January 17 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 15 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 15 Morning Edition

CBS2
— Lottery Sales Sink As Other Gambling Options Take Off – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/14/lottery-sales-sink-as-other-gambling-options-take-off/

WBEZ
— Number Of Social Workers Growing In Chicago Public Schools – Sarah Karp
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/number-of-social-workers-growing-in-chicago-public-schools/cc943f11-b73b-4d52-95c5-46d3ac9f9f03
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wbez.org/shows/reset/what-you-need-to-know-about-traveling-with-pot-in-illinois/65400514-4ba6-4cb9-811b-78a44b80124c

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Aldermen fear setting aside contracts for gay-owned businesses could lead to fraud, fewer contracts for people of color The City Council signed off on a study of the idea proposed by Chicago’s first openly-gay mayor. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: The more preference that is given to LGBTQers, the more people that will claim to be LGBTQers.) (WIREPOINTS: If set-asides are extended to gays, only 13.6% of Chicago’s population would be left without access to a set-aside – straight, white, males with no handicap, as we detailed earlier. In other words, over 86% of Chicagoans would be entitled to preferential treatment when bidding for city contracts. Maybe it would be easier just to designate the small minority that gets no preference.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/14/21066024/gay-lgbtbe-contracts-set-aside-chicago-city-council
— ICE can deputize Chicago police as ‘customs officers,’ worrying advocates Police officials say the agreement is to combat anti-terrorism and gang violence but some activists aren’t buying it. – Carlos Ballesteros and Manny Ramos 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/14/21064084/ice-cpd-homeland-security-investigations-cooperation-sanctuary-city-welcoming

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mike Madigan squashes legislative probe of that email about a rape. If he were a Republican, he’d be gone – John Kass (WIREPOINTS: If Madigan were a Republican, his opponents may have likely invoked House Rule 91, to form a legislative commission to examine charges of obstruction of the legislature. Why? Because Madigan just squashed a legislative investigation of Michael McClain, his closest confidant and a retired lobbyist who’s under a federal criminal investigation. That legislative inquiry would have examined McClain’s email defending a politically connected worker who “kept his mouth shut” about “that rape in Champaign.”)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-michael-madigan-illinois-kass-20200115-csuxpsbpdfcejm4seg7dkjbfzu-story.html
— Mike Bloomberg spends nearly $4.4 million on TV ads in Chicago since launching latecomer presidential bid in November – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-mike-bloomberg-chicago-tv-spend-20200115-w6slzdjnvzafhklhyc2ij5n66i-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-north-aurora-marijuana-sales-st-0115-20200114-snb6fawn5zfe5hc3lol4ubxz6y-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-legal-weed-social-equity-20200115-stlbeom3gfgk3hpo6vddraez4e-story.html (FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD)
— Hey, stop telling us which Democratic candidate is ‘electable’ – Mary Schmich (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-schmich-candidates-electability-20200115-lco5qnxanbfyxksr2sk36j7txm-story.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs promote LGBTQ activity. 
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200114/illinois-student-activist-remembered-as-trailblazer-for-lgbtq-issues

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL
— Donald Trump in Milwaukee: ‘We must devote everything we have toward victory’ – Mitchell Schmidt (DIERSEN: So far, what have the following devoted toward maximizing the Republican turnout for the March 17 primary: the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county organization, and your Republican township/ward organization? Are election headquarters open?) 
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/donald-trump-in-milwaukee-we-must-devote-everything-we-have/article_4446d127-d7db-505e-ae62-c5413d9cffbe.html

MILWAUKEE INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters.
http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/featured/trump-milwaukee-visual-context-outcast-among-kind/

CLINTON HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.clintonherald.com/news/fulton-s-dispensary-preparing-for-recreational-pot-sales/article_636acacc-36ff-11ea-a2f2-33eb237d0e55.html

OUR QUAD CITIES
— AS POT PUSHERS EVER-INCREASINGLY PUSH POT ON EVERYONE: Police have sobriety tests ready if pulled over for driving while high – Ryan Risky
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/local-news/police-have-sobriety-tests-ready-if-pulled-over-for-driving-while-high/

WILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Legalizing pot dramatically increases the black market for pot.
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/how-have-other-states-dealt-with-the-marijuana-black-market-after-legalization

CENTER SQUARE
— Report recommends Illinois schools drop ‘prom queen’ to be more inclusive – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/report-recommends-illinois-schools-drop-prom-queen-to-be-more/article_c3757210-3712-11ea-8040-efc8d0c8a132.html

ONE ILLINOIS
— Once a senior, always a senior Pritzker signs bill extending Senior Homestead Exemption ahead of next property-tax bill – Ted Cox
https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2020/1/14/once-a-senior-always-a-senior

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: One Week Before Debate and Healthcare Looms Large in Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/15/il-14-one-week-before-debate-and-healthcare-looms-large-in-election/ 
— McHenry Township’s Compound
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/15/139697/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Lieutenant Colonel Pritzker Rejects His Sex and Political Affiliation – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/01/lieutenant-colonel-pritzker-rejects-his-sex-and-political-affiliation/

BREITBART
— Royals Feared Meghan Markle Would Brand Family ‘Racist and Sexist’ – JACK MONTGOMERY (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who are White, male, and/or older who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who talk and/or act like they fear Democrats branding them as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, or even worse things. I would focus on those who a) discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) discourage everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/01/15/royals-feared-meghan-markle-would-brand-family-racist-sexist/
— ‘Dreamers’ Protest Against Joe Biden Outside Democrat Debate in Iowa – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/14/dreamers-protest-against-joe-biden-outside-democrat-debate/
— Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims Blue-Collar Americans Getting ‘Clobbered’ – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/14/fact-check-joe-biden-claims-working-class-is-being-clobbered/

DAILY WIRE
— Bernie Staffer: Kill Political Opponents, Burn People In Streets, Cops To Be ‘Beaten’ If Bernie Loses – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-bernie-staffer-kill-political-opponents-burn-people-in-streets-cops-to-be-beaten-if-bernie-loses

TOWNHALL
— Stop With the Silly ‘Centrist’ Labels for Democrats – Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
https://townhall.com/columnists/brentbozellandtimgraham/2020/01/15/stop-with-the-silly-centrist-labels-for-democrats-n2559520

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— Immigrant Tried to Beat 79-Year-Old Man to Death in Chicago, ICE Wanted Him, Dems Let Him Go – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2020/01/immigrant-assaulted-79-year-old-man-chicago-ice-daniel-greenfield/

FOX BUSINESS
— Bloomberg dropped almost $2M on Facebook ads last week, more than any 2020 candidate – Megan Henney
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bloomberg-dropped-almost-2m-facebook-133927404.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Plot to Politicize Banking Liberal lawmakers and activists want banks to lend to favored groups and deny the ‘undesirables.’ – Phil Gramm and Michael Solon (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the more undesirable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-plot-to-politicize-banking-11579046350
— Considering a New Job? Beware a Culture Misfit Not vetting the values of a prospective employer can lead to an early exit, but there are ways to do your homework – Joann S. Lublin (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are treated as being a cultural misfit: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/considering-a-new-job-beware-a-culture-misfit-11579084201
— Cities Offer Free Buses in Bid to Boost Flagging Ridership While national rider numbers have been declining, Lawrence, Mass., saw them jump about 24% on routes where it ceased charging fares – Jon Kamp (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that they have never stooped to take public transportation and that they never will. I took public transportation a lot during the last 6 months of 1971 and then 1973-1997.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/cities-waive-bus-fares-in-bid-to-boost-ridership-11579007895

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats promote LGBTQ activity. 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleefowlkes/2020/01/15/if-the-state-of-illinois-can-get-this-right-so-can-your-organization/

UNION LEADER
— Banning trans students as female athletes sparks debate – Kevin Landrigan (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at women a) that men have an unfair advantage over women because men cannot get pregnant and b) that those who do not have dependents have an unfair advantage over who have dependents. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who are White, older, healthy, heterosexual, married, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, citizens of America, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time have an unfair advantage over those who are minority, younger, non-healthy, LGBTQ, not married, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-citizen, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who earn more education, more professional certifications, and more professional licenses have an unfair advantage over those who earn less education, fewer professional certifications, and fewer professional licenses and b) those who acquire more work experience have an unfair advantage over those who acquire less work experience. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who earn more money have an unfair advantage over those who earn less money and b) those who save for their retirement have an unfair advantage over those who do not save for their retirement.) 
https://www.unionleader.com/news/education/banning-trans-students-as-female-athletes-sparks-debate/article_d1998ea1-a1b9-5ba4-a48d-51a2aa01b910.html

KTVZ
— Oregon lawmakers to tackle age discrimination in workplace – Eric Tegethoff (DIERSEN: It would be great if Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton formed such task forces and appointed me to them.)
https://ktvz.com/news/2020/01/14/oregon-lawmakers-to-tackle-age-discrimination-in-workplace/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Creating an age-discrimination task force will be a priority during the Oregon Legislature’s short session next month. The discussion on how to address the issue started in the 2019 session, after a 2018 AARP survey found three in five older workers in the state have seen or experienced age discrimination. According to the Oregon Bureau of Labor Industries, more than 2,500 age discrimination claims have been filed with the agency in the past decade. AARP Oregon State Director Ruby Haughton-Pitts said older workers are a valuable part of the labor force, especially with the state’s historically low unemployment numbers. “How can we have a broad enough discussion that actually creates a viable workforce for the future in our state,” she said, “and doesn’t X people out just because you see when they graduated from college or high school or whatever, but says, ‘This person has good skills; I need to take a look at them.'”)

