June 1 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Delta Air Lines will require COVID vaccination for new employees – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/business/delta-will-require-covid-vaccines-for-new-employees/10633100/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lightfoot makes historic appointment as vacancies pile up | Highlights of stolen City Hall emails | Pritzker officials testify state VA leaders misled them on COVID response – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-hacked-emails-historic-fire-department-appointment-pritzker-va-spin-20210514-s5yfsgswbrfvhl4475gufxl3ky-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: 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-ryne-sandberg-weed-spokesman-verilife-20210514-zjdbdxkc5jakvlvdlpmwhblv2q-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote Cheney.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-liz-cheney-marjorie-taylor-green-aoc-page-20210514-yxwqyztroje35dkq5jc24h3h5i-story.html
— Despite a brightened financial picture, battle looms over Pritzker’s tax changes and federal relief money as legislators work toward a budget – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-budget-illinois-legislature-20210514-o5uvq4yzr5awjeph3bsdagi6he-story.html
— Computer hackers stole thousands of Lightfoot administration emails. Here’s a look at some of what they leaked online. – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-administration-hacked-emails-closer-look-20210514-havyv352lfegrklmfi76a25wfi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Cheney.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/5/14/22436272/donald-trump-liz-cheney-sarah-palin-republican-hillary-clinton-prince-harry-dick-kay-john-mccain

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry County Board at odds over whether to keep jail contract with ICE – Megann Horstead
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210514/mchenry-county-board-at-odds-over-whether-to-keep-jail-contract-with-ice
— Webinar hosted by Wheaton library to address anti-Asian hate
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210514/webinar-hosted-by-wheaton-library-to-address-anti-asian-hate

WGLT & BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating Trump-hating RINOs promote hate-filled conservative-hating Trump-hating RINOs.
https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2021-05-14/gop-leaders-say-moderate-governor-candidate-key-in-2022
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-gop-discusses-future-of-party-in-bloomington-barickman-considering-run-for-governor/article_f726a962-7bba-5bc9-9657-1e1ea90b9779.html

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Citizen Kelly on Newsmax: Gov. Pritzker to blame in deaths of 36 veterans
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/citizen-kelly-on-newsmax-gov-pritzker-to-blame-in-deaths-of-36-veterans

ILLINOIS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-earlier, Democrats make children 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.illinoistimes.com/springfield/why-you-must-talk-to-your-kids-about-race-especially-if-theyre-white/Content?oid=13571847

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— EMPLOYERS FACE LIABILITY BY REQUIRING COVID SHOTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL SAYS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/employers-face-liability-by-requiring-covid-shots-liberty-counsel-says-.html
— YOUR OPINION MATTERS: WHO SHOULD CHALLENGE JB PRITZKER IN 2022?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/your-opinion-matters-who-should-challenge-jb-pritzker-in-2022.html
— FACEBOOK TRUMP BAN ENDANGERS ALL OF US
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/facebook-trump-ban-endangers-all-of-us.html
— STOSSEL: SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT COLLEGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/stossel-successful-without-college.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “They’re in real trouble,” says Biden, “having to make choices between paying their student loan and paying the rent.” Poor students! But wait: Shouldn’t they have given some thought to debt payments when they signed up for overpriced colleges? When they majored in subjects like photography or women’s studies, unlikely to lead to good jobs? When they took six years to graduate (a third don’t graduate even after six years).)

CAPITOL FAX
— Rabine wants state to opt out of federal unemployment bonus
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/14/rabine-wants-state-to-opt-out-of-federal-unemployment-bonus/
— 1,841 new confirmed and probable cases; 49 additional deaths; 1,708 hospitalized; 425 in ICU; 2.5 percent average case positivity rate; 3.1 percent average test positivity rate; 72,767 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/14/1841-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-49-additional-deaths-1708-hospitalized-425-in-icu-25-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-31-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-72767-average-daily-doses/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating Trump-hating RINOs promote hate-filled conservative-hating Trump-hating RINOs.
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/14/edgar-to-republicans-dont-scare-the-folks-up-north/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— House GOP elects Trump defender Elise Stefanik to No. 3 post – Kery Murakami
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/14/house-gop-elects-trump-defender-elise-stefanik-no-/

GOPUSA
— The Chinese Communist Party Parrots The American Left.
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110323
— Biden Refuses To Admit Whether $4M Ransom Was Paid To Pipeline Hackers
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110334
— Tlaib & Omar Say Israel Is The Aggressor – What You Should Know
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110336

BREITBART
— Illinois House Expands Confiscation Orders to Include Firearm Parts – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/14/illinois-house-expands-confiscation-orders-include-firearm-parts/

