July 9 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-francisca-lino-chicago-church-sanctuary-20190708-kquv63vklfez5h6yhwvjnl43qm-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURES: Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts’ property tax appeal under investigation after Tribune finds assessment problem
– Hal Dardick (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always wanted me to pay higher taxes. Of course, they have always wanted the assessed valuation of my home (https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/915-Cove-Ct-Wheaton-IL-60189/4447887_zpid/

and https://www.redfin.com/IL/Wheaton/915-Cove-Ct-60189/home/18126600) to be increased substantially. According to the Milton Township Assessor, it is worth $492,300.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-todd-ricketts-wilmette-property-taxes-20190709-c335ggdjvjbvposhwd3f77gwxa-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that GOD is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that GOD promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190709/immigration-policy-contradicts-issues-of-faith

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Seven ideas to help Illinois stop kicking the can on state pensions
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/html-page/848701
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Laurence Msall wants Illinois to tax retirement income. What threshold does Msall want – $100,000, $75,000, $50,000, $25,000?
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/forum-ideas/consolidate-funds-and-tax-retirement-income
(FROM THE ARTICLE: To finally and decisively fix the problem, Illinois has no choice but to also eliminate unaffordable loopholes, such as its overly generous tax exemption on retirement income. Illinois is one of only three states with an income tax that exempts all retirement income from taxation. Low-income seniors in Illinois who cannot afford to stop working still pay state taxes on their income. Taxing retirement income in alignment with the federal tax code would increase equity and generate $2 billion to $3 billion annually for the state while protecting the most vulnerable seniors by exempting income under a certain threshold.)

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers unbelievably say “TEEN ODDS OF USING MARIJUANA DIP WITH RECREATIONAL USE LAWS.”
https://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20190708/AP/307089892

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois’ gaming expansion is law. When will we see sports betting, more video gambling? – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article232139537.html

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER
— Edwardsville officials ponder legal reefer impact on local laws – Charles Bolinger
https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Edwardsville-officials-ponder-legal-reefer-impact-14080798.php

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Another golden parachute – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-another-golden-parachute/article_2e80f218-8b69-5511-9ae5-fcbc9ba5db3b.html

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Niles Public Safety Committee To Talk ‘Pot’ Legalization Police To Provide Committee Members Additional Information July 16 – Tom Robb
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/niles-public-safety-committee-to-talk-pot-legalization/

WCIA
— Davis blames Pelosi for lack of women in GOP – Mark Maxwell (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage women to hate Republicans.)
https://www.wcia.com/news/capitol-news/davis-blames-pelosi-for-lack-of-women-in-gop/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Rodney Davis Avoids Taking Position On Citizenship Question, While Durbin Criticizes Trump – MARY HANSEN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/davis-avoids-taking-position-citizenship-question-while-durbin-criticizes-trump#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Former candidate for governor Robert Marshall challenging Durbin for U.S. Senator – Kevin Schwaller
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/former-candidate-for-governor-robert-marshall-challenging-durbin-for-u-s-senator/

CENTER SQUARE
— Batavia considering annexing nearby homeowners ahead of Census count – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-city-considering-annexing-nearby-homeowners-ahead-of-census-count/article_da9664da-9dd5-11e9-86f1-4beced0dc563.html

INTERCEPT
— SOCIALISTS ON CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL FIGHT FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, IMMIGRANT RIGHTS – Aída Chávez
https://theintercept.com/2019/07/08/socialism-conference-chicago-city-council/

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Skillicorn, GOP colleagues introduce Heartbeat Bill – Glenn Minnis
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/512700347-skillicorn-gop-colleagues-introduce-heartbeat-bill

