September 7 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Indiana confirms 1st death linked to vaping, 5 deaths confirmed nationwide – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/indiana-confirms-1st-death-linked-to-vaping-5-deaths-confirmed-nationwide/5520723/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Head of Chicago non-profit supported by NFL and Roc Nation apologizes for dreadlock cutting Old posts by Crushers Club founder Sally Hazelgrove began circulating on social media. In one, Hazelgrove, who is white, is shown with scissors in her hands as she announces she’s going to cut the dreadlocks of a black teenager. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/6/20852853/nfl-roc-nation-crushers-club-dreadlock-cutting
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants who need/want public assistance because those immigrants vote for Democrats.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/9/6/20853332/trump-immigration-green-card-public-charge-tammy-duckworth-chuy-garcia-brighton-park-icirr

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Roots festival lets Aurora celebrate its diversity – DAVID SHAROS (DIERSEN: For a “Diversity” event while I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO, my Democrat GAO superiors required us to disclose not only our national origin, but the when our ancestors came to America. I should write a book about my GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were especially anti-German. Then I should write a book about those who were especially anti-Protestant.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-roots-aurora-st-0908-20190907-tshqa2sqmbednenk2upmtxa3re-story.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DeKalb already fielding interest from marijuana merchants – KELSEY RETTKE
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/09/06/dekalb-already-fielding-interest-from-marijuana-merchants/al2pi6r/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Champaign council member: Cannabis-cultivation facility ‘would be a great economic boost for our area’ – Ben Zigterman
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/champaign-council-member-cannabis-cultivation-facility-would-be-a-great/article_c387f276-0498-52af-b751-94b33c9ff3bd.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legalized marijuana and gambling in Springfield
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190906/under-dome-podcast-legalized-marijuana-and-gambling-in-springfield

WREX
— Guidelines for recreational marijuana released (DIERSEN: Of course, soon, Democrats will relax these guidelines.)
https://wrex.com/category/2019/09/06/guidelines-for-recreational-marijuana-released/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Former State Rep. Peter Breen pleads with voters to take the power over legislative maps out of Michael Madigan’s hands – W.J. Kennedy
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/513485906-former-state-rep-peter-breen-pleads-with-voters-to-take-the-power-over-legislative-maps-out-of-michael-madigan-s-hands

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— CHICAGO AREA GAY AND LESBIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Beyond the Pride Parade: Celebrating True Lgbtq+ Engagement (DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ+ is to destroy the traditional family.)
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/513512364-chicago-area-gay-and-lesbian-chamber-of-commerce-beyond-the-pride-parade-celebrating-true-lgbtq-engagement

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— LAKE COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES UP 2%, DESPITE HOME VALUES DOWN 31% SINCE RECESSION – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/lake-county-property-taxes-up-2-despite-home-values-down-31-since-recession/

FOX NEWS
— Hannity: CNN runs ‘marathon infomercial for DNC’ as 2020 Dems tout ‘radical’ plans – Joshua Nelson
https://www.foxnews.com/media/hannity-cnn-runs-marathon-infomercial-for-dnc

AMERICAN THINKER
— Is Chicago a Gun Crime Sanctuary City? – Daniel John Sobieski
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/is_chicago_a_gun_crime_sanctuary_city.html
— For whom are reparations due? – David L. Rosenthal
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/for_whom_are_reparations_due.html

BREITBART
— Minnesota Parents Rally to ‘Protect Kids’ Against State-Mandated Planned Parenthood Sex Ed – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/06/minnesota-parents-rally-to-protect-kids-against-state-mandated-planned-parenthood-sex-ed/
— Migration Industry Demands More ‘Healthcare Visas’ for Sick Illegal Migrants – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/06/migration-industry-demands-more-healthcare-visas-for-sick-illegal-migrants/

NEW AMERICAN
— Self-Destruction in the Golden State – John F. McManus
https://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion/item/33357-self-destruction-in-the-golden-state

PJ MEDIA
— CNN’s LGBT Town Hall Will Put Dems’ Anti-Christian Bigotry on Full Display – TYLER O’NEIL 
https://pjmedia.com/faith/cnns-lgbt-town-hall-will-put-dems-anti-christian-bigotry-on-display/
— Trump Unloads on Obama DACA Order, Calling It ‘Totally Illegal’ – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/trump-criticizes-obama-daca-order-calling-it-totally-illegal/

TOWNHALL
— Pro-Sanctuary Maryland Officials Throw A Tantrum After State Becomes A Den Of Illegal Alien Rape – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/09/06/pro-sanctuary-maryland-officials-throw-a-tantrum-after-county-becomes-a-den-of-il-n2552717

THE HILL
— Wave of GOP retirements threaten 2020 comeback – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/460328-wave-of-gop-retirements-threaten-2020-comeback

NEW YORK TIMES
— More House Republicans Ask: Why Win Re-election When You Can Retire Instead – Emily Cochrane and Julie Hirschfeld Davis
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/us/politics/house-republicans-retire.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s new rule to punish immigrants just shows how bad American jobs are – Brigid Schulte (DIERSEN: How bad were the jobs that you had? 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.washingtonpost.com/outlook/the-cruel-irony-of-the-newpublic-charge-rule/2019/09/05/37f51896-cf5a-11e9-9031-519885a08a86_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes Separate inquiries by coalitions of attorneys general buttress Washington’s scrutiny of the tech giants – John D. McKinnon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/states-to-launch-google-facebook-antitrust-probes-11567762204
— When Corporations Changed Their Social Role—and Upended Our Politics Large companies once offered workers lifetime security and generous benefits. Then they stopped, setting the stage for our populist moment – Nicholas Lemann
https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-corporations-changed-their-social-roleand-upended-our-politics-11567782178

BUFFALO NEWS
— Union members earn more, feel better about standard of living, report says – Matt Glynn (DIERSEN: Instead of working in retirement, I have reduced my standard of living. My $53,316/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my GAO salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.)
https://buffalonews.com/2019/09/06/union-members-earn-more-feel-better-about-standard-of-living-report-says/

