February 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Mike Madigan suggests Edward Guerra Kodatt resign due to ‘alleged questionable conduct’ – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-suggests-his-replacement-resign-after-only-2-days-/10365835/

CBS2
— Daniel Biss Declares Victory In Evanston Mayoral Race
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/23/daniel-biss-declares-victory-in-evanston-mayoral-race/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/904342

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Question for Gov. Pritzker: Do crime victims get a pen too? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-prem-police-reform-john-kass-20210224-ybrkvdqwzbhqrnc3kggrqmmosy-story.html
— Madigan calls on successor Edward Guerra Kodatt to resign just two days after installing him as replacement – DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-mike-madigan-replcement-edward-guerra-kodatt-calls-to-resign-20210224-fuuuverponcspglgyxs7eynsdu-story.html
— Elgin police disguising its lack of diversity when it showcases officers during Black History Month, former chief says – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-police-criticized-black-officer-hiring-st-0224-20210224-ukrf2smua5gkjjt6dzqqrivuky-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— House flip? Mike Madigan urges his hand-picked successor to step down — after just two days on the job. State Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt, 26, received the appointment Sunday during a meeting of Democratic committeepersons. But Mike Madigan issued a statement late Tuesday urging the 13th Ward worker to take a hike. – Rachel Hinton

https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/23/22298107/madigan-house-appointee-steps-down-edward-guerra-kodatt-speaker-tabares-appointment

— Rep. Robin Kelly has the edge for new Democratic Party of Illinois chair. Takeaways on the messy politics surrounding picking a replacement for the scandalized Mike Madigan, party chair since 1998. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/23/22298331/rep-robin-kelly-edge-democratic-party-illinois-chair-madigan-pritzker-durbin-duckworth

DAILY HERALD
— Cherokee chief: Time for Jeep to end use of tribe’s name – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210222/business/302229903/
— OBITUARY: ROSEMARY T. KAENEL – 1928 – 2021
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyherald/obituary.aspx?n=rosemary-t-kaenel&pid=197838723&fhid=6268
(FROM THE OBITUARY: She loved children and was a courageous member of the Right to Life movement making numerous pilgrimages to Washington DC. She stuffed envelopes for her political candidates and marched in a few parades, but she practiced the politics of politeness hoping to catch more flies with honey than vinegar.)

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Woodstock native Catalina Lauf to challenge U.S. Rep. Kinzinger in GOP primary. Lauf says she will bring back true Republican values, calling Kinzinger ‘fake’ for recent votes, anti-Trump rhetoric. – Kelli Duncan
https://www.shawlocal.com/northwest-herald/election/2021/02/24/woodstock-native-catalina-lauf-to-challenge-us-rep-kinzinger-in-gop-primary/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 106 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 3 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/24/dupage-county-reports-106-covid-19-cases-tuesday-3-deaths/

FOX ILLINOIS
— As Republicans weigh Trump’s future, polls show GOP voters want him to lead – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/as-republicans-weigh-trumps-future-polls-show-gop-voters-want-him-to-lead

NPR ILLINOIS
— How Judges’ Work Experience Can Impact Court Rulings — And Legal Precedent – CARRIE JOHNSON
(DIERSEN: What is your work experience? Everyone should know everyone’s work experience. My critics/opponents badmouth my work experience. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $102,188-$132,845/year. I worked for IRS as a Revenue Officer for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year. I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-judges-work-experience-can-impact-court-rulings-and-legal-precedent#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Judges with backgrounds as prosecutors or corporate lawyers, who represent the majority of federal district court jurists, are significantly more likely to rule in favor of employers in workplace disputes, according to a new study of diversity on the bench. Emory University law professor Joanna Shepherd conducted the study, which she described as the first published research about whether judges from certain professional backgrounds are more likely to rule against workers. Shepherd concluded that judges appointed by former President Barack Obama with corporate backgrounds are 36% less likely to rule on behalf of employees. Obama judges who have a background as prosecutors are 50% less likely to decide in favor of employees in those cases compared with non-prosecutors, she reported. Her work received some financial support from the group Demand Justice, which advocates for progressive judicial nominees. The new findings come as advocates push for greater professional diversity among President Biden’s presumptive judicial nominees. Former prosecutors and corporate lawyers make up nearly 7 in 10 judges on the federal district courts, which consider lawsuits over employment, immigration, the environment and other topics.
“Our results suggest that expanding the professional diversity of the federal judiciary will do more than just create a judiciary that is more representative of the legal profession,” Shepherd said. “It can affect actual case outcomes and, as a result, the development of legal precedent.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their manipulation and domination of religion.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/evangelical-leaders-condemn-radicalized-christian-nationalism#stream/0

WIFR
— Former Trump advisor Catalina Lauf to challenge Rep. Adam Kinzinger in GOP primary. Lauf calls Kinzinger a ‘fake republican.’
https://www.wifr.com/2021/02/24/former-trump-advisor-catalina-lauf-to-challenge-rep-adam-kinzinger-in-gop-primary/

WREX
— Catalina Lauf to challenge Rep. Adam Kinzinger in GOP Primary – James Stratton
https://wrex.com/2021/02/23/catalina-lauf-to-challenge-rep-adam-kinzinger-in-gop-primary/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Nearly 100 Confederate Monuments Removed In 2020, Report Says; More Than 700 Remain – RACHEL TREISMAN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/nearly-100-confederate-monuments-removed-2020-report-says-more-700-remain#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To get even more votes from LGBTQers, Democrats want even more laws that give LGBTQers even more power over those who do not promote LGBTQ. How soon will your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, America, and the world officially prohibit those who do not promote LGBTQ from seeking or holding government or political offices, getting an education, getting a job, owning property, etc.?
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/house-vote-equality-act-heres-what-law-would-do#stream/0

CHICAGO PATCH
— Most IL Dems Mum As Biden Lets Chicago U.S. Attorney Keep Digging. President Biden’s change of heart on U.S. Attorney John Lausch keeps fed’s massive corruption probe alive a while longer. – Mark Konkol
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents supported Patrick Fitzgerald when he was the U.S. District Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois 2001-2012. In Diersen v. GAO, Fitzpatrick made it very clear a) that he rejected the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform and b) that he favored political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/most-il-dems-mum-biden-lets-chicago-u-s-attorney-keep-digging

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Candidate Forums To Be Held By Glen Ellyn League Of Women Voters. Voters will get a chance to hear from candidates for village president, village trustee, local school boards and Milton Township supervisor. – Lisa Marie Farver
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/candidate-forums-be-held-glen-ellyn-league-women-voters

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois’ population decline becomes issue in governor’s race more than 20 months out – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs drive Republicans out of Illinois.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-population-decline-becomes-issue-in-governor-s-race-more-than-20-months-out/article_b76a7430-7626-11eb-a43a-bf15d28c1d85.html

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Parks closed, but top Chicago Parks’ execs give themselves $187K in raises
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/574550846-parks-closed-but-top-chicago-parks-execs-give-themselves-187k-in-raises

MC HENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County GOP Township Election Update
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/township-election-update-about-830/
— Dundee Township: Returns from 35 of 35 Precincts Have Chris Kempf Winning Road Commissioner by Nearly 4 to 1
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/dundee022321/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker on Bailey’s campaign kickoff: “I am concerned about a super spreader event”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/24/pritzker-on-baileys-campaign-kickoff-i-am-concerned-about-a-super-spreader-event/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden a dark money puppet – Adam Laxalt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/23/biden-a-dark-money-puppet/
— Malicious purge of Parler powered by abusive Big Tech – Richard Berman
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/23/malicious-purge-of-parler-powered-by-abusive-big-t/
— Fox News, OANN, Newsmax in crosshairs as Democrats push conservative media purge – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/23/fox-news-oann-newsmax-crosshairs-democrats-push-co/

FOX NEWS
— Left targets civil liberties of conservatives Laura Ingraham examines the left’s attempt to silence all Trump supporters
https://news.yahoo.com/ingraham-left-targets-civil-liberties-040507125.html
— Romney says Trump likely Republican nominee if he runs in 2024. Romney noted in recent polls comparing Trump to other potential Republican candidates “he wins in a landslide.” – Brie Stimson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/romney-says-trump-likely-republican-nominee-if-he-runs-in-2024

GOPUSA
— Democrats’ Covid Bill Is A Racist Plan, Not A Relief Plan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106859
— Leftist Hate Runs Deep
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106726

BREITBART
— ‘Counterinsurgency Campaign’ Against ‘Right-Wing Extremists’ Could Backfire – JOSHUA KLEIN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/23/wapo-counterinsurgency-campaign-against-right-wing-extremists-could-backfire/
— House, Senate GOP: Joe Biden’s HHS Nominee Wants Taxpayer-Funded Medicaid for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/23/house-senate-gop-joe-bidens-hhs-nominee-wants-taxpayer-funded-medicaid-for-illegal-aliens/
— Media Silent as Biden Illegally Holds Unaccompanied Migrant Children, Says Border Patrol Union – BOB PRICE
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/02/23/media-silent-as-biden-illegally-holds-unaccompanied-migrant-children-says-border-patrol-union/

CHRISTIAN POST
— Nearly half of Trump voters would leave GOP, support Trump-backed third party – Ryan Foley
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to drive conservatives out of the Republican Party. I would focus on leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://www.christianpost.com/news/nearly-half-of-trump-voters-would-exit-gop-for-trump-backed-party.html

DAILY WIRE
— Washington Post During Trump: ‘Kids In Cages’; WaPo During Biden: ‘Migrant Facility For Children’ “Big difference 20 months and a new President makes. – Joseph Curl
https://www.dailywire.com/news/wapo-during-trump-kids-in-cages-wapo-during-biden-migrant-facility-for-children

TOWNHALL
— Adam Kinzinger’s First Primary Opponent Catalina Lauf Announces Her Run with This Ad – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/02/23/watch-adam-kinzingers-first-primary-opponent-drops-an-america-first-ad-n2585221
— Trump Judges and the Equality Act – Joseph Backholm
https://townhall.com/columnists/josephbackholm/2021/02/23/trump-judges-and-the-equality-act-n2585205

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Appeals Suspension to Rejoin Facebook, Instagram – JANITA KAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-appeals-suspension-to-rejoin-facebook-instagram_3708281.html

THE HILL
— Florida official tells staff to ignore governor’s order to fly flags at half-staff for Rush Limbaugh – Joseph Guzman
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/540124-florida-official-tells-staff-to-ignore-governors-order-to-fly-flags

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon will Democrats, Liberations, Greens, Independents, and RINOs succeed in prohibiting White males from seeking and holding government and political offices unless they are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
https://www.politico.com/interactives/2021/state-legislature-demographics/

CBS NEWS
— Liz Cheney calls on Republicans to “make clear we aren’t the party of white supremacy” – AARON NAVARRO
(DIERSEN: Those who want to destroy the Republican Party want the Republican Party to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, Trump supporters, conservative, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/liz-cheney-calls-on-republicans-to-make-clear-we-arent-the-party-of-white-supremacy/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Mitch McConnell Would Like Trump to Fade Away. Good luck with that. – Thomas B. Edsall
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/opinion/mitch-mcconnell-would-like-trump-to-fade-away.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “How the effort to deny the reality of the Jan. 6 attack is evolving.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/23/how-effort-deny-reality-jan-6-attack-is-evolving/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Eve-increasingly, LGBTQers crow about their success in destroying heterosexuality, in destroying traditional marriage, and in destroying the traditional family.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/02/24/lgbtq-gallup-poll-more-us-adults-identify-lgbtq/4532664001/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Sen. Ron Johnson airs conspiracy theory about ‘fake Trump supporters’ in Senate hearing on Capitol riot – DAVE GOLDINER (DIERSEN: If you really are a Trump-supporter, you do not do things that harm Trump. If you really are a Trump-hater, you do things that harm Trump.)
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/us-elections-government/ny-ron-johnson-capitol-riot-trump-20210223-v6447lhwdzhnra6ftnvjouxxxa-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— No Speech Coddling in Chicago. A new journal from students who refuse to be cancelled. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-speech-coddling-in-chicago-11614125023
— More Green Blackouts Ahead. Biden’s regulators are ignoring the electrical grid’s vulnerability. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-green-blackouts-ahead-11614125061
— The Equality Act Makes Women Unequal. H.R. 5 erases ‘sex’ as a legal category, with dire consequences. – Inez F. Stepman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-equality-act-makes-women-unequal-11614123263

BLOOMBERG
— GOP Voters’ Post-Riot Departures Help Trump’s Base Cement Grip. Party defections in closed primary states tip balance to Trump. Trump vows to back primary challenges to Republican critics. – Gregory Korte
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-24/gop-voters-post-riot-departures-helps-trump-s-base-cement-grip

FORBES
— Paid To Stay Home— Coronavirus Aid Bill Pays Federal Employees With Kids Out Of School Up To $21K – Adam Andrzejewski
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who had children a) hinted/implied/argued/shouted that federal employees who had children should get big time preference and b) stressed that my wife and I gave up trying to have children, that we did not adopt, and that we did not become foster parents.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2021/02/23/paid-to-stay-home–coronavirus-aid-bill-pays-federal-employees-with-kids-out-of-school-up-to-21k/

WBAP
— Media Institute Hits Democrats for ‘Chilling Speech, Intimidating Distributors’
https://www.wbap.com/news/media-institute-hits-democrats-for-chilling-speech-intimidating-distributors/
— Dershowitz: 2 Congressmen Want McCarthyite ‘Red Channels’ as Newsmax, Fox Targeted
https://www.wbap.com/news/dershowitz-2-congressmen-want-mccarthyite-red-channels-as-newsmax-fox-targeted/

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the hate-filled Trump-hating Liz Cheney promotes hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are White, male, older, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/liz-cheney-republican-party-white-supremacy-b1806493.html

February 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— OUTSTANDING: Former President Trump to speak at CPAC in 1st appearance since leaving office
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-1st-appearance-since-leaving-office/10357399/
— Congress aims to avoid politics with independent Jan. 6 investigation – BENJAMIN SIEGEL
https://abc7chicago.com/congress-aims-to-avoid-politics-with-independent-jan-6-investigation/10357797/
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,922 new coronavirus cases, 42 deaths, 7-day positivity rate sits at 3.2% – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1922-new-covid-19-cases-42-deaths/10357048/

NBC5
— Trump to Make First Post-Presidency Speech at Right-Wing (CPAC) Conference as He Keeps Grip on GOP – Jennifer Liu
(DIERSEN: For conservative-haters, “right-wing” is a pejorative.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-to-make-first-post-presidency-speech-at-right-wing-conference-as-he-keeps-grip-on-gop/2443414/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Sen. Ted Cruz explains his controversial trip to Cancun during Texas winter storm – Natalie Hee
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. While I worked for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates a) stressed that I avoided the draft and b) stressed that while I was taking spring breaks in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975, my peers were dying in Vietnam.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/sen-ted-cruz-explains-his-controversial-trip-to-cancun-while-millions-of-texans-suffer-from-winter-storm

