January 17 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Candidates to Replace Cullerton as Senate President Highlighting Credentials Ahead of Sunday Vote State Senators Lightford and Harmon are expected to be the two leading candidates in the vote, which will take place in Springfield over the weekend – Mary Ann Ahern (DIERSEN: In my opinion, candidates for government and political offices should highlight their job-related education, job-related work experience, job-related professional certifications, and job-related professional licenses.) 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/candidates-to-replace-cullerton-as-senate-president-highlighting-credentials-ahead-of-sunday-vote/2202648/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr and Pam Bondi on Trump’s impeachment legal team – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-ken-starr-alen-dershowitz-trump-impeachment-20200117-ynfo56zy4nf6pm3xfxdc3jekgi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-impeachment-parnas-trial-ukraine-biden-week-in-review-huppke-20200117-futpvodhdnfgvc7glwqqqzbvve-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-impeachment-trial-congress-st-0116-20200115-qfdyzqhy5zfr7jglsddejg2kuq-story.html
— 25 people have applied to be Chicago’s next top cop. Most of them from outside CPD — and they are mostly men or white. – Jeremy Gorner (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs paint the following demographics negatively: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-police-board-top-cop-20200117-3qeegbkstjekrcqkendr7vo3ri-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan’s handpicked alderman accused of engaging in ‘prohibited political activity’ Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s quarterly report accuses Ald. Marty Quinn (13th) of putting his name and Mike Madigan’s on a graffiti blaster bought in 2013 with taxpayer money. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/16/21069358/marty-quinn-prohibited-political-activity-chicago-inspector-general

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for problems that women have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200117/it-piles-up-this-stuff-in-our-way?cid=search
— FROM PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Why Illinois State Police are changing standards for recruiting push – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200117/why-illinois-state-police-are-changing-standards-for-recruiting-push

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— These two CEOs are climbing a manager’s steepest hill: Culture change – JOE CAHILL (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the culture of the Milton Township Republican Organization since 1999, GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, IRS’s Chicago office 1971-1980, Firestone’s Chicago Heights Store 1970-1972, Post Office’s Park Forest office 1966-1969, etc.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/these-two-ceos-are-climbing-managers-steepest-hill-culture-change

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR & INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200117/nick-in-am-local-group-wants-to-establish-south-peoria-craft-pot-growing-facility
https://www.indystar.com/videos/news/local/indianapolis/2020/01/17/legal-marijuana-what-you-need-know-before-visiting-illinois/4492919002/

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/local/indianapolis/2020/01/17/legal-marijuana-heres-what-its-like-buy-legal-weed-illinois/4466204002/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Congressional delegation mixed on pot legalization – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Congressional-delegation-mixed-on-pot-legalization-14983478.php

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Peoria Public Schools cracking down on cannabis – Treasure Roberts
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/peoria-public-schools-cracking-down-on-cannabis/

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois’ congressional delegation mixed on cannabis legalization – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-congressional-delegation-mixed-on-cannabis-legalization/article_200694fe-bde3-51e2-8bc0-c9734740b158.html

WESTERN SPRINGS PATCH
— Durkin Rakes In Half Million For Campaign The House GOP leader’s fundraising haul in the last election eclipsed his Democratic opponent’s. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/westernsprings/durkin-rakes-half-million-campaign

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot talked about the importance of electing gay and lesbian candidates Thursday night at a Boystown fundraiser for state rep candidate Jonathan “Yoni” Pizer. (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will organizations, companies, governments, and countries officially banish individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/17/tensions-high-claws-out-lightfoot-on-gay-candidates-jbs-b-day-488096
— Congresswoman Robin Kelly is bringing presidential candidates to her South Side district for “A Conversation With…” series. – SHIA KAPOS and ADRIENNE HURST
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/17/tensions-high-claws-out-lightfoot-on-gay-candidates-jbs-b-day-488096
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First up is Pete Buttigieg, the former South Bend mayor, who will sit down with the 2nd Congressional District rep today at 4 p.m. at Corliss High School. “Illinois Democrats will play a role in determining who the party’s presidential nominee,” Kelly said in a release to Playbook. “This district is a microcosm of Illinois, it is urban, suburban and rural stretching from Hyde Park down to Kankakee. The 2nd District is America.” In addition to Buttigieg, former VP Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, have agreed to participate in the coming weeks. Discussions are ongoing with the campaigns of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to Kelly.)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Former Republican State Rep. Steve Andersson Celebrates ERA’s Passage in Virginia
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/former-republican-state-rep-steve-andersson-celebrates-eras-passage-in-virginia/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S MAISH: ILLINOIS’ FLAT TAX IS REALLY A FAIR TAX
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/maish-flat-tax-is-really-a-fair-tax.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Senate President preview
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/17/senate-president-preview/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Hey liberal snowflakes, you don’t know how good you’ve got it protesting in America – Tim Young 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/16/hey-liberal-snowflakes-you-dont-know-how-good-youv/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Prohibition, a wicked ‘great experiment,’ began 100 years ago – Richard Major (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who focus on promoting booze, gambling, pot, and other vices. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/prohibition-a-wicked-great-experiment-began-100-years-ago
— Media label Tennessee religious liberty bill as ‘anti-gay’ – Becket Adams (DIERSEN: What do you say to activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in your municipality, township/ward, county, and Illinois who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who promote LGBTQ activity?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/media-label-tennessee-religious-liberty-bill-as-anti-gay

FOX NEWS
— Reince Priebus calls on Republicans to play ‘hardball’ during Senate impeachment trial – Victor Garcia
https://www.foxnews.com/media/reince-priebus-calls-on-republicans-to-play-hardball-during-senate-impeachment-trial

AMERICAN THINKER
— Torquemada Reborn: The Swamp’s Dept. of Labor Inquisitions – W. Bruce DelValle
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/torquemada_reborn_the_swamps_dept_of_labor_inquisitions.html

DAILY CALLER
— Top Military Media Outlet Puts A 28-Year-Old Who’s Touted Her Hatred For Trump In Charge – LUKE ROSIAK
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/16/army-times-editor-trump-hate/

CATHOLIC SUN
— MYOPIC VIEW CONTINUES TO IGNORE, DISCOUNT BELIEFS OF MILLIONS – JOYCE CORONEL (DIERSEN: Those who reject the traditional life plank in the Republican Party platform, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked very hard against me. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.catholicsun.org/2020/01/16/myopic-view-continues-to-ignore-discount-beliefs-of-millions/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As someone who has worked for newspapers for years — and not just the Catholic press — I can tell you that pro-life journalists and those who harbor a more traditional, religious viewpoint are rare in most secular media outlets. There’s a silent assumption that opponents of gay marriage are ignorant bigots. The insistence to promote the LGBTQIA ideology is unassailable as editors fret over preferred pronouns and ignore the beliefs of millions of Americans. Who gets interviewed, what gets asked, what’s included and what gets edited out each pass through this biased lens, yielding a myopic, unbalanced view.)

CATHOLIC HERALD
— Lipinski: Pro-life Democrats get little support from pro-life groups – Matt Hadro (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that I do not do enough to promote the pro-life plank in the Republican Party platform?)
https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2020/01/10/congressman-pro-life-democrats-get-little-support-from-pro-life-groups/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Taxpayer-Funded Planned Parenthood to Spend $45 Mil to Elect Dems in 2020 – Alexa Moutevelis
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/alexa-moutevelis/2020/01/16/taxpayer-funded-planned-parenthood-spend-45-mil-elect-dems

PJ MEDIA
— SPLC Demands Big Tech Silence Conservatives in the Name of Fighting White Supremacist Terror – TYLER O’NEIL 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/splc-demands-big-tech-silence-conservatives-in-the-name-of-fighting-white-supremacist-terror/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Women Win in Trump’s Economy – Adriana Cohen (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers post signs that say “MEN NOT WELCOME”? Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout pressure employers to hire, retain, and promote women, and especially to hire, retain, and promote women who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/01/17/women_win_in_trumps_economy_142173.html

CIVIL JURY PROJECT
— The Long Shadow of the Civil Jury – Anna Offit (DIERSEN: How much jury appeal do you have? From what I see, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the less jury appeal that you have, that is, the more likely that you will lose in court: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, past/present union member, past/present government employee, government retiree, non-dog owner, childless, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://civiljuryproject.law.nyu.edu/the-long-shadow-of-the-civil-jury/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Others more explicitly ascribed justice considerations to hypothetical lay decision-makers through references to the “jury appeal” of their cases. In some prosecutors’ formulations, jury appeal assessments were likened to asking, “If I were a juror, what would I think?”— or a practice of weighing whether a “hypothetical juror would feel the case should not be prosecuted even if it legally could be.” To this end, talk of jury appeal allowed sources of concern or ambivalence to be discussed from a position of detachment. In some instances jury appeal was cited in decisions to modify investigations or decline cases altogether.)

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting Blacks to hate Trump. How much success have Trump-haters in your neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county had in promoting hatred against Trump? 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/478727-more-than-eight-in-ten-black-americans-describe-trump-as-racist-poll

NEW YORK TIMES
— Why Mothers’ Choices About Work and Family Often Feel Like No Choice at All When policymakers frame “choices” as personal preferences, it distracts from major structural constraints. – Claire Cain Miller (DIERSEN: My outstanding father earned enough money that my outstanding mother could stay home and raise me and my brother. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that to paint my father, my mother, and me as being undeservedly filthy rich. But I could ask, if I was undeservedly filthy rich, why did I do yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; wash dishes 1964-1966; clean golf shoes, chip slag, and pump gasoline in 1966; deliver mail 1966-1969; and work on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/upshot/mothers-choices-work-family.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/books/review/the-new-class-war-michael-lind.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/opinion/trump-america.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/opinion/sunday/michelle-alexander-new-jim-crow.html
— Joe Biden Says Age Is Just a Number – Editorial (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination. I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination the most. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/17/opinion/joe-biden-nytimes-interview.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump expands legal team to include Alan Dershowtiz, Kenneth Starr and Robert Ray – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/impeachment-trial-live-updates/2020/01/17/df59d410-3917-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting Blacks to hate Trump. How much success have Trump-haters in your neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county had in promoting hatred against Trump? 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/black-americans-deeply-pessimistic-about-country-under-president-who-more-than-8-in-10-describe-as-a-racist-post-ipsos-poll-finds/2020/01/16/134b705c-37de-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want young Republicans to be RINOs, a) that is, to reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform and b) that is, to promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/01/17/college-republicans-crnc-trump-republican-party-gop-turning-point-usa/4476649002/
— In 2020, millennials, Generation X expect to make more money while boomers shave debt – Charisse Jones
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/01/16/heres-where-americans-think-their-finances-headed-2020/4479356002/
— Your vote almost certainly won’t matter. On Election Day, work and donate your earnings. It’s incoherent to say every vote helps. Republican and Democratic voters cancel each other: Opposing view – Jason Brennan
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2020/01/17/your-vote-almost-certainly-wont-matter-editorials-debates/4449482002/
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: More U.S. Schools teach in Spanish – Erin Richards and Kristin Lam (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage Hispanics to speak, to read, and to write Spanish. My ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s. They were less successful because they continued to speak, read, and write German. None of them earned a high school diploma until my father did in 1940. None of them earned a college degree until I did in 1970.)
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/education/2020/01/06/english-language-learners-benefit-from-dual-language-immersion-bilingual-education/4058632002/

BOSTON HERALD
— Democrats smear Trump: ‘Impeached for life’ – BETSY MCCAUGHEY
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/17/dems-smear-trump-impeached-for-life/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG GRAPHIC: Alphabet Becomes Fourth U.S. Company to Reach $1 Trillion Market Value Google parent joins an elite group that includes Apple, Amazon and Microsoft – Amrith Ramkumar (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Google can destroy any individual, any organization, any company, any government, and any country that it wants to. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Google to destroy me and to destroy my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/alphabet-becomes-fourth-u-s-company-to-ever-reach-1-trillion-market-value-11579208802?mod=djemwhatsnews
— Large Groups of Hondurans Set Off for U.S., as Mexico Pledges to Block Them About 2,000 Hondurans traveling in caravans, say pro-migration activists, in an echo of the 2018 exodus that drew President Trump’s ire – Juan Montes and José de Córdoba
https://www.wsj.com/articles/large-groups-of-hondurans-set-off-for-u-s-as-mexico-pledges-to-block-them-11579208878

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— A New Way to Combat Bias at Work (DIERSEN: Democrat employers and RINO employers use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, etc. to not hire and to get rid of Republicans, and especially to not hire and to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://hbr.org/podcast/2020/01/a-new-way-to-combat-bias-at-work

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters are overjoyed about the demise of Whites.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/isaacmizrahi/2020/01/16/the-minority-majority-shift-two-decades-that-will-change-america-for-sports-marketing-its-game-on/

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Men-haters are overjoyed about the demise of men.
https://time.com/5766787/women-workforce/

NEW YORKER
— The Changing Meaning of Affirmative Action – Louis Menand (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/20/have-we-outgrown-the-need-for-affirmative-action

MEDIA MATTERS
— Laura Ingraham: GAO’s ruling that Trump’s hold on Ukraine aid was illegal “is a toothless declaration”
https://www.mediamatters.org/laura-ingraham/laura-ingraham-gaos-ruling-trumps-hold-ukraine-aid-was-illegal-toothless-declaration

JD SUPRA
— Recent EEOC Enforcement Activity Underscores Importance of Proactive Workplace Harassment Prevention (DIERSEN: What about the federal government’s discrimination against its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40?)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/recent-eeoc-enforcement-activity-58297/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Since the start of fiscal year 2020 (October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recovered more than $25 million in monetary relief and secured substantial equitable remedies from employers accused of engaging in unlawful race- and sex-based discrimination and harassment. In fiscal year 2018, the most recent period for which detailed enforcement data is available, the EEOC collected a total of $134 million on behalf of workplace harassment victims alone. While harassing conduct of a sexual nature is perhaps the most well-known form of workplace harassment, especially in light of the global #MeToo movement, it is far from the only kind that may expose an employer to significant risk of legal liability. According to the EEOC, more than 30% of the charges it receives each year include claims of unlawful harassment based on sex, race, disability, age, national origin, and religion (in that order).)