FORTUNE
— Facebook Criticized For Deleting Posts Supporting Iranian General Killed By U.S. – Alyssa Newcomb
https://fortune.com/2020/01/14/facebook-criticized-iranian-general/

FORBES
— ‘Long Overdue’ Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Advances From Committee – Erin Spencer (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at women a) that men have an unfair advantage over women because men cannot get pregnant and b) that those who do not have dependents have an unfair advantage over who have dependents. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who are White, older, healthy, heterosexual, married, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, citizens of America, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time have an unfair advantage over those who are minority, younger, non-healthy, LGBTQ, not married, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-citizen, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who earn more education, more professional certifications, and more professional licenses have an unfair advantage over those who earn less education, fewer professional certifications, and fewer professional licenses and b) those who acquire more work experience have an unfair advantage over those who acquire less work experience. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who earn more money have an unfair advantage over those who earn less money and b) those who save for their retirement have an unfair advantage over those who do not save for their retirement.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/erinspencer1/2020/01/14/long-overdue-pregnant-workers-fairness-act-advances-from-committee/#1edbeb3043d1

MOTLEY FOOL
— The Worst-Case Scenario for Facebook’s Political Ad Controversy In an election year, Facebook’s policy on political ads will likely come under more scrutiny, but how much could the controversy cost the social media giant?
https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/01/14/the-worst-case-scenario-for-facebooks-political-ad.aspx

360 LAW
— College Hit With $300K Verdict For Forcing Teacher To Retire (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, you are a “bad employee” who should be gotten rid of if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, and the Democrats who run the federal government do not promote you to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.law360.com/employment/articles/1233686/college-hit-with-300k-verdict-for-forcing-teacher-to-retire

January 14 Evening Edition

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Trump live in Milwaukee
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2020/01/14/trump-rally-milwaukee-first-2020-wisconsin-visit-during-impeachment-iran/4454538002/

ABC7
— Donald Trump supporters line up 26 hours early for Wisconsin campaign rally
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-supporters-line-up-overnight-for-milwaukee-rally/5849494/

NBC5
— Supporters Started Lining Up More Than 24 Hours Before Trump’s Milwaukee Rally The rally takes place just down the street from where Democrats will gather to nominate his opponent later this year
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/supporters-started-lining-up-more-than-24-hours-before-trumps-milwaukee-rally/2201312/

CBS2
— Enthusiastic Crowd Lines Up Hours Ahead Of Time For President Trump’s Rally In Milwaukee – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/14/enthusiastic-crowd-lines-up-hours-ahead-of-time-for-president-trumps-rally-in-milwaukee/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/14/21065412/cresco-labs-marijuana-workers-joliet-union-vote-ufcw
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/14/21065857/cannabis-cafes-recreational-marijuana-weed-chocolate-edibles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/13/21064646/illinois-legal-weed-sales-totals-2020
— County Finance Committee set to approve $165K settlement in ‘political discrimination’ case Jeannette Soto says then Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough and Erwin Acox Jr., who was the chief of human resources at the time, discriminated against her politically. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: RINO activists, RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, RINO party leaders, RINO major donors, RINO etc. discriminate against Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican etc.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/14/21059078/county-finance-committee-settlement-political-discrimination-case-acox-yarbrough-shakman
— Pritzker calls on McClain to stop chuckling and start cooperating — with the feds Pritkzer said the email is “emblematic of a culture that has been poisonous in Springfield for far too long.” He said covering up a crime — such as the alleged rape and ghost payrolling — and using it as a political weapon is “disgusting.” – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/14/21066049/pritzker-mcclain-chuckling-cooperation-feds-madigan-email-rape-champaign
— Why people clutch their wallets when an Illinois legislator walks up the street Who would have guessed that a lawmaker who resigns can award himself a little “exit bonus” by quitting on the first day of a month but collecting a paycheck for the whole month? – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/14/21065831/illinois-general-assembly-susana-mendoza-sun-times-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— End the cover-ups in the Illinois General Assembly – DAVID MCSWEENEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-general-assembly-ispector-general-ethics-mcsweeney-20200114-zzagx6aazbbtfp4nmbscw3fzqq-story.html
— Objections thin ranks of south suburban primary candidates, though some races remain crowded – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-petition-objection-outcomes-st-0115-20200114-pwjivb2di5bzxkjn3duogutcna-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sooner or later, the Democrats and RINOs who run your municipality will follow Evanston’s lead and force you to either pay or receive reparations. From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that they will force you to pay: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-reparations-subcommittee-members-tl-0116-20200114-tbb4pkdhlbcrlhv3l7b6s7k73y-story.html
— Lightfoot-backed study to look at possible set-asides for gay-, transgender-owned Chicago businesses advances – JOHN BYRNE (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats who run Chicago officially banish all individuals, all organizations, and all companies that to not promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-gay-owned-business-city-contracts-study-20200114-6am6wy3os5b2bclxn367jpuwcm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that if elected, they will use government to get rid of all individuals, all organizations, all companies, all governments, and all countries that to not promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-democrats-candidates-cory-booker-page-20200114-xf6gzbsj3jhg5opuc42ng6j2aq-story.html
— Suicide awareness forum focuses on pressure Naperville high school students feel, warning signs; ‘The pressure is brutal’ – KELLI DUNCAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-suicide-forum-naperville-st-0115-20200114-ps6hccmh4nad3e4dpj6ql2k2iq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage, towns trying to reach deal for new field court in Woodridge – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200114/dupage-towns-trying-to-reach-deal-for-new-field-court-in-woodridge
— Indiana House backs abolishing all township assessor offices – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200114/news/301149876/

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot.
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/how-workers-and-employers-are-navigating-legal-cannabis-in-illinois/article_b30e511d-bc7a-5133-bf38-536132578cd0.html

WILL & WCLO & STATELINE & MDJ ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/the-similarities-between-marijuana-and-alcohol-prohibition
https://www.wclo.com/2020/01/14/illinois-pot-sales-popular/
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/rockford-eligible-for-grants-funded-by-marijuana-sales/
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/a-quarter-of-every-dollar-taxed-on-recreational-weed-in/video_70538f35-852f-5a58-8e14-7828455f33dc.html

WIFR
— Medical experts caution misuse of medical cannabis – Hope Salman
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Medical-experts-caution-misuse-of-medical-cannabis–566974861.html

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Why Illinois Is Pumping Millions Into the Census With funding and congressional seats at stake, the state is taking extreme measures to get a full count. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2020/Illinois-Census/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/14/why-is-legal-weed-so-expensive-low-supply-high-demand-and-big-tax-driving-chicagos-pricey-pot/
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/14/new-north-center-boutique-wants-to-be-a-less-intimidating-spot-to-buy-your-first-weed-pipe/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Skillicorn Holding Four Town Hall Meetings Starting This Saturday in Crystal Lake
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/skillicorn-holding-four-town-hall-meetings-starting-this-saturday-in-crystal-lake/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases “Isn’t it Frustrating” Video/Ad
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-isnt-it-frustrating-video-ad/ 
— Ripples from Mike McClain Rape Cover-Up Email Continue to Spread
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/ripples-from-mike-mcclain-rape-cover-up-email-continue-to-spread/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Interviewed by The Resurgent
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/il-14-catalina-lauf-interviewed-by-the-resurgent/ 
— Regional Superintendent of Education Referendum Remains on Ballot, Appeal Promised
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/regional-superintendent-of-education-referendum-remains-on-ballot-appeal-promised/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Project Veritas: Sanders staffer says ‘cities burn’ if Trump reelected, predicts violence at DNC Hidden-camera footage shows field organizer praising Soviet-style gulags – Valerie Richardson 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/14/project-veritas-sanders-staffer-says-cities-burn-i/
— Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/14/questions-of-racism-linger-as-harry-meghan-step-ba/
— Why the liberal media love for Sanders and Biden? Crazy Bernie and lunch-bucket Joe have a better chance against Trump than Pocahontas or Mayor Pete – R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/14/why-the-liberal-media-love-for-bernie-sanders-and-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illegal immigrant crossings fall 78% and once overcrowded cells are empty – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/illegal-immigrant-crossings-fall-78-once-overcrowded-cells-are-empty
— Liberal elites’ secret weapon is conservative family values – Timothy P. Carney
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/liberal-elites-secret-weapon-is-conservative-family-values

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— In The Coming Crisis, Bad Bureaucrats Will Be The First To Go Americans know they aren’t getting results, and running out of money will only drive the point home. – LEWIS M. ANDREWS (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, you are a “bad bureaucrat” if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, and the Democrats who run the federal government do not promote you to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/in-the-coming-crisis-bad-bureaucrats-will-be-the-first-to-go/

BREITBART
— Arizona State University Prof: Shut Down Trump’s Twitter Account to Fight ‘Hate Speech’ – ALANA MASTRANGELO (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who want to shut down my GOPUSA ILLINOIS email to fight Republican losses. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, etc. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/14/arizona-state-university-prof-shut-down-trumps-twitter-account-to-fight-hate-speech/
— Jill Biden: Let Asylum Seekers In; Fill Empty Rural American Communities – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/14/jill-biden-let-asylum-seekers-in-fill-empty-rural-american-communities/

DAILY WIRE
— Bernie Staff: Free Education About Indoctrinating People, Gulags Not Bad, Cities Burn If Trump Wins – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/bernie-staff-free-education-about-indoctrinating-people-gulags-not-bad-cities-burn-if-trump-wins
— Jailbreak: House Democrats Call To Release All Transgender ICE Detainees – Josh Hammer
https://www.dailywire.com/news/jailbreak-house-democrats-call-to-release-all-transgender-ice-detainees

NEWSMAX
— Stop the Federal Discrimination Fishing Expedition – Dr. Michael Busler, Ph.D. (DIERSEN: According to Democrats and RINOs, if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, and you do not make the following promotion deadlines, it is because you are a bad employee and if you are Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran, and you do not make the following promotion deadlines, it is because you were discriminated against: GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/drmichaelbuslerphd/stop-federal-discrimination-fishing/2020/01/14/id/949677/