HARTFORD COURANT
— Ronald Reagan, the diversity president – NOAH SMITH (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-noah-smith-reagan-diversity-0907-20190907-ucn5hq7b3bfnlaxehwpjoyovze-story.html

FORBES
— How Working In Retirement Became A Reality – Kerry Hannon (DIERSEN: Instead of working in retirement, I have reduced my standard of living. My $53,316/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my GAO salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2019/09/06/how-working-in-retirement-became-a-reality/#1324096a73fc

August 25 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— I urge all Wheaton residents who oppose the sale of recreational pot to speak during the public comment period at all Wheaton meetings against the sale of recreational pot in Wheaton. The next Wheaton meeting starts at 7:00 PM, tomorrow, Monday, August 26. I urge all DuPage County residents who oppose the sale of recreational pot to speak during the public comment period at all DuPage County meetings against the sale of recreational pot in the unincorporated areas of DuPage County. The next DuPage County meeting starts at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 27. At previous Wheaton City Council meetings, Bob Cherry, B. J. Slinger, Tim Whelan, and I have called for Wheaton to ban the sale of recreational pot in Wheaton. At previous DuPage County Board meetings, Dick Furstenau and I have called for DuPage County to ban the sale of recreational pot in the unincorporated areas of DuPage County. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTION: Why isn’t there a www.dncusa.com website like there is a www.gopusa.com website? ANSWER: Websites for the mainstream national newspapers, television stations, radio stations, etc. provide news and commentary from the Democrat point of view. QUESTION: Why isn’t there a www.dncillinois.com website like there is a www.gopillinois.com website? ANSWER: Websites for the mainstream Illinois newspapers, television stations, radio stations, etc. provide news and commentary from the Democrat point of view. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Don’t Trust Political News, Say Most Reporters Want to Stop Trump (DIERSEN: As everyone in Illinois knows, I am one of the extremely few reporters in Illinois who do not want to stop Trump.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2019/voters_don_t_trust_political_news_say_most_reporters_want_to_stop_trump

REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
— Reporters Committee: White House must restore Brian Karem’s credentials (DIERSEN: At its August 20, 2019 meeting, DuPage County revoked my GOPUSA press credentials. Because of me, because of what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, and without any input from DuPage County voters, “DuPage County Board Chairman and County Board Staff” issued “DuPage County Media Guidelines” to justify revoking my GOPUSA press credentials. SEE: https://www.dupageco.org/CountyBoard/Docs/61283/  Should I sue DuPage County like Brian Karem has sued the White House? Would the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of me? Would the Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, etc. file friend-of-the-court briefs in support of DuPage County? Which Republican DuPage County officials support me – Berlin, Bucholz, Cronin, DiCianni, Eckhoff, Elloitt, Grogan, Hart, Healy, Henry, Jorgensen, Kachiroubas, Krajewski, Larsen, Mendrick, Puchalski, Ruscitti, Tornatore, Zay? Which Democrat DuPage County officials support me – Chaplin, Covert, DeSart, Kaczmarek, Ozog, Renehan, Ruthledge, Seimon?) 
https://www.rcfp.org/rcfp-karem-amicus-brief/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First Amendment and due process require the White House restore Playboy correspondent’s credentials, RCFP argues. On Aug. 20, journalist Brian Karem, the White House correspondent for Playboy, filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham asking the federal district court in Washington, D.C., to vacate the White House’s 30-day suspension of his hard pass and order that it be immediately restored. Today, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Karem, arguing that the White House must provide meaningful due process before denying, suspending, or revoking a journalist’s security credentials, and failure to do so in this case violates settled law in the D.C. Circuit and constitutional protections guaranteeing the flow of information to the public. “The White House cannot suspend or revoke journalists’ credentials without due process, based on vague standards that have never been publicly articulated,” said Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee. “Under clear legal precedent, Mr. Karem’s credentials must be restored.” Before the White House had made its final determination to suspend Karem’s hard pass on Aug. 16, the Reporters Committee issued a statement expressing its concern over the “preliminary decision” to suspend his hard pass and reiterated its commitment to ensuring that journalists have the access needed to do their jobs effectively. In November 2018, the Reporters Committee also filed a friend-of the-court brief alongside Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection in support of a lawsuit brought by CNN and the network’s chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, after the White House revoked Acosta’s hard pass. On Nov. 16, a federal judge ordered the White House to reinstate Acosta’s credentials.)

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgnradio.com/2019/08/25/its-crunch-time-for-the-marijuana-industry/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: Tuesday’s Naperville City Council pot meeting clocks in at city’s longest, draws some criticism – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-city-council-meeting-length-record-marijuana-st-20190825-5t35h5vhnbg5ploaaah77e3btm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use slavery to demonize, denigrate, and condemn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-slave-ship-grossman-column-20190824-suhpqi72cbbyzmh4kum577tlsu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters do everything that can a) to illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally and b) to get those illegals counted in the census. 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190824/editorial-counting-everyone-in-the-2020-census
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Google didn’t manipulate 2016 election.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190824/facts-matter-google-didnt-manipulate-2016-election

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Speaker shouldn’t get a pass – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-speaker-shouldn-t-get-a-pass/article_cd78df28-63df-57ac-9d3c-f8b6b9c428c4.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois Democrats crow about their success in illegally encouraging citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=289558#.XWKByph_OM8

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— How resilient are you? Does resiliency require economic, physical, mental and spiritual readiness, and then, perseverance? – John Borling
https://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20190824/third-degree-how-resilient-are-you

SOUTHERN
— Illinois hits regulatory snags in lead-up to legal cannabis sales – MOLLY PARKER
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/illinois-hits-regulatory-snags-in-lead-up-to-legal-cannabis/article_0aa6ed95-05c0-52c2-bcf4-e115a48025a2.html

