September 21 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Northfield woman’s plea prompts assessor’s relief for floodplain homeowners Jane Goldenberg, a writer and a former Northfield village trustee, said it just goes to show the importance of speaking up when you think your government is making a mistake. “Sometimes someone listens,” she said. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/9/20/20876462/northfield-womans-plea-prompts-assessors-relief-floodplain-homeowners-north-shore-fritz-kaegi
— Beale predicts City Council resistance to massive property tax increase Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s most outspoken City Council critic predicts mayor will come up empty in Springfield and have no choice but to raise property taxes by as much as $500 million. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2019/9/20/20876064/beale-predicts-city-council-resistance-property-tax-increase-lori-lightfoot

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Far-left Democrats are pushing very bad ideas (and moderates get attacked if they say so) – CATHERINE RAMPELL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-democrats-far-left-rampell-20190920-a5v32fnxqzbdpfjnmgbdxl5tae-story.html
— Two candidates join the Kane County state’s attorney’s race – MEGAN JONES
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-spence-afeef-kane-county-states-attorney-st-0922-20190920-hpuwv7hobrde5n4vtdgpb5npdq-story.html
— Wall Street’s new left: Millennials see a politics beyond profit – CLAIRE BALLENTINE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers-finance/sns-wp-millennials-politics-profit-20190920-iq4o5nqferehrdah36ev6la7pe-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court,’ where users can go to contest the company’s decisions – Tony Romm
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190921/facebooks-supreme-court-where-users-can-go-to-contest-the-companys-decisions

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— Owners Of Revoked Illinois FOID Cards Must Give Up Their Guns. Fewer Than Half Do. – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/owners-revoked-illinois-foid-cards-must-give-their-guns-fewer-half-do#stream/0

NORTH COOK NEWS
— New Trier High School handout suggests volunteering at Planned Parenthood prevents climate change – W.J. Kennedy
https://northcooknews.com/stories/513752499-new-trier-high-school-handout-suggests-volunteering-at-planned-parenthood-prevents-climate-change

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— McSweeney cites falling population in push to lower taxes – Glenn Minnis
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/513690008-mcsweeney-cites-falling-population-in-push-to-lower-taxes

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Candace Owens tells Congress: White supremacy not even a top 100 issue for minorities – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/candace-owens-tells-congress-white-supremacy-not-even-a-top-100-issue-for-minorities
— Violent white supremacists a leading domestic security threat: Department of Homeland Security – Anna Giaritelli (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? What about violent male supremacists, violent old people supremacists, violent Trump supporter supremacists, violent Protestant supremacists, violent conservative supremacists, violent patriotic supremacists, violent Republican supremacists, violent American supremacists, violent rich people supremacists, violent gun owner supremacists, violent German American supremacists, and violent those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time supremacists?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-supremacy-is-the-top-domestic-threat-department-of-homeland-security

BREITBART
— Ben Carson Defends Putting Homeless Women Before Transgender Dogma – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/20/ben-carson-defends-putting-homeless-women-before-transgender-dogma/
— D.C. Rally: Tea Party Patriots Warn Against Growing Socialism in America – KRISTINA WONG
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/20/d-c-rally-tea-party-patriots-warn-against-growing-socialism-in-america/

BLAZE
— Biden blasted at LGBT forum for previously calling Vice President Pence a ‘decent guy’ The interviewer asked how he could be trusted after such an offense – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-blasted-at-lgbt-forum-for-previously-calling-vice-president-pence-a-decent-guy

DAILY SIGNAL
— ICE-Hating Groups Used Facebook to Incite Violence – Michelle Malkin
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/09/20/ice-hating-groups-used-facebook-to-incite-violence/

DAILY WIRE
— The Fight For Marriage Continues – BRIAN BROWN
https://www.dailywire.com/news/52041/brown-fight-marriage-continues-brian-brown