FEDERALIST
— Angry Leftists Try To Cancel Vince Vaughn For Shaking Donald Trump’s Hand – Chrissy Clark (DIERSEN: Who cancels you? I should write a book about those who cancel me. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, etc. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/14/angry-leftists-try-to-cancel-vince-vaughn-for-shaking-donald-trumps-hand/

EPOCH TIMES
— Sanders Field Organizer Advocates Violent Revolution, Gulags for Trump Supporters, Liberals, in Undercover Videos – PETR SVAB
https://www.theepochtimes.com/sanders-field-organizer-advocates-violent-revolution-gulags-for-trump-supporters-liberals-in-undercover-videos_3203763.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Jenna Lewis, Trump’s new legal adviser, has a long history of attacks on LGBTQ community and Islam – Muri Assunção
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-jenna-lewis-advisor-trump-campaign-anti-lgbtq-islam-fox-news-20200114-4qoulen2nncxbpwmin4wswy6ji-story.html

FORBES
— Fed Continues To Disregard Rules When Putting Forth Its Own Rules – John Berlau
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnberlau/2020/01/14/fed-continues-to-disregard-rules-when-putting-forth-its-own-rules/#3ce1811f1f45

NARFE
— Tell Your Representative to Stop Shortchanging Retirees (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the purchasing power of my Civil Service Retirement System pension and my Social Security diminishes because real inflation is far greater than COLAs.) 
https://www.narfe.org/communications/index.cfm?fa=viewArticle&ID=4679

(FROM THE POSTING: Are you tired of the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) not keeping pace with the increased costs you’re experiencing? Visit NARFE’s Legislative Action Center today to send a message to your Representative urging him or her to support the Fair COLA for Seniors Act, H.R. 1553. The bill would replace the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) with the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E) to ensure more accurate annual COLAs for seniors. Currently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses the CPI-W index to measure COLAs, but it does not accurately reflect the purchasing patterns of seniors who spend larger portions of their budgets on medicine, health care, shelter and other goods and services specific to their needs. Switching to the CPI-E would better account for seniors’ spending habits, resulting in more accurate COLAs. The CPI-W shortchanges retired federal retirees, veterans and all seniors who depend on Social Security for much-needed retirement income. Millions of seniors living on fixed incomes rely on every dollar to see them through retirement, and the antiquated CPI-W cuts deeply into their earned retirement income and jeopardizes their long-term financial security)

January 13 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— The wall is going up, and illegal immigration is down!
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— TRAGIC: Chicago hospitals brace for more weed-related visits. Poison Center already taking calls on more cases, including some involving small children – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-legal-hospital-visits-poison-20200113-4mqmnsb5wzdnljirvszplqf4zy-story.html
— Judge orders Wisconsin election officials to immediately strike more than 200,000 voters from rolls – IVAN MORENO and SCOTT BAUER (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is there in the voter rolls for your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, your county, Illinois, and America?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-wisconsin-voter-purge-20200113-2fb23if3wvcofnq3xczybtrj4m-story.html
— In Wisconsin – a state known for tight elections – activists rush to register former prisoners – SARA BURNETT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-wisconsin-elections-former-prisoners-20200113-a7ij7n5apbbmtiwtgvzrcpwbhe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/mundelein/ct-mun-rise-mundelein-marijuana-supply-tl-0116-20200113-vvudlpew5rexxpma6df4gycx6y-story.html
— Try a retirement test drive: Live on 1 income to see how you’ll manage – Robert Frick
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200113/281835760644380
— The Chicago Women’s March is back, this time with a focus on honoring protesters with disabilities – Heidi Stevens
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-womens-march-chicago-disabilities-0113-20200113-p4zhbiuqtbfefpy2cex27r5mu4-story.html
— How Madigan’s top lobbyist won people over: Clout and a generous expense account – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-michael-mcclain-rape-investigation-madigan-mcqueary-20200113-jr4lqbqlnzfiddukod3ute2t4u-story.html
— President Trump’s use of a doctored photo showing Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in Muslim garb draws ire – AP (DIERSEN: Since 2004, I have included links to more than 354,800 articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors and posted on non-credible websites. I challenge my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to revisit each of the 354,800+ articles and identify those articles that they deem to be non-credible.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-photoshop-tweet-muslim-garb-20200113-bjm73cnqpfhidg3umchqscfcdi-story.html
— Renaming Dixie Highway doesn’t make sense – Robert, Oak Forest (DIERSEN: My ancestors owned properties on Dixie Highway in Crete 1864-1966. I was born in hospital on Dixie Highway in Chicago Heights in 1948. I lived on Dixie Highway in Crete 1948-1954. To drive north or south from downtown Crete, you drive on Dixie Highway.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-speak-out-st-0114-20200113-j55hzn2pqnclba7pqf5in4lpem-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ald. Lopez proposes ‘conception fees,’ ‘childbirth licensing’ after infant’s death in his ward Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) said he would do it if there was any way to legally implement parental licensing or conception fees. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/10/21060424/ray-lopez-tweet-parental-licensing-child-abuse-infant-killed
— State warns some pot shops have violated law to prevent stockpiling from single source as stores struggle with shortages
Regulators informed stores that “some adult use dispensaries have inventory from a single cultivator center entity in excess of the 40% limit mandated by” state law. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/13/21063993/illinois-legal-marijuana-shortages-dispensaries-chicago-regulators
— Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar takes first spot on Illinois’ presidential primary ballot Filling out the rest of the ballot are former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in the second spot, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden and former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg. Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Mayor of South Bend, Ind. Pete Buttigieg, hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang took the sixth through ninth spots on the ballot. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/1/13/21064444/illinois-primary-2020-amy-klobuchar-ballot-deval-patrick
— Foxx likely to be on ballot after hearing examiner finds ‘no other evidence of any kind’ to support challenge Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx had more than the required minimum despite a challenge to her nominating petitions. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/1/13/21063535/kim-foxx-survives-petition-challenge-march-primary-ballot
— Pritzker’s agriculture chief ousted over ‘rape’ email he now says he ‘simply did not read’ in its entirety
Gov. J.B. Pritzker asked his agriculture chief to resign over a controversial 2012 email penned by former top lobbyist Mike McClain over an alleged “rape in Champaign” and ghost payrollers. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/13/21064104/illinois-agriculture-chief-resign-mcclain-email-pritzker
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “How to stop Trump from jacking up electric bills and hurting our environment.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/13/21059907/renewable-energy-power-bills-ferc-ceja-legislature
— Trump invokes Iran hostages after Soleimani attack; outrageous they are still owed compensation Illinois ex-hostage Paul Lewis was a 22-year-old Marine when captured and held for 444 days. He’s now 63. “I didn’t do it for the money. I did it because I felt a sense of obligation.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/13/21064269/donald-trump-soleimani-attack-iran-hostages-compensation

DAILY HERALD
— Judge removes DuPage forest candidate from ballot over hyphen – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/judge-removes-dupage-forest-candidate-from-ballot-over-hyphen
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage Judge Paul Fullerton on Monday refused to overturn the county electoral board’s decision to remove the forest preserve commissioner candidate Natalie Rose Shannon-DiCianni from the March 17 ballot. The Elmhurst Democrat says she will appeal. . .Also on Monday, Judge Fullerton upheld the electoral board’s decision to keep a Republican candidate for county recorder on the March 17 primary ballot. The election board ruled last month that Babette Holder Youngberg did nothing wrong when she used both her maiden name and her marital name on nominating petitions. Fullerton agreed with that decision. Holder Youngberg has blamed her Republican primary opponent — Ron Almiron of Wheaton — for attempting to get her removed from the ballot. Almiron, who is an attorney, is representing the resident who challenged Holder Youngberg’s paperwork. Almiron said after Monday’s hearing that he and his client “disagree with the court’s decision” but haven’t decided whether to appeal.)
— Tribune Publishing offers buyouts in likely precursor to layoffs – Robert Feder (DIERSEN: Have you been “offered” a buyout? In 1993, when I was a 45 year old GS-13 GAO employee who had 25 years of federal service, the Democrats who ran GAO “offered” a $25,000 buyout to all their employees, including me, who had 25 or more years of federal service. They made it very clear that they wanted all eligible GAO employees to take their “offer” who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. In 1997, they succeeded in forcing me to take their “offer.”) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/tribune-publishing-offers-buyouts-in-likely-precursor-to-layoffs
— New gun dealer regulations to take effect Friday – Peter Hancock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/new-gun-dealer-regulations-to-take-effect-friday
— Women’s March Fox Valley returns to Geneva Jan. 18 – Ellen Jo Ljung
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200113/womens-march-fox-valley-returns-to-geneva-jan-18
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: $19.7 million in marijuana sales in first 12 days – Elena Ferrarin (DIERSEN: Obviously, that money will not be used for education, saved for retirement, given to charity, etc.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/197-million-in-marijuana-sales-in-first-12-days

NBC5
— Illinois Lawmaker Seeks Reserved Parking for Pregnant Women Around Capitol The change would also provide parking for mothers with newborn children around the complex
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-lawmaker-seeks-reserved-parking-for-pregnant-women-around-capitol/2200595/

CBS2
— Hearing Officer Rejects Challenge To Kim Foxx’s Nominating Petitions, Recommends She Stay On Ballot For State’s Attorney
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/13/cook-county-states-attorney-kim-foxx-ballot-challenge-rejected-bob-fioretti/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— More than just students propelling local Dems in elections – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/tom-kacich-more-than-just-students-propelling-local-dems-in/article_04857ad0-6221-52da-b0d4-954218b7d46c.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200113/student-activist-for-lgbtq-issues-remembered-as-trailblazer

STATELINE
— Illinois Republicans take aim at Democrats for failing to reduce property taxes
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-republicans-take-aim-at-democrats-for-failing-to-reduce-property-taxes/