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— One Out Of Five Managers Won’t Hire Trump Supporters – Jim Hoft (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.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/report-one-out-of-five-managers-wont-hire-trump-supporters/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Removing the press freedom of a real journalist April Ryan should check her elite progressive journalist privilege – Tim Young (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/23/removing-press-freedom-journalist-charlie-kratovil/

FOX NEWS
— Liberal media critic slams April Ryan, CNN for hypocrisy – Brian Flood (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/liberal-media-critic-slams-april-ryan-cnn-for-hypocrisy
— NY Times launches propaganda campaign on race – Newt Gingrich 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/newt-gingrich-nyts-1619-project-examining-american-slavery-is-marred-by-its-own-implicit-racism
— Michigan city council candidate says city should be as white ‘as possible’ – AP (DIERSEN: It would be great if the three finalists to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy would get together and agree to participate in a candidate forum.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michigan-candidate-says-city-should-be-as-white-as-possible

AMERICAN THINKER
— Rich part of Washington, D.C. goes tooth-and-claw to prevent new child-migrant shelter in its neighborhood – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/rich_part_of_washington_dc_puts_up_toothandclaw_resistance_to_new_childmigrant_shelter.html
— The Virtue-Signaling Hunger of the Smug Left – B. Klein
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/the_virtuesignaling_hunger_of_the_smug_left.html
— Political Forecast: Stormy Weather Ahead – Clarice Feldman
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/political_forecast_stormy_weather_ahead.html
— Construction begins on border wall funded by $2.8 billion allowed by SCOTUS decision last month – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/construction_begins_on_border_wall_funded_by_28_billion_allowed_by_scotus_decision_last_month_.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— Democrat Governor Excludes Conservative News Service From Media List – Kevin Mooney (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/08/22/democrat-governor-excludes-conservative-news-service-from-media-list/

LIFEZETTE
— Rashida Tlaib Claims the President Is ‘Afraid of Women of Color’ Progressive Democrat from Michigan insists that Donald Trump, the commander-in-chief, fears both her and the socialist squad of four
https://www.lifezette.com/2019/08/rashida-tlaib-claims-the-president-is-afraid-of-women-of-color/

NOQ REPORT
— Desperate Beto O’Rourke repeats lie that Trump called KKK members ‘very fine people’ – Carl Durrek
https://noqreport.com/2019/08/25/desperate-beto-orourke-repeats-lie-trump-called-kkk-members-fine-people/

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Do It ‘for the Children’: Pelosi Tells Democrats to ‘Be Ready to Throw a Punch’ in 2020 – Madison Summers
https://ijr.com/pelosi-tells-dems-be-ready-throw-punch-2020/

ROLL CALL
— Ranking the Net Worth of the 115th – Paul V. Fontelo and David Hawkings (DIERSEN: Shimkus is ranked 276, Roskam 304, Kinzinger 364, R. Davis 369, LaHood 411, Hultgren 425, and Bost 451.) 
https://www.rollcall.com/wealth-of-congress

THE HILL
— Joe Walsh announces Republican challenge to Trump – REGINA ZILBERMINTS (DIERSEN: Of course, those who want to elect Democrats will use everything that Walsh says against Trump to defeat Republicans.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/458720-joe-walsh-announces-republican-challenge-to-trump

CNN
— Joe Walsh to take on Trump in 2020 Republican primary – Caroline Kelly (DIERSEN: Of course, those who want to elect Democrats will use everything that Walsh says against Trump to defeat Republicans.)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/25/politics/joe-walsh-take-on-trump-in-2020-republican-primary/index.html

ABC NEWS
— Joe Walsh announces Republican primary challenge against President Trump – WILL STEAKIN (DIERSEN: Of course, those who want to elect Democrats will use everything that Walsh says against Trump to defeat Republicans.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-joe-walsh-announces-republican-primary-challenge-president/story?id=65122073

NEW YORK TIMES
— Joe Walsh Confirms He Will Challenge Trump for Republican Nomination Calling Mr. Trump ‘completely unfit,’ Mr. Walsh, a conservative radio host, will adopt a television-centric strategy to try to rattle a media-obsessed president. – Annie Karni (DIERSEN: Of course, those who want to elect Democrats will use everything that Walsh says against Trump to defeat Republicans.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/25/us/politics/joe-walsh-president.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Locked Out by Facebook, and Pounding on the Door – Kashmir Hill
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/business/reactivate-facebook-account.html
— How Guilty Should You Feel About Your Vacation? And what can you do about it? – Seth Kugel (DIERSEN: My wife and I have been married since 1978. We have never taken a real vacation. We took short vacations four times each year 1978-1992 after her business trips. But her income dropped in 1992 when she lost her job working for the U.S. League of Savings Institutions and my income dropped much more in 1997 when I lost my job working for GAO. I went on short vacations in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/24/opinion/sunday/tourism-climate-flight-shaming.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Sheriff in conservative county defends free press – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/investigation-of-reporters-weekend-inquiries-stokes-ire/2019/08/21/b0b18da8-c430-11e9-8bf7-cde2d9e09055_story.html
— He went from hiking enthusiast to ‘on death’s door’ within days. Doctors blamed vaping. – Lena H. Sun
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/one-mans-near-death-experience-with-vaping-related-lung-failure/2019/08/24/ca8ce42c-c5b4-11e9-9986-1fb3e4397be4_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Journalist found dead in Mexico after criticizing local authorities – Reuters (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://nypost.com/2019/08/25/journalist-found-dead-in-mexico-after-criticizing-local-authorities/
— Bias has killed the ‘Gray Lady’ – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2019/08/24/bias-has-killed-the-gray-lady-and-dean-baquet-fired-the-fatal-shot/
— Bodyguard for CNN’s April Ryan charged with assault for forcibly removing journalist Charlie Kratovil from event – Chris Perez (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents would a) analogize April Ryan with Robert Sanchez and b) analogize Charlie Kratovil with me.)
https://nypost.com/2019/08/19/bodyguard-for-cnns-april-ryan-charged-with-assault-for-forcibly-removing-journalist-from-event/

