September 6 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago shootings: 58 shot, 4 fatally, in Labor Day weekend violence across city. 6 children shot in 12-hour span: Chicago police
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-mass-shootings-violence/11003112/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 48 people shot in weekend gun violence through Sunday morning, including 10 children and teenagers – TALIA SOGLIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-gun-violence-roudup-0905-20210905-ys3w5dafzvdwvbwbougbwfgaba-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 4 killed, 53 wounded — including 8 children — in Chicago shootings since Friday evening. A 4-year-old boy who was shot in Woodlawn is among those who died.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/9/4/22657062/killed-wounded-chicago-weekend-shootings-labor-day

DAILY HERALD
— Is ‘Downstate’ an offensive word? – Jim Baumann
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210903/policy-corner-is-downstate-an-offensive-word

WGLT
— Reporter-Turned-State Senator Fights For Local Journalism – Colleen Reynolds
https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2021-09-05/reporter-turned-state-senator-fights-for-local-journalism

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Scared to death’: Elder blames ‘hysterical’ media attacks on fear of Black Republican governor. Republican calls liberal press ‘public-relations bureau for Democrat Party’ – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/5/larry-elder-blames-hysterical-media-attacks-recall/

AMERICAN THINKER
— American Education Is Rotten from Top to Bottom – Jack Cashill
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/09/american_education_is_rotten_from_top_to_bottom.html
— Thank you, President Biden – Eileen F. Toplansky
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/09/thank_you_president_biden.html

BREITBART
— Kinzinger: GOP ‘Should Not Have the Majority’ Until They Stop They ‘Pushing Conspiracies’ – PAM KEY
(COMMENT: What do you push? I push the Republican Party platform including its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/09/05/kinzinger-gop-should-not-have-the-majority-until-they-stop-they-pushing-conspiracies/

BLAZE
— Taliban making demands, holding ‘hostage’ Americans and others cleared to leave Afghanistan – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/report-taliban-making-demands-holding-hostage-americans-and-others-cleared-to-leave-afghanistan

CHRISTIAN POST
— Tribalism: We don’t want this, Mr. President! – Ron F. Hale
https://www.christianpost.com/news/tribalism-we-do-not-want-this-mr-president.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden’s State Dept. hindering rescue flights say organizers: ‘It’s not the Taliban holding it up’ – Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/09/06/bidens-state-dept-hindering-rescue-flights-say-organizers-its-not-the-taliban-holding-it-up-1130134/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— No Comparison: Non-Violent BLM Protesters Treated More Leniently Than Non-Violent Jan. 6 Protesters – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/09/no-comparison-non-violent-blm-protesters-treated-more-leniently-than-non-violent-jan-6-protesters/
— Liberal Author Behind ‘Demographics Is Destiny’ Narrative Has Bad News For Democrats: You Blew It. Ruy Teixeira: “these Hispanic voting trends have not been favorable for the Democrats”
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/09/liberal-author-behind-demographics-is-destiny-narrative-has-news-for-democrats-you-blew-it/

EPOCH TIMES
— Teaching True American History – Timothy S. Goeglein
https://www.theepochtimes.com/teaching-true-american-history_3980496.html
— Taliban ‘Holding’ Americans ‘Hostage’ at Afghanistan Airport: Top Republican Lawmaker – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/taliban-holding-americans-hostage-at-afghanistan-airport-top-republican-lawmaker_3982311.html
— Mexican Officials Cut Off New Caravan of Illegal Aliens, Breaking up Main Group – Reuters
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mexican-officials-cut-off-new-caravan-of-illegal-aliens-breaking-up-main-group_3982534.html

THE HILL
— The media trust gap between conservatives and liberals continues to grow. Here’s why – JOE CONCHA
(COMMENT: Anti-conservatives, their operatives, and their dupes do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters. I should write a book about those anti-conservatives, their operatives, and their dupes who have done the most a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton Park District, and c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/570916-the-media-trust-gap-between-conservatives-and-liberals-continues-to-grow
— How America’s Afghanistan withdrawal puts the world at risk – DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN
https://thehill.com/opinion/international/570888-how-americas-afghanistan-withdrawal-puts-the-world-at-risk

ABC NEWS
— Migrant caravan broken up again in southern Mexico – AP
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/migrant-caravan-broken-southern-mexico-79848472

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Strange Tale of the Freedom Phone, a Smartphone for Conservatives. A 22-year-old Bitcoin millionaire wants Republicans to ditch their iPhones for a low-end handset that he hopes to turn into a political tool. – Jack Nicas
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/06/technology/freedom-phone-smartphone-conservatives.html
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats viciously demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not promote wearing masks.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/06/opinion/coronavirus-masks-school-board-meetings.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Public schools have long been an irresistible battleground for America’s culture warriors. On issues ranging from sex education to desegregation, public prayer to evolution to the Pledge of Allegiance, cultural cage matches are frequently fought on the backs of local schools, with board members, educators and students too often caught in the fray.)
— Dawn Turner Looks Back on Her ’70s Girlhood, and Those Who Got Left Behind – Linda Villarosa
(COMMENT: Did you seek admission to the University of Illinois in Urbana? I did not. Neither my parents nor I could afford it. But UIC did admit me in 1966. I could afford UIC a) because my parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete, b) because I owned a new car to commute to/from classes and work that I had paid for with money that I had saved washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights 1964-1966, and c) because I worked as many hours that I could part-time for the Park Forest Post Office.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/06/books/review/dawn-turner-three-girls-from-bronzeville.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Driving Turner’s narrative is a vexing question that continues to haunt her: How did she manage to accumulate the signifiers of success — a college degree, a career, a husband, a home outside the city — while Kim lost a baby as a teenager, sank into alcoholism and died of a heart attack at 23; and Debra battled drug addiction and eventually shot a man to death? . . . Dawn, Debra and Kim all had a leg up in life, as so-called children of the dream: the first generation to realize the hard-won freedoms of the civil rights movement. But only Turner was able to grab hold of the advantages, entering the University of Illinois at Urbana on the early tide of affirmative action, one of just a thousand African American students in a sea of 34,500.)
— N.F.L. Will Allow Six Social Justice Messages on Players’ Helmets. The decals, with messages such as “Stop Hate” and “Black Lives Matter,” are part of the league’s efforts to show solidarity with players who have protested against racism and police brutality. – Michael Levenson
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/05/sports/nfl-social-justice.html
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hated against Whites.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/05/opinion/ku-kluxism-trumpism.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: As Virus Surges, Americans Dread Going Backward – Mitch Smith and Julie Bosman
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/05/us/covid-surge-united-states.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Last resistance holdout in Afghanistan, falls to the Taliban – Rachel Pannett, Haq Nawaz Khan, and Siobhán O’Grady
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/06/afghanistan-kabul-taliban-updates/

NEW YORK POST
— Why most Americans no longer honor unions on Labor Day – Editorial
(COMMENT: What is your attitude toward union members? I should write a book about those who have used my almost 12 years of union membership while I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969 and for IRS 1971-1980 against me the most. They hint/imply/argue/shout that because of federal unions, I was grossly overpaid and my benefits were far too generous. In today’s dollars, my salary increased from $48,445/year in 1971 to $97,395/year in 1980. In my defense, I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree (NIU-management) when I was 21 in 1970, a job-related master’s degree (Loyola- MBA) when I was 27, a job-related professional certification (CPA) when I was 30, and I had almost completed the requirements for a second job-related master’s degree (DePaul-Accounting).)
https://nypost.com/2021/09/05/why-most-americans-no-longer-honor-unions-on-labor-day/

ATLANTIC
— We’ve Never Protected the Vulnerable. – Aaron E. Carroll
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, politicians paint themselves as be protectors of the vulnerable, that is, they protect a) minorities from Whites, b) females from males, c) younger people from older people, d) LGBTQers from heterosexuals, e) moderates and liberals from conservatives, f) Trump-haters from Trump-supporters, g) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs from Republicans, h) citizens of foreign countries from citizens of America, i) those who have less money from those who have more money, j) those who have health problems from those who do not have health problems, k) non-gun owners from gun owners, l) non-married people from married people, m) non-Christians from Christians, n) non-Protestants from Protestants, o) non-Italian Americans from Italian Americans, p) non-German Americans from German Americans, o) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time from those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, r) criminals from law enforcement, s) drinkers from non-drinkers, t) gamblers from non-gamblers, u) stoners from non-stoners, and v) etc. from etc.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/09/weve-never-protected-the-vulnerable/619981/

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
— The Importance of Purpose in Life – Gary Drevitch
(COMMENT: What are your purposes in life? Mine include using GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to encourage the following to defend and advance the Republican Party platform including its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks: a) Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton Park District, and c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/making-sense-chaos/202109/3-things-weve-learned-about-the-importance-purpose-in-life

September 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,224 cases, 51 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-4224-covid-cases-51-deaths/10994302/

WLS
— Critical race theory fight boils over at defense bill markup – CNN
https://www.wlsam.com/news/critical-race-theory-fight-boils-over-at-defense-bill-markup/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Voting advocacy group says legislative maps drawn by Democrats fail to maximize representation for Blacks – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislative-maps-opposition-20210902-mfh5lm3qbvgpndfvqmuaq27xae-story.html
— Failed challenger to Michael Madigan asks U.S. Supreme Court to consider lawsuit alleging political chicanery in 2016 election – RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-candidate-lawsuit-20210902-wagpy3bdznfr5ifsm7baqnmzdu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Latino advocacy group calls on Pritzker to veto new legislative maps — saying they are ‘hindering’ Hispanic voting rights. The Latino Policy Forum argues that not only did Democratic mapmakers fail to increase the number of Latino-majority legislative districts in line with population growth, they actually decreased Hispanic voting power in some districts. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2021/9/2/22654362/latino-policy-forum-pritzker-new-legislative-maps-hispanic-voting-rights-census

DAILY HERALD
— House sponsor says she’ll take another crack at ethics bill — if lawmakers return in time – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210902/house-sponsor-says-shell-take-another-crack-at-ethics-bill-x2014-if-lawmakers-return-in-time
— AUGUST 21, 2021 FLASHBACK: Who are the real RINOs? – Editorial
(COMMENT: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. RINOs fail/refuse to defend/advance planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly, the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210821/editorial-who-are-the-real-rinos-the-trump-critics-or-the-trump-enablers-
— Appeals court upholds life sentence for Glen Ellyn murder – Kayleigh Padar
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210902/appeals-court-upholds-life-sentence-for-glen-ellyn-murder

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County College Takes on Coronavirus Enforcement Role
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/02/mchenry-county-college-takes-on-coronavirus-enforcement-role/
— Crystal Lake’s Planet Fitness Insists on Mask While Exercising, Calls Police, Bans Patron
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/02/crystal-lakes-planet-fitness-insists-on-mask-while-exercising-calls-police-bans-patron/
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Purchases First Illinois Home in Naperville
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/02/underwood082821/
— Column in Washington Post on Illinois Remap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/02/column-in-washington-post/
— Rabine Says CDC Study Contradicts Pritzker School Mask Mandate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/02/rsbine-says-cdc-study-contrdicts-pritzker-school-mask-mandate/
— Springfield’s State Journal-Register Reveals, Brags about Diversity, Fired White Male Reporter Next Day & Reflections on Methodist Church’s Ratification
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/02/springfields-state-journal-register-reveals-brags-about-diversity/
— Federal Suit to Invalidate “Unconstitutional” Prairie Grove Flag Ordinance
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/02/federal-suit-to-invalidate-unconstitutional-prairie-grove-flag-ordinance/

CAPITOL FAX
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/09/02/covid-19-roundup-poll-finds-just-10-percent-of-unvaxed-think-theyre-at-fault-for-covid-surge/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democrats’ progressive dreams – Byron York
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/byron-yorks-daily-memo-the-mortal-threat-to-democrats-progressive-dreams

GOPUSA
— Biden Urged Afghan President To Create Impression Taliban Wasn’t Winning
https://www.gopusa.com/biden-urged-afghan-president-to-create-impression-taliban-wasnt-winning/
— Biden Keeps Promise To Taliban While Leaving Americans Behind
https://www.gopusa.com/biden-keeps-promise-to-taliban-while-leaving-americans-behind/
— Milley Says ‘It’s Possible’ The US Could Partner With The Taliban (COMMENT: Because the Democrats surrendered to the Taliban, expect that the Democrats will paint conservatives in America as being far worse than the Taliban.)
https://www.gopusa.com/milley-says-its-possible-the-us-could-partner-with-the-taliban/
— America’s Slow Suicide – Ben Shapiro
https://www.gopusa.com/americas-slow-suicide/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Teen Vogue reveals plans to bring their Marxist messages to your child’s classroom
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/teen-vogue-drops-lesson-plans-to-make-it-easier-than-ever-to-indoctrinate-teenage-girls/

