September 14 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago Public Schools responds after parents protest near Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/mayor-lori-lightfoot-chicago-public-schools-cps-covid-home/11019398/
— COVID cases in kids reach alarming new heights, with a 240% increase since July, data shows. Children currently account for 29% of all COVID cases reported nationwide. – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/covid-in-kids-children-with-vaccine-for-vaccination-schedule/11019596/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Not a California man: GOP gov hopeful documents Illinois residency — says claim of firm’s West Coast HQ was ‘marketing’ While voting records do show Sullivan has lived — and voted in — downstate Menard County for at least the last five years, the main location of his business is murkier. Social media accounts and the company’s own website list Alter Global as being headquartered in San Francisco or the Silicon Valley. But Sullivan and a spokesman for his campaign said that is primarily for “marketing [and] branding purposes.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2021/9/13/22672685/republican-jesse-sullivan-illinois-residency-california-alter-global-petersburg

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: More frustrating than anything else’: McConchie describes his breakthrough COVID-19 case – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210913/more-frustrating-than-anything-else-mcconchie-describes-his-breakthrough-covid-19-case’
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PHOTOS OF DUCKWORTH AND DURBIN: Book deals, real estate and stock sales: How legislators make money on the side – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210914/book-deals-real-estate-and-stock-sales-how-legislators-make-money-on-the-side
— COMMENT: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210910/immigration-and-the-trillion-dollar-lottery

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Debate continues over housing immigrant detainees at Illinois county jails – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/debate-continues-over-housing-immigrant-detainees-at-illinois-county-jails/article_4af37abf-f88f-5fbf-a39f-67334604b961.html

WSIL TV
— IL Rep. Davis a ‘wild card’ as Jesse Sullivan joins governor’s race – Danny Valle
https://wsiltv.com/2021/09/13/jackson-il-rep-davis-a-wild-card-as-jesse-sullivan-joins-governors-race/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Recall Frontrunner Larry Elder’s Success Speaks To Conservative Media’s Influence – David Folkenflik
https://www.nprillinois.org/2021-09-13/recall-frontrunner-larry-elders-success-speaks-to-conservative-medias-influence

FOX ILLINOIS
— Controversy over university’s anti-racism seminar for instructors
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/controversy-over-universitys-anti-racism-seminar-for-instructors
— COVID vaccine mandates for millions of American, but not for ‘high risk’ immigrants – ELISSA SALAMY
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/covid-vaccine-mandates-for-millions-of-american-but-not-for-high-risk-immigrants

NIU TODAY
— More than 70 percent of incoming freshmen at NIU received scholarships
(COMMENT: Where did the money come from to pay for your college expenses? I worked all the hours that I could for the Park Forest Post Office part-time during the school years and full-time during the summers 1966-1969. Further, my outstanding parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete a) while I took courses at UIC 1966-1968, b) weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and c) the summer of 1969. That enabled me to graduate from NIU in 1970 debt-free and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)
https://www.niutoday.info/2021/09/13/more-than-70-percent-of-incoming-freshmen-at-niu-received-scholarships/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Incoming freshmen to Northern Illinois University this fall received more scholarship money than ever before, and improvements to the scholarship process served to diversify the pool of scholarship recipients. More than 70% of incoming freshmen received a Merit Scholarship, and 64% of them are students of color, compared to 54% of Merit Scholarship recipients in fall 2020.)

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Anti-mask culture war waged in Chicago suburb – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2021/09/14/anti-mask-culture-war-waged-in-chicago-suburb-494315

WIREPOINTS
— The ‘Never Ending Saga’ Of Illinois’ Botched Marijuana Licensing Process – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/the-never-ending-saga-of-illinois-botched-marijuana-licensing-process-wirepoints/
— Authority to enforce Illinois school mask mandate to be challenged by legislative review board – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/authority-to-enforce-illinois-school-mask-mandate-to-be-challenged-by-legislative-review-board-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Let’s not forget our southern border crisis. Under Biden, it’s growing worse daily. – Rep. Andy Biggs
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/13/lets-not-forget-our-southern-border-crisis/
— Abortion activists march in front of Justice Kavanaugh’s home, protest his Texas law vote – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/14/abortion-activists-march-front-justice-kavanaughs-/
— ‘No SALT, no deal’: Vulnerable Dems threaten revolt unless $3.5T bill cuts blue-states taxes – Haris Alic
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/13/no-salt-no-deal-vulnerable-dems-threaten-revolt-un/
— Federal government dead last in Gallup ratings – Jennifer Harper
(COMMENT: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for almost 24 years. I should write a book about those who have demonstrated their hatred against federal employees and against federal retirees the strongest.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/13/inside-beltway-federal-government-dead-last-gallup/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— AOC dons ‘Tax The Rich’ gown at taxpayer-funded Met Gala with millionaires and billionaires – Tiana Lowe
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/aoc-dons-tax-the-rich-gown-at-taxpayer-funded-met-gala-with-millionaires-and-billionaires
— Biden calls Larry Elder a Trump ‘clone’ at Newsom campaign rally – Christian Datoc
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that Trump and I are both: conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, overweight, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, federal retirees, non-poor, non-drinkers, non-dog owners, our ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-calls-larry-elder-a-trump-clone-at-newsom-campaign-rally

FOX NEWS
— Trump says terrorists ‘absolutely’ airlifted from Afghanistan in US evacuation. Trump says, ‘There has never been a war — win, lose or draw — and you bring everybody into your country’ – Brooke Singman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-terrorists-airlifted-afghanistan-evacuation
— Former teacher tells Tucker he ‘was separated’ from school after objecting to CRT, split Zoom sessions by race. ‘I saw some things that really disturbed me. And I spoke out about it’. – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/ex-teacher-tells-tucker-he-was-separated-from-school-after-objecting-to-crt-split-zoom-sessions-by-race

AMERICAN THINKER
— California Recall Election Today: Larry Elder Proves Democrats Are Still Racist – Fletch Daniels
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/09/california_recall_election_today_larry_elder_proves_democrats_are_still_racist.html
— Democrat party the gravest threat to the Republic – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/09/democrat_party_the_gravest_threat_to_the_republic.html
— One-Party Rule: When Corruption and Radicalism Collide – Linda R. Killian
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/09/oneparty_rule_when_corruption_and_radicalism_collide.html
— The problems with California’s slavery reparations movement – Pandra Selivanov
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/09/the_problems_with_californias_slavery_reparations_movement.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Bush Denigrates ‘War on Terror’ Veterans. Backers of America’s costly “War on Terror” seek the approbation of their one-time enemies at the expense of those who heeded their calls to defend the country. – Julie Kelly
https://amgreatness.com/2021/09/13/bush-denigrates-war-on-terror-veterans/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Mic conflates post-9/11 security measures and ‘Islamophobia’ – Graham Colton
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/mic-conflates-post-9-11-security-measures-with-islamophobia/

BREITBART
— Newly Arrived Afghans Begin Having Children on U.S. Military Bases – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/09/13/cnn-newly-arrived-afghans-begin-having-children-on-u-s-military-bases/

NEWSMAX
— Biden Expands Program to Bring Central American Minors to US – Jack Gournell
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/central-american-minors-program/2021/09/13/id/1036251/

TOWNHALL
— You Are a ‘National Disgrace’: One Part of GWB’s 9/11 Speech Sparks Outrage – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2021/09/14/gwb-911-speech-n2595799

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden ‘booed massively’ by crowd of protesters as he arrives to campaign for Newsom – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/09/14/biden-booed-massively-by-crowd-of-protesters-as-he-arrives-to-campaign-for-newsom-1134075/

EPOCH TIMES
— Nearly 8 Million Illegal Immigrants to Get Amnesty Under Biden’s Budget Resolution Says House GOP – Masooma Haq
https://www.theepochtimes.com/nearly-8-million-illegal-immigrants-to-get-amnesty-under-bidens-budget-resolution-says-house-gop_3995340.html

THE HILL
— College student removes thousands of American flags from 9/11 memorial in protest – Adam Barnes
https://thehill.com/changing-america/enrichment/arts-culture/571974-college-student-removes-thousands-of-american-flags

HUFFINGTON POST
— Kinzinger Takes A Favorite Conservative Insult, Fires It Right At Trump. The Illinois Republican broke down why the former president is “one of the weakest men that I’ve ever seen.” – Lee Moran
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/adam-kinzinger-donald-trump-conservative-insult_n_61403ebae4b0640100a90a03

POLITICO
— How Joe Biden Became Irish. The president has skillfully played up his Irish roots, but the story of his ancestry is more complicated. – BEN SCHRECKINGER
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/09/14/how-joe-biden-became-irish-511637

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump takes aim at George W. Bush, saying he shouldn’t ‘lecture’ about threat of domestic terrorism – John Wagner and Amy B Wang
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-takes-aim-at-george-w-bush-saying-he-shouldnt-lecture-about-threat-of-domestic-terrorism/2021/09/13/ad66d9e6-14b0-11ec-b976-f4a43b740aeb_story.html
— COMMENT: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans cannot duck responsibility for Trump.” In your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct, who do the RINOs “blame” the most for Trump?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/13/republicans-cannot-duck-responsibility-trump/

USA TODAY
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs destroy you if you do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/09/14/lgbtq-elders-stonewall-generation-needs-help/8315884002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Joe Biden’s Presidency Is Incredible—No, Really The dissembling and self-contradictions are many, but the press never sees fit to call them out as lies. – Gerard Baker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-trust-approval-afghanistan-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-mainstream-media-11631548431?mod=opinion_lead_pos8
— Gavin Newsom’s White Privilege. Instead of debating ideas, progressives call Larry Elder a white supremacist. – William McGurn
(COMMENT: Should everyone involved in politics and in government be required to fully disclose how much education and how much money that their parents’ have/had? Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, and died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when I was 21 years old. My mother never attended high school.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gavin-newsom-white-privilege-larry-elder-racism-inequality-california-recall-election-11631566580
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If the polls going into Tuesday’s recall election in California hold up, Gavin Newsom will keep his job as governor. But if he does, no one should ever again take seriously progressive complaints about white privilege. Because if white privilege is a thing, Mr. Newsom is drenched in it. Mr. Newsom’s father was a well-connected state judge who once managed one of the trusts for the family of oil magnate J. Paul Getty. As for his son, the Los Angeles Times says that “a coterie of San Francisco’s wealthiest families has backed him at every step of his rise.” This privilege is reflected in the $70 million Mr. Newsom raised to fight the recall—more than five times the $13 million raised by his leading challenger, Republican Larry Elder.)
— Varsity Blues College-Admissions Trial Opens With Competing Claims About Parents’ Intent. Prosecutors called Bruce Isackson, a California parent who pleaded guilty, as first witness. – Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz
(COMMENT: Should everyone involved in politics and in government be required to fully disclose how much education and how much money that their parents’ have/had? Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, and died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when I was 21 years old. My mother never attended high school.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/first-trial-in-varsity-blues-college-admissions-case-gets-under-way-11631525400

WEEK
— White privilege what it is what it means and why understanding it matters
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, everyone is required to give more and more and more preference to minorities, and especially to minorities who are female, younger, LGBTQ, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, those who are in America illegally, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who lack education and/or job skills, those who have financial problems, those who have health problems, those who are not married, and those who are not Christian, Protestant, Italian American, and/or German American.)
https://www.theweek.in/wire-updates/international/2021/09/14/fgn17-racism-white-privilege.html

DAILY PRINCETONIAN
— Class of 2025 discusses systemic racism during orientation – Ngan Chiem
https://www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2021/09/princeton-history-racism-activism-orientation

PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS
— ‘Forget the Alamo’ Depicts A Racist Heritage, Sparking Backlash – David Montgomery
https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2021/09/14/forget-the-alamo-depicts-a-racist-heritage-sparking-backlash

September 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,741 cases, 22 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-4741-covid-cases-22-deaths/11010621/

NBC5
— COVID by the Numbers: Coronavirus Metrics in Each of Illinois’ 11 Health Care Regions
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/covid-by-the-numbers-coronavirus-metrics-in-each-of-illinois-11-health-care-regions-2/2608929/

FOX32
— Illinois records highest single day of COVID deaths in months
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-records-highest-single-day-of-covid-deaths-in-months

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Central Illinois venture capitalist Jesse Sullivan launches bid for GOP governor nomination – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-gop-governor-candidate-sullivan-20210909-xipcsxe63fcszjl5tgqopwsvlu-story.html
— President Biden announces sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/vaccine/ct-aud-nw-biden-federal-workers-covid-vaccine-20210909-jenf2jzwfbfubapfuvut2lko7q-story.html
— Federal judge dismisses watchdog’s RICO suit over ComEd bribery scheme, says no evidence Madigan muscled votes – JASON MEISNER and RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-comed-bribery-michael-madigan-federal-rico-lawsuit-dismissed-20210909-acbd7tlmcjfofgpbphjmq4qe6a-story.html
— Byron’s nuclear plant has generated jobs and revenue for decades. Now its future is on the line in Springfield: ‘We’re pawns in a big chess game’ – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-energy-byron-nuclear-20210909-grcnidb6hnaariwg5ydlazwqe4-story.html
— Illinois House committee advances revamped energy plan — with subsidies to ComEd parent — that will cost average customer about $4.50 a month – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-energy-proposal-20210909-zqtp7sfpr5gclm7harlwmxw6ka-story.html
— CPS reports 160 COVID cases and nearly 3,000 ‘close contacts,’ but CTU questions accuracy of district case tracker – TRACY SWARTZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-public-schools-covid-numbers-20210909-6zkei7tz35ekbha6zc4lct5mha-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Casting himself as an ‘outsider,’ California venture capitalist Sullivan enters GOP race to unseat Pritzker. In a campaign video, Illinois native Jesse Sullivan, founder of Alter Global in San Francisco, stresses his roots growing up in central Illinois and the values he learned in “the Land of Lincoln.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2021/9/9/22664522/california-venture-capitalist-jesse-sullivan-gop-race-pritzker-bailey-rabine-schimpf
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: Marijuana use among U.S. college students hits record high during pandemic, study finds – Jay Cannon
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2021/9/9/22664701/marijuana-college-students-record-high-covid-pandemic-national-institute-drug-abuse-alcohol-smoking

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Jesse who? What to know about the latest GOP governor hopeful. Jesse Sullivan is a down-home guy from downstate Petersburg—with a side trip to Silicon Valley. – STEVEN R. STRAHLER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/what-know-about-illinois-governor-candidate-jesse-sullivan

DAILY HERALD
— Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210909/sweeping-new-vaccine-mandates-for-100-million-americans
— U-46 asks students, parents, and staff to take equity survey
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210909/u-46-asks-students-parents-and-staff-to-take-equity-survey

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Petersburg native Jesse Sullivan launches campaign for Illinois GOP nomination for governor – Riley Eubanks
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/09/09/jesse-sullivan-joins-bailey-rabine-and-schimpf-governors-race/8258769002/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Byron faces threat of nuclear plant shutdown – DAN PETRELLA
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-town-faces-threat-of-nuclear-plant-shutdown/article_0d00daaa-374e-5bfd-bd0c-89d851d6ba59.html

WQAD
— New legislative map leaves Illinois senator half-mile shy of district line. After Illinois redistricting, Republican Sen. Neil Anderson’s house now falls a half-mile outside of the district he’s represented since 2015. – Shelby Kluver and Jennifer Somers
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/illinois-redistricting-anderson-36th-district/526-a9cf1427-1a40-48be-96f4-6874386b740a

CHICAGO LAW BULLETIN
— Jury grants $7.5M award to DuPage SWAT officer – Patricia Manson
https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/swat-team-member-hit-by-shotgun-round-awarded-$7-5-million-20210909

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Illinois Supreme Court: Mark Curran Launching Campaign for Republican Nomination in 2nd District
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/09/curran090921/
— UPDATE: Video Announcement Launches Jesse Sullivan Candidacy for Republican Nomination for Governor with $10.8 Million Raised in Past Week
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/09/sullivan090921/
— IL-17: As Esther Joy King Announces Both Local and National Endorsements, Warning from FEC Plus No Financial Disclosure Statement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/09/king090921/
— Lake County Parents Organize Against Pritzker Purgatory
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/09/lake-county-parents-organize-against-pritzker-purgatory/
— ComEd Rate Hike Bill in House
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/08/comed-rate-hike-bill-in-house/
— Rabine Holding House Meetings – One in Naperville
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/08/rabine-holding-house-meetings/
— Rabine Comments on New Rich Guy Running for GOP Gubernatorial Nomination
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/09/rabine-comments-on-new-rich-guy-running-for-gop-gubernatorial-nomination/
— Tribune: ComEd Bailout Bill “Another Shakedown of Illinois Ratepayers”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/09/tribune-comed-bailout-bill-another-shakedown-of-illinois-ratepayers/
— Dundee Township Republicans Hosting Picnic Sunday in West Dundee
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/09/dtro091221/
— Victims’ Rights Case Hearing in Rockford Friday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/09/victims-rights-case-hearing-in-rockford-friday/
— Dems Decide to Up Your Electric Rates “Only” $4.5 per Month
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/09/dems-decide-to-up-your-electric-rates-only-45-per-month/
— Madigan Off the Hook in Civil Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/09/09/madigan-off-the-hook-in-civil-trial/

FOX BUSINESS
— Google ‘antiracism’ initiative attacks Ben Shapiro, suggests using evidence in argument is racist: report Google materials also suggested that ‘Make America Great Again’ was form of White supremacy – Samuel Dorman
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/google-anti-racism-ben-shapiro-racist

GOPUSA
— The Media Coaches Democrats, Trashes Republicans
https://www.gopusa.com/the-media-coaches-democrats-trashes-republicans/

BLAZE
— National Archives posts ‘harmful content’ warning on Constitution, Declaration of Independence, other founding documents – PHIL SHIVER
https://www.theblaze.com/news/harmful-content-warning-constitution-declaration-national-archives
— Silicon Valley investor steps down from company’s board after calling Black Lives Matter the ‘true racists’ who push socialism – CARLOS GARCIA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/veronica-wu-blm-racists-board

NEWSMAX
— A Radical Racial Reeducation Program at Google? – Christopher Rufo
https://www.newsmax.com/christopherrufo/Google-Antiracism-CRT-Critical-Race-Theory/2021/09/09/id/1035731/
— Kinzinger Rips Trump’s Praise of Robert E. Lee, Demands GOP Condemnation
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-adam-kinzinger-rips-trumps-praise-robert-e-lee-demands-gop-condemnation-1627530

CNN
— McConnell carefully choosing battles in Trump proxy war for the midterms – Michael Warren and Sara Murray
(COMMENT: For general elections, I have always helped elect Republican candidates who have won primaries. I should write a book about Republican candidates who have won primaries but who then a) rejected help from those who supported their primary opponents and b) blamed those who supported their primary opponents for their defeats in general elections.)
https://www.wral.com/mcconnell-carefully-choosing-battles-in-trump-proxy-war-for-the-midterms/19866784/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Amazon Dangles Free Bachelor’s Degrees as New Perk in Fight for U.S. Workers. E-commerce giant will expand college education benefit as it battles to hire hourly workers in tight U.S. labor market – Chip Cutter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-dangles-a-new-perk-in-fight-for-u-s-workers-free-bachelors-degrees-11631197800

FORBES
— Attack On California Gubernatorial Hopeful Larry Elder Goes Viral – Will It Impact The Election? – Peter Suciu
https://www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu/2021/09/09/attack-on-california-gubernatorial-hopeful-larry-elder-goes-viral–will-it-impact-the-election/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Americans Believe Government Employees Work Less
(COMMENT: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for almost 24 years. I should write a book about those who have used that against me the most. I would focus on those who have never sought a federal job a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/jobs_employment/most_americans_believe_government_employees_work_less

May 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 808 cases, 17 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-808-covid-19-case-17-deaths/10693092/

NBC5
— Illinois Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on New Maps Proposed in Redistricting Process
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/watch-live-illinois-lawmakers-to-hold-hearing-on-new-maps-proposed-in-redistricting-process/2518372/

WBEZ
— For The First Time In 60 Years, Illinois Democrats Propose New Supreme Court Districts – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/stories/for-the-first-time-in-60-years-illinois-democrats-propose-new-supreme-court-districts/5a5a4778-ae3f-409b-8976-e1d5b37a9b8e

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats want to redraw Illinois Supreme Court districts for first time in almost 60 years in effort to maintain majority – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-supreme-court-redistricting-20210525-5bdeyxbx3ffs7j3bllrkzuku7a-story.html
— Schneider pushes Congress to censure Taylor Greene | Lesser-known ComEd law cost customers $600M in 7 years | George Floyd’s killing marked one year later – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-brad-schneider-marjorie-taylor-greene-censure-year-after-george-floyd-spin-20210525-c73hblvbyjedffvv7wobl3txuu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-hiv-decriminalization-20210525-dlshgkd4anfq5clmy2e75wbfw4-story.html
— We’re being squeezed, Gov. Pritzker. Stop siphoning money away from towns and villages. – KEVIN WALLACE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-taxes-municipalities-20210525-xflcuu7shvapnknseygju37r2a-story.html
— A law school discounts John Marshall’s positive legacy – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-john-marshall-law-uic-renamed-20210525-4gm2ahpgqrarzlksmvvonpslsu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats unveil proposed new boundaries for state Supreme Court districts, pledging ‘equal representation’ Democrats say populations shifts over the past ten years have caused large fluctuations among the existing court districts. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/25/22453487/democrats-redistricting-remap-new-boundaries-state-supreme-court-districts-kilbride
— ‘Black and Brown’ unity a complicated goal after George Floyd protests in Chicago. A year after race protests in Chicago sounded calls for unity, shifting racial demographics, longstanding segregation and differing views on the role of police influence efforts to unite Black and Brown communities. – Elvia Malagón
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats unify minorities against Republicans.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/5/25/22419345/protests-chicago-george-floyd-anniversary-black-latino-unity-racial-reckoning
— House Republicans should discipline Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after her comments about masks, Jews and the Holocaust. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., is drafting legislation to censure Greene. “It is shameful that the Republican Conference continues to let her define their party, and dangerous that they refuse to expel her.” – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/5/25/22453825/marjorie-taylor-greene-house-republicans-should-discipline-comments-jews-holocaust-kinzinger

DAILY HERALD
— Dems release proposal for new Supreme Court district maps – SARAH MANSUR
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210525/dems-release-proposal-for-new-supreme-court-district-maps
— Time to stand up against political maps – Madeleine Doubek
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210525/time-to-stand-up-against-political-maps
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use George Floyd to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210525/editorial-we-have-only-just-begun-the-conversations-we-need-on-race-policing
— Abortion foes to challenge ‘culturally responsive’ teaching standards – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210525/abortion-foes-to-challenge-culturally-responsive-teaching-standards
— 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.dailyherald.com/news/20210525/roselle-considering-whether-to-allow-marijuana-sales-in-the-village
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210525/house-passes-bill-to-allow-recreational-pot-sales-in-buffalo-grove
— Illinois case positivity rate drops to lowest point during pandemic – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210525/illinois-case-positivity-rate-drops-to-lowest-point-during-pandemic
— Schneider, Kinzinger blast Greene for latest Holocaust comparison – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210525/schneider-kinzinger-blast-greene-for-latest-holocaust-comparison