WASHINGTON POST
— Former congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) announces primary challenge against President Trump (DIERSEN: Of course, those who want to elect Democrats will use everything that Walsh says against Trump to defeat Republicans.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/08/25/former-congressman-joe-walsh-r-ill-announces-primary-challenge-against-president-trump/

USA TODAY
— Doubling down on racist comments, city council candidate says she opposes interracial marriage – Jackie Smith (DIERSEN: It would be great if the three finalists to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy would get together and agree to participate in a candidate forum.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/24/marysville-council-candidate-jean-cramer-makes-racist-comments-again/2109750001/

GAINESVILLE TIMES
— Who will make decisions about Gainesville’s future? Meet this year’s council candidates – Megan Reed (DIERSEN: It would be great if the Daily Herald published this kind of information about the three finalists to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy.)
https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/who-will-make-decisions-about-gainesvilles-future-meet-this-years-council-candidates/

GRAND RAPIDS HERALD REVIEW
— 10 THINGS WE OWE TODAY’S JOURNALISTS – Matt DeRienzo (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.grandrapidsmn.com/opinion/industry-insight-things-we-owe-today-s-journalists/article_104e6774-c5e2-11e9-8585-a76f1b6dd256.html

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM
— Two vie for open Ward 4 seat (DIERSEN: It would be great if the three finalists to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy would get together and agree to participate in a candidate forum.)
http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2019/08/25/Two-vie-for-Ward-4-seat.html

TELEGRAPH HERALD
— Bias at Facebook? Audit lists conservatives’ complaints – Levi Sumagaysay (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, my anti-conservative critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party paint themselves as being anti-conservative. Attend a MTRCC or DuPage County meeting and watch them in action.)
https://www.telegraphherald.com/news/business/article_8e855359-ece1-569f-8bad-950550bcddd6.html

HERALD BANNER
— Getting involved in city, county governments – Editorial (DIERSEN: Those who do not want me to get involved in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.heraldbanner.com/opinion/editorials/getting-involved-in-city-county-governments/article_ddd0d3fc-c60b-11e9-a685-4350fb648d15.html

ALICE ECHO NEWS JOURNAL
— Routine work of journalists trying to obtain information should not be seen as ‘criminal conduct’ – Doug Hensley
https://www.alicetx.com/news/20190825/hensley-routine-work-of-journalists-trying-to-obtain-information-should-not-be-seen-as-criminal-conduct

SUNBURY DAILY ITEM
— Facebook will use journalists to curate news, opening itself to more bias allegations – Jeff Bercovici
https://www.dailyitem.com/business/facebook-will-use-journalists-to-curate-news-opening-itself-to/article_40a2eba8-0d63-5944-b2e5-08eac1054700.html

MORNING CALL
— How well-off are the Lehigh Valley’s members of Congress? – Laura Olson
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-congress-wealth-financial-disclosure-20190825-2ofioyxcknaotk4ldqoluqlqxi-story.html

DRUM
— Facebook bans ads from pro-Trump news outlet The Epoch Times – Cameron Clarke
https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/08/25/facebook-bans-ads-pro-trump-news-outlet-the-epoch-times

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS
— National Corvette Museum gearing up for 25th anniversary – DON SERGENT (DIERSEN: I have been National Corvette Museum member for 30 years.)
https://www.bgdailynews.com/news/corvette-museum-gearing-up-for-th-anniversary/article_8e62ecb5-1456-561e-b040-dd99b3d34725.html

INQUISTER
— U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Reportedly Stopped Journalist James Dyer At Airport And Accused Him Of Being ‘Fake News Media’ – Tyler MacDonald (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.inquisitr.com/5597766/cbp-james-dyer-fake-news/
— ‘I’m Going To Punch Him In The Face Every Single Day,’ Says Republican Joe Walsh Expected To Primary Donald Trump – Damir Mujezinovic
https://www.inquisitr.com/5598705/president-trump-walsh-republican-challenge/

NEWSWEEK
— JOURNALIST SAYS CBP AGENT STOPPED HIM AT AIRPORT, ACCUSED HIM OF BEING ‘FAKE NEWS MEDIA’ – ASHER STOCKLER (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have shouted the loudest since 2000 that I falsely claim to be a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.newsweek.com/james-dyer-immigration-los-angeles-cbp-fake-news-1455947

August 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— GOP looks ahead to 2020 election during Republican Day at Illinois State Fair – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/republicans-look-ahead-to-2020-at-state-fair/5470032/
— Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar denied entry to Israel because of ‘boycott activities’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/israel-bans-entry-to-tlaib-omar-over-boycott-activities/5469893/
— Walmart says it sells 20% of ammunition in US, defends gun sales after mass shootings – EDITH HONAN
https://abc7chicago.com/walmart-says-it-sells-20-of-ammunition-in-us-defends-gun-sales-after-mass-shootings/5470795/

NBC5
— Steve Scalise Tells Illinois GOP It Can Recover by Rebuilding Scalise was the featured speaker at Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/steve-scalise-tells-illinois-gop-it-can-recover-by-rebuilding-545314661.html