CENTER SQUARE
— Pritzker fires Illinois Ag Director who knew of 2012 ‘rape in Champaign’ email Ag Director says he didn’t read full email while running for election, getting cancer treatment – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-fires-illinois-ag-director-who-knew-of-rape-in/article_8495269a-3644-11ea-9715-9778a6fb512d.html
— Illinois’ predicted loss of seat in Congress will be Republican gain in another state, Congressman Rodney Davis says – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-predicted-loss-of-seat-in-congress-will-be-republican/article_b661ac50-3628-11ea-9a38-2b51e9243eac.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMP IN MILWAUKEE TOMORROW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/trump-in-milwaukee-tomorrow.html
— STUDY SHOWS: BOTH SIDES ACCEPT MEDIA MISINFORMATION (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all information is misinformation except for the information that they put out or bless.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/study-shows-both-sides-accept-media-misinformation.html
— FIRST FALLOUT OF “RAPE IN CHAMPAIGN” EMAIL: AGRICULTURE DEPT DIRECTOR RESIGNS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/first-fallout-of-rape-in-champaign-email-agriculture-dept-director-resigns.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Using illegals to bolster polls? – GEORGE PFEIFFER, Sun City West, Ariz.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/13/letters-to-the-editor-using-illegals-to-bolster-po/

GOPUSA
— ‘Journalists’ try to make a case for White House press briefings but times have changed
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=82725

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Sure It Does’: Sanders Says Illegal Immigrant Labor Leads To Lower US Wages – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/13/bernie-sanders-illegal-migrant-labor/

PJ MEDIA
— Illinois Becomes 20th State to Force Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for Transgender Surgery – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/illinois-becomes-20th-state-to-cover-transgender-surgery-under-medicaid/

LIFE NEWS
— Missouri Abortions Drop 78% as State Has Just One Clinic Left That Kills Babies – CHERYL SULLENGER 
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/01/13/missouri-abortions-drop-78-as-state-has-just-one-clinic-left-that-kills-babies/

NBC NEWS
— Trump campaign’s latest Fox News hire has history of anti-gay remarks The long list of disparaging remarks by Jenna Ellis includes calling Stonewall National Monument a “celebration of sin.” – Tim Fitzsimons
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/trump-campaign-s-latest-fox-news-hire-has-history-anti-n1114791
— Muslim groups denounce Trump retweet of fake Pelosi-Schumer photo One advocate said that “it’s disappointing but not surprising” that Trump would “spread this kind of harmful, ignorant, anti-Muslim bigotry.” – AP (DIERSEN: Since 2004, I have included links to more than 354,800 articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors and posted on non-credible websites. I challenge my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to revisit each of the 354,800+ articles and identify those articles that they deem to be non-credible.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/muslim-groups-denounce-trump-retweet-fake-pelosi-schumer-photo-n1114821

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats shout at Latinos that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse thing who should gotten rid of once and for all.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/opinion/latinos-2020.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: American history textbooks can differ across the country, in ways that are shaded by partisan politics. – Dana GOLDSTEIN
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/12/us/texas-vs-california-history-textbooks.html

WASHINGTON POST
— House Democrats who endorsed in 2020 primary signal they will unify behind eventual nominee – Jacqueline Alemany and Sean Sullivan (DIERSEN: I have always fully supported those Republican candidates who have won primaries on ballots in my precinct. But that has never been good enough for my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. They demand that use my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails in Republican primaries a) to promote their candidate and b) destroy the other candidates. I should write a book about my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/12/house-democrats-who-endorsed-2020-primary-signal-they-will-unify-behind-eventual-nominee/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘The Consequences of Structural Whiteness are Fatal’ A famous medical journal succumbs to radical politics. – James Freeman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-consequences-of-structural-whiteness-are-fatal-11578943455

FORBES
— Finally, U.S. House Will Address Disastrous U.S. Supreme Court Ruling On Age Discrimination – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois promote age discrimination the most.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2020/01/13/finally-us-house-will-address-disastrous-us-supreme-court-ruling-on-age-discrimination/

INC.
— 54 Percent of Employers Have Eliminated a Candidate Based on Social Media. Time to Clean Up Your Feed (and Tags) Do your profiles tell the right story? – Melanie Curtin
https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/54-percent-of-employers-have-eliminated-a-candidate-based-on-social-media-time-to-clean-up-your-feed-and-tags.html

FED SMITH
— Surging Number of Federal Employee Millionaires – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: I had 29 years of federal service in 1997 when I was 48 years old.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/01/13/surging-number-federal-employee-millionaires/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At the end of December 2019, there are 49,620 TSP millionaires according to data provided by the Thrift Savings Plan. And, contrary to some who think these people made money in the private sector and then became a federal employee, the average millionaire has been contributing to the TSP for 29.14 years.)

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Chicagoans march in counter-protest at anti-choice rally – Matt Simonette
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Chicagoans-march-in-counter-protest-at-anti-choice-rally/67775.html

January 4 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/$54m-of-pot-products-sold-in-ill-on-first-2-days-of-legalization/5813133/

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/03/week-review-legal-pot-brings-long-lines-millions-revenue
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/03/pot-focused-campaigns-aim-educate-consumers-about-new-law

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/illinois-legal-pot-rollout-promising-start

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200103/recreational-pot-sales-soar-in-rockford-neighboring-businesses-cry-foul

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/State-earns-1-1M-in-tax-revenue-first-day-of-14947433.php

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?id=296635#.XhCgzCN_OM8

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Campaign stresses cannabis abuse health risks – Robert McCoppin
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/campaign-stresses-cannabis-abuse-health-risks/article_0ec862f2-561d-5469-95ac-d5125e3e2e92.html

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://wsiltv.com/2020/01/03/local-marijuana-distributor-hopes-to-expand/

WRAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.wral.com/marijuana-sales-through-the-roof-in-first-days-of-legalization-in-illinois/18866597/

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois lost more than $12 billion in income in 2 years: Analysis of IRS migration data – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-lost-more-than-billion-in-income-in-years-analysis/video_0a387d58-245c-55c3-a7f3-cd010869990c.html

WMTV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to send your child to a public school in Illinois is to encourage your child to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nbc15.com/content/news/Illinois-schools-to-start-teaching-LGBTQ-history-in-2020-566698061.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/illinois-green-rush-how-long-can-we-expect-to-see-high-sales

STATELINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/high-demand-for-marijuana-shuts-down-rockford-dispensary-for-3rd-day-in-a-row/

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://kanecountyconnects.com/2019/12/which-kane-county-communities-allow-or-prohibit-marijuana-sales/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Cook County GOP Chairman blames ‘oversized, bloated government’ for Chicago’s onslaught of new taxes, fees – Glenn Minnis 
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/522687912-cook-county-gop-chairman-blames-oversized-bloated-government-for-chicago-s-onslaught-of-new-taxes-fees

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Joe Walsh Lays An Egg
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/joe-walsh-lays-an-egg/ 
— Democratic Party Presidential Delegate/Alternate Candidates from McHenry County – Final
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/democratic-party-presidential-delegate-alternate-candidates-from-mchenry-county/
— IL-14: Fallout from Qassem Soleimani Death and Left Attempts to Rein In President Trump with New Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/04/il-14-fallout-from-qassem-soleimani-death-and-left-attempts-to-rein-in-president-trump-with-new-legislation/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— IFI Files Pro-Life Brief With SCOTUS – David E. Smith 
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/ifi-files-pro-life-brief-with-scotus/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democrats are going to nominate a white person, and there’s nothing wrong with that – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, the more of the following that you are, the less likely that you will ever be appointed to or elected to any kind of government or political office: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, non-veteran, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/democrats-are-going-to-nominate-a-white-person-and-theres-nothing-wrong-with-that

AMERICAN THINKER
— In 2020, the United Methodist Church will formally divorce over gay marriage – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will municipalities, townships/wards, counties, states, America, and the rest of the world formally banish individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity? 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/in_2020_the_united_methodist_church_will_formally_divorce_over_gay_marriage.html

DAILY WIRE
— Trump-Hating Leftists Usher In New Year Of Trump Hatred – David Limbaugh
https://www.dailywire.com/news/limbaugh-trump-hating-leftists-usher-in-new-year-of-trump-hatred

FEDERALIST
— Trump’s Strike On Soleimani Is About America First, Not Reckless Interventionism Now Iran knows America is unconstrained by politically correct rules of engagement, and no longer acting out of delusions about bribing a jihadist regime into peace. – Ben Weingarten
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/03/trumps-strike-on-soleimani-is-about-america-first-not-reckless-interventionism/

THE HILL
— Trump lashes out at ‘squad’: ‘They hate Jewish people’ – TAL AXELROD 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/476737-trump-lashes-out-at-squad-they-hate-jewish-people

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/marijuana-sales-illinois-top-3m-day-legal-recreational/story?id=68051493

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Qassem Suleimani against America.
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/01/03/world/middleeast/ap-ml-soleimani-killing-whats-next.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Iran against America.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/world/middleeast/trump-iran-suleimani.html
— In Miami Speech, Trump Tells Evangelical Base: God Is ‘on Our Side’ – Jennifer Medina and Maggie Haberman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that God is on their side and a) that God hates not only Trump, but that God hates all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) that God promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/us/politics/trump-miami-rally-evangelicals.html

NEW YORK POST
— ‘Ascendant America’ no longer seems a sure bet – Michael Barone (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who ever-increasingly dump those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://nypost.com/2020/01/03/ascendant-america-no-longer-seems-a-sure-bet/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: From the first years of the one-fifth of this century already completed, we’ve been told that a new, ascendant America — more nonwhite, more culturally liberal, more feminist — was going to dominate our politics for years to come. Those predictions have partially come true. Barack Obama was elected and reelected president in 2008 and 2012, respectively, and Democrats won majorities in House contests in 2006, 2008 and 2018. But those are slimmer pickings than promised. And President Trump’s victory in 2016 has made a mockery of the predictions. He wasn’t ascendant America’s choice. From millennials and Generation Z, he evokes the ­response, “OK, boomer.” Demographics, it turns out, don’t automatically turn into destiny. Ascendant groups’ triumphalism can coalesce those with opposite values into unaccustomed unity and enthusiasm. Ascendant leaders, not cautioned by sympathetic media, can concoct extreme policies unsellable to most voters. And perhaps ascendant groups, with their low birth rates, may not become as ascendant as demographers expected. That’s a conclusion you might draw from the Census Bureau’s state population estimates for midyear 2019, released just one day before the year-end deadline. They’re the best leading indicator we’ve got for the 2020 census, whose results will reapportion the House of Representatives and the Electoral College.)

