February 23 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 22 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Why independent US attorneys are a must in Illinois – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-john-lausch-20210222-6fq6guw3s5fa7dlfgmqk2uluya-story.html
— Federal rescue gives Illinois’ leaders the choice to sink or swim – ADAM SCHUSTER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-budget-federal-aid-20210220-7ocpu7e7erb3rigjjbd7zebkgm-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois the second most corrupt state, Chicago most corrupt city, UIC report says – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/22/illinois-again-second-most-corrupt-state-uic-study-says/4507737001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Backlog of Illinois gun owner permits raises call to scrap ‘broken’ system – Darren Iozia
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/backlog-of-illinois-gun-owner-permits-raises-call-to-scrap-broken-system/article_bc5a75f2-ed1a-5806-aba2-9674f1de6ba0.html

SOUTHERN
— Madigan’s role with Democratic Party could cause headaches for politicians, observer says – DEAN OLSEN
https://thesouthern.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/madigans-role-with-democratic-party-could-cause-headaches-for-politicians-observer-says/article_ea661ec3-a57c-5a40-ac45-52ff75a5ae97.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Darren Bailey expected to announce run for governor – Andrew Adams
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/local_news/darren-bailey-expected-to-announce-run-for-governor/article_354bafd2-730b-11eb-889d-678c54871a36.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 95 COVID-19 cases Sunday, 4 deaths, 4.55% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/21/dupage-county-reports-95-covid-19-cases-sunday-4-deaths-455-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Equality Act Will Lay Waste to This Already Divided House – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/the-equality-act-will-lay-waste-to-this-already-divided-house/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Origin and True Agenda of ‘Anti-Racist’ Politics. Woke ideology isn’t funded by grassroots communists. It is financed by global corporations and leftist billionaires. The intent is to destroy the sense of shared identity that defines America. – Edward Ring
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/21/the-origin-and-true-agenda-of-anti-racist-politics/
— The Sinkin’ Project’s Principled* Party. As one version of the #NeverTrump GOP losers guild falls apart, a new one seeks to fill the void of corporate right-wing lapdog for the media. Here’s why that is a good thing. – Ray McCoy
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/21/the-sinkin-projects-principled-party/

BREITBART
— Big Business Lobbies Biden to Import Foreign Workers as 17M Americans Remain Jobless – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2021/02/21/big-business-lobbies-biden-import-foreign-workers-17m-americans-remain-jobless/

BLAZE
— Trump supporters embrace Newsmax and OANN while confidence in Fox News as the ‘most trusted source of news’ plummets: poll More bad news for Fox News – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-supporters-fox-news-trusted-newsmax-oann

TOWNHALL
— Trump’s Choice — President or Kingmaker? – Terry Paulson
https://townhall.com/columnists/terrypaulson/2021/02/22/trumps-choicepresident-or-kingmaker-n2585056
— Reparations: The Demand from Unclean Hands – Marc Little
https://townhall.com/columnists/marclittle/2021/02/22/reparations-the-demand-from-unclean-hands-n2585099

CAMPUS REFORM
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois State University promotes scholarship for illegal immigrants – Dion J. Pierre
https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=16864

COLLEGE FIX
— ‘We demand not to be coddled.’ UChicago students’ new publication fights cancel culture, supports free speech – JACKSON WALKER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/we-demand-not-to-be-coddled-uchicago-students-new-publication-fights-cancel-culture-supports-free-speech/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Victor Davis Hanson on Woke Ideology and the Way Forward for Conservatives – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/video-victor-davis-hanson-on-woke-ideology-and-the-way-forward-for-conservatives/

— California Republican state senator offers anti-cancel culture bill, Democrats want to cancel her in response – Leslie Eastman (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on canceling others. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/ca-republican-state-senator-offers-anti-cancel-culture-bill-democrats-want-to-cancel-her-in-response/

THE HILL
— Is the ‘civil war’ in the Republican Party really over? – GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The war in the Republican Party had always been between a) Republicans, that is, those like me who want the party to defend and advance its platform and b) Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs who reject planks in the platform, most commonly, the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/539757-is-the-civil-war-in-the-republican-party-really-over
— Almost half of Republicans would join Trump party: poll – DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
https://thehill.com/homenews/politics-101/539779-almost-half-of-republicans-would-join-trump-party-poll
— Scalise avoids blaming Trump for Capitol riot following Mar-a-Lago visit – REMA RAHMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/539769-scalise-avoids-blaming-trump-for-capitol-riot-following-mar-a-lago-visit

POLITICO
— Anti-Trump Republicans face life ’in the wilderness’ Scores of Republicans are bolting the party in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But they’re discovering there’s really no place to go. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/22/anti-trump-republicans-third-party-470783
— Trump gears up for war with his own party. Cocooned in Mar-a-Lago, the newly acquitted ex-president is stepping up his political activities. – GABBY ORR and MERIDITH MCGRAW
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/20/trump-republican-party-midterms-470370

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/22/terrorists-white-nationalists-counterinsurgency/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and his supporters.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/21/exclusive-trump-party-he-still-holds-loyalty-gop-voters/6765406002/

NEWSWEEK
— Big GOP Donors Seek to Funnel Money to Anti-Trump Republicans to Prise Party from His Grip – CHRISTINA ZHAO
https://www.newsweek.com/big-gop-donors-seek-funnel-money-anti-trump-republicans-prise-party-his-grip-1570863

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Retirement Crisis Hits Black Americans Hard. Lower incomes and homeownership rates are contributing factors. – Anne Tergesen and Heather Gillers
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-retirement-crisis-hits-black-americans-hard-11613989981
— What’s Keeping Black Workers From Moving Up the Corporate Ladder? – Vanessa Fuhrmans and Te-Ping Chen
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-keeping-black-workers-from-moving-up-the-corporate-ladder-11613926801
— Is a Mid-Career M.B.A. Worth It? – Patrick Thomas
(DIERSEN: I was 27 years old in 1976 when I earned an MBA from Loyola.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-a-mid-career-m-b-a-worth-it-11613926837

FORBES
— The Wealth Tax – Kevin Coldiron
(DIERSEN; Where did your wealth come from? My wealth came from what I earned doing yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumping gasoline 1971-1972; collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980; auditing federal agencies 1980-1997, collecting a Civil Service Retirement System pension since 1997, and collecting Social Security since 2010.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevincoldiron/2021/02/22/the-wealth-tax—when-thomas-piketty-and-eleanor-shellstrop-agree-its-time-to-act/

INC.
— Lost Your Motivation? 3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Get It Back It’s not just you. – MINDA ZETLIN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on demotivating Republicans. I would focus on Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. I would focus on those who focus on demotivating me.)
https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/motivation-self-help-self-care-mood-boosters-mood-improvement-happiness.html

ALTERNET
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters declare war on those who do not hate Trump.
https://www.alternet.org/2021/02/state-gops/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/22/us-white-supremacy-democracy-capitol-attack

February 21 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 18 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 17 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump calls McConnell ‘political hack’ after GOP leader blames ex-president for Capitol riot – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-statement-on-mcconnell-impeachment-trial-us-capitol-riot-republicans/10347507/

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: IL FOID card, concealed carry license delays leave residents on edge as carjacking cases surge – Samantha Chatman
https://abc7chicago.com/foid-card-delays-leave-some-on-edge-as-carjacking-cases-surge/10345400/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/16/rep-adam-kinzinger-shunned-family-president-trump/