FEEDSPOT
— Top 100 Political Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2020 (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS is ranked 87th. Chicago Sun-Times is ranked 145th.)
https://blog.feedspot.com/political_blogs/

January 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— House leaders march Trump impeachment articles to the Senate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-leaders-hand-trump-impeachment-articles-to-senate/5851928/

NBC5
— House Approves Impeachment Articles, Delivers Them to Senate The vote was 228-193, coming at the start of a presidential election year and one month after the House impeached Trump – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/house-send-articles-of-impeachment-to-senate/2201542/
— Lightfoot Makes Rare, Emotional Speech as City Council Debates LGBT Business Issue
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/choose-your-words-carefully-lightfoot-makes-rare-speech-at-chicago-city-council/2201943/

— Illinois Poison Center Says an Increase in Calls Likely After Cannabis Legalization For the first 12 days of the year, there were 11 cases of marijuana-only exposures in Illinois reported to the Illinois Poison Center. But what does that mean? – Molly Walsh 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-poison-center-says-an-increase-in-calls-likely-after-cannabis-legalization/2201844/

CBS2
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Scolds Aldermen Over ‘Offensive Nature’ Of Debate On Study Of Possible Contract Set-Asides For LGBTQ Businesses
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/15/mayor-lori-lightfoot-scolds-aldermen-over-offensive-nature-of-debate-on-study-of-possible-contract-set-asides-for-lgbtq-businesses/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— House sends Trump impeachment to Senate, trial to follow – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/house-sends-trump-impeachment-to-senate-trial-to-follow

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chris Lauzen quitting re-election bid, backs county treasurer to succeed him as Kane County Board chairman – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-kane-chris-lauzen-st-0117-20200115-5wp3hptld5hndiao7nhv5adsma-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasts aldermen over their debate of possible study of whether LGBTQ businesses face discrimination in getting government contracts: ‘Our children are watching.’ – JOHN BYRNE and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-lori-lightfoot-january-20200115-mylxhsewa5d7ngqxj3uooxnht4-story.html
— Pot smoking in a tobacco shop? Let’s not rush to expand the cannabis experience. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-pot-chicago-lightfoot-sites-20200115-yxlqm7jvnbcu7ooqdjggqixxsa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Republican senators must acquit Trump in impeachment trial before any more truth leaks out.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-parnas-impeachment-hyde-senate-nadler-schiff-huppke-20200115-x6yd67tipza3pbrufpfrlavwbu-story.html
— Big crowd expected at meeting to discuss recreational pot rules in East Dundee; church wants distance requirement – ERIN SAUDER (DIERSEN: How strongly did the religious leaders in your municipality and in your county speak out against pot at public hearings?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-east-dundee-recreational-marijuana-rules-st-0117-20200115-lzblot3jbfajlhb736yhdjw5ei-story.html
— Illinois warns recreational marijuana stores experiencing shortage: Make sure you have enough for medical patients. – Ally Marotti (DIERSEN: What percent of recreational users become medical users?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-illinois-legal-weed-medical-marijuana-shortage-warning-20200115-jgvxz437czalhnqdqpifqrzzhy-story.html
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Trump’s awkward comment about Illinois’ wealthiest man, Ken Griffin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-ken-griffin-trump-lightfoot-mayors-conference-lgbtq-spin-20200116-rwkd63janrahbpd4ektjczag5i-story.html
— Who’s a lobbyist? Lawmakers grapple with the question as Gov. J.B. Pritzker and others push for ban on public officials working in that role – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-legislator-lobbyist-ban-20200116-oy4sh4sd7rck3cjkmxpp6e666a-story.html
— The Nazis murdered my ancestors. So why do I want to become a German citizen? – HOWARD WITT (DIERSEN: During the 1840s and 1850s, my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WW1. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-germany-nazis-holocaust-future-20200115-6wtkvnk7lrclxfjalmvitvcipq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Oberweis pours $1 million into GOP bid; seeks nomination to run against Rep. Underwood Oberweis campaigned this week with former Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance – pardoned by President Donald Trump for the murder of two civilians in Afghanistan. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/15/21068029/jim-oberweis-gop-lauren-underwood
— Hypocritical Democrats never squawked when Obama waged war by drone But now they insist President Trump must get a specific authorization from Congress for the use of military force. – Earl Beal, Terre Haute
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/15/21067367/iran-drone-strike-missile-attack-obama-military-force-general-soleimani-letters
— Angry Lightfoot admonishes City Council for tone of set-aside debate The mayor received a standing ovation and a 47-1 vote to launch a study that could lay the groundwork for earmarking contracts for gay- and transgender-owned businesses in Chicago. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/15/21067538/lori-lightfoot-city-council-contract-setasides-gay-transgender-business
— Help law-abiding immigrants become citizens — don’t arrest them The fact that children right here in Chicago are afraid of coming home from school and finding their parents missing is an indictment of where we are as a country today. – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (DIERSEN: If you are in America illegally, you are not “law-abiding.”) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/15/21067312/lori-lightfoot-undocumented-immigrants-chicago-ice-welcoming-city-ordinance-city-council

DAILY HERALD
— Lauzen ends campaign for third term as Kane County Board chairman – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200115/lauzen-ends-campaign-for-third-term-as-kane-county-board-chairman
— DuPage, state police won’t enforce panhandling prohibition while lawsuit is pending – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200115/dupage-state-police-wont-enforce-panhandling-prohibition-while-lawsuit-is-pending
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20200115/stoner-food-and-the-big-lebowski-theater-celebrating-pot-legalization
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20200115/the-dude-abides-woodridge-theater-hosts-lebowski-screening-to-celebrate-legal-pot

PEKIN TIMES
— OUTRAGEOUS: Ray LaHood won’t vote for Trump, backs Biden – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: Far too often, politicians claim to be Republican to get elected, and then, after they are elected, dump Republicans.) 
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200115/ray-lahood-wont-vote-for-trump-backs-biden

WILL
— What Do College Students Think About Recreational Marijuana? – JULIAN HAYDA AND CHRISTINE HERMAN (DIERSEN: I would NOT want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who used pot.)
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/cannabis-on-college-campuses

ELMHURST PATCH
— Mazzochi Receives Special Interest Money Elmhurst lawmaker collects donations from Big Pharma and utilities. She faces a Democrat in November. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/mazzochi-receives-special-interest-money

THE FIRST WARD
— CHAIRMAN LAUZEN BOWS OUT OF THE RACE!
https://thefirstward.net/2020/01/15/quick-hits-chairman-lauzen-bows-out-of-the-race/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis and Anthony Catella File Year-end reports with FEC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/15/il-14-jim-oberweis-and-anthony-catella-file-year-end-reports-with-fec/ 
— Allen Skillicorn Accused of Ethics Violation by Primary Opponent Carolyn Schofield
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/15/allen-skillicorn-accused-of-ethics-violation-by-primary-opponent-carolyn-schofield/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMP CAMPAIGN REPORTS 58% OF 20,395 VOTERS IDENTIFIED IN MILWAUKEE WERE NOT GOPERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/trump-campaign-reports-58-of-20395-voters-identified-in-milwaukee-were-not-gopers.html
— AS FAR BACK AS 2008, AN IL REPUBLICAN LAUNCHED ANTI-ELECTORAL COLLEGE MOVEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/as-far-back-as-2008-an-il-republican-launched-anti-electoral-college-movement.html
— LONE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE EMERGES TO REPLACE BOBBY RUSH IN IL’S 1ST CD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/lone-conservative-candidate-emerges-to-replace-bobby-rush.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Oppo dump! Another homestead exemption issue (Casten)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/15/oppo-dump-another-homestead-exemption-issue/
— Pritzker won’t partake (DIERSEN: If you want to destroy a person, you encourage that person to “partake.” 
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/15/pritzker-wont-partake/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Government bullying won’t increase workplace diversity – Charles Sauer
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/government-bullying-wont-increase-workplace-diversity

GOPUSA
— Warren brands male rivals losers, refuses handshake as Sanders spat spills into Democrat debate
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=82906

SEAN HANNITY
— TED CRUZ: The Democrats’ Impeachment Charade ‘Will Not Continue in the Senate’
https://hannity.com/media-room/ted-cruz-the-democrats-impeachment-charade-will-not-continue-in-the-senate/

BREITBART
— CNN Fails to Ask a Single Immigration Question During Democrat Debate – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/15/cnn-fails-to-ask-a-single-immigration-question-during-democrat-debate/
— Democrat Attorneys General Demand Fast-Track Work Permits for Illegals and Migrants (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat employers and RINO employers make it clear that they prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/01/15/democrat-attorneys-general-demand-fast-track-work-permits-for-illegals-and-migrants/

PJ MEDIA
— The Sad Little Low-Energy ‘Resistance’ Crowds Are Dwindling at Trump Rallies – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-sad-little-low-energy-resistance-crowd-is-dwindling-at-trump-rallies/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Media: Trump Turned College Football Championship Into MAGA Rally – Jay Maxson
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/jay-maxson/2020/01/15/nbc-trump-turns-college-football-championship-maga-rally

CAMPUS REFORM
— Student loan debt soars as colleges spend millions on diversity efforts, illegal aliens – Jesse Stiller
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14215

THE HILL
— Chief Justice Roberts references ‘OK, boomer’ in age discrimination case – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/478438-chief-justice-roberts-references-ok-boomer-in-age-discrimination
— Ray LaHood backs Biden for president – REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: Far too often, politicians claim to be Republican to get elected, and then, after they are elected, dump Republicans.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/478480-ray-lahood-backing-biden-for-president

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘OK, Boomer’ Makes a Supreme Court Appearance in Age Case – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/01/15/us/politics/ap-us-supreme-court-age-discrimination.html

USA TODAY
— ‘OK, boomer’: Chief Justice John Roberts asks if phrase counts as age discrimination – Savannah Behrmann
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/01/15/supreme-court-chief-justice-john-roberts-asks-if-ok-boomer-age-discrimination/4480902002/

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— 154 House Republicans oppose bill to protect older Americans from discrimination – Josh Israel (DIERSEN: What should I say those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I should not support those who promote age discrimination? All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination.) 
https://americanindependent.com/house-republicans-protecting-older-workers-against-discrimination-act-gop-congress/

NEW REPUBLIC
— The Perils of Going Negative Why the candidates, wisely, refused to go for the jugular in the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses – WALTER SHAPIRO
https://newrepublic.com/article/156221/perils-going-negative

FED WEEK
— OUTRAGEOUS: Administration Argues for High Burden of Proof in Age Discrimination Complaints (DIERSEN: What should I say those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I should not support those who promote age discrimination? All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination.) 
https://www.fedweek.com/issue-briefs/administration-argues-for-high-burden-of-proof-in-age-discrimination-complaints/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— A Paid Leave Update, and a Bill to Improve Feds’ Due Process Rights – ERICH WAGNER (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2020/01/paid-leave-update-and-bill-improve-feds-due-process-rights/162467/
— Supreme Court Justices Skeptical of Current Standard for Federal Worker Age Discrimination Cases Justices appeared to find the Trump administration’s egg-less baking analogy difficult to stomach, but also probed the hypothetical limits of installing a lesser standard to prove age was a factor in personnel actions at federal agencies. – Erich Wagner
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/01/supreme-court-justices-skeptical-current-standard-federal-worker-age-discrimination-cases/162474/

BAY AREA REPORTER
— San Francisco Republicans endorse transgender Senate candidate – Matthew S. Bajko (DIERSEN: If I sought a government or political office, the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party would NEVER endorse me. The aforesaid hint/imply/argue/shout that the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. The aforesaid stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.ebar.com/news/politics//286832

January 14 Morning Edition

WEEK
— Quincy Media, Inc. launches Illinois Capitol Bureau (DIERSEN: How many government and political news and commentary articles of interest to Illinois Republicans do the following bring to your attention each day, each week, each month, and each year: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization? Because the aforesaid bring so few articles to your attention, I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening.) 
https://week.com/2020/01/13/quincy-media-inc-launches-illinois-capitol-bureau/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Understanding the enormous importance of the actions of Illinois state government, Quincy Media, Inc. (QMI) has launched a year-round, fully-staffed, Illinois Capitol Bureau. The bureau provides content to Quincy Media’s six broadcast and digital operations in the state.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to spend nearly $19 million on new Chicago touchscreen voting machines before March primary election – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-new-voting-machines-march-primary-20200113-7axczfjcufdulhppbjd4thhyi4-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-legal-weed-shortage-warning-20200113-peke3zrogfh5jbz3g3pe4akwaa-story.html
— Trump’s fate rests with Mitch McConnell in impeachment trial – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-mitch-mcconell-impeachment-20200114-r73lcy5j4bb5to743ktugxwt24-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lightfoot-makes-first-endorsement-illinois-house
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-weed-sales-slumped-second-week

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois abortion foes ask U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/illinois-abortion-foes-ask-us-supreme-court-to-reconsider-roe-v-wade
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use isolated actions by isolated individuals to paint Naperville as being full of racists who are Republican.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/civil-rights-activists-urge-naperville-students-to-overcome-hate-after-racist-post

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pritzker hopes to drive even more Republicans out of Illinois in 2020, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200114/pritzker-hopes-to-build-on-1st-year-accomplishments

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/state-s-take-on-pot-sales/article_043d450d-6ef5-56e1-8f49-b9d178808ea2.html

KMOX
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Nearly 500,000 people have bought $19.7 million of legal marijuana in Illinois this year
https://kmox.radio.com/media/audio-channel/nearly-500000-people-have-bought-197-million-of-legal-marijuana-in-illinois-this

WIFR
— Cabello files bill to repeal Foid Card Act
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Cabello-files-bill-to-repeal-Foid-Card-Act-566962871.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Marijuana-Munchies-draws-a-new-crowd-to-restaurants-but-not-everywhere-566962741.html

BETTER GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
— How Do You Undo a System That Rewards ‘Loyalty’ Over Public Service? – David Greising (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand blind loyalty, b) protect/promote those who give them blind loyalty, and c) destroy those who do not give them blind loyalty. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on past and present leaders of a) Milton Township Republican Organization, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) Wheaton, e) Milton Township, f) DuPage County, and g) Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.bettergov.org/news/greising-how-do-you-undo-a-system-that-rewards-loyalty-over-public-service/

WIREPOINTS
— Why an aging and shrinking Illinois is a threat to public sector pensions – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/why-an-aging-and-shrinking-illinois-is-a-threat-to-public-sector-pensions/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Internet Petition Started Asking for Carlos Acosta’s Resignation from County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/internet-petition-started-asking-for-carlos-acostas-resignation-from-county-board/ 
— Skillicorn Pushes Oberweis Fundraiser Today in Huntley
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/skillicorn-pushes-oberweis-fundraiser-today-in-huntley/ 
— Redistributing Pot Taxes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/13/redistributing-pot-taxes/ 
— County Lobbying Group Tells of Its Impact on Democrats Draft
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/13/county-lobbying-group-tells-of-its-impact-on-democrats-draft/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump and Melania greeted with roaring applause at college football national championship game – Madison Dibble
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/president-and-first-lady-greeted-with-roaring-applause-at-college-football-national-championship-game

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Sanders Refused to Condemn Farrakhan Official’s Anti-Semitic Screed – Adam Kredo
https://freebeacon.com/politics/sanders-refused-to-condemn-farrakhan-officials-anti-semitic-screed/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Progressives sure do admire the Iranian terror regime, don’t they? – Michael Bertolone
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/progressives_sure_do_admire_the_iranian_terror_regime_dont_they.html

BREITBART
— Project Veritas: Bernie Sanders Field Organizer Suggests Gulags to Help ‘Nazified’ Trump Voters – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/14/project-veritas-bernie-sanders-field-organizer-suggests-gulags-to-help-nazified-trump-voters/

BREITBART
— Franklin Graham: Dems Hate Trump Because He Hasn’t ‘Bowed Down’ to Them – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/14/franklin-graham-dems-hate-trump-because-he-hasnt-bowed-down-to-them/
— CNN criticized President Donald Trump on Tuesday for retweeting what it called a “doctored” image of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in “Muslim attire” in front of an Iranian flag. – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: Since 2004, I have included links to almost 354,900 articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Since 2004, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have criticized those emails and hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I include links in those emails to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors and posted on non-credible websites. I challenge my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to revisit each of those almost 354,900 articles and identify those articles that they deem to be non-credible.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/01/14/cnn-attacks-trump-for-doctored-image-of-schumer-and-pelosi-in-muslim-attire/

POLITICO
— Bloomberg’s campaign snowballs to 1,000 staffers and counting An aide said the behemoth organization will “continue to grow in the weeks and months to come.” – CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO and SALLY GOLDENBERG
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/14/bloomberg-staffers-2020-098185
— MARCH/APRIL 2018 FLASHBACK: ‘I Need Loyalty’ To hear him talk, it’s Trump’s favorite quality in other humans. But it’s unclear what that word means to him. – MICHAEL KRUSE (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand blind loyalty, b) protect/promote those who give them blind loyalty, and c) destroy those who do not give them blind loyalty. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on past and present leaders of a) Milton Township Republican Organization, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) Wheaton, e) Milton Township, f) DuPage County, and g) Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/03/06/donald-trump-loyalty-staff-217227

