July 7 Evening Edition

— 63 shot, 5 fatally, in 4th of July weekend gun violence across Chicago – Michelle Gallardo

— “Vegasification” happening to local bars and restaurants, including in Buffalo Grove, as more video gaming terminals pop up – ERIC SCOTT
— Trump lashes out at media following reports of crowded and unsanitary conditions at Border Patrol stations – AP
— Chicago fans cheer for World Cup champs and equal pay for women – PATRICK M. O’CONNELL

— Democrats are hurting Illinois – BOB MARTENSEN, Loda
(FROM THE LETTER: Democrats have proven, once again, that they lack the mental capacity to govern. Democrats do not want a girl 20 years and 364 days old to smoke cigarettes, because cigarettes are not healthy. Democrats want that girl, one day later, to smoke all the marijuana she can, because marijuana is, they say, healthy and they can tax it. Democrats cannot find the time to read nor understand the proposed laws upon which they vote to approve. Democrats cannot understand how a provision that greatly increases their salaries just happened to be in a bill that they approved. Democrats cannot find the money to pay the debts to vendors who provide goods and services to the state. Democrats can find the money to pay homage to their king, $40 million for two schools in House Speaker Michael Madigan’s district, $50 million to his wife’s Illinois Arts Council. Democrats believe that an unborn child must not have individual rights under the law. People are permanently leaving Illinois by the tens of thousands, business and manufacturing plants are closing or not even thinking of Illinois as a location. The Democrats’ answer is taxes, taxes and more taxes. Raise taxes, don’t pay your bills, place the money in your pockets equals mental incapacity.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.

— “Defining a Flag, Defining a Nation” – 19-Year Old’s Take on the Betsy Ross American Flag Controversy

— The Democrats’ open border strategy – Robert Knight
— What Republicans must do to take the House – Ian Prior
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On recruiting, there have been similar successes. In places that Republicans need to win, they have recruited top tier candidates who give them the absolute best shot to do so. Candidates like Nicole Malliotakis in the 11th District of New York, Ashley Hinson in the 1st District in Iowa, Evelyn Sanguinetti in the 6th District of Illinois, Kathy Landing in the 1st District of South Carolina and Amanda Makkei in the 13th District of Florida.)

— The Cowardice of the College Republicans – Eric Lendrum (DIERSEN: Should I try to get the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party to pass resolutions a) AGAINST the promotion of LGBTQ activity, b) AGAINST the promotion of abortion, c) AGAINST the promotion of mass/illegal immigration, d) AGAINST the promotion of booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, e) AGAINST the diminution of First and Second Amendment rights, f) AGAINST the promotion of patronage, g) AGAINST the promotion of political affiliation discrimination, h) AGAINST the promotion of reverse discrimination, and i) AGAINST the promotion of age discrimination?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One would think that in the age of a massively successful Republican president like Donald Trump, most conservative college organizations would be rushing to hitch their wagons to his rising star. But as it turns out, the ignorance and naivety of the Republican elite is not limited to members of Congress. For the upcoming annual gathering of the College Republican National Committee (CRNC), national chairman Chandler Thornton has laid out his vision for the organization’s upcoming conference in his debut op-ed at Fox News. What exactly is Thornton’s big plan for College Republicans as the 2020 election rapidly approaches? Working to curb mass immigration? Speaking out against blatant Big Tech censorship of the Right? Opposing the Left’s ongoing push for the legalization of infanticide? Condemning the domestic terrorism of Antifa? No. At this year’s CRNC conference—happening July 11-14—delegates will be voting on a symbolic resolution to condemn white nationalism, which Thornton claims is contributing to a “toxic problem” within the GOP.)
— Angry About Border Conditions? Blame Congress – Rachel Bovard

— Group planning a ‘straight pride parade’ in Boston is driving liberals bonkers – Greg Pisarevsky
— How far would your friends go to remain a Democrat? – Barbara Leber and Carol Greenwald (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrat, a Libertarian, a Green, or a RINO, you have to hate individuals, hate organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 

— Antifa Protesters Harass Trump Supporters in the Nation’s Capital, Shout ‘F*ck the Cops’ – HANNAH BLEAU6 

— Detroit Youth Music Festival Offers Different Ticket Prices For Whites, Non-Whites – PETER HASSON (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO businesses charge their customers/clients who are Republican more than they charge their customers/clients who are Democrat, Libertarian, Green, or RINO?) 

— Starbucks Apologizes to Police After Six Officers Were Asked to Leave Arizona Store

— Trump accuses media of ‘phony’ reporting on migrant detention centers – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO

— Kamala Harris proposes $100B grant to help minorities attain home ownership – Nicholas Sakelaris (DIERSEN: What helped you buy real estate? For me it was the money that I earned and saved selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumping gasoline 1971-1972; collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and auditing federal agencies 1980-1997.) 

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: In Colorado, Every Day’s a Festival – PATRICIA CALHOUN

— Conservative grad shares her story: ‘I’ve spent the last four years defending myself’ – Kathryn Hinderaker (DIERSEN: If I had been a member of a Republican club while I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, the Democrats who ran the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966. If I had been a member of a Republican club while I attended UIC 1966-1968 and/or NIU 1969-1970, the Democrats who ran IRS would not have hired me in 1971. If I had been a member of a Republican club while I attended Loyola 1972-1976, the Democrats who ran IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974. If I had been a member of a Republican club while I attended DePaul 1976-1980, the Democrats who ran GAO would not have hired me in 1980 or promoted me in 1986. If I had been a member of a Republican club while I attended IIT 1992-1997 the Democrats who ran GAO would have forced me to take their early retirement “offer” much sooner than they did.) 
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I just graduated from St. Olaf College after receiving an education I didn’t expect. That’s because as a conservative at my small, Minnesota-based liberal arts institution, I’ve spent the last four years defending myself against personal and political attacks from professors and peers alike. The most recent example came in late April as the St. Olaf College Republicans hosted scholar Heather Mac Donald for a talk on her new book, “The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.” As chair of the group, I fielded many angry emails, including this from a theater professor: “This speaker is dangerous. It’s not about a difference in idealogical [sic] perspectives. This rhetoric is dangerous and puts my Black body in danger. This is antithetical to the St. Olaf mission statement. I’m not okay with this… and you all shouldn’t be either.” Several more professors emailed similar sentiments. This example is no outlier. In early 2018, college administrators shot down an effort to bring Ben Shapiro to campus for a speech. The officials denied the request by saying Shapiro was too divisive to bring to St. Olaf on the date in question. (It was the one-year anniversary of a racial protest on campus). They promised Shapiro could come at some unknown future date, but months of student organizing and planning were essentially wasted. Shapiro never made it to St. Olaf College. Also last year, our College Republicans’ display called “Why I’m a Conservative” was torn down by students upset by its messaging. They were apparently triggered by expressions such as “All human life has value,” “Facts > feelings,” “I love economic freedom” and “I pay taxes.” All these incidents spring from the prevailing ideology on campus, which was perhaps most evident the day after President Donald Trump was elected. The campus was in a tailspin. Several professors cried in front of their classes. Some canceled class altogether. Students openly wept in the quad. Protests broke out at a moment’s notice.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, businesses pander to individuals, to organizations, to other businesses, to governments, and to countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)