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-presidential appearance – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-trump-cpac-speech-20210220-6xabry2qbzaxzdudjr53izsswy-story.html
— Carjackings in Chicago — including one involving retired cops — end with SWAT standoff and arrest of two at Villa Park motel – ROSEMARY SOBOL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-carjacking-villa-park-swat-arrest-20210220-lxewl23lyfh7xcrc7gpsngwnym-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— COVID-19 and America’s dismal slump in life expectancy. For the first time in decades, life expectancy in the United States has declined by a full year — and more, for African Americans and Latinos — due to the extraordinary death toll of the coronavirus. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/20/22290090/covid-19-life-expectancy-decline-centers-for-disease-control-racial-disparities-editorial

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-post-white-house-appearance

WCIA
— Initiative to increase diversity on campus
(DIERSEN: To increase diversity is to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wcia.com/news/initiative-to-increase-diversity-on-campus/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-16: Report on Anti-Kinzinger Training Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/il-16-report-on-anti-kinzinger-training-meeting/
— Another Mailing Featuring Nunda Township Slate on Which Eric Dowd Is Running for Road Commissioner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/another-mailing-featuring-nunda-township-slate-on-which-eric-dowd-is-running-for-road-commissioner/
— Algonquin Township Supervisor Candidate Randy Funk Shares Response to League of Women Voters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/randy-funk-shares-response-to-league-of-women-voters/
— Eric Dowd Criticizes Shift of Township Road District Tax Money Away from Cities and Villages
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/eric-dowd-criticizes-shift-of-township-road-district-tax-money-away-from-cities-and-villages/
— UPDATED x2: AOC Transforms from Petty Partisan to Stateswoman – Raises over $3 Million for Texas
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/aoc021921/\\
— Algonquin Township Supervisor Candidate Elaine Ramesh Lays Out Goals
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/algonquin-township-supervisor-candidate-elaine-ramesh-lays-out-goals/
— State Senator Craig Wilcox Weighs In on Nunda Township Road Commissioner Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/state-senator-weighs-in-on-nunda-township-road-commissioner-race/
— Biden Administration Begins Processing of Immigrants at Mexican Border – Link to Comment on Government Website
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/biden-administration-begins-processing-of-immigrants-at-mexican-border/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump to speak at CPAC conference in Florida – Dave Boyer
(DIERSEN: Few from Illinois have attended CPACs. Although not recently, I have attended many CPACs. I should write a book about how Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the following have used that against me: 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, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/20/trump-speak-cpac-conference-florida/

GINGRICH 360
— Can a “Woke” American Military Protect the United States?
https://www.gingrich360.com/2021/02/can-a-woke-american-military-protect-the-united-states/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden Fires Chicago U.S. Attorney Hot on the Trail of Democratic Corruption – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/20/biden-fires-chicago-u-s-attorney-hot-on-the-trail-of-democratic-corruption-n1427040

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Rush Limbaugh’s Amazing 2009 Speech at CPAC Rings Just as True Today – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/rush-limbaughs-amazing-2009-speech-at-cpac-rings-just-as-true-today/
— Sky News Australia Host: ‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’ – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/sky-news-australia-host-never-before-has-the-leader-of-the-free-world-been-so-cognitively-compromised/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump to Make First Public Speech Since Leaving White House at CPAC – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-to-make-public-appearance-at-cpac-on-feb-28_3704558.html
— YouTube Takes Down New Trump Interview – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/youtube-takes-down-new-trump-interview_3704154.html

ROLL CALL
— To retake House, centrists say GOP needs candidates who can win swing districts – Stephanie Akin
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about “centrist” Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who focused on destroying conservatives.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/02/18/to-retake-house-centrists-say-gop-needs-candidates-who-can-win-swing-districts/

THE HILL
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/539737-trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-since-leaving-white
— GOP: McConnell-Trump civil war will hurt Republicans – JONATHAN EASLEY
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who lost elections and who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for those losses. They also blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539658-gop-mcconnell-trump-civil-war-will-hurt-republicans
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The split could depress fundraising, dampen turnout, alienate swing voters and push bad general election candidates through divided primary fields, Republicans say. . .There are scores of unanswered questions around Trump’s involvement in 2022, including whether he’ll fundraise for Senate Republicans and how aggressively he’ll back primary challengers. . .Republicans remember the Tea Party primary fights all too clearly and blame the bad insurgent candidates for losing at least five winnable Senate races between 2010 and 2012. By denouncing the worst elements of Trump’s base and calling out House members such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), McConnell hopes to rally Republicans behind mainstream conservatives who can win primaries and general elections.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Schedules Address Before CPAC Next Sunday. The former president will make his first lengthy remarks since leaving office before the annual conference of conservatives Feb. 28. – Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/politics/trump-cpac.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump to Speak at CPAC in First Public Appearance Since Leaving Office. Former president to talk about future of GOP, Biden’s immigration policies. – Catherine Lucey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-since-leaving-office-11613862126

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump to speak at CPAC, in first public appearance since leaving office – Amy B Wang and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/20/trump-speak-cpac/

USA TODAY
— Donald Trump to speak at CPAC in first major public appearance since leaving office – Sarah Elbeshbishi
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/20/donald-trump-address-cpac-first-major-address-since-leaving-dc/4527693001/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “State Senator Who Quit GOP Due to Trump Era Says Many Republicans Have No Political Home.”
https://www.newsweek.com/state-senator-who-quit-gop-due-trump-era-says-many-republicans-have-no-political-home-1570722

SKY NEWS
— ‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6233603126001

CANNABIS HEALTH INSIDER
— Congress Members Demand Biden To Declare Mass Forgiveness Before Cannabis Legalization (DIERSEN: I got student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. I should write a book about those who have punished me the most for doing that.)
https://cannabishealthinsider.com/6552/congress-members-demand-biden-to-declare-mass-forgiveness-before-cannabis-legalization/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 1977, President Jimmy Carter granted pardons to those who violated the Military Selective Service Act during the Vietnam War era, from August 4, 1964, to March 28, 1973. Draft evasion carries stiff punishments, including fines and years of imprisonment.)

GUARDIAN
— Donald Trump to address CPAC on future of Republican party
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/20/donald-trump-cpac-republican-party

February 20 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,219 new coronavirus cases, 63 deaths; Cook County Health gives 100,000th shot – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2219-new-covid-19-cases-63-deaths/10354123/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— GOP candidates in Ohio Senate race compete over who is more pro-Trump – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/gop-candidates-in-ohio-senate-race-compete-over-who-is-more-pro-trump

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan’s heir apparent still up in the air — and he rejects call to stay out it. Leaders of the Coalition for Change IL3 released a list of demands Friday regarding the appointment, including that Madigan hand his votes over to a proxy and play no role in the decision. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/19/22291968/mike-michael-madigan-heir-apparent-resignation-appointment-house-speaker-representative

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— With Madigan gone, can Illinois afford a Munchkin moment? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-illinois-corruption-ethics-john-kass-madigan-20210220-e3mdxb6pvfhqjbpg6wdvdhjccy-story.html
— Struggling Cook County suburban areas face overdose epidemic, with death rates similar to Chicago, report says – JOHN KEILMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-cook-county-opioid-overdoses-20210219-ly3yy24utvcgnedizsamkzdzxa-story.html
— With Chicago slipping toward chaos, report outlines how police and city leaders missed signs unrest was escalating and botched response – JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-police-looting-response-tick-tock-20210219-5o6x3krnlve25gtytzmaep2dpi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Glendale Heights village president, one opponent survive ballot challenge – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210219/glendale-heights-village-president-one-opponent-survive-ballot-challenge

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Utility bills in some small Illinois towns skyrocket because of Texas cold – Ben Szalinski
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/19/illinois-natural-gas-prices-increase-cold-winter-weather-forecast-snow/4506491001/

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Mike Madigan does get to select his successor – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/02/19/mike-madigan-does-get-to-select-his-successor/

WGLT
— How McLean County Shaped Adam Kinzinger – ERIC STOCK
(DIERSEN: What state, what county, what township, what municipality, and what church and school shaped you? Illinois, Will County, Crete Township, Crete, Trinity Lutheran church and school in Crete, and Hope Lutheran church and school in Park Forest shaped me. My ancestors have been in northeast Illinois since 1844 and in Crete since 1854. I lived in Crete 1948-1972 and my brother continues to live in Crete.)
https://www.wglt.org/post/how-mclean-county-shaped-adam-kinzinger#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— With Or Without Trump, Republicans Will Likely Keep Right And Head South – RON ELVING
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/or-without-trump-republicans-will-likely-keep-right-and-head-south#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Underwood Endorses Anna Valencia in Democratic Party Primary for Secretary of State
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/19/il-14-underwood-endorses-anna-valencia-in-democratic-party-primary-for-secretary-of-state/
— Nunda Township Road Commissioner Lesperance Touts Financial Record
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/19/lesperance-touts-financial-record/
— AOC Transforms from Petty Partisan to Stateswoman in Less Than 12 Hours
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/19/aoc021921/
— Pritzker’s Paragraph on Ethics
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/19/pritzkers-paragraph-on-ethics/
— Pritzker Provides Laugh Line
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/19/message-of-the-day-a-laugh-line/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WEAK ACCOUNTING STANDARDS ENABLE ILLINOIS BUDGET DEFICITS – Justin Carlson
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/weak-accounting-standards-enable-illinois-budget-deficits/
— MADIGAN WILL RETIRE WITH $2.9 MILLION PUBLIC PENSION AFTER CONTRIBUTING JUST $350,000 – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/madigan-will-retire-with-2-9-million-public-pension-after-contributing-just-350000/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Study: Heroin chief cause of suburban Chicago opioid deaths – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/19/study-heroin-chief-cause-of-suburban-chicago-opioi/

FOX NEWS
— ‘The View’ hosts trash Rush Limbaugh, say he ‘normalized hatred’ for ‘people sitting in their trucks’ Meghan McCain credits broadcaster for rise of ‘infotainment’ – David Rutz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/view-hosts-trash-rush-limbaugh-normalized-hatred-trucks
— McDonald’s plans to diversify leadership following racial discrimination allegations World’s biggest restaurant chain moves to bring more women and minorities into management roles
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/mcdonalds-plans-diversify-leadership-following-racial-discrimination-allegations

FEDERALIST
— Wisconsin’s Capital City Is Trying To Ban White People From Police Oversight Board. Heralded as a serious effort at ‘equity’ and ‘inclusion,’ Madison’s Police Civilian Oversight Board openly states that white people need not apply and are not welcome. – Daniel Lennington
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will your municipality officially banish people, organizations, and companies that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/19/wisconsins-capital-city-is-trying-to-ban-white-people-from-police-oversight-board/

BREITBART
— Marco Rubio: ‘Nothing Compassionate’ About Joe Biden’s Open Borders Policies. “By ending the Migrant Protection Protocols, the Biden Administration is sending yet another signal that it is okay to come to this country unlawfully,” Rubio said. – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/19/marco-rubio-nothing-compassionate-about-joe-bidens-open-borders-policies/

NEWS BUSTERS
— North Dakota Fights Big Tech Censorship, Introduces Bill Allowing Suits Against Platforms – Kayla Sargent
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to sue me for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like. But beyond hypocritically, they do not sue the authors of those articles.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/kayla-sargent/2021/02/19/north-dakota-fights-big-tech-censorship-introduces-bill

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Dems seek to erase Trump from all federal property, forever – including burial in Arlington Nat. Cemetery – W.E. Thompson Jr.
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/02/19/dems-seek-to-erase-trump-from-all-federal-property-forever-including-burial-in-arlington-nat-cemetery-1032216/

NTD
— CPAC 2021 Approaches With Trump as Possible Speaker – Zachary Stieber
https://www.ntd.com/cpac-2021-approaches-with-trump-as-possible-speaker_569444.html

NBC NEWS
— News organizations struggle to meet diversity pledges despite key hires. “We want employees to know we’re not just window-washing,” said one media diversity executive. – Ahiza García-Hodges
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/news-organizations-struggle-meet-diversity-pledges-despite-key-hires-n1258264

NEW YORK TIMES
— Where Will Rush Limbaugh’s 15 Million Listeners Go Now? – Michael M. Grynbaum
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/business/media/rush-limbaugh-conservative-media.html
— Biden Is Going Big, and Americans Are With Him – Timothy Egan
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats will use government to get rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, Democrats will promote/force dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. Ever-increasingly, Democrats will promote poverty and crime.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/19/opinion/biden-democratic-majority-winning.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Nobody loves ‘cancel culture’ more than Republicans do – Paul Waldman
(DIERSEN: Who leads the cancel culture in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about those who lead the cancel culture in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/19/nobody-loves-cancel-culture-more-than-republicans-do/
— The GOP is Rush Limbaugh’s party. Trump only inherited it. – Brian Rosenwald
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hate Rush Limbaugh and hate those who listen to him. I would focus on Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, etc. in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/19/rush-limbaugh-gop-rino-trump/
— Texas journalists are providing critical information about a disaster they’re living through – Elahe Izadi
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for all disasters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who falsely paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers. I would focus on those who have been leaders of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2021/02/19/texas-winter-storm-journalism/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Migrants Crowd Border Crossing as Biden Administration Begins Undoing Trump Policy – Alicia A. Caldwell and Michelle Hackman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/migrants-crowd-border-crossing-as-biden-administration-begins-undoing-trump-immigration-policy-11613765396
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-immigration-opportunity-11613777993
— Online Speech Is Now an Existential Question for Tech. Content moderation rules used to be a question of taste. Now, they can determine a service’s prospects for survival. – Christopher Mims
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I should have to get prior approval from the following before I include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like: the chairmen of the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Illinois Republican Party (IRP). Failing that, the want the MTRO, DCRCC. and IRP to punish me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/online-speech-is-now-an-existential-question-for-tech-11613797254
(FROM THE ARTICLE: How do we make sure we’re not facilitating misinformation, violence, fraud or hate speech? At the same time, how do we ensure we’re not censoring users?)
— Lawmakers in U.K., Canada Slam Facebook After Australia News Blackout. Facebook said it had little choice but to restrict news in Australia because of proposed regulation. – Mike Cherney
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lawmakers-in-u-k-canada-slam-facebook-after-australia-news-blackout-11613735931
— Texas-Style Blackouts Are the Future. The grid is designed to shut down, and we’re designing it to shut down more often. – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always extremely critical of my judgment. I should write a book about those who have been especially critical of my having a whole house natural gas fired backup electric generator installed.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/texas-style-blackouts-are-the-future-11613772034

FORBES
— One Of The Most Powerful Politicians In U.S. History Leaves Office With His State’s Finances In Shambles – Patrick Gleason
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickgleason/2021/02/19/one-of-the-most-powerful-politicians-in-us-history-leaves-office-with-his-states-finances-in-shambles/?sh=424da142615e

USA TODAY
— My family couldn’t survive on $7.25 minimum wage. But $15 gives us a fighting chance. – Alvin Major
(DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2021/02/19/minimum-wage-fight-for-15-strike-column/4493217001/

ORLANDO SENTINEL
— CPAC, America’s biggest conservative event, is coming to Orlando. Organizers say it will be safe. – STEVEN LEMONGELLO and STEVEN WALKER
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-prem-ne-cpac-orlando-advance-20210220-pfox44wrvbddtpmnkzb35sbzde-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican heavy-hitters ranging from Floridians Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott to national figures such as former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and embattled Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz are scheduled to appear at the Hyatt Regency Orlando from Thursday through Sunday. . .And there’s Charlie Kirk, chair of a conservative youth group, Turning Point USA.)

