September 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting “young people” to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/climate-change-protests-taking-place-around-world-including-chicago-friday/5555182/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting “students” to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-climate-strike-chicago-grant-park-20190920-nsa7ss5ovzeudnfi3jndkq5k6i-story.html
— Is America ready for gay president? Iowa casts first votes – AP (DIERSEN: LGBTQ activists insist that LGBTQ politicians a) promote LGBTQ activity and b) get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–election-2020-lgbtq-president-20190920-story.html
— Illinois legislators consider vaping flavor restrictions in light of deaths, illnesses – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-vaping-legislation-20190920-5i2leks3x5ctrckr25berva4ga-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting “thousands” to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/20/20875917/chicago-climate-strike-walkout-grant-park-federal-plaza
— Can CBD from marijuana relieve pain? Government is spending $3 million to find out. ‘The science is lagging behind the public use and interest,’ said Dr. David Shurtleff of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, which is funding the projects. ‘We’re doing our best to catch up here.’ – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/9/20/20876355/marijuana-pain-research-cbd-thc-national-center-complementary-integrative-health-david-sarlah
— House still divided: Pritzker ousts head of Springfield’s troubled Lincoln library and museum – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/9/20/20876451/pritzker-ousts-alan-lowe-abraham-lincoln-center-library-museum-springfield
— Duckworth wrong to say Trump policies hurting homeless — so far – BGA
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/20/20876224/fact-check-donald-trump-policies-tammy-duckworth-housing-access-homeless
— Is Lightfoot looking too many gift horses in the mouth? – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/9/20/20876439/rich-miller-lori-lightfoot-chicago-casino-cannabis-marijuana

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lombard close to allowing pot shops downtown, on Roosevelt Road – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190920/lombard-close-to-allowing-pot-shops-downtown-on-roosevelt-road

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— August sets new record for Illinois unemployment – Nikki McGee
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/august-sets-new-record-for-illinois-unemployment

WIBQ AM
— New D.U.I. training for officers in Illinois
https://wibqam.com/news/articles/2019/sep/20/new-dui-training-for-officers-in-illinois/939518/

DOWNERS GROVE PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Lisle Poised To Opt Out Of Recreational Cannabis Sales The village board debated the issue for more than two hours and directed staff to opt out without a referendum. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/downersgrove/lisle-poised-opt-out-recreational-cannabis-sales

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— OBERWEIS SURVEY SHOWS HE’S FAVORED TO WIN PRIMARY, BUT THAT’S NOT THE WHOLE STORY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/rezin-on-oberweis.html
— STATE RIFLE ASSOCIATION’S PEARSON: ILLINOIS HAS ITS OWN “BETO” PROBLEM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/illinois-has-a-beto-problem-too.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Curran, Durkin respond *** IEPA issues construction permit to Sterigenics
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/20/iepa-issues-construction-permit-to-sterigenics/

GOPUSA
— Freedom on trial, not just Chick-fil-A
http://www.gopusa.com/freedom-on-trial-not-just-chick-fil-a/
— How the pope strays from spirituality and morality, and wears the mantel of a politician (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens want the Pope to promote their platforms.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=76253
— Why ‘more equal than others’ hate-crime laws must go
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=76256

AMERICAN THINKER
— Affirmative Action and NASA – Joshua Foxworth
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/affirmative_action_and_nasa.html

BREITBART
— Chick-fil-A Has Doubled Its Sales Despite Increased Protests – TOM CICCOTT
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/09/20/chick-fil-a-has-doubled-its-sales-despite-increased-protests/

CNS NEWS
— Candace Owens: Dems Using White Supremacy Issue to Scare Blacks into Voting for Them – Melanie Arter 
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/owens-dems-using-white-supremacy-issue-scare-blacks-voting-them

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Why Reparations Talk Is Harmful – MONA CHAREN (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations. Democrats and RINOs make Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German America, pay the price of AA, Diversity, and Inclusion.) 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/09/reparations-talk-harmful-divides-americans/

HOT AIR
— Beto: Let’s Pay Reparations For Non-Violent Marijuana Offenders – KAREN TOWNSEND (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations. Democrats and RINOs make Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German America, pay the price of AA, Diversity, and Inclusion.) 
https://hotair.com/archives/karen-townsend/2019/09/20/beto-lets-pay-reparations-non-violent-marijuana-offenders/

THE HILL
— Partisan divisions sharpen as independent voters fade – JULIA MANCHESTER (DIERSEN: Republican Party leaders in Illinois continue to pander to “independents” as opposed to turning out the party’s base.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/461669-partisan-divisions-sharpen-as-independent-voters-fade
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Pew Research survey released in March found that 81 percent of voters who called themselves independents actually lean toward the Republican or Democratic party, leaving only 7 percent of Americans who say they don’t lean toward a party. Strategists say that trend is reflected on the 2020 trail, where President Trump has been primarily focused on rallying his base, using a number of tactics such as calling for a wall along the southern border and attacking prominent Democrats.)

WASHINGTON POST
— How do I respond to younger colleagues who make snarky comments about my age? – Karla Miller (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government encouraged their younger employees to help them get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/work-advice-how-do-i-respond-to-younger-colleagues-who-make-snarky-comments-about-my-age/2019/09/20/a0466b24-d965-11e9-bfb1-849887369476_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Long History of American Slavery Reparations – Manisha Sinha (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations. Democrats and RINOs make Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German America, pay the price of AA, Diversity, and Inclusion.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-long-history-of-american-slavery-reparations-11568991623
— When the Slave Traders Were African Those whose ancestors sold slaves to Europeans now struggle to come to terms with a painful legacy – Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations. Democrats and RINOs make Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German America, pay the price of AA, Diversity, and Inclusion.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-the-slave-traders-were-african-11568991595

HR DRIVE
— Google worker says manager drove him out: ‘Tell grandpa to pick up the pace’ – Jennifer Carsen (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, they, or anyone who the manipulate/dominate, could crank out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails in far less time than it takes me.) 
https://www.hrdive.com/news/google-worker-says-manager-drove-him-out-tell-grandpa-to-pick-up-the-pace/563366/

LGBTQ NATION
— Pete Buttigieg attacks LGBTQ media after mainstream media keeps asking if he’s ‘gay enough’ He says he “can’t even read” queer media, but it has been mainstream outlets questioning whether or not he’s the right type of gay. – Alex Bollinger (DIERSEN: LGBTQ activists insist that LGBTQ politicians a) promote LGBTQ activity and b) get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/09/pete-buttigieg-attacks-lgbtq-media-mainstream-media-keeps-asking-hes-gay-enough/

September 9 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Your Republican township/ward/county party organization and the Illinois Republican Party should be encouraging everyone in Illinois who is religious, conservative, and/or Republican to speak out at their municipal and county government meetings against the sale of recreational pot. Please urge the following to speak out against pot: your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain; the officers of your Republican township/ward/county party organization; your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee; the IRP officers; the IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman; Republican elected officials in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, and candidates for the aforesaid offices; religious leaders; conservative leaders; law enforcement leaders; education leaders; medical leaders; etc. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Many marijuana businesses aren’t sure they’ll be ready for recreational sales Jan. 1. Here’s why. – ALLY MAROTTI, DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS (DIERSEN: You should avoid being anywhere near where pot is sold. For that matter, you should avoid being anywhere near where booze is sold or where people gamble.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-recreational-marijuana-rollout-20190909-dgiguhz4kva4pltigqf5sjhnaq-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD EDITORIAL MADE TO LOOK LIKE A NEWS ARTICLE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want to abolish concealed carry.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-concealed-carry-murder-charge-20190909-6w7dzya7dfet5cxoosxr4zctmy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats do not want immigrants to assimilate.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-mexican-independence-parade-20190908-4twpq3a46ndwzddz6mn2kuk3tu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Father Pfleger should lead that anti-violence caravan through Chicago first Pfleger does not recognize the danger of restrictions placed on the police, who still manage to confiscate guns and make arrests. – Dan Bartoszewski, Irving Park
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/8/20853177/michael-pfleger-chicago-violence-illinois-progressive-income-tax-flat-tax-sun-times-letters

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Suburban police hope saliva holds the solution to the marijuana impairment puzzle – Elena Ferrarin (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who impair themselves with booze and/or pot? What do you say to individuals, to organizations (Democrat Party, etc.), and to governments (State of Illinois, etc.) that encourage everyone to impair themselves with booze and/or pot so that governments get more tax revenue?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190909/suburban-police-hope-saliva-holds-the-solution-to-the-marijuana-impairment-puzzle
— Palatine village council to discuss recreational marijuana sales
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190908/palatine-village-council-to-discuss-recreational-marijuana-sales
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF ALVAREZ: Leadership changes at tollway mean new positions and salaries – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190909/leadership-changes-at-tollway-mean-new-positions-and-salaries
— Put pot vote in November 2020, not March – James R. Kreame, Naperville
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190909/put-pot-vote-in-november-2020-not-march
— Sensitivity in teaching LGBTQ and history – William Juneau, Huntley
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190909/sensitivity-in-teaching-lgbtq-and-history
(FROM THE LETTER: Same sex marriages are legal and adoptions are now permitted. “Transing” from one gender to another is unusual no matter how you cut it. There is no reason for any hostility to gays and for those that have changed genders, but endorsing and even encouraging it is objectionable to many who have different views and believe strongly in the traditional family with one mom and one dad. There are celebs and great poets and philosophers who have been gay and have made contributions to society, no doubt about it. But the foundations for their good work had nothing to do with their sexual orientation.)
— Cantigny to display beams from World Trade Center – Ann Piccininni (DIERSEN: I had the honor of organizing Wheaton’s 9/11 ceremonies in 2004 and 2005.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190909/cantigny-to-display-beams-from-world-trade-center
— Naperville Sept. 11 ceremony aims to honor and educate – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: I had the honor of organizing Wheaton’s 9/11 ceremonies in 2004 and 2005.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190909/naperville-sept-11-ceremony-aims-to-honor-and-educate