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters a) glorify and praise Trump-haters in rural America and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump-supporters in rural America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/03/five-myths-about-rural-america/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote protests against Trump.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/04/iraq-iran-tensions-protests-condemn-u-s-actions-middle-east/2807176001/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— How Population Growth and Loss Will Shape Future Elections The Census population estimates affect congressional districts and presidential elections. Here’s what the latest numbers mean. – Louis Jacobson
https://www.usnews.com/news/elections/articles/2020-01-03/how-population-growth-and-loss-will-shape-future-elections

BLOOMBERG LAW
— House to Vote on Age Bias Bill This Month – Jaclyn Diaz (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents promote age discrimination, reverse discrimination, political affiliation discrimination, patronage, and up-or-out. They paint themselves as being champions of younger people, minorities, females, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, etc.)
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/house-to-vote-on-age-bias-bill-this-month

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
— Utah has 600K unaffiliated voters. They need to act quickly to vote on Super Tuesday. – Lee Davidson (DIERSEN: What percent of the voters in your precinct a) cast Republican primary ballots to do whatever damage that they can and then b) vote for Democrat candidates in general elections?) 
https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/01/04/utah-has-k-unaffiliated/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: More than one of every three Utah voters — 619,000 of them — are unaffiliated with any political party. They may not receive a by-mail ballot for the quickly approaching Super Tuesday presidential primary on March 3 unless they take some action soon.)

GAINESVILLE REGISTER
— Why isn’t your name on there? – Editorial (DIERSEN: What discourages you from seeking a government office or political office? The following discourages me from seeking a government office or political office. Ever-increasingly, more and more and more of those in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. The aforesaid do not want me a) to seek or hold any kind of elected or appointed office in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, or Illinois, b) to serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, or c) serve as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor. They certainly did not want me to serve as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Post Office employee, etc.) 
https://www.gainesvilleregister.com/opinion/editorials/our-viewpoint-why-isn-t-your-name-on-there/article_d005a3fc-2e74-11ea-907c-8f06efc8dde5.html
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: What your May 2020 local ballot will look like will begin taking shape next week. What if your name were on it? Local schools, towns and cities are all governed by boards you elect. The members of those boards are not that different from you — they live where you live and may well run into you at work or in the grocery store aisles. What put them on the city council or school board was that they care about the future of your community. If you share that interest, maybe it’s your turn to seek local office. We often use this editorial space to encourage residents of Cooke County to get involved in our area’s civic life, whether that be in the local schools, city elections or the county at large. Seeking elected office is just another way you can help fulfill your civic duties as an American. But research shows just 2% of Americans have ever run for public office at any level. So let’s change that. Most municipal and school boards have pretty simple qualifications for who can run, and they don’t require a lot of formal training or connections. They boil down to four things: — Live in Texas for at least a year before the filing deadline — Live in the town or city ward or school district for at least six months before the filing deadline — Be at least 18 years old — Be a registered voter In other words, you don’t have to know everything or be wealthy to run for office. Just be willing to accept help and learn as you go. If you’re already happy with how your local government is being managed, there might still be reason for you to seek a seat on the school board or municipal council. One, the folks on your local board can’t fill the office forever. You might be surprised at how difficult it can be for board members to find someone to take their place when they are ready to pass the baton. They may be praying for someone like you to turn up — ask them and see. Two, first-time candidates rarely achieve the office they seek, for a variety of reasons. Inexperience with running a campaign for local office is just one of those reasons, but it’s one you can head off now. At the very least, attend a few board meetings and talk to your current elected officials about what they do and how they got elected. By the way, volunteering on the board of a local nonprofit or church is another way to gain experience that would prepare you for elected office, and such organizations are almost always looking for new hands on deck. Consider stepping up as a board member at an organization whose mission you care about. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be reporting the specific filing requirements and deadlines for local governing bodies with positions up for election this year. Keep an eye out for the ones that interest you and consider whether your name ought to be the next one on the ballot.)

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Qassem Suleimani against America.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/03/donald-trump-qassem-suleimani-haunt-quds-iran

January 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Trump says Iranian general killed in US airstrike plotting ‘imminent’ attacks; Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-declares-iranian-generals-reign-of-terror-over/5809381/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump says US took action ‘to stop a war’ in Iran – Amy Lieu
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-says-us-took-action-to-stop-a-war-in-iran

WGN TV
— With no standard way to test drivers for THC, suburban cops test an option – MARCELLA RAYMOND
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/02/with-no-roadside-thc-test-available-carol-stream-cops-test-out-an-option/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois presidential primary filing ends with Donald Trump facing one opponent — and it’s not Joe Walsh. Democratic delegate slates show split between establishment and progressive candidates. – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-presidential-primary-filing-period-ends-20200104-abodkyqcondfboz6z2gifx7nxm-story.html
— Tensions soar as President Trump declares Gen. Soleimani’s ‘reign of terror’ over and Iran vows revenge – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-iran-general-killed-qassem-soleimani-20200103-o7md6ywzavaphaojwb2gqkjo5i-story.html
— United Methodist Church announces plan to split over gay marriage, clergy: ‘We have come to an impasse that can’t be bridged’ – ELYSSA CHERNEY and JAVONTE ANDERSO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-methodist-church-splits-lgbt-united-20200103-7vbcxyqivjgljiithuwn4iqnia-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-food-marijuana-dinner-house-party-tips-0108-20200103-6eiqnyshlvcc7jdfqesxhko63q-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-equity-minority-cannabis-illinois-20200103-lpo26dq6ozeofnufd4py6d24mq-story.html
— Trump takes out Iran’s architect of mayhem. Now can he de-escalate? – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-trump-iran-iraq-soleimani-pompeo-war-pentagon-20200103-4epfby7ixbcz7gyzsqxe55yp4e-story.html
— President Trump portrays himself as defender of faith for evangelicals supporters at Miami megachurch – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-faith-evangelical-supporters-20200104-fh7fxna6dzd3plp3xhtn2yhnie-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Joe Walsh to skip Illinois GOP presidential primary Walsh spokesman Charles Siler said the decision was made to allocate scarce resources in other states, especially Iowa and New Hampshire — the states with the first 2020 votes in February. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/3/21048849/joe-walsh-skip-home-state-illinois-gop-presidential-primary
— Illinois lawmakers, candidates react to killing of Qassem Soleimani on party lines Democrat Rep. Bobby Rush called the president an “imbecile,” while Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger approved of the strike, saying, “Mess with the bull, get the horns.” – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/3/21048392/iran-iraq-illinois-lawmakers-candidates-react-trump-airstrike-killing-qassem-soleimani
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/3/21048744/legal-weed-sales-second-day-illinois-marijuana-pot
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “America can’t go to war behind a president who can’t be trusted.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/3/21048288/iran-qassem-soleimani-donald-trump-impeachment

DAILY HERALD
— Law enforcement agencies to host forum about religious hate crimes – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200103/law-enforcement-agencies-to-host-forum-about-religious-hate-crimes
— How community colleges are supporting low-income black, Latino students – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200103/how-community-colleges-are-supporting-low-income-black-latino-students

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A Springfield observer’s wish list for the state’s power players Just in case the governor, the speaker of the House and a few others haven’t drafted their own New Year’s resolutions yet. – RICH MILLER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/rich-miller-springfield/springfield-observers-wish-list-states-power-players
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/chefs-and-bartenders-see-opportunity-pot-and-cbd
— Partisan bickering threatens to derail property tax relief plan Unless resolved, the dispute will complicate—and potentially kill—any serious effort to reduce property taxes in Illinois. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/partisan-bickering-threatens-derail-property-tax-relief-plan

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Booker, Gabbard added to Illinois primary ballot – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200103/booker-gabbard-added-to-illinois-primary-ballot

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/one-day-in-demand-for-recreational-marijuana-still-sky-high/article_167bf9db-2947-5a7b-b55b-7a08060a9458.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200103/legal-pot-sales-in-illinois-hit-524-million-in-first-two-days

SOUTHERN
— What role does federal government have when enforcing marijuana laws? – Steven D. Weinhoeft
https://thesouthern.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-steven-d-weinhoeft-what-role-does-federal-government-have/article_7ae74964-dff9-5017-8dc3-b26181b5c38e.html

STATELINE
— Illinois health departments warn of marijuana risks
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-health-departments-warn-of-marijuana-risks/

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://qctimes.com/news/local/the-faces-of-legalization-these-people-helped-bring-recreational-cannabis/article_383b632e-3598-521a-bd7b-3b5e67332126.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— For Illinois Primary, 16 Presidential Candidates File To Appear On Ballot – By BRIAN MACKEY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/illinois-primary-16-candidates-file-appear-ballot#stream/0

WQAD
— Recreational marijuana buyers complain about the tax – ELEANOR TABONE
https://wqad.com/2020/01/02/recreational-marijuana-buyers-complain-about-the-tax/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/legalization-weed-dealer-profile/Content?oid=76456003&mc_cid=3be3f79d16&mc_eid=c968c7978e
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/cannabis-underground-community-baking-painting-yoga/Content?oid=76452408&mc_cid=3be3f79d16&mc_eid=c968c7978e

