January 11 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: At least 1,000 anti-abortion marchers rally in the Loop – MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-march-for-life-chicago-20200111-5fd3dnswwvdhlntly4cxu3ofjy-story.html
— While Nazi sympathizer Arthur Jones protests, Orland Park residents turn out to talk social justice – JESSE WRIGHT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-newman-jones-events-st-0112-20200111-bo2gi7w5zndq3fg24wisudcpg4-story.html
— Seeking to give residents a break on property tax, legislative task force recommends expanding sales tax. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who’s pushing a graduated income tax, says there’s got to be another way. – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-property-tax-task-force-20200111-pwbldyzyt5afpjdm3catlklnwu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot ‘has the votes’ to pass marijuana consumption ordinance, puts kibosh on 606 development freeze “We have to have places for people to be able to legally consume marijuana,” Lightfoot says. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/10/21060658/lori-lightfoot-marijuana-consumption-ordinance-606-development-freeze
— Cullerton predicts Lightfoot will get casino gambling fix, graduated real estate transfer tax during spring session Retiring Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says Lori Lightfoot is “on a learning curve” in Springfield, unlike his wily friend Rahm Emanuel, who majored in political arm-twisting – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2020/1/10/21060325/cullerton-lightfoot-casino-gambling-real-estate-transfer-tax-spring-session

DAILY HERALD
— Madigan’s latest scandal, Springfield’s latest outrage – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200111/editorial-madigans-latest-scandal-springfields-latest-outrage
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200111/meet-mark-galli-the-wheaton-evangelical-who-called-out-trump

NBC5
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Suggests She May be Open to Lowering Recreational Cannabis Taxes Of the 11 states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, Illinois’ taxes are second only to Washington state – Phil Rogers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mayor-lori-lightfoot-says-she-may-be-open-to-lowering-recreational-cannabis-taxes/2199489/

HERALD & REVIEW
— How will Decatur-area employers handle workers who smoke marijuana? A look at the legal issues surrounding cannabis. – Analisa Trofimuk (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise pot smokers.)
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/how-will-decatur-area-employers-handle-workers-who-smoke-marijuana/article_eaf7d210-d937-5f26-bb1e-2a2fe4400639.html

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Illinois taxing itself into irrelevancy – Editorial
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/illinois-taxing-itself-into-irrelevancy/article_0328b94e-33b2-11ea-b8b5-5ba49a8a96eb.html

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— City’s Reparations Subcommittee Members Give Preliminary Views on Form of Reparations – Larry Gavin (DIERSEN: Do those who represent you on your city council favor or oppose reparations? If they favor reparations, how much reparations do they want you to pay? Overwhelmingly, those who favor reparations want those who have the following demographics to pay the most reparations: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/City-News/City-News/Article/City-s-Reparations-Subcommittee-Members-Give-Preliminary-Views-on-Form-of-Reparations/15/26/17406

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: All Candidates Will Participate in MCC Debate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/11/il-14-all-candidates-will-participate-in-mcc-debate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Former press secretaries of both parties urge White House to resume briefings – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/11/white-house-urged-by-former-spokesmen-to-resume-re/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Insanity Of Transgenderism – Rod Dreher
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-insanity-of-transgenderism/

TOWNHALL
— UNACCEPTABLE: NY Law Automatically Registers Illegal Aliens to Vote – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/10/ny-law-will-automatically-register-illegal-aliens-to-vote-n2559325

CBN NEWS
— Surge in ER Visits After New Marijuana Laws Take Effect – Lorie Johnson
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/health/2020/january/surge-in-er-visits-after-new-marijuana-laws-take-effect

CNN
— Many millennials are worse off than their parents — a first in American history – Tami Luhby
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/11/politics/millennials-income-stalled-upward-mobility-us/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says: ‘A national disgrace’: As impeachment hung over a president’s head, he went on a wild rally tour.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/01/11/national-disgrace-impeachment-hung-over-presidents-head-he-went-wild-rally-tour/

24/7 WALL STREET
— Black Unemployment Rates Nearly 70% Higher Than National Average – Douglas A. McIntyre 
https://247wallst.com/jobs/2020/01/11/black-unemployment-rates-nearly-70-higher-than-national-average/

January 5 Morning Edition

NORTHWEST HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Pro-Trump rally in Algonquin – CASSIE BUCHMAN (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county, township, and ward party organizations should be organizing Trump rallies in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and throughout Illinois.) 
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/04/pro-trump-rally-in-algonquin/au76juj/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Buttigieg fails to muster delegates in all Illinois districts — unlike Biden, Sanders and Warren Late-to-the-race Mike Bloomberg filed for the March Illinois primary ballot but did not put together slates – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/3/21049043/illinois-presidential-primary-delegate-slates-buttigieg-biden-sanders-warren-bloomberg-walsh

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Electric trucks, a factory launch and a massive merger: Illinois auto industry travels new roads in 2020 – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-auto-plants-20200102-netovg57qbe6te2lc2mg6uoo4y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters encourage Blacks to hate Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-black-voters-2020-page-20200103-gdwqvt5zkzayji2qdidb6r7piy-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TWO BIG COLOR PICTURES IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville employment fair draws nearly 1,000 people, many looking for their first job – DIANE MOCA (DIERSEN: What was your first job? Mine was washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966 and full-time during the summer of 1965. I used the money that I earned to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966. I used that car to commute to/from my parents’ home in Crete and a) jobs cleaning golf shoes in Flossmoor and chipping slag and pumping gasoline in Chicago Heights during the summer of 1966; b) Park Forest where I delivered mail; and c) UIC where I took courses until I sold it and bought a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in December of 1967.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-job-fair-st-0105-20200104-yipmcrwczfat5kcyx4f6uzn7da-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Objection to Elk Grove Village referendum question heads to court – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200104/news/200109693

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Rep. Darin LaHood responds to the airstrike that killed Iran general Soleimani – Austin Schick
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/rep-darin-lahood-responds-to-the-airstrike-that-killed-iran-general-soleimani/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Evangelicals Rally For Trump – TOM GJELTEN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/evangelicals-rally-trump#stream/0

CATHOLIC CITIZENS ILLINOIS
— Illinois lights up legally but not all are cheering – Chris Woodward
https://catholiccitizens.org/issues/marijuana-legal-recreational/90434/illinois-lights-up-legally-but-not-all-are-cheeringfriday-january-3-2020/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Fallout from Qassem Soleimani Death and Left Attempts to Rein In President Trump with New Legislation *UPDATE: McSweeney Slams Underwood Statement*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/04/il-14-fallout-from-qassem-soleimani-death-and-left-attempts-to-rein-in-president-trump-with-new-legislation/
— Joe Walsh Gets Best Coverage in Tribune Presidential Candidate Story…But
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/05/joe-walsh-gets-best-coverage-in-tribune-presidential-candidate-story-but/ 
— Taxes on Legal Marijuana Huge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/05/taxes-on-legal-marijuana-huge/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden starts 2020 as the biggest threat to Trump – Katherine Doyle 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-starts-2020-as-the-biggest-threat-to-trump
— Trump repeatedly claimed Obama would take U.S. to war with Iran to win re-election ‘Our president will start a war with Iran because he has absolutely no ability to negotiate’ – Andrew Blake 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/4/donald-trump-repeatedly-claimed-obama-would-take-u/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The Left’s growing hatred for conservative Cuban Americans exposed – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/cnn-screed-exposes-progressives-growing-hatred-for-conservative-cuban-americans-like-marco-rubio

BREITBART
— Five Signs Black Americans Are ‘Awakening’ to a Break with the Democrat Party – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/04/five-signs-black-americans-are-awakening-to-a-break-with-the-democrat-party/

DAILY CALLER
— Republican AGs Say Bloomberg Is Secretly Embedding An Army Of Anti-Trump Attorneys Inside State Offices – CHRIS WHITE (DIERSEN: How many anti-Trumps are embedded in the Illinois Republican Party and in your Republican county, township, and ward party organizations?)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/04/michael-bloomberg-donald-trump/

TOWNHALL
— The Left Will Resist President Trump at All Costs, Even for Terrorists – John Dempsey
https://townhall.com/columnists/johndempsey/2020/01/05/the-left-will-resist-president-trump-at-all-costs-even-for-terrorists-n2558952

NEWS BUSTERS
— NOVEMBER 10, 2006 FLASHBACK: If The GOP Isn’t A Conservative Party, It Isn’t A Viable Party – Edward L. Daley (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are “too conservative?” I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am too conservative. I would focus on those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/edward-l-daley/2006/11/10/if-gop-isnt-conservative-party-it-isnt-viable-party

THE HILL
— Poll: Majority of women say male candidates have advantage running for public office (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs shout at everyone that the more of the following that you are, the more likely that you will lose if you seek a government office or a political office: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if ancestors have been in America for a long time. I am all of the aforesaid. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who ever-increasingly do everything that they can to discourage me and discourage those who share my demographics from seeking a government office or a political office. I would focus on past and present a) Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee leaders; b) Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois; and c) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/476553-poll-majority-of-women-say-male-candidates-have-advantage-running-for-public-office
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters report that: Iranian official labels Trump a ‘terrorist in a suit’
https://thehill.com/policy/international/476808-iran-labels-trump-a-terrorist-in-a-suit

