workers during health emergency – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Trump to cut, if not eliminate, a) my Civil Service Retirement System pension, b) my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and c) my Social Security?) 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529020469-fiscal-watchdog-blasts-lack-of-shared-sacrifice-among-government-workers-during-health-emergency

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Elderly inmates in Illinois at high risk for coronavirus – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/4/elderly-inmates-in-illinois-at-high-risk-for-coron/
— Wisconsin health official says COVID-19 curve is flattening – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/wisconsin-health-official-says-covid-19-curve-is-f/
— Indiana governor extends virus stay-home order 2 weeks – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/with-24-more-deaths-indiana-coronavirus-death-toll/
— Iraq suspends, fines Reuters news agency over virus report – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the times that I was punished for including links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who punished me, the articles that they punished me for, and how they punished me.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/iraq-suspends-fines-reuters-news-agency-over-virus/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Mainstream Media Spins a Pandemic – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/the-mainstream-media-spins-a-pandemic/

FOX NEWS
— Coronavirus shutdowns and rising unemployment causing economic pain that must be considered – Rep. Chip Roy
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/rep-chip-roy-america-should-remember-to-fight-despair-coronavirus

BREITBART
— Political Pandemic: Democrats Seek to Make 2020 Election About Wuhan Virus – CHARLES HURT
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/04/03/charles-hurt-political-pandemic-democrats-seek-to-make-2020-election-about-wuhan-virus/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Introduce Bill Giving Coronavirus Relief To Illegal Aliens – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/03/democrats-illegals-migrants-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— Border Agents Turning Away Illegal Immigrants Posing Coronavirus Risk
https://www.newsmax.com/us/borderagents-illegalimmigrants-coronavirus/2020/04/03/id/961337/

TOWNHALL
— Daily Kos Founder Appears to Jump For Glee Over Americans Infected with the Wuhan Coronavirus – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/04/04/daily-kos-founder-appears-to-jump-for-glee-over-americans-infected-with-the-wuhan-n2566352
— California: Newsom is Giving Emergency Grants to Illegal Alien Small Business Owners – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/04/03/newsom-gives-grants-to-illegal-alien-business-owners-n2566335
— Do the Media Hate Trump More Than They Hate the Virus? – John C. Goodman
https://townhall.com/columnists/johncgoodman/2020/04/04/do-the-media-hate-trump-more-than-they-hate-the-virus-n2566270

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Another impeachment attempt? House Dems plan Trump coronavirus investigation ‘Democrats clearly have no idea what kind of anger this could unleash.’ – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/another-impeachment-attempt-house-dems-plan-trump-coronavirus-investigation

CCN
— Mainstream Media Proves They Hate Hope & Optimism By Attacking MyPillow’s Mike Lindell At a recent press briefing regarding the coronavirus, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell spoke — and the media lost their minds. – Jon Hall
https://www.ccn.com/mainstream-media-proves-they-hate-hope-optimism-by-attacking-mypillows-mike-lindell/

EPOCH TIMES
— Covert Influence! Communist Party Supporters Run as Democrats in Arizona and Texas – Trevor Loudon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/covert-influence-communist-party-supporters-run-as-democrats-in-arizona-and-texas_3296990.html

THE HILL
— Testing struggles emerge as key hurdle to reopening country – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/491128-testing-struggles-emerge-as-key-hurdle-to-reopening-country

POLITICO
— Who’s to blame? – RYAN HEATH (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who determines who is blamed for bad things in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? ANSWER: Those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about those who have the most clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-nightly-coronavirus-special-edition/2020/04/03/whos-to-blame-488802

YAHOO NEWS
— Rush Limbaugh: Economy Being Destroyed ‘Under The Guise’ Of Saving Lives
https://news.yahoo.com/rush-limbaugh-economy-coronavirus-115103294.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Lawsuits Swell as Owners, From Gun Shops to Golf Courses, Demand to Open Orders to stay home and to shutter businesses because of the coronavirus are being challenged nationwide on the grounds they deny Americans their constitutional rights. – Neil MacFarquhar
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/corona-virus-lawsuits.html
— The Unemployment Rate Is Probably Around 13 Percent It’s almost certainly at its highest level since the Great Depression. Here’s how we estimated it. – Justin Wolfers
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/upshot/coronavirus-jobless-rate-great-depression.html
— Decade of Job Growth Comes to an End, Undone by a Pandemic After an expansion that added 22 million to U.S. payrolls, March registered a loss, and worse is yet to come. – Nelson D. Schwartz and Patricia Cohen
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/business/economy/coronavirus-jobs-report.html
— China Scrambles to Plug Border Gaps as Thousands Flood Home – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/03/world/asia/03reuters-health-coronavirus-china-border.html
— What Unites the Right and Left? Coronavirus Anxiety Stark political differences on the crisis are rapidly closing, driven by life experiences and increasing attention by leaders of both parties. – Giovanni Russonello
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/politics/coronavirus-polls.html
— What Happens if Congress Cannot Assemble to Do Its Work? As Covid-19 makes social distancing a matter of life and death, a growing number of lawmakers are pushing the idea of remote voting. – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/opinion/coronavirus-congress-voting.html
— Myanmar Journalists Who Quoted Rebel Spokesman Face Arrest The authorities detained one editor and were seeking two others after they published stories on the rebel Arakan Army. Their news websites were also blocked. – Saw Nang and Richard C. Paddock (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Myanmar authorities.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/asia/myanmar-journalists-arrest-arakan.html
— The Navy Fired the Captain of the Theodore Roosevelt. See How the Crew Responded. The rousing show of support provided another gripping scene to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic: the rank and file cheering a boss they viewed as putting their safety ahead of his career. – Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/politics/coronavirus-brett-crozier-theodore-roosevelt.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to use coronavirus to stop construction of The Wall. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/coronavirus-border-wall-arizona.html
— Location Data Says It All: Staying at Home During Coronavirus Is a Luxury – Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Denise Lu and Gabriel J.X. Dance
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/03/us/coronavirus-stay-home-rich-poor.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “As Trump faces heat on coronavirus response, Republicans try to elevate China’s role in domestic political debate.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-china-republicans/2020/04/03/baa149de-74fc-11ea-a9bd-9f8b593300d0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “U.S. reports more than 30,000 coronavirus cases in record day; Scientists alarmed by government’s response.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/04/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Democrats to promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/04/democrats-trump-politics-coronavirus/

NEW YORK POST
— Suddenly, even globalists are big on borders – Rich Lowry
https://nypost.com/2020/04/03/suddenly-even-globalists-are-big-on-borders/
— Today’s coronavirus update: NY has record day, distancing appears lax – Vincent Barone
https://nypost.com/2020/04/03/todays-coronavirus-update-ny-has-record-day-distancing-appears-lax/

NEW YORK SUN
— Pre-Election Chorus Of Democrats Aims To Pin Corona on Trump – CONRAD BLACK (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who determines who is blamed for bad things in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? ANSWER: Those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about those who have the most clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.nysun.com/national/pre-election-chorus-of-democrats-aims-to-pin/91076/

PITTSBURG POST GAZETTE
— Stop pretending pandemic politics are the new norm This crisis is anomalous and so is the response – BEN SHAPIRO
https://liber.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2020/04/04/Ben-Shapiro-Stop-pretending-pandemic-politics-are-the-new-norm/stories/202004040003

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater says “Republicans are using the pandemic to suppress the vote.”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-04/coronavirus-voting-republicans-safety-polls

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: U.S. Employers Cut 701,000 Jobs in March Data doesn’t reflect the magnitude of jobs being lost due to the coronavirus pandemic – Eric Morath and Sarah Chaney
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jobs-report-likely-to-show-start-of-record-labor-market-collapse-11585906617
— Campaign 2020 Is Morphing, With Unknown Consequences The changes will delay the time when Biden can formally sew up the Democratic nomination – Gerald Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/campaign-2020-is-morphing-with-unknown-consequences-11585972860
— Jobs Report Was Even Worse Than It Looked Stunning as the drop in jobs in March was, it masked the true depth of the decline. And it is just the beginning – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/jobs-report-was-even-worse-than-it-looked-11585927843
— The Shutdown Crash Arrives The government anti-virus strategy is putting millions out of work. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-shutdown-crash-arrives-11585955818
— ‘American Conservatism’ Review: Doing the ‘Right’ Thing Is there an ‘American tradition’ of conservatism? And does it need to be ‘reclaimed’ from today’s so-called conservatives? – Barton Swaim (DIERSEN: If you are a conservative, you promote individual responsibility, the rule of law, traditional marriage, traditional family, right to life, enforcement of immigration laws, enforcement of booze, gambling, and drug laws, Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity, that is, no race or gender based preference giving. If you are a conservative, you oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, moral relativism, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-conservatism-review-doing-the-right-thing-11585923831
— The Science of Staying Connected – Susan Pinker (DIERSEN: The least costly and fastest why to stay connected to government and political news and commentary of interest to Illinois Republicans is to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-science-of-staying-connected-11585835999
— The Navy Captain and the Coronavirus A sad episode raises questions of judgment and chain of command. – Editorial (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, what if I had relayed my concerns about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination directly to the Democrats who headed those agencies?) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-navy-captain-and-the-coronavirus-11585955473
— The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order The U.S. must protect its citizens from disease while starting the urgent work of planning for a new epoch. – Henry A. Kissinger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-coronavirus-pandemic-will-forever-alter-the-world-order-11585953005
— The Uncertain Path of the Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Its Own Risk It isn’t just the magnitude of this shock that is unprecedented but the uncertainty surrounding almost every facet of it – Greg Ip
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-uncertain-path-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-poses-its-own-risk-11585935572
— Coronavirus Weighs on Americans: ‘I Don’t Think There Is an Easy Answer’ Residents in Iowa, Philadelphia and Georgia reflect on how pandemic is affecting their lives, jobs and political views – John McCormick, Scott Calvert and Tarini Parti
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-weighs-on-americans-i-dont-think-there-is-an-easy-answer-11585911600

MONEY & MARKETS
— 5 Expenses That Can Wreck Your Retirement Plans – Chad Stone 
https://moneyandmarkets.com/unexpected-retirement-expenses/

FED SMITH
— Thrift Savings Plan Millionaires’ Account Balances Infected by Coronavirus – Ralph R. Smith 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/04/03/tsp-millionaires-account-balances-infected-by-coronavirus/

FED WEEK
— Commission Calls for Changes in Hiring, other Personnel Policies (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.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/commission-calls-for-changes-in-hiring-other-personnel-policies/