WTTW
— US Health Officials Report New Vaping Deaths, Repeat Warning – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2019/09/09/us-health-officials-report-new-vaping-deaths-repeat-warning

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Tell your community to opt out of marijuana – Kathy Valente, Director of Operations, Illinois Family Institute
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190908/letter-tell-your-community-to-opt-out-of-marijuana
— Springfield to debate recreational pot restrictions, taxes – Brenden Moore
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190908/springfield-to-debate-recreational-pot-restrictions-taxes

DEKALB DAILY JOURNAL
— New Illinois financial documents expose ‘fair tax’ absurdity
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/new-illinois-financial-documents-expose-fair-tax-absurdity/article_c4c6ff7c-d0e6-11e9-8b9e-9f3b9fbd0823.html

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Elburn continues to weigh pros, cons of potential marijuana businesses Some planning commissioners don’t want dispensary along Main Street – SUSAN O’NEILL
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/09/08/elburn-continues-to-weigh-pros-cons-of-potential-marijuana-businesses/aww86hz/

WJBC
— Bloomington Council to vote Monday night on creating cannabis task force – Howard Packowitz
http://www.wjbc.com/2019/09/08/bloomington-council-to-vote-monday-night-on-creating-cannabis-task-force/

DAILY ILLINI
— Legalized gambling in Illinois can bring unwanted effects – GRACE MALONEY
https://dailyillini.com/news/2019/09/09/legalized-gambling-in-illinois-can-bring-unwanted-effects/

WIRE POINTS
— Illinois Hit By Record $47 Billion Loss, Ignored by Regular Media. Why? – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-hit-by-record-47-billion-loss-ignored-by-regular-media-why-wirepoints-original/

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Comptroller’s order on prevailing wage a political move: Attorney – John Breslin (DIERSEN: What would the prevailing wage be for someone who had a) worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654/year; b) worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year; c) passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on first attempt; d) became a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Forensic Accountant; and e) earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, MBA from Loyola, master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, and master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT?) 
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/513260682-comptroller-s-order-on-prevailing-wage-a-political-move-attorney

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS AUDIT SHOWS DEVASTATING $47 BILLION STATE BUDGET LOSS IN 2018
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/illinois-audit-shows-devastating-47-billion-state-budget-loss-in-2018-.html

AMERICAN THINKER
— LGBT Activists Seek to Destroy Christianity – Fletch Daniels (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes have worked the hardest to destroy me. I should write a book about them.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/lgbt_activists_seek_to_destroy_christianity.html
— An illegals racket so big migrants can now leave Yelp ratings? Check out Michelle Malkin’s new book – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/an_illegals_racket_so_big_migrants_can_now_leave_yelp_ratings.html

PATRIOT POST
— Fall of Rome & Lessons to Be Learned – William Federer 
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/65332-fall-of-rome-and-lessons-to-be-learned

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Use What God’s Given You – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What do you do with your time and with your money? I use my time and my money to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out each and every morning and each and every evening. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use their time and use their money a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid. Attend Milton Township Republican Central Committee meetings and events and watch them in action.) 
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2019/09/09/use-what-gods-given-you/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Can we stop subsidizing beach houses now? – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/can-we-stop-subsidizing-beach-houses-now

BREITBART
— DHS Drafts Plan to Curb Work Permits for Illegal Migrants – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: From what I see, for their bad jobs, like the ones that I had, employers prefer hiring asylum seekers with work permits rather than citizens of America.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2019/09/09/dhs-drafts-plan-to-curb-work-permits-for-illegal-migrants/
— 60 Terrifying Reasons Trump Is Right to Reduce Refugees – Michelle Malkin
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/09/exclusive-michelle-malkin-60-terrifying-reasons-trump-is-right-to-reduce-refugees/

TOWNHALL
— The Appalling Double Standard Behind The Politicization Of Mass Shootings – Scott Morefield
https://townhall.com/columnists/scottmorefield/2019/09/09/the-appalling-doublestandard-behind-the-politicization-of-mass-shootings-n2552759

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER TV
— Leftie News Claimed Trump Rallies Were Correlated With Rise in ‘Hate Crimes’ – They Were Very Wrong – P. Gardner Goldsmith
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/leftie-news-claimed-trump-rallies-were-correlated-rise-hate-crimes-they-were-course-wrong

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Hate-Crime Spike in New York City Has Nothing to Do with White Supremacy – ROBERT CHERRY
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/09/anti-semitic-hate-crime-spike-new-york-city-authorities-uninterested/

CNN
— Trump heading to Baltimore, which he previously slammed, for Republican conference – Chandelis Duster
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/08/politics/donald-trump-baltimore-republican-retreat/index.html

REUTERS
— Four Republicans (DONALD TRUMP, JOE WALSH, BILL WELD, MARK SANFORD), 20 Democrats vie for U.S. presidential nominations (DIERSEN: Will the Trump-hating Republicans in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois support Walsh, Weld, or Sanford?) 
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-2020-candidates/four-republicans-20-democrats-vie-for-us-presidential-nominations-idUSKCN1VT0KH

NEW YORK TIMES
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Democrats Need to Get More Ruthless – David Leonhardt (DIERSEN: Who are the most ruthless Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/08/opinion/democrats-2020-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Ted Cruz and others should stop using Chicago as a punching bag – Lori Lightfoot
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/if-ted-cruz-really-cares-about-chicago-shootings-he-should-go-there-and-prove-it/2019/09/08/cdd356da-d17a-11e9-8c1c-7c8ee785b855_story.html
— Poor and middle-class Americans are much less likely to survive into their 70s than the wealthy – Christopher Ingraham and Jeff Stein (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/09/09/poor-middle-class-americans-are-much-less-likely-survive-into-their-seventies-than-wealthy-federal-report-says/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Tethered to Trump, California’s GOP hopes for a comeback in a solidly blue state – CHRISTINE MAI-DUC
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-08/californias-gop-republicans-convention-trump

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Your Expense Report Is a Window Into Your Soul How you handle the costs you run up on company time can hint at whether your job is making you happy, or even your sense of ethics and fairness – Sue Shellenbarger (DIERSEN: In 1974, when I was 25 years old, my Democrat IRS superiors used my claiming partial day per diem to destroy my IRS career. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/your-expense-report-is-a-window-into-your-soul-11568021401

BL
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, UNACCEPTABLE: At least 8 million illegal aliens hold down jobs meant for U.S. citizens or legal immigrants – Chris Ford (DIERSEN: But how many of these jobs are “bad” jobs? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes crow that they have never had to take and that they never would take “bad” jobs like the ones I took. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://thebl.com/us-news/at-least-8-million-illegal-aliens-hold-down-jobs-meant-for-u-s-citizens-or-legal-immigrants.html

ATLANTIC
— Why Conservatives Are Turning Against Higher Education College isn’t providing an effective engine of upward mobility for most Americans. – Reihan Salam
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/08/higher-education-has-become-increasingly-partisan/596407/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At a recent gathering of conservatives, for example, Hawley drew a straight line from the declining economic prospects of non-college-educated workers to a number of social maladies. “Just about any American worker without a four-year college degree will have a hard time in the cosmopolitan economy. Maybe that’s one reason why marriage rates among working-class Americans are falling, why birth rates are falling, why life expectancy is falling. All the while, an epidemic of suicide and drug addiction ravages every sector, every age group, every geography of the working class.” This divergence of the economic prospects of the college-educated and non-college-educated is hardly a new development. What is new, though, is the growing interest among Republican lawmakers, Hawley included, in doing something about it legislatively. One implication of the senator’s remarks is that Congress ought to be more solicitous of the interests of the non-college-educated, and to that end the senator recently introduced legislation that, according to The Hill, would allow low-income students to use federal dollars currently earmarked for higher education to pursue vocational training. Leaving aside the merits of Hawley’s proposal, there is reason to believe that it is good politics, or rather good Republican politics. As the Pew Research Center finds in a new survey, there’s been a sharp increase in dissatisfaction with America’s colleges and universities among Republicans in recent years, and it makes perfect sense for right-of-center policy makers to want to do something about it. Consider the changing composition of America’s major-party coalitions. Shortly after the 2018 midterms, Adam Harris observed that the Trump presidency was accelerating the “diploma divide,” which refers to the starkly different voting patterns of college-educated white voters and those without a degree, a split that is unique to whites. In the midterms, Republicans did 16 points better among whites without a college degree, while securing the votes of only 45 percent of their college-educated counterparts. In contrast, when George H. W. Bush defeated Michael Dukakis in 1988, he did so in part by winning college-educated white voters by 20 points. Another factor in the diploma divide is the gender gap in college attendance and completion. In the 1980s, women began graduating from college in higher numbers than men, and since then, their advantage has only widened. Today, you have to go up to the 60-and-over demographic before you find men outnumbering women among college graduates. The diploma divide has also had implications for partisan geography. When Republicans lost the House in 2006, half of their vulnerable seats were in districts that had more college graduates than the national average; that number was 70 percent for the 2018 midterms.)

