October 21 Evening Edition

ABC7

— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,146 cases, 36 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-covid-update-idph-coronavirus-il-19-cases/11151968/
— House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/steve-bannon-contempt-subpoena-january-6-capitol-insurrection/11152252/
— Trump social media app launched in effort to rival Big Tech companies – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/truth-social-media-trump-platform/11151753/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— As judge urges Chicago and its police union to lower ‘the flames’ over vaccine mandate spat, Indiana officials invite CPD officers to apply for jobs there – ALICE YIN and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/vaccine/ct-chicago-police-vaccine-mandate-standoff-20211021-2ylbuv7ycbgnratzxxkfriazti-story.html
— Will County Board delays remap vote, giving time for possible compromise – MICHELLE MULLINS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-will-county-remap-vote-st-1022-20211021-whymnz7s65ayvptkg67t26wovu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Judge scolds city, police union over vax mandate legal battle: ‘Everybody that’s involved here is in public service’ As the vaccine mandate standoff continues, the police union’s City Council allies are flexing their legislative muscle. – Mitch Dudek and Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/10/21/22738705/vaccine-mandate-legal-battle-judge-scolds-city-police-union-fop-city-council-allies-flex-muscle
— Cook County gun, ammunition taxes shot down by state’s top court State Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis wrote that the taxes violate the constitution’s uniformity clause and “impose a burden on the exercise of a fundamental right protected by the second amendment.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/10/21/22739075/cook-county-gun-ammunition-taxes-illinois-state-supreme-court-theis-preckwinkle
— COMMENT: From what I see, ever-increasingly, in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, the more of the following that you are, the less welcome that you are: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/10/21/22738570/photographers-exhibit-black-brown-youth-reflect-how-can-feel-unwelcome

DAILY HERALD
— What are the next steps toward vaccinating younger children? – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211021/what-are-the-next-steps-toward-vaccinating-younger-children

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Advocate Aurora Health fires more than 400 employees who refused COVID-19 vaccines – Aimee Barrows
https://www.shawlocal.com/kane-county-chronicle/news/local/2021/10/20/advocate-aurora-health-fires-more-than-400-employees-who-refused-covid-19-vaccines/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Here’s a copy of the lawsuit parents in 145 IL school districts filed over masking rules – MEGAN VALLEY
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/education/article255177577.html

AXIOS CHICAGO
— Illinois GOP size up run against Pritzker – Justin Kaufmann
https://www.axios.com/local/chicago/2021/10/21/illinois-gop-size-up-run-against-pritzker

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— After Pritzker’s ‘grifter’ comment, attorney considers defamation case – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/after-pritzker-s-grifter-comment-attorney-considers-defamation-case/article_6424adfc-328e-11ec-867d-f33a24d9e3ce.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Border crisis front and center this week on Capitol Hill – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/border-crisis-front-and-center-this-week-on-capitol-hill
— 17 GOP AGs accuse federal government of intimidating parents at school board meetings – ANN DAILEY MORENO
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/17-gop-ags-accuse-federal-government-of-intimidating-parents-at-school-board-meetings

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Chairman Announces New Election Integrity Committee
https://illinois.gop/ilgop-chairman-announces-new-election-integrity-committee/

CAPITOL FAX
— Remap roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/10/21/remap-roundup-6/
— Illinois unemployment rate 2 points higher than national rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/10/21/illinois-unemployment-rate-2-points-higher-than-national-rate/
— DeVore threatens lawsuit *** Pritzker calls DeVore a “grifter”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/10/21/pritzker-calls-devore-a-grifter/
— Illinois Supreme Court shoots down Cook County’s tax on firearms and ammo
https://capitolfax.com/2021/10/21/illinois-supreme-court-shoots-down-cook-countys-tax-on-firearms-and-ammo/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Media takes pot shots at Trump’s ‘Truth’ – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/21/inside-beltway-media-takes-pot-shots-trumps-truth/

FOX NEWS
— Suburban Chicago police chiefs back bill to ‘override’ Kim Foxx’s lax charging decisions GOP Rep. Jim Durkin said criminals are winning the war on crime in Chicago – Danielle Wallace
https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-police-override-kim-foxx
— White House press corps member pleads for Biden to take more questions Deputy press secretary insists Biden ‘takes questions all the time’ – Kyle Morris
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-press-corps-begs-biden-to-take-more-questions-from-reporters

GOPUSA
— ‘Moderate’ Joe Biden Has Become A Socialist Tyrant
https://www.gopusa.com/moderate-joe-biden-has-become-a-socialist-tyrant/
— Ted Cruz Touts Cambridge, Nantucket And Martha’s Vineyard As Immigrant Ports Of Entry Under New Plan
https://www.gopusa.com/ted-cruz-touts-cambridge-nantucket-and-marthas-vineyard-as-immigrant-ports-of-entry-under-new-plan/
— Liz Cheney Continues Assault On Republicans As She Assists Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Witch Hunt
https://www.gopusa.com/liz-cheney-continues-assault-on-republicans-as-she-assists-pelosis-jan-6-witch-hunt/
— Who’s Choking Off Your Children? – Michelle Malkin
https://www.gopusa.com/whos-choking-off-your-children/
— Smug Jen Psaki Is What Joe Biden Calls Transparent
https://www.gopusa.com/smug-jen-psaki-is-what-joe-biden-calls-transparent/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Virginia Voters, Beware the Weaponization of Teachers – S. Ernie Walton
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/10/virginia_voters_beware_the_weaponization_of_teachers.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Why Is Biden Moving Refugees Under Cover of Darkness? If Americans supported allowing unchecked numbers of foreigners into the country, this kind of subterfuge would not be necessary. – Brian Lonergan
https://amgreatness.com/2021/10/20/why-is-biden-moving-refugees-under-cover-of-darkness/

NEWSMAX
— Texas, Missouri AGs Sue Biden to Finish Border Wall – Jack Gournell
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/border-wall-texas-missouri-ken-paxton/2021/10/21/id/1041517/

PJ MEDIA
— UC Berkeley Students Happily Pledge Money to Help the Taliban Kill Americans Inside the U.S. – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2021/10/21/uc-berkeley-students-happily-pledge-money-to-help-the-taliban-kill-americans-inside-the-u-s-n1525684

TOWNHALL
— CRT, Anti-racism, BLM: Legacies Of A Slave Mentality – Will Alexander
https://townhall.com/columnists/willalexander/2021/10/21/crt-antiracism-blm-legacies-of-a-slave-mentality-n2597788
— The Existential Threat of CRT: State-Sponsored Racism – Ken Blackwell
(COMMENT: GAO works for Congress. In Diersen v. GAO, my Democrat GAO superiors hinted/implied/argued/shouted that they treated me just like Congress want them to treat GAO employees who complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and who had become an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,361 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/kenblackwell/2021/10/21/the-existential-threat-of-crt-statesponsored-racism-n2597765

EPOCH TIMES
— Condoleezza Rice Denounces Critical Race Theory Curriculums Being Taught in Schools – Masooma Haq
https://www.theepochtimes.com/condoleezza-rice-denounces-critical-race-theory-curriculums-being-taught-in-schools_4061703.html

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
— Hourly workers in US say no to weekends and late nights – AP
(COMMENT: I worked evenings and Saturdays washing dishes for the minimum wage during my junior and senior years in high school 1964-1966. I worked evenings and weekends pumping gasoline during the summer of 1966. I worked evenings, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays delivering mail 1966-1969. I worked evenings and Saturdays selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971. I worked evenings and Saturdays pumping gasoline 1971-1972.)
https://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2021/1021/Hourly-workers-in-US-say-no-to-weekends-and-late-nights

THE HILL
— Kinzinger ‘certainly willing’ to subpoena Trump in Jan. 6 probe: ‘He’s not off limits’ – MONIQUE BEALS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/577769-kinzinger-certainly-willing-to-subpoena-trump-in-jan-6-probe-hes-not-off

FORBES
— Jobless Claims Hit New Pandemic Low As Number Of Americans Receiving Unemployment Benefits Falls To 3.3 Million – Jonathan Ponciano
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2021/10/21/jobless-claims-hit-new-pandemic-low-as-number-of-americans-receiving-unemployment-benefits-falls-to-33-million/

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

July 31 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Ammunition shelves bare as US gun sales continue to soar – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/ammunition-shortage-gun-sales-ammo-for-sale-buy/10921769/

WGN RADIO
— Eviction Moratorium with Judge McClusky
https://wgnradio.com/lets-get-legal/eviction-moratorium-with-judge-mcclusky/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘Get on board or move along’: Chicago bars, restaurants start serving vaccinated only, requiring masks amid COVID-19 burst – JOSH NOEL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-food-vaccinated-only-restaurants-bars-masks-requirement-covid-19-chicago-20210731-za7zpnjb6vcrtiv6nhg5h24ioi-story.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GOP border hawks urge leadership to drop illegal-immigrant amnesty from $3.5T social welfare bill – Mica Soellner
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/30/gop-border-hawks-urge-congress-leaders-to-nix-ille/
— Trump says House Dems ‘dishonestly’ portrayed call to acting attorney general on election results – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/31/trump-house-dems-dishonestly-portrayed-call-acting/

FOX NEWS RADIO
— Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ): Cheney & Kinzinger “Chose To Be Outside The Big Tent”
(DIERSEN: Trump-haters do not tolerate those who do not hate Trump.)
https://radio.foxnews.com/2021/07/30/rep-andy-biggs-r-az-cheney-kinzinger-chose-to-be-outside-the-big-tent/

PJ MEDIA
— Justice Department Sues Texas Over Abbott’s Attempts To Get Control of Border Surge – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/07/31/justice-department-sues-texas-over-abbotts-attempts-to-get-control-of-border-surge-n1466111

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Minnesotans File Lawsuits After Facing Retaliation For Speaking Out Against CRT
https://www.oann.com/minnesotans-file-lawsuits-after-facing-retaliation-for-speaking-out-against-crt/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— DECEMBER 21, 2020 FLASHBACK: The Great American Divorce? – JAY NORDLINGER 
(DIERSEN: I should write ab book about those who have had the most success in dividing the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/12/the-great-american-divorce/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The country is clearly divided, though not between haves and have-nots: There are rich, poor, and in between on either side. The country is divided between “red” and “blue,” “conservative” and “liberal,” Fox and CNN, etc. We are divided not just by culture and politics, but also by geography. Those of like mind tend to live together. Americans are hived off.)