March 3 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Donald Trump lobs barbs at Democrats, rallies GOP faithful in North Carolina – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-donald-trump-democrats-rally-north-carolina-20200303-4ujtqlj62baffhfqfnkmgf2kq4-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Who’s profiting off the millions that Illinois’ marijuana business is bringing in? State officials are keeping that secret. – ROBERT MCCOPPIN and DAN HINKEL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-met-illinois-marijuana-pot-ownership-secrecy-law-20200303-gedgub6w7ndvrdugqcdxc2xy54-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: LGBTQ people fought for decades to be recognized in the census. This time they will be — sort of. – ELVIA MALAGÓN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) promote LGBTQ activity and b) destroy those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-census-2020-lgtbq-illinois-gender-identity-20200303-yks53nnfjrfe5gyjg2cnuzgsym-story.html
— Look up how many people in your town had their FOID cards revoked — and how many haven’t accounted for their guns – Cecilia Reyes
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-viz-foid-card-lookup-20200213-g2qnjyveonbwxdjnlvn4g7yc64-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Radical left has taken over the Democratic Party – Ken Oglesby, Springfield
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20200302/letter-radical-left-has-taken-over-democratic-party

WHEATON PATCH
— State Rep. Grant joins State Rep. Mazzochi on panel for educators Lawmakers share experiences with social studies teachers, listen to educators’ concerns – Kathryn Kosloski
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/state-rep-grant-joins-state-rep-mazzochi-panel-educators

CENTER SQUARE
— Pritzker’s office pressures newspaper to unpublish news story on progressive tax – Brett Rowland and Dan McCaleb (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the adverse actions that my critics/opponents have taken against me because of articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-s-office-pressures-newspaper-to-unpublish-news-story-on/article_486a542e-58b3-11ea-a11a-7736cd4f6942.html

PROPUBLICA ILLINOIS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Beginner’s Luck: How One Video Gambling Company Worked the Odds and Took Over a State Funded in part by his wealthy family and aided by a personal connection at the Illinois Gaming Board, Andrew Rubenstein’s Accel Entertainment now owns a third of the state’s video gambling machines, making it the biggest video gambling operator in the nation. – Jason Grotto
https://www.propublica.org/article/the-bad-bet-illinois-video-gambling-accel-entertainment

WIREPOINTS
— Coronavirus could wreak additional havoc on Illinois – Ted Dabrowski
https://wirepoints.org/coronavirus-could-wreak-additional-havoc-on-illinois/

CHICAGO LAW BULLETIN
— Suburban term-limit referendum won’t count – Sarah Mansur
https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/illinois-supreme-court-rules-elk-grove-term-limit-referendum-is-invalid-20200302

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Pro-Abortion Personal PAC Kicks in $16,484.30 to Brian Sager Campaign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/02/pro-abortion-personal-pac-kicks-in-16484-30-to-brain-sager-campaign/ 
— Want Free Health Insurance?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/02/want-free-health-insurance/ 
— Mike Rein’s Door Hanger for Coroner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/02/mike-reins-door-hanger/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Makes Inroads Into Evangelical Christian Community
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/02/il-14-catalina-lauf-makes-inroads-into-evangelical-christian-community/ 
— IL-14: Question I Would Ask in Huntley Monday Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/02/il-14-question-i-would-ask-in-huntley-monday-night/ 
— IL-14: At Huntley Debate All Candidates “Blew It” on Prescription Drugs Question *Updated with brief summary of controversial portion of H.R. 3*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/03/il-14-at-huntley-debate-all-candidates-blew-it-on-prescription-drugs-question/ 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Latest Commercial “Blast from the Past”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/03/il-14-jim-oberweis-latest-commercial-blast-from-the-past/

IL-14: Super Tuesday Congressional Primary Highlights and D J Open Thread

WASHINGTON TIMES
— An immigration report card for President Trump   Trump has kept several of his most important campaign-trail promises – Stone Washington 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/2/an-immigration-report-card-for-president-trump/
— Dems’ presidential wannabes pander to Sanders and the crazy leftists Democrats are surrendering control of their party – David Keene (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want/demand that not only me, but everyone to pander to them. They stress that they a) protect/reward those who pander to them and b) destroy those who do not pander to them.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/27/democratic-presidential-wannabes-pander-to-bernie-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democratic opposition to Sanders will end the moment he wins the nomination – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/democratic-opposition-to-sanders-will-end-the-moment-he-wins-the-nomination
— Don’t believe the lies — Trump’s Interior Department expanded sexual orientation protections for employees – Daniel Jorjani (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, a) employers will not hire you, b) you will be fired if you have a job, c) you will not get any support from government officials or party leaders if you seek a government office or a political office, and d) employers, religious leaders, government leaders, political leaders, financial leaders, etc. leaders will destroy you.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/dont-believe-the-lies-trumps-interior-department-expanded-sexual-orientation-protections-for-employees

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Pittsburgh County Sued Over Dead, Duplicate Registrants on Voter Rolls – Joe Schoffstall (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is there in the voter rolls for your precinct, your municipal district, you municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America?) 
https://freebeacon.com/issues/pittsburgh-county-sued-over-dead-duplicate-registrants-on-voter-rolls/
— Trump Admin Strikes Back Against Chicoms After Ejection of U.S. Journalists State Dept. restrictions would force regime outlets to reduce staff in the U.S. – Yuichiro Kakutani (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who since 2000 have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have not been a journalist, better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://freebeacon.com/issues/trump-admin-strikes-back-against-chicoms-after-ejection-of-u-s-journalists/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Does America Suffer from an ‘Emotional Illness’ on Race? – Lauri B. Regan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs blame Republicans for the problems that minorities have had, are having, and will have.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/does_america_suffer_from_an_emotional_illness_on_race.html

BREITBART
— Sanctuary Illinois: Illegal Alien Felon Allegedly Sexually Assaulted 3-Year-Old Girl in McDonald’s Bathroom – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/02/sanctuary-illinois-illegal-sexual-assault-mcdonalds/
— Illinois Right to Life Leader on SCOTUS Abortion Case: ‘Things Have Changed’ Since 1973 – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/02/illinois-right-to-life-leader-on-scotus-abortion-case-things-have-changed-since-1973/
— Democrats Use Migrants to Smuggle the Transgender Ideology into U.S. Law – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/02/democrats-use-migrants-to-push-transgender-ideology/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘What Exactly Is The Standard We’re Applying Here?’: Tucker Reacts To Chris Matthews Departure By Naming Names – SCOTT MOREFIELD 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/02/tucker-carlson-chris-matthews-nbc/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Trudeau’s plan to control free press scares the ‘hell out of me’: Conservative politician Conservative MP Martin Shields said that words in the report like ‘trusted, accurate, reliable’ are subjective and have no place in Canadian law. – Anthony Murdoch (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want to control me and to control my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Failing that, they want government to control me and to control my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. That is, they want the federal government (Trump), Illinois (Brady & Durkin & Grant), DuPage County (Cronin), Milton Township (Heidorn), and Wheaton (Suess & Robbins) to control me and to control my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Failing that, they want the Republican National Committee (Trump), Illinois Republican Party (Schneider & Grogan), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (Keller), and Milton Township Republican Organization (LeVan) to control me and to control my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeaus-plan-to-control-free-press-scares-the-hell-out-of-me-conservative-politician
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Canadian conservative politician says the Trudeau government’s report recommending a “media registry” for news outlets in Canada scares the “hell out of me.” Martin Shields, a Conservative member of Parliament for Bow River, Alberta, told the Standing Committee of Canadian Heritage during a February 26 meeting that parts of the report are opposed to current Canadian law. Shields is a member of the committee. “From the Broadcast telecommunications report there are words in there: fair, reasonable, trusted, accurate, reliable […] those words scare the hell out of me. They’re subjective, and they’re in that report in a number of places,” said Shields in comments (listen to audio track at minute 16:33:13) directed to Heritage Minister of Canada Steven Guilbeault in questions about the controversial Liberal government report, titled, “Canada’s communications future: Time to act.”)
— ‘Terrifying’: US watchdog denounces Trudeau govt’s push to control Canada’s free press ‘Watching an ally, a neighbor and a friend talk about regulating the free press shows where the far left wants to take, not just Canada, but any nation they control.’ – Anthony Murdoch
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/terrifying-us-watchdog-denounces-trudeau-govts-push-to-control-canadas-free-press
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Media Research Center (MRC), a media watchdog in the United States, told LifeSiteNews that the report behind the Trudeau government’s call for requiring news websites and social media to obtain a government license to operate in Canada was “terrifying.” “Canada was one of the Allies that defeated fascism. Canadian soldiers fought for freedom and now the Canadian government seems eager to take that away,” said Media Research Center (MRC) Culture Vice President Dan Gainor. “Watching an ally, a neighbor and a friend talk about regulating the free press shows where the far left wants to take, not just Canada, but any nation they control,” he added.)
— Pro-life, pro-marriage candidate barred from running for Canadian Conservative leadership Richard Decarie has been disqualified as a Conservative leadership candidate – Anthony Murdoch (DIERSEN: Constructively, my critics/opponents have barred me from running for any kind of government or political office in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. My critics/opponents a) stress how Illinois (Brady & Durkin & Grant), DuPage County (Cronin), Milton Township (Heidorn), and Wheaton (Suess & Robbins) treat me and treat my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) stress how the Illinois Republican Party (Schneider & Grogan), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (Keller), and Milton Township Republican Organization (LeVan) treat me and treat my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pro-life-pro-marriage-candidate-barred-from-running-for-canadian-conservative-leadership
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Conservative party of Canada barred pro-life and pro-family advocate Richard Décarie from running as a candidate for the party’s leadership. Over the weekend, Décarie took to Twitter to announce that he was disallowed by the “unelected” Conservative Party of Canada’s Leadership Election Organizing Committee (LEOC), to run as a leadership candidate. Pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) says Saturday’s disqualification of Décarie as a conservative party leadership candidate, “reeks of corruption,” adding that it is “positively outraged” about the “undemocratic actions” of the selection committee.)
— How a 2020 Democrat victory could pave the way for radical Islam’s US takeover Should Democrats win the next election, the power and influence of Islamic activists will increase dramatically. – William Kilpatrick
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/how-a-2020-democrat-victory-could-pave-the-way-for-radical-islams-us-takeover
— Judge Roy Moore stands up for pro-life, pro-family principles when no one else will Roy Moore has been fearlessly outspoken on more of the Left’s sacred-cow “culture war” issues than any conservative public figure. – Brian Camenker
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/judge-roy-moore-stands-up-for-pro-life-pro-family-principles-when-no-one-else-will

THE HILL
— Americans continue to vote with their feet towards low-tax states – JONATHAN WILLIAMS (DIERSEN: Which religious, conservative, government, and/or financial leaders work the hardest to drive religious, conservative, and/or Republican individuals, organizations, and companies out of your municipality, your township, your county, and/or Illinois?) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/485497-how-tax-rates-affect-congressional-apportionment

POLITICO
— The Republican National Committee is deploying dozens of field staffers to California, New Jersey, New York and Illinois. – ALEX ISENSTADT (DIERSEN: In Illinois, what will the following say to these field staffers about GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Schneider, Grogan, Keller, and LeVan?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/02/republicans-blue-state-invasion-november-118336