BREITBART
— Jay Leno Says You Either Accept Cancel Culture ‘or You Die’ – ALANA MASTRANGELO
(COMMENT: Who controls the cancel culture? They include those who lead a) your employer if you are still employed, b) the organizations that you are a member of, and c) the governments that you are under.)
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/09/02/jay-leno-says-you-either-accept-cancel-culture-or-you-die/
— ACLU: Vaccine Mandates ‘Actually Further Civil Liberties’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/09/02/aclu-vaccine-mandates-actually-further-civil-liberties/
— Facebook Removes Alabama Lt. Gov. Ainsworth Post Calling for Biden Impeachment — ‘Against Community Standards on Violence and Incitement’ – JEFF POOR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/09/01/facebook-removes-alabama-lt-gov-ainsworth-post-calling-for-biden-impeachment-against-community-standards-on-violence-and-incitement/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Liz Cheney gets big Dem-approved promotion after spy accusation and Orwellian tweet – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/09/02/liz-cheney-gets-big-dem-approved-promotion-after-spy-accusation-and-orwellian-tweet-1128569/
— Rep Biggs calls for McCarthy to boot Dem ‘spies’ Cheney and Kinzinger from Republican Conference Meetings – Robert Jonathan
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/09/02/rep-biggs-calls-for-mccarthy-to-boot-dem-spies-cheney-and-kinzinger-from-republican-conference-meetings-1128373/
— ‘Very dismaying’: Feds reportedly unable to account for 1 in 3 unaccompanied migrant children – Frank Webster
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/09/02/very-dismaying-feds-reportedly-unable-to-account-for-1-in-3-unaccompanied-migrant-children-1128433/
— Sen Hagerty demands Biden admin act on destroying U.S. military equipment now in Taliban hands – Jon Dougherty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/09/02/sen-hagerty-demands-biden-admin-act-on-destroying-u-s-military-equipment-now-in-taliban-hands-1128369/
— Team Trump drops a bunker buster on Biden for turning Afghanistan into ‘Disneyland for terrorists’ – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/09/02/team-trump-drops-a-bunker-buster-on-biden-for-turning-afghanistan-into-disneyland-for-terrorists-1128276/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Al Qaeda Cheers Taliban’s “Historic Victory,” Calls for Global Jihad. Taliban to build regime on Iranian model, names ‘Supreme Leader.’ – Vijeta Uniyal
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/09/al-qaeda-cheers-talibans-historic-victory-calls-for-global-jihad/

WASHINGTON POST
— Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) tells liberal activist only Trump is to blame for losing the state – Timothy Bella
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who have blamed me the most for their defeats. They blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/31/ron-johnson-trump-wisconsin-election/
— The new GOP rage-fest at Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger contains a big tell – Greg Sargent
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/02/freedom-caucus-cheney-kinzinger-jan-6-committee/

USA TODAY
— Connecticut elementary school teacher resigns over critical race theory curriculum – Gabriela Miranda
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2021/09/02/teacher-quits-over-critical-race-theory/5693550001/
— Gannett pledged to mirror newsroom diversity with the communities we cover. Here’s how we’re doing. – Maribel Perez Wadsworth
(COMMENT: How soon, if not already, will Gannett officially announce that it will no longer hire those who are the following and that it is getting rid of its employees who are the following: White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/09/01/gannett-news-president-how-our-diversity-pledge-progressing/5663045001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Hong Kong Venue Bars Outspoken Pop Star, Fearing Beijing Crackdown. Pro-democracy singer Denise Ho loses her stage as concerns grow about artistic expression; film censors may get new powers. – Elaine Yu
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-pop-star-gets-canceled-amid-fears-of-national-security-chill-11630504885

NEWSWEEK
— Pro-Trump Republicans Call Kinzinger, Cheney ‘Spies for the Democrats’ Over 1/6 Commission
https://www.newsweek.com/pro-trump-republicans-call-kinzinger-cheney-spies-democrats-over-1-6-commission-1625413

KANSA CITY STAR
— LGBT exhibit removed from Missouri capitol after complaints about promoting ‘agenda’ – JEANNE KUANG AND JONATHAN SHORMAN
https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article253942583.html

JOURNAL INQUIRER
— Manchester teacher quits; says she was asked to focus on race – Skyler Frazer
https://www.journalinquirer.com/newsletters/manchester-teacher-quits-says-she-was-asked-to-focus-on-race/article_5bab11d2-0bf3-11ec-b166-836af8c14580.html

CHESTERTON TRIBUNE
— Police encountering marijuana more often in traffic cases – JAMES WOODS
https://www.chestertontribune.com/articles/police-encountering-marijuana-more-often-in-traffic-cases/

August 28 Evening Edition

NBC5
— GOP Rift Widens Amid Growing Hostility to Afghan Refugees. The U.S. has evacuated more than 100,000 people from Afghanistan since the airlift began Aug. 14, including more than 5,100 American citizens. – Jill Colvin
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/gop-rift-widens-amid-growing-hostility-to-afghan-refugees/2600683/

WGN RADIO
— Mask debate moves from school boards to courtrooms – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/mask-debate-moves-from-school-boards-to-courtrooms/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Pritzker changes ethics bill, vetoes ambulance bill – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-changes-ethics-bill-vetoes-ambulance-bill/article_72636468-0803-11ec-ac82-77603188e575.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rally in Marengo against Masks, Call for Saturday, Sept. 4th Rally in Crystal Lake
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/08/28/rally-in-marengo-against-masks-call-for-saturday-sept-4th-rally-in-crystal-lake/
— Pritzker Unmasked – 9
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/08/28/pritzker-unmasked-9/
— Illinois Law May Prevent Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccinations
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/08/28/illinois-law-may-prevent-mandatory-covid-19-vaccinations/
— Prairie Grove Dismisses Flag Sign Complaints against Gianelli’s Drive-Thru on Route 176
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/08/27/prairie-grove-dismisses-flag-sign-complaints-against-gianellis-drive-thru-on-route-176/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Bill Introduced To Prohibit Mandating COVID Shots For College Students – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/08/bill-introduced-to-prohibit-mandating-covid-shots-for-college-students/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden: ‘They gave me a list here, the first person I was instructed to call on’ was NBC reporter – Victor Morton
(COMMENT: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about how the following have treated me: a) the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party, b) the leaders of the Wheaton Park District, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, and d) the leaders of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/26/joe-biden-first-person-i-was-instructed-call-was-k/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Biden said at Thursday’s press conference on the fatal day in Afghanistan that he had been told by others what reporters to let question him. “They gave me a list here, the first person I was instructed to call on was Kelly O’Donnell, NBC,” he said. Conservative commentators quickly took the words and the president’s halting diction as confirmation of their longstanding belief that Mr. Biden is a puppet and not really in charge at the White House. “Who instructed him? Was that also the Taliban,” asked Greg Gutfeld on Fox News Channel immediately after.)
— Marine officer relieved of command after blasting Pentagon’s ‘ineptitude’ in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller’s viral Facebook post comes after 11 Marines killed in Kabul terrorist attack. – Ben Wolfgang
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/28/marine-corps-battalion-commander-relieved-post-aft/

FOX NEWS
— Some Afghan evacuees flagged for concern by CBP at military bases worldwide. The US claimed to have evacuated over 100,000 people since mid-August. – Peter Aitken
https://www.foxnews.com/world/afghanistan-evacuations-evacuees-flagged-concern-cbp

AMERICAN THINKER
— Afghanistan is not going down well in the U.S. military’s ranks – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/08/afghanistan_is_not_going_down_well_with_in_the_us_militarys_ranks.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Big Tech Censorship Is an Assault on Individual Liberty – James M. Taylor
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents want Big Tech to censor my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and the adverse actions that they have taken against me since 2000.)
https://amgreatness.com/2021/08/25/big-tech-censorship-is-an-assault-on-individual-liberty/

BREITBART
— Ronny Jackson: Biden’s Lack of Cognitive Fitness Is Playing out Now, ‘He’s Getting Americans Killed’- IAN HANCHETT
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/08/28/ronny-jackson-bidens-lack-of-cognitive-fitness-is-playing-out-now-hes-getting-americans-killed/
— Three Days Left: U.S. Embassy’s Website Alert Page Down, Gives ‘404 Error’ to Stranded Americans – WENDELL HUSEBØ
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/28/three-days-left-u-s-embassys-website-alert-page-down-gives-404-error-to-stranded-americans/
— SC Congressman Cosponsors Impeachment of President Joe Biden: ‘He Is a Threat to National Security’ – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/08/28/sc-congressman-cosponsors-impeachment-of-president-joe-biden-he-is-a-threat-to-national-security/
— Gary Sinise Honors Fallen Troops in Afghanistan: ‘God Bless Our Gold Star Families’ – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/08/28/177098501/

PJ MEDIA
— The Biden Administration Should Just Knock Off the Press Briefings Until They Get the Story Straight – STACEY LENNOX
https://pjmedia.com/columns/stacey-lennox/2021/08/27/the-biden-administration-should-just-knock-off-the-press-briefings-until-they-get-the-story-straight-n1473544
— Let Them Eat Cake: Pelosi Tweets About Women’s Equality Day After Americans Killed in Kabul – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/08/26/let-them-eat-cake-pelosi-tweets-about-womens-equality-day-after-americans-killed-in-kabul-n1473197
— ‘Shameful’: Sen. Tom Cotton Blasts Biden for 50 Years of Bad Judgment on Foreign Policy – STACEY LENNOX
https://pjmedia.com/election/stacey-lennox/2021/08/26/shameful-sen-tom-cotton-blasts-biden-for-50-years-of-bad-judgment-on-foreign-policy-n1472952
— Bad Words and Desperation: Democrats Flail to Keep January 6 Relevant – KEVIN DOWNEY JR.
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2021/08/28/bad-words-and-desperation-democrats-flail-to-keep-january-6-relevant-n1473418

NEWSMAX
— Anger, Grief for Family Members of 13 US Troops Killed in Afghanistan
https://www.newsmax.com/headline/troops-killed-afghanistan-families/2021/08/27/id/1034102/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Los Angeles Times Targets Larry Elder, Whips Race Card at His Head – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2021/08/28/los-angeles-times-targets-larry-elder-whips-race-card-his-head

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Biden Subcontracts U.S. Security to Terrorists – MATTHEW CONTINETTI
https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/08/biden-subcontracts-u-s-security-to-terrorists/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Taliban Sets Up Special Unit To Hunt Down Afghans Who Helped U.S. And Allied Forces. – Vijeta Uniyal
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/taliban-sets-up-special-unit-to-hunt-down-afghans-who-helped-u-s-and-allied-forces/

THE HILL
— Mitt Romney was right: Too many Americans are dependent on government – CHRIS TALGO
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/569160-mitt-romney-was-right-too-many-americans-are-dependent-on-government

NBC NEWS
— Marine officer relieved of duty after viral video questioning senior leaders in Afghanistan. “There is a forum in which Marine leaders can address their disagreements with the chain of command, but it’s not social media,” a Marine Corps spokesperson said. – Nicole Acevedo and Mosheh Gains
(COMMENT: In 1988 when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. They succeeded in forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Previously, they 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 $20,361 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/marine-officer-relieved-duty-after-viral-video-questioning-senior-leaders-n1277853

REUTERS
— COMMENT: Democrats oppose efforts to stop voter fraud.
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/protesters-march-washington-us-cities-voting-rights-2021-08-28/

NEW YORK POST
— GOP backlash brewing against Biden as officials call for resignation – Callie Patteson
https://nypost.com/2021/08/27/gop-backlash-brewing-against-biden-as-pols-call-for-resignation/

DAILY JOURNAL
— COMMENT: How many refugees does Steven Roberts want Illinois, your county, your county district, your township, your municipality, your municipal district, your precinct, and your neighborhood to accept?
https://dailyjournalonline.com/opinion/the-answer-is-yes/article_5431000e-290e-5987-918e-2a10193b0672.html

August 28 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot defends Chicago vaccine mandate for city workers – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/covid-chicago-lori-lightfoot-vaccine-mandate-illinois/10981236/

FOX32
— Cook County judge strips mother of parental rights over vaccination status – Dane Placko
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/cook-county-judge-strips-mother-of-parental-rights-over-vaccination-status

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot: Vaccines a ‘condition of employment’ for city workers. But Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday stopped short of saying city workers would be fired if they don’t comply with a vaccine mandate. – Katie Anthony
(COMMENT: What are/were the conditions of employment where you work/worked? Democrats run the federal government. Constructively, for federal employees, conditions include being a Democrat. Exceptions might be granted for non-Democrat employees who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, disabled, moderate, liberal, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or if your ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/8/27/22645213/lori-lightfoot-vaccines-city-workers-mandate-requirement

DAILY HERALD
— Enforcing masks indoors: Businesses are off the hook this time. What will suburban police do? – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210827/enforcing-masks-indoors-businesses-are-off-the-hook-this-time-what-will-suburban-police-do
— Family Remembrance Day set for Sept. 4 at Wheaton cemetery – Milton Township Cemeteries Authority
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210827/family-remembrance-day-set-for-sept-4-at-wheaton-cemetery

