October 27 Evening Edition

ABC7

— Villa Park volunteers prepare to welcome Afghan refugees – Leah Hope
https://abc7chicago.com/afghan-refugees-villa-park-il-council-of-islamic-organizations-greater-chicago-foundation/11174384/

FOX32
— DuPage County signs $7 million election deal with Hart InterCivic, switching to all paper ballots
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dupage-county-signs-7-million-election-deal-with-hart-intercivic-switching-to-all-paper-ballots

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago aldermen pass Lightfoot’s $16 billion budget, buoyed by federal COVID-19 relief funds – JOHN BYRNE and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-budget-lightfoot-city-council-vote-20211027-5dewreoqzjdlbmwfhtpbciskdu-story.html
— Chicago aldermen just enacted a property tax hike. How the city chose to calculate it will boost tax bills for years to come. – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-property-tax-inflation-lori-lightfoot-20211026-krisumgqrrckbnnnmpz3dziys4-story.html
— CPS enrollment continues to plummet: ‘I would have never imagined seeing this steep of a decline’ – TRACY SWARTZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-public-schools-enrollment-20211027-4jupijhtnffghc4syg5sbpw5bi-story.html
— COMMENT: A hate-filled Rittenhouse-hating Rittenhouse-hater promotes hatred against Rittenhouse.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-rittenhouse-trial-victims-looters-arsonists-kenosha-wisconsin-jury-huppke-20211027-qdk5slxxznfcnlgis5ozbegxau-story.html
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, 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.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-grass-sales-st-1028-20211027-5tb4srla7jhkjhmvmehtvlnrvi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘At last’: DuPage County to roll out new paper voting system in time for 2022 primary – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211026/at-last-dupage-county-to-roll-out-new-paper-voting-system-in-time-for-2022-primary
— Plan to radically reshape 6th Congressional District is drawing criticism – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211027/plan-to-radically-reshape-6th-congressional-district-is-drawing-criticism
— Senate revives measure to allow limited sports betting on in-state colleges – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211027/senate-revives-measure-to-allow-limited-sports-betting-on-in-state-colleges

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Illinois quickly becoming a one-party tyranny as bad officials drag it down – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/10/27/illinois-quickly-becoming-a-one-party-tyranny-as-bad-officials-drag-it-down/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Failed Democrats like Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx are not only dragging Cook County down the tubes but they are also dragging the state down with it. Failure of officials like Gov. J.B. Pritzker to speak out against Lightfoot and Foxx tend to aggravate the state’s dysfunctional policies as businesses and homeowners flee to other states. Among those leaving are Chicago Police officers who are being chased out by Lightfoot’s failed policies. The Chicago mess is reflected in the tightening grip Democrats have on the congressional seats as diversity in views vanishes and undermines the public understanding of issues.)

WIREPOINTS
— Obscene giveaway to school employees being rammed through Illinois legislature will slam district budgets – Mark Glennon and Ted Dabrowski
https://wirepoints.org/obscene-giveaway-to-school-employees-being-rammed-through-illinois-legislature-will-slam-district-budgets-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Parental Notice Repeal in Illinois House Committee – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/parental-notice-repeal-in-illinois-house-committee/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL SENATE DEMS VOTE TO STAND BETWEEN PARENTS, CHILDREN ON ABORTION DECISIONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/10/il-senate-dems-vote-to-stand-between-parents-children-on-abortion-decisions.html
— EFFORT TO DESTROY ILLINOIS’ RIGHT OF CONSCIENCE ACT DRAWS OVER 50,000 OPPOSITION SLIPS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/10/effort-to-destroy-illinois-right-of-conscience-act-draws-over-50000-opposition-slips.html
— MALKIN: WHO’S CHOKING OFF YOUR CHILDREN?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/10/malkin-whos-choking-off-your-children.html
— PRAGER: THE LEFT IS EVIL — AND LIBERALS KEEP VOTING FOR THEM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/10/prager-the-left-is-evil-and-liberals-keep-voting-for-them.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GOP slams intel community’s focus on ‘woke’ agenda. ‘We can’t counter a hypersonic missile launch with better pronoun usage’ – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/27/gop-slams-intelligence-communitys-focus-woke-agend/
— Biden administration expands no-go zones where ICE can’t arrest illegal immigrants – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/27/biden-administration-expands-no-go-zones-where-ice/
— Sanders accuses moderates of ‘sabotage’ as Democrats struggle to finalize social welfare package – Kery Murakami and Haris Alic
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/27/bernie-sanders-accuses-moderates-sabotage-dems-str/

FOX NEWS
— Police union endorses GOP bill protecting jobs of essential workers who defy COVID vaccine mandates. The group believes giving an ‘ultimatum’ to law enforcement officers is ‘not right’ – Brooke Singman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/police-union-endorses-gop-bill-protecting-essential-workers-from-firing-for-defying-covid-vaccine-mandates

GOPUSA
— Northbound Caravan Rests, Recoups In Southern Mexico Town
https://www.gopusa.com/northbound-caravan-rests-recoups-in-southern-mexico-town/

BREITBART
— Survey Shows Suburban Voters Rejecting Radical Left Biden Agenda – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/27/survey-shows-suburban-voters-rejecting-radical-left-biden-agenda/
— Youngkin: ‘We’re Not Going to Allow Critical Race Theory in Our Schools and We’re Going to Teach All History’ – TRENT BAKER
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/10/27/youngkin-were-not-going-to-allow-critical-race-theory-in-our-schools-and-were-going-to-teach-all-history/

NEWSMAX
— Powell Would Be Considered an Outcast by Critical Race Theory Advocates – Clarence McKee
https://www.newsmax.com/clarencevmckee/colin-powell-america-crt-critical-race-theory/2021/10/27/id/1042164/

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Anarchy Reigns in Portland – Jarrett Stepman
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/commentary/anarchy-reigns-portland

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Democrats Plotting to Sneak Amnesty for Millions of Illegal Immigrants Into Their Massive Spending Bill – Andrew Jose
https://www.westernjournal.com/democrats-plotting-sneak-amnesty-millions-illegal-immigrants-massive-spending-bill-report/

WASHINGTON POST
— Wall Street Journal publishes letter from Trump claiming ‘rigged’ election
(COMMENT: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The publication of the letter, citing baseless and debunked claims, was criticized for pushing the traditional boundaries of a letters-to-the-editor page.”)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2021/10/27/trump-letter-wall-street-journal-election/

July 9 Morning Edition

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Up next on MSNBC: Lori Lightfoot (again) Why this mayor gravitates to the national media venues that are most likely to give her a warm embrace. – GREG HINZ
(DIERSEN: What would the following say if the media asked them what are they doing to fight CRT: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), b) your IRP State Central Committee member, c) the leaders of your Republican county party organization, and d) the leaders of your Republican township/ward party organization?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marketing-media/next-msnbc-lori-lightfoot-again

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lightfoot touts Chicago as tech destination on San Francisco trip. Will local violence deter would-be recruits? – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-mayor-san-francisco-tech-violence-20210709-nbuesnkhcbc5xki5wde4sxbfre-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot on Biden sending aid to Chicago to curb gun violence: A matter of ‘incredible urgency’ “So the clock is ticking in getting those resources on the ground here up and activated with local partners,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/7/8/22569472/mayor-lightfoot-biden-sending-aid-chicago-curb-gun-violence-matter-incredible-urgency
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. Democrats should be prosecuted for that to the fullest extent of the law.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/7/8/22569401/pritzker-promises-immigration-reform-downtown-rally

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage, Kane sheriff’s deputies could cover overnight calls in Wayne – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210708/dupage-kane-sheriffs-deputies-could-cover-overnight-calls-in-wayne

ABC7
— President Joe Biden offers to send ‘strike force’ to help Chicago violence crackdown – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/biden-offers-to-send-strike-force-to-help-chicago-violence-crackdown/10873737/
— Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis parts with Donald Trump in response to Surfside condo collapse – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/florida-governor-ron-desantis-building-collapse-biden-trump-rally/10874062/

NBC5
— Race in Chicago: Wide Educational Divide Continues in the City – Chris Coffey
(DIERSEN: Were you viewed as being “college material?” I was not. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. During my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between 1964-1966, I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. But nevertheless, I a) took college-preparatory courses, b) got into the upper 20% of my class, c) got a 24 on the ACT, d) got accepted by UIC in 1966, e) got accepted by NIU in 1969 and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in management in 1970, f) got accepted by Loyola in 1972 and graduated with an MBA in 1976, g) got accepted by DePaul in 1976 and graduated with a master’s degree in accounting in 1980, h) passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, i) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and j) got accepted by IIT in 1992 and graduated with a master’s degree in finance in 1997. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes attribute the aforesaid to my benefitting from “White privilege.”)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/race-in-chicago/race-in-chicago-wide-educational-divide-continues-in-the-city/2550465/

WGN9
— As Chicago carjackings soar, police arresting more kids – Ben Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-investigates/as-chicago-carjackings-soar-police-arresting-more-kids/

WBEZ
— U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Makes First Illinois Trip To Help GOP Colleague – Dan Mihalopoulos
https://www.wbez.org/stories/us-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-makes-first-illinois-trip-to-help-gop-colleague/32b47967-ae1c-48f7-899f-2827f98bd47c
— Black Chicagoans Apply To Be Cops, But Few Make It On The Force. Here’s Why. – Chip Mitchell
(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.wbez.org/stories/black-chicagoans-apply-to-be-cops-but-few-make-it-on-the-force-heres-why/e316a44f-5785-4894-b51b-c0e2716fca4c

SOUTHERN
— Chicago violence makes Illinois bleed – Editorial
https://thesouthern.com/opinion/editorial/opinion-another-view-chicago-violence-makes-illinois-bleed/article_8ed98961-5102-5736-a5dd-ac2a00746a20.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Reps. Mary Miller and Marjorie Taylor Greene host fundraiser – Andrew Adams
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/local_news/reps-mary-miller-and-marjorie-taylor-greene-host-fundraiser-in-effingham/article_24f8dbe2-e065-11eb-a9a4-2b55038b1072.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Wheaton Independence Day Parade – Sandy Bressner
(DIERSEN: Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day Parade entries included State Representative Amy Grant, Citizens to Elect Bob Berlin, Citizens to Elect Judge Mike Reidy, Justin Burau for Congress, and Milton Township Republican Organization. In 2022, will Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, RINOs, and other Republican-haters again stop Republicans from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and Fireworks?)
https://www.shawlocal.com/gallery/2021/07/06/photos-wheaton-independence-day-parade/

WCIA
— Marjorie Taylor Greene encourages seniors to resist Coronavirus vaccine – Mark Maxwell
https://www.wcia.com/capitol-connection/marjorie-taylor-greene-encourages-seniors-to-resist-coronavirus-vaccine/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Republicans erupt over professor pushing critical race theory at Air Force Academy. Tom Cotton: Lynne Chandler Garcia should ‘start looking for a different place of employment’ – Valerie Richardson
(DIERSEN: Who is leading the fight against CRT in your school district?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/8/lynne-chandler-garcia-air-force-academy-professor-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Critical race theory undermines military effectiveness – Mackubin Owens
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/critical-race-theory-undermines-military-effectiveness

FOX NEWS
— San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir faces backlash for ‘we’re coming for your children’ video. The group defended itself, calling the video obvious ‘tongue-in-cheek humor.’ – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/us/gay-choir-your-children

AMERICAN THINKER
— Three Hard Facts That Doom Woke Public Schooling – Lewis M. Andrews
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/07/three_hard_facts_that_doom_woke_public_schooling.html

BREITBART
— Whistleblower: Albuquerque Social Studies ‘Recommended Books’ All About ‘Race, Queerness,’ Howard Zinn – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/08/whistleblower-albuquerque-social-studies-recommended-books-all-about-race-queerness-howard-zinn/

DAILY CALLER
— School District Includes Books About ‘Whiteness’ And ‘White Privilege’ On Suggested Summer Reading List For Grade School Students – JESSICA SWIETONIOWSKI
(DIERSEN: Who is leading the fight against CRT in your school district?)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/07/08/belmont-public-schools-boston-white-privlege-whiteness-books-critical-race-theory/

DAILY WIRE
— CNN Anchor Likens Republicans To Dirty Pigs – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-cnn-anchor-likens-republicans-to-dirty-pigs

FEDERALIST
— Conservatives Agree Big Tech Is A Problem, But Split On The Right Solution. Something must be done to stop Big Tech censorship, but what? Here’s how lawmakers differ when it comes to antitrust law, Section 230 reform, and common carrier law. – Clare Morell
https://thefederalist.com/2021/07/08/conservatives-agree-big-tech-is-a-problem-but-split-on-the-right-solution/

