July 9 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 6 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Jim Belushi wants to bring Blues Brothers weed business to Illinois – JULIANA TORNABENE
https://wgntv.com/2019/07/05/jim-belushi-wants-to-bring-blues-brothers-weed-business-to-illinois/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— As Illinois determines whether to limit potency of legalized pot, drug gets increased scrutiny after link to psychosis – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-marijuana-potency-psychosis-illinois-20190706-4iexqkl7tjevbe3dyeqjikjpra-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— California’s cool with my nappy hair. How about you, Chicago? Last week California’s governor banned discrimination against black people who wear natural styles such as afros, cornrows, braids, twists and locs in workplaces and schools. – Laura Washington (DIERSEN: What about banning discrimination against those whose hair a) has thinned, b) has turned gray, c) has turned White, and/or d) has fallen out?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/5/20683478/nappy-hair-black-cornrows-braids-twists-locs-afros-california-crown-laura-washington

DAILY HERALD
— Governor should let voters decide on townships – Bob Anderson, Wonder Lake
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190706/governor-should-let-voters-decide-on-townships

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. 
https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/know-your-rights-what-to-do-if-ice-knocks-on-your-door/d20d8beb-69fc-45d5-8d3b-8b023eb35d43

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Planned Parenthood accepts federal funding again after court ruling lifts ‘gag rule’ – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190705/planned-parenthood-accepts-federal-funding-again-after-court-ruling-lifts-gag-rule

NPR ILLINOIS
— $200 Million From Capital Plan To Go For Affordable Housing Projects – DAISY CONTRERAS 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/200-million-capital-plan-go-affordable-housing-projects#stream/0

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois voters aren’t always the ones picking lawmakers to serve in Springfield – Greg Bishop 
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-voters-aren-t-always-the-ones-picking-lawmakers-to/article_eaabffbe-5764-59c2-9f40-3ff48d696b9d.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When a state lawmaker resigns his or her position before a term is up, state law gives the power of appointment to the lawmaker’s political party in that jurisdiction rather than voters. . .University of Illinois Chicago politics professor Chris Mooney said he doesn’t expect the appointment process to change. “It advantages those who are inside and if they’re the only ones paying attention, who has the incentive to change? No one,” Mooney said. “And there are reasonable counter-arguments to make.” One reason to keep the appointment process in place is the high cost of special elections, Mooney said. “You want to run a special election for a state representative district that’s going to serve out a year when nobody really knows who these people are anyway? That would be a hard sell,” Mooney said. He said the appointment process laid out in state statute is inside baseball and done by both parties with little input from voters. “It’s another way that they can advantage themselves if they so desire and if they’re able to manipulate the process,” Mooney said. He said the process takes advantage of a lack of voter knowledge about their state legislators and exacerbates it.)

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— ISRA alerts members about ‘anti-gun nature’ of Bloomberg organization’s event coming to Marion – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512694418-isra-alerts-members-about-anti-gun-nature-of-bloomberg-organization-s-event-coming-to-marion

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Celibate but Compromised “Gay Christianity” Pushes into Conservative Churches – Wendy Wilson 
https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/celibate-but-compromised-gay-christianity-pushes-into-conservative-churches/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Dem 2020 task: Convince voters to overlook economy – Byron York
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/byron-york-dem-2020-task-convince-voters-to-overlook-economy
— Former Democratic official accosted man in MAGA hat and called him a ‘Nazi’ – Mike Brest (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican, sooner or later, if not already, a Democrat will call you a Nazi. How will you react? One could argue that Republicans should always wear a body camera whenever they are outside their home.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/former-democratic-official-accosted-man-in-maga-hat-and-called-him-a-nazi
— Knitting and fraying in a divided culture – Salena Zito (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Trump-hating individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say the following are NOT WELCOME: those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/knitting-and-fraying-in-a-divided-culture
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What percent of advocates and spokespersons for illegals, that is, Democrats and RINOs, hint/imply/argue/shout that illegals should get U.S. citizenship, free housing, free food, free clothing, free medical care, free abortions, free education, free transportation, jobs, etc.?
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/how-conservatives-talk-about-immigrants-is-far-from-pro-life

FOX NEWS
— Border Patrol will do its job as Dems lob smears and shirk doing theirs – Thomas Homan
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/thomas-homan-dont-let-media-smears-diminish-the-hard-work-of-the-border-patrol