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Republicans to dump Trump. Who wants others to dump you? Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs want the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois to dump me. Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs crow that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, WCC Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/478123-scarborough-to-gop-what-job-is-worth-selling-your-political-soul-over
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “17 percent of Republicans support Trump impeachment, removal from office.”
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/478029-poll-17-percent-of-republicans-support-trump-impeachment-removal-from-office

NEW YORK TIMES
— Facebook Loves to Pass the Buck Most of us fear that the company will continue to take a hands-off approach to policing its platform. And that’s exactly what it plans to do. – Kara Swisher (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party to police me and to police my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They want the aforesaid to force me a) to promote their candidates and b) to destroy the other candidates. I have always fully supported those Republican candidates who have won primaries on ballots in my precinct. But that has never been good enough for my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. They demand that use my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails in Republican primaries a) to promote their candidates and b) to destroy the other candidates. I should write a book about my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/opinion/facebook-political-ads-lies.html
— DECEMBER 21, 2019 FLASHBACK: Fear and Loyalty: How Donald Trump Took Over the Republican Party The president demands complete fealty, and as the impeachment hearings showed, he has largely attained it. To cross him is to risk losing a future in the Republican Party. – Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand blind loyalty, b) protect/promote those who give them blind loyalty, and c) destroy those who do not give them blind loyalty. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on past and present leaders of a) Milton Township Republican Organization, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) Wheaton, e) Milton Township, f) DuPage County, and g) Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/21/us/politics/trump-impeachment-republicans.html

JD SUPRA
— Employers Should Be Aware of Where They Advertise – Social Media Platforms are Being Scrutinized (DIERSEN: From what I see, in Illinois, ever-increasingly, employers want to hire, retain, and promote those who are young, minority, and/or female, and especially those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/employers-should-be-aware-of-where-they-48201/

ATLANTIC
— JULY 2019 FLASHBACK: Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think Here’s how to make the most of it. – Arthur C. Brooks (DIERSEN: According to my Democrat superiors in the federal government, if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, your professional decline begins when you are 25 if you do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) and gets worse if you do not make GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines. It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and up-or-out.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/work-peak-professional-decline/590650/

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Duckworth Visits Illinois Marijuana Dispensary To Talk Social Equity And Banking – Kyle Jaeger (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn those in law enforcement as being racists.) 
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/u-s-senator-visits-illinois-marijuana-dispensary-to-talk-social-equity-and-banking/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: “People of color have been disproportionally arrested and incarcerated for marijuana-related offenses for decades, and I’m proud Illinois is working to make legalization of recreational cannabis equitable for all,” Duckworth said in a press release. “I’ll keep working with these local leaders to make sure equity and justice are at the forefront of this process.”)

January 13 Morning Edition

ABC7
— New program brings attention to crime, public safety across DuPage County
https://abc7chicago.com/new-dupage-county-program-brings-attention-to-crime-public-safety/5843308/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A new group in DuPage County is designed to raise awareness about crime and public safety. The group is called Safe DuPage and it was created by Naperville City Councilman Kevin Coyne. The group will hold town halls and rallies to discuss subjects including gun violence, social equity and marijuana stores. A website for the group is under construction.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 50,000 Cook County residents will lose food stamps if they don’t find work soon, and the clock is ticking – Alexia Elejalde Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-cook-county-work-requirements-food-stamps-20200110-bachqwln6bbq3kgcpfl5fqrh3a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-anti-trump-echo-chamber-20200112-mpodx42xurcnjdiuztdqepvvva-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-cb-how-illinois-legal-weed-is-grown-20200113-bg544pchcve2djiti73zneatyq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage Hispanics to speak, to read, and to write Spanish. My ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s. They were less successful because they continued to speak, read, and write German. None of them earned a high school diploma until my father did in 1940. None of them earned a college degree until I did in 1970.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-depaulia-spanish-language-news-site-20200113-fqu5wzuy6jgcrey7zmdekww2xy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/pot-is-legal-in-illinois-but-dont-pack-it-for-your-next-airplane-ride

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Durbin: United State Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) will grow economy, support jobs in Illinois – Steven Spearie 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200112/durbin-usmca-will-grow-economy-support-jobs-in-illinois
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200112/pot-dispensary-to-suspend-recreational-sales-for-monday

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— NIU professor: Marijuana law offers benefits and ‘unanticipated consequences’ – Chris Green
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200112/niu-professor-marijuana-law-offers-benefits-and-unanticipated-consequences
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The only solid research we have on the effect of legalization is that it leads to increased usage,” he said. “This does present public health concerns. An increase in auto accidents and workplace safety issues are two of these concerns. Increased levels of addiction is another.”)

NORTHERN STAR
— A Smoke and Drug Free map provided by the university outlines all on-campus areas where adult-use and possession of cannabis will continue to be illegal despite changes in state law.
https://northernstar.info/news/map-illustrates-federal-law/article_f704b266-35ba-11ea-8697-075eb2ecc8f9.html

DAILY EASTERN NEWS
— University Police Department Chief Talks Legal Marijuana – Corryn Brock and Hannah Shillo
https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/01/12/upd-chief-talks-legal-marijuana/

WAND
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-supply-and-provisions-temporarily-halts-adult-use-cannabis-sales/article_7afc3b2c-359b-11ea-a995-33cd10f7900a.html

KMOX
— Driving high is becoming an issue with legal marijuana in Illinois – Michael Calhoun
https://kmox.radio.com/media/audio-channel/driving-high-is-becoming-an-issue-with-legal-marijuana-in-illinois

DEPAULIA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://depauliaonline.com/45321/news/chicagoans-swarm-dispensaries-in-first-week-of-recreational-cannabis-sales/

POLITICO
— FROM THE ARTICLE: “Among judicial candidates shelling out for their own campaigns: Richard Felice (DuPage County judge), $245,000”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/13/the-self-funding-gamble-revelation-in-explosive-email-bloomberg-petitions-challenged-488049

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CHICAGO ALDERMAN PROPOSES TAX ON CHILDBIRTH Amid Illinois’ population decline, Ald. Ray Lopez proposed taxing conception and licensing childbirth. – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-alderman-proposes-tax-on-childbirth/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Big Fat Lie of Leftists Who Sexually Integrate School Locker Rooms – Laurie Higgins 
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/the-big-fat-lie-of-leftists-who-sexually-integrate-school-locker-rooms/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats become first national party to hate the nation they wish to lead – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/democrats_become_first_national_party_to_hate_the_nation_they_wish_to_lead.html
— Is today’s Democratic Party deceiving the people? – K.S. Guardiola (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media a) promotes the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/is_todays_democratic_party_deceiving_the_people.html
— From ‘blue’ to ‘red’ – Silvio Canto, Jr.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/from_blue_to_red.html
— Hey, GOP! This is What Pushback Looks Like – Brian C Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/hey_gop_this_is_what_pushback_looks_like.html

BREITBART
— Illinois Sanctuary County (Cook County) Frees 1K Criminal Illegal Aliens into U.S. in 2019 – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/12/illinois-sanctuary-county-frees-1k-criminal-illegal-aliens-2019/
— Tom Steyer: Americans Must Provide Cheap Housing to Illegal Immigrants – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Wheaton voters, including many Wheaton’s West and East Districts, and especially in my precinct, believe that Democrats and RINOs want to build cheap housing for illegal immigrants in my precinct along the south side of Roosevelt Road between the Prairie Path and Main Street.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/13/tom-steyer-americans-must-provide-cheap-housing-to-illegal-immigrants/
— Majority of Britons Reject Amnesty for Illegal Aliens – VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/01/13/majority-britons-reject-amnesty-illegal-aliens/

BLAZE
— Powerful video shows Iranians demonstrating more respect for the US flag than Colin Kaepernick has Kaepernick was quick to attack America after the U.S. military killed Soleimani – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.theblaze.com/news/iranian_protestors_respect_american_flag

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Repeatedly Betrayed Black Voters’: Sanders Co-Chair Rips Into Joe Biden – PETER HASSON (DIERSEN: To give preference to minorities, females, younger people, those who have less money, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, citizens of foreign countries, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc. is to discriminate against Whites, males, older people, those who have more money, Protestants, German Americans, citizens of America, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/12/nina-turner-joe-biden-south-carolina-black-voters/
— Facebook Policy Against Regulating Political Ads Is A Win For Free Speech – JON SCHWEPPE
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/10/schweppe-facebook-political-ads/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Tents, Homelessness, and Misery: 9 Things I Saw in San Francisco – Katrina Trinko
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/13/tents-homeless-and-misery-9-things-i-saw-in-san-francisco/

DAILY HEADLINES
— The LGBT Mafia & Their Satanic Agenda Lead To More Global Corporations Tanking – Susan Duclos
http://dailyheadlines.net/the-lgbt-mafia-their-satanic-agenda-lead-to-more-global-corporations-tanking/

PJ MEDIA
— Arrogant Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Want to Move to LA… When Trump Is Gone – MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/arrogant-meghan-markle-and-prince-harry-want-to-move-to-la-when-trump-is-gone/

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Always Choose America’s Enemies Over America – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/01/13/democrats-always-choose-americas-enemies-over-america-n2559371

PATRIOT POST
— Omar Represents the Anti-Americans This radical leftist appears to view the U.S. as the villain and Iran as the victim. (DIERSEN: What do you say to activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who a) promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid and/or b) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate?)
https://patriotpost.us/articles/67846-omar-represents-the-anti-americans-2020-01-13

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— What Are Your Goals? – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What are your goals? My goals include helping elect candidates who can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform. Those who work against me reject planks in the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. Most commonly, they promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. They focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/What-Are-Your-Goals—-LCC-Daily-Devotion-.html

EPOCH TIMES
— Immigration Hurts Low-Skilled Workers, Congressional Budget Office Says – MATTHEW VADUM (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, employers prefer hiring, retaining, and promoting citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America. If there had been more immigration during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, citizens of foreign countries may very well have gotten the jobs that I got. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.theepochtimes.com/immigration-hurts-low-skilled-workers-congressional-budget-office-says_3201871.html

CAMPUS REFORM
— Arizona State University prof: ‘Shut down’ Trump’s Twitter account to combat hate speech – Jesse Stiller (DIERSEN: How soon will those Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs who dominate the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Milton Township Republican Organization officially call for shutting down GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?) 
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14201

THE HILL
— A GOP-led edge: Red states see less unemployment, more economic growth – KRISTIN TATE
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/477923-a-gop-led-edge-red-states-see-less-unemployment-more-economic-growth
— Trump bemoans ‘stigma’ of impeachment – JUSTINE COLEMAN (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which members of organizations are stigmatized the most? ANSWER: Those members who fail/refuse to serve as operatives or as dupes for those members who have the most clout. I should write a book about a) members who have/had the most clout and b) members who are/were stigmatized the most in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/477892-trump-bemoans-stigma-of-impeachment

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Ex-prisoners who can vote sought for Wisconsin 2020 election – SARA BURNETT (DIERSEN: Republican-haters hint/imply/argue/shout at ex-prisoners, and at everyone else, that Republicans impoverish people, and therefore, cause people to commit crime.) 
http://www.startribune.com/ex-prisoners-who-can-vote-sought-for-wisconsin-2020-election/566931692/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump-supporters, and especially against Trump-supporters who are Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. How successful have the Trump-haters been in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county? I should write a book about the success that Trump-haters have had in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/01/13/women-minorities-missing-from-trump-national-security-team-column/4447800002/

WINCHESTER STAR
— Media Coddles Thugs – L. Brent Bozell III
https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/bozell-media-coddles-thugs/article_f047f9f2-ac7f-5316-8198-310c35244a54.html

FAIRFIELD CONNECTICUT PATCH
— Fairfield Candidate Criticized For Political Consulting Work A Republican leader in Fairfield said Democrat Jennifer Leeper ‘failed to disclose that she is a paid Democratic political operative.’ – Anna Bybee-Schier (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Of course, needless-to-say, I will sue any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that hints/implies/argues/shouts a) that I am paid for what I do as a journalist, that is, that I am paid for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor or b) that I a lobbyist, that is, someone who is paid to lobby.) 
https://patch.com/connecticut/fairfield/state-rep-candidate-criticized-political-consulting-work

NEW YORKER
— Have We Outgrown the Need for Affirmative Action? The past and the future of a long-embattled policy. – Louis Menand (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, etc. to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/20/have-we-outgrown-the-need-for-affirmative-action

AMERICAN LATINOS UNITED
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: American Latinos United Launches to Defeat President Trump New Political Action Committee Led by Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Fernando Espuelas will Focus on Latino Voter Engagement in Key Swing States to Secure Electoral College Victory for the Democratic Nominee
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/american-latinos-united-launches-to-defeat-president-trump-300985328.html

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— Progressives Help Progressives—Across City Lines Local Progress, a nationwide network of left-leaning municipal elected officials, is fast becoming the strategic switchboard for America’s increasingly liberal cities. – RACHEL M. COHEN (DIERSEN: Who represents you in your municipality? Are they considering becoming a member of “Local Progress?” SEE: https://localprogress.org/ Are they a member of “Local Progress?” From what I see, members of “Local Progress” focus on a) promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid and b) destroying those who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://prospect.org/politics/progressives-help-progressives-across-city-lines/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the fall of 2017, a group of progressive city councilmembers across Texas decided to try a new strategy. Their Republican-controlled state legislature was a nightmare, preempting (and thereby repealing) every progressive ordinance that the cities enacted—but the legislature met only once every two years. What would happen if they worked together and collectively passed paid sick days while state politicians were out of session?. . .More recently, nearly 200 local elected officials from across the country signed a letter calling for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and applauded Representative Mark Pocan’s federal legislation to transfer ICE’s legitimate functions to other agencies. “Above all else, we are responsible for the safety of people in our communities,” the local officials wrote. “The presence of ICE in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, places of worship, and homes, makes this impossible.”)