NEWS BUSTERS
— ‘Fake Outrage’ at CRT Designed to End Teaching of Slavery, Amendments – Nicholas Fondacaro
(DIERSEN: Who is leading the fight against CRT in your school district?)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2021/07/09/fredo-fake-outrage-crt-designed-end-teaching-slavery
— Joy Reid Rants About the Right’s ‘War to Suppress Information’ – Bridget O’Neal
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to suppress all information except for the information that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents want the following to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to stop everyone from reading those newsletters: a) the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, b) the leaders of Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, and c) elected officials who represent Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. Everyone in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) sees how the aforesaid treat me and treat my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, b) sees how the aforesaid discourages me from sending out the newsletters, and c) sees how the aforesaid discourages everyone from reading the newsletters.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/bridget-oneal/2021/07/08/joy-reid-rants-about-rights-war-suppress-information

PJ MEDIA
— Who Are the Real Bullies on Race? – DAVID LIMBAUGH (DIERSEN Who is leading the fight against CRT in your school district?)
https://pjmedia.com/columns/david-limbaugh/2021/07/09/who-are-the-real-bullies-on-race-n1460579

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Lara Trump Says CRT Teaches Kids To Judge People On The Color Of Their Skin
https://www.oann.com/lara-trump-says-crt-teaches-kids-to-judge-people-on-the-color-of-their-skin/

COLLEGE FIX
— Clemson school admins used COVID caps and fake RSVPs to suppress turnout at conservative event – JORDAN ESRIG
https://www.thecollegefix.com/clemson-school-admins-used-covid-caps-and-fake-rsvps-to-suppress-turnout-at-conservative-event/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Chicago Lyft & Uber driver sues CDC for requiring riders to wear masks, infringes on right to service someone in need – Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/07/08/chicago-lyft-uber-driver-sues-cdc-for-requiring-riders-to-wear-masks-infringes-on-right-to-service-someone-in-need-1100876/

EPOCH TIMES
— Health Secretary Becerra: ‘Absolutely the Government’s Business’ to Know Who Gets Vaccinated. HHS secretary later says earlier comments were ‘wildly taken out of context’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/biden-health-secretary-absolutely-the-governments-business-to-know-who-gets-vaccinated_3892740.html
— 21 GOP Attorneys General Send Biden Letter Opposing EEOC Transgender Guidance – ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/21-republican-attorneys-send-biden-letter-opposing-eeoc-transgender-guidance_3893782.html

THE HILL
— IRS controversies of the present, past haunt lawmaker talks – ALEXANDER BOLTON
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois who have wasted my knowledge of IRS the most. I would focus on my a) Democrat GAO superiors and b) Republican U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives, candidates for the aforesaid positions, their major donors, their political consultants, their fundraisers, their staff members, and their volunteers. I would focus on the aforesaid who demonized, denigrated, and condemned my knowledge of IRS the most. GAO audits IRS. Before I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, I had worked for IRS 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. My Democrat GAO superiors let me work on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division 1986-1989 when I was at the GS-13 Step 1-3 levels, currently $102,188-$109,001/year.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/562178-irs-controversies-of-the-present-past-haunt-lawmaker-talks

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/08/opinion/republican-party-crisis.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/08/opinion/trump-twitter-facebook-lawsuit.html

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled America-hating America-haters a) promote hatred against Americans and b) glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries.
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2021/07/08/trump-aligned-america-first-groups-try-bring-nativism-mainstream/5036833001/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: The economy needs millions of workers. So why can’t college grads find jobs? – Paul Davidson
(DIERSEN: In 1970, when I was 21 years old, when I graduated from NIU with a bachelor’s degree in management, potential employers saw me as being draft bait and they were under pressure big time to hire minorities, females, and veterans. They did not believe that my application for a financial hardship draft deferment would be approved. Starting in 1966, when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have used my avoiding the draft against me big time. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/money/2021/07/08/jobs-market-college-graduates-tough-despite-economy-needing-workers/7890804002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald J. Trump: Why I’m Suing Big Tech. If Facebook, Twitter and YouTube can censor me, they can censor you—and believe me, they are. – Donald J. Trump
https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-j-trump-why-im-suing-big-tech-11625761897
— FRONT PAGE: ‘Financially Hobbled for Life’: The Elite Master’s Degrees That Don’t Pay Off Columbia and other top universities push master’s programs that fail to generate enough income for graduates to keep up with six-figure federal loans – Melissa Korn and Andrea Fuller
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about a) how my Loyola MBA helped me get promoted by IRS in 1972, 1973, and 1974, b) how my DePaul master’s degree in accounting helped me pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, helped me get hired by GAO in 1980, and helped me pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and c) how my IIT master’s degree in finance frustrated my Democrat GAO superior’s efforts to get me to take their early retirement “offer.”)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/financially-hobbled-for-life-the-elite-masters-degrees-that-dont-pay-off-11625752773
— Job Openings Are at Record Highs. Why Aren’t Unemployed Americans Filling Them? – Jon Hilsenrath and Sarah Chaney Cambon
(DIERSEN: What about bad jobs? Should people be expected to take bad jobs? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. To qualify myself for better 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.wsj.com/articles/job-openings-are-at-record-highs-why-arent-unemployed-americans-filling-them-11625823021
— Critical Race Theory in Our Schools Ibram X. Kendi says capitalism and racism are ‘conjoined twins.’ – Richard A. Evans, Burnt Hills, N.Y.
(DIERSEN: Who is leading the fight against CRT in your school district?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/critical-race-theory-schools-11625666208

DALLAS NEWS
— CPAC comes to Dallas, starring Donald Trump. Some 4,000 conservatives will pack Hilton Anatole for ‘America UnCanceled’ event featuring Noem, Paxton, Patrick, the ex-president and Donald Trump Jr. – Todd J. Gillman
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/07/08/cpac-comes-to-dallas-starring-donald-trump/

COEUR D’ALENE PRESS
— Critical Race Theory and the promise of America – MARK T. MITCHELL
(DIERSEN: Who is leading the fight against CRT in your school district?)
https://cdapress.com/news/2021/jul/09/op-ed-critical-race-theory-and-promise-america/

WACO TRIBUNE HERALD
— Badmouthing the flag a good way to lose elections – MICHAEL GRAHAM
https://wacotrib.com/opinion/columnists/michael-graham-badmouthing-the-flag-a-good-way-to-lose-elections/article_1c7bf35a-df48-11eb-9734-4b355f656485.html

NBC COLUMBUS
— Parents present critical race theory concerns during public comment at local school board meeting – Karina Cheung
(DIERSEN: Who is leading the fight against CRT in your school district?)
https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/parents-present-critical-race-theory-concerns-during-public-comment-at-local-school-board-meeting/

COLUMBUS DISPATCH
— Columbus Academy won’t reenroll students after moms’ ‘attacks’ over critical race theory
(DIERSEN: Who is leading the fight against CRT in your school district?)
https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/education/2021/07/09/columbus-academy-ohio-school-embroiled-critical-race-theory-debate/7892796002/

CBS DALLAS FORT WORTH
— Amid A Primary Fight, Internal Polling Shows How Republican Voters View Governor Greg Abbott – Jack Fink
(DIERSEN: I should poll the Republican voters in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct and ask them to what extent the following encourage Illinois Republicans to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters: a) the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, b) the leaders of Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, and c) elected officials who represent Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/07/08/primary-fight-internal-polling-republican-voters-view-governor-greg-abbott/

TAFT MIDWAY DRILLER
— Bakersfield Republican Assembly meets Thursday
(DIERSEN: I should survey the Republican Precinct Committeemen in Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would ask them to what extent the leaders of their Republican township and county party organizations, their Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee member, and the leaders of the IRP encourage them to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I would ask them for suggestions on what I should do to encourage the aforesaid to encourage GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter readership.)
https://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/story/news/2021/07/06/greater-bakersfield-republican-assembly/7879532002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The GBRA is a new conservative grass roots organization chartered under the flagship California Republican Assembly (CRA). The 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan referred the CRA as “the conscience of the Republican Party.” The GBRA became an official charter of the CRA in late April. The group meets the second Thursday evening of each month from 7-9 and has had meetings at various businesses in Bakersfield. . .The top priority of the GBRA is implementing and developing a Precinct Leader (captain/committeeman) Program in Bakersfield and Kern County. Kern County has not had a Republican precinct program in decades.)

WONKETTE
— Spill Some More Tea, Adam Kinzinger. We’re Listening. – Evan Hurst
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters love Kinzinger.)
https://www.wonkette.com/spill-some-more-tea-adam-kinzinger-we-re-listening

February 16 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Downstate conservative Paul Schimpf running for governor – Renee Trappe
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210215/downstate-conservative-running-for-governor

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— More than ever, assault weapons are an undeniable threat to representative government. For too long, threats of physical harm have been used to intimidate lawmakers trying to do something about America’s nightmare of gun violence. The Jan. 6 insurrection will only embolden those who make such threats. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: Those who advocate more gun controls 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://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/15/22284666/assault-weapons-congress-michigan-joe-biden-editorial

WTTW
— Gun Control Advocates Push for Action in Springfield – Amanda Vinicky
(DIERSEN: Those who advocate more gun controls 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://news.wttw.com/2021/02/15/gun-control-advocates-push-action-springfield

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Schimpf, who ran unsuccessfully for state attorney general in 2014, is the second Republican to declare his candidacy. Businessman Gary Rabine, who heads a paving and roofing company, has also declared he’s running. Reps. Rodney Davis — who isn’t shy about criticizing Pritzker as “an unmitigated disaster” — and Darin LaHood have not ruled out a run for governor. State Sen. Darren Bailey is expected to announce his candidacy next week. And Republican National Committeeman and Chicago attorney Richard Porter is toying with a campaign, too. Davis and LaHood are waiting to see how their districts could be adjusted in the upcoming redistricting process. Along with rejecting Pritzker’s handling of the pandemic, there’s another theme that will play out in the gubernatorial race: who supports Trump. So far, all the GOP contenders do. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2021/02/16/wow-the-snow-schimpf-sets-the-theme-a-census-quandary-illinois-covid-deaths-surpass-20-000-491758

WIREPOINTS
— The states’ 2020 financials are in: Biden’s billions in new federal aid aren’t needed – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/the-states-2020-financials-are-in-bidens-billions-in-new-federal-aid-arent-needed-wirepoints-special-report/

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, White-haters promote hatred against Whites. How soon, if not already, will your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, America, and the world officially banish Whites once and for all? Ever-increasingly, those who have religious, government, political, and/or financial clout hint/imply/argue/shout that they hate Whites.
https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2021/02/the-weight-of-whiteness-new-book-by-dr-alison-bailey/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Unbelievably, Woke Springfield STILL Isn’t Done Indoctrinating Children – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/unbelievably-woke-springfield-still-isnt-done-indoctrinating-children/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SCHIMPF LAUNCHES 2022 GOP GUBERNATORIAL BID; BAILEY TO ANNOUNCE NEXT WEEK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/schimpf-launches-2022-gubernatorial-bid-.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Australia’s government said on Tuesday it will amend draft laws that would make Google and Facebook pay for news to clarify that publishers would be paid in lump sums rather than per click on news article links. – AP
(DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who are beyond furious that I have the money, time, ability, good health, and motivation needed to put together and to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter each and every morning and each and every evening free of charge and without any advertising.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/australia-to-amend-laws-to-make-google-and-faceboo/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Democrats to Introduce Bill that Would Give Citizenship to 11 Million Illegal Aliens – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/16/democrats-to-introduce-bill-that-would-give-citizenship-to-11-million-illegal-aliens/

BREITBART
— Biden Order Helping Criminal Illegal Aliens Evade Arrest by Feds – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/15/report-biden-order-helping-criminal-illegal-aliens-evade-arrest-by-feds/

DAILY CALLER
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger Received Scathing Letter From Family Members After Calling For Trump’s Removal – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/15/adam-kinzinger-letter-family-impeach-donald-trump/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Sneaky Brian Williams Quietly Stops Citing Disgraced Lincoln Project – Brad Wilmouth
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/brad-wilmouth/2021/02/16/sneaky-brian-williams-quietly-stops-citing-disgraced-lincoln

PATRIOT POST
— A Border Crisis by Design. The Biden-Harris administration doesn’t give a rip about our borders, our sovereignty, or the safety of our people. – DOUGLAS ANDREWS
https://patriotpost.us/articles/77762-a-border-crisis-by-design-2021-02-16