CBS2
— Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh Calls President Trump ‘Unfit Con Man’ – CNN
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/15/former-illinois-congressman-joe-walsh-calls-president-trump-unfit-con-man/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Beleaguered state GOP gathers at Illinois State Fair, with leaders acknowledging ‘we had a rough year’ – RICK PEARSON and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-state-fair-republicans-day-20190815-vhc5vhc4mzbyjan36sj72an6he-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: La Grange Park Board shows reluctance on allowing recreational marijuana sales – HANK BECKMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/ct-dlg-lagrange-park-recreational-marijuana-tl-0822-20190815-3h43mkokpfbt5n73q3ifdvy5pi-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Wisconsin’s going to come’: Winthrop Harbor notes border location in discussing recreational cannabis regulations – MARY MCINTYRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-winthrop-harbor-cannabis-meeting-st-0815-20190814-dtr4wjfsx5fnnh7fndkxtubvra-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: On Jan. 1, recreational marijuana sales will be banned in Highland Park. – KAREN BERKOWITZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/ct-hpn-highland-park-waiting-on-marijuana-tl-0822-20190815-hhp33lz5gvgptfjup44ssiqgzq-story.html
— Church in a gay bar: Queer Chicagoans find ways to merge religion and identity – NICOLE BLACKWOOD (DIERSEN: How much pressure is your church under to promote LGBTQ activity?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-queer-religion-0815-20190815-tpkf3ghjgbgu7geqkhr42gbvbu-story.html
— Make gun owners buy insurance – ED RAMPELL (DIERSEN: Make people who drink booze, gamble, smoke pot, etc. buy insurance.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-gun-owners-mandatory-insurance-20190815-jupjhzpwhzaexlsjtsikuhi3ry-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Divided, defeated state GOP looks back on ‘rough year,’ but vows to rebuild, fight Pritzker tax plan There was no sugarcoating it at the dour breakfast before the party’s pep rally at the Illinois State Fair. Things are not great for the state’s Republicans a year after Gov. Bruce Rauner lost re-election, and Pritzker quickly racked up major legislative accomplishments. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/15/20807272/divided-defeated-illinois-gop-republican-day-vows-rebuild-fight-pritzker-tax-plan
— Secretary of State Jesse White won’t seek reelection — for real this time White will finish out his term and won’t seek re-election, spokesman Dave Druker told the Chicago Sun-Times Thursday. Druker said White has plenty to do in life ‘beyond being secretary of state.’ – Tina Sfondeles and Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/15/20806978/illinois-secretary-of-state-jesse-white-not-seek-reelection

DAILY HERALD
— COD board makes it official: Mediator to help with contract talks – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190815/cod-board-makes-it-official-mediator-to-help-with-contract-talks

HERALD & REVIEW
— Gathering in Springfield, Illinois Republicans say state’s political pendulum due to swing right – JERRY NOWICKI 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/gathering-in-springfield-illinois-republicans-say-state-s-political-pendulum/article_c4aece59-797b-5383-b9cf-2e62d68123a8.html

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois Republicans Confident Of Comeback – SAM DUNKLAU 
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-republicans-confident-comeback

FOX ILLINOIS
— OUTSTANDING: LDS Church clarifies ‘Word of Wisdom’ on vaping, green tea, coffee, marijuana, opioids – Adam Forgie
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/lds-church-clarifies-word-of-wisdom-on-vaping-green-tea-coffee-marijuana-opioids

EVANSTON NOW
— Panel to sort through over 100 reparations ideas – Bill Smith (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your county, in Illinois, and in America want you to pay? How much reparations have you paid already? Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.) 
https://evanstonnow.com/story/government/bill-smith/equity/2019-08-15/82677/panel-to-sort-through-over-100-reparations-ideas

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois’ statehouse majority Democrats celebrate while minority Republicans look to reverse course – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-statehouse-majority-democrats-celebrate-while-minority-republicans-look-to/article_3feaeaf6-bfa3-11e9-b2cb-43ad2d9355c5.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Fox News anchor stops Border Patrol Council VP after he says ‘invasion’ – Mike Brest (DIERSEN: According to Trump-haters, there is no invasion.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fox-news-anchor-stops-border-patrol-council-vp-after-he-says-invasion
— Students fall behind while schools focus on social justice – Nicole Russell
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/students-fall-behind-while-schools-focus-on-social-justice

FOX NEWS
— Newest anti-Trump Republican Joe Walsh tries to shed history of incendiary remarks – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/joe-walsh-shed-history-of-incendiary-remarks
— Michael Goodwin: The New York Times has lost its way in its hatred for President Trump – Julia Musto
https://www.foxnews.com/media/michael-goodwin-the-new-york-times-has-lost-its-way-in-its-hatred-for-president-trump

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Ilhan Omar’s and Rashida Tlaib’s Israel-bashing just got them barred from Israel – Nate Madden ·
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/ilhan-omars-rashida-tlaibs-israel-bashing-just-got-barred-israel/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Assault on America, Day 225: Cultural retreat spells death for conservatives hoping to MAGA – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/30820-assault-america-day-225-cultural-retreat-spells-death-conservatives-hoping-maga

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Schumer Tells Trump To Spend Border Wall Funds Fighting Domestic Terrorism – Matt M. Miller
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/schumer-tells-trump-to-spend-border-wall-funds-fighting-domestic-terrorism/

NEWSMAX
— Democrats Taking a Page From the Stalin Playbook – Wayne Allyn Root 
https://www.newsmax.com/wayneallynroot/democrats-stalin/2019/08/15/id/928696/

THE HILL
— El Paso’s Republican mayor says Trump called him a ‘RINO’ during visit after mass shooting – JUSTIN WISE (DIERSEN: RINOs focus on destroying Republicans like me. I should write a book about past and present RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/457589-gop-el-paso-mayor-says-trump-called-him-a-rino-during-visit-after-mass-shooting

POLITICO
— State Department watchdog details political retaliation against ‘disloyal’ staffers – NAHAL TOOSI 
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/15/state-department-inspector-general-report-political-retaliation-1464586

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote massive government assistance (welfare) for immigrants.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/help-sick-child-or-forgo-citizenship-immigrants-anguish-over-new-n1042526

NEW YORK TIMES
— Israel Denies Entry to Omar and Tlaib After Trump’s Call to Block Them – Isabel Kershner
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/world/middleeast/trump-israel-omar-tlaib.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump met his commitments to LGBTQ Americans. He has our endorsement. – Robert Kabel, Chairman, Log Cabin Republicans and Jill Homan, vice chairwoman of Log Cabin Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-met-his-commitments-to-lgbtq-americans-he-has-our-endorsement/2019/08/15/fb9b741c-bf96-11e9-a5c6-1e74f7ec4a93_story.html