CNN
— Bernie Sanders is going to war with Democratic establishment – Chris Cillizza
http://www.wicz.com/story/41846053/bernie-sanders-is-going-to-war-with-democratic-establishment

USA TODAY
— When it comes to reparations, differences in black lineage matter Blacks who are the descendants of slaves and black immigrants have divergent histories, levels of wealth (DIERSEN: What is your lineage? Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, did not buy a new car until he was 45 years old and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy, and died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/readers/2020/03/02/when-comes-reparations-differences-black-lineage-matter/4907013002/
— Be upfront about how previous job came to an end – Johnny C. Taylor (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how the following came to an end: my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership in 2007, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004, GAO employment in 1997, IRS employment in 1980, and Post Office employment in 1969.) 
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/usa-today-us-edition/20200303/281758451335361

24/7 WALL STREET
— The Net Worth of the American Presidents: Washington to Trump – Michael B. Sauter, Grant Suneson and Samuel Stebbins (DIERSEN: Equally, if not more important, where did their money come from? My money came from what I earned when I delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://247wallst.com/special-report/2020/03/02/the-net-worth-of-the-american-presidents-washington-to-trump-3/

BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES 
— NOVEMBER 19, 2019 FLASHBACK: How our leaders use identity politics to control us – Dick Sakulich (DIERSEN: What governments and organizations have power over you? For me, they include Illinois (Brady & Durkin & Grant), DuPage County (Cronin), Milton Township (Heidorn), Wheaton (Suess & Robbins), Illinois Republican Party (Schneider & Grogan), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (Keller), and Milton Township Republican Organization (LeVan).) 
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20191119/guest-opinion-how-our-leaders-use-identity-politics-to-control-us

RAW STORY & LA PROGRESSIVE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Hitler’s strategies and tactics to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/what-mussolini-and-hitlers-rise-to-power-can-teach-us-about-opposing-trump/
https://www.laprogressive.com/opposing-trump/

LADDERS
— “What Motivates You?” – Helen ONeil (DIERSEN: What motivates you to help elect candidates? For me, it is their convincing me that if they are elected, a) they can and will defend and advance all the planks in the Republican Party platform and in the Illinois Republican Party platform, including their traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and b) they would vote against/veto anything that promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminution of First and Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, etc.)
https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/what-motivates-you-answering-an-age-old-interview-question

WIKIPEDIA
— Factions in the Republican Party (DIERSEN: Who heads the conservative, moderate, and Libertarian wings of the Republican Party in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality? Leaders of the moderate and Libertarian wings focus on destroying the conservative wing. I should write a book about the leaders of the moderate and Libertarian wings in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton.) 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factions_in_the_Republican_Party_(United_States)

February 25 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— COLLAR COUNTY ENDORSEMENTS: Grogan, Holder Youngberg, Felice, Byrnes, and Hansen
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-collar-county-endorsements-dupage-kane-lake-mchenry-will-20200225-qki3ytqupzatrkj27624mn6uk4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-ny-gov-cuomo-marijuana-legalization-advice-20200224-bsgbsmvc5navxdsjuod4l4w3q4-story.html
— High-rollers like Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher wagered while state’s sportsbooks stood pat – Charles Selle
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-sports-gambling-st-0225-20200224-3pgf2dfl6nhmlbyeueoudeyyyy-story.html
— Judicial candidate shows up as voters tried to learn how to vote for judicial candidates – GEORGE CASTLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnwood/ct-lwr-ballot-party-tl-0227-20200224-dzskucz4vvd3rk7p2rw7nh6fiu-story.html
— Trump dodges question on India’s religious citizenship law, calls for Ginsburg and Sotomayor to recuse themselves from ‘anything having to do with Trump, or Trump-related’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-india-trump-narendra-modi-20200225-xlyf7co2mzeszac3b2ftlm3gqm-story.html
— Democrats unload on front-runner Bernie Sanders in likely preview of tonight’s debate – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-democratic-debate-south-carolina-20200225-slucqpasx5dijbrgv2pminauua-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bernie Sanders’ media bashing undercuts U.S. journalism – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have bashed me and bashed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails the most. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/24/21151304/bernie-sanders-media-bashing-undercuts-u-s-journalism-debate-south-carolina
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To get votes from minorities, from women, from younger people, and from those who have less money than others, Democrats promise to use government to take income, assets, opportunities, etc. away from Republicans, Whites, men, older people, and those who have more money and to give that income, those assets, and those opportunities to those who vote for Democrats.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/24/21151126/democratic-socialism-bernie-sanders-elizabeth-warren-presidential-primary-jesse-jackson
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot profs, cannabis clinicians and lawyers among white-collar workers flocking to marijuana jobs “I never thought I’d be using cannabis as a medication,” said Dr. Rahul Khare, a former emergency physician at who now runs a clinic in Lincoln Park that certifies medical pot patients. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/2/25/21144343/marijuana-pot-cannabis-jobs-oakton-innovative-wellness

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Ramey for Republicans in state House Dist. 45
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200225/endorsement-ramey-for-republicans-in-state-house-dist-45

WTTW
— Survey: 81% of Illinois Residents Worry About Future Cost of Health Care – Kristen Thometz 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/02/24/survey-81-illinois-residents-worry-about-future-cost-health-care

LINCOLN COURIER
— Proposed state gun law misses the target – Scott Reeder
https://www.lincolncourier.com/opinion/20200223/scott-reeder-proposed-state-gun-law-misses-target

WSIL TV
— Should Chicago leave Illinois? (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago promote hated against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://wsiltv.com/2020/02/24/should-chicago-leave-illinois/

WGLT
— Election Officials: Indecision Slows Early Voting In McLean County – ERIC STOCK
https://www.wglt.org/post/election-officials-indecision-slows-early-voting-mclean-county#stream/0

KMOX
— Marijuana legalization creates quandary for employers Many questions will have to be answered by the courts – BRIAN KELLY (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot.) 
https://kmox.radio.com/articles/news/marijuana-legalization-creates-quandary-for-employers

CENTER SQUARE
— Measures to increase speed limit to 75 mph sent to Illinois Senate committee with no members – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/measures-to-increase-speed-limit-to-mph-sent-to-illinois/article_e49e1b3e-5744-11ea-a65a-83d9024a61f2.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— GREATER INDEPENDENCE FOR ILLINOIS’ LEGISLATIVE INSPECTOR GENERAL DRAWS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT Greater independence for Illinois’ Legislative Inspector General draws bipartisan support Illinois’ Legislative Inspector General currently is subjected to political influence or even silencing by members of the General Assembly. – Ben Szalinski (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. What would you stress to stress your independence? I would stress my financial independence. I would stress a) the Civil Service Retirement System, Social Security, interest, and dividend income that my wife and I have, b) the federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy that we have, c) the real estate (915 Cove Court in Wheaton and 50% interest in 1286 Wood Street in Crete) that we own, d) the financial assets that we own, e) the six cars and one SUV that we own, f) that we have no debts, and g) we have no children or pets to support. In addition, I would stress my good health. Neither health problems, nor any other kind of problem, have stopped me from putting together a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email and sending it out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/greater-independence-for-illinois-legislative-inspector-general-draws-bipartisan-support/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Secession fever spikes in five states as conservatives seek to escape blue rule – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago and Cook County make it clear that they want to get rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/19/secession-fever-spikes-conservatives-seek-escape-b/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party have pulled each other to the left – Joseph Lawler
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/economy/bernie-sanders-and-the-democratic-party-have-pulled-each-other-to-the-left

FOX NEWS
— Gingrich: The Dem party’s essence is now ‘hate Trump’ and giveaways paid for by the rich – Joshua Nelson
https://www.foxnews.com/media/newt-gingrich-democrats-essence-hate-trump

AMERICAN THINKER
— OUTSTANDING: ICE ignores California laws and arrests illegal aliens at the courthouse door – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: How soon will Democrats succeed in getting California to leave the United States and join up with Mexico?)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/ice_ignores_california_laws_and_arrests_illegal_aliens_at_the_courthouse_door.html

BREITBART
— Kris Kobach: Bernie Sanders Supports Flying Deported Illegal Alien Criminals Back to USA – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/23/exclusive-kris-kobach-new-way-forward-illegal-alien-criminals/
— Bernie Sanders: Illegal Immigrants Are ‘Our People’ – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Democrats count on using illegals to get rid of not only Republicans for once and for all, but to get rid of America once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/24/bernie-sanders-illegal-immigrants-are-our-people/

DAILY CALLER
— Bernie Sanders Doubles Down On Castro Comments By Defending Communist China – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/24/bernie-sanders-fidel-castro-cuba-china/

TOWNHALL
— Failed Never Trump Pundits Don’t Speak for You, But MSM Can’t Get Enough of Them – Larry O’Connor
https://townhall.com/columnists/larryoconnor/2020/02/24/never-trump-more-irrelevant-than-ever-n2561822
— Unhinged: Trump Haters Film Themselves Running Bicycling Kids Off Road in Apparent Politically-Motivated Attack – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2020/02/24/unhinged-antitump-adults-arrested-for-running-kids-on-bikes-off-road-over-political-hatred-n2561755

FEDERALIST
— Why Democrats Shouldn’t Keep Taking Minority Voters For Granted It is insulting for the left to think black and brown voters will always vote en masse for the Democratic Party. – Saritha Prabhu (DIERSEN: To get votes from minorities, from women, from younger people, and from those who have less money than others, Democrats promise to use government to take income, assets, opportunities, etc. away from Republicans, Whites, men, older people, and those who have more money and to give that income, those assets, and those opportunities to those who vote for Democrats.) 
https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/24/why-democrats-shouldnt-keep-taking-minority-voters-for-granted/

NEWSMAX
— The Problems (and Irony) of Sanders’ Free College for Illegal Immigrants – Michael Dorstewitz 
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/berniesanders-freecollegetuition-illegalimmigrants/2020/02/24/id/955396/

PJ MEDIA
— SAVAGE: Chicago’s Dem Mayor Turns on Jussie Smollett: ‘He Committed a Crime … a Total Hoax’
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/savage-chicagos-dem-mayor-turns-on-jussie-smollett-he-committed-a-crime-a-total-hoax/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— American Business Must Rethink Its Relation to Politics – STANLEY KURTZ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, businesses paint themselves as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/american-business-must-rethink-its-relation-to-politics/

THE HILL
— Trump administration mulls expelling Chinese journalists after WSJ reporters banned – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about those who have expelled and/or banned me. I would focus on those who have/had lots of clout in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/484376-trump-administration-considering-expelling-chinese-journalists-in
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats view Sanders as having best shot to defeat Trump: poll – JONATHAN EASLEY (DIERSEN: To promote Sanders is to promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)_
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/484371-democrats-view-sanders-as-having-best-shot-to-defeat-trump-poll