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Texas GOP Chairman Allen West Slams Biden Immigration Plans
https://www.oann.com/texas-gop-chairman-slams-biden-immigration-plans/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— ‘It’s a Blacklist, Pure and Simple’ – RICH LOWRY
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters demand that Republicans blacklist those who hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters blacklist. I should write a book about those who blacklist me. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/its-a-blacklist-pure-and-simple/

EPOCH TIMES
— Aim of Impeachment Was to Paint All Trump Voters as Criminals: Rep. Mike Johnson – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/aim-of-impeachment-was-to-paint-all-trump-voters-as-criminals-rep-mike-johnson_3697344.html

POLITICO
— Covid wars launch DeSantis into GOP ‘top tier’ The Florida governor’s clashes with the media and reluctance to embrace coronavirus restrictions are fueling conservative chatter about a 2024 presidential bid. – MARC CAPUTO
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/16/covid-ron-desantis-2024-469071

THE HILL
— Petition seeking Romney censure circulating among Utah Republicans – JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/538895-petition-seeking-romney-censure-circulating-among-utah-republicans

HUFFINGTON POST
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s Family Really Doesn’t Like His Criticism Of Donald Trump. The Illinois Republican received a letter from relatives that slammed him for joining the “Devil’s Army” and for losing the support of Fox News personalities. – Lee Moran
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/adam-kinzinger-family-letter-donald-trump_n_602b898dc5b6f88289fe17b2
— Only Half Of Americans Have Heard Of ‘Cancel Culture’ A HuffPost/YouGov poll found many Americans are unaware of the idea, which has become a major Republican talking point. – Kevin Robillard and Ariel Edwards-
Levy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cancel others. They focus on canceling those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/half-americans-heard-cancel-culture-poll_n_602ae40ac5b6f88289fdcf7a

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters a) promote hatred against Kinzinger’s relatives and b) promote sympathy for Kinzinger.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/16/kinzinger-family-shuns-letter-trump-vote-impeachment-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/erin-burnett-outfront/

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “58% of Americans say Trump should’ve been convicted.”
https://news.yahoo.com/58-americans-trump-ve-convicted-101826706.html
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/impeachment-trial-solidified-views-trump-conviction-poll/story?id=75892916

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Stable Is the Democratic Coalition? The party may control the elected branches in Washington. But it may be facing some slippage in support from minority communities. – Eric Kaufmann
(DIERSEN: The Democrat coalition consists of individuals, organizations, companies, and governments 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/2021/02/13/opinion/democrats-latino-hispanic-black-asian-american.html
— Read the document. Below is a letter to Representative Adam Kinzinger, Republican of Illinois, from several of his family members who support former President Trump. The Times has redacted the names of some family members who signed the letter but whom we did not interview.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/02/15/us/kinzinger-family-letter.html
— Tracking Viral Misinformation – Sheera Frenkel
(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. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/2020-election-misinformation-distortions
— Spring Break’s New Look: Older and Socially Distant. Beach parties in Florida, Texas and Mexico made headlines a year ago for ignoring virus safety advice. Here’s how the travel ritual will look different in 2021. – Elaine Glusac
(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.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/travel/spring-break-pandemic.html

WASHINGTON POST
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s family bashed him for voting to impeach Trump: ‘We are thoroughly disgusted with you!’ – Katie Shepherd
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/02/16/adam-kinzinger-family-impeachment-trump/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “Convicting Trump would have required accepting a half-century of Republican guilt. Trump’s guilt wasn’t his alone.” Articles like this encourage Republicans to buy more and more and more firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/16/convicting-trump-wouldve-required-accepting-half-century-republican-guilt/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “Trump is the culture war” and “The culture war is the base” and asks “Now what?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/16/trump-is-culture-war-culture-war-is-base-now-what/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Biden Agenda Faces GOP Seeking to Unify in Opposition After Trump Impeachment. Democrats are moving on to cabinet nominees and pandemic relief, which one Republican calls ‘the most radical agenda.’ – Alex Leary
https://www.wsj.com/articles/impeachment-over-biden-agenda-faces-congressional-gop-seeking-to-unify-in-opposition-11613336802
— Pro-Trump Candidates Launch Early Senate, Governor Bids GOP hopefuls in several midterm races are tying themselves closely to the former president and his legacy – Joshua Jamerson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pro-trump-candidates-launch-early-senate-governor-bids-11613385001
— McConnell Doesn’t Care About Trump Brand in 2022, He Just Wants Electable Candidates. Minority leader’s strategy to GOP regaining Senate: channeling Trump energy while limiting extremist hopefuls. — Siobhan Hughes
(DIERSEN: According to hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, for a Republican candidate to be electable, that candidate must be 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.wsj.com/articles/mcconnell-atop-a-fractious-party-is-open-to-jumping-into-primary-races-11613423935
— After Covid-19 Vaccine, Baby Boomers Grapple With What Activities to Resume. Some of the first Americans to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, older people still struggle to know what activities are safe – Melanie Grayce West
(DIERSEN: Are you a boomer? What activities do you engage in? I shovel snow, mulch grass, rake/mulch leaves, trim bushes, deliver campaign literature in my precinct, etc.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-covid-19-vaccine-baby-boomers-grapple-with-what-activities-to-resume-11613401201
— FRONT PAGE: Ban on New Foreign Workers Left U.S. Jobs Unfilled, Even in Covid Downturn. Visa restrictions last year were partly intended to keep more jobs open for Americans as unemployment surged. – Alicia A. Caldwell
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents despise/hate the working class. They stress that I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. They hint/imply/argue/shout a) that they would never stoop to take such jobs and b) that holding such jobs proves that you are an abject loser/failure.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ban-on-new-foreign-workers-left-u-s-jobs-unfilled-even-in-covid-downturn-11613409911
— Acquittal Vindicated the Constitution, Not Trump. Impeachment isn’t a moral tribunal. It is a specific tool with a narrow purpose: restraining government officers. – Mitch McConnell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/acquittal-vindicated-the-constitution-not-trump-11613430190
— Join the Lincoln Project, Drive Off With a Lemon. With convenient timing, the media discover the anti-Trumpers aren’t all they were cracked up to be. – Gerard Baker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/join-the-lincoln-project-drive-off-with-a-lemon-11613407788

BLOOMBERG
— How the GOP Could Rebuild from the Trump ‘Earthquake’ A ‘multiethnic, working class conservatism might just have a chance,’ writes former Romney adviser Oren Cass – Peter Coy
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Platform Republicans support Trump because of what he has done to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-16/how-the-gop-could-rebuild-from-the-trump-earthquake

BUSINESS INSIDER
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s relatives called him a ‘disappointment to us and to God’ in a scathing letter over his criticism of Trump – Grace Panetta
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the following promote Kinzinger: 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.businessinsider.com/rep-adam-kinzingers-relatives-call-him-disappointment-to-us-and-to-god-2021-2

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use Kinzinger to destroy the Republican Party.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/16/adam-kinzinger-censured-party-family-frets-republican-party-future/6761681002/
— Inside the Lincoln Project’s ‘toxic’ workplace: Accusations of sexual harassment and a culture of infighting – Amanda Becker
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/15/inside-lincoln-project-claims-harassment-sexism-toxic-workplace/4483922001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Block Trump from office with the 14th Amendment’s aiding an insurrection exclusion.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/02/16/ban-trump-from-politics-insurrection-exclusion-column/4488397001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Far-right extremists went mainstream under Trump. The Capitol attack cements his legacy.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/02/15/capitol-riots-have-lasting-impact-domestic-terrorism-column/6709778002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Democrats squandered chance to cripple Trump with all-or-nothing impeachment drive. A bipartisan censure vote could have nipped Trump’s political future in the bud and cut off the escape route McConnell blazed for Republicans.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/02/15/democrats-should-have-censured-donald-trump-column/4483810001/

SAVANNA MORNING NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters demand that Republicans blacklist those who hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters blacklist. I should write a book about those who blacklist me. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.savannahnow.com/story/opinion/2021/02/16/voters-fleeing-republican-party-leaders-refuse-stand-against-trump-greene-and-voter-suppression/4488108001/

DAILY MAIL
— Pelosi says September 11th-style independent commission will probe MAGA riot as GOP lawmakers push her to remove 5,000 National Guard troops from Capitol because it feels like ‘there’s a boogeyman lingering’ in D.C. – GEOFF EARLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9263505/Republican-lawmakers-push-Nancy-Pelosi-removal-5-000-National-Guard-troops-protecting-D-C.html

January 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: UK virus variant found as state reports 6,642 new cases, 123 deaths. 3 regions see Illinois COVID-19 restrictions loosen. – Eric Horng and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-6642-new-covid-cases-123-deaths/9679613/
— COVID-19 vaccine data show twice as many women as men getting vaccinated. Vaccination coverage may reflect more on eligibility, as healthcare workers and elderly go first.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/twice-as-many-women-as-men-getting-coronavirus-vaccine-data/9685253/
— FBI director says more than 200 suspects identified in US Capitol riots “FBI agents are coming to find you.” – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/fbi-says-over-200-identified-in-capitol-riots/9689358/

CBS2
— Pritzker Activates 250 National Guard Troops In Springfield Ahead Of Potential Armed Protests
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/15/pritzker-activates-250-national-guard-troops-in-springfield-ahead-of-potential-armed-protests/
— Chief Of Staff For Illinois House Speaker Welch Tests Positive For COVID-19; Lawmakers And Staff Urged To Self-Isolate
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/15/chief-of-staff-for-illinois-house-speaker-welch-tests-positive-for-covid-19-lawmakers-and-staff-urged-to-self-isolate/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kinzinger says he was armed during Capitol riot | Illinois National Guard mobilized amid security threats | Pritzker, Lightfoot aren’t attending inauguration – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-gun-capitol-pritzker-criminal-justice-spin-20210116-pzy6gmkm4zha7hphvu3jfbabuu-story.html
— A ‘new day’ or same old for Illinois taxpayers? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-illinois-taxpayers-kass-20210116-4qlljytcybftvkuugoqkkncyt4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The time for healing is after the cancer of Trumpism has been removed.” 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. What will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters do to get rid of the aforesaid Trump-voters? What should the aforesaid Trump-voters do to defend themselves?
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-impeachment-insurrection-healing-20210115-dmg6ld7q5ba7pbejv54nlkzjye-story.html
— Policing and outrage at a rushed criminal justice reform bill – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-crime-bill-illinois-cash-bail-20210115-dppzcwnborbhxi43z4alagxxfa-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— States declare emergencies, close capitols ahead of rallies. Though details remain murky, demonstrations are expected at state capitols beginning Sunday and leading up to Biden’s succession of President Donald Trump on Wednesday. State officials hope to avoid the type of violence that occurred Jan. 6, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, leaving a Capitol Police officer and four others dead. – AP
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who voted for Trump being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, extremists, criminals, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/15/22233712/states-declare-emergencies-close-capitols-ahead-of-rallies

DAILY HERALD
— Local authorities keep plans for pre-inauguration security close to the vest – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210115/local-authorities-keep-plans-for-pre-inauguration-security-close-to-the-vest
— How a DuPage County couple narrowly avoided chaos at the Capitol – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210115/how-a-dupage-county-couple-narrowly-avoided-chaos-at-the-capitol
— States declare emergencies, close capitols ahead of rallies – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210115/news/301159900/