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Record High Marijuana Use and Vaping A new survey finds increased marijuana use and vaping by college students who view these substances as safe. – Jeremy Bauer-Wolf
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/09/09/study-college-students-using-marijuana-e-cigarettes-record-rates

FED SMITH
— How to Handle Toxic Coworkers – Martha Wilson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the most toxic Milton Township Republican Central Committee, 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. officials, members, and employees. They focus on destroying the aforesaid organizations.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/09/08/its-not-me-its-you-how-handle-toxic-coworkers/

ATLANTIC
— Fox News Isn’t Worried About Trump’s Attacks The president’s negative tweets about the network barely registered inside its headquarters. – ELAINA PLOTTPETER NICHOLAS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who a) attack me, b) attack my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) attack those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/09/fox-news-isnt-worried-about-trumps-tweets/597622/

SALON
— Newsmax tasks longtime Bill O’Reilly executive producer with helping network take on Fox “There is a growing disenchantment with Fox News, and we are definitely seeing a rise in viewership with Newsmax” – TRAVIS GETTYS (DIERSEN: Everyone sees that I promote conservative organizations (Illinois Conservative Union, Illinois Policy Institute, Illinois Opportunity Project, Illinois News Network, Illinois Family Institute, Illinois Family Action, Illinois Review, etc.) and Republican organizations (Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc.), their websites, their events, etc. Everyone sees how the aforesaid organizations treat me.) 
https://www.salon.com/2019/09/06/newsmax-tasks-longtime-bill-oreilly-executive-producer-with-helping-network-take-on-fox_partner/

COMMON DREAMS
— Poverty in America a Literal ‘Death Sentence,’ Says Sanders, Following Devastating GAO Report “If we do not urgently act to solve the economic distress of millions of Americans, a whole generation will be condemned to early death.” – Jake Johnson (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/09/poverty-america-literal-death-sentence-says-sanders-following-devastating-gao-report

September 5 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rep. David McSweeney not seeking reelection, exploring run for statewide office The Barrington Hills Republican said he plans to serve out his two-year term and is exploring the creation of a super PAC to support a statewide bid. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/5/20851276/david-mcsweeney-not-seeking-reelection-exploring-illinois-statewide-office
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/5/20851448/illinois-cannabis-marijuana-pot-sales-dispenseries-suburbs-des-plaines-naperville-marlen-garcia
— Sean Casten at Trump impeachment town hall in Downers Grove: Wants ‘a shared set of facts’ If freshman Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., had wanted to play it safe, he wouldn’t have devoted a town hall to Trump’s impeachment. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/9/5/20851916/sean-casten-trump-impeachment-inquiry-town-hall-wants-shared-set-facts

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP state Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills, a critic of party leadership, says he won’t seek reelection next year – DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-david-mcsweeney-not-running-20190905-qpcajocukfg7pc2jke62zades4-story.html
— Facing $838 million city budget shortfall, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds first town hall: ‘We actually value your opinion’ – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes value the opinions of those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-budget-town-hall-meeting-20190905-k4ebrpfo2jbajkmxfrapyekf3m-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— McSweeney sets sights on statewide office, won’t seek re-election – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190905/mcsweeney-sets-sights-on-statewide-office-wont-seek-re-election
— Medical pot dispensary faces backlash after handing out swag during Buffalo Grove Days – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190905/medical-pot-dispensary-faces-backlash-after-handing-out-swag-during-buffalo-grove-days

CBS2
— City Has Paid More Than $524 Million Over Past Decade To Settle Lawsuits Against Police – Chelsea Irving
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/09/04/police-lawsuit-settlement-cost/

PEORIA REGISTER MAIL
— Peoria Councilman charged with domestic batter
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20190905/top-regional-news-peoria-councilman-charged-with-domestic-battery

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Illinois Women in Cannabis to Host a Record-Breaking Nine Events throughout Illinois – Canna Kirsten 
https://www.stltoday.com/pr/business/illinois-women-in-cannabis-to-host-a-record-breaking-nine/article_371bf794-cf57-11e9-bf22-5cb9017b3638.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— U.S. Rep. Sean Casten discusses impeachment at Downers Grove town hall – Ella Lee
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/09/04/u-s-rep-sean-casten-discusses-impeachment-at-downers-grove-town-hall/ah2s8x2/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Can You Tell How Electable A Candidate Is? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Are you electable? Ever-increasingly, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party act like they are taking the advice of political consultants who say the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/can-you-tell-how-electable-candidate#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— David McSweeney Not Running for Re-Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/05/david-mcsweeney-not-running-for-re-election/ 
— IL-14: Oberweis Backed by Skillicorn, Lauf Calls Out Underwood’s “Game”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/05/il-14-oberweis-backed-by-skillicorn-lauf-calls-out-underwoods-game/

CAPITOL FAX
— Rep. Dave McSweeney won’t seek reelection
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/05/this-just-in-rep-dave-mcsweeney-wont-seek-reelection/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Good grief: We don’t need a 7-hour, LGBT CNN town hall – Brad Polumbo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/cnn-plans-to-follow-up-climate-change-town-hall-with-7-hour-lgbtq-town-hall-its-a-waste-of-time

FOX NEWS
— Democrats openly embracing gun confiscation – LAURA INGRAHAM
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/democrats-openly-embracing-gun-confiscation

BREITBART
— Koch Foods Sues ICE over ‘Illegal’ Raids: Illegal Aliens Not Knowingly Hired – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/05/koch-foods-sues-ice-raids-were-illegal/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Union Sues to Allow Government Employees to Promote #Resistance at Work – John York
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/09/05/union-sues-to-allow-government-employees-to-promote-resistance-at-work/

August 29 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Naperville resident organizing rallies against recreational pot – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190829/naperville-resident-organizing-rallies-against-recreational-pot
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Jennifer Bruzan Taylor does not want her children living near recreational marijuana dispensaries. She feels so strongly about the issue that she’s organizing a movement encouraging her hometown to #OptOutNaperville. Bruzan Taylor is one of about 15 people planning rallies to push the Naperville City Council to prohibit recreational marijuana shops from opening under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which goes into effect Jan. 1. The city could enact a ban as soon as Tuesday; the issue is expected to be up for a vote during a meeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal center at 400 S. Eagle St. The Opt Out Naperville movement is hosting rallies at 10 a.m. Saturday in Central Park and 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Free Speech Pavilion along the Riverwalk to gather people who want the ban put into effect. Bruzan Taylor said she expects around 100 people to attend the Saturday event. “I would never have moved here if we had opted into selling recreational marijuana,” said Bruzan Taylor, a Naperville native who moved back to her hometown because of its strong reputation as a kid-friendly place. “I would have picked a suburb that didn’t.” In Chicago, where Bruzan Taylor and her family lived for about 10 years, she said neighbors using marijuana in their condo building would overwhelm the place with the smell of weed. If Naperville allows shops selling the drug for recreational purposes, she said she fears the same would happen in the state’s fourth-largest city. “I know it’s supposed to be on private property only,” she said about recreational use. “And yet, that’s not what happens.” . . . Bruzan Taylor hopes Naperville leaders will decide the best location for these businesses is nowhere. “I just don’t see this as being good for Naperville economically and also for its image as being family conscious,” she said. “I decided to organize this (rallies) in order to show the councilmen that people in Naperville care about this.”)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: Illinois awards its first five recreational marijuana licenses, including locations in Naperville, Mundelein – ALLY MAROTTI and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-first-recreational-marijuana-licenses-20190829-5hyrbyzn25evrdcqbyaf2l4zoe-story.html
— Impeach Trump? More and more Democrats realize there’s no harm in asking. – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-trump-impeachment-inquiry-momentum-illinois-zorn-20190829-zwch5xqi6zfd3kajkqltxa4z5m-story.html
— Mayor Lightfoot’s ‘mayday’ moment for Chicago — and Illinois – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-lori-lightfoot-mayor-pension-tax-20190830-auyuhzkvcrcqbjgpw6zy5qkdn4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: First 5 recreational pot shops get state OK, but potential conflict emerges Illinois is expected to license dozens more dispensaries in the weeks ahead. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/29/20838696/illinois-first-recreational-marijuana-licenses
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot warns of ‘hard choices’ and ‘sacrifice’ ahead: ‘We don’t have a moment to lose’ Lightfoot said her two principles in guiding her revenue options are relieving the financial burden of those who can least afford it, and working to not drive businesses out of Chicago. – Tina Sfondeles and Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/8/29/20839535/lori-lightfoot-speech-city-budget-prime-time-live-stream
— And it’s off — Arlington racino rejection another sign new gambling law is flawed This is exactly the sort of thing that can happen when the state Legislature moves awfully darn fast on a big bill that has many moving parts. – Editorial 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/29/20838812/arlington-park-racino-legislature-capital-bill-pritzker-illinois-general-assembly

ABC7
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city faces $838M budget deficit in State of the City address – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lightfoot-says-city-faces-$838m-budget-deficit/5501510/
— City of Milwaukee urges everyone to stop vaping immediately, 16 hospitalized with chemical pneumonia
https://abc7chicago.com/health/city-of-milwaukee-urges-everyone-to-stop-vaping-immediately/5500947/

NBC5
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says Chicago Has $838 Million Budget Deficit in Speech The mayor confirmed the number in her state of the city address
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/mayor-lori-lightfoot-says-city-has-838-million-budget-deficit-558745651.html

CBS2
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says City Has $838 Million Budget Shortfall, Warns Of Consequences If Casino, Pension Reform Don’t Go Through
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/29/mayor-lori-lightfoot-says-city-has-838-million-budget-shortfall-warns-of-consequences-if-casino-pension-reform-dont-go-through/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Walsh: ‘I’ll get in Trump’s face every day’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/walsh-i-ll-get-in-trump-s-face-every-day-