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Lightfoot uses race smokescreen to avoid talking about Chicago’s murder rate
https://williamjkelly.org/news/kelly-lightfoot-race-smokescreen-chicago-murder-rate

CAPITOL FAX
— Supreme Court remap plan unveiled
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/25/supreme-court-remap-plan-unveiled/
— Remap roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/25/remap-roundup-2/
— 808 new confirmed and probable cases; 17 additional deaths; 1,419 hospitalized; 350 in ICU; 2.1 percent average case positivity rate; 2.7 percent average test positivity rate; 79,485 average daily doses; 49 percent fully vaxed
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/25/808-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-17-additional-deaths-1419-hospitalized-350-in-icu-21-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-27-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-79485-average-daily-doses-49-perc/
— Could the primary be moved to accommodate national Dems?
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/25/could-the-primary-be-moved-to-accomodate-national-dems/

GOPUSA
— Government Seizes $90K From Rioter-Journalist Who Filmed Capitol ‘Riot’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110729
— Leaked State Department Memo Indicates Official Support For BLM Agenda
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110733

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Stephen Moore: The Continuing Blue State Carnage From COVID Lockdowns
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/stephen-moore-the-continuing-blue-state-carnage-from-covid-lockdowns

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Left Explodes Over 60 Minutes Story on Young People Who Regret Transitioning. “I can’t believe that I transitioned and detransitioned, including hormones and surgery, in the course of, like, less than one year. It’s completely crazy.” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/05/left-explodes-over-60-minutes-story-on-young-people-who-regret-transitioning/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Kinzinger Says McCarthy’s Loyalty to Trump Will Cost Republicans in the Long Term – JACK CROWE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/gop-rep-says-mccarthys-loyalty-to-trump-will-cost-republicans-in-the-long-term/

THE HILL
— Descendants of Black slaves object to renaming Columbus Day. “We will not stop until all the Five Civilized Tribes honor the sacrifices of their black slaves,” said Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore. – Adam Barnes
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/diversity-inclusion/555309-descendants-of-black-slaves-object-to-renaming

POLITICO
— Kinzinger calls for Marjorie Taylor Greene to be kicked out of GOP conference over Holocaust remark – BEN LEONARD
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/25/marjorie-taylor-greene-holocaust-kinzinger-490788

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/trump-s-stranglehold-gop-death-trap-american-democracy-n1268314

NEWSWEEK
— To Win, Conservatives Must Admit We’re Losing – LIZ WHEELER
https://www.newsweek.com/win-conservatives-must-admit-were-losing-opinion-1594240

NARFE
— NARFE’s Best Places to Retire for Federal Employees
(DIERSEN: I have been a federal retiree for almost 24 years. I should survey those who live in the following about their attitude toward federal retirees: Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct.)
https://discovernarfe.org/best-places-to-retire-thank-you

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to be LGBTQers.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/half-trans-youth-contemplated-suicide-year-nonstop-republican-attacks/

May 2 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Won’t Require COVID-19 ‘Vaccine Passports,’ Pritzker Says
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-wont-require-covid-19-vaccine-passports-pritzker-says/2499851/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Hundreds gather in Union Park to fight for rights for workers on May Day. Many marchers came to the event this year to draw particular attention to the struggles of immigrant workers. – Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/1/22414837/hundreds-gather-in-union-park-to-fight-for-rights-for-workers-on-may-day

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who are not vaccinated are demonized, denigrated, and condemned. Will those who have strong immune systems be allowed to skip vaccination?
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/coronavirus/2021/05/02/covid-vaccine-vaccination-hesitancy-frustrating-health-experts-say/7404056002/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters “call new health-care law ‘revolutionary’ in fight for racial justice.”
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article251072589.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?id=324677#.YI5ttrVKiM8

WIREPOINTS
— Give Capitol News Illinois Full Press Access In Springfield – Mark Glennon
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have done the most since 2000 to discredit me and to discredit my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I would focus on RINOs who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on RINOs who lead/led the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on RINO candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://wirepoints.org/give-capitol-news-illinois-full-press-access-in-springfield-wirepoints/

FOX NEWS
— Black Republicans who don’t believe racism is systemic subject to vicious attacks, slurs Conservative Black politicians such as Sen. Tim Scott have sparked backlash – Audrey Conklin
https://www.foxnews.com/us/u

NEWSMAX
— Smear Calls, Anti-Trumpers Couldn’t Stop Rep. Wright’s Widow in TX-6 – John Gizzi
(DIERSEN: Which of the candidates on March 15, 2022 Republican primary ballots in Illinois a) will seek/get Trump’s endorsement or b) will seek/get Kinzinger’s endorsement?)
https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/wrighttx-6trumpsmearkinzingercheney/2021/05/02/id/1019801/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Michael Wood, a veteran, drew swatches of publicity and considerable funding running as an anti-Trump Republican. Despite substantial contributions from Republican Reps. Anthony Gonzales of Ohio, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, and Liz Cheney of Wyoming —all of whom voted for Trump’s impeachment—Wood drew only 3 per cent of the vote.)

AMERICAN THINKER
— Biden Goes for Broke – Gary Gindler
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/04/biden_goes_for_broke.html
— How Much Worse Can it Get? – Steve Feinstein
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/05/how_much_worse_can_it_get.html
— Should we embrace biased news coverage? – Roger Ansted
(DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs a) promote left-biased news coverage, including Capitol Fax and b) reject right-biased news coverage, including GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I should write a book about RINOs who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters, and c) to promote Capitol Fax. I would focus on RINOs who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on RINOs who lead/led the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on RINO candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/05/should_we_embrace_biased_news_coverage.html

BREITBART
— GOP Slams Corporate America, NAACP, BLM Silence over Racial Slur Against Tim Scott – EDWIN MORA
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/01/crickets-gop-slams-corporate-america-naacp-blm-silence-over-racial-slur-against-tim-scott/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘From Cotton To Congress To Clown’: MSNBC Host Trashes Tim Scott, Says He’s ‘Thirsty For White Approval’- VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/01/cotton-congress-clown-msnbc-tiffany-cross-trashes-tim-scott-thirsty-white-approval/

TOWNHALL
— The True Face Of Racism – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2021/05/02/the-true-face-of-racism-n2588837

NEW AMERICAN
— Onward Young Socialist Soldiers: New Democrat Bill Would Conscript Kids into Politics – Selwyn Duke
https://thenewamerican.com/onward-young-socialist-soldiers-new-democrat-bill-would-conscript-kids-into-politics/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER TV
— MSNBC’s Cross Goes on VILE Rant Against ‘Clown,’ ‘Fool’ Tim Scott – Brad Wilmouth
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/msnbcs-cross-goes-vile-rant-against-clown-fool-tim-scott

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Biden, Harris Respond To Sen. Tim Scott: You’re right. America Is Not A Racist Country, But . . . They both equivocate, of course.
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/05/biden-harris-respond-to-sen-tim-scott-youre-right-america-is-not-a-racist-country-but/

EPOCH TIMES
— 76,000 California Violent, Repeat Felons Get Earlier Releases – AP
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/76000-california-inmates-now-eligible-for-earlier-releases_3798635.html
— House Republicans Question Biden Administration on ‘Questionable’ Census Results – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/house-republicans-question-biden-administration-on-questionable-census-results_3798442.html
— America First Legal Pursuing Lawsuit Against Critical Race Theory: Stephen Miller – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/america-first-legal-pursuing-lawsuit-against-critical-race-theory-stephen-miller_3798763.html

THE HILL
— Romney booed during speech to Utah GOP convention – JORDAN WILLIAMS
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/551345-romney-booed-during-speech-to-utah-gop-convention
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned if you do not promote vaccination.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/551265-fauci-vs-rogan-white-house-works-to-stomp-out-misinformation

HUFFINGTON POST
— Susan Wright, Endorsed By Donald Trump, Advances To U.S. House Runoff In Texas – AP
(DIERSEN: Which of the candidates on March 15, 2022 Republican primary ballots in Illinois a) will seek/get Trump’s endorsement or b) will seek/get Kinzinger’s endorsement?)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/susan-wright-texas-runoff_n_608e933be4b046202708952e
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Most of the Republicans in the running had made flagrant appeals to Trump and his supporters in a race that at times has resembled a typical Texas GOP primary. The lone exception was Michael Wood, a combat veteran whose campaign was an early test for Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, who is trying to lead a revolt in his party away from Trump. But Wood saw few voters answering his call to reject Trumpism, hovering at around 3% of the vote.)

UPI
— McConnell calls for Education Department to ditch ‘1619 Project’ – Sommer Brokaw
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/05/01/biden-administration-history-civics-republicans-withdraw-priorities/5231619877709/

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To be woke a) is to promote political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and b) is to be anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/republicans-are-crusading-against-woke-n1264811

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.msnbc.com/politicsnation/watch/gotcha-reluctant-to-accept-biden-s-agenda-for-a-united-america-republicans-return-to-false-outrage-measures-111190597855

NEW YORK TIMES
— The New Trump? Easy. It’s Tucker. – Frank Bruni
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/01/opinion/sunday/tucker-carlson-trump.html
— When Wokeness Becomes Weakness – Ross Douthat
(DIERSEN: To be woke is to be anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/01/opinion/democrats-james-carville.html
— A Call to National Service – Editorial
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonstrated their hatred of past, present, and future federal employees the most. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years. I have been a federal retiree for almost 24 years. I would focus on Republicans who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republicans who lead/led the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/01/opinion/us-national-service-draft.html
— Why a $10,000 Tax Deduction Could Hold Up Trillions in Stimulus Funds. The fight over SALT is a case study in the age-old conflict between constituent politics and national policy. – Conor Dougherty
(DIERSEN: Biden should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/01/business/salt-tax-cap-repeal.html
— A Look at Covid-19 Vaccine ‘Passports,’ Passes and Apps Around the Globe. A variety of digital and old-fashioned approaches are being used to confirm vaccination for entry to public places. But the world is still far from a universal standard of proof for crossing borders. – Heather Murphy
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/26/travel/vaccine-passport-cards-apps.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The federal public servants doing groundbreaking work during the pandemic – Lisa Rein
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonstrated their hatred of past, present, and future federal employees the most. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years. I have been a federal retiree for almost 24 years. I would focus on Republicans who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republicans who lead/led the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sammies-federal-civil-servant-finalists/2021/05/01/ba5d91a2-aab2-11eb-bca5-048b2759a489_story.html

CBS LOS ANGELES
— ‘May Day’ Rallies Across LA Celebrate Diversity, Workers’ Rights
https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/05/01/may-day-rallies-across-la-celebrate-diversity-workers-rights/

YAHOO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters like Cheney.
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/republicans-cry-cancel-culture-want-234022282.html

NEW YORK POST
— GOP orator Tim Scott wins race: Goodwin – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2021/05/01/gop-orator-tim-scott-wins-race-goodwin/

WASHINGTON POST
— The real history of Anglo-Saxons undermines racists’ theories. The Anglo-Saxons were a diverse group of immigrants. – Jonathan Davis-Secord
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs promote hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/04/23/real-history-anglo-saxons-undermines-racists-theories/

DALLAS MORNING NEWS
— The root of America’s crime problem is poverty – Michael W. Waters (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime. When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase.)
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2021/04/25/the-root-of-americas-crime-problem-is-poverty/

PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.phillytrib.com/commentary/editorials/editorial-sen-tim-scott-s-disingenuous-speech-on-race-in-u-s/article_9ce6c402-4bce-5c1e-bf71-60a609334493.html

BOSTON HERALD
— The left’s Tim Scott meltdown gives conservatives some important information – GRACE CURLEY
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/05/01/curley-the-lefts-tim-scott-meltdown-gives-conservatives-some-important-information/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.newsweek.com/fox-news-gop-feeding-americas-angry-lost-souls-progressive-pac-ad-says-1588087

SHEPHERD GAZETTE
— UTAH GOP VOTE TO CENSURE MITT ROMNEY FAILS WHEREAS SENATOR IS BOOED AT CONFERENCE
https://shepherdgazette.com/utah-gop-vote-to-censure-mitt-romney-fails-whereas-senator-is-booed-at-conference/

PARADE
— The Best Places to Retire — PAULA SPENCER SCOTT
(DIERSEN: Because older White people are more likely to vote for Republicans, one should expect that Democrats focus on driving older White people out of municipalities, townships, counties, and states.)
https://parade.com/1202119/paulaspencer/best-places-to-retire/

JD SUPRA
— Illinois Lawmakers Consider Expanding Mandatory Retirement Savings Program To Small Employers
(DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, the operatives and the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have saved little or nothing for their retirement. Overwhelmingly, they have severe financial, health, and/or other problems. Overwhelmingly, they look like they will do anything for money. What does that say about my critics/opponents?)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/illinois-lawmakers-consider-expanding-6793981/

April 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— ICE to stop using the term ‘illegal alien’ referring to immigrants
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.)
https://abc7chicago.com/society/ice-to-stop-using-the-term-illegal-alien-referring-to-immigrants/10528753/
— University of Chicago Charter School student accepted to 25 colleges earns $1M in scholarships – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/education/south-side-student-accepted-to-25-colleges-earns-$1m-in-scholarships/10526675/

NBC5
— Judge in Chauvin Trial Calls Waters’ Comments ‘Abhorrent’ Judge Peter Cahill showed frustration with Waters’ rhetoric shortly after the jury was dismissed Monday to begin deliberations – Stephen Groves and Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/judge-in-chauvin-trial-calls-waters-comments-abhorrent/2490451/
— Fauci Says It’s ‘Disturbing’ That Some People Won’t Take Covid Vaccine Because of Politics – Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/fauci-says-its-disturbing-that-some-people-wont-take-covid-vaccine-because-of-politics/2490023/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker deploys National Guard to Chicago ahead of verdict in Derek Chauvin trial – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-national-guard-derek-chauvin-verdict-20210419-kipk3whikjfx7g4oasgf3diffa-story.html
— Lightfoot dismisses unsubstantiated Twitter chatter | Pritzker puts National Guard on standby ahead of Chauvin verdict | First lady Jill Biden in Dixon – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-dismisses-resignation-rumors-foxx-adam-toledo-jill-biden-dixon-20210419-a44urcgxmfeaxfdglmowvpfkvu-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-num-marijuana-420-holiday-by-the-numbers-20210419-gdyuqtlakrcltnz637xa6dyhme-story.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Outgoing Lakewood Village President Phil Stephan’s Political Action Committee’s Contributors
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/19/outgoing-lakewood-village-president-phil-stephans-political-action-committees-contributors/
— Lakewood Village President Phil Stephan Ally Doug Ulrich Resigns, Stephan Appoints Janet Barron, Continuing “Disaster” Results in No Audience Being Allowed in Meeting Room
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/18/lakewood-village-president-phil-stephan-ally-doug-ulrich-resigns-stephan-appoints-janet-barron/
— Lakewood Treasurer, Wife of Trustee, Resigns
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/18/lakewood-treasurer-wife-of-trustee-resigns/
— Lake in the Hills Seeks Applicants for Village Clerk and Trustee
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/19/lake-in-the-hills-seeks-applicants-for-village-clerk-and-trustee/
— Mike Buehler Sets State of the County Talk for Tuesday Night Board Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/18/mike-buehler-sets-state-of-the-county-talk-for-tuesday-night-board-meeting/
— IL-16: Catalina Lauf & Gabriella Hoffman on Attempted Hijacking of America First
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/17/patriots041421/
— Dems Refuse Floor Vote on Trailer Tax Slashing Bill That Has More Co-sponsors Than Needed to Pass
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/17/dems-refuse-floor-vote-on-trailer-tax-slashing-bill-that-has-more-co-sponsors-than-needed-to-pass/
— Chicago Democrat’s Effort to Diminish Representation in Downstate Illinois [REWRITTEN]
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/17/chicago-democrats-effort-to-diminish-representation-in-downstate-illinois/
— Sheriff Hiring for Corrections Department, Starting Pay $55,313
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/17/sheriff-hiring-for-corrections-department-starting-pay-55313/
— Feds Indict Another for Straw Gun Purchase
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/16/feds-indict-another-for-straw-gun-purchase/
— Com Ed Takes Action to Protect Birds from High Power Lines in Moraine Hills State Park
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/16/com-ed-takes-action-to-protect-birds-from-high-power-lines-in-morraine-hills-state-park/
— ComEd – Not Called the “Power Company” for Nothing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/16/comed-not-called-the-power-company-for-nothing/
— Woman Arrested Last July in Home Depot Mask Tift Found Not Guilty
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/16/woman-arrested-last-july-in-home-depot-mask-tift-found-not-guilty/
— UPDATED: Democrat State’s Attorney’s Office Orders Republican County Clerk Not to Collect Taxes from 2020 Referenda in Dundee and Elgin Townships
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/16/kane041621/
— Appellate Court Rules County Clerk Joe Tirio Should Have Placed McHenry Township Abolition Referendum on March Ballot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/16/appellate-court-rules-county-clerk-joe-tirio-should-have-placed-mchenry-township-abolition-referendum-on-march-ballot/
— “Who Was the Cop Who Shot Adam?” And Who Shot Ashli Babbitt?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/15/who-was-the-cop-who-shot-adam-and-who-shot-ashley-babbitt/
— IL-16: Adam Kinzinger Raises Over $1.1 Million, Catalina Lauf Raises Over $163K
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/15/il16041521/
— Term Limits for Legislative Leaders Passes House Exec Committee without Opposition
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/04/15/term-limits-for-legislative-leaders-passes-house-exec-committee-without-opposition/

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— A Trump-hater says “Rebuilding the Illinois Republicans. Illinois Republicans have lost their mojo, and it’s going to take a major recalibration to rebuild.”
https://www.chicagomag.com/uncategorized/may-2021/rebuilding-the-illinois-republicans/

CAPITOL FAX
— Republicans continue having money problems
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/19/republicans-continue-having-money-problems/
— 1,959 new confirmed and probable cases; 22 additional deaths; 2,128 hospitalized; 491 in ICU; 4.0 percent average case positivity rate; 4.7 percent average test positivity rate; 125,212 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/19/1959-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-22-additional-deaths-2128-hospitalized-491-in-icu-40-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-47-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-125212-average-daily-doses/

BREITBART
— Kevin McCarthy Moves to Formally Censure Maxine Waters for Having ‘Broke the Law,’ ‘Incited Violence’ – MATTHEW BOYLE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/19/exclusive-kevin-mccarthy-moves-formally-censure-maxine-waters-having-broke-law-incited-violence/

BLAZE
— Two dead after driverless Tesla slammed into tree and burst into flames, police say. It took four hours for firefighters to extinguish the fire. – PHIL SHIVER
https://www.theblaze.com/news/driverless-tesla-crashes-in-texas-killing-2
— Disney Parks to ditch gender references for staff costumes. ‘Inclusion’ – PHIL SHIVER
https://www.theblaze.com/news/disney-parks-gender-flexible-costumes
— House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens action against Maxine Waters as calls to punish her mount after she allegedly incites protesters – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/calls-to-punish-maxine-waters-alleged-riot-incitement

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— America’s Corporate Enemy #2 Facebook
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/america-s-corporate-enemy-2-facebook

DAILY WIRE
— Kevin McCarthy: I Will ‘Bring Action’ Against Maxine Waters For ‘Inciting Violence’ If Pelosi Doesn’t – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/kevin-mccarthy-i-will-bring-action-against-maxine-waters-for-inciting-violence-if-pelosi-doesnt
— ‘Trying To Create A Civil War’: Calls Grow For Maxine Waters To Be Punished Over Alleged Incitement – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trying-to-create-a-civil-war-calls-grow-for-maxine-waters-to-be-punished-over-alleged-incitement
— Republicans Blast Waters For Urging Protesters To ‘Get More Confrontational’ On ‘The Street’ – Joseph Curl
https://www.dailywire.com/news/republicans-blast-waters-for-call-that-protesters-get-more-confrontational-on-the-street

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Big Tech, You’re Running Out of Friends – JERRY BOWYER
https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/04/big-tech-youre-running-out-of-friends/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they hate America.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/549097-gop-struggles-to-rein-in-nativism

NBC NEWS
— ‘Words we use matter’: Biden administration chucks ‘illegal alien’ for ‘noncitizen’ “These changes are a much-needed shift away from the negative rhetoric weaponized by the previous administration,” said Rep. Nanette Barragán, D-Calif. – Suzanne Gamboa
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they hate America.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/biden-administration-chucks-illegal-alien-noncitizen-rcna718

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: I should write a book about those who falsely claim to be conservative to give themselves standing to demonize, denigrate, and condemn conservatives.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/washington-post-live/2021/04/19/transcript-conversation-with-john-boehner-former-speaker-house/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making corporate America anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/04/19/biden-business-tax-gop/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that Asian-Americans have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/19/theres-long-global-history-todays-anti-asian-bias-violence/
— The ‘model minority’ myth hurts Asian Americans – and even leads to violence – Margaret M. Chin and Yung-Yi Diana Pa
(DIERSEN: How are those who share your demographics stereotyped? I should write a book about how those who have the following demographics are stereotyped: White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, conservative, Republican, Trump supporter, non-veteran, gun owner, Protestant, German American, federal employee/retiree, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/19/model-minority-myth-hurts-asian-americans-even-leads-violence/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making corporate America anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/political-systems-failures-compel-corporate-activism-11618842598

March 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— White House says President Biden is ‘100% fine’ after he tripped boarding Air Force One – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/president-biden-trips-on-stairs-boarding-air-force-one/10433454/
— White House staffers asked to resign, work remotely after revealing past marijuana use – CNN
(DIERSEN: To use pot illegally is to shout your disrespect for the rule of law. To use pot illegally or legally is to shout that you have serious mental and/or physical health problems.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/white-house-staffers-resign-work-remotely-after-past-marijuana-use-exposed-/10433409/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,380 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths. 65% of Illinoisans 65 or older received at least 1 COVID vaccine dose.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2380-new-covid-19-cases-12-deaths/10432806/