USA TODAY
— As many as 100 chicken plant workers reportedly fired after Mississippi ICE raid – Alissa Zhu and Jimmie E. Gates (DIERSEN: If there were as many illegals in the 1960s as there are now, in all likelihood, instead of me, S.S. Kresges would have hired an illegal to wash dishes part-time in the basement of its Chicago Heights store.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/14/mississippi-chicken-plant-raided-ice-reportedly-fires-workers/2010623001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Shooting,’ ‘Bomb,’ ‘Trump’: Advertisers Blacklist News Stories Online Companies are increasingly insisting their ads do not appear near articles or videos that contain any of a long list of words – Suzanne Vranica
https://www.wsj.com/articles/advertisers-blacklist-hard-news-including-trump-fearing-backlash-11565879086

FORBES
— Illinois’ Hazy New Law Legalizing Recreational Use of Marijuana – Steven Pearlman
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenpearlman/2019/08/15/illinois-hazy-new-law-legalizing-recreational-use-of-marijuana/#f9553c3511a7

NEWSWEEK
— ARE REPUBLICANS UNDERFUNDING THE IRS TO HELP CORPORATIONS PAY LESS? – NICOLE GOODKIND 
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-irs-tax-cuts-budget-republicans-1454619

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Questions to ask Wheaton and to ask the Daily Herald about each of the 10 candidates who are seeking to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

Why do they wish to be considered for an appointment to fill this vacancy, please elaborate?

In their opinion, what are the three most important issues that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how do they say those issues should be addressed, please elaborate?

What are their political affiliations, that is, what were the most recent primary ballot that they cast – Republican or Democrat, and what other actions have they taken that evidences their political affiliations, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote dependency on government, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote dependency on charity, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote LGBTQ activity, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote abortion, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote mass/illegal immigration, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote vices including booze, gambling, and pot, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote diminishment of First Amendment rights, please elaborate?

If they are appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote diminishment of Second Amendment rights, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote patronage, please elaborate?

If they are appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote political affiliation discrimination, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote reverse discrimination, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote age discrimination, please elaborate?

What are their positions on Wheaton’s East Roosevelt Road Corridor Market Study/Comprehensive Plan Amendment, please elaborate?

How long have they lived in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois?

Since they have lived in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, what have they done that demonstrates that they want the aforesaid to be prosperous and safe, please elaborate?

What is their work experience and how would it help them serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What is their education and how would it help them serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What are their professional certifications and licenses and how would they help them serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What professional associations are they a member of and how would those memberships help them serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

If asked who would provide them with references, please elaborate?

How do they characterize their relationships with the following: a) Wheaton’s mayor, City Council members, City Attorney, City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Clerk, Chief of Police, Fire Chief, City Planner, City Engineer, etc.; b) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; c) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCaianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Jean Kaczmarek, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; d) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; e) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; f) School District 200 officials; g) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano, please elaborate?

Do the aforesaid take/return their phone calls, please elaborate?

How do they characterize their relationships with West District Precinct Committeemen including Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, Robert Krzyzewski, Robert Larsen, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling, please elaborate?

Do the aforesaid take/return their phone calls, please elaborate?

Have they ever been elected to or appointed to a government and political office, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever been arrested, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever pled guilty to crime or been convicted of a crime, and if so, please elaborate?

Do they have any health problems that might impact their service on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Do they have any financial problems that might impact your service on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Approximately, how much time per week do they have available to devote to City Council duties?

Have they ever been a plaintiff or defendant in any litigation, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever been delinquent with any type of taxes, and if so, please elaborate?

Would they have any financial or other type of conflict of interest if they served on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever filed bankruptcy, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever been fired, forced to resign, or forced to retire from a job, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever done anything that submits them to blackmail, and if so, please elaborate?

What demonstrates that if appointed, they will not be manipulated or dominated, for example, that they are financially secure, please elaborate?

The following are typical city council functions (https://www.nlc.org/city-councils) What experience do they have doing each of the following, please elaborate?

Review and approve the annual budget;
Establish long- and short-term objectives and priorities;
Oversee performance of the local public employees;
Oversee effectiveness of programs;
Establish tax rates;
Enter into legal contracts;
Borrow funds;
Pass ordinances and resolutions;
Modify the city’s charter;
Regulate land use through zoning laws;
Regulate business activity through licensing and regulations;
Regulate public health and safety;
Exercise the power of eminent domain;
Communicate policies and programs to residents;
Respond to constituent needs and complaints; and
Represent the community to other levels of government.

July 11 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump lashes out on Twitter ahead of social media ‘summit’ Trump says a “big subject’ of Thursday’s summit “will be the tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain” companies. – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google Alerts take you to non-credible website postings that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/11/20690226/trump-social-media-summit-stable-genius-tweet
— Chicago takes center stage in women’s World Cup players’ equal pay fight From players to lawyers to high-paid executives based here, our city is figuring prominently in one of the highest-profile sports stories of the year – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: How has EEOC impacted you? In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. Because Firestone Stores fired me for accepting that offer, I accepted a job offer from IRS.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/7/10/20689584/uswnst-womens-soccer-players-equal-pay-lawsuit-chicago-rapinoe-ticker-tape-federation-eeoc
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A source familiar with the case said the EEOC did do an investigation but didn’t resolve anything. On Feb. 5, 2019, Julianne Bowman, the director of the EEOC’s Chicago district office signed a notice giving the players the right to sue the federation — and weeks later they did.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage citizens of foreign countries to falsely seek asylum in America.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/10/20689066/immigration-border-crisis-asylum-seekers-statue-of-liberty