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/heres-where-recreational-pot-could-first-be-sold-illinois
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/weed-company-plans-stores-river-north-gold-coast

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Afzal to make second run for DuPage County Board seat
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/08/28/afzal-to-make-second-run-for-dupage-county-board-seat/aomp2ln/

FOX ILLINOIS
— How to get your cannabis charges expunged – Nikki McGee (DIERSEN: Doing things that are illegal demonstrates your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/how-to-get-your-cannabis-charges-expunged
— US Surgeon General issues warning on marijuana use in young adults and pregnant women – Kristine Frazao
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/us-surgeon-general-issues-warning-on-marijuana-use-in-young-adults-and-pregnant-women

WQAD
— There are more single working women than ever (DIERSEN: Democrats do everything that they can to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family.) 
https://wqad.com/2019/08/29/there-are-more-single-working-women-than-ever-and-thats-changing-the-us-economy/

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TV
— DuPage County Board Debates Marijuana – Christine Lena
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-board-debates-marijuana/

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— Oswego survey finds widespread support for local marijuana businesses More than 1,300 responded to online survey – JOHN ETHEREDGE (DIERSEN: How many pot pushers are there in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county? I do not want to have anything to do with pot pushers.)
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2019/08/29/breaking-oswego-survey-finds-widespread-support-for-local-marijuana-businesses/an42lh8/

CENTER SQUARE
— Overdue, outdated financial report shows Illinois’ deficit grew by $6 billion – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/overdue-outdated-financial-report-shows-illinois-deficit-grew-by-billion/article_ec188344-ca87-11e9-aafe-8399b08f65f9.html

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Former Rauner aide Ben Noble posts, then removes, attack on Ives congressional bid – W.J. Kennedy 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513295276-former-rauner-aide-posts-then-removes-attack-on-ives-congressional-bid

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PRITZKER SIGNS AFSCME DEAL COSTING TAXPAYERS $3.6 BILLION MORE THAN IT NEEDED TO – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzker-signs-afscme-deal-costing-taxpayers-3-6-billion-more-than-it-needed-to/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— If you care about journalism, you’re defending Brian Karem and Joel Pollack Both do actual journalism, and petty politicians have no right to sit in judgment. – Tiana Lowe (DIERSEN: I should write a book about petty politicians who have sat in judgment of me since 2000.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/if-you-care-about-journalism-youre-defending-brian-karem-and-joel-pollack
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Snowflakery knows no political bent, and hostility towards the free press is a grievance centuries older than the First Amendment. The twin tales of Playboy’s Brian Karem and Breitbart’s Joel Pollak exemplifies the oft ignored fact that people in power of all political stripes simply despise answering to the Fourth Estate. Karem’s currently fighting the Trump administration in the courtroom to reclaim his hard pass, which the White House suspended following the journalist’s verbal sparring match with an equally belligerent Sebastian Gorka during the president’s social media summit in the Rose Garden. Beto O’Rourke staffers booted Pollak from a campaign event, with the 2020 longshot’s spokeswoman lambasting as “hateful” and bordering on “perpetrat[ing] hate speech.” Both fights are absurd, and not because of the journalists prolonging them. Neither Karem nor Pollak have hidden their ideological or partisan affinities. The Playboy White House correspondent openly excoriates the president on Twitter, while Pollak’s persona and outlet are openly conservative. But both do actual journalism, and petty politicians have no right to sit in judgment. As long as they’re going to claim they support a free press, the Trumps and Betos of the world must tolerate the scrutiny, tough questions, and even intentional rhetorical provocations that come as a natural responsibility of power.)

FOX NEWS
— Mark Levin: ‘Unpatriotic’ news media hates Trump, treats ‘half of America’ contemptuously – Charles Creitz 
https://www.foxnews.com/media/mark-levin-unpatriotic-media-hates-trump

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Liberal media can’t handle minorities who praise Donald Trump – Jeffery Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/30910-assault-america-day-239-liberal-media-can%E2%80%99t-handle-minorities-who-praise-donald-trump

DAILY CALLER
— The Media Is Making It Very Lucrative To Sabotage Trump – ADAM WEISS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/29/weiss-media-trump/

TOWNHALL
— Kansas Professors Demand University Remove ‘Bastion Of Bigotry’ Chick-Fil-A From Campus – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/08/29/kansas-professors-demand-university-ditchbastion-of-bigotry-chickfila-n2552388

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Will the Growing Acceptance of Cannabis Send Drug-Screening Policies Up in Smoke? (DIERSEN: Are you an employee? How stoned will your employer allow its employees to be?)
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/will-growing-acceptance-cannabis-send-drug-screening-policies-smoke

EPOCH TIMES
— The Hypocritical Accusations that Donald Trump Is Racist – Deneen Borelli
https://m.theepochtimes.com/the-hypocritical-accusations-that-donald-trump-is-racist_3061947.html

NEWSWEEK
— FOX NEWS’ JEANINE PIRRO CLAIMS DEMOCRATS PLOTTING TO ‘REPLACE AMERICAN CITIZENS WITH ILLEGALS’ – CHRISTINA ZHAO (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the Democrats who ran the agency focused on replacing their Republican, White, male, and/or older employees with Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger employees. Ever-increasingly, the Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, America, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton focus on replacing those who are White, male, and/or older with those who are minority, female, and/or younger.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/fox-news-jeanine-pirro-claims-democrats-plotting-replace-american-citizens-illegals-1456889

HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
— How to fight age discrimination in the workplace – Rachel Ranosa  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and up-or-out to get rid of their Republican employees who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.hcamag.com/us/news/general/how-to-fight-age-discrimination-in-the-workplace/176571

August 21 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Naperville, after previously leaning toward ban, will consider allowing retail sale of recreational marijuana – ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: Any municipality and any county in Illinois that does not ban the sale recreational pot shouts that it is not family friendly.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-recreational-cannabis-retail-naperville-st-20190821-jlghnpdkgne4nnelzdcy33zv74-story.html
— Watchdog: Stop free garbage collection for Chicago churches, other nonprofits – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-garbage-pick-up-non-profits-20190821-tyboonsrdvftnnrk7cw6i4zsmu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-immigrant-tenant-protection-20190821-vh32aefcwnaurp2a5d4u3v37ni-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker praises release of report on bullying and harassment in Michael Madigan’s office but sidesteps questions about Seaker’s leadership – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-sexual-harassment-report-response-20190821-rwpo4s6n7zfbfeyvqwdy376ufy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Will Joe Walsh challenge Trump? The conservative talk show host and ex-Chicago area Congressman told WTTW, “I want the Republican party to wake up and challenge him, make the moral case he is unfit.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/21/20827454/will-joe-walsh-challenge-donald-trump
— Trump insists US has ‘very strong’ gun background checks “We don’t want people that are mentally ill, people that are sick — we don’t want them having guns,” Trump said. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/21/20826838/trump-strong-gun-background-checks
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/21/20827081/pritzker-signs-law-barring-evictions-citizenship-undocumented-immigrants-firewall-trump-fear
— Pritzker: ‘Everybody in Springfield’ to blame for bullying and harassment culture — not just Mike Madigan Pritzker would only say that he’s “counting on the speaker” as well as the other legislative leaders “to carry out functions that will safeguard women.” The governor said it’s a clear problem on both sides of the aisle. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/21/20826891/pritzker-everybody-springfield-blame-bullying-harassment-culture-mike-madiga-tim-mapes

DAILY HERALD
— ACLU sues Downers Grove, says panhandling prohibition is unconstitutional – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190821/aclu-sues-downers-grove-says-panhandling-prohibition-is-unconstitutional
— The endless cycle of ugliness is bad for your party and the public – Editorial (DIERSEN: Nasty operatives and nasty dupes who work for my nasty critics/opponents paint themselves as working directly for those who dominate the a) Milton Township Republican Central Committee, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) City of Wheaton, e) Milton Township, f) DuPage County, g) Illinois, h) those who represent my precinct, and i) those who want to represent my precinct.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190821/editorial-the-endless-cycle-of-ugliness-is-bad-for-your-party-and-the-public
— Durkin to address Schaumburg Township GOP Aug. 24
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190821/durkin-to-address-schaumburg-township-gop-aug-24
— Facebook attracts swift blowback from report on anti-conservative bias – Cat Zakrzewski (DIERSEN: From what I see, the more anti-conservative that you really are, the more that you promote Facebook.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190821/facebook-attracts-swift-blowback-from-report-on-anti-conservative-bias
— Journalists in Oregon and beyond have risen in defense of a small newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether its journalists broke the law for trying to get comments from government officials after business hours. – AP (DIERSEN: Will journalists, or anyone else, come my defense because I a) urge Wheaton and the rest of the 1,298 municipalities in Illinois and b) DuPage County and the rest of the 102 counties in Illinois to ban the sale of recreational pot?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190821/news/308219930/

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/immigrant-property-renters-protected-under-new-illinois-law/5483389/
— Trump revives suggestion he’d end birthright citizenship – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-revives-suggestion-hed-end-birthright-citizenship/5484251/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-governor-signs-law-to-protect-immigrant-renters-557794271.html

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/21/illinois-becomes-2nd-state-in-us-to-enact-immigrant-tenant-protection-law/

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-governor-signs-law-to-protect-immigrant-renters-1

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Durkin dismisses 51st State move as re-election rhetoric – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190821/bernard-schoenburg-durkin-dismisses-51st-state-move-as-re-election-rhetoric

