February 24 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 23 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois governor election could pit Gov. Pritzker against Darren Bailey, who criticized COVID-19-related executive orders
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/il-governor-election-could-pit-gov-pritzker-against-critic-darren-bailey/10364016/

NBC5
— Rep. Robin Kelly Launches Bid to Replace Madigan as Head of Illinois Democratic Party Kelly has served in Congress since 2013
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/rep-robin-kelly-launches-bid-to-replace-madigan-as-head-of-illinois-democratic-party/2444684/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Sheriffs’ Association reacts to new police reform package being signed into law
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/903902

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Conservative Republican state Sen. Darren Bailey announces governor run, pledges to fight ‘political elites’ – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-governor-race-bailey-20210223-4bx7cetz4zdqzffph5sjlsaury-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Downstate Republican Bailey kicks off bid for governor, vowing to speak for the ignored: ‘We’ve been used. We’ve been mocked.’ Bailey, 54, has made a name for himself battling Pritzker over COVID-19 and arguing that downstate Illinois should break away from Chicago. But on Monday, he portrayed himself as an everyman who can unify forgotten residents. – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/22/22296413/downstate-republican-darren-bailey-governor-campaign-effingham-pritzker
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats tell those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, poor, Trump-haters, moderate, liberal, non-married, renters, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time to vote for Democrats who will use government to give them money and opportunities taken away from Republicans who are White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, Trump-supporters, conservative, married, homeowners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. It is called redistribution of wealth, socialism, communism, and dictatorship.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/22/22296180/voting-rights-republican-party-attacks-mail-voting-registration-jesse-jackson
— CPS teachers may be required to disclose whether they’ve been vaccinated. A newly proposed policy also would allow officials to mandate COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. But CPS said it wouldn’t immediately use that authority. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2021/2/22/22295492/cps-teachers-may-be-required-to-disclose-whether-theyve-been-vaccinated

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Ready to rumble: Darren Bailey announces run for Illinois governor – BRENDEN MOORE
https://jg-tc.com/ready-to-rumble-darren-bailey-announces-run-for-illinois-governor/article_762f15f6-b9af-5324-8c36-782d8915f17d.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— At Bloomington stop, LaHood says COVID relief bill ‘wastes money’ on unrelated items – LYNDSAY JONES
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/at-bloomington-stop-lahood-says-covid-relief-bill-wastes-money-on-unrelated-items/article_f3e32ed9-5732-5970-af8d-aa2b1d9b5aea.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Man in his 40s among two DuPage County COVID-19 deaths reported Monday, 84 new cases – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/23/man-in-his-40s-among-two-dupage-county-covid-19-deaths-reported-monday-84-new-cases/

DIGITAL JOURNAL
— Congressional Candidate, Jack Lombardi, to Attend CPAC
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4981877

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Groups already calling for changes to sweeping police bill Pritzker signed – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/groups-already-calling-for-changes-to-sweeping-police-bill-pritzker-signed/article_72f4b2ae-7552-11eb-b150-f36621e634d5.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Part- Versus Full-Time Issue in GOP Grafton Township Assessor Contest
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/part-versus-full-time-issue-in-gop-grafton-township-assessor-contest/
— Madigan: “Nobody Loves Me. Everybody Hates Me. I’m Going Out in the Garden and Eat Worms.”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/madigan-nobody-loves-me-everybody-hates-me-im-going-out-in-the-garden-and-eat-worms/
— Ugaste, McLaughlin, Weber Criticize Pritzker Signing of Criminal Statute Revision
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/ugaste-criticizes-pritzker-signing-of-criminal-statute-revision/
— Letter from Nunda Township Highway Commissioner Challenger Eric Dowd Sent to Residents on Non-Dedicated Roads
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/letter-from-nunda-township-highway-commissioner-challenger-eric-dowd-sent-to-residents-on-non-dedicated-roads/
— Candidate Reminds People to Vote
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/candidate-reminds-people-to-vote/
— Sacking of Long-Time Village Clerk Jan Hansen on Agenda on Lakewood’s Agenda Tuesday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/sacking-of-long-time-village-clerk-on-agenda-on-lakewoods-agenda-tuesday/
— Grafton Township Primary Signage Not All Positive
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/antizielinski022121/
— Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Candidates’ Replies to League of Women Voters’ Questionnaire
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/algonquin-township-road-commissioner-candidates-replies-to-league-of-women-voters-questionnaire/
— Postcard for Algonquin Township Republican Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/postcard-for-algonquin-township-republican-candidates/
— Crystal Lake’s Ghost Trains
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/crystal-lakes-ghost-trains/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Madigan steps down as head of Illinois Democratic Party days after resigning legislative seat – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/madigan-steps-down-head-illinois-democratic-party

AMERICAN THINKER
— Illinois bans cash bail – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/illinois_bans_cash_bail.html

BREITBART
— Merrick Garland: ‘I Don’t Know’ If DOJ Will Continue Prosecuting Illegal Immigration – JOHN BINDER
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared war not only on Republicans, but on America. Democrats see illegals as being their soldiers in their army to destroy not only Republicans, but to destroy America.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/22/merrick-garland-says-he-does-not-know-if-doj-will-prosecute-border-crossings/

DAILY CALLER
— Lindsey Graham: Path To GOP Victory In 2022 Is To ‘Get Behind President Trump’ – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/22/lindsey-graham-gop-victory-2022-donald-trump/

FEDERALIST
— Digital Book-Burning: Amazon Bans Heritage Scholar Ryan T. Anderson’s Book On Transgenderism. Amazon has openly signaled to the entire world that it cares not for dialogue, nor for freedom. – Gabe Kaminsky
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/23/digital-book-burning-amazon-bans-heritage-scholar-ryan-t-andersons-book-on-transgenderism/