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Protesters who love their guns could lose them if convicted in U.S. Capitol siege – Bruce Vielmetti
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2021/01/15/capitol-rioters-could-lose-gun-rights-if-convicted-federal-offense/4178080001/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, compared Wednesday’s uprising on the U.S. Capitol Building to the Battle of Fort Sumter in 1861 that started the Civil War. – Eric Schelkopf
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Democrats see the following as being their soldiers: 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, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, minorities, women, younger people, LGBTQers, non-married, veteran, liberal, moderate, Democrat, Libertarian, Independent, RINO, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, those who are in America illegally, recent immigrants, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, those who lack education, lack work experience, lack job skills, etc.)
https://www.shawlocal.com/northwest-herald/news/government/2021/01/11/capitol-building-uprising-trump-focus-of-casten-virtual-town-hall-meeting/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Police investigating after some lawmakers claim Capitol tours were given to rioters ahead of breach – Haley Townsend
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/police-investigating-after-some-lawmakers-claim-capitol-tours-were-given-to-rioters-ahead-of-breach/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage County Clerk signed anti-transparency contract with Dominion Voting Systems – Dominion encouraged County to resist disclosure of information – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/01/dupage-county-clerk-signed-anti-transparency-contract-with-dominion-voting-systems-dominion-encouraged-county-to-resist-disclosure-of-information/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— (Anti) Police “Reform” Omnibus Bill – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/anti-police-reform-omnibus-bill/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL CONGRESS MEMBER SIGNS ONTO EFFORT TO REMOVE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE FROM AMERICAN CULTURE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/il-congress-member-signs-onto-effort-to-remove-christian-influence-from-american-culture-.html
— DR. JAMES DOBSON: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/dr-james-dobson-where-do-we-go-from-here.html
— ILLINOIS FACES WORST POPULATION LOSS SINCE WORLD WAR II
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/illinois-faces-worse-population-loss-since-world-war-ii.html
— WEYERMULLER: CHICAGO MARCH FOR LIFE 2021 PLANS CAR PARADE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/weyermuller-chicago-march-for-life-2021-plans-car-parade-.html
— THE NEXT BORDER CRISIS WILL BE BIDEN’S
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/the-next-border-crisis-will-be-bidens.html
— THE IMPORTANCE OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN A CREEDAL NATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/the-importance-of-civic-education-in-a-creedal-nation.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Unemployment applications soar nationally and in Illinois
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/15/unemployment-applications-soar-nationally-and-in-illinois/
— CMS encourages state employees to work remotely starting Sunday
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/15/cms-encourages-state-employees-to-work-remotely-starting-sunday/
— 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases; 123 additional deaths; 3,446 hospitalized; 712 in ICU; 6.5 percent case positivity rate; 7.7 percent test positivity rate; Average of 27,125 vaccines administered daily
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/15/6642-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-123-additional-deaths-3446-hospitalized-712-in-icu-65-percent-case-positivity-rate-77-percent-test-positivity-rate-average-of-27125-vaccines-administered-daily/
— Pritzker activates Illinois National Guard to help secure state buildings in Springfield
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/15/pritzker-activates-illinois-national-guard-to-help-secure-state-buildings-in-springfield/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— VERY SAD: NRA files for bankruptcy protection, will seek to reorganize in Texas – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/15/nra-files-bankruptcy-protection-will-seek-reorgani/

GOPUSA
— DC Stages Big Drama As Metro Stations Begin Closing Today And Federal Workers Stay Home Through Inauguration
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100651
— End Of Free Speech? AOC Wants Commission To ‘Rein In Media’ Over ‘Disinformation’ – Bobby Eberle
(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. According to my critics/opponents, Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains should only read what they get directly from the chairmen of a) their Republican township/ward/county party organizations and b) the Illinois Republican Party. According to my critics/opponents, the chairmen of Republican township/ward/county party organizations in Illinois and the Illinois Republican Party should get rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100630
— Gang Of Ten Republicans Ignored Voters In Casting Self-Righteous Impeachment Vote
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100625
— Equality Act Would Stomp Religious Conservatives
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100468

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater demonizes, denigrates, and condemns those who voted for Trump as being racists.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-core-support-never-about-economy_n_6000b785c5b62c0057bb6dfc

NBC NEWS
— Online far-right movements fracture in wake of Capitol riot – Ben Collins
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents painted TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) as being far-right groups that caused Republican candidates in Illinois to lose elections. I served as the chairman of TAPROOT 2005-2012 and as an ICRC Steering Committee member 2003-2007.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/online-far-right-movements-fracture-wake-capitol-riot-n1254459

ABC NEWS
— Longtime Trump advisers connected to groups behind rally that led to Capitol attack. Roger Stone, Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn all promoted the Jan. 6 rally. – Will Steakin, Matthew Mosk, James Gordon Meek, and Ali Dukakis
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents stress that I organized and promoted Wheaton’s 2004 and 2005 9/11 ceremonies and that I have raised money from Republican candidates and elected official in DuPage County since 2005 to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades.)
https://abcnews.go.com/US/longtime-trump-advisers-connected-groups-rally-led-capitol/story?id=75261028
— Beyond domestic terrorists, officials eye foreign influence, drones as threats to Biden inauguration Several federal and local agencies issued a joint threat assessment. – ike Levine
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/domestic-terrorists-officials-eye-foreign-influence-drones-threats/story?id=75281116
— Nearly a dozen ex-military members among those arrested in connection with Capitol riot. The arrests suggest a deeper level of far-right sympathizers, experts say. – Olivia Rubin and Soo Rin Kim
https://abcnews.go.com/US/dozen-military-members-arrested-connection-capitol-riot/story?id=75278680

CNN
— US takes back its assertion that Capitol rioters wanted to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials – Katelyn Polantz
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/politics/capitol-capture-assassinate-elected-officials/index.html

REUTERS
— Pelosi calls for prosecution of any Congress members who might have helped pro-Trump siege – Susan Cornwell
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump/pelosi-prosecute-any-members-of-congress-who-aided-trump-supporters-capitol-attack-idUSKBN29K0NV

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ask “Abandon Trump?” and say “Deep in the G.O.P. Ranks, the MAGA Mind-Set Prevails. As President Trump prepares to exit the White House, his ideas, including falsehoods and conspiracy theories, continue to exert a gravitational pull among grass-roots G.O.P. officials.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/us/politics/trump-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater viciously demonizes, denigrates, and condemns minorities who support Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/15/understand-trumps-support-we-must-think-terms-multiracial-whiteness/
— A small group of sleuths had been identifying right-wing extremists long before the attack on the Capitol – Robert Klemko
(DIERSEN: From what see, the more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a domestic terrorist and even worse things: 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.washingtonpost.com/national-security/antifa-far-right-doxing-identities/2021/01/10/41721de0-4dd7-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html
— The Capitol rioters generated the evidence that will be used against them – Philip Bump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/14/capitol-rioters-generated-evidence-that-will-be-used-against-them/
— The Republicans are out of time to repudiate Trump’s election lies – Eugene Robinson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-republicans-are-out-of-time-to-repudiate-trumps-election-lies/2021/01/14/a591da9e-5698-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The demographic divergence that helps explain perceptions of the Capitol rioters.”
(DIERSEN: From what see, the more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a domestic terrorist and even worse things: 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.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/14/demographic-divergence-that-helps-explain-perceptions-capitol-rioters/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “A broad cross section of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, arrests show” and asks “Now what?” According to hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, Trump supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, extremists, criminals, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. According to hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, Trump supporters are overwhelmingly law enforcement officers, 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.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-01-14/capitol-besieged-broad-cross-section-trump-supporters

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— National Rifle Association Files for Bankruptcy Gun-rights group plans to move to Texas amid legal battle with New York’s attorney general – Mark Maremont and Jonathan Randles
https://www.wsj.com/articles/national-rifle-association-files-for-bankruptcy-11610746812
— Capitol Events and Excusing Violent Actions The reporters and commentators who are indignant about Trump supporters threatening the rule of law sang a different tune last year in reaction to hundreds of major antifa and Black Lives Matter protests that were “mostly peaceful.” – Adam Graham
https://www.wsj.com/articles/capitol-events-and-excusing-violent-actions-11610746623
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Big Business’s Sharp Left Turn. Corporations’ new political role carries serious political and legal consequences. – Kimberley A. Strassel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-businesss-sharp-left-turn-11610665896
— THE DEATH OF THE OFFICE DESK IS UPON US It has been the centerpiece of corporate life for decades, but as companies reshape workplaces, many may find dedicated individual work areas no longer make sense – Chip Cutter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-death-of-the-office-desk-is-upon-us-11610553529
— ‘Boomers’ Review: Eminent Aquarians The Baby Boom cohort inherited postwar American prosperity. What have they done with it? – Barton Swaim
(DIERSEN: Are you a Baby Boomer? If so, what did you do with your life? 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. I bought new cars in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, etc. I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. I bought condos in 1972, 1974, and 1976. I got married in 1978. My wife and I bought a home in 1978 and we had one built in 1984.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/boomers-review-eminent-aquarians-11610733067
— Where Trump Came From—and Where Trumpism Is Going A populist movement rooted in worries about globalization and alienation from elites culminated in the storming of the Capitol. What can conservatives salvage from the debris? – Gerald F. Seib
(DIERSEN: If you have supported Trump, why is that? I have supported Trump for what he has done to defend and advance the Republican Party 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.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/where-trump-came-fromand-where-trumpism-is-going-11610726416

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “As Biden prepares to take office and America reels from Capitol riots, Black and white still define the nation.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2021/01/14/black-america-history-social-economic-inequalities/5759328002/
— ‘They want to take your speech away,’ censorship cry unites Trump supporters and extremists after Capitol attack – Jessica Guynn
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will call Trump-supporters a) extremists, b) White supremacists, c) Nazis, d) KKK members, e) haters, f) racists, g) sexists, h) bigots, and i) even worse things. What will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters in the following do to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, and failing that, to stop everyone from reading those newsletters: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/15/censorship-trump-extremists-facebook-twitter-social-media-capitol-riot/4178737001/
https://www.azcentral.com/story/tech/2021/01/15/censorship-trump-extremists-facebook-twitter-social-media-capitol-riot/4178737001/

ATLANTIC
— MAGA Is an Extreme Aberration All movements adjust their tactics over time. The president’s most extreme supporters have concluded that violence is useful. – Joan Donovan
(DIERSEN: If you are a law-breaker, you are not a Trump-supporter.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/01/maga-isnt-a-normal-protest-movement/617685/

VOICE OF AMERICA
— Arrests Mount in US Capitol Riot With Nearly 300 Suspects Identified – Masood Farivar
https://www.voanews.com/2020-usa-votes/arrests-mount-us-capitol-riot-nearly-300-suspects-identified

PBS
— Should Trump be allowed back on social media after he leaves office? Half of Americans say yes – Laura Santhanam
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/half-of-americans-say-trump-should-get-back-his-social-media-megaphone-after-leaving-office

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters crow about their success in using the Capitol Riot to get rid of Trump.
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/terrorism/after_capitol_riot_50_want_trump_removed_from_office_now

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
— Student-Debt Cancellation Stands Its Best Chance Yet. But Would It Advance Social Justice? – Kelly Field
(DIERSEN: One could ask me what if I could have gotten a student loan? I would have used the many hours that I worked during my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between washing dishes a) to study, b) to get better grades, c) to get a higher ACT score, and hopefully, d) to get accepted by an Ivy League University. I would have a) majored in accounting, b) earned a master’s degree in accounting much sooner, c) taken and passed the CPA examination much sooner, and d) taken and passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination much sooner than I did.)
https://www.chronicle.com/article/student-debt-cancellation-stands-its-best-chance-yet-but-would-it-advance-social-justice

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Washington and state capitols brace for violence from armed Trump supporters.” Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who voted for Trump being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, extremists, criminals, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/15/washington-us-state-capitols-threat-violence-trump

April 6 Morning Edition

ABC7
— McDonald’s donates 1 million N95 masks to first responders, health workers amid COVID-19 outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/health/mcdonalds-donates-1-million-masks-to-illinois-first-responders-amid-covid-19-crisis/6080516/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/6/2020

WGN TV
— Trump tempers officials’ grave assessments with optimism – AP
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/trump-says-toughest-weeks-ahead-as-covid-19-spreads/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— McDonald’s donates 750K N95 masks to Chicago first responders
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/6/21209421/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE OF TRUMP: DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump administration waited 2 months before bolstering medical supplies for coronavirus pandemic, review shows.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-us-medical-supplies-20200405-ogvthysfvjdu7lehzgh3fync3q-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pritzker blames Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-20200406-qw6s7cyp65arnejtr4bpfdhlxi-story.html
— Social distancing in the coronavirus pandemic is a privilege many can’t afford – CHARLES M. BLOW
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-social-distancing-privilege-20200406-7y6cimos65dpnbl2wmbo4nw5v4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— How should Naperville tax pot sales? Council set to discuss Tuesday – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Pot is poison.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200406/how-should-naperville-tax-pot-sales-council-set-to-discuss-tuesday
— Robert Sanchez: Career built on love of suburbs, newspapers
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200406/career-built-on-love-of-suburbs-newspapers