WIREPOINTS
— New Financial Statements: Illinois Plummets $6.7 Billion Deeper Into Debt – Mark Glennon and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-financial-statements-illinois-plummets-6-7-billion-deeper-into-debt-wirepoints-quickpoint/
— Best Ever Job Market Should Upend Standard Employment Policy – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/best-ever-job-market-should-upend-standard-employment-policy-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— IL. Supreme Court Leaves Convicted Felon As Mayor Of Markham – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/08/il-supreme-court-leaves-convicted-felon-as-mayor-of-markham/
— Bill Introduced To Grant Authority To Sanction Teachers, Revoke Recognition Of Schools – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/08/bill-introduced-to-grant-authority-to-sanction-teachers-revoke-recognition-of-schools/
— Bill Introduced To Give School Boards The Power To Issue Mask Mandate – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/08/bill-introduced-to-give-school-boards-the-power-to-issue-mask-mandate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— U.S. strikes back: Drone hits ISIS-K in Afghanistan, Pentagon says – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/27/us-airstrike-targets-islamic-state-member-afghanis/
— Trump says attacks on Kabul would not have happened on his watch – Joseph Clark
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/27/donald-trump-says-attacks-kabul-would-not-have-hap/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Democrats Canceled the #MeToo Movement To Elect Joe Biden (And Almost Did It Again To Save Andrew Cuomo) Happy Women’s Equality Day! – Andrew Stiles
https://freebeacon.com/politics/joe-biden-andrew-cuomo-me-too/
— As Afghan Women Face Brutal Subjugation Under Taliban Rule, Biden Admin To Host 5K Run for ‘Women’s Equality’ Defense Department event will celebrate commitment to ‘diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility’ – Andrew Stiles
https://freebeacon.com/politics/taliban-women-equality/

FOX NEWS
— Arming the Enemy – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDySItrC_nQ
— Bill Maher blasts ‘woke’ left for losing ‘perspective’ on ‘real oppression’: ‘We’re not the bad guys!’ ‘If you think America is irredeemable, turn on the news,’ Maher scolded ‘woke’ liberals. – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/maher-afghanistan-woke-oppression

AMERICAN THINKER
— The rich, mostly White people leading Verizon are oh-so-woke – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/08/the_rich_mostly_white_people_leading_verizon_are_ohsowoke.html
— We have a problem, but it’s not systemic racism – Lynn Wolfe
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/08/we_have_a_problem_but_its_not_systemic_racism.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What I fear is that indoctrinating students with Critical Race Theory will create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Instilling the belief that life is rigged against certain people encourages a fixed mindset rather than an empowering growth mindset. Regardless of any real or perceived disadvantages we may have, Americans are still more advantaged than most other people in the world, simply because we live in an industrialized nation with ample opportunities for education, employment, and access to resources. Why not see the glass as (at least) half full? It is just as important to acknowledge our present victories as our past failures.)
— The Surprising Origins of Critical Race Theory – L.K. Samuels
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/08/the_surprising_origins_of_critical_race_theory.html
— Take Back September 11th and Our Republic! – Vince Coyner
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/08/take_back_september_11th_and_our_republic.html
— Trump Derangement Syndrome is Quite Real – John Green
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/08/trump_derangement_syndrome_is_quite_real.html
— How ‘Informed Consent’ Became ‘Coercion of the Uninformed’ – William Sullivan
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/08/coog30gmailcom_how_informed_consent_became_coercion_of_the_uninformed.html
— Academia reaches its terminal stage of rot – Liam Brooks
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/08/academia_reaches_its_terminal_stage_of_rot.html

BREITBART
— Poll: 42 Percent of U.S. Voters Oppose Critical Race Theory – SEAN MORAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/27/poll-42-percent-u-s-voters-opposes-critical-race-theory/
— Joe Biden’s Approval Sinks Underwater as Afghanistan Crisis Worsens – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/27/joe-bidens-approval-sinks-underwater-as-afghanistan-crisis-worsens/
— GOP Reacts to Terror at Kabul Airport: ‘Joe Biden’s Incompetence Has Now Cost American Lives’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/26/gop-reacts-to-terror-at-kabul-airport-joe-bidens-incompetence-has-now-cost-american-lives/

BOBBY EBERLY
— Anybody Home? Biden INSTRUCTED to Call on Certain Reporters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u3u2kBRKhE

DAILY CALLER
— Why Did The Afghan Army Capitulate So Quickly After 20 Years Of Training? – DIANA GLEBOVA
https://dailycaller.com/2021/08/27/afghan-taliban-kabul-joe-biden-mark-milley-surrender-forces-unexpected/
— Reporter Asks Psaki How People Can Trust Administration On Afghanistan If They’re Hiding White House Dog’s Biting Spree – KATIE JERKOVICH
https://dailycaller.com/2021/08/27/jen-psaki-afghanistan-hiding-white-house-dogs-biting-spree/
— ‘It’s Easy To Play Back Seat … What Could Have Happened’: Psaki Rebuffs Reporter For Questioning Choices In Afghanistan – BRIANNA LYMAN
https://dailycaller.com/2021/08/27/jen-psaki-rebuff-question-joe-biden-afghanistan-decisions/

DAILY WIRE
— Obama’s WH Doctor: Biden’s ‘Cognitive Decline Is On Full Display,’ Must Be Forced Out Immediately
https://www.dailywire.com/news/obamas-wh-doctor-bidens-cognitive-decline-is-on-full-display-must-be-forced-out-immediately

FEDERALIST
— The ACLU Is Suing To Give The Government More Power To Mask Your Kids – Jordan Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2021/08/27/the-aclu-is-suing-to-give-the-government-more-power-to-mask-your-kids/

TOWNHALL
— The Truth About Inequality – John C. Goodman
(COMMENT: To qualify myself for better paying jobs, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/johncgoodman/2021/08/28/the-truth-about-inequality-n2594795

NEWSMAX
— RNC’s McDaniel to Newsmax: Biden Has ‘Blood on His Hands,’ Should Resign – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/rnc-mcdaniel-biden-kabul/2021/08/27/id/1034060/
— Kinzinger: No Biden Impeachment for ‘Bad Decision’ in Afghanistan – Fran Beyer
(COMMENT: What would Kinzinger say about the many adverse actions that the following have taken against me: a) the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party, b) the leaders of the Wheaton Park District, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, d) the leaders of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, e) GAO, IRS, and the Post Office, and f) those who I have sued?)
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/kinzinger-afghanistan-impeachment/2021/08/27/id/1034083/
— 3 More Domestic US Military Bases to House Afghan Evacuees – Scott D. Jones
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/afghan-refugees-military-bases-us/2021/08/27/id/1034070/
— Justice Breyer: Not Inappropriate for Politics to Affect Retirement Decision – Charlie McCarthy
(COMMENT: Politics affected my retirement decision in 1997 big time. The Republican elected officials and party leaders who I was under had not demonstrated that they would come to my defense. They had not spoken out against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/justice-breyer-supreme-court-retire-liberals/2021/08/27/id/1034037/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Who will Trust Us After Afghanistan? – Bing West
https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2021/09/13/who-will-trust-us-after-afghanistan/
— Afghanistan Nightmare Gets Worse – Editorial
https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/08/afghanistan-nightmare-gets-worse/

COLLEGE FIX
— Far-left teachers rally to ‘teach truth,’ thumb noses at anti-CRT legislation – DAVE HUBER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/far-left-teachers-rally-to-teach-truth-thumb-noses-at-anti-crt-legislation/
— Almost one-third of recent college grads moved back in with their parents – GIGI DE LA TORRE
(COMMENT: When I graduated debt-free from NIU in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in management and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE, I moved back in with my mother and brother in Crete. Our father had died suddenly in 1969 and I had applied for a financial hardship draft deferment. My mother had not attended high school and she had never had a paid job. Employers saw me as being draft bait; they did not believe that my application for a financial hardship draft deferment would be approved. I accepted the only job offer that I had gotten — Retail Sales Manager for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/almost-one-third-of-recent-college-graduates-moved-back-in-with-their-parents-survey-finds/
— The miseducation movement is gaining momentum. Can parents stop it? – CHRIS TALGO
https://www.thecollegefix.com/the-miseducation-movement-is-gaining-momentum-can-parents-stop-it/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Palm Beach Co. school board goes full fascist, orders cops to remove parents who prefer to stand – Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
(COMMENT: The more unwelcome that meeting attendees feel they are, the more likely that they will stand at the back of the room rather than sit down. I should write a book about past and present leaders of the following who have made me feel the most unwelcome: a) Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party and b) Wheaton Park District, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/08/27/palm-beach-school-board-goes-full-fascist-orders-cops-to-remove-parents-who-prefer-to-stand-1125145/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: School board officials in Palm Beach County, Florida ordered the police to arrest and drag out a man for simply standing in the back of a room designated for unmasked individuals during a four-hour meeting over their draconian school mask mandate. “School police have advised me that people in the unmasked room are standing and refusing to sit. I’m giving you one last chance, sit down in your seats, because those people standing will be removed from the meeting. Sit down in your seats,” school board chair Frank Barbieri commanded.)

NEW YORK POST
— Army’s top enlisted member slammed for diversity message amid Kabul attack – Yaron Steinbuch
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the top priority for Democrats is hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, recent immigrants, Trump-haters, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://nypost.com/2021/08/27/armys-top-enlisted-member-slammed-for-diversity-message-amid-kabul-attack/

SACRAMENTO BEE
— California recall candidate Larry Elder says ‘systemic racism is a lie.’ – LARA KORTE
(COMMENT: What do your critics/opponents attribute your successes to? My critics/opponents attribute my successes to my benefitting from systemic racism and from systemic sexism. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. While I worked for the Democrats who ran the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, they were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to give preference to their Democrat employees, and especially to those who were minority, female, and/or younger and b) to get rid of their Republican employees, and especially those who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article253718008.html

BUSINESS JOURNALS
— COMMENT: How soon, if not already, will employers officially announce that they will no longer hire and that they will get rid of those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2021/08/27/cre-diversity-inclusion-bottom-line-mortenson.html
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2021/08/27/diversity-in-cre-online-training-program-aims-to.html

RADIO FREE ASIA
— China’s Ruling Party Extends Purge of Celebrities, Fan Culture – Qiao Long
(COMMENT: How soon, if not already, will your employer if you are still employed, the organizations that you are a member of, and the governments that you are under will officially announce that they are purging those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/purge-08272021092001.html

August 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,451 cases, 40 deaths; mitigations could return, Pritzker says. 6 Illinois regions, 3 in Chicago area, under threshold for available ICU beds. – Jessica D’Onofrio, Karen Jordan
https://abc7chicago.com/covid-illinois-cases-coronavirus-governor-pritzker-update/10974437/
— 1,500 Americans may still await evacuation from Afghanistan, Blinken estimates
https://abc7chicago.com/biden-afghanistan-speech-taliban-kabul-airport-us-military/10974079/

CBS2
— Gov. JB Pritzker Again Warns Schools That Defy Mask Mandate Could Face State Sanctions; ‘Am I Really Going To Do That? Yes’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/08/25/gov-jb-pritzker-school-mask-mandate-warning-sanctions-illinois-state-board-of-education/

FOX32
— World leaders, Republicans press Biden on extending Kabul evacuation deadline – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/world-leaders-republicans-press-biden-on-extending-kabul-evacuation-deadline
— Pritzker, Chicago reporter clash over COVID-19 ‘misinformation’ – Nic Flosi
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pritzker-chicago-reporter-clash-over-covid-19-misinformation

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— US estimates about 1,500 Americans may still await evacuation from Afghanistan – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-us-evacuation-afghanistan-20210825-mal43j5kzjegpebwhu6wrtiahi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Stranded in the White House. The Biden administration wants to portray the Afghan disaster in the best light. But it cannot do that by denying that some Americans — we don’t know how many — are currently stranded in Afghanistan. – Byron York
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/8/25/22641586/afghanistan-american-military-withdrawal-byron-york-stranded-americans

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County spending $220,000 to use three lobbying firms
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210825/dupage-county-spending-220000-to-use-three-lobbying-firms-

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois Republicans have reason for concern, optimism heading into 2022 – BRENDEN MOORE
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/watch-now-illinois-republicans-have-reason-for-concern-optimism-heading-into-2022/article_097fd238-bb8c-572a-8eaa-b58825fdd530.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Looks like Dems hold winning hand on redistricting – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-looks-like-dems-hold-winning-hand-on-redistricting/article_23169626-bd57-5811-b1b3-4247c18015a4.html

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Newsmax reporter William J. Kelly requests interview with Mayor Lightfoot
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/newsmax-reporter-william-j-kelly-requests-interview-with-mayor-lightfoot

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FEDERAL COURT ORDERS DEPOSITION OF CHICAGO MAYOR’S OFFICE REP IN LAWSUIT AGAINST RACIST INTERVIEW POLICY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/08/federal-court-orders-deposition-of-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoots-office-representative-in-lawsuit-ag.html
— ILLINOIS ATTORNEY THOMAS DEVORE PLEADS FOR HELP TO FIGHT PRITZKER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/08/illinois-attorney-thomas-devore-pleads-for-help-to-fight-pritzker-.html
— ILLINOIS LAW SAYS “UNLAWFUL” TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS TO HEALTH CARE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/08/illinois-law-says-unlawful-to-discriminate-against-conscientious-health-care-objectors.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker to Amy Jacobson: “You come in here with a political agenda and you spread misinformation”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/08/25/pritzker-to-jacobson-you-come-in-here-with-a-political-agenda-and-you-spread-misinformation/
— COVID-19 roundup: Kids; Schools; IDES
https://capitolfax.com/2021/08/25/covid-19-roundup-kids-schools-ides/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— About 1,500 Americans stuck in Afghanistan, State Department says – Ben Wolfgang
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/25/about-1500-americans-stuck-afghanistan-state-depar/