ABC NEWS
— Jewish communities face ‘enduring threat’ in the US, federal authorities warn – Josh Margolin, Ella Torres, and Luke Barr (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors in the federal government who focused on getting my many Jewish Democrat superiors to take adverse actions against me. They stressed that I was a Republican, that I was 100% German national origin, that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and that I had lived in Crete 1948-1972. My many Democrat Jewish superiors in the federal government played a major role in all the adverse actions that the federal government took against me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://abcnews.go.com/US/jewish-communities-face-enduring-threat-us-federal-authorities/story?id=68066362

CNN
— It’s not just the polls that show Biden and Sanders leading the primary – Harry Enten
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/05/politics/bernie-sanders-joe-biden-money-endorsements-analysis/index.html
— JUNE 22, 2004 FLASHBACK: Ex-wife of GOP Senate candidate Jack Ryan alleged sex club forays (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, candidates should fully disclose all the skeletons that they have in their closets BEFORE they enter primaries. SEE Jack Ryan at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(politician) ) 
http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/06/22/ryan.divorce/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Iraqi Lawmakers Vote to Expel U.S. Troops as Iran Mourns a Slain General – Alissa J. Rubin, Steven Erlanger and Farnaz Fassihi
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/world/middleeast/iran-general-soleimani-iraq.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats still delusional about Trump even after Qassem Soleimani death – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2020/01/04/democrats-still-delusional-about-trump-even-after-qassem-soleimani-death-goodwin/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Why Republicans will stick with Trump in 2020 — even if they don’t love his behavior – SCOTT JENNINGS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters, that is, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make clear that they want to use government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-05/why-republicans-will-stick-with-trump-in-2020

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
— JANUARY 9, 2008 FLASHBACK: How a ‘Star Trek’ actress Jeri Ryan changed the course of history – Amy Ryan (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, candidates should fully disclose all the skeletons that they have in their closets BEFORE they enter primaries. SEE Jack Ryan at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(politician) ) 
https://ew.com/article/2008/01/09/obama-jeri-ryan/

BOSTON HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to this article, “Democrats often react badly to negative campaigning.” If you have any skeletons in your closet, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican. Democrats want those Republican candidates to win primary elections who have the biggest skeletons in their closets. The bigger the skeletons that candidates have in their closets, the easier that it is to defeat those candidates in general elections. If you were a Republican candidate and your primary opponent hinted/implied/argued/shouted that you were a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, and/or bigot, how would you respond? Would you stress the skeletons that your opponent has in his/her closets that the Democrats would use to defeat your primary opponent in the general election? 
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/05/what-to-watch-as-the-iowa-caucuses-hit-home-stretch/

NORTHFORK PATCH
— FEBRUARY 26, 2019 FLASHBACK: Southold GOP Unveils Slate Of Candidates For Election A nominating convention was held Monday; see who will be on the GOP ballot in the upcoming November election. – Lisa Finn (DIERSEN: What if the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county, township, and/or ward party organizations held nominating conventions? How would that have impacted those who are running to be on the a) March 17, 2020 Republican primary election ballot in your precinct, and therefore, b) the November 3, 2020 general election ballot in your precinct? Who would have the right to vote at such nominating conventions and how would their votes be weighted?)
https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/southold-gop-unveils-slate-candidates-election

COMMON DREAMS
— A Federal Job Guarantee Is a Crucial Tool to Fight Inequality A new campaign is building support for proposals to ensure that everyone who wants to work can have a good, living wage job. – Angela Glover Blackwell, Sarah Treuhaft (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that in instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, and/or a poor veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who paint government as being the employer of “last resort” that employs failed disgusting lazy stupid losers who are rejected/dumped by other employers.) 
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/04/federal-job-guarantee-crucial-tool-fight-inequality

January 4 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds of Trump supporters rally in Algonquin – Joe Lewnard
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200104/hundreds-of-trump-supporters-rally-in-algonquin
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Burt Constable discusses using pot. I have never used an illegal drug and I never will. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old and I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. Only about 20 percent of those who take those examinations pass them on their first attempt.  I wonder what percent of the 80 percent of those who failed to pass those examinations on their first attempt were booze drinkers and/or pot smokers.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200104/constable-after-decades-of-abstinence-i-gave-pot-a-try
— How to get marijuana convictions expunged – Barbara Vitello (DIERSEN: If you smoked pot in the past, you demonstrated your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200104/how-to-get-marijuana-convictions-expunged
— Past marijuana convictions can be erased, but it could take years And it might depend on where you live – Barbara Vitello (DIERSEN: If you smoked pot in the past, you demonstrated your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200104/past-marijuana-convictions-can-be-erased-but-it-could-take-years

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/4/21048772/transgender-childen-kimberly-lightford-heather-steans-laura-washington

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise Pritzker.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/after-successful-debut-pritzker-has-work-on-ethics-taxes/2196452/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s action in Iran to promote hatred against Trump. 
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/thousands-protest-in-chicago-and-across-country-against-trumps-actions-in-iran
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-threatens-to-destroy-52-iranian-locations-including-cultural-sites-if-iran-retaliates

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-shops-excited-to-sell-bongs-as-pot-law-14949278.php

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— ‘Don’t drive while high’: Illinois officials ramping up cannabis education with billboards, social media advice
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200103/dont-drive-while-high-illinois-officials-ramping-up-cannabis-education-with-billboards-social-media-advice

PEKIN TIMES
— State law now requires workplace harassment-prevention training – Abdel Jimenez (DIERSEN: What about training to prevent harassment of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, past/present union members, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200104/state-law-now-requires-workplace-harassment-prevention-training

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Be careful if, when you consume – Bloomington Pantagraph 
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/guest-editorial-be-careful-if-when-you-consume/article_e15ac0f4-2e2b-11ea-85e9-af355ebfbac3.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Health departments remind public about health effects of marijuana – Mark Busch
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/03/health-departments-remind-public-about-health-effects-of-marijuana/az0fud1/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Immigration attorneys urge caution with new marijuana law – AP
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/immigration-attorneys-urge-caution-with-new-marijuana-law/article_73acc29c-da2a-5410-8315-0eaa359784ab.html
— Black market impact – John Dykstra
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/black-market-impact/article_744cd334-2bf7-11ea-bc34-034ac3583740.html
— Pot is now legal, but ramifications still exist – Lee Provost
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/pot-is-now-legal-but-ramifications-still-exist/article_1726313e-2d7b-11ea-82da-4f87348e40d7.html
— Know your limits when it comes to driving and cannabis – Jeff Bonty
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/know-your-limits-when-it-comes-to-driving-and-cannabis/article_3a6693c8-2b55-11ea-94c4-fb91a52f0a2f.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.daily-journal.com/guide-to-illinois-dispensaries/article_f73b5270-2e59-11ea-a2d9-affcb768d6cf.html

KCRG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: With recreational marijuana legal, Iowans wasting no time traveling to Illinois – Aaron Scheinblum
https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/With-recreational-marijuana-legal-Iowans-wasting-no-time-traveling-to-Illinois-566700321.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Estimated 500 at Algonquin Trump Rally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/04/estimate-500-at-algonquin-trump-rally/ 
— Shallow Thinking Evident about School Consolidation in Property Tax Relief Draft Report
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/04/shallow-thinking-evident-about-school-consolidation-in-property-tax-relief-draft-report/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— What is the future of the Republican Party? Republicans dismiss Trump’s resurrection of the party at their peril – Dennis Lennox (DIERSEN: How supportive of Trump are the Republican leaders in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality?) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/4/where-will-republicans-with-or-without-trump-go-th/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why was it OK for Obama to kill so many with drones? – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/why_was_it_ok_for_obama_to_kill_so_many_with_drones.html
— The death of decorum – Dexter Wright (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/the_death_of_decorum_.html

THE HILL
— Trump threatens hit of Iranian sites if country retaliates for Soleimani killing – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/476794-trump-threatens-to-hit-iranian-sites-if-it-retaliates-over-soleimani

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use an “Iran expert” to promote hatred against Trump. 
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/qassem-soleimani-iran-expert-calls-strike-that-killed-iranian-general-stunningly-stupid-and-counterproductive-2020/

WASHINGTON POST
— JUNE 6, 2019 FLASHBACK: In Va. GOP primary for legislature, a candidate’s criminal past becomes an issue – Laura Vozzella (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, candidates should fully disclose all the skeletons that they have in their closets BEFORE they enter primaries. SEE Jack Ryan at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(politician) )
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/in-va-gop-primary-for-legislature-a-candidates-criminal-past-becomes-an-issue/2019/06/06/51c83ab0-87c4-11e9-98c1-e945ae5db8fb_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former Stafford County supervisor Paul Milde, who is challenging Del. Robert M. Thomas Jr. in Tuesday’s Republican primary, has a criminal record that hasn’t stopped voters from electing him three times in the past. But it has emerged as an issue in the hotly contested race between Milde and Thomas in the 28th District, which includes parts of Fredericksburg and Stafford County. In 1986, when he was 18, Milde was convicted of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute — a felony — in Prince William County. He was sentenced to six years in prison, with five years suspended. Nine years later, Milde pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to an attempted burglary in Fairfax County — a misdemeanor for which he was sentenced to 360 days, all but 20 suspended. . .Milde has responded with a flier with a photo of a skeleton looming behind a rack of dress shirts. “Bob Thomas says I have skeletons in my closet,” it begins. In it, he explains his cocaine conviction, though not the burglary. He suggests voters should care more about recent behavior, including Thomas’s decision in early 2018 to vote with Democrats to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Thomas had run for office on a pledge to oppose expansion.)