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to get votes from minorities, from females, from younger people, and from those who have less money, politicians promise to use government a) to take income, assets, and opportunities away from Republicans, Whites, from men, from older people, and from those who have more money and b) to give that income, those assets, and those opportunities to minorities, to females, to younger people, and to those who have less money.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/02/25/pete-buttigieg-minority-vote-trust-south-carolina-2020-town-hall-bts-vpx.cnn

REUTERS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Increasing numbers of older Baby Boomers are using marijuana – Linda Carroll
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-marijuana-seniors/increasing-numbers-of-older-baby-boomers-are-using-marijuana-study-idUSKCN20I1UX

CNBC
— Trump calls on Supreme Court’s Sotomayor and Ginsburg to recuse from ‘anything having to do with Trump’ – Tucker Higgins
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/25/trump-calls-on-supreme-courts-sotomayor-and-ginsburg-to-recuse.html

WASHINGTON POST
— This chart is the best explanation of middle-class finances you will ever see A year of wages no longer covers a year of family expenses – Christopher Ingraham 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/02/24/this-chart-is-best-explanation-middle-class-finances-you-will-ever-see/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Facebook: The Inside Story’ Review: The Path to Domination – David A. Shaywitz (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote the Democrat Facebook.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-the-inside-story-review-the-path-to-domination-11582606800
— Facebook Investigated Suspicious Pro-Sanders Content – Emily Glazer and Dustin Volz (DIERSEN: The internet is full of suspicious content that promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. The internet is full of suspicious content that promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-investigated-suspicious-pro-sanders-content-11582576009
— Coronavirus Tests Europe’s Open Borders as Italy Death Toll Rises Schools are closed and gatherings are banned as Italy reports a sixth virus-related death – Margherita Stancati in Rome and Eric Sylvers in Milan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-tests-europes-open-borders-as-italy-death-toll-rises-11582542159

NEW YORK TIMES
— Divisiveness Among 2020 Democratic Hopefuls Hits New Level As the primary race becomes a battle of all against all, and the field suddenly seems to be constricting, the divisiveness and negative attacks are rising. – Trip Gabriel
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/us/politics/divisiveness-among-2020-democratic-hopefuls-hits-new-level.html
— ‘America Loves India,’ Trump Declares at Rally With Modi President Trump was feted with music, dancers and more than 100,000 cheering attendees — if not the 10 million he says he was promised. – Michael Crowley (DIERSEN: Because of WWI, WWII, and the Holocaust, America hates Germany and America hates German Americans.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/24/world/asia/trump-india.html

USA TODAY
— Home alone: The share of single homeowners hits a record, even as housing costs climb – Paul Davidson (DIERSEN: While I was single, I owned a new town home in University Park 1972-1978, a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building 1974-1976, and a one bedroom condo in that building 1976-1978.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/02/25/housing-share-homeowners-who-single-hits-record-despite-costs/4829865002/

FORBES
— The Unique Challenges Facing Baby Boomers In The Workforce (And How Employers Can Help) – Rachel Lyubovitzky (DIERSEN: From what I see, employers want to get rid of baby boomers, and especially baby boomers who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2020/02/24/the-unique-challenges-facing-baby-boomers-in-the-workforce-and-how-employers-can-help/
— Laid Off Before You’re Ready To Retire? A Checklist To Plan Accordingly – Jonathan I. Shenkman (DIERSEN: I should write a book about being forced to retire early.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanshenkman/2020/02/24/laid-off-before-youre-ready-to-retire-a-checklist-to-plan-accordingly/

YAHOO MONEY
— Millennial wealth is still lagging behind previous generations at the same age – Dhara Singh
https://money.yahoo.com/millennials-wealth-baby-boomer-180141608.html

BLOOMBERG LAW
— OUTSTANDING: Encouraging Illegal Immigration Could Put Grandmas in Jail – Jordan S. Rubin
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/encouraging-illegal-immigration-could-put-grandmas-in-jail

LADDERS
— 5 signs you’re going to make (a lot) more money in the future – Ayodeji Awosika (DIERSEN: I spent a) almost 30 years working for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, b) 4 years earning a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, c) 4 years earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, d) many hours studying to pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, e) 4 years earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, f) many hours studying to pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and g) 5 years earning a master’s degree in finance from IIT in 1997.) 
https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/5-signs-youre-going-to-make-a-lot-more-money-in-the-future
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You Are Willing to Commit Years of Your Life)

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— If Democrats Aren’t Terrified of Bernie, They’re Not Paying Attention – Jonathan Chait (DIERSEN: How many votes do you predict that Bernie will get in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? To vote for Bernie is to shout that you are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/bernie-sanders-nomination-electable-democrats-socialist-unpopular.html

VANITY FAIR
— TRUMP HAS A “HIT LIST” OF INSUFFICIENTLY DEVOTED EMPLOYEES TO ELIMINATE The White House and its allies have assembled “detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust—and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them.” – BESS LEVIN (DIERSEN: Whose hit lists are/were you on? My critics/opponents demand total loyalty to them and to them only. I should write a book about a) my critics/opponents in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.; b) their sycophants; and c) all the times that I have been eliminated.)
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/02/donald-trump-government-hit-list

RAW STORY
— Trump leveled by Dem lawmaker for purging ‘disloyal’ officials so he can surround himself with a ‘team of sycophants’ – Tom Boggioni (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents demand total loyalty to them and to them only. I should write a book about a) my critics/opponents in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.; b) their sycophants; and c) all the times that I have been purged.)
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/trump-leveled-by-dem-lawmaker-for-purging-disloyal-officials-so-he-can-surround-himself-with-a-team-of-sycophants/

FED SCOOP
— Following redesign, GAO’s public website goes down – Dave Nyczepir
https://www.fedscoop.com/gao-redesigned-website-down/

February 14 Morning Edition

ABC7
— The costly side of Illinois’ new marijuana trade that can’t be revealed – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff
https://abc7chicago.com/the-costly-side-of-illinois-new-marijuana-trade-that-cant-be-revealed-/5929486/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-2/14/2020

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Judy Baar Topinka fed the FBI tips for years on possible corruption in the west suburbs, records show   Her conversations with federal agents started when she was a newspaper reporter and continued when the longtime Republican state office-holder moved into politics. – Mary Norkol 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/14/21125248/judy-baar-topinka-corruption-secret-investigations-fbi-files
— More than corn in Indiana? Illinois needs to stop driving residents next door Chicago and Illinois can’t tax their way out of this crisis. The only way property taxes can go down is for lawmakers to get the state’s biggest expense — public pensions — under control. – Orphe Divounguy
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/13/21136612/illinois-property-taxes-indiana-migration-home-prices

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Curran for Republicans in U.S. Senate primary
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200213/endorsement-curran-for-republicans-in-us-senate-primary
— Bob Grogan: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/bob-grogan-candidate-profile

WBEZ
— A Year Ago, The Aurora Shooting Exposed Loopholes In Illinois Gun Policy. What’s Changed Since? – Patrick Smith
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/what-did-the-aurora-shooting-change-about-illinois-gun-policy/e1e76ea2-dbf3-4d04-8069-3626002709ea

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Legislation seeks to make McHenry County township consolidation law statewide – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/02/13/legislation-seeks-to-make-mchenry-county-township-consolidation-law-statewide/ag63jki/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats, Republicans call for new way to draw political maps – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200213/democrats-republicans-call-for-new-way-to-draw-political-maps
— ISP director calls for passage of bill to fingerprint gun owners – Doug Finke 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200213/isp-director-calls-for-passage-of-bill-to-fingerprint-gun-owners

TIMES
— Redistricting reform gets bipartisan push Lawmakers want constitutional amendment on November ballot – REBECCA ANZEL and BEN ORNER
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2020/02/14/redistricting-reform-gets-bipartisan-push/ajsj73v/

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Democrat threatens to arm himself against ‘tyranny’ if Trump is reelected – Dan Carden
https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/nwi-democrat-threatens-to-arm-himself-against-tyranny-if-trump/article_6eca2ddb-7e26-57c0-86f0-67ce78d395fe.html

RIVER BENDER
— Madison County Board Members Endorse John Barberis in Candidacy for Illinois Supreme Court
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/madison-county-board-members-endorse-john-barberis-in-candidacy-for-illinois-supreme-court-39838.cfm

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Communication Is A Contentious Issue in Tazewell Auditor’s Race – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/communication-contentious-issue-tazewell-auditors-race#stream/0

WIFR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Local-health-experts-explain-marijuana-use-vs-abuse–567856691.html

CHICAGO PATCH
— City Hall ‘Do Not Rehire’ List Omits Chicago Hall of Shamers For Your Reading Pleasure: Top Cop Eddie Johnson, 191 police officers, 22 firefighters among those blacklisted from scoring city jobs. – Mark Konkol (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What will put you on the do-not-hire list in Democrat/Libertarian/Green/RINO Illinois? ANSWER: Oppose patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/city-hall-do-not-rehire-list-omits-chicago-hall-shamers

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— How much more will DuPage County residents pay in income taxes?
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/525274820-analysis-how-much-more-will-dupage-county-residents-pay-in-income-taxes

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— BECKMAN: DRAG QUEEN STORY HOURS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/beckman-drag-queen-story-hours.html
— THE GOSPEL OF SOCIALISM? POPE FRANCIS DECRIES TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHY AS SINFUL (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always wanted me to pay more taxes.) 
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/the-gospel-of-socialism-pope-francis-decries-tax-cuts-for-the-wealthy-as-sinful.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems’ ‘most electable’ claims largely a red herring, polls show – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that the MORE of the following that you are, the LESS electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/12/democratic-presidential-candidates-electability-re/
— James Carville fires back after Bernie Sanders calls him ‘hack’: ‘At least I’m not a communist’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/james-carville-fires-back-after-bernie-sanders-cal/
— New Hampshire bounce: Bernie Sanders grows lead over Joe Biden in new poll – S.A. Miller 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/bernie-sanders-grows-lead-over-joe-biden-new-hamps/
— Former White House chief of staff John Kelly unloads on Trump Former general critiques Trump on Vindman, N. Korea and immigration – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/john-kelly-unloads-president-trump/
— 1 year after Illinois shooting, police push gun-fee hike – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/1-year-after-illinois-shooting-police-push-gun-fee/
— Bernie Sanders: Would be ‘divisive’ if candidate with a plurality of delegates didn’t get nomination – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/bernie-sanders-would-be-divisive-if-candidate-plur/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Children will achieve as much as we expect of them – Ian Rowe (DIERSEN: When you were in high school, were you viewed as being “college material.” I was not. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. I was 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease ). I spent my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between washing dishes.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/children-will-achieve-as-much-as-we-expect-of-them
— Acknowledging slavery’s limits in defining America – John Wood (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/acknowledging-slaverys-limits-in-defining-america