WION NEWS
— Coca-Cola promotes anti-white rhetoric, invites backlash
https://www.wionews.com/world/coca-cola-promotes-anti-white-rhetoric-invites-backlash-365070

HR DRIVE
— Glassdoor breaks down ratings, salaries by employee demographics – Kate Tornone
(DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with evidence that my Democrat GAO superiors paid their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger far more than they paid their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or older and who had similar or more education, work experience, and/or professional certifications and licenses.)
https://www.hrdive.com/news/glassdoor-breaks-down-ratings-salaries-by-employee-demographics/595306/

GUARDIAN
— Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s plan to honour Rush Limbaugh raises hackles. Democratic leader angry at honour for deeply divisive figure. Flags to fly at half-staff for late hard-right talk radio host. – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/feb/20/rush-limbaugh-florida-ron-desantis-flags-half-staff

February 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 14th Amendment battle may loom if Trump decides to run in 2024 – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/14th-amendment-battle-may-loom-if-trump-runs-again/10354837/

NBC5
— Trump Rages at Top Republicans Even as Advisors Urge Him to Focus Attacks on Biden, Democrats – Brian Schwartz
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-rages-at-top-republicans-even-as-advisors-urge-him-to-focus-attacks-on-biden-democrats/2442938/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Take down Chicago statues of Lincoln? No. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-abraham-lincoln-statues-20210219-s7xkmlb3nnabhjgwbwabrtky6y-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,219 new COVID-19 cases and 63 more deaths reported; Lightfoot defends spending $281.5 million in federal relief money on police payroll
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-aud-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210219-fdbbqfl75rbhlpweetxldilgcu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Sorry, don’t expect the Fairness Doctrine to come back and prevent more Rush Limbaughs.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-fairness-doctrine-fcc-rush-limbaugh-page-20210219-cuzacv6h3jeapc74wdmdtphf4i-story.html
— Madigan’s sprint to pick his successor | Lightfoot still backs police superintendent after scathing watchdog report | Beer home delivery legislation brewing – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-madigan-speedy-replacement-process-lightfoot-defends-brown-spin-20210219-awl3fwwxzvh3jkjkkmknn2rb6q-story.html
— Oak Park village clerk candidates talk government transparency, voter access during League of Women Voters forum – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-village-clerk-forum-tl-0225-20210219-4sc3blbjx5h6jdrbbzsqd2qknm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Kinzinger snaps back at Will County GOP organization after latest party censure – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210219/kinzinger-snaps-back-at-suburban-republican-group-after-latest-party-censure
— Gary R. Saake: 2021 candidate for West Chicago High School District 94 School Board
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210219/gary-r-saake-2021-candidate-for-west-chicago-high-school-district-94-school-board

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kinzinger slams Will County GOP after censure vote. The chairman called the congressman’s impeachment vote a “betrayal.” The congressman fired back. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/kinzinger-slams-will-county-gop-after-censure-vote

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Barghouti Hardwick new chairwoman of Sangamon County GOP. Succeeds Rosemarie Long, who died Feb. 3. – Steven Spearie
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/19/dianne-barghouti-hardwick-new-chair-sangamon-county-gop/4500578001/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger calls censure votes ‘petty’ after latest from Will County – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/19/illinois-republicans-censure-rep-adam-kinzinger-trump-impeachment-vote/4512821001/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Will County Republicans overwhelmingly vote to censure Kinzinger
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/will-county-republicans-overwhelmingly-vote-to-censure-kinzinger/article_4f2130cc-72ec-11eb-a425-f3c36ebe1eed.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP Launches www.FirePritzker.org – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?id=319372#.YDBJqi4XCM8

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump repeats election claims in interviews, is unchallenged – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-repeats-election-claims-in-interviews-is-unchallenged

NPR ILLINOIS
— Capitol Police Suspends 6 Officers, Investigates Dozens More After Capitol Riots – H.J. MAI
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/capitol-police-suspends-6-officers-investigates-dozens-more-after-capitol-riots#stream/0

BOLINGBROOK PATCH
— DuPage Township Clerk Resigns Amid Election-Process Breach. DuPage Township Clerk Kulsum Ali resigned her office following the ballot-placement lottery for the April 6 DuPage Township election. – Jackie Traynere
https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/dupage-township-clerk-resigns-amid-election-process-breach-1

WHEATON PATCH
— Weekly Update: How Coronavirus Is Affecting Wheaton Area Nursing Homes. The federal government is tracking the decline of COVID-19 cases in nursing homes, including in the Wheaton area.
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/weekly-update-how-coronavirus-affecting-wheaton-area-nursing-homes

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— With resignation, Madigan’s grip on Illinois politics loosens – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/with-resignation-madigans-grip-on-illinois-politics-loosens/article_81ff9802-7301-11eb-83c7-9fc47b0a637a.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DI LEO: THE GOLDEN MICROPHONE GOES SILENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/the-golden-microphone-goes-silent.html
— MADIGAN RESIGNS FROM IL GENERAL ASSEMBLY; PROUD OF MAKING ILLINOIS A “BASTION OF DEMOCRATIC VALUES”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/madigan-resigns-from-il-general-assembly-proud-of-making-illinois-a-bastion-of-democratic-values-.html
— PARTY REALIGNMENT: RADICAL REPUBLICANS, CORPORATE DEMOCRATS?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/party-realignment-radical-republicans-corporate-democrats.html
— THE FRENCH ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT TO SAY ‘NO THANKS’ TO US WOKE-ISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/the-french-are-absolutely-right-to-say-no-thanks-to-us-woke-ism.html

CAPITOL FAX
— After censure, Kinzinger lashes out at Will County GOP’s “ineptitude”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/19/after-censure-kinzinger-lashes-out-at-will-county-gops-ineptitude/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/19/covid-19-roundup-75/
— 2,219 new confirmed and probable cases; 63 additional deaths; 1,596 hospitalized; 366 in ICU; 2.8 percent average case positivity rate; 3.3 percent average test positivity rate; 59,460 average daily doses; 2+ million vaccines administered
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/19/2219-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-63-additional-deaths-1596-hospitalized-366-in-icu-28-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-33-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-59460-average-daily-doses-2-mill/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Twitter’s terms of service only applies to Republicans – Kelly Sadler
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/19/twitters-terms-service-only-applies-republicans/
— Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs to testify before Congress on misinformation, disinformation – Ryan Lovelace
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation and disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. Of course, Democrats and RINOs want my critics/opponents to testify. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. My critics/opponents promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/18/facebook-google-and-twitter-ceos-testify-congress-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— GOP angst as Trump and McConnell wage civil war – W. James Antle III
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/politics/donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-gop-struggle-civil-war

FOX NEWS
— California state Republican says bill would protect people from discrimination based on political views. ‘Cancel culture and the efforts to silence differing opinions and voices should be a growing concern for all of us.’ – Morgan Phillips
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who ever-increasingly promote hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on those Republican-haters who have lots or religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-state-republican-cancel-culture-bill-isnt-about-protecting-republicans
(FROM THE ARTICLE: California Republican State Sen. Melissa Melendez, amid liberal backlash, argued that her legislative proposals against “cancel culture” aren’t about “protecting Republicans” but about defending the right to be one. “The last four years have really opened my eyes to what’s going on out there, and how people feel that it’s somehow okay to protect every other class in this country except political class,” Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, tells Fox News in an interview. “With President Trump being elected we’ve seen members of Congress advocating for members of the Trump administration to be harassed and targeted. It’s permeating every aspect of our lives, so I felt that putting political affiliation in California’s fair employment and housing act was appropriate,” she continues. But, “The bill isn’t about protecting Republicans,” she says. “It’s Republicans today, it could be Democrats tomorrow… it’s a bill about fairness.” Melendez — a U.S. Navy veteran, small business owner, and mother of five children — said her “Diversity of Thought Act” would protect people from discrimination over politics when seeking housing, bank loans, or employment by amending the Fair Employment and Housing Act. The Act bars discrimination against race, religion, sexual orientation and other factors. California employment law already prohibits workplace retaliation for political activity. Her second bill would help protect students from bullying over their political views. “Cancel culture and the efforts to silence differing opinions and voices should be a growing concern for all of us,” Melendez said in announcing the legislation.)
— Bill Gates says Trump should ‘probably’ be allowed to return to social media. Twitter cut the former president off from some 88M followers after the deadly riot on Jan. 6. – Megan Henney
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bill-gates-says-trump-should-probably-be-allowed-to-return-to-social-media

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM
— President Biden Has Promised to Pass the Equality Act—Here’s How That Threatens Your Freedoms
https://www.adflegal.org/blog/president-biden-has-promised-pass-equality-act-heres-how-threatens-your-freedoms

GOPUSA
— Would YOU Pay? Democrats Push Reparations; Biden ‘Supports A Study’ – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106697
— Executive Orders V. Guns: How The Second Amendment May Be In Peril
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106677

BREITBART
— Joe Biden’s Progressives Abolish ICE Protections by 80 Percent – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/18/washington-post-joe-bidens-progressives-abolish-ice-protections-by-80-percent/
— Joe Biden Amnesty Plan Protects Illegal Hiring, Excludes Mandatory E-Verify – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/18/joe-biden-amnesty-plan-protects-illegal-hiring-excludes-e-verify/

DAILY CALLER
— Public Schools Are Becoming Cesspools Of Woke Liberal Activism. What Happened? Schools are teaching students more radical material, and that may hurt enrollment.
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/19/public-schools-woke-liberal-activism-critical-race-theory-teachers-unions-enrollment-private-schools/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— OBSESSED: House Democrats Try To Ban Trump From Being Buried At Arlington – Sergie Daez
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/obsessed-democrats-try-ban-twice-impeached-former-presidents-being-interred-arlington-national

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Republicans Planning to Target Democrats Over Biden’s Job-Killing Keystone XL Policy – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/republicans-planning-to-target-democrats-over-bidens-job-killing-keystone-xl-policy/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters.
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/539450-political-purists-bring-cancel-culture-to-the-republican-party

CNN
— Why Corporate America is jumping for joy while millions of workers remain jobless. – Anneken Tappe
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/economy/ceo-business-confidence/index.html

MSN
— Anti-Trump group launches Fox News ad buy – Holly Otterbein
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/anti-trump-group-launches-fox-news-ad-buy/ar-BB1dPikj?li=BBnb7Kz

REUTERS
— How to respond to disinformation while protecting free speech
(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. Of course, my critics/opponents want to “respond” to me and to my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. My critics/opponents promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/risj-review/how-respond-disinformation-while-protecting-free-speech

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled GOP-hating GOP-haters say “It’s been a brutal two months for the GOP.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/it-s-been-brutal-two-months-gop-n1258325

WASHINGTON POST
— For younger job seekers, diversity and inclusion in the workplace aren’t a preference. They’re a requirement. Millennial and Gen Z professionals are avoiding companies without a diverse workforce, clear promotion traffic and a commitment to confronting systemic racism in their ranks. – Jennifer Miller
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/02/18/millennial-genz-workplace-diversity-equity-inclusion/
— How many Americans are unemployed? It’s likely a lot more than 10 million. The United States has not had reliable data during the pandemic to answer a very basic question: How many Americans are out of work? – Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/02/19/how-many-americans-unemployed/

FORBES
— A Much-Needed Service: NewsGuard Cracks Down On Fake News – Todd Wasserman
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. Of course, Democrats and RINOs want NewsGuard to crack down on me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. My critics/opponents promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/toddwasserman/2021/02/19/a-much-needed-service-newsguard-cracks-down-on-fake-news/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 54% of Voters Say Biden Is a ‘Puppet’ of the Left
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/54_of_voters_say_biden_is_a_puppet_of_the_left

February 19 Morning Edition

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Will County Republicans voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to censure Rep. Adam Kinzinger for his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. The 111 to 5 vote (and one abstention) for censure “is meant to remind the representative who he represents: the people who elected him, not his self-interests,” said Will County Republican Chairman George Pearson, adding that Kinzinger’s decision to start a PAC that “goes against other Republicans was a betrayal.” Pearson said his next task is to find a challenger for Kinzinger’s seat. The rebuke comes a few days after the Iroquois County GOP in central Illinois voted to censure. LaSalle County’s Republican Central Committee voted to censure earlier this month. All three counties are among the 14 counties that make up Kinzinger’s 16th Congressional District. Kinzinger issued a statement criticizing GOP leaders in Will County for not doing more to elect Republicans and calling the county GOP “inept.” “Maybe if the Will County GOP spent the same amount of time and energy helping local Republicans as they do with petty censure votes to go after those that vote their conscience, they might actually win a few races,” Kinzinger said. He said Will County has gone from a “staunchly conservative county where Republicans controlled the board and held countywide offices” to one that’s seen Democrats take control of county board seats. “The leaders of the Will County GOP have proven they are unable to assist Republican candidates in winning these especially important elections. As the last federal Republican official representing Will County, I have been saddened by this ineptitude.” – Shia Kapos
(DIERSEN: What do you say to those who do not want you or anyone else to read the aforesaid?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2021/02/19/madigan-matters-new-censure-for-kinzinger-scathing-report-on-police-griffin-grilled-491813

ABC7
— US lets in asylum-seekers stuck in Mexico, ends Trump policy – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats want asylum seekers because asylum seekers will vote for Democrats. RINOs want asylum seekers because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/us-lets-in-asylum-seekers-stuck-in-mexico-ends-trump-policy/10353424/