EPOCH TIMES
— Illinois Rental Housing Providers Welcome End of Eviction Moratorium – MARTHA ROSENBERG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/illinois-rental-housing-providers-welcome-end-of-eviction-moratorium_3927410.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats say “62 percent of Americans favor affirmative action programs.” My critics/opponents promote Affirmative Action, that is, they reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform, that is, they promote political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/565628-62-percent-of-americans-favor-affirmative-action-programs

POLITICO
— Trump political groups raised $82M in first half of 2021. Led by Save America PAC, the former president’s new political outfit, the three groups have over $100 million in the bank. – ALEX ISENSTADT and MERIDITH MCGRAW
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/31/trump-political-groups-82-million-501958

YAHOO NEWS
— Rep. Jim Jordan says Trump is not to blame for Capitol insurrection
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000.)
https://news.yahoo.com/rep-jim-jordan-says-trump-124601637.html

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump commands historic attention for an ex-president. That may hurt the GOP.” How hard will Trump-hating leaders of the following work to get rid of activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, precinct committeemen, voters, etc. who do not hate Trump: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization?
https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/politics/trump-media-attention-analysis/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Raised $56 Million Online in First Half of 2021. The former president raised far more money online than any other Republican, federal records show, and more than each of the three main fund-raising arms of the Republican Party itself. – Shane Goldmacher and Rachel Shorey
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/31/us/politics/trump-donations.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Real Republicans are pro-law enforcement. Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs are anti-law enforcement.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/31/opinion/republicans-police-capitol-riot-trump.html
— How Strong Is Trump’s Grip on the G.O.P.? – Ross Douthat
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/31/opinion/sunday/donald-trump-2024.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-haters say “Already Distorting Jan. 6, G.O.P. Now Concocts Entire Counternarrative. In the Republicans’ disinformation campaign, the arrested Capitol rioters are political prisoners and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is to blame for the attack.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/31/us/politics/jan-6-capitol-riot-pelosi.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs use the Delta Variant to turn everyone against Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/30/will-delta-variant-turn-americans-against-one-another/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— After Navalny, Challenging Russia’s Putin Is Getting Even Harder. Opposition leaders have been detained, media sidelined and legal rights groups forced to disband in run-up to parliamentary elections in September. – Ann M. Simmons
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-navalny-challenging-russias-putin-is-getting-even-harder-11627464602

FORBES
— Leading From The Minority – David Michels
(DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, conservatives, that is, platform Republicans like me, are in the minority in the following: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidmichels/2021/07/26/leading-from-the-minority/

NEW YORKER
— Can Affirmative Action Survive? – Nicholas Lemann
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents promote Affirmative Action, that is, they reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform, that is, they promote political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/08/02/can-affirmative-action-survive

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/minorities-struggle-for-headway-in-the-legal-weed-business

COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR RENT: 1107 Golf Lane Wheaton – $2,500/Month
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/1107-s-golf-ln-w/pid_42598124/

July 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— CDC COVID risk map: Cook Co. announces ‘universal’ mask guidance regardless of vaccination status. CDC mask guidelines recommend indoor masking where there is ‘substantial’ or ‘high’ COVID-19 transmission. – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-covid-cook-county-cdc-mask-guidelines-mandate/10918696/
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,348 cases, 8 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/covid-illinois-vaccine-cases-coronavirus/10919452/

NBC5
— Chicago Recommends All Residents Wear Masks Indoors, Regardless of Vaccination Status
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/chicago-recommends-all-residents-wear-masks-indoors-regardless-of-vaccination-status/2573282/

FOX32
— Illinois reports 11,682 coronavirus cases, 39 deaths in the past week
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-11682-coronavirus-cases-39-deaths-in-the-past-week

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago issues indoor mask advisory for everyone over 2; COVID-19 cases up nearly 50% in Illinois over the past week – DAN PETRELLA, GREGORY PRATT and JOE MAHR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-chicago-illinois-cases-masks-20210730-qsya3g3yj5b6vcqmzgzanar5f4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— State orders $1 million tax refund for Trump, county moves to block it. If Trump ends up with the tax refund, it would come out of taxes due to the city of Chicago and eight other government agencies; Chicago Public Schools stand to lose the biggest chunk of money — about $540,000. – Tim Novak
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/7/30/22602534/trump-property-tax-refund-1-million-cook-county-lawsuit-chicago-illinois-attorney-general

RIVER BENDER
— U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis: Democrats Claiming State Election Integrity Laws As ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ Is Dangerous Election Subversion
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/us-rep-davis-democrats-claiming-state-election-integrity-laws-as-jim-crow-20-is-dangerous-election-subversion-52032.cfm

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NEW ILLINOIS “OFFICE OF EQUITY” WILL PROMOTE DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION ACROSS STATE GOVERNMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/07/new-illinois-office-of-equity-will-promote-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-across-state-government.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Just out of the Governor’s office this Friday afternoon. Will work on a response in upcoming Illinois Review stories. At first glance, it appears Governor Pritzker is taking the state of Illinois even further into a Leftist mindset – something that is of no surprise to attentive conservative Illinoisans. Some are seeing it immediately as ushering in a state government guided by the Critical Race Theory so many are opposing in school curriculum.)
— ROSSI: SIGNIFICANTLY MORE AMERICANS WANT CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE BLM RIOTS THAN THE CAPITOL RIOTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/07/rossi-significantly-more-americans-want-congress-to-investigate-blm-riots-than-the-capitol-riots.html
— PARKER: THE PERVERSE AGENDA OF BLACK LIVES MATTER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/07/parker-the-perverse-agenda-of-black-lives-matter.html
— COALITION CALLS ON FEDS TO CEASE COLLUSION WITH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/07/coalition-calls-on-feds-to-cease-collusion-with-social-media-platforms.html

FOX NEWS
— Lawsuits filed against CRT in Minnesota allege it promotes harassment, intolerance. – Emma Colton
https://www.foxnews.com/us/minnesota-lawsuits-critical-race-theory-retaliation-discrimination
— Critical race theory mutilates centuries-old legacy of interracial cooperation. Critical Race Theory is a religion without forgiveness. – Deroy Murdock
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/critical-race-theory-interracial-cooperation-deroy-murdock

GOPUSA
— Numbers Don’t Lie: Facebook Censoring My Unwelcomed Opinions (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, conservative opinions are not welcome.)
https://www.gopusa.com/numbers-dont-lie-facebook-censoring-my-unwelcomed-opinions/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Nation-building and illegals-enabling: Kamala Harris’s big migrant-surge ‘strategy’ report – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/07/nationbuilding_and_illegalalien_enabling_kamala_harriss_big_migrantsurge_strategy_report.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Attorney General Garland Threatens Action Against Texas Governor Abbott Over State Enforcement of Border Security – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2021/07/30/attorney-general-garland-threatens-action-against-texas-governor-abbott-over-state-enforcement-of-border-security/
— House of Representatives Passes Bill to Allow Illegal Aliens to Work as Staffers – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2021/07/30/house-of-representatives-passes-bill-to-allow-illegal-aliens-to-work-as-staffers/

DAILY CALLER
— House Republicans Protest Mask Mandates And ‘Pelosi’s Political Rules’ In The Capitol Building – GABRIELLE TEMAAT
https://dailycaller.com/2021/07/29/house-republicans-protest-mask-mandates-capitol-building/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Critical Race Theory Mutilates Centuries-Old Legacy of Interracial Cooperation – Deroy Murdock
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/07/30/critical-race-theory-mutilates-centuries-old-legacy-of-interracial-cooperation/

NEWSMAX
— Biden Extends COVID Travel Restrictions, but Not for Illegals. – Michael Dorstewitz
https://www.newsmax.com/platinum/biden-covid-travel-restrictions-migrants/2021/07/30/id/1030554/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— White House struggles to answer why vaccinated Americans must mask up while infected migrants are let go – Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/07/30/white-house-struggles-to-answer-why-vaccinated-americans-must-mask-up-while-infected-migrants-are-let-go-1110844/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— NY Times Op-Ed Reveals Endgame of Border Crisis: Let Illegals Vote. “it’s time for Democrats to radically expand the electorate” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/07/ny-times-op-ed-reveals-endgame-of-border-crisis-let-illegals-vote/

EPOCH TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Taxes Separate Dying Illinois From Thriving Missouri. High taxes, political corruption, and disastrous local policies drive decline in southern Illinois as nearby Missouri prospers. – JACKSON ELLIOTT
https://www.theepochtimes.com/taxes-separate-thriving-missouri-from-dying-illinois_3918621.html
— FRONT PAGE: Thousands of Illegal Aliens Force Proxy Ports of Entry to Form Along Border – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
https://www.theepochtimes.com/on-mexican-side-of-border-a-well-worn-path-to-cross-illegally_3920687.html
— President of the Orange County Board of Education: CRT Is Marxism That Endangers the US – LINDA JIANG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/president-of-the-orange-county-board-of-education-crt-is-marxism-that-endangers-the-us_3923146.html

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Rep. Boebert: Kinzinger and Cheney A “Cancer To Our Party,” Should Be Expelled From Our Conference – Tyler Stone
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/07/30/rep_boebert_kinzinger_and_cheney_a_cancer_to_our_party_should_be_expelled_from_our_conference.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, outrageously, Democrats blame crime and its aftermath on police.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/interactive/2021/police-shootings-since-2015/
— CDC study shows three-fourths of people infected in Massachusetts covid-19 outbreak were vaccinated – Carolyn Y. Johnson, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Joel Achenbach
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/07/30/provincetown-covid-outbreak-vaccinated/
— Congress should get Trump’s tax returns, Biden Justice Department says – Devlin Barrett
(DIERSEN: In 1978, the Democrats who ran IRS’s Chicago office disallowed my education deductions. They never would have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/trump-tax-returns-congress/2021/07/30/c476873e-f15c-11eb-81d2-ffae0f931b8f_story.html

January 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 3,751 new cases, 81 deaths Gov. JB Pritzker tours Lake County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-3751-new-cases-81-deaths/10066524/
— Army unveils more flexible rules for ponytails, nail color – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/society/army-unveils-more-flexible-rules-for-ponytails-nail-color/10061242/
— GOP to stay neutral should Donald Trump run for president again – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gop-to-stay-neutral-should-trump-run-for-president-again/10073870/

NBC5
— Broken by Trump, US Refugee Program Aims to Return Stronger. More than 100 U.S. resettlement offices closed during Trump’s term – Julie Watson
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see refugees as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/broken-by-trump-us-refugee-program-aims-to-return-stronger/2423361/
— Trump Cut Taxes for the Rich. Biden Wants to Raise Them. Presidents Joe Biden and Donald Trump were far apart on many issues — tax policy among them. – Greg Iacurci
(DIERSEN: According to Democrats, you are rich if you are not on welfare.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-cut-taxes-for-the-rich-biden-wants-to-raise-them/2423229/