GOPUSA
— Rush Limbaugh Sets Off Firestorm With Buttigieg Kiss Remarks
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=84834
— 39% Of GOP Voters Say Mitt Romney Should Be Expelled From Republican Party (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to destroy the Republican Party in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=84747

AMERICAN THINKER
— Bernie Sanders’s Rise is Like Death Knocking on America’s Door – John Eidson
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/bernie_sanderss_rise_is_like_death_knocking_on_americas_door.html

BREITBART
— Illegal Alien in U.S. for 20 Years Avoids Deportation in ‘Sanctuary’ Church – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/13/illegal-alien-in-u-s-for-20-years-takes-sanctuary/

CNS NEWS
— Rep. Jackson Lee: Welfare Work Requirements Reinforce Belief That Blacks, Immigrants ‘Are Lazy’ – Susan Jones
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/susan-jones/rep-jackson-lee-welfare-work-requirements-reinforce-belief-blacks

CHRISTIAN POST
— Pastor opens Democrat-controlled Virginia House with prayer opposing abortion, gay marriage Pastor opens Democrat-controlled Virginia House with prayer opposing abortion, gay marriage – Michael Gryboski
https://www.christianpost.com/news/pastor-opens-democrat-controlled-virginia-house-with-prayer-opposing-abortion-gay-marriage.html

DAILY CALLER
— Here’s What The Lead Roger Stone Juror Said During Jury Selection – CHUCK ROSS (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/13/roger-stone-jury-selection/

TOWNHALL
— Poll: Majority of Florida Hispanics Support Mandatory E-Verify – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/02/13/poll-majority-of-florida-hispanics-support-mandatory-e-verify-n2561319

THE HILL
— Trump maintains he can intervene in cases after Barr urges him to curb tweeting – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/483088-trump-maintains-he-can-intervene-in-cases-after-barr-urges-him-to
— Trump reveals he would vote for a gay presidential candidate – MARINA PITOFSKY (DIERSEN: The more religious, government, political, and/or financial clout that LGBTQers have, the more that LGBTQ activists force them to use their clout to get rid of individuals like me, organizations like TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity. LGBTQ activists, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois have always worked very hard to get rid of me. They crow that I am no longer a TAPROOT chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. They stress how those who run MTRO, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc. treat me.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/483062-trump-reveals-he-would-vote-for-a-gay-presidential-candidate

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump campaigns as a 2nd Amendment warrior – AAMER MADHANI
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/02/11/trump-campaigns-as-a-2nd-amendment-warrior/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs focus on destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/opinion/sunday/marriage-housework-gender-happiness.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The Democratic primary is a real-time demonstration of the hierarchy of oppression How did the most diverse field in history wind up like this? – David Dennis, Jr.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/02/14/democratic-primary-is-real-time-demonstration-hierarchy-oppression/

WEEK
— How America made a mess of measuring poverty – Jeff Spross (DIERSEN: Obviously, you are not poor if you spend money on booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices. Obviously, eventually, you will be poor if you spend money on booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices.)
https://theweek.com/articles/895710/how-america-made-mess-measuring-poverty

VOX
— Trump: The economy is the best in history. Also Trump: We need to cut raises for federal workers. The president is shamelessly trying to have it both ways. – Aaron Rupar
https://www.vox.com/2020/2/13/21136131/trump-federal-workers-cut-pay-raises-federal-budget

ECONOMIST
— Immigration to America is down. Wages are up Are the two related?
https://www.economist.com/united-states/2020/02/13/immigration-to-america-is-down-wages-are-up

BANKRATE
— How much you should have in savings at each life stage – Scott B. Van Voorhis
https://www.bankrate.com/banking/savings/how-much-do-you-need-in-savings-retirement-emergency-fund/
(ACCORDING TO THIS ARTICLE: You should have $66,470 saved for retirement at age 30, $277,728 at age 40, $596,538 at age 50, and $643,792 at age 60.)

STREET BLOG USA
— Anti-Car Dems Don’t Have a Presidential Candidate If you believe in breaking car culture, you won’t find a 2020 candidate committed to doing it. – Kea Wilson (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-car.)
https://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/02/13/anti-car-dems-dont-have-a-presidential-candidate/

LSE
— Comparing incomes can make us unhappy – but it may depend on whom we’re comparing ourselves to. – Laura Kudrna (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2020/02/14/comparing-incomes-can-make-us-unhappy-but-it-may-depend-on-whom-were-comparing-ourselves-to/

January 9 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Past and present candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended the outstanding Milton Township Republican Organization monthly meeting Wednesday evening, January 8, 2020, at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream included Anderson, Breen, Carlson, Corrigan, Eckhoff, Elliott, Falbo, Felice, Fitch, Grant, Heidorn, Holan, Holder, Ives, Jensen, Jorgensen, Kachiroubas, Keller, Kinzler, LeVan, McCluskey, McGowen, Molitor, Monino, Muehlfelt, Murphy, Nathwani, O’Toole, Senka, Tartar, Tatro, Veenstra, Walsh, Whelan, and Zay.  Attendees included Baker, Cherry, Dangelo, Fitzpatrick, Grant, Lofgren, McCarthy, McNeily, Menna, Slinger, and Smith. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WGN TV
— TRAGIC: Doctors sees spike in ER visits since legalization of recreational marijuana – DANA REBIK
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/08/doctors-sees-spike-in-er-visits-since-legalization-of-recreational-marijuana/

ABC7
— Illinois lawmakers weigh in on US response after Iran missile strike – Jessica D’Onofrio and Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-leaders-weigh-in-on-us-response-after-iran-missile-strike/5825486/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://abc7chicago.com/5827924/

NBC5
— What to Know: Legal Marijuana & Firearm Permits Illinois has more than two million FOID card holders – Chris Coffey
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/what-to-know-legal-marijuana-firearm-permits/2198492/
— Bloomberg Blasts Trump Over ‘Broken Promises’ in Chicago Speech The appearance was Bloomberg’s first in the state since joining the race for the Democratic nomination
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/bloomberg-blasts-trump-over-broken-promises-in-chicago-speech/2198529/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— R. Kelly’s girlfriends clash at Trump Tower, sending one to a hospital while other is charged with domestic battery – Rosemary Sobol
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-r-kelly-fight-trump-tower-20200109-ka4rrzewujf4he6rueixwlxyam-story.html
— Our suggestion to Meghan Markle stands: Hey, Duchess, come to Chicago. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Of course, the Democrats who run Illinois would want them to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. Of course, the Democrats who run Illinois would want them to do everything that they could to drive out of Illinois individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-meghan-markle-prince-harry-chicago-monarchy-20200108-2rupnjizkvdyfgggycejhi6qba-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s on-site recreational marijuana smoking rules for businesses stalls – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-marijuana-on-premises-rules-20200108-g7ygazqcynatvjqj5ynd2mysp4-story.html
— Another Illinois scandal: Did a ‘loyal’ Democrat conceal rape to protect his political allies? – Editorial (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand loyalty to them personally and b) destroy those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-madigan-rape-mcclain-illinois-governor-quinn-scandal-20200109-hromb3a5mjghxcdtiabkrsqnea-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 1 of R. Kelly’s girlfriends charged after fight at Trump Tower In a series of videos posted to Instagram, the 22-year-old woman could be seen angrily confronting Joycelyn Savage, 24, who was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/8/21057478/cpd-called-to-trump-tower-after-fight-between-r-kellys-girlfriends
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/8/21057670/chicago-pot-dispensaries-legal-weed-green-thumb

DAILY HERALD
— Lauzen now says bid for third term is ‘up in the air’ – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200108/lauzen-now-says-bid-for-third-term-is-up-in-the-air

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Weed shops don’t have enough employees, either – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who has anything to do with pot.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/weed-shops-dont-have-enough-employees-either

WBEZ
— House GOP Leader Calls For Hearings Into Madigan Ally’s ‘Shocking’ Rape Email – Tony Arnold, Dave McKinney
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/amid-outrage-madigan-claims-no-knowledge-of-rape-in-confidants-email/ba6e4d0a-b32b-4eb3-b796-5485a43fbb6a
— Five Charts That Show Who’s Leaving Illinois And Why – Alden Loury (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats want you to leave Illinois: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/five-charts-that-show-whos-leaving-illinois-and-why/53ded25c-1800-48c3-8dbb-916d0e0ff13a

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://wgnradio.com/2020/01/08/the-daily-lines-heather-cherone-recaps-the-first-week-of-legal-marijuana-sales-in-illinois-what-do-we-need-to-know/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/marijuana-dispensary-long-lines/Content?oid=76897067

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200108/first-week-of-legal-recreational-pot-sales-going-smoothly-in-springfield

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Investigation demanded for ‘rape in Champaign’ email – Jerry Nowicki 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Investigation-demanded-for-8216-rape-in-14960312.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— The State of the County presented by DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin and a and Panel Discussion was hosted by Chamber630 at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Downers Grove on Jan. 8.
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/lists/2020/01/08/feff6e44a91946eeb2b392ff80ee249b/index.xml

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Northern Illinois University talk involving pros, cons of legal marijuana set for Jan. 14 – KELSEY RETTKE (DIERSEN: There is nothing good about pot.)
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/08/northern-illinois-university-talk-involving-pros-cons-of-legal-marijuana-set-for-jan-14/a9ooak8/

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Republicans blast property tax task force report: House leader Durkin says Democratic majority ‘refuses to be serious’ – PETER HANCOCK
https://qconline.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/republicans-blast-property-tax-task-force-report-house-leader-durkin/article_02bb416e-783f-553d-9a8e-69a20f153bf3.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/benefits-of-having-a-medical-marijuana-card-after-legalization

MDJ ONLINE
— Republican Congressman Rodney Davis from Illinois urges Pelosi to send the articles of impeachment to Senate – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/republican-congressman-from-illinois-urges-pelosi-to-send-the-articles/article_5d3cdc20-9214-5700-89cb-a4374be2a4cb.html

ONE ILLINOIS
— GOP calls property-tax task force ‘woeful failure’ House Minority Leader Durkin admits ‘there’s nothing that they could offer us’ to support Gov. Pritzker’s fair tax – Ted Cox
https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2020/1/8/gop-blasts-property-tax-task-force-as-woeful-failure

DAILY LINE
— Republicans blast Democrats for trading progressive tax votes for ‘failed’ task force – Hannah Meisel
http://thedailyline.net/chicago/01/09/2020/republicans-blast-democrats-for-trading-progressive-tax-votes-for-failed-task-force/