PJ MEDIA
— Democrats Cite Discredited SPLC to Sic the IRS on Conservative ‘Hate Groups’ – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/dems-cite-discredited-splc-to-sic-the-irs-on-hate-groups/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Yet (LaHood) also warned that “the IRS should not be used as a political tool to discriminate against organizations that differ in viewpoints. … We cannot use political disagreement as a metric to define hate speech or a hate group. This type of labeling can and has led to violent acts.” “I know my colleague just referenced the Southern Poverty Law Center,” LaHood said. “In 2012, an armed man named Floyd Lee Corkins walked into the Family Research Council Washington headquarters with the intent to shoot and kill as many of its employees as possible. He was apprehended, but not before wounding the non-profit’s business manager. Mr. Corkins later told the FBI that he had seen the nonprofit group listed as an anti-gay hate group on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website.” LaHood did not call for the IRS to revoke the SPLC’s non-profit status (although some, notably Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), have called for an investigation, not because the SPLC is liberal but because it only targets Republicans for its accusations of “hate.”). He merely joined other Republicans in warning that government attempts to crack down on “hate” could discriminate against lawful organizations based on their political viewpoints.)

NEWS BUSTERS
— SNL Hired Comic Who Made Racist Remarks in Effort to Attract ‘Conservatives’ – Randy Hall 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/randy-hall/2019/09/20/fired-snl-comedian-was-part-attempt-attract-conservative-viewers

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Ben Carson reacts to being called a bigot for saying there are 2 genders – Samantha Chang 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/09/21/ben-carson-reacts-to-being-called-a-bigot-for-saying-there-are-2-genders-828045

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Biden’s LGBTQ Record Draws Scrutiny at Iowa Presidential Forum – Reuters
https://ijr.com/bidens-lgbtq-record-draws-scrutiny-iowa/

THE HILL
— China to test journalists on loyalty to Xi Jinping to get credentials renewed – MARTY JOHNSON (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I should do no more and do no less than what I am told to do by a) the officers of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, b) the officers of the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) my representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, d) officers of the IRP, e) the IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman, and f) Republican elected officials in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/462371-china-to-test-journalists-on-loyalty-to-xi-jinping-to-get-credentials-renewed
— Candace Owens tells Congress white nationalism not a problem for minorities in US – JOHN BOWDEN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/462395-candace-owens-tells-congress-white-nationalism-not-a-problem-for-minorities-in

CNN
— Growing divide shows ‘electability’ question isn’t going anywhere – Sarah Isgur
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/21/opinions/widening-partisan-approval-gap-for-2020-isgur/
— Why ‘cancel culture’ doesn’t always work – Leah Asmelash
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/21/entertainment/cancel-culture-explainer-trnd/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats Gather for First 2020 L.G.B.T. Forum – Reid J. Epstein and Lisa Lerer (DIERSEN: LGBTQ activists insist that LGBTQ politicians a) promote LGBTQ activity and b) get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/us/politics/lgbt-forum-2020.html
— Joe Biden Has Tense Exchange Over L.G.B.T.Q. Record – Reid J. Epstein and Lisa Lerer (DIERSEN: LGBTQ activists insist that LGBTQ politicians a) promote LGBTQ activity and b) get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/us/politics/lgbt-forum-2020.html
— When Anti-Immigration Meant Keeping Out Black Pioneers In the 1850s, Midwestern states used harsh laws to deny free African-Americans wealth and property. – Anna-Lisa Cox (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hold you responsible for what your ancestors did. If I sought a government office or a political office, they would stress that my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/opinion/sunday/anti-immigration-laws-black-pioneers.html
— Why Republicans Play Dirty – Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republicans” who play dirty.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/opinion/republicans-democracy-play-dirty.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s rhetoric will have a chilling effect on future whistleblowers, legal experts say – Reis Thebault
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/09/21/trumps-rhetoric-will-have-chilling-effect-future-whistleblowers-legal-experts-say/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Disappearing Political Center: In More Places, Elections Aren’t Close A comparison of Bill Clinton’s re-election in 1996 with Donald Trump’s victory 20 years later – Dante Chinni, Aaron Zitner and Brian McGill
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-disappearing-political-center-in-more-places-elections-arent-close-11568984400
— Why Jay Leno Invests in Cars, Not Stocks – Marshall Heyman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-jay-leno-invests-in-cars-not-stocks-11568751169
— Why They’ll Never Stop Targeting Kavanaugh The continuing assault reflects both a fixation and an effort to deprive the court of its legitimacy. – Peggy Noonan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-theyll-never-stop-targeting-kavanaugh-11568933484

ROCKY MOUNTAIN TELEGRAM
— City Council candidates pledge accessibility City candidates participate in a forum Thursday at Edgecombe Community College. – WILLIAM F. WEST
http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2019/09/21/Council-candidates-pledge.html