WGN TV
— ‘It’s just not right’: Chicago area seniors deal with digital divide when making vaccine appointments – Tonya Francisco
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/its-just-not-right-chicago-area-seniors-deal-with-digital-divide-when-making-vaccine-appointments/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Kinzinger’s relatives write second letter slamming him for Trump impeachment vote. The relatives said Kinzinger was “misled” and “brainwashed” and “manipulated” by Democrats and the “fake news media” in the Jan. 19 letter, obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/16/22286690/adam-kinzinger-relatives-second-letter-slamming-him-trump-impeachment-vote-country-first

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To push pot on an individual, municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-verano-weed-public-trading-chicago-20210217-6x4iyrgv4zduxbeetsprwt4n3m-story.html
— Robert Brandon McNeily, 32, of the 300 block of East Liberty Drive, Wheaton, was charged Feb. 10 with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 and illegal lane usage near Lake Cook Road and Weiland Road. McNeily is scheduled to appear in court March 17.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/ct-bgc-blotter-tl-0218-20210216-dbifmpjufzdfforpeybzpq7xwu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: In split vote, Lisle village board urges Pritzker to veto police reform bill – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210216/in-split-vote-lisle-village-board-urges-pritzker-to-veto-police-reform-bill
— If Greene is the standard, what about Democratic ‘kingmaker’ Sharpton? – Larry Elder
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about kingmakers in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois since 2000 and the kings they made. I would focus on those who they installed as leaders of Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois since 2000.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210217/if-greene-is-the-standard-what-about-democratic-kingmaker-sharpton

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP Calls for Hearings Before Cuts – Kevin Bessler
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=319235#.YC0MzGhKiM8

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-haters.
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/voice-of-the-people-kinzinger-correct-to-condemn-trump/article_d83017a4-6fcf-11eb-86b8-93d5b5a23409.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 76 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 3 deaths, 3.76% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/17/dupage-county-reports-76-covid-19-cases-tuesday-3-deaths-376-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

STATELINE
— In second letter, Kinzinger’s family says congressman ‘brainwashed’ by ‘fake news media’
https://www.mystateline.com/news/politics/in-second-letter-kinzingers-family-says-congressman-brainwashed-by-fake-news-media/

WREX
— Illinois Senators address carjacking, gun violence concerns across the state – Ali Rasper
https://wrex.com/2021/02/17/illinois-senators-address-carjacking-gun-violence-concerns-across-the-state/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Fred Hampton’s Childhood Home To Become Community Center To Preserve Black Panther’s Legacy — And Continue Party’s Work. “Judas and the Black Messiah” brought new attention to the family’s plight to save the Maywood home, Hampton Jr. said. He also shared his thoughts on the film with Block Club. – Pascal Sabino
https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/02/16/fred-hamptons-childhood-home-to-become-community-center-to-preserve-black-panthers-legacy-and-continue-partys-work/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://m.chicagoreader.com/chicago/trump-impeachment-fair-maps/Content?oid=86499609

CHICAGO NOW
— Likely Gov Candidate Bailey ready to run on cutting property taxes, spending & pension benefits – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2021/02/likely-gov-candidate-bailey-airs-tonight-in-chicago-cable-web/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Amid persistent backlogs, some want to tighten up Illinois’ FOID card while others want it repealed – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/amid-persistent-backlogs-some-want-to-tighten-up-illinois-foid-card-while-others-want-it/article_c3bd73ba-7093-11eb-aa75-8fee2f9f97a2.html

WIREPOINTS
— Memo To Congress Re Pending Aid To States: America Cannot Bail itself Out – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/memo-to-congress-re-pending-aid-to-states-america-cannot-bail-itself-out-wirepoints/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood’s Farm Team PAC Endorsements for April Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/16/farmteampac021621/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— EXPECTED $7.5 BILLION IN FEDERAL AID WON’T FIX ILLINOIS BUDGET CRISIS WITHOUT STRUCTURAL REFORMS – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/expected-7-5-billion-in-federal-aid-wont-fix-illinois-budget-crisis-without-structural-reforms/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AMERICA ISN’T MAKE-BELIEVE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/america-isnt-make-believe.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Top 10 recent examples of cancel culture – Kelly Sadler
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cancel others. They focus on canceling those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/top-10-recent-examples-cancel-culture/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We’re in a sad place as a society when somebody’s firing and/or cancellation is celebrated more than their life’s work. And yet, here we are. Below is a list of the top 10 cancellations, all that have occurred within the last year. Many on this list are notable names, people who will find other work and/or have the position and power to stand up to the woke crowd. It’s the names not represented who are the true victims — like those who have had their college acceptances rejected because of a social media post they made in high school — who were canceled before they ever could get started. They are not famous, and their names are not known. Not surprisingly, cancel culture cuts one way. If you say something too conservative and mildly offensive, the woke hall monitors on social media will find you. And if you’re famous, all the better, as Hollywood and corporate America seems to have embraced this new form of blacklisting:)
— Central Illinois village of Washburn disbands police department – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/central-illinois-village-disbands-police-departmen/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The wave of party-sponsored censures greeting Republicans who cross former President Donald Trump reveals a GOP interested in pushing out heretics whose lone political sin is disloyalty to the vanquished party leader.” Trump is a platform Republican. RINOs push out platform Republicans.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/local-gop-officials-closing-the-tent-to-trump-apostates

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Post-Trump GOP Florida’s DeSantis offers one possibility for the party’s future – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/the-post-trump-gop/

FOX NEWS
— Senate GOP reelection arm targets ‘vulnerable’ Senate Dems on reopening schools. Republicans hit Democrats over the influence of their teacher union allies on school closings – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-gop-re-election-arm-targets-vulnerable-senate-dems-on-reopening-schools
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The other Democrats being targeted are Sens. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Michael Bennet of Colorado.)

DAILY CALLER
— Poll: 75% Of Republicans Want Trump To Play Prominent Role In GOP – OLIVIA INGRASSIA
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/16/quinnipiac-poll-republicans-donald-trump/
— If Conservatives Do Not Defend The Family, Who Will? – HELEN ANDREWS
(DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ is to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family. I should write a book about those who have done the most to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/16/helen-andrews-conservatives-must-defend-family/

COLLEGE FIX
— John Marshall Law School claims exam question that offended students is not protected by academic freedom – GREG PIPER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/law-school-claims-exam-question-that-offended-students-is-not-protected-by-academic-freedom/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— “Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack”: Trump rails against Mitch McConnell following second impeachment attempt. No kind words for The Republican Party either. – Kemberlee Kaye
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/mitch-is-a-dour-sullen-and-unsmiling-political-hack-trump-rails-against-mitch-mcconnell-following-second-impeachment-attempt/

EPOCH TIMES
— Former President Donald Trump’s Full Statement on Mitch McConnell
https://www.theepochtimes.com/read-former-president-donald-trumps-full-statement-on-mitch-mcconnell_3699437.html

HILL REPORTER
— Disowned By Family And Party, Rep. Kinzinger Still Works to Purge Trump From GOP – TIMOTHY EVANS
(DIERSEN: Who is helping Kinzinger purge a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://hillreporter.com/disowned-by-family-and-party-rep-kinzinger-still-works-to-purge-trump-from-gop-93088

POLITICO
— The Birthplace of the Republican Party Buckles After Trump Nearly Blew Up the GOP. As many wonder how a party split by Trump can survive, one county outpost shows how time heals some wounds — or at least papers them over. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/02/17/trump-blew-up-gop-469155
— Reparations bill tests Biden and Harris on racial justice. The House proposal has been introduced in every Congress for more than three decades and would establish a commission of experts to study direct payments to African Americans. – MAYA KING
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/17/slavery-reparations-bill-469165