CBS2
— City Council Expands Protections For Immigrants, Blocks CPD From Cooperating With ICE – Todd Feurer
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage illegal immigration.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/27/city-council-expands-protections-for-immigrants-blocks-cpd-from-cooperating-with-ice/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago City Council closes loopholes in Welcoming City ordinance, ending police cooperation with federal immigration agents. JOHN BYRNE and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-january-meeting-20210127-zcgpjpcrdzgkzko3u4qzvnratm-story.html
— Solutions to carjacking epidemic can come from the Black community too – JERALD MCNAIR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-carjackings-illinois-police-youth-parents-20210127-vwlurdpsqzhyjcb2f5unzljwvq-story.html
— State buys Near West Side building as part of Thompson Center exit plan | Lightfoot mum on chat with Vice President Kamala Harris | City landmarks Emmett Till house – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-thompson-center-emmett-till-landmark-foxx-public-defender-spin-20210128-hfy2fbfxb5ajnc33rjkudt6jpa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-cannabis-social-justice-st-0128-20210127-npaosnqqxrcz5nr4lfpjsgihpa-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— House Republicans, law enforcement urge Pritzker to veto ‘confusing, inoperable’ criminal justice reform bill. In a Zoom news conference Wednesday morning, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin said the state must “thoroughly and carefully address police reform and criminal justice reform, it is the right thing to do.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/27/22252868/house-republicans-law-enforcement-durkin-pritzker-veto-criminal-justice-reform-bill
— Mayor rebuffs plan to nix ban on downtown weed shops: ‘We’re not turning Michigan Ave. into pot paradise’ “My concern about the effect on the shopping and tourists jewel of our city really hasn’t changed one wit since the fall of 2019, when we first started wrestling with this issue,” Lightfoot said Wednesday. – Tom Schuba and Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2021/1/27/22252781/illinois-dispensary-pot-cannabis-marijuana-downtown-brendan-reilly-lightfoot-exclusion-zone
— Democrat floats Trump censure as conviction grows unlikely. A censure would not hold the power of a conviction, but it would put the Senate on record as disapproving of Trump’s role in the insurrection, which came as Congress was counting electoral votes to confirm Democrat Joe Biden’s victory. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/27/22253356/democrat-floats-trump-censure-as-conviction-grows-unlikely
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you are an older White male Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America the more that Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/27/22252724/cancel-culture-english-literature-patrick-reardon-women-writers-african-american-writers

DAILY HERALD
— Oppose racial profiling – Bradley Williams, Mundelein
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210127/oppose-racial-profiling
(FROM THE LETTER: HB0038 is currently in committee of the Illinois House of Representatives. This bill should concern Illinoisans who aspire for a community so beautifully described by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as one where people “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” In a departure from Dr. King’s aspirations, HB0038 calls for consideration of race in the hiring process of public-school teachers. This would seem to violate several federal and state civil rights laws. Specifically, the Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2003 which explains that a unit of the state cannot “subject a person to discrimination under any program or activity on the grounds of that person’s race, color, national origin, or gender,” as well as the language of the Illinois Human Rights Act which prohibits race-based discrimination in employment. While one component of HB0038 undermines Dr. King’s message through employment considerations, another does so through mandates of curriculum and instruction at the local level. Starting as early as elementary school, HB0038 would require students to learn curriculum based in a discipline of academia that places race as an essential and defining part of human interaction. In this model, one’s status as oppressor or oppressed is heavily determined by skin color. In one application of this curriculum, groups of third-grade students analyzed their racial and sexual identities according to “power and privilege” and then wrote reflections on their status as being either privileged or oppressed. One parent described the activities as “basically teaching racism.” Humbly, I submit, a society that places race as an essentially defining element of most human interaction is not one so admirably envisioned by Dr. King. With that in mind, Illinoisans should oppose HB0038.)
— GOP signals unwillingness to part with Trump after riot – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210127/news/301279993/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Proud Boys leader was government informant, records show – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/proud-boys-leader-was-government-informant-records-show

WCMY 1430
— Local Republicans to publicly express dissatisfaction with Cong. Kinzinger – Rick Koshko
https://www.1430wcmy.com/2021/01/27/local-republicans-to-publicly-express-dissatisfaction-with-cong-kinzinger/

WALLS 102
— Kinzinger’s office responds to LaSalle County Republican’s rally this weekend
https://www.walls102.com/lasalle-county-republicans-hosting-rally-against-u-s-rep-adam-kinzinger/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Illinois’ Indoctrination Centers–Government Schools – Kathy Valente
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always stressed a) that my parents sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod and b) that my parents had me baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/illinois-indoctrination-centers-government-schools/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— “ANTIRACISM” COMES TO THE HEARTLAND
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/antiracism-comes-to-the-heartland.html
— MARCH FOR LIFE CHICAGO DRAWS THOUSANDS ACROSS MIDWEST, ADVOCATING FOR HUMAN LIFE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/march-for-life-chicago-draws-thousands-across-midwest-to-advocate-for-sanctity-of-human-life.html
— WANT A CONSERVATIVE TAKE ON ILLINOIS NEWS? JOIN ILLINOIS REVIEW’S GROWING EMAIL LIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/want-a-conservative-take-on-illinois-news-join-illinois-reviews-growing-email-list.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 3,751 new confirmed and probable cases; 81 additional deaths; 2,931 hospitalized; 591 in the ICU; 4.5 percent average case positivity rate; 5.6 percent average test positivity rate; 33,698 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/27/3751-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-81-additional-deaths-2931-hospitalized-591-in-the-icu-45-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-56-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-33698-average-daily-doses/
— Goodbye begins to James R. Thompson Center
(DIERSEN: I worked for GAO in its Chicago office 1980-1997. My critics/opponents were furious that starting in 1990, I had a preferred corner office in GAO’s new space on the 7th floor of the new 200 West Adams building ( https://200westadams.com/ ) in the Loop.)
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/27/goodbye-begins-to-jrtc/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Schumer shames Republicans who challenged legality of Trump’s impeachment trial – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/27/chuck-schumer-shames-republicans-who-challenged-le/
— DHS issues new terror alert, warns that Jan. 6 attack emboldened extremists – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/27/dhs-issues-new-terror-alert-warns-jan-6-attack-emb/
— Liberals reinvent reality as the ‘After Trump’ era begins. In the new age, expect the media and government to suddenly resent any pushback against a sitting president. – Victor Davis Hanson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/27/liberals-reinvent-reality-as-the-after-trump-era-b/

GOPUSA
— Joe Biden’s 1st Week In Review: So Much Damage In So Little Time – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105793

FEDERALIST
— How The Supreme Court Made It Easier To Smear People As Racists And Scream The F-Word In Public. Instead of protecting true free speech, we’ve crushed the speech that matters most: the articulation and testing of the truth. – Jonathan Lange
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/27/how-the-supreme-court-made-it-easier-to-smear-people-as-racists-and-scream-the-f-word-in-public/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Left Wants to Transform and Nationalize Our Election System – Jarrett Stepman
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/01/25/the-left-wants-to-transform-and-nationalize-our-election-system/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Parents, this is a good week to think about ‘school choice’ – Bob Kellogg (DIERSEN: Democrat teachers focus on turning their students into good little Democrats.)
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2021/01/25/parents-this-is-a-good-week-to-think-about-school-choice

THE HILL
— Tens of thousands of voters drop Republican affiliation after Capitol riot – REID WILSON
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will employers stop hiring Republicans, b) will employers get of their employees who are Republican, c) will organizations stop admitting members who are Republican, d) will organizations get rid of their members who are Republican, and e) will municipalities, townships, counties, states, and America officially stop Republicans from seeking oi holding government or political offices, getting educations, owning property, etc.?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/536113-tens-of-thousands-of-voters-drop-republican-affiliation-after-capitol

NEW YORK TIMES
— For Trump’s Aggrieved Defenders, This Impeachment Confirms Everything. His supporters see his second impeachment, a historic first, as the culmination of years of unfair treatment. The belief’s ubiquity shows the resilience of his message and the power of conservative media. – Dionne Searcey
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/27/us/politics/trump-supporters-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans back away from confronting Trump and his loyalists after the Capitol insurrection, embracing them instead. – Michael Scherer and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/riot-republicans-trump-impeachment/2021/01/27/b13633fe-60b6-11eb-9061-07abcc1f9229_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes Adam Kinzinger and Joe Walsh. In my opinion, my becoming the only active member in GAO’s Chicago office in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in 1988 when I was 40 years old was as serious as Kinzinger’s voting to impeach Trump in 2021 when he was 42 years old. My Democrat GAO superiors immediately threw me off audits of IRS and gave me an adverse job assignments, unfair performance expectations, and unfair performance appraisals. They might have succeeded in getting rid of me if Henry Hyde had not come to my defense. However, they continued to keep me off audits of IRS, to give me unfair performance expectations, to give me unfair performance appraisals, and to always rank me in the lower half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes. In 1997 they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.” They were furious that I became Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997 and that I earned a job-related master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997 because the aforesaid frustrated their efforts to get rid of me. If I had had drinking problems like Kinzinger had, I would not have gotten jobs washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumping gasoline 1971-1972; collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980; or auditing federal agencies 1980-1997. IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974 and GAO would not have promoted me in 1986. If I had had drinking problems like Kinzinger had, Loyola might not have accepted me in 1972, DePaul might not have accepted me in 1976, and IIT might not have accepted me in 1992. If I had had drinking problems like Kinzinger had, I doubt that I would have passed CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 or passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. Kinzinger is a veteran. Starting in 1966, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates always used my avoiding the draft against me.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/adam-kinzinger-republican-impeach-trump-capitol/2021/01/26/c544cc1e-55fa-11eb-a08b-f1381ef3d207_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: He started drinking at age 16. He can remember drinking before school one morning, just to try to be cool. In his first semester at Illinois State, he joined a fraternity and came home with a 2.5 GPA. The next semester, he got a 0.8 and was kicked out. He spent the next six months living with his parents and working as a manager in the furniture section of a department store. He tried to date the daughter of a fellow store manager, only to learn that he forbade her from going out with him.)
— Large majorities of the region’s nursing home workers have declined the coronavirus vaccine – Rachel Chason, Rebecca Tan, Jenna Portnoy and Erin Cox
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/nursing-homes-vaccine-decline/2021/01/27/22a602f6-5fe2-11eb-afbe-9a11a127d146_story.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Say U.S. Is More Divided, Doubt Biden Can Unite Americans
(DIERSEN: Under Biden, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will do even more to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)

https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/voters_say_u_s_is_more_divided_doubt_biden_can_unite_americans

December 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 10,959 cases, 192 coronavirus deaths Northwestern devotes more beds to ICU – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-10959-cases-192-covid-19-deaths/8463636/
— Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing among first acts amid COVID-19 pandemic “On the first day I’m inaugurated, I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask. Just 100 days to mask – not forever, just 100 days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction” in the virus, Joe Biden said. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/among-first-acts-biden-to-call-for-100-days-of-mask-wearing/8477181/

NBC5
— Would You Be Willing to Get a Covid Vaccine in Exchange for a $1,500 Stimulus Check? How One Bold Proposal Would Work – Lorie Konish
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/would-you-be-willing-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine-in-exchange-for-a-1500-stimulus-check-how-one-bold-proposal-would-work/2385808/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kinzinger says to President Trump in tweet: ‘Time to delete your account’
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-tells-trump-to-delete-account-twitter-20201203-m5q22dd2dzhmhcggriyfc4s2ea-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Wheaton is one of the best small cities in America to live in
https://www.chicagotribune.com/featured/sns-the-best-small-cities-in-america-to-live-in-20201203-ueog3ecmpbfbzl2pljgfb72bga-photogallery.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: #17 WHEATON, ILLINOIS | Wheaton is a city in Illinois with a population of 52,914, making it the 27th largest city in the state. Located 25 miles west of Chicago, Wheaton ranks 91st in the safety category and 17th overall.)
— Illinois’ COVID-19 death toll in the last seven days is highest in nation at 957 – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-deaths-vaccines-20201203-gmympocmnjdklntpbnxyvvj2ze-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois enters deadliest stretch of coronavirus pandemic so far: 192 more fatalities More than 3,000 Illinois deaths have been attributed to the coronavirus in the last month alone, almost double the state’s death toll over the entire summer. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/12/3/22150342/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-pritzker-surge-covid-19-dec-3
— In Illinois, bigger employers grabbed most of the PPP COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program loans In Illinois, 12% of the businesses and nonprofits getting federal Paycheck Protection Program COVID-19 emergency relief loans gobbled up 74% of the cash. – Caroline Hurley and Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/2/22149357/illinois-bigger-employers-grabbed-most-ppp-paycheck-protection-program-covid19-loans