INDY CHANNEL
— ‘We are going to bring our babies home’ Fetal remains found in Illinois came from Indiana – Matt McKinney
https://www.theindychannel.com/news/state-news/we-are-going-to-bring-our-babies-home-fetal-remains-found-in-illinois-came-from-indiana

SANTA FE REPORTER
— City Council Candidates Take the Stage – Leah Cantor (DIERSEN: Who represents you on your city council? What do they think of you and of those who share your demographics?)
https://www.sfreporter.com/news/2019/09/20/city-council-candidates-take-the-stage/

LA PROGRESSIVE
— Will Women Dominate the Future
https://www.laprogressive.com/will-women-dominate/

GUARDIAN
— Chinese journalists to be tested on loyalty to Xi Jinping Exam will test journalists on president’s teachings on socialism and propaganda (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I should do no more and do no less than what I am told to do by a) the officers of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, b) the officers of the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) my representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, d) officers of the IRP, e) the IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman, and f) Republican elected officials in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/20/chinese-journalists-to-be-tested-on-loyalty-to-xi-jinping

September 6 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— North Side food pantry becomes first in city to offer online orders for pickup The grab-and-go experience eliminates long lines and adds a “dignity factor” that pantry operators hope will help them reach more people – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/5/20851454/north-side-food-pantry-first-city-offer-online-orders-pickup

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— In Chicago, more than 16,000 students are homeless, new report says: ‘I felt very embarrassed to tell people’ – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-homeless-students-20190905-u2g6xlxksvetzbyiex3gma5wxy-story.html
— Public housing residents with limited English need more language help from CHA, advocates say, urging Lightfoot to make changes – ELVIA MALAGÓN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cha-translation-language-access-plan-20190906-76x7dxycbfgj7lodyxxj3ru74m-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not push pot. They certainly demonize, denigrate, and condemn me. Who are the leading pot pushers in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county?
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/ct-ahp-marijuana-businesses-discussion-tl-0829-20190905-dynfzthq2jfaffaxbllo42foji-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— The troubling outlook for democracy when reading declines – Editorial (DIERSEN: For those who hint/imply/argue/shout a) that they are always up-to-date on political and government news and commentary of interest to Illinois Republicans and b) that they do not read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, from who/what do they get their information? Is it Democrat Rich Miller and his Capitol Fax? Is it the officers of their Republican township/ward/county party organizations? Is it the officers of the Illinois Republican Party?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190905/editorial-the-troubling-outlook-for-democracy-when-reading-declines
— Downward spirals of depression can be deadly – Michael Gerson (DIERSEN: Who works the hardest to make you feel depressed? I should write a book about those who work the hardest to make me feel depressed. They would love it. They paint themselves as being operatives or as dupes for those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190906/downward-spirals-of-depression-can-be-deadly

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— A taxing temptation – Editorial (DIERSEN: To get more tax revenue, ever-increasingly, ever-disgustingly, ever-outrageously, and ever more tragically, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs encourage everyone to drink more booze, to gamble more money, and to smoke more pot.) 
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-a-taxing-temptation/article_66053b9f-66f9-5243-8b15-6b6ac0ded2e3.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Skillicorn endorses Oberweis in crowded 14th Congressional District race – DREW ZIMMERMAN (DIERSEN: Sadly, outrageously, disgustingly, tragically, and unacceptingly, far too many candidates who lose in primary elections and who lose in general elections blame their loss on those who supported their primary opponents. I should write a book about all the Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who lost and have blamed their loss a) on me, b) on my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) on my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, d) on my service as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, e) on my service as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, f) on my service as a Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, g) on my service as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and h) on my service as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.) 
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/09/04/skillicorn-endorses-oberweis-in-crowded-14th-congressional-district-race/a5eamqa/

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Don’t fault police for enforcing the law – Editorial
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/09/05/our-view-dont-fault-police-for-enforcing-the-law/aevdj3i/

HERALD NEWS
— Reefer sadness: Wilmington, Bolingbrook ban recreational marijuana businesses Wilmington, Bolingbrook have banned recreational marijuana shops – FELIX SARVER
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/09/05/reefer-sadness-wilmington-bolingbrook-ban-recreational-marijuana-businesses/atfvvse/