DAILY CALLER
— USA Today Editorial Says Republicans Are Bigger Threat Than 9/11 Hijackers After Cheney Ouster – THOMAS CATENACCI
(DIERSEN; Soon, if not already, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters will get the Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs who run your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America to get rid of Republicans once and for all. How should Republicans respond to that?)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/14/liz-cheney-donald-trump-usa-today/
— House Republicans Elect Elise Stefanik As Conference Chair After Ousting Liz Cheney – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/14/house-republicans-elect-elise-stefanik-conference-chair-liz-cheney/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Nag Much? Facebook Releases New Pop-Up to Prevent So-Called Misinformation – Alexander Hall
(DIERSEN: One reason why putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together takes so much time is reading enough text of articles to decide to include or not include links to them in the newsletters.)
https://newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/alexander-hall/2021/05/14/nag-much-facebook-releases-new-pop-prevent-so-called
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Facebook has rolled out a new pop-up to dissuade users from sharing so-called misinformation. Facebook released yet another stopgap to prevent what could be seen by some as possible misinformation. “Starting today, we’re testing a way to promote more informed sharing of news articles,” Facebook Newsroom announced via Twitter on Monday. “If you go to share a news article link you haven’t opened, we’ll show a prompt encouraging you to open it and read it, Facebook Newsroom’s tweet included an attached screenshot showing a pop-up warning a hypothetical user: “You’re about to share this article without opening it. Sharing articles without reading them may mean missing key facts.”)

PATRIOT POST
— ‘Fact-Checkers’ Enforce the COVID Narrative They’re suppressing evidence that the coronavirus originated in a Wuhan lab. – NATE JACKSON
https://patriotpost.us/articles/79888-fact-checkers-enforce-the-covid-narrative-2021-05-14

THE HILL
— Nearly two dozen cities are handing out cash with no conditions Los Angeles is working on a plan that would offer $1,000 per month to 1,000 families using public funds. – Adam Barnes
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/poverty/553562-nearly-two-dozen-cities-are-handing-out-cash-with-no
— Democrat moves to censure three Republicans for downplaying Jan. 6 – CRISTINA MARCOS
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who unsuccessfully tried to get the Illinois Center Right Coalition to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters at its 2006 Annual Convention in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who had lost races, their major donors, their political consultants, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff, and their campaign volunteers. I would focus on those who focus on destroying those like me a) who they cannot manipulate or dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover-up their wrongdoing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/553609-democrat-moves-to-censure-three-republicans-for-downplaying-jan-6

POLITICO
— It’s not a civil war; it’s a purge – RYAN LIZZA, TARA PALMERI, EUGENE DANIELS and RACHAEL BADE
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have been purged and those who purged them in the following since 2000: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2021/05/14/its-not-a-civil-war-its-a-purge-492851

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://news.yahoo.com/rep-adam-kinzinger-future-gop-140134261.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— As Congress Dithers, States Step In to Set Rules for the Internet – David McCabe and Cecilia Kang
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrat and RINO politicians get Illinois to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, and if not that, to force me to get specific prior approval from the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization for each and every link that I include in the newsletters?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/14/technology/state-privacy-internet-laws.html
— A Breakaway Third Party of Ex-Republicans? Don’t Count on It. – Giovanni Russonello
(DIERSEN: In your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, and in your precinct, what percent of the registered Republicans are a) Democrat plants, b) Libertarian plants, c) Green plants, d) Independent plants, or e) RINOs?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/14/us/politics/republican-third-party.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— This job requires you to pay $1,800 for your own training – DAVID LAZARUS
(DIERSEN: How much did you pay for your job-related education expenses? I paid lots of money for tuition and books to take job-related courses at UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, DePaul 1976-1980, Becker CPA Review 1978-1979, Roosevelt 1980-1981, and IIT 1992-1997. I spent lots of money for room and board at NIU 1969-1970. I paid lots of money for cars to get to/from classes. If I had not had a 1970 bachelor’s degree in business from NIU, Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970, Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job in 1971, and IRS would not have hired me in 1971. If I had not been taking graduate business courses at Loyola, IRS might not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. If had not had a 1976 MBA from Loyola, if I had not been taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul, and if I had not passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, GAO would not have hired me in 1980. If I had not had a 1980 master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, if I had not passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and if I had not become a licensed CPA in 1981, GAO would not have promoted me in 1986. If I had not been taking graduate finance courses at IIT, my Democrat GAO superiors might have succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” sooner than they did.)
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-05-14/pure-barre-paying-for-your-own-training

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Considers Contenders to Be His New Social-Media Outlet After Big Tech Crackdown. CloutHub and Skylab Apps are among companies vying to work with the former president, who was sidelined by Facebook and Twitter. – Keach Hagey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-considers-contenders-to-be-his-new-social-media-outlet-after-big-tech-crackdown-11621013567

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters side with Kinzinger.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/05/13/marjorie-taylor-greenes-latest-stunt-elicits-backlash-from-a-fellow-republican/