DAILY HERALD
— COVID-19 has now killed one in every 1,000 Illinois residents – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201203/covid-19-has-now-killed-one-in-every-1000-illinois-residents
— Czernek steps down as Bloomingdale Twp. roads chief after months of scandal – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201203/czernek-steps-down-as-bloomingdale-twp-roads-chief-after-months-of-scandal
— Northbrook-area hotel under scrutiny after super-spreader wedding – Mary Chappell
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20201203/northbrook-area-hotel-under-scrutiny-after-super-spreader-wedding

HERALD NEWS
— Challengers defeat incumbent Democratic Joliet Township elected officials Caucus winners will be on ballot for April 6 election – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/12/02/challengers-defeat-incumbent-democratic-joliet-township-elected-officials/a1hfjph/

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— City Council ballot order is now set for 2021 Consolidated Election
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/12/01/city-council-ballot-order-is-now-set-for-2021-consolidated-election/117805

JOLIET PATCH
— Republicans Will Field Slate Of Joliet Township Candidates On Tuesday night, Dan Vera and his team of long-time Joliet Township Democrat officeholders were ousted from office. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/republicans-will-field-slate-joliet-township-candidates

CAPITOL FAX
— Slammed for criticizing Trump, Kinzinger pivots to attacking Pritzker
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/03/slammed-for-criticizing-trump-kinzinger-pivots-to-attacking-pritzker/
— 10,959 new confirmed and probable cases; 5,653 hospitalized; 1,170 in the ICU; 10.4 percent case positivity rate; 12.3 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/03/10959-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-5653-hospitalized-1170-in-the-icu-104-percent-case-positivity-rate-123-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— Explaining Illinois’ political shift with Dick Durbin’s county maps
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/03/explaining-illinois-political-shift-with-dick-durbins-county-maps/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DOJ says Facebook gave preference to foreigners over American workers – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. The Those Democrats give preference to their employees who are Democrat, and especially to those who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/3/doj-says-facebook-gave-preference-foreigners-over-/

FOX NEWS
— Tulsi Gabbard urges Trump not to ‘back down’ against Big Tech President Trump has called federal protections for technology platforms ‘corporate welfare’ – Michael Ruiz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tulsi-gabbard-trump-big-tech

GOPUSA
— Garcetti: Los Angeles Residents Ordered To ‘Remain In Their Homes’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98694
— Louisville, Ky., Mayor Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98614

NEWSMAX
— Without Clear Mandate, Biden Should Embrace Moderate, Practical Solutions – Peter Morici
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/peter-morici/biden-moderate-practical-solutions/2020/12/02/id/999660/

THE HILL
— Biden asked Fauci to serve as chief medical adviser – JULIA MANCHESTER
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/528677-biden-asked-fauci-to-serve-as-chief-medical-adviser

CNN
— Biden says he will ask Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days he’s in office – Dan Merica
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/03/politics/biden-harris-interview-jake-tapper/index.html
— Google unlawfully fired worker organizers, federal agency alleges – Sara Ashley O’Brien (DIERSEN: When I turned 40 in 1988, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Rather than help the lawsuit succeed, virtually all the members of the class in GAO’s Chicago office “cut deals” with my GAO superiors. Those deals included helping my GAO superiors a) get rid of my mentor, b) keep me off audits of IRS, c) give me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, d) always rank me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, e) not promote me beyond GS-13, and f) force me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.kitv.com/story/43002845/google-unlawfully-fired-worker-organizers-federal-agency-alleges

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s false fraud claims could threaten GOP hopes in Georgia Senate races” and asks “Will he repeat claims he made in a 46-minute video at a Saturday campaign rally?”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trumps-false-fraud-claims-threaten-gop-hopes-georgia/story?id=74519757

NBC NEWS
— House Democrats pick openly gay lawmaker to lead campaign arm – AP
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/house-dems-pick-openly-gay-lawmaker-lead-campaign-arm-n1249915

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Wisconsin’s Top Court Rejects Trump Lawsuit as His Election Push Fades.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/03/us/politics/wisconsin-georgia-trump-election.html

FOX WEST MICHIGAN
— City of Grand Rapids strengthens LGBTQ+ equality score (DIERSEN: What will the religious, government, political, and financial leaders of your municipality do to strengthen your municipality’s LGBTQ+ equality score? Will they do even more to drive out of your municipality those individuals (like me), organizations, and companies that do not promote LGBTQ+? Those religious, government, political, and financial leaders of Wheaton who promote LGBTQ+ in Wheaton have always focused on destroying me. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/grand-rapids/city-of-grand-rapids-strengthens-lgbtq-equality-score

NEWSWEEK
— Republican and Democratic Judges Have Turned on Trump—and Not Just When it Comes to the Election – STEVE FRIESS
https://www.newsweek.com/2020/12/18/republican-democrat-judges-have-turned-trump-not-just-when-it-comes-election-1551945.html

August 15 Evening Edition

NBC5
— DISGUSTING: Chicago Protests: Pepper Spray Used, Clashes Reported as Group Marches to Loop The demonstrations began at Chicago’s iconic Bean before the group traveled to Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, where multiple incidents were reported
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pepper-spray-used-as-protesters-clash-with-police-while-marching-to-chicagos-loop/2322985/
— DISGUSTING: Demonstrators Clash With Police, March Into the Loop A large group of protesters is marching towards Chicago’s Loop after demonstrators were involved in multiple clashes with police
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-protests-preparations-a-live-blog-of-what-to-expect-this-weekend-2/2322786/
— Illinois Reports 1,828 New Cases of Coronavirus, Along With 5 Additional Deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-1828-new-cases-of-coronavirus-along-with-5-additional-deaths/2322846/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Protesters bypass march on Dan Ryan Expressway Saturday, head directly downtown
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/protesters-bypass-march-on-dan-ryan-expressway-saturday-head-directly-downtown

ABC7
— Protest against police brutality bypasses Dan Ryan Expressway, march heads down side streets Some Chicago bridges remain raised Saturday – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/protesters-plan-for-dan-ryan-shutdown-averted/6371985/

WGN TV
— Demonstrators avoid Dan Ryan despite plans to shut down expressway – Judy Wang, Brónagh Tumulty
https://wgntv.com/news/hundreds-expected-to-shut-down-dan-ryan-saturday-to-protest-police-brutality/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Protesters march through Bronzeville after police block them from Dan Ryan Activist and organizer Michael Ben Yosef said state police officials told him the protest had to draw at least 2,200 supporters to go onto the Dan Ryan. In the end, the rally was well below that amount. – Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/15/21370268/dan-ryan-protest-chicago-south-side-police-brutality-cpd
— Public health officials announce another 1,828 test positive for COVID-19 across Illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/8/15/21369718/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Illinois remembers former Gov. ‘Big Jim’ Thompson, a ‘hard-nosed political leader’ with ‘kindness’ Thompson led the state for 14 years and drew praise from both sides of the aisle.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/8/15/21370053/james-thompson-death-reaction-illinois-governor-big-jim

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson dies at age 84. A Republican from Chicago, ‘Big Jim’ served 4 terms. – RICK PEARSON and ROSEMARY SOBOL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-gov-thompson-dead-20200815-itcmcnimlvgenbde255np5zfvi-story.html
— Rally against police brutality ends near Grant Park after failed attempt to walk on Dan Ryan Expressway – MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-dan-ryan-protest-thwarted-20200815-6mwabrtgv5c5ri2ko2ska2kozy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Thompson mourned by suburbanites who knew him well
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200815/thompson-mourned-by-suburbanites-who-knew-him-well
— ‘Ballot harvesting’ targeted amid fight over voting rules – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200815/news/308159956/
— Fremont Township board member dies from scooter crash injuries – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200814/fremont-township-board-member-dies-from-scooter-crash-injuries

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Remembering Big Jim: The embodiment of a bygone political era The tenure of James R. Thompson—a pro-choice, corporate centrist—marked a time when Illinois Democrats and Republicans could work together to get things done. Now he’s gone—and so is that spirit. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors knew full-well a) that my wife had helped elect Thompson and b) that Thompson promoted patronage and political affiliation discrimination. (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_v._Republican_Party_of_Illinois and http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html ) Because of the Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois decision, my U.S. Senators and their staff members and my U.S. Representatives and their staff members made it very clear that they did NOT want to hear my complaints about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in the federal government. All my critics/opponents, all their operatives and all their dupes promote patronage and political affiliation discrimination and reject the decision in Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois. My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors treated me like I was part of a plot to stop them from hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females. They were fully aware of the arguments that Thompson, Jim Edgar, and Lee Daniels made in Rutan that government employers should be allowed to engage in patronage and political affiliation discrimination.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/obituaries/remembering-big-jim-embodiment-bygone-political-era

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Saluki Athletics discusses past response to student-athlete’s kneeling protests The recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police has sparked conversation concerning the issues these cheerleaders and other athletes knelt for once again, as individuals worldwide have taken to the streets to protest police brutality. – Janae Mosby (DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will try to get rid of you if you do not kneel to them.)
https://dailyegyptian.com/101725/sports/saluki-athletics-discusses-past-response-to-student-athletes-kneeling-protests/

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Rep. Rodney Davis gains credibility by taking a step away from Trump.”
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-rep-rodney-davis-gains-credibility-by-taking-a-step-away-from-trump/article_0b79cfa0-f30d-5e1e-b36e-bde8bcc3e738.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democrats Warn Of ‘Assault’ On The Postal Service As Election Nears – MATTHEW S. SCHWARTZ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/democrats-warn-assault-postal-service-election-nears#stream/0

WGLT
— Election Officials Plan For Influx of Mail-In Ballots With New Ballot Return Options – MARY HANSEN
https://www.wglt.org/post/election-officials-plan-influx-mail-ballots-new-ballot-return-options#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— OUTSTANDING: Peoria community members support officers with Back The Blue rally – Darronté Matthews
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/peoria-community-members-support-officers-with-back-the-blue-rally/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Campaign Uses Racist And Sexist Tropes To Attack Kamala Harris.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-campaign-uses-racist-and-sexist-tropes-attack-kamala-harris#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jim Thompson, R.I.P.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/15/jim-thompson-r-i-p/
— IL-Sen: United in Prayer Vigil in McHenry County Tonight
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/15/il-sen-united-in-prayer-vigil-in-mchenry-county-tonight/
— Reick: “Wear a Damn Mask”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/15/reick-wear-a-damn-mask/
— 66th House District: Allen Skillicorn Withdrawal Watch
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/14/66th-house-district-allen-skillicorn-withdrawal-watch/
— Conservative PAC Raises Money at Bull Valley Country Club
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/14/conservative-pac-raises-money-at-bull-valley-country-club/
— Crossing the State Line to Shop for Pot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/14/crossing-the-state-line-to-shop/