FORTUNE
— Amazon Is on a Collision Course With Employee Activists Outraged by the Climate Crisis – Alyssa Newcomb
https://fortune.com/2020/01/04/amazon-employee-activist-climate-crisis/

January 1 Morning Edition

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/31/with-legal-marijuana-in-2020-some-count-down-to-hempy-new-year/

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/legal-recreational-marijuana-sales-begin-in-illinois/5804233/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/1/21043086/legal-weed-marijuana-live-updates-recreational-sales

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-legal-weed-first-day-recreational-sales-20200101-fhtdvp4j6naphff6jmnnh6fkqy-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-adult-use-park-forest-st-0101-20191231-serpmwwls5d6njsj6uenolucjq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191231/editorial-board-we-all-have-a-stake-in-how-new-marijuana-law-plays-out

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Drug recognition experts to play a big role in detecting Illinois drivers who are high – Megan Jones
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191231/drug-recognition-experts-to-play-big-role-in-detecting-illinois-drivers-who-are-high
— Despite late primary, Illinois could influence 2020 race
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200101/despite-late-primary-illinois-could-influence-2020-race

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois party leaders, political observers assess past year, look ahead to 2020
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-party-leaders-political-observers-assess-past-year-look-ahead/article_17be6e1c-911f-51cd-b936-83e4f7adfc60.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Pritzker-ready-to-grant-11-017-pot-pardons-14941710.php

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/12/31/legalization-day-dawns-in-chicago-as-dispensaries-and-politicians-prepare-for-day-1/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Could 2020 be the year of the Republican woman? And three women happen to be running in the 6th and 14th districts
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/01/il-06-il-14-elise-stefanik-talks-republican-women-running-for-congress-in-2020/
— As the calendar turned, here’s a snapshot of the 14th district candidates social media followers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/01/il-14-latest-social-media-metrics/
— Message of the Day – A New Sign for Entering Illinois
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/01/message-of-the-day-a-sign-52/
— KICKOFF 2020 Support President Trump Rally in Algonquin Hosted by Joe Ptak
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/01/kickoff-2020-support-president-trump-rally-in-algonquin-copy/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— AG: DuPage County violated FOIA (and so did the College of DuPage) – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/ag-dupage-county-violated-foia-and-so-did-the-college-of-dupage/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— How Democrats stir bigotry and division They blame Trump for attacks on Jews and never admit their own culpability – Tammy Bruce 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/1/how-democrats-stir-bigotry-and-division/
— Losing our Religion: Conservative churches grapple with gender issues in time of growth – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/31/church-growth-tied-sexual-conservatism/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— New census numbers undercut ‘ascendant America’ theory – Michael Barone (DIERSEN: I should write a book about anti-conservative individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that ever-increasingly dump those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on anti-conservatives in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois that a) falsely state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/new-census-numbers-undercut-ascendant-america-theory

AMERICAN THINKER
— Who is more like Hitler: Trump or those who maintain he is like Hitler? – David Byrne
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/who_is_more_like_hitler_trump_or_those_who_maintain_he_is_like_hitler.html
— Can the Union Endure? – Christopher Skeet
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/can_the_union_endure.html
— Progressive Disorder and Injustice – Anthony J. DeBlasi
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/progressive_disorder_and_injustice.html

BLAZE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago police will be ringing in the new year by protecting marijuana dispensary customers – Leon Wolf
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chicago-police-marijuana-customers

DAILY CALLER
— NYT Claims ‘2019 The Darkest Yet For Journalists’ Under The Trump Administration – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/31/new-york-times-darkest-year-journalists-trump-administration/
— Homeland Security Chief Orders Review Of State Laws Allowing Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Aliens – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/01/dhs-review-drivers-license-illegal-migrants/

TOWNHALL
— Nothing Says ‘Happy New Year’ Quite Like Giving Taxpayer-Funded Health Care to Illegal Aliens – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/01/01/nothing-says-happy-new-year-quite-like-giving-taxpayer-funded-health-care-to-il-n2558798
— Here’s How One School District Is Encouraging Students to Participate in ‘Civic Engagement’ – Beth Baumann (DIERSEN: Democrat teachers want their students to promote the Democrat Party platform, that is, to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.) 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/12/31/heres-how-one-school-district-is-encouraging-students-to-participate-in-civic-engagement-n2558792

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden touts plan to issue driver’s licenses, grant citizenship to all, reverse Trump’s border progress in first few weeks – Tom Tillison 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/01/biden-touts-plan-to-issue-drivers-licenses-grant-citizenship-to-all-reverse-trumps-border-progress-in-first-few-weeks-870690

NATIONAL REVIEW
— If This Has Been Super-Decade, Why Are We Still so Angry? – JONAH GOLDBERG (DIERSEN: For you, what has changed from 10 year ago, since 2010? 10 years ago, I was the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, and the Milton Township Republicans Central Committee webmaster, but my critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have ended that. My wife worked for Central DuPage Hospital, but she is retired now. My mother, her sister, and one of her brothers were alive, but they have died. My aunt was living on her own, but she has been in assisted living the last 10 years. My hometown Crete was doing better than it is now. I was not on Social Security and Medicare, but I am now. I did not have type 2 diabetes, but I do now. I put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning, but by the end of 2015, I started putting one together and sending it out each and every evening too.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/if-this-has-been-super-decade-why-are-we-still-so-angry/

NEW YORK TIMES
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Poisoned places to work – Amanda Hess (DIERSEN: I should write a book about working for GAO in its Chicago office during the 1980s and 1990s. The more of the following that you were, the more poisoned that the workplace was: Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, non-poor, conservative, former union member, if your ancestors had been in America for a long time, if you did not have a degree in public administration from an Ivy League university, and/or if you had not started your career with GAO.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/arts/television/the-sexual-predators-tv-wife.html
— No More Excuses Not to Exercise Many people say they don’t have the time to work out. But most of us spend hours each day viewing screens. – Gretchen Reynolds
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/01/well/move/exercise-physical-aciivity-workout-time.html

NEW YORK POST
— Rudy Giuliani criticizes Bill de Blasio over anti-Semitic attacks: ‘You’re responsible’ – Bob Fredericks
https://nypost.com/2019/12/31/rudy-giuliani-criticizes-bill-de-blasio-over-anti-semitic-attacks-youre-responsible/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Will the ’20s Roar Again? We are overdue today for another wave of creative thinking about everything—politics, the culture, education and morality. But this time, hold the roaring. – Daniel Henninger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-the-20s-roar-again-11577836404
— Get Ready for a Contested Convention – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/get-ready-for-a-contested-convention-11577836484
— Democrats End 2019 Showing Fissures Over Fighting vs. Compromise Joe Biden tells primary voters he can appeal to Republicans, while Elizabeth Warren emphasizes picking a fighter – Joshua Jamerson in Boston and Ken Thomas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-end-2019-showing-fissures-over-fighting-vs-compromise-11577823966

USA TODAY
— Texas church had fed gunman who opened fire during service, was watching him before rampage – John Bacon
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/31/texas-church-shooting-church-gave-killer-food-watching-him/2782276001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at women that Republicans cause all the problems that women have.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/12/30/american-women-share-common-ground-health-care-gun-violence-column/2750561001/

FINANCIAL TIMES
— Have we reached ‘peak influencer’? – Hannah Murphy (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want you to rely on them, and not on me, for identifying articles that are of interest to Illinois Republicans. Because my critics/opponents cannot manipulate/dominate me, they focus on destroying me. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.ft.com/content/9e8d8da6-0c2f-11ea-bb52-34c8d9dc6d84

December 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says impeachment will only ’embolden’ Trump – BEATRICE PETERSON
https://abc7chicago.com/rep-tulsi-gabbard-says-impeachment-will-only-embolden-trump/5796131/

CBS2
— Legal Marijuana Sales May Spark Midwest Interstate Tension – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/29/legal-marijuana-sales-may-spark-midwest-interstate-tension/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Sweeping ICE raids in Mississippi’s chicken country opened up jobs for American workers. – RICHARD FAUSSET
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-ice-raids-mississippi-chicken-country-20191229-liu65wnfdfgitmjnoifo5xoy2e-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— States charge more for electric cars as new laws take effect – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191229/news/312299944/