ONE AMERICA NEWS NOW
— President Trump Likely To Tout Influence On The GOP During CPAC Speech
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have had the greatest influence on the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization since 2000. I would focus on those who despise/hate conservatives and who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.oann.com/president-trump-likely-to-tout-influence-on-the-gop-during-cpac-speech/

LIFE NEWS
— Flossmoor: Planned Parenthood Avoids Calling 911 to Cover Up Injuring Woman in Botched Abortion – CHERYL SULLENGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2021/02/22/planned-parenthood-avoids-calling-911-to-cover-up-injuring-woman-in-botched-abortion/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters make it clear that if you do not do enough to promote LGBTQ, they will get rid of you once and for all. I should write a book about LGBTQ-promoters who have done the most to destroy the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.
https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/539974-dems-want-businesses-to-help-get-lgbt-bill-across

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-steele-republican-party-trump-followers_n_603429c9c5b67c32961fecb6

POLITICO
— Trump to attend RNC spring donor summit. The former president is stepping back into public a month after leaving the White House, reengaging with the RNC and planning a CPAC speech. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/22/trump-to-attend-rnc-spring-donor-summit-471052

CNN
— Adam Kinzinger says he’s glad family letter was released so Americans could see the real divides over Trump. – Annie Grayer
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/22/politics/adam-kinzinger-family-cnntv/index.html

YAHOO NEWS
— Former Black RNC Chair Michael Steele urges Trump supporters to leave GOP: ‘There’s the door’ – Blue Telusma
(DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform in conservative. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to drive conservatives out of the Republican Party. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)
https://news.yahoo.com/former-black-rnc-chair-urges-214551523.html
— IL rep. MARCUS EVANS proposes banning ‘Grand Theft Auto,’ saying it contributes to carjackings
https://news.yahoo.com/il-rep-proposes-banning-grand-133624557.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Supreme Court ends Trump’s bid to shield his tax returns and effort to challenge election losses – Robert Barnes
(DIERSEN: The Democrats who ran IRS in 1978 disallowed my education deductions. They never would have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, and/or a veteran.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-trump-tax-returns/2021/02/22/05053b14-751c-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Tech Censorship Is Accelerating. Amazon bans a book as Democrats demand a wider media crackdown. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: A question to ask those who want to kill GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters: Whose newsletters do you want people to read and why?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/tech-censorship-is-accelerating-11614036293
— Facebook Reaches Deal With Australia to Restore News – Mike Cherney
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who do not want GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to drive traffic to their websites. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I would focus on those who focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or who refuse to give them money.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-says-agreement-reached-with-australian-government-to-restore-news-11614055767
— The Woke ‘Model Minority’ Myth. For progressives, Asian-American achievement is an embarrassment. – William McGurn
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-woke-model-minority-myth-11614035596
— U.S. Retirement Crisis Hits Black Americans Hard. Lower incomes and homeownership rates are contributing factors. – Anne Tergesen and Heather Gillers
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office. My plan for a career in the automotive industry ended in 1971 when Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-retirement-crisis-hits-black-americans-hard-11613989981

February 22 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Chairman Condemns Signing of Anti-Police Bill
https://mailchi.mp/aa402829a678/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4755788

ABC7
— Mike Madigan resigns as Democratic Party of Illinois chairman
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-resigns-as-democratic-party-of-illinois-chairman/10362420/

NBC5
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: HB 3653: Gov. Pritzker Signs Criminal Justice and Police Reforms Bill Into Law
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/hb-3653-gov-pritzker-to-sign-criminal-justice-police-reforms-bill-monday/2443923/
— Democrats Ask Cable and Streaming Providers About Their Role in Spreading Misinformation Ahead of Capitol Riot – Lauren Feiner
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/democrats-ask-cable-and-streaming-providers-about-their-role-in-spreading-misinformation-ahead-of-capitol-riot/2444143/

CBS2
— Video Shows Brauer House In Lombard Holding Concert That Appears To Have Large Crowd, Few Masks, No Social Distancing – Megan Hickey
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/22/brauer-house-lombard-concert-covid-19-social-distancing-masks/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Madigan quits as state Democratic chair. Alderman, congresswoman reportedly mulling bids to take over as head of the party in Illinois. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/madigan-quits-state-democratic-chair
— America’s churches are now polarized, too – FRANCIS WILKINSON
(DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, churches promote the anti-religious Democrat Party platform.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/americas-churches-are-now-polarized-too
— Longtime investor slashes prices on 4 Trump hotel-condo units. A New Jersey physician, who also reportedly has owned units in a Trump New York property, has cut a combined $2 million out of his Chicago units’ prices in the past 11 months. – DENNIS RODKIN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/longtime-investor-slashes-prices-4-trump-hotel-condo-units

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs sweeping Illinois criminal justice overhaul, which will end cash bail in Illinois starting in 2023 – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-criminal-justice-bill-20210222-nw7lh3upy5aipap2odh7jaofke-story.html
— Take down Chicago’s Lincoln statues? It’s iconoclasm gone mad. – SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL AND HAROLD HOLZER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-monuments-statues-lincoln-20210222-7sxvog75i5fcthilyi7uofwczm-story.html
— If you’re worried about ending cash bail, you’re fearmongering, Pritzker says – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-police-reform-trust-cash-bail-20210222-ib5jnlbrsjarfczbsesyxkcuzu-story.html
— Wheaton school district investigating ‘highly inappropriate images’ shared in virtual class – JOHN KEILMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-wheaton-schools-virtual-class-inappropriate-images-20210222-5vsgxzkwwjbazociy65sssjyzq-story.html
— Embattled former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan steps down as state Democratic Party chair – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-madigan-resigns-state-democratic-party-chair-20210222-tvqgosi57fchnfwrv5mfvg4hiq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Yes, Lincoln and Grant are on our list of questioned Chicago monuments — and we want to hear your views on that. Various accounts, especially on social media, have inaccurately described this project as an effort to tear it all down. This could not be further from the truth. It is a discussion. – Mark Kelly, Bonnie McDonald, and Jennifer Scott
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/22/22296065/chicago-monuments-project-abraham-lincoln-ulysses-grant-political-correctness-public-art