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— S&P move signals possible junk-status soon for Illinois debt COVID-19 could soon take a toll on Illinois finances too as S&P puts state debt that now hangs just above junk level on negative watch. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/sp-move-signals-possible-junk-status-soon-illinois-debt
— ‘Cash for Clunkers’ overseer backs Ford’s pitch for a sequel Ray LaHood, the former Transportation Secretary and onetime Illinois congressman, says the 2009 program he supervised was effective in buffering the auto industry from the worst of the financial downturn. (DIERSEN: Obama condemned my 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX V-8 as being a clunker. Will Trump pardon my 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX V-8? It gets 24 MPG on the highway.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/cash-clunkers-overseer-backs-fords-pitch-sequel
— Blue Cross bosses bag big bucks Severance pay drove the outgoing CEO’s compensation above $31 million, while the Blue Cross parent also showered cash on her interim successor, the board chairman and other execs. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who say nothing about reports like this, but who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn government employees as being overpaid.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/blue-cross-bosses-bag-big-bucks

WBEZ
— As COVID-19 Spreads Advocates Sound Alarm For People in Prisons And The Communities That Surround Them – Shannon Heffernan
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/as-covid19-spreads-advocates-sound-alarm-for-people-in-prisons-and-the-communities-that-surround-them/770052a9-7875-4826-bb44-bd8521d7ce70

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rural counties consider an alternative type of social distancing — kicking Chicago out of Illinois – Logan Jaffe and Duaa Eldeib
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200405/rural-counties-consider-alternative-type-of-social-distancing—kicking-chicago-out-of-illinois

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Municipalities hoping to get cut of federal coronavirus relief funds – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/jim-dey-municipalities-hoping-to-get-cut-of-federal-coronavirus-relief-funds/article_623699d6-a225-50a0-bf74-f592ef259212.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— The Controversy Around ‘Essential’ Businesses (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, they are essential and everyone else is not. My critics/opponents glorify and praise a) those who they manipulate/dominate, b) those who serve as their operatives or dupes, c) those who pander to them, and d) those who give them money. My critics/opponents destroy everyone else.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/controversy-around-essential-businesses#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Daily Doses Of Contradiction And Confusion
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/week-politics-daily-doses-contradiction-and-confusion#stream/0
— Pentagon Knew Of Possible Coronavirus Threat For Years – JASON SLOTKIN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/report-pentagon-knew-possible-coronavirus-threat-years#stream/0

WJBC
— Numbers continue to rise in Illinois – Dave Dahl
https://www.wjbc.com/2020/04/06/numbers-continue-to-rise-in-illinois/

WGEM
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Local dispensaries busy despite the coronavirus
https://wgem.com/2020/04/06/local-dispensaries-busy-despite-the-coronavirus/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Many international students still living on UIS campus – Jakob Emerson
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/many-international-students-still-living-on-uis-campus

PALOS PATCH
— Coronavirus By The Numbers In The South Suburbs Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Tinley, Palos, Chicago Heights, Homewood, Alsip and Crestwood show sharp spike in coronavirus cases. – Lorraine Swanson
https://patch.com/illinois/palos/coronavirus-numbers-south-suburbs

CENTER SQUARE
— Downstate lawmaker Tim Butler says Illinois’ governor can do a better job communicating with legislators during COVID pandemic – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/downstate-lawmaker-says-illinois-governor-can-do-a-better-job-communicating-with-legislators-during-covid/article_fc2368f6-7781-11ea-9819-97a3cbb85215.html

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, a) Pritzker paints himself as being the world’s lead anti-Trump and b) Pritzker paints Illinois as being America’s lead anti-Trump state. What do you say to RINO elected officials and RINO party leaders in Illinois who have joined Pritzker, who are joining Pritzker, and who will join Pritzker in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Trump? One could argue that they should resign immediately.) 
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/04/06/trump-pritzkers-a-complainer-scoop-lightfoot-talks-to-pence-harmons-senate-gets-to-work-488813

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois Finally Starts Collecting Key Coronavirus Hospitalization Info. The Backstory is Shameful. – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-finally-starts-collecting-key-coronaviurs-hospitalization-info-the-backstory-is-shameful-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Show some leadership’: Democrat governors blast Trump for failing to act sooner – Alex Swoyer (DIERSEN: If Trump had acted sooner, Democrat governors would have called him a racist.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/5/jb-pritzker-democrat-governors-blast-trump-failing/
— Trump: No contingency plan for Republican National Convention – David Sherfinski 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/4/trump-no-contingency-plan-republican-national-conv/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump details mass shipments of medical supplies being sent to coronavirus hot spots – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-details-mass-shipments-of-medical-supplies-being-sent-to-states

GOPUSA
— January 2020: Anthony Fauci, Coronavirus ‘Isn’t Something The American Public Need To Worry About’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87123

FOX NEWS
— Trump slams ‘complaining’ Dem Pritzker at coronavirus briefing, signals openness to more stimulus checks – Gregg Re
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-briefing-pritzker-stimulus-checks#new_tab

BREITBART
— Americans’ Machines vs. Stoop-Labor Farm Migrants – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents would never stoop to take the jobs that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. My critics/opponents paint themselves as being “above it all.”) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/05/watch-americans-machines-hard-working-migrants/

DAILY WIRE
— Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Slammed By Detroit News For Playing Politics During Pandemic – Paul Bois
https://www.dailywire.com/news/michigan-gov-gretchen-whitmer-slammed-by-detroit-news-for-playing-politics-during-pandemic

TOWNHALL
— Congress, Trump and the Fed Are Creating the Biggest Economic Bubble in World History – Justin Haskins
https://townhall.com/columnists/justinhaskins/2020/04/05/congress-trump-and-the-fed-are-creating-the-biggest-economic-bubble-in-world-history-n2566363

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— A Good Leader Is More Than a Mouthpiece for Experts – Richard Porter
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/04/05/a_good_leader_is_more_than_a_mouthpiece_for_experts_142866.html?fbclid=IwAR3S9Crh7s-Km-9tX4Sj5vJPtwWBbCTkE2KmHanfcXQABPF4lp–7bwFfjA

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Trail Leading Back to the Wuhan Labs – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-china-trail-leading-back-to-wuhan-labs/

THE HILL
— Trump hits Illinois governor after criticism: ‘I hear him complaining all the time’ – JOHN BOWDEN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/491279-trump-hits-illinois-governor-after-criticism-i-hear-him-complaining
— Tens of thousands of travelers from China arrived in US as administration debated restrictions – JUSTINE COLEMAN (DIERSEN: Trump-haters would have called Trump a racist if he had imposed any kind of travel restrictions.)
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/491247-tens-of-thousands-of-travelers-from-china-arrived-in-us-as-administration
— Trump, officials describe ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ as cases mount – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/491278-trump-officials-describe-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-as-cases
— Is the coronavirus igniting a war of all against all? – GLENN C. ALTSCHULER (DIERSEN: As time goes on, who will the following blame coronavirus on: the leaders of a) your municipality, b) your township, and c) your county?) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/491203-is-the-coronavirus-igniting-a-war-of-all-against-all

(FROM THE ARTICLE: The generational divide. . .Competition and conflict between states. . .Exacerbating partisan polarization. . .Rekindling rural-urban culture wars)
— Democrats struggle to keep up with Trump messaging on coronavirus – SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/491095-democrats-struggle-to-keep-up-with-trump-messaging-on-coronavirus

POLITICO
— Biden: I will wear a mask in public The 2020 presidential contender urges Americans to “follow the science.” – RISHIKA DUGYALA
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/05/biden-mask-coronavirus-public-165643
— Food goes to waste amid coronavirus crisis The Covid-19 pandemic is leading to “tsunami” of change in how people buy food. – ADAM BEHSUDI and RYAN MCCRIMMON
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/05/food-waste-coronavirus-pandemic-164557

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “This Is What Happens When a Narcissist Runs a Crisis Trump’s catastrophic performance has as much to do with psychology as ideology.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/opinion/trump-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters are overjoyed that “U.S. Will Give Terrorist Label to White Supremacist Group for First Time.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/us/politics/terrorist-label-white-supremacy-Russian-Imperial-Movement.html
— Americans Don’t Trust the Media Anymore. So Why Do They Trust the Cuomos? CNN once prevented Chris Cuomo from interviewing his brother on the air. But that all changed with the arrival of the coronavirus, and now it’s changing television, too. – Ben Smith (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false, misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/business/media/brothers-cuomo-andrew-chris.html
— Social Distancing Is a Privilege The idea that this virus is an equal-opportunity killer must itself be killed. – Charles M. Blow (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes work very hard to put distance between me and everyone else including the leaders, members, and employees of the following: Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. They crow that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, WCC Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/opinion/coronavirus-social-distancing.html
— Progressives Built an Organizing Juggernaut for 2020. Then the Virus Hit. After a disappointing turn in the presidential race, grass-roots progressive groups focused on congressional races and down-ballot campaigns. In weeks, the coronavirus has destroyed their plans. – Astead W. Herndon and Ian Prasad Philbrick (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party plan is to shout at everyone that if Trump said or did anything that you do not like, vote for all the Democrats on the ballot in your precinct.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/us/politics/coronavirus-elections-democrats.html
— The Rising Heroes of the Coronavirus Era? Nations’ Top Scientists – Matina Stevis-Gridneff (DIERSEN: Yes, but what about “He who pays the piper calls the tunes?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/world/europe/scientists-coronavirus-heroes.html
— FRONT PAGE: A Trump-hater says “Virus Scrambles the Left-Right Lines.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/us/politics/coronavirus-democrats-republicans-trump.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Tourist Towns Say, ‘Please Stay Away,’ During Coronavirus Lockdowns Petition to close bridges on Cape Cod follows similar moves in Outer Banks, Florida Keys – Joe Barrett
https://www.wsj.com/articles/tourist-towns-say-please-stay-away-during-coronavirus-lockdowns-11586165401
— As Coronavirus Spreads, FIRE ( Financial Independence, Retire Early) Adherents Still Plan Early Retirement Devotees double down on commitment to frugality, large cash reserves and slashing expenses – Veronica Dagher (DIERSEN: With the rarest of exceptions, the earlier that you retire, the lower that your standard of living will be for the rest of your life.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-coronavirus-spreads-fire-adherents-still-plan-early-retirement-11586008801
— World Health Coronavirus Disinformation WHO’s bows to Beijing have harmed the global response to the pandemic. – Editorial (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false, misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/world-health-coronavirus-disinformation-11586122093
— In a Steel Town, Coronavirus Fear Has a Father Hoping for Layoff For Jon Veenis and essential workers like him, the risk of exposing vulnerable family means social distancing at home – Kris Maher
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-a-steel-town-coronavirus-fear-has-a-father-hoping-for-layoff-11586079002

BLOOMBERG
— Coronavirus Shock Is Destroying Americans’ Retirement Dreams Many in the U.S. will be left with only one fallback: Social Security. – Ben Steverman

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-26/coronavirus-shock-is-destroying-americans-retirement-dreams

USA TODAY
— IRS’ antiquated technology could delay delivery of $1,200 coronavirus stimulus checks, experts warn – Michael Collins
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/04/coronavirus-stimulus-outdated-technology-could-delay-checks-experts-say/5112012002/

INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— Health experts are calling Indiana an emerging coronavirus hot spot. But how bad is it? – Shari Rudavsky, Amelia Pak-Harvey and Ryan Martin
https://www.indystar.com/story/news/health/2020/04/05/indiana-coronavirus-worse-than-other-states-hard-say/5103767002/

RIVERDALE PRESS
— China finds new way to invade – Lou Deholczer
https://riverdalepress.com/stories/china-finds-new-way-to-invade,71607

DESERET NEWS
— Some criticize President Trump’s COVID-19 efforts, but not these Americans It’s not obvious on Twitter, but millions of Americans approve of the president’s response to the novel coronavirus – Jennifer Graham
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2020/4/5/21195600/coronavirus-trump-covid-19-approval-rating-president-white-house-stephen-moore-kirstie-alley

NEWSWEEK
— TRUMP HITS BACK AT ILLINOIS GOV. PRITZKER FOR ‘COMPLAINING ALL THE TIME’ DURING CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING: ‘HE HASN’T PERFORMED WELL’ – CHRISTINA ZHAO 
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-hits-back-illinois-gov-pritzker-complaining-all-time-during-coronavirus-briefing-he-1496228

PEW RESEARCH
— APRIL 11, 2019 FLASHBACK: 6 demographic trends shaping the U.S. – ANTHONY CILLUFFO AND D’VERA COHN (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, and in Wheaton’s West District, politicians are dumping voters who share my demographics: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/04/11/6-demographic-trends-shaping-the-u-s-and-the-world-in-2019/

PATHEOS
— Someone to Look Down On – SHANE PHIPPS (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents look down on everyone, not just me. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. The more of the following that you are, the more that they look down on you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/shanephipps/2020/03/24/someone-to-look-down-on/