CAPITOL FAX
— In memorium: Jim Thompson
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/15/in-memorium/

FOX NEWS
— Fox News Poll: Trump gaining on Biden nationally
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/fox-news-poll-trump-gaining-on-biden-nationally
— Biden campaign doubles down on national mask mandate as Trump, Biden square off over COVID guidance
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/biden-campaign-doubles-down-on-national-mask-mandate-as-trump-biden-square-off-over-covid-guidance

BREITBART
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, UNACCEPTABLE: Big Tech Joins Chamber of Commerce Lawsuit to Import Foreign Workers While 26M Americans Jobless – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/14/big-tech-joins-chamber-of-commerce-lawsuit-to-import-foreign-workers-while-26m-americans-jobless/

NEWSMAX
— Nothing ‘Systemic’ About Avoiding Responsibility – Michael Reagan with Michael R. Shannon (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who focus on destroying traditional marriage and destroying the traditional family. To promote LGBTQ is to destroy traditional marriage and to destroy the traditional family.)
https://www.newsmax.com/reagan/brookings-secular-values/2020/08/15/id/982272/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: America doesn’t suffer from “systemic racism.” America suffers from systemic irresponsibility. A lack of responsibility aided and abetted by therapeutic, leftist government. The Heritage Foundation’s multimaedia news organization, The Daily Signal, recently analyzed a report from the Joint Economic Committee of Congress titled “The Demise of the Happy Two-Parent Home.” The numbers are shocking and prove individual decisions determine one’s outcome in life. Not “systemic racism” or some other personal responsibility solvent. The foundation that individual decisions are based on is cultural values and that is where the problems begin. As values erode or are trashed by the prevailing secular culture, the result ripples dangerously through the population. “The report exhaustively presents data showing the shocking collapse of marriage and traditional family in America and then explores possible explanations for why it has happened. “In 1962, 71% of women ages 15-44 were married. “By 2019, this was down to 42%. In 1962, 5% of women ages 30-34 had never been married. By 2019, this was up to 35%. And the percentage of births to unmarried women has risen from 5% in 1960 to 40% in 2018.” The demographic breakdown of those ominous figures explains much of what is ailing and attempting to destroy our nation today. The Center for Equal Opportunity reports, “Late last year, the final data for 2018 were published . . . For all racial and ethnic groups combined, 39.6% of births in the United States were out-of-wedlock. For blacks, the number is 69.4%; for American Indians/Alaska Natives, 68.2% (Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders were at 50.4%); for Hispanics, 51.8%; for whites, 28.2%; and for Asian Americans, a paltry 11.7%.” Those figures alone explain the different economic outcomes among demographic groups in the USA. Not “systemic racism” or “white privilege.” Two–parent privilege is the most important factor in a young child’s life. Yet big government encourages irresponsible lifestyles by subsidizing dysfunction. The Daily Signal again, “The report examines several possible factors, a major one being the dramatic growth in the welfare state supporting female heads of household. According to the report, ‘The value of the safety net for single-mother families is 133% higher today than in 1940, and 56% higher than in 1960.'” That is the government undermining personal values at the expense of those children’s and the nation’s future. The three keys to success are simple and the formula was offered by a scholar with the leftist Brookings Institution named Ron Haskins: “American adults who follow three rules— finish high school; get a full-time job; and wait until at least age 21 to get married and have children — have a 2% chance of being poor and a 75% chance of being a middle-class wage earner.” Proving it’s not the system blocking progress for minorities in the United States. It’s personal decisions.)

TOWNHALL
— Newsweek Caves to the Rage Mob After Publishing an OpEd About Harris – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/08/15/how-an-oped-about-harris-caused-newsweek-to-cave-to-the-rage-mob-n2574422

PJ MEDIA
— ‘Social Justice’ Is Extortion – PHILIP CARL SALZMAN
https://pjmedia.com/columns/philip-carl-salzman/2020/08/15/social-justice-is-extortion-n796691
— California Democrats Propose ‘Wealth Tax’ to Combat Massive Deficit – RICK MORAN (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. Where did your money come from? My money came from what I earned when 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 and from my Civil Service Retirement System pension since 1997 and my Social Security since 2010.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/08/15/california-democrats-propose-wealth-tax-to-combat-massive-deficit-n794372
— Newsweek Disavows Debate on What the Constitution Says About Harris’s Eligibility to Be VP – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/08/15/newsweek-disavows-debate-on-what-the-constitution-says-about-harriss-eligibility-to-be-vp-n794779

NEWS BUSTERS
— Who’s ‘Nasty’? NYTimes ‘News’ Pages Smear Trump, GOP as Sexist, Racist To Kamala – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/08/14/whos-nasty-nytimes-news-pages-smear-trump-gop-sexist-racist-kamala

LAW OFFICER
— Seattle BLM protesters demand white residents ‘give up their homes.’ Agitators try to intimidate local residents. (DIERSEN: Are you a homeowner? If/when the BLMers demand that you give up your home, how will you respond?)
https://www.lawofficer.com/seattle-blm-protesters-demand-white-residents-give-up-their-homes/

THE HILL
— Chicago deploying 1,000 extra officers over weekend to deter looting – KAELAN DEESE (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How soon, if not already, will the Democrats loot your municipality, your municipal district, your precinct, your neighborhood, your block, and your home?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/512170-chicago-deploying-1000-extra-officers-over-weekend-to-deter-looting

POLITICO
— Finally, a Female VP Isn’t Being Set Up to Fail Unlike Ferraro and Palin, Kamala Harris isn’t a gambit to save a flailing campaign. Her nomination just feels … normal. And that’s progress. – ELIZABETH RALPH (DIERSEN: The following did everything that they could to set me up to fail: my Democrat superiors in the federal government and my critics/opponents in the Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter.)
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/08/14/female-vp-395571

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Ads Attack Biden Through Deceptive Editing and Hyperbole.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/15/us/politics/trump-campaign-ads-biden.html
— James R. Thompson, Longest-Serving Governor of Illinois, Dies at 84 A relentless campaigner, he served for 14 years after winning an election to a special two-year term in 1976. – Maria Cramer (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors knew full-well a) that my wife had helped elect Thompson and b) that Thompson promoted patronage and political affiliation discrimination. (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_v._Republican_Party_of_Illinois and http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html ) Because of the Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois decision, my U.S. Senators and their staff members and my U.S. Representatives and their staff members made it very clear that they did NOT want to hear my complaints about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in the federal government. All my critics/opponents, all their operatives and all their dupes promote patronage and political affiliation discrimination and reject the decision in Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois. My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors treated me like I was part of a plot to stop them from hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females. They were fully aware of the arguments that Thompson, Jim Edgar, and Lee Daniels made in Rutan that government employers should be allowed to engage in patronage and political affiliation discrimination.)
https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/15/us/james-thompson-illinois-governor-dead.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Divisions over Chicago protests highlight challenges for activists and police – Mark Guarino
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/chicago-protests-saturday/2020/08/15/92dd5c1c-df32-11ea-809e-b8be57ba616e_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Kamala Harris exposes the GOP’s radicalism.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/15/kamala-harris-exposes-gops-radicalism/
— Indians should use the historic VP selection of Kamala Harris to reckon with our own anti-Blackness – Sharmila Sen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/indians-should-use-the-historic-vp-selection-of-kamala-harris-to-reckon-with-our-own-anti-blackness/2020/08/14/54f5bf66-de6a-11ea-8051-d5f887d73381_story.html
— The election is a choice between Donald Trump — and Kamala Harris – Kathleen Parker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-election-is-a-choice-between-donald-trump–and-kamala-harris/2020/08/14/02003b28-de6b-11ea-b205-ff838e15a9a6_story.html

FORBES
— At My Company We Treat Everyone Fairly (and Other Fairy Tales) – Jennica Webster (DIERSEN: I should write a book about leaders who proudly make/made it very clear that they give preference to those who are minority, female, younger, poor, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, easily manipulated, easily dominated, moderate, liberal, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jennicawebster/2020/08/14/at-my-company-we-treat-everyone-fairly-and-other-fairy-tales/#71b64cd729f0

OAKLAND PRESS
— Scenes from the unofficial and more political Woodward Dream Cruise – Roy Akers (DIERSEN: Will hate-filled Trump-hating car show organizers succeed in banning American nameplate cars including Chargers, Corvettes, Thunderbirds, and Mustangs?)
https://www.theoaklandpress.com/multimedia/photos-scenes-from-the-unofficial-and-more-political-woodward-dream-cruise/collection_fb1b7d36-df23-11ea-9ede-57c3766e8431.html#1

SLATE
— The Seven Right-Wing Attacks Against Kamala Harris – MOLLY OLMSTEAD (DIERSEN: Who are your critics/opponents and what attacks have they used against you? I should write a book about my critics/opponents and the attacks that they have they used against me.)
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/08/kamala-harris-right-wing-talking-points.html

REASON
— Protests Outside People’s Homes (Residential Picketing) and the First Amendment They can be banned, so long as the ban is content-neutral, and so long as people remain free to generally march through the neighborhood (as opposed to protesting right outside the target’s home). – EUGENE VOLOKH
https://reason.com/2020/08/15/protests-outside-peoples-homes-residential-picketing-and-the-first-amendment/

August 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: 1,467 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths 11 Illinois counties considered ‘warning level’ for COVID-19: health officials
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-1467-new-covid-19-cases-14-deaths/6349051/
— Garfield Ridge Dunkin’ employee charged with spitting in Illinois state trooper’s coffee  Coffee shop located on Chicago’s Southwest Side on Archer Avenue
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-dunkin-employee-charged-with-spitting-in-state-troopers-coffee/6349210/
— Evanston group calls for history class to be updated with contributions from underrepresented groups (DIERSEN: To “update” history is to dump contributions by those who were conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/evanston-group-calls-for-current-history-class-to-be-cancelled-/6349330/

NBC5
— RNC: Decision on Private Trump Renomination Vote Not Final While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month, citing spiking cases of the virus across the country, 336 delegates are scheduled to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 24 to formally vote to make Trump the GOP standard-bearer once more – Kevin Freking
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/gop-renomination-of-trump-to-be-held-in-private/2315494/
— Clock Is Ticking on Trump Comeback as Early Voting Nears Aides are increasingly worried that the 2020 campaign may already be defined as a referendum on Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and will feature a historic shift to remote and early vote options – Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller (DIERSEN: The “clock is ticking” for all the candidates.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/clock-is-ticking-on-trump-comeback-as-early-voting-nears/2315720/

CBS2
— Large Group Of Protesters Gathers Downtown For Police Reform, Against ICE Saturday night – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/01/large-group-of-protesters-gathers-downtown-for-police-reform-against-ice/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 9 killed, 21 wounded so far in weekend shootings across Chicago
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/9-killed-21-wounded-so-far-in-weekend-shootings-across-chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Only Republicans free from influence of Madigan – Henry Thompson, Naperville
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-naperville-letters-st-0803-20200731-nz2lwvfhgfej5lwhrkq7kfhw74-story.html
— As real estate agents, we want to end housing discrimination – MAURICE HAMPTON AND MICHELLE MILLS CLEMENT (DIERSEN: What are potential home buyers being told about demographic trends in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? It seems that ever-increasingly, they are being told that soon, if not already, the aforesaid political jurisdictions will be majority anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christians, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-race-redlining-real-estate-discrimination-20200731-ksdtbroj55hixjlq7r4nvuewqy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hates promote Duckworth.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/8/2/21351978/joe-biden-weighs-vice-presidential-pick-what-sen-tammy-duckworth-has-that-her-rivals-dont