FEDERAL TIMES
— The leader in federal work environment improvement – Andrew Eversden (DIERSEN: I should write a book about what the work environment was like for employees at GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and Post Office 1966-1969 who were Republican. The more of the following that you were, the more toxic that the work environment was: Republican, conservative, Protestant, German American, draft avoider, White, male, older, non-poor, if your ancestors had been in America for a long time, and if you had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/home/2020/01/10/the-leader-in-federal-work-environment-improvement/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— If you were me, what would you do to encourage religious, conservative, and Republican leaders in Illinois to promote reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? Tragically, many of the aforesaid reject many planks in the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. They blacklist me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails because I support all of the aforesaid planks. Most commonly, they promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. They focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I refuse to serve as anyone’s operative or dupe. I refuse to use GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to carry out anyone’s demands, for example, a) to elect a particular candidate in a contested Republican primary or b) to blacklist anyone. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

January 11 Morning Edition

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/10/chicago-host-cannabis-resource-fair

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ICE arrests are down in Chicago area and agency blames recent state and local laws aimed at protecting immigrants – ELVIA MALAGÓN and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-ice-chicago-sanctuary-immigration-deport-arrest-20200111-2g4q44nexfhjzkl3bcx6qjzpki-story.html
— ‘Richard Jewell,’ Nicholas Sandmann and the media mob – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-richard-jewell-nicholas-sandmann-kass-20200111-hfqsfkl6zzdapl4usxiuy4ai24-story.html

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgnradio.com/2020/01/11/illinois-attorney-ross-morreale-how-you-can-still-get-in-on-the-weed-business-recreational-sales-shortage/

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Local demonstrators rally for, against President Trump’s stance with Iran DeKalb rally part of nationwide #NoWarWithIran demonstrations Thursday – KELSEY RETTKE
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/10/local-demonstrators-rally-for-against-president-trumps-stance-with-iran/ad2n4d7/

HERALD & REVIEW
— More dogs falling prey to THC poisoning. Vets say legal marijuana is a key factor. – CINDY DAMPIER 
https://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/more-dogs-falling-prey-to-thc-poisoning-vets-say-legal/article_b7ddbacb-0b21-5744-a3c7-6482d8ea1c3b.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Loss of Downstate Congressman Predicted – Cole Lauterbach 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=296955#.XhnqEshKiM8

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— State of the County 2020 (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton have changed since I moved here in 1978. I would focus on those who have moved here since 1978 who are increasingly Democrat, that is, increasingly 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. I would focus on how those Democrats who increasingly promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. I would focus on those Republican leaders who have increasingly pandered to the Democrats and/or failed/refused to defend the Republican Party platform and their constituents who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.nctv17.com/news/state-of-the-county-2020/

MDJ ONLINE
— Christian County Clerk and Recorder Mike Gianasi testifies on election security before Congress – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/county-clerk-from-illinois-testifies-on-election-security-before-congress/article_8fb98666-914e-5594-a7c8-ae52b92d3683.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-sets-record-in-first-week-of-recreational-cannabis-sales/article_7b425182-5025-5262-9a38-1aad77968113.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Brings in Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney to Represent County Board in Orville Brettman Regional Superintendent of Education Referendum Challenge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/10/kenneally-brings-in-lake-county-assistant-states-attorney-to-represent-county-board-in-brettman-regional-superintendent-of-education-referendum-challenge/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Tucker Carlson looks at the horrors in Pelosi’s own district of San Francisco – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/tucker_carlson_looks_at_the_horrors_in_pelosis_own_district_of_san_francisco.html

BREITBART
— Hans von Spakovsky: DOJ Should Sue States Registering Non-Citizens to Vote – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/10/hans-von-spakovsky-doj-should-sue-states-registering-non-citizens-to-vote/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Donald Trump’s Confidence Overwhelms the Haters
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/01/10/donald-trumps-confidence-overwhelms-the-haters/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Wages Soar Fastest among Those with the Least – DEROY MURDOCK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/01/wages-soar-fastest-among-those-with-the-least/

ABC NEWS
— Anti-Trump Republican group targets evangelical voters with new ad The group of Republicans want to tank Trump. – Will Steakin
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/anti-trump-republican-group-targets-evangelical-voters-ad/story?id=68206138

NEW YORK TIMES
— Buckle Up for Another Facebook Election By opting not to change the company’s political advertising rules, Mark Zuckerberg has ensured another election shaped by the social network. – Kevin Roose (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs succeed in getting Republican organizations like the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization a) to rely on the Democrat/Libertarian/Green Facebook, b) to dump their websites, and c) to stop sending out emails.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/technology/facebook-election.html
— Why Do People Believe in Hell? – David Bentley Hart (DIERSEN: None of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes believe in Hell.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/opinion/sunday/christianity-religion-hell-bible.html
— Stephanie Grisham: Trump’s Press Secretary Who Doesn’t Meet the Press A presidency in crisis, a nation on the brink of war — and a White House press secretary who was largely out of sight. – Michael M. Grynbaum and Katie Rogers
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/business/media/stephanie-grisham-trump-press-secretary.html
— Who Signs Up to Fight? Makeup of U.S. Recruits Shows Glaring Disparity More and more, new recruits come from the same small number of counties and are the children of old recruits. – Dave Philipps and Tim Arango
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/us/military-enlistment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Identity politics won’t win this presidential election – Rahm Emanuel (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get elected and reelected, RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, and RINO party leaders a) hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all; b) promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid; and c) blame Republicans for their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems. I should write a book about RINOs in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those RINOs who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who work the hardest a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/identity-politics-wont-win-this-presidential-election/2020/01/10/0195c978-33bc-11ea-a053-dc6d944ba776_story.html

BOSTON HERALD
— Yes, your boss can fire you for a Facebook post (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you seek a government office or a political office as a Republican, Democrats can and will use everything that you ever posted on Facebook against you.)
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/11/yes-your-boss-can-fire-you-for-a-facebook-post/

UNION JOURNAL
— UNACCEPTABLE: NY Democrats Just Passed a Bill That Would Automatically Register Illegal Immigrants to Vote – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/ny-democrats-just-passed-a-bill-that-would-automatically-register-illegal-immigrants-to-vote/

WINCHESTER STAR
— Who gets in? – Michelle Malkin
https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/malkin-who-gets-in/article_70c2b148-7f9e-585f-94b7-432394791e0b.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Allies Explore Buyout of Conservative Channel Seeking to Compete With Fox News Hicks Equity Partners, a firm tied to Republican National Committee co-chair Thomas Hicks Jr., is pitching GOP donors on buyout of One America News Network – Juliet Chung, Corrie Driebusch and Rebecca Ballhaus
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-allies-explore-buyout-of-conservative-news-channel-one-america-news-network-11578696767
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: I should write a book about “team players.” Team players serve as operatives or as dupes for whoever has the most clout. Team players a) glorify and praise those who they told to glorify and praise and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who they are told to demonize, denigrate, and condemn. In my book, I would focus on team players in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on team players who focus on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA Illinois emails and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails. 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-business-lesson-from-academia-great-teams-assemble-themselves-11578718805

BARRON’S
— 50+ Reasons Not to Sell Your Stocks – Michael Batnick (DIERSEN: How successful will the Democrats be in driving down the stock market to defeat Trump?)
https://www.barrons.com/articles/50-reasons-not-to-sell-your-stocks-51578747600

FORBES
— Four Qualities You Need To Be An Impactful Leader In The 21st Century (DIERSEN: Are you an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, a) who has expressed interest in being the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organization and b) who do you want to be the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organizations? Questions to ask them: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your political experience and work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your township/county? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of Second Amendment rights, i) discourage political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/hecparis/2020/01/09/four-qualities-you-need-to-be-an-impactful-leader-in-the-21st-century/
— Employee Activism Is The New Normal. So Why Is Amazon Leadership Freaking Out? – Jason Wingard (DIERSEN: My superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who were Democrat and minority, female, and/or younger promoted Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid because they directly benefitted from the aforesaid.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonwingard/2020/01/10/employee-activism-is-the-new-normal-so-why-is-amazon-leadership-freaking-out/
— Play To Your Strengths: 13 Even Better Ways To Improve Your Leadership Skills (DIERSEN: Are you an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, a) who has expressed interest in being the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organization and b) who do you want to be the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organizations? Questions to ask them: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your political experience and work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your township/county? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of Second Amendment rights, i) discourage political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/01/10/play-to-your-strengths-13-even-better-ways-to-improve-your-leadership-skills/

DAILY BEAST
— Facebook Helped Decimate the Media Industry but Wants Journalists to Do Its Job DISINGENUOUS DEFENSE “The idea that there are enough journalists out there to fact check all the false claims on Facebook is naive.” – Blake Montgomery (DIERSEN: What qualifications do my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have to be fact checkers? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/facebook-helped-decimate-the-media-industry-but-wants-journalists-to-do-its-job

AD WEEK
— Why Grassroots Political Organizations Rely on Facebook The social network is a vital part of their operations – David Cohen (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs succeed in getting Republican organizations like the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization a) to rely on the Democrat/Libertarian/Green Facebook, b) to dump their websites, and c) to stop sending out emails.) 
https://www.adweek.com/digital/why-grassroots-political-organizations-rely-on-facebooks-ad-targeting/2/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to organizations, companies, and countries that want to be viewed as being anti-American? Democrats and RINOs pander to those organizations, companies, and countries. 
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/11/us-china-trump-agreement-tesla-investment

January 10 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Waukegan distribution business moves across border to Wisconsin, citing taxes – EMILY K. COLEMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-waukegan-business-wisconsin-st-0109-20200109-spd2n635nreurajtre4imvx7sq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Hey, Illinois, stop smoking all the legal marijuana. I need it for when Trump starts a war.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-illinois-legal-marijuana-trump-iran-smollett-week-in-review-huppke-20200110-o3jguh7zczhlflwq64emf4wp54-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Chicago pastor charged with bilking federal program to feed needy kids, spending $142,000 on a Bentley for himself – JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-pastor-meals-for-needy-kids-bentley-20200110-gk4rgc4qdbhqhajk57k67i2xli-story.html
— Royal rebels Harry and Meghan can find freedom and independence on Chicago’s Southwest Side – John Kass (DIERSEN: If the Royals moved to Chicago, the Democrats who run Chicago would force them to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-harry-meghan-royal-rebels-kass-20200110-7vtvskt7hfes7kag424xg7mvhy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— House passes resolution to curb Trump power to attack Iran: How Illinois members voted The 18 Illinois House members voted on party lines, as did most of the House. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/9/21059235/house-resolution-iran-donald-trump-illinois-voting

DAILY HERALD
— 8th Congressional District: One Krishnamoorthi challenger withdraws, another overcomes objection – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200109/one-krishnamoorthi-challenger-withdraws-another-overcomes-objection
(FROM THE ARTICLE: No Republicans have filed to run for the 8th District seat, but the Illinois Republican Party has until June 1 to slate a candidate.)
— OUTRAGEOUS: Illinois Medicaid now covering transgender therapy, procedures – Peter Hancock (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats outrageously promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200109/illinois-medicaid-now-covering-transgender-therapy-procedures
— Thrive D205 to discuss what does legal marijuana for teens
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200109/submitted/200109164
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To get the female vote, Democrats shout at females, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200109/join-in-second-annual-march-to-the-polls-jan-18-in-geneva
— Residents file ethics complaints against Elgin council members – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200109/residents-file-ethics-complaints-against-elgin-council-members

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Legislative redistricting is coming in 2021—so 2020 is the time for reform Can a universally accepted “fair map” be drawn for a given legislature? Perhaps not. But there are certainly better and worse maps. Here’s how to get a decent one for Illinois. – CHRISTOPHER Z. MOONEY
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/legislative-redistricting-coming-2021-so-2020-time-reform
— Where the (good) jobs are – JUDITH CROWN (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all of the jobs that I had were BAD JOBS that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/where-good-jobs-are

WBEZ
— Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle Again Calls For Hospitals To Treat More Uninsured – Kristen Schorsch (DIERSEN: Those who pay for their health insurance pay for those who do not pay for their health insurance.) 
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/cook-county-president-toni-preckwinkle-again-calls-for-hospitals-to-treat-more-uninsured/b26adbf6-d2e4-4c91-841f-7b557afe492d

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— St. Francis High School junior achieves perfect ACT score John Andrzejewski lives in Campton Hills
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/12/14/st-francis-high-school-junior-achieves-perfect-act-score/axokqyr/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— OUTRAGEOUS: Illinois Medicaid now covers transgender therapy – Peter Hancock (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats outrageously promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200109/illinois-medicaid-now-covers-transgender-therapy

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Michigan town ‘stinks;’ Council buys pot odor device – AP
https://www.nwitimes.com/news/michigan-town-stinks-council-buys-pot-odor-device/article_cb59e636-fd58-5728-b643-264cf5d39e9b.html

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2020/01/02/newsletter-sample-is-recreational-marijuana-in-the-works-for-kendall-county/ayi70e5/

BLACK LIVES MATTER WEEK
— Evanston School District 65: National Black Lives Matter week (DIERSEN: This lesson plan is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://blmweekd65.weebly.com/#new_tab
(FROM THE POSTING: The lessons that educators teach during this week of action correspond to the thirteen guiding principles of Black Lives Matter: Monday: Restorative Justice, Empathy and Loving Engagement Tuesday: Diversity and Globalism Wednesday: Trans-Affirming, Queer Affirming and Collective Value Thursday: Intergenerational, Black Families and Black Villages Friday: Black Women and Unapologetically Black)

CENTER SQUARE
— Grant Wehrli bill filed in Illinois to bar private pay for public employees after Gov. J.B. Pritzker shells out $3 million for staffers – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/bill-filed-in-illinois-to-bar-private-pay-for-public/article_e563d918-330f-11ea-beb1-63b278b2e70e.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State Rep. Grant Wehrli, R-Naperville, said the move sets a precedent that could make it difficult for future governors of more modest means to attract quality employees. “Governance should be now and going forward based on how we can deliver for the people of Illinois,” Wehrli said. “It should not be based on who can pay their employees the most through private dollars. It is the height of hypocrisy when the Illinois Democratic party decries outside dollars in politics and state and federal government, yet they’re silent here.” Wehrli said there’s no way to see how the private dollars are being used to pay public employees. “Are they doubling the salary? Is this a bonus for getting legislation passed? [That] would be of extreme concern, basically, that’s pay for performance when it comes to governance and that would be highly unethical,” Wehrli said. A better way, Wehrli said, would be for the supplementary pay to come out of a campaign fund, such as Michael Bloomberg did when he served New York’s mayor. That would at least show how the money flows, Wehrli said, but even that raises questions. “Running it through a campaign account would add some clarity, but not enough clarity to where I’d be OK with it,” he said. Wehrli said Pritzker’s wealth would be better spent elsewhere in state government. “We have this thing called a bills backlog, it’s been building for decades,” Wehrli said. “Maybe he just wants to write a check and clear out the bills backlog. That would be a better use of his private dollars.” As of Thursday, the state’s backlog of unpaid bills stood at $6.8 billion. Pritzker is reportedly worth about $3 billion. The governor’s office did not return messages seeking comment. Wehrli said he will file legislation to try and curb the practice, but being in the minority party, he doesn’t expect it to advance. State Sen. Jason Plummer, R-Edwardsville, filed Senate Bill 2320 this week to bar private dollars from being used for public employee salaries. That measure says no state employee “may receive monetary or other compensation from any private party for work performed within the scope of his or her employment by a state agency.” Lawmakers return to Springfield later this month.)