HERALD & REVIEW
— New Illinois law requires companies to train employees on how to recognize, prevent sexual harassment – ABDEL JIMENEZ (DIERSEN: What about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid?)
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/new-illinois-law-requires-companies-to-train-employees-on-how/article_618fb736-83ea-5c26-9477-00ff34fe87f4.html
— The Herald & Review’s goals for 2020 — and how you can help us – Chris Coates (DIERSEN: What goals do the following have for 2020: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican township, ward, and county party organizations, and your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? My goals for 2020 include helping elect all the Republican candidates on the November 3 ballot in my precinct. I will focus on getting yard sign locations in my precinct for the candidates. I will deliver sample ballots and campaign literature to the Republican and Independent voters in my precinct. I will encourage the candidates to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and Fireworks. I will continue to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening.) 
https://herald-review.com/news/local/the-herald-review-s-goals-for-and-how-you-can/article_c16cfaba-f14d-5a96-8c8b-a569ff2119e4.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/business/entrepreneurs/local-marijuana-dispensaries-not-wasting-any-time/article_f73d506e-3392-575e-8dfa-35ec9a2a6deb.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Officials warn about increase in drunk driving over holidays – Amanda Henderson
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/officials-warn-about-increase-in-drunk-driving-over-holidays

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Year in Review: Top 19 Political Headlines in 2019 – Mark Maxwell
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/illinois-capitol-news/year-in-review-top-19-political-headlines-in-2019/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: All But Official Catalina Lauf Will Remain on Ballot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/29/il-14-all-but-official-catalina-lauf-will-remain-on-ballot/ 
— Bob Miller Answers Questions in Algonquin Township Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/29/bob-miller-answers-questions-in-algonquin-township-case/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Former US attorney in southern Illinois Steve Wigginton charged with 3rd DUI – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/29/former-us-attorney-in-southern-illinois-charged-wi/

AMERICAN THINKER
— How Obama Impacted the Military – Janet Levy
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/12_27_2019_16_54.html
— Despicable: Black attacks on Jews are rooted in Democrats’ coddling of anti-Semites – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/despicable_black_attacks_on_jews_are_rooted_in_democrats_coddling_of_antisemites.html
— The unhinged Left can doom us – Don Herston
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/the_unhinged_left_can_doom_us.html

BREITBART
— New York Times Disdains Wage Raises for Blue-Collar Americans – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/12/29/new-york-times-disdains-wage-raises-for-americans/

TOWNHALL
— Truth Bomb: Former Democratic Politician Says Anti-Semitism in NY Comes From the Left – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/12/29/former-democratic-politician-says-antisemitism-is-coming-from-the-left-n2558658

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘If He’d Take It’: Biden Says He’s Open to Nominating Obama for Supreme Court – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/if-hed-take-it-biden-says-hes-open-to-nominating-obama-for-supreme-court_3187764.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Pew study says nonwhites now majority of US births, K-12 population due to open borders – Tom Tillison 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/12/29/pew-study-says-nonwhites-now-majority-of-us-births-k-12-population-due-to-open-borders-869515

CANADA FREE PRESS
— The Trump Train Rolls Over Democrat Roadblocks – Jeff Crouere 
https://canadafreepress.com/article/the-trump-train-rolls-over-democrat-roadblocks
— The Return of the Homosexual Imperialists – Cliff Kincaid 
https://canadafreepress.com/article/the-return-of-the-homosexual-imperialists
— A Good Scapegoat is Almost as Good as a Solution – Chuck Lehmann
https://canadafreepress.com/article/a-good-scapegoat-is-almost-as-good-as-a-solution
— Slouching Toward Gomorrah – Chuck Lehmann
https://canadafreepress.com/article/slouching-toward-gomorrah
— African Americans Are Taking Back Jobs Stolen By Illegal Aliens
https://canadafreepress.com/article/african-americans-are-taking-back-jobs-stolen-by-illegal-aliens

THE HILL
— Democrats worry impeachment acquittal will embolden Trump – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/475855-democrats-worry-impeachment-acquittal-will-embolden-trump
— Trump official: ‘Everyone who wants a job can get a job’ in Trump economy – ZACK BUDRYK (DIERSEN: But what about a job that is appropriate for the applicant’s education, work experience, and professional certifications/licenses? But what about a job for those in Illinois who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/476139-trump-director-of-trade-everyone-who-wants-a-job-can-get-a-job-in

NEW YORK TIMES
— 8 Ways to Work Smarter in 2020 – Tim Herrera (DIERSEN: What could you have done to get promoted, but did NOT do? I did NOT become a Democrat. I did NOT pretend to be Swedish. I did NOT paint myself as being a yes-man. I did NOT help my supervisors get rid of their employees because they were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/29/smarter-living/8-ways-to-work-smarter-in-2020.html

NEW YORK POST
— How liberals are allowing anti-Semitism to flourish – Karol Markowicz
https://nypost.com/2019/12/29/how-liberals-are-allowing-anti-semitism-to-flourish/

FORBES
— You Must Answer This One Question If You Want To Maximize Your Career Success In 2020 – Mark Murphy (DIERSEN: What did you do to learn new job-related skills? I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997 when I was 48 years old. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981 when I was 32 years old. I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980 when I was 31 years old. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old. I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976 when I was 27 years old. I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/markmurphy/2020/12/29/you-must-answer-this-one-question-if-you-want-to-maximize-your-career-success-in-2020/#7d5adbeb5449

(FROM THE ARTICLE: First, set a big career goal for 2020. Maybe you want new responsibilities, a promotion, to double sales, or whatever. But then, after you set that goal, ask yourself, “What new skills am I going to have to learn in order to achieve my big goal?” If you can’t identify any new skills that you’ll need to learn, then you’ve just discovered that your goal needs to be more difficult. Forcing yourself to learn new skills sounds like a pretty obvious task. But our study called “If Employees Aren’t Learning, You’re Not Leading” discovered that only 35% of employees say that they’re Always learning something new at work. Meanwhile, 52% of employees are Never, Occasionally or Rarely learning new things. And as bad as it is that most employees aren’t actually learning new skills at work each year, the situation is even worse: Employees who are always learning new things are 10 times more likely to be inspired than those who are not. Not only does learning new skills keep our careers progressing, it also significantly increases our fulfillment and inspiration on the job. And as you can see in the chart below from the study, the more we increase our learning on the job, the more inspired we become.)

December 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— 20 shot, 3 fatally in Chicago weekend violence
https://abc7chicago.com/20-shot-3-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence/5796300/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-12/29/2019

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump Senate impeachment trial finds scant precedent in history – MIKE DORNING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-impeachment-senate-1999-20191229-story.html
— Naperville man says experiencing Woodstock in 1969 with best friend proved a ‘perfect segue to the rest of our lives’ – SUZANNE BAKER (DIERSEN: What were you doing in 1969? I worked as a part-time mailman for the Democrats who ran the Park Forest Post Office until they forced me to resign in September. I was a full-time student at NIU. I stayed at University Plaza Dormitory, but I lived with my parents in Crete weekends during my first semester and during the summer. I drove a 1969 Dodge Charger SE. My father died suddenly in October.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-best-2019-naperville-man-woodstock-st-0816-20191227-gpfcskntybcz5ogobcdtxtgzjm-story.html
— Poverty grew in one-third of counties despite strong national economy – TIM HENDERSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, notwithstanding its very high cost of living, Republican-haters encourage people who have severe financial, health, and/or other problems to move to DuPage County.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-poverty-rate-20191229-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191229/what-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-marijuana-legalization

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-hoping-amid-rapid-pot-rollout/article_102c5b22-3b48-5d4e-9aca-33e42d094e6f.html
— Rallies in support of, and opposition to, President Trump claim busy Decatur street corners – Kennedy Nolen (DIERSEN: If rallies were held in support of Trump and/or in opposition to Trump in your municipality, in your township/ward, and/or in your county, what would the leaders of your municipality, your township/ward, and/or your county say about the leaders of those rallies?) 
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rallies-in-support-of-and-opposition-to-president-trump-claim/article_6eff3ef6-6a16-51e7-bd80-bcfd830414b0.html

JOURNAL STANDARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20191228/end-of-prohibition-means-sunny-day-for-rockford-area-marijuana-users

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191229/what-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-marijuana-legalization-in-illinois

LINCOLN COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20191229/what-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-marijuana-legalization

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article238723438.html
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article238752113.html

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/in-a-few-days-it-will-be-legal-to-use/article_56db8d9f-a783-5ef4-b6ed-71362c7773fa.html

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/marijuana/recreational-marijuana-in-illinois-what-you-need-to-know/article_56178c44-0909-581d-bcc5-f1c6087895fe.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump-supporters.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/2019-brought-stepped-efforts-counter-white-supremacist-violence

KMOV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.kmov.com/news/news-breaks-down-what-you-need-to-know-ahead-of/article_736eac96-29b1-11ea-9c4d-47ac545a6322.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— The Loss of Christianity at Christianity Today – Ron Citlau 
https://illinoisfamily.org/federal/the-loss-of-christianity-at-christianity-today/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Court calls for group to study jury selection discrimination – AP (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? From what I see, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more certain that judges and juries will rule against you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters paint the aforesaid demographics negatively.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/28/court-calls-for-group-to-study-jury-selection-disc/

FOX NEWS
— 2019 was American journalism’s worst year ever – Here are 7 reasons why – Dan Gainor
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/dan-gainor-2019-was-american-journalisms-worst-year-ever-here-are-7-reasons-why
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hatred of Trump The left-wing media hate Trump more than they hate anyone. It’s the foundation of everything they do, from Twitter snark to promoting the bogus impeachment. Left-wing journalists have repeatedly compared Trump to the worst people in history. MSNBC host Donny Deutsch told viewers that Trump had “so many stunning parallels to what Hitler was doing in the early ’30s.” Then he added one of the memorably stupid comments of 2019: “I’m not saying Trump is going to slaughter 6 million Jews, but …” The media also hate Trump supporters. CNN Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter is one of many journalists who have referred to Trump voters as the “Trump cult.” He even inquired if the president was using “mind control.”)

