December 6 Evening Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot? 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Submit-Your-Questions_-Ask-Experts-About-Recreational-Cannabis-in-Illinois_Chicago-565893022.html
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/cannabis-in-illinois-questions-565863752.html

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want people on welfare to smoke pot. (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?) 
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/06/marijuana-legal-illinois-federal-house/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— City Club President Jay Doherty resigns, ‘distraction’ of federal investigation cited FBI agents searched the former ComEd lobbyist’s City Club office in May as part of a broadening corruption investigation. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/6/20999237/city-club-jay-doherty-resigns-chicago-federal-investigation-comed-lobbyist

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana sales backers organizing to counter visible ‘Opt Out’ group in Palatine – Bob Susnjara (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191206/marijuana-sales-backers-organizing-to-counter-visible-opt-out-group-in-palatine—–
— Plan to allow marijuana sales in unincorporated Lake County delayed – Russell Lissau (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage video gambling?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191206/plan-to-allow-marijuana-sales-in-unincorporated-lake-county-delayed

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— ComEd scandal claims a major civic victim City Club of Chicago parts ways with longtime chief Jay Doherty in the wake of revelations involving a federal probe into the utility’s government lobbying. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/comed-scandal-claims-major-civic-victim
— Mike Madigan’s ComEd windfall For at least five years, the utility and its top execs have hosted an unusual big-bucks fundraiser for the House speaker, who was key to enacting the company’s Springfield agenda. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/mike-madigans-comed-windfall
— Don’t worry, ComEd still has all the juice it needs The investigation-beset utility is still as able as ever to get what it wants out of government. – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/dont-worry-comed-still-has-all-juice-it-needs
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/partaking-pot-2020-some-faqs-recreational-cannabis

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pritzker, stakeholders talk next phases of legalized marijuana rollout – Jerry Nowicki (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191205/pritzker-stakeholders-talk-next-phases-of-legalized-marijuana-rollout

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois’ pension debt topped $137 billion in June, a $3.5 billion increase from the previous year. – DOUG FINKE
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/guess-how-much-the-illinois-pension-debt-has-climbed-to/article_9d02881c-76d4-5f85-8792-209b46f04a18.html

BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN
— House Democratic tradition goes by the board Young staffers no longer required to ‘camp out’ in the cold – Rich Miller
https://www.bcrnews.com/2019/12/05/house-democratic-tradition-goes-by-the-board/arfc774/

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— The Illinois Tax Man cometh; how should we greet him? – Jim Nowlan
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/jim-nowlan-guest-columnist-the-illinois-tax-man-cometh-how/article_af7e1a98-1875-11ea-97e0-632372ffba61.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Declines to Take Part in ‘Baseless’ House Impeachment Inquiry – AYESHA RASCOE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-declines-take-part-baseless-house-impeachment-inquiry#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Op-Ed: Progressive tax will lead to capital flight, fewer jobs, stagnant wages – Jared D. Carl
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-progressive-tax-will-lead-to-capital-flight-fewer/article_cd3fdfd4-179a-11ea-916f-dbbfd865dbeb.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis industry job growth expected as Illinois’ medical industry prepares for recreational sales – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/cannabis-industry-job-growth-expected-as-illinois-medical-industry-prepares/article_b717607a-1852-11ea-ba02-0fa08c2c2dff.html

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— House candidate Tim Baldermann has homestead exemption applied to 3 of his Will County properties; state law allows 1 – W.J. Kennedy
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/520789891-house-candidate-has-homestead-exemption-applied-to-3-of-his-will-county-properties-state-law-allows-1

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases Freedom vs. Socialism Video
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/06/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-freedom-vs-socialism-video/
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Named One of Ten “Majority Makers” & Receives Financial Support and Endorsement from Maverick PAC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/06/il-14-catalina-lauf-named-one-of-ten-majority-makers-receives-financial-support-and-endorsement-from-maverick-pac/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— They Were Warned – Kathy Valente (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/they-were-warned/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Big Marijuana and its foolish proponents easily convinced Illinois state lawmakers that legalization would decrease black market trade and ease the burden on our criminal justice system. IFI warned them that this naive notion was contradicted by the facts, and we shared ample evidence from states that had already approved “recreational” marijuana. The evidence is clear: the black market had been thriving because of legalization. Now we read that the California cannabis industry is in big trouble and want lawmakers to do something about it. What’s their problem? The black market is doing 73 percent of California’s marijuana business – or $8.7 billion. California is considered to be the largest cannabis market in the world. While 2019 is not yet over, it’s estimated that their total marijuana sales will top nearly $12 billion. Yes, the black market is thriving on the left coast, growing by leaps and bounds, and threatening to bury a quasi-legitimate (sic) industry. So much for the influx of revenue they’re anticipating.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP SUBURBAN ORG HOLDS EARLY 2020 PRIMARY STRAW POLL; PICKS BREAK IL GOP MOLD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/il-gop-suburban-org-holds-early-2020-primary-straw-poll-picks-break-il-gop-mold.html
— IL GOP US SENATE CANDIDATES SPAR OVER IMMIGRATION ISSUE (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 and 1/2 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/il-gop-us-senate-candidates-spar-over-immigration-issue.html
— CHICK-FIL-A’S SURRENDER WILL ONLY EMPOWER LIBERAL BULLIES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/chick-fil-as-surrender-will-only-empower-liberal-bullies.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Doherty out at City Club, may have been conduit for 100 ComEd jobs
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/06/doherty-out-at-city-club-may-have-been-conduit-for-100-comed-jobs/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Bloomberg: His news reporters need to accept restrictions – AP (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) bring to the attention of candidates articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that are critical of those candidates and b) call for those candidates to punish me.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/6/bloomberg-his-news-reporters-need-to-accept-restri/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg says employees at his news organization need to accept restrictions with their paycheck, including the ban on investigating their boss. Bloomberg, billionaire founder of Bloomberg News, was asked in a CBS News interview about rules put in place when he announced his candidacy: The organization’s reporters are not allowed to probe him and his finances, or any of his Democratic rivals. Bloomberg News says the restriction does not apply to President Donald Trump as the government’s leader. That prompted Trump’s campaign to say it would not allow Bloomberg reporters to cover its events.)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— National media isn’t sticking up for press freedom after Pelosi’s blowup at reporter
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/national-media-isnt-sticking-up-for-press-freedom-after-pelosis-blowup-at-reporter

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Vows to Give Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare to All Illegal Aliens in U.S. – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/06/joe-biden-vows-to-give-taxpayer-funded-obamacare-to-all-illegal-aliens-in-u-s/
— When We Self-Censor on Politics and Religion, the Left Wins – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2019/12/05/rick-manning-when-we-self-censor-on-politics-and-religion-the-left-wins/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Administration Dramatically Increases Immigration Workplace Investigations – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/06/ice-worksite-enforcement-investigations/
— Nancy Pelosi Claimed To ‘Resent’ The Word ‘Hate.’ She Once Said GOP Were ‘Paralyzed With Hatred’ Of Clinton – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
SOCIAL ISS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/06/nancy-pelosi-hate-catholic-clinton-trump/

GOPUSA
— Democrats’ Diversity — Only in the Back of the Bus – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80740

NEWS BUSTERS
— Acosta What? CNN Lectures Pelosi Doesn’t Want Rudely Shouted Questions! – Alex Christy
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/alex-christy/2019/12/05/cnn-reacts-pelosi-presser-outburst-he-used-work-fox-news
— CNN Liberals ‘Love’ ‘Iconic’ Pelosi Putting Sinclair’s James Rosen ‘In His Place’ – Kristine Marsh
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2019/12/06/cnn-liberals-love-iconic-pelosi-putting-sinclairs-james-rosen-his
— Tapper Refuses to Push Back on Pelosi Dissing Sinclair’s James Rosen as Not a Real Journalist – Curtis Houck
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2019/12/06/tapper-refuses-push-back-pelosi-dissing-sinclairs-james-rosen-not

TOWNHALL
— The Latest Jobs Report Was Not Kind…to Democrats – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/12/06/maga-bitches-over-250000-jobs-created-in-november-unemployment-rate-dips-again-n2557594

CAMPUS REFORM
— Students want ‘free’ tuition for illegals…but won’t donate their own money – Eduardo Neret (DIERSEN: Democrats want Republicans to provide them and everyone else with “free stuff.”)
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14070

WASHINGTON POST
— Do women and people of color running for president get to be as angry as Joe Biden? – Eugene Scott 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/12/06/do-women-people-color-running-president-get-be-angry-joe-biden/
— Wall Street says it cares about diversity. But most big banks won’t share complete workforce data. We asked the 15 largest U.S. banks for workforce race and gender data that they already report to the federal government. Only two shared the full numbers. – Renae Merle and Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/06/wall-street-says-it-cares-about-diversity-most-big-banks-wont-share-complete-workforce-data/

FORBES
— The Impact Of Unemployment On Male Well-Being – Adi Gaskell (DIERSEN: I have been underemployed since 1976 and unemployed since 1997.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2019/12/06/the-impact-of-unemployment-on-male-wellbeing/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The impact of unemployment on well-being is well documented, although research from a few years ago suggested that it’s “good work” rather than just work that is the key to mental well-being. With the traditional gender roles presenting the role of men as the bread winner for the family, it seems logical that unemployment would pose a particular burden on men, and that was the subject of a recent report from the IZA World of Labor. The report reveals that the number of working-age men outside the labor force is on the rise around the world, with this corresponding with a rise in stress and other mental health issues, including depression and anger. Indeed, male unemployment is also linked to a range of physical health concerns, including suicide and substance abuse that are raising mortality rates across the United States. The researchers believe the issues of male unemployment are strongest among low-skilled labor, with those in work also suffering from declining wages and status. This often ultimately results in men dropping out of the labor force entirely. Many of the issues facing unemployed men revolve around a loss of hope, and such issues were consistent around the world. That many unemployed men resort to opioid abuse merely exacerbates their slide into poor mental well-being. This is often accompanied by marriage failure and a decline in civic or religious participation. One’s social standing was a key factor in this, as the image and self-esteem of many working class men is wrapped up in their hard work ethic, so being unemployed carries considerable stigma.)

GM AUTHORITY
— American Middle Class Is Being Priced Out Of New-Car Market – SAM MCEACHERN (DIERSEN: I bought my first new car in 1966 when I was 17 years old. It was a 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint. I paid for it with money that I had earned and saved washing dishes part-time for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.) 
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/12/american-middle-class-is-being-priced-out-of-new-car-market/

December 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson fired for ‘intolerable’ actions, Mayor Lightfoot says – Craig Wall and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-supt-eddie-johnson-fired-for-intolerable-actions-lightfoot-says/5729727/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Holocaust denier Art Jones one of two Republicans disavowed by state GOP who are filing papers for another congressional run – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-candidate-filing-2020-20191202-ipbbp56ufzbxbot24ne4av6mo4-story.html
— Lori Lightfoot’s firing of Eddie Johnson: A step toward CPD accountability – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-johnson-firing-lightfoot-cpd-consent-decree-20191202-zzs4trfv7zb2jcigpysiplu4m4-story.html
— Twitter exchange with Cook County assessor sums up outrage and exodus: Tax hikes are paying for debt, not services. – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-illinois-exodus-property-taxes-kaegi-mcqueary-20191202-jwo6oqvhsvaopae4vqybmbquhi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— You can weigh in on public pot use, expungement for weed crimes at community hearings this week The city is still finalizing details of how and when marijuana use will be permitted, and is also seeking input on expungement and other issues. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/2/20991972/marijuana-cannabis-consumption-pot-use-public-expungement-recreational
— Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite files again for Chicago-area House seat Arthur Jones won the GOP nomination for the 3rd Congressional District in 2018 because no other Republican was on the primary ballot. This time, however, he will face competition in the March primary. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/2/20992050/holocaust-denier-arthur-jones-candidate-republican-primary-3rd-congressional-district