WIREPOINTS
— “People move to states where there is opportunity, jobs, growth potential, affordable housing…people aren’t choosing Illinois, they’re leaving Illinois.” – Ted on WJPF NewsRadio (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the only opportunities left in Illinois are for those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://wirepoints.org/people-move-to-states-where-there-is-opportunity-jobs-growth-potential-affordable-housing-people-arent-choosing-illinois-theyre-leaving-illinois-ted-on-wjpf-newsradio/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Back to the Future Recommended for Assessment Appeals of Cook County Industrial and Commercial Property
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/10/back-to-the-future-recommended-for-assessment-appeals-of-cook-county-industrial-and-commercial-property/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf’s Master Stroke
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/10/il-14-catalina-laufs-master-stroke/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: Sean Casten & Lauren Underwood Support Resolution on Iran
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/10/il-06-il-14-sean-casten-lauren-underwood-support-resolution-on-iran/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Do Illinoisans Know All That Springfield Swampsters Did in 2019?
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/podcast/podcast-do-illinoisans-know-all-that-springfield-swampsters-did-in-2019/

CAPITOL FAX
— Republican congressional delegation wants special prosecutor over McClain email
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/10/republican-congressional-delegation-wants-special-prosecutor-over-mcclain-email/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump wows the crowd at Toledo rally – and takes no prisoners. – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/trump_wows_the_crowd_at_toledo_rally__and_takes_no_prisoners.html

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Holds Packed-Out Rally In Ohio, Taunts Dems Over Iran, Tests Out New Slogan For GOP – James Barrett
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-holds-packed-out-rally-in-ohio-taunts-dems-over-iran-tests-out-new-slogan-for-gop

TOWNHALL
— The Democrats’ 2020 Vision: America Last – Paul Curry
https://townhall.com/columnists/paulcurry/2020/01/10/the-democrats-2020-vision-america-last-n2559294

REUTERS
— Majority of Americans favor wealth tax on very rich: Reuters/Ipsos poll (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government promoted envy. They stressed the a) new cars that I owned, b) money that I spent on tuition and books, c) real estate that I owned, d) vacations that I took, e) my wife’s savings, f) my wife’s income, g) real estate that my wife and I owned, h) vacations that my wife and I took, i) collector cars that I owned, j) money that my wife and I saved for our retirement, k) etc.) 
https://kfgo.com/news/articles/2020/jan/10/majority-of-americans-favor-wealth-tax-on-very-rich-reutersipsos-poll/973213/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Underfunded IRS struggles to send refunds, answer calls 2019 was a tough year for the IRS, a new federal report says. – Sarah Skidmore
https://www.wfmj.com/story/41537924/underfunded-irs-struggles-to-send-refunds-answer-calls

YAHOO NEWS
— ‘I don’t have a family fortune to fall back on’: Ex-Labour MP says she was photographed while at local Jobcentre – James Morris (DIERSEN: What do you have to “fall back on” for income? For me, thankfully, it includes my Civil Service Retirement System pension, Social Security, and retirement savings.)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/laura-smith-labour-crewe-nantwich-photographed-jobcentre-123049829.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To get the Latino vote, Democrats shout at Latinos, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/opinion/latinos-2020.html
— JULY 11, 2019 FLASHBACK: Politicians Don’t Actually Care What Voters Want Does that statement sound too cynical? Unfortunately, the evidence supports it. – Joshua Kalla and Ethan Porter (DIERSEN: Who are the elected officials who represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America? How often do they take actions against those who share your demographics? I should write a book about elected officials in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, and America who have taken the most actions against those who share my demographics. I would focus on their actions which promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. I would focus on their actions which are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/opinion/politicians-voters.html
— It’s 1856 All Over Again Immigration. Race. Demographic change. Political demagogy. That year’s presidential race had it all. What can it tell us about 2020? – Steve Inskeep (DIERSEN: What were your ancestors doing in 1856? My ancestors were operating farms in Crete and Grant Park.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/09/opinion/1856-election-2020.html

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
— Do officials who block people on social media violate the First Amendment? | Pro/Con (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who talk and/or act like they are doing everything that they can to block everyone from reading my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, and/or political clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, and political consultants who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter.)
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/trump-aoc-blocking-twitter-court-cases-politicians-social-media-20200109.html

USA TODAY
— Buying a new house may now be easier for millennials as more starter homes get built – Paul Davidson (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious a) when I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24 years old, b) when I bought a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in 1974, c) when I bought a one bedroom in that building in 1976, and d) when my wife and I bought 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978. My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious when my wife and I had 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/01/10/buying-home-millennials-may-now-able-afford-new-house/2850016001/

ORLANDO WEEKLY
— Vice President Mike Pence headlining ‘Latinos for Trump’ event in Kissimmee – Solomon Gustavo (DIERSEN: Who would the following ask to lead an “Asians for Trump” event in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois: the leaders of your Republican township/ward party organization, your Republican county party organization, and the Illinois Republican Party?) 
https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2020/01/07/vice-president-mike-pence-headlining-latinos-for-trump-event-in-kissimmee

WESTWORD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To get the Black vote, Democrats shout at Blacks, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
https://www.westword.com/news/heres-how-pete-buttigieg-courted-the-black-vote-in-denver-11603761

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To get the youth vote, Democrats shout at young people, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/01/young-voters-still-love-bernie-sanders.html

ATLANTIC
— How Cities Became Childless
https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/604684/childless-cities/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE: Facebook to Keep Targeted Political Ads but Give Users More Control The social-media giant breaks with other tech firms, says regulators—not companies—should rule on political ads – Emily Glazer
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-keep-targeted-political-ads-but-will-give-users-more-control-11578567603
— Democratic Lawmakers Try to Boost Asian-American Vote in Battleground States in 2020 Republicans also are focusing on the group, saying it benefits from the strong economy – Eliza Collins (DIERSEN: What are the following doing to boost the Asian-American vote: the leaders of a) your Republican township/ward party organization, b) your Republican county party organization, and c) the Illinois Republican Party? What have the aforesaid done to encourage Asian-Americans to run for government and political offices?) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democratic-lawmakers-try-to-boost-asian-american-vote-in-battleground-states-in-2020-11578657600
— THE END OF RETIREMENT The conventional wisdom—save enough to retire at age 65—won’t work for the generation starting their careers today, writes columnist John D. Stoll. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, because of political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, everyone who is Republican, White, and/or male should expect to be forced to retire early.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-end-of-retirement-11578632400
— LET’S RETHINK WHAT COUNTS AS PAID WORK – Greg Ip (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout the loudest that because I am not paid for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are worthless. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, and/or political clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, and political consultants who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lets-rethink-what-counts-as-paid-work-11578488558
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It may provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rewrite the basic contract of the labor market: Your paycheck reflects your contribution. . .Value and price aren’t the same thing. Some of the most valuable work in society is unpaid.)

FORBES
— Similarities Between the French ‘Institutional Harassment’ Case And IBM Age Discrimination Litigation? – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how the Democrats who ran IRS 1971-1980 and GAO 1980-1997 harassed their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2020/01/09/similarities-between-the-french-institutional-harassment-case-and-ibm-age-discrimination-litigation/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A French court recently became the first to recognize the crime of “institutional harassment,” where managers intentionally degrade working conditions and create an anxiety-provoking climate to pressure workers to quit. . .A federal class action lawsuit filed in New York earlier this year alleges that top executives at IBM in 2014 hatched a company-wide plan to eliminate older employees through large-scale discriminatory layoffs—called “Resource Actions.” Among other things, IBM allegedly manipulated the performance review process by directing managers to reduce the annual performance ratings for older workers and then use those sham evaluation scores as a key factor to justify picking older workers to be discharged. So-called “early professional hires” and recent college graduates were exempt from the Resource Actions.)
— OCTOBER 24, 2013 FLASHBACK: 16 Mistakes Employees Make When Trying To Get A Promotion – Jacquelyn Smith (DIERSEN: What “mistakes” did you make? I did a) not become a Democrat, b) not paint myself as being a yes-man, or c) not help my Democrat superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/10/24/16-mistakes-employees-make-when-trying-to-get-a-promotion/
— How Do You Measure Company Culture? – Greg Kihlstrom (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the cultures of the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2020/01/10/how-do-you-measure-company-culture/

PROMARKET
— JUNE 16, 2017 FLASHBACK: Study: Politicians Vote Against the Will of Their Constituents 35 Percent of the Time – Asher Schechter (DIERSEN: Who are the elected officials who represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America? How often do they take actions against those who share your demographics? I should write a book about elected officials in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, and America who have taken the most actions against those who share my demographics. I would focus on their actions which promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. I would focus on their actions which are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://promarket.org/study-politicians-vote-will-constituents-35-percent-time/

AOL
— Intuit TurboTax guide to tax benefits for having dependents (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Virtually all my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees like them who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2019/12/23/intuit-turbotax-guide-to-tax-benefits-for-having-dependents/23886729/

FORD AUTHORITY
— Tesla Has A Higher Market Value Than Ford And GM Combined – Shane McGlaun
http://fordauthority.com/2020/01/tesla-has-a-higher-market-value-than-ford-and-gm-combined/

January 7 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski rebuts Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s criticism over abortion, touts endorsements from suburban mayors ahead of tough primary – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-dan-lipinski-mayor-endorsements-20200107-3jj7ctxyerd4ngp6denqahkwrq-story.html
— As legal weed flies off the shelves, Lake County pumps the brakes on sales in unincorporated areas – DAN MORAN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-moran-lake-county-marijuana-moratorium-st-0108-20200107-pejlyuabebfpfnzewfolx4gtdm-story.html
— Evanston, Skokie police officials detail their approach to legalized recreational marijuana – GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-marijuana-police-evanston-skokie-tl-0109-20200107-pf6ww66harhlhbgaj5wlarsmzq-story.html
— Justice was served. Qassem Soleimani died as he had killed. – BRET STEPHENS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-qassem-soleimani-justice-20200107-sq5weor4gfhppjxflc7n5iozwm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-recreational-marijuana-illinois-rollout-prohibition–20200108-5hodpawlxfhttlcf74tr76xh64-story.html
— Dan Lipinski bravely, needlessly poked the pro-choice bear. Let’s see how that works out for him. – Eric Zorn (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee who focused on destroying a) all individuals like me and b) all organizations like TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois that supported the right to life plank in the IRP platform and in the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-lipinski-abortion-newman-zorn-20200107-vddkvcponngrzkharl22qmasqi-story.html

NBC5
— Republicans Clear Wisconsin Primary Field for President Trump State Republicans have opted to only put the president’s name on the ballot, leaving former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh off the ballot (DIERSEN: One could argue that the more pro-Trump that the Republican Party leaders are in a state, the more likely that they would keep Walsh and Weld off the ballot.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/republicans-clear-wisconsin-primary-field-for-president-trump/2197765/
— As Tensions With Iran Rise, Young Residents Express Concern About Return of Military Draft All American men between the ages of 18 and 25 are required to register with Selective Service, but no active draft has been held since 1973 (DIERSEN: Did you register for the draft? I did in 1966 when I was 18 years old. I was classified 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease ). Because potential employers viewed me as being draft bait, they did not want to hire me. Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for my getting student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. They have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.) 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/as-tensions-with-iran-rise-young-residents-express-concern-about-return-of-military-draft/2197841/

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage forest preserve board candidate fighting removal from the ballot – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200107/dupage-forest-preserve-board-candidate-fighting-removal-from-the-ballot

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/how-you-can-still-get-weed-business-illinois

FOREST PARK REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.forestparkreview.com/News/Articles/1-7-2020/Social-equity-built-into-pot-application-of-most-likely-vendor/
https://www.forestparkreview.com/News/Articles/1-7-2020/Pot-and-equity/

OAK PARK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/1-7-2020/It%27s-high-time/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/New-cannabis-applications-accepted-starting-Feb-14956785.php

WCLO
— Town of Beloit police issue first citation involving legal marijuana from Illinois
https://www.wclo.com/2020/01/07/town-of-beloit-police-issue-first-citation-involving-legal-marijuana-from-illinois/

WLDS
— Londrigan Raises Over Half Million in 4th Quarter of 2019 In Election Bid Against Davis – Benjamin Cox
http://wlds.com/news/londrigan-raises-over-half-million-in-4th-quarter-of-2019-in-election-bid/

CHICAGO REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.chicagoreporter.com/beyond-marijuana-legalization-ending-the-war-on-drugs-and-meeting-social-equity-promises/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Bob Miller’s Memories of Local 150 Union Contract He Signed
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/07/bbomillers-memory-vague-on-local-150-union-contract/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Debuts First Ad in 2020
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/07/il-14-ted-gradel-debuts-first-ad-in-2020/ 
— Tax Increment Financing District Draft Recommendations of Property Tax Relief Task Force
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/07/tax-increment-financing-district-draft-recommendations-of-property-tax-relief-task-force-2/
— IL-06: Calling for Repeal of Hyde Amendment Sean Casten Voted For It Twice
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/07/il-06-calling-for-repeal-of-hyde-amendment-sean-casten-voted-for-it-twice/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Meet and Greet and Thoughts on Soleimani Judgement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/07/il-14-jerry-evans-meet-and-greet-and-thoughts-on-soleimani-judgement/ 
— Mike Madigan’s Favorite Lobbyist, Mike McClain, Wrote Incriminating 2012 Email
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/07/mike-madigans-favorite-lobbyist-mike-mcclain/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WITH VOTERS SET TO DECIDE ON PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX, ILLINOIS WEALTH FLIGHT AMONG WORST IN THE NATION – Orphe Divounguy and Bryce Hill
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/with-voters-set-to-decide-on-progressive-income-tax-illinois-wealth-flight-among-worst-in-the-nation/

CAPITOL FAX
— Champaign County Republicans are disappearing (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want Republicans to lose elections and advise Republicans a) to dump the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform and b) to dump those who support the aforesaid planks.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/07/champaign-county-republicans-are-disappearing/

BREITBART
— Mike Bloomberg: Employers Should Hire ‘the Best’ Foreigners Instead of Americans – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that hate citizens of America, and that they especially citizens of America who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/07/mike-bloomberg-employers-should-hire-the-best-foreigners-instead-of-americans/
— Arson Epidemic, Not Climate Change, Behind Australia’s Bushfires – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2020/01/07/report-arson-epidemic-not-climate-change-behind-australias-bushfires/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Democrats’ Nakedly Craven And Unserious Impeachment
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/31698

DAILY CALLER
— Biden Says He Would Require Illegal Aliens Learn English For Citizenship, But That’s Not In His Plan – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/07/biden-illegal-aliens-learn-english/

TOWNHALL
— The New Racism – Walter E. Williams (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites, men, older people, non-poor people, citizens of America, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America a long time who paint themselves as being anti-White, anti-men, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been America for a long time to curry favor with those who are anti-White, anti-men, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been America for a long time? What do you say to those who claim to be Protestant, conservative, and/or Republican, but who demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are Protestant, conservative, and/or Republican to curry favor with those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican?)
https://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2020/01/07/the-new-racism-n2559039

NEWSMAX
— Black Caucus Deceives Blacks on Trump – Clarence McKee
https://www.newsmax.com/clarencevmckee/jobs-democrats-gains-economic/2020/01/07/id/948810/

PJ MEDIA
— Plan to Split United Methodist Church ‘Obviously Unfair’ to Conservatives in UMC – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/plan-to-split-united-methodist-church-obviously-unfair-to-conservatives-in-umc/
— Treason? Ilhan Omar Gives Iran Military Advice, Suggests It Could Target Trump Hotels – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/treason-ilhan-omar-gives-iran-military-advice-suggests-it-target-trump-hotels/
— Fact Check: Are Iranians ‘Black and Brown People’?
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/fact-check-are-iranians-black-and-brown-people/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Can the forces of the Sexual Revolution be stopped or will they crush all freedom? Politics is downstream from culture, and nearly every day now there’s another story detailing another victory achieved by trans activists against the biological reality of the ‘binary.’ – Jonathon Van Maren
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/can-the-forces-of-the-sexual-revolution-be-stopped-or-will-they-crush-all-freedom

NEW YORK TIMES
— Don’t Tilt Scales Against Trump, Facebook Executive Warns In an internal memo, Andrew Bosworth said he “desperately” wanted the president to lose. But, he said, the company should avoid hurting Mr. Trump’s campaign. – Kevin Roose, Sheera Frenkel and Mike Isaac
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/07/technology/facebook-trump-2020.html

WASHINGTON POST
— JANUARY 22, 2018 FLASHBACK: How abortion became the single most important litmus test in American politics – Stacie Taranto (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee who focused on destroying a) all individuals like me and b) all organizations like TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois that supported the right to life plank in the IRP platform and in the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2018/01/22/how-abortion-became-the-single-most-important-litmus-test-in-american-politics/

WASHINGTON SENTINEL
— U-Haul Announce Ban on Hiring People Who Vape, Use Nicotine Products Moving van rental company U-Haul has announced that it will no longer hire people who admit to vaping and using nicotine products. – Warner Todd Huston (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my many Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who smoked. Of course, they all vehemently disapproved of me and vehemently disapproved of everyone else who did not smoke.)
https://thewashingtonsentinel.com/uy-haul-announce-ban-on-hiring-people-who-vape-use-nicotine-products/