FEDERALIST PAPERS
— Starbucks Kicked Out Police Officers Because Customers ‘Did Not Feel Safe’ – Carmine Sabia
https://thefederalistpapers.org/opinion/starbucks-kicked-police-officers-customers-not-feel-safe

GOPUSA
— Left-wing billionaires call for wealth tax (DIERSEN: On which Republicans in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois would the Democrats impose a wealth tax?) 
http://www.gopusa.com/left-wing-billionaires-call-for-wealth-tax/

BREITBART
— Trump-Mexico Deal Cuts Release of Illegal Aliens into U.S. by 70 Percent – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/05/trump-mexico-deal-cuts-release-of-illegal-aliens-into-u-s-by-70-percent/
— Mo Brooks: Healthcare for Illegal Aliens Latest Democrat Effort to Turn U.S. into California – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/05/exclusive-mo-brooks-healthcare-for-illegal-aliens-latest-democrat-effort-to-turn-u-s-into-california/
— Biden: Illegals Should Have Health Care – JEFF POOR (DIERSEN: To give one group free health care is to make all other groups pay for that. Democrats want those who have earned/saved MORE MONEY to pay for those who have earned/saved LESS MONEY. Beyond that, Democrats want those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time TO GIVE MONEY TO those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/07/05/biden-illegals-should-have-health-care-how-do-you-say-youre-undocumented-im-going-to-let-you-die-man/

BLAZE
— Dem rep accused of coaching asylum seekers to exploit loophole in ‘remain in Mexico’ policy ‘They’re…manufacturing a lot of these issues’ – Aaron Colen
https://www.theblaze.com/news/dem-rep-accused-of-coaching-asylum-seekers-to-exploit-loophole-in-remain-in-mexico-policy-report

NEWSMAX
— Cuccinelli: Census Question Helps Deal With ‘Burden’ of Illegal Migrants – Sandy Fitzgerald (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do not see illegals as being a “burden.” Democrats and RINOs see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against Republicans. Moderates and liberals see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against conservatives. White-haters see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against Whites. Men-haters see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against men. Old people-haters see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against old people. Protestant-haters see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against Protestants. German American-haters see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against German Americans. Rich people-haters see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against rich people.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/cuccinelli-immigration-census-migrants/2019/07/05/id/923397/

DAILY CALLER
— If Conservatives Don’t Win On Immigration, None Of The Other Issues Matter
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/05/conservatives-immigration-issues/

DAILY WIRE
— TREASONOUS: Democrat Congresswoman Secretly Sending Staff To Mexico To Coach Migrants How To Beat System – RYAN SAAVEDRA
https://www.dailywire.com/news/49204/democrat-congresswoman-secretly-sending-staff-ryan-saavedra

TOWNHALL
— Trump’s Patriotism Vs. The New Anti-Americanism – Pat Buchanan
https://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2019/07/05/trumps-patriotism-vs-the-new-antiamericanism-n2549583
— Ilhan Omar: We Should Debate Whether To Eliminate All Border And Immigration Enforcement Agencies – Matt Vespa (DIERSEN: How soon will America-haters have enough votes to get rid of Americans once and for all?)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/07/05/ilhan-omar–we-should-debate-whether-we-need-border-patrol-at-all-n2549507

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Warren Would Use Executive Action To Base Government Promotions on Race, Gender – JOE SAUNDERS (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised at all if a President Warren would immediately issue an executive order to immediately terminate all federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/warren-would-use-executive-action-to-base-government-promotions-on-race-gender/

PJ MEDIA
— Citing SPLC’s Inflated Numbers, Gillibrand and Other Dems Push Hate Crime Hoax Bill – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/citing-splcs-inflated-numbers-gillibrand-and-other-dems-push-hate-crime-hoax-bill/

PATRIOT POST
— Democrats Invite Illegals Into ‘Racist’ Country Their policy “is tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open borders.” – Nate Jackson
https://patriotpost.us/articles/64096-dems-invite-illegals-into-racist-country

NEWS BUSTERS
— French Government Assaults Online Free Speech on July 4 – Alexander Hall (DIERSEN: In America, according to the Democrats, if it does not promote the Democrat Party platform, it is hate speech.) 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2019/07/05/french-government-assaults-online-free-speech-july-4