FOX NEWS
— Jesse Watters: Trump killed terrorists, Joe Biden takes orders from them. ‘This is going to dog Joe Biden for the rest of his term,’ the co-host of ‘The Five’ says. – Angelica Stabile
https://www.foxnews.com/media/jesse-watters-trump-killed-terrorists-joe-biden-takes-orders-from-them
— White House in chaos struggles to keep Biden on time. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy calls Biden’s failure to take questions ’embarrassing’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-chaos-biden-on-time

GOPUSA
— The Fight Over Identity – Ben Shapiro
(COMMENT: Democrats do not want Americans to see themselves first as being Americans. Instead, Democrats want Americans who are a) minority to see themselves first as being minorities, b) female to see themselves first as being females, c) younger to see themselves first as being younger, d) LGBTQ to see themselves first as being LGBTQ, e) Democrat to see themselves first as being Democrat, f) Trump-haters to see themselves first as being Trump-haters, g) moderate/liberal to see themselves first as being moderate liberal, h) non-Christian to see themselves first as being non-Christian, i) non-Protestant to see themselves first as being non-Protestant, j) non-Italian American to see themselves first as being non-Italian American, k) non-German American to see themselves first as being non-German American, l) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time to see themselves first as being those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, and m) those who have financial, health, and/or other problems to see themselves first as being those who have financial, health, and/or other problems.)
https://www.gopusa.com/the-fight-over-identity-2/

BREITBART
— Poll: Only 24 Percent Believe Joe Biden’s Deadly Afghan Withdrawal Is Going Well – WENDELL HUSEBØ
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/25/joe-biden-deadly-afghan-withdrawal/
— Rep. Tom Tiffany: Afghan Refugee Crisis Raises Security Concerns About Vetting Process – REP. TOM TIFFANY (R-WI)
https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/08/25/exclusive-rep-tom-tiffany-afghan-refugee-crisis-raises-security-concerns-about-vetting-process/

BLAZE
— 15 studies that indicate natural immunity from prior infection is more robust than the COVID vaccines – DANIEL HOROWITZ
https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-15-studies-that-indicate-natural-immunity-from-prior-infection-is-more-robust-than-the-covid-vaccines

NEWSMAX
— New Illinois Congressional Map Could Eliminate Kinzinger’s District – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/illinois-congressional-map-democrats-kinzinger/2021/08/25/id/1033685/
— Trump: Biden Creating ‘Single Most Catastrophic Border Disaster in History’ – Ted Hesson and Dave Graham
https://www.newsmax.com/headline/biden-immigration-trump-border/2021/08/25/id/1033781/
— Poll: Florida Republicans Want DeSantis to Seek Presidency – Theodore Bunker
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/poll-florida-desantis-republican/2021/08/25/id/1033782/
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw to Newsmax: Biden Foreign Policy on Side of ‘Appeasement’ – Charles Kim
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/crenshaw-taliban-biden-afghanistan/2021/08/24/id/1033649/

FEDERALIST
— In Illinois, Tanning Salons Now Get More Oversight Than Abortion Facilities. In Illinois, tanning salons and barbershops face stricter scrutiny than abortion facilities. – Amy Gehrke
https://thefederalist.com/2021/08/25/in-illinois-tanning-salons-now-get-more-oversight-than-abortion-facilities/

PJ MEDIA
— With His Credibility Shattered, Biden Will Now Look for Scapegoats and Villains – RICK MORAN
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/08/25/with-his-credibility-gone-biden-will-now-look-for-scapegoats-and-villains-n1472598
— Woke Mob Puts Out Hit on Notre Dame’s Leprechaun – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2021/08/25/woke-mob-puts-out-hit-on-notre-dames-leprechaun-n1472627

COLLEGE FIX
— Valparaiso University replaces ‘divisive’ Crusaders nickname with Beacons
https://www.thecollegefix.com/valparaiso-university-replaces-divisive-crusaders-nickname-with-beacons/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— It’s Dawning on the Democrats: Biden-Harris Will Drag Them Down – CHARLES C. W. COOKE
https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/08/its-dawning-on-the-democrats-biden-harris-will-drag-them-down/
— Larry Elder Is Not on the ‘Far Right’ – DAVID HARSANYI
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/larry-elder-is-not-on-the-far-right/

EPOCH TIMES
— No Americans Have Been Rescued Outside of Kabul: Pentagon – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/no-americans-have-been-rescued-outside-of-kabul-pentagon_3965583.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— On Last Days of Evacuation, U.S. Tries to Reach Remaining Americans
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/08/25/world/afghanistan-taliban-kabul-biden-news

WEEK
— The House seat of one of the GOP’s ‘most prominent’ Trump critics (Kinzinger) is on the chopping block – BRIGID KENNEDY
https://theweek.com/republicans/1004151/the-house-seat-of-one-of-the-gops-most-prominent-trump-critics-is-on-the

COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR SALE: 1040 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $1,575,000
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/1040-golf-ln/pid_42945321/

WHEATON PATCH
— Wheaton To Host 20th Anniversary September 11 Commemoration Ceremony
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/amp/29814144/city-of-wheaton-wheaton-to-host-20th-anniversary-september-11-commemoration-ceremony

CAPITOL FAX
— SEPTEMBER 11, 2004 FLASHBACK: Wheaton: Alan Keyes’ Patriot Day speech warmly received – Dave Diersen
https://capitalfax.blogspot.com/2008/09/gopusa-illinois-daily-clips-september_11.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Over 500 came to Wheaton’s beautiful Memorial Park on Saturday, September 11, 2004, to meet Alan Keyes and to hear his remarks concerning Patriot Day and his campaign. Alan was warmly received by the crowd which gave him several standing ovations during his 20-minute speech. State Senators Kirk Dillard and Peter Roskam served as Master of Ceremonies. Senator Dillard introduced the elected officials and candidates who were on the band shell stage with Alan while he gave his speech — State Senator Raymond Soden, State Representative Randy Hultgren, State Representative Candidate Roger Jenisch, DuPage County Board Commissioner Debra Olson, DuPage Coroner candidate Peter Siekmann, Illinois GOP State Central Committeeman Ron Smith, Milton Township Assessor Jim Gumm, and Milton Township Trustee Don Sender. The band shell stage is the same one that Bob Dole gave a speech from immediately after he walked in Wheaton’s 1996 Independence Day Parade — CNN broadcast that speech live. Senator Dillard recognized event attendees including DuPage County Auditor Jim Rasins, DuPage County Regional Superintendent of Schools Darlene Ruscitti, DuPage Regional School Board Trustee Tim Whelan, and District 89 School Board Trustee Howard Levine. He recognized the event’s sponsors — State Farm Insurance Agent Mark Prutzman, Oberweis Dairy, John Cox, All Star Printing, himself, Randy Hultgren, Debra Olson, Pete Siekmann, Tim Whelan, Don Sender, and Diersen Consulting. Senator Roskam gave some remarks concerning September 11 and he introduced Alan. Apparently, even though the Daily Herald, the Wheaton Leader, and the Wheaton Sun had been asked to cover the event, the only reporters who covered the event were Rich Samuels with WTTW’s Chicago Tonight and Dave Diersen with GOPUSA.com. Samuels and Diersen made VHS recordings of Alan’s speech. Event photographers included Matt Ferguson and Don Sender. The free event provided attendees with a great opportunity to enjoy great food, to meet their neighbors, to meet their elected officials, and to meet candidates who will appear on November 2 ballots in DuPage County. On July 5 last year, 200 attended a similar event in Wheaton’s Prairie Path Park, including Jack Ryan, Jim Oberweis, Andy McKenna, Chirinjeev Kathuria, and John Cox. Attendees at this year’s event enjoyed hot dogs and Polish sausages personally handed out by Debbie Malek from her cart. Debbie normally locates her cart at Cross and Wesley Streets at the southeast corner of Wheaton’s Adam’s Park, across the street from Wheaton’s Public Library. All the hot dogs and sausages were paid for by State Farm Insurance Agent Mark Prutzman. In its September 12, 2004 edition, the Daily Herald ran a major front page story on Debbie that included six pictures and quotes from Ron Smith. Attendees also enjoyed Oberweis ice cream and flavored milk personally handed out by Jim Oberweis and Sandy Rios from an Oberweis truck. Attendees enjoyed Jays potato chips provided by John Cox, salads and desserts that attendees brought to the picnic or were purchased with cash contributions, and soft drinks and ice paid for by the sponsors. Event costs included $180 for a $1 million insurance policy required for City of Wheaton and Wheaton Park District permits. The many people who helped make the event successful include Karen Diersen, Mark Prutzman, Bill Hogan, Mark Stern, and Gary Muehlfelt. Attendees included Rod McCulloch, Peter LaBarbera, Frank Penn, Richard Johns, Robert Gordon, George Kocan, Robert Sandberg, Leonard Sanchez, Lori Carlson, Richard Russo, Steve Carlson, Keith Carlson, Jason Hinkle, Mark Klage, Patrick Ryan, and Dr. Bob Krzyzewski. Alan will again be speaking in DuPage County on Friday, October 8, at 6:30 PM, at the Milton Township Republican Central Committee’s Viva Oktoberfest fundraiser at the Carlisle Banquet Hall in Lombard. Tickets are $45 or $400/table of ten.)
— SEPTEMBER 11, 2005 FLASHBACK: Nalepa gives keynote address at Wheaton’s 2005 Patriot Day picnic; Birkett, Brady, Fortner, Furstenau, Hultgren, Kathuria, Oberweis, Poe, Rauschenberger, Roskam, Rutherford, Wallace, Wegman, Zaruba, and many others attend – Dave Diersen
https://capitalfax.blogspot.com/2008/09/gopusa-illinois-daily-clips-september_11.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wheaton’s 2005 Patriot Day picnic in Memorial Park honored the individuals who lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks against America and showed support for America, for its war on terrorism, and for its military and law enforcement personnel. I had the honor of introducing the event’s master of ceremonies — nationally-known conservative activist, Fox News Channel contributor, and Culture Campaign President Sandy Rios. Wheaton Second Baptist Church Pastor Andre Allen gave the invocation. Korean War veteran Ron Smith led the pledge of allegiance. Harry Newman sang the National Anthem. Rios read President Bush’s 2005 Patriot Day proclamation, introduced the elected officials and candidates, and thanked the event sponsors. DuPage County Board Member Bob Heap spoke about DuPage’s implementation of 9/11 recommendations. 9/11 Families for a Secure America founder Peter Gadiel gave an outstanding speech about lessons learned from September 11, 2001. West Point graduate and USO board member Jim Nalepa gave an outstanding Patriot Day address. Newman concluded the program by singing “We still have heroes.” Attendees enjoyed delicious Debbie Malek hot dogs and Polish sausages courtesy of State Farm Insurance Agent Mark Prutzman, delicious pork sandwiches courtesy of State Representative Ray Poe, delicious Dr. Bob Rauschenbergers courtesy of State Senator Steve Rauschenberger, delicious Jays Potato Chips courtesy of John Cox, delicious ice cream and flavored milk courtesy of Jim Oberweis, and delicious soft drinks and bottled water courtesy of Charinijeev Kathuria. All Star Printing provided event flyers and DuPage County Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom and Kane County Recorder Sandy Wegman covered the $385 cost of event insurance. The picnic provided attendees with a great opportunity to meet and speak with veterans, law enforcement officials, fire department officials, elected officials, and candidates. Many elected officials attended including State Senators Bill Brady, Carol Pankau, Rauschenberger, Peter Roskam, and Dan Rutherford; State Representatives Randy Hultgren, Roger Jenisch, and Poe; County officials Joe Birkett, Fred Bucholz, Heap, Gwen Henry, Gary King, Debra Olson, Jim Rasins, Darlene Ruscitti, Brien Sheahan, Pete Siekmann, Penny Wegman, Sandy Wegman, Tim Whelan, Jon Zahm, and John Zaruba; Township officials Sal Falbo, Moon Kahn, Gary Muehlfelt, and Leonard Sanchez; Municipal officials Alan Bolds, Jim Carr, Liz Corry, Mike Fortner, Dick Furstenau, and Howard Levine. Many candidates attended including congressional candidate Roskam; gubernatorial candidates Birkett, Brady, Oberweis, and Rauschenberger; Lieutenant Governor candidates Kathuria, Poe, Eric Wallace, and Wegman; Secretary of State candidate Rutherford; State Senate candidates Furstenau and Hultgren; and State Representative candidate Fortner. Former DuPage County Recorder Rick Carney and Mrs. Illinois Kaili Harding and her husband who graduated from West Point and served in both Afghanistan and Iraq also attended. By tomorrow, when I know how many of each type of food and beverage was served, I’ll have a better estimate of the number of the hundreds of people who attended. The many attendees included David Carlin, Dennis Driscoll, Bob Grahm, Joyce Hundhausen, Mark Klage, Jim Leahy, Bruce Mitroff, Mark Stern, Rick Veenstra, and Winston Waller. DuPage County is the second most populous county in Illinois and Wheaton is its county seat. Why didn’t the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, or the Wheaton Sun report on Wheaton’s Patriot Day event? Generally, the liberal media does not report on an event unless it can use that reporting to harm conservatives, that is, harm people who support the Republican platform. The vast majority of the attendees at Wheaton’s Patriot Day picnic were conservative Republicans — why didn’t more Democrats and RINOs attend? A number of Democrats told me that they would not attend because they are Democrats and because their attendance might be misinterpreted as support for President Bush. Attendance would have been even greater if fewer Democrats didn’t argue that Republicans have highjacked Patriot Day to promote the Patriot Act and President Bush’s policies in Iraq; if Blagojevich, Durbin, Hynes, Madigan, Obama, Quinn, or Topinka had helped sponsor event or confirmed that they would attend; if more Democrats and more RINOs shared the attitude toward patriotism and toward Patriot Day that Republicans have; if the Daily Herald had promoted the event like it promoted Naperville’s event; if there were not so many other competing events; and if the temperature/humidity had been lower.)