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Slams Fellow Republicans’ Claims About Capitol Riot as ‘Something Out of North Korea’
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-slams-fellow-republicans-claims-about-capitol-riot-something-out-north-korea-1591673

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Liberal Media Viewers Are Misinformed About Crime in America
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/partner_surveys/liberal_media_viewers_are_misinformed_about_crime_in_america

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fewer than 50 unarmed black suspects were killed by police last year and more people were killed with knives than with so-called “assault weapons,” but viewers of MSNBC and CNN are far more likely than Fox News viewers to get those facts wrong. A new Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters who say MSNBC or CNN is their favorite cable news outlet believe more than 100 unarmed African Americans were fatally shot by police in 2020. By contrast, only 22% of Fox News viewers believe police shot more than 100 unarmed black people last year. Nearly a quarter of CNN viewers (24%) and almost one-in-five MSNBC viewers (19%) think cops fatally shot more than 500 unarmed black suspects last year, but only nine percent (9%) of Fox News viewers think so. Fox News viewers (60%) were about three times more likely than viewers of MSNBC (19%) or CNN (23%) to correctly estimate the number of unarmed black people shot and killed by police in 2020 as less than 50. Sixty percent (60%) of talk radio listeners also estimated the number correctly. About 1,500 homicides in the U.S. annually are committed with knives, while fewer than 500 are committed with rifles. However, 30% of Likely Voters think the annual number of homicides committed with rifles is more than 500, including 18% who believe more than 1,000 homicides a year are committed with rifles. Thirty percent (30%) of MSNBC viewers correctly estimated the number of homicides committed with rifles as between 100 and 500, as did 22% of CNN viewers and 19% of Fox News viewers. However, while 63% of Fox viewers underestimated the number of killings with rifles as less than 100, viewers of CNN and MSNBC were more likely to overestimate the number of homicides committed with rifles. Forty-three percent (43%) of CNN viewers and 40% of MSNBC viewers believe rifles are used in more than 500 homicides annually, compared to just 19% of Fox News viewers. Only 26% of talk radio listeners overestimated the number of homicides committed with rifles. . .“There is a strong correlation between a likely voter’s favorite television news outlet and his or her understanding of basic facts about police shootings and homicides involving rifles,” Justin Haskins of the Heartland Institute observed in an analysis. “Compared to viewers of Fox News, ‘another’ cable news outlet (such as The Blaze TV or Newsmax), and those who do not watch television news, viewers of CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC were substantially more likely to overestimate the number of fatal police shootings of unarmed African Americans.” Thirty-four percent (34%) of Likely Voters say Fox News is their favorite cable news outlet, 20% say CNN, 17% say MSNBC, 19% say “another” network and 10% say they don’t watch cable news. Among Republican voters, Fox News is the overwhelming favorite (58%), while most Democrats are divided between CNN (34%) and MSNBC (29%). Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 27% say Fox News is their favorite cable news outlet, 15% say CNN, 12% say MSNBC, 30% say “another” network and 15% say they don’t watch cable news.)

May 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,211 new coronavirus cases, 19 deaths 9.4 million COVID vaccines administered in IL
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2211-new-covid-19-cases-19-deaths/10579217/

NBC5
— Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy Admits He Rented Room From GOP Pollster Frank Luntz – Dan Mangan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/republican-house-leader-kevin-mccarthy-admits-he-rented-room-from-gop-pollster-frank-luntz/2501875/
— Judge Orders Hospital to Allow Patient Access to Controversial COVID Treatment – Chris Coffey
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/judge-orders-hospital-to-allow-patient-access-to-controversial-covid-treatment/2502291/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Aurora, 6 other Illinois cities named ‘most diverse’ in America
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/aurora-6-other-illinois-cities-named-most-diverse-in-america-study