DAILY CALLER
— Don’t Count On Trump To Leave A Lasting Impact On The GOP – Charles Kolb (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have had a lasting impact on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC). I would focus on those who have had the most success in driving conservatives out of the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC, that is, those who had the most success in driving the base of the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC out of the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC, that is, those who had the most success in destroying the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/28/kolb-trump-impact-gop/

AMERICAN THINKER
— What ‘white privilege’ means in small-town West Virginia – Lloyd Marcus (DIERSEN: Politics is nasty. Do your political critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn your hometown? Mine do. They demonize, denigrate, and condemn Crete where I lived 1948-1972 and where my brother continues to live. They paint Crete as having been full of German Lutherans who were White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things when I lived there. I should write a book about critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/what_white_privilege_means_in_smalltown_west_virginia.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The hate-filled war on straight white men has become so extreme that the University of Melbourne Student Union wants to ban white men from speaking in classes so women and transgenders will feel free to contribute to discussions. Insane social justice warriors demand that white men be silenced — not allowed to have an opinion regarding reviewing movies, climate change, and everything in between. Folks, we have allowed leftists to create a generation of hate-filled social justice warrior terrorists who believe that the world would be a much better place if we could get rid of scum-of-the-earth white guys like Pop Kern. While I am pleased that more and more people are fighting back, we need more people telling SJWs, “No! Back off! Get a life, and get a job!” The Democratic Party is the greatest distributor of class envy, racial hate, and division. Democrats have disdain for all things patriotic, wholesome, and good. The party has deteriorated to become a mob of hate-filled treasonous domestic terrorists who must be crushed in 2020.)
— The Gay Mafia Comes to Idaho – Jeremy Egerer
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/the_gay_mafia_comes_to_idaho.html
— Blue-Collar Workers are Now Solidly Republican – Tim Jones (DIERSEN: To be a Democrat, a Libertarian, a Green, or a RINO, you have to be 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.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/blue_collar_workers_are_now_solidly_republican.html

HUFFINGTON POST
— FEBRUARY 4, 2016 FLASHBACK: Can You Be Fired For Your Political Beliefs Or Activities? Maybe – Donna Ballman
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/can-you-be-fired-for-your_b_9154066

REUTERS
— Christianity Today’s split with Trump highlights deeper issue in white evangelical America – Simon Lewis, Heather Timmon
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-religion/christianity-todays-split-with-trump-highlights-deeper-issue-in-white-evangelical-america-idUSKBN1YX09N

NBC NEWS
— Gerrymandering is alive and well. The coming battle will be bigger than ever. Republicans, Democrats clash over who will draw the congressional district maps that could determine control of the House. – Jane C. Timm (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton in 2015.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/gerrymandering-alive-well-coming-battle-will-be-bigger-ever-n1106951

WASHINGTON POST
— NOVEMBER 25, 2016 FLASHBACK: Can businesses refuse to serve — or employ — Trump supporters? – Eugene Volokh 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/11/25/can-businesses-refuse-to-serve-or-employ-trump-supporters/

MOTLEY FOOL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fool.com/investing/the-5-biggest-marijuana-milestones-in-2019.aspx
— Why I Can’t Get on Board With Very Early Retirement It’s one thing to retire in your early 60s. But retiring in your 40s or 50s is a whole different ballgame. – Maurie Backman
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2019/12/28/why-i-cant-get-on-board-with-very-early-retirement.aspx

GM AUTHORITY
— Chevrolet Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter Talks C8 As A Daily Driver – JONATHAN LOPEZ (DIERSEN: What were your daily drivers? I drove a 1958 Blue/White Chevy BelAir 1964-1966, 1966 Red Pontiac Tempest Sprint 1966-1967, 1968 Blue Oldsmobile 442 1967-1968, 1969 Blue Dodge Charger SE 1968-1971, 1962 White Chevy BelAir 1971-1978, 1974 Gold Dodge Dart 1973-1974, 1978 Blue Chevy Chevette 1978-1994, 1993 Red Ford Thunderbird 1994, 1990 Red Ford Thunderbird LX 1994-1996 and 2004-2010, 1997 Red Chevy Cavalier 1996-2004, and 2003 Gray Chevy Cavalier LS 2010-present.) 
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/12/chevrolet-corvette-chief-engineer-tadge-juechter-talks-c8-as-a-daily-driver/

ATLANTIC
— It’s a Weird Time to Be Young and Conservative – EMMA GREEN (DIERSEN: In the organizations that you are a member of, what percent of the leaders of those organizations are conservative? A conservative is someone who defends and advances the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and the rest of the planks in the Republican Party platform. Based on the aforesaid definition, extremely few of the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee are conservative.) 
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/12/princeton-young-conservatives-trump/604192/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ promoters promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, heterosexual, patriotic, Republican, American, older, gun owners, German American, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc. 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/12/evangelicals-supporting-trump-now-article-faith-literally/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— For you, what has changed from 10 year ago, since 2010? 10 years ago, I was the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, and the Milton Township Republicans Central Committee webmaster, but my critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have ended that. My wife worked for Central DuPage Hospital, but she is retired now. My mother, her sister, and one of her brothers were alive, but they have died. My aunt was living on her own, but she has been in assisted living the last 10 years. My hometown Crete was doing better than it is now. I was not on Social Security and Medicare, but I am now. I did not have type 2 diabetes, but I do now. I put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning, but by the end of 2015, I started putting one together and sending it out each and every evening too. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

December 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois legal weed poses challenge for companies with zero tolerance policies – Sarah Schulte (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for an employer that did not have a zero tolerance policy.)
https://abc7chicago.com/business/legal-weed-poses-challenge-for-companies-with-zero-tolerance-policies/5789356/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Recreational pot’s impact on Illinois: ‘No big deal’ or an ‘unfortunate, reckless experiment’? – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-economic-social-effects-20191226-dandhav6uzfllaeroph7bqowe4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump is a miserable fit for Evangelical Christians What would Jesus do? First, Jesus would not use Twitter to serve up daily doses of crude comments and hate-filled attacks on private citizens and public figures.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/26/21037287/donald-trump-religions-evangelical-christians-sun-times-letters
— Here are some of the new state laws taking effect in 2020 Hundreds of new laws or changes in existing laws were passed during a busy legislative session that adjourned in early June. – Jerry Nowicki 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/26/21038077/illinois-new-laws-take-effect-2020-minimum-wage-marijuana-infrastructure

DAILY HERALD
— Local mayors in DuPage County to deliver State of the City addresses
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191220/local-mayors-in-dupage-county-to-deliver-state-of-the-city-addresses
— Dan Cronin to speak at ‘State of County’ luncheon Jan. 8
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191226/dan-cronin-to-speak-at-state-of-county-luncheon-jan-8

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood of Peoria, who was also a member of Congress representing central Illinois, will be the featured speaker at the annual Abraham Lincoln Association Birthday Banquet Feb. 12 in Springfield. – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191226/ray-lahood-to-headline-lincoln-association-dinner

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Business as usual at the Illinois Tollway Authority – Editorial
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191226/editorial-business-as-usual-at-illinois-tollway-authority

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois party leaders, political observers assess past year, look ahead to 2020
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-party-leaders-political-observers-assess-past-year-look-ahead/article_a44a2ca8-d8a0-5229-a17a-de3f848bba95.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Comparison of Chicago Teachers’ Contract with Wisconsin’s Scott Walker’s
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/comparison-of-chicago-teachers-contract-with-wisconsins-scott-walkers/ 
— IL-14: Discernment on Underwood’s EHR Legislation Now Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/il-14-discernment-on-underwoods-ehr-legislation-now-law/ 
— U.S. Senate/IL-06/IL-14: Ted Cruz Blasts FY2020 Appropriations Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/u-s-senate-il-06-il-14-ted-cruz-blasts-fy2020-appropriations-legislation/ 
— KICKOFF 2020 Support President Trump Rally in Algonquin *UPDATE: News-Sun Underwood Impeachment Column*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/kickoff-2020-support-president-trump-rally-in-algonquin/ 
— IL-14: McHenry County Republicans Hosting Candidates Forum
IL-14: James Marter Opposed to H.R. 3 Legislation to Lower Prescription Prices
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/il-14-mchenry-county-republicans-hosting-candidates-form/ 
— Christmas Day Teaching About Voting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/25/christmas-day-teaching-about-voting/ 
— IL-14: James Marter Opposed to H.R. 3 Legislation to Lower Prescription Prices
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/il-14-james-marter-opposed-to-h-r-3-legislation-to-lower-prescription-prices/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Half of trains in Mexico found carrying migrants – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/26/half-of-trains-in-mexico-found-carrying-migrants/
— Conservatives losing ground in cities across globe – Ethan Epstein 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/8/conservatives-losing-ground-in-cities-across-globe/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Furious’: Elizabeth Warren’s brother rips senator for calling their father a janitor – Spencer Neale
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/furious-elizabeth-warrens-brother-rips-senator-for-calling-their-father-a-janitor