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Highly inappropriate images’ shared with virtual class in Dist. 200
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210222/highly-inappropriate-images-shared-with-virtual-class-in-dist-200
— Glen Ellyn League of Women Voters hosts virtual candidate forums
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210222/glen-ellyn-league-of-women-voters-hosts-virtual-candidate-forums

WIFR
— Job offers drop over conflicts between Illinois marijuana laws and company rules. Companies still drug test applicants to protect themselves from liabilities but local employment agencies say 40% of their applicants fail, making them un-hirable. – Zoe Chipalla
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.wifr.com/2021/02/22/job-offers-drop-over-conflicts-between-illinois-marijuana-laws-and-company-rules/

ELMHURST PATCH
— Marijuana Sales And Gambling In Elmhurst? City’s mayoral candidates indicate some willingness to revisit the issues. – David Giuliani
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/marijuana-sales-gambling-elmhurst

DEPAUPIA
— Covid-19 swept through communities of color. The vaccine has yet to do the same. – María Marta Guzmán
(DIERSEN: I am doing my part. I am not going to seek vaccination until all those who are the following are vaccinated: minority, female, poor, in poor health, LGBTQ, veteran, liberal, moderate, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, RINO, non-married, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://depauliaonline.com/52628/news/covid-19-swept-through-communities-of-color-the-vaccine-has-yet-to-do-the-same/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MADIGAN VOWS TO REMAIN PARTY CHAIR AS HE PICKS HIS HOUSE SUCCESSOR – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/madigan-vows-to-remain-party-chair-as-he-picks-his-house-successor/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MARTER: I’M “ALL IN” TO REPLACE CONGRESSMAN ADAM KINZINGER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/marter-im-all-in-to-replace-congressman-adam-kinzinger-.html
— SCHIMPF RESPONDS TO PRITZKER SIGNING ANTI-LAW ENFORCEMENT BILL INTO LAW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/schimpf-responds-to-pritzker-signing-anti-law-enforcement-bill-into-law.html
— BEN SHAPIRO: IT’S TIME TO UNCANCEL AMERICANS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/ben-shapiro-its-time-to-uncancel-americans.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Schimpf talks Trump and labor, Bailey set to announce race
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/22/schimpf-talks-trump-and-labor-bailey-set-to-announce-race/
— 1,246 new confirmed and probable cases; 34 additional deaths; 1,504 hospitalized; 377 in ICU; 2.8 percent average case positivity rate; 3.1 percent average test positivity rate; 55,499 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/22/1246-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-34-additional-deaths-1504-hospitalized-377-in-icu-28-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-31-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55499-average-daily-doses/
— React to Pritzker signing criminal justice reform bill
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/22/react-to-pritzker-signing-criminal-justice-reform-bill/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump to stake claim as presumptive 2024 GOP nominee at CPAC conference – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/22/trump-stake-claim-presumptive-2024-gop-nominee-cpa/

GOPUSA
— McDonald’s Plans To Replace “McMerit” With “McQuotas” On Organization Menu
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees who were Republican, and especially those who were Republican and conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106744
— Stunning Insult: Biden Says Minorities Don’t Know How To Get Online So He Will Spend $1B To Help Them
https://www.gopusa.com/stunning-insult-biden-says-minorities-dont-know-how-to-get-online-so-he-will-spend-1b-to-help-them/
— Poland Takes The Lead, Proposes $13.5M Fines For Big Tech Censorship
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106740
— New poll reveals nearly half of Trump supporters would abandon GOP if Trump created own party. ‘We feel like Republicans don’t fight enough for us’ – CHRIS ENLOE
(DIERSEN: What have the Republicans who represent you done to defend and advance the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-supporters-leave-gop-if-trump-starts-own-party

DAILY CALLER
— ‘I Wouldn’t Consider Even Walking Through The Door’: Sen. Dick Durbin Blasts CPAC Attendees As Conspiracy Theorists – BRANDON GILLESPIE
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/22/john-berman-dick-durbin-cpac-conservative-political-action-conference-conspiracy-theorists/
— Big Tech Employees Donated More To Biden’s Campaign Than Any Other Sector – ANDREW TRUNSKY
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/22/big-tech-employees-donated-biden-other-sector/

EPOCH TIMES
— Supreme Court Dismisses Slew of 2020 Presidential Election Lawsuits – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/supreme-court-dismisses-slew-of-2020-presidential-election-lawsuits_3706263.html
— Justice Clarence Thomas Dissents From Supreme Court on Election Case: ‘We Need to Make It Clear’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/justice-clarence-thomas-dissents-from-supreme-court-on-election-case-we-need-to-make-it-clear_3706242.html

THE HILL
— Trump lashes out after Supreme Court decision on his financial records – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539912-trump-lashes-out-after-supreme-court-decision-on-his-financial-records?userid=3526

POLITICO
— Democrats question TV carriers’ decisions to host Fox, OAN and Newsmax, citing ‘misinformation’ The lawmakers sent letters to AT&T, Verizon, Roku, Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Charter, DISH, Cox, Altice, Hulu and Alphabet. – JOHN HENDEL
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. They want the following to stop me from me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters: Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, candidates on ballots in my precinct, etc.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/22/democrats-conservative-media-misinformation-470863

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who wants Trump-supporters to leave the GOP? ANSWER: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/22/maga-cult-wont-leave-gop-so-sane-republicans-must/

NEWSWEEK
— Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele Urges Trump Voters to Leave GOP to Form New Party: ‘There’s the Door’ – JASON LEMON
(DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who agrees with Steele? ANSWER: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsweek.com/ex-rnc-chair-urges-trump-voters-leave-gop-form-new-party-theres-door-1571010