WGN RADIO
— Oregon extends COVID workplace mask rule indefinitely – AP
https://wgnradio.com/health/oregon-extends-covid-workplace-mask-rule-indefinitely/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— A full reopening of Chicago by 4th of July? That’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan: ‘We are too close to accomplishing this mission to give up now’- GREGORY PRATT, DAN PETRELLA, JENNY WHIDDEN, ALICE YIN and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lightfoot-pritzker-reopening-july-20210504-5n5spwz67fbmtadrumgt5qbb5u-story.html
— Liz Cheney could be ‘toast’ in fight with Trump over GOP future – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-congress-liz-cheney-kevin-mccarthy-20210504-wv3apyy6yfcqrfmeokvoefv34q-story.html
— ‘Trump Forever’ clobbers ‘Never Trump’ in Texas, darkening the future of rebel Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger – ERIC ZORN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-never-trumper-texas-kinzinger-zorn-20210504-yxzk7xmsfbefhcgng3ivme7754-story.html
— No to mandating vaccine passports – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-covid-recovery-economy-vaccine-passport-chicago-20210504-bfuxp5wh4vbh7f7luidx3lmkoe-story.html
— Chicago Auto Show will return to McCormick Place in July, the city’s first major exposition since pandemic began – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-chicago-auto-show-july-mccormick-place-20210504-ybikozhk5nflvgdlfeo3hhtk2a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Campaign stunt, ads bring California recall into new phase. California’s recall election now features “the beast” and a “compassionate disruptor.” That’s how John Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, Republicans running for California governor, pitched themselves to voters Tuesday in new campaign ads. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/4/22419997/campaign-stunt-ads-bring-california-recall-into-new-phase
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Cox, a 65-year-old businessman who lost in a landslide to Newsom in 2018, released a video calling himself “the beast” to the photogenic Newsom’s “beauty.” He also resorted to name-calling reminiscent of former President Donald Trump, repeatedly labeling Newsom a “pretty boy” who lacks governing chops. Launching a bus tour in Sacramento with a live Kodiak bear named Tag ambling behind him in the hot sun, Cox promised to bring “beastly” changes to state government. He spent $5 million to begin airing a 30-second version on television statewide, his campaign said, a major amount this early in the campaign and indicative of the need to raise his profile in a crowded field. The stunt was aimed at drawing eyes to his campaign, but he promised to discuss “serious issues” — like bringing down the cost of housing, boosting the state’s water resources and preventing special interests from influencing government. “You have to get this message out and that’s what we’re going to do here,” he said.)
— Lightfoot sets goal to ‘fully open’ Chicago by July 4. The Chicago Auto Show already is set to open July 15. But getting “fully open” by July 4 also could mean the return of Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago and the Air & Water Show, the city’s most popular and iconic summer events. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/4/22419261/coronavirus-chicago-reopening-july-4-auto-show-conventions-mccormick-place-pritzker-lightfoot
— Illinois positivity rate hits lowest point in a month as Pritzker says he’s ‘optimistic’ for summer reopening. Besides saying earlier this week that the state could enter a “bridge phase” next week toward a full reopening, Pritzker has not committed to a specific timeline for lifting all COVID-19 restrictions. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/5/4/22419194/chicago-coronavirus-travel-order-indiana-illinois-covid-vaccine-cases-deaths-reopen-pritzker-may-4
— Biden aims for vaccinating 70% of adult Americans by July 4. Demand for vaccines has dropped off markedly nationwide, with some states leaving more than half their available doses unordered. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/4/22419276/biden-aims-vaccinating-70percent-adult-americans-by-july-4
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn America as being racist.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/5/4/22419646/republican-party-american-racism-slavery-jim-crow-jesse-jackson

DAILY HERALD
— House GOP leader cites rank-and-file concerns about Cheney – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210504/news/305049927/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois aims for full reopening in July. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s goal is to be fully open by July 4. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/illinois-aims-full-reopening-july

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Politicians’ broken promises don’t get us anywhere – Scott Reeder
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/05/04/gov-pritzker-breaking-his-promise-fair-redistricting/4941858001/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Man says he lost his job in southwest IL because he was ‘supported by Republicans’ – KAVAHN MANSOURI
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article251068309.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— McCarthy Comments Fuel Speculation Of Liz Cheney’s Removal From House GOP Leadership – BARBARA SPRUNT & SUSAN DAVIS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/mccarthy-comments-fuel-speculation-liz-cheneys-removal-house-gop-leadership#stream/0

WSIL TV
— Sec. of State Jesse White wants new, prominent statue of Martin Luther King Jr. on Illinois Capitol grounds – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/05/04/sec-of-state-jesse-white-wants-new-prominent-statue-of-martin-luther-king-jr-on-illinois-capitol-grounds/

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— State Senator Seeks To Stop School Dress Code Restrictions On Hair – Christine Hatfield
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/state-senator-seeks-to-stop-school-dress-code-restrictions-on-hair/

CAPITOL FAX
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/04/covid-19-roundup-78/
— 2,211 new confirmed and probable cases; 19 additional deaths; 2,074 hospitalized; 493 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 4 percent average test positivity rate; 72,613 average daily doses; Just 40,361 doses reported administered yesterday
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/04/2211-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-19-additional-deaths-2074-hospitalized-493-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-4-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-72613-average-daily-doses-just-40/

GOPUSA
— Tucker Carlson Reveals Top House Republican Lives With Google Adviser Frank Luntz
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109838
— Pfizer Seeks Full Approval For COVID-19 Vaccine This Month, Eyes 3rd Shot
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109846

BREITBART
— Liz Cheney Sent the Whole Republican Conference Amnesty Document Lifted Nearly Word-for-Word from Biden White House Document – MATTHEW BOYLE
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/04/exclusive-liz-cheney-sent-the-whole-republican-conference-amnesty-document-lifted-nearly-word-for-word-from-biden-white-house-document/

BLAZE
— Chauvin juror wore BLM shirt with George Floyd references last summer. Now legal experts say it is ‘undeniably suggestive of a possible bias.’ – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chauvin-juror-blm-george-floyd-shirt