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— City’s Values Are Higher Than ‘Dope’ – Todd Wessell 
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/off-the-record-citys-values-are-higher-than-dope/

RUSS STEWART
— COUNTY DEMOCRATIC SLATEMAKERS CHOOSE A FEW WHITE MEN
http://www.russstewart.com/articles/2019/08-21-19.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Landlords Face Civil Suits By Telling Authorities Tenants Are Illegals
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/21/landlords-face-civil-suits-by-telling-authorities-tenants-are-illegals/ 
— Rezin Goes Unloads on Underwood for Supporting Impeachment Hearings
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/21/rezin-goes-unloads-on-underwood-for-supporting-impeachment-hearings/

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Kane County Republican committee secretary backs Oberweis in 14th District – Glenn Minnis
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/513030385-kane-county-republican-committee-secretary-backs-oberweis-in-14th-district

CAPITOL FAX
— Appellate Court again rules against Mautino’s campaign committee
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/21/appellate-court-again-rules-against-mautinos-campaign-committee/
— “Chicago has more lead on average than Flint, Mich., during its 2015 water crisis”
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/21/chicago-has-more-lead-on-average-than-flint-mich-during-its-2015-water-crisis/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump says ending birthright citizenship back on agenda – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/21/trump-ending-birthright-citizenship-back-agenda/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=evening&utm_term=evening&utm_content=evening&bt_ee=lm%2BCFBHksb5khnB82uNr32acZTGa5Ita5zoNQTZ9EUc%3D&bt_ts=1566423578301
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Electoral College a racist ‘scam’ that ‘has to go’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/21/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-electoral-college-a-racis/

FOX NEWS
— Spike Lee calls Trump a ‘white supremacist,’ says his supporters ‘kneel down before the altar of the almighty dollar’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn (DIERSEN: I am 70 years old. My being a life-long Republican has cost me millions of dollars.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/spike-lee-trump-white-supremacist

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Democrats Hate America and American Success – Amanda Alverez
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/democrats-hate-america-and-american-success/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Trump Claims He Is ‘Seriously’ Considering Ending Birthright Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants – JACK CROWE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/trump-claims-he-is-seriously-considering-ending-birthright-citizenship-for-children-of-illegal-immigrants/

THE HILL
— Trump unleashes in lengthy exchange with reporters at White House – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/458275-trump-unleashes-in-lengthy-exchange-with-reporters-at-white-house

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Former Congressman and Tea Party Republican Joe Walsh Considers a Challenge to Trump – Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/us/politics/joe-walsh-trump-2020.html

ENTREPRENEUR
— Are You Wasting Employees’ Talent? – Caroline Stokes (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government uses Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and up-or-out, otherwise known as political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, to get rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/337550

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— 2020 Democrats Have Plans to Add New Federal Agencies Creating Peace and Cybersecurity departments are among the proposals. – COURTNEY BUBLÉ
https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2019/08/2020-democrats-have-plans-add-new-federal-agencies/159311/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Say Neither Major Party Represents Them (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Republican Party fails/refuses to represent those like me who support the Republican Party platform.) 
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2019/voters_say_neither_major_party_represents_them

July 2 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— At its August 5, 2019 meeting, Wheaton’s City Council is scheduled a) to vote on “a resolution and draft ordinance relating to a text amendment to zoning ordinance prohibiting cannabis business establishments in any zoning district” and b) to set “August 26 as the Public Hearing date.” (https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08052019-1220 and https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/4222?fileID=6785) If you are a Wheaton resident, please join me in urging the Wheaton City Council to vote yes on the resolution and ordinance to ban the sale of pot in Wheaton. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
— 5:00 PM, Tuesday, August 6, 2019, is the filing deadline for applications to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. Sadly, Wheaton’s policy is to not disclose the names of the applicants or information about them, but instead, just the number of applications received. So far, Wheaton has received 30 requests for applications, 4 complete applications, and 1 incomplete application. So far, to my knowledge, none of the applicants has publicly announced that they have filed. Because of that, I will be filing. In my opinion, not only Wheaton’s West District residents, but all of Wheaton’s residents should know who the applicants are before the filing deadline. If you become aware of someone who has filed or will file, please ask him/her to issue a press release and to include [email protected] in the press release list. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Chairman Calls on Sen. Tom Cullerton to Resign Immediately The Democrat State Senator was indicted today on 41 counts of embezzlement, conspiracy, and making false statements It was reported today by the Chicago Tribune that Democrat State Senator Tom Cullerton has been indicted by federal prosecutors. Illinois Republican Party Chairman, Tim Schneider, responded with the following statement: “The criminal activity of Sen. Tom Cullerton brought to light by federal investigators is appalling. For too long, Illinoisans have been hurt by self-serving and self-dealing politicians. Sen. Cullerton is just another example of the insider class that makes money off their government positions and sticks taxpayers with the bill. Cullerton has betrayed the trust of the voters of his district and citizens of this state. He should do the right thing and resign immediately.”
https://illinois.gop/category/news/

ABC7
— Illinois State Senator Tom Cullerton indicted on federal embezzlement charges – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/state-sentom-cullerton-indicted-on-federal-embezzlement-charges/5437876/

NBC5
— State Sen. Tom Cullerton Indicted on Embezzlement Charges – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/tom-cullerton-indicted-embezzlement-teamsters-513789461.html
— Illinois Lawmakers to Investigate Use of Guardianship Loophole
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-lawmakers-to-investigate-use-of-guardianship-loophole-513537891.html

CBS2
— State Sen. Thomas Cullerton Indicted For Taking $250,000 In Pay And Benefits From Teamsters Despite Doing Little Or No Work – Tim McNicholas
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/02/state-sen-thomas-tom-cullerton-indictment-embezzlement-teamsters/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— President Trump’s pick for national intelligence director, John Ratcliffe, is withdrawing – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/president-trumps-pick-for-national-intelligence-director-is-withdrawing

WGN TV
— Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton indicted on embezzlement charges – TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/02/illinois-state-sen-tom-cullerton-indicted-on-embezzlement-charges/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— State Sen. Thomas Cullerton indicted on charges he pocketed $275,000 from union for little or no work – JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-state-senator-indicted-embezzle-20190802-376yvfd56ffbngxgpvtp4ykhmy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Will Donald Trump’s ‘go back’ racial strategy backfire?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-democrats-black-apathy-page-20190802-tlvjqfgfxbcp3jatdbwmowodsm-story.html
— Here’s what we know about Illinois state Sen. Tom Cullerton, who was indicted Friday – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-senator-tom-cullerton-biography-20190802-l4dfbnifsfhtte4nuaygfuglru-story.html
— What to do about property taxes? Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks a task force to figure it out – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-property-tax-task-force-20190802-w6zdgujiy5bfxdiah2d6hytm4e-story.html
— Corrupt ex-Teamsters boss put state Sen. Thomas Cullerton on payroll in do-nothing job, federal charges allege – JASON MEISNER and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-state-senator-indicted-embezzle-20190802-376yvfd56ffbngxgpvtp4ykhmy-story.html
— Aggressive feds strike again: The indictment of Sen. Tom Cullerton – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-tom-cullerton-indicted-corruption-20190802-6ah5o4hymfdvndizvym7pqsvsq-story.html
— How old is too old to be president? The answer is far more complicated than a number. – Mary Schmich
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-mary-schmich-presidential-candidates-age-20190802-aydxqu63qrcinmzq6qsg4yxmge-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— State Sen. Thomas Cullerton charged with getting paid by Teamsters while doing little to no work Cullerton, 49, of Villa Park, faces 41 counts in a federal indictment alleging he illegally got about $188,000 in salary and benefits, and $64,000 in health and pension contributions.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2019/8/2/20751700/state-sen-thomas-cullerton-charged-with-getting-paid-teamsters-doing-little-to-no-work
— How loyalty spins in Mike Madigan’s world Time and again Madigan has promised to change the culture of his vast organization. We’re still waiting. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/2/20752272/illinois-house-speaker-mike-madigan-kevin-quinn-alaina-hampton-rich-miller-capitolfax
— Over half of Democrats support launching impeachment inquiry House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has remained steadfast that she wants to finish investigations that are already underway before making a final decision. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/2/20751983/impeachment-inquiry-democrats

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton indicted A federal grand jury charged him this morning with embezzlement related to his work with Teamsters Local Union 734. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/illinois-state-sen-tom-cullerton-indicted
— What the feds aren’t telling us about today’s Cullerton indictment Why would a big Teamsters boss allegedly break federal law to create a ghost job for a state senator? Answer that and you may find out what fish U.S. prosecutors are frying. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/what-feds-arent-telling-us-about-todays-cullerton-indictment
— Hundreds of Portillo’s workers organize About 10 percent of the restaurant chain’s workforce signed a petition when management fired workers and called on others to quit after receiving so-called “no match” letters. – CLAIRE BUSHEY 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/hundreds-portillos-workers-organize

DAILY HERALD
— Villa Park state senator Tom Cullerton indicted on federal embezzlement charges – Jake Griffin and Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190802/villa-park-state-senator-tom-cullerton-indicted-on-federal-embezzlement-charges
— DuPage County surveys residents on proposed budget – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190802/dupage-county-surveys-residents-on-proposed-budget

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— County could ‘opt out’ on legal pot in unincorporated areas, wind/solar farms also on zoning agenda Planning & Development planning adjustments to zoning regulations – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Marijuana-wind-solar-farms-on-zoning-committee-14277015.php