MCHENRY COUNTY CLOG
— IL-06: Both Dr. Jay Kinzler and Jeanne Ives Support President’s Actions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/il-06-both-dr-jay-kinzler-and-jeanne-ives-support-presidents-actions/ 
— Minimum Wage Hike Amelioration, Roll Calls
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/minimum-wage-hike-amelioration/ 
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Statement on Iraq Attack and General Soleimani Death and Challenge to Lauren Underwood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/il-14-sue-rezin-statement-on-iraq-attack-and-general-soleimani-death-and-challenge-to-lauren-underwood/ 
— Iraq Action on Thursday More Reason to Show Support Saturday at President Trump Rally in Algonquin Hosted by Joe Ptak
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/kickoff-2020-support-president-trump-rally-in-algonquin-copy-copy/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 14TH CD REPUBLICAN SUE REZIN CALLS ON UNDERWOOD TO “SPEAK UP” ON SOLEIMANI DEATH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/14th-cd-republican-sue-rezin-calls-on-underwood-to-speak-up-on-soleimani-death.html
— LEGALIZED CANNABIS AND JB PRITZKER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/legalized-cannabis-and-jb-pritzker-.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump and RNC bank $200M while Democrats exhaust ammo on primary shootout – David M. Drucker 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/trump-and-rnc-bank-200m-while-democrats-exhaust-ammo-on-primary-shootout
— Evangelicals for Trump embraces moral political action – Jenna Ellis
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/evangelicals-for-trump-embraces-moral-political-action

AMERICAN THINKER
— Minnesota governor doubles down on ‘refugees,’ rubs constituents’ faces in it – Diana Mary Sitek
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/minnesota_governor_doubles_down_on_refugees_rubs_constituents_faces_in_it.html

BREITBART
— Poll: Republican Jeanne Ives Claims 9-Point Lead over Incumbent Democrat in IL-06 – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/03/poll-republican-jeanne-ives-claims-9-point-lead-over-incumbent-democrat-in-il-06/
— DHS Prepares Push on States Giving Drivers’ Licenses to Illegals – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/03/dhs-prepares-push-on-states-which-give-drivers-licenses-to-illegals/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Explains His Decision To Strike Iran’s Qasem Soleimani – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/03/trump-explains-strike-qasem-soleimani-iran/

FEDERALIST
— Democrats Hate Trump More Than They Hate Terrorists Who Kill Americans Democratic 2020 candidates and outspoken celebrities jump through hoops to use the death of the world’s most violent terrorist to attack Trump. – Madeline Osburn
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/03/democrats-hate-trump-more-than-they-hate-terrorists-who-kill-americans/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Illinois lights up legally but not all are cheering – Chris Woodward 
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2020/01/03/illinois-lights-up-legally-but-not-all-are-cheering

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Historians Roast the 1619 Project – RICH LOWRY
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/01/1619-project-top-historians-criticize-new-york-times-slavery-feature/

THE HILL
— The real threat to civil rights? Trump haters – DONNA JACKSON
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/476438-the-real-threat-to-civil-rights-trump-haters
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To vote for a Democrat is to promote LGBTQ activity.
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/lgbtq/476643-how-lgbtq-policies-changed-dramatically-in-the-last-year
— Democrats must not take Latinos for granted – MARIA CARDONA (DIERSEN: RINOs not only take members of the following groups for granted, RINOs get rid of them: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, gun owners, German Americans, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about RINOs who have dominated the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, etc.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/476695-democrats-must-not-take-latinos-for-granted

NEW YORK TIMES
— United Methodist Church Announces Plan to Split Over Same-Sex Marriage Under an agreement to be voted on in May, a new “traditionalist Methodist” denomination would continue to ban same-sex marriage and gay and lesbian clergy. – Campbell Robertson and Elizabeth Dias
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/us/methodist-split-gay-marriage.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Iran and U.S. Shift to Open Confrontation in Iraq American forces are placed on alert after Tehran’s allies strike on a familiar battleground – Sune Engel Rasmussen
https://www.wsj.com/articles/iran-and-u-s-shift-to-open-confrontation-in-iraq-11577991681
— Taiwan Turns to Facebook and Viral Memes to Counter China’s Disinformation As election nears, government heightens efforts to dispel online rumors fostered by Beijing – Chun Han Wong and Philip Wen
https://www.wsj.com/articles/taiwan-turns-to-facebook-and-viral-memes-to-counter-chinas-disinformation-11578047403

SEARCH ENGINE ROUNDTABLE
— Google Company Culture Not Doing Well? – Barry Schwartz (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the cultures of the following: Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.)
https://www.seroundtable.com/google-company-culture-bad-28777.html

January 2 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Maximizing the number of Republican ballots cast in the March 17, 2020 Illinois primary election should be the top priority for the following: Trump, Republican National Committee, Republican National Senate Committee, Republican National Congressional Committee, Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county/township/ward party organizations, and your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain. What are the aforesaid doing to maximize the number of Republican ballots cast in the March 17, 2020 Illinois primary election? Each and every Republican and Independent voter in Illinois a) should know which offices and referendum will be on March 17, 2020 Republican primary election ballot in their precinct, who the Republican candidates are, and which races are contested and b) should be encouraged to take advantage of mail-in ballots and early voting. Each and every Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain should know each and every Republican candidate on the ballot in their precinct and be able to answer questions about them from voters. Republican candidates frequently attend and speak at monthly Republican county/township/ward meetings. Your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain should regularly attend those meetings. Since 1999, I have the best record by far for attending Milton Township Republican Central Committee monthly meetings. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTION: What should be included in the agenda for the January meeting of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations? ANSWER: a) election headquarters status, including location, hours of operation, and when yard signs, campaign literature, walk lists, envelopes, etc. can be picked up, b) efforts to fill vacant precinct committeeman/captain positions, c) upcoming bi-annual Republican county conventions, d) upcoming Illinois Republican Party state convention, e) upcoming party fundraisers, and f) efforts to recruit election judges. Meeting minutes should include the names of the candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TWO COLOR PICTURES: ‘Nothing is more important to me’ DNC, RNC delegate candidates push petitions, pump up prospective voters in the suburbs – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200102/nothing-is-more-important-to-mednc-rnc-delegate-candidates-push-petitions-pump-up-prospective-voters-in-the-suburbs
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Aurora Republican Raquel Mitchell shares the sentiment, if not the party. “I really believe in the president. I believe in what he’s doing,” the Wheatland Township trustee said of incumbent Donald Trump. “Nothing is more important to me.” Filing takes place today and Friday for delegates running in the March 17 primary election. . .Illinois Republicans will send 65 delegates to the Republican National Convention in August in Charlotte, North Carolina, with 54 chosen by voters. There are three GOP delegates from each congressional district. Retired Cook County Circuit Judge Tony Iosco can’t wait to cast another vote for Trump. The president “resonates with the average American,” said Iosco, a 2016 convention delegate. “People may not like him, but they like what he’s doing. Unemployment is low and the stock market is booming.” As Mitchell circulates petitions, she finds Republicans are eager to talk about impeachment. “They hate what’s going on in Washington D.C. with the president and are enthused about signing,” she said. . .During a social event at Draft Picks in Naperville last month, sponsored by the Trump campaign and state Republicans, Mitchell collected signatures as Illinois GOP Chairman Tim Schneider rallied the crowd. “This is Trump country,” Schneider said, adding stakes are high in 2020 with local congressional seats up for grabs and a referendum on a state progressive income tax, in addition to the presidency. “We have to fight Democrats all the way,” Schneider said. “Are you all with me?”)
— How presidents get their facts – Lee Hamilton (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, there are no facts except for the facts that they give you or bless.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200102/how-presidents-get-their-facts
— Governor, lawmakers, it’s time to put up, not shut up, on ‘Fair Maps’ – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200102/editorial-governor-lawmakers-its-time-to-put-up-not-shut-up-on-fair-maps

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, and/or country you push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, and/or country.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-legal-weed-first-day-recreational-sales-20200101-fhtdvp4j6naphff6jmnnh6fkqy-story.html
— In apparent appeal to President Trump, imprisoned Rod Blagojevich argues today’s Democrats would have impeached Abraham Lincoln – ELVIA MALAGÓN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-rod-blagojevich-abraham-lincoln-donald-trump-impeachment-20200102-6xsmxdh3dfhcharumgncizgpna-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: State lawmakers behind cannabis legalization reflect: ‘This isn’t the finish line’ “This is day one of the end of prohibition, not the end of this process by any stretch,” said state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, who was passing out commemorative buttons Wednesday. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/1/21045880/legal-marijuana-sales-general-assembly-lawmakers-kelly-cassidy-heather-steans
— Campaigns lured donors with urgent end-of year-pitches: Need $1,294 by midnight! Democratic House hopeful Marie Newman’s daughter Evie, 19, a DePaul University freshman, wrote in a fundraising appeal about her mom’s support when she transitioned five years ago. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/1/21045957/congress-campaigns-donors-fundraising-year-end-appeals

WBBM 780
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton Buys Marijuana At Dispensary On New Year’s Day – ANDY DAHN (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the pot pushers in Illinois, that is, the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in Illinois, get rid of you if you do not push pot?)
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/lt-gov-stratton-buys-marijuana-at-dispensary-on-new-years

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Indiana projected to retain its nine U.S. House seats after census, Illinois set to lose one – Dan Carden
https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/indiana-projected-to-retain-its-nine-u-s-house-seats/article_a5882e07-fef2-553a-9d75-40eec0ccfc7b.html

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers say “No, You Won’t Lose Your Gun Just For Smoking Pot Recreationally.”
https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/no-you-wont-lose-your-gun-just-smoking-pot-recreationally#stream/0

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago’s Closest Weed Dispensary To Indiana Brings Out The Hoosiers For a state that’s lured Illinois residents over the border for years for cheaper cigarettes and gasoline, it was now Indiana’s turn to come to Illinois to buy. – Justin Laurence
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/01/chicagos-closest-weed-dispensary-to-indiana-brings-out-the-hoosiers/