GOPUSA
— Pollsters adjust 2020 methodologies after 2016 failure
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81785

AMERICAN THINKER
— Deplorables Versus the Ruling Class: A Global Struggle – Chet Richards
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/deplorables_versus_the_ruling_class_a_global_struggle.html
— Elizabeth Warren, makin’ it up again, this time about bein’ too poor to go to college – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/elizabeth_warren_makin_it_up_again_this_time_about_bein_too_poor_to_go_to_college.html

BREITBART
— Pete Buttigieg Calls Jesus Christ an Impoverished ‘Refugee’ in Christmas Message – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/26/pete-buttigieg-calls-jesus-christ-an-impoverished-refugee-in-christmas-message/

NEWSMAX
— It’s Prosperity, Stupid: 10 Ways Trump Bolsters Economy – George Mentz 
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/georgementz/trump-economy-talking-points/2019/12/26/id/947384/
— CNN: Plan to Commute Blagojevich Sentence in Doubt – Jeffrey Rodack
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/bosnia-explosion/2019/12/26/id/928509/
— 15 GOP Govs Request Refugee Resettlement in Their States – Theodore Bunker 
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/governors-gop-refugee-resettlement/2019/12/26/id/947426/
— Senate Ditches Pot-Related Items in Spending Bill – Solange Reyner
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/senate-legalize-it-banking-cannibas/2019/12/25/id/947298/

TOWNHALL
— Was 2019 the Year of Peak Entitlement Mentality? – Veronique de Rugy
https://townhall.com/columnists/veroniquederugy/2019/12/26/was-2019-the-year-of-peak-entitlement-mentality-n2558508

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Candidates React to Obama’s ‘Old Men’ Comment Democratic candidates responded to former President Obama’s recent comment about it usually being “old men” who are responsible for the world’s problems. 
https://www.wsj.com/video/candidates-react-to-obamas-old-men-comment/0F7BA6D3-3421-4BE5-A262-E25105233154.html
— Equal Opportunity Discrimination Oracle is fighting back against a dubious Obama-era complaint. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/equal-opportunity-discrimination-11577404381

BOND BUYER
— Oak Lawn cut to junk over pension woes – Yvette Shields
https://www.bondbuyer.com/news/chicago-suburb-cut-to-junk-over-pension-woes

December 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 13 shot, 2 in custody after memorial turns ‘chaotic’ in Englewood, Chicago police say – Will Jones and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/13-shot–2-in-custody-after-englewood-memorial-turns-chaotic-police/5776745/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Plans for Trump impeachment trial get foggy before holiday break – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/plans-for-trump-impeachment-trial-get-foggy-before-holiday-break
— At least 13 Republican governors plan to still accept refugees near year
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/at-least-13-republican-governors-plan-to-still-accept-refugees-near-year

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Marijuana arrests in Chicago’s largest suburbs dropped sharply in the years leading up to legal weed – SARAH FREISHTAT, ERIN HEGARTY and SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-nvs-abn-marijuana-arrests-st-20191222-4o4byw7vp5glrogxlyp6aew3aq-story.html
— South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads his 2020 rivals in Wall Street contributions – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-pete-buttigieg-donors-presidential-campaign-2020-20191222-luk4m7oalnbyblu367g67k47wu-story.html
— Trump dubs Hawaii Sen. Hirono ‘not the smartest’ in speech – JORDAN FABIAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-trump-hirono-20191222-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Evangelical tussling over anti-Trump editorial escalates – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191222/news/312229900/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Candidates and Incumbents Celebrated Christmas with Lake County Right to Life on December 6.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/22/lake-county-right-to-life-christmas-party/
— Unintrended Consequence of Getting Rid of McHenry County Superintendent of Regional Education
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/22/unintrended-consequence-of-getting-rid-of-mchenry-county-superintendent-of-regional-education/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township – Trustee Maripat Oliver -hypocrisy at the highest level – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/dupage-township-trustee-maripat-oliver-hypocrisy-at-the-highest-level/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘She knew it was wrong’: Trump offers ‘respect’ toward Tulsi Gabbard for not voting to impeach – Jon Brown
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/she-knew-it-was-wrong-trump-admits-great-respect-toward-tulsi-gabbard-for-not-voting-to-impeach

AMERICAN THINKER
— He’s My President, Not My Pastor – Timothy Philen
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/hes_my_president_not_my_pastor.html
— The voter purge myth – Michael Nadler
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/the_voter_purge_myth.html

BREITBART
— Ted Cruz Blasts Spending Bill: Funds Planned Parenthood, Gun Control – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/21/ted-cruz-blasts-spending-bill-funds-planned-parenthood-gun-control/

DAILY CALLER
— Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Says Asian, Indian And Middle-Eastern Billionaires Are ‘White’ – PETER HASSON
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/21/elizabeth-warren-asian-indian-middle-eastern-billionaires-white/

TOWNHALL
— Leave It to CNN to Flat Out Lie About the Booming Economy – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/12/22/cnn-flat-out-lies-when-they-say-the-trump-economy-is-not-substantially-different-than-before-n2558408

NEWSMAX
— National Review Editor Calls for Trump’s Removal – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/resistance-nevertrump-coup-senate/2019/12/22/id/946978/

THE HILL
— ‘SNL’ mocks Tulsi Gabbard after ‘present’ vote on impeachment: ‘Democrats, I’ll get you, my party, and your little mayor too’ – ARIS FOLLEY
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/475640-snl-mocks-tulsi-gabbard-after-present-vote-democrats-ill-get

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Joe Biden is winning the electability primary – DOYLE MCMANUS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, according to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-12-22/joe-biden-electability-democratic-nomination

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Generation Gap Over Church at Christmas Strains surface when millennial children who rarely attend religious services visit baby-boomer parents who do – Clare Ansberry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-generation-gap-over-church-at-christmas-11577016000

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Welcome to the Electability Primary – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, according to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/welcome-to-the-electability-primary.html

ROLLING STONE
— The Traitors Among Us – RICK WILSON (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other Whites to curry favor with minorities? What do you say to men who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other men to curry favor with women? What do you say to older people who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other older people to curry favor with younger people? What do you say to rich people who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other rich people to curry favor with poor people? What do you say to those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who demonize, denigrate, and condemn others whose ancestors have been in America for a long time to curry favor with those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time?)
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/traitors-donald-trump-republican-party-922194/

FEDWEEK
— Survey Provides Demographic Snapshot of Federal Workforce (DIERSEN: Missing: political affiliation, liberal/moderate/conservative, marital status, dependents, religion, national origin, first year ancestors came to America, net worth, etc.)
https://www.fedweek.com/issue-briefs/survey-provides-demographic-snapshot-of-federal-workforce/

GUARDIAN
— ‘Impeach me outside’: SNL portrays Donald Trump with hoop earrings calling the Democrats ‘losers’ and the debates a ‘freak show’ – before ‘Krampus’ Nancy Pelosi gifts him the articles of impeachment – ARIEL ZILBER
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7818595/Impeach-outside-SNL-portrays-Donald-Trump-hoop-earings-calling-Democrats-losers.html

December 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump blasts Christian magazine that called for his removal – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-blasts-christian-magazine-that-called-for-his-removal/5772456/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Pelosi: Power of gavel means Trump is ‘impeached forever’ – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pelosi-power-of-gavel-means-trump-is-impeached-forever
— Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union on Feb. 4 – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pelosi-invites-trump-to-deliver-state-of-union-on-feb-4