February 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Edward Guerra Kodatt chosen to replace longtime Illinois House Speaker and Representative Mike Madigan. Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch took Madigan’s place as House speaker last month. – Craig Wall, John Garcia and Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/edward-guerra-kodatt-chosen-to-replace-mike-madigan/10359500/

NBC5
— Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,585 New Cases, 35 Additional Deaths Reported Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-illinois-1585-new-cases-35-additional-deaths-reported-sunday/2443668/

CBS2
— Former House Speaker Mike Madigan Selects Edward Guerra Kodatt, 13th Ward Worker, To Fill Seat
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/21/mike-madigan-illinois-house-seat-edward-kodatt/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Speaker Michael Madigan unsure how long he’ll remain state Democratic chair as he picks 26-year-old successor – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-replacement-20210221-mhhu2pnifrf5bjrim76qwtaoqm-story.html

WCIA
— Schimpf says Trump ‘had his day in court,’ and ‘did not win’ 2020 election – Mark Maxwell
https://www.wcia.com/illinois-capitol-news/schimpf-says-trump-had-his-day-in-court-and-did-not-win-2020-election/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Co-founder says Wikipedia’s neutrality ‘long gone,’ cites leftist bias – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/co-founder-says-wikipedias-neutrality-long-gone-ci/
— GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson: ‘I wouldn’t’ support Trump in 2024 – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/gop-gov-asa-hutchinson-i-wouldnt-support-trump-in-/

BREITBART
— ICE to Release Migrants Further into U.S. — Away from Texas Border Cities – Randy Clark
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/02/21/exclusive-ice-to-release-migrants-further-into-u-s-away-from-texas-border-cities/
— Kevin Sorbo on Facebook Blacklisting: Zuckerberg Has More Power Than Our Government – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/02/21/kevin-sorbo-on-facebook-blacklisting-zuckerberg-has-more-power-than-our-government/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Scott Walker Takes Helm of Young America’s Foundation – Kevin Mooney
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/02/21/scott-walker-takes-helm-of-young-americas-foundation/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Coca-Cola Forcing Employees To Take Online Course To Learn “To Be Less White”
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want those who are the following to hate themselves: law enforcement officers, veterans, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/report-coca-cola-forcing-employees-to-take-online-course-to-learn-to-be-less-white/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Coca-Cola Company is barreling full-steam ahead in the hopes of being crowned the most wokest woke company of uber-woke 2021. Last month, Professor Jacobson wrote about “Coca-Cola Impos[ing] Racial Quotas On Outside Counsel Staffing. This month, we learn that Coca-Cola is forcing its employees to attend a divisive, destructive online course designed to make them hate themselves because of the color of their skin. Making white people hate themselves for the color of their skin is, of course, the goal of all this ridiculous, flagrantly racist ‘anti-racist’ training’ that has taken over our universities, our government, and our major (and not so major) businesses and corporations. And Coca-Cola is apparently fully onboard with dehumanizing their staff, with instilling in them a sense of self-hatred and a paranoid, judgmental loathing of their entire race. What says stellar employee more than a suicidal, soul-destroyed, self- and race-hater who is required to be “less white”? This is a monstrous evil inflicted on people who have done nothing wrong, who are good employees, and who have committed no crime . . . beyond the new ‘crime’ of being born white. Being white is bad, so be “less white,” goes the hate yourself racist orthodoxy, and implicit in this, is the unspoken, but deeply understood, threat: if you want to keep your job. This is a genuinely evil ideology, and people are outraged. . .Tearing people down, filling them with self-doubt and self-hate, is now how you build an “inclusive workplace,” according to Coca-Cola. Targeting white people for reeducation about their ‘whiteness’ is vile, racist, and unconscionable. That said, it is—objectively speaking—a great way to manufacture a compliant and complacent populace. If you hate yourself and your entire race, you are not going to fight back. Why would you? You have learned that you are evil because of your skin color, you have been taught to recognize your evil as manifested in your skin color, and you have been coerced into shouting your evil whiteness from the rooftops. You then feel that you deserve whatever horrors the left unleashes on you because, after all, you were born white. Who needs reeducation camps when the job is being done in our K-12 schools, universities, cultural output, government, and businesses? Reject it. Reject it because it flies in the face of your religious beliefs, because it does not comport with your understanding of America, because it does not make sense to hate yourself for something beyond your control, because it is unjust. Reject it because it is destructive, divisive, and at rock bottom, purely evil.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Last year was good for LGBTQ rights. Congress can make this one even better. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the following officially get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ: a) your employer if you have a job, b) the organizations that you are a member of, c) the municipality that you live in, d) the township that you live in, e) the county that you live in, f) the state that you live in, g) the United States, and h) the world?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/pass-equality-act-2021-lgbtq-rights/2021/02/19/c35f9e9c-72f1-11eb-93be-c10813e358a2_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Big Tech Employees Opened Wallets for Biden Campaign. Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and Facebook made up biggest source of donations to Democrat among corporate employees. – Brody Mullins and Emily Glazer
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-tech-employees-opened-wallets-for-biden-campaign-11613833201
— Trump Is Flawed but Don’t Shun His Voters – James Hyland, Beechhurst, N.Y.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-is-flawed-but-dont-shun-his-voters-11613934791

NEWSWEEK
— Matt Gaetz Shares Tweet Suggesting Adam Kinzinger Had Payback Motive for Turning on Trump – EMILY CZACHOR
https://www.newsweek.com/matt-gaetz-shares-tweet-suggesting-adam-kinzinger-had-payback-motive-turning-trump-1570843
— Trump-Friendly CPAC 2021 Speaker Lineup Shows Little Sign of GOP’s Civil War – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-friendly-cpac-2021-speaker-lineup-shows-little-sign-gop-civil-war-1570831