NBC5
— Twitter Says Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Suspended ‘in Error’; Dems Push to Expel Her From Congress – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/twitter-suspends-gop-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-as-democrats-push-to-expel-her-from-congress/2466442/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shooting to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/biden-and-harris-to-meet-with-asian-american-leaders-in-atlanta-after-deadly-georgia-shooting-spree/2466443/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Leading Illinois Democrats criticize GOP U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis for reportedly downplaying role of rhetoric in crimes against Asian Americans – RICK PEARSON
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shooting to promote hatred against Republicans.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-rodney-davis-asian-americans-democrats-20210319-e5qia3geizhynn55t4nhesm55u-story.html
— Brain-damaging lead found in tap water from most Illinois communities during the past 6 years, Tribune analysis finds – MICHAEL HAWTHORNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-illinois-lead-service-pipes-20210319-rifuuexkezb5bf6ncltqlb4m6a-story.html
— Was brain-damaging lead found in tap water in your town? Search our analysis of Illinois EPA data to find out. – MICHAEL HAWTHORNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-viz-lead-copper-rule-database-20210319-tnauglj6b5ep3ggzuw4pqj3ydy-htmlstory.html
— Lightfoot to speak on pandemic hitting one-year mark in Chicago | Kwame Raoul gets vaccine in hopes of combating hesitancy | Legislature rebukes state Rep. Miller | Another hopeful says she’ll challenge Kinzinger – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-address-kinzinger-challenge-kwame-raoul-vaccine-miller-censure-spin-20210319-4hfe5dksrfg6ppbvpj4stgjs44-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shooting to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-joe-biden-kamala-harris-atlanta-visit-20210319-eyg3mrzniba4zgakpyp6szadxe-story.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump’s Mar-a-Lago partially closed due to COVID outbreak – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trumps-mar-a-lago-partially-closed-due-to-covid-outbreak

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shooting to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/19/cnn-rodney-davis-claims-that-saying-kung-flu-no-different-than-saying-uk-variant/
— 2,380 new confirmed and probable cases; 12 additional deaths; 1,132 hospitalized; 242 in ICU; 2.5 percent average case positivity rate; 2.8 percent average test positivity rate; 102,775 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/19/2380-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-12-additional-deaths-1132-hospitalized-242-in-icu-25-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-28-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-102775-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden stumbles and falls climbing stairs to Air Force One – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/19/joe-biden-stumbles-and-falls-climbing-stairs-air-f/
— Biden’s ‘killer’ remark riles Kremlin, deepens U.S.-Russia rift: ‘It’s not going to blow over’ – Ben Wolfgang
(DIERSEN: Should foreign countries give Biden a pass because of his health problems?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/18/joe-biden-killer-remark-riles-vladimir-putin-russi/

FOX NEWS
— 5 Biden White House staffers have lost jobs over past marijuana use, says Psaki. But Psaki said past marijuana use does not automatically disqualify someone from serving. – Brooke Singman
(DIERSEN: To use pot illegally is to shout your disrespect for the rule of law. To use pot illegally or legally is to shout that you have serious mental and/or physical health problems.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/staffers-lose-white-house-jobs-biden-marijuana-use

GOPUSA
— VA Teachers Make List Of Parents Who Disagree With Critical Race Theory Curriculum, Plot To Expose Them
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will hate-filled Trump hating leaders of your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, America, and the world officially condemn and get rid of those who disagree with critical race theory?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107725
— The War On Normal And Why It Matters
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107653

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— MSNBC blames Trump for anti-Asian violence; silent on Biden dropping anti-Asian discrimination lawsuit – Ella Carroll-Smith
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/msnbc-blames-trump-for-anti-asian-violence-silent-on-biden-dropping-anti-asian-discrimination-lawsuit/

BREITBART
— 4.4M Illegal Aliens Could Get Amnesty Under House Democrat Plan – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/18/analysis-4-4m-illegal-aliens-could-get-amnesty-under-house-democrat-plan/
— Pelosi: DACA Illegals Are ‘True and Legitimate Heirs’ of the Founding Fathers – NEIL MUNRO
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers and organizations crow that they have gotten rid of their employees and members who are citizens of America and replaced them with citizens of foreign countries?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/18/pelosi-daca-illegals-are-true-and-legitimate-heirs-of-the-founding-fathers/

BLAZE
— Biden’s DHS Secretary: If ‘loving parents’ send children to border, ‘we will not expel’ them, ‘we will care for them’ – PAUL SACCA
(DIERSEN: Parents who send/bring children to America illegally should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. SEE: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/statutes/define/ and https://www.findlaw.com/criminal/criminal-charges/child-neglect.html )
https://www.theblaze.com/news/dhs-secretary-border-crisis-children
— 3-year-old boy dead, mother in critical condition after being mauled by neighbor’s dogs in New Jersey. The mother had expressed concern over the pit bulls previously. – BRECK DUMAS
https://www.theblaze.com/news/3-year-old-boy-dead-mother-in-critical-condition-after-being-mauled-by-neighbors-dogs-in-new-jersey
— Biden White House reportedly weeds out dozens of staffers for past pot use despite Kamala Harris bragging about using cannabis The administration allegedly told staffers that past marijuana use would not be disqualifying – PAUL SACCA
(DIERSEN: To use pot illegally is to shout your disrespect for the rule of law. To use pot illegally or legally is to shout that you have serious mental and/or physical health problems.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/white-house-staffers-fired-marijuana-kamala
— Texas border sheriff says US has an open door for illegals to enter thanks to Biden, warns things will only get worse. ‘Now, basically, the border’s open’ – CHRIS FIELD
https://www.theblaze.com/news/texas-border-sheriff-illegal-immigrants-open-door

PATRIOT POST
— Dems Roll Out the Immigration Welcome Mat. The House votes to legalize millions while Team Biden says, “We’re open.” – NATE JACKSON
https://patriotpost.us/articles/78544-dems-roll-out-the-immigration-welcome-mat-2021-03-19

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shooting to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/03/19/us/atlanta-shootings-massage-spa

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shooting to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/03/19/joe-biden-live-updates/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Taxes: Most Americans Say They Pay More Than Their Fair Share
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted the most that I should always have paid more taxes. They stress that I am White, male, healthy, product of a traditional family, baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL), attended MSL grade schools, avoided the draft, married since 1978, my wife has always had income, we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, we did not become foster parents, conservative, Republican, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, federal employee for almost 30 years including IRS for almost 9 years, federal retiree for more than 23 years, etc.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/taxes/taxes_most_americans_say_they_pay_more_than_their_fair_share

GUARDIAN
— Joe Biden stumbles on steps of Air Force One – video
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2021/mar/19/joe-biden-stumbles-on-steps-of-air-force-one-video

August 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Protesters demand accountability from Chicago police, Mayor Lightfoot after violent clash with police in Loop CPD releases video showing beginning of clash Sunday – Jesse Kirsch, Alexis McAdams (DIERSEN: So far, what demands have protesters, vandals, looters, and rioters made on your mayor and how has your mayor responded to those demands? Should mayors be required to issue press releases that detail a) the demands that have been made on them, b) the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and/or countries that made those demands, and c) exactly how they responded to those demands?)
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/chicago-protesters-demand-accountability-from-cpd-mayor-after-loop-clash/6372706/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,562 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-il-reports-1562-new-coronavirus-cases-18-deaths/6372985/

NBC5
— 4 Dead, at Least 39 Wounded in Chicago Shootings So Far This Weekend
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/4-dead-at-least-39-wounded-in-chicago-shootings-so-far-this-weekend/2323282/

CBS2
— Fingerpointing After Protest Turns Violent: Activists Accuse Police Of Attacking Them – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/16/fingerpointing-after-protest-turns-violent-activists-accuse-police-of-attacking-them/
— Mayor Lightfoot Addresses Violent Protest, Looting, And COVID-19 In Chicago On ‘Face The Nation’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/16/mayor-lightfoot-addresses-violent-protest-looting-and-covid-19-in-chicago-on-face-the-nation/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois imposes new COVID-19 rules after spike in cases
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-imposes-new-covid-19-rules-after-spike-in-cases
— New Zealand delays election after COVID-19 outbreak in Auckland – Nick Perry
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/new-zealand-delays-election-after-covid-19-outbreak-in-auckland
— Pelosi to call House back into session to vote on USPS bill – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pelosi-to-call-house-back-into-session-to-vote-on-usps-bill

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Blame game for weekend downtown melee pits mayor and CPD against activists Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday said “people have embedded themselves in these seemingly peaceful protests and come for a fight.” But some protesters said they were left “running for our lives” when officers apparently attempted to confine them in a small area Saturday night. – Tom Schuba and Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/16/21371041/chicago-mayor-police-department-protesters-melee-fight-good-kids-mad-city-increase-peace-lightfoot
— Illinois universities losing millions as students stay home UIC expects to lose $15 million with the number of students living on campus slashed in half, while Loyola expects a $50 million hit. – Clare Proctor
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/8/16/21365086/illinois-universities-fall-pandemic-uic-uiuc-illinois-dorms-loyola
— 2020 Democratic National Convention Programming is set to be broadcast and streamed online each night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. CT. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/8/13/21367797/democratic-national-convention-2020

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Accusations fly between police and protesters one day after violent clash injured dozens – PAIGE FRY and KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-downtown-protests-violent-20200816-v7yrehiibnbkvfpqxsijgz4cme-story.html
— Young organizers demand the release of arrested protesters and call on Chicago to address police violence – SOPHIE SHERRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-downtown-protest-arrests-young-activists-20200816-ev3dyxqh3zc6bamxg52zv2wyim-story.html

CAPITOL FAX
— State announces mitigation effort in Metro East
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/16/state-announces-mitigation-effort-in-metro-east/

BREITBART
— NY Times: Kamala Harris Is the ‘Face of America’s Demographic Shift’ – John Binder (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at non-Whites that non-Democrat Whites are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/16/ny-times-kamala-harris-face-americas-demographic-shift/

BLAZE
— Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle demand white residents ‘give up’ their homes ‘Now do something about it!’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/black-lives-matter-protesters-demand-white-residents-give-up-their-homes

NEWSMAX
— Navarro: Dems Want USPS to Be ‘Ballot-Harvesting Service’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/peternavarro-usps-mail-invoting/2020/08/16/id/982379/

THE HILL
— Chicago mayor: People who have ‘come for a fight’ have ’embedded themselves’ in peaceful protests – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/512228-chicago-mayor-people-who-have-come-for-a-fight-have-embedded
— Democrats featuring ‘rising stars’ in convention keynotes – ZACK BUDRYK (DIERSEN: Are/were you a rising star? I never was a rising star while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1997. To be a rising star in the federal government, you have to be a Democrat and at least one of the following: minority, female, and/or young. However, notwithstanding the fact that I am Republican, White, and male, IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO promoted me in 1986.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/512240-democrats-featuring-rising-stars-in-convention-keynotes

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Harris
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/16/harris-breathes-life-into-biden-campaign-395804

NBC NEWS
— On convention eve, Democrats are apprehensive – Jonathan Allen
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/eve-their-convention-democrats-are-apprehensive-n1236893

WASHINGTON POST
— House accelerates oversight of Postal Service as uproar grows, demanding top testify at ‘urgent’ hearing The House Oversight Committee announced a hearing for Aug. 24, inviting Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Service board of governors Chairman Robert M. Duncan – Jacob Bogage and Joseph Marks
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/08/16/postal-service-mail-democrats-hearing-dejoy/
— The country’s future could hinge on postal workers – William H. McRaven
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-countrys-future-could-hinge-on-postal-workers/2020/08/16/c0f7b97e-dfca-11ea-8dd2-d07812bf00f7_story.html
— Harris’s wooing of Black activists paved a path to the ticket – Annie Linskey and Chelsea Janes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/harriss-wooing-of-black-activists-paved-a-path-to-the-ticket/2020/08/15/d638b276-de70-11ea-b205-ff838e15a9a6_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— How to protect yourself if you work in a toxic workplace – Vicki Salemi (DIERSEN: I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997. My Democrat supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates protected themselves from being in a toxic workplace by helping my superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made 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. Extremely few federal employees made the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://nypost.com/2020/08/16/how-to-take-control-of-a-toxic-workplace-with-a-horrible-boss/

WASHINGTON POST
— FedEx and UPS are wary of delivering ballots for November election – Jacob Bogage and Colby Itkowitz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/08/15/postal-service-ballots-fedex-ups/

NPR
— What To Know About The Democratic National Convention
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/16/903051880/what-to-know-about-the-democratic-national-convention