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Era in Atlantic City Ends With 3,000 Sticks of Dynamite The implosion of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, the last vestige of the former president’s once-dominant brand in Atlantic City, N.J., took place Wednesday morning. – Tracey Tully
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/nyregion/atlantic-city-trump-plaza-implosion.html
— America’s Brutal Racial History Is Written All Over Our Genes. Our country has struggled to reckon with the horrors of the past. Could DNA tests help? – Libby Copeland
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have stressed the strongest that I am 100% German national origin and that my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s from what is now Germany. In my defense, I stress that according to http://dna.ancestry.com , my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/opinion/23andme-ancestry-race.html

NEW YORK POST
— NYC public school asks parents to ‘reflect’ on their ‘whiteness’ – Selim Algar and Kate Sheehy
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Whites are demonized, denigrated, and condemned by individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://nypost.com/2021/02/16/nyc-public-school-asks-parents-to-reflect-on-their-whiteness/

USA TODAY
— ‘Massive failure’: Why are millions in Texas in the dark amid rolling blackouts, winter weather? Power outages in Texas amid extreme cold winter weather led to rolling blackouts and millions without electricity. Here’s why it happened. – Ryan W. Miller
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2021/02/16/texas-weather-power-outage-rolling-blackouts-leave-millions-dark/6764764002/
— Health officials say the coronavirus will likely become endemic in the next several years. What does that mean? – Adrianna Rodriguez
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/02/17/covid-19-likely-become-endemic-experts-say-heres-what-means/4487953001/
— The complex history of Alexander Twilight, nation’s first African American to earn a bachelor’s degree. Though Twilight is lauded today as an African American scholar, preacher and educator, for much of his life he was marked as white on census records. – Marina Affo
(DIERSEN: In 1970, I was the first of my ancestors to earn a bachelor’s degree.)
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2021/02/08/complex-history-alexander-twilight-middleburys-first-black-graduate/4094045001/

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS
— Local Alaska Republicans censure Sen. Lisa Murkowski, citing impeachment vote and other issues – James Brooks
https://www.adn.com/politics/2021/02/17/local-alaska-republicans-censure-alaska-sen-lisa-murkowski-citing-impeachment-vote-and-other-issues/

MIAMI HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.pressherald.com/2021/02/17/leonard-pitts-rebel-republicans-who-rebuke-trump-need-new-saner-party/

MERCED SUN STAR
— California Republican takes on ‘cancel culture,’ proposes new discrimination protections – KIM BOJÓRQUEZ
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cancel others. They focus on canceling those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/california/article249286800.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A California Republican lawmaker introduced two bills on Tuesday that aim to ban discrimination over a person’s political views, characterizing the package as an effort to fight ‘cancel culture.’ “Cancel culture and the efforts to silence differing opinions and voices should be a growing concern for all of us,” said Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore. “A climate of intolerance has been established and has stifled healthy and normal debate. Anyone who values their own freedom of speech should be concerned.” Senate Bill 238, also known as the Diversity of Thought Act, seeks to add political affiliation as a protected class under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. That law currently bars employment and housing discrimination based on someone’s race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, disability, nationality and source of income. The other bill, Senate Bill 249, would amend California’s education code to prohibit discrimination, harassment intimidation and bullying in schools based on an individual’s political affiliation. Cancel culture, or ‘canceling,’ is the act of ostracizing a public figure or private citizen online or in public for behavior considered questionable or controversial. The terms have joined the cultural lexicon in recent years. The terms are commonly used in conservative media in the context of the entertainment industry, social media or mainstream news media, with right-leaning activists alleging bias against their views. For instance, former President Donald Trump’s supporters claimed he was a victim of “cancel culture” when Twitter and Facebook stripped him of his social media platforms when the companies concluded his campaign to retain power after losing the 2020 election risked inciting violence. Mike Madrid, a California-based Republican political strategist, said he’s not surprised that a Republican is seeking to make political affiliation a protected class. “It’s really symbolic of the Republican Party embracing the politics of victimization and grievance,” he said, adding that both Republicans and Democrats participate in cancel culture. He said free speech, even if it’s vile, should be protected, but “you can’t whine and cry about not suffering the consequences when you’re saying horrible things about people.” Well-known figures who have been ‘canceled’ as of late include former “The Mandalorian” actress Gina Carano, who was fired by television executives after she compared the experience of Republicans in today’s political climate to the plight of Jews during the Nazi Germany era on social media, according to reports. “It is unfathomable to me that corporations and members of the public would ruin a person’s career, business and family because of their political ideology,” Melendez continued. “A free society shouldn’t allow thoughts and ideas to be censored. Free speech covers all speech, not just that with which you agree.” Hector Barajas, communications director for the Senate Republican Caucus, said Melendez’s bill addresses the issue of blacklisting individuals by providing them protections against discrimination. “For those that like to talk about tolerance and diversity, they should also be tolerant of other people’s diverse opinions,” he said in a statement. “Tolerance should be a two-way street because the other road leads to a dead end.”)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Statement Criticizes McConnell, Calling Him a ‘Political Hack’ ‘If Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,’ a lengthy statement from the former president said. – Alex Leary and Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-criticizes-mcconnell-in-lengthy-statement-calling-him-a-political-hack-11613513959/
— The Political Making of a Texas Power Outage. How bad energy policy led to rolling blackouts in the freezing Lone Star State. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-political-making-of-a-texas-power-outage-11613518653
— Covid-19 Dims Job Prospects, So Young People Sign Up for the Military – Andrew Jeong
(DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 18 years old, I was 1-A for the draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, that I had partial red/green color blindness, and that I could not run because I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease ).)
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/covid-2021-02-16/card/nnIwtVDMvTeMvRX6NnK8
— The Minimum Wage’s Racially Discriminatory Roots If the filibuster is a ‘Jim Crow relic,’ so is a policy designed to curtail the abundance of black labor. – Jason L. Rile
(DIERSEN: Have you ever worked for the minimum wage? I worked for the minimum wage washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights 1964-1966 part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School and full-time during the summer in between. With the money that I earned doing that, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966. My understanding is that I was the first and only White male to hold that job. All the others before me and after me were minorities and/or females.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-minimum-wages-racially-discriminatory-roots-11613517678

BLOOMBERG
— Freeze Could Keep Texans in the Dark for Days: Energy Update
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-16/texas-grid-official-expects-power-back-tonight-energy-update

BUSINESS INSIDER
— CPAC is taking Trump’s side in the battle for the soul of the GOP
https://www.businessinsider.com/cpac-2021-speakers-trump-pence-orlando-republican-conservative-2021-2

FORD AUTHORITY
— Study Finds That EV Owners Drive Half The Miles Of Everyone Else – Brett Foote
https://fordauthority.com/2021/02/study-finds-that-ev-owners-drive-half-the-miles-of-everyone-else/

NEWSWEEK
— Record Number of GOP Women in Congress ‘Didn’t Come to Compromise’ – STEVE FRIESS
https://www.newsweek.com/2021/02/19/record-number-gop-women-congress-didnt-come-compromise-1569025.html

February 16 Morning Edition

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

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— More than ever, assault weapons are an undeniable threat to representative government. For too long, threats of physical harm have been used to intimidate lawmakers trying to do something about America’s nightmare of gun violence. The Jan. 6 insurrection will only embolden those who make such threats. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: Those who advocate more gun controls are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/15/22284666/assault-weapons-congress-michigan-joe-biden-editorial