RAW STORY
— Donald Trump will destroy the Republican Party — here’s how Democrats can help
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-toxic/
— Researchers link physical strength and wealth to militancy and conservatism
https://www.rawstory.com/researchers-link-physical-strength-and-wealth-to-militancy-and-conservatism/
— Big money GOP donors are funneling cash to anti-Trump Republicans to battle his influence – Tom Boggioni
https://www.rawstory.com/gop-donors/
— Adam Kinzinger is loving getting censured by his own GOP: ‘Thanks for playing’ – Ray Hartmann
https://www.rawstory.com/adam-kinzinger-loving-republican-censure/

SLATE
— Poll: Almost Half of Republicans Would Drop GOP, Join Trump Party – DANIEL POLITI
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/poll-almost-half-trump-voters-drop-republican-party.html

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating LGBTQ-promoter asks “Was Donald Trump suffering from dementia in the White House?”
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/donald-trump-suffering-dementia-white-house/

GUARDIAN
— Republican leader Steve Scalise refuses to admit Trump lost election to Biden – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/21/steve-scalise-trump-biden-election-abc-jonathan-karl

DAILY MAIL
— Pence SNUBS CPAC amid rumors of Trump rift: Ex-President will give speech on ‘future of the Republican Party’ in his first public appearance since leaving office – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9283755/Trumps-comeback-Former-president-preview-future-Republican-Party-CPAC-speech.html

February 21 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote LGBTQ-promoters. To promote LGBTQ is to promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the traditional family.
https://abc7chicago.com/10358126/

CBS2
— More Long Lines At Chicago Post Offices, Complaints About Missing Mail Surface This Weekend – Steven Graves
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/20/chicago-post-offices-long-lines-missing-mail/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Republican lawmakers trying to give drivers who hit protesters legal immunity
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/republican-lawmakers-trying-to-give-drivers-who-hit-protesters-legal-immunity

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Madigan’s role with Democratic Party could cause headaches for politicians, observer says – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/21/michael-madigan-resigned-but-his-political-clout-lingers/4507704001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/watch-now-a-year-after-legalization-cannabis-sales-are-a-new-pot-of-money-for/article_9272ca08-f663-50f8-9975-6c1898df0945.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 91 COVID-19 cases Saturday, 4 deaths, 4.48% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/20/dupage-county-reports-91-covid-19-cases-saturday-4-deaths-448-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Merrick Garland Heads For Confirmation Hearing, 5 Years After He Was Denied A Vote – CARRIE JOHNSON
(DIERSEN: I was denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/merrick-garland-heads-confirmation-hearing-5-years-after-he-was-denied-vote#stream/0

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Fatal Overdoses Spiked In DuPage County In 2020: Coroner In 2020, DuPage County saw a 17 percent increase in fatal opioid overdoses. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/s/hfrjp/fatal-overdoses-spiked-in-dupage-county-in-2020-coroner

CHICAGO NOW
— Part 1 of GOP GOV primary cand. Bailey interview – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2021/02/part-1-of-gop-gov-primary-cand-bailey-airing-this-morning-in-chicago-on-web-part-2-on-tues-night-in-suburbs-chicago/

WIREPOINTS
— Rep. Jan Schakowsky leading new charge to bully big tech into more censorship – Quicktake
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about bullies who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and or Republican. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://wirepoints.org/rep-jan-schakowsky-leading-new-charge-to-bully-big-tech-into-more-censorhip-quicktake/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Trailer Turned into Political Sign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/message-of-the-day-a-trailer-2/
— “Politically Motivated” Teaching Requirements Mandated
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/politically-motivated-teaching-requirements-mandated/
— Madigan – Political Success, Policy Failure
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/madigan-political-success-policy-failure/
— Chris Kempf Walk Piece Delivered in Algonquin for Dundee Township Highway Commissioner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/kempf022121/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Free speech social media platform Gab goes mysteriously dark – Michael Lee
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/free-speech-social-media-gab-dark

BREITBART
— Donald Trump to Speak at CPAC Next Week in First Appearance Since Leaving Office – ASHLEY OLIVER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/20/donald-trump-to-speak-at-cpac-next-week-in-first-appearance-since-leaving-office/
— Nearly 100,000 in U.S. Died from Coronavirus in Biden’s First Month in Office – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/20/nearly-100000-in-u-s-died-from-coronavirus-in-bidens-first-month-in-office/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump To Give Speech At CPAC In First Major Post-Presidency Appearance – DYLAN HOUSMAN
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/20/donald-trump-cpac-speech-2021-joe-biden-republican-party-immigration/

DAILY WIRE
— DeSantis Makes Move To Honor Rush Limbaugh, Democrats Spaz Out – Amanda Prestigiacomo
https://www.dailywire.com/news/desantis-makes-move-to-honor-rush-limbaugh-democrats-spaz-out

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Republicans Warn Against Moving Away From Trump Legacy As GOP Moves Forward
(DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, those who are anti-Trump are also anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.oann.com/republicans-warn-against-moving-away-from-trump-legacy-as-gop-moves-forward/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Thursday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) tweeted “establishment Republicans, if you try to purge Trumpism from the GOP, the base of our party will reject you.” He also noted “America first is the future.” A recent poll showed support for President Trump among GOP voters was still strong following his acquittal in the impeachment trial. According to the Politico and Morning Consult survey, 59 percent of Republican respondents supported the idea of President Trump playing a major role in the party going forward. In the meantime, the Conservative Political Action Conference, which is set for next week in Orlando, showed it’s firmly in the 45th President’s corner with a line-up of pro-Trump conservative speakers. President Trump himself has been confirmed to speak, as well.)