ADVANTAGE NEWS
— State expands benefits to more seniors
https://advantagenews.com/news/state-expands-benefits-to-more-seniors/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Speeding, Illinois Marijuana Lead to Arrest of Indiana Man New Year’s Day
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/02/speeding-illinois-marijuana-lead-to-arrest-of-indiana-man-new-years-day/
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Rips Woodstock’s New Bag Tax
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/02/il-14-catalina-lauf-rips-woodstocks-new-bag-tax/ 
— Mike Buehler Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/02/mike-buehler-fundraiser/ 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Spending January 14 Raising Money with Pardoned 1st Lieutenant Clint A. Lorance
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/02/il-14-jim-oberweis-spending-january-14-raising-money-with-pardoned-1st-lieutenant-clint-a-lorance/

ILLINOIS BUSINESS DAILY
— Which Illinois schools receive the most federal student aid?
https://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/513180440-which-illinois-schools-receive-the-most-federal-student-aid#new_tab

FOX NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois lieutenant governor among first to buy legal pot as new law takes effect – Ronn Blitzer (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the pot pushers in Illinois, that is, the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in Illinois, get rid of you if you do not push pot?)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/illinois-lieutenant-governor-among-first-to-buy-legal-pot-as-new-law-takes-effect

AMERICAN THINKER
— In California, more free rides for illegal aliens – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/in_california_more_free_rides_for_illegal_aliens.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump Going Into 2020 Election: Promises Kept And Results Achieved
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/31670-trump-going-2020-election-promises-kept-and-results-achieved

CHRISTIANITY TODAY
— Billy Graham Center Archives Continuing to Preserve Evangelical History Although the BGC Archives is open to the public and welcomes unexpected visitors, it remains one of Wheaton’s best-kept secrets. – KATHERINE GRABER (DIERSEN: What would Billy Graham say to those in Wheaton, including my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, who ever-increasingly promote dependency on government, promote dependency on charity, promote LGBTQ activity, promote abortion, promote booze, promote gambling, promote pot, and promote other vices, promote abolition of the First and Second Amendments, promote patronage, promote political affiliation discrimination, promote reverse discrimination, promote age discrimination, and promote even worse things?) 
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2020/january/billy-graham-center-archives-continuing-to-preserve-evangel.html

DAILY CALLER
— Gianno Caldwell Opens Up About His Rough Upbringing in Chicago And His Journey To Conservatism – STEPHANIE HAMILL
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/01/gianno-caldwell-journey-conservatism/

NEWSMAX
— Cory Booker Proposes Office to Fight White Supremacy (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, White-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that all Whites are White supremacists, and especially Whites who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Calling someone a White supremacist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/russia-police-attack/2020/01/02/id/928636/

TOWNHALL
— Joe Biden’s Latest Ad About Trump Is a Complete Lie – Leah Barkoukis (DIERSEN: If you sought a government or political office, what would your critics/opponents stress about you to harm you? My critics/opponents would stress that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, union member for almost 12 years, federal retiree, childless, pet-less, Crete resident 1948-1972, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844. They would stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member. They would stress the adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me including that my GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.) 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/01/02/joe-bidens-latest-ad-about-trump-is-a-complete-lie-n2558826
— Newly-Elected Democrats Let Their Masks Slip, Revealing The Fascists Beneath – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/01/02/newlyelected-democrats-let-their-masks-slip-revealing-the-fascists-beneath-n2558766

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— AOC’s congressional seat reportedly on the line as NY Dems look to ‘draw out’ her district – Samantha Chang (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the 2015 gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.) 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/02/aoc-could-lose-her-government-gig-as-ny-dems-reportedly-look-to-draw-out-her-district-871003

CNN
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois lieutenant governor beats long lines to become one of the first to legally buy weed in the state – Leah Asmelash and Melissa Alonso (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the pot pushers in Illinois, that is, the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in Illinois, get rid of you if you do not push pot?)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/01/us/illinois-marijuana-juliana-stratton-lines-trnd/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Why Is America So Depressed? It’s no coincidence that our politics and our mental health have declined so rapidly, at the same time. – Lee Siegel (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, in Illinois, those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, and especially those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, are depressed because those in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican leaders fail/refuse to defend/advance the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, gambling, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/opinion/depression-america-trump.html
— Don’t Drink and Drive, Republican Leader Said. Then He Was Arrested. “I made the wrong decision,” said a New York assemblyman who drove his official state vehicle into a ditch near his home on New Year’s Eve. – Corey Kilgannon
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/01/nyregion/ny-legislator-drunk-driving.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: In a Homecoming Video Meant to Unite Campus, Almost Everyone Was White The video was created to show off the University of Wisconsin. Instead, it set off a furor, and a reckoning over what it means to be a black student on campus. – Julie Bosman, Emily Shetler and Natalie Yahr (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, DuPage County, and in Illinois who have stressed that I lived in Crete 1948-1972 to paint me as being a racist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/01/us/university-of-wisconsin-race-video.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— In newly blue Orange County, Democrats struggle over how far left is too far – GUSTAVO ARELLANO (DIERSEN: If/when Democrats completely take over DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, how far left will they go? From what I see, they will get rid of all individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in the DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC) and the nine Republican township organizations have absolutely no problem with the aforesaid. They focus on discouraging the DCRCC and the nine Republican township organizations from doing anything to maximize the number of Republican ballots cast in the March 17, 2020 Illinois primary election.)
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-01-02/orange-county-democrats-progressive

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/01/02/xenophobia-comes-every-race-class-heres-how-fight-back-column/2757826001/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/12/30/2020-new-years-resolution-no-2016-repeat-beat-trump-column/2737334001/
— 2020 is a great time to make these 5 easy New Year’s tech resolutions – David Kender (DIERSEN: Of course. my critics/opponents want you to read ONLY the emails that they, that their operatives, and that their dupes send you, no more, and no less.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2020/01/01/5-easy-steps-to-save-money-sanity-with-tech-in-2020/2778318001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 3. Clean out your inbox “Zero inbox,” or having no unread emails, is considered by some to be akin to achieving a state of internet nirvana. It’s something I strive for personally, but I try not to obsess over it. Depending on your rate of correspondence, maintaining a zero inbox may be an unnecessary distraction. Rather, the New Year might simply be a good time to unsubscribe from all that junk mail you receive. In accordance with CAN-SPAM legislation, it’s required by U.S. law that commercial email (e.g. newsletters and marketing material) “must include a clear and conspicuous explanation of how the recipient can opt-out of getting email” from the company in the future. So look for an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email. If you have Gmail, use the spam filter. If you want to go one step further, the FTC has recommendations that will scale back email, snail-mail, and spam phone calls.)
— Decade in review: Marital norms erode The transformation of our legal system as to marriage was rapid and top-down. Changes in law brought changes in culture, and they’re not all rainbows. – Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/01/01/decade-same-sex-gay-marriage-timeline-transgender-consequences-column/2776564001/
— Forget what you know about 1619, historians say. Slavery began a half-century before Jamestown – Nicquel Terry Ellis (DIERSEN: How long have your ancestors been in America? From what I see, if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being a racist and even worse things.)
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2019/12/16/american-slavery-traces-roots-st-augustine-florida-not-jamestown/4205417002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nolan, a local historian, author and civil rights activist, insists it only advances a false, racist belief that Englishmen founded America and created the system of slavery that defined this country. “It makes me want to scream,” says Nolan. “You’re robbing black history.” The truth is Spaniards settled in St. Augustine, Florida, with enslaved blacks more than a half-century before any arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619 aboard a ship captured by English pirates. Historical records document the presence of black slaves dating back to their arrival in what was known as Spanish Florida in 1565. They built military forts, hunted food, cut wood and later even created a settlement for freed blacks, Fort Mose. But the influence and significance of the Spanish on the country’s founding was ignored and lost as English laws, language and culture established a stronghold in the new nation. Historians and other interested parties challenged writers in the 19th and 20th centuries and tried to spread the story of Spanish settlers and slaves in St. Augustine through exhibits, lectures and books. Still, the 1619 narrative carried on in history books and popular culture.)

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— How to improve your agency in 2020 – Tom Temin (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the best way to improve a federal agency is to get rid of its employees who are Trump supporters, Republican, White, male, draft avoiders, conservative, Protestant, German American, non-poor, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/tom-temin-commentary/2020/01/how-to-improve-your-agency-in-2020/

HR TECHNOLOGIST
— How AI & Mindfulness Can Tackle Age Bias in the Modern Workplace – Andres Blank
https://www.hrtechnologist.com/articles/ai-in-hr/how-ai-mindfulness-can-tackle-age-bias-in-the-modern-workplace/

December 30 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. (DIERSEN: How much will pot pushers practice what they preach? How much pot will pot-pushing reporters, journalists, editors, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. use themselves, and if little none, why? First, each and every one of the aforesaid should be asked on the record a) how much pot have they themselves used, b) how much pot are they themselves using now, c) how much pot do they themselves want to use, d) what restrictions on pot use do they themselves want to be rescinded, e) are they themselves making money from the sale of pot now, and if so, how much, f) how much money do they themselves want to make form the sale of pot in the future, and g) how much tax revenue do they themselves want governments to get from the sale of pot? Then, those government, political, law enforcement, religious, healthcare, education, etc. leaders who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican who did not speak out against pot at municipal and county hearings should be asked on the record to explain in detail why they did not speak out against pot at municipal and county hearings. Those who practice one vice are far more likely to practice other vices.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191230/legal-pot-faq-where-can-i-buy-it-how-much-where-can-i-smoke-it-
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191230/what-suburban-dispensaries-expect-when-recreational-marijuana-sales-start-jan-1
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Transportation experts’ 2020 forecast: More roadwork, more scooters, more transit riders – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191230/transportation-experts-2020-forecast-more-roadwork-more-scooters-more-transit-riders
— 2019 in DuPage County: The year that was
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191230/2019-in-dupage-county-the-year-that-was