OAK PARK
— Village could require review for rec cannabis sales Oak Park Plan Commission recommends special-use permit for dispensaries – Timothy Inklebarger
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/8-2-2019/Village-could-require-review-for-rec-cannabis-sales/

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
— Politics and Government alumnus Daniel Wagner selected for the prestigious Edgar Fellows Program – Jennifer Han
https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2019/08/politics-and-government-alumnus-daniel-wagner-selected-for-the-prestigious-edgar-fellows-program/

CITY OF WHEATON
— Councilwoman Fitch Selected for Edgar Fellows Program
https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=275

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— State Sen. Tom Cullerton Indicted On 41 Counts: DOJ Cullerton is accused of collecting funds from a Teamsters Union while doing “little to no work.” – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/state-sen-tom-cullerton-indicted-41-counts-doj

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Illinois Family Institute director: Cullerton indictment furthers popular opinion that politicians are ‘all crooks’ – John Breslin 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512824416-illinois-family-institute-director-cullerton-indictment-furthers-popular-opinion-that-politicians-are-all-crooks

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SANGUINETTI POINTS TO REPUBLICAN ENDORSEMENTS IN 6TH CD GOP PRIMARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/sanguinetti-points-to-republican-endorsements-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— President Cullerton responds; Sen. Cullerton’s attorney responds *** Sen. Tom Cullerton indicted
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/02/this-just-in-sen-tom-cullerton-indicted/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— He’s not racist: Black conservatives defend Trump, blast Democratic record in inner cities Democrats accused of deflecting attention from failed inner-city leadership with racism charge – Valerie Richardson 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/2/black-conservatives-defend-trump-blast-democratic-/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Don’t Kill Whitey – Pedro Gonzalez
https://amgreatness.com/2019/08/01/dont-kill-whitey/

CNS NEWS
— Trump: ‘No One Has Paid a Higher Price for the Far Left’s Destructive Agenda’ Than Inner Cities – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/trump-no-one-has-paid-higher-price-far-lefts-destructive-agenda-inner

DAILY CALLER
— National Rifle Association Board Members Resign In Protest – Whitney Tipton
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/02/nra-three-board-members-resign/
— WSJ’s Strassel: Democrats ‘Sliding’ From ‘Lefty’ To ‘Absolutely Nuts’ – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/02/wsjs-strassel-democrats-sliding-from-lefty-absolutely-nuts/

PJ MEDIA
— Trump Supporters are Sick and Tired of Being Called ‘Racist’ – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/trump-supporters-are-sick-and-tired-of-being-called-racist/

GOPUSA
— Nearly 100,000 millennials in the Sacramento area alone live at home
http://www.gopusa.com/nearly-100000-millennials-in-the-sacramento-area-alone-live-at-home/
— Chaos: Rahm Emanuel slaps Democrat hopefuls
http://www.gopusa.com/chaos-rahm-emanuel-slaps-democrat-hopefuls/

TOWNHALL
— The Sharpton Effect: Trump’s Knee-Jerk Opponents Are Actually Helping Him – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/08/02/the-al-sharpton-effect-trumps-kneejerk-opponents-are-some-of-his-strongest-assets-n2550926

ONE NEWS NOW
— ‘Intolerant’ news service booted from Apple platform – Steve Jordahl 
https://onenewsnow.com/science-tech/2019/08/02/intolerant-news-service-booted-from-apple-platform

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Protesters holding vulgar anti-ICE signs written in Spanish slang create scuffle at Trump rally – Tom Tillison 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/08/02/protesters-holding-vulgar-anti-ice-signs-written-in-spanish-slang-start-scuffle-at-trump-rally-780825

CNN
— Majority of House Democrats now say they support starting an impeachment inquiry – Clare Foran and Ashley Killough
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/02/politics/half-house-democrats-impeachment/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Identity Politics Roil Most Diverse House Democratic Caucus Ever – Julie Hirschfeld Davis
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/us/politics/democrats-identity-politics-diversity.html

WASHINGTON POST
— I am an uppity immigrant. Don’t expect me to be ‘grateful.’ I will not bow and scrape before my supposed benefactors. I am entitled to be here. – Suketu Mehta
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/i-am-an-uppity-immigrant-dont-expect-me-to-be-grateful/2019/08/02/321d9b60-b483-11e9-951e-de024209545d_story.html
— U.S. hiring slows modestly, but employers still say this is a ‘golden age’ to get a job In July, the economy added 164,000 jobs and unemployment remained at 3.7 percent. – Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/08/02/us-hiring-remains-solid-with-jobs-added-july-unemployment-rate-holds-steady-percent/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to Trump-haters, “Real Americans” are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/02/rally-trump-seethes-with-elite-contempt-real-americans/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— It’s not just Baltimore; Trump is running against America’s cities – ELI STOKOLS
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-08-02/trump-running-against-american-cities-baltimore

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The 2020 Democrats Compete to Reject Barack Obama’s Legacy Most of the party’s presidential hopefuls seem to view the former president as just another sellout – Gerard Baker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-2020-democrats-compete-to-reject-barack-obamas-legacy-11564757211

PEOPLE’S WORLD
— Indigenous youth fight to replace Columbus Day in Chicago – MICHELLE ZACARIAS
https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/indigenous-youth-fight-to-replace-columbus-day-in-chicago/

July 26 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday the federal government will be resuming capital punishment. – ALEXANDRA SVOKOS
https://abc7chicago.com/federal-government-resuming-executions-announces-first-5-people-to-be-killed/5419368/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville among communities most affected by Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan – DAN PETRELLA and SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-pritzker-graduated-income-tax-st-0724-20190725-pdd6nmf67rh4da7ce3r2jsak6u-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers use a “Montgomery cancer patient in prison” to push pot. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-montgomery-cancer-patient-asks-pritzker-pardon-st-0726-20190725-q7ixxygnb5hurofflryxorlsum-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-chicago-medicinal-garden-0725-20190725-xs4ewq3ei5eohkxn5zjxw3x3ka-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-trump-refugees-american-cities-20190725-ceiao6xfivclxpebcianj2jndq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How Illinois pols have pocketed more than $5 million in what Barack Obama once dubbed ‘legalized bribery’ Dozens of former elected officials have kept campaign cash for themselves. It’s all legal under a loophole in the state’s ethics reform. ‘I’m the charity,’ says one ex-legislator who pocketed $583,357 — the biggest money-grab. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/7/26/8930350/campaign-funds-illinois-elected-officials-personal-payouts-ethics-reform
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers use a “cancer victim” to push pot. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2019/7/25/8930724/j-b-pritzker-pot-chocolate-weed-cannabis-thomas-franzen

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Paxton to mull allowing marijuana-related businesses – Will Brumleve 
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/paxton-to-mull-allowing-marijuana-related-businesses/article_e36c3ec2-7d0b-573c-9e33-2621bbde0165.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to pot pushers, “Illinois is making it hard — and expensive — to get a license to sell legal marijuana.”
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article233024377.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There currently are 55 medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. They would have the first crack at getting a second license to open another dispensary. Then, there will be 75 more dispensary licenses awarded before May 2020 and another 110 more licenses after Jan. 1, 2021, for a total of nearly 300 licenses. Applying for a license will cost $5,000, according to the legislation that was approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. “It’s hard, it’s very difficult and it’s only getting harder as time goes on. But because the way the system is being set up and them being competitive, that’s just how it goes,” Wright said. “Until there is a licensing system that is noncompetitive and just requirement-based, it’s tough to get in.” Wright said it could be initially difficult for smaller operations, because as the industry has grown in the country, there are more and more multistate operators.)

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Country band Confederate Railroad nixed from another fair – AP
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190725/country-band-confederate-railroad-nixed-from-another-fair

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A bigger boost for video gaming? 2019 is off to a record breaking start, but new law changes could mean even more profits – Brett Herrmann
http://www.newstrib.com/news/a-bigger-boost-for-video-gaming/article_30e5c718-ae48-11e9-8d04-af2a34af09e3.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Border Patrol chief was part of racist Facebook group and says she didn’t notice – Alex Horton (DIERSEN: What closed and secret Facebook groups operate in your neighborhood, in your precinct, and your municipality? What do the members of those groups post about you?)
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Border-Patrol-chief-was-part-of-racist-Facebook-14133687.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— Texas district to begin drug testing students as young as 12
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/texas-district-to-begin-drug-testing-students-as-young-as-12

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Cashing Out Campaign Contributions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/26/cashing-out-campaign-contributions/ 
— Michael Rein Makes Case for Coroner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/25/michael-rein-makes-case-for-coroner/ 
— Academic Study Finds Corruption Impedes Start-Ups
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/25/academic-study-finds-corruption-impedes-start-ups/

WIRE POINTS
— Don’t Let The Video Gaming Conflict Of Interest Story Die – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/dont-let-the-video-gaming-conflict-of-interest-scandal-die-wirepoints-original/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Illinois Christian Home Educators director fears repercussions of bill to add LGBT curricula – Glenn Minnis 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512782685-illinois-christian-home-educators-director-fears-repercussions-of-bill-to-add-lgbt-curricula

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DARK DAYS AHEAD?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/07/dark-days-ahead.html
— GAO: IMPROPER PAYMENTS ARE COSTING TAXPAYERS A FORTUNE (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654/year.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/07/improper-payments-are-costing-taxpayers-a-fortune.html
— NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PARTNERS WITH AL JAZEERA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/07/northwestern-university-partners-with-al-jazeera.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers use Thomas J. Franzen to push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/26/the-case-of-thomas-j-franzen/