HOT AIR
— Americans Display A Strong Shift Toward More Federal Regulation Of Big Tech – ANDREW MALCOLM
https://hotair.com/archives/latimestot/2021/02/20/majority-says-big-tech-needs-more-federal-control/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump to Talk About the Future of Republican Party at CPAC – JANITA KAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-to-talk-about-the-future-of-republican-party-at-cpac-senior-advisor_3704716.html

YAHOO NEWS
— John Cox Enters California Governor’s Race With Ad That Slams Rivals
https://news.yahoo.com/john-cox-enters-ca-governors-193436734.html

CNN
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House, while Pence declines invitation – Jim Acosta and Pamela Brown
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/20/politics/trump-cpac-republican-party/index.html

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating corporations use the Capitol Riot to slash donations to Republican candidates.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-corporate-idUSKBN2AL013

NBC NEWS
— Trump expected to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving office. The former president has not appeared publicly since he retreated to his Florida resort on Jan. 20th.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-expected-speak-cpac-first-public-appearance-leaving-office-n1258455

NBC NEWS
— It’s time to redraw America’s voting maps. Where’s the data? Voting rights advocates are sounding the alarm over Census delays they say will make the process of redistricting harder and gerrymandering easier. – Jane C. Timm
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/it-s-time-redraw-america-s-voting-maps-where-s-n1258287

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats’ Big Tent Helped Them Win. Now It Threatens Biden’s Agenda. The party’s ideological blend of moderates and progressives carried it to power in Washington, but elements of that coalition could block the most ambitious parts of President Biden’s agenda. – Astead W. Herndon
(DIERSEN: The Democrat Party is a coalition of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/21/us/politics/biden-agenda-democrats.html
— Chicago Lists Lincoln Statues Among Monuments to Review. A city commission, created after protests against racism last year, identified five statues of Abraham Lincoln among 41 monuments that should receive public scrutiny. – Maria Cramer
(DIERSEN: DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton should be more than happy to take Lincoln statutes that Chicago Democrats do not want.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/us/chicago-statues-abraham-lincoln.html
— FRONT PAGE: China Censors the Internet. So Why Doesn’t Russia? The Kremlin has constructed an entire infrastructure of repression but has not displaced Western apps. Instead, it is turning to outright intimidation. – Anton Troianovski
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents pressure the following to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to stop everyone from reading those newsletters: a) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, b) Illinois Republican Party, c) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, d) Milton Township Republican Organization, e) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, f) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, g) Illinois Center Right Coalition, h) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, i) etc. Everyone in Illinois sees how the aforesaid candidates and organizations respond to the aforesaid pressure.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/21/world/europe/russia-internet-censorship.html
— Interest Surges in Top Colleges, While Struggling Ones Scrape for Applicants. Waiving standardized test requirements during the pandemic brought more hopefuls to the Ivy League and large state schools, while less-selective colleges face an alarming drop. – Amelia Nierenberg
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, degrees from non-Ivy League universities are worthless, that is, my 1970 bachelor’s degree in management is worthless, my 1976 MBA from Loyola is worthless, my 1980 master’s degree in accounting from DePaul is worthless, and my 1997 master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT is worthless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/colleges-covid-applicants.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Trump will return to spotlight with speech at conservative CPAC – DAVE GOLDINER
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/us-elections-government/ny-trump-cpac-conservative-20210220-fve6ybttenf4nbzedvpqoebjjm-story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance after leaving office – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2021/02/20/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-after-leaving-office/

SIOUX CITY JOURNAL
— Will the radical left reunite the GOP? – PAT BUCHANAN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have done the most since 2000 to destroy the Republican Party in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township. I would focus on RINO activists, RINO candidates, RINO party leaders, RINO major donors, RINO political consultants, RINO etc. who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://siouxcityjournal.com/pat-buchanan-will-the-radical-left-reunite-the-gop/article_422ab245-f636-547c-bcb6-270e90cfcded.html
— Anti-Trump Republican office holders should join Democratic Party – Jim Rixner
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District who have always been anti-Trump. I would focus on those who have also always been anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://siouxcityjournal.com/opinion/columnists/the-regulars-anti-trump-republican-officer-holders-should-join-democratic-party/article_a04e7eb0-2081-5a01-bbd7-f8b360a7ebf1.html

DESERET NEWS
— If you think cancel culture isn’t a problem, you might be a Democrat. New poll shows deep partisan divide in views about shunning people for their controversial beliefs. – Jennifer Graham
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on canceling others. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District.)
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2021/2/20/22287533/if-you-think-cancel-culture-isnt-a-problem-you-might-be-a-democrat-gina-carano-jk-rowling-republican

INDY 100 INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A New York school promotes hatred against Whites.
https://www.indy100.com/news/new-york-school-whiteness-manhattan-b1804629

BLOOMBERG
— America’s Churches Are Now Polarized, Too In religion as in politics, the legacy of Trumpism casts a long shadow. – Francis Wilkinson
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters a) shout at non-Protestants that Trump is a Protestant, b) shout at minorities that Trump is White, c) shout at women that Trump is a man, d) shout at younger people that Trump is older, e) shout at those who have less money that Trump has more money, f) shout at non-German Americans that Trump is German American, g) shout at veterans that Trump is a non-veteran, h) shout at LGBTQers that Trump is heterosexual, i) shout at non-married people that Trump is married, j) shout at non-gun owners that Trump is a gun owner, and k) shout at those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time that Trump’s ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-02-21/after-trump-america-s-churches-are-more-polarized-than-ever

FORBES
— Fewer Americans Than Ever Before Trust The Mainstream Media – Andy Meek
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes trust the mainstream media. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andymeek/2021/02/20/fewer-americans-than-ever-before-trust-the-mainstream-media/

RAW STORY
— Trump is signaling he wants to run in 2024 as he prepares for speech at conservative conference – Bob Brigham
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-cpac-speech/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQers use Biden to destroy Catholics who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/conservative-catholics-now-claiming-joe-biden-obsessed-lgbtq-people/

GUARDIAN
— Growing number of Republican donors aim to prise party from Trump influence – Peter Stone
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about major Republican donors and their recipients. I would focus on those who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination. I would focus on those who focus on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) stopping everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/21/republican-donors-aim-move-party-away-trump-influence