WTTW
— Gun Control Advocates Push for Action in Springfield – Amanda Vinicky
(DIERSEN: Those who advocate more gun controls are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://news.wttw.com/2021/02/15/gun-control-advocates-push-action-springfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Stable Is the Democratic Coalition? The party may control the elected branches in Washington. But it may be facing some slippage in support from minority communities. – Eric Kaufmann
(DIERSEN: The Democrat coalition consists of individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/opinion/democrats-latino-hispanic-black-asian-american.html
— Read the document. Below is a letter to Representative Adam Kinzinger, Republican of Illinois, from several of his family members who support former President Trump. The Times has redacted the names of some family members who signed the letter but whom we did not interview.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/02/15/us/kinzinger-family-letter.html
— Tracking Viral Misinformation – Sheera Frenkel
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/2020-election-misinformation-distortions
— Spring Break’s New Look: Older and Socially Distant. Beach parties in Florida, Texas and Mexico made headlines a year ago for ignoring virus safety advice. Here’s how the travel ritual will look different in 2021. – Elaine Glusac
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. While I worked for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates a) stressed that I avoided the draft and b) stressed that while I was taking spring breaks in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975, my peers were dying in Vietnam.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/travel/spring-break-pandemic.html

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

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

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

BUSINESS INSIDER
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s relatives called him a ‘disappointment to us and to God’ in a scathing letter over his criticism of Trump – Grace Panetta
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the following promote Kinzinger: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/rep-adam-kinzingers-relatives-call-him-disappointment-to-us-and-to-god-2021-2

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

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

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

February 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois state budget battle brewing ahead of Gov. Pritzker’s address – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-budget-battle-brewing-ahead-of-pritzkers-address/10342543/

NBC5
— Republican Former State Sen. Paul Schimpf Announces Run for Illinois Governor Schimpf appears to be the first to officially announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor, looking to challenge Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has not yet announced a run for reelection – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/republican-former-state-sen-paul-schimpf-announces-run-for-illinois-governor/2438404/
— Illinois Reports 1,420 New Cases of Coronavirus, 41 Additional Deaths Monday. Illinois has surpassed 20,000 coronavirus fatalities since the pandemic began.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-1420-new-cases-of-coronavirus-41-additional-deaths-monday/2438334/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Downstate GOP state Sen. Paul Schimpf announces bid for Illinois governor – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-former-republican-state-senator-announces-run-illinois-governor-20210215-fhvr3zennjhmtmeiuaqpbzvkvi-story.html
— Crete-Monee schools ask voter support for $62.25 million bond issue, change in state law – JERRY SHNAY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-shnay-column-st-0216-20210215-cbkl5iuqp5ayvctuf4r7pep5re-story.html
— Get tough, Gov. Pritzker, on AFSCME – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-fixing-illinois-chicago-budget-afscme-furlough-20210215-b6odtzttd5cjfkwu6vrde3e3be-story.html
— Illinois’ latest disaster? The vaccine rollout – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-covid-recovery-economy-vaccine-rollout-20210215-sqy2ij63rrd6fbcemoft6tmsw4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Republican state senator joins race to oust Pritzker, arguing he better understands voters’ struggles. Former state Sen. Paul Schimpf cloaked himself in the mantle or former President Ronald Reagan, but Democrats dismissed him as more in the mold of Donald Trump and former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. – Jerry Nowicki
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/15/22284471/former-republican-state-senator-paul-schimpf-pritzker-governor-election-gary-rabine
— House Republicans to Pritzker: Base budget on reality — ‘not wishful thinking’ Pritzker is scheduled to deliver his annual budget address to the General Assembly via a live video feed at noon Wednesday. So far, he has revealed little about the budget he plans to propose for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. – Peter Hancock
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/15/22284621/republicans-durkin-demmer-pritzker-balanced-budget-address-wednesday-coronavirus-covi-19-deficit
— COVID a killer for the obese: ‘Like pouring gasoline on top of a fire’ Chicago churches, particularly in the Black community, have targeted obesity — which contributes to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure — and poses a higher risk of lethal complications from COVID-19. – Brett Chase
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/15/22280292/covid-19-obesity-coronavirus-diabetes-lent-heart-disease-trinity-united-church-christ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republican senators stand with seditionists, not the Republic. What we saw Saturday was a profile in cowardice. Had there been a secret ballot, the Senate vote to convict Donald Trump likely would have been overwhelming.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/15/22284380/gop-republican-sedition-jesse-jackson

DAILY HERALD
— Algonquin Township Republican primary set for Feb. 23 will decide new supervisor – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210215/algonquin-township-republican-primary-set-for-feb-23-will-decide-new-supervisor
— February primary features two Republican candidates for Algonquin Township highway commissioner – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210215/february-primary-features-two-republican-candidates-for-algonquin-township-highway-commissioner

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— The Iroquois County GOP in central Illinois has joined nearby LaSalle County’s Republican Central Committee in voting to censure U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger over his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/15/second-illinois-county-votes-against-kinzinger-over-impeachment-vote/6758346002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While dozens of counties across Illinois voted to support LaSalle County Republicans in their censure of the Republican congressman on Feb. 3, none took a vote of their own until late last week when Iroquois County Republicans met and approved its own censure. A censure is a public, formal statement expressing disapproval of a public official. Censure often serves as a powerful message from voting bases to elected officials and is often a sign of conflict. Like LaSalle County, Iroquois is one of 14 counties in Kinzinger’s 16th Congressional District, which also includes Boone County and much of Winnebago County.)

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Republicans call for balanced budget ahead of governor’s address – Peter Hancock
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/republicans-call-for-balanced-budget-ahead-of-governor-s-address/article_8ab91f5b-08b8-509d-b1e5-72c5015cddfa.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump’s acquittal appears to end speculation about whether he will be face of the GOP – CHRISTOPHER WHITE
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trumps-acquittal-appears-to-end-speculation-about-whether-he-will-be-face-of-the-gop
— Will we see Trump run for office again? ‘Of course,’ says political insider – ELISSA SALAMY
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/will-we-see-trump-run-for-office-again-of-course-says-political-insider
— Biden faces pressure as US sets new course on immigration – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/biden-faces-pressure-as-us-sets-new-course-on-immigration
— Pelosi says independent commission will examine Capitol riot – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/pelosi-says-independent-commission-will-examine-capitol-riot

NPR ILLINOIS
— Corporate America Brings The Hammer Down After Capitol Insurrection
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/corporate-america-brings-hammer-down-after-capitol-insurrection#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— IL GOP Chairman talks future of Republican Party condemns impeachment trial and Jan. 6 riots – Matt Sheehan
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/on-the-record/on-the-record-il-gop-chairman-talks-future-of-republican-party-condemns-impeachment-trial-and-jan-6-riots/

KPVI
— Illinois House GOP leaders want more transparency from Pritzker – DEAN OLSEN
https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/illinois-house-gop-leaders-want-more-transparency-from-pritzker/article_4b13189b-641d-5375-a6a3-cce6d8acf70b.html

WCSJ NEWS
— Kinzinger: Politicians Should Be Willing to Risk Political Careers To Tell the Truth – Justin Ritz
http://www.wcsjnews.com/news/local/kinzinger-politicians-should-be-willing-to-risk-political-careers-to-tell-the-truth/article_eacd3e90-6fa3-11eb-a911-7b427d6cace2.html