August 17 Morning Edition

ABC7
— US to recommend COVID vaccine booster shots for all Americans at 8 months
https://abc7chicago.com/health/us-to-recommend-covid-vaccine-boosters-at-8-months-sources/10956154/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— New daily COVID-19 cases in Chicago top 400, a metric cited a year ago when CPS decided not to reopen schools – DIANA WALLACE and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-covid-chicago-illinois-cases-rise-20210817-ucpx57wfujfsbbsragbvpb4bhu-story.html
— Surge of International students from India prompts University of Illinois at Chicago to launch office in New Delhi – KAREN ANN CULLOTTA
(DIERSEN: UIC accepted me in 1966 when I was a 17-year-old Crete resident. If I was a 17-year-old Crete resident today, I doubt that UIC would accept me because a) I am not a minority, b) I am not a female, c) I am not an LGBTQer, d) I am not low-income, e) I am conservative, f) I am Republican, g) I was baptized, raised and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, h) I am 100% German national origin, and i) my ancestors have been in America since 1844.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-u-of-i-india-expansion-20210816-krvo5xiou5d57kfptbuycblwqq-story.html
— Businesses, Black and Latino communities hit hardest by property tax increases, treasurer’s office report shows: ‘An eternally broken system’. – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-property-tax-increase-south-west-suburbs-20210817-5mre275sr5bcdp3o6mlkcq7bfe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Seeing red: With high COVID-19 infection rate across Illinois, Pritzker warns, ‘We’re going to be dealing with this for some time’ Gov. J.B. Pritzker didn’t provide a date for when students, teachers and staff would be able to forgo face coverings. “We have to prepare ourselves for the, hopefully, ramping down of COVID over a number of months and maybe over the next year, but we have to follow the science and we’ll be requiring people to wear masks in schools to keep our kids safe until we no longer need to.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/8/16/22627615/delta-variant-illinois-coronavirus-covid-19-high-rate-cdc-august16
— President Biden gets America’s priorities right. The U.S. entanglement in Afghanistan has been a costly folly. But Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget resolution proposes proven responses to pressing needs. – Jesse Jackson
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/8/16/22628085/biden-afghanistan-3-5-trillion-budget-jesse-jackson

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Top Illinois House Republican moves toward statewide run. Deputy Republican Leader Tom Demmer is weighing a run for Illinois Secretary of State or Treasurer. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/top-illinois-house-republican-moves-toward-statewide-run

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: A ‘Dramatic Increase In Graffiti’ Seen Along Expressways And CTA Stations Reflects Badly On The City, Residents Say. Graffiti reports are up 30 percent in Chicago, and crews are struggling to keep up with removing it. – Mauricio Peña
https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/08/16/a-dramatic-increase-in-graffiti-seen-along-expressways-and-cta-stations-reflects-badly-on-the-city-residents-say/

EVANSTON NOW
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: ‘Black Lives Matter’ gets honorary street name. Signs added to Dodge Avenue between Church and Lake streets. – JEFF HIRSH
https://evanstonnow.com/black-lives-matter-gets-honorary-street-name/

CHICAGO NOW
— Berkowitz w/Sen. Dillard & Gov Edgar in 2014 re Dillard’s views on IL pension reform, teachers’ unions & much more. Will Sen. Dillard & others soon join 2022 GOP Gov primary?
https://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2021/08/watch-berkowitz-w-sen-dillard-gov-edgar-in-2014-re-dillards-views-on-il-pension-reform-teachers-unions-much-more-will-sen-dillard-others-soon-join-2022-gop-gov-primary-cab/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Disastrous Biden Administration – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/federal/the-disastrous-biden-administration/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Promises are being broken’ as U.S. strands Afghan allies – Stephen Dinan and Joseph Clark Monday
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/16/us-strands-afghan-allies-promises-are-being-broken/
— Afghan-American scholar agonizes over homeland, lashes out at Taliban, U.S. – Mark A. Kellner
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/16/mejgan-massoumi-afghan-american-scholar-agonizes-o/
— Sen. Rick Scott floats removing Biden via 25th Amendment: ‘Has time come?’ – Victor Morton
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/16/rick-scott-floats-removing-joe-biden-25th-amendmen/
— Democrats eye IRS expansion to help pay for new $3.5T ‘human infrastructure’ package – Haris Alic
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/16/democrats-eye-irs-expansion-help-pay-new-35t-human/
— Networks silent on the Biden border crisis – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/16/inside-beltway-networks-silent-biden-border-crisis/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden is responsible for the ‘systemic racism’ he professes to oppose – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/biden-is-responsible-for-the-systemic-racism-he-professes-to-oppose
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to the Urban Institute, black and Hispanic landlords have lower incomes and own fewer properties than their white counterparts. They are also “more likely to have a mortgage than own their building outright” and make up a disproportionate number of the landlords who have at least one mortgage in forbearance. This isn’t the first time that Biden, who professes to care so much about equity, has pushed damaging policies that disproportionately harm minorities. Biden’s Title IX changes, which treat students accused of sexual misconduct as guilty until proven, also disproportionately harm black college students. The systemic racism Biden has warned so much about is coming from inside the White House. In pursuing policies that make liberals feel good but are damaging when put in place, as both the eviction moratorium and Title IX changes are, Biden is perpetuating the very problem he claims to be so concerned about. The narrative around systemic racism somehow does not apply to these Democratic policies, proving once again that it is a political narrative and nothing more. That will remain true the next time Biden takes the podium to denounce another GOP voting law as being a new version of Jim Crow.)

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Biden shifts blame for Afghanistan falling to Taliban. – Jack Durschlag
https://www.foxnews.com/us/biden-shifts-blame-for-afghanistan-falling-to-taliban-to-afghans-trump
— George Bush, former first lady issue statement on Afghanistan with message to US troops, veterans. The war in Afghanistan began under Bush after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. – Edmund DeMarche
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/george-bush-former-first-lady-issue-statement-on-afghanistan-with-message-to-us-troops-veterans
— Clay Travis: If ‘experts’ were this wrong about Afghanistan, ‘how can you trust them on border, COVID’? – By Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/travis-sexton-if-experts-were-this-wrong-about-afghanistan-how-can-you-trust-them-on-border-covid
— Biden points fingers for Afghanistan debacle after promising he wouldn’t ‘blame others’ Biden’s Afghanistan remarks contrasted with his campaign promise to ‘take responsibility’ and not ‘blame others’ – Houston Keene
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-afghanistan-points-fingers-blame-others
— Mark Steyn tells Tucker Carlson leftist worldview is all ‘power calculation’ The left focuses on ‘what belongs to the rainbow coalition of the future,’ he says – Angelica Stabile
https://www.foxnews.com/media/mark-steyn-tells-tucker-leftist-worldview-is-all-power-calculation
— Lindsey Graham slams Biden Afghanistan speech: ‘No one to blame but himself’ Biden spent much of his speech pinning the blame for the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan. – Michael Lee
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/lindsey-graham-slams-biden-speech-no-one-to-blame-but-himself

BLAZE
— Trump calls Afghanistan ‘the most embarrassing military outcome’ in American history – ALEX NITZBERG
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-calls-afghanistan-the-most-embarrassing-military-outcome-in-american-history

CHRISTIANITY DAILY
— Kansas Teacher Fined After Quitting Job Over Mask Mandates And Critical Race Theory Teaching, Will Start Homeschooling Project – ANTON CARILLO
https://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/12932/20210816/kansas-teacher-fined-after-quitting-job-over-mask-mandates-and-critical-race-theory-teaching-will-start-homeschooling-project.htm

CHRISTIAN POST
— Nearly 70% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of Afghanistan – Michael Gryboski
https://www.christianpost.com/amp/most-americans-oppose-bidens-handling-of-afghanistan-poll.html

DAILY CALLER
— George W. Bush Releases Statement On Afghanistan Calling On U.S. To Accept Refugees – GREG PRICE
https://dailycaller.com/2021/08/16/president-george-bush-statement-afghanistan-refugees/

DAILY WIRE
— NYT, WSJ, WaPo Publishers Urge Biden To Protect Afghan Colleagues In Kabul: ‘Stand Behind The Free Press’ – Charlotte Pence Bond
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the many adverse actions that have been taken against me to get me to stop sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/nyt-wsj-wapo-publishers-urge-biden-to-protect-afghan-colleagues-in-kabul-stand-behind-the-free-press

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Chinese Media Threaten Taiwan after Kabul Debacle: ‘The Island’s Defense Will Collapse in Hours’ – ZACHARY EVANS
(DIERSEN: If/when China conquers Taiwan, who will Republican China-promoters blame?)
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/chinese-media-threaten-taiwan-after-kabul-debacle-the-islands-defense-will-collapse-in-hours/

NEW AMERICAN
— Biden to Bring in 30K Afghans. Americans Left Behind Won’t Be Prioritized in Evacuation – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://thenewamerican.com/biden-to-bring-in-30k-afghans-americans-left-behind-wont-be-prioritized-in-evacuation/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Trump remains barred from Twitter but Taliban spokesperson still using platform for propaganda – Jon Dougherty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/08/16/trump-remains-barred-from-twitter-but-taliban-spokesperson-still-using-platform-for-propaganda-1119492/
— CNN reports Taliban fighters chanting ‘Death to America’ seem ‘friendly at the same time’ – Tom Tillison
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/08/16/cnn-reports-taliban-fighters-chanting-death-to-america-seem-friendly-at-the-same-time-1119801/
— Advanced copy of Biden’s Afghanistan talking points leaked to friendly press. ‘They’re not good.’
(DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO activists, candidates, and party leaders a) who pander to Rich Miller and to the rest of the Democrat news media in Illinois and b) who do everything that they can to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters?)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/08/16/advanced-copy-of-bidens-talking-points-on-afghanistan-leaked-to-friendly-press-they-are-not-good-1119887/
— Psaki takes week off, ‘out of office’ reply runs as Biden avoids Afghanistan nightmare – Tom Tillison
(DIERSEN: I have put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter each and every a) morning since 2004 and b) evening since 2015.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/08/16/psaki-takes-week-off-out-of-office-reply-runs-as-biden-avoids-taliban-afghanistan-nightmare-1119462/
— Pelosi floats GOP ‘clowns’ Jordan and Banks could end up as part of Jan 6 probe – Frank Webster
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/08/17/pelosi-floats-gop-clowns-jordan-and-banks-could-end-up-as-part-of-jan-6-probe-1120029/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Biden Blames Everyone but Himself for Afghanistan Withdrawal Fiasco. Biden never addressed why it all went haywire this weekend. – Mary Chastain
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/live-biden-returns-to-white-house-addresses-nation-on-afghanistan/

EPOCH TIMES
— Pentagon Warns of Worsening Terrorist Threat After Taliban Takes Over Afghanistan – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/pentagon-warns-of-worsening-terrorist-threat-after-taliban-takes-over-afghanistan_3951535.html

THE HILL
— Pompeo: ‘Pathetic’ for Biden to blame Trump for Afghanistan – OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/567979-Pompeo-Pathetic-for-Biden-to-blame-Trump-for-Afghanistan

POLITICO
— Who’s to blame for Afghanistan? – ALEXANDER WARD and QUINT FORGEY
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/national-security-daily/2021/08/16/whos-to-blame-for-afghanistan-493993
— Afghanistan blame game – ALEX THOMPSON and TINA SFONDELES
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/west-wing-playbook/2021/08/16/afghanistan-blame-game-493991

ABC NEWS
— Republicans play blame game with Biden on Afghanistan. Several lawmakers supported the withdrawal under the Trump administration. – Mariam Khan
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/republicans-play-blame-game-biden-afghanistan/story?id=79481240

CNN
— Biden administration reverts to internal blame-shifting amid Afghanistan chaos – Natasha Bertrand, Kylie Atwood, Oren Liebermann and Nicole Gaouette
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/17/politics/biden-afghanistan-blame-shifting/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Delta Surge Drives Home Painful Truth: Covid Isn’t Going Away. The new flood of cases has forced Americans to recalibrate. Governors and mayors who imposed shutdowns last summer are pushing vaccines now. – Julie Bosman and Mitch Smith
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/16/us/covid-delta-variant-us.html