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— He was hired to teach at Olivet Nazarene University. And then someone read his book. – Jennifer Day
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/ct-books-tj-martinson-onu-0709-20190710-azax7bxkhjgehcesusq4s7y5vq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: A fond farewell to state I love that doesn’t seem to love me – Charlie Kirk (DIERSEN: Hopefully, the Daily Herald will have posted this article on its website by the time you get this.)
https://www.dailyherald.com
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: FRONT PAGE: Community colleges are weighing cannabis programs – Peter Hancock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190711/community-colleges-are-weighing-cannabis-programs-one-big-problem-federal-law
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: FRONT PAGE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190711/constable-ditch-weed-still-part-of-marijuanas-new-frontier-in-illinois

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— With fair performance canceled, Rep. Butler worries about censorship – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: Who wants to censor you? Those who want to censor me a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190710/bernard-schoenburg-with-fair-performance-canceled-rep-butler-worries-about-censorship

FOX ILLINOIS
— Village of St. Joseph considers opting out of marijuana law – Haydee Clotter
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/village-of-st-joseph-considers-opting-out

KHQA
— Senator Jil Tracy hosts identity theft seminar
https://khqa.com/news/local/senator-jil-tracy-hosts-identity-theft-seminar

WGLT
— Economist: Illinois Gas Tax Hike Could Change Long-Term Driving Habits – ERIC STOCK (DIERSEN: What have you done to spend less money on gasoline? In 1974 and 1976, I bought condos in walking distance to where I worked and took graduate classes. In 1978, my wife and I bought a home in walking distance to a commuter train station. In 1984, we had a home built in walking distance to a commuter train station.) 
https://www.wglt.org/post/economist-illinois-gas-tax-hike-could-change-long-term-driving-habits#stream/0

CHICAGO READER
— A dramatic confrontation between the right-wing political group #WalkAway and Theater Wit ends up on YouTube Does a venue have the right to cancel an event if it objects to a client’s rhetoric? – Deanna Isaacs
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/walkaway-theater-wit-hate-speech/Content?oid=71569311

WHEATON PATCH
— Top 10 Subdivisions in Wheaton, IL – July 2019 Homes in these Wheaton subdivisions have some of the highest average sales prices. – Marco Amidei/ 
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/top-10-subdivisions-wheaton-il-july-2019

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Community colleges weighing options for offering cannabis programs
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/Blog/Posts/407/Uncategorized/2019/7/Community-colleges-weighing-options-for-offering-cannabis-programs/blog-post/

ILLINOIS CPA SOCIETY
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 5 Reasons to Cultivate a Cannabis Practice With full legalization coming soon, Illinois CPAs have a growing industry to capitalize on. – ANDREW HUNZICKER, CPA (DIERSEN: I have been a member of the Illinois CPA Society for 40 years, since 1979 when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30 years old.)
https://www.icpas.org/information/copy-desk/insight/article/summer-2019/5-reasons-to-cultivate-a-cannabis-practice

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois CPA Society comes out against professional service taxes floated by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: I have been a member of the Illinois CPA Society for 40 years, since 1979 when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30 years old.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-cpa-society-comes-out-against-professional-service-taxes-floated/article_0911a27c-a32e-11e9-9005-6fc6e707ed4f.html
— Report finds automatic retiree raises have greater impact for Illinois’ pension liabilities – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: COLAs for my Civil Service Retirement System pension and for my Social Security are far less than inflation.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/report-finds-automatic-retiree-raises-have-greater-impact-for-illinois/article_49f3a794-a276-11e9-8a39-57f86eb75310.html

HEARTLAND INSTITUTE
— WEALTHIEST COLLEGES RECEIVE BILLIONS IN FEDERAL AID – Sarah Quinlan
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/report-wealthiest-colleges-receive-billions-in-federal-aid

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— A desperate Beto O’Rourke goes for broke, claims America was founded on white supremacy – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/a-desperate-beto-orourke-goes-for-broke-claims-america-was-founded-on-white-supremacy
— Artist accused of ‘blatant anti-Semitism’ disinvited from White House – Ellie Bufkin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/artist-accused-of-blatant-anti-semitism-disinvited-from-white-house

AMERICAN THINKER
— Desperate ‘Beto’ reaches new depths in pandering to the Left – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/desperate_beto_reaches_new_depths_in_pandering_to_the_left.html

BREITBART
— Release of Illegal Aliens into U.S. Cut 85 Percent Since Trump-Mexico Deal – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/10/rrelease-of-illegal-aliens-into-u-s-cut-85-percent-since-trump-mexico-deal/
— President Trump Demands Cuts to India’s Tariffs, but Democrats Offer Extra Green Cards to Indian Business – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/10/house-gop-subverts-president-trumps-trade-pressure-on-india/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Party pooper 2020 Dems belittle national joy and military honors – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/30582-assault-america-day-189-party-pooper-2020-dems-belittle-national-joy-and-military-hono

DAILY CALLER
— Ocasio-Cortez Implies Pelosi Is Racist For Singling Out ‘Newly Elected Women Of Color’ – CHUCK ROSS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/10/ocasio-cortez-pelosi-racist/
— Beto O’Rourke Says America Was ‘Founded On White Supremacy’ – WILLIAM DAVIS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/10/beto-campaign-nashville-orourke-america-white-supremacy/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Illinois Politicians Are to Blame for Tax Hikes, Not Washington – Adam Michel 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/07/09/illinois-politicians-are-to-blame-for-tax-hikes-not-washington/

NEWSMAX
— Rep. Scalise: Broken Asylum Laws ‘Magnet’ for Immigrants – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/steve-scalise-migrants-asylum-congress/2019/07/10/id/923956/
— Trump Shows Support for Tucker Carlson in Dispute With Rep. Omar – Jeffrey Rodack 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-tucker-carlson-omar-dispute/2019/07/10/id/923970/