FOX61
— ‘A good spot to rob’: Chicago cannabis shop targeted by burglars days into Illinois legalization
https://fox61.com/2020/01/07/a-good-spot-to-rob-chicago-cannabis-shop-targeted-by-burglars-days-into-illinois-legalization/

MSN NEWS
— Workers over 40 are half as likely to get hired, and it’s worse for those over 50 – Brett Arends
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/career/workers-over-40-are-half-as-likely-to-get-hired-and-its-worse-for-those-over-50/ar-BBYHAdr

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/01/joe-walsh-on-his-new-book-and-how-he-plans-to-beat-trump.html

NEW REPUBLIC
— Why Diversity Training Isn’t Enough Addressing inequality requires more than consciousness raising. – J.C. PAN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want to use government to take more and more and more money and opportunities away from those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and to give that money and those opportunities to those who 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.) 
https://newrepublic.com/article/156032/diversity-training-isnt-enough-pamela-newkirk-robin-diangelo-books-reviews

FED WEEK
— Whistleblowing, Anti-Bias Protections Falling Short (DIERSEN: Based on Diersen v. GAO, if you are a federal employee a) who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, b) who complains about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination, and c) who does not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40, you should not count on any protections, at least not in Illinois.) 
https://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/report-whistleblowing-anti-bias-protections-falling-short/

THE STAR
— Teenagers win work experience of a lifetime at Sheffield software firm Teenage students from The Sheffield College have won 45-day industry placements at booming Sheffield software company WANdisco. – David Walsh (DIERSEN: How good was the work experience that you gained while you were young? I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; and worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970.) 
https://www.thestar.co.uk/business/teenagers-win-work-experience-lifetime-sheffield-software-firm-1356496

GUARDIAN
— ‘Extreme privilege’: Ivanka Trump faces backlash over keynote speech at CES Decision to have president’s daughter deliver keynote invited scathing criticism, especially from women in the tech industry – Reuters (DIERSEN: What are you qualified to do? What do you say to my disgusting/slanderous critics/opponents, their disgusting/slanderous operatives, and their disgusting/slanderous dupes a) who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am not qualified to be a journalist because I do not have a degree in journalism, because I am not paid for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, because I do not claim to be non-partisan, because I do not write that many “articles,” and because many disgusting/slanderous Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that I am not a journalist and b) who ignore/dismiss/downplay/belittle/badmouth/demonize/denigrate/condemn/etc. the fact that what I did for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, was very similar to what journalists do?) 
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/07/ivanka-trump-ces-technology-las-vegas

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ivanka Trump faced a backlash for her lack of tech qualifications from industry figures ahead of her speech at a big annual technology industry show in Las Vegas. . .But the decision to give her the opportunity has invited scathing criticism, especially from women in the tech industry. The Women Who Tech group on Facebook expressed their displeasure at CES’ decision to invite Trump. Investor Elisabeth Fullerton wrote: “This is an insult to women in technology. We did hard times in university, engineering, math, and applied sciences. This is what extreme privilege and entitlement get you. It’s not what you know it’s who you know I guess.“ Tech analyst Carolina Milanesi expressed her displeasure in an op-ed published in Forbes. “The reason for my upset is rooted in the fact that there are many more women who are in tech and are entrepreneurs who could run circles around Trump on how technology will impact the future of work,” Milanesi said.)

January 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Protesters take over Rep. Dan Lipinski’s office after he takes stand against abortion – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/protesters-take-over-lipinski-office-after-he-takes-stand-against-abortion/5819819/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers crow about their success in getting troubled people to buy pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/some-chicago-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries-run-low-on-supplies/5818297/
— Chicago marijuana dispensary in Logan Square burglarized – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/logan-square-marijuana-dispensary-burglarized/5818723/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers crow about their success in getting troubled people to buy pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-pot-sales-top-nearly-11-million-in-first-week-of-legal-weed/2197260/
— When Can I Vote? Key 2020 Dates in the Upcoming Presidential Election – Shelby Bremer 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/when-can-i-vote-key-2020-dates-in-the-upcoming-presidential-election/2197086/

CBS2
— Burglars Take Cash From Marijuana Dispensary In Logan Square
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/06/burglars-take-cash-from-marijuana-dispensary-on-north-side/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers crow about their success in getting troubled people to buy pot.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/legal-weed-sales-in-illinois-total-nearly-11-million-in-just-5-days

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers crow about their success in getting troubled people to buy pot. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-legal-weed-shortages-close-dispensaries-20200106-xhy3lmtjnzdbnbotfibhpdir74-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmwood-park/ct-elm-marijuana-shop-break-tl-0109-20200106-xby6nwbkbjgijibjqibx5ckceq-story.html
— Chicago police investigating Logan Square cannabis dispensary burglary – ELVIA MALAGÓN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-moca-cannabis-logan-square-burglary-20200106-ldcahbeb7fhgxmrquvoltsd4ay-story.html
— Opponents argue Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx should be disqualified from seeking reelection because she doesn’t have enough valid nominating signatures – LOLLY BOWEAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cook-county-states-attorney-kim-foxx-petition-hearin-2020-20200106-t35vdlpkufdxhctngsaewnl3ya-story.html
— Dear Indiana and Florida: Our population loss, your gain – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-illinois-exodus-population-indiana-florida-mcqueary-20200106-vpajewakuffh3dp4jwfdconqf4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters and especially against his supporters who are Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-graduated-fair-tax-illinois-20200106-zu4jcnbzwfbklm542us4df5t4a-story.html
— For the Iran war hawks: 11 lessons from Vietnam – RICHARD C. LONGWORTH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-iran-trump-vietnam-mcnamara-longworth-20200106-fyvievzz2jbvrbi5pazjdcy72i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers crow about their success in getting troubled people to buy pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/6/21053967/illinois-pot-sales-first-week-legal-weed-marijuana-cannabis
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/6/21054069/illinois-pot-supply-problem-will-likely-persist-for-months-experts-say
— Weed dispensary burglarized in Logan Square: police That business was MOCA Modern Cannabis, which has a medical and recreational dispensary at 2847 W. Fullerton Ave., a police source said. – David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/1/6/21051643/legal-weed-dispensary-moca-modern-cannabis-burglarized-logan-square
— Lightfoot’s on-site consumption ordinance runs into buzz-kill of opposition from aldermen One month after beating back an effort to delay recreational marijuana sales for six months to give African-American and Hispanic entrepreneurs a chance to get a piece of the action, mayor faces more opposition to her on-site consumption ordinance. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/6/21052344/chicago-pot-on-site-consumption-ordinance-lightfoot-opposition-aldermen

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage recorder hopeful facing legal fight to stay on the ballot – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200106/dupage-recorder-hopeful-facing-legal-fight-to-stay-on-the-ballot
— Already a day off for marijuana stores? Closures reflect scheduling, hiring challenges – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who has anything to do with pot. Pot is poison.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200106/already-a-day-off-for-marijuana-stores-closures-reflect-scheduling-hiring-challenges
— Election year to feature bitter fights, deepening divides – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200106/election-year-to-feature-bitter-fights-deepening-divides
— Calling on candidates, voters to shun divisiveness in campaigns (DIERSEN: Questions to ask candidates: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your district? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of Second Amendment rights, i) discourage political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200106/editorial-calling-on-candidates-voters-to-shun-divisiveness-in-campaigns

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers crow about their success in getting troubled people to buy pot. 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-weed-sales-totaled-nearly-11-million-first-5-days

WBBM 780
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers crow about their success in getting troubled people to buy pot.
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/marijuana-shops-closed-monday-for-recreational-customers

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County to expunge 1877 marijuana charges (DIERSEN: To smoke pot is to demonstrate your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.) 
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/06/mchenry-county-to-expunge-1-877-marijuana-convictions/a2suj8v/

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Keep pot out of our state or we’ll bust you, NWI cops say – Bob Kasarda 
https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/keep-pot-out-of-our-state-or-we-ll-bust/article_814dc815-d483-54bc-a6b7-ddc16864fe1f.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Lt. Gov. sets poor message in buying legal marijuana
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20200106/letter-lt-gov-sets-poor-message-in-buying-legal-marijuana

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers crow about their success in getting troubled people to buy pot.
https://qctimes.com/business/local/milan-dispensary-has-had-more-than-recreational-marijuana-transactions/article_4720445f-9b10-57c5-8c9f-dd5b01bc2db0.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers crow about their success in getting troubled people to buy pot.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/270-000-pot-sales-14954109.php

WTMJ-TV MILWAUKEE
— OUTSTANDING: Wis. police department reminds residents that bringing weed from Ill. is still illegal – Mayra Monroy
https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/wis-police-department-reminds-residents-that-bringing-weed-from-ill-is-still-illegal

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Congress demands answers from Trump about Soleimani killing – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-warns-of-sanctions-if-iraq-tries-to-expel-u-s-troops/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Officials on alert for marijuana overuse, injuries
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/officials-on-alert-for-marijuana-overuse-injuries

WAND
— Hospital looking out for marijuana overuse – Madison O’Brien
https://www.wandtv.com/news/hospital-looking-out-for-marijuana-overuse/article_5ce46f48-30b8-11ea-8c30-07fdfd24c13c.html

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Cannabis Amnesty Boxes Are Now In Chicago Airports To Dump Your Weed Before Flights – Kelly Bauer
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/06/cannabis-amnesty-boxes-are-now-in-chicago-airports-to-dump-your-weed-before-flights/

STATE OF ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats promote illegal immigration, LGBTQ activity, and pot. 
https://www2.illinois.gov/IISNews/21003-Pritzker_Administration_Provides_New_Path_to_State_Financial_Aid_for_Undocumented_and_Transgender_Students_.pdf
https://www.prevention.org/Resources/186bda2b-4c26-4e2d-8542-3a05c47d917c/LTC_IL_WhatsLegalforAdults_1227.pdf

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Allen Skillicorn Files as Alternate Delegate for President Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/06/allen-skillicorn-files-as-alternate-delegate-for-president-trump/
— Pritzker Makes Illegal and Transgendered Students Eligible for State Financial Aid
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/06/pritzker-makes-illegal-and-transgendered-stiudents-eligible-for-state-financial-aid/ 
— McKenneally Acting to Expunge 1,877 Pot Possession Convictions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/06/mckenneally-acting-to-expunge-1877-pot-possession-convictions/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Cutting Through the Fog of Marijuana – David E. Smith 
https://illinoisfamily.org/marijuana-2/cutting-through-the-fog-of-marijuana/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO PROLIFERS TO FEATURE DEMOCRAT THAT VOTED TO IMPEACH TRUMP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/chicago-prolifers-to-feature-democrat-that-voted-to-impeach-trump.html
— GOV PRITZKER HIGH ON FIRST WEEK’S NEARLY $11 M IN CANNABIS SALES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/gov-pritzker-high-on-first-weeks-nearly-11-m-in-cannabis-sales-.html
— 14TH CD REPUBLICAN JIM MARTER CHALLENGES OPPONENTS TO PROPOSE US IMMIGRATION PLANS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/14th-cd-republican-jim-marter-calls-on-underwood-to-fund-the-wall.html#more
— THORNER/ BOESE: THE WORLD’S A BETTER PLACE WITH SOLEMANI GONE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/thorner-boese-the-worlds-a-better-place-with-solemani-gone.html
— 42.4M BABIES KILLED BY ABORTION IN 2019
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/424m-babies-killed-by-abortion-in-2019.html
— WEYERMULLER: TRUMP TO BE IN MILWAUKEE NEXT TUESDAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/weyermuller-trump-to-be-in-milwaukee-next-tuesday.html

CAPITOL FAX
— First wave of cannabis pardons begins (DIERSEN: If you have smoked pot, you have demonstrated disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/06/first-wave-of-cannabis-pardons-begins/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Bernie Sanders’ socialism versus the Founding Fathers’ libertarianism Voters must ultimately interpret latest political labels -Richard W. Rahn
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/6/bernie-sanders-socialism-versus-the-founding-fathe/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Bernie Sanders, 78 and a heart attack survivor, keeping health details under wraps – Joseph Simonson & Kimberly Leonard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/bernie-sanders-and-other-senior-citizen-2020-candidates-provide-few-details-in-health-letters

GOPUSA
— Protesters from leftist groups across US defend Iranian terrorists
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=82265

AMERICAN THINKER
— Thanks to Trump, the Forty-Year Appeasement of Iran Is Over – E. Jeffrey Ludwig
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/thanks_to_trump_the_fortyyear_appeasement_of_iran_is_over.html
— Voting integrity group finds millions of inactive registrations – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/voting_integrity_group_finds_a_high_number_of_inactive_registrations.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— Transgender Clinics Are Ruining Young Lives – Walt Heyer 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/02/transgender-clinics-are-ruining-young-lives/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— How Tucker And Rand Got It Wrong On Killing Soleimani – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/31689

TOWNHALL
— Ocasio-Cortez: In Any Other Country, Joe Biden And I Wouldn’t Be In The Same Party – Matt Vespa (DIERSEN: Democrat elected officials defend and advance the Democrat Party platform far more than Republican elected officials defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/01/06/ocasiocortez-in-any-other-country-joe-biden-and-i-wouldnt-be-in-the-same-party-n2559031

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Planned Parenthood aborted 345,672 babies last year, received $616 million from gov’t Planned Parenthood provided just 4,279 adoption referrals and 9,798 ‘prenatal services’ last year. – Claire Chretien
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/planned-parenthood-aborted-345672-babies-last-year-received-616-million-from-govt

THE HILL
— Defense secretary denies US troops leaving Iraq – REBECCA KHEEL 
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/477017-defense-secretary-denies-us-troops-leaving-iraq

NEW YORK TIMES
— Missing From Democratic 2020 Ad Wars: Attacks on Rivals Targeting voters intent on defeating President Trump, Democrats are avoiding attacking other Democrats in campaign ads. – Nick Corasaniti
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/us/politics/democratic-ads-2020-negative.html
— Bloomberg’s Campaign Staff Swells to 800 – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/06/us/politics/06reuters-usa-election-bloomberg.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. military says it will reposition troops within Iraq in preparation for a possible withdrawal – Sarah Dadouch and Siobhán O’Grady
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/iran-strike-live-updates/2020/01/06/3b5451f2-3024-11ea-9313-6cba89b1b9fb_story.html
— Trump overstates military spending and readiness as potential for Iran conflict looms Aging fleet and diverse range of projects runs counter to president’s claims about $2 trillion in new “equipment” – Erica Werner and Aaron Gregg 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/01/06/trump-overstates-military-spending-readiness-potential-iran-conflict-looms/
— Want more bang for your vote? Move. – Charles Lane (DIERSEN: Moving is a lot easier for some than for others. How long have you lived in your precinct, municipality, township/ward, county, and Illinois? I have lived in my precinct since 1984; in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County since 1978; and in Illinois since 1948. How long have your ancestors lived in Illinois. My ancestors have lived in northeast Illinois since 1844.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/want-more-bang-for-your-vote-move/2020/01/06/bfa805ba-30a7-11ea-9313-6cba89b1b9fb_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Democrats and Iran Why can’t the party’s candidates simply admit Qasem Soleimani’s death makes Americans safer? – Joe Lieberman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-democrats-and-iran-11578262553

FORBES
— Age Discrimination Starts When An Employer Becomes Aware Of An Older Worker’s Age – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how the Democrats who run the federal government use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, subjectivity in their job assignment, performance expectation setting, performance appraisal, and promotion systems, etc. to get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2020/01/06/age-discrimination-starts-when-an-employer-becomes-aware-of-an-older-workers-age/
— Top Five Steps Trump Has Taken To Prepare The U.S. Military For Whatever Comes Next – Loren Thompson
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2020/01/06/top-five-steps-trump-has-taken-to-prepare-the-us-military-for-whatever-comes-next/

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Tearing Up the Litmus Test: Potential Problems with Testing Employees for Marijuana Use (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who has anything to do with pot. Pot is poison.)
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/tearing-litmus-test-potential-problems-testing-employees-marijuana-use

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/robert-reich-trump-lawless-cannot-trusted-war-1480682

GAO
— GAO Ranks 3rd in Best Places to Work; 1st in Diversity! (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn a) that ALL of GAO’s employees are Democrat, minority, female, younger, AND/OR veteran and b) that NONE of GAO’s employees are Republican, White, male, older, AND non-veteran. I worked for GAO 1980-1997.)
https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/USGAO/2020/01/06/file_attachments/1353189/MN4707.pdf
(FROM THE ARTICLE: GAO was again named one of the best places to work in the federal government, according to the latest rankings released in December by the Partnership for Public Service. GAO placed 3rd among mid-size agencies, up one from last year and was the only agency in the top 5 spots in that category to increase its rating over 2018. GAO also once again ranked number one for diversity among mid-size agencies. “This year’s list of the best places to work confirms GAO’s reputation as an employer of choice in the federal government,” said Comptroller General (CG) Gene Dodaro. “The ratings reflect the high regard our employees have for the agency and their willingness to recommend GAO to others interested in public sector work. Another point of pride is our continuing high score on diversity and inclusion.” The Partnership’s rankings provide insights into federal employees’ satisfaction with their jobs and offices. GAO has consistently placed among the top five overall since 2005; it placed third among midsize agencies this year with a score of 81.8, up 1.1 from 2018. The 2019 ratings reflect survey results of federal workers across the federal government.)