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage voters will decide some primaries, but many candidates have a free pass to November – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191202/dupage-voters-will-decide-some-primaries-but-many-candidates-have-a-free-pass-to-november
— Who’s seeking U.S. House seats in suburban districts, including Casten’s, Underwood’s – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191202/whos-seeking-us-house-seats-in-suburban-districts-including-castens-underwoods
— Last day of filing brings final flurry of Illinois General Assembly candidates – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191202/last-day-of-filing-brings-final-flurry-of-illinois-general-assembly-candidates
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former state Rep. Randy Ramey, stepson of former Republican state Senate President Pate Philip, added his name to what could be a three-way race for the Republican nomination in the 45th District. Ramey, of Carol Stream, is slated to square off against Al Manzo and Michael Camerer, who filed their petitions last week. The winner of that primary will face incumbent Democratic state Rep. Diane Pappas. . .Barrington Hills Village President Martin McLaughlin announced his bid for the 52nd District House seat, which has been held by Republican David McSweeney for several years. McSweeney announced his decision not to seek reelection earlier this year. No Democrat has filed, but parties can slate candidates after the primary for the general election by June 1, according to the state board.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois political candidates make their move as filing for March primary closes Here are the matchups for the state Supreme Court, a closely-watched race against Rep. Dan Lipinski in the 3rd congressional district and more. – Greg-Hinz
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-political-candidates-make-their-move-filing-march-primary-closes
— Mayor Lightfoot fires police chief Johnson Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’s terminated Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for cause. “It has become clear (Johnson) engaged in a series of actions intolerable for any leader in a position of trust.” – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/mayor-lightfoot-fires-police-chief-johnson
— Report urges big upgrade in public transit service for the disabled, seniors A key advocacy group finds that while bus and train service sometimes works for all here, it also can be “maddeningly frustrating and expensive” for many riders who need a little extra help. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/report-urges-big-upgrade-public-transit-service-disabled-seniors

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— More than 130 file for spots on McLean County primary ballot – Lenore Sobota
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/more-than-file-for-spots-on-mclean-county-primary-ballot/article_76a62909-0945-5ba8-8c23-f7f5b25893d2.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Primary election ballot set for central Illinois – Chris Kaergard
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191202/primary-election-ballot-set-for-central-illinois

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— UI admissions process moving outside the ‘box’ – Julie Wurth (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats kill incentives to comply with the rule of law.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/university-illinois/keeping-watch-ui-admissions-process-moving-outside-the-box/article_59487015-252c-5113-b034-1e931e382654.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— Former state Sen. Toi Hutchinson is now adviser to Gov. J.B. Pritzker on recreational pot, raising question of whether her original job title was unconstitutional – JAMIE MUNKS 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/former-state-sen-toi-hutchinson-is-now-adviser-to-gov/article_56cef326-0d61-531d-b6af-37458b60a80f.html

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— These Candidates Have Filed Paperwork To Run In The 2020 Illinois Primary – ERIC SCHMID
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/these-candidates-have-filed-paperwork-run-2020-illinois-primary#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois among least financially-transparent states in U.S., report finds – Scot Bertram 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-among-financially-transparent-states-in-u-s-report-finds/article_46f4edca-14ac-11ea-92e4-4b1b42625099.html
— Illinois candidate for Congress opens campaign by smoking weed in video – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-candidate-for-congress-opens-campaign-by-smoking-weed-in/article_65044170-12d7-11ea-a447-6f5fcb9bf6db.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Last Day To File for Precinct Committeeperson
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/how-to-run-for-precinct-committeeperson-copy/ 
— The Upcoming Parking Lot Tax
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/the-upcoming-parking-lot-tax/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Fundraiser in Crystal Lake December 11
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/il-14-catalina-lauf-fundraiser-in-crystal-lake-december-11/ 
— IL House 66th District: Carolyn Schofield Fundraiser in Algonquin on Cyber Monday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/01/il-house-66th-district-carolyn-schofield-fundraiser-in-algonquin-on-cyber-monday/ 
— IL-06/IL House District 66: Dundee Township Republicans Holiday Party in Algonquin Sunday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/01/il-06-il-house-district-66-dundee-township-republicans-holiday-party-in-algonquin-sunday/
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives on Offense
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/il-06-jeanne-ives-on-offense/ 
— Judge Candidate Mary McClellan Seeks to Unmask McHenry County Blog Commenters’ Identities
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/mary-mcclellan-seeks-to-unmask-mchenry-county-blog-commenters-identities/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Joliet Township – “Clerk punched the Supervisor in his face” – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/joliet-township-clerk-punched-the-supervisor-in-his-face/WASHINGTON EXAMINER

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— UPDATE: 6 GOPERS FILE TO FILL RETIRING JOHN SHIMKUS’ 15TH CD SEAT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/3-gopers-file-to-fill-retiring-john-shimkus-15th-cd-seat-.html
— UPDATE: 5 IL REPUBLICANS FILE TO CHALLENGE DURBIN IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/four-il-republicans-file-to-challenge-durbin-in-2020-.html
— UPDATE: COOK CO GOP CONDEMNS NAZI FILING AGAIN IN IL’S 3RD CD GOP PRIMARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/nazi-files-again-in-ils-3rd-cd-gop-primary-.html
— 14TH CD’S NEW REP FEATURED IN TIME’S 100 NEXT LIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/14th-cds-new-rep-featured-in-times-100-next-list.html
— CAIR-BACKED CHICAGO ISLAMIST ATTEMPTS TO OUST BOARD OF REVIEW’S DAN PATLAK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/cair-backed-chicago-islamist-activist-turned-politician-on-the-rise.html
— ROSSI: EVANSTON, ILLINOIS’ INSULTING “REPARATIONS” SCAM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/rossi-evanston-illinois-insulting-reparations-scam.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP responds *** Nazi again files to run against Lipinski
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/02/nazi-again-files-to-run-against-lipinski/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump campaign cracks down on Bloomberg over hands-off news policy Won’t credential reporters for rallies; GOP follows suit – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/2/trump-campaign-cracks-down-bloomberg-over-hands-ne/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Visa overstays aren’t the biggest problem with illegal immigration — the southern border is
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/visa-overstays-arent-the-biggest-problem-with-illegal-immigration-the-southern-border-is

— ‘I represent a threat’: Betsy DeVos responds to her unhinged left-wing critics – Brad Polumbo 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/i-represent-a-threat-betsy-devos-responds-to-her-unhinged-left-wing-critics

AMERICAN THINKER
— Peter Buttigieg nods in agreement as crackpot reverend claims illegals are recovering stolen land – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/peter_buttigieg_nods_in_agreement_as_crackpot_reverend_claims_illegals_are_recovering_stolen_land.html

DAILY WIRE
— Chicago Police Superintendent Who Refused Trump Invite Fired For ‘Ethical Lapses’ – Emily Zanotti
https://www.dailywire.com/news/chicago-police-superintendent-who-refused-trump-invite-fired-for-ethical-lapses

PATRIOT POST
— Chick-fil-A Funded Anti-Christian Group Tied to Attack on Family Research Council – Todd Starnes 
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/67089-chick-fil-a-funded-anti-christian-group-tied-to-attack-on-family-research-council-2019-12-02

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Zuckerberg Defends Facebook’s Political Ad Policy, Says Americans Should ‘Judge for Themselves’ – Madison Summers
https://ijr.com/zuckerberg-defends-facebooks-political-ad-policy-says-americans-should-judge-for-themselves/
— ‘No’: Facebook’s Zuckerberg Pushes Back on Critics Suggesting Trump Tried to ‘Lobby’ Him – Bradley Cortright
https://ijr.com/zuckerberg-pushes-back-suggesting-trump-lobby/

FORBES
— America’s ‘Full Employment’ Hides a Dirty Secret – John Mauldin
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmauldin/2019/12/02/americas-full-employment-hides-a-dirty-secret/#9c6e22d7c157
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Should just being “employed” make people/workers happy? On one level, any job is better than no job. But we also derive much of our identities and self-esteem from our work. If you aren’t happy with it, you’re probably not happy generally. Unhappy people can still vote and are often easy marks for shameless politicians to manipulate. Their spending patterns change, too. So it ends up affecting everyone and everything. Unhappy Employment There’s this plight of people who, while not necessarily poor, aren’t where they think they should be—and perhaps once were. This disappointment isn’t just in their minds; the economy really has changed. Yes, you can probably get a job if you are physically able, but the odds it will support you and a family, if you have one, are lower than they once were.)

GUARDIAN
— Trump campaign bans Bloomberg News journalists
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/dec/02/donald-trump-news-today-live-impeachment-nato-summit-latest-updates

December 2 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois cities, businesses prepare for legal recreational marijuana sales in 1 month (DIERSEN: Pot pushers have lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout in Illinois. Democrat and RINO politicians in Illinois carry out the pot pushers’ orders. Ever-increasingly, in Illinois, if you oppose promoting pot, Democrat and RINO politicians get rid of you.) 
https://abc7chicago.com/business/recreational-marijuana-sales-become-legal-in-illinois-in-1-month/5729064/

CBS2
— Chicago Commemorates World AIDS Day With Events Around City (DIERSEN: LGBTQ promoters have lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout in Illinois. Democrat and RINO politicians in Illinois carry out the LGBTQ promoters’ orders. Ever-increasingly, in Illinois, if you oppose promoting LGBTQ activity, Democrat and RINO politicians get rid of you.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/01/chicago-commemorates-world-aids-day-with-events-around-city/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— NRA appeal to the Supreme Court puts gun laws at risk – MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG (DIERSEN: If Bloomberg wins the Democrat nomination, because of his hatred of the Second Amendment and because of his hatred of gun owners, Republicans will buy a tremendous amount of firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-michael-bloomberg-president-gun-control-nra-20191201-gz3j52jzdff4xnmc6e6v5zalim-story.html
— Rick Perry’s belief that Trump was chosen by God is shared by many in a fast-growing Christian movement – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Christian-haters count on Democrats to get rid of Christians once and for all.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rick-perrys-belief-that-trump-was-chosen-by-god-is-shared-by-many-in-a-fast-growing-christian-movement-127781-20191202-story.html
— How to fix this trade-off of Illinois hospitals’ property tax breaks in return for charity care – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-hospitals-property-tax-break-charity-care-20191202-zvmjfaic6zgn7orbch7fjiwy3e-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Former staffers keep writing books about how inept Donald Trump is. We shouldn’t buy books from cowards.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-trump-books-profit-20191202-3stankcqrvbm5ncqewcpi56lxq-story.html
— Get your Real ID driver’s license: October 2020 is coming. You don’t want to be stranded at the airport. – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-real-id-drivers-license-deadline-illinois-democrats-bush-20191202-rivta257vfa4vhj7jj6dy26j7u-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Daily Herald awarded Report for America grant for three reporters – Diane Dungey (DIERSEN: Wheaton is an under-covered suburb. What if the Daily Herald a) had reported lots of details on the ten who applied to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy including education, work experience, professional certifications, professional licenses, length of time lived in the district and Wheaton, etc. b) had held candidate forums, c) had compared and contrasted the applicants’ positions on the issues, and d) had endorsed a candidate?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20191202/daily-herald-awarded-report-for-america-grant-for-three-reporters
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Daily Herald is being awarded a grant by Report for America to partially fund three journalists who will expand the newspaper’s suburban news coverage. The grant will help pay for two reporters to beef up local news coverage in under-covered suburbs. A third reporter will focus on suburban state legislative campaigns in 2020 and local elections in the suburbs the following spring.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Buffalo Wild Wings to paint Naperville as being full of racists and even worse things.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191122/covering-the-buffalo-wild-wings-situation-one-reporters-experience

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Don’t read too much into Michigan’s weed launch. Here’s why. Illinois plans to roll out recreational marijuana statewide. Our Great Lakes neighbor is ramping up over time. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/dont-read-too-much-michigans-weed-launch-heres-why

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Dems end a cruel tradition – Rich Miller
https://qctimes.com/opinion/columnists/column-dems-end-a-cruel-tradition/article_80ccfc3d-7075-522b-86ba-a5d14d063864.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Pritzker Campaign Seeks Sanctions Against Plaintiffs In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit – BRIAN MACKEY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/pritzker-campaign-seeks-sanctions-against-plaintiffs-racial-discrimination-lawsuit#stream/0