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Launches New Communication Platform – CHRISTOPHER TREMOGLIE
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/04/trump-launches-new-communication-platform/
— ‘Catastrophe’: Ronna McDaniel Says Biden’s Border Policies Put Families Into ‘The Hands Of The Cartels’ – MARY ROSE CORKERY
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/04/ronna-mcdaniel-joe-biden-kamala-harris/

NEWSMAX
— RNC’s McDaniel: Biden Putting Migrant Families in ‘Hands of Cartels’ – Nick Koutsobinas
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/ronnamcdaniel-biden-illegals-migrants/2021/05/04/id/1020125/

CNS NEWS
— Dinesh D’Souza: ‘Identity Socialism Has Arrived’ and It Decides Who’s ‘In’ and Who’s ‘Out’ – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/dinesh-dsouza-identity-socialism-has-arrived-and-it-decides-whos-and-whos-out

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— How Apportionment Is Defrauding American Citizens – Hans A. von Spakovsky
https://www.heritage.org/political-process/commentary/how-apportionment-defrauding-american-citizens

THE HILL
— Kinzinger backs Cheney on criticism of Republican Party – OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/551777-kinzinger-backs-cheney-on-criticism-of-republican-party
— Heritage Foundation vows to refuse Big Tech money over conservative bias – OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/551825-heritage-foundation-vows-to-refuse-big-tech-money-over-conservative-bias

CNN
— Derek Chauvin’s attorney files motion for new trial – Amir Vera and Aaron Cooper
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/04/us/derek-chauvin-motion-for-new-trial/index.html

REUTERS
— Wrigley sues makers of candy-copying weed products over trademarks – Blake Brittain
https://www.reuters.com/business/legal/wrigley-sues-makers-candy-copying-weed-products-over-trademarks-2021-05-04/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters side with Liz Cheney.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/04/us/politics/liz-cheney-trump-republicans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will blame Republicans for everything that is bad. From what I see, ever-increasingly, those who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, 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 WILL BLAME THOSE WHO ARE law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS BAD.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/us/politics/biden-approval-covid.html

NEW YORK POST
— Conservative think tank Heritage Foundation stops taking Big Tech donations – Lydia Moynihan
https://nypost.com/2021/05/04/conservative-think-tank-heritage-foundation-stops-taking-big-tech-donations/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/joe-walsh-says-liz-cheneys-trump-woes-indicate-you-have-lie-viable-gop-1588528

FORBES
— Job Satisfaction Stays High Despite Pandemic, Economic Crisis – Gad Levanon
(DIERSEN: Because the federal government gives preference to its employees who are the following, they should be the most satisfied: Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, LGBTQ, disabled, moderate, liberal, non-married, non-Protestant, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gadlevanon/2021/05/04/job-satisfaction-stays-high-despite-pandemic-economic-crisis/

MONEY
— You’ll Probably Have to Retire Earlier Than Planned, Research Finds. Here’s How to Prepare – ANA LUCIA MURILLO
https://money.com/early-retirement-how-to-save/

May 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago shootings: 38 shot, 6 dead, in weekend violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/31-shot-5-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence-/10569165/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 1,860 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1860-new-covid-19-cases-27-deaths/10569837/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Void FOID? State’s top court asked to decide if it’s time to shoot down Firearm Owner Identification cards. The Illinois attorney general’s appeal of a downstate judge’s ruling sets up a battle over whether the state can require residents to hold an ID card in order to own a firearm. First enacted in 1968, the state’s Firearm Owner Identification Act does just that. But a southern Illinois judge said that makes residents’ Second Amendment rights a “façade.” – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/2/22413297/foid-firearm-owner-identification-cards-illinois-supreme-court-downstate-webb-white-county
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have. Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see Blacks as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/4/30/22413035/160-years-since-the-emancipation-proclamation-the-negro-still-is-not-free

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Caitlyn Jenner, who is running for California governor, says letting transgender girls play girls’ sports ‘just isn’t fair’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-caitlyn-jenner-transgender-girls-sports-20210502-o6g6exv4vbh3bbosshbjbbmp4i-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Milton Township moving to form voter-approved mental health board
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210502/milton-township-moving-to-form-voter-approved-mental-health-board
(FROM THE ARTICLE: John Monino — Milton’s first new township supervisor in 20 years — will appoint the seven members to the mental health board. Monino will be sworn in on May 14. Under state law, the township has 60 days from his swearing-in to seat the 708 board. Monino said he hopes to make the first mental health board appointments at a township trustee meeting in June. The panel could include doctors, parents, and representatives of schools or social service agencies. “We will do everything in the township to support and grow that and outreach,” Monino said. Township trustees also will get the final say on the amount residents would pay in additional taxes each year. But the request that was approved by voters caps the tax levy for the mental health board at 0.15% of the assessed value of taxable property. When asked about the tax increase, Monino said the levy is “not going to be touching at that top end” of the cap. He’s hoping to have the levy adopted in October or early November. “We’re going to be researching and looking at all aspects so everybody is comfortable,” Monino said.)
— McHenry approves $52.7 million 2021-22 budget, with ‘extremely conservative’ revenue estimates – Sam Lounsberry
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210502/mchenry-approves-527-million-2021-22-budget-with-extremely-conservative-revenue-estimates