CBS2
— Aldermen, Activists Criticize Mayor Lightfoot For Spending More Than $280 Million In Pandemic Relief Funds On CPD
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/18/aldermen-activists-criticize-mayor-lightfoot-for-spending-more-than-280-million-in-pandemic-relief-funds-on-cpd/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Crime, taxes, closed schools or clogged side streets. But Lightfoot focuses on statues. – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-chicago-statues-john-kass-20210219-js2i332npnfc5efrobjx52bcii-story.html
— Readers, we need you now more than ever – ERIC ZORN
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, mainstream newspapers a) act like they are arms of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties; b) dump readers, dump organizations, dump companies, dump governments, and dump countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time; and c) promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-alden-global-capital-tribune-newspapers-zorn-20210219-y4mg4perrraxhjh43tat7xjkwe-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Please don’t cancel your subscription to the Chicago Tribune because we’re poised to be taken over by Alden Global Capital.)
— Naperville divvies up $500,000 among agencies that provide social service assistance in city – SUZANNE BAKER
(DIERSEN: Soon, under the Democrats, everyone will be handing out welfare and/or receiving welfare.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-social-service-funding-st-0217-20210218-6k73tay4krfurk6whdm7lczuy4-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Michael Madigan moves on, but his strongman legacy remains. At his core, the longtime speaker was an old-fashioned ward boss who knew how to collect votes. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/michael-madigan-moves-his-strongman-legacy-remains

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH & WILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater a) glorifies and praises Kinzinger and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Kinzinger’s critics.
https://www.pantagraph.com/kinzinger-family-letters-over-trump-vote-get-national-media-attention/article_5bc85d10-3ebf-5486-9b59-f33a3fccf840.html
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/story/whats-rep-kinzingers-endgame

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pension checks — big ones — are in the monthly mail – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-pension-checks-big-ones-are-in-the-monthly-mail/article_d37a16cf-30fb-5681-bd89-a521348be59f.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Holding the No. 1 position is former Republican legislator and Judge Edward Petka, who collects a monthly check of $18,062. That’s $216,747 a year, an amount sweetened by those 3 percent annual cost-of-living increases. In Petka’s case, his 3 percent increase amounts to an extra $6,500 a year, a roughly $500-per-month hike. Former Democratic state Rep. Gary Hannig of Litchfield, who worked in former Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration, collects $14,584 per month. His wife, Elizabeth, who succeeded her husband when he left the Illinois House to work for Quinn, supplements her husband’s pension by collecting a monthly pension check of $4,373 per month. Together, they collect pension checks totaling $18,957 per month — $227,484 for the year. Former Gov. Jim Edgar holds the No. 5 slot, collecting $15,102 per month. The list of recipients includes scoundrels. Among them is indicted former state Rep. Luis Arroyo. Charged with bribery and forced to resign from the Illinois House in 2019, he’s collecting $4,507 per month, a perk he might be forced to forfeit if he is convicted on the political corruption charge. Another notorious pension recipient is former Chicago-area state Sen. Ira Silverstein, who lost his elective office after being implicated in an embarrassing sexual-harassment case. He receives $6,600 per month. Other prominent legislative monthly pension recipients are Quinn, $12,864; former state senator and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, $12,811; former state senator and former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, $12,789; former Lt. Gov. Robert Kustra, $11,859; Jayne Thompson, wife of the late Gov. James Thompson, $9,783; former state Attorney General Neil Hartigan, $9,776; and former state legislators later elected to Congress (Republicans Tim Johnson, $7,899, and Tom Ewing, $7,667, and Democrat Terry Bruce, $7,154). Among the local politicians named were former state Rep. Bill Black, R-Danville, $11,742; former state Rep. Helen Satterthwaite, D-Urbana, $7,377; former Democratic county auditor, Urbana mayor and state Rep. Laurel Prussing, $5,569; former state Rep. Chad Hays, R-Catlin, $4,682; former state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, $4,497; Republican former state legislator Max Coffey of Charleston, $4,825; Republican former state legislator Rick Winkel of Champaign, $3,362; Republican former legislator Judy Myers of Danville, $2,452; Republican former legislator Shane Cultra of Iroquois County, $2,970; and former Democratic legislator Julie Curry of Decatur, $1,991.)

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 145 COVID-19 cases Thursday, 10 deaths, 4.05% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/19/dupage-county-reports-145-covid-19-cases-thursday-10-deaths-405-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

STATELINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat teachers promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.mystateline.com/news/new-proposed-illinois-school-requirement-would-include-a-reading-list-of-anti-racism-books/

NPR ILLINOIS
— The Republican Rift Goes Far Deeper Than Just Trump And McConnell – DOMENICO MONTANARO
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The riff in the Republican Party is between a) those who want to defend and advance the party’s platform and b) those who want to dump the party’s platform, and especially its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. I should write a book about past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization a) who reject some, many, most, if not all of the aforesaid planks and b) who do everything that can to get rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains who support the aforesaid planks.) I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, etc. who reject some, many, most, if not all of the aforesaid planks.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/republican-rift-goes-far-deeper-just-trump-and-mcconnell#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-16: Scott Presler Confirms for Saturday in Minooka Looking for Volunteers Against Kinzinger
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/presler021821/
— Team Nunda Township Mails
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/team-nunda-mails/
— Campaigning in the Snow in Lakewood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/campaigning-in-the-snow-in-lakewood/

WIREPOINTS
— Illiterate Revolutionaries: Chicago schools struggle as teachers push liberal politics – Fox News short film
https://wirepoints.org/illiterate-revolutionaries-chicago-schools-struggle-as-teachers-push-liberal-politics-fox-news/
— What Pritzker’s 2022 budget proposal doesn’t do: fix Illinois – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/what-pritzkers-2022-budget-proposal-doesnt-do-fix-illinois-wirepoints/
— Pritzker’s budget doesn’t do anything to address population loss, taxes, or pensions – Wirepoints joins Craig Dellimore on WBBM
https://wirepoints.org/pritzkers-budget-doesnt-do-anything-to-address-population-loss-taxes-or-pensions-wirepoints-joins-craig-dellimore-on-wbbm/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pelosi’s pick to lead Capitol probe says police ‘complicit,’ helped rioters – Rowan Scarborough
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/18/russel-honore-capitol-police-complicit-riot/
— Conservative groups kick-start anti-Biden push with $2 million ad blitz – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/18/conservative-groups-kickstart-anti-biden-push-2-mi/
— Australia’s proposed law to make tech giants pay for the news articles shared on their networks has Google and Facebook doing a good cop/bad cop routine. – Ryan Lovelace
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Google, Facebook, etc. to ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to ban my www.gopillinois.com website. My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/18/big-tech-censorship-spreads-press-australia-us-con/

FOX NEWS
— Menendez introduces Dem immigration bill, denies ‘amnesty’ despite citizenship path for illegal immigrants. The bill needs 10 Republican votes in the Senate. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/menendez-dem-immigration-bill-amnesty-illegal-immigrants

BREITBART
— Chicago Police Dept. ‘failed the public’ during George Floyd protests – UPI
https://www.breitbart.com/news/chicago-police-dept-failed-the-public-during-george-floyd-protests/

NEWSMAX
— GOP’s John Cox Makes $1M Donation in California Gubernatorial Bid – Jeffrey Rodack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/john-cox-gavin-newsom-recall-california/2021/02/18/id/1010537/

DAILY CALLER
— Retired General Leading Capitol Review Has A History Of Peddling Far-Left Conspiracy Theories – MICHAEL GINSBERG
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/18/russel-honore-capitol-riot-review/
— Our Descent Into Collective Madness – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/18/victor-davis-hanson-our-descent-into-collective-madness/
— As Bipartisan Calls To Amend Section 230 Mount, Experts Emphasize Unintended Consequences – MICHAEL GINSBERG
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Google, Facebook, etc. to ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to ban my www.gopillinois.com website. My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/18/conservatives-section-230-reform-unintended-consequences/

AFP
— Backlash grows as Facebook imposes Australia news blackout
(DIERSEN: Who does not want you to share news? My critics/opponents do not want me to share news. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. They want only those who they manipulate/dominate to share news.)
https://news.yahoo.com/backlash-grows-facebook-imposes-australia-175450582.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Australia’s government says that Facebook was “heavy-handed” and “wrong” for introducing an unprecedented local ban on sharing news in response to pending legislation that would force the social media giant to pay for content. From Thursday Australians were unable to post links to news articles or view the Facebook pages of local and international news outlets, while Aussie news sources disappeared from the site worldwide.)

EPOCH TIMES
— Rep. Jim Banks: Attempts to Erase Trump Will Cost GOP Elections 2022 and 2024 – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/attempts-to-erase-trump-will-cost-gop-elections-2022-and-2024-rep-jim-banks_3702385.html
— Pro-Life Activist Lila Rose: Biden Using Christian Religion as ‘Cover for Extreme Policies’ – SAMUEL ALLEGRI
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-is-using-christian-religion-as-the-cover-for-his-extreme-policies-lila-rose_3701881.html

THE HILL
— Ex-Trump chief of staff Priebus mulling Wisconsin governor bid – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539541-ex-trump-chief-of-staff-priebus-mulling-wisconsin-governor-bid

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers – HUIZHONG WU and FU TING
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents what to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. But failing that, they want reporters and journalists like me to be credentialed, and of course, to meet their credentialing requirements. They want me to get permission from the following before I include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.)
https://nepal24hours.com/china-steps-up-online-controls-with-new-rule-for-bloggers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Beginning next week, the Cyberspace Administration of China will require bloggers and influencers to have a government-approved credential before they can publish on a wide range of subjects. Some fear that only state media and official propaganda accounts will get permission. While permits have been needed since at least 2017 to write about topics such as political and military affairs, enforcement has not been widespread. The new rules expand that requirement to health, economics, education and judicial matters. . .The new credential requirement could restrict individuals from posting original content, including people like Ma who aren’t openly challenging the line of Xi’s ruling Communist Party. Weibo CEO Wang Gaofei, responding to Ma on the platform, said commentary on news released by official media was permitted but commentators could not “release news” themselves. . .A notice on Sohu in January, which also hosts microblogs, said public accounts without credentials must not issue or republish current affairs news. Banned topics include “articles and commentary on politics, economics, military affairs, diplomatic and public affairs; Taking out of context and distorting the content of the Party and country’s history; breaking news and commentary.” Internet giant Baidu, which also has a publishing platform, issued a similar notice. It is unclear to what extent bloggers will be punished if they publish commentary without the credentials.)

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater a) glorifies and praises Kinzinger and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Kinzinger’s critics.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/opinions/kinzinger-letter-angry-cousin-drexler/index.html
— Congress is again discussing reparations for slavery. It’s a complex and thorny issue – Harmeet Kaur
(DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats will force you to pay: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/us/congress-slavery-reparations-effort-trnd/index.html

CNBC
— Twitter commits that 25% of its executives will be minorities or women by 2025 – Salvador Rodriguez
(DIERSEN: To meet that goal, will Twitter adopt an “up-or-out” policy like the federal government uses? For example, will Twitter get of its employees who are White and/or male who are not making $100,000/year by age 25, $500,000/year by age 30, $1,000,000/year by age 35, $5,000,000/year by age 40, $10,000,000/year by age 45, $50,000,000/year by age 50, etc.?)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/18/twitter-pledges-to-increase.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Biden’s Immigration Plan Would Offer Path to Citizenship For Millions. The proposal, unveiled by Democrats on Capitol Hill, offers an eight-year path to citizenship for most of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, eliminates restrictions on family-based immigration and expands worker visas.
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/02/18/us/joe-biden-news
— Facebook’s New Look in Australia: News and Hospitals Out, Aliens Still In The social network’s decision to block journalism rather than pay for it erased more than expected, leaving many outraged and debating what should happen next. – Damien Cave
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/business/media/facebook-australia-news.html
— FRONT PAGE: A College Program for Disadvantaged Teens Could Shake Up Elite Admissions. An education program is immersing underprivileged students in Ivy League classes, and the students’ success has raised questions about how elite university gatekeepers determine college prospects. – Erica L. Green
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, college degrees are worthless unless they are from Ivy League Universities.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/us/politics/college-admissions-poor-students.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Left Hated Rush Limbaugh Because He Had Their Number Even in death they called him ‘divisive,’ as if their attacks on America aren’t intended to sow division. – Dennis Prager
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-left-hated-rush-limbaugh-because-he-had-their-number-11613690748
— Rush Limbaugh’s Conservative Radio Show Will Remain On Air as Programmers, Podcasters Seek to Fill Void. Mr. Limbaugh will be the predominant voice the radio show ‘until his audience is prepared to say goodbye’ – Anne Steele
https://www.wsj.com/articles/rush-limbaughs-conservative-radio-show-will-remain-on-the-air-despite-hosts-passing-11613682112
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump Lost to Himself.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-lost-to-himself-11613691782

FORBES
— Here Are The Billionaires Who Donated To Donald Trump’s 2020 Presidential Campaign – Michela Tindera
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelatindera/2021/02/19/here-are-the-billionaires-who-donated-to-donald-trumps-2020-presidential-campaign/?sh=3869a0b34667

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The GOP’s Trump problem.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/18/trump-and-mitch-mcconnell-battle-soul-republican-party/4495088001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Rush betrayed our conservatism.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2021/02/17/rush-limbaugh-friend-mentor-betrayed-conservatism-trump-column/6791704002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/02/19/journalism-diversity-newsrooms-flourish-when-diverse-voices-lead-way/6791779002/

PADUCAH SUN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Senators illustrate GOP dysfunction.”
https://www.paducahsun.com/opinion/columnists/mcconnell-graham-emblematic-of-gop-s-dysfunction/article_8c65c953-c074-5e64-9204-4be201722f2a.html

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Rush Limbaugh. My critics/opponents hate Rush Limbaugh and hate the working class.
https://www.newsweek.com/rush-limbaugh-myth-conservative-working-class-opinion-1570211

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
— Stereotypes Can Harm Performance Of Older Adults On Cognitive And Physical Tasks – Anna Varela
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have done the most to promote age discrimination. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who lead/led Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc. Those who promote age decimation promote it most against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://news.gsu.edu/2021/02/18/stereotypes-can-harm-performance-of-older-adults-on-cognitive-and-physical-tasks/

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— When You Lose Your Job — and It’s Your Whole Identity – Rebecca Zucker
(DIERSEN: How much is/was your job your identity? I worked for GAO 1980-1997. My GAO Analyst job was far more of my identity than it was for my coworkers. Few of my coworkers were members of job-related professional associations. I served on the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee 1983-1996 and Illinois CPA Society Membership Committee 1989-1998. Few of my coworkers earned job-related professional certifications. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981 and became a Certified Internal Auditor in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997. None of my coworkers earned job-related professional licenses. I became a licensed CPA in 1981. Few of my coworkers earned job related master’s degrees. I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980 and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://hbr.org/2021/02/when-you-lose-your-job-and-its-your-whole-identity

FINANCIAL REVIEW
— Newsletter sign-ups soar as Facebook blocks local news – Natasha Gillezeau
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have done the most since 2000 a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters. They crow the most about their success in stopping the following from reading the newsletters: a) Republican voters in my precinct, b) Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains in Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party, d) Republican leaders of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, e) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, f) Republican activists, g) etc.)
https://www.afr.com/technology/newsletter-sign-ups-soar-as-facebook-blocks-local-news-20210219-p57408