JOLIET PATCH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Joliet Marijuana Shop Can Light Up Louis Mall’s Economy – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/joliet-marijuana-shop-can-light-louis-malls-economy-ferak

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Chicago Public Schools Promote Hindu Religious Practice of Transcendental Meditation – Laurie Higgins (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will public schools officially refuse to accept children unless their parents proclaim hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/chicago-public-schools-promote-hindu-religious-practice-of-transcendental-meditation/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MEDICARE FOR ILLEGALS IS IMMORAL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/medicare-for-illegals-is-immoral.html
— FAMILY FRIENDLY SCHOOLS?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/family-friendly-schools.html

BREITBART
— Pete Buttigieg Nods as Pastor Says Mexican Illegal Aliens Just Reclaiming Stolen Land – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Do you own land? Ever-increasing, if you own land, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that you and/or your ancestors stole land. My critics/opponents would stress a) the farmland that my ancestors homesteaded and sharecropped in Crete and Grant Park in the 1800s, the land that my ancestors bought in Crete in 1864, and the land that my wife and I bought in Wheaton in 1978 and 1984.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/01/pete-buttigieg-nods-as-pastor-says-illegal-aliens-just-reclaiming-stolen-land/

TOWNHALL
— New Study Explains Why Islamic Terrorists Have Not Attacked Through America’s Southern Border – Todd Bensman
https://townhall.com/columnists/toddbensman/2019/12/02/part-ii-new-study-explains-why-islamic-terrorists-have-not-attacked-through-amer-n2557281

PATRIOT POST
— A ‘Sanctuary’ Nation Is No Nation at All – Arnold Ahlert
https://patriotpost.us/articles/67076-a-sanctuary-nation-is-no-nation-at-all-2019-12-02

CBS NEWS
— 300+ Trump ads taken down by Google, YouTube 60 Minutes finds over 300 video ads for President Trump were taken down, mostly over the summer, for violating company policy (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to take down links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that oppose the promotion of LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, illegal drugs, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.) 
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/300-trump-ads-taken-down-by-google-youtube-60-minutes-2019-12-01/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Who Are America’s Undocumented Immigrants? You Might Not Recognize Them. President Trump has focused on blocking unauthorized crossings on the Southern border. But nearly half of those who are in the country unlawfully actually entered with permission. – Miriam Jordan
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/us/undocumented-visa-overstays.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: What to Consider When Thinking About a Career Change – Tim Herrera (DIERSEN: In 1980, when I was 31 years old, I transferred from IRS to GAO. GAO audits IRS. Even though much of what I had done working for IRS for almost 9 years was similar to what I would be doing working for GAO, to justify forcing me to accept a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer, my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates painted my transferring from IRS to GAO as being a career change. They ignored, belittled, badmouthed, demonized, denigrated, and condemned the fact that I had a) passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, b) almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, and c) earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/smarter-living/thinking-about-a-job-or-career-change-read-this.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Get immigration terms straight: For starters, so-called Dreamers are aliens, and they’re not undocumented – LEW JAN OLOWSKI
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-get-immigration-terms-straight-20191202-a5hyq4sutjcgzbpzr2ydn76joe-story.html

MONTANA STANDARD
— HARDCOPY CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE TITLE: Higher educated, workaholics are fueling America’s income inequality – Robert J. Samuelson (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 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://mtstandard.com/opinion/columnists/robert-j-samuelson-is-internet-to-blame-for-inequality/article_9a4dcb54-5083-5c14-abb1-9ef090fc4101.html

MARKET WATCH
— Why the economy won’t re-elect Trump – Peter Morici (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want Trump to dump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-the-economy-wont-re-elect-trump-2019-12-02

FORBES
— AARP Spikes Investigation Into Age Discrimination By The U.S. Government – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, etc., a) the federal government has never engaged in any kind of political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, or retaliation and b) all the adverse actions that my Democrat Post Office, IRS, and GAO superiors took against me were justified because I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/12/02/the-aarp-spikes-investigation-into-age-discrimination-by-the-us-government/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The AARP has spiked the publication of an investigative story about systemic age discrimination in recruitment and hiring by the U.S. government. The 4,000-word story is one of two articles that the AARP commissioned for the January 2020 edition of the AARP Bulletin. The other story, said to be an overview of age discrimination in employment, is still slated for publication. The AARP, which has 38 million dues paying members, did not respond on Sunday to requests for comment by email and telephone. Why would the AARP, which claims to advocate for Americans aged 50+, jettison an important story about age discrimination in hiring by the U.S. government? A source close to the matter, who asked not to be identified, said senior officials at the AARP killed the story due to political considerations and to avoid risking the loss of federal grant funding. The AARP in 2017 was awarded $74.4 million for job training services from the U.S. Department of Labor and $9.6 million from the Internal Revenue Service to provide tax assistance to seniors. According to Axios, the AARP is one of the largest media companies in the country, earning more than $174 million annually in media-based advertising revenue. The AARP Bulletin has the 2nd-highest circulation in the country. The AARP and its nine subsidiaries earned an estimated $1.65 billion in annual revenue in 2018. Age Discrimination Little media attention has been paid to the federal government’s role in perpetuating age discrimination in the United States. Since 2012, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) has operated a program called the Pathways “Recent Graduates” Program that permits federal agencies to discriminate based on age in the recruitment and hiring of workers. The program was created by former President Barack Obama in 2010 through Executive Order #13562. It allows federal agencies to restrict applications for job vacancies to individuals who graduated from a qualified educational institution within the preceding two years. The program not only harms older workers by arbitrarily excluding them from federal jobs but it sends a message to the private sector that age discrimination is acceptable. Pursuant to a 2017 Freedom of Information Act request, the OPM said about 93 percent of applicants hired for 92,193 jobs under the Pathway “Recent Graduate” Program from 2012 to 2017 were under the age of 40. The Pathways “Recent Graduates” Program is a classic example of “disparate impact discrimination,” where a seemingly neutral policy has disproportionate and adverse impact on older workers. The OPM has said the program will continue until it is invalidated by a sitting president. So far President Trump has shown no inclination to halt the program. A source said the remaining AARP article refers briefly to age discrimination by the federal government. Political Headwinds The AARP increasingly finds itself in difficulty due to its conflicting roles as the self-proclaimed advocate for older Americans and as the leading purveyor of supplemental health insurance to older Americans who are Medicare recipients.)

GUARDIAN
— Facts are under siege. Now, more than ever, we need to invest in journalism – Robert Reich
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/02/facts-are-under-siege-now-more-than-ever-we-need-to-invest-in-journalism

December 1 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Financial Disclosure A Target Of Illinois General Assembly’s Ethics Quest – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/01/financial-disclosure-a-target-of-illinois-general-assemblys-ethics-quest/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Had enough? Aruba offering ‘election disconnection’ experience for the politically fatigued – Erin Gillespie
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/had-enough-aruba-offering-election-disconnection-experience-for-the-politically-fatigued

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: People, many from out of state, line up in Michigan for first day of legal recreational marijuana sales – BREANA NOBLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/midwest/ct-nw-michigan-legal-recreational-marijuana-sales-20191201-oaeeqsw6z5aoxh3mp7arhgpfh4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— South suburban developer trots in with Balmoral Park racino revival After plans for a Tinley Park racetrack/casino fell through, a group has a proposal to bring racing back to the shuttered track in Crete. But they’ll need help from state lawmakers. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/1/20981448/balmoral-park-racing-return-racino-goldberg-heidner-crete-tinley
— Warren calls for ‘big, structural change’ at town hall in Edgewater Thousands of supporters endured a cold drizzle for hours to get inside the Broadway Armory on the North Side to hear Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plans for the country. – Matthew Hendrickson (DIERSEN: Warren, 70, said “a minimum-wage job used to be able to support a family of three.” My father earned way more than the minimum wage during the 1960s, but nevertheless, he almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/30/20989605/elizabeth-warren-chicago-calls-big-structural-change-town-hall-edgewater

DAILY HERALD
— Emails reveal Dist. 200 board member was ‘very upset’ over author’s canceled appearance – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ activity promote those who promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191201/emails-reveal-dist-200-board-member-was-very-upset-over-authors-canceled-appearance

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Potential Cullerton successor no stranger to claims of misconduct – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-potential-cullerton-successor-no-stranger-to-claims-of/article_6027e41d-0a47-5d59-9b57-9114b148fb16.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: James Marter Now 2nd Among Candidates’ Twitter Followers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/01/il-14-james-marter-now-2nd-among-candidates-twitter-followers/
— IL-14: Full Context and Discernment on Sue Rezin Interview with MSNBC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/01/il-14-full-context-and-discernment-on-sue-rezin-interview-with-msnbc/
— McSweeney Takes on Red Tape
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/01/mcsweeney-takes-on-red-tape/

WASHINGTON TIMES

— MARCH 25, 2013 FLASHBACK: NYC Mayor Bloomberg: Government has right to ‘infringe on your freedom’ – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/25/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-government-has-right-infringe-/

AMERICAN THINKER
— It’s real! A third poll reveals 33% nonwhite support for Trump – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/its_real_a_emthirdem_poll_reveals_33_nonwhite_support_for_trump.html

BREITBART
— Trump’s 34% Black Approval Shows 2020 Momentum – ROB SMITH
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/12/01/rob-smith-trumps-34-black-voters-approval-shows-2020-momentum/
— Activist Judge Negates One of the Oldest Rules of U.S. Immigration Law – the public charge doctrine – KRIS W. KOBACH
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/30/kobach-activist-judge-negates-one-of-the-oldest-rules-of-u-s-immigration-law/

DAILY CALLER

— Top Historians Slam NYT ‘1619 Project’ As It Infiltrates Public School Curriculum – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/30/historians-new-york-times-1619/

DAILY WIRE
— Buttigieg Nods In Agreement With Reverend William Barber Claiming Illegals Are Reclaiming Stolen Land – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/buttigieg-nods-in-agreement-with-reverend-william-barber-claiming-illegals-are-reclaiming-stolen-land

FEDERALIST
— Millennials Are Fleeing Cities For Refuge From Democrats’ Disasters New Census Bureau data shows millennials are increasingly trading in urban life for the suburbs and even switching states entirely. – Tirzah Duren
https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/29/millennials-are-fleeing-cities-for-refuge-from-democrats-disasters/

NEWS BUSTERS
— New York Times: Happy Thanksgiving, Trumpian Bigots and Other Ignorant Folks – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2019/11/30/new-york-times-happy-thanksgiving-trumpian-bigots-and-other-ignorant

PJ MEDIA
— It’s Official: Liberals Hate Michael Bloomberg – MICHAEL VAN DER GALI
https://pjmedia.com/election/its-official-liberals-hate-michael-bloomberg/

EPOCH TIMES
— Chick-fil-A’s Tolerance Gamble – Clifford Humphrey (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity do not tolerate those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.theepochtimes.com/chick-fil-as-tolerance-gamble_3160829.html

THE HILL
— Substitute teacher removed from school after students complain she called homosexuality ‘wrong’ – JUSTINE COLEMAN 
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/472542-substitute-teacher-removed-from-school-after-students-complain

ABC NEWS
— Poet busted for pot in 1969 makes 1st purchase of legal recreational weed in Michigan – BILL HUTCHINSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers promote pot pushers.)
https://abcnews.go.com/US/poet-busted-pot-1969-makes-1st-purchase-legal/story?id=67422928

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Who’s Afraid of Political Ads? With its new restrictions, Google targets a red herring. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whos-afraid-of-political-ads-11575230049
— What Happens When You Hold an Election and Nobody Runs? Confusion Wins Montana town re-elects city councilman who wasn’t on the ballot; ‘I had hoped that somebody would come forward.’ – Jennifer Calfas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-happens-when-you-hold-an-election-and-nobody-runs-confusion-wins-11575043467

November 27 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Sen. Martin Sandoval Announces Resignation Months After Feds Raid Office Sandoval submitted the letter “with a heavy heart”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Sen-Martin-Sandoval-Resigns-Months-After-Feds-Raid-Office-565549581.html