February 20 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump to speak at CPAC conference in Florida – Dave Boyer
(DIERSEN: Few from Illinois have attended CPACs. Although not recently, I have attended many CPACs. I should write a book about how Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the following have used that against me: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/20/trump-speak-cpac-conference-florida/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 20 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 19 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 19 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 18 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Chairman Responds to Madigan Resignation “Chairman Madigan’s legacy is that of presiding over the decline of a once great state, ballooning pension liabilities by hundreds of billions of dollars, and the accumulation of historic political power that primarily benefited government insiders and special interests. Chairman Madigan may no longer be a state representative, but he is still Chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois where he personally controls over $15 million in campaign cash.” – ILGOP Chairman Don Tracy
https://mailchi.mp/094562a7870a/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4753144

ABC7
— Former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole has advanced lung cancer. “While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own,” Dole, 97, wrote on Twitter. – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/former-sen-bob-dole-announces-he-has-stage-4-lung-cancer/10350527/
— Mike Madigan, longtime IL House speaker and representative, announces resignation after 50 years in post. Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch took Madigan’s place as House speaker last month. – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-resigning-as-il-rep-after-50-years/10350577/
— US Sen. Ted Cruz ‘regrets’ decision to take Mexico getaway with his family during crisis – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ted-cruz-regrets-decision-to-take-mexico-getaway-during-crisis/10350591/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— With Rush Limbaugh’s death, conservatism needs a new voice – MICHAEL RYAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-rush-limbaugh-conservative-voice-20210218-utfrvndkxvgzrg57sb4tujyezq-story.html
— Michael Madigan resigns from Illinois House after being ousted as speaker, defends his legacy in face of ‘vicious attacks’ – RICK PEARSON and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-resigns-20210218-aznvmcwc7rfsxpn6jso6b2c7ee-story.html
— Michael Madigan resigns: Read his letter to the House speaker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-resignation-letter-20210218-ffx3pitrcjdfvgj44inboz5eam-story.html
— Illinois identifies 17 more cases of UK coronavirus variant – JENNY WHIDDEN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-uk-variant-20210218-u6vbtgdxz5bsxmjbjlmsxfxibe-story.html
— Madigan exiting legislature, still state Democratic Party chair | City watchdog hammers CPD response to summer looting, unrest | Rush calls for USPS postmaster to resign – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-madigan-resigns-city-watchdog-police-response-spin-20210218-vfvxdcyjvffdrd5m7r4fphgxqe-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 73,091 administered vaccine doses, 1,966 new cases, 72 additional deaths reported as activists lambaste Chicago mayor over federal COVID-19 relief fund spending
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-aud-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210218-4uhioeo5fnbenj74ld7gssewcm-story.html
— ‘Obviously a mistake’: Sen. Ted Cruz returns stateside after family trip to Cancun as Texas struggles through winter storm crisis – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-ted-cruz-cancun-trip-texas-storm-20210218-mbk7r3pl65gqlmpw23cgstxirq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan resigns state House seat ‘at peace with my decision’ — and with power to handpick his successor. As 13th Ward committeeperson in the Cook County Democratic Party, Madigan has 56% of the weighted vote that will decide who replaces him in the House. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/18/22289313/michael-madigan-resigns-state-representative-22nd-district
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Will Trump face the music, finally?” and says “That only a handful of Republicans could vote to convict him is a sign of deep rot. And it has left millions of Americans who thirst for justice unsatisfied.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/18/22289593/donald-trump-consequences-investigations-mona-charen

DAILY HERALD
— Watch debate between candidates for the College of DuPage board
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210218/watch-debate-between-candidates-for-the-college-of-dupage-board

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Madigan resigns from Illinois General Assembly The Southwest Sider, forced from his job as House Speaker earlier this year, says he leaves office “at peace with my decision and proud of the many contributions I have made.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/madigan-resigns-illinois-general-assembly

HERALD & REVIEW
— Michael Madigan is resigning. Here’s what his annual pension amount will be. – SARAH MANSUR
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/watch-now-michael-madigan-is-resigning-heres-what-his-annual-pension-amount-will-be/article_c482b1fd-5d50-549d-9262-cf8838c29eab.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Madigan is in line for an annual pension of $85,117.32 upon retirement after paying $351,013.73 into the General Assembly Retirement System over 50 years. His annual pension would jump to $148,955.28 on July 1, 2022.)

FOX ILLINOIS
— Migrants on the move again in Mexico and Central America – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/migrants-on-the-move-again-in-mexico-and-central-america-02-18-2021

ROBERT FEDER
— Future of WLS 890 AM up in the air without Rush Limbaugh
https://www.robertfeder.com/2021/02/18/robservations-future-wls-890-air-without-rush-limbaugh/

CITY JOURNAL
— Chicago’s Big Education, Inc. The teachers’ union’s outsize power comes at the expense of students, parents, and taxpayers. – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.city-journal.org/reining-in-the-chicago-teachers-union

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Madigan – TelliTuby Bye, Bye
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/18/madigan-bye-bye/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS DOUBLE AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS OF IMPROVEMENT – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-unemployment-claims-rise-again-ranking-it-2nd-worst-in-u-s/

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,966 new confirmed and probable cases; 72 additional deaths; 1,655 hospitalized; 386 in ICU; 2.7 percent average case positivity rate; 3.3 percent average test positivity rate; 61,132 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/18/1966-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-72-additional-deaths-1655-hospitalized-386-in-icu-27-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-33-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-61132-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump courts billionaire backers as he plans conservative-friendly social media platform – Rob Crilly
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about anti-conservatives. I would focus on those who a) falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, b) have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and/or for everyone’s problems, d) were candidates on ballots in my precinct, e) were major donors for candidates on ballots in my precinct, f) were political consultants for candidates on ballots in my precinct, g) were campaign managers for candidates on ballots in my precinct, h) were campaign staff members for candidates on ballots in my precinct, and i) were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-courts-backers-plans-conservative-friendly-social-media

GOPUSA
— The War On Texas Is A War On America
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106577

TOWNHALL
— Biden’s Massive Amnesty Bill is Here – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/02/18/bidens-massive-amnesty-bill-is-here-n2584934
— Biden’s Bigotry of No Expectations – Larry O’Connor (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use “up-or-out” to get rid of those who are Republican, White, and/or male, but not for those who are Democrat, RINO, minority, and/or female.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/larryoconnor/2021/02/18/bidens-bigotry-of-no-expectations-n2584955
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One of President George W. Bush’s most enduring moments that had nothing to do with the essential and existential global war on terrorism had to do with his hopes and dreams for domestic policies that did not condescend and patronize minority Americans animated by what he called the “soft bigotry of low expectations.”)