WASHINGTON POST
— After Afghanistan falls, the blame game begins – Shane Harris
(DIERSEN: Who blames you and for what? I should write a book about those a) who blame me, b) who blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters since 2000, c) who blame what I did to help Republicans help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks 2005-2019, and d) who blame what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter (MC) board member 2001-2004 for losses that Republican candidates in ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000. I would focus on unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, MTRO, Wheaton Park District, WCC, TAPROOT, ICRC, AAPC MC, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. I would focus on those who or castrated adverse actions against me. I should title the book “The Scapegoaters.”)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/taliban-us-intelligence-afghanistan/2021/08/16/c59f4416-febd-11eb-85f2-b871803f65e4_story.html
— Biden says the ‘buck stops with me’ — while pinning blame on Trump and many Afghans – Aaron Blake
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/16/biden-says-buck-stops-with-me-while-pinning-blame-trump-lots-afghans/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— The Taliban won. Here’s what that could mean – NABIH BULOS
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-08-15/the-taliban-won-heres-what-that-could-mean
— The Taliban is now benefiting from the billions spent on building Afghanistan’s army – AP
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-08-17/billions-spent-afghan-army-ultimately-benefited-taliban

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Congressman and veteran Adam Kinzinger blames Afghanistan’s collapse on Biden and Trump – BRIAN NIEMIETZ
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-adam-kinzinger-dan-crenshaw-biden-trump-afghanistan-fault-20210817-g6rqwq6a2bftrdlqahldukbep4-story.html
— The critical race theory haters are blind to savage structural inequalities in our public schools – DAN WEISBERG
(DIERSEN: My parents sent me to a) Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, b) Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod, and c) Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I had tremendous unfair advantages in life. If that is true, why did I take BAD JOBS that they would never stoop to take? I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I took those BAD JOBS because I am lazy and stupid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. Further, in my defense, those who hired me and those who promoted me in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1986 were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to hire and promote Democrats, and especially Democrats who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-critical-race-theory-public-schools-20210817-mlyzpicvgbc43jeavrlj2akbnu-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Biden’s Chamberlain Moment in Afghanistan. The fall of Kabul has been heard around the world, to the dismay of our allies and delight of our enemies. – Walter Russell Mead
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-chamberlain-afghanistan-withdrawal-saigon-jihadist-taliban-kabul-pakistan-11629128451
— Growing Share of Migrants From Outside Mexico, Central America Poses Challenge for Biden. Nearly three in 10 arrested at the southern border in July came from South America, the Caribbean or beyond. – Michelle Hackman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/growing-share-of-migrants-from-outside-mexico-central-america-poses-challenge-for-biden-11629122385

FORBES
— Twitter, Facebook May Let Taliban Control Afghan Government Social Media Accounts
https://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2021/08/17/twitter-facebook-taliban-social-media-accounts/

NEWSWEEK
— Tucker Carlson Slams U.S. Housing Afghanistan Refugees: ‘First We Invade, Then We Are Invaded”
https://www.newsweek.com/tucker-carlson-slams-us-housing-afghanistan-refugees-first-we-invade-then-we-are-invaded-1619954
— American Female Reporter Wears Hijab as Taliban Gains More Ground in Afghanistan
https://www.newsweek.com/american-female-reporter-wears-hijab-taliban-gains-more-ground-afghanistan-1619695

INTERCEPT
— Laura Ingraham Confronts the Core Problem for Capitalists – Jon Schwarz
(DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I am extremely stupid. Therefore, if I could do the aforesaid, just about anyone could do the aforesaid.)
https://theintercept.com/2021/08/14/laura-ingraham-capitalists-labor/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: THURSDAY NIGHT on Fox News, Laura Ingraham straightforwardly expressed the key challenge for capitalism: How can bosses get people to do awful, degrading jobs for little pay in order to make other people rich? “The government is literally putting anvils, in many ways, on people’s shoulders, either through the mandates, regulations, and now through free money,” Ingraham said to her guest, reality TV host Jon Taffer. “If we are not causing people to be hungry to work, then we’re providing them with all the meals they need sitting at home,” Taffer agreed. “These benefits make absolutely no sense to us.” Capitalism has been grappling with this problem for hundreds of years, but as history and Ingraham show, the answer now is the same as it’s always been: The laboring classes must be forced into circumstances in which they must work or starve.)

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Mastering Budgets – Jerry Simpkins
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who are most furious that I have the money, time, motivation, and ability to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter each and every morning and evening free of charge and without any advertising.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/stories/mastering-budgets,199103

FORD AUTHORITY
— New Vehicle Affordability Reaches All-Time Low In July 2021 – Brett Foote
(DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 17 years old, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint ( https://www.motortrend.com/features/mscp-1206-1966-pontiac-lemans-sprint/ ) with money that I saved washing dishes part-time for the minimum wage for 18 months in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.)
https://fordauthority.com/2021/08/new-vehicle-affordability-reaches-all-time-low-in-july-2021-report/

INDEPENDENT
— President’s speech branded ‘grotesque’ and ‘devoid of empathy’ as Bush breaks silence – Chiara Giordano and Oliver O’Connell
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-news-afghanistan-speech-live-b1903856.html

LOOP NET
— OFFICE PROPERTY FOR SALE: 520 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton
https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/520-W-Roosevelt-Rd-Wheaton-IL/23457154/

August 13 Evening Edition

FOX32
— Pritzker signs new Illinois law banning hair discrimination in schools
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pritzker-signs-new-illinois-law-banning-hair-discrimination-in-schools

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: MacArthur Foundation gives almost $80M in grants to organizations to advance the Democrat Party platform.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/people/ct-macarthur-foundation-equitable-recovery-grants-tt-0813-20210813-dh2q6ut7wnfi7dfqqgdbfp7h44-story.html
— Dozens of Chicago bars and restaurants are only admitting vaccinated customers. How’s that going? And could the city mandate it as COVID-19 cases climb again? – JOSH NOEL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-food-vaccinated-only-bars-restaurants-chicago-how-its-going-20210813-pjutel37kjgfznaeapmyodlgqu-story.html
— Wheaton mansion sells for $2.89M, the highest price on record for that city – BOB GOLDSBOROUGH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/real-estate/elite-street/ct-re-elite-street-record-wheaton-mansion-sale-20210813-c3xjrqai75hohejon6be4mmezq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— As more places demand COVID vaccination proof, here’s everything you need to know. The rules often vary. What some businesses are requiring, how to navigate this — including how to get a card from Northwestern Medicine, which initially didn’t provide them. – Stephanie Zimmermann
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2021/8/13/22621994/vaccine-cards-passport-covid-coronavirus-vaccination
— Slaying of Officer Ella French shows police need our support more than ever. ‘She was like a lamb in the pit of vipers and jackals,’ says a retired Chicago police official. – Michael Sneed
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/8/13/22623970/ella-french-killing-chicago-police-department-need-support-more-than-ever

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois Democrats look to eliminate GOP House district – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210813/news/308139943
— As Illinois logs highest COVID-19 counts since April, what now with booster shots? – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210813/as-illinois-logs-highest-covid-19-counts-since-april-what-now-with-booster-shots
— Nurses, protesters rally against hospital vaccine mandate in Elgin – Rick West
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20210811/nurses-protesters-rally-against-hospital-vaccine-mandate-in-elgin
— Proposed McHenry County flag policy including limits on pride flag set for final vote – Ben Szalinski
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210813/proposed-mchenry-county-flag-policy-including-limits-on-pride-flag-set-for-final-vote

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— No masks in schools, say Bloomington protestors – BRENDAN DENISON
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/watch-now-no-masks-in-schools-say-bloomington-protestors/article_84d52d6c-d2d3-536b-bceb-2f5b206899dd.html

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Fire Pritzker Rally for Freedom
https://www.williamjkelly.org/events/zr1wg?s=5249334434427387904
— Facebook censors Newsmax reporter’s post about police after Ella French’s death
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/facebook-censors-newsmax-reporters-post-about-police-after-ella-frenchs-death

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PRITZKER MANDATES MASKS FOR PUBLIC, NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS; BAILEY DEMANDS BASIS FOR POLICY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/08/pritzker-mandates-masks-for-public-non-public-schools-bailey-demands-basis-for-policy.html
— GOV. PRITZKER SIGNS LANDMARK LAW TO “PREVENT HAIR BIAS IN ILLINOIS SCHOOLS”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/08/gov-pritzker-signs-landmark-law-to-prevent-hair-bias-in-illinois-schools.html
— BIAS BY OMISSION: 1619 PROJECT IGNORES DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S HISTORY OF RACISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/08/bias-by-omission-1619-project-ignores-democratic-partys-history-of-racism.html
— THE EVIDENCE IS CLEAR: DEMOCRATS ARE PUSHING AMERICA TOWARD ECONOMIC DISASTER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/08/the-evidence-is-clear-democrats-are-pushing-america-toward-economic-disaster.html
— A WOKE EDUCATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/08/a-woke-education.html
— TURNS OUT CALIFORNIANS HATE ELECTRIC VEHICLES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/08/turns-out-californians-hate-electric-vehicles.html
— DOES IT VIOLATE THE NUREMBERG CODE?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/08/this-violates-the-nuremberg-code.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker still not going, citing family plans *** After Pritzker refuses to attend big indoor brunch fundraiser, IDCCA moves event outside
https://capitolfax.com/2021/08/13/after-pritzker-refuses-to-attend-big-indoor-brunch-fundraiser-idcca-moves-event-outside/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DHS sets new high for catch-and-release at border. July also set new records for most children and parents caught – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/13/dhs-sets-new-high-catch-and-release-border/

GOPUSA
— Fox Poll: Majority Of Registered Democrat Voters Now Prefer Socialism To Capitalism
https://www.gopusa.com/fox-poll-majority-of-registered-democrat-voters-now-prefer-socialism-to-capitalism/
— Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett Refuses Request To Block Indiana University Vaccine Mandate
https://www.gopusa.com/supreme-court-justice-refuses-request-to-block-college-vaccine-mandate/
— Atlanta Mom Says School ‘Segregated’ Daughter Into Black-Only Classes: Lawsuit
https://www.gopusa.com/atlanta-mom-says-school-segregated-daughter-into-black-only-classes-lawsuit/
— What The Woke Folk Are In For
https://www.gopusa.com/what-the-woke-folk-are-in-for/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Senate’s “Stop CRT Act” may not catch the millions to CRT in Providence – Justin Katz
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/senates-stop-crt-act-may-not-catch-the-millions-to-crt-in-providence/

BREITBART
— Woke Capitalism: Steve Forbes Rebukes American Express over Critical Race Theory Training – JOHN CARNEY
https://www.breitbart.com/social-justice/2021/08/13/amex-critical-race-theory-training/

BLAZE
— Outrage erupts against Justice Amy Coney Barrett over vaccine mandate decision – CARLOS GARCIA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/amy-coney-barrett-vaccine-mandate

DAILY WIRE
— West Point Teaching ‘Marxism,’ Military Official Says; Left-Wing Courses Revealed – Amanda Prestigiacomo
https://www.dailywire.com/news/west-point-teaching-marxism-military-official-says-left-wing-courses-revealed

FEDERALIST
— How Parents Are Holding Schools Accountable For Politicizing Education
https://thefederalist.com/2021/08/13/how-parents-are-holding-schools-accountable-for-politicizing-education/
— Critical Race Theory Aims To Murder The Souls Of White Children CRT aims to annihilate the souls of white people, to morally paralyze them via a protracted process of induced guilt, shame, embarrassment, and extortion. – Jason Hill
https://thefederalist.com/2021/08/13/critical-race-theory-aims-to-murder-the-souls-of-white-children/

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Why Race-Based Politics Undermines Minority Communities – William Deatherage
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/commentary/why-race-based-politics-undermines-minority-communities

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Universities Are Complicit in Ballooning Student Debt – DANIEL TENREIRO
https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2021/09/01/universities-are-complicit-in-ballooning-student-debt/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Loudoun County Residents Speak Out Against CRT: “This Is About Power and Control” – Tyler Stone
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/08/13/loudoun_county_residents_speak_out_against_crt_this_is_about_power_and_control.html

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— American Express Training Employees That Capitalism Is ‘Racist’ “Workers are also ­directed toward a series of articles that … demonstrate that white children become racist before they can speak and persuade employees that Congress should pass legislation for race-based reparations.”
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/american-express-training-employees-that-capitalism-is-racist/

EPOCH TIMES
— Why I Oppose Critical Race Theory – Phil King
https://www.theepochtimes.com/why-i-oppose-critical-race-theory_3946090.html
— Homeland Security Ignoring Congressional Requests for Info on Where Illegal Immigrants are Being Sent – Mark Tapscott
https://www.theepochtimes.com/homeland-security-ignoring-congressional-requests-for-info-on-where-illegal-immigrants-are-being-sent_3947842.html

FORBES
— How Tennis, Golf, And White Anxiety Block Racial Integration – Jay Fitzgerald
https://www.forbes.com/sites/hbsworkingknowledge/2021/08/13/how-tennis-golf-and-white-anxiety-block-racial-integration/