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois’ corruption eruption: Giving thanks for FBI agents and federal prosecutors – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-thankful-thanksgiving-20191127-pnnvd2h4orc3zfbhe7c2qzcwae-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: The pot doctor will see you now. More Illinois primary care physicians embrace medical marijuana as weed use is about to take off. – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-doctors-offices-legalization-20191127-ljocchb6c5djtl2nwixz4c3lkq-story.html
— Illinois Speaker Michael Madigan and Caesar know the political truth: Only the most trusted can betray you. – John Kass (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, it was very difficult for me to trust my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates because I knew that they were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of those who shared my demographics. They did NOT encourage me to take job-related business, accounting, or finance courses at UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, DePaul 1976-1980, or IIT 1992-1997. They did NOT encourage me to pass the CPA examination in 1979 or the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981. They did NOT encourage me to become a licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, or Forensic Accountant in 1997.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-michael-madigan-illinois-politics-kass-20191127-fvimm5cdhbf6zdsyw67p3w5riy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Naperville Republicans are racists and especially Naperville Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, those who have lived in Naperville for a long time, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-naperville-racism-buffalo-wild-wings-20191127-asy24ht37zh4bfeu2fhd5urmee-story.html
— Food stamp program changes could mean higher need for Aurora, DuPage food pantries – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-food-stamp-pantry-st-20191127-yc3slmmbgnd4tcewla7u2fmzam-story.html
— Tell us how your mentor changed the course of your life – Editorial (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of my IRS mentor who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of my GAO mentor who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-chicago-forward-young-lives-balance-mentors-20191127-xxe3ztrgmrbttdmiob4wvuxqbu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— College student David Krupa running for GOP ward post, hoping to pit Republican ‘yin’ against Madigan’s ‘yang’ – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/27/20986327/college-student-david-krupa-back-mike-madigan-republican-ward-committeeperson
— Lightfoot urges CHA to offer ‘clarity and fairness’ when dealing with pot Lightfoot’s letter to acting CHA CEO James Bebley is a direct response to a sternly worded notice the CHA sent last month to residents that reaffirmed the policy. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/11/27/20985977/cha-pot-cannabis-lori-lightfoot-housing-marijuana-housing

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Sandoval to step down from Illinois Senate in January The news comes two months after his offices and home were raided by federal agents. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/sandoval-step-down-illinois-senate-january

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Davis says Pelosi broke promise she denies making – Bernard Schoenburg 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191126/davis-says-pelosi-broke-promise-she-denies-making

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Continues Social Media Push on 2nd Amendment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/27/il-14-catalina-lauf-continues-social-media-push-on-2nd-amendment/ 
— More Links of Jack Franks’ Campaign Contributions to Power Companies after Vote Switch Bill Which Was Really Just a Rate Hike Authorization
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/27/more-links-of-jack-franks-campaign-contributions-to-power-companies/

CAPITOL FAX
— The hollowing out of Illinois government: IEPA (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the hollowing out of GAO.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/27/the-hollowing-out-of-illinois-government-iepa/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL OUTRAGED WITH CHICK-FIL-A OVER 2017 DONATION TO ANTI-CHRISTIAN GROUP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/family-research-council-outraged-with-chick-fil-a-over-2017-donation-to-anti-christian-group.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump administration backs Christian school’s discrimination lawsuit – Christopher Vondracek 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/27/bethel-christian-academy-gets-backing-from-trump-a/

GOPUSA
— Impeachment coverage inspires epic liberal media bias
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80232
— Confronting ‘OK boomer’ at Thanksgiving dinner (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination. I should write a book about those who took the lead in promoting age discrimination at IRS, GAO, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, American Association of Political Consultants, Illinois Center Right Coalition, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, etc.)
http://www.gopusa.com/confronting-ok-boomer-at-thanksgiving-dinner/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The obsessive, intolerant, despicable do-nothing-but-obstruct Democrats – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/11/the_obsessive_intolerant_despicable_donothingbutobstruct_democrats.html

BREITBART
— Charlie Kirk: Harder Line Immigration Policies Necessary to Save America – Alana Mastrangelo
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/27/charlie-kirk-huge-reforms-of-immigration-system-necessary-to-save-america/

BLAZE
— Illinois city (Evanston) to use legal marijuana tax dollars to fund reparations for black residents Recreational marijuana will be legal in Illinois next year – Aaron Colen
https://www.theblaze.com/news/illinois-city-to-use-legal-marijuana-tax-dollars-to-fund-reparations-for-black-residents

DAILY SIGNAL
— 49 Conservative Leaders Urge Chick-Fil-A to ‘Reverse Course’ on Pro-Family Charities – Rachel del Guidice
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/11/27/49-conservative-leaders-urge-chick-fil-a-to-reverse-course-on-pro-family-charities/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Sold Out: Chick-fil-A Gave to SPLC, Pro-Abortion and LGBT Groups 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/matt-philbin/2019/11/27/sold-out-chick-fil-gave-splc-pro-abortion-and-lgbt-groups

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Texas teacher fired for saying her school is overrun with illegal immigrants wins job back – Samantha Chang 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/11/27/texas-teacher-fired-for-saying-her-school-is-overrun-with-illegal-immigrants-wins-job-back-857935

THE HILL
— Is political affiliation the new discrimination? Our research suggests ‘yes’ – PHILIP L. ROTH, JILL E. ELLINGSON AND JASON B. THATCHER (DIERSEN: AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Ever-increasingly, employers in Illinois will not hire Republicans and will get rid of Republicans.) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/472200-political-affiliation-the-new-discrimination-our-research-suggests-yes

CNN
— California cannabis industry sending SOS to state leaders – Alicia Wallace
https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/26/business/california-cannabis-industry-layoffs/index.html

NEW YORK POST
— Bloomberg accused of running media empire with toxic work culture – Ebony Bowden (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government maintained a toxic work culture for employees who were Republican, and especially for those who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://nypost.com/2019/11/27/bloomberg-accused-of-running-media-empire-with-toxic-work-culture/

USA TODAY
— Texas teacher re-hired after tweeting Trump to ‘remove the illegals,’ getting fired – AP
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/11/27/texas-teacher-fired-asking-trump-remove-illegals-rehired/4319706002/

FEDWEEK
— Survey: Room for Improvement on Dealing with Poor Performers (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government use the tremendous subjectivity in their performance appraisal systems a) to retain and promote their employees who are Democrat, and especially those who are minority, female, and/or younger and b) to get rid of employees who are Republican, and especially those who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/survey-suggests-possible-path-for-dealing-with-poor-performers/

FORBES
— Marijuana Seminars Promising To Teach Entrepreneurs How To Get Rich Mostly A Scam – Mike Adams
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeadams/2019/11/27/marijuana-seminars-promising-to-teach-entrepreneurs-how-to-get-rich-mostly-a-scam/
— Trump’s Justice Dept. Aligns With Injustice In U.S. Supreme Court Age Discrimination Case – Patricia Barnes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/11/27/trumps-justice-dept-aligns-with-injustice-in-us-supreme-court-age-discrimination-case/

MARKET WATCH
— Planning to sell your house to fund your retirement? Think again Seniors looking to unload real estate face headwinds – Paul Brandus
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/planning-to-sell-your-house-to-fund-your-retirement-think-again-2019-11-27

BUSINESS 2 COMMUNITY
— How Analytics Can Impact Your Social Media Performance – Gaurav Sharma (DIERSEN: From what I see, those who are most likely to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and/or b) are involved in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and/or Wheaton government or politics.) 
https://www.business2community.com/social-media/how-analytics-can-impact-your-social-media-performance-02260290

DOJ PRIDE
— Letter to Attorney General Barr regarding Title VII protections (DIERSEN: In Diersen v. GAO, GAO and DOJ made it very clear that the federal government can and will get rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://dojpride.org/2019/11/25/letter-to-attorney-general-barr-regarding-title-vii-protections/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: On November 22, 2019, the Board of Directors for DOJ Pride delivered a letter to Attorney General Barr regarding concern about employee morale in the wake of the Department’s briefs and arguments in U.S. Supreme Court cases, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC; Bostock v. Clayton County, GA; and Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda.)

November 25 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Candidates after top ballot position line up early as Illinois’ 2020 election season gets underway – JAMIE MUNKS and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-election-2020-candidate-filing-20191125-islocgyrl5bt5durfr627bcy3a-story.html
— 2020 primary election candidates begin filing paperwork to get on March 17 ballot – LOLLY BOWEAN and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cook-county-candidate-filing-2020-primary-elections-20191125-5iyczseslvbm5jhu3rhnsl6tee-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Dan Patlak, right, commissioner of the Cook County Board of Review in the 1st District, is first in line as he waits with other Cook County candidates who are assembled early to file their nominating petitions for the March primary, with Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough’s office, on Nov. 25, 2019 in Chicago.)
— Column: The fall and rise of former state Rep. John Anthony: cop, Republican, black conservative radio host – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-john-anthony-radio-show-mcqueary-20191125-6ddt72txmze6xbko2vkidq74la-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to restrict vehicle impoundment, lower fines for illegal pot possession advances – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-marijuana-rules-lightfoot-20191125-wq4cbtwa4zgm3o7mauloiejgc4-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says alderman doesn’t understand budget because he went on hunting trip during committee hearings – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-budget-beale-city-council-20191125-zad4ygv72zexniy5ncnem6ocdq-story.html
— Math scares your child’s elementary school teacher — and that should frighten you – DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-teachers-scared-math-education-20191125-faoy22apazgxxkc2ib65rpvnge-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— And they’re off! Candidates begin filing for March primary, mixing politics, posturing, petitions Candidates have a week to file their nominating petitions, but anyone in line when the doors opened Monday has a chance at the top ballot spot in a given race – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/25/20982152/candidates-filing-period-march-primary-petitions-foxx-durbin-burke
— Lightfoot’s marijuana plan set for council vote after hasty rewrite; would relax pot fines, limit vehicle impoundment The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois is concerned the “disproportionate impact” that cannabis enforcement laws have historically had on communities of color will continue, just with reduced fines. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/11/25/20982018/recreational-marijuana-pot-penalties-vehicle-impoundment-city-council-lightfoot
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for problems that women have had, are having, and will have.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/25/20982175/2020-election-democratic-primary-sexism-rosabeth-kanter-elizabeth-tippett-women-politics
— Would a ward boss by any other name still smell like a smoke-filled room? Thanks to a 2018 change in Illinois law, county parties now use gender-neutral language. The March primary will mark the first time voters choose Democratic and Republican ward and township committeepeople. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/25/20982762/ward-committeeman-boss-committeeperson-cook-democratic-party

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage Democrats ready to challenge for all 6 county board districts – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191125/dupage-democrats-ready-to-challenge-for-all-6-county-board-districts
— Primaries likely in several congressional, suburban legislative races – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191125/primaries-likely-in-several-congressional-suburban-legislative-races
— First day of Kane County filings ensures chairman, state’s attorney will be contested – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191125/first-day-of-kane-county-filings-ensures-chairman-states-attorney-will-be-contested

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— 2020 hopefuls kick off primary season with petition tradition Candidates hoping to make it on the March 2020 primary ballot took part in the time-honored tradition of submitting petitions bright and early today. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/2020-hopefuls-kick-primary-season-petition-tradition
— Here are some Chicago-area races worth watching as candidate filing opens Hot contests loom in at least three city congressional districts and for a North Side state representative slot. And Kim Foxx draws only one primary challenger—so far. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/here-are-some-chicago-area-races-worth-watching-candidate-filing-opens
— Looking for solutions to a black exodus in Illinois higher education Millions of dollars are flowing into campus renovations, financial aid and student programs aimed at attracting, shoring up and retaining black students. – LYNNE MAREK
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/looking-solutions-black-exodus-illinois-higher-education

NBC5
— Candidates Start Filing Petitions for March Primary Election Ballot – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/candidates-begin-filing-petitions-to-get-on-march-primary-ballot-565434052.html

WGN TV
— DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://wgntv.com/2019/11/24/nearly-15000-same-sex-couples-have-wed-in-cook-county-since-2013-state-law/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Hundreds file petitions to kick off 2020 races – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191125/hundreds-file-petitions-to-kick-off-2020-races