DAILY HERALD
— The Lincoln Project’s plan: Drive Trump out of office by driving him nuts – Roxanne Roberts
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20200802/the-lincoln-projects-plan-drive-trump-out-of-office-by-driving-him-nuts

WBBM
— Educators Want Schools To Remove Old History Books Until A More Inclusive History Curriculum Can Better Teach Students – BRANDON ISON (DIERSEN: To be more inclusive is to dump contributions by those who were conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/educators-want-schools-to-remove-old-history-books

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Bernard Schoenburg: LaHood lone Illinoisan to vote against bill to remove statues in D.C. – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200802/bernard-schoenburg-lahood-lone-illinoisan-to-vote-against-bill-to-remove-statues-in-dc

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Illinois needs good judges for civil-justice reform – Evelyn Sanguinetti (DIERSEN: The judges in Diersen v. GAO rejected the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform, that is, they wanted political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-illinois-needs-good-judges-for-civil-justice-reform/article_37071c9b-1c82-51f0-94a7-87ae99627c0c.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry Township Board Seeks to Override County Clerk’s Denial of November Ballot Access for Abolition Referendum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/02/mchenry-township-board-seeks-to-override-county-clerks-denial-of-november-ballot-access-for-abolition-referendum/
— A Government’s Losing a Tax Protest Doesn’t Help Most Property Owners
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/02/a-governments-losing-a-tax-protest-doesnt-help-most-property-owners/
— Pritzker on Madigan and GOP on Pritzker
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/01/pritzker-on-madigan-and-gop-on-pritzker/
— Evidence of “Peaceful” Portland Protesters, Including the Dumbest
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/01/evidence-of-peaceful-portland-protesters-including-the-dumbest/
— Franks, via Northwest Herald, Floats Another Diversion from Springfield Sex Problem
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/01/franks-via-northwest-herald-floats-another-diversion-from-springfield-sex-problem/
— Illinois Nursing Home Skimming
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/01/nursing-home-skimming/
— Critiquing “Whiteness” Smithsonian Museum Poster
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/01/149409/
— Pro-Life Group Has Innovative Outdoor Movie Theater Fundraiser Scheduled
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/31/pro-life-group-has-innovative-fundraiser-scheduled/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Law and order’: Trump counts on riots, looting to help him win in suburbs – David Sherfinski (DIERSEN: How strongly will suburban Democrats riot to defeat Trump?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/2/trump-law-and-order-campaign-sees-rioting-way-win-/
— Liberal media blurs cost of ongoing Black Lives Matter/Antifa race riots We must never forget the reality of the Democrats’ experiment in street justice – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/2/liberal-media-blurs-costs-and-destruction-of-ongoi/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘This is who they are’: Portland protesters filmed burning Bibles and American flag amid violence in city – Emma Colton (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but how soon will my critics/opponents print out copies of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and burn them in front of a) government buildings in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce headquarters, c) Wheaton Downtown Association headquarters, d) Milton Township Republican Organization election headquarters (if/when it opens), e) Ives campaign headquarters in my precinct, f) etc.?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/this-is-who-they-are-portland-protesters-filmed-burning-bibles-and-american-flag-amid-violence-in-city

BREITBART
— Pelosi: Mail-in Voting Is ‘Essential’ — People Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Health and Vote – Pam Key
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/08/02/pelosi-mail-in-voting-is-essential-people-shouldnt-have-to-choose-between-health-and-vote/
— Poll: 7-in-10 Voters Support Trump’s Exclusion of Illegal Aliens in Congressional Apportionment – John Binder (DIERSEN: How successful have the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs been in bringing illegal aliens to your county, to your county district, to your township, to your municipality, to your municipal district, and to your precinct?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/02/poll-7-in-10-voters-support-trumps-exclusion-of-illegal-aliens-in-congressional-apportionment/

BLAZE
— Cuban immigrant says activist group using ‘mafia tactics’ to intimidate Louisville business owners The group demands business have ‘a minimum of 23% inventory of Black retailers OR make a recurring monthly donation of 1.5% of net sales to Black local organizations’ – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/cuban-immigrant-louisville-activist-mafia

DAILY WIRE
— DC Mayor Exempts John Lewis Funeral Attendees From City’s Quarantine Restrictions “Government activity is essential, and the Capitol of the United States is exempt from the Mayor’s Order.” – Jon Brown
https://www.dailywire.com/news/dc-mayor-exempts-john-lewis-funeral-attendees-from-citys-quarantine-restrictions

JP MEDIA
— Minneapolis Police, Defunded by City Council, Advise Residents to Obey Criminals – BRYAN PRESTON
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2020/08/02/minneapolis-police-defunded-by-city-council-advise-residents-to-obey-criminals-n742610
— Louisville Black Lives Matter Using ‘Mafia Tactics’ on Hispanic Business Owners – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/08/02/louisville-black-lives-matter-using-mafia-tactics-on-hispanic-business-owners-n741579

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Democrat-Run KKK Burnt Crosses, Democrat-Run BLM Burn Bibles – Judi McLeod (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but how soon will my critics/opponents print out copies of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and burn them in front of a) government buildings in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce headquarters, c) Wheaton Downtown Association headquarters, d) Milton Township Republican Organization election headquarters (if/when it opens), e) Ives campaign headquarters in my precinct, f) etc.?)
https://canadafreepress.com/article/democrat-run-kkk-burnt-crosses-democrat-run-blm-burn-bibles

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Urges GOP to Sue Over Nevada Mail-In Voting, Ballot Harvesting – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-urges-gop-sue-over-nevada-mail-in-voting-ballot-harvesting_3447399.html

AMERICAN SPECTATOR
— Anti-Trump Republicans Show Dysfunctional Love for the GOP Going beyond the Democrats’ idea of good Republicans. – DEBRA J. SAUNDERS
https://spectator.org/anti-trump-republicans-show-dysfunctional-love-for-the-gop/

THE HILL
— GOP lawmaker: Democratic Party ‘used to be more moderate’ – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrat Party is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christians, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, (except Joe Biden), and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/510200-gop-rep-democratic-party-used-to-be-more-moderate

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters crow about their success in making young people hate-filled Trump-haters.
https://wtmj.com/ap-wi-news-feed/2020/07/28/faith-in-protest-as-young-people-find-fervor-on-the-street/

WASHINGTON POST
— Republican National Committee disputes GOP convention spokesperson’s claim that Trump’s renomination will be closed to media – Felicia Sonmez (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media a) functions as an arm of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties and b) is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-national-committee-disputes-gop-convention-spokespersons-claim-that-trump-will-be-renominated-in-private/2020/08/02/e13928ee-d4d5-11ea-aff6-220dd3a14741_story.html

CBS NEW YORK
— Black Lives Matter Mural Painted Across From City Hall In Elizabeth, New Jersey (DIERSEN: To promote BLM is to promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/08/01/black-lives-matter-mural-elizabeth-nj/

ROCHESTER FIRST
— ‘OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue’ Ride & Rally attracts thousands: ‘these are the people we rely on when we need help’ – Eriketa Cost
https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/back-the-blue-ride-rally-attracts-thousands-these-are-the-people-we-rely-on-when-we-need-help/

CBS ALBANY
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds gather on Capitol Steps for ‘Back The Blue’ rally – Briana Supardi
https://cbs6albany.com/news/local/hundreds-gather-on-capitol-steps-for-back-the-blue-rally

LONG ISLAND NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: 1,500 people attend ‘Back the Blue’ rally in Sayville
http://longisland.news12.com/story/42441974/1500-people-attend-back-the-blue-rally-in-sayville

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ shows support for cops in Ridley – Pete Bannan
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/back-the-blue-shows-support-for-cops-in-ridley/article_de777f32-d504-11ea-9e36-ffb57b5f767c.html

CITIZEN
— OUTSTANDING: Diverse Trump supporters rally in Fayetteville – Ben Nelms
https://thecitizen.com/2020/08/02/diverse-trump-supporters-rally-in-fayetteville/

WTSP
— OUTRAGEOUS: ‘Back the Blue’ mural painted outside Tampa Police Department The mural was painted by a group of about 40 people who wanted to show support to the department.
https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/hillsboroughcounty/back-the-blue-mural-painted-tampa-police-headquarters/67-a2471df9-c290-4163-a62c-3d7744168f08

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater uses Herman Cain to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.creators.com/read/susan-estrich

June 3 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— More violence is met with more silence
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Chicago protest: Hundreds march against police brutality in Bronzeville – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/society/hundreds-protest-police-brutality-on-south-side/6230089/

NBC5
— Chicago Protests: City Starts to Reopen, Marches Continue
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-protests-city-starts-to-reopen-marches-continue/2283498/
— Illinois Reports 982 New Coronavirus Cases, 97 Additional Deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-982-new-coronavirus-cases-97-additional-deaths/2283730/

CBS2
— Despite Reopening Efforts, Chicagoans Still Struggle To Get Work, Unemployment Benefits – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/03/despite-reopening-efforts-chicagoans-still-struggle-to-get-work-unemployment-benefits/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “This wave of protests is a reaction to Donald Trump.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-protests-george-floyd-trump-race-chapman-20200603-dnkiaqx5wvbrvo2uzdcrwk3nhi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Be careful: How we talk about mayhem could reinvigorate Trump’s reelection chances.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/ct-george-floyd-fallout-donald-trump-november-grossman-20200603-m3gezzkv3vgu5kcj3xoecnxntq-story.html
— Naperville man’s video captures explosion during downtown chaos and violence
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-downtown-naperville-protest-explosion-video-st-0605-20200603-pxomvkdxjvhe3bzymy4fjujybi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Protestors blast Whites.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-george-floyd-aftermath-suburban-rallies-20200604-pyfqktwrpzda3b766ognjewlpy-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In Wheaton, Carmin Awadzi came to a Black Lives Matter rally at Adams Park out of fear. Two of her children were going, and she wanted to make sure nothing happened to them. She even told her 16-year-old son to wear his Wheaton Warrenville South High School sweatshirt so people would know he belonged. “That’s our lives every single day here in Wheaton,” she said. “And I’m having to explain that to people — people that we’ve known for a very long time, educated people who are professionals. My husband and I are in the 1% but it still doesn’t matter.” The rally drew a diverse, young-skewing crowd of several hundred who listened to speakers reflect about racial injustice throughout America and close to home.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Daily COVID-19 cases dip under 1,000, but officials warn it could take 2 weeks to see if protests prompt uptick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/3/21278999/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Latinos and African Americans must unite against racism. If we’d let our ties bind us, we’d be much stronger against a predominantly white political and corporate power structure that thrives on our marginalization.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/6/3/21279612/george-floyd-protests-racism-vigilantes-little-village-latinos-mexican-african-americans-garcia
— Pritzker adds Lake, four downstate counties to disaster proclamation amid civil unrest Lake County is among those that represents “a threat for looting or destruction through planned protests,” is “home to critical infrastructure” or has requested state assistance, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office said. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/6/3/21279880/pritzker-illinois-national-guard-more-counties-lake-floyd-protests