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Spin it how you want, but Illinois’ census numbers are horrible
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-spin-it-how-you-want-but-illinois-census-numbers-are-horrible/article_d0c7c033-175e-5c9a-8c28-ab6c41815395.html

NORTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Chesney against bill requiring landlords accept Section 8: This is a ‘failed Rauner-Sanguinetti policy’ – Savannah Howe
https://nwillinoisnews.com/stories/593924193-chesney-against-bill-requiring-landlords-accept-section-8-this-is-a-failed-rauner-sanguinetti-policy

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters say “County Republicans flirt with disaster over gender-neutral bathrooms.”
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-county-republicans-flirt-with-disaster-over-gender-neutral-bathrooms/article_38d82f6d-021f-5d9d-9519-da5f4a0a3a79.html

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Lack of Census Data for Redistricting Poses Problems for Democratic Legislators – Daniel C. Vock
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/lack-of-census-data-for-redistricting-poses-problems-for-democratic-legislators

FOX NEWS
— Tim Scott slams ‘Uncle Tim’ label as hypocritical bigotry – Danielle Wallace
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tim-scott-uncle-tim-trends-fighting-bigotry-with-bigotry-is-hypocrisy
— GOP’s ‘Pennant Porch’ in 2022 could shape House control. In baseball, games are won on the field. But in politics – unlike Finley’s Pennant Porch – how they set up the field of play sometimes determines the winner. – Chad Pergram
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-2022-house-control

FEDERALIST
— Kinzinger-Backed Candidate Places Ninth In Texas House Race – Tristan Justice
(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://thefederalist.com/2021/05/02/kinzinger-backed-candidate-places-ninth-in-texas-house-race/

BREITBART
— Wisconsin City Uses Mark Zuckerberg Money to Buy ‘Mobile Voting Precinct’ – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/02/wisconsin-city-uses-zuckerberg-money-to-buy-mobile-voting-precinct/

BLAZE
— MSNBC host suggests Tim Scott is slave to GOP, claims Harriet Tubman ‘would have left’ Scott enslaved – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/tiffany-scott-rebukes-tim-scott-america-not-racist
— Black Lives Matter Minnesota says Derek Chauvin ‘guilty’ verdict not enough, calls for reparations – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/black-lives-matter-reparations-after-chauvin-verdict

TOWNHALL
— Here Is What Republican Voters Really Believe in. It’s a Shame the GOP Has No Idea – Wayne Allyn Root
https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2021/05/02/here-is-what-republican-voters-really-believe-in-its-a-shame-the-gop-has-no-idea-n2588815

THE HILL
— GOP ramps up attacks on Biden’s border wall freeze – NIV ELIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/551278-gop-ramps-up-attacks-on-bidens-border-wall-freeze
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “GOP wrestles with role of culture wars in party’s future.” Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want the Republican Party to dump its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in its platform.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/551331-gop-wrestles-with-role-of-culture-wars-in-partys-future

POLITICO
— Trump tightens his grip on the GOP – TARA PALMERI
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2021/05/02/trump-tightens-his-grip-on-the-gop-492681

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have. Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see Blacks as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/02/opinion/america-racism.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters make it clear that they will get rid of you if you do not say that Biden won fair and square.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-trump-election-falsehood/2021/05/01/7bd380a0-a921-11eb-8c1a-56f0cb4ff3b5_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Sen. Hawley calls Big Tech ‘greatest threat,’ slams its ‘woke’ agenda – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2021/05/02/sen-hawley-slams-big-tech-for-imposing-woke-agenda/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use “democracy” to get rid of individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/05/trumps-delegitimization-of-democracy-isnt-wearing-off.html

ILLINOIS CPA SOCIETY
— COURSE: The IRS Collection Process
(DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980, I could have taught this course. I had worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year. I filed many tax liens and tax levies.  I had worked as an IRS Special Procedures Staff Advisor during my last 3 1/2 years with IRS. Special Procedures Staff Advisors confer with IRS Attorneys, Revenue Officers, Revenue Agents and Special Agents as well as taxpayers and their representatives to resolve complex tax issues and determine a course of action designed to protect the Government’s interests and expedite payment of taxes due. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. My Democrat GAO superiors wasted my knowledge of IRS. In 1986, the GAO manager who had hired me finally succeeded in getting me assigned to audits of IRS and promoting me to GS-13. But my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing him to retire in 1987, and starting in 1989, they succeeded in keeping me off audits of IRS for the rest of GAO career. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.”)
https://www.icpas.org/eventscalendar/EventDetail?id=33255

(FROM THE POSTING: After attending this presentation you will be able to…Understand how the IRS Collection Process works, Explain the impact of the ten-year collection statute on collection alternatives, Describe how tax liens work, Understand the mechanics of a tax levy, Describe what the four collection alternatives are and when to select one over the other. Highlights  The major topics that will be covered in this class include: Review of the IRS collection process, IRS enforcement, Collection alternatives to resolve an outstanding tax debt.)