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— Facebook news ban continues in Australia – Oscar Grenfell
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Facebook, Google, etc. to ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to ban my www.gopillinois.com website. My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment.)
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/19/face-f19.html

February 18 Morning Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters say “Renewable Energy Is Not to Blame for the Texas Energy Crisis.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/fact-check-renewable-energy-is-not-to-blame-for-the-texas-energy-crisis/2440715/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The death of Rush Limbaugh leaves a gaping hole in the heart of conservative America – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-prem-john-kass-rush-limbaugh-death-20210218-chzbh2sasngnfik6sd2tcl55ka-story.html
— Naperville News Digest: LWV schedules candidate forums; utility payment help available for people facing COVID hardships; COD awarding 125 scholarships
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-digest-st-0210-20210218-5by54uk2wzfalf4dd4f26idhu4-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— McDonald’s ties executive pay to diversity goals – Bloomberg
(DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, unfair job assignments, unfair performance expectations, unfair performance appraisals, up-or-out, budget cuts, etc. to get rid of Republicans. The federal government gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-ties-executive-pay-diversity-goals

WTTW
— Pritzker Takes Aim at Republicans in Budget Address – Alexandra Silets
https://news.wttw.com/2021/02/17/spotlight-politics-pritzker-takes-aim-republicans-budget-address

WGN RADIO
— Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republicans’ path to power – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/trump-mcconnell-feud-threatens-republicans-path-to-power-2/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports first confirmed case of UK coronavirus variant, reduction in number of vaccines – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/news/dupage-county/2021/02/17/dupage-county-announces-first-confirmed-case-of-uk-coronavirus-variant-reduction-in-number-of-vaccines/

KENDALL COUNTY TIMES
— Marter laments Democrats have left Illinois ‘in the middle of tax crisis’ – Glenn Minnis
https://kendallcountytimes.com/stories/572956987-marter-laments-democrats-have-left-illinois-in-the-middle-of-tax-crisis

WALLS 102
— Senator Sue Rezin says Gov. presented a budget that is $1.7 billion out-of-balance
https://www.walls102.com/senator-sue-rezin-reacts-to-gov-j-b-pritzkers-budget-address/

WTHI TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “GOP chaos — and toxic Trump — are a big boon to Democrats.”
https://www.wthitv.com/content/national/573815752.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Sum Of Us’ Examines The Hidden Cost Of Racism — For Everyone – DAVE DAVIES
(DIERSEN: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. Democrats run the federal government. They used Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, unfair job assignments, unfair performance expectations, unfair performance appraisals, up-or-out, budget cuts, etc. to waste my career and to get rid of me.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/sum-us-examines-hidden-cost-racism-everyone#stream/0

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
— Queer Coalition elects first Executive Board – Karmen Beecroft
(DIERSEN: What percent of students are LGBTQ when they start at ISU and what percent are LGBTQ when they leave ISU?)
https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2021/02/queer-coalition-elects-first-executive-board/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Another Mailing in Eric Dowd’s Campaign to Unseat Incumbent Nunda Township Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/another-mailing-in-eric-dowds-campaign-to-unseat-incumbent-nunda-township-road-commissioner-mike-lesperance/
— Pritzker’s Proposed Tax Hikes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/pritzkers-proposed-tax-hikes/
— here Did the Flu Go?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/where-did-the-flu-go/
— Michelle Malkin Interviews Wendy Rittenhouse and Robert Barnes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/malkin021821/
— If Chicago Dumps Lincoln Statues, McHenry County Should Offer a Home
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/if-chicago-dumps-lincoln-statues-mchenry-county-should-offer-a-home/
— Nunda Township Republican Precinct Endorsement Letter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/nunda-township-republican-precinct-endorsement-letter/
— County Offers Aid to Those Behind on Their Rent & Their Landlords
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/county-offers-aid-to-those-behind-on-their-rent-their-landlords/
— An Editorial Cartoon about Pritzker & Lightfoot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/message-of-the-day-an-editorial-cartoon-3/
— Federal Dems Paving the Way for Red Dawn?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/federal-dems-paving-the-way-for-red-dawn/
— IL-16: The Challengers to Adam Kinzinger thus far *UPDATED*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/17/il16challengers021321/
— Pritzker Budget Address – Full Text
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/17/pritzker-budget-address/
— What Does Donald Trump Really Think about Mitch McConnell?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/16/what-does-donald-trump-really-think-about-mitch-mcconnell/
— Algonquin Township Road District Still Seeking $47,381.84 from Former Highway Commissioner Bob Miller
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/17/algonquin-township-road-district-still-seeking-47381-84-from-former-highway-commissioner-bob-miller/

WIREPOINTS
— An Exceptionally Sad Day For Illinois – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/an-exceptionally-sad-day-for-illinois-wirepoints/
— Pritzker’s 2022 budget needed to be bold and balanced, it was neither. – Wirepoints on The Illinois Channel
https://wirepoints.org/pritzkers-2022-budget-needed-to-be-bold-and-balanced-it-was-neither-wirepoints-on-the-illinois-channel/

CAPITOL FAX
— Can Illinois learn any lessons from the Texas blackouts?
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/18/can-illinois-learn-any-lessons-from-the-texas-blackouts/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Republicans buck Trump’s bid to topple ‘indispensable’ McConnell – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/17/republicans-back-mitch-mcconnell-amid-donald-trump/
— Biden immigration plan speeds legalization, lags on border security – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/18/joe-biden-immigration-plan-speeds-legalization-lag/

FOX NEWS
— Newsom recall campaign: Republican Cox makes new $1M contribution to gubernatorial bid. Newsom recall organizers say they’ve already passed the 1.5M signatures needed to force election. – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/newsom-recall-campaign-cox-contribution-gubernatorial-bid

GOPUSA
— Thousands Of Service Members Saying No To COVID-19 Vaccine But It May Be Mandatory Soon
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106635
— What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’ – Larry Elder
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106625

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Prioritizes Illegal Aliens After Black Americans Propelled Him to White House – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/17/joe-biden-prioritizes-illegal-aliens-after-black-americans-propelled-him-to-white-house/

DAILY WIRE
— U.S. Doesn’t Have Infrastructure To Handle Immigration Crisis Biden Is Causing
https://www.dailywire.com/news/ex-tx-sheriff-warns-u-s-doesnt-have-infrastructure-to-handle-immigration-crisis-biden-is-causing

NEWS BUSTERS
— Australia Pushes Google, Facebook to Bargain Over Paying News Outlets – Alexander Hall
(DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who are beyond furious that I have the money, time, ability, good health, and motivation needed to put together and to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter each and every morning and each and every evening free of charge and without any advertising.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2021/02/17/australia-pushes-google-facebook-bargain-over-paying-news

TOWNHALL
— Time for the GOP to Court Immigrant Voters – Laura Hollis
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform focus on destroying those like me who support that plank. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who want cheap labor. I would focus on those who look down on the working class.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/laurahollis/2021/02/18/time-for-gop-to-court-immigrant-voters-n2584920

PATRIOT POST
— Still Just 11 Million Immigrants? As the old saw goes, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. – ARNOLD AHLERT
https://patriotpost.us/articles/77823-still-just-11-million-immigrants-2021-02-18

THE HILL
— Trump ‘won’t say yet’ if he’s running in 2024 – JONATHAN EASLEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539332-trump-wont-say-yet-if-hes-running-in-2024
— On The Trail: Trump threatens a Tea Party redux – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539308-on-the-trail-trump-threatens-a-tea-party-redux
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see illegals as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/539336-biden-pushes-expanded-pathways-to-citizenship-as-immigration-bill
— Trump ready to make McConnell’s life miserable – JONATHAN EASLEY AND JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539298-trump-ready-to-make-mcconnells-life-miserable
— Lincoln Project faces calls to shut down – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539274-lincoln-project-faces-calls-to-shut-down

REUTERS
— Australian politicians blast Facebook for blocking news sites
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to block everyone from websites like www.gopillinois.com that they do not manipulate or dominate.)
https://news.yahoo.com/australian-politicians-blast-facebook-blocking-045208370.html

CBS NEWS
— The best companies to work for as rated by Black employees – KHRISTOPHER J. BROOKS
(DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. To attract and retain employees who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran, GAO gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they do not promote to GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/best-companies-to-work-for-2021-african-american-survey/

NEW YORK TIMES
— McConnell’s Strategy Has Party in Turmoil and Trump on Attack. The Republican leader’s calculus was simple: Don’t stoke a full-on revolt by Trump supporters by voting to convict the former president, but demonstrate to anti-Trump Republicans that he recognized Mr. Trump’s failings. It didn’t work. – Carl Hulse and Nicholas Fandos
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/us/trump-mcconnell-republicans.html
— N.Y. Restaurant Fires Waitress Who Wouldn’t Get Covid-19 Vaccine. Bonnie Jacobson, 34, said she was not necessarily opposed to getting vaccinated, but wanted to study the potential effect on fertility first. – Matthew Haag
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/nyregion/waitress-fired-covid-19-vaccine-refusal.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to keep the Black vote, Democrats promote reparations, that is, Democrats promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/17/slavery-reparations-house-committee-debates-commission-study/6768395002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Smears Don’t Diminish McConnell The master of the Senate isn’t going anywhere, whatever the ex-president says. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-smears-dont-diminish-mcconnell-11613603493
— The Media Tries to Divide Republicans Praising Trump’s record and criticizing his conduct isn’t ‘having it both ways.’ It’s simply common sense. – Nikki R. Haley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-media-tries-to-divide-republicans-11613580575
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters are overjoyed that “Number of Immigrant Families Illegally Crossing U.S. Border Rises to Pre-Covid-19 Levels.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/number-of-immigrant-families-illegally-crossing-u-s-border-rises-to-pre-covid-19-levels-11613644201
— Google to Pay News Corp for Access to Its Publications’ Content Wall Street Journal parent is said to get tens of millions of dollars from Google as part of three-year licensing deal – Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg and Keach Hagey
(DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who are beyond furious that I have the money, time, ability, good health, and motivation needed to put together and to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter each and every morning and each and every evening free of charge and without any advertising.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-to-pay-news-corp-for-access-to-its-publications-content-11613592397

FORTUNE
— Glassdoor will now break down employee reviews by race and gender – BLOOMBERG
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://fortune.com/2021/02/18/glassdoor-employee-employer-reviews-by-race-agender/

ADWEEK
— Glassdoor Debuts Company Ratings on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Topics – DAVID COHEN
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.adweek.com/media/glassdoor-debuts-company-ratings-on-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-topics/

February 17 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump calls McConnell ‘political hack’ after GOP leader blames ex-president for Capitol riot – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-statement-on-mcconnell-impeachment-trial-us-capitol-riot-republicans/10347507/

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: IL FOID card, concealed carry license delays leave residents on edge as carjacking cases surge – Samantha Chatman
https://abc7chicago.com/foid-card-delays-leave-some-on-edge-as-carjacking-cases-surge/10345400/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/16/rep-adam-kinzinger-shunned-family-president-trump/

WGN TV
— ‘It’s just not right’: Chicago area seniors deal with digital divide when making vaccine appointments – Tonya Francisco
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/its-just-not-right-chicago-area-seniors-deal-with-digital-divide-when-making-vaccine-appointments/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Kinzinger’s relatives write second letter slamming him for Trump impeachment vote. The relatives said Kinzinger was “misled” and “brainwashed” and “manipulated” by Democrats and the “fake news media” in the Jan. 19 letter, obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/16/22286690/adam-kinzinger-relatives-second-letter-slamming-him-trump-impeachment-vote-country-first

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To push pot on an individual, municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-verano-weed-public-trading-chicago-20210217-6x4iyrgv4zduxbeetsprwt4n3m-story.html
— Robert Brandon McNeily, 32, of the 300 block of East Liberty Drive, Wheaton, was charged Feb. 10 with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 and illegal lane usage near Lake Cook Road and Weiland Road. McNeily is scheduled to appear in court March 17.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/ct-bgc-blotter-tl-0218-20210216-dbifmpjufzdfforpeybzpq7xwu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: In split vote, Lisle village board urges Pritzker to veto police reform bill – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210216/in-split-vote-lisle-village-board-urges-pritzker-to-veto-police-reform-bill
— If Greene is the standard, what about Democratic ‘kingmaker’ Sharpton? – Larry Elder
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about kingmakers in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois since 2000 and the kings they made. I would focus on those who they installed as leaders of Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois since 2000.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210217/if-greene-is-the-standard-what-about-democratic-kingmaker-sharpton

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP Calls for Hearings Before Cuts – Kevin Bessler
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=319235#.YC0MzGhKiM8

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-haters.
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/voice-of-the-people-kinzinger-correct-to-condemn-trump/article_d83017a4-6fcf-11eb-86b8-93d5b5a23409.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 76 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 3 deaths, 3.76% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/17/dupage-county-reports-76-covid-19-cases-tuesday-3-deaths-376-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

STATELINE
— In second letter, Kinzinger’s family says congressman ‘brainwashed’ by ‘fake news media’
https://www.mystateline.com/news/politics/in-second-letter-kinzingers-family-says-congressman-brainwashed-by-fake-news-media/

WREX
— Illinois Senators address carjacking, gun violence concerns across the state – Ali Rasper
https://wrex.com/2021/02/17/illinois-senators-address-carjacking-gun-violence-concerns-across-the-state/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Fred Hampton’s Childhood Home To Become Community Center To Preserve Black Panther’s Legacy — And Continue Party’s Work. “Judas and the Black Messiah” brought new attention to the family’s plight to save the Maywood home, Hampton Jr. said. He also shared his thoughts on the film with Block Club. – Pascal Sabino
https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/02/16/fred-hamptons-childhood-home-to-become-community-center-to-preserve-black-panthers-legacy-and-continue-partys-work/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://m.chicagoreader.com/chicago/trump-impeachment-fair-maps/Content?oid=86499609

CHICAGO NOW
— Likely Gov Candidate Bailey ready to run on cutting property taxes, spending & pension benefits – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2021/02/likely-gov-candidate-bailey-airs-tonight-in-chicago-cable-web/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Amid persistent backlogs, some want to tighten up Illinois’ FOID card while others want it repealed – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/amid-persistent-backlogs-some-want-to-tighten-up-illinois-foid-card-while-others-want-it/article_c3bd73ba-7093-11eb-aa75-8fee2f9f97a2.html

WIREPOINTS
— Memo To Congress Re Pending Aid To States: America Cannot Bail itself Out – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/memo-to-congress-re-pending-aid-to-states-america-cannot-bail-itself-out-wirepoints/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood’s Farm Team PAC Endorsements for April Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/16/farmteampac021621/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— EXPECTED $7.5 BILLION IN FEDERAL AID WON’T FIX ILLINOIS BUDGET CRISIS WITHOUT STRUCTURAL REFORMS – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/expected-7-5-billion-in-federal-aid-wont-fix-illinois-budget-crisis-without-structural-reforms/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AMERICA ISN’T MAKE-BELIEVE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/america-isnt-make-believe.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Top 10 recent examples of cancel culture – Kelly Sadler
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cancel others. They focus on canceling those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/top-10-recent-examples-cancel-culture/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We’re in a sad place as a society when somebody’s firing and/or cancellation is celebrated more than their life’s work. And yet, here we are. Below is a list of the top 10 cancellations, all that have occurred within the last year. Many on this list are notable names, people who will find other work and/or have the position and power to stand up to the woke crowd. It’s the names not represented who are the true victims — like those who have had their college acceptances rejected because of a social media post they made in high school — who were canceled before they ever could get started. They are not famous, and their names are not known. Not surprisingly, cancel culture cuts one way. If you say something too conservative and mildly offensive, the woke hall monitors on social media will find you. And if you’re famous, all the better, as Hollywood and corporate America seems to have embraced this new form of blacklisting:)
— Central Illinois village of Washburn disbands police department – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/central-illinois-village-disbands-police-departmen/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The wave of party-sponsored censures greeting Republicans who cross former President Donald Trump reveals a GOP interested in pushing out heretics whose lone political sin is disloyalty to the vanquished party leader.” Trump is a platform Republican. RINOs push out platform Republicans.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/local-gop-officials-closing-the-tent-to-trump-apostates

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Post-Trump GOP Florida’s DeSantis offers one possibility for the party’s future – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/the-post-trump-gop/

FOX NEWS
— Senate GOP reelection arm targets ‘vulnerable’ Senate Dems on reopening schools. Republicans hit Democrats over the influence of their teacher union allies on school closings – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-gop-re-election-arm-targets-vulnerable-senate-dems-on-reopening-schools
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The other Democrats being targeted are Sens. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Michael Bennet of Colorado.)