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Leaving the footprint of change’: Batavia holds a peaceful rally in support of ‘Black Lives Matter’ – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200603/leaving-the-footprint-of-change-batavia-holds-a-peaceful-rally-in-support-of-black-lives-matter
— Protesters disperse after peaceful assembly in Wheaton
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200603/protesters-disperse-after-peaceful-assembly-in-wheaton
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Protesters gathered peacefully in downtown Wheaton Wednesday to speak out against racial inequalities. Demonstrators met at Adams Park downtown about 1 p.m. The large group of mostly young people then rallied in front of city hall, reconvened in the historic park beside the Wheaton Public Library and began dispersing shortly before 5 p.m. The Downtown Wheaton Association has recommended businesses remain closed until Friday morning as a precaution ahead of planned protests. Police also have increased patrols. Some businesses may remain open. Before visiting, customers should call ahead to ensure the business is open and confirm their hours.)
— DuPage officials looking for ‘concrete actions’ to improve race relations – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200603/dupage-officials-looking-for-concrete-actions-to-improve-race-relations
— Officials, residents praise Naperville police for protest response – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200603/officials-residents-praise-naperville-police-for-protest-response

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The government must protect people and property That’s the deal we make when we pay taxes and follow rules, writes a longtime Chicago business owner. – DOUGLAS VAN TRESS
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/government-must-protect-people-and-property

OAK PARK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/6-3-2020/The-consequences-of-Trump%27s-racism/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— ‘We’re not going to let this happen anymore’ Protesters pack Wheaton park to decry racism – BOB RAKOW (DIERSEN: It would be great if a transcript of everything that was said by the protest speakers would be published.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/06/03/were-not-going-to-let-this-happen-anymore-protesters-pack-wheaton-park-to-decry-racism/ak15fz8/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Three speakers were scheduled for Wednesday’s Black Lives Matter protest in Wheaton’s Adams Park. But 90 minutes after the protest started, more than 20 people had taken the bullhorn, stepped before the crowd of about 1,000 people and offered passionate, emotional and fervent pleas to end racism and police violence against black people. The speakers were while and black, male and female, young and old, but the message was the same: racism in all its forms must end and the battle to stop it once and for all is just beginning. The 1 p.m. protest was planned for Memorial Park, which is fenced off and undergoing improvements, leading participants to move to nearby Adams Park. Protesters, many carrying signs with a wide array of messages including “Black Lives Matter,” “Only Justice Will Bring Peace” and “We Cannot Be Silent Because the Dead Cannot Speak,” formed a large circle in the center of the park and listened to and applauded each speaker, many who initially did not plan to address the crowd. The protest was one of several held Wednesday in DuPage, Cook and Kane counties as people harnessed the opportunity to vent their anger and frustration following the May 25 death of George Floyd, who was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis. “It’s disgusting that we’re begging people to understand that our lives matter, and there are people saying, ‘but this and but that.’ But that’s reality, right? No, because we’re not going to let this happen anymore,” said one speaker, who declined to give her name. “We are not criminals. We are not animals,” she said. “We are humans, we’re beautiful and we are loved,” she continued. She also chastised people who have criticized the phrase Black Lives Matter because they contend it excludes other races. “All lives matter,” she said. “We’re not screaming that only black lives matter. It’s because all lives matter that we are here protesting the ones that are actually targeted. “We’re not here to start a race war, we’re here to end one and finally be at the same level as you. So please, if you’re human, have humanity, open your eyes to what’s been going on in this country because I’m tired of having to explain to you why I’m scared, why I feel little, why l feel hurt.” Jerome Jackson attended the protest with his wife, Julie; son, Lincoln, 6; and daughter, Quinlan, 7. Jackson, a Wheaton resident, said it was critical that his children see the formation of a movement designed to end racism and bigotry. “The importance is for them to not only understand the importance of the message that Black Lives Matters and what it means to the greater good of society, but to our own family knowing that I’m an African American myself and raising two bi-racial children. It’s important for them to understand their roots and culture.” Jackson added that he doesn’t want his children to experience the bigotry he endured as a child. “As someone who grew up primarily in the 80s, I was subjected to bigotry and racism, and I’ve said from the moment they were born that I want them to grow up in a society that doesn’t’ view them for their skin color or tone and just views them as human beings,” he said. He added that the size of the protest was encouraging. “I’m very happy to see as many young people out supporting this cause and just standing up for what is right,” Jackson said. Following the protest, participants marched through downtown Wheaton chanting “Black Lives Matter.” Dan Clinch of Wheaton said he attend the protest because “it was the right thing to do.” “This just can’t go on,” he added. “What happened in Minneapolis, there’s no excuse in the world for it.” Clinch said he expects the movement to continue because Floyd’s death was a tipping point. “You heard the young people today,” he said. “This was very impressive.” Clinch’s daughter, Campbell, a Wheaton North graduate, and a friend of some of the speakers, said she saw numerous racist incidents while attending the high school. “You hear the N-word, you do hear things about white supremacy, you hear people calling African Americans animals. There’s no justification for that,” she said.)

CITY OF WHEATON
— Planned Protest for Memorial Park Area Concludes (DIERSEN: It would be great if a transcript of everything that was said by the protest speakers would be published.)
https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=416
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The planned protest that began at Memorial Park at 1 p.m. has concluded, and this peaceful event occurred without incident. The protest began in Adam’s Park, moved throughout the Central Business District, stopping at City Hall, before returning Adam’s Park. The City of Wheaton and the Wheaton Police Department respect the right of people to assemble peacefully. The participants met the City’s expectation for a peaceful gathering. Wheaton Police had been in contact with organizers before the event and provided a presence at the event to ensure everyone’s safety. We appreciate the cooperation of participants in helping ensure this was a peaceful gathering. Thank you for following the official City of Wheaton source for community information.)

JOHN BIVER
— BRUCE DONNELLY WAS A MAN IN FULL
https://johnbiver.com/bruce-donnelly-was-a-man-in-full/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Academic Finds Negative Impact to Black Communities When Police Departments Have Feet Held to the Fire
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/academic-finds-negative-impact-to-black-communities-when-police-departments-have-feet-held-to-the-fire/
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Releases Video on George Floyd and Pandemic
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/02/il-14-lauren-underwood-releases-video-on-george-floyd-and-pandemic/
— Drivers Flock to Secretary of State’s Office
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/drivers-flock-to-secretary-of-states-office/
— Clown-Masked Chicago Man Faces Federal Charges for Torching Police Vehicle
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/clown-masked-chicago-man-faces-federal-charges-for-torching-police-vehicle/
— Feds Take Jurisdiction in Three Chicago Gun Arrests
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/feds-take-jurisdiction-in-three-chicago-gun-arrests/
— Ugaste Comments on Minnesota’s George Floyd
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/ugaste-comments-on-minnesotas-george-floyd/
— IL-14: Oberweis Comments on New Charges for Minneapolis Policemen
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/il-14-oberweis-comments-on-new-charges-for-minneapolis-policemen/
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives and Sean Casten Exchange Views on Minnesota and Aftermath
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/il-06-jeanne-ives-and-sean-casten-exchange-views-on-minnesota-and-aftermath/
— Three Men’s Deaths Attributed to Coronavirus, 60% of Dead in McHenry County Men
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/three-mens-deaths-attributed-to-coronavirus-60-of-dead-men/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— $1 MILLION BOND FOR LOMBARD MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF INCENDIARY DEVICE, ATTEMPTED TERRORISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/1-million-bond-for-lombard-man-charged-with-possession-of-incendiary-device-attempted-terrorism.html
— ILLINOIS BECOMES FIRST TO TAP FED LOANS AFTER YIELDS SURGE; THIRD TO LAST IN STATE BUSINESS CLIMATE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/illinois-becomes-first-to-tap-fed-loans-after-yields-surge-third-to-last-in-state-business-climate.html
— THORNER/INGOLD: AMERICA’S PANDEMIC OF LAWLESSNESS AND RAGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/thorneringold-americas-pandemic-of-lawlessness-and-rage.html
— WEYERMULLER: ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD ON STREETS OF CHICAGO AS CITY REOPENS TO PHASE 3
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/weyermuller-illinois-national-guard-on-streets-of-chicago-as-city-reopens-to-phase-3.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Three House Black Caucus members call for special legislative session
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/03/three-house-black-caucus-members-call-for-special-legislative-session/
— Oberweis wants expanded mail-in ballot program
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/03/oberweis-wants-expanded-mail-in-ballot-program/
— 982 new cases, 97 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/03/982-new-cases-97-additional-deaths/

BREITBART
— GOP Reps. Ask Donald Trump to Import Armies of Foreign Workers for White-Collar Jobs – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/06/03/gop-reps-ask-donald-trump-to-import-armies-of-foreign-workers-for-white-collar-jobs/

FEDERALIST
— The Media Are Lying To You About Everything, Including The Riots The media lied about the Russia collusion hoax, about the Mueller probe, about impeachment, about the coronavirus—and now they’re lying about the riots. – John Daniel Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/03/the-media-are-lying-to-you-about-everything-including-the-riots/

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Latest Democrat Strategy: Anarchy Replacing Pandemic Scare – Judi McLeod
https://canadafreepress.com/article/latest-democrat-strategy-anarchy-replacing-pandemic-scare

PATRIOT POST
— Bush Condemns Riots but Promotes Myth of Systemic Racism He calls for unity by capitulating to the “social justice” dogma that America is a racist nation. – Thomas Gallatin
https://patriotpost.us/articles/71109-bush-condemns-riots-but-promotes-myth-of-systemic-racism-2020-06-03
— Riots and the Media Between excusing the riots and over-covering them, the media gets it wrong. – Douglas Andrews
https://patriotpost.us/articles/71115-riots-and-the-media
— Are You a White Supremacist? – Nate Jackson (DIERSEN: To be called a White supremacist today in America is like being called a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.)
https://patriotpost.us/articles/71090-are-you-a-white-supremacist-2020-06-03

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Duckworth promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tammy-duckworth-trump-military-protesters-digusting_n_5ed7fc3ec5b675737dc0de21

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with the rioters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/us/politics/trump-law-enforcement-protests.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Protesters’ breach of temporary fences near White House complex prompted Secret Service to move Trump to secure bunker – Carol D. Leonnig
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-moved-trump-to-secure-bunker-friday-after-protesters-breached-temporary-fences-near-white-house-complex/2020/06/03/e4ae77c2-a5b9-11ea-b619-3f9133bbb482_story.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Bush uses George Floyd to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/06/03/george-floyd-george-w-bush-anguished-brutal-suffocation/3132800001/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Reviving the Disgraceful Legacy of ‘Law-and-Order’ Politics.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/trump-law-and-order-politics-nixon-reagan.html

FED WEEK
— Federal Whistleblowers Fired 10 Times Normal Rate, GAO Finds (DIERSEN: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, the Democrats who ran GAO forced me to take their early retirement “offer,” that is, they fired me because I had blown the whistle on their political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/federal-whistleblowers-fired-10-times-normal-rate-gao-finds/