NPR ILLINOIS
— From Mar-A-Lago To Trump Hotels, Reporter Says Trump Profits As President – TERRY GROSS (DIERSEN: Putting out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails costs me 10+ hours each and every day and thousands of dollars each year.) 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/mar-lago-trump-hotels-reporter-says-trump-profits-president#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Precinct Letters (DIERSEN: Yesterday, I hand delivered a precinct letter (https://gopillinois.com/documents/) to the 105 homes in my precinct that have at least one registered Republican voter. Headings are: March 17, 2020 Republican Offices and current candidates, Petitions, Events, Wheaton City Council West District vacancy, Election judges, and GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/precinct-letter/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives disappointed by dismissal of case against Madigan – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513239949-ives-disappointed-by-dismissal-of-case-against-madigan

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— Lauf joins crowded GOP field running for Illinois Congressional seat – Colin Froment
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/513193330-lauf-joins-crowded-gop-field-running-for-illinois-congressional-seat

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ARE CATHOLICISM AND AMERICA COMPATIBLE?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/are-catholicism-and-america-compatible.html
— WEYERMULLER: REMEMBERING PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/weyermuller-remembering-phyllis-schlafly-.html
— ROSSI: DEM CANDIDATES GO LOONY LEFT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/rossi-dem-candidates-go-loony-left-on-climate-change.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘From benign to possibly electorally disqualifying’: Health, memory woes overshadow Biden bid – Seth McLaughlin (DIERSEN: What do you stress to defend your health? I stress the fact that nothing has stopped me from putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening since 2015 too. Further, monumental efforts by my critics/opponents, their operatives and their dupes since 2000 to stop me from serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman have failed. Further, despite their monumental efforts to get rid of me, I survived for almost 7 years as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, 8 years as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, 6 years as a Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, 4 years as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, 3 years as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, 18 years as a GAO employee, 9 years as an IRS employee, and 3 years as a Post Office employee.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/5/joe-biden-bloody-eye-memory-woes-overshadow-2020-b/

FOX NEWS
— Media spread ‘misinformation’ about now-dismissed corruption charges, ex-Illinois lawmaker Aaron Schock says – Charles Creitz (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails spread misinformation.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/former-rep-aaron-schock-media-corruption-charges
https://video.foxnews.com/v/6083914939001/#sp=show-clips

NEWSMAX
— Trump Challengers Angry Over States’ Plans to Cancel Primaries – Sandy Fitzgerald (DIERSEN: Sadly, outrageously, disgustingly, tragically, and unacceptingly, far too many candidates who lose in primary elections and who lose in general elections blame their loss on those who supported their primary opponents. I should write a book about all the Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who lost and have blamed their loss a) on me, b) on my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) on my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, d) on my service as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, e) on my service as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, f) on my service as a Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, g) on my service as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and h) on my service as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-2020-election-joe-walsh-bill-weld/2019/09/06/id/931485/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Republicans Win by Hammering Immigration in the Suburbs – Fletch Daniels (DIERSEN: Constructively, those who dominate the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee a) have stricken the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks from the IRP platform and from the Republican Party platform, b) have dumped those, including me, who support the aforesaid planks, and c) have dumped those, including me, who support Trump.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/republicans_win_by_hammering_immigration_in_the_suburbs.html
— Maryland’s Montgomery County Council disgraces itself defending sanctuary policies that allowed 7 illegals to remain and rape local residents – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/marylands_montgomery_county_council_disgraces_itself_defending_sanctuary_policies_that_allowed_7_illegals_to_remain_and_rape_local_residents.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Chicken Little media gets it wrong — Trump will win suburbs – Jeffrey Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/30955-assault-america-day-247-chicken-little-media-gets-it-wrong-trump-will-win-suburbs

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Poll: Whopping 73% of Republican College Students Keep Views Secret for Fear of Bad Grades – Monica Sanchez
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/poll-whopping-73-republican-college-students-keep-views-secret-fear-bad-grades

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Stay Focused on What’s Important – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What are you focused on? I am focused on putting out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails twice a day. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are focused on stopping me from doing that.) 
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Stay-Focused-on-What-s-Important—-LCC-Daily-Devotion-.html