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— DOUBLING ILLINOIS’ GAS TAX, OTHER TAX HIKES WILL GO TO FUND MORE THAN $1.4 BILLION OF WASTE AND PORK – Adam Schuster and Bill Reveille
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/doubling-illinois-gas-tax-other-tax-hikes-will-go-to-fund-more-than-1-4-billion-of-waste-and-pork/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Harvard University poll: Voters get tough on illegal immigration – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/8/inside-the-beltway-poll-voters-get-tough-on-illega/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Ted Cruz: Use money from ‘El Chapo’ drug empire to ‘build the wall’ – Dominick Mastrangelo (DIERSEN: What percent of those who want cheap pot from Mexico oppose the Wall – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ted-cruz-use-money-from-el-chapo-drug-empire-to-build-the-wall
— 2020 Dems promise a buffet of outrageous executive orders – Ryan Everson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2020-dems-promise-a-buffet-of-outrageous-executive-orders

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Media Dredges Up Every Bad Thing It Can Think Of To Criticize July 4 Festivities – Brian McNicoll
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/media-dredges-up-every-bad-thing-it-can-think-of-to-criticize-july-4-festivities/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The White Supremacist Bogeyman – Julie Kelly
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/07/08/the-white-supremacist-bogeyman/

GOPUSA
— Army misses recruiting goal in booming economy (DIERSEN: What did/could limit your advancement in the military? For me, it would have been the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
http://www.gopusa.com/army-misses-recruiting-goal-in-booming-economy/
— Meghan McCain, women of ‘The View’ blame ‘straight sexism’ for smaller U.S. Women’s soccer payday
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72320

BLAZE
— Trump wants to ‘Make America White Again’ with census citizenship question, says Pelosi – Aaron Colen (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage minorities to hate Republicans.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-wants-to-make-america-white-again-with-census-citizenship-question-says-pelosi
— Multiple females allegedly push, punch former college linebacker over his MAGA hat. He handles it like a gentleman – Dave Urbanski (DIERSEN: If you wore a MAGA hat in your neighborhood, what would the Trump-haters do to you? How would you respond?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/multiple-females-allegedly-push-punch-former-college-linebacker-over-his-maga-hat

CONSERVATIVE NEWS DAILY
— Why Do Democrats Hate? – Amanda Alverez
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/why-do-democrats-hate/

TOWNHALL
— Illinois Could Soon Require Parental Permission For Minors To Donate Blood But Not Obtain An Abortion – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/07/08/illinois-could-soon-require-parental-permission-for-minors-to-donate-blood-but-not-an-abortion-n2549694
— The Democrats’ Open Border Campaign Strategy – Robert Knight
https://townhall.com/columnists/robertknight/2019/07/09/the-democrats-open-border-campaign-strategy-n2549683

DAILY CALLER
— Burgess Owens Says Democrats Should Be The Ones To Pay Reparations – CAITLIN MCFALL
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/08/burgess-owens-says-democrats-should-be-the-ones-to-pay-reparations/
— Illegal Immigration Advocates Use Economic Warfare To Subvert Immigration Law – MATT O’BRIEN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/08/brien-economic-warfare/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— QUESTIONS THE CANDIDATES MUST ANSWER And the one question that will expose those who actually hate you. – Michael Cutler
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274223/questions-candidates-must-answer-michael-cutler

NEWSMAX
— The Democrats’ Own Platform Will Be Their Undoing in 2020 – Michael Dorstewitz 
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/democrats-buttigieg-biden-radical/2019/07/08/id/923706/
— A Secure Border Is the Most Compassionate Immigration Solution – Lauren DeBellis Appell 
https://www.newsmax.com/laurendebellisappell/faith-border-security-refugees/2019/07/08/id/923729/

WORLD NET DAILY
— ARE DEMOCRATS CEDING THE CENTER TO TRUMP? The more the nation sees of the Democrats, the better The Donald looks – PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
https://www.wnd.com/2019/07/are-democrats-ceding-the-center-to-trump/

LIFE NEWS
— Illinois Abortion Activists Want to Enable Secret Abortions on Teens Without Their Parents Knowing – MICAIAH BILGER 
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/07/08/illinois-abortion-activists-want-to-enable-secret-abortions-on-teens-without-their-parents-knowing/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Medical establishment has betrayed children, parents with transgender insanity – Linda Harvey
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/medical-establishment-has-betrayed-children-parents-with-transgender-insanity