WLOS
— OUTSTANDING: “We wouldn’t be safe without them” Demonstrators brave weather for ‘Back the Blue’ rally – Kari Barrows
https://wlos.com/news/local/we-wouldnt-be-safe-without-them-demonstrators-brave-weather-for-back-the-blue-rally

FEDERAL TIMES
— Background investigations —How to get a security clearance for a federal job – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn federal jobs, federal employees, and federal retirees like me, but who have never applied for a federal job a) because they knew that they could not pass a background investigation, b) because they view federal the pay and benefits as being terrible, c) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, d) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, e) because they cannot pass an employment examination, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, and/or g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree?)
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/2020/08/16/background-investigations-how-to-get-a-security-clearance-for-a-federal-job/

SPECTRUM NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Binghamton Back the Blue Rally Draws Massive Turnout
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2020/08/16/binghamton-back-the-blue-rally-draws-massive-turnout

DAILY MAIL
— ‘I’m trying to get my miles in before the Secret Service stops me’: Joe Biden revs up for the convention by taking his 1967 Corvette for a spin in latest campaign video – MARLENE LENTHANG (DIERSEN: What demographics do you share with Biden? Both Biden and I are Corvette owners, former federal employees, White, male, older, married, college graduates, Christian, non-poor, non-drinkers, gun owners, draft avoiders, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time. Biden owns a 1967 Corvette that his father gave him as a wedding gift in 1966. My father died suddenly in 1969 when I was 21 years old. I own a 1972 Corvette that I bought in 1971 a) with an insurance settlement that I got for the theft in Chicago of my 1969 Dodge Charger SE and b) with money that I earned working full-time for IRS and part-time for Firestone Stores. I own a 2005 Corvette that I bought in 2005 with money that I got from selling my 1968 Dodge Charger R/T and my 1962 Chevy Impala SS. I had owned the Charger R/T since 1994 and the Impala SS since 1989.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8633369/Joe-Biden-takes-1967-Corvette-spin-campaign-video.html

May 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago churches stand in solidarity with President Trump, plan Sunday services despite stay-at-home order Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she does not answer to the president – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/religion/chicago-churches-stand-with-trump-plan-services/6208087/
— Illinois House passes $40 billion budget relying heavily on federal funding – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-house-passes-$40b-budget-relying-on-federal-funding/6208063/
— Illinois House passes casino legislation pushed by Mayor Lightfoot – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/new-casino-legislation-passed-by-illinois-house/6207120/
— New York Times devotes front page to COVID-19 victims as US deaths near 100K – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/society/ny-times-publishes-names-of-1000-covid-19-victims-on-front-page/6208188/

CBS2
— South Side Churches Praising President Trump’s Call For Churches To Reopen, Plan To Hold Services Sunday
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/23/south-side-churches-praising-president-trumps-call-for-churches-to-reopen-plan-to-hold-services-sunday/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lawmakers’ historic pandemic-driven special session focuses on new budget and Chicago casino – RICK PEARSON, JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-special-session-roundup-20200523-twl7cgkeknefpp2bf44g2aof4e-story.html
— When we have a coronavirus vaccine, will we want to use it? – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: Will the following be forced to be vaccinated: Old people, obese people, and those who have health problems including diabetes?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-vaccine-coronavirus-polio-salk-page-20200522-6v4hng2izjeqjcub4n4g2ud6ji-story.html
— Yes, we’re all ready for life to return to normal, but what price are you willing to pay? – DAVID MCGRATH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-mcgrath-column-st-0524-20200522-gpkbe3rp3bcxzo5wcvufs57gmy-story.html
— Struggling with severely reduced ridership, Metra offers a new $10 daily pass – MARY WISNIEWSKI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-metra-10-pass-ridership-20200520-cdcsclyflrhvxgkcy2a4wgbfma-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— No more remote reporting during crunch time in Springfield for me This experience has shown me that a representative democracy is impossible to maintain without including the public. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/5/22/21268052/no-more-remote-reporting-during-crunch-time-in-springfield-for-me

DAILY HERALD
— House OKs $40 billion state budget
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200523/house-oks-40-billion-state-budget
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Two young men died fighting in Vietnam, and their high school class has never forgotten – Burt Constable
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200523/constable-two-young-men-died-fighting-in-vietnam-and-their-high-school-class-has-never-forgotten
— Wheaton Municipal Band cancels June and July concerts – Gail Sonkin
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200523/wheaton-municipal-band-cancels-june-and-july-concerts

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Some highlights from the state spending plan – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200523/some-highlights-from-state-spending-plan
— Lawsuit: ‘Property seizure’ violates U.S., Illinois constitutions – Rebecca Anzel (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who are/were similarly situated to me. I would focus on those who are/were Republican Precinct Committeemen, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois members, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce members, Illinois Center Right Coalition members, American Association of Political Consultants members, GAO employees, Association of Government Accountants members, IRS employees, Firestone Stores employees, Post Office employees, etc. I would focus on how they view/viewed me and how they treat/treated me. I would focus on those who disapprove/disapproved of my being Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, Republican, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, 100% German American, Crete resident 1948-1972, Wheaton resident since 1978, federal employee 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, union member 1966-1969 and 1971-1980, federal retiree since 1997, and/or that my ancestors have been in America since 1844.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200523/lawsuit-property-seizure-violates-us-illinois-constitutions
(FROM THE ARTICLE: They are asking a judge to order the state to pay all “similarly situated persons, companies and entities … just compensation.”)

HERALD NEWS
— Republicans rally with open-up supporters in Shorewood – BOB OKON
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/05/23/republicans-rally-with-open-up-supporters-in-shorewood/dh0aqa1/

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Gun owners won’t like Senate Bill 1966 – Al Hayden
https://www.galesburg.com/sports/20200523/outdoors-gun-owners-wont-like-senate-bill-1966

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— All the loopholes states have to ‘balance’ their budgets – Brandon Kochkodin
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/All-the-loopholes-states-have-to-balance-their-15288748.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage sheriff, Milton Township forge partnership
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/05/22/dupage-sheriff-milton-township-forge-partnership/ajdy55e/

CAPITOL FAX
— Senate President Don Harmon talks to reporters
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/24/senate-president-don-harmon-talks-to-reporters/
— Madigan’s closing statement
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/24/madigans-closing-statement/
— Gaming bill passes Senate 42-14 *** Sen. Martwick is in town to vote for the Chicago casino bill
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/23/sen-martwick-is-in-town/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Return of Exclusivity – MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY (DIERSEN: Since 2000 when I was 52 years old, my critics/opponents have been beyond furious that I have had the time and the money needed to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and to send them out free of charge and without any advertising or forced survey questions. I have that time and that money because my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Why was I eligible to take early retirement? I had worked for the federal government for almost 30 years – almost 18 years working for GAO 1980-1997, almost 9 years working for IRS 1971-1980, and almost 3 years working for the Post Office 1966-1969. The last 11 years that I worked for GAO was at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. My critics/opponents paint my Civil Service Retirement System pension and my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy as being an “unfair advantage.” My critics/opponents would never stoop to take the federal jobs that I did. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have not and would not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, and/or f) because they cannot pass a physical examination.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/the-return-of-exclusivity/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The New York Times has succeeded in the digital era in part because it was the first to introduce an effective paywall model to generate digital subscription revenue. The model is so effective at generating needed revenue that National Review Online has implemented something like it.)

EPOCH TIMES
— 5 Things New Graduates Should Do to Plan Their Careers – ERIC D. JOHNSON AND REBECCA COOK (DIERSEN: I wanted a career in the automotive industry. That all ended in 1971 when I was 22 years old when Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/5-things-new-graduates-should-do-to-plan-their-careers_3354171.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Inequality Has Been Laid Bare by the Outbreak. Now What? We’re seeing how what we have compares with what others have, and the differences can matter a lot. – Jay Caspian Kang (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use the pandemic to promote class warfare.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/20/magazine/covid-quarantine-inequality.html
— What if We All Vacationed at Home Again? – Henry Wismayer (DIERSEN: My wife and I have been married since 1978. We have never taken a real vacation. We took short vacations four times each year 1978-1992 after her business trips. But her income dropped in 1992 when she lost her job working for the U.S. League of Savings Institutions and my income dropped much more in 1997 when I lost my job working for GAO. I went on short vacations in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-travel-summer-vacation.html
— Crumbs for the Hungry but Windfalls for the Rich Billions are going to zillionaires under the guise of pandemic relief. – Nicholas Kristof
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-economic-response.html
— Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy? It is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors. – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/opinion/sunday/army-base-names-confederacy-racism.html
— Contact Tracing Is Harder Than It Sounds An elite cadre of 20th-century syphilis hunters can teach us a lot about what it takes to stop infections. – Kate Murphy
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/sunday-review/coronavirus-contact-tracing.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Why the tests instituted to lift college diversity are falling out of favor – Shawn Hubler (DIERSEN: What tests have you passed? The tests that I have passed include a) the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old, b) the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, d) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, e) all the tests necessary to earn an MBA from Loyola in 1976, f) all the tests necessary to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, g) the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, and h) the Post Office employment examination in 1966.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/us/SAT-ACT-abolish-debate-california.html
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Remembering the Nearly 100,000 Lives Lost to Coronavirus in America As the U.S. approaches a grim milestone in the outbreak, The New York Times gathered names of the dead and memories of their lives from obituaries across the country. – Dan Barry, Larry Buchanan, Clinton Cargill, Annie Daniel, Alain Delaquérière, Lazaro Gamio, Gabriel Gianordoli, Richard Harris, Barbara Harvey, John Haskins, Jon Huang, Simone Landon, Juliette Love, Grace Maalouf, Alex Matthews, Farah Mohamed, Steven Moity, Destinée-Charisse Royal, Matt Ruby and Eden Weingart
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/24/us/us-coronavirus-deaths-100000.html

NEW YORK POST
— During coronavirus pandemic, essentials are the new protected class – Michael Goodwin (DIERSEN: Democrats promote dependency on government. Republicans are supposed to promote individual responsibility.)
https://nypost.com/2020/05/23/coronavirus-is-boom-time-for-socialists-goodwin/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For socialists and those who lean that way, pandemic time is boom time. Washington is printing and spending money like never before and both parties support sending cash to businesses and the unemployed. Rent and mortgage payments are being deferred, Medicare-for-all is getting a second look and support is growing for a program that would take the nation across the economic Rubicon — a guaranteed basic income. Seldom is heard those cautionary words of yesteryear, “moral hazard.” A time of great need and fear is shattering any stigma about being on the dole. A logical conclusion is that politics will follow culture and Bernie Sanders- and AOC-types will call the shots in America. Unless ­Republicans and conservatives get on board, they will be consigned to history’s dustbin. Perhaps. But pay attention to another potential reaction to the pandemic. Think of it as the revenge of the nonessentials.)