DAILY CALLER & POLITICAL INSIDER
— Officials In ‘Sanctuary’ County Lash Out At Conservative Media For Reporting On Rash Of Illegal Alien Sex Crimes – Chuck Ross
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/06/maryland-illegal-alien-conservative-media-sanctuary/
https://thepoliticalinsider.com/officials-in-sanctuary-county-lash-out-at-conservative-media-for-reporting-on-rash-of-illegal-alien-sex-crimes/

ABC NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana use by US college students up, highest in 35 years – AP
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/marijuana-us-college-students-highest-35-years-65417973

NEW YORK TIMES
— In a Tight Labor Market, Hiring Rules Loosen Up – Ben Casselman (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.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/business/economy/recruiting-labor-force.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘It’s Kind of Like an Addiction’: On the Road With Trump’s Rally Diehards A small band of the president’s most devoted fans will do whatever it takes to attend his campaign rallies – Michael C. Bender
https://www.wsj.com/articles/its-kind-of-like-an-addiction-on-the-road-with-trumps-rally-diehards-11567762200
— States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes Texas attorney general to lead effort examining impact of Google on digital advertising markets; New York attorney general to helm Facebook review, citing concerns over control of personal data – John D. McKinnon (DIERSEN: Google and Facebook have become public utilities. What do Google and Facebook think of those who share your demographics? From what I see, Google and Facebook despise if not hate those who share my demographics: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and those like me whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/states-to-launch-google-facebook-antitrust-probes-11567762204
— The Most Promising Careers of the Next Decade The Wall Street Journal used wages and projected annual demand to rank more than 800 jobs – Soo Oh (DIERSEN: Were the careers that you had promising? The careers that I working for the Post Office 1966-1969, for IRS 1971-1980, and for GAO 1980-1997 were promising only for those who were Democrat, minority, and/or female.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-most-promising-careers-of-the-next-decade-11567688400

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/opinion/lifers/2019/09/04/pot-weed-war-marijuana-prison-life-sentence-lifers/2057276001/

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s Trump, in grossly improper fashion, trying to use his executive power to punish the parent firms of CNN and The Washington Post over their reporting about him. (DIERSEN: Who has punished you? I should write a book about those who have punished me. They include the officers, employees, and/or members of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party (IRP), Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc. The punish a) those who support planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the IRP platform that they reject, b) those who support the MTRCC resolution against video gambling, c) those who they cannot manipulate/dominate, and d) those who have sued them.)
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/editorials/story/2019-09-05/british-conservatives-revolt-boris-johnson-gop-trump

COLORADO INDEPENDENT
— Should Denver’s auditor have to be a CPA? Sitting Auditor Tim O’Brien wants voters to decide – Rachel Lorenz (DIERSEN: Because I became the following, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn the following: CPA (1979), Certified Internal Auditor (1981), Licensed CPA (1981), Certified Fraud Examiner (1990), Certified Government Financial Manager (1994), Certified Financial Services Auditor (1996), and Forensic Accountant (1997).)
https://www.coloradoindependent.com/2019/09/05/should-denvers-auditor-have-to-be-a-cpa/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Elections and federal workers – the good and the bad – Jeff Neal (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, my Democrat coworkers and subordinates a) frequently asked me questions to confirm that I was Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, old (born in 1948), non-poor, childless, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, Corvette owner, former union member for almost 12 years, and that my ancestors have been in America since 1844 and b) stressed the aforesaid negative information to my Democrat superiors and supervisors. They also stressed that my Democrat IRS superiors a) had not promoted me beyond GS-12, b) disallowed my education deductions in 1978, c) got rid of my mentor in 1975, and d) disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. They also stressed that my Democrat Post Office superiors had forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/commentary/2019/09/elections-and-federal-workers-the-good-and-the-bad/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Having election discussions at work is another risk you should avoid. Those conversations may start innocently enough, but given the level of emotion that seems to accompany everything these days, it is better to avoid getting into them at all. An innocent conversation with a colleague may turn into a Hatch Act complaint filed with the Office of Special Counsel, or into a fight, or a damaged working relationship that persists for years. You are unlikely to convert your coworkers to your side, so it is far better to keep politics out of work entirely.)

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Because neither me, my parents, my grandparents, nor any of my ancestors have needed public assistance, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned us as being undeservedly filthy rich.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/09/06/changes-public-charge-rule-are-confusing-immigrant-students