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Michael Bloomberg swarms March and April primary states with 200 staffers – DAVID CATANESE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-bloomberg-staffers-20191220-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/deerfield/ct-dfr-riverwoods-recreational-marijuana-tl-1226-20191220-mmlli2k2k5hmpo4rpnfgcgq63y-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot defends employment arrangement for suburban adviser – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-schneider-fabes-employment-20191220-golyvbt3tnaunmism24hr7y6om-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The editor of Carol Stream-based Christianity Today wrote an editorial saying Trump should be removed from office: ‘It was the right thing to do’
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-mary-schmich-mark-galli-christianity-today-trump-impeach-20191221-ar4ajbhjnbgrdkknzjj5uuxtum-story.html
— Candidate forums set in Aurora area (DIERSEN: If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for candidates in contested Republican primaries.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-candidate-forums-st-1222-20191220-c7ks52zaerfwlphlorodjz3qqe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TINES
— CPD to officers: No tickets for pot consumption on porches, in yards The department issued a new directive less than two weeks before recreational marijuana use becomes legal in Illinois. – Sam Charles (DIERSEN: What if you live downwind from a bunch of pot smokers?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/20/21031710/legal-weed-marijuana-chicago-police-no-tickets-smoking-pot-porches-yards
— All House Jewish Democrats — including Schneider and Schakowsky of Illinois — call for ouster of Trump adviser Stephen Miller The 25 Democrats reject the White House defense that Miller critics are anti-Semitic. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/20/21031446/house-jewish-democrats-schneider-schakowsky-ouster-trump-aide-stephen-miller
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/20/21031930/lakeview-pot-shop-sunnyside-front-line-illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/20/21032115/illinois-legal-weed-chicag-marijuana-dispensaries-cannabis

DAILY HERALD
— Trump adviser: Expect more aggressive poll watching in 2020
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191220/news/312209872/
— Conservative student group lauds College of Lake County for hosting free speech sessions – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191220/conservative-student-group-lauds-clc-for-hosting-free-speech-sessions
— Longtime U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky now alone on Democratic primary ballot
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191220/longtime-us-rep-jan-schakowsky-now-alone-on-democratic-primary-ballot

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A fiasco for democracy—on both sides The great test of our times is reflected in the fact that this state’s congressional delegation is divided along party lines on the matter of impeachment. And both political parties are failing that test. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/fiasco-democracy-both-sides

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Why I voted against impeachment – U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191220/us-rep-darin-lahood-why-i-voted-against-impeachment

WHEATON RECORD
— Wheaton College reacts to legal pot – Melissa Schill
http://www.wheatonrecord.com/articles/campus-reacts-to-legal-pot/

DEPAULIA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://depauliaonline.com/44947/news/where-youll-be-able-to-buy-recreational-cannabis-in-chicago-area-jan-1/

JOLIET PATCH
— Larry Walsh Votes To Raise Will County Gas Taxes Larry Walsh broke the deadlock at Thursday’s county board meeting. The four-term Democrat is not running for re-election in 2020. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/larry-walsh-votes-raise-will-county-gas-taxes

DAILY ILLINI
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs make it clear that their top priority is getting rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://dailyillini.com/opinions/2019/12/20/opinion-gop-fights-to-preserve-white-america-ii/

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Nomination Petition Hearings: West v. DiCianni at 9:30 AM Monday, December 23, 2019; Hooper v. Felice at 10:00 AM Monday, December 23, 2019; and Tarnowski v. Youngberg at 1:00 PM Monday, December 23, 2019. 
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/61831/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Christianity Today’s Call for Trump’s Removal – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/12/christianity-todays-prideful-call-for-trumps-removal/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMP SUPPORTERS TO RALLY IN FRANKFORT, IL SATURDAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/trump-supporters-to-rally-saturday.html
— PRITZKER’S OFFICE BOASTS HISTORICAL LOW IN STATE’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/unemployment-rate-falls-to-new-historical-low-in-november.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN ON IMPEACHMENT DAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/wheres-weyermuller-with-president-trump-in-battle-creek-michigan-on-impeachment-day.html
— YALE PROF ESTIMATES FACULTY POLITICAL DIVERSITY AT ‘0%’
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/yale-prof-estimates-faculty-political-diversity-at-0.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Baldermann drops out of GOP primary
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/20/baldermann-drops-out-of-gop-primary/
— Proposed repeal of parental notification law sparks heated exchange
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/20/proposed-repeal-of-parental-notification-law-sparks-heated-exchange/
— Reader comments closed for the holidays (DIERSEN: I have sent a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015. I will continue doing that until if/when my critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes succeed in stopping me. It would be great if those who read my emails would do more to stop my critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes from a) stopping me from sending the emails out and b) stopping everyone from reading them. )
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/20/reader-comments-closed-for-the-holidays-8/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— 4 of 10 Democrats back gun confiscation, reparations, open borders, unlimited abortions – Paul Bedard 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/4-of-10-democrats-back-gun-confiscation-reparations-open-borders-unlimited-abortions
— Yes, criminal migrants should be denied asylum – Tom Rogan 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/yes-criminal-migrants-should-be-denied-asylum

AMERICAN THINKER
— Joe Biden is coming for your job – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/joe_biden_is_coming_for_your_job.html

BREITBART
— Billy Graham-Founded ‘Christianity Today’ Calls for Removal of Trump from Office – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/19/billy-graham-founded-christianity-today-calls-for-removal-of-trump-from-office/
— Franklin Graham Slams Christianity Today: My Father Billy Graham ‘Voted for Donald Trump’ – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/12/20/franklin-graham-slams-christianity-today-my-father-billy-graham-voted-for-donald-trump/

NEWSMAX
— RNC’s Ronna McDaniel Rips Dems’ ‘Socialist Agenda’ – Jeffrey Rodack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/rnc-ronna-mcdaniel-democrats-socialist/2019/12/20/id/946754/

EPOCH TIMES
— You’re Only a Hero If You Embrace Leftist Ideology – Nicole Russell
https://www.theepochtimes.com/youre-only-a-hero-if-you-embrace-leftist-ideology_3179838.html

RADIO ONLINE
— Salem Radio Network to Syndicate the ”Dan Proft Show”
https://news.radio-online.com/articles/n38054/Salem-Radio-Network-to-Syndicate-the-Dan-Proft-Show

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Illinois GOP aims to end Holocaust denier’s run for Congress
http://www.startribune.com/illinois-gop-aims-to-end-holocaust-denier-s-run-for-congress/566387892/

December 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Bloomberg’s sexist remarks fostered degrading company culture, lawsuits allege
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lawsuit-bloombergs-sexist-remarks-fostered-degrading-culture/5759788/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/local-cannabis-social-equity-applicants-want-licenses-struggle-applying/5758308/

CBS2
— Lightfoot Says She’s Working With Black Caucus To Avoid Bid To Delay Recreational Pot Sales; ‘I Feel Comfortable That We’ll Get There’ – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/16/mayor-lori-lightfoot-black-caucus-recreational-marijuana-sales-delay/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘Indisputably better’: Barack Obama says world would see ‘significant improvements’ if run by women – Austin Williams (DIERSEN: What do you say to a) men who pander to women, b) Whites who pander to minorities, c) older people who pander to younger people, d) citizens of America who pander to citizens of foreign countries, e) those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who pander to those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, f) those who have more money who pander to those who have less money, and g) those who claim to be Christian, conservative, and/or Republican, but who pander to those who are anti-Christian, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican?)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/indisputably-better-barack-obama-says-world-would-see-significant-improvements-if-run-by-women

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— House Democrats lay out case for Wednesday impeachment vote against President Trump – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-impeachment-vote-20191216-ueaz4vydvraepba4wb25dkwqim-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: What happens to the weed black market when recreational marijuana goes legal Jan. 1? ‘I see it opening the door to more clients,’ one dealer says. – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-marijuana-black-market-20191216-tgnejrr2bna4xj36fd64fzgqay-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she fired city spokesman over ‘professionalism’ concerns, scolds reporters: ‘Obviously (he) was your buddy’ – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE (DIERSEN: My nasty critics/opponents advise activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican to curry favor with the Democrat news media a) by treating me like I am not a member of the news media and b) by demonizing, denigrating, and condemning me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and everyone who reads the emails. I should write a book about my nasty critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-mccaffrey-firing-ethics-20191216-em5rxpk6kve6pbqbv4b66ysdy4-story.html
— Exodus and Chicago: New census numbers will jump-start remap hypocrisy – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-chicago-illinois-census-exodus-remap-mcqueary-20191216-drvvegauevfrxhha5pdns7zvye-story.html
— GOP legislators, don’t be afraid to impeach one of your own – SUSANA A. MENDOZA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-impeachment-republicans-susana-mendoza-20191216-dde2jlgdqvd2pk4xpmec5xt6zu-story.html
— Republican primary for Will County executive unopposed as candidate removed from ballot – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-will-county-candidate-removed-st-1217-20191216-rfuysp64vbdmrabodywate6haa-story.html
— Rush Limbaugh attacks Greta Thunberg, suggesting people with autism are ‘not well.’ He’s wrong — and vile – Rex Huppke
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-rush-limbaugh-great-thunberg-autism-aspergers-trump-huppke-20191216-y4vuvv34cbel7fmqbfmfekdl44-story.html
— Days after taking over as Chicago police interim superintendent, Charlie Beck suspended the department’s long-standing “merit” promotion process, halting in one swift step perhaps the single biggest irritant for many cops. – ANNIE SWEENEY and JEREMY GORNER (DIERSEN: Passing the CPA examination used to be required to get promoted at IRS and GAO. But IRS and GAO dropped that requirement because of pressure to meet Affirmative Action quotas/goals/targets and too few minorities and women took/passed the examination.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-police-merit-promotions-20191216-25tw6brqn5auxiy3tc5fqapf5e-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/ct-legal-hero-revolution-brewing-cannabis-marijuana-legal-chicago-beer-20191216-43m3sa2qtrcltcnyo5j2dlzhb4-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-approves-more-marijuana-dispensaries-20191216-n63rojbipjbtnmfuabweuswu2u-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: TRAGIC, DISGUSTING: Lightfoot wants minorities to be pot pushers.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/16/21024708/recreational-marijuana-chicago-city-owned-cultivation-center-tif-lightfoot
— Pro-pot lawmakers warn of supply shortage, vow to prioritize weed sales to medical patients “Each state that has implemented an adult-use cannabis program has had issues related to supply shortages,” the group wrote in a joint letter. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/16/21024768/pot-illinois-supply-shortage-legal-weed-sales-medical-marijuana
— City’s top lawyer got same residency tax break on two homes — one in Chicago, the other in Naperville — for years Mark Flessner has a Naperville house and a Chicago condo. Records show he got a tax break on both for several years as if each was his primary residence, in a possible violation of state law. The city says it is a mistake he’s rectifying. – Tom Schuba and Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/16/21024741/mark-flessner-lori-lightfoot-naperville-law-department-bill-mccaffrey-residency-rule-homes-counsel