DAILY CALLER
— Poll: 75% Of Republicans Want Trump To Play Prominent Role In GOP – OLIVIA INGRASSIA
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/16/quinnipiac-poll-republicans-donald-trump/
— If Conservatives Do Not Defend The Family, Who Will? – HELEN ANDREWS
(DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ is to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family. I should write a book about those who have done the most to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/16/helen-andrews-conservatives-must-defend-family/

COLLEGE FIX
— John Marshall Law School claims exam question that offended students is not protected by academic freedom – GREG PIPER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/law-school-claims-exam-question-that-offended-students-is-not-protected-by-academic-freedom/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— “Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack”: Trump rails against Mitch McConnell following second impeachment attempt. No kind words for The Republican Party either. – Kemberlee Kaye
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/mitch-is-a-dour-sullen-and-unsmiling-political-hack-trump-rails-against-mitch-mcconnell-following-second-impeachment-attempt/

EPOCH TIMES
— Former President Donald Trump’s Full Statement on Mitch McConnell
https://www.theepochtimes.com/read-former-president-donald-trumps-full-statement-on-mitch-mcconnell_3699437.html

HILL REPORTER
— Disowned By Family And Party, Rep. Kinzinger Still Works to Purge Trump From GOP – TIMOTHY EVANS
(DIERSEN: Who is helping Kinzinger purge a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://hillreporter.com/disowned-by-family-and-party-rep-kinzinger-still-works-to-purge-trump-from-gop-93088

POLITICO
— The Birthplace of the Republican Party Buckles After Trump Nearly Blew Up the GOP. As many wonder how a party split by Trump can survive, one county outpost shows how time heals some wounds — or at least papers them over. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/02/17/trump-blew-up-gop-469155
— Reparations bill tests Biden and Harris on racial justice. The House proposal has been introduced in every Congress for more than three decades and would establish a commission of experts to study direct payments to African Americans. – MAYA KING
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/17/slavery-reparations-bill-469165

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Era in Atlantic City Ends With 3,000 Sticks of Dynamite The implosion of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, the last vestige of the former president’s once-dominant brand in Atlantic City, N.J., took place Wednesday morning. – Tracey Tully
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/nyregion/atlantic-city-trump-plaza-implosion.html
— America’s Brutal Racial History Is Written All Over Our Genes. Our country has struggled to reckon with the horrors of the past. Could DNA tests help? – Libby Copeland
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have stressed the strongest that I am 100% German national origin and that my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s from what is now Germany. In my defense, I stress that according to http://dna.ancestry.com , my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/opinion/23andme-ancestry-race.html

NEW YORK POST
— NYC public school asks parents to ‘reflect’ on their ‘whiteness’ – Selim Algar and Kate Sheehy
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Whites are demonized, denigrated, and condemned by individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://nypost.com/2021/02/16/nyc-public-school-asks-parents-to-reflect-on-their-whiteness/

USA TODAY
— ‘Massive failure’: Why are millions in Texas in the dark amid rolling blackouts, winter weather? Power outages in Texas amid extreme cold winter weather led to rolling blackouts and millions without electricity. Here’s why it happened. – Ryan W. Miller
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2021/02/16/texas-weather-power-outage-rolling-blackouts-leave-millions-dark/6764764002/
— Health officials say the coronavirus will likely become endemic in the next several years. What does that mean? – Adrianna Rodriguez
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/02/17/covid-19-likely-become-endemic-experts-say-heres-what-means/4487953001/
— The complex history of Alexander Twilight, nation’s first African American to earn a bachelor’s degree. Though Twilight is lauded today as an African American scholar, preacher and educator, for much of his life he was marked as white on census records. – Marina Affo
(DIERSEN: In 1970, I was the first of my ancestors to earn a bachelor’s degree.)
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2021/02/08/complex-history-alexander-twilight-middleburys-first-black-graduate/4094045001/

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS
— Local Alaska Republicans censure Sen. Lisa Murkowski, citing impeachment vote and other issues – James Brooks
https://www.adn.com/politics/2021/02/17/local-alaska-republicans-censure-alaska-sen-lisa-murkowski-citing-impeachment-vote-and-other-issues/

MIAMI HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.pressherald.com/2021/02/17/leonard-pitts-rebel-republicans-who-rebuke-trump-need-new-saner-party/

MERCED SUN STAR
— California Republican takes on ‘cancel culture,’ proposes new discrimination protections – KIM BOJÓRQUEZ
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cancel others. They focus on canceling those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/california/article249286800.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A California Republican lawmaker introduced two bills on Tuesday that aim to ban discrimination over a person’s political views, characterizing the package as an effort to fight ‘cancel culture.’ “Cancel culture and the efforts to silence differing opinions and voices should be a growing concern for all of us,” said Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore. “A climate of intolerance has been established and has stifled healthy and normal debate. Anyone who values their own freedom of speech should be concerned.” Senate Bill 238, also known as the Diversity of Thought Act, seeks to add political affiliation as a protected class under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. That law currently bars employment and housing discrimination based on someone’s race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, disability, nationality and source of income. The other bill, Senate Bill 249, would amend California’s education code to prohibit discrimination, harassment intimidation and bullying in schools based on an individual’s political affiliation. Cancel culture, or ‘canceling,’ is the act of ostracizing a public figure or private citizen online or in public for behavior considered questionable or controversial. The terms have joined the cultural lexicon in recent years. The terms are commonly used in conservative media in the context of the entertainment industry, social media or mainstream news media, with right-leaning activists alleging bias against their views. For instance, former President Donald Trump’s supporters claimed he was a victim of “cancel culture” when Twitter and Facebook stripped him of his social media platforms when the companies concluded his campaign to retain power after losing the 2020 election risked inciting violence. Mike Madrid, a California-based Republican political strategist, said he’s not surprised that a Republican is seeking to make political affiliation a protected class. “It’s really symbolic of the Republican Party embracing the politics of victimization and grievance,” he said, adding that both Republicans and Democrats participate in cancel culture. He said free speech, even if it’s vile, should be protected, but “you can’t whine and cry about not suffering the consequences when you’re saying horrible things about people.” Well-known figures who have been ‘canceled’ as of late include former “The Mandalorian” actress Gina Carano, who was fired by television executives after she compared the experience of Republicans in today’s political climate to the plight of Jews during the Nazi Germany era on social media, according to reports. “It is unfathomable to me that corporations and members of the public would ruin a person’s career, business and family because of their political ideology,” Melendez continued. “A free society shouldn’t allow thoughts and ideas to be censored. Free speech covers all speech, not just that with which you agree.” Hector Barajas, communications director for the Senate Republican Caucus, said Melendez’s bill addresses the issue of blacklisting individuals by providing them protections against discrimination. “For those that like to talk about tolerance and diversity, they should also be tolerant of other people’s diverse opinions,” he said in a statement. “Tolerance should be a two-way street because the other road leads to a dead end.”)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Statement Criticizes McConnell, Calling Him a ‘Political Hack’ ‘If Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,’ a lengthy statement from the former president said. – Alex Leary and Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-criticizes-mcconnell-in-lengthy-statement-calling-him-a-political-hack-11613513959/
— The Political Making of a Texas Power Outage. How bad energy policy led to rolling blackouts in the freezing Lone Star State. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-political-making-of-a-texas-power-outage-11613518653
— Covid-19 Dims Job Prospects, So Young People Sign Up for the Military – Andrew Jeong
(DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 18 years old, I was 1-A for the draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, that I had partial red/green color blindness, and that I could not run because I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease ).)
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/covid-2021-02-16/card/nnIwtVDMvTeMvRX6NnK8
— The Minimum Wage’s Racially Discriminatory Roots If the filibuster is a ‘Jim Crow relic,’ so is a policy designed to curtail the abundance of black labor. – Jason L. Rile
(DIERSEN: Have you ever worked for the minimum wage? I worked for the minimum wage washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights 1964-1966 part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School and full-time during the summer in between. With the money that I earned doing that, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966. My understanding is that I was the first and only White male to hold that job. All the others before me and after me were minorities and/or females.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-minimum-wages-racially-discriminatory-roots-11613517678

BLOOMBERG
— Freeze Could Keep Texans in the Dark for Days: Energy Update
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-16/texas-grid-official-expects-power-back-tonight-energy-update

BUSINESS INSIDER
— CPAC is taking Trump’s side in the battle for the soul of the GOP
https://www.businessinsider.com/cpac-2021-speakers-trump-pence-orlando-republican-conservative-2021-2

FORD AUTHORITY
— Study Finds That EV Owners Drive Half The Miles Of Everyone Else – Brett Foote
https://fordauthority.com/2021/02/study-finds-that-ev-owners-drive-half-the-miles-of-everyone-else/

NEWSWEEK
— Record Number of GOP Women in Congress ‘Didn’t Come to Compromise’ – STEVE FRIESS
https://www.newsweek.com/2021/02/19/record-number-gop-women-congress-didnt-come-compromise-1569025.html

February 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Study finds 7 newly-identified COVID-19 variants circulating in the United States – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/10342025/
— NAACP, Congressman sue Trump, Giuliani, extremist groups over Capitol riot – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/10344529/

NBC5
— Kinzinger’s Family Blasts Him in Letter After Vote to Impeach Trump
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/kinzingers-family-blasts-him-in-letter-after-vote-to-impeach-trump-nyt/2439640/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump trashes Mitch McConnell in searing new statement – Morgan Phillips
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-trashes-mitch-mcconnell-in-searing-new-statement

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump calls McConnell a ‘political hack’ as GOP divide deepens post-impeachment – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-trump-mcconnell-gop-divide-20210217-yttnnj67wreb3lraurreksn2jy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Rep. Adam Kinzinger is pressing Republicans to leave Trump behind — censured by his party and shunned by family members for doing so.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-nyt-adam-kinzinger-family-letter-20210216-xr4njhqxzneivjigw467col6ia-story.html
— In Milwaukee, Biden to call for fast-tracking COVID-19 relief plan | CTU vs. Lightfoot battle over, what’s next? | Trump, Kinzinger tension goes back to 2016 – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-biden-milwaukee-covid19-relief-ctu-lightfoot-pritzker-budget-spin-20210216-pv3n4uxgundevfqgjwr7w2dq6y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Let’s cancel the phony ‘cancel culture’ fight in today’s politics.” I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cancel others. They focus on canceling those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-adam-kinzinger-trump-cancel-culture-page-20210216-56j6iirmfjbn3nzxlywvgzz47i-story.html
— Millennial renters are giving up on homeownership, as COVID-19 and financial struggles make 1 in 5 say it’ll never happen – DARCEL ROCKETT
(DIERSEN: I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24 years old. The down payment came from what I had earned and saved a) working for IRS for 15 months in 1971 and 1972 and b) working for Firestone Stores full-time for 7 months 1970-1971 and part-time for 18 months 1971-1972. That money also enabled me to buy a new Corvette in 1971 and to pay tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/real-estate/ct-re-millennial-renters-apartment-affordability-0215-20210216-7oehhm24c5adnm76tplwbla42i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Biden’s ‘commonsense’ gun controls make little sense. The president would arbitrarily limit Second Amendment rights and threaten the industry that makes it possible to exercise them. – Jacob Sullum
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/16/22285729/gun-control-joe-biden-parkland-shooting-assault-weapons-second-amendment-jacob-sullum

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Kane County may rescind cannabis ban next month – James Fuller
(DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, county, state, or country.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210216/kane-county-may-rescind-cannabis-ban-next-month
— Suburban Democrats eye education funding ahead of Pritzker budget proposal – JJ Bullock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210216/suburban-democrats-eye-education-funding-ahead-of-pritzker-budget-proposal
— ‘A complete bungle:’ Texas’ energy pride goes out with cold – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210216/business/302169908/

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.wglt.org/post/illinois-fight-lgbtq-rights-continues#stream/0

CHICAGO READER
— ‘Nothing that we do that is worthwhile is done alone’ – Ariel Parrella-Aureli
(DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents have stressed not only the lack of support that me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters have gotten from many who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but how the aforesaid have worked against me and my newsletters. I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, conservative, and/or Republican clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/mariame-kaba-we-do-this-til-we-free-us/Content?oid=86497187

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,348 new confirmed and probable cases; 32 additional deaths; 1,726 hospitalized; 385 in ICU; 2.8 percent average case positivity rate; 3.4 percent average test positivity rate; 63,772 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/16/1348-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-32-additional-deaths-1726-hospitalized-385-in-icu-28-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-34-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-63772-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems’ bill creating a publicly accessible gun registry called ‘very dangerous’ Would require gun owners to buy firearms insurance and ban certain types of ammunition – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/gun-registry-bill-sheila-jackson-lee-called-danger/
— Trump tells GOP to ditch McConnell, vows to back primary challengers – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/donald-trump-rips-mitch-mcconnell-promises-maga-pr/

FOX NEWS
— Tucker: Elites pushing ‘green energy’ are out of touch with America
https://news.yahoo.com/tucker-elites-pushing-green-energy-013055023.html
— Ingraham: Dems rely on Trump, ‘virus panic’ to hide damage they’ve done
https://news.yahoo.com/ingraham-dems-rely-trump-virus-034605298.html