KENDALL COUNTY TIMES
— Oberweis challenges opponent Underwood’s priorities where veterans are concerned – Glenn Minnis
https://kendallcountytimes.com/stories/520531786-rep-oberweis-challenges-opponent-underwood-s-priorities-where-veterans-are-concerned

DUPAGE COUNTY
— “Unofficial” Candidate Listings
https://dupageco.org/election/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REPUBLICANS IVES, KINZLER FILE IN 6TH CD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/republicans-ives-kinzler-file-in-6th-cd.html
— THUS FAR, 7 GOPERS FILE TO OUST DEM LAUREN UNDERWOOD IN IL’S 14TH CD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/thus-far-7-gopers-file-to-oust-dem-lauren-underwood-in-ils-14th-cd-.html
— 3 GOPERS FILE TO FILL RETIRING JOHN SHIMKUS’ 15TH CD SEAT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/3-gopers-file-to-fill-retiring-john-shimkus-15th-cd-seat-.html
— ILLINOIS’ “CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS” CORE (Musgrave, Bailey, Skillicorn, Murphy and Halbrook) FILES IN SPRINGFIELD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/illinois-conservative-caucus-core-files-in-springfield.html
— FIVE GOPERS FILE TO SUCCEED REP. TERRI BRYANT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/five-gopers-file-to-succeed-rep-terri-bryant-.html
— POSSIBLE 3-WAY DEM PRIMARY IN IL’S 3RD CD; FRICILONE FILES FOR GOP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/possible-3-way-dem-primary-in-ils-3rd-cd-fricilone-files-for-gop.html
— TWO OF POSSIBLY 10 REPUBLICANS READY TO FILE FOR 2020 DURBIN CHALLENGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/two-of-possibly-10-republicans-ready-to-file-for-2020-durbin-challenge.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP gives Thanksgiving dinner advice for talking politics
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/25/ilgop-gives-thanksgiving-dinner-advice-for-talking-politics/
— One of the last remaining holdouts, Cass County to finally get its own website
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/25/one-of-the-last-remaining-holdouts-cass-county-to-finally-get-its-own-website/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Chick-fil-A Foundation director donated thousands to Obama and Clinton presidential campaigns – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/chick-fil-a-foundation-director-donated-thousands-to-obama-and-clinton-presidential-campaigns

GOPUSA
— America, where believing in Christ is now bad for business
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80064&preview_id=80064

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats May Have Buyer’s Remorse After Month Of Impeachment Hearings – Bob Barr
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/25/barr-impeachment-hearings/

NEWSMAX
— Park Rangers Going to Border to Stop Illegals – Todd Beamon
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/park-rangers/2019/11/25/id/943261/

FORBES
— The Frightening Rise In Low-Quality, Low-Paying Jobs: Is This Really A Strong Job Market? – Jack Kelly (DIERSEN: Have you ever taken a bad job? According to my critics/opponents, 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.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2019/11/25/the-frightening-rise-in-low-quality-low-paying-jobs-is-this-really-a-strong-job-market/

FED SMITH
— Budgeting for Retirement – Justin Holtz 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/11/25/budgeting-for-retirement/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Democrats, Young Voters Attracted By Socialism
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/partner_surveys/democrats_young_voters_attracted_by_socialism

November 22 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cresco Labs in Joliet prepares for marijuana ‘green rush’
https://abc7chicago.com/business/cresco-labs-prepares-for-marijuana-green-rush/5711058/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville residents say community needs to call out racism when they see it; ‘We need to say, not in our town’ – SUZANNE BAKER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint Naperville as being full of White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. How soon, if not already, will Democrats call for Naperville to banish individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-community-reaction-naperville-racism-st-1122-20191122-rriqhlzbfvd73phyj5x3usafli-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Racial incidents that occurred at Naperville Central High School, Buffalo Wild Wings and Bucky’s Mobil gas station this past year are not a surprise to people of color, Naperville City Councilman Benny White said Wednesday at a meeting held by Naperville Neighbors United. “These cases are not isolated. These kinds of things are happening,” White said. The problem, he said, is most go unreported.)
— District 203 parents, residents and administrators talk about race, racism and bias in effort to bring change: ‘We need to be better’
– SUZANNE BAKER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint Naperville as being full of White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. How soon, if not already, will Democrats call for Naperville to banish individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-203-implicit-bias-st-1122-20191121-5sdq5phk3bc4pfuml4y6bwiuji-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Naperville Central High School was charged with a hate crime this week after he allegedly posted an item on Craigslist featuring a black student’s photo with the words “Slave for sale (Naperville).” While not addressing that incident specifically, Bridges told the audience gathered at the Naperville Municipal Center racism has no place in District 203 schools and racial slurs are “unacceptable anytime and anyplace.” . . . The district has seen an uptick in the number of reports of racial slurs in the junior high and high schools, Leaks said. . .Marla Baker said her children have experienced so much racial discrimination they don’t want to go to school some days because they no longer trust teachers or administrators to do anything about it.)
— Open Will County Board seat filled with appointment of former Steger trustee Sherry Newquist – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-will-newquist-will-board-st-1125-20191122-sdrsqx6jwngyjox5m6nizqfzsa-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Amid regulation pressures for Big Tech, transparency the least-bad option – Phil Kerpen (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents either a) want big tech’s anti-conservatism or b) fail/refuse to see big tech’s anti-conservatism.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191122/amid-regulation-pressures-for-big-tech-transparency-the-least-bad-option
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Cruz and Hawley understand something too many professional analysts on the right ignore at their peril — the conservative base is nearing a boiling point in its hatred of Big Tech and sees this as a central front in the culture war, not a venue for economic policy subject to ideological constraints. How, in this context, can we chart a path forward that can satisfy this base anger without betraying free-market principles?)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: How Naperville District 203 aims to ‘be better’ after student charged with hate crime – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint Naperville as being full of White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. How soon, if not already, will Democrats call for Naperville to banish individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191121/how-naperville-district-203-aims-to-be-better-after-student-charged-with-hate-crime

WBEZ
— ‘Protect Your Brain’: Chicago Releases Safety Tips Ahead Of Weed Legalization – Mariah Woelfel
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/protect-your-brain-city-releases-safety-tips-ahead-of-weed-legalization/010420bd-fd88-4fdf-82fe-f21da6632a9c
— Naperville Parents Say Racism Isn’t New In Schools – Susie An (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint Naperville as being full of White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. How soon, if not already, will Democrats call for Naperville to banish individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/naperville-parents-say-racism-isnt-new-in-schools/16ffef09-aee3-46fb-bc2f-b5f62786c6ab

WTTW
— Will Illinois’ Marijuana Law Meet its Social Equity Aims? – Amanda Vinicky (DIERSEN: DISGUSTINGLY, TRAGICALLY, Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.)
https://news.wttw.com/2019/11/21/will-illinois-marijuana-law-meet-its-social-equity-aims

WBBM
— 5th Illinois Resident Dies From Vaping As National Death Toll Rises To 47
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/suntimes/5th-illinois-resident-dies-from-vaping

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Bill would cut off lawmaker pay the day they leave office – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191121/bill-would-cut-off-lawmaker-pay-day-they-leave-office
— How a powerful ComEd lobbyist lined up contracts for disgraced ex-aide to Madigan and why authorities are interested – Ray Long
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191121/how-powerful-comed-lobbyist-lined-up-contracts-for-disgraced-ex-aide-to-madigan-and-why-authorities-are-interested

SOUTHERN
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s bluster on pensions will hurt those he wants to help – Brett Rowland
https://thesouthern.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-brett-rowland-gov-j-b-pritzker-s-bluster-on/article_136ef162-1a1a-551c-8cea-2fc132674943.html

SAUK VALLEY
— Legislators roll the dice with pension funds Jury is out on how big a step downstate pension consolidation will be – Editorial
https://www.saukvalley.com/2019/11/21/editorials-elsewhere-legislators-roll-the-dice-with-pension-funds/a9ix4pt/

WAND
— Fear of strong cannabis potency looms as plant becomes legal – Tristan Hardy
https://www.wandtv.com/news/fear-of-strong-cannabis-potency-looms-as-plant-becomes-legal/article_f5de09b4-0cd9-11ea-b08f-6f6e5fcd64ea.html

EVANSTON PATCH
— City Urged To Reconsider Firing Of Community Services Manager Terminated over allegations he improperly paid parking tickets with a city credit card, Kevin Brown and his supporters suspect retaliation. – Jonah Meadows (DIERSEN: The more that you speak out against something, the harder that those who oppose what you say will retaliate against you. I speak out against the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, illegal drugs, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I should write a book about past and present leaders of the following who oppose my speaking out against the aforesaid: Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on how the aforesaid have retaliated against me.) 
https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/city-urged-reconsider-firing-community-services-manager
(FROM THE ARTICLE: City Clerk Devon Reid spoke during public comment after the mayor denied his request to address the public from the dais. Instead of addressing aldermen, he picked up the microphone and turned toward the overflow crowd. “The decision that has been made regarding Kevin Brown doesn’t reflect our principals, nor does it reflect our rules, and that is the concern that I have,” Reid said. “We have seen a pattern, in this city, of racial inequity. We’ve seen a pattern of folks who speak out about racism and call out the city being systemically, systematically fired and terminated, and I think we have a duty to address this.”)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Discernment on Lauren Underwood’s Five Point Plan to Reduce Drug Prices *UPDATE* Video #2 Crenshaw/Walden at end of article
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/21/il-14-discernment-on-lauren-underwoods-five-point-plan-to-reduce-drug-prices/ 
— How Jack Franks Might Appoint a Person Coroner Said to Have Voted Democrat in the 2008 Primary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/22/how-jack-franks-might-apppoint-a-person-said-to-have-voted-in-the-2008-coroner/ 
— Justin Hansen Running for Judge
— http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/22/justin-hansen-running-for-judge/ 
— Did Unionization of Algonquin Township Road District Lead to County’s Not Asking for Help If Local 150 Went on Strike?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/22/did-unionization-of-algonquin-township-road-district-lead-to-countys-not-asking-for-help-in-local-150-went-on-strike/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— State Rep. Curtis Tarver arrested for carrying a weapon with a revoked license – W.J. Kennedy 
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/520338090-state-rep-curtis-tarver-arrested-for-carrying-a-weapon-with-a-revoked-license

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— LAHOOD: US JOBS, GDP AND FARMERS WAIT FOR SPEAKER PELOSI
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/lahood-us-jobs-gdp-and-farmers-wait-for-speaker-pelosi-.html
— ROSSI: PROOF “THE FAKE NEWS” IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/rossi-proof-the-fake-news-is-the-enemy-of-the-people.html
— AOC’S ‘JUST SOCIETY’ A SOCIALIST SHAM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/aocs-just-society-a-socialist-sham.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Brazen’: Illegals cut hole in border wall, drive truck through it – Stephen Dinan 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/21/illegal-immigrants-cut-hole-border-wall-drive-truc/

DAILY CALLER
— Biden Rips ‘Classy’ Reporter For Asking About His Son’s New Kid – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/21/joe-biden-hunter-biden-lunden-roberts-son/
— Former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese: Spying On The Trump Campaign Is Obama’s Watergate – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/21/ed-meese-spying-trump-campaign-obama-watergate/

CHRISTIAN POST
— How the American church is grappling in a society that’s abandoning God How the American church is grappling in a society that’s abandoning God – Leonardo Blair (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout a) that GOD is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) that GOD promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.) 
https://www.christianpost.com/news/how-the-american-church-is-grappling-in-a-society-thats-abandoning-god.html

NEWS ONE
— ‘Slave For Sale’ Student Charged With Hate Crime, While School Gives Lax Punishment Authorities respond to a racist ad. – Adrian Moore
https://newsone.com/3894621/slave-for-sale-student-charged-hate-crime-school-lax-punishment/

REUTERS
— Warren vows to ‘fix’ racial inequality as Democrats vie for black support – Simon Lewis (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats have blamed Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-black-voters/warren-vows-to-fix-racial-inequality-as-democrats-vie-for-black-support-idUSKBN1XV17G

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Leading White Democrats court Black votes; some find trouble (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats have blamed Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.)
http://www.startribune.com/debate-clash-on-race-pushes-issue-to-forefront-for-democrats/565295222/
— Obama warns against ‘purity tests’ in the Democratic primary – BRIAN SLODYSKO (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican but b) who focus on destroying those 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 Republican Party platform. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.) 
https://apnews.com/5411b7bd9c414b36b4cf35dead3b75be

NEW YORK TIMES
— R.N.C. Spent Nearly $100,000 on Copies of Donald Trump Jr.’s Book “Triggered,” published Nov. 5, topped the best-seller list thanks in part to a big order from the Republican National Committee.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/books/donald-trump-jr-triggered-sales.html
— U.S. Vaping-Related Deaths Rise to 47, Cases of Illness to 2,290 – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2019/11/21/us/21reuters-usa-vaping-cdc.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Facebook Weighs Steps to Curb Narrowly Targeted Political Ads Tech firms are reversing a yearslong trend of offering ever-more precise tools that in some cases facilitated the spread of misinformation – Emily Glazer (DIERSEN: What can be inferred about you from your browsing and search histories? The following can be inferred about me: Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, married, homeowner, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, retired federal employee, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, raised in Crete, etc. Obviously, the more of your demographics that your critics/opponents despise/hate, the more that your critics/opponents despise/hate you. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who despise/hate me the most. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. Of course, the aforesaid falsely deny that they despise/hate anyone because of their demographics.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-discussing-potential-changes-to-political-ad-policy-11574352887
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Facebook Inc. is discussing increasing the minimum number of people who can be targeted in political ads on its platform from 100 to a few thousand, according to people familiar with the matter. The potential move is part of an effort to make it less easy for advertisers to microtarget, which has been criticized as enabling political actors to single out groups for misleading or false ads that aren’t seen by the broader public. Alphabet Inc. ’s Google said on Wednesday that advertisers would no longer be able to target political messages based on users’ interests inferred from their browsing or search histories. And last month, Twitter Inc. said it would stop accepting most political ads.)