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The most powerful Chicagoans now This ranking of the 25 most influential leaders in Chicago would have looked a lot different a year ago. Such is the fleeting nature of clout in these turbulent times. – A.D. QUIG, LYNNE MAREK, JOHN PLETZ AND DANNY ECKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-list/most-powerful-chicagoans-now

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Billionaire’s spending spree good for TV – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/tom-kacich-billionaire-s-spending-spree-good-for-tv/article_9613c57a-a2c5-58ca-aaf2-a52ffdeb00f0.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 4 more marijuana dispensaries approved to sell recreational weed – AP
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/more-marijuana-dispensaries-approved-to-sell-recreational-weed/article_0adb039e-f57b-5387-a7d2-d83feceeb4a8.html

MORRIS HERALD NEWS
— Conservative group urges Kinzinger to act on impeachment Kinzinger not fazed, says impeachment is a distraction – Derek Barichello
https://www.morrisherald-news.com/2019/12/16/conservative-group-urges-kinzinger-to-act-on-impeachment/al5i2vr/

WGLT
— The Illinois State Board of Elections’ general counsel is recommending tossing out a petition challenge to 17th District congressional candidate Bill Fawell. – TIM SHELLEY 
https://www.wglt.org/post/general-counsel-recommends-tossing-out-fawell-petition-challenge#stream/0

MDJ ONLINE
— Members of Illinois’ Congressional delegation file bill to tax e-cigs $200 million per year – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/members-of-illinois-congressional-delegation-file-bill-to-tax-e/article_51d52289-5df0-5354-8f1f-2eb1fe01b4d8.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Far From Home: Students With Special Needs Sent Out Of State – DUSTY RHODES 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/far-home-students-special-needs-sent-out-state#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Decatur police training officers to draw blood for marijuana testing – Cole Henke
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/illinois-capitol-news/decatur-police-training-officers-to-draw-blood-for-marijuana-testing/

COURTHOUSE NEWS SERVICE
— Illinois Liberty PAC Loses Challenge to Illinois Campaign Finance Ban – LORRAINE BAILEY (DIERSEN: I argued a case before Justice Kanne in 1997. SEE: https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1385001.html )
https://www.courthousenews.com/right-wing-pac-loses-challenge-to-illinois-campaign-finance-ban/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Brennan’s opinion was joined by U.S. Circuit Judges Frank Easterbrook and Michael Kanne, both Ronald Reagan appointees. Jeffrey Schwab, senior attorney at the Liberty Justice Center representing the PAC, said in a statement, “We disagree with the ruling and are evaluating our options.” The Illinois attorney general’s office did not immediately respond Monday to a request for comment.)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— U.S. Senate: Five Republicans Filed
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/16/u-s-senate-five-republicans-filed/ 
— Congressional Petition Challenge in Shimkus District
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/16/138296/ 
— Don’t Expect Real Estate Tax Relief from So-Called “Fair Tax” Referendum Passage
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/16/dont-expect-real-estate-tax-relief-from-so-called-fair-tax-referendum-passage/ 
— Algonquin Scheduled to Hire Fromer State Rep. Mike Tryon as Lobbyist
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/16/algonquin-scheduled-to-hire-mike-tryon-as-lobbyist/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ABORTION-ADVOCATING GOV PRITZKER WANTS ILLINOIS TO BE “BEST STATE FOR RAISING YOUNG CHILDREN”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/-abortion-advocating-gov-pritzker-wants-illinois-to-be-best-state-for-raising-young-children.html
— VIDEO CONDEMNS DUPAGE COUNTY, IL COUNCIL ATTEMPTS TO BAN PRAYER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/dupage-county-il-attempts-to-ban-prayer.html
— FORMER MUSLIM TO JOIN ILLINOISREVIEW.COM CONTRIBUTORS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/former-muslim-to-join-illinoisreviewcom-contributors.html
— SHEHAB: TERROR-TIED CHARITY COORDINATOR PROMOTES ANTI-ISRAEL CONSPIRACY THEORIES AT RADICAL CHICAGO MOSQUE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/shehab-terror-tied-charity-coordinator-promotes-anti-israel-conspiracy-theories-at-radical-chicago-m.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Poll has Mary Miller with the lead in Shimkus district, but undecideds are at 63 percent
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/16/poll-has-mary-miller-with-the-lead-in-shimkus-district-but-undecideds-are-at-63-percent/
— Proft loses appeal in bid to make unlimited direct contributions with his independent expenditure PAC
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/16/proft-loses-appeal-in-bid-to-make-unlimited-direct-contributions-with-his-independent-expenditure-pac/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Barack Obama: Women are ‘indisputably better’ than men – Jessica Chasmar (DIERSEN: What do you say to a) men who pander to women, b) Whites who pander to minorities, c) older people who pander to younger people, d) citizens of America who pander to citizens of foreign countries, e) those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who pander to those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, f) those who have more money who pander to those who have less money, and g) those who claim to be Christian, conservative, and/or Republican, but who pander to those who are anti-Christian, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/16/barack-obama-women-are-indisputably-better-than-me/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Black voter support for Trump at ‘highest levels’ and could seal 2020 win – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/black-voter-support-for-trump-at-highest-levels-could-seal-2020-win

GOPUSA
— Greta Thunberg says politicians should be put against the wall; apologizes if ‘anyone misunderstood’ (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who blame individual Republican Precinct Committeemen, like me for example, for a) decisions made, actions taken, and/or actions not taken by Republican candidates and b) defeats that Republicans candidates suffer?) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81190
— BEYOND TRAGIC: U.S. has more children in single-parent homes than any nation (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who fail/refuse to defend/advance the traditional family plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81231

DAILY CALLER
— More Americans Looking For Work, But Unemployment Is At 50-Year Low — Thank Trump – ANDY PUZDER
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/16/puzder-americans-work-trump/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Trump’s Anti-Semitism Executive Order Undermines Campus Free Speech – TYLER COWARD (DIERSEN: Rather than listing groups that people cannot criticize, why not list groups that people can criticize, for example, Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, non-poor people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/trumps-anti-semitism-executive-order-undermines-campus-free-speech/
— The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free – Rich Lowry
https://www.amazon.com/Case-Nationalism-Rich-Lowry/dp/0062839640/

EPOCH TIMES
— Iowa State University to Require Anti-Racism Training – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/iowa-state-university-to-require-anti-racism-training_3175760.html

THE HILL
— Why we should applaud Trump’s executive order on anti-Semitism – MARK GOLDFEDER (DIERSEN: Rather than listing groups that people cannot criticize, why not list groups that people can criticize, for example, Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, non-poor people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/474271-why-we-should-applaud-trumps-executive-order-on-anti-semitism

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Free speech for me, not for thee: The real problem with debate on college campuses – JONATHAN ZIMMERMAN (DIERSEN: Rather than listing groups that people cannot criticize, why not list groups that people can criticize, for example, Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, non-poor people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-free-speech-for-me-not-for-thee-20191216-m4ocmw7z3vdp3ojsb36kkpsr2q-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GOP Senators Seek Quick Acquittal for Trump. The President Wants More. With impeachment looming, many Republicans want a speedy trial without witnesses; Trump wants vindication – Michael C. Bender and Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-senators-seek-quick-acquittal-for-trump-the-president-wants-more-11576535310

FORBES
— Employee Motivation: It Really Does Matter – Janine Schindler (DIERSEN: What have your workplace critics/opponents done to demotivate you? My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2019/12/16/employee-motivation-it-really-does-matter/#790494b37083

NEWSWEEK
— NEW REPUBLICAN AD ASKS IF GOP WILL DEFEND TRUMP OR THE RULE OF LAW AMID IMPEACHMENT – BENJAMIN FEARNOW
https://www.newsweek.com/new-republican-ad-asks-if-gop-will-defend-trump-rule-law-amid-impeachment-1477456