GOPUSA
— It’s Time For Mitch McConnell To Go
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106550
— A Massive Power Failure In Texas Points Up The Danger Of Relying On Green Energy
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106556
— Skepticism, Concern Surround Effectiveness Of COVID Vaccines
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106546

AMERICAN THINKER
— What will CPAC 2021 reveal about the Republican Party’s direction? – Peter Skurkiss
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/what_will_cpac_2021_reveal_about_the_republican_partys_direction.html

BREITBART
— The Woke Force: Biden Pentagon Pursues Leftist Domestic Agenda – KRISTINA WONG
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/15/the-woke-force-biden-pentagon-pursues-leftist-domestic-agenda/

NEWSMAX
— Utah GOP Members Circulate Petition to Censure Romney for Trump Vote – Charlie McCarthy
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/utah-romney-petition-impeachment/2021/02/15/id/1010109/

TOWNHALL
— Texas’s ‘Nightmare’ Energy Situation Is a Warning to the Rest of America – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2021/02/16/texas-freezing-weather-windmills-n2584773

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— H.R.1 – The Democrat Plan To Appoint A National Speech Police Czar
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/h-r-1-the-democrat-plan-to-appoint-a-national-speech-police-czar

PATRIOT POST
— The ‘Mainstream’ Media Attacks Freedom of the Press Big Media wants to quash competition, even at the expense of First Amendment freedoms. – HAROLD HUTCHISON (DIERSEN: The mainstream media is an arm of the Democrat Party.)
https://patriotpost.us/articles/77758-the-mainstream-media-attacks-freedom-of-the-press-2021-02-16

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Says GOP Won’t Win With McConnell, Plans to Back MAGA Primary Candidates – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-gop-wont-win-if-they-stick-with-mcconnell-will-back-maga-primary-challengers_3699378.html

POLITICO
— Trump attacks McConnell in fiery statement. McConnell publicly soured on the former president after the Jan. 6 attack, breaking four years of loyal support from the Senate leadership. – MATTHEW CHOI
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/16/trump-attacks-mcconnell-in-fiery-statement-469150

THE HILL
— Poll: Majority say Twitter, others should unban Trump now that he’s out of office
https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/539076-poll-majority-say-twitter-and-social-media-sites-should-unban
— Trump unloads on McConnell, promises MAGA primary challengers – JONATHAN EASLEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539077-trump-unloads-on-mcconnellpromises-maga-primary-challengers
— State parties seek to punish anti-Trump Republicans – JONATHAN EASLEY AND MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539074-state-parties-seek-to-punish-anti-trump-republicans

REUTERS
— Trump, Giuliani accused in lawsuit of conspiring to incite Capitol riot
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-lawsuit/trump-giuliani-accused-in-lawsuit-of-conspiring-to-incite-capitol-riot-idUSKBN2AG1WD?il=0

NBC NEWS
— #OpenOurSchools: GOP targets teachers unions in bid to retake suburbs. Republicans say parents have had it with in-home learning and want their kids back in the classroom. – Alex Seitz-Wald and Allan Smith
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/openourschools-gop-targets-teachers-unions-bid-retake-suburbs-n1257899

NEW YORK TIMES
— North Carolina Republicans Censure Richard Burr Over Impeachment Vote – Mike Ives
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/us/politics/richard-burr-censure-impeachment.html
— What’s Delaying Boardroom Diversity (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs a) run the boardrooms and b) blame Republicans for delayed diversity.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/business/dealbook/diversity-corporate-boardrooms.html

BOSTON HERALD
— Former Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore blasts Biden’s economic plan as ‘negative for jobs’ – LISA KASHINSKY
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/02/16/former-trump-economic-adviser-stephen-moore-blasts-bidens-economic-plan-as-negative-for-jobs/

JD SUPRA
— Illinois Set To Enact New Law Limiting Criminal Convictions In Employment Decisions
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/illinois-set-to-enact-new-law-limiting-8832497/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: VERY SAD, TRAGIC: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use Erika Harold to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.newsweek.com/erika-harold-miss-america-republican-ashamed-twitter-1569636

NPR
— Son Of Prominent Conservative Activist Charged In Capitol Riot – TOM DREISBACH
https://www.npr.org/2021/02/16/968491281/son-of-prominent-conservative-activist-charged-in-capitol-riot

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Sharply Divided Over Impeachment Verdict
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/voters_sharply_divided_over_impeachment_verdict

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/integrity-word-republicans-dont-understand-longer/

PATHEOS
— The cult of Christian nationalism – Barbara Alvarez and Anne Nicol Gaylor
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger and his relatives to promote hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.)
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/freethoughtnow/the-cult-of-christian-nationalism/

INDEPENDENT
— Adam Kinzinger reveals letter ‘brainwashed’ Trump-loving relatives sent him after he voted for impeachment Six-term Illinois Republican says ‘quite honestly, I don’t care if they do or not’ reach out after disavowing him for impeaching former president – Gino Spocchia
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/adam-kinzinger-trump-family-letter-b1802874.html

DAILY MAIL
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s family DISOWNS him for opposing Trump: 11 relatives sign handwritten letter calling him a ‘disappointment to God and Lou Dobbs’ and a member of the ‘devil’s army’ after he backed impeachment. – LUKE KENTON
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9264005/Kinzinger-releases-letter-family-saying-joined-devils-army-backing-Trumps-impeachment.html

February 14 Morning Edition

ABC7
— White House press aide TJ Ducklo resigns after threatening reporter – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/white-house-aide-resigns-after-threatening-reporter/10337542/

NBC5
— Trump Remains Dominant Force in GOP Following Acquittal. By most objective measures, Trump’s grasp on the GOP and its future remains airtight. – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-remains-dominant-force-in-gop-following-acquittal/2437726/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Republican-controlled Senate in Mississippi votes to ban transgender athletes on female teams – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/republican-controlled-senate-in-mississippi-votes-to-ban-transgender-athletes-on-female-teams

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker said the failure of his graduated-rate income tax would leave Illinois with two options. He’s eliminated both of them. – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-illinois-budget-proposal-20210214-bjbay24vpvggfpg2urhbn4ojsy-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Social distancing, masking not going away anytime soon, public health director says – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/14/covid-19-precautions-still-recommended-after-vaccinations/4460791001/

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Seniors are pushed aside in Illinois COVID-19 vaccination program – Ray Hanania
(DIERSEN: I am 72 years old. I hereby give my place in line to those in Illinois who are younger than me, and especially to those who are discriminated against, and especially to those who are minority, female, LGBTQ, non-married, non-healthy, poor, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, liberal, moderate, Trump-haters, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/02/14/seniors-are-pushed-aside-in-illinois-covid-19-vaccination-program/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 133 COVID-19 cases Saturday, 7 deaths, 3.53% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/13/dupage-county-reports-133-covid-19-cases-saturday-7-deaths-353-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Celebrates His Acquittal, Says The Impeachment Was Part Of A ‘Witch Hunt’ – JASON SLOTKIN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-celebrates-his-acquittal-says-impeachment-was-part-witch-hunt#stream/0
— Embracing ‘The Diversity Of God’: Harlem Church Engages, Affirms Queer Members – SCOTT SIMON
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, churches promote the Democrat Party platform including dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/embracing-diversity-god-harlem-church-engages-affirms-queer-members#stream/0

WIREPOINTS
— Here Are The Falsehoods From ISBE And Others Defending Illinois” Pending ‘Culturally Responsive Teaching Standards” – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/distortions-and-falsehoods-from-isbe-and-others-defending-illinois-pending-culturally-responsive-teaching-standards-wirepoints/

BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS
— Breaking News from Breakthrough Ideas
https://www.facebook.com/110040734453977/videos/750777012514600

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CHICAGO HAD $41,100 IN DEBT PER TAXPAYER BEFORE COVID-19, SECOND TO NEW YORK – Justin Carlson
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-had-41100-in-debt-per-taxpayer-before-covid-19-second-to-new-york/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Overwhelmed Border Patrol fears ‘mass migration’ under Biden’s catch-and-release policy – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/overwhelmed-border-patrol-fears-mass-migration-und/
— D.C. Delegate Norton to Congress: Censure Trump, declare him ‘ineligible’ under 14th Amendment – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/13/eleanor-holmes-norton-urges-congress-to-censure-do/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump gives his ‘deepest thanks’ after second acquittal – Zachary Halaschak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-reacts-second-impeachment-aquittal
— McConnell hints at criminal prosecution for Trump and says former president bears responsibility for Capitol breach – Emily Brooks
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mcconnell-trump-impeachment-trial-acquit-capitol-riot

AMERICAN THINKER
— Across America, leftists dumb students down rather than raising them up – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/across_america_leftists_dumb_students_down_rather_than_raising_them_up.html
— Studies show Westerners allegedly getting dumber – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/studies_show_westerners_allegedly_getting_dumber.html
— With Trump’s abortive impeachment, Sen. McConnell goes full narcissist – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/with_trumps_abortive_impeachment_sen_mcconnell_goes_full_narcissist.html
— What if the leftists want a civil war? – Sam Younnokis
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/what_if_the_leftists_want_a_civil_war.html
— Trump’s 2nd impeachment is the start of a bad chapter in America – Andrew W. Coy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/trumps_2nd_impeachment_is_the_start_of_a_bad_chapter_in_america.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Press Secretary Suspended After Threatening to ‘Destroy’ Reporter – Debra Heine
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/12/biden-white-house-deputy-press-secretary-suspended-after-threatening-to-destroy-reporter/

BREITBART
— Trump’s Lawyers Beat the ‘Cancel Culture’ – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/13/pollak-trumps-lawyers-beat-the-cancel-culture-free-speech/
— Donald Trump Hints at Political Future While Celebrating Second Impeachment Acquittal – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/13/donald-trump-hints-at-political-future-while-celebrating-second-impeachment-acquittal/

TOWNHALL
— Biden and Big Tech Are Coming for Us – Jonathan Garthwaite
https://townhall.com/columnists/jonathangarthwaite/2021/02/14/biden-and-big-tech-are-coming-for-us-n2584659
— The Effort to Recall Gavin Newsom Continues to Gain Steam – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2021/02/13/recall-gavin-crosses-threshold-n2584705

NEWSMAX
— Married Americans More Likely to Vote Republican – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/marriage-americans-republicans-data/2021/02/14/id/1009956/

TEXAS GOP
— Texas GOP Lauds President Trump’s Acquittal
https://www.texasgop.org/texas-gop-2nd-impeachment/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Twitter shuts down conservative whistleblower, Project Veritas – Michael F. Haverluck
https://onenewsnow.com/media/2021/02/13/twitter-shuts-down-conservative-whistleblower-project-veritas

POLITICO
— Party leaders rip Republicans who voted to convict Trump – BEN LEONARD
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/13/republican-senators-convicted-trump-backlash-469008
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump escapes conviction but even his allies say he’s damaged.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/13/trump-impeachment-witch-hunt-469001

REUTERS
— Prominent anti-Trump Republicans reject 3rd party
(DIERSEN: I predict that “prominent anti-Trump Republicans” will join more strongly with the following to destroy the Republican Party once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.ksl.com/article/50106140/prominent-anti-trump-republicans-reject-3rd-party

CNN
— Louisiana Republican Party censures Cassidy following vote to convict Trump – Kelly Mena and Dan Merica
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/13/politics/bill-cassidy-louisiana-republican-party-censure/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Is This the End of Obsessively Hating Donald Trump? Loathing him has been a passion, an addiction, a compulsion. Let impeachment be the last hurrah. – Keith Olbermann
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have promoted the most hatred against those like me who do not hate Trump. I would focus on those who also have promoted the most hatred against individuals, organizations, and companies that are conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/opinion/trump-impeachment-media.html
— Will American Ideas Tear France Apart? Some of Its Leaders Think So’ – Nicole Daniels
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/learning/lesson-of-the-day-will-american-ideas-tear-france-apart-some-of-its-leaders-think-so.html
— Losing sleep over wokeness Politicians and prominent intellectuals say social theories from the United States on race, gender and post-colonialism are a threat to French identity and the French republic. – Norimitsu Onishi
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/09/world/europe/france-threat-american-universities.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “For Trump, an Escape, Not an Exoneration.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/us/politics/trump-impeachment-acquittal.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden has started erasing Trump’s legacy. Now the hard part starts. – Annie Linskey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-trump-legacy/2021/02/13/54129452-6c8b-11eb-9f80-3d7646ce1bc0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to a hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater, you are dishonorable if you do not hate Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/14/there-are-only-seven-honorable-republican-senators/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrat churches promote LGBTQ, BLM, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/14/biden-faith-based-neighborhood-partnership/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Sharpens Republican Divides. Seven Republicans voted to convict, and several more, including Mitch McConnell, criticized the ex-president, who still commands loyalty. – Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-second-impeachment-trial-sharpens-republican-divides-11613268255

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Lindsey Graham says he’ll try to convince Trump to help the GOP secure the House and Senate in 2022 – Yelena Dzhanova
https://www.businessinsider.com/graham-wants-to-convince-trump-to-help-gop-2022-elections-2021-2

DES MOINES REGISTER
— I helped shape Section 230 in the ’90s, and I doubt social media can self-regulate. The status quo, where Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube can suppress anybody they feel like, isn’t a tenable situation. Free speech on the internet is at stake in what we do next. – Greg Ganske
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2021/02/14/free-speech-internet-stake-section-230-reconsidering/4454208001/

GUARDIAN
— Republican rebels who voted to convict feel Trumpists’ fury. Immediate backlash from powerful rightwingers reveal the strength of Trump’s grip on the Republican party. – Victoria Bekiempis
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/14/republican-rebels-trump-impeachment-trial
— Convicted or not, Trump is history – it’s Biden who’s changing America – Robert Reich
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/14/trump-impeachment-biden-american-rescue-plan-robert-reich

DAILY MAIL
— Republicans turn on seven ‘traitors’ who voted to convict Trump: Louisiana GOP censures Senator Bill Cassidy for turning on the ex-president and MAGA supporters call on Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski to resign – ANDREW COURT
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9258363/Republicans-turn-RINO-traitors-Romney-Collins-Murkowski-voted-convict-Trump.html

IOL
— SOUTH AFRICA: Social media companies to account for their content – Faheem Khota
(DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents have done everything that they could to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, but failing that, they have done everything that they could to stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/international/social-media-companies-to-account-for-their-content-3bfd9ed7-6734-4752-8e32-9629418ff154
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Now, new legislation from Senator Mark Warner will make changes to the bill. Democrat Warner introduced the Safe Tech Act to the Senate on February 5. This bill would essentially update the protections that social media corporations would have enjoyed under section 230 and hold them more accountable for the content that is posted on their platforms and expose them to many more lawsuits. What lies at the heart of this though, is the voices of the users of social media platforms. They would need to be a lot more rules put in place and a lot more moderators working around the clock to make sure that these rules are being adhered to. In a tweet, Warner said that “The SAFE TECH Act doesn’t interfere with free speech – it’s about allowing these platforms to finally be held accountable for harmful, often criminal, behaviour enabled by their platforms to which they have turned a blind eye for too long.” Should this bill be successful, it will certainly be a game-changer for the way social media companies are run if they don’t want to be caught on the wrong side of the law.)