May 17 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Churches to reopen for Sunday service in defiance of Illinois’ stay-at-home order – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/religion/churches-reopen-for-services-in-defiance-of-illinois-stay-at-home-order-/6190541/
— Obama criticizes US coronavirus response in online commencement speech for HBCU graduates He also addressed the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/obama-criticizes-covid-19-response-in-online-graduation-speech/6189204/
— Chicago Ford assembly plant employees return to work with new COVID-19 safety measures in place; ‘I think they’re rushing it’ – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/business/i-think-theyre-rushing-it-chicago-ford-assembly-plant-employees-return-to-work/6189771/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-5/17/2020

NBC5
— Experts Warn of 2020 ‘Meltdown’ as Election Funding Faces Rocky Path Through Congress “There is a real significant risk to the integrity of the election if we don’t invest now in our election infrastructure.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/experts-warn-of-2020-meltdown-as-election-funding-faces-rocky-path-through-congress/2273343/

CBS2
— Chicago Heights Ford Plant Reopens Monday As Workers Wear COVID-19 ‘Distance’ Watches – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/15/chicago-heights-ford-plant-reopens-monday-as-workers-wear-covid-19-distance-watches/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘Reopen Illinois’ rallies held as Anti-Defamation League condemns Nazi imagery on signs – Michele Fiore
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/reopen-illinois-rallies-held-as-anti-defamation-league-condemns-nazi-imagery-on-signs

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Federal appeals court says Pritzker’s executive order limiting gatherings will almost certainly withstand legal challenge
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200516-ildqrn4e4bhorexpljpc7dur7u-story.html
— Putting ‘me’ first in age of coronavirus not only selfish but dangerous to all of us – DAVID MCGRATH (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you if you do not promote Pritzker.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-mcgrath-column-st-0515-20200515-ilntoackcvcm3jhapo7yqaftqy-story.html
— Find the right person for a job means hunting for ‘unique’ candidates, Naperville recruiter says – STEVE METSCH (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-down-to-business-st-0517-20200515-4pm6sog3arh53fvs47tipx4qwi-story.html
— DuPage PADS unlikely to return to old homeless system in wake of pandemic, outgoing agency CEO says – HILARY DECENT (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who have for many decades steered homeless people to DuPage County, and especially to Milton Township and to Wheaton?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-decent-column-st-0517-20200515-gesmcta5wneoblllyzhlgazwgq-story.html
— We need reasonable, sensible plans from the governor in response to the pandemic – ELIZABETH BAUER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-commentary-elizabeth-bauer-pritzker-stay-home-order-20200515-5rtaay64njcl3jbhgwvtnmdt6a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Coronavirus live blog, May 16, 2020: Obama criticizes U.S. leaders’ virus response in online graduation speech – Harry Hitzeman (DIERSEN: Those who are sued retaliate against those who sue them. I should write a book about those who I have sued and their retaliation against me.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/16/21260717/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020

DAILY HERALD
— Minorities, elderly represent higher rates of COVID-19 infections, deaths – Madhu Krishnamurthy (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats blame Trump for that.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200517/minorities-elderly-represent-higher-rates-of-covid-19-infections-deaths
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In DuPage County, home to communities hardest-hit by the pandemic, Latinos comprise 27.5% of confirmed cases and 14.5% of the county’s population. African Americans make up 5.4% of confirmed cases and 5.3% of the population. Asians represent 6.4% of cases and 12.6% of the population, and whites account for 27.3% of confirmed cases and 79.7% of the population. Mortality rates per 100,000 population are: African Americans, 47.2%, whites, 29.4%, Latinos, 19.8%, and Asians, 16.3%.)
— Elgin church won’t reopen Sunday, threatens suit over COVID-19 shutdown
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200516/elgin-church-wont-reopen-sunday-threatens-suit-over-covid-19-shutdown

WTTW
— Pritzker Creates New Tier of Punishment for Businesses Ignoring COVID-19 Order – Amanda Vinicky (DIERSEN: In Illinois, because of Pritzker and the Democrats, how many businesses are going out of business a) every day and b) every hour?)
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/16/pritzker-creates-new-tier-punishment-businesses-ignoring-covid-19-order
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Bars, restaurants and other businesses that open to customers in defiance of Illinois’ stay-at-home order now risk being charged with a misdemeanor. The new penalty level has been in effect since Friday afternoon when Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration quietly filed the emergency rule. While Pritzker’s executive order requires restaurants, salons and gyms to remain closed to on-site patrons due to COVID-19, the rule change codifies it under Illinois Department of Public Health regulations – violators of which can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. As of Saturday afternoon there’s no indication it has yet been enforced. A Class A misdemeanor in Illinois is punishable by a fine between $75 and $2500.)

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— It’s not the first time the House has taken a hike It is rare, but not unprecedented, for the General Assembly to meet somewhere other than the Capitol. – Doug Finke
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20200516/its-not-first-time-house-has-taken-hike

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— No masks. No gloves. No problem. As coronavirus cases soar, carefree day-trippers from Illinois pour in – Elliot Hughes, Talis Shelbourne and Natalie Brophy
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/05/16/covid-19-cases-spike-but-wisconsin-crowds-kind-done-all/5207558002/

HOMEWOOD FLOSSMOOR CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis-infusion business gets green light in Homewood – David P. Funk
https://hfchronicle.com/article/2020/may/15/cannabis-infusion-business-gets-green-light-homewood

FOX ILLINOIS
— Fourth stay at home order protest draws hundreds to Springfield – Jakob Emerson
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/fourth-protest-of-stay-at-home-order-held-at-state-capitol

WGEM
— Protesters rally outside Illinois Capitol, compare Gov. Pritzker to Hitler
https://wgem.com/2020/05/16/protesters-rally-outside-illinois-capitol-compare-gov-pritzker-to-hitler/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Anti-Defamation League Regional Director calls Pritzker comparisons to Hitler antisemitic, vile – Matt Sheehan
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/anti-defamation-league-regional-director-calls-pritzker-comparisons-to-hitler-antisemitic-vile/
— Lawmakers debate on Heroes Act; Republicans and some Democrats go against bill – Basil John
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/lawmakers-debate-on-heroes-act-republicans-and-some-democrats-go-against-bill/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Fourth stay at home order protest draws hundreds to Springfield – Jakob Emerson
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/fourth-protest-of-stay-at-home-order-held-at-state-capitol
— Champaign County sees negative impact on tourism and economy – Taylor Deckert
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/champaign-county-sees-negative-impact-on-tourism-and-economy

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Governor Pritzker’s emergency rule change locks down the state for 150 days, makes criminals out of those who violated new rules – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/illinois-governor-pritzkers-emergency-rule-change-locks-down-the-state-for-150-days-makes-criminals-out-of-those-who-violated-new-rules/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Chinese State Media Warn Country Will Interfere in U.S. Election – Adam Kredo (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails interfere with elections in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, and in Wheaton’s West District. According to them, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/chinese-state-media-warn-country-will-interfere-in-u-s-election/

FOX NEWS
— Lawmakers can protect the elderly and reopen the economy – Bobby Jindal
https://finance.yahoo.com/video/lawmakers-protect-elderly-reopen-economy-232246055.html

BREITBART
— Pelosi Coronavirus Plan Bails Out the Rich with Tax Breaks, Cheap Labor – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/16/pelosi-coronavirus-plan-bails-out-the-rich-with-tax-breaks-cheap-labor/
— Congress Needs to Wake Up About State and Local Government Layoffs – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/05/15/pollak-congress-needs-to-wake-up-about-state-and-local-government-layoffs/

THE HILL
— Trump and Biden signal bitter general election with latest attack ads – TAL AXELROD (DIERSEN: Expect that ever-increasingly, Biden will call Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK member, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Expect that ever-increasingly, Biden will promise to use the federal government to get rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/497885-trump-biden-signal-bitter-general-election-latest-attack-ads

NBC NEWS
— NYC tourist who posted pics at the beach in Hawaii arrested for violating quarantine rule – Minyvonne Burke
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/2020-05-16-coronavirus-news-n1208496/ncrd1208636#blogHeader

NEW YORK TIMES
— Dealing With the Dark Side of Low Interest Rates When you borrow, low interest rates are fabulous. But if you need to live on your savings, you will be receiving far less income. – Jeff Sommer (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, interest rates are less than inflation.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/business/strategies-investing-interest-rates.html
— I’m Sick of Asking Children to Be Resilient It’s time for reparations and resources and to not expect kids to “rise above.” – Mona Hanna-Attisha (DIERSEN: In what municipality were you raised? I was raised in Crete 1948-1972. I should write a book about Crete-haters who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) Crete and b) those like me who were raised in Crete who are White, male, German American, Missouri Synod Lutheran, and/or non-veteran. I would focus on Crete-haters in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Crete-haters who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on Crete-haters who continue to demonize, denigrate, and condemn me as being a newcomer even though I have lived in Wheaton since 1978.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/opinion/sunday/flint-inequality-race-coronavirus.html
— FRONT PAGE: How Washington Learned to Embrace the Budget Deficit Many economists who once warned of mounting debt are now urging lawmakers to spend more to combat economic pain from coronavirus. – Jim Tankersley (DIERSEN: Until last year, my wife and I had never spent more than our income. According to my critics/opponents, we were able to do that only because a) we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, b) the federal government grossly overpaid me, c) my federal retirement benefits are much too generous, d) my wife had good jobs, e) I avoided the draft, and f) I have had good health.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/16/business/deficits-virus-economists-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Crisis exposes how America has hollowed out its government. – Dan Balz (DIERSEN: I should write a book about a) how Republicans used budget cuts to hollow out GAO and b) how the Democrats who ran GAO used those budget cuts to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/politics/government-hollowed-out-weaknesses/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chronic weaknesses are well known Gene Dodaro, the comptroller general, leads the Government Accountability Office, the agency that is tasked with being a watchdog for government performance. He sees structural weaknesses that constantly impede performance. “The hardest part of my job is getting people to focus on things before they become a crisis,” he said. The GAO regularly produces a list of areas of high risk in government performance. The most recent, issued in 2019, began with this assessment: “The ratings for more than half of the 35 areas on the 2019 High Risk List remain largely unchanged. Since GAO’s last update in 2017, seven areas improved, three regressed, and two showed mixed progress.”)

FORBES
— Republicans ‘Appalled’ By $3 Trillion Heroes Act, As Democrats Urge Its Passing – Sergei Klebnikov
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/05/16/republicans-appalled-by-3-trillion-heroes-act-as-democrats-urge-its-passing/#40f808ec7599

TIME
— Welcome to the First Global Economic Depression of Our Lifetimes – IAN BREMMER
https://time.com/5837442/first-global-depression-our-lifetimes/

DAILY BEAST
— It’s Not Just Sheriffs—Now Prosecutors Refuse to Enforce Illinois Lockdown – Tracy Connor
https://www.thedailybeast.com/prosecutors-refuse-to-enforce-illinois-gov-jb-pritzkers-lockdown

SUN
— ‘OPEN ILLINOIS’ Protesters calling for end to coronavirus lockdown have tense standoff with Chicago cops despite gov’s vow to open state – Erica Davies
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11641674/illinois-coronavirus-lockdown-protests-standoff-cops-chicago/