THE HILL
— Appeals court rules Trump can’t block people on Twitter – JACQUELINE THOMSEN (DIERSEN: I do not block anyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, including those who read the emails only to get information to destroy me. I should write a book about those who read the emails only to get information to destroy me.) 
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/452160-appeals-court-rules-trump-cant-block-people-on-twitter
— After McConnell opposes reparations, NBC report shows his great-great-grandfathers owned 14 slaves – ZACK BUDRYK (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/452083-after-mcconnell-opposes-reparations-nbc-report-shows-his-great-great

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow over their success in creating the border crisis.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/08/trump-cant-dodge-responsibility-border-crisis/
— Mitch McConnell’s ancestors owned slaves, according to a new report. He opposes reparations. – Eli Rosenberg (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/09/mitch-mcconnells-ancestors-owned-slaves-according-new-report-he-opposes-reparations/
— Democrats, stop embracing losing issues and focus on getting rid of Trump – Richard Cohen (DIERSEN: Who has focused on getting rid of you? How have you dealt with those people? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have focused on getting rid of me. They have always known that my policy has always been to forgive those who trespass against me (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord%27s_Prayer) and to let GOD impose vengeance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vengeance_Is_Mine). Of course, they use that to destroy me. They count on me keeping the aforesaid policies. What if they are wrong?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/democrats-stop-embracing-losing-issues-and-focus-on-getting-rid-of-trump/2019/07/08/baa3dca2-a1b3-11e9-bd56-eac6bb02d01d_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— After years of discrimination, women embrace right to natural hair – Melkorka Licea (DIERSEN: What about banning discrimination against those whose hair a) has thinned, b) has turned gray, c) has turned White, and/or d) has fallen out?)
https://nypost.com/2019/07/08/after-years-of-discrimination-women-embrace-right-to-natural-hair/
— Democrats need voters to forget the economy – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2019/07/08/democrats-need-voters-to-forget-the-economy-and-other-commentary/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How a Chicago Suburb Became a Center of ETFs Welcome to Wheaton, Ill., a town with a surprising connection to many of the most-important figures in the world of exchange-traded funds – Asjylyn Loder
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-a-chicago-suburb-became-a-center-of-etfs-11562638621
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There is a gutted brick bank about an hour’s drive west of downtown Chicago that bears testament to an unusual feature of the suburb of Wheaton, Ill.: It has played an outsize role in the $6 trillion exchange-traded-fund industry. Here, longtime Wheaton residents Bruce Bond and John Southard, co-founders of the ETF powerhouse formerly known as PowerShares, are renovating new offices for their latest ETF venture, a company called Innovator. Just down the street is First Trust, the sixth-biggest ETF issuer in the U.S., with more than $76 billion in ETF assets. Not far away is Amplify ETFs, a white-label firm that has made a name for itself in niche funds. PowerShares, meanwhile, was sold in 2006 to Invesco Ltd. IVZ -1.81% , now the fourth-largest ETF issuer, with $204 billion in assets. How did Wheaton, a city of 53,000 people, become a hub of one of the fastest-growing segments of money management? Part of the story centers on Wheaton College, a Christian liberal-arts school founded by evangelical abolitionists in 1860. Often called the “Christian Harvard,” it is the alma mater of preacher Billy Graham. With roughly 2,400 undergraduates, the college also has produced, or has connections to, a surprising number of well-known ETF pioneers and innovators and their families. . .Today, the ETF industry is a palpable part of life in Wheaton. First Trust’s office south of downtown, built in 2007, is home to the city’s sixth-largest employer, and is part of the downtown revival. New restaurants and apartment complexes have opened in the past decade. The city has widened the sidewalks and made the streets more pedestrian-friendly. The town has always been well-to-do, but these days the median income is more than $95,000 a year. In the neighborhood near Wheaton College, older houses have been torn down, replaced with more luxurious homes. Of course, the ETF connection isn’t the only reason Wheaton is thriving. The greater Chicagoland area sports a sprawling financial industry, and Wheaton shares in its prosperity.)
— Pelosi Says Liberal Freshmen Have Few Followers on the Hill The speaker said Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib ‘have a following in the public’ but not in Congress – Natalie Andrews (DIERSEN: RINO Republican Party leaders would say that conservatives have following in the public, but not in the Republican Party.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pelosi-says-liberal-freshmen-have-few-followers-on-the-hill-11562624179
— Why U.S. Women Rule the World – Allysia Finley (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at women, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all? Democrats want women, and everyone else, to get rid of Republicans once and for all.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-u-s-women-rule-the-world-11562626251
— How Many Jobs Would the $15 Minimum Wage Kill? The Congressional Budget Office puts the toll at 1.3 million to 3.7 million. – Michael Saltsman (DIERSEN: Back in 1964, when I was 16 years old, if S.S. Kresges had to pay me $15/hour in today’s dollars to wash dishes, S.S. Kresges would not have hired me.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-many-jobs-would-the-15-minimum-wage-kill-11562626215
— $15 Minimum Wage Would Bring Mixed Fortunes for U.S. Workers House plan would give 17 million Americans raises, cost 1.3 million their jobs, nonpartisan government report finds – Eric Morath (DIERSEN: Back in 1964, when I was 16 years old, if S.S. Kresges had to pay me $15/hour in today’s dollars to wash dishes, S.S. Kresges would not have hired me.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/15-minimum-wage-would-leave-1-3-million-american-jobless-lift-as-many-out-of-poverty-11562611503