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— How Publishers are Exploring Alternative Routes to Fund Journalism – Rob Tornoe (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Ever-increasingly, the mainstream media acts like it is funded by individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/feature/how-publishers-are-exploring-alternative-routes-to-fund-journalism/

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Can The Liberal World Order Survive Another Four Years of Trump?”
https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/april-may-june-2020/can-the-liberal-world-order-survive-another-four-years-of-trump/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Can Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Survive a Second Trump Term?”
https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/april-may-june-2020/can-civil-rights-and-civil-liberties-survive-a-second-trump-term/

9 NEWS
— Coronavirus crisis has cut our tolerance for the usual spin – Neil Mitchell 
https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-australia-chance-new-era-of-politics/f7d0ab5c-8666-4be8-8550-eff4dcda3d58

January 3 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 6 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois GOP uses Trump impeachment effort to fuel fundraising – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-gop-trump-impeachment-fundraising-20191206-sod7qtzyxze4vlcziqd55ts4na-story.html
— Democrats took a big new step today toward impeaching President Trump – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-articles-of-impeachment-trump-20191205-5yvlkqpjjzhjpj7dzgvhf7ixpe-story.html
— Crowded south suburban fields emerge as candidates file for 2020 elections – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-election-filing-roundup-st-1206-20191205-rbpn7acxrnbrforua5mv527usu-story.html
— Towns surrounding Barrington looking to keep ‘family-friendly’ feel with some rejecting idea of allowing recreational cannabis dispensaries – MARISSA PLESCIA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/barrington/ct-bcr-barrington-area-cannabis-dispensaries-20191205-7bmbj5vkfbapzau3l2qsht5jkq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois Democrats want everyone in Illinois, and especially those in Chicago’s Austin community, to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a person, you encourage that person to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a race, you encourage the members of that race to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy an organization, you encourage the members of that organization to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a company, you encourage its employees to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a state, you encourage its citizens to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a country, you encourage its citizens to sell and/or buy pot.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-legal-marijuana-austin-neighborhood-20191206-2kaagdqlorbrdh4ybtdejayfmu-story.html
— A letter to the next owner of the Chicago Tribune: We need you. – Mary Schmich (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, news organizations act like they are arms of the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green parties.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-mary-schmich-new-tribune-owner-wanted-20191206-exibmhyrlngwlmf7vhsvuqjmhm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot headed to Iowa to interview ‘Mayor Pete’ — not to endorse him Lightfoot will interview South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as part of a presidential forum hosted by Accelerator for America Action and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/5/20997613/lori-lightfoot-iowa-interview-pete-buttigeig-presidential-forum
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote welfare. Overwhelmingly, those on welfare vote for Democrats.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/5/20997125/food-stamp-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-trump-administration-cuts-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Ethics reform must apply to all in legislature – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191205/editorial-ethics-reform-must-apply-to-all-in-legislature
— Elgin mayor wants ethics ordinance after reports that councilman is a lobbyist – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/amp-article/20191205/news/191209465/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— McLean County State’s Attorney: Auditor has no authority to set accounting policy – Paul Swiech
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mclean-county-state-s-attorney-auditor-has-no-authority-to/article_d3463823-f80d-5757-ac25-9a1234dd6310.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG

— Petition Games

— IL-06/IL-14: House Democrats Racing the Clock to Give Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten a Legislative Win on Taxes

— Grass Roots Workers for Republican Party Way Down

— Pritzker “Oops” Results in Withdrawal of Steve Andersson Appointment to Ethics Commission

ILLINOIS TIMES
— SJ-R veteran reporter set to depart But paper gains an editor – Bruce Rushton
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/sj-r-veteran-reporter-set-to-depart/Content?oid=11581139

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Matt Drudge picks up another conservative competitor with the Bongino Report Fox contributor’s website promises ‘real conservative news’ – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all my competitors that have come and gone since 2000. I would focus on those that focused on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/5/matt-drudge-picks-another-conservative-competitor-/
— Democrats’ impeachment could cost them the 2020 election Remember how liberal hate energized the conservative base and roused independents in Wisconsin – Scott Walker
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/5/democrats-trump-impeachment-could-cost-them-2020-e/
— ‘Painfully ironic’: Trump, Mexico squash border surge after Democrats balk – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/5/donald-trump-mexico-squash-border-surge-after-demo/
— State Dept., DHS sued over requesting, retaining social media names of visa applicants – Andrew Blake (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at citizens of foreign countries that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Ever-increasingly, Democrats count on citizens of foreign countries to help them get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/5/state-dept-dhs-sued-over-requesting-retaining-soci/
— Iran ‘murdered’ over 1,000 protesters, U.S. officials say – Ben Wolfgang and Guy Taylor (DIERSEN: What have you protested against? I have protested against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, illegal drugs, and abolition of the First and Second Amendments. I should write a book about those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who fail/refuse to protest against the aforesaid.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/5/iran-murdered-over-1000-protesters-us-officials-sa/
— Remaining Democratic presidential candidates court Congressional Black Caucus members – Alex Swoyer and Seth McLaughlin (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Which politicians court those who share your demographics? Which politicians court those who hate your demographics?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/5/remaining-democratic-presidential-candidates-court/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Melania Trump gets attacked for the flaws of her husband – Kimberly Ross
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/melania-trump-gets-attacked-for-the-flaws-of-her-husband
— Trump’s ‘abnormal’ advantages – Fred Barnes
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trumps-abnormal-advantages
— No more ‘weed with Willie’ – Madeline Fry 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/no-more-weed-with-willie

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why the elites really hate Trump – Don Herston (DIERSEN: Who do the elites in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois hate the most, that is, who do they work the hardest against? What do you say to elites who work against those who share their demographics to curry favor with those who do not share their demographics? I should write a book about elites in Wheaton, Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who work the hardest against those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) who are White, male, older, non-poor, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who work the hardest against the aforesaid.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/why_the_elites_really_hate_trump.html

BREITBART

— Washington Post: Donald Trump Hired Illegal Aliens for Golf Courses – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: I cleaned golf shoes at the Flossmoor Country Club during the summer of 1966 when I was 17 years old.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2019/12/05/washington-post-donald-trump-hired-illegal-aliens-golf-course/

DAILY WIRE
— The Bongino Report: The Newest Conservative News Aggregator – Jeremy Frankel (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all my competitors that have come and gone since 2000. I would focus on those that focused on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/the-bongino-report-the-newest-conservative-news-aggregator

DAILY SIGNAL
— Thou Shalt Not Covet – Cal Thomas (DIERSEN: Democrats encourage everyone to covet what Republicans have. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government encouraged my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates to covet my new cars, real estate, college degrees, professional certifications, professional license, collector cars, early retirement “opportunity,” Civil Service Retirement System pension, etc.) 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/12/05/thou-shalt-not-covet/

TOWNHALL
— Speaker Pelosi Uses Catholic Faith as a Cop Out – Reagan McCarthy
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2019/12/05/speaker-pelosi-uses-catholic-faith-as-cop-out-n2557561

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— The American People Understand This Hateful Charade
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/12/05/the-american-people-understand-this-hateful-charade/

NEWS BUSTERS
— CBS, NBC Hype Speaker Pelosi Blowing Up at Sinclair’s James Rosen – Nicholas Fondacaro (DIERSEN: Who sides with your critics/opponents? Of course, my critics/opponents side with my critics/opponents. My critics/opponents a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.) 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2019/12/05/cbs-nbc-hype-speaker-pelosi-blowing-sinclairs-james-rosen

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats encourage minorities to wear protest hair styles.
https://www.rollcall.com/news/hoh/bookers-crown-act-ban-discrimination-black-hairstyles

NEW YORK TIMES
— Could Tax Increases Speed Up the Economy? Democrats Say Yes Led by Elizabeth Warren, presidential candidates and liberal economists are pushing an unorthodox “pro-growth” argument for raising taxes on the rich. – Jim Tankersley (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should pay more taxes. They have stressed a) the new cars and collector cars that I own and have owned, b) the real estate that I own and have owned, c) my federal salary, vacation days, sick days, pension, and health/dental/vision insurance subsidy, d) my college degrees, e) my professional certifications, f) my professional license, g) my not having children, h) my retirement savings, i) my wife’s income and savings, j) etc.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/business/Elizabeth-Warren-tax-increases.html
— What Is Voters’ Highest Priority? There’s a Way to Find Out Peeling away preferences, a study shows impeachment is at the top of the list for Republicans, and is the second choice for Democrats. – Lynn Vavreck, John Sides and Chris Tausanovitch
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/upshot/impeachment-biggest-issue-voters-poll.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats encourage minorities to wear protest hair styles.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/05/lawmakers-introduce-first-federal-bills-ban-race-based-hair-discrimination/
— The genealogy boom has hit a roadblock. The Trump administration plans huge fee hikes for immigration records. – Sydney Trent (DIERSEN: How long have your ancestors been in America, from what countries did they come from, and what was their religion? Ever-increasingly, your critics/opponents use the aforesaid against you. My critics/opponents stress that my ancestors have been in America since 1844, that they came from what is now Germany, and that they were Lutheran. They stress the aforesaid to those around me whose ancestors have not been in America that long, who did not come from Germany, and who are not Lutheran. In my defense, I stress that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F. Further, according to http://dna.ancestry.com,

, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/12/05/genealogy-boom-has-hit-roadblock-trump-administration-plans-huge-fee-hikes-immigration-records/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump’s supposed abuses pale in comparison to past presidents – David Harsanyi
https://nypost.com/2019/12/05/trumps-supposed-abuses-pale-in-comparison-to-past-presidents/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Republicans Suppress Their Own Voters Eight state parties have canceled 2020 contests or limited them to Trump. – Joe Walsh
https://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-suppress-their-own-voters-11575591629

BLOOMBERG
— Marijuana Legalization Raises Worker Safety Concerns – Bruce Rolfsen (DIERSEN: If you are an employee, how stoned will your employer allow its employees to be? If you are a member of an organization, how stoned will your organization allow its members to be? Needless-to-say, at a minimum, the following organizations should prohibit their officials/members/employees from selling/using pot: Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/safety/marijuana-legalization-raises-worker-safety-concerns

DAILY HERALD BUSINESS LEDGER
— Panel: Good company cultures engage employees and leaders – Richard Klicki (DIERSEN: What is/was the culture where you work/worked? I should write a book about the culture at GAO 1980-1997 and at IRS 1971-1980. What is the culture of the organizations that you are a member of? I should write a book about the culture at the Milton Township Republican Central Committee since 1999. What was the culture of the organizations that you were a member of? I should write a book about the cultures of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee 2003-2011, Illinois Center Right Coalition 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter 2001-2004.) 
https://www.dhbusinessledger.com/business/20191204/panel-good-company-cultures-engage-employees-and-leaders–

YAHOO FINANCE
— How to spot microaggressions at work – Lydia Smith (DIERSEN: Microaggressions are bad, but adverse actions are worse. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/how-to-spot-microaggressions-at-work-084030020.html

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Trump’s Plan to Make the World Respect America Again Is Succeeding — on His Terms – Zak Cheney-Rice
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/trumps-nato-summit-act-drew-laughs.html

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— 6 Signs Your Corporate Culture Is a Liability – Sarah Clayton (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the culture at a) Milton Township Republican Central Committee since 1999, b) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, c) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee 2003-2011, d) Illinois Center Right Coalition 2003-2007, e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter 2001-2004, f) GAO 1980-1997, g) IRS 1971-1980, h) etc.)
https://hbr.org/2019/12/6-signs-your-corporate-culture-is-a-liability

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— How Bad Are Billionaire Politicians for Democracy? – Gabriel Debenedetti, Benjamin Hart, and Eric Levitz
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/how-bad-are-billionaire-politicians-for-democracy.html

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW
— The Fact-Check Industry Has our investment in debunking worked? – Emily Bell (DIERSEN: What qualifications do my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have to be fact checkers? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,279-$93,592. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)
https://www.cjr.org/special_report/fact-check-industry-twitter.php

INDEPENDENT
— Substance deaths are soaring – will this election signal the beginning of the end for the war on drugs? – Ian Hamilton (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats want everyone in Illinois to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a person, you encourage that person to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a race, you encourage the members of that race to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy an organization, you encourage the members of that organization to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a company, you encourage its employees to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a state, you encourage its citizens to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a country, you encourage its citizens to sell and/or buy pot.) 
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/general-election-party-manifestos-general-election-cannabis-drug-deaths-a9233981.html