PJ MEDIA
— NBC Blasts McConnell for Being Descended from Slave Owners, but so Are Obama and Kamala Harris – BRIAN MIN 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/nbc-blasts-mcconnell-for-being-descended-from-slave-owners-but-so-are-obama-and-kamala-harris/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Ocasio-Cortez Sued for Blocking Twitter Users – MAIREAD MCARDLE (DIERSEN: I have not blocked anyone, including those who focus on destroying me, from reading my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-sued-for-blocking-twitter-users/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Megan Rapinoe To Trump: “Make America Great Again” Is An Exclusionary Message – Tim Hains (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on excluding those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/07/10/megan_rapinoe_to_trump_make_america_great_again_is_an_exclusionary_message.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— CNN gives smug Megan Rapinoe air time to take more petty, anti-US president shots – Vivek Saxena 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/07/10/cnn-gives-smug-megan-rapinoe-air-time-to-take-more-petty-anti-us-president-shots-773329

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The White House Social Media Summit Is Already A Bigotry Circus.”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/white-house-social-media-summit-bigotry-circus_n_5d25ef35e4b0583e482a4457

YAHOO NEWS
— White House hosting social media summit following fresh allegations of anti-conservative bias
https://news.yahoo.com/white-house-hosting-social-media-111204930.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Sued for Blocking Critics on Twitter – Jeffery C. Mays (DIERSEN: I have not blocked anyone, including those who focus on destroying me, from reading my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/10/nyregion/aoc-twitter-lawsuit-trump.html
— Nationwide raids to sweep up (ILLEGAL) families for deportation are scheduled to begin Sunday, homeland security officials said. – Caitlin Dickerson and Zolan Kanno-Youngs
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/us/politics/ice-families-deport.html
— Pelosi Appeals for Democratic Unity While Dressing Down Dissenters – Julie Hirschfeld Davis
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/10/us/politics/pelosi-ocasio-cortez.html
— ‘It Can’t Be Worse’: How Republican Women Are Trying to Rebuild – Maggie Astor
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/us/politics/republican-women-congress.html

WASHINGTON POST
— It’s time to treat tech platforms like publishers – Charlie Kirk
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/11/its-time-treat-tech-platforms-like-publishers/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use “immigrant kids” to promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/10/fox-effect-gop-voters-agree-with-harsh-messaging-migrant-kids/?utm_term=.1cfeec50cb8c
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Tucker Carlson embraces hateful nativism in attack on Rep. Omar.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/10/tucker-carlson-embraces-hateful-nativism-attack-rep-omar/
— Bernie Sanders: The straightest path to racial equality is through the one percent – Bernie Sanders (DIERSEN: What percent of the one percent 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?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/bernie-sanders-the-straightest-path-to-racial-equality-is-through-the-one-percent/2019/07/10/730a7206-9f6b-11e9-b27f-ed2942f73d70_story.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use “immigrant kids” to promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/07/10/donald-trump-earns-history-treats-migrant-kids-editorials-debates/1682791001/

CBS DALLAS FORT WORTH
— Deputies: 57-Year-Old Texas Man Was ‘Entirely Consumed By His Own Dogs’
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/07/10/57-year-old-texas-man-eaten-by-his-dogs/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Democrats Go to Extremes The radicalism of the primary campaign will bite the party’s 2020 nominee. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-democrats-go-to-extremes-11562799692
— Wahooing Betsy Ross What’s striking about Colin Kaepernick’s Nike sneaker ban is how easy it was. – Daniel Henninger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/wahooing-betsy-ross-11562799662
— Joe Biden Used Tax-Code Loophole Obama Tried to Plug Former vice president structured his speaking, writing business in a way that cut his tax bill – Richard Rubin (DIERSEN: Democrats use tax return information to destroy Republicans. In 1978, the Democrats at Money Magazine and the Democrats at IRS used my tax returns to hint/imply/argue/shout that my education deductions were improper and should be disallowed. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the graduate business courses that I took at Loyola 1972-1976 and the graduate accounting courses that I took at DePaul 1976-1978 a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to qualify me for a “new trade or business,” d) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and e) were a distraction.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-used-tax-code-loophole-obama-tried-to-plug-11562779300?mod=djemwhatsnews

BLOOMBERG
— Trump’s Social Media Summit Brings Fringe Voices to White House – Ben Brody (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who call me a “fringe voice.”)
https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/trump-s-social-media-summit-brings-fringe-voices-to-white-house

NPR
— Far-Right Social Media Personalities Headed To The White House – Jasmine Garsd (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who call me “far-right.”)
https://www.npr.org/2019/07/11/740579940/white-house-social-media-summit-leaves-out-key-players

NEWSWEEK
— EX-GOP CONGRESSMAN JOE WALSH: TRUMP EMBRACES ‘MOST EVIL DICTATORS’ WHO TALK NICE BUT WON’T ACCEPT ALLY’S CRITICISM – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-trump-embraces-evil-dictators-wont-accept-ally-criticism-1448521

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Life in the government gravy train – Mike Causey (FROM THE ARTICLE: Long-time feds quickly learn that for much of their career there is a good chance their CEO (the president aka POTUS) and a large number of their 535-member board of directors (Congress) hate their guts.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/mike-causey-federal-report/2019/07/life-in-the-government-gravy-train/

REASON
— Trump To Convene ‘Social Media Summit’ Over Accusations of Anti-Conservative Bias The president invited Republican lawmakers as well as social media stars who claim that tech giants are suppressing free speech. – BILLY BINION (DIERSEN: If Trump called for a social media summit in Illinois, who would Trump invite? Who would urge him to invite me? Who would urge him to NOT invite me?)
https://reason.com/2019/07/10/trump-to-convene-social-media-summit-over-accusations-of-anti-conservative-bias/

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— University of Chicago Sees Success by Dropping SAT Requirement Ten to 15 percent of applicants who were admitted this year did not submit scores. – Scott Jaschik (DIERSEN: Did you get admitted by the University of Chicago? I did not even apply. My ACT was only 24. I only just barely made it into the top 20% of my high school class. I had not demonstrated any leadership potential. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that a) degrees from non-Ivy League universities are worthless and b) those who have such degrees are worthless.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2019/07/10/chicago-sees-success-dropping-testing-requirement-admissions