USA TODAY
— On social media, calls for boycott of Home Depot because co-founder supports Donald Trump – Charisse Jones
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/07/08/support-donald-trump-prompts-calls-home-depot-boycott-twitter/1677966001/

SAN ANTONIO
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: USA! Americans Spent $400M on Cannabis for Fourth of July Legal marijuana is not yet as familiar at the family picnic as beer, but it’s gaining. – Peter Page
https://www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/USA-Americans-Spent-400M-on-Cannabis-for-Fourth-14079435.php

SENTINEL SOURCE
— Vacant Keene City Council seats draw interest – Sierra Hubbard (DIERSEN: Do you live in a city? If a city council seat became vacant, what factors would discourage you from running for it? For me, factors include candidates who commit to voting against the sale of pot and against video gambling in the city. In addition, candidates who commit to promoting the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party and Republican Party platforms. In addition, candidates who oppose promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things. When city council vacancies occur, I believe that a) the names of applicants should be immediately released, b) all information that they submit, including completed application forms, resumes, and answers to standard questions, should be immediately released, c) a thorough background investigation should be done on each applicant, and d) one or more candidate forum should be held.) 
https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/vacant-keene-city-council-seats-draw-interest/article_3a7b278a-5a75-5272-90c8-46c8027e25f0.html

WEEK
— Mitch McConnell found to be the direct descendant of 2 slave owners (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)
https://theweek.com/speedreads/851569/report-mitch-mcconnell-found-direct-descendant-2-slave-owners

PBS
— Religious liberals want to change what it means to be a Christian voter (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, GOD is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, to get into HEAVEN, you have to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/religious-liberals-want-to-change-what-it-means-to-be-a-christian-voter

NEWSDAY
— It’s much too early to pay attention to the race for president – Carl Hiaasen (DIERSEN: What do you pay attention to? According to my critics/opponents, you should only pay attention to what they tell you to pay attention to.)
https://www.newsday.com/opinion/commentary/2020-presidential-race-democratic-debates-trump-1.33589999

GUARDIAN
— Facebook is ripe for exploitation – again – in 2020 – Siva Vaidhyanathan
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/09/facebook-is-ripe-for-exploitation-again-in-2020

PEOPLE’S WORLD
— 2018 election win pays off: Illinois passes “barrage” of pro-worker bills – MARK GRUENBERG
https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/2018-election-win-pays-off-illinois-passes-barrage-of-pro-worker-bills/