September 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot keeps up Twitter spat with Sen. Ted Cruz over Chicago crime – Craig Wall (DIERSEN: What percent of those who commit crime in Chicago were not raised in a traditional family?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lightfoots-twitter-spat-with-sen-cruz-over-chicago-crime-continues/5515938/
— San Francisco supervisors call National Rifle Association a ‘domestic terrorist organization’
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/san-francisco-calls-nra-a-domestic-terrorist-organization/5515415/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legal grass offers Lake County the potential for tourism highs – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-lake-county-legal-marijuana-st-0905-20190904-xdzh2zxiirag5jhecmatwfmro4-story.html
— Schock’s off the hook – and he can run for office again – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-schock-fbi-chicago-corruption-naperville-pot-casten-spin-20190904-qsufpzphbrdqfcfi2m73dpea6q-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-chicago-ted-cruz-lori-lightfoot-20190904-wcxitnynrrcmtekldly3g3tnki-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Naperville bans recreational pot sales
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/9/4/20849148/naperville-bans-recreational-marijuana-pot-sales
— On Facebook, Illinois prison guards, accused of abuses by transgender inmates, mocked LGBTQ community The officers who posted the offensive and explicit memes and other posts all identified themselves as Department of Corrections employees. – Emily Hoerner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/9/4/20849134/facebook-transgender-illinois-correctional-officers-abuses-strawberry-hampton-lgbtq-mocked-memes
— Pfleger announces anti-gun rally in nation’s capital, slams ‘ignorant’ Ted Cruz “It’s sad when you see somebody who holds an elected office be so ignorant and uninformed,” Pfleger said of the Republican Senator from Texas. – Mitch Dudek 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/4/20849654/pfleger-announces-anti-gun-rally-nations-capital-slams-ted-cruz
— Advocates shine light on homeless CPS students, turn up heat on Lightfoot There were 16,451 homeless Chicago Public Schools students during the 2018-19 school year. Half of them were concentrated in 10 South and West Side wards. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/9/4/20849881/advocates-shine-light-homeless-cps-students-turn-up-heat-lightfoot

— Where Walmart leads on guns, will others follow? – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/4/20849409/walmart-el-paso-gun-control-background-checks-doug-mcmillon-sun-times-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Naperville bans recreational pot sales – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190904/naperville-bans-recreational-pot-sales-but-plans-to-seek-voter-input

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Casten raises eyebrows with ‘impeachment town hall’ A congressman facing a tough re-election fight decides to spotlight one provocative issue—opening a Trump impeachment inquiry—in tonight’s Downers Grove session. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/casten-raises-eyebrows-impeachment-town-hall
— Mayor Lightfoot vs. Sen. Cruz gun control spat, Day 3: ‘Do your job’ “If you want to come to Chicago and learn about the root causes of gun violence, I’ll be glad to show you around,” the mayor said in her latest back-and-forth with the Texas senator.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/mayor-lightfoot-vs-sen-cruz-gun-control-spat-day-3-do-your-job

WLS AM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump’s ‘Summer of Winning’ video is a loser.”
http://www.wlsam.com/news/donald-trumps-summer-of-winning-video-is-a-loser/

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood calls student loans ‘predatory’ – KELSEY RETTKE
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/09/03/u-s-rep-lauren-underwood-calls-student-loans-predatory/as662sv/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— HOW THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY BECAME ILLINOIS’ MOST FEARED POLITICAL FORCE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/how-the-lgbtq-community-became-illinois-most-feared-political-force.html
— ANOTHER ILGOP US SENATE CANDIDATE TOM TARTER ANNOUNCES PRIMARY BID
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/another-ilgop-us-senate-candidate-announces-primary-bid.html
— FEDS OFFICIALLY DROP CHARGES AGAINST PROVOCATIVE FORMER IL CONGRESSMAN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/feds-officially-drop-charges-against-provocative-former-il-congressman.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/04/reefer-sanity-starting-to-prevail/
— Schock officially cleared of all charges
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/04/schock-officially-cleared-of-all-charges/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— San Francisco Labels NRA a ‘Domestic Terrorism Organization’ – JACK CROWE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/san-francisco-labels-nra-a-domestic-terrorism-organization/

DAILY CALLER
— NRA Rips Walmart For Banning Some Ammunition Sales – WILLIAM DAVIS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/04/nra-rips-walmart-banning-some-ammunition-sales/

NEWSMAX
— Pope Stacks College of Cardinals With Leftist Prelates – Michael Dorstewitz
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/cardinals-pope-catholic-church/2019/09/04/id/931234/

TOWNHALL
— Michelle Malkin Announces National ‘Sanctuary City Tour’ – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/09/04/michelle-malkin-announces-national-sanctuary-city-tour-n2552594
— We Don’t Trust You – Ann Coulter
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2019/09/04/we-dont-trust-you-n2552621

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Bernie Sanders: Federal Workers Should Have the Right to Strike But allowing the most secure employees in the country to walk off the job is a bad idea. – ROSS MARCHAND (DIERSEN: Federal jobs are secure only for those who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/bernie-sanders-wants-federal-workers-to-have-the-right-to-strike/

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
— Target: journalists. Will personal probes undermine media? A new conservative group is investigating the social media backgrounds of mainstream media journalists. Is turnabout fair play – or an attempt at intimidation? – Sarah Matusek
https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2019/0904/Target-journalists.-Will-personal-probes-undermine-media

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump’s ‘Summer of Winning’ video is a loser.”
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/04/politics/donald-trump-summer-2020/index.html

FORBES
— How The ‘Best Companies To Work For’ Engage Employees And Retain Top Talent – Dana Brownlee (DIERSEN: The federal government’s top priority is not to engage and retain top talent. The federal government’s top priority is to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/danabrownlee/2019/09/04/how-the-best-companies-to-work-for-engage-employees-and-retain-top-talent/
— Is The EEOC Protecting Workers Or Discriminatory Employers? – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: Do not expect EEOC to side with workers who are Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, or German American.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/09/04/is-the-eeoc-protecting-workers-or-discriminatory-employers/

September 2 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Suburban school administrators bracing for legal marijuana’s impacts – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190901/suburban-school-administrators-bracing-for-legal-marijuanas-impacts
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Students won’t be allowed to use marijuana when adult recreational use begins Jan. 1, but school leaders anticipate legalization bringing a cascade of effects in the educational realm. The need for prevention education will increase. The difficulty of determining intoxication among students and staff members will rise. The use restrictions imposed on employees will need clarification. And the regulations that come with federal funding could create conflicts. These are the chief concerns raised by educational leaders across the suburbs as they start a school year during which recreational marijuana use by adults 21 and older is set to begin under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Elgin Unit District U-46 CEO Tony Sanders raised many of these points in a paper he wrote for a doctoral degree he is pursuing from Aurora University. He advises vigilance to prevent increased marijuana prevalence. “Students already have access, somehow, to illegal marijuana,” Sanders said. “I think this (law) makes it more open for students to gain access to marijuana, and I do worry about that.” Vigilance against marijuana in schools could mean posting signs to remind the public of smoke-free and drug-free regulations, which U-46 plans to do, Sanders said. Or it could mean using health class lessons to emphasize the negative implications of marijuana use by teens, which is in the plans for Glenbard High School District 87, among others. Whatever districts do to prepare for adult marijuana use, they should work to create a “culture of nonuse” among students, said Cristina Cortesi, substance abuse prevention coordinator at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. “Unfortunately, when a substance is legalized, it creates greater accessibility and it creates greater norms of use,” Cortesi said. “When policy is not in our favor in terms of preventing substance abuse, it’s just a harder road ahead.”)
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURES: Illinois central to nation’s labor movement – Phil Luciano
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190901/from-mother-jones-to-haymarket-affair-illinois-central-to-nations-labor-movement

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— What’s the biggest indicator of success? – Jeff Haden
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20190902/281835760376830

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson: Voters hurt by trade war sticking with Trump anyway – Salena Zito (DIERSEN: Far too many of those who dominate the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) want to get rid of conservatives like me, but I stick with the MTRCC anyway. They want to get rid of MTRCC members like me who support 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 platform and in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/wisconsin-sen-ron-johnson-voters-hurt-by-trade-war-sticking-with-trump-anyway

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump in a Landslide: Here’s Why – Dave Ball
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/trump_in_a_landslide_heres_why.html
— Globalism and the Hoodwinking of the American Elite – Don Herston
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/globalism_and_the_hoodwinking_of_the_american_elite.html

AMERICAN FREE PRESS
— Myth of ‘White Terror’ Debunked
http://americanfreepress.net/myth-of-white-terror-debunked/

TOWNHALL
— Trump Supporters Have ALL The Moral High Ground. Don’t Cede One Inch Of It To The Left. – Scott Morefield
https://townhall.com/columnists/scottmorefield/2019/09/02/trump-supporters-have-all-the-moral-high-ground-dont-cede-one-inch-of-it-to-the-left-n2552481

WORLD NET DAILY
— Minorities: The forgotten Democrat voters – Rich Logis (DIERSEN: In what ways are you a minority? I am a minority in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) and I was a minority in the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter because I support 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 IRP platform and in the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.wnd.com/2019/09/minorities-forgotten-democrat-voters/
— The interesting, murky origins of Labor Day – Bill Federer
https://www.wnd.com/2019/09/interesting-murky-origins-labor-day/

NEW YORK TIMES
— As Grass-Roots Labor Activism Rises, Will Unions Take Advantage? – Noam Scheiber
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/01/business/economy/labor-unions.html
— Weight-Loss Surgery May Reduce Heart Risks in People With Type 2 Diabetes – Roni Caryn Rabin
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/02/health/bariatric-surgery-heart-attack.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Remembering the legacy of Labor Day – E.J. Dionne Jr.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/remembering-the-legacy-of-labor-day/2019/09/01/8c67cd08-cb2f-11e9-be05-f76ac4ec618c_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Labor Day, then vs. now – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2019/09/01/labor-day-then-vs-now/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrats Labor to Stem Flow of Union Voters to Trump Trump won in 2016 in part by peeling off rank-and-file union members. Now Democrats hope to lure them back. – Alex Leary and Kris Maher
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-labor-to-stem-flow-of-union-voters-to-trump-11567422002

TOLEDO BLADE
— World leaders mark invasion of Poland by Nazis (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress to Polish-Americans that I am 100% German national origin. In my defense, a) all my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s, b) my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, c) my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and d) my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.toledoblade.com/news/World/2019/09/01/mike-pence-world-leaders-mark-invasion-poland-by-nazis/stories/20190902032

DAILY DEMOCRAT
— Should we police online hate groups? – CASEY TOLAN (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, groups that do not promote the Democrat Party platform are hate groups.)
https://www.dailydemocrat.com/2019/09/01/white-nationalism-domestic-terrorism-social-media-presidential-candidates-beto-orourke/

REGISTER GUARD
— Why people hate religion – Timothy Egan (DIERSEN: What do you say to people who are a member of a church, who attend church services, and/or give money to church but who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things?)
https://www.registerguard.com/opinion/20190902/timothy-egan-why-people-hate-religion

June 1 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— When can I buy pot in Illinois? How much can I buy? Your questions answered Illinois lawmakers voted to legalize recreational weed Friday. Here’s what you need to know about the bill Gov. Pritzker says he will sign. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: Who is taking the lead to stop the sale of pot a) in your municipality and b) in the unincorporated areas of your county? All of the following should be lining up to speak out against pot at public hearings: Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, business leaders, religious leaders, healthcare leaders, education leaders, law enforcement leaders, etc.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/5/31/18647868/marijuana-illinois-legalization-where-to-buy-amount
— House clears gambling measure that includes adding Chicago casino After two days of behind-the-scenes negotiations, House lawmakers appeared poised to leave Springfield having passed a comprehensive spending and capital plan. The Illinois Senate plans to return for bill action on Sunday and must still approve the gambling measure. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/1/18648903/house-clears-gambling-measure-that-includes-adding-chicago-casino