POLITICUS USA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater says “The GOP’s Hypocritical Assault on States and the American People.”
https://www.politicususa.com/2020/05/23/opinion-the-gops-hypocritical-assault-on-states-and-the-american-people.html

SHARON MELNICK, PHD
— SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 FLASHBACK: DO YOU CAUSE YOUR OWN PROBLEMS? (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I cause/caused all my own problems. I would focus on those who are/were Republican Precinct Committeemen, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois members, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce members, Illinois Center Right Coalition members, American Association of Political Consultants members, GAO employees, Association of Government Accountants members, IRS employees, Firestone Stores employees, Post Office employees, etc. I would focus on how they view/viewed me and how they treat/treated me. I would focus on those who disapprove/disapproved of my being Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, Republican, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, 100% German American, Crete resident 1948-1972, Wheaton resident since 1978, federal employee 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, union member 1966-1969 and 1971-1980, federal retiree since 1997, and/or that my ancestors have been in America since 1844.)
https://www.sharonmelnick.com/do-cause-your-own-problems/

May 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— COVID-19 test shortages persist in Illinois, crimping plans for return to normal – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Ross Weidner and Jonathan Fagg
https://abc7chicago.com/health/covid-19-test-shortages-persist-in-illinois-crimping-plans-for-return-to-normal/6161490/
— COVID-19 cases reach 70K, over 3K deaths; Pritzker defends reopening plan to GOP lawmakers, business groups Plan to reopen Illinois doesn’t move quickly enough, critics say – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/society/gov-pritzker-defends-plan-to-reopen-illinois/6160533/
— COVID-19 cases reach 70K, over 3K deaths; gig workers, independent contractors eligible for unemployment starting Monday Illinois unemployment claims up 12x since last year – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/society/gov-pritzker-announces-more-help-for-illinois-unemployed/6160533/
— Presidential valet has coronavirus; Trump again tests negative – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/presidential-valet-has-coronavirus;-trump-again-tests-negative/6160479/
— Trump administration shelves detailed guide to reopening country – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/trump-admin-shelves-detailed-guide-to-reopening-country/6160195/
— Chicago’s only drive-in theater to reopen in McHenry with free admission Friday – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/mchenry-outdoor-theater-drive-in-movie-chicago/6161506/

NBC5
— Illinois’ Coronavirus Deaths Rise Above 3,000 as Cases Top 70,000, Health Officials Say So far, the state has administered nearly 400,000 tests, with more than 17,000 conducted in the last day
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-coronavirus-deaths-rise-above-3000-as-cases-top-70000-health-officials-say/2268260/

CBS2
— Greater Chicago Food Depository Sees 60% Jump In Those Seeking Food Assistance
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/07/greater-chicago-food-depository-sees-60-jump-in-those-seeking-food-assistance/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 deaths and 70,000 cases statewide
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-surpasses-3000-covid-19-deaths-and-70000-cases-statewide

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Officials report state tops 70,000 known COVID-19 cases as well as more than 3,000 fatalities
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200507-f5fivasoabertos53bh6fhnrje-story.html
— Nearly 3.2 million US workers seek jobless aid; coronavirus has put 33.5 million out of work – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-us-unemployment-surge-20200507-wzyha3dkwzbdfdcc3ezonhcvje-story.html
— Former Illinois Gov. Edgar on his talk with Pritzker about politics, leadership amid crisis | Lightfoot-Wilson mask feud | New WGN America nightly news program coming – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-edgar-lightfoot-reopen-wgn-america-news-nation-spin-20200507-n67ykhsnbzg2pc7wtbrcsfe2py-story.html
— Chicago can’t reopen without decrease in the number of coronavirus cases, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lightfoot-stay-home-order-20200507-nssqhfyaxvdzrchugqdygm6dfe-story.html
— Aim higher: CPS, Pritzker should be focused on reopening schools, not extending e-learning – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-remote-learning-cps-fall-reopening-20200507-hcwxzp67ibhhzkr4lsgi5f2zum-story.html
— Schaumburg and Melrose Park giving away masks for coronavirus protection – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-mask-giveaway-20200508-fsaqw5iswjc3zbcqeskne5ac7e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois tops 3K coronavirus deaths, 70K cases; peak could last ‘awhile,’ officials say
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/7/21250359/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Top Illinois schools official says fall could start with remote learning, students attending on different days Offering a range of possibilities, the state superintendent for education said fall schooling will depend on public health conditions.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/5/6/21250051/illinios-school-fall-cps-carmen-ayala
— Lightfoot outlines Springfield agenda for Democratic lawmakers The mayor has three items on her legislative agenda; one of them — reauthorizing a $5 monthly tax on phone bills — came “out of the blue,” one lawmaker said. Lightfoot said the city needs the money. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/5/7/21251228/lightfoot-legislative-agenda-springfield-casino-phone-tax
— Pritzker urged to let restaurants open June 1 — but at 25% capacity, with employee safeguards Restaurants can’t afford to wait until June 28 to reopen, as the governor has planned. “The further we go, the harder it is gonna be for restaurants to re-open,” said Sam Toia, president of the Illinois Restaurant Association. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/7/21251112/coronavirus-restaurants-reopen-chicago-toia-social-distancing
— 33 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit Nearly 900,000 Illinoisans have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/5/7/21250383/us-unemployment-aid-coronavirus-covid-19-layoffs-economy

DAILY HERALD
— Another 74,000 file first-time unemployment claims in Illinois
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200507/another-74000-file-first-time-unemployment-claims-in-illinois
— Region’s 22.8% infection rate well above threshold for loosening restrictions – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200506/regions-228-infection-rate-well-above-threshold-for-loosening-restrictions-

CRAIN’S CHICAGO Business
— More COVID-driven cuts: UChicago hospital furloughs workers The medical center is sidelining workers and postponing planned capital projects, among other cost-trimming measures, as it loses tens of millions of dollars a month during the COVID pandemic. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/more-covid-driven-cuts-uchicago-hospital-furloughs-workers

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County reports five COVID-19 deaths 886 total cases, 50 deaths in the county – ALEX KANTECKI
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/05/07/mchenry-county-reports-five-covid-19-deaths/abdti4k/

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Some Kane County residents not impressed by governor’s plan to reopen Illinois – JAMES FULLER
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/05/07/some-kane-county-residents-not-impressed-by-governors-plan-to-reopen-illinois/am1pyw1/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Vermilion County businesses not giving up during pandemic – Haydee Clotter (DIERSEN: What percent of the businesses and organizations in your municipality, township, and county shut down by efforts to fight coronavirus do you predict will never start up again?)
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/vermilion-county-businesses-not-giving-up-during-pandemic

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “President Trump Wants To Reopen Economy Despite CDC Warnings.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/president-trump-wants-reopen-economy-despite-cdc-warnings#stream/0

JEANNE IVES
— VIDEO: CDH / Northwestern Medicine Chief Medical Officer Tells Ives: Pritzker’s Plan Means Suburbs Shut Down for “A Year… Maybe a Year and A Half.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3qRce_qk9I&feature=youtu.be

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— COVID-19 RULES APPLY TO ALL ILLINOISANS, WITH EXCEPTIONS FOR SOME POLITICAL FIGURES – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/covid-19-rules-apply-to-all-illinoisans-with-exceptions-for-some-political-figures/

CAPITOL FAX
— House cancels next week’s session
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/house-cancels-next-weeks-session-3/
— 2641 new cases, 15 percent positivity rate, 138 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/2641-new-cases-15-percent-positivity-rate-138-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker: More than $2 billion paid out in unemployment claims, $500 million more than all of 2019 – Answers question that could’ve been answered by a simple Google search – Explains local law enforcement – Repeats he may use state licensing to enforce EO – Asked another question that could’ve been answered by Google – Says he and staff have been wearing masks for about two weeks – Says again he wants mail-in ballot expansion – Asked another easily Google-able question – Can’t answer question about distant future – Out of state hospitals not factored in to phased plan – Asks customers to not patronize a store that is suing to reopen – Still not close to testing needs – Recounts recent Jim Edgar call – Working on guidance for hair stylists – Explains new call center – All employees at the call center are from Illinois – ISBE and IDPH will oversee return of school sports – Asked yet another Google-able question – And another – Urges pastor not to reopen – Explains how state plan will lead to quicker reopening than White House plan – Pritzker, Ezike discuss plateau – Dr. Ezike explains data collecting on the fly – Avoids budget cutting question – Says he wants federal replacement for lost state revenues
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/pritzker-more-than-2-billion-paid-out-in-unemployment-claims-500-million-more-than-all-of-2019/
— IDPH session guidelines
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/read-the-idph-session-guidelines/
— State inspectors ordered back to work, but workers and their union objected
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/state-inspectors-ordered-back-to-work-but-workers-and-their-union-objected/
— Pritzker: More than $2 billion paid out in unemployment claims, $500 million more than all of 2019
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/pritzker-more-than-2-billion-paid-out-in-unemployment-claims-500-million-more-than-all-of-2019/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/covid-19-roundup-33/
— Rep. Bailey proposes his own plan, and is getting hammered for it
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/rep-bailey-proposes-his-own-plan-and-is-getting-hammered-for-it/
— State inspectors ordered back to work, but workers and their union objected
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/state-inspectors-ordered-back-to-work-but-workers-and-their-union-objected/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— States explore house arrest technology to enforce quarantines – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/7/coronavirus-usa-states-explore-house-arrest-techno/

GOPUSA
— Will Americans Take Coronavirus Vaccine When It Becomes Available? Will You?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=88563

TOWNHALL
— GAO Report: Postal Service’s Net Loss Totaled $78 Billion In 12 Years – Julio Rosas
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2020/05/07/gao-report-the-postal-services-net-loss-totaled-78-billion-in-12-years-n2568374

FEDERALIST
— 60 Questions Americans Need To Consider About How To Handle Coronavirus Shutdowns and bailouts are unsustainable for 18 months to two years. We need a new and better set of strategies, and we can’t put it off any further. – Joy Pullmann
https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/07/60-questions-americans-need-to-consider-about-how-to-handle-coronavirus/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Lays Off One-Third of Its Staff, Cutting 285 Employees – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/05/07/planned-parenthood-abortion-business-lays-off-one-third-of-its-staff-cutting-285-employees/

THE HILL
— Military official who serves as Trump valet tests positive for coronavirus – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/496577-military-official-who-serves-as-trump-valet-tests-positive-for
— Trump hits serious headwinds in polls on COVID-19 reopening – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/496593-trump-hits-serious-headwinds-in-polls-on-covid-19-reopening
— Trump meets harsh reality with coronavirus threat – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/496705-trump-meets-harsh-reality-with-coronavirus-threat

NEW YORK TIMES
— White House Rejected C.D.C. Reopening Guidelines, Asking for Revisions
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/us/coronavirus-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Power struggles erupt as governors and state legislatures fight over coronavirus response – Tim Craig and Annie Gowen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/power-struggles-erupt-as-governors-and-state-legislatures-fight-over-coronavirus-response/2020/05/07/05516526-8f8e-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html
— Where Americans are still staying at home the most – Kevin Schaul, Brittany Renee Mayes and Bonnie Berkowitz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/map-us-still-staying-home-coronavirus/

FORBES
— COVID-19: What Should Employers Consider As They Draft A Return To Work Policy? – Alonzo Martinez
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alonzomartinez/2020/05/07/covid-19-what-should-employers-consider-as-they-draft-a-return-to-work-policy/

FEDWEEK
— Thinking of Returning to the Federal Government as a Retiree?
https://www.fedweek.com/retirement-financial-planning/thinking-of-returning-to-the-government-as-a-retiree/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The standard policy is that if you voluntarily retired and go back to work, you’ll continue to receive your annuity; however, the salary of your new position will be offset (reduced) by the amount of your annuity. For example, if your annuity was $40,000 and your new salary was $90,000, you’d only be paid $50,000 ($90,000 – $40,000). However, if your retirement was involuntary as a result a reduction-in-force (RIF), job abolishment, transfer of function, or reorganization, your annuity would stop and you’d receive the full salary of your new position. In other words, you’d have the same employment status as any other federal employee in an equivalent position with a similar service history.)