PJ MEDIA
— Chicago ‘community day’ block party features ICE agent piñata for kids – Vivek Saxena (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred.) 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/07/25/chicago-community-day-block-party-features-ice-agent-pinata-for-kids-778313
— Ilhan Omar: Americans ‘Should be More Fearful of White Men’ Than of Islamist Terrorists – MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/video-ilhan-omar-americans-should-be-more-fearful-of-white-men-than-of-islamist-terrorists/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump builds youth reelection effort with Turning Point USA appearance – Anthony Leonardi
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-builds-youth-re-election-effort-with-turning-point-usa-appearance
— Record 61,000 migrant children surge over border, $230M spent for snacks, diapers, baby formula – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/record-61-000-migrant-children-surge-over-border-230m-spent-for-snacks-diapers-baby-formula
— Trump makes Republicans big spenders again – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/trump-makes-republicans-big-spenders-again

AMERICAN THINKER
— Do You Understand that Democrats will Destroy America? – Carol Greenwald
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/do_you_understand_that_democrats_will_destroy_america_.html
— Shockwave: From 1649 to 2019, 370 Years of Migration in America – Josh First
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/shockwave_from_1649_to_2019_370_years_of_migration_in_america.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Ilhan Omar Blames America for Illegal Immigration – Brandon J. Weichert (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
https://amgreatness.com/2019/07/24/ilhan-omar-blames-america-for-illegal-immigration/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— No Salad Bowl: America is Still a Melting Pot Despite Trump-era divisions, real assimilation is rendering both parties’ electoral calculations increasingly irrelevant. – MARSHALL AUERBACK 
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/no-salad-bowl-america-is-still-a-melting-pot/

AMERICA MAGAZINE
— Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric is meant to instill fear, not for enforcement, advocates say – J.D. Long-García
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2019/07/25/trumps-anti-immigration-rhetoric-meant-instill-fear-not-enforcement

BREITBART
— Pete Buttigieg Quotes Scripture to Shame Donald Trump for Cutting Food Stamps – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/25/pete-buttigieg-quotes-scripture-to-shame-donald-trump-for-cutting-food-stamps/
— House Democrats, 39 Republicans Pass ‘Temporary’ Amnesty for Venezuelans – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/25/house-democrats-39-republicans-pass-temporary-amnesty-for-venezuelans/
— Mollie Tibbetts Trial: Taxpayers Billed $12.5K for Illegal Alien’s Translator – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/25/mollie-tibbetts-trial-taxpayers-billed-12-5k-for-illegal-aliens-translator/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— What Do You Call A One-Legged Stool? – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/30696

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Anarchy: Protesters help stop ICE from apprehending criminal alien – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/anarchy-protesters-help-stop-ice-from-apprehending-criminal-alien/
— There is no greater foreign influence than illegal immigration and those thwarting our laws – Daniel Horowitz 
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/no-greater-foreign-influence-illegal-immigration-thwarting-laws/

CNS NEWS
— Republicans and Dems Can Agree – On Spending More – Tony Perkins 
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/tony-perkins/tony-perkins-republicans-and-dems-can-agree-spending-more

GOPUSA
— High school students shunning summer jobs (DIERSEN: I did yard work during the summers of 1963 and 1964; washed dishes during the summer of 1965; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline during summer of in 1966; and delivered mail during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/high-school-students-shunning-summer-jobs/

TOWNHALL
— Rubio Responds to Media’s Coddling of Ilhan Omar in Light of His Criticism Against Her – Cortney O’Brien
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2019/07/26/rubio-responds-to-medias-coddling-of-ilhan-omar-in-light-of-his-criticism-against-her-n2550658
— The American Civil Liberties Union: Misstating the Law and Misleading the Public – Matt O’Brien
https://townhall.com/columnists/mattobrien/2019/07/26/the-american-civil-liberties-union-misstating-the-law-and-misleading-the-public-n2550670

NEWS BUSTERS
— Twitter Suspends Gay Black Conservative After Video To Black Democrats – Alexander Hall
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2019/07/25/twitter-suspends-gay-black-conservative-after-video-black

WORLD NET DAILY
— WE ARE A NATION OF LAWS Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel slap Democrats for not believing their own bumper stickers
https://www.wnd.com/2019/07/we-are-a-nation-of-laws/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Google whistle-blower suspended after suggesting Big Tech manipulating elections – Dorothy Cummings 
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/google-whistle-blower-suspended-after-suggesting-big-tech-manipulating-elections
— Democrat House unanimously OKs ‘gay reparations’ bill giving tax refunds to same-sex couples – Calvin Freiburger (DIERSEN: My wife and I have paid the marriage penalty big time since we got married in 1978.)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/democrat-house-unanimously-oks-gay-reparations-bill-giving-tax-refunds-to-same-sex-couples

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/454415-trumps-vindictive-pettiness-renders-him-incapable-of-taking-the-high-road

POLITICO
— Black, Latino Dems torch DCCC for lack of diversity Senior lawmakers of color have privately clashed with DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos. – JAKE SHERMAN, LAURA BARRÓN-LÓPEZ and HEATHER CAYGLE (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green, and other political parties officially prohibit Whites, males, and older people a) from holding leadership positions, b) from running for offices and c) from holding offices?)
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/25/dccc-campaign-black-latino-1435611

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ilhan Omar promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/opinion/ilhan-omar-trump-racism.html?searchResultPosition=4
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being racists.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/opinion/white-liberal-democrats.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/07/25/why-now-is-moment-atone-years-racism/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/07/26/enduring-cruelty-trumps-immigration-agenda/
— Nancy Pelosi said ‘the Squad’ was just ‘four people.’ But here’s why they might succeed. Generational turnover and new technologies pose new challenges – Jeffrey S. Lantis (DIERSEN: Democrats crow about their success in making young people hate individuals, hate organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/25/nancy-pelosi-said-squad-was-just-four-people-heres-why-they-might-succeed/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about the success that they have had in making Jews hate Republicans. I should write a book about the success that my Democrat superiors in the federal government had in getting my Jewish superiors to take adverse actions against me.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/07/25/trump-appears-attack-squad-behalf-jewish-people-heres-what-that-sounds-like-jews/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to flood America with illegals.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-07-24/trump-immigration-expedited-removal-due-process
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-07-21/with-send-her-back-chant-trump-tears-at-the-meaning-of-citizenship

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— America’s Public Pensions Are Stuck In The Clouds The funding strength of retirement systems across the U.S. rests on rosy assumptions – Spencer Jakab (DIERSEN: What assumptions do you make about your life expectancy, your income, your expenses, the value of your home, the value of your investments, etc.?) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-public-pensions-are-stuck-in-the-clouds-11564133400

LIBERTY HILL INDEPENDENT
— COUNCIL CHOOSES KATHY CANADY FOR VACANT SEAT – MIKE EDDLEMAN
http://lhindependent.com/council-chooses-canady-for-vacant-seat/

NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY
— Seattle City Council races — 7 reasons why you shouldn’t vote for a candidate – Assunta Ng (DIERSEN: What would/do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout to stop you from getting votes? Mine stress that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, federal employee for almost 30 years, federal retiree for almost 22 years, childless, pet-less, not a member of any church, American nameplate car owner, etc.)
https://nwasianweekly.com/2019/07/blog-seattle-city-council-races-7-reasons-why-you-shouldnt-vote-for-a-candidate/

BRADENTON HERALD
— Bradenton city council candidate’s questionable social media post surface – SARA NEALEIGH
https://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article233033317.html

FORBES
— Age is the one critical element overlooked by a majority of companies in diversity and inclusion programs and efforts. – Sheila Callaham (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. They use “up-or-out” to get rid of employees who are Republican, and especially those who are White, male, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sheilacallaham/2019/07/25/the-one-critical-element-missing-from-92-of-diversity-and-inclusion-strategies/#781c78d94508

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/07/trumps-go-back-attacks-white-working-class-women/594805/

GOOGLE
— What Makes a Source Credible? (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google repeatedly sends me to non-credible websites that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms.)
https://sites.google.com/site/evaluatingsourcecredibility/for-students/what-makes-a-source-credible

(FROM THE POSTING: There are many factors that make a source credible. Whenever you are looking at a source on the internet, you should check several things to verify that the information is credible. These things include the source’s authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and coverage.)