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Legalizing marijuana is a victory for freedom in Illinois – Steve Chapman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrat is to be someone who focuses on promoting pot.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-illinois-marijuana-legalize-20190531-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Melinda Bush: Passage of abortion bill to make Illinois ‘a beacon for the country’ – Rebecca Anzel (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrat is to be someone who focuses on promoting abortion.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190601/melinda-bush-passage-of-abortion-bill-to-make-illinois-a-beacon-for-the-country
— Arlington Heights parade organizers defend letting controversial group march – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190601/arlington-heights-parade-organizers-defend-letting-controversial-group-march
(FROM THE ARTICLE: ACT, which calls itself the nation’s largest national security grass-roots organization, advocates for upholding Western values and combating the threat of radical Islam, according to the organization’s website. But the Southern Poverty Law Center put the group on its list of domestic hate groups “because it pushes wild anti-Muslim conspiracy theories, denigrates American Muslims and deliberately conflates mainstream and radical Islam.” Greg Padovani, chairman of the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights, said he received about a dozen complaints via phone and email about the ACT chapter’s inclusion in the parade and for leaflets marchers were handing out along the parade route. Padovani said he and other committee members investigated the group’s website, but could not find anything espousing hate or violence.)
— House begins overtime action on state budget – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190601/news/306019917/

ABC7
— Illinois House passes marijuana legalization bill, approves balanced budget – Cate Cauguiran and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-house-passes-marijuana-legalization-bill-approves-balanced-budget/5324375/
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bartends in Queens to push for higher minimum wage
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-bartends-in-queens-to-push-for-minimum-wage-hike/5325385/

NBC5
— Illinois Legislature Continues Work on Budget, Gambling Bill The House has to approve several pieces of legislation involving next year’s budget
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-legislature-continues-work-even-after-may-31-deadline-510710891.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— A new attitude — and one-party dominance — eased the tension – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190601/bernard-schoenburg-new-attitude—and-one-party-dominance—eased-tension
— Still a fight ahead for abortion rights in Illinois, supporters say – Cassie Buchman
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190601/still-fight-ahead-for-abortion-rights-in-illinois-supporters-say

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Democrats control it all, but can’t finish on schedule – Doug Finke
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190601/statehouse-insider-democrats-control-it-all-but-cant-finish-on-schedule

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Reproductive Health Act heads to governor’s desk Bush: Passage of abortion bill to make Illinois ‘a beacon for the country’ – Rebecca Anzel 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Reproductive-Health-Act-heads-to-governor-8217-s-13916373.php

HERALD NEWS
— Doubled gas tax to 39 cents goes to Illinois Senate – AP
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/06/02/doubled-gas-tax-to-39-cents-goes-to-illinois-senate/awt6g7/

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— America’s rural-urban divide is deeper than ever. Just ask the great state of Chicago. – Kevin McDermott 
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/mcdermott-america-s-rural-urban-divide-is-deeper-than-ever/article_cde99241-cb48-5081-85ba-210e0ed99b5b.html

WEEK
— Doubled gas tax to 39 cents goes to Ill. Senate – AP
https://week.com/news/illinois-news-from-the-associated-press/2019/06/01/the-latest-house-begins-overtime-action-on-state-budget/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Officials ID Virginia Beach gunman as city employee, Trump offers condolences – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/officials-id-virginia-beach-gunman-as-city-employee-06-01-2019-133819956

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— OUTSTANDING: Council members Coyne and Gustin will host ‘It’s not your momma’s marijuana’ on June 6
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2019/06/01/council-members-coyne-and-gustin-will-host-its-not-your-mommas-marijuana-on-june-6/100769

MCHENRY COUNTY BOLG
— McConchie Quite Disturbed at Passage of Extreme Abortion Bill, Roll Call
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/01/mcconchie-quite-disturbed-at-passage-of-extreme-abortion-bill/ 
— Twenty-Four Hours that Changed the Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/01/twenty-four-hours-that-changed-the-karen-lukasik-case/ 
— Fight over Pension Coverage for Part-Time Township Employees
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/01/fight-over-pension-coverage-for-part-time-township-employees/ 
— Take a Look at Key Bills
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/05/31/take-a-look-at-the-other-key-bills/
— Recreation Cannabis Co-Sponsor Allen Skillicorn Explains Position
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/05/31/127936/
— Gambling Watchdog Summarizes Contents of Massive Expansion Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/01/gambling-watchdog-summarizes-contents-of-massive-expansion-bill/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— GOP Chairman Schneider calls abortion bill ‘unconscionable,’ laments Dems’ ‘extreme’ position – Carrie Bradon
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512586351-gop-chairman-schneider-calls-abortion-bill-unconscionable-laments-dems-extreme-position

CAPITOL FAX
— Ives: “Stop this bill from being Bi-Partisan”
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/ives-stop-this-bill-from-being-bi-partisan/
— House starts passing budget package
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/house-starts-passing-budget-package/
— Chronic pain, migraines, IBS, other ailments could be added to medical cannabis program
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/chronic-pain-migraines-ibs-other-ailments-could-be-added-to-medical-cannabis-program/
— Lightfoot confirms *** Gov. Pritzker says he’s reached an understanding with Mayor Lightfoot on sports betting
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/gov-pritzker-says-hes-reached-an-understand-with-mayor-lightfoot-on-sports-betting/
— $40K minimum teacher salary mandate clears both chambers
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/40k-minimum-teacher-salary-mandate-clears-both-chambers/
— RHA roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/rha-roundup-2/
— Updated cheat sheet on the big stuff
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/updated-cheat-sheet-on-the-big-stuff/
— “Fix the FOID” stalls in Senate
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/fix-the-foid-stalls-in-senate/
— Budget, capital, gaming roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/budget-capital-gaming-roundup/
— House passes budget, capital package
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/house-starts-passing-budget-package/

BREITBART
— Cher: If Trump Wins Re-election, He’ll Put LGBTQ People ‘In Internment Camps’ – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/06/01/cher-if-trump-wins-re-election-hell-put-lgbtq-people-in-internment-camps/

TOWNHALL
— 900 Illegal Aliens Crammed in Center Built for 125 People – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/06/01/report-900-illegal-aliens-crammed-in-center-built-for-125-people-n2547241
— Pew Research Confirms 6 In 10 Illegal Aliens Live In These Areas – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/06/01/pew-research-confirms-6-in-10-illegal-aliens-live-in-these-areas-n2547258

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote LGBTQ activity in Buffalo Grove
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/teen-s-dream-pride-parade-her-hometown-become-reality-n1012411

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump’s Celebration of L.G.B.T. Rights Is Met With Criticism – Katie Rogers
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/us/politics/trump-lgbt-rights.html
— Trump Is Said to Have Overruled Kushner and Other Aides in Threatening Mexico With Tariffs – Ana Swanson, Maggie Haberman and Alan Rappeport
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/us/politics/trump-mexico-tariffs.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— 2020 Democratic candidates vow to undo Trump’s immigration actions – SEEMA MEHTA and MATT PEARCE
https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-democratic-presidential-candidates-2020-pasadena-immigration-20190531-story.html

SAN FRANCISCO GATE
— Trump says Duchess Meghan was ‘nasty’ about him, fueling debate ahead of state visit – Rick Noack
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-says-Duchess-Meghan-was-nasty-about-him-13916074.php

FORTUNE
— Trump Threatened Mexico With Tariffs, But His Demands Are Vague – JUSTIN SINK, NACHA CATTAN, ANDREW ROSATI
http://fortune.com/2019/06/01/trump-mexico-tariffs-immigration/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— More than half of baby-boomer job seekers say they’ve faced age discrimination, and it’s costing them work – Allana Akhtar 
https://www.businessinsider.com/baby-boomer-job-seekers-experiencing-age-discrimination-2019-5

DAILY BEAST
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-tower-condos-selling-at-more-than-20-percent-losses

WORKFORCE
— When Job Applicants Lie: Implementing Policies to Protect Your Company Employers should implement a clear and uniform policy about the consequences of lying or providing false information on an application. – Joshua Y. Joel, Natasha L. Wilson (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, everyone seeking or holding any kind of government or political job or office should be subjected to a comprehensive and extensive background investigation.)
https://www.workforce.com/2019/06/01/when-job-applicants-lie-implementing-policies-to-protect-your-company/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: A recent study revealed that 85 percent of employers have caught applicants lying on their résumés or job applications. The most common lies involve modifying dates of employment, falsifying credentials, training or degrees, inflating prior earnings, or hiding a criminal history. Throughout the past several years, there have been several stories of prominent executives and CEOs, across many industries, whose careers were cut short for lying on their job applications or résumés. What should human resources professionals do when they discover that an employee has lied on their job application or résumé? How can employers avoid liabilities stemming from application falsification? What are the legal consequences for employers? Preemptive Measures The first step employers should take to avoid potential pitfalls is to implement a clear and uniform policy about the consequences of providing false information on an application. For example, a brief disclaimer can be included near the signature line of the employment application, in which the applicant affirms and agrees that providing false, misleading, or incomplete information on an application, in a résumé, or during the interview process is grounds for disqualification from employment or termination if hired. The disclaimer should also expressly waive any liability for the employer if the applicant is not hired or is terminated for providing false information. More importantly, employers should be consistent in enforcing this policy. Consistency can protect the employer from legal liabilities — and countless headaches — down the road. To accomplish this, employers should document every applicant’s receipt of the policy. If a background investigation reveals that an applicant or employee clearly lied on his or her application, the applicant should be rejected or the employee terminated immediately. If the employer only suspects a falsification, HR should engage in a fair and impartial investigation and document its findings. Depending on the results, disciplinary action should be taken. When assessing an applicant’s background, employers should focus on convictions and not arrest records. Otherwise, applicants may be unfairly prejudiced in the hiring process based on unsupported criminal allegations. Conducting Pre-Employment Background Checks Recent federal and state laws have presented hiring professionals with new compliance challenges when conducting a background screening. For example, while there are no federal laws requiring home health agencies to conduct criminal background checks or disqualify applicants from employment based on the results, there are 41 states that require these agencies to conduct criminal background checks. Those requirements in those 41 states vary widely, including when the background check must be completed, what sources of information must be checked, which positions require background checks, and which convictions, if any, result in disqualification from employment. The benefits of conducting criminal background checks in the hiring process often outweigh these challenges, especially in fields — such as health care or government contracting — where a failure to conduct screenings can result in hefty consequences. While many employers may prefer to use social media to research an applicant’s background, employers should exercise caution when using an applicant’s protected characteristics (like race, religion, age or gender) as a basis for refusing employment. Understanding the legal landscape as it relates to information an employer may request of an applicant is also key. For example, some states have laws that prohibit employers from requesting an applicant’s social media username and password. Additionally, some states have legislation referred to as “Ban the Box,” which prohibits employers from asking about criminal history on a job application. Unforeseen Benefits of a Consistent Policy In most cases, implementing a strong application falsification policy can result in some unexpected positive benefits. For example, many states have laws prohibiting employers from revoking job offers based on the discovery of a misdemeanor or other types of conviction with no relevance to the applicant’s suitability for the position. Nonetheless, even though the employer cannot revoke the offer because of the conviction itself, the employee’s misrepresentation about the existence of the conviction is grounds for revocation. For example, in a Pennsylvania case, the plaintiff only disclosed two convictions — stalking and harassment — on his application. But a background investigation revealed that he had pleaded guilty to eight additional crimes, including public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and drug crimes. The company revoked his offer. The district court determined that the company did not violate Pennsylvania’s criminal background check statute because the termination was not for the employees’ conviction, but his lie about it. Importantly, the district court relied heavily on the company’s implementation and communication of a consistent policy forbidding applicants from lying on their applications. In a similar vein, companies faced with discriminatory failure to hire claims have successfully argued that the later discovery of falsified job applications is a complete defense against the claims. In other words, if the company would not have hired the employee had it known of the applicant’s lie, the applicant cannot later claim that he or she was not hired because of a protected characteristic. Here too, courts look closely at the company’s fair, equitable and consistent enforcement of its application falsification policy to establish that the company’s decision was not motivated by discriminatory intent. Another benefit of maintaining a strong background check policy is that it can absolve or limit the company of liabilities down the road if the employee is terminated. Oftentimes, in the course of litigation over wrongful termination or discrimination claims, exhaustive background checks into the plaintiff reveal criminal histories previously unknown. While an employer may still be on the hook for some damages if the decision to terminate was indeed discriminatory, the Supreme Court has held that a reward of back pay can be cut off completely — and the plaintiff’s potential damages significantly limited — if the employee’s wrongdoing was so severe that the company would have terminated the employee in any event if it had been uncovered. As a result, employers can potentially limit their exposure to liability in later wrongful termination claims by consistently enforcing a no-tolerance policy for application falsification. While not every application falsification results in a high-profile CEO or executive separation, the problem is common across industries. HR professionals should take care to review their company’s job application process with the help of legal counsel to implement a fair and equitable policy that is compliant with state and federal regulations and train interviewers and hiring professionals of what they can and cannot ask. The fix can be quite easy, and the benefits are great.)