June 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 268 cases, 15 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-268-covid-cases-15-deaths/10780795/
— YouTube suspends Sen. Ron Johnson for COVID-19 ‘misinformation’ – AP
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all political and government news and commentary is misinformation except for the political and government news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/youtube-suspends-sen-johnson-for-covid-19-misinformation/10780501/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Foreign countries like America when they can manipulate America or dominate America.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/bidens-election-rebounded-americas-global-image-pew-research-shows

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat teachers oppose any limits on their promoting the Democrat Party platform.
https://news.wttw.com/2021/06/12/teachers-wary-new-laws-limiting-instruction-race
— AMA Doctors Meet Amid Vocal Backlash Over Racial Equity Plan
https://news.wttw.com/2021/06/12/ama-doctors-meet-amid-vocal-backlash-over-racial-equity-plan

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat teachers oppose any limits on their promoting the Democrat Party platform.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210612/news/306129969
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ in the military. How soon, if not already, will the Democrats get the military get rid of all its members who do not promote LGBTQ?
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210612/navy-veteran-advocates-on-behalf-of-lgbtq-service-members

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Parents say they are kept in the dark about schools’ use of critical race theory School systems stonewall parents seeking information on critical race theory in class – James Varney
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jun/12/parents-say-kept-dark-use-critical-race-theory/
— Teachers express concern about new laws banning critical race theory Some educators fear inadvertently running afoul of state policy – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jun/12/teachers-wary-of-new-laws-limiting-instruction-on-/

GOPUSA
— Show Us Your Papers: Unvaccinated Students ‘Marked’ At New Hampshire Prom
https://www.gopusa.com/show-us-your-papers-unvaccinated-students-marked-at-new-hampshire-prom/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why Did George W. Betray Team GOP? – Jack Cashill
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/06/why_did_george_w_betray_team_gop.html

DAILY WIRE
— Federal Judge Halts Biden Administration Program That Discriminated Against White Farmers, Saying Lawsuit Could Be Successful – Ashe Schow
(DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs give preference to those who are Trump-haters, moderates, liberals, Democrats, RINOs, illegals, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-married, poor, non-gun owners, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. That is, Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs discriminate against those who are Trump supporters, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/federal-judge-halts-biden-administration-program-that-discriminated-against-white-farmers-saying-lawsuit-could-be-successful

NATIONAL REVIEW
— To CRT or Not to CRT? – PETER SPILIAKOS
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/to-crt-or-not-to-crt/

NEWSMAX
— Judicial Watch: Filing Proves Chicago Mayor’s Discriminatory Interview Policy – Charles Kim
https://www.newsmax.com/us/chicago-lori-lightfoot-racism-court/2021/06/12/id/1024856/
— Maoist Refugee Fears Critical Race Theory Threat to US – Nick Koutsobinas
https://www.newsmax.com/us/critical-race-theory-schools-mao-zedong-crt/2021/06/11/id/1024825/

ONE NEWS NOW
— As porous border gets overrun, rich cartels get richer – Chad Groening
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2021/06/11/as-porous-border-gets-overrun-rich-cartels-get-richer
— Abbott: Biden not doing his job, so Texas building barriers – Michael F. Haverluck
https://onenewsnow.com/national-security/2021/06/12/abbott-biden-not-doing-his-job-so-texas-building-barriers

CAMPUS REFORM
— Roosevelt University professors admit on hot mic to teaching social justice ‘all day, every day’ – Katelynn Richardson
https://campusreform.org/article?id=17567

COLLEGE FIX
— Left-wing educators hold rallies to protest bans on teaching critical race theory in schools
https://www.thecollegefix.com/left-wing-educators-hold-rallies-to-protest-bans-on-teaching-critical-race-theory-in-schools/
— Attempting to grasp the PSYCHOanalysis of academic race grifters – DAVE HUBER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/attempting-to-grasp-the-psychoanalysis-of-academic-race-grifters/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— BLM co-founder to speak at UCLA despite calls to ‘end’ Israel, org infighting and real-estate shopping spree – Ashley Hill
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/06/12/blm-co-founder-to-speak-at-ucla-despite-calls-to-end-israel-org-infighting-and-real-estate-shopping-spree-1087989/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— San Diego Parents Rally to Stop Teaching of Critical Race Theory “If the district is really about uniting the kids, then get this course out of the way.” – Leslie Eastman
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/06/san-diego-parents-rally-to-stop-teaching-of-critical-race-theory/
— Woman Who Survived Mao’s Cultural Revolution Warns Critical Race Theory is the Same Thing “I just want to let the American people know that what is going on in our schools and in our country is really a replay of the cultural revolution in China” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/06/woman-who-survived-maos-cultural-revolution-warns-critical-race-theory-is-the-same-thing/

THE HILL
— Chicago mayor defends her decision to grant interviews exclusively to people of color – CAROLINE VAKIL
(DIERSEN: I have been a reporter for GOPUSA since 2000. I should write a book about how the following have treated me since 2000: a) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their volunteers, b) leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party (IRP), c) IRP State Central Committee members for the 6th Congressional District, d) leaders of Wheaton’s Park District, Wheaton’s Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/558139-chicago-mayor-defends-her-decision-to-grant-interviews-exclusively-to

UPI
— VP Kamala Harris takes part in D.C.’s LGBTQ Pride rally – Clyde Hughes
(DIERSEN: If you do not promote LGBTQ, how soon will your municipality officially stop you from a) seeking or holding any kind of government or political office, b) getting an education, c) getting and keeping a job, d) owning or leasing vehicles, e) renting or owning real estate, f) etc.)
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/06/12/kamala-harris-lgbtq-pride-rally-washington/7401623534397/

AOL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use the Pulse Nightclub to promote hatred against those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.aol.com/news/biden-name-pulse-nightclub-national-220338156.html

FORBES
— Yet Another Federal Court Tells Biden That He Can’t Exclude Whites From His Relief Programs – Evan Gerstmann
https://www.forbes.com/sites/evangerstmann/2021/06/12/yet-another-federal-court-tells-biden-that-he-cant-exclude-whites-from-his-relief-programs/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Soon, if not already, if you do not promote LGBTQ, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will stop you from a) seeking or holding any kind of government or political office, b) getting an education, c) getting and keeping a job, d) owning or leasing vehicles, e) renting or owning real estate, f) etc.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonyounger/2021/06/12/its-pride-month-what-cities-states-and-professions-most-support-lgbtq-professionals/

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use the Pulse Nightclub to abolish the Second Amendment.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/pulse-shooting-anniversary-survivors-soldier-on-for-gun-reform

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use the Pulse Nightclub a) to promote hatred against those who do not promote LGBTQ and b) to abolish the Second Amendment.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/06/five-years-passed-since-pulse-shooting-failed-change-anything/

June 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 401 cases, 8 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-401-covid-cases-8-deaths/10728434/
— Chicago’s Race Riot of 1919 left 38 dead, 2 years before Tulsa Massacre – Leah Hope
https://abc7chicago.com/before-tulsa-massacre-chicago-saw-its-own-deadly-race-riots/10730014/
— Biden honors forgotten victims on 100th anniversary of Tulsa race massacre in emotional speech – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/society/biden-honors-forgotten-victims-of-tulsa-race-massacre/10728108/
— Most Americans think they can spot fake news. They can’t, study finds – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/society/most-americans-cannot-spot-fake-news-study-finds/10727952/

NBC5
— Biden Marks Tulsa Race Massacre in Emotional, Graphic Speech. Biden’s visit Tuesday comes amid a national reckoning on racial justice. – Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/biden-to-honor-forgotten-victims-of-tulsa-race-massacre/2522605/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker touts ‘fiscal discipline’ of $42 billion budget passed by Democrats as debate over energy policy and subsidies to ComEd parent drags on – DAN PETRELLA, BILL RUTHHART and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-adjourns-20210602-g4lmzcdznnaclptdi3p23fy24a-story.html
— Springfield in OT | Pritzker back before the cameras | US Rep. Danny Davis will have at least one Democratic opponent if he runs again – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-springfield-pritzker-budget-kina-collins-congress-danny-davis-spin-20210601-be7elhh2inf45ltd5d2bw6v2ja-story.html
— Illinois General Assembly spring session recap: Here’s a look at the legislation passed by state lawmakers
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-general-assembly-legislation-cb-20210601-b5lnobrlknbupo5qw67pnekr74-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2021/6/1/22455300/weed-consumption-illinois-dispensaries-d33-marijuana-nuera-chi-high-tours-west-loop

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote LGBTQ in Buffalo Grove.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210601/buffalo-grove-pride-drive-will-return-for-another—-and-organizers-hope-final—-spin-sunday

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— As Lightfoot advocates diversity, a look at her own track record – GREG HINZ
(DIERSEN: While worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, IRS’s Chicago office 1971-1980, and the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969, Republicans were underrepresented as well as conservatives, Protestants, German Americans, and Whites whose ancestors had been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lightfoot-advocates-diversity-look-her-own-track-record

WSIL TV
— Pritzker and Illinois House leaders discuss budget, end of session – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/06/01/pritzker-and-illinois-house-leaders-discuss-budget-end-of-session/

ILLINOIS NEWS TODAY
— Daily Plaza will raise the Rainbow Pride flag throughout June – Roger Milian
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats who run Chicago officially announce that are going to get rid of all individuals, organizations, and companies that do not promote LGBTQ once and for all?)
https://illinoisnewstoday.com/daily-plaza-will-raise-the-rainbow-pride-flag-throughout-june/226836/

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Kelly issues updated campaign announcement for ’22 elections
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/kelly-issues-updated-campaign-announcement-for-22-elections

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Candidate Preparation Workshops Scheduled in Rockford and Naperville
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/06/01/candidate-preparation-workshops-scheduled-in-rockford-and-naperville/
— UPDATED: 2022 Primary Pushed Back from March 15 to June 28 Due to Congressional Remap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/06/01/primary052821/
— Ethics Legislation Summarized
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/31/ethics-legislation-summarized/
— Bill Passes Requiring All Grade School Bathrooms To Provide Menstrual Products with Roll Calls
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/31/bill-passes-requiring-all-grade-school-bathrooms-to-provide-menstrual-products/
— Legislature Orders Ice Detention Center Closed by New Year’s Day with Roll Call
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/31/legislature-order-ice-detention-center-closed-by-new-years-day/
— Jeanne Ives Points to Potential Pornographic Sex Ed Booklets for School Kids with Roll Calls
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/31/jeanne-ives-points-to-potential-pornographic-sex-ed-booklets-for-school-kids/
— Sex Ed Bill Passes by One Vote, Ness Supported and Could Be Said to Be THE Deciding Vote with Roll Calls
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/29/sex-ed-bill-passes-by-one-vote-ness-supported-and-could-be-said-to-be-the-deciding-vote/
— Republicans at Woodstock Memorial Day Parade – Preparation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/31/republicans-at-woodstock-memorial-day-parade/
— Oberweis Dairy Hit with Suit for Not Getting Permission to Use Fingerprints to Check Employees In and Out of Work
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/31/oberweis-dairy-hit-with-suit-for-not-getting-permission-to-use-fingerprints-to-check-employees-in-and-out-of-work/
— FOID Card Fingerprint Bill Passes by One House Vote with Roll Call
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/30/foid-card-fingerprint-bill-passes-by-one-house-vote/
— UPDATE: Orange Man Bad for Suggesting Chinese Lab Manufactured Coronavirus, Biden Good for Looking into Possibility a Year Late
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/30/orange-man-bad-for-suggesting-chinese-lab-manufactured-coronavirus-biden-good-for-looking-into-possibility-a-year-later-copy/
— Eastern Illinois State Rep. Blaine Wilhour Lays It on the Line on Protecting Unions in the Illinois Constitutional: “Unions Don’t Create Jobs” with Roll Calls with Republicans Shown
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/30/eastern-illinois-state-rep-blaine-wilhour-lays-it-on-the-line-on-protecting-unions-in-the-illinois-constitutional-unions-dont-create-jobs/
— House Republicans Tank for Crooked ComEd
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/29/house-republicans-tank-for-crooked-comed/

CAPITOL FAX
— 401 new confirmed and probable cases; 8 additional deaths; 1,031 hospitalized; 284 in ICU; 1.6 percent average case positivity rate; 1.9 percent test positivity rate; 45,545 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/06/01/401-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-8-additional-deaths-1031-hospitalized-284-in-icu-16-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-19-percent-test-positivity-rate-45545-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Memorial Day lost on the likes of Kamala Harris – Charles Hurt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/31/memorial-day-lost-on-the-likes-of-kamala-harris/

GOPUSA
— Division: Biden Travels To Tulsa To Unveil New Efforts To Increase Black Wealth Using Federal Power
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=111034

AMERICAN THINKER
— With Kamala Harris doing nothing on the border – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/06/with_kamala_harris_doing_nothing_on_the_border_joe_biden_gets_out_his_pen_and_phone.html

BLAZE
— Trump slams former GOP congresswoman and other ‘RINO losers’ after she jokes about him – CARLOS GARCIA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-comstock-rino-republicans
— National Black Power Convention activist says a time to ‘kill everything white in sight’ will soon come – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/national-black-power-activist-kill-everything-white

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Poison Of Paul Ryan – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/the-poison-of-paul-ryan