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois committee could take up ‘Culturally Responsive’ teaching standards Wednesday – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-committee-could-take-up-culturally-responsive-teaching-standards-wednesday/article_9428436c-6fc8-11eb-b9f7-b3629984be13.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Teacher Standards Up for Vote Tomorrow – Potential Swing Legislators Identified
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/160327/
— Defender of New Teacher Guidelines Uses Factoid that Makes No Sense to Me
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/defender-of-new-teacher-guidelines-uses-factoid-that-makes-no-sense-to-me/
— Nevada Talks about Private Local Governments
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/nevada-talks-about-private-local-governments/
— Township Road Commissioner Candidate Eric Dowd Mails Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/13/eric-dowd-mails-again/
— Riot Inquiry, But No Look at Election Machines
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/riot-inquiry-but-no-look-at-election-machines/
— Paul Schimpf Announces Candidacy for GOP Nomination for Governor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/paul-schimpf-announces-candidacy-for-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Paul Schimpf Announcing for GOP Nomination for Governor (2014 photos)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/paul-schimpf-announcing-for-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Kyle Rittenhouse: New Civil Attorney Robert Barnes Speaks about Last Thursday’s Hearing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/barnes021521/
— When Will Someone Sponsor a Bill to Lower the Usurious Property Tax Late Payment Fee?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/when-will-someone-sponsor-a-bill-to-lower-the-usurious-property-tax-late-payment-fee/
— Kelly Liebmann Wins Freedom of Information Suit Against McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/kelly-liebmann-wins-freedom-of-information-suit-against-mchenry-county/
— What Do Mike Madigan’s and Cal Skinner’s Wives Have in Common?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/what-do-mike-madigans-and-cal-skinners-wives-have-in-common/
— Algonquin Township Republicans Gather for Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/algonquin-township-republicans-gather-for-fundraiser/
— An Observation – Better Weather under Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/message-of-the-day-an-observation/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO GOP’S STEVE BOULTON FEATURED ON CBS MORNING SHOW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/chicago-gops-steve-boulton-featured-on-cbs-morning-show.html
— LOMBARDI: WHY I AM CHALLENGING ADAM KINZINGER IN THE 2022 GOP PRIMARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/lombardi-why-i-am-running-for-congress.html
— BECKMAN: ILLINOIS TEACHERS FACE EMBRACING LEFTIST POLICIES AS CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/beckman–1.html
— ROSSI: THANKFULLY THE “SALEM WITCH TRIAL” IMPEACHMENT CHARADE IS OVER!
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/rossi-thankfully-the-salem-witch-trial-impeachment-charade-is-over.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden ‘in a real bind with the radical left’ over push to tear down border wall – Stephen Dinan
(DIERSEN: Those who want to tear down the border wall are anti-American, anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/sierra-club-aclu-calls-biden-tear-down-border-wall/

FOX NEWS
— Hume: GOP trying to ‘move away from Trump without alienating his supporters’
https://news.yahoo.com/hume-gop-trying-move-away-235359828.html

GOPUSA
— Impeachment Failure Makes Trump Derangement Syndrome Stronger Than Ever Among Washington Establishment
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106505
— Full Text Of Trump’s Statement On Impeachment Acquittal
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106510

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden’s DHS to Release Over 25,000 Illegals into Texas and California – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/15/bidens-dhs-to-release-over-25000-illegals-into-texas-and-california/

BREITBART
— Allen West: Joe Biden’s Release of Thousands Migrants Is ‘an Imminent Danger’ to Texas – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/02/15/allen-west-joe-bidens-release-of-thousands-migrants-is-an-imminent-danger-to-texas/

HOT AIR
— Chicago’s “Bail Reform” Led To More Crime
https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2021/02/15/chicagos-bail-reform-led-crime/

LIFE NEWS
— Planned Parenthood Exploits Kids, Sells Them Sex-Change Hormones to Make Big Bucks – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2021/02/12/planned-parenthood-exploits-kids-sells-them-sex-change-hormones-to-make-big-bucks/

THE HILL
— Trump surprises supporters holding rally-like President’s Day gathering in Florida – BROOKE SEIPEL
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/538922-trump-surprises-supporters-holding-rally-like-presidents-day-gathering-in

CNBC
— Pelosi announces independent 9/11-style commission on deadly Capitol riot – AP
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/15/bipartisan-support-grows-for-9/11-style-inquiry-into-deadly-capitol-riot.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes Kinzinger.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/15/us/politics/adam-kinzinger-republicans-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump may be done, but Trumpism is the GOP’s future.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/15/trump-may-be-done-trumpism-is-gops-future/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump greeted by hundreds of cheering fans on Presidents Day – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2021/02/15/trump-greeted-by-hundreds-of-cheering-fans-on-presidents-day/

FORBES
— House Republicans Claim Pelosi May Be Responsible For Delaying National Guard Deployment On Jan. 6 – Jemima McEvoy
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2021/02/15/house-republicans-suggest-pelosi-may-be-responsible-for-delaying-national-guard-deployment-on-jan-6/

February 15 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump looks to reassert himself after impeachment acquittal – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-looks-to-reassert-himself-after-impeachment-acquittal/10340992/

NBC5
— Support Grows for Capitol Riot Inquiry After Trump Acquittal. A day after Trump won his second Senate impeachment trial in two years, bipartisan support appeared to be growing for an independent Sept. 11-style commission. – Hope Yen
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/support-grows-for-capitol-riot-inquiry-after-trump-acquittal/2438023/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ. To promote LGBTQ is promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the traditional family.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/lgbtq-senior-citizens-surprised-with-valentines-in-lake-view/2438021/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Proposed ‘culturally responsive’ teaching standards should be put on hold – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-teaching-standards-culturally-responsive-20210215-tm7btsxjizg2xm42bholybf454-story.html
— Federal fight against carjackings brings tough sentences, but hurdles limit case count as violent heists mount in Chicago – JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-carjackings-federal-task-force-results-20210215-d5sheszknzhgnekvub2b7c2nma-story.html
— As COVID-19 variants emerge, Rush launches a lab to track and monitor new virus strains – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-rush-lab-variants-20210215-s5ty3liaebafzlfz4jsvnt6b2u-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump preparing for next phase of post-presidency life after impeachment acquittal. Trump remains popular among the GOP base, but many Republicans in Washington have cooled to him. Never before have so many members of a president’s party — seven GOP senators, in his case — voted for his removal in a Senate trial. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/14/22283102/trump-preparing-for-next-phase-of-post-presidency-life-after-impeachment-acquittal

STATE LINE
— Republican Paul Schimpf to challenge Gov. J.B. Pritzker in 2022 election
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/republican-paul-schimpf-to-challenge-gov-j-b-pritzker-in-2022-election/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pritzker sure to sign bill hated by law enforcement – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-pritzker-sure-to-sign-bill-hated-by-law-enforcement/article_444735e4-5b95-52e0-b179-3d5676ace243.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 100 COVID-19 cases Sunday, 1 death, region’s positivity decreases to 4.3% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/15/dupage-county-reports-100-covid-19-cases-sunday-1-death-regions-positivity-decreases-to-43/