USA TODAY
— ‘Sometimes, divorce is necessary.’ Fight for LGBTQ inclusion may finally split United Methodists – Lindsay Schnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/11/22/united-methodist-church-progressive-conservative-split-lgbtq/4233406002/

FORBES
— Jewish Groups, More Than 100 House Democrats Call On Stephen Miller To Resign – Rachel Sandler
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2019/11/21/jewish-groups-more-than-100-house-democrats-call-on-stephen-miller-to-resign/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Jewish groups, too, are calling for Miller’s resignation, which is significant because after the Southern Poverty Law Center reported on the emails last week, White House officials said that criticism of Miller, who is Jewish, amounted to anti-Semitism. “Mr. Miller condemns racism and bigotry in all forms, while those defaming him are trying to deny his Jewish identity which is a pernicious form of anti-Semitism and this outrageous smear dishonors the memories of Jewish victims of anti-Semitic persecution across the globe,” White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told Yahoo News)

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— When Algorithms Decide Whose Voices Will Be Heard – Theodora (Theo) LauUday Akkaraju (DIERSEN: What do you say to politicians who ever-increasingly make it clear that they do not want to hear from voters who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? I should write a book about such politicians in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://hbr.org/2019/11/when-algorithms-decide-whose-voice-will-be-heard

WINCHESTER STAR
— Cancel culture hypocrites, right and left – MICHELLE MALKIN
https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/malkin-cancel-culture-hypocrites-right-and-left/article_7bc9c96d-633d-52cc-9bf6-57c0e62ddbd8.html

NEW YORKER
— Lauren Underwood’s Illinois District Considers Impeachment – Peter Slevin
https://www.newyorker.com/news/the-political-scene/lauren-underwoods-illinois-district-considers-impeachment

INQUIRER
— Google will crack down on the micro-targeting of political ads It’s not perfect, but it’s a start – Chris Merriman (DIERSEN: What can be inferred about you from your browsing and search histories? The following can be inferred about me: Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, married, homeowner, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, retired federal employee, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, raised in Crete, etc. Obviously, the more of your demographics that your critics/opponents despise/hate, the more that your critics/opponents despise/hate you. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who despise/hate me the most. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. Of course, the aforesaid falsely deny that they despise/hate anyone because of their demographics.) 
https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3084126/google-political-ads-clampdown

TECH CRUNCH
— Google employees will rally in protest of alleged worker retaliation – Megan Rose Dickey (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my coworkers in the federal government who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who sided with my Democrat superiors and Democrat supervisors a) to save their own careers and/or b) to get promoted. They helped my Democrat superiors and Democrat supervisors get rid of employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/21/google-employees-will-rally-in-protest-of-alleged-worker-retaliation/

ALTERNET
— ‘Targeted by my own government’: Journalists sue Trump DHS over a ‘coordinated attack’ – Jessica Corbett (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs do not want me to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/targeted-by-my-own-government-journalists-sue-trump-dhs-over-a-coordinated-attack/

BEAST
— Tillerson Denies Nikki Haley’s Claims That He Tried to Undermine Trump – Julia Arciga (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present underminers in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.) 
https://www.thedailybeast.com/rex-tillerson-denies-nikki-haleys-claims-that-he-tried-to-undermine-trump

GUARDIAN
— Trump aide Stephen Miller told Bannon immigration would ‘decimate’ America – Amanda Holpuch (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs want immigrants because Democrats and RINOs use immigrants to get rid get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/22/stephen-miller-bannon-interview-immigration-america

November 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lightfoot, City announce recreational marijuana awareness campaign: Cannabis Facts Chicago (DIERSEN: Pot brings down everyone and everything around it.)
https://abc7chicago.com/education/cannabis-facts-chicago-mayor-city-launch-recreational-weed-awareness-campaign/5710762/
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: The City is encouraging residents considering consuming cannabis to review these health and safety tips:
– Protect your brain – Studies have shown that cannabis use in young people can impair brain development.
– Know your dose – Cannabis now comes in many different forms and is much more potent than in the past.
– Avoid frequent use – Daily cannabis use, particularly in high doses, can impair your memory.
– Don’t consume if pregnant or breastfeeding – There is no safe amount of cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding, regardless of how you consume it.
– Don’t drive while high – Driving while under the influence of cannabis is not just dangerous to yourself and others, it’s also illegal.
– Keep it safe – Ensure that the only person using your cannabis is you.)
— Mother of Naperville student targeted in racist Craigslist ad speaks out – Leah Hope and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/society/mother-of-naperville-student-targeted-in-racist-craigslist-ad-speaks-out/5711483/

NBC5
— Wisconsin Poll Shows 40 Percent Support for Removing Trump Republicans in the battleground state are rallying around the president, the poll’s organizers say
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/wisconsin-poll-shows-only-40-percent-support-for-removing-trump-565254462.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bill to decriminalize marijuana at federal level passes divided U.S. House committee
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/bill-to-decriminalize-marijuana-at-federal-level-passes-divided-u-s-house-committee
— 5th Illinois resident dies from vaping as national death toll rises to 47
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/5th-illinois-resident-dies-from-vaping-as-national-death-toll-rises-to-47

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Plan emerges to bring horse racing and casino gambling to Balmoral Park in Crete after Gov. J.B. Pritzker quashes Tinley Park racino – Dan Petrella (DIERSEN: My ancestors used to own the farm land on which Balmoral Park was built. My ancestors have lived in Crete since 1854. My great grandfather and then my grandfather operated Crete’s only hardware store at the northeast corner of Main and Exchange Streets until the 1950s. My parents and I lived in an apartment above it 1948-1954. My brother continues to live in a house in Crete that my grandfather had built in 1926 on land that his grandfather bought in 1864.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-gambling-expansion-balmoral-park-20191121-i3iyhllzwbezdks6rj4b3sepcy-story.html
https://www.courant.com/ct-illinois-gambling-expansion-balmoral-park-20191121-i3iyhllzwbezdks6rj4b3sepcy-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois will grow 1 million pounds of marijuana in 2025, ranking it among the top 5 pot-producing states, study says – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-marijuana-production-20191121-775bhlfldjaevejpcgjf24mndi-story.html
— Reaction to Trump impeachment testimony depends on one’s political views – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-impeachment-testimony-reaction-st-1122-20191121-iagvek5bafab7dffgybag2nhmq-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Sexual misconduct in Chicago Public Schools continues amid federal oversight: ‘What can we do to prevent this?’ – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-public-schools-sexual-abuse-investigations-update-20191122-3mccxmsd5rh2filslmkrkhorbe-story.html
— Mother, daughters, doctors. Affirmative action at Harvard makes a generational ripple in improving black health care. – UCHE BLACKSTOCK (DIERSEN: I was the first of my ancestors to earn a college degree. 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.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-black-doctors-harvard-20191121-2a27fldrhbbxtky2zeojv2hqqq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: McDonald’s accused of allowing ‘epidemic of violence’ at its Chicago restaurants A lawsuit was filed Thursday by 17 workers at 13 Chicago restaurants, including the showcase at McDonald’s corporate headquarters in the West Loop. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2019/11/21/20976315/mcdonalds-workers-sue-violence-chicago-restaurants-design
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs want amnesty for illegals who take bad jobs. Have you ever taken a bad job? According to my critics/opponents, 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. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/11/21/20976316/undocumented-immigrants-migrant-workers-farmers-farm-workforce-modernization-act-marlen-garcia
— Housing protection advances for those with past convictions — prompting congratulations, concerns The committee seal of approval could signal a conclusion to a months-long back and forth between property owners and housing advocates. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/20/20974968/cook-county-anti-housing-discrimination-rules-criminal-history-fair-ordinance
— CPS watchdog fielding 3 complaints of adult sex misconduct per school day Nearly 5 percent of CPS security guards have faced complaints, the CPS inspector general said. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2019/11/20/20973101/cps-sexual-misconduct-inspector-general-complaints-abuse
— War of succession? Pritzker asks replacement process scrutiny as ward bosses’ pick seeks Arroyo seat “I want to make sure that the people of the district get represented properly,” the governor said. “There’s no air of corruption around the person who gets appointed.” – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/20/20974886/pritzker-ethics-task-force-arroyo-house-vacancies-corruption-federal-investigation

WGN RADIO
— National Marijuana Initiative Coordinator Ed Shemelya joins John Williams to explain the danger of recreational marijuana legalization, its potency and the contrasts between marijuana and alcohol.
https://wgnradio.com/2019/11/21/national-marijuana-initiative-police-officers-are-going-to-have-to-go-back-to-doing-fundamental-police-work/

WAND
— Using ‘OK, Boomer’ at work could get you fired (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government were smart enough to not engage in name calling. But they focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (SES) (currently $165,500) by age 40. In the military, GS-13 is equivalent to Major, GS-14 is equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel, GS-15 is equivalent to Colonel, and SES is equivalent to Brigadier General.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/using-ok-boomer-at-work-could-get-you-fired/article_94159c5c-0c65-11ea-bc38-03f71ebc0195.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Discernment on Lauren Underwood’s Five Point Plan to Reduce Drug Prices
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/21/il-14-discernment-on-lauren-underwoods-five-point-plan-to-reduce-drug-prices/ 
— IL-14: Release of “Ted Gradel on Life” Video
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/20/il-14-release-of-ted-gradel-on-life-video/
— Don Brewer Running for Judge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/21/don-brewer-running-for-judge/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Yes, Chick-fil-A’s Decision Hurts – Christine Misner 
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/yes-chick-fil-as-decision-hurt/

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP fires both barrels at no-chance Dem prison chaplain
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/21/ilgop-fires-both-barrels-at-no-chance-dem-prison-chaplain/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Faith-based groups sue to deny locals a say in refugee resettlement – Stephen Dinan 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/21/faith-based-groups-sue-deny-locals-say-refugee-res/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Debate uproar as Biden stumbles, saying ‘only African American woman’ (Carol Moseley Braun) elected to Senate supports him – Jon Brown
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/debate-uproar-as-biden-stumbles-saying-only-black-woman-elected-to-senate-supports-him

GOPUSA
— ‘Woke math’ adds up to radicalized students
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79916

DAILY CALLER
— WH Press Sec Stephanie Grisham: Democrats’ Impeachment Inquiry Motivated By ‘Sick Hatred’ For Trump – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/21/white-house-stephanie-grisham-democrats-sick-hatred-trump/