February 11 Morning Edition

WGN RADIO
— Fox abruptly cuts off impeachment manager during testimony – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/fox-abruptly-cuts-off-impeachment-manager-during-testimony/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “After Wednesday, it will be difficult for a fair-minded person to not see how Trump’s actions led to the deadly siege.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/10/22277467/takeaways-day-2-donald-trump-senate-impeachment-trial-raskin-castro-mob-capitol-constitution

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Fox News abruptly cuts off impeachment manager during testimony – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-fox-cuts-off-impeachment-testimony-20210211-rx7j5cuzqfbmrhq3k6pzzw2ujy-story.html
— Bars, restaurants don’t see Lightfoot’s looser restrictions as a Valentine | Mayor, CTU boss have different takes on deal | Durbin, Duckworth turn up heat on Biden over future of top federal prosecutor in Chicago – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-expand-bars-restaurant-capacity-pritzker-vaccination-spin-20210211-zkbr7gqh3fdtvhnzaxrnunhjt4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Let’s call the Capitol riot what it really was — an attempted massacre.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-glanton-trump-impeachment-trial-new-capitol-attack-video-20210211-ukdoaa7iqbdyldgttdm7jui57q-story.html
— How the Lincoln Project, a Republican anti-Trump group, ignored a growing crisis in its ranks – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-lincoln-project-20210211-y7qcxuouybb3xdoi5qem3gzwc4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Repealing abortion notification law would be tragic mistake. Parents need to be included in their daughters’ abortion decisions if for no other reason than to monitor them for complications post-procedure. – Mary Hallan FioRito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/10/22276666/abortion-notification-laws-illinois-protection-girls

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 127 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 3 deaths, 2.97% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/11/dupage-county-reports-127-covid-19-cases-3-deaths-297-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Some Members Of Congress Are Accomplices To Insurrection.” Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want to make all Republicans accomplices to insurrection.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/gop-strategist-sarah-longwell-trump-impeachment-trial#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “4 In 10 Republicans Say Political Violence May Be Necessary.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/scary-survey-finding-4-10-republicans-say-political-violence-may-be-necessary#stream/0

WSIL TV
— House Democrats approve term limits for leaders, remote legislating in chamber’s new rules – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/02/10/house-democrats-approve-term-limits-for-leaders-remote-legislating-in-chambers-new-rules/

HINSDALE PATCH
— Clarendon Hills Orders Work Stopped On Sober House The same group fought Hinsdale to run a home for those with addictions. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/clarendon-hills-orders-work-stopped-sober-house

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— University reviewing Uline contract after CEO funded PAC that supported U.S. Capitol insurrection – Waverly Long
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2021/02/09/campus/university-reviewing-uline-contract-after-ceo-funded-pac-that-supported-u-s-capitol-insurrection/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Kinzinger Narrows Ambitions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/kinzinger-narrows-ambitions/
— D300 New “Director of Diversity,” “Hired to Better Honor Our District’s Diversity,” Credited with Bringing Black Lives Matter Banner to Jacobs High School
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/d300-new-director-of-diversity-credited-with-bringing-black-lives-matter-banner-to-jacobs-high-school/
— Let’s Review Some Past Hacking Election Machine Fraud Stories
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/09/lets-review-some-past-hacking-election-machine-fraud-stories/
— More on Vote Fraud
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/08/more-on-vote-fraud/
— Hurrah for Our Democratic Party U.S. Senators
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/hurrah-for-our-democratic-party-u-s-senators/
— House Dems Ignore GOP Rules Change Request
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/house-dems-ignore-gop-rules-change-request/
— Eric Dowd Goes Negative in Nunda Township Road Commissioner Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/eric-dowd-goes-negative-in-nunda-township-road-commissioner-race/
— Sex Club Operator Indicted for Tax Evasion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/sex-club-operator-indicted-for-tax-evasion/
— NY-22: It’s Finally Over
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/10/ny22021021/
— Only 44 Have Cast Early Votes in GOP Township Primary Elections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/09/only-44-have-cast-early-votes-in-gop-township-primary-elections/
— Parrish Team Mails in Nunda Township
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/09/parrish-team-mails-in-nunda-township/
— Message from the Super Bowl — Catalina Lauf Says Hi
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/08/laufsuperbowl020821/
— Liberals Buying Guns
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/08/liberals-buying-guns/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Another K-12 School Indoctrination Bill Coming Through the Illinois Sewage Pipeline – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/another-k-12-school-indoctrination-bill-coming-through-the-illinois-sewage-pipeline/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WINNEBAGO COUNTY GOP ISSUES STATEMENT ABOUT KINZINGER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/winnebago-county-gop-issues-statement-about-kinzinger-.html
— MAINE EAST HIGH ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL PROMOTES “ABOLISH POLICE” VIDEO FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/maine-east-high-assistant-principal-promotes-abolish-police-video-for-black-history-month.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Every Trump supporter goes on trial this week. The melodrama creates an authoritarian reaction by the left to silence half the country. – Kelly Sadler
(DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want to make all Republicans accomplices to insurrection.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/10/every-trump-supporter-goes-on-trial-this-week/
— ‘Now is not the time to come’: White House pleads with illegals, asylum-seekers – Seth McLaughlin and Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/10/white-house-now-not-time-seek-asylum/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Fear and Favor at the New York Times
https://freebeacon.com/media/fear-and-favor-at-the-new-york-times/?utm_source=actengage&utm_campaign=FreedomMail&utm_medium=email

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— San Francisco Board of Education erases meritocracy in favor of diversity
(DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/san-francisco-board-of-education-erases-meritocracy-in-favor-of-diversity

FOX NEWS
— Trump team fires back at Dems, claims they too have used ‘fight like hell’ rhetoric – Jack Durschlag
https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-team-fires-back-at-dems-claims-they-too-have-used-fight-like-hell-rhetoric
— Pro-GOP group targets House Democrats with billboards near shuttered schools Campaign targets potentially vulnerable Democrats who voted against Reopen Schools Act – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pro-gop-group-targets-house-democrats-school-reopenings-billboard

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Biden administration is weaponizing myths and fear – Liberato Jones
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/the_biden_administration_is_weaponizing_myths_and_fear.html
— The Democrats’ misread conservatives when they attack Trump – Joe Strader
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/the_democrats_misread_conservatives_when_they_attack_trump.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Grand Old Party: Royally Screwed or Soon to Inherit the Throne? What’s extraordinary about the 2020 election is not that it was lost but how close Donald Trump and his voters came to full-scale victory. – Nicholas L. Waddy
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/10/the-grand-old-party-royally-screwed-or-soon-to-inherit-the-throne/

BREITBART
— ‘Officials’ Seek Establishment Republican Party – JOEL B. POLLAK
(DIERSEN: Will they draft Kinzinger to lead that party?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/11/liberal-officials-seek-establishment-republican-party/

PATRIOT POST
— Who Was the Capitol Riot Ringleader? – Mark Alexander
https://patriotpost.us/alexander/77655-who-was-the-capitol-riot-ringleader-2021-02-10

LIFE SITE NEWS
— GOP is ‘canceling’ conservatives, caving to gays – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-gop-is-canceling-conservatives-caving-to-gays-says-pro-family-former-drag-queen

THE HILL
— McConnell not pressuring GOP to acquit Trump – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/538358-mcconnell-not-pressuring-gop-to-acquit-trump
— Gaetz hits back at Kinzinger PAC targeting ‘Trumpism’ – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/538361-gaetz-hits-back-at-kinzinger-pac-targeting-trumpism

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump conviction rests on Republicans’ instinct for self-preservation.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-conviction-rests-republicans-instinct-self-preservation-n1257385

REUTERS
— Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party – Tim Reid (DIERSEN: Will they draft Kinzinger to lead that party?)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-party-exclusive-idUSKBN2AB07P

NEW YORK TIMES
— Twitter Blocks Accounts in India as Modi Pressures Social Media. The platform’s problems in the country offer a stark example of the difficulty of adhering to its free-speech principles amid government worries over its influence. – Karan Deep Singh
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want you to read only what they want you to read and no more. They hint/imply/argue/shout at Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains that they should only read a) what the chairmen of their township, ward, and/or county party organizations want them to read, b) what their representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee wants them to read, and c) what the IRP Chairman wants them to read. If you asked your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain what the aforesaid want they want them to read, what would they say?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/technology/india-twitter.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/opinion/black-history-month.html
— Biden Says ‘Full Diversity’ In the Military Is Overdue – Helene Cooper and Michael D. Shear
(DIERSEN: Democrats use “up-or-out’ to get rid of White male Republicans.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/us/politics/biden-pentagon-military-race.html
There’s Nothing Left: Why Thousands of Republicans Are Leaving the Party.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Voting registration data indicates a stronger-than-usual flight from the G.O.P. since the Capitol riot, with an intensely fluid period in American politics now underway.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/us/politics/republicans-leaving-party.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Impeachment Trial May Hinge on Meaning of Incitement.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/us/incitement-court-senators-impeachment.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Wisconsin’s Capitol Siege, 10 Years On – Scott Walker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/wisconsins-capitol-siege-10-years-on-11612980118
— Who’s a Threat to ‘Our Democracy’? When progressives single out threats to ‘our democracy,’ what they mean is their democracy. – Daniel Henninger
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs use “democracy” to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whos-a-threat-to-our-democracy-11612998812
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Facebook to do more to get rid of conservatives once and for all.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-moves-to-muffle-politics-on-its-platform-11612962001
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, employers prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/businesses-worry-about-bidens-silence-on-work-visa-ban-11612965607
— Biden Fired Me, by Order of Big Labor – David R. Osborne
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and got rid of me by order of Democrat politicians.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-fired-me-by-order-of-big-labor-11612998891

BOSTON GLOBE
— A majority of the people arrested for Capitol riot had a history of financial trouble – Todd C. Frankel
(DIERSEN: All the operatives and all the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have serious financial, health, and/or other problems. I should write a book about each of my troubled critics/opponents, each of their troubled operatives, and each of their troubled dupes.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/02/10/nation/majority-people-arrested-capitol-riot-had-history-financial-trouble/

BOSTON HERALD
— Inequality, discrimination part of Black History – JOYCE FERRIABOUGH BOLLING
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you have benefitted from their discrimination against minorities and against females.)
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/02/10/inequality-discrimination-part-of-black-history/

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Senate conviction not only way to punish Trump. Will Congress try another tack?” In Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct, who will take the lead in punishing Trump voters? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. The Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, and me should be taking steps to defend the aforesaid voters.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/nation/article/Senate-conviction-not-only-way-to-punish-Trump-15941176.php

SEATTLE TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “State and local GOP committees attack any Republicans who dare turn on Trump.”
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/state-and-local-gop-committees-attack-any-republicans-who-dare-turn-on-trump/

USA TODAY
— Driving traffic to your business online is as easy as … well, buying it! – Steve Strauss
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who talk and/or act like they do not want GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to drive traffic to their websites. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who focus on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) stopping everyone from reading those newsletters. I would focus on those who focus on destroying those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) those who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, c) who refuse to glorify and praise them, d) who refuse to pander to them, and e) who refuse to give them lots of money.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2021/02/07/how-increase-traffic-online-store-drive-sales/4393529001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sure, getting organic traffic to your website is desirable, but let’s face it – creating great content, then optimizing it for search engines, posting it on social media, and waiting for results takes time. There is a better, faster way. Buy traffic. To the purist, buying traffic to grow a site might seem like cheating, but it’s not. It’s smart. Does Coca-Cola advertise? You bet. What about McDonald’s? Yep. Microsoft? Of course. Most businesses that have exploded in size have done so with the help of advertising, and that is all paid traffic is – the placement of ads around the web that people click and which then drives them to your site. There are five ways you can buy traffic online:)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use the 1619 Project to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2021/02/10/slavery-and-history-states-threaten-funding-schools-teach-1619-project/4454195001/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “House impeachment managers wielded former President Donald Trump’s words against him Wednesday, arguing that he spent weeks fueling the rage behind the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and then “reveled in” the mayhem and destruction.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/10/impeachment-trial-managers-trump-fueled-rage-capitol-riot/6702506002/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “They rioted at the Capitol for Trump. Now, many of those arrested say it’s his fault. Supporters of former President Trump argue they were merely doing what they thought the nation’s leader had asked.”
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2021/02/10/trump-blamed-capitol-riot-some-who-were-arrested/4361411001/

FORBES
— A Fast Way To Test If Your Company Has Problems With Discrimination In The Workplace – Mark Murphy
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, LGBTQ, moderate/liberal, non-Protestant, non-German American, and those whose ancestors had not been in America for a long time wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, heterosexual, conservative, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors had been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/markmurphy/2021/02/10/a-fast-way-to-test-if-your-company-has-problems-with-discrimination-in-the-workplace/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The fastest way we’ve found to pinpoint the extent of these problems is to conduct a quick pulse survey of your employees. If done correctly, within a week, you could have actionable insight pinpointing the extent of your issues and exactly where (departments, shifts, etc.) they’re occurring. What questions should you ask your employees? I recommend using some of the survey questions contained in the Leadership IQ discrimination study. For example, one of the most important questions you can ask is, “Management at my organization listens to employee concerns about discrimination (race, sex/gender, age, etc.) without blame or defensiveness.”)

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— The ‘Big Tent’? Republicans Didn’t Build That – Laura Hollis
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents despise/hate the working class. They stress that 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. They hint/imply/argue/shout a) that they would never stoop to take such jobs and b) that holding such jobs proves that you are an abject loser/failure.)
https://www.creators.com/read/laura-hollis/02/21/the-big-tent-republicans-didnt-build-that
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, complained in a recent interview with The Hill that she feels like a minority in her own party. Kaptur shared data showing that 19 of the 20 wealthiest congressional districts in the country are now represented by Democrats, and she quoted unnamed Democratic colleagues whose callous comments reflected a complete lack of sympathy for or understanding of blue-collar Americans. And it isn’t just working-class whites who feel they are being left behind by Democrats. Blacks and Hispanics voted Republican in much larger numbers in 2020. Republicans see this as something of an opportunity. Immediately after the November election, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said, “This election cycle has made one thing clear: The Republican Party is now the party of the American worker.”)

GUARDIAN
— Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump party – Reuters
(DIERSEN: Will they draft Kinzinger to lead that party?)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/11/dozens-former-republican-officials-talks-form-anti-trump-party
— Centreville, Illinois: ‘If white people were still here, this wouldn’t happen’: the majority-Black town flooded with sewage – Catharine Smith
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/11/centreville-illinois-flooding-sewage-overflow