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Gloves come off ‘Sleepy Joe’: Biden floats ‘dirt’ on Dem opponents, throws literal ‘smack’ talk Trump’s way – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/07/05/gloves-come-off-sleepy-joe-biden-floats-dirt-on-dem-opponents-throws-literal-smack-talk-trumps-way-771878
— Trump makes announcement on upcoming ICE raids, praises ‘incredible’ border facilities – Vivek Saxena 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/07/06/trump-makes-announcement-on-upcoming-ice-raids-praises-incredible-border-facilities-772027

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Amazon bans books on gay ‘conversion therapy’. Is the Bible next?
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/amazon-bans-books-on-gay-conversion-therapy-is-the-bible-next
— Democrats have become the party of abortion and euthanasia
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/democrats-have-become-the-party-of-abortion-and-euthanasia
— Trump’s 4th of July celebration highlighted everything liberals hate about America
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/trumps-4th-of-july-celebration-highlighted-everything-liberals-hate-about-america

LIFEZETTE
— Ocasio-Cortez Lashes Out at Customs and Border Patrol Leadership (Again) Yet the Democrat opposed a $4.6B bill to improve conditions – Dom Calicchio
https://www.lifezette.com/2019/07/ocasio-cortez-lashes-out-customs-border-patrol-leadership/

COLLEGE REFORM
— Profs hate Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ on Fourth of July – Ethan Cai
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13418&

THE HILL
— Undocumented immigrant workers fired from Trump golf clubs seeking White House meeting – JESSICA CAMPISI (DIERSEN: Should I seek a White House meeting of federal employees who were gotten rid of because they were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/451818-undocumented-immigrant-workers-fired-from-trumps-golf-clubs-seeking

YAHOO NEWS
— Joe Biden compares Donald Trump to childhood bully he’d ‘smack in the mouth as a kid’ – Chris Riotta
https://news.yahoo.com/joe-biden-compares-donald-trump-162800175.html

NBC NEWS
— ‘A lot of people are going to be joining’: Trump says July Fourth event boosts military recruiting – Dareh Gregorian (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who a) demonized, denigrated, and condemned Vietnam veterans during the 1960s and 1970s but now b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who avoided the draft during the 1960s and 1970s.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/lot-people-are-going-be-joining-trump-says-july-fourth-n1026906

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who discourage immigrants from speaking English, reading English, and writing English?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/05/us/politics/2020-candidates-spanish.html

WASHINGTON POST
— How would we repair the damage in a post-Trump America? – Carlos Lozada (DIERSEN: Obviously, the next Democrat or RINO President will get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/07/05/how-would-we-repair-damage-post-trump-america/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters crow about their success in getting citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally, b) to illegally stay in America illegally, and c) to falsely claim asylum in America. Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do the aforesaid should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.)
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-crimes-against-humanity-southern-border-20190705-ttwha2f43nefbdyx7ozmabadii-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Ken Cuccinelli Takes Reins of Immigration Agency With Focus on Migrant Vetting Acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services brings a devotion to Trump’s agenda and a reputation for controversy – Louise Radnofsky (DIERSEN: To come to America illegally and/or to stay in America illegally is to demonstrate your disrespect a) for the rule of law, b) for America, and c) for America’s citizens.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ken-cuccinelli-takes-reins-of-immigration-agency-with-focus-on-migrant-vetting-11562410802

BLOOMBERG
— Elizabeth Warren Unveils Plan to Boost Wages for Women of Color – Tyler Pager (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised at all if a President Warren would immediately issue an executive order to immediately terminate all federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-05/elizabeth-warren-unveils-plan-to-boost-wages-for-women-of-color

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Rich Father-In-Law Has Helped, Complicated O’Rourke’s Career Beto O’Rourke’s political career has been helped and complicated by his father-in-law, wealthy real estate investor William Sanders. – AP (DIERSEN: What impact have your parents had on your career? Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14. He was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. He worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant and almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. He died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. My mother never attended high school.) 
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2019-07-05/rich-father-in-law-has-helped-complicated-orourkes-career

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Ruins Everything He Touches—Even the 4th of July.”
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/07/06/trump-ruins-all-he-touches-even-the-4th-of-july/

RAW STORY
— Ex-Congressman Joe Walsh considers primarying Trump: ‘His entire life is a lie’ – Bob Brigham
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/ex-congressman-joe-walsh-considers-primarying-trump-his-entire-life-is-a-lie/