FED WEEK
— GAO: Half of SEC’s Rank and File Skeptical of Performance Management (DIERSEN: Of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, almost 9 of those years were on audits that involved SEC.) 
https://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/gao-cites-performance-management-issues-at-sec/

AD AGE
— INTERNET MEDIA EMPLOYMENT HAS TRIPLED OVER THE PAST DECADE Overall, U.S. media employment has fallen by 20,000 jobs since 2009. What’s up? Internet jobs. What’s down? Everything else – Bradley Johnson
https://adage.com/article/year-end-lists-2019/internet-media-employment-has-tripled-over-past-decade/2221941

January 3 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker knows what angry taxpayers need: Legal weed – John Kass (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do? Mine talk and/or act like they a) did smoke pot, b) are smoking pot, c) want to smoke pot, d) want to kill all restrictions on smoking pot, e) want to make money selling pot, and/or f) want governments to take in lots of revenue from the sale of pot. As my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes waste away smoking pot, my future looks brighter.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-illinois-weed-jb-pritzker-kass-20200103-oogf3rbk7raatn6wd6dan3223i-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With economic refugees continuing to flee Illinois — we’ve lost more residents than any state in the U.S. over the decade — taxpayers have waited in vain for the political ruling class to explain how they’ll reverse the Illinois Exodus. But there were no answers from the ruling Democrats, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, House Speaker Mike Madigan and their Illinois Republican handmaidens. Until now. They’ve made weed legal. Logically, it follows that our wise masters want the people of Illinois to get stoned. Get stoned, Illinois. Thanks, Pritzker. Thanks, Boss Madigan. You’ve made Illinois into the Land of the Lotus-Eaters. What this means is that angry Illinois taxpayers can finally stop being angry. We can forget our mental anguish at being left behind in the Illinois Exodus by smarter, luckier people who got out when they could. All this reminds me of the companions of Odysseus in the land of the lotus-eaters. Once they bit into the lotus fruit, they lost their anger and wrath. They sat down and went to sleep. And taxpayers who remain in Illinois may legally sit in passive stupor before their video screens, waiting for Grubhub to bring Baja Blast from Taco Bell and playing “Call of Duty” until dawn. But don’t think I’m being critical of pot smokers. And medical marijuana users? I don’t mean you. If weed helps soothe your pain, do what’s best.)
— The government will try to count the entire U.S. population this year: Here’s what you need to know about the census — and why it’s so important for Illinois – ELVIA MALAGÓN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to drive out of Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cb-2020-census-illinois-what-you-need-to-know-20200102-45d5qisbd5ebloltexq65yw4ca-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Illinois Senate President John Cullerton talks about Blagojevich, bipartisanship and changes brought by social media as his time in Springfield comes to an end – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-senate-president-john-cullerton-20200103-27qggmvcb5cohcrlwksi3beczy-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But ask the veteran Northwest Side lawmaker what he sees as the biggest change, and he replies: the digitalization of democracy — the growing influence of social media to affect policy combined with a decline in the number of media outlets covering state government. “It’s the difference from a representative democracy to a direct democracy,” Cullerton said. “So, the old model (for voters) is, ‘I’m busy. I’m hiring you. Go down to Springfield. Listen to testimony. Make your informed decisions. Every two years, I’ll check on you,’” he said. “And now, you just go directly to the legislator (who says), ‘We don’t need to listen to any testimony. I got 500 emails and 5,000 tweets retweeted saying I’ve got to vote for this bill.’”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats crow about their past, present, and future success in promoting vices. To be a Democrat is to be a vice promoter.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-flashback-prohibition-repeal-chicago-20200103-3k6b3myex5bqnjhwt4vm32kiem-story.html
— ‘Don’t drive while high’: Officials ramping up cannabis education with billboards, social media advice – Robert McCoppin (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, you should NOT do ANYTHING while you are high. The higher that you are, the more likely that you will not only harm yourself, but that you will harm others.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-education-campaign-20200103-zbwtxytk5fekdc266o6dexilre-story.html
— 3 easy ways to preserve your serenity during the toxic political year ahead – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-social-media-delete-ignore-block-zorn-20200102-d6bcove5urflrd55ut7a4dts6a-story.html
— Conservatives ask judge to force Wisconsin to immediately purge disputed voters despite appeal pending – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/midwest/ct-nw-wisconsin-voter-purge-20200102-gw4tthojqrddhfhifd5ivvm3mu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/3/21042376/illinois-recreational-marijuana-weed-randolph-streets-west-loop

DAILY HERALD
— 2020 brings higher labor costs for small businesses – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200102/news/301029935/

NORTHWEST HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Pro-Trump rally scheduled in Algonquin, 1 of many across Midwest Rally one of many planned across the Midwest – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/02/pro-trump-rally-scheduled-in-algonquin-1-of-many-across-midwest/a4g77dc/

SAUK VALLEY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Put pushers encourage gun owners to smoke pot.
https://www.saukvalley.com/2020/01/02/its-not-a-smoking-gun-in-illinois-taking-a-toke-wont-keep-you-from-owning-a-weapon-despite-what-social-media-says/aaacu7y/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— The Winnebago County elected job no one wants Precinct committee posts prove tough for party leaders to fill – Isaac Guerrero (DIERSEN: I should write a book about what discourages conservatives like me from serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. According to this article, in Winnebago County, “Only 86 (23%) people filed to run for 378 precinct committee jobs up for grabs in the March primary.” In DuPage County, Republicans filed for Precinct Committeeman in 364 (39%) of DuPage County’s 930 Precincts. 2 years ago, 470 (51%) filed in those 930 precincts. 39 (57%) filed in Addison Township’s 69 precincts, 23 (56%) filed in Winfield Township’s 41 precincts, 50 (48%) filed in Bloomingdale Township’s 104 precincts, 56 (43%) filed in Milton Township’s 130 precincts, 29 (43%) filed in Wayne Township’s 68 precincts, 63 (40%) filed in Downers Grove Township’s 156 precincts, 48 (35%) filed in York Township’s 136 precincts, 34 (26%) file in Lisle Township’s 129 precincts, and 22 (23%) file in Naperville Township’s 97 precincts.)
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191207/winnebago-county-elected-job-no-one-wants
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the lowest-stakes election this voting cycle, candidates don’t even care if they’re thrown off the ballot. “If someone goes to the trouble of challenging my petitions and I’m thrown off the ballot, I’ll just get appointed after the election,” said county Auditor Bill Crowley, one of many precinct committeemen who didn’t trouble himself with getting the required 10 signatures this year. Precinct committeeman was once a job that aspiring politicians used to get a foot in the door of their party. These days, the elected position draws little interest. That’s understandable given the lack of pay and prestige and the generally minimal responsibilities. There are times, though, when the precinct committeeman plays a critical role. If a state representative dies in office or resigns, committeemen select a replacement. Committeemen historically have served as the foot soldiers of the two major parties, walking their neighborhoods to hand out literature and talk up their candidates. The lack of interest in the job troubles people who understand that committeemen don’t just build their parties from the ground up — they help nourish democracy at the grass roots. “As a precinct committeeperson, I teach people how to vote,” said Rockford Alderwoman Karen Hoffman, D-8, who also serves as a precinct representative in Ward 8, Precinct 3. She’ll be on the March ballot to keep that job. “I go out and I say, ‘OK, guys, if you’re not registered to vote, here’s what you need to do, here’s where you need to go, this is the deadline.’ I speak to people about early voting all the time. My whole purpose is to get out the vote. You’d be surprised how many people don’t understand the voting process. “Hopefully, after listening to me they’ll vote for Democrats — that’s my hope,” Hoffman said. “But I just want people to vote, no matter how they vote, to be a part of the process. My whole purpose is to teach and train people to vote and become involved in the election process. And if you don’t want to do that, then you really shouldn’t complain.” Only 86 people filed to run for 378 precinct committee jobs up for grabs in the March primary. (A committeeman, though elected, is a party official, not a government official.) Nearly a quarter of the 86 didn’t bother to obtain the minimum 10 signatures on their nominating petitions as required by law. Linda Lundquist, running in Ward 8, Precinct 4, is one who takes the job seriously. “When I went knocking door to door collecting signatures, I met some people who shared with me that they don’t like to get involved in politics,” Lundquist said. “But like it or not, we are all involved in politics. Now, whether we choose to be engaged is another matter entirely. But I think that the more of us who are engaged in our government, the more that our government will reflect all of us. Because when we are engaged and when we are involved, our government and our politics becomes so much richer. And the community is richer because the government truly reflects all of us.” Lundquist is something of an overachiever — she obtained nearly 150 signatures. “Wow. That’s a lot of door knocking,” Crowley said. “That’s remarkable.” Crowley obtained just one signature — his own — on his nominating petition. He and dozens of other precinct committee candidates will be elected in March even though they didn’t collect the 10 voter signatures required by state law. A resident of Crowley’s precinct could have filed paperwork by Dec. 9 to challenge the validity of his petition and knock him off the ballot, but no one did. “The trouble is, we can’t get enough people to run for precinct committeeman,” Crowley said. “I mean, we can’t give these positions away. And we’re giving them away.” The job’s low profile doesn’t help, either. “The precinct committee system is a very arcane system and very few people understand how it works,” said Charles Laskonis, chairman of the Winnebago County Democratic Central Committee. “Sometimes, I guess it’s just the political wonks that consider it cool to run for precinct committeeman, just so they can say that they’re part of the political process.” Rock Valley College trustee Gloria Cudia, a Republican, collected nine signatures on her petition to represent Ward 10, Precinct 2 in Rockford. Rockford Alderman Tuffy Quinonez, D-11, obtained only two signatures on his petition to represent Ward 11, Precinct 1. He could have had three signatures if he had simply put his own John Hancock on the petition, but he didn’t bother. Crowley, Cudia and Quinonez said they simply didn’t have time to obtain 10 signatures while juggling hectic schedules as the Dec. 2 filing deadline approached. Crowley knows the drill better than most. He has served as a Democratic precinct committeeman for decades. He’s running for re-election next year to keep his county auditor job. He’s also seeking a precinct committee post in Harlem Township. Even after appointments, however, most precinct positions remain vacant. “Try finding a Democrat who wants to run for Burritt Township precinct committeeman,” said Laskonis, referring to the sparsely populated township that’s home to far more cornstalks than humans and far more registered Republicans than Democrats. “You can’t even find someone to appoint to that job. Maybe there’s someone. But I haven’t found them.” A good precinct committeeman may be hard to find these days, but there’s really no need to worry, said state Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford. “There’s a lot of people out there who volunteer for campaigns and they basically do the role of the precinct committeeman, but without the official title,” Syverson said. “They get out there and they walk door to door and they’re actively supporting party candidates. They’re doing the same work for individual candidates, just not through the local party infrastructure. So it’s really the role of the political party to encourage and help people understand why it’s important to do this grass-roots kind of work.” Either way, there are plenty of benefits to walking around your block and introducing yourself to your neighbors, Lundquist said. “I feel good about Rockford, in general,” Lundquist said. “There’s so many good things happening in Rockford, really. But in my small neck of the woods, in my precinct, I felt so good after knocking on doors and meeting all these people who are my neighbors. “I wish everyone would do this because everyone would feel better about the state of the world,” she said. “You’d see we’re in much better shape than what is sometimes shown to us.”)

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Sycamore man won’t take down Trump banner sprayed with ‘Vote Bernie’ ‘Politics has ratcheted up to such a degree it’s turned into something where you hate your neighbors’ – KEVIN SOLARI (DIERSEN: If you displayed a Trump sign at your home, what would the Trump-haters in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county do to you and do to your sign?)
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/02/sycamore-man-wont-take-down-trump-banner-sprayed-with-vote-bernie/aslhex7/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Illinois to Indiana: Weed is still illegal, police on the lookout – Lauren Kostiuk
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/illinois-to-indiana-weed-is-still-illegal-police-on-the-lookout

WILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push Decatur Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe to push pot.
https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/decatur-mayor-says-her-mind-is-set-on-banning-cannabis-sales-at-least-for-now

MDJ ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/estimated-million-paid-on-million-in-first-day-of-legal/video_7cbb59a4-1ed4-59e6-acb2-03647f4542f8.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/why-legal-marijuana-is-worth-the-extra-money

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois Congressmen Join In Call For Supreme Court to “Reconsider” Roe v. Wade – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-congressmen-join-call-supreme-court-reconsider-roe-v-wade#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A lone Democrat joined Illinois’ House Republican delegation in signing a legal brief calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to “reconsider” the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion access nationwide. More than 200 members of both houses of Congress signed the amicus brief filed with the high court on Thursday. U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Chicago) joined Illinois Republicans Darin LaHood, Adam Kinzinger, Rodney Davis, Mike Bost and John Shimkus.)