NEW REPUBLIC
— Did the Military Really Just Ban Coronavirus Survivors? The Pentagon’s ill-advised new “interim” recruiting policy could cause precisely the harm to service members that it seeks to avoid. – ADAM WEINSTEIN
https://newrepublic.com/article/157644/military-ban-recruits-coronavirus

April 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus in U.S.: Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/face-coverings-recommended-but-trump-says-he-wont-wear-one/6074248/
— Illinois coronavirus deaths, cases see largest spike in single day so far – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-sees-largest-spike-in-covid-19-deaths-cases-in-1-day/6073073/

NBC5
— Gov. Pritzker Recommends Wearing Masks Outside During Coronavirus Pandemic The updated guidance comes as scientists say more evidence indicates the virus could be spread by asymptomatic people
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/gov-pritzker-recommends-wearing-masks-outside-during-coronavirus-pandemic/2249965/
— Illinois Sees Biggest Single-Day Spike Since Coronavirus Pandemic Began; Cases Climb to 8,904 More than 60 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-sees-biggest-single-day-spike-since-coronavirus-pandemic-began-cases-climb-to-8904/2249934/
— Pritzker Predicts Coronavirus Peak. What Will That Mean for Illinois Schools? Schools across the state remain closed through April, but there’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding whether classes will be allowed to resume in May
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-predicts-coronavirus-peak-what-will-that-mean-for-illinois-schools/2249756/
— McConnell, Pelosi Signal More Virus Aid Likely From Congress Pelosi said in media appearances Friday that benefits for small businesses and the unemployed should be lengthened in the next coronavirus relief package – Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/pelosi-eyes-next-coronavirus-relief-bill-with-bipartisan-goals/2249915/

CBS2
— 1,209 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Illinois; Gov. JB Pritzker Urges People To Wear Masks Outside: ‘A Commonsense Way To Do What’s Right’ – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/03/coronavirus-governor-jb-pritzker-wear-masks-outside/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot rip into Jared Kushner over federal medical supply stockpile comments – JAMIE MUNKS and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pritzker-lightfoot-kushner-20200404-hbht7efh7vec5oss4rccpstb4e-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: In biggest one-day jump yet, officials announce 1,209 new known COVID-19 cases and 53 more deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200403-dr4twatabrcx5ccwzcws4uwngu-story.html
— Billionaire Ken Griffin, Illinois’ richest resident, sets up emergency trading base at Florida hotel – BEN WIEDER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-citadel-florida-four-seasons-20200403-qqlblyvxendatdwu5kg7c2nrcu-story.html
— Willowbrook nursing home records its 7th death as DuPage’s COVID-19 toll rises to 17. Officials working with care facilities to combat rise in number of cases. – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-deaths-nursing-homes-20200403-2jk6l35v3vdt3dedt6qc32bmw4-story.html
— COVID-19 may throw a generation of college grads off their career paths. Some Chicago companies already are cutting internships. – ROBERT CHANNICK (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government, at least in Illinois. If you are a federal employee in Illinois who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who does not make the following promotion deadlines, your career is more than off path, it is over: 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. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-college-students-summer-internships-virtual-20200403-4nxduwkgqnd5db5k4pw3r5r5le-story.html
— Should you tell your landlord if you have coronavirus? As Chicago tenants get requests to disclose, experts say such attempts are misguided – Ariel Cheung
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-re-landlord-diagnosis-report-20200403-bajrvqewc5hhtc36zazmogja74-story.html
— Illinois Democratic Party seeks to amend delegate meeting plans to deal with coronavirus – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-democratic-delegates-20200403-qj6ldrjyezc2bkhefb72bwe7ga-story.html
— Mayor Lightfoot needs to face fiscal reality – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, state and local governments are acting like they are going to get a great big federal bailout.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-lightfoot-vallas-city-budget-20200403-wl5xc7whujce5gdy2c5ooga7vm-story.html
— Worship services should not be exempt from stay-at-home orders – Steve Chapman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-church-services-coronavirus-chapman-20200403-xxknhzndavabrlmc3f3w7pbpcm-story.html
— If you get the coronavirus, would you, should you, make it public? – Mary Schmich
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-schmich-coronavirus-public-20200403-2cmbe4n43feitddrkmeeeze4aq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Dick Durbin ‘99.9%’ sure grandchild had COVID-19, calls McConnell’s Trump defense ‘pathetic’ Durbin said Mitch McConnell’s assertion that Donald Trump could not focus on the impending coronavirus pandemic because of his Senate impeachment trial “pathetic.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/3/21207467/sen-dick-durbin-grandchild-covid-19-mitch-mcconnell-trump-defense-pathetic
— Gov. Pritzker shields healthcare workers from lawsuits during coronavirus pandemic The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act gives the governor a ton of powers, and exempts health care workers and others from certain civil liability during a pending or actual disaster. – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government who took adverse actions against me were shielded from lawsuits.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/3/21207614/coronavirus-covid-19-j-b-pritzker-health-care-workers-illinois-emergency-management-agency

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— ‘If you go out, wear a mask’: Pritzker The governor also reports the makeshift hospital at McCormick Place is coming online as coronavirus patients take up an increasing share of the state’s conventional hospital beds. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/if-you-go-out-wear-mask-pritzker
— Cook County drawing on $100M credit line The Preckwinkle administration plans to tap the entirety of its $100 million revolving line of credit with BMO Harris “in light of the uncertain economic circumstances surrounding COVID-19.” – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/cook-county-drawing-100m-credit-line
— United Airlines files for federal grant to keep paying employees The Chicago carrier says coronavirus cost it $100 million a day in revenue last month. It’s hoping for turnaround by the fourth quarter. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/transportation/united-airlines-files-federal-grant-keep-paying-employees

DAILY HERALD
— Does wearing makeshift masks help, work? We asked Central DuPage doctor. – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200403/does-wearing-makeshift-masks-help-work-we-asked-central-dupage-doctor
— Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument – AP (DIERSEN: Virtually all of the operatives and all of the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have severe health, financial, and/or other problems. My critics/opponents stress to their operatives and to their dupes that because I am a federal retiree, my wife and I pay only about $6,000 a year for about $24,000 worth of health, dental, and vision insurance.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200403/news/304039969/

SOUTHERN
— Illinois state lawmakers adapt to new reality during COVID-19 pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/illinois-state-lawmakers-adapt-to-new-reality-during-covid-19-pandemic/article_a747ef6b-f8f0-5382-b8f6-6f98dfbb8427.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Dr. Robert A.J. Gagnon: Is “LGBTQ” Pressure Beginning to Crack the Evangelical House? – Laurie Higgins 
https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/dr-robert-a-j-gagnon-is-lgbtq-pressure-beginning-to-crack-the-evangelical-house/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REP. CABELLO: ILLINOIS MUST FIGHT RELEASING PRISONERS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/rep-cabello-illinois-must-fight-releasing-prisoners-during-covid-19-pandemic.html

CAPITOL FAX
— McCormick place facility “larger than the largest hospital in Illinois” – New alt site in Springfield – 140 staff at McCormick Place site – “Wearing something to cover your face is a good idea” – Lightfoot says couldn’t have been done without DuPage Medical – Site director can’t say if PPE is adequate – 425 hotel rooms open for healthcare workers – Lightfoot: “We shouldn’t have to beg the federal government” – Pritzker explains modeling and the peak – EO waives liability
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/03/mccormick-place-facility-larger-than-the-largest-hospital-in-illinois/
— 1,209 new cases, 53 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/03/1209-new-cases-53-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/03/covid-19-roundup-10/
— Republican leaders not enthused about statewide vote by mail
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/03/republican-leaders-not-enthused-about-statewide-vote-by-mail/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— White House to require quick coronavirus test for anyone to meet Trump, Pence – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/white-house-require-quick-coronavirus-test-anyone-/

GOPUSA
— Millions Unemployed, But U.S. Still Giving Jobs To Foreign Workers
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87083
— Donald Trump: ‘I Don’t Like’ States Releasing Prisoners Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87063
— When It’s Over, Will We Be The Same America? – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87050

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘racist’ claim against Amazon goes unnoticed by mainstream media – Spencer Irvine
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/ocasio-cortezs-racist-claim-against-amazon-goes-unnoticed-by-mainstream-media/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— A New Viral Infection: Leaders Seizing Power, Police Bullying Citizens In Europe especially, security crackdowns and surveillance have risen to new levels in the name of public health. – Bill Wirtz
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/a-new-viral-infection-leaders-seizing-power-police-bullying-citizens/

BLAZE
— ‘Snitches get rewards’: Democratic LA mayor wants residents to tattle on businesses that don’t obey ‘safer at home’ order ‘We want to thank you for turning folks in …’ – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/democratic-la-mayor-wants-residents-to-tattle-on-businesses-that-dont-obey-safer-at-home-order

COMMUNITY DIGITAL NEWS
— COVID-19 has American’s flocking to gun stores to arm themselves – Joseph Ragonese 
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/covid-19-has-americans-flocking-to-gun-stores-to-arm-themselves-128643/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Adviser Says COVID-19 Pandemic Will End ‘Relatively Soon,’ Urges Americans To Remain Strong – ANDERS HAGSTROM
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/03/trump-gina-loudon-coronavirus-china/

TOWNHALL
— Flip-Flop: Biden Now Backs Trump Travel Ban After Calling it ‘Xenophobic’ – Reagan McCarthy
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2020/04/03/biden-now-backs-trump-travel-ban-n2566339

THE HILL
— CDC recommends face coverings for people leaving home – JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/491108-trump-recommends-face-masks-but-says-its-voluntary-and-he-wont-do-it
— Economy sheds 701K jobs in March as coronavirus devastates businesses – SYLVAN LANE 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/490920-economy-sheds-jobs-in-march-as-coronavirus-devastates-businesses
— McConnell says there will be a fourth coronavirus bill – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/491089-mcconnell-says-there-will-be-a-fourth-coronavirus-bill
— Conservative women’s group unveils new congressional endorsements (including Jeanne Ives) – JULIA MANCHESTER 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/491061-conservative-womens-group-unveils-new-congressional-endorsements

POLITICO
— New York City urges all residents to wear face coverings in public – RIN DURKIN 
https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2020/04/02/new-york-city-urges-all-residents-to-wear-face-coverings-in-public-1271059

CNN
— Trump announces new face mask recommendations after heated internal debate – Kevin Liptak
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/03/politics/trump-white-house-face-masks/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus in N.Y.: Toll Soars to Nearly 3,000 as State Pleads for Aid – Alan Feuer
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/nyregion/coronavirus-new-york-death-toll.html
— C.D.C. Recommends Wearing Masks in Public, But Trump Says: ‘I’m Choosing Not to Do It’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/coronavirus-news-updates.html
— Scramble for Virus Supplies Strains Global Solidarity – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/04/03/business/bc-eu-virus-outbreak-squabbling-for-supplies.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/commander-of-confusion-trump-sows-uncertainty-and-seeks-to-cast-blame-in-coronavirus-crisis/2020/04/02/fc2db084-7431-11ea-85cb-8670579b863d_story.html
— Over 10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in March as economy collapsed A record 6.65 million people filed a new jobless claim in the week that ended March 28 – Heather Long 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/02/jobless-march-coronavirus/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Dr. Fauci: ‘I don’t understand’ why there’s no national stay-at-home order – DAVE GOLDINER
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-fauci-stay-at-home-20200403-rkul56dga5culgj4rx6hatz3we-story.html

NEW YORKER
— The Coronavirus Is Transforming Politics and Economics – John Cassidy
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-coronavirus-is-transforming-politics-and-economics

WASHINGTON POST
— People should wear cloth face coverings in public, CDC recommends, to reduce spread of coronavirus
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/03/coronavirus-latest-news/

FORBES
— Will COVID-19 Kill Cities? – Roger Valdez
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogervaldez/2020/04/03/will-covid-19-kill-cities/#355848915627