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— From Blago to ‘Fast Eddie’ to Ed Burke, a decade in political corruption Think Illinois saw a historic series of convictions in the 2010s? Get ready, the next round of federal housecleaning appears to be coming. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2019/12/30/21030726/political-corruption-ed-burke-danny-solis-2010s-blagojevich-ryan-hastert-dixon-crundwell

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want to push pot in Lincolnwood.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnwood/ct-lwr-marijuana-tl-0102-20191230-tgtamhksvfavzajzsrig746lpu-story.html

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use immigration problems to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-immigrant-children-alone-court-chicago-20191219-3uka3fmldfcztldela5ibziki4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-how-to-beat-trump-stephens-20191227-v36odsicrvfw7a3tq2lcr67uuq-story.html
— ‘Council Wars’ erupts as Waukegan mayor, aldermen trade insults – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-waukegan-mayor-aldermen-st-1231-20191230-qrxin7qwhvefvei4fjkdihwlc4-story.html

ABC7
— 29 shot, 5 fatally in Chicago weekend violence
https://abc7chicago.com/29-shot-5-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence/5798332/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-12/30/2019

MDJ ONLINE
— With recreational cannabis days away, questions remain for Illinois gun owners – Cole Lauterbach 
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/with-recreational-cannabis-days-away-questions-remain-for-illinois-gun/article_4f4aa290-562d-547d-833d-b61f6526f7d1.html

WSIU
— Stephens Out of GOP 115th State House Race – JENNIFER FULLER
https://news.wsiu.org/post/stephens-out-gop-115th-state-house-race#stream/0

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Trump impeachment is pure politics, a political circus – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2019/12/29/trump-impeachment-is-pure-politics-a-political-circus/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Texas Church Not a Protection Free Zone
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/29/texas-church-not-a-protection-free-zone/ 
— Jack Franks’ Appointee to LITH Sanitary District Moves to More Than Triple His Compensation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/jack-franks-appointee-to-lith-sanitary-district-moves-to-double-his-compensation/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: Final Two Days of Q419 Fundraising
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/il-06-il-14-final-two-days-of-q419-fundraising/ 
— Illinois Leaks Probes Further into Bob Miller’s Answers to Questions in Lawsuit
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/illinois-leaks-probes-further-into-bob-millers-answers-to-questions-in-lawsuit/ 
— Dems Go After Buyers of Expensive Used Cars
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/dems-go-after-buyers-of-expensive-used-cars-copy/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— “I DON’T WANT TO DIE” – SCHOOLS ARE TRAUMATIZING KIDS WITH GRETA’S CLIMATE APOCALYPSE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/i-dont-want-to-die-schools-are-traumatizing-kids-with-gretas-climate-apocalypse.html
— DEMOCRATS JUST BETRAYED WORKING-CLASS AMERICANS TO APPEASE ENVIRONMENTALISTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/democrats-just-betrayed-working-class-americans-to-appease-environmentalists.html

WIREPOINTS
— Overreach in Illinois’ New Employer Mandate on Anti-Sexual Harassment Training – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/overreach-in-illinois-new-employer-mandate-on-anti-sexual-harassment-training-wirepoints-original/
— Searching for common sense, regulation reduction and cost cutting in Illinois’ 255 new laws – Ted Dabrowski
https://wirepoints.org/searching-for-common-sense-regulation-reduction-and-cost-cutting-in-illinois-255-new-laws/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Facebook may soon curtail its political advertising policies – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/29/facebook-may-soon-curtail-its-political-advertisin/

BREITBART
— What We Jews Can Do to Defend Ourselves from Antisemitism – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2019/12/29/pollak-what-we-jews-can-do-to-defend-ourselves-from-antisemitism/
— Leftists Blame Trump for Rise in Antisemitism in Wake of Hanukkah Stabbing Attack – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/29/leftists-blame-trump-rise-anti-semitism-wake-hanukkah-stabbing-attack/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Hanukkah attack to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/12/29/bill-de-blasio-on-hanukkah-attack-trumps-hateful-speech-emboldened-violent-forces/

DAILY CALLER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use attacks against Jews to promote hatred against Trump.
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/29/de-blasio-blames-trump-anti-semitism/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Help Us Produce Real News – Katrina Trinko
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/12/29/help-us-produce-real-news/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As conservatives, we know the facts are on our side. But it’s not easy to communicate those facts—especially in a hostile environment with so many liberal-leaning media outlets. What’s more, good, original, compelling journalism is time-consuming and expensive. Producing “real news” involves a lot of fact checking, editing, and rigorous research—and involves competition against outlets with hundreds, if not thousands, of reporters, editors, and contributors. . .But challenges remain. In 2020, we’re excited for some new projects, including running op-eds from college students—to showcase the new conservatives of the next generation. We’re aiming to produce more original content on YouTube and Instagram—two key platforms for getting the conservative message out among young adults. And we’re planning to send our reporters up and down the country—because we know, contrary to what the swamp would have you believe, the most important stories are happening outside Washington, D.C.)

PJ MEDIA
— Liberals in New York Not Doing Enough to Combat Antisemitism – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/liberals-in-new-york-not-doing-enough-to-combat-antisemitism/

TOWNHALL
— No Mayor de Blasio, President Trump Is Not to Blame for the Stabbing of New York Jews – Michael Brown
https://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbrown/2019/12/30/no-mayor-de-blasio-president-trump-is-not-to-blame-for-the-stabbing-of-new-york-jews-n2558671
— Impeachment: A Badge of Hope or Shame? – Terry Paulson
https://townhall.com/columnists/terrypaulson/2019/12/30/impeachment-a-badge-of-hope-or-shame-n2558552

HERITAGE FLORIDA
— Political left fights Trump’s fight against anti-Semitism – Caroline B. Glick
https://www.heritagefl.com/story/2019/12/27/opinions/political-left-fights-trumps-fight-against-anti-semitism/12552.html

FEDERALIST
— Identity Politics Enables Anti-Semitic Violence. – Erielle Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/29/identity-politics-enables-anti-semitic-violence-enough/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— We’re Massively Outgunned in the Culture War – KYLE SMITH
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/national-review-institute-fund-appeal-culture-war-help-us-fight-back-against-the-left/

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Thunberg to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-thunberg/i-wouldnt-have-wasted-my-time-on-trump-says-greta-thunberg-idUSKBN1YY0PV

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats celebrate their progress in destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family.
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/very-lgbtq-decade-gay-marriage-trans-rights-rainbow-wave-n1107901

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: Inside the Biggest 2020 Advertising War Against Trump Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign wants to flood voters with attacks on Mr. Trump before it is too late, a lesson Republican candidates learned in 2016 when they initially ignored him. – Jeremy W. Peters
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/29/us/politics/michael-bloomberg-trump-advertising.html
— California Companies Are Rushing to Find Female Board Members A law mandating that every public company in the state should have a woman on the board by the end of the year has redefined the qualifications of a director. – Alisha Haridasani Gupta
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/us/california-boardroom-gender-quota.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A Generic Politician Can’t Beat Trump The political class has clung to conformism as if it’s way to protest him. – Rich Danker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-generic-politician-cant-beat-trump-11577648042
— New Budget? No Budget? Maybe You Need a Bit of Both – Julia Carpenter (DIERSEN: Why do you have less money? For me, it is the success that my Democrat superiors in the federal government had in wasting my career and getting rid of me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my 1997 salary was in today’s dollars.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-budget-no-budget-maybe-you-need-a-bit-of-both-11577620801

— This Isn’t Your Father’s Impeachment In 1974, the president faced recession, inflation, monolithic media and conservative dissension. – Ed Cox and Geoff Shepard
https://www.wsj.com/articles/this-isnt-your-fathers-impeachment-11577648194

WALL STREET WINDOW
— Jonathan Swift Explains Why We Don’t Trust Politicians – Barry Brownstein (DIERSEN: I should write a book about politicians who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to get elected, but after they get elected, disgustingly take anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican actions. I would focus on politicians in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
http://wallstreetwindow.com/2019/12/jonathan-swift-explains-why-we-dont-trust-politicians-barry-brownstein-12-30-2019/

FORBES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alanjbrochstein/2020/12/29/illinois-is-an-underappreciated-cannabis-catalyst/

KIPLINGER
— Senior Corps Lets You Give Back as a Volunteer – Emma Patch (DIERSEN: I “give back” by putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and evening.)
https://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T012-C000-S004-senior-corps-lets-you-give-back-as-a-volunteer.html

INFORUM
— Pensions should be illegal – William Smith (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who are earning credits toward a pension or are getting a pension are demonized, denigrated, and condemned.)
https://www.inforum.com/opinion/letters/4839447-Letter-Pensions-should-be-illegal

FED SMITH
— The 2020 Pay Raise is Now Official – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: If I was still working for GAO as a GS-13 Step 10 Analyst, my salary would increase by $3,878/year (3%) from $127,654/year to $131,532/year.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/12/26/2020-pay-raise-now-official/

NEW YORKER
— The Ultra-Wealthy Who Argue That They Should Be Paying Higher Taxes In an age of historic disparity, Abigail Disney and the Patriotic Millionaires take on income inequality. – Sheelah Kolhatkar (DIERSEN: 2019 federal income tax rates for married filing jointly are 12% over $19,400, 22% over $78,950, 24% over $168,400, 32% over $321,450, 35% over $408,200, and 37% over $612,350.)
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/06/the-ultra-wealthy-who-argue-that-they-should-be-paying-higher-taxes

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What Guardian does for the left worldwide, GOPUSA ILLINOIS does for the right in Illinois.
https://www.theguardian.com/info/2019/dec/26/how-the-guardians-engineering-team-supports-the-24-hour-news-cycle