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy’s End Brings Renewed Hope To Asylum Seekers – CARRIE KAHN
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/remain-mexico-policys-end-brings-renewed-hope-asylum-seekers#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who oppose mass/illegal immigration support Trump.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/immigration-hard-liner-files-reveal-40-year-bid-behind-trumps-census-obsession#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump looks to reassert himself after impeachment acquittal – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-looks-to-reassert-himself-after-impeachment-acquittal/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ‘INCONSISTENT, CONFLICTING’ AND IGNORED THREAT ASSESSMENTS AHEAD OF JAN 6 CAPITOL ATTACK.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/inconsistent-conflicting-and-ignored-threat-assessments-ahead-of-jan-6-capitol-attack.html
— MINIMUM WAGE HIKES: THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/minimum-wage-hikes-the-nail-in-the-coffin-for-small-businesses-1.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Dramatic success’: Trump’s foes see victory despite Senate acquittal – Ryan Lovelace and Seth McLaughlin
(DIERSEN: How soon will Trump’s foes in the following succeed in destroying the following: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc.? Trump’s foes are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/rep-jamie-raskin-impeachment-a-dramatic-success-de/
— Biden’s war on Texas is a war on America. A flurry of executive orders on immigration amount to a welcome mat for illegal immigrants crossing southern border. – Robert Knight
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/bidens-war-on-texas-is-a-war-on-america/
— Biden order reestablishes faith-focused White House office – AP
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats succeed in turning religious leaders into operatives and dupes for the Democrat Party. Ever-increasingly, religious leaders promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/biden-order-reestablishes-faith-focused-white-hous/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DeSantis slams Biden administration for ‘hypocrisy’ over lack of virus testing for migrants while floating domestic travel bans – Emma Colton
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/desantis-florida-migrants-coronavirus-biden

FOX NEWS
— Gov. DeSantis blasts ‘hypocrisy’ of Biden’s reported domestic travel bans amid immigration orders. DeSantis called Biden’s reported consideration ‘a huge contradiction’. -Talia Kaplan
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/desantis-bidens-reported-consideration-for-domestic-travel-bans-amid-immigration-orders-hypocritical
— Dave Rubin: The problem with the left is you’re either woke or ‘you’re out’
https://news.yahoo.com/dave-rubin-problem-left-youre-013639915.html

BREITBART
— Biden Restrictions on ICE Agents to Devastate U.S. Border Towns – John Binder
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/14/analysis-border-towns-suffer-most-biden-agenda/

PATRIOT POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “There’s a lot of people that know things” about Trump’s alleged role in Capitol riot.
https://www.patriotnewsalerts.com/kinzinger-people-know-things/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Liz Cheney.
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/538849-juan-williams-bring-sanity-back-to-the-gop


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Nearly 60 percent say Trump should have been convicted in impeachment trial.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/538859-nearly-60-percent-say-trump-should-have-been-convicted-in-impeachment

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump looks to reassert himself after impeachment acquittal – AP
(DIERSEN: Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://6abc.com/donald-trump-impeachment-acquittal-senate/10340992/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Republican leaders are sharply divided on Trump’s role and influence in the G.O.P. going forward.
(DIERSEN: Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/02/14/us/trump-impeachment#republican-leaders-are-sharply-divided-on-trumps-role-and-influence-in-the-gop-going-forward

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s acquittal further polarizes factions within the GOP – Amy B Wang
(DIERSEN: I have always been in the platform faction of the GOP. Those who reject planks in the Republican Party platform have always worked against me. Most commonly, they reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-acquittal-further-polarizes-factions-within-the-gop/2021/02/14/ff78b098-6ee2-11eb-b8a9-b9467510f0fe_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Pro-Trump Candidates Launch Early Senate, Governor Bids. GOP hopefuls in several midterm races are tying themselves closely to the former president and his legacy. – Joshua Jamerson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pro-trump-candidates-launch-early-senate-governor-bids-11613385001
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump’s Non-Vindication. He may run again, but he won’t win another national election.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-non-vindication-11613342554
— Biden Agenda Faces GOP Seeking to Unify in Opposition  After Impeachment. Democrats are moving on to cabinet nominees and pandemic relief, which one Republican calls ‘the most radical agenda’ – Alex Leary
https://www.wsj.com/articles/impeachment-over-biden-agenda-faces-congressional-gop-seeking-to-unify-in-opposition-11613336802

FORBES
— When It Comes To Vetting Job Candidates, Let The Algorithm Do The Work – Enrique Dans
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/enriquedans/2021/02/15/when-it-comes-to-vetting-job-candidates-let-the-algorithm-do-thework/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters a) promote hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not hate Trump.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/02/14/republicans-acquitted-trump-betrayed-america-history-column/6743905002/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “‘Tribalism is a hell of a drug.’ Trump impeachment trial reopens GOP battle lines even as he is acquitted.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/13/trump-impeachment-trial-reignites-gop-battle-even-he-acquitted/6738664002/

DALLAS NEWS
— Ineffective impeachment process allows Donald Trump to elude accountability for Capitol riot – Gromer Jeffers Jr.
(DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents hold you accountable for? My critics/opponents hold me accountable a) for their problems, b) for your problems, c) for my problems, d) for everyone’s problems, e) for Milton Township Republican Organization’s problems, f) for DuPage County Republican Central Committee’s problems, g) for Illinois Republican Party’s problems, h) for Wheaton Chamber of Commerce’s problems, i) for TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois’ problems, j) for Illinois Center Right Coalition’s problems, k) for American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter’s problems, and l) for etc.’s problems.)
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/02/15/ineffective-impeachment-process-allows-donald-trump-to-elude-accountability-for-capitol-riot/

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
— Burr voted to convict Trump. Now NC Republicans plan to censure their senator. – BRIAN MURPHY
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article249256570.html

FAST COMPANY
— How to do your best work when you have a difficult boss – Tracy Brower
(DIERSEN: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. I should write a book about all my superiors and supervisors. I would focus on how they dealt with tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40, including me. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines. I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman for more than 21 years. I should write a book about all the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party leaders who I have served under. I would focus on how they dealt with tremendous pressure from conservative-haters to get rid of conservatives, including me.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/90600958/how-to-do-your-best-work-when-you-have-a-difficult-boss

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Wall Street Journal warns Republicans: ‘Trump won’t win another election’ Editorial also says that a ‘revenge campaign tour’ or third-party run would only divide the center-right and elect Democrats.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/15/trump-impeachment-republicans-wall-street-journal-2024

February 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— After impeachment acquittal, Trump remains dominant in Republican Party – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/after-impeachment-acquittal-trump-remains-dominant-in-gop/10338947/
— Biden White House seeks to turn page on Trump, focus on COVID stimulus – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/biden-reaction-impeachment-trial-stimulus-donald-trump-acquitted/10338710/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville police’s discovery of luxury vehicle stolen in Chicago carjacking leads to arrest of three suspects and recovery of guns, drugs – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-police-carjack-st-0214-20210212-fmok6qdz7baarl73ql63kcieam-story.html
— Two years after Henry Pratt shooting in Aurora, supporters preparing to bring back Illinois gun licensing bill – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-pratt-foid-card-legislation-st-20210213-aezb3db52bcxxffyaw22hgewqe-story.html

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Trump’s acquittal exposes the hypocrisy of the Far Left. The lack of evidence, not cowardly Republicans, brought down the Democrat insurrection of impeachment conviction against Donald Trump. There was less evidence to prove President Trump pushed his followers to violence than evidence that exists that Democrats screaming for Trump impeachment goaded BLM protestors to violence last summer. – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/02/14/trumps-acquittal-exposes-the-hypocrisy-of-the-far-left/

WREX
— Trump remains dominant force in GOP following acquittal – AP (DIERSEN: How strongly will Republican candidates on April 6, 2021 and 2022 ballots in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct seek Trump’s endorsement?)
https://wrex.com/2021/02/14/trump-remains-dominant-force-in-gop-following-acquittal-2/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Impeachment isn’t the final word on Capitol riot for Trump.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/impeachment-isnt-the-final-word-on-capitol-riot-for-trump/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump ‘ready to move on,’ rebuild GOP to retake Congress in 2022: Sen. Graham – S.A. Miller
(DIERSEN: How strongly will Republican candidates on April 6, 2021 and 2022 ballots in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct seek Trump’s endorsement?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/sen-lindsey-graham-trump-ready-to-move-on-rebuild-/