WIREPOINTS
— 93 of Illinois’ 102 counties have lost population since 2010 – Wirepoints Original – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (DIERSEN: I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that drive individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time out of DuPage County, out of Milton Township, out Wheaton, and out of Wheaton’s West District.)
https://wirepoints.org/93-of-illinois-102-counties-have-lost-population-since-2010-wirepoints-original/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Do Illinoisans Know All that Springfield Swampsters Did in 2019? – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/01/wait-till-illinoisans-see-what-springfield-swampsters-have-done-now/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Madigan says he was unaware of rape cited in friend’s email – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/8/madigan-says-he-was-unaware-of-rape-cited-in-frien/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Ilhan Omar denounces Trump for treating illegal immigrants like ‘criminals’ – Andrew Mark Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ilhan-omar-denounces-trump-for-treating-illegal-immigrants-like-criminals
— GOP governors who embrace refugees deserve conservative support – Brad Polumbo (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do everything that they can to turn refugees against Republicans. DuPage County has more residents than five states. If you oppose taking in more refugees, Democrats and RINOs viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. In which DuPage townships, DuPage municipalities, and DuPage precincts will more refugees be sent?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/actually-tucker-carlson-its-a-good-thing-that-17-gop-governors-are-accepting-refugees

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Democrat party is officially a dysfunctional family – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/the_democrat_party_is_officially_a_dysfunctional_family.html

BREITBART
— GOP Governors Do Damage Control After Approving More Refugees – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do everything that they can to turn refugees against Republicans. DuPage County has more residents than five states. If you oppose taking in more refugees, Democrats and RINOs viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. In which DuPage townships, DuPage municipalities, and DuPage precincts will more refugees be sent?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/08/gop-governors-do-damage-control-after-approving-more-refugees/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the memo, Hutchinson admits that refugees resettled in Arkansas will eventually be able to apply for public benefits, welfare, and social services. . .Similarly, Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee scolded residents and state officials who are opposed to his decision to continue refugee resettlement in the state, claiming that they have conflated refugees with illegal aliens. Activists opposing refugee resettlement who have spoken to Breitbart News have never claimed to date that refugees are illegal aliens. . .Lee also claimed that Tennessee officials will have a say “in the process” of resettling refugees, but no federal statute supports state involvement in such a way. Rather, refugee contractors — funded by the federal government — are allowed to resettle as many refugees in regions that allow for resettlement. . .Refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years, according to the latest research. Over the course of five years, an estimated 16 percent of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers.)
— CNN Admits in Sandmann Lawsuit It Can’t Prove Anyone’s a Racist – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist today in America is like calling someone a Jew during the 1930s and 1940s in Germany. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump-supporters are racists. Needless-to-say, Trump-supporters should immediately sue any individual, any organization, any company, any government, and any county that hints/implies/argues/shouts that they are a racist. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a racist if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/01/08/nolte-cnn-admits-in-sandmann-lawsuit-it-cant-prove-anyones-a-racist/
— Gavin Newsom to Offer Free Health Care to Illegal Alien Seniors – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/01/09/report-gavin-newsom-to-offer-free-health-care-to-illegal-alien-seniors/
— Facebook Exec Admits He’s Triggered by Trump, Breitbart, But Still Opposes Censorship – ALLUM BOKHARI
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/09/facebook-exec-admits-hes-triggered-by-trump-breitbart-but-still-opposes-censorship/

DAILY SIGNAL
— MAGA Hat-Wearing Teen Just Got a Settlement From CNN. Media: Learn Your Lesson. – Jarrett Stepman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist today in America is like calling someone a Jew during the 1930s and 1940s in Germany. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump-supporters are racists. Needless-to-say, Trump-supporters should immediately sue any individual, any organization, any company, any government, and any county that hints/implies/argues/shouts that they are a racist. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a racist if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/08/maga-hat-wearing-teen-just-got-a-settlement-from-cnn-media-learn-your-lesson/

DAILY CALLER
— Maryland Legislator Wants To Steer Low-Income Housing To Affluent Suburban Neighborhoods – LUKE ROSIAK (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which groups do Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want to steer to your neighborhood, to your precinct, to your municipality, to your township/ward, and to your county? ANSWER: Groups that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Groups that promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendment, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that steer the aforesaid to my neighborhood, to my precinct, to Wheaton’s West District, to Wheaton, to Glen Ellyn, to Milton Township, to DuPage County, and to Illinois and the success that they have had.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/08/maryland-legislator-vaughn-stewart-low-income-housing-suburbs/

FEDERALIST
— To The Liberal Media’s Dismay, There Will Be No Disastrous War With Iran Only a mainstream media that’s been blinded by hatred of Trump could be this disappointed their predictions of all-out war with Iran haven’t come true. – John Daniel Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/09/to-the-liberal-medias-dismay-there-will-be-no-disastrous-war-with-iran/

GOPUSA
— Glacier National Park to replace signs saying glaciers would be gone by 2020
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=82512

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Abortion activists storm office of pro-life House Democrat Rep. Daniel Lipinski is under fire in his Illinois district for joining Republicans in supporting a Louisiana pro-life law. – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abortion-activists-storm-office-of-pro-life-house-democrat

NEWS BUSTERS
— Illegal Immigrant ‘Party of Five’ Reboot: ‘What’s the Matter With This Country?’ – Lindsay Kornick
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/lindsay-kornick/2020/01/08/illegal-immigrant-party-five-reboot-asks-whats-matter

PJ MEDIA
— Dems Seem Disappointed That Trump Won’t Bomb Tehran – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing-dems-seem-disappointed-that-trump-wont-bomb-tehran/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Defending the Virtues of American Nationalism – MICHAEL DORAN
https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2020/01/21/defending-the-virtues-of-american-nationalism/

NOQ REPORT
— Revisiting the link between leftism and Islamism – Ray Fava
https://noqreport.com/2020/01/09/revisiting-link-leftism-islamism/

THE HILL
— George Conway group releases first anti-Trump ad aimed at evangelicals – JUSTINE COLEMAN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/477492-george-conway-group-releases-first-anti-trump-ad-aimed-at-evangelicals

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-steele-gop-donald-trump-iran_n_5e16e00cc5b600960c5ffbc8

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘They are in love with terrorists’: GOP lawmaker says Democrats ‘mourn Soleimani’ more than they grieve for Gold Star families – Timothy Bella
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/01/09/doug-collins-democrats-love-with-terrorists-mourn-soleimani-iran/
— Facebook won’t limit political ad targeting or stop false claims under new ad rules But changes announced Thursday will allow users to exercise control over more of the ads they see. – Tony Romm, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Craig Timberg (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want everyone to block GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents want you to see ONLY what they put out or bless.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/01/09/facebook-wont-limit-political-ad-targeting-or-stop-pols-lying/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs do everything that they can to turn refugees against Republicans. DuPage County has more residents than five states. If you oppose taking in more refugees, Democrats and RINOs viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. In which DuPage townships, DuPage municipalities, and DuPage precincts will more refugees be sent?)
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-09/refugees-bismarck-north-dakota-trump

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters love Obama and hate Trump.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/01/08/pew-research-center-survey-donald-trump-international-attitudes/2832515001/

NAVIGATOR JOURNAL
— Edwards County in need of Precinct Committeemen (DIERSEN: I should write a book about being a Republican Precinct Committeeman. I have been the Republican Precinct Committeeman for DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton since 1999. Since 1999, I have had the best record by far for attending Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) meetings and fundraisers. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress a) that MTRO has never encouraged its members to read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) that MTRO rudely terminated me as its webmaster in 2010 and 2004, c) that MTRO has never asked me to serve as committee chairman or officer, d) that MTRO rudely crushed me when I ran for Treasurer in 2004, e) that MTRO has many past and present members who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems, f) that that MTRO has many past and present members who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, and g) that MTRO has many past and present members who have never encouraged Republicans to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Days parades and fireworks.) 
http://www.navigatorjournal.com/news/article_ec3a5f9e-3244-11ea-b2c6-476e7a78b14d.html

FORBES
— What The Illinois Supreme Court Said About Pensions – And Why It Matters – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/01/08/what-the-illinois-supreme-court-said-about-pensionsand-why-it-matters/#3ed5ed013666

NEWSWEEK
— JUST A WEEK AFTER RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA WAS LEGALIZED IN ILLINOIS, CHICAGO DOCTORS REPORT A SPIKE IN ER VISITS – ROSIE MCCALL
https://www.newsweek.com/recreational-weed-legalized-illinois-chicago-doctors-reporting-spike-er-visits-1481226

LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
— APRIL 1, 2019 FLASHBACK: You’ve Heard of NIMBYs—but Who Are the PHIMBYs? Meet the latest faction in California’s housing wars – Zoie Matthew (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries want to build public housing in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?) 
https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/who-are-the-phimbys/

FED SMITH
— Is Paid Parental Leave ‘Another Step Towards Socialism’? – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/01/09/paid-parental-leave-another-step-towards-socialism/

December 17 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Black market likely to get bigger when pot becomes legal – Kathy Valente, Director of Operations, Illinois Family Institute, Tinley Park
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-naperville-letters-st-1222-20191216-ofpek3zivjec5c4ugihdm7ppai-story.html
— As recreational pot is about to become legal in Illinois, Pritzker administration warns it will crack down on ‘bad actors’ who affect medical cannabis availability – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-shortages-letter-20191217-jz64jyh3t5htjjtafn63sgouhi-story.html
— Lawsuit filed by Wheaton cop who alleged sex and age discrimination is dismissed, but judge says dearth of female leaders in department ‘raises an eyebrow’ – CLIFFORD WARD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-wheaton-lawsuit-dismissed-20191216-tckmd3xgejgkljoieyahyn7muy-story.html
— Jesse Jackson pushes Nicor to bring long-sought natural gas line to impoverished Pembroke Township in Kankakee County – John Keilman (DIERSEN: Pembroke Township was one of the areas that I was assigned to collect delinquent taxes in while I worked for IRS in its Harvey office 1972-1973.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-pembroke-nicor-gas-jackson-20191217-3lxvyxklwvgshfbxznbh3t5gyy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker expected to sign letter consenting to refugee resettlement New Trump administration policy requires state and local consent. – Peter Hancock (DIERSEN: What do Illinois Democrats say to refugees about Illinois Republicans?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2019/12/16/21025402/pritzker-refugee-resettlement-letter-consent-illinois
— Trump impeachment: Pre-vote skirmish expected at Tuesday Rules Committee hearing On Monday, a spokesman for Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., said he would vote yes on both impeachment articles. Lipinski faces two major March Democratic primary opponents who support impeachment. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/16/21025278/trump-impeachment-tuesday-rules-committee-hearing
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is leading a revolution that is destroying America.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/16/21025153/jesse-jackson-trump-republicans-impeachment-trial-house-of-represenatives-2020

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker expected to give consent for refugees to resettle in Illinois – Peter Hancock (DIERSEN: What do Illinois Democrats say to refugees about Illinois Republicans?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191216/pritzker-expected-to-give-consent-for-refugees-to-resettle-in-illinois
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “As the great grandson of a Jewish refugee from Ukraine, the president’s attacks on immigrant families are deeply personal to me,” Pritzker said in an email statement. . .According to a tally kept by World Relief, 24 other governors and more than 60 municipalities already have submitted consent letters. Among the local communities listed is DuPage County. . .”It’s not just the Chicagoland area, in which most people think refugees are going,” she said “It’s places like Aurora and DuPage and Moline, which is where Global Relief has offices.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oakton Community College promotes pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20191217/oakton-partnership-offers-students-a-path-to-jobs-in-the-cannabis-industry
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191216/oakton-leverages-cannabis-curriculum-to-create-stem-pathway