FEDERALIST
— New Poll Finds All Those People Moving To Texas Aren’t Going To Be Voting For Democrats. It’s not just high-profile movers like Elon Musk and Joe Rogan. They’re joined by about three-quarters of a million people a year. – Chuck DeVore
https://thefederalist.com/2021/06/01/new-poll-finds-all-those-people-moving-to-texas-arent-going-to-be-voting-for-democrats/

DAILY WIRE
— New York Times Blames ‘GOP Elites’ For BLM’s Decline In Popularity Nationwide – Ben Johnson
https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-york-times-blames-gop-elites-for-blms-decline-in-popularity-nationwide
— ‘Blue Lives Murder’ Apparel Appears For Sale On Amazon, Law Enforcement Demands Its Removal – Paul Bois
https://www.dailywire.com/news/blue-lives-murder-apparel-appears-for-sale-on-amazon-law-enforcement-demands-its-removal
— Shoplifting Skyrockets In San Francisco, Forcing Retailers To Close Stores – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/shoplifting-skyrockets-in-san-francisco-forcing-retailers-to-close-stores

EPOCH TIMES
— Beijing Criticizes Chinese Youth’s ‘Do-Nothing’ Approach to Life – JESSICA MAO, RONA RUI AND TERRI WU
(DIERSEN: What did you do when you were young? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. I bought real estate when I was 24, 25, and 27 and with my wife when I was 29 and 35. I bought new cars when I was 17, 19, 20, 23, 29, etc.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/beijing-criticizes-chinese-youths-do-nothing-approach-to-life_3838831.html
— Texas Counties Start Charging Illegal Aliens With Child Endangerment, Trespass – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/texas-counties-start-charging-illegal-aliens-with-child-endangerment-trespass_3838725.html
— Supreme Court Rules Asylum Applicants Bear Burden of Proof, Reversing 9th Circuit – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/supreme-court-reverses-9th-circuit-in-chinese-asylum-case_3839831.html
— There Are Alarming Trends Toward Socialism Developing Under the Biden Administration
https://www.theepochtimes.com/there-are-alarming-trends-toward-socialism-developing-under-the-biden-administration_3840363.html

CNN
— AP explains why it fired Emily Wilder for pro-Palestinian tweets – David Goldman
(DIERSEN: AP hired Wilder knowing that she “was an active member of pro-Palestinian groups at her college. She was a proponent of Palestinian human rights and a critic of the Israeli government.” If I had been active in Republican politics when I attended high school 1962-1966, the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966. If I had been active in Republican politics when I attended UIC 1966-1968 or NIU 1969-1970, IRS would not have hired me in 1971. If I had been active in Republican politics when I attended Loyola 1972-1976 or DePaul 1976-1980, GAO would not have hired me in 1980.)
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/30/media/ap-emily-wilder-firing/index.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Before joining the AP, Wilder was an active member of pro-Palestinian groups at her college. She was a proponent of Palestinian human rights and a critic of the Israeli government.)

REUTERS
— Biden says nearly 14% of his 1,500 agency appointees identify as LGBTQ – Nandita Bose
(DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ force LGBTQers to destroy those who do not promote LGBTQ.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-biden-pride/biden-says-nearly-14-of-his-1500-agency-appointees-identify-as-lgbtq-idUSL2N2NJ1OR

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden will allow undocumented students to access pandemic relief – Sarah R. Coleman
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. Democrats should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/06/01/biden-will-allow-undocumented-students-access-pandemic-relief/

FORBES
— Bill Banning LGBT Flags At Embassies Gains GOP Backers On First Day Of Pride Month – Andrew Solender
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/06/01/bill-banning-lgbt-flags-at-embassies-gains-gop-backers-on-first-day-of-pride-month/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Don’t Think Biden Has Made Much Difference for Black America
(DIERSEN: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors made lots of difference for my Black subordinate. They forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave him my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/voters_don_t_think_biden_has_made_much_difference_for_black_america

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
— When a Reporter Calls
(DIERSEN: What do you say to those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, but who fail/refuse to return my phone calls? What message are they sending me by doing that? Are they caving in to my critics/opponents who have threatened to destroy them if they return my phone calls? Do they read my newsletters only for “opposition research?”)
https://www.mnsu.edu/media/reportercall.html

May 29 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Visitors to Chicago Loop warned to watch out for large groups of robbers in parks
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/visitors-to-chicago-loop-warned-to-watch-out-for-large-groups-of-robbers-in-parks
— Police warn Chicago Lawn residents to watch out for robbers
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/police-warn-chicago-lawn-residents-to-watch-out-for-robbers

ABC7
— Illinois 2022 primary election could be pushed back as redistricting talks continue – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-2022-primary-election-could-be-pushed-back-/10710282/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 802 cases, 37 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-update-il-reports-802-cases-37-deaths/10713779/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Remap moves ahead: Democrats send new legislative maps to Pritzker’s desk — over GOP objections. The House passed the maps shortly before 10 p.m. on a straight, partisan 71 to 45 vote. They passed the state Senate in the same fashion earlier in the day. “We are not going to let Republicans gridlock the process, solely for political gains,” state House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch said minutes before the vote. “It’s not going to happen. Not here. Period.” – Rachel Hinton and Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/28/22459349/remap-moves-ahead-democrats-redistricting-welch-hernandez-pritzker-census

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— A Cook County commissioner’s compelling new challenge to renaming Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day – ERIC ZORN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-columbus-day-indigenous-peoples-slavery-moore-zorn-20210528-gpxn5meiu5awdll3wlmsyo5xgq-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Slavery was part of the daily culture of the tribal nations,” said Moore’s statement, “with the (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw and Seminole tribes) entering into treaties with the Confederate States of America to ensure slavery continued.” Paul Chaat Smith, a Comanche and the associate curator of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, said in a 2018 speech that these five tribes “were deeply committed to slavery, established their own racialized Black codes, immediately reestablished slavery when they arrived in Indian territory, rebuilt their nations with slave labor, crushed slave rebellions and enthusiastically sided with the Confederacy in the Civil War.” Smith referred to this truth as the “mangy, snarling dog standing between you and a crowd-pleasing narrative,” according to coverage of his speech in Smithsonian magazine. “Indians bought, sold, owned and exploited black people’s labor and reproduction for economic and social gain,” wrote University of Massachusetts at Amherst historian Barbara Krauthamer in her book “Black Slaves, Indian Masters.” “Because the Indian nations existed as autonomous political entities, Union victory did not automatically liberate black people from bondage,” Krauthamer wrote. “Only in the course of negotiating a new treaty with the United States during the spring of 1866 did Choctaw and Chickasaw leaders grudgingly consent to acknowledge slavery’s demise.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to make Blacks hate Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-black-history-tulsa-juneteenth-20210531-wad25ktbyjgf5l6x47mc565auq-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-tulsa-race-massacre-20210529-jo6mkljftjetje3o3m62dpz5rm-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-tulsa-race-massacre-greenwood-20210528-pwqleloqfrg6be53j3u2woxsqe-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban Republicans say Democrats’ new Supreme Court map is ‘manipulation’ effort – JJ Bullock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210528/suburban-republicans-say-democrats-new-supreme-court-map-is-manipulation-effort
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. Democrats should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210528/senate-passes-bill-strengthening-legal-protection-for-immigrants
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Tulsa to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210529/news/305299955/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats introduce, pass legislative maps as Republicans take their plea to Gov. Pritzker – Ben Szalinski and Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/05/29/new-legislative-maps-illinois-pass-general-assembly/5260361001/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Oklahoma highway named after former President Donald Trump – Cassidy Mudd
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/oklahoma-highway-named-after-former-president-donald-trump-05-29-2021

NPR ILLINOIS
–Lawmakers Send Controversial Sex Education Standards Bill To Governor – DEREK CANTÙ
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to be LGBTQers.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/lawmakers-send-controversial-sex-education-standards-bill-governor#stream/0

ILLINOIS NEWS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to send your child to a public school is to make your child anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://illinoisnewstoday.com/state-republicans-are-trying-to-limit-teaching-about-race-racism/222208/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Tulsa to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://illinoisnewstoday.com/100-years-after-the-tulsa-race-massacre-distrust-of-blacks-remains/222298/

CAPITOL FAX
— Remap roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/29/remap-roundup-4/
— 802 new confirmed and probable cases; 37 additional deaths; 1,164 hospitalized; 313 in ICU; 1.8 percent average case positivity rate; 2.2 percent average test positivity rate; 55,252 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/29/802-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-37-additional-deaths-1164-hospitalized-313-in-icu-18-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-22-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55252-average-daily-doses/

FOX NEWS
— Growing number see Biden as too liberal – Dana Blanton
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most as being “too conservative.” I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have been candidates on Republican ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://www.foxnews.com/official-polls/poll-growing-number-see-biden-too-liberal
— Black mothers of police shooting victims accuse BLM of profiting from their ‘loved ones’ Patrisse Cullors’ lavish lifestyle has ignited nationwide outrage. – Caitlin McFall
https://www.foxnews.com/us/black-mothers-of-police-shooting-victims-accuse-departing-blm-of-profiting-from-their-loved-ones

GOPUSA
— Biden Taps Islamofascist Activists To Vet US Military For ‛Extremism’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110906

AMERICAN THINKER
— Media hides the ugly realities of illegal immigration – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/05/media_hides_the_ugly_realities_of_illegal_immigration.html

BREITBART
— Farage Travels to U.S. Border to Expose Illegal Immigration ‘Emergency’ – KURT ZINDULKA
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/05/29/watch-farage-travels-to-u-s-southern-border-to-expose-illegal-immigration-emergency/

NEWSMAX
— Crenshaw to Newsmax: GOP, Even Trump, Hasn’t Cared About Fiscal Responsibility – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/crenshaw-newsmax-budget-deficit/2021/05/29/id/1023190/

CHRISTIAN POST
— Marxism making inroads in US military? – Jerry Newcombe
https://www.christianpost.com/voices/marxism-making-inroads-in-us-military.html

COLLEGE FIX
— DePaul University officially adopts Indigenous ‘land acknowledgment’
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress a) that my ancestors on my father’s side homesteaded a farm in Crete in 1854, b) that they sold that farm and bought land in downtown Crete in 1864, c) that they built a home on that land in 1926, d) that I lived in that home 1954-1972, and e) that my brother and I now own that home and he continues to live in it.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/depaul-university-officially-adopts-indigenous-land-acknowledgment/

SPECTATOR
— There is no appetite for the Paul Ryan doctrine. Trump showed in 2016 that a socially conservative, economically liberal platform is the key to the future – Pedro L. Gonzalez
https://spectator.us/topic/appetite-paul-ryan-doctrine/

POST MILLENNIAL
— Critical race theory is ‘grounded in Marxism,’ professor confirms – Libby Emmons
https://thepostmillennial.com/critical-race-theory-is-grounded-in-marxism-professor-confirms

THE HILL
— Pro-Trump group presses Biden officials for records on critical race theory – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/556100-pro-trump-legal-group-files-request-for-information-from-education

NBC NEWS
— Paul Ryan urges GOP to shake Trump obsession, focus on ‘principles,’ not ‘personality’ – Dartunorro Clark
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. While Trump was President, he did lots to defend and advance the Republican Party platform. Trump’s critics/opponents reject many, most, if not virtually all of the planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly, the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/paul-ryan-urges-gop-shake-trump-obsession-focus-principles-not-n1268888

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— GOP blocks Capitol riot probe, displaying loyalty to Trump
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I should be blindly loyal to those who lead the following: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. Further, that I should not include anything in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters without their specific prior direction. Further, that because I reject that manipulation/domination, the aforesaid leaders should do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out the newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading the newsletters.)
https://www.wlns.com/news/washington-dc/gop-blocks-capitol-riot-probe-displaying-loyalty-to-trump/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Cops Don’t Belong at Pride – Roxane Gay
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/29/opinion/lgbtq-police-pride-parade.html

USA TODAY
— About AP and Emily Wilder: What does a reporter owe a news organization? – Ken Paulson
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I should be blindly loyal to those who lead the following: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. Further, that I should not include anything in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters without their specific prior direction. Further, that because I reject that manipulation/domination, the aforesaid leaders should do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out the newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading the newsletters.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/05/29/emily-wilder-ap-charge-pro-israel-bias-fire-her/5245745001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Republican Mayoral Candidates Tussle Over Trump, Party Loyalty – Katie Honan
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I should be blindly loyal to those who lead the following: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. Further, that I should not include anything in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters without their specific prior direction. Further, that because I reject that manipulation/domination, the aforesaid leaders should do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out the newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading the newsletters.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-candidates-for-new-york-mayor-face-off-in-two-man-debate-11622064803

FORBES
— Employers Can Require Workers To Get Vaccinated, Government Says – Jack Brewster
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/05/28/employers-can-require-workers-to-get-vaccinated-government-says/

NEWSWEEK
— Illinois GOP Lawmaker Likens Sex Education to Porn, Blames Lack of Independent Legislative Maps
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-lawmaker-likens-sex-education-porn-blames-lack-independent-legislative-maps-1596145
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you promote hatred against Republicans, the more that hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote you.
https://www.newsweek.com/ex-rnc-chair-blasts-republicans-after-they-block-jan-6-commission-pathetic-cowards-1596159

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-republican-party-racial-hypocrisy-and-the-1619-project