July 2 Morning Edition

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR & MORTON TIMES NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Morton bans recreational marijuana businesses within village limits – Steve Stein (DIERSEN: I commend Morton Mayor Jeff Kaufman. Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of recreational pot can no longer claim to be family friendly. At Wheaton City Council’s meeting yesterday evening, Tim Whelan and I urged Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess and the Wheaton City Council to make Wheaton the first city in Illinois to ban the sale of recreational pot. Meeting attendees included Rick Carney, Gary Muehlfelt, Yadav Nathwani, Janet Shaw, John Zaruba, and Mandy Zaruba. Christopher Zaruba was sworn in to fill the Wheaton North District City Council vacancy.)
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190701/morton-bans-recreational-marijuana-businesses-within-village-limits
https://www.mortontimesnews.com/news/20190701/morton-bans-recreational-marijuana-businesses-within-village-limits
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Recreational marijuana businesses won’t be allowed in Morton. After a brief discussion, Village Board members voted unanimously Monday to ban recreational marijuana growers, cultivation centers, and dispensing, processing and transporting facilities that could have set up shop in Morton after the passage last week of a new law legalizing recreational marijuana within Illinois. “This is the tip of the spear,” village attorney Pat McGrath told board members. “I’ll be bringing more ordinances to you before Jan. 1, 2020, that deal with other issues caused by the state law, like public possession of marijuana.” Just recently, the General Assembly approved and Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law a bill that legalized the use of recreational marijuana. The measure allows ordinances that can not only ban such businesses but also to create to “reasonable” zoning restrictions for cultivation centers, craft growers, processing organizations and dispensaries. On-site consumption may also be regulated by local governments, according to summaries provided by the governor’s office. Trustee Rod Blunier asked McGrath if businesses that sell products with CBD oil are included in Morton’s ban. They are not, the village attorney said, as long as they’re selling products that contain less than the federal legal limit of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Mayor Jeff Kaufman said the recreational pot ban in Morton was his idea. “I asked Pat (McGrath) to write the ordinance that was presented (Monday) to the trustees,” he said. “These businesses are not something Morton residents want. Just like video gambling.” Trustees voted 5-0 in 2009 and 4-3 in 2013 — with then-Mayor Ron Rainson casting the deciding vote — to ban state-approved video gambling in Morton. The 2013 vote followed two months of heated debate at Village Board meetings and on social media. An audience of about 150, mostly video gambling supporters, gasped when Rainson announced his vote. There were about a half-dozen audience members Monday, and no public comments on the recreational marijuana business ban. . .Illinois has 55 medical marijuana dispensaries, none in Morton. These dispensaries are expected to get the first shot at licenses for recreational marijuana dispensaries.)

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— OUTSTANDING: Morton Village Board votes to ban cannabis businesses 
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/morton-village-board-votes-to-ban-cannabis-businesses/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Morton Village Board voted unanimously 6-0 Monday to ban cannabis businesses, according to Village Clerk Sam Ritthaler. The ordinance includes cultivation centers, craft growers, processing organizations, dispensing organizations, or transporting organizations. Governor J.B. Pritzker last month signed a bill allowing recreational marijuana sales in Illinois, though the bill does allow municipalities to ban sale and manufacture. Organizations and municipalities also have some control over use. Under the new Morton ordinance, if a business is found to be selling marijuana, it will face a fine of up to $750 for each offense. Each day a violation is found is considered a separate offense.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Peoria encourages its residents to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/river-city-pride-festival-to-celebrate-lgbtq-achievements/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: As pot goes legal in Illinois, Chicago Public Schools lessens penalties for students caught with drugs – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-public-schools-marijuana-20190701-tkcu7fxzbrbktebk64zj5v7t2m-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois can’t take on Chicago’s public pension liabilities without trashing state credit rating – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-lightfoot-pension-consolidation-20190701-fszkqeb65fgrjfgmntms23xi64-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois residents cross state lines to fill their tanks after gas tax increase A 38-cent-per-gallon motor fuel tax went into effect Monday in Illinois – Cindy Hernandez
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/1/20678180/illinois-residents-cross-state-lines-gas-tax-increase
— Clock begins ticking on potential Chicago casino — possibly a year away Mayor Lori Lightfoot has not said where she’d like the casino to go. “I’m hoping we can get it done relatively soon, so we can start the process.” – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/7/1/20678061/chicago-casino-open-when-illinois-gaming-board-license

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pot: Devastating repercussions on families in Illinois’ future – Marie Galloway Marvin, Pawnee
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190701/letter-devastating-repercussions-on-families-in-illinois-future
— Higher education official hopeful new funding will stem tide of student outmigration – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190701/higher-education-official-hopeful-new-funding-will-stem-tide-of-student-outmigration

TERRE HAUTE TRIBUNE STAR
— Much to consider as Illinois legalizes marijuana Lack of field test for drivers, workplace drug policies among concerns – Dave Taylor
https://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/much-to-consider-as-illinois-legalizes-marijuana/article_02095aa2-8e0f-5c8c-8fe9-004fd9aa3824.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— OUTSTANDING: Employers work to keep drug-free workplaces with legalized marijuana – Nikki McGee
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/employers-work-to-keep-drug-free-workplaces-with-legalized-marijuana

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/local-schools-look-to-help-make-classes-more-inclusive

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Harming Children from Toddlerhood to Adulthood – Laurie Higgins 
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/harming-children-from-toddlerhood-to-adulthood/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Compromise and capitulation in the church – Everett Piper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/30/why-believers-of-the-faith-must-confront-sin-not-y/

FOX NEWS
— Censoring the census citizenship question is about politics, not the law – Cal Thomas
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/cal-thomas-censoring-the-census-us-citizenship-question-is-about-politics-not-the-law

GOPUSA
— How socialism violates all Ten Commandments
http://www.gopusa.com/how-socialism-violates-all-ten-commandments/

BREITBART
— Democrats: Love and Aid for Illegal Migrants, Nothing for Americans – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2019/07/01/democrats-love-migrants-nothing-americans/
— Donald Trump: ‘Mean’ Democrats Take Better Care of Illegals than Our Own Citizens – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/01/donald-trump-mean-democrats-take-better-care-of-illegals-than-our-own-citizens/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Left’s Political Hit Squads Prep for 2020 – Julie Kelly
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/07/01/the-lefts-political-hit-squads-prep-for-2020/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Now Democrats Are Calling Each Other Racists – Dave King
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/now-democrats-are-calling-each-other-racists/

DAILY CALLER
— The Hill Slaps Obama-Era Photo Of Kids In Cages On Story About Trump Detention Centers – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/01/the-hill-obama-biden-children-cages-detention-centers/

TOWNHALL
— ‘It’s the Spending, Stupid!’ – Stephen Moore
https://townhall.com/columnists/stephenmoore/2019/07/02/its-the-spending-stupid-n2549316

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— SOCCER’S RAPINOE PUTS POLITICS ABOVE TEAM AND COUNTRY What is it exactly that she has to protest, anyway? – Sarah Mindlin
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274171/soccers-rapinoe-puts-politics-above-team-and-sarah-mindlin

NEWSMAX
— Tradition Should Lead to Trump Triumph in 2020 – Stephen B. Presser 
https://www.newsmax.com/stephenbpresser/trump-election-victory-democrats/2019/07/01/id/922878/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Fr. Martin at gay ‘pride’ Mass: Pope has appointed ‘many’ pro-LGBT cardinals, bishops – Martin M. Barillas
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/fr-martin-at-gay-pride-mass-pope-has-appointed-lgbt-supportive-cardinals-archbishops-and-bishops

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— Surge of 35,000 More African Migrants Moving Through Panama En Route to US – Cristina Laila
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/center-for-immigration-studies-surge-of-35000-more-african-migrants-moving-through-panama-en-route-to-us/

THE HILL
— Hundreds of scholars urge Holocaust Memorial Museum to stop rejecting border camp comparisons – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/451268-hundreds-of-scholars-urge-dc-holocaust-museum-to-stop-rejecting

YAHOO NEWS
— Ocasio-Cortez decries ‘violent culture’ exposed in secret Border Patrol Facebook group (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn that Democrats have secret Facebook groups in many, if not virtually all, precincts a) to promote hatred of Trump and b) defame/libel the Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain.)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ocasio-cortez-decries-violent-culture-194903153.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Minority Women Are Winning the Jobs Race in a Record Economic Expansion – Jeanna Smialek
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/01/business/economy/minority-women-hispanics-jobs.html

WASHINGTON POST
— What could go wrong for Trump on the Fourth of July? In 1970, protests and tear gas marred the day. And Nixon didn’t even speak in person. – Ronald G. Shafer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/07/02/what-could-go-wrong-trump-july-fourth-protests-tear-gas-marred-day/
— Lawmakers condemn ‘vulgar’ posts in secret border agent Facebook group – Robert Moore, Mike DeBonis and John Wagner (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn that Democrats have secret Facebook groups in many, if not virtually all, precincts a) to promote hatred of Trump and b) defame/libel the Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-members-visiting-migrant-detention-centers-amid-reports-of-deplorable-conditions/2019/07/01/1ac091bc-9c13-11e9-9ed4-c9089972ad5a_story.html
— Trump paints a dark picture of homelessness in cities: ‘We may intercede’ – Eli Rosenberg
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/02/trump-paints-dark-picture-homelessness-cities-we-may-intercede/
— Democrats have lurched leftward on health benefits for undocumented immigrants – Paige Winfield Cunningham
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2019/07/01/the-health-202-democrats-have-lurched-leftward-on-health-benefits-for-undocumented-immigrants/5d18b0a61ad2e552a21d51bf/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nike Nixes ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ Sneaker After Colin Kaepernick Intervenes Sneaker maker pulls Independence Day-themed shoe after NFL star raised concerns about symbolism – Khadeeja Safdar and Andrew Beaton (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they hate America.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nike-nixes-betsy-ross-flag-sneaker-after-colin-kaepernick-intervenes-11562024126
— FRONT PAGE: American Suburbs Swell Again as a New Generation Escapes the City Rising urban housing costs have sped an exodus of residents, causing strains in ‘Millennial Mayberry’ – Valerie Bauerlein
https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-suburbs-swell-again-as-a-new-generation-escapes-the-city-11561992889

USA TODAY
— AOC criticizes CBP after report of secret Facebook group as agency opens investigation – Rebecca Morin (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn that Democrats have secret Facebook groups in many, if not virtually all, precincts a) to promote hatred of Trump and b) defame/libel the Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/01/aoc-criticizes-cbp-after-report-secret-facebook-group/1620505001/

FORTUNE
— Secret Border Patrol Facebook Posts Immediately Test the Social Network’s Day-Old Hate Speech Policies – Xavier Harding
https://fortune.com/2019/07/01/secret-border-patrol-facebook-group-aoc-hate-speech/