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lightfoot floats the idea of weed co-ops As the Jan. 1 start of recreational marijuana sales approaches, the mayor is focusing more attention on diversity and equity. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/lightfoot-floats-idea-weed-co-ops
— Changing the narrative isn’t a credible strategy, Governor It’s a transparent attempt to substitute political spin for sorely needed action. – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/changing-narrative-isnt-credible-strategy-governor

MEDILL REPORTS
— AUTO-VOTER REGISTRATION IN ILLINOIS NOT COMPLYING WITH LAW, EXPERTS SAY – Megan Sauer
https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/auto-voter-registration-in-illinois-not-complying-with-law-experts-say/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Spending deal would end two-decade freeze on gun research – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/spending-deal-ends-two-decade-freeze-on-gun-safety-research/
— GOP governors push Trump to scale back employment licensing regulations – Trevor Shirley (DIERSEN: I became a licensed CPA in 1981 when I was 32 years old.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/gop-governors-push-trump-to-scale-back-employment-licensing-regulations/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— George P. Bush, the son of Jeb Bush, headlined the holiday luncheon hosted by Illinois Republican leaders and supporters, including Richard Porter, Jay Bergman, Sanford “Sandy” Perl and Kim Godden. Bush talked immigration, politics and baseball. He said even though his family has spoken out against Republican Donald Trump, he’d be supporting him in 2020. Part of the program included a word association game that equated Texas with opportunity and Illinois with, well, none. (Seems harsh.) Spotted in the crowd at the estate of Gene and Georgetti in Rosemont were business leaders Ty Fahner and Bill Kunkler, state House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, former Congressmen Peter Roskam and Bob Dold, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, Rosemont Mayor and state Rep. Brad Stephens, former state Comptroller Leslie Munger, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon, political fundraiser Lisa Wagner, political consultant Thom Serafin and public affairs consultant Brian Bernadoni. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/12/17/bumps-in-cannabis-road-lipinski-will-vote-to-impeach-bradys-big-bucks-487920

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Nomination Petition Hearings: West v. DiCianni at 1:30 PM Tuesday, December 17, 2019; Hooper v. Felice at 2:15 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019; and Tarnowski v. Youngberg at 3:00 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019. 
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/61831/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois’ treasurer calls on President Trump to support surrendering billions in unclaimed U.S. savings bonds for states to find rightful owners – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-treasurer-calls-on-president-trump-to-support-surrendering-billions/article_e7071c4c-2042-11ea-9d5f-93aa1669df2c.html

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Illegals Line Up Early for Newly Available NY Driver’s Licenses Law faced multiple suits, one of which is ongoing – Graham Piro 
https://freebeacon.com/politics/new-york-enacts-law-allowing-illegal-immigrants-to-get-drivers-licenses/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left Lines Up With the Terrorists – Civis Americanus
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/the_left_lines_up_with_the_terrorists.html

BREITBART
— Impeachment Backfire: Polling Shows Trump Surge Against All Democrat Contenders in Last Month – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/16/impeachment-backfire-polling-shows-trump-surge-against-all-democrat-contenders-in-last-month/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘This Will Protect Criminals’: Homeland Security Blasts New York Law Allowing Illegal Aliens To Get Driver’s Licenses – PETER HASSON
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/16/dhs-new-york-green-light-allow-illegal-alien-driver-license/

NEWSMAX
— Trump ‘Disdainers’ Worse Than the Haters, But Equally Irrelevant – Conrad Black
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/trump-haters-disdainers-impeachment/2019/12/16/id/946109/

PJ NEWS MEDIA
— New Jersey Gives Illegals Driver’s Licenses. How Long Before They Get the Vote? – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/new-jersey-gives-illegals-drivers-licenses-how-long-before-they-get-the-vote/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Rand Paul vs. Google and Facebook – JOHN MCCORMACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/rand-paul-backs-bill-letting-newspapers-negotiate-better-deals-with-google-facebook/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Kentucky senator backs antitrust exemption letting newspapers negotiate better terms from the tech giants. Kentucky senator Rand Paul is signing on to a bill attempting to help a struggling industry, print and digital news organizations, by giving them more power to negotiate the terms under which Google and Facebook may distribute their content. Current antitrust law forbids news organizations from banding together to negotiate terms of distribution and advertising rates, but the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act would provide a four-year exemption to existing antitrust laws for “news content creators” to collectively negotiate with “online content distributors” that have at least one billion active users each month (i.e., Google and Facebook). “Government threatens the viability of trusted news sources through old and outdated restrictions on the ability of those sources to survive in an evolving media environment,” Paul said in a written statement Monday to National Review. “We need to get government out of the way, which is why in addition to cosponsoring the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2019, I will also be introducing legislation to free broadcast media from the chains that restrict their ability to better serve their customers.”)

THE HILL
— GOP set to make life difficult for Democrats on impeachment – OLIVIA BEAVERS AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/474821-gop-set-to-make-life-difficult-for-democrats-on-impeachment

POLITICO
— Trump’s Been President for 3 Years. Why Is Federal Morale Dropping Now? An annual survey of the federal workforce notches its first decline in employee engagement since 2014. How bad are things, really? – MICHAEL STRATFORD
https://www.politico.com/news/agenda/2019/12/17/government-morale-trump-federal-administration-084835

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump threatens to bypass Commission on Presidential Debates
https://apnews.com/c4e1bbc13ccdec5953a66f3002974899

NEW YORK TIMES
— Moderate Democrats Back Impeachment of Trump as House Vote Nears Several vulnerable freshmen who had expressed reservations about the effort said they would vote to impeach President Trump, despite the political risks. – Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/us/politics/judiciary-committee-impeachment.html
— Praise for Rep. Van Drew From Trump, Scorn From Those at Home The New Jersey Democrat has quickly become anathema to people on both sides of the political divide after news spread he planned to switch parties. – Tracey Tully
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/nyregion/jeff-van-drew-democrat-republican.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: As Protests Rage on Citizenship Bill, Is India Becoming a Hindu Nation? Several people have been killed as unrest spreads to new corners of the country. Many see the passage of a new law as anti-Muslim. – Jeffrey Gettleman and Maria Abi-Habib
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/world/asia/india-citizenship-protests.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Nixon was bad. Trump is much worse.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/nixon-was-bad-trump-is-much-worse/2019/12/16/f1edb280-2045-11ea-a153-dce4b94e4249_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Voter Theft That Wasn’t A Wisconsin judge enforces the law. Liberals cry foul. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-voter-theft-that-wasnt-11576540787
— Peter Thiel at Center of Facebook’s Internal Divisions on Politics Billionaire investor thinks political-ad policy shouldn’t change; some directors and executives disagree – Emily Glazer, Deepa Seetharaman and Jeff Horwitz
https://www.wsj.com/articles/peter-thiel-at-center-of-facebooks-internal-divisions-on-politics-11576578601
— Protests Over India’s New Citizenship Law Widen Critics of legislation, which disadvantages some Muslim immigrants, say Prime Minister Modi is undermining country’s secular foundation – Krishna Pokharel and Newley Purnell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/protests-over-indias-new-citizenship-law-widen-11576501527
— Make Your Job Application Robot-Proof It takes planning to make sure AI gatekeepers don’t bounce your résumé—sometimes for arbitrary reasons—before a human can make a call – Sue Shellenbarger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/make-your-job-application-robot-proof-11576492201
— Achieving Quantum Wokeness Political correctness barges into a computer science breakthrough. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/achieving-quantum-wokeness-11576540808

FORTUNE
— Paid Parental Leave for Fed Workers Could Spur Wider Changes – AP (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://fortune.com/2019/12/16/paid-parental-leave-federal-workers/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that citizens of foreign countries are better than citizens of America. 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2019/12/17/why-immigration-is-so-important-in-the-global-race-for-talent/#40a8ec2f1022

USA TODAY
— 92% of Americans think their basic rights are being threatened, new poll shows – Joshua Bote (DIERSEN: Democrats want government to take away rights, money, opportunities, etc. from those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/16/most-americans-think-their-basic-rights-threatened-new-poll-shows/4385967002/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Paid federal parental leave will cost $3.3B over 5 years, but that’s not the whole story – Scott Maucione
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/pay-benefits/2019/12/paid-federal-parental-leave-will-cost-3-3b-over-5-years-but-thats-not-the-whole-story/

FED WEEK
— DoD Bill Returns Focus to Probationary Period Issue (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious that when I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, because I had been under a probationary period at IRS, I was not under a probationary period at GAO. Nevertheless, they did everything that they could to get rid of me. GAO audits IRS. They kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO. They gave me unfair performance expectations and unfair performance appraisals. They assigned me to work for, to work with, and to supervise the office’s most problematic employees. And even worse things. In my defense, I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, became a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997. In addition, I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/dod-bill-returns-focus-to-probationary-period-issue/

FED SMITH
— Which Agencies are the “Best Places to Work”? (DIERSEN: GAO is on this list. To attract/retain young Democrat minorities and to attract/retain young Democrat females, GAO can stress how it gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who GAO does not promote to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. Further, GAO can stress that it no longer requires passing the CPA examination to get hired/promoted.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/12/17/agencies-best-places-work/

VANITY FAIR
— ELIZABETH WARREN WANTS BLOOMBERG TO “ANSWER FOR” HIS HISTORY OF SEXIST REMARKS Warren called for women to be released from nondisclosure agreements that prevent them from speaking about Bloomberg and the allegedly toxic work environment he fostered. – ALISON DURKEE
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/12/michael-bloomberg-sexist-comments-elizabeth-warren-ndas

DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Biden sides with “world leaders” who laugh at Trump.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/joe-biden-campaigns-off-video-showing-world-leaders-laughing-at-trump

GUARDIAN
— Steve Bannon: ‘We’ve turned the Republicans into a working-class party’ – Steve Bannon (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents look down on the working class. I was a member of the working class 1964-1997. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/17/steve-bannon-working-class-republicans-labour

THE HINDU
— Indian-American to run for Congress Krishna Bansal said his major policy issues are free enterprise, fiscal discipline, family values and a firm foreign policy.
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/indian-american-to-run-for-congress/article30327061.ece