WIFR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois public schools to do more to promote LGBTQ activity in 2020. 
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Illinois-schools-to-start-teaching-LGBTQ-history-in-2020-566660911.html

WQAD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wqad.com/2020/01/02/local-head-shops-see-spike-in-sales-after-first-few-days-of-legalized-marijuana/

CHICAGO CATHOLIC
— March for Life Chicago moves location, expands events – Michelle Martin
https://www.chicagocatholic.com/chicagoland/-/article/2020/01/02/march-for-life-chicago-moves-location-expands-events

WIREPOINTS
— Lieutenant Governor Stratton’s Shameful First Day With Legal Marijuana – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/lieutenant-governor-strattons-shameful-first-day-with-legal-marijuana/
— New IRS data release: Record losses of taxable income and taxpayers for Illinois – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-irs-data-record-number-of-illinoisans-leave-state-as-tax-base-continues-to-shrink-wirepoints-special-report/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Suggestions for Alternative to Woodstock’s Bag Tax
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/suggestions-for-alternative-to-woodstocks-bag-tax/ 
— McClellan’s Legal Ability Questioned in Analysis of Next Filing to Reveal Identifies of McHenry County Blog Commenters – Part 2
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/mcclellans-legal-ability-questioned-in-analysis-of-next-filing-to-reveal-identifies-of-mchenry-county-blog-commenters-part-2/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf and James Marter Quick to Support President Trump’s Decisive Action in Iraq
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/il-14-catalina-lauf-and-james-marter-quick-to-support-president-trumps-decisive-action-in-iraq/ 
— IL-14: James Marter Pulls Out 18-Year-Old Attack on Jim Oberweis on Abortion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/il-14-james-marter-pulls-out-18-year-old-attack-on-jim-oberweis-on-abortion/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— GOP 6TH CD CANDIDATE JEANNE IVES RESPONDS TO US AIR STRIKE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/gop-6th-cd-candidate-jeanne-ives-responds-to-us-air-strike.html
— COMING TO IL: CANNABIS-RELATED PSYCHOSIS, ADDICTION, ER VISITS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/coming-to-il-cannabis-related-psychosis-addiction-er-visits.html
— LGBT FLAGS HANDED OUT AT SCHOOL, KIDS REBEL AND RAISE CONFEDERATE FLAG
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/lgbt-flags-handed-out-at-school-kids-rebel-and-raise-confederate-flag.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Gabbard joins Yang and throws cold water on Democratic impeachment efforts – Becket Adams 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/gabbard-joins-yang-and-throws-cold-water-on-democratic-impeachment-efforts
— Is the Democratic Party still the party of diversity? – Kaylee McGhee (DIERSEN: To get votes from minorities, females, those who are younger, those who are LGBTQers, those who have less money than others, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who are not Protestant, those who are not German American, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, those who are moderate or liberal, those who are veterans, those who say that they are not gun owners, etc., Democrats and RINOs promise to use government to give preference to the aforesaid big time by taking money, opportunities, etc. away from Republicans.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/with-julian-castros-campaign-over-the-democratic-party-must-ask-is-it-still-the-party-of-diversity

FOX NEWS
— Trump rakes in cash with impeachment boost – Chris Stirewalt
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-rakes-in-cash-with-impeachment-boost

FEDERALIST
— Washington Post Writer Can’t Figure Out Why Trump Supporters Won’t Talk To Her In corporate media, conservative women are simply presumed to be bigoted, or stupid, or who cares, as long as it’s an opportunity to trivialize them. – Casey Chalk
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/03/washington-post-writer-cant-figure-out-why-trump-supporters-wont-talk-to-her/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Addressing Islam’s role in rising urban black anti-Semitism. – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/addressing_islams_role_in_rising_urban_black_antisemitism.html

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— San Diego State University removes Nation of Islam leader from a list of suggested speakers
https://www.academia.org/san-diego-state-university-removes-nation-of-islam-leader-from-a-list-of-suggested-speakers/

TOWNHALL
— Trump-Hating Leftists Usher in New Year of Trump Hatred – David Limbaugh (DIERSEN: If you displayed a Trump sign at your home, what would the Trump-haters in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county do to you and do to your sign?)
https://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2020/01/03/trumphating-leftists-usher-in-new-year-of-trump-hatred-n2558872

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What drugs are prescribed for you that are also prescribed for Bernie Sanders? Recently, atorvastatin ( https://www.drugs.com/atorvastatin.html ) has been prescribed for me.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/476266-sanderss-doctors-declare-him-healthy-after-october-heart-attack
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sanders takes atorvastatin, aspirin, clopidogrel, levothyroxine, and lisinopril every day, and has in the past been treated for a cyst on his vocal cord and two hernias.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Biden Warns About Disinformation After Misleading Video – Katie Glueck (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation and misleading, except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. Because my critics/opponents cannot manipulate or dominate me, my critic/opponents focus on destroying me and destroying my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/us/politics/joe-biden-culture-video.html
— The Case for a One-Term Joe The quickest way to get a President Stacey Abrams or President Pete Buttigieg is to first elect a President Biden. – Timothy Egan
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/opinion/joe-biden-age.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters condemn Trump and condemn everyone who does not hate Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/us/christianity-today-mark-galli-evangelicals.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers use booze to push pot.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/01/us/100-years-ago-the-booziest-january-suddenly-dried-up.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hispanics at Harvard unite to protect Hispanics at Harvard. During the 1980s and 1990s, GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40 DID NOT UNITE TO PROTECT THE AFORESAID. Instead, to keep their jobs as long as possible, virtually all of them “cut deals” with their superiors. Most commonly, they agreed to help their superiors get rid of their employees like me who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made the aforesaid promotion deadlines.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/us/harvard-latinos-diversity-debate.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Demographic Shift Poised to Test Trump’s 2020 Strategy Base of white, working-class voters projected to decline and be replaced by Democratic-leaning groups – Aaron Zitner and Dante Chinni (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage everyone to dump those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who ever-increasingly dump the aforesaid.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/demographic-shift-poised-to-test-trumps-2020-strategy-11578047402
— Drug Prices Climb by 5.8% on Average, Less Than Last Year Pfizer led the way with increases of over 9% on more than 40 products, according to a new analysis – Jared S. Hopkins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/drug-prices-climb-by-5-8-on-average-less-than-last-year-11577984680
— Transit Systems Take On Role as Homeless Advocates As number of people living on the streets rises, many transit officials worry about social welfare as well as trains and buses – Paul Berger (DIERSEN: How much have you used public transit? I used public transit a lot in 1971 and 1973-1997. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that they would never stoop to use public transit.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/transit-systems-take-on-role-as-homeless-advocates-11577973601
— Blackouts, Disasters Give Generators a Sales Boost California’s wildfires raised demand for auxiliary power at businesses and cell towers – Bob Tita and Jim Carlton
https://www.wsj.com/articles/blackouts-disasters-juice-generator-sales-11578000689
— ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ ‘I have long been particularly concerned with the lack of intellectual diversity at the law school.’ – Stephen Bainbridge 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/notable-quotable-diversity-and-inclusion-11578008804
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As regular readers know, I’m up for a merit raise at UCLAW this year and am now required to submit a statement of how I contribute to the University’s goals in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I have just emailed the statement to the administration. It reads as follows: “Although I am aware and respectful of the many dimensions within which a university properly seeks a diverse faculty and student body, I have long been particularly concerned with the lack of intellectual diversity at the law school. A survey of U.S. law professors in general found that white Democratic professors (both male and female), Jewish professors, and nonreligious professors ‘account for most (or all) of the overrepresentation among racial, gender, religious, and ideological groups in law teaching.’ The groups that ‘account for most of the underrepresentation among racial, gender, religious, and ideological groups in law teaching’ are Republicans (both male and female), Protestants, and Catholics. This disparity persists even though ‘religious and political diversity are probably more important for viewpoint diversity than gender diversity and roughly as important as racial diversity.’)
— Census 2020 Tests Social-Media Giants’ Ability to Combat Disinformation Facebook, Google and others roll out initiatives designed to help protect U.S. population count – Sarah E. Needleman (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. Because my critics/opponents cannot manipulate or dominate me, my critic/opponents focus on destroying me and destroying my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/census-2020-tests-social-media-giants-ability-to-combat-disinformation-11577977790

QUARTZ
— How to survive the coming retirement crisis – Allison Schrager (DIERSEN: The purchasing power of my Civil Service Retirement System pension and my Social Security decreases every year because cost of living adjustments are much less than inflation.) 
https://qz.com/1766478/how-to-survive-the-coming-retirement-crisis/

January 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/nearly-$32m-of-pot-products-sold-in-ill-on-1st-day;-dispensary-applications-due/5807922/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-reveals-first-day-marijuana-sales/2195516/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/entrepreneurs-hope-new-dispensary-licenses-will-benefit-minority-business-owners/2195655/
— Trump, Democratic Presidential Candidates File to Appear on Illinois Ballot
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/trump-democratic-presidential-candidates-file-to-appear-on-illinois-ballot/2195531/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-rakes-in-nearly-3-2m-on-first-day-of-legal-weed-sales

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP congressmen Darin LaHood and Mike Bost with paperwork for Donald Trump first in line as presidential primary candidate filing begins in Springfield – JAMIE MUNKS and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-presidential-primary-filing-period-20200102-atk2hxugwzba3iaytm4vkxejcu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmwood-park/ct-elm-cannabis-story-tl-0109-20200101-bxf7rjpvt5b3znd6h3mzqfkz6y-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-legal-weed-early-days-20200102-trakidlua5hlrcqi753zrk6y4e-story.html
— No, we won’t shut up about the Illinois Exodus. Latest downside: Chicago’s top real estate investors are shopping elsewhere – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-exodus-developers-leaving-chicago-20200102-rgw5eheuhrbcdosj5nohvt5i44-story.html
— Naperville councilman John Krummen, DuPage board member Dawn DeSart holding public forum on suicide awareness – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-community-conversations-suicide-awareness-krummen-desart-st-20200102-mv4mel6rnjbp3pyg7xks7cmjlu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. – Robert Sanchez
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/2/21046792/recreational-pot-marijuana-sales-dispensary
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/2/21046978/legal-weed-sales-illinois
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against those who do not hate Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/2/21046687/mass-shootings-antisemitism-american-politics-s-e-cupp

DAILY HERALD
— Cronin on his ‘frustrating’ year as DuPage County Board chairman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200102/cronin-on-his-frustrating-year-as-dupage-county-board-chairman
— DuPage sheriff’s office giving car seats to families in need
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200102/dupage-sheriffs-office-giving-car-seats-to-families-in-need
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to Trump-hates, the following do not “belong” anywhere: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200102/naperville-prayer-event-envisions-world-where-everyone-belongs

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Signs that Biden is Illinois Dems’ establishment bet Party pros seem to be lining up behind the candidate, while the list of delegates for Trump include none of the state’s former GOP governors nor top business leaders active in party politics. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/signs-biden-illinois-dems-establishment-bet
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: People with severe health, financial, and/or other problems spend $3.2 million on pot on January 1, 2020.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-legal-weed-tally-32-million-day-one

PEKIN TIMES
— 10 Democrats, President Trump file for Illinois primary – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200102/10-democrats-president-trump-file-for-illinois-primary

KEWANEE STAR COURIER
— Kewanee Police Department draws first blood for pot enforcement – Susan DeVilder 
https://www.starcourier.com/news/20200102/kpd-draws-first-blood-for-pot-enforcement

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Recreational marijuana purchases should not affect FOID card status, state police say Recreational purchases should not affect FOID card status – Derek Barichello
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/01/recreational-marijuana-purchases-should-not-affect-foid-card-status-state-police-say/av8hbze/

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/customers-line-up-at-collinsville-store-on-day-of-legal/article_2a48ff2d-c20f-54ea-a725-1cc7390e7520.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/day-of-recreational-marijuana-you-can-tell-this-is-what/article_7d7e2b92-122c-5cdd-805a-e60e2a7da32b.html

HERALD NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Activists to hold pro-Trump rally Jan. 11 in Joliet Multiple rallies planned throughout Midwest – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/12/31/activists-to-hold-pro-trump-rally-jan-11-in-joliet/ahz424a/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Sanders and Trump surge, Biden rebounds in fundraising race – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/sanders-raises-impressive-345m-in-2019s-final-quarter

WQAD
— President Trump officially on Illinois primary ballot – BRODY WOODDELL
https://wqad.com/2020/01/02/president-trump-officially-on-illinois-primary-ballot/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Democratic Party Presidential Delegate/Alternate Candidates from McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/02/democratic-party-presidential-delegate-alternate-candidates-from-mchenry-county/

WIREPOINTS
— New IRS data: Record number of Illinoisans leave state as tax base continues to shrink – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-irs-data-record-number-of-illinoisans-leave-state-as-tax-base-continues-to-shrink-wirepoints-special-report/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Popular Trends Rule Adolescent Desires – Dr. Everett Piper
https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/popular-trends-rule-adolescent-desires/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— How the 2020 Census Will Change the U.S. House – Matt Palumbo
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/tag/remap/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Authority and power’: Ilhan Omar and AOC plan to make Progressive Caucus a ‘new kind of centrism’ – Spencer Neale (DIERSEN: Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, RINOs and other conservative-haters falsely paint themselves as being centrists.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ilhan-omar-and-aoc-plan-to-make-progressive-caucus-a-new-kind-of-centrism

AMERICAN THINKER
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to lose her congressional seat based on all those NYC residents fleeing socialism? – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/alexandria_ocasiocortez_to_lose_her_congressional_seat_based_on_all_those_nyc_residents_fleeing_socialism.html
— Unable to find new fake news, Vox editor recycles old fake news – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/unable_to_find_new_fake_news_vox_editor_recycles_old_fake_news.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump Nails Reason Pelosi Is Withholding Articles Of Impeachment
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/31671

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Teacher’ Is The Most Common Occupation Among Bernie Sanders’s 4th-Quarter Donors – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/02/teacher-bernie-sanders-donors/

NEWSMAX
— Thirteen States Sue Over New Rule to Limit Legal Immigration
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/apnewsalert/2020/01/02/id/928615/

TOWNHALL
Fairfax Virginia Is Now A Marijuana Sanctuary City – Marina Medvin
https://townhall.com/columnists/marinamedvin/2020/01/02/fairfax-virginia-is-now-a-marijuana-sanctuary-city-n2558850

PJ MEDIA
— Trump Administration to Go After States Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/trump-administration-to-go-after-states-allowing-illegal-immigrants-to-obtain-drivers-licenses/

SEAN HANNITY
— MEGA MAGA: Trump Campaign Raises $46 MILLION in 4th Quarter, $143 MILLION in 2019
https://hannity.com/media-room/mega-maga-trump-campaign-raises-46-million-in-4th-quarter-143-million-in-2019/

COLLEGE FIX
— How social justice is destroying objectivity, excellence, due process, science — and much more – Heather Mac Donald
https://www.thecollegefix.com/bulletin-board/how-social-justice-is-destroying-objectivity-excellence-due-process-science-and-much-more-speech/

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— RNC Chairwoman Knocks NYT Op-Ed Claiming Republican Women Are ‘on the Brink of Extinction’ – Bradley Cortright
https://ijr.com/rnc-chairwoman-knocks-op-ed-republican-women-brink-extinction/?ut

THE HILL
— Ex-Google executive hammers company over diversity – EMILY BIRNBAUM (DIERSEN: I should write a book about what employers I have worked for and organizations that I am/was a member of to promote diversity, that is, to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/476540-ex-google-exec-hammers-company-over-diversity

NEW YORK TIMES
— More Than 200 Republicans Urge Supreme Court to Weigh Overturning Roe v. Wade Two House Democrats joined them in signing a legal brief in a case that is certain to inject the divisive politics of abortion into the 2020 presidential race. – Sheryl Gay Stolberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/us/politics/republicans-abortion-supreme-court.html
— Fourteen Democrats, Three Republicans in U.S. Presidential Race – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/02/us/politics/02reuters-usa-election-2020-candidates.html

REASON
— Although Cannabis Consumers Who Own Firearms Are Federal Felons, Illinois Says They Can Keep Their Guns The Illinois State Police confirms that people who try newly legal marijuana are not considered “unlawful users” of narcotics. – JACOB SULLUM
https://reason.com/2020/01/02/although-cannabis-consumers-who-own-firearms-are-federal-felons-illinois-says-they-can-keep-their-guns/

HR DRIVE
— Ageism — the ‘last acceptable bias’ — is rampant at work, AARP says – Valerie Bolden-Barrett
https://www.hrdive.com/news/ageism-the-last-acceptable-bias-is-rampant-at-work-aarp-says/569649/

LGBTQ NATION
— New Illinois law requires all public single-use restrooms be gender neutral The Equitable Restroom Act mandates that single-occupancy facilities shall be labeled “All-Gender.” – Bil Browning 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/new-illinois-law-requires-public-single-use-restrooms-gender-neutral/