April 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Derek Chauvin verdict: Jury finds ex-cop guilty of murder, manslaughter in George Floyd’s death – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/jury-finds-derek-chauvin-guilty-on-all-charges-%7C-live/10530621/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,587 new coronavirus cases, 9 deaths – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/-il-reports-2587-new-covid-19-cases-9-deaths/10531354/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you promote hatred against Republicans, the more that hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote you.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/bush-criticizes-gop-isolationism-anti-immigration-rhetoric/2491006/
— Repeal of $10,000 SALT Cap Could Be Paid for by Tax Audits, Democrat Proposes – Carmen Reinicke
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/repeal-of-10000-salt-cap-could-be-paid-for-by-tax-audits-democrat-proposes/2491016/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you promote hatred against Republicans, the more that hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote you.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/isolationist-nativist-george-w-bush-sharply-criticizes-gop-in-rare-interview
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: 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.fox32chicago.com/video/923914

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot warns looters poised to take advantage of Chauvin verdict: ‘Don’t test us.’ “We are prepared and we are ready to arrest and bring to prosecution anyone who would dare to take the dreams of our small businesses by looting,” the mayor said Tuesday morning. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/4/20/22394009/george-floyd-chauvin-trial-verdict-lightfoot-chicago-protests-looting-national-guard
— Latest twist in state electoral board mystery: Executive director to retire after he was victim of extortion attempt. Steve Sandvoss sent a letter announcing he will retire effective June 30, the chair of the Illinois State Board of Elections said Tuesday. Sandvoss was put on leave two weeks ago after reporting he was the victim of an extortion attempt that officials have refused to publicly detail. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2021/4/20/22394229/illinois-state-elections-board-mystery-executive-director-retire-extortion-attempt-sandvoss
— Illinois officials respond to Chauvin verdict: ‘Justice is being served in Minneapolis today. Here’s a sampling of what politicians in Illinois had to say about former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction in the murder of George Floyd. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/4/20/22394625/illinois-politicians-reaction-derek-chauvin-verdict-george-floyd

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— State Board of Elections executive director resigns after reporting online extortion attempt – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-elections-board-chief-resigns-20210420-bp7lcex3vfd7lc5ahvw7jpswla-story.html
— Christian rights group objects to Glenview school system’s vaccine policy, but district says it’s already granting religious waivers to employees – KAREN ANN CULLOTTA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-vaccine-religious-exemption-teacher-tt-20210420-vt3prkz6bbhxhcezex73dlcxga-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In an April 7 letter to District 34 Superintendent Dane Delli, Florida-based Liberty Counsel said it was “writing on behalf of six employees … who have engaged us to secure their constitutional and statutory rights not to be required to undergo COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of their employment.” “Undoubtedly, many of their colleagues have similar convictions, and we write on their behalf as well,” Liberty Counsel representatives Richard Mast and Horatio Mihet wrote. In a news release, the group called “forced vaccination” a “violation of fundamental individual, economic, and religious liberties.”)
— As Chicago braces for Chauvin trial verdict, Mayor Lori Lightfoot offers stern warning: ‘Don’t test us’ – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-warning-chauvin-verdict-20210420-bw3qjvxuzzc2vnvq7wx5pssu2u-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: 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/sports/bears/ny-marijuana-nfl-20210420-mfwcrvn735g53hak6nmpzcblga-story.html
— The polls are in: Vaccine hesitancy higher among white Republicans than any other group – CLARENCE PAGE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-anthony-fauci-jim-jordan-coronavirus-page-20210420-yjwavyiukjd5pl4nfpyezrwd2q-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A dozen mega-donors gave $1 of every $13 in political contributions since ’09. A new study shows the role of wealth in politics since the Supreme Court loosened restrictions on political spending. Four big Chicago names make the list: Citadel’s Ken Griffin; Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein of Uline, and media mogul Fred Eychaner. – Bloomberg
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/dozen-mega-donors-gave-1-very-13-political-contributions-09
— Boeing pushes back mandatory retirement for CEO. David Calhoun, now 64, will be eligible to run the plane maker until age 70. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: Constructively, the mandatory retirement age is 55 for federal employees in the Civil Service Retirement System who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/boeing-pushes-back-mandatory-retirement-ceo