TOWNHALL
— Biden To Booker: Cory, I’m Just as Black as You – Matt Vespa (DIERSEN: From what I see, being called a racist today in America is like being called a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s. Those who are called racists should sue their accusers.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/11/21/biden-tries-to-say-hes-just-as-black-as-cory-booker-n2556844

HUMAN EVENTS
— The Real Purpose Behind the Immigration Debate. How progressive framing of the immigration issue exposes their true vision for America. – Patrick Garry (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://humanevents.com/2019/11/21/the-real-purpose-behind-the-immigration-debate/

NEW AMERICAN
— 10-plus Percent of DACA Recipients Arrested, Illegal-alien Smuggler Collared at Border Had DACA Privilege – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/34100-10-plus-percent-of-daca-recipients-arrested-illegal-alien-smuggler-collared-at-border-had-daca-privilege

COLLEGE FIX
— Students told they’re ‘genocide beneficiaries’ at panel on Native American issues – ALEXANDER PEASE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that if you are a member of any of the following groups, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats want to get rid of you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, and/or draft avoider.) 
https://www.thecollegefix.com/students-told-theyre-genocide-beneficiaries-at-panel-on-native-american-issues/

THE HILL
— West Virginia public library removes LGBTQ children’s book from shelves – OWEN DAUGHERTY
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/471509-west-virginia-public-library-removes-lgbtq-childrens-book-from

CBS NEWS
— Hardliners gain key posts at Trump’s citizenship and immigration services agency – CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-immigration-policy-posts-hardliners-including-officials-who-worked-for-a-hate-group-gain-key-positions/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Why We’re Impeaching Our Student Body President Over Trump Jr. The president’s son spoke at the University of Florida for a $50,000 fee. We dug deeper. – Zachariah Chou
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/opinion/donald-trump-jr-university-of-florida.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump’s impeachment opposed by more independents: poll – Bob Fredericks
https://nypost.com/2019/11/21/trumps-impeachment-opposed-by-more-independents-poll/

FORBES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis Boot Camps Target Equity For Illinois, Michigan And Beyond – Janet Burns (DIERSEN: Pot brings down everyone and everything around it.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2019/11/21/cannabis-boot-camps-target-equity-for-illinois-michigan-and-beyond/
— All The President’s Men: Office Politics At Taxpayer Expense – Keith Flamer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/keithflamer/2019/11/21/all-the-presidents-men-office-politics-at-taxpayer-expense/#6b23472c5912

CASPER STAR TRIBUNE
— Inside the Wyoming GOP, critics are silenced as party leadership turns increasingly to the right – Nick Reynolds
https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/inside-the-wyoming-gop-critics-are-silenced-as-party-leadership/article_5580eefb-3b44-5bfd-8410-ab6c0592f343.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Fear Violence From Trump’s Foes More Than His Supporters
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/november_2019/voters_fear_violence_from_trump_s_foes_more_than_his_supporters

WIKIPEDIA
— Defense Officer Personnel Management Act (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (SES) (currently $165,500) by age 40. In the military, GS-13 is equivalent to Major, GS-14 is equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel, GS-15 is equivalent to Colonel, and SES is equivalent to Brigadier General.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_Officer_Personnel_Management_Act

(FROM THE POSTING: DOPMA created stable and predictable career paths, institutionalized relatively short careers compared to private industry, and mandated the military adopt an “up or out” personnel management strategy (requiring officers who failed selection for promotion to be removed from the service). Although DOPMA accomplished many of its intended goals, many provisions and consequences of the legislation remain controversial. . .The DOPMA “system” generally provides two opportunities to advance to the next rank. Officers typically will go before selection boards in cohorts based on the year they were commissioned. The majority of officers are promoted “in zone” (or “primary zone”); officers not selected will go before the next board (“above zone”), typically held a year later. Officers who are not selected “above zone” (twice fail promotion) are required to separate from the service, retire if eligible, or by exception may continue to serve until retirement in their current grade (but will never again be considered for promotion). At the discretion of the services a small number of promotions may go to exceptional officers (“below zone”) who are promoted one or two years ahead of their cohort. Congress desired “due course” officers (those selected in the primary zone) to be promoted within set windows based on time served in the current grade and cumulative years of service. While not specified in DOPMA, Department of Defense policy established targets for selection to the next grade, as a percentage from the surviving cohort. Desired promotion rates and reporting requirements of service board results are regularly published by DoD. Current promotion guidelines are as follows:)

November 21 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended the outstanding Milton Township Republican Central Committee meeting Wednesday evening, November 20, 2019, at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream included Almiron, Corrigan, Elliott, Falbo, Felice, Grant, Grogan, Holder, R. Jorgensen, Keller, Kinzler, LeVan, Mack, McCluskey, McGowen, Monino, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Pcolinski, Santucci, Tatro, Veenstra, and Whelan. Many of the aforesaid spoke including Almiron, Elliott, Falbo, Felice, Grant, Grogan, Holder, Keller, Kinzler, Mack, McCluskey, Pcolinski, Veenstra, and Whelan. Other meeting attendees included Anderson, Baker, Bohn, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Cooper, Dangelo, Fitzgerald, A. Jorgensen, Lofgren, Ryan, Shaw, and Smith. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— The challenge to cut Chicago’s 30-year life expectancy gap in half by 2030 (DIERSEN: Democrats run Chicago. Therefore, Democrats caused the life expectancy gap.)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/the-challenge-to-cut-chicagos-30-year-life-expectancy-gap-in-half-by-2030/5710399/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— No short-term fix for challenges in California pot market – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-california-pot-market-challenges-fix-20191120-z5xbvwokzbchtewjdgqjwqwaua-story.html
— For trans activists, recent setbacks temper long-term hopes – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–transgender-rights-20191119-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— OK, boomers aren’t the enemy – Editorial (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191120/editorial-ok-boomers-arent-the-enemy
— Author whose Dist. 200 invitation was rescinded speaks in Glen Ellyn about LGBTQ issues – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to send a child to a public school, is to encourage that child to be a LGBTQer.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191120/author-whose-dist-200-invitation-was-rescinded-speaks-in-glen-ellyn-about-lgbtq-issues

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— TV ads thanks Davis for opposing impeachment – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20191120/bernard-schoenburg-tv-ads-thanks-davis-for-opposing-impeachment

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Champaign continues above-average score on LGBTQ equality index – Julie Wurth (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Champaign officially banish individuals, organizations, and companies that do not promote LGBTQ activity?)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/champaign-continues-above-average-score-on-lgbtq-equality-index/article_5f0bfb1e-9b29-52ce-bdba-0ae78ddd6e60.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— What pension consolidation means for local municipalities Pension consolidation bill passes in Springfield, awaits Pritzker’s pen – KELSEY RETTKE
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/11/19/what-pension-consolidation-means-for-local-municipalities/av0xpvh/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Bloomberg spending $15M-$20M to register half million voters – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/bloomberg-spending-15m-20m-to-register-half-million-voters/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Survey Finds Illinoisans Divided On Trust, With Consequences For Democracy – BRIAN MACKEY (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents do not want Illinoisans to trust me or my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. According to them, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who disapprove of my demographics. I would focus on those who have slandered me.) 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/survey-finds-illinoisans-divided-trust-consequences-democracy#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Federal lawmakers move on bill to decriminalize cannabis – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: To push pot on a person is to destroy that person. To push pot on a country is to destroy that country.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/federal-lawmakers-move-on-bill-to-decriminalize-cannabis/article_a45b08a4-0bca-11ea-a666-a787bfb30e63.html
— Pundits (Proft and Martire) argue about whether higher taxes will push more people out of Illinois – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who work the hardest to drive individuals, organizations, and companies out of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pundits-argue-about-whether-higher-taxes-will-push-more-people/article_de7cc05c-0be5-11ea-9d08-5b87960e1c12.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to change Illinois’ negative narrative – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs make it clear that they want to drive out of Illinois individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/gov-j-b-pritzker-wants-to-changes-illinois-negative-narrative/article_2b479030-0bad-11ea-b286-5b1380db1f36.html

WIRE POINTS
— Pritzker’s Latest Pension Flimflam And Contradictions With Illinois Bond Documents – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/pritzkers-latest-pension-flimflam-and-contrasts-with-illinois-bond-documents/

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Reasons why I can afford to spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out include my not having debts, children, or pets. Additional reasons include my having a $53,316/year Civil Service Retirement System pension, $2,118/year Social Security, and an approximate $18,000/year federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/21/open-thread-58/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden says he’s most feared foe: ‘Trump doesn’t want me to be the nominee’ – Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/20/joe-biden-democratic-debate-donald-trump-doesnt-wa/
— Elizabeth Warren says she might tear down border wall sections – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/20/elizabeth-warren-might-tear-down-trump-border-wall/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democrats mock Biden on drugs and race – Emily Larsen
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democrats-mock-biden-on-drugs-and-race
— Census: Number of ‘majority Hispanic’ US counties doubles – Paul Bedard (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at Hispanics 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. Democrats count on using Hispanics to get rid of Republicans once and for all. What do Hispanics have to say about that?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/census-number-of-majority-hispanic-us-counties-doubles

BREITBART
— Poll: Pro-Mass Immigration 2020 Candidates Turn Off Majority of Voters – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/20/poll-pro-mass-immigration-2020-candidates-turn-off-majority-of-voters/
— A Night of Softball Questions at the MSNBC-Washington Post Debate – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/11/21/nolte-a-night-of-softball-questions-at-the-msnbc-washington-post-debate/

DAILY CALLER
— Here’s What Moderators Did Not Ask Candidates About During The Fifth Democratic Debate – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/21/democratic-debate-moderators-did-not-ask/
— Joe Biden: I Came ‘Out Of A Black Community’ – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a racist. They stress that I support the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform. They stress the lack of minorities in Crete when I lived there during the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. In my defense, I stress that I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972. I stress that as a federal employee 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, I worked for, worked with, and supervised more minorities than any of my critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/20/biden-black-community-election-debate/
— Buttigieg’s Biggest Boondoggle: An Army Of Federally Funded Leftist Activists? – JAMES BOVARD
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/20/buttigieg-federally-funded-leftist-activists/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Pro-Trans Advertising Doesn’t Reflect Most of America – Nicole Russell 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/11/20/pro-trans-advertising-doesnt-reflect-most-of-america/

FEDERALIST
— Elizabeth Warren Vows To Use Taxpayer Dollars To Tear Down Border Wall – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/20/elizabeth-warren-vows-to-use-taxpayer-dollars-to-tear-down-border-wall/
— If Democrats Were Held To Their Own Standards, Their Debates Couldn’t Be At Tyler Perry Studios – Chrissy Clark
https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/20/if-democrats-were-held-to-their-own-standards-their-debates-couldnt-be-at-tyler-perry-studios/

NEWSMAX
— Kerik to Newsmax TV: Hold Employers of Illegals ‘Accountable’ (DIERSEN: Are you an employee? If so, how many of your coworkers are illegals?)
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/apnewsalert/2019/11/20/id/928001/

TOWNHALL
— Another ‘DREAMer’ Arrested For Human Smuggling – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/11/20/another-dreamer-arrested-for-human-smuggling-n2556808

FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL
— Chick-fil-A Orders Values to Go – Tony Perkins
https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WA19K33&f=WU19K08

EPOCH TIMES
— Congress Should Hire More Staff, Task Force Says – MARK TAPSCOTT (DIERSEN: All during the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency a) was almost always under hiring and promotion freezes and b) shrank in either absolute or relative terms.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/congress-should-hire-more-staff-task-force-says_3152598.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Congress today is overwhelmed,” TFPCR stated. That’s due to “decades of self-imposed disinvestment in expertise and staffing.” “Congress today employs fewer staff aides than it did in the 1980s and early 1990s. Declines in staffing have been largest on committee staffs and at support agencies such as the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’s principal repositories of policy expertise,” the report stated. “Given the complexity and size of the national government—and the informational resources held by the executive branch and interest groups—members of Congress simply require [more] extensive staff support in order to perform their jobs.”)