— ‘Dismantling this immoral wall’: Biden pulled by left wing on immigration.  Sierra Club says ‘wall itself is an immoral monument to settler colonial destruction – Stephen Dinan ‘

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/sierra-club-aclu-calls-biden-tear-down-border-wall/

FOX NEWS
— Graham: McConnell ‘put a load on Republicans’ back’ with anti-Trump speech. South Carolina senator warns McConnell’s words will be used against Republican candidates in 2022 – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/graham-mcconnell-anti-trump-speech

TOWNHALL
— Biden Uses the Parkland Anniversary to Call for Three Major Gun Control Moves – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/02/14/biden-uses-the-parkland-anniversary-to-push-for-gun-control-in-the-first-100-days-n2584714
— It’s Time To Hate Them Right Back. – Derek Hunter
(DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2021/02/14/its-time-to-hate-them-right-back-n2584697

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Nikki Haley “Disgusted” By Trump, Says He’s “Fallen Too Far” To Have Future With GOP
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/nikki-haley-disgusted-by-trump-says-hes-fallen-too-far-to-have-future-with-gop/

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Calls on Congress to Strengthen Gun Ownership Rules – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-calls-on-congress-to-restrict-gun-ownership_3696206.html


— Trump Impeachment Lawyer: ‘Bloodthirsty’ Media Is ‘Trying to Divide This Country’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-impeachment-lawyer-bloodthirsty-media-is-trying-to-divide-this-country_3696266.html

NBC NEWS
— What’s next for the GOP after Trump acquittal?
(DIERSEN: Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://news.yahoo.com/next-gop-trump-acquittal-002257639.html
— Trump’s impeachment acquittal widens rift within the GOP
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-impeachment-acquittal-widens-rift-004125444.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Acquitted of Inciting Insurrection, Even as Bipartisan Majority Votes ‘Guilty’ The verdict was unlikely to be the final word for former President Donald J. Trump, his badly divided party or the festering wounds the Jan. 6 riot that prompted the impeachment left behind.” Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/us/politics/trump-impeachment.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But their overriding political calculation was clear. After party leaders briefly entertained using the process to purge Mr. Trump from their ranks, Republicans doubled down on a bet made five years ago: that it was better not to stoke another open confrontation with a man millions of their voters still singularly embrace. . .After the attack and Republicans’ loss of the Senate, there had been a brief window in which it seemed as if the outcome might be different. Mr. McConnell privately told advisers that an impeachment conviction might be the only way to purge Mr. Trump from the party after four tumultuous years, and his openness to finding him guilty held out the possibility that a coalition of Republicans might follow his lead.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Now begins McConnell’s project to shrink Trump’s GOP influence – George F. Will
(DIERSEN: Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/now-begins-mcconnells-project-to-shrink-trumps-gop-influence/2021/02/14/ff7201de-6eed-11eb-93be-c10813e358a2_story.html
— McConnell would have happily considered finding Trump guilty, were it not for Mitch McConnell – Philip Bump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/13/mcconnell-would-have-happily-considered-finding-trump-guilty-were-it-not-mitch-mcconnell/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Because of the Capitol Rioters, “The agency founded because of 9/11 shifts to face the threat of domestic terrorism.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/dhs-domestic-extremism-threat/2021/02/14/41693dd0-672f-11eb-bf81-c618c88ed605_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— GOP will do fine — with or without Donald Trump – Michael Barone
https://nypost.com/2021/02/14/gop-will-do-fine-with-or-without-donald-trump/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger Says “Trump Put Congress, Americans in a ‘Lose-Lose Situation’ After Acquittal.”
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-says-trump-put-congress-americans-lose-lose-situation-after-acquittal-1569195

THE REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see minorities as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
http://www.therepublic.com/2021/02/13/us-race-war-analysis/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ promote hatred against those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/senate-republicans-confirmed-allegiance-trump-else-acquitting/

PATHEOS
— Orange Beast Gone. Who Will Dems Hate Now? – DAVE ARMSTRONG
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/davearmstrong/2021/02/orange-beast-gone-who-will-dems-hate-now.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Who will the Trump-obsessed Democrats hate now? I agree with Rush Limbaugh: I think they will switch to hating all conservatives (Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables”). In fact they have already begun. We’re their desperately needed object of hatred: one big ugly mass of despised wicked “Trump voters” now twisted into the ridiculous caricature that they have made of President Trump for four years: a bunch of racists, sexists, anti-Mexican bigots and homophobes; anti-science troglodytes, etc. *
Keep it up, liberals. Keep lying about us, to replace your 24/7, five-year obsession with the Orange Beast and Demon from Hell (if you only still believed in the latter: maybe only for Trump, huh?). We still have the power to vote, and vote we will in November 2022, and it’s gonna be a massacre for the ages against your idiotic, immoral, clueless and radically secularist party.)

DAILY MAIL
— Democratic senator claims Republican lawmakers are ‘deathly afraid’ of Donald Trump and former president’s acquittal secures his spot as ‘leader of the GOP for the next four years’ – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9259483/Dem-senator-Republicans-deathly-afraid-Trump-acquittal-secures-spot-GOP-leader.html

February 14 Morning Edition

ABC7
— White House press aide TJ Ducklo resigns after threatening reporter – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/white-house-aide-resigns-after-threatening-reporter/10337542/

NBC5
— Trump Remains Dominant Force in GOP Following Acquittal. By most objective measures, Trump’s grasp on the GOP and its future remains airtight. – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-remains-dominant-force-in-gop-following-acquittal/2437726/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Republican-controlled Senate in Mississippi votes to ban transgender athletes on female teams – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/republican-controlled-senate-in-mississippi-votes-to-ban-transgender-athletes-on-female-teams

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker said the failure of his graduated-rate income tax would leave Illinois with two options. He’s eliminated both of them. – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-illinois-budget-proposal-20210214-bjbay24vpvggfpg2urhbn4ojsy-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Social distancing, masking not going away anytime soon, public health director says – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/14/covid-19-precautions-still-recommended-after-vaccinations/4460791001/

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Seniors are pushed aside in Illinois COVID-19 vaccination program – Ray Hanania
(DIERSEN: I am 72 years old. I hereby give my place in line to those in Illinois who are younger than me, and especially to those who are discriminated against, and especially to those who are minority, female, LGBTQ, non-married, non-healthy, poor, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, liberal, moderate, Trump-haters, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/02/14/seniors-are-pushed-aside-in-illinois-covid-19-vaccination-program/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 133 COVID-19 cases Saturday, 7 deaths, 3.53% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/13/dupage-county-reports-133-covid-19-cases-saturday-7-deaths-353-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Celebrates His Acquittal, Says The Impeachment Was Part Of A ‘Witch Hunt’ – JASON SLOTKIN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-celebrates-his-acquittal-says-impeachment-was-part-witch-hunt#stream/0
— Embracing ‘The Diversity Of God’: Harlem Church Engages, Affirms Queer Members – SCOTT SIMON
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, churches promote the Democrat Party platform including dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/embracing-diversity-god-harlem-church-engages-affirms-queer-members#stream/0

WIREPOINTS
— Here Are The Falsehoods From ISBE And Others Defending Illinois” Pending ‘Culturally Responsive Teaching Standards” – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/distortions-and-falsehoods-from-isbe-and-others-defending-illinois-pending-culturally-responsive-teaching-standards-wirepoints/

BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS
— Breaking News from Breakthrough Ideas
https://www.facebook.com/110040734453977/videos/750777012514600