November 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lightfoot, City announce recreational marijuana awareness campaign: Cannabis Facts Chicago (DIERSEN: Pot brings down everyone and everything around it.)
https://abc7chicago.com/education/cannabis-facts-chicago-mayor-city-launch-recreational-weed-awareness-campaign/5710762/
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: The City is encouraging residents considering consuming cannabis to review these health and safety tips:
– Protect your brain – Studies have shown that cannabis use in young people can impair brain development.
– Know your dose – Cannabis now comes in many different forms and is much more potent than in the past.
– Avoid frequent use – Daily cannabis use, particularly in high doses, can impair your memory.
– Don’t consume if pregnant or breastfeeding – There is no safe amount of cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding, regardless of how you consume it.
– Don’t drive while high – Driving while under the influence of cannabis is not just dangerous to yourself and others, it’s also illegal.
– Keep it safe – Ensure that the only person using your cannabis is you.)
— Mother of Naperville student targeted in racist Craigslist ad speaks out – Leah Hope and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/society/mother-of-naperville-student-targeted-in-racist-craigslist-ad-speaks-out/5711483/

NBC5
— Wisconsin Poll Shows 40 Percent Support for Removing Trump Republicans in the battleground state are rallying around the president, the poll’s organizers say
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/wisconsin-poll-shows-only-40-percent-support-for-removing-trump-565254462.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bill to decriminalize marijuana at federal level passes divided U.S. House committee
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/bill-to-decriminalize-marijuana-at-federal-level-passes-divided-u-s-house-committee
— 5th Illinois resident dies from vaping as national death toll rises to 47
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/5th-illinois-resident-dies-from-vaping-as-national-death-toll-rises-to-47

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Plan emerges to bring horse racing and casino gambling to Balmoral Park in Crete after Gov. J.B. Pritzker quashes Tinley Park racino – Dan Petrella (DIERSEN: My ancestors used to own the farm land on which Balmoral Park was built. My ancestors have lived in Crete since 1854. My great grandfather and then my grandfather operated Crete’s only hardware store at the northeast corner of Main and Exchange Streets until the 1950s. My parents and I lived in an apartment above it 1948-1954. My brother continues to live in a house in Crete that my grandfather had built in 1926 on land that his grandfather bought in 1864.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-gambling-expansion-balmoral-park-20191121-i3iyhllzwbezdks6rj4b3sepcy-story.html
https://www.courant.com/ct-illinois-gambling-expansion-balmoral-park-20191121-i3iyhllzwbezdks6rj4b3sepcy-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois will grow 1 million pounds of marijuana in 2025, ranking it among the top 5 pot-producing states, study says – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-marijuana-production-20191121-775bhlfldjaevejpcgjf24mndi-story.html
— Reaction to Trump impeachment testimony depends on one’s political views – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-impeachment-testimony-reaction-st-1122-20191121-iagvek5bafab7dffgybag2nhmq-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Sexual misconduct in Chicago Public Schools continues amid federal oversight: ‘What can we do to prevent this?’ – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-public-schools-sexual-abuse-investigations-update-20191122-3mccxmsd5rh2filslmkrkhorbe-story.html
— Mother, daughters, doctors. Affirmative action at Harvard makes a generational ripple in improving black health care. – UCHE BLACKSTOCK (DIERSEN: I was the first of my ancestors to earn a college degree. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-black-doctors-harvard-20191121-2a27fldrhbbxtky2zeojv2hqqq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: McDonald’s accused of allowing ‘epidemic of violence’ at its Chicago restaurants A lawsuit was filed Thursday by 17 workers at 13 Chicago restaurants, including the showcase at McDonald’s corporate headquarters in the West Loop. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2019/11/21/20976315/mcdonalds-workers-sue-violence-chicago-restaurants-design
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs want amnesty for illegals who take bad jobs. Have you ever taken a bad job? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/11/21/20976316/undocumented-immigrants-migrant-workers-farmers-farm-workforce-modernization-act-marlen-garcia
— Housing protection advances for those with past convictions — prompting congratulations, concerns The committee seal of approval could signal a conclusion to a months-long back and forth between property owners and housing advocates. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/20/20974968/cook-county-anti-housing-discrimination-rules-criminal-history-fair-ordinance
— CPS watchdog fielding 3 complaints of adult sex misconduct per school day Nearly 5 percent of CPS security guards have faced complaints, the CPS inspector general said. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2019/11/20/20973101/cps-sexual-misconduct-inspector-general-complaints-abuse
— War of succession? Pritzker asks replacement process scrutiny as ward bosses’ pick seeks Arroyo seat “I want to make sure that the people of the district get represented properly,” the governor said. “There’s no air of corruption around the person who gets appointed.” – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/20/20974886/pritzker-ethics-task-force-arroyo-house-vacancies-corruption-federal-investigation

WGN RADIO
— National Marijuana Initiative Coordinator Ed Shemelya joins John Williams to explain the danger of recreational marijuana legalization, its potency and the contrasts between marijuana and alcohol.
https://wgnradio.com/2019/11/21/national-marijuana-initiative-police-officers-are-going-to-have-to-go-back-to-doing-fundamental-police-work/

WAND
— Using ‘OK, Boomer’ at work could get you fired (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government were smart enough to not engage in name calling. But they focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (SES) (currently $165,500) by age 40. In the military, GS-13 is equivalent to Major, GS-14 is equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel, GS-15 is equivalent to Colonel, and SES is equivalent to Brigadier General.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/using-ok-boomer-at-work-could-get-you-fired/article_94159c5c-0c65-11ea-bc38-03f71ebc0195.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Discernment on Lauren Underwood’s Five Point Plan to Reduce Drug Prices
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/21/il-14-discernment-on-lauren-underwoods-five-point-plan-to-reduce-drug-prices/ 
— IL-14: Release of “Ted Gradel on Life” Video
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/20/il-14-release-of-ted-gradel-on-life-video/
— Don Brewer Running for Judge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/21/don-brewer-running-for-judge/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Yes, Chick-fil-A’s Decision Hurts – Christine Misner 
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/yes-chick-fil-as-decision-hurt/

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP fires both barrels at no-chance Dem prison chaplain
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/21/ilgop-fires-both-barrels-at-no-chance-dem-prison-chaplain/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Faith-based groups sue to deny locals a say in refugee resettlement – Stephen Dinan 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/21/faith-based-groups-sue-deny-locals-say-refugee-res/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Debate uproar as Biden stumbles, saying ‘only African American woman’ (Carol Moseley Braun) elected to Senate supports him – Jon Brown
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/debate-uproar-as-biden-stumbles-saying-only-black-woman-elected-to-senate-supports-him

GOPUSA
— ‘Woke math’ adds up to radicalized students
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79916

DAILY CALLER
— WH Press Sec Stephanie Grisham: Democrats’ Impeachment Inquiry Motivated By ‘Sick Hatred’ For Trump – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/21/white-house-stephanie-grisham-democrats-sick-hatred-trump/

TOWNHALL
— Biden To Booker: Cory, I’m Just as Black as You – Matt Vespa (DIERSEN: From what I see, being called a racist today in America is like being called a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s. Those who are called racists should sue their accusers.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/11/21/biden-tries-to-say-hes-just-as-black-as-cory-booker-n2556844

HUMAN EVENTS
— The Real Purpose Behind the Immigration Debate. How progressive framing of the immigration issue exposes their true vision for America. – Patrick Garry (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://humanevents.com/2019/11/21/the-real-purpose-behind-the-immigration-debate/

NEW AMERICAN
— 10-plus Percent of DACA Recipients Arrested, Illegal-alien Smuggler Collared at Border Had DACA Privilege – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/34100-10-plus-percent-of-daca-recipients-arrested-illegal-alien-smuggler-collared-at-border-had-daca-privilege

COLLEGE FIX
— Students told they’re ‘genocide beneficiaries’ at panel on Native American issues – ALEXANDER PEASE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that if you are a member of any of the following groups, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats want to get rid of you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, and/or draft avoider.) 
https://www.thecollegefix.com/students-told-theyre-genocide-beneficiaries-at-panel-on-native-american-issues/

THE HILL
— West Virginia public library removes LGBTQ children’s book from shelves – OWEN DAUGHERTY
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/471509-west-virginia-public-library-removes-lgbtq-childrens-book-from

CBS NEWS
— Hardliners gain key posts at Trump’s citizenship and immigration services agency – CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-immigration-policy-posts-hardliners-including-officials-who-worked-for-a-hate-group-gain-key-positions/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Why We’re Impeaching Our Student Body President Over Trump Jr. The president’s son spoke at the University of Florida for a $50,000 fee. We dug deeper. – Zachariah Chou
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/opinion/donald-trump-jr-university-of-florida.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump’s impeachment opposed by more independents: poll – Bob Fredericks
https://nypost.com/2019/11/21/trumps-impeachment-opposed-by-more-independents-poll/

FORBES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis Boot Camps Target Equity For Illinois, Michigan And Beyond – Janet Burns (DIERSEN: Pot brings down everyone and everything around it.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2019/11/21/cannabis-boot-camps-target-equity-for-illinois-michigan-and-beyond/
— All The President’s Men: Office Politics At Taxpayer Expense – Keith Flamer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/keithflamer/2019/11/21/all-the-presidents-men-office-politics-at-taxpayer-expense/#6b23472c5912

CASPER STAR TRIBUNE
— Inside the Wyoming GOP, critics are silenced as party leadership turns increasingly to the right – Nick Reynolds
https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/inside-the-wyoming-gop-critics-are-silenced-as-party-leadership/article_5580eefb-3b44-5bfd-8410-ab6c0592f343.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Fear Violence From Trump’s Foes More Than His Supporters
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/november_2019/voters_fear_violence_from_trump_s_foes_more_than_his_supporters

WIKIPEDIA
— Defense Officer Personnel Management Act (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (SES) (currently $165,500) by age 40. In the military, GS-13 is equivalent to Major, GS-14 is equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel, GS-15 is equivalent to Colonel, and SES is equivalent to Brigadier General.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_Officer_Personnel_Management_Act

(FROM THE POSTING: DOPMA created stable and predictable career paths, institutionalized relatively short careers compared to private industry, and mandated the military adopt an “up or out” personnel management strategy (requiring officers who failed selection for promotion to be removed from the service). Although DOPMA accomplished many of its intended goals, many provisions and consequences of the legislation remain controversial. . .The DOPMA “system” generally provides two opportunities to advance to the next rank. Officers typically will go before selection boards in cohorts based on the year they were commissioned. The majority of officers are promoted “in zone” (or “primary zone”); officers not selected will go before the next board (“above zone”), typically held a year later. Officers who are not selected “above zone” (twice fail promotion) are required to separate from the service, retire if eligible, or by exception may continue to serve until retirement in their current grade (but will never again be considered for promotion). At the discretion of the services a small number of promotions may go to exceptional officers (“below zone”) who are promoted one or two years ahead of their cohort. Congress desired “due course” officers (those selected in the primary zone) to be promoted within set windows based on time served in the current grade and cumulative years of service. While not specified in DOPMA, Department of Defense policy established targets for selection to the next grade, as a percentage from the surviving cohort. Desired promotion rates and reporting requirements of service board results are regularly published by DoD. Current promotion guidelines are as follows:)