ONE NEWS NOW
— Biden announces amnesty plan for millions of illegals – AP
https://onenewsnow.com/ap/politics/biden-announces-amnesty-plan-for-millions-of-illegals

COLLEGE FIX
— Chicago spends billions of dollars on teachers who won’t teach in-person, watchdog Adam Andrzejewski finds
https://www.thecollegefix.com/bulletin-board/chicago-spent-billions-of-dollars-on-teachers-who-wont-teach-in-person-watchdog-finds/

AMERICA MAGAZINE
— Catholics are overrepresented in the 117th Congress
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2021/02/18/catholics-congress-representation-nones-239997
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Although Catholics make up about 20 percent of the U.S. population, they represent 30 percent of the 117th Congress, according to the Pew Research Center. Protestants still dominate with 55 percent of the seats in the House and Senate—they represent 43 percent of the population—but they are splintered into more than a dozen different denominations. That makes Catholics the single largest faith group in the House and Senate for 2021. From 1965 to 2021, the Catholic share of the House rose from 22 percent to 31 percent, and the Catholic share of the Senate rose from 14 percent to 24 percent.)

EPOCH TIMES
— Texas Power Crisis Puts Keystone XL Cancelation in Perspective – TERRI WU
https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-power-crisis-puts-keystone-xl-cancelation-in-perspective_3699890.html

THE HILL
— Trump-McConnell rift divides GOP donors – ALEX GANGITANO
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates and Republican political organizations that act like their major donors are anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on candidates and organizations that act like their major donors reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on candidates and organizations that act like their major donors promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/539514-trump-mcconnell-rift-impacts-gop-donors
— Biden’s dangerous border policy – TOM FITTON
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/539337-bidens-dangerous-border-policy
— Former Illinois House Speaker resigns amid bribery investigation – JORDAN WILLIAMS
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/539402-former-illinois-house-speaker-resigns-amid-bribery-investigation
— Beto O’Rourke: ‘We are nearing a failed state in Texas’ due to Republican leaders – DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
https://thehill.com/homenews/539147-beto-orourke-we-are-nearing-a-failed-state-in-texas-due-to-republican-leaders
— Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs to testify at House hearing on misinformation – REBECCA KLAR
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, www.gopillinois.com is a misinformation website. Should I sue my critics/opponents?)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/539471-tech-ceos-to-testify-at-house-hearing-on-misinformation

ROLL CALL
— To retake House, centrists say GOP needs candidates who can win swing districts – Stephanie Akin
(DIERSEN: GOP “centrists” a) most commonly reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity planks in the Republican Party platform and b) focus on destroying those who support the aforesaid planks.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/02/18/to-retake-house-centrists-say-gop-needs-candidates-who-can-win-swing-districts/

CNBC
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats introduce sweeping immigration bill with 8-year pathway to citizenship – Hannah Miao
(DIERSEN: To come to a country illegally is to show disrespect for the rule of law. To stay in a country illegally is to show disrespect for the rule of law.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/18/immigration-democrats-to-introduce-bill-with-pathway-to-citizenship.html
— Generac CEO says demand for power generators is high: ‘We can’t make them fast enough’ – Tyler Clifford
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/17/generac-ceo-on-meeting-generator-demand.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Should the Feds Guarantee You a Job? Not long ago, the question was rarely asked. Now, politicians and economists of various stripes are willing to consider it. – Eduardo Porter
(DIERSEN: Should those jobs be “good” jobs? Should those jobs be appropriate based on one’s work experience, education, and professional licenses/certifications?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/business/economy/job-guarantee.html
— Fox News devotes hours to Rush Limbaugh tributes. – Katie Robertson
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/business/fox-news-devotes-hours-to-rush-limbaugh-tributes.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Equality Act would give LGBTQers even more power to destroy individuals, destroy organizations, destroy companies, destroy governments, and destroy countries that do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/02/18/equality-act-introduced/

CBS SACRAMENTO
— New California Bill Would Make Political Affiliation A Protected Class
(DIERSEN: In my precinct, 269 voted for Biden and only 157 voted for Trump.)
https://news.yahoo.com/ca-bill-political-affiliation-protected-074839893.html

LIMA OHIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Someone who paints himself as being a spokesperson for Blacks promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.limaohio.com/opinion/columns/448509/leonard-pitts-jr-gop-believes-in-trump-not-america

FORBES
— Trump Calls Rush Limbaugh A ‘Fantastic Man’ As GOP Tributes Pour In – Joe Walsh
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/02/17/the-biggest-reactions-to-rush-limbaughs-death/

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Asks Fellow Republicans to Reject Donald Trump’s Ongoing Election Claims – JACOB JARVIS
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-asks-republicans-reject-donald-trump-election-claims-1570224

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Trump Still Favorite of Most GOP Voters After Impeachment Trial
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/trump_still_favorite_of_most_gop_voters_after_impeachment_trial

GUARDIAN
— Republican leaders in Texas face growing backlash as power crisis deepens. Residents struggle with lack of power, food and water following deadly storm while state’s leaders try to deflect responsibility. – Tom McCarthy and Erum Salam
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/18/republicans-texas-power-winter-storm