NOQ REPORTS
— AOC says Stephen Miller ‘weaponizes’ being Jewish to promote white nationalism – Michio Hasai 
https://noqreport.com/2019/11/20/aoc-says-stephen-miller-weaponizes-jewish-promote-white-nationalism/

THE HILL
— ACLU sues DHS for allegedly tracking, interrogating reporters – TAL AXELROD (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have had the most success since 2000 in promoting hatred against me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/471414-aclu-sues-dhs-for-allegedly-tracking-and-interrogating-reporters

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Buttigieg takes hits on issue of experience (DIERSEN: Who demonizes, denigrates, and condemns your work experience the most? I should write a book about those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my work experience the most. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654/year. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year. I would focus on those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my work experience to U.S. Senators including Peter Fitzgerald, Congressmen including Dennis Hastert, Henry Hyde, Randy Hultgren, and Peter Roskam, and candidates for those offices.) 
http://www.startribune.com/the-latest-buttigieg-s-rise-makes-him-a-target-in-debate/565254022/

UPI
— ACLU sues Trump administration for tracking, interrogating journalists at border – Darryl Coote (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have had the most success since 2000 in promoting hatred against me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/11/21/ACLU-sues-Trump-administration-for-tracking-interrogating-journalists-at-border/7471574323111/

CNN
— Booker criticizes Biden’s opposition to legalizing marijuana: ‘I thought you might have been high’ – Kate Sullivan (DIERSEN: To push pot on a person is to destroy that person. To push pot on minorities and on women is to destroy minorities and women.)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/21/politics/cory-booker-criticized-joe-biden-marijuana/index.html
— Democrats debate over who can build a coalition to win the presidential election – Maeve Reston (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party is a coalition of 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-draft avoiders, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.abc57.com/news/democrats-debate-over-who-can-build-coalition-to-win-presidential-election

ABC NEWS
— Democrats hone in on electability and unity at debate – RICK KLEIN and MARYALICE PARKS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are unified to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/democrats-hone-electability-unity-debate-analysis-044200985.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Electability Debate, Brought to You by the People Who Want to Be Elected – Matt Flegenheimer and Katie Glueck (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are, that is, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want to get rid of 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.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/us/politics/democratic-candidates-debate.html
— U.S. Bill Supporting Hong Kong Rights Heads to Trump’s Desk After winning House and Senate approval, the bill could complicate the administration’s already rocky talks with China to end the trade war. – David Yaffe-Bellany and Alan Rappeport
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/business/hong-kong-human-rights-act.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to curry favor with Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, companies paint themselves as being 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.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/style/diversity-consultants.html
— Google Hires Firm Known for Anti-Union Efforts After nearly two years of unrest, the company appears to be cracking down on employee activism. – Noam Scheiber and Daisuke Wakabayashi (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-union. They stress that I was a union member for almost 12 years.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/technology/Google-union-consultant.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump campaign, spending furiously to counter impeachment inquiry, assails Facebook over potential changes to political ad rules Limiting microtargeting would strike at a major Trump ad strategy – Isaac Stanley-Becker and Tony Romm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/11/20/trump-campaign-assails-facebook-over-potential-changes-political-ad-rules/
— It looks like Republicans are trying to impeach the media — not Trump – Kathleen Parker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/it-looks-like-republicans-are-trying-to-impeach-the-media–not-trump/2019/11/20/36969cbc-0bd8-11ea-bd9d-c628fd48b3a0_story.html
— Jim Jordan used to torment GOP leadership. Now he’s leading them in defending Trump. – Ben Terris and Rachael Bade 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/jim-jordan-used-to-torment-gop-leadership-now-hes-leading-them-in-defending-trump/2019/11/21/b729047e-0b41-11ea-97ac-a7ccc8dd1ebc_story.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Depression and anxiety rates ‘alarmingly high’ among LGBTQ Southerners, survey says – SIMONE JASPER
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/sns-tns-bc-med-depression-lgbtq-20191120-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Google to Restrict Political Ad Targeting on Its Platforms Advertisers will no longer be able to target political ads based on users’ interests inferred from browsing or search history – Patience Haggin (DIERSEN: What do you think Google tells politicians about you? I think that Google tells politicians that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), married, non-poor, homeowner, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, retired federal employee, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, childless, pet-less, American-nameplate vehicle owner, etc.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-to-restrict-political-ad-targeting-on-its-platforms-11574293253
— Progressives Ambush the Salvation Army The group touts its efforts to help sexual minorities, but the left isn’t satisfied. – Nicole Ault
https://www.wsj.com/articles/progressives-ambush-the-salvation-army-11574294011

BUSINESS INSIDER
— In a political landscape dominated by class warfare, 2019 was the year movies ate the rich – Kevin O’Keeffe
https://www.businessinsider.sg/parasite-hustlers-extreme-wealth-politics-bernie-warren-2019-11/
— 7 careers you can resume after 5 or more years out of the workforce – Laura McCamy (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents stress about your resume? Mine hint/imply/argue/shout that my work experience, professional certifications, and professional license are stale. They stress that I have not worked for GAO since 1997 or for IRS since 1980. They stress that I am 71 now and that I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree way back when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees way back when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications way back when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license way back when I was 32.) 
https://www.businessinsider.com/jobs-reenter-workforce-long-career-break-2019-10

BLOOMBERG
— Car Crashes in Pot-Legal States Have Soared
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-13/pot-legal-states-struggle-to-stem-rise-in-driving-while-stoned

PBS
— Why you shouldn’t say ‘OK boomer’ at work – Elizabeth C. Tippett (DIERSEN: You will be “put-down” if you are a federal employee who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/why-you-shouldnt-say-ok-boomer-at-work
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The phrase “OK boomer” has become a catch-all put-down that Generation Zers and young millennials have been using to dismiss retrograde arguments made by baby boomers, the generation of Americans who are currently 55 to 73 years old.)

NEWSWEEK
— PROTESTERS ARRESTED AS ‘THOUSANDS’ OF STUDENTS RALLY AGAINST ANN COULTER SPEECH IN BERKELEY: ‘SHE’S A FASCIST’ – CHANTAL DA SILVA 
https://www.newsweek.com/protesters-arrested-thousands-students-rally-against-ann-coulter-speech-berkeley-shes-1473221

BEAST
— Trump, Zuckerberg, and Thiel Had Undisclosed White House Dinner Last Month – Anna Kaplan
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-mark-zuckerberg-and-peter-thiel-had-undisclosed-white-house-dinner-last-month

FED WEEK
— Smaller Agencies Rate Work Experience Higher (DIERSEN: Who demonizes, denigrates, and condemns your work experience the most? I should write a book about those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my work experience the most. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654/year. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year. I would focus on those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my work experience to U.S. Senators including Peter Fitzgerald, Congressmen including Dennis Hastert, Henry Hyde, Randy Hultgren, and Peter Roskam, and candidates for those offices. GAO audits IRS. I would focus on my GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who demonized, denigrated, and condemned my IRS work experience.) 
https://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/smaller-agencies-positive/

November 19 Evening Edition

NBC5
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Approves 8 More Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries The approvals brings the total number of dispensaries permitted to sell recreational marijuana to 22
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-approves-8-more-recreational-cannabis-dispensaries-565177672.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— The way Ald. Ariel Reboyras chose a new state rep really smells Former state Rep. Luis Arroyo has failed those who voted for him. Unfortunately, Reboyras fails to see it. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/19/20972995/alderman-ariel-reboyras-luis-arroyo-federal-bribery-criminal-charges-house-rep-replacement-editorial
— Once ‘out of the question,’ same-sex marriages now poised to hit 15,000-mark in Cook County “Vernita used to say when she was coming up the words ‘gay’ and marriage’ were never used in the same sentence,” Pat Ewert said. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/19/20973024/same-sex-marriages-cook-county-15000-equality-quinn-yarbrough

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Eight more marijuana dispensaries approved to sell recreational weed, including stores in Chicago, Evanston and North Aurora – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-chicago-marijuana-dispensaries-20191119-3k46luqxlbgpdaaurvmrc5h3qm-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Gurnee says no on recreational marijuana dispensaries and puts moratorium on new vape shops – JIM NEWTON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-gurnee-cannabis-opt-out-st-1120-20191119-a7kc7wppnzhkblqwinzn2rs5au-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Building a 5-mile segment of a DuPage trail could cost as much as $32 million – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191119/building-a-5-mile-segment-of-a-dupage-trail-could-cost-as-much-as-32-million

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Sangamon County GOP backs Tarter for Senate – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191119/sangamon-county-gop-backs-tarter-for-senate

OAK PARK
— Legalized Pot: a ‘scary bag’ for U.S. health care – Albert Mensah, MD
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-19-2019/Legalized-Pot:-a-%27scary-bag%27-for-U.S.-health-care/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06/IL-14: In Washington Today, Jeanne Ives and Sue Rezin Social Media Posts from Washington with Republican Notables
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/19/il-06-il-14-in-washington-today-jeanne-ives-and-sue-rezin/
— Derek Lee, Bob Miller’s Son-in-Law, Ordered Re-Hired by Algonquin Township Road District
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/19/derek-lee-bob-miller-s-son-in-law-ordered-re-hired-by-algonquin-township-road-district/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— How Donald Trump Jr.’s ‘Triggered’ makes a strong case for his father’s patriotism – R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/19/how-donald-trump-jrs-triggered-makes-a-strong-case/
— Defending illegal aliens that commit crimes The California governor is under fire from law enforcement for skipping slain deputy’s funeral – Paul Davis
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/19/defending-illegal-aliens-that-commit-crimes/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— GLAAD wants Chick-fil-A to change more company policies – John Gage 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/glaad-wants-chick-fil-a-to-change-more-company-policies
— Michael Bloomberg seen as least electable, Joe Biden most, 1% vs. 51% – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/michael-bloomberg-seen-as-least-electable-joe-biden-most

BLAZE
— Chick-fil-A says it has not caved to LGBTQ activists It’s all coming undone – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chick-fil-a-says-it-has-not-caved-to-lgbtq-activists-glaad-says-it-wants-the-company-to-go-even-further

DAILY CALLER
— ‘It’s a Civil Offense’: Democratic Congressman Falsely Claims Illegal Immigration Is Not A Crime – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/19/green-claims-illegal-immigration-not-a-crime/

NEWSMAX
— Poll: Most Dem Voters Focused on Electability – Theodore Bunker 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/democrats-2020-electability-gallup-poll/2019/11/19/id/942336/

NEW AMERICAN
— Study: Most Americans Want More Illegals Deported; Deporting All Would Save $622 BILLION – Selwyn Duke
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/34081-study-most-americans-want-more-illegals-deported-deporting-all-would-save-622-billion

PJ MEDIA
— The Morning Briefing: Chick-fil-A Caved to the Wokescolds…OR DID THEY? – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing/

ONE NEWS NOW
— After battling Left for years, Chick-fil-A takes it on chin for bowing to them
https://onenewsnow.com/business/2019/11/19/after-battling-left-for-years-chick-fil-a-takes-it-on-chin-for-bowing-to-them

THE HILL
— Illinois prosecutor who dropped charges against Jussie Smollett to run for reelection – MARTY JOHNSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/471098-ap-illinois-prosecutor-announces-bid-for-re-election
— Majority of Democrats emphasize electability in 2020 candidate: poll – RACHEL FRAZIN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/471041-majority-of-democrats-emphasize-electability-in-2020-candidate-poll

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: There is no “right way” to legalize pot.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/opinion/weed-legalization-biden.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s health under scrutiny again after unplanned visit to Walter Reed – Toluse Olorunnipa and Amy Gardner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-health-under-scrutiny-again-after-unplanned-visit-to-walter-reed/2019/11/18/f83c91a4-0a26-11ea-97ac-a7ccc8dd1ebc_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Chick-fil-A Concedes Under political pressure, the chicken chain cuts off the Salvation Army. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chick-fil-a-concedes-11574208072

QUARTZ
— A new Stanford study shows young US 2020 voters are really bad at spotting fake news – Annabelle Timsit
https://qz.com/1750839/most-young-2020-us-election-voters-cant-spot-fake-news/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Americans Are Strongly Supportive of America and Its Past
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/november_2019/americans_are_strongly_supportive_of_america_and_its_past