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CHICAGO HAD $41,100 IN DEBT PER TAXPAYER BEFORE COVID-19, SECOND TO NEW YORK – Justin Carlson
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-had-41100-in-debt-per-taxpayer-before-covid-19-second-to-new-york/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Overwhelmed Border Patrol fears ‘mass migration’ under Biden’s catch-and-release policy – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/overwhelmed-border-patrol-fears-mass-migration-und/
— D.C. Delegate Norton to Congress: Censure Trump, declare him ‘ineligible’ under 14th Amendment – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/13/eleanor-holmes-norton-urges-congress-to-censure-do/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump gives his ‘deepest thanks’ after second acquittal – Zachary Halaschak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-reacts-second-impeachment-aquittal
— McConnell hints at criminal prosecution for Trump and says former president bears responsibility for Capitol breach – Emily Brooks
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mcconnell-trump-impeachment-trial-acquit-capitol-riot

AMERICAN THINKER
— Across America, leftists dumb students down rather than raising them up – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/across_america_leftists_dumb_students_down_rather_than_raising_them_up.html
— Studies show Westerners allegedly getting dumber – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/studies_show_westerners_allegedly_getting_dumber.html
— With Trump’s abortive impeachment, Sen. McConnell goes full narcissist – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/with_trumps_abortive_impeachment_sen_mcconnell_goes_full_narcissist.html
— What if the leftists want a civil war? – Sam Younnokis
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/what_if_the_leftists_want_a_civil_war.html
— Trump’s 2nd impeachment is the start of a bad chapter in America – Andrew W. Coy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/trumps_2nd_impeachment_is_the_start_of_a_bad_chapter_in_america.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Press Secretary Suspended After Threatening to ‘Destroy’ Reporter – Debra Heine
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/12/biden-white-house-deputy-press-secretary-suspended-after-threatening-to-destroy-reporter/

BREITBART
— Trump’s Lawyers Beat the ‘Cancel Culture’ – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/13/pollak-trumps-lawyers-beat-the-cancel-culture-free-speech/
— Donald Trump Hints at Political Future While Celebrating Second Impeachment Acquittal – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/13/donald-trump-hints-at-political-future-while-celebrating-second-impeachment-acquittal/

TOWNHALL
— Biden and Big Tech Are Coming for Us – Jonathan Garthwaite
https://townhall.com/columnists/jonathangarthwaite/2021/02/14/biden-and-big-tech-are-coming-for-us-n2584659
— The Effort to Recall Gavin Newsom Continues to Gain Steam – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2021/02/13/recall-gavin-crosses-threshold-n2584705

NEWSMAX
— Married Americans More Likely to Vote Republican – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/marriage-americans-republicans-data/2021/02/14/id/1009956/

TEXAS GOP
— Texas GOP Lauds President Trump’s Acquittal
https://www.texasgop.org/texas-gop-2nd-impeachment/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Twitter shuts down conservative whistleblower, Project Veritas – Michael F. Haverluck
https://onenewsnow.com/media/2021/02/13/twitter-shuts-down-conservative-whistleblower-project-veritas

POLITICO
— Party leaders rip Republicans who voted to convict Trump – BEN LEONARD
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/13/republican-senators-convicted-trump-backlash-469008
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump escapes conviction but even his allies say he’s damaged.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/13/trump-impeachment-witch-hunt-469001

REUTERS
— Prominent anti-Trump Republicans reject 3rd party
(DIERSEN: I predict that “prominent anti-Trump Republicans” will join more strongly with the following to destroy the Republican Party once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.ksl.com/article/50106140/prominent-anti-trump-republicans-reject-3rd-party

CNN
— Louisiana Republican Party censures Cassidy following vote to convict Trump – Kelly Mena and Dan Merica
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/13/politics/bill-cassidy-louisiana-republican-party-censure/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Is This the End of Obsessively Hating Donald Trump? Loathing him has been a passion, an addiction, a compulsion. Let impeachment be the last hurrah. – Keith Olbermann
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have promoted the most hatred against those like me who do not hate Trump. I would focus on those who also have promoted the most hatred against individuals, organizations, and companies that are conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/opinion/trump-impeachment-media.html
— Will American Ideas Tear France Apart? Some of Its Leaders Think So’ – Nicole Daniels
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/learning/lesson-of-the-day-will-american-ideas-tear-france-apart-some-of-its-leaders-think-so.html
— Losing sleep over wokeness Politicians and prominent intellectuals say social theories from the United States on race, gender and post-colonialism are a threat to French identity and the French republic. – Norimitsu Onishi
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/09/world/europe/france-threat-american-universities.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “For Trump, an Escape, Not an Exoneration.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/us/politics/trump-impeachment-acquittal.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden has started erasing Trump’s legacy. Now the hard part starts. – Annie Linskey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-trump-legacy/2021/02/13/54129452-6c8b-11eb-9f80-3d7646ce1bc0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to a hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater, you are dishonorable if you do not hate Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/14/there-are-only-seven-honorable-republican-senators/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrat churches promote LGBTQ, BLM, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/14/biden-faith-based-neighborhood-partnership/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Sharpens Republican Divides. Seven Republicans voted to convict, and several more, including Mitch McConnell, criticized the ex-president, who still commands loyalty. – Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-second-impeachment-trial-sharpens-republican-divides-11613268255

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Lindsey Graham says he’ll try to convince Trump to help the GOP secure the House and Senate in 2022 – Yelena Dzhanova
https://www.businessinsider.com/graham-wants-to-convince-trump-to-help-gop-2022-elections-2021-2

DES MOINES REGISTER
— I helped shape Section 230 in the ’90s, and I doubt social media can self-regulate. The status quo, where Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube can suppress anybody they feel like, isn’t a tenable situation. Free speech on the internet is at stake in what we do next. – Greg Ganske
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2021/02/14/free-speech-internet-stake-section-230-reconsidering/4454208001/

GUARDIAN
— Republican rebels who voted to convict feel Trumpists’ fury. Immediate backlash from powerful rightwingers reveal the strength of Trump’s grip on the Republican party. – Victoria Bekiempis
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/14/republican-rebels-trump-impeachment-trial
— Convicted or not, Trump is history – it’s Biden who’s changing America – Robert Reich
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/14/trump-impeachment-biden-american-rescue-plan-robert-reich

DAILY MAIL
— Republicans turn on seven ‘traitors’ who voted to convict Trump: Louisiana GOP censures Senator Bill Cassidy for turning on the ex-president and MAGA supporters call on Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski to resign – ANDREW COURT
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9258363/Republicans-turn-RINO-traitors-Romney-Collins-Murkowski-voted-convict-Trump.html

IOL
— SOUTH AFRICA: Social media companies to account for their content – Faheem Khota
(DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents have done everything that they could to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, but failing that, they have done everything that they could to stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/international/social-media-companies-to-account-for-their-content-3bfd9ed7-6734-4752-8e32-9629418ff154
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Now, new legislation from Senator Mark Warner will make changes to the bill. Democrat Warner introduced the Safe Tech Act to the Senate on February 5. This bill would essentially update the protections that social media corporations would have enjoyed under section 230 and hold them more accountable for the content that is posted on their platforms and expose them to many more lawsuits. What lies at the heart of this though, is the voices of the users of social media platforms. They would need to be a lot more rules put in place and a lot more moderators working around the clock to make sure that these rules are being adhered to. In a tweet, Warner said that “The SAFE TECH Act doesn’t interfere with free speech – it’s about allowing these platforms to finally be held accountable for harmful, often criminal, behaviour enabled by their platforms to which they have turned a blind eye for too long.” Should this bill be successful, it will certainly be a game-changer for the way social media companies are run if they don’t want to be caught on the wrong side of the law.)