DAILY HERALD
— Appellate court: McHenry County clerk erred by removing township abolition measure from ballot – Sam Lounsberry
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210419/appellate-court-mchenry-county-clerk-erred-by-removing-township-abolition-measure-from-ballot
— OUTSTANDING: Glen Ellyn Fourth of July parade to return
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210420/glen-ellyn-fourth-of-july-parade-to-return

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: 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://wgnradio.com/bob-sirott/4-20-normalizing-marijuana-dispensaries-understanding-the-effects-of-cbd-more/
https://wgnradio.com/news/4-20-deals-to-satisfy-your-munchies/

WBEZ
— Kinzinger Says Withdrawing Groups From Afghanistan Is The Wrong Call
https://www.npr.org/transcripts/989015645

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Candidates for next U.S. attorney to be screened by panel appointed by Durbin, Duckworth – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/04/20/dick-durbin-tammy-duckworth-pick-committee-us-attorney-candidates/7297357002/

FOX ILLINOIS
— As California recall looks likely, hard work begins for GOP – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/as-california-recall-looks-likely-hard-work-begins-for-gop
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “If this is simply branded as a Republican effort the likelihood of success is very slim,” said Tim Rosales, a Republican consultant who was a senior adviser to the campaign of John Cox, a businessman who lost to Newsom in 2018 and is running again. His firm recently stopped working with Cox. Beyond Cox, the top Republicans in the race so far are former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and ex-U.S. Rep. Doug Ose, who last held office in 2005. Neither is close to a household name, though Faulconer has been barnstorming the state to raise his profile.)

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making students Democrat operatives and Democrat dupes.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/minnesota-students-walk-out-school-protest-racial-injustice#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Joints for Jabs’: Activist groups give weed to vaccinated people on 4/20 – Nexstar Media
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/joints-for-jabs-activist-groups-give-weed-to-vaccinated-people-on-4-20/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Municipal leaders decry proposed cuts to local budgets – RAYMON TRONCOSO
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/municipal-leaders-decry-proposed-cuts-to-local-budgets

DAILY ILLINI
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want the University of Illinois to do more to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are 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://dailyillini.com/opinions/2021/04/20/opinion-university-underserves-diversity-promise/

GLEN ELLYN FOURTH OF JULY
— GLEN ELLYN’S 4TH OF JULY PARADE
https://www.glenellyn4thofjuly.org/parade-and-fireworks

CAPITOL FAX
— Senate to require daily wristbands for access
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/20/senate-to-require-daily-wristbands-for-access/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Beginning today, the Senate will now provide wristbands to lobbyists and media who have tested negative for COVID and are cleared for access to Senate offices, press boxes and TV galleries. There will be a different color wristband each day. You should pick up your wristband at the table at the north entrance of the Capitol building. You can show your negative COVID test there as well. You will need to get a new wristband each day of session.)
— 2,587 new confirmed and probable cases; 9 additional deaths; 2,288 hospitalized; 522 in ICU; 3.8 percent average case positivity rate; 4.5 percent average test positivity rate; 122,531 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/20/2587-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-9-additional-deaths-2288-hospitalized-522-in-icu-38-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-45-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-122531-average-daily-doses/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Puppy Dog Media – Steve Feinstein
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/04/the_puppy_dog_media.html

NEWSMAX
— As China Exploits Our Weaknesses, Biden Diminishes Our Strengths – Ziva Dahl
https://www.newsmax.com/zivadahl/blinken-diversity-gender-race/2021/04/20/id/1018305/

HEARTLAND INSTITUTE
— JUDICIAL ACTIVISM: THE SUPREME COURT SEEMS TO ALREADY BE LEFTIST-PACKED – Seton Motley
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/judicial-activism-the-supreme-court-seems-to-already-be-leftist-packed

EPOCH TIMES
— Dershowitz: Maxine Waters’ Tactics Similar to Those Used by Ku Klux Klan – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/dershowitz-maxine-waters-tactics-similar-to-those-used-by-ku-klux-klan_3783973.html

TEXAS MONTHLY
— An Anti-Trump Republican Dares to Run for Congress in North Texas. Michael Wood, a Marine reserve major, believes enough voters in the Fort Worth area share his views to push him into the runoff in a very crowded field. – Jonathan Tilove
(DIERSEN: Which anti-Trump Republicans will run for offices in the March 15, 2022 primary ballot in your precinct?)
https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/anti-trump-republican-michael-wood-congress/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you promote hatred against Republicans, the more that hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote you.
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-04-20/george-w-bush-condemns-the-trump-era-republican-party

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs focus on moving voters to the left.
https://americanindependent.com/republican-party-bipartisanship-democrats-popular-legislation/

March 8 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Education Reform Legislation Aimed At Improving Equity For Minority Students
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/03/08/governor-jb-pritzker-signs-education-reform-legislation-hb-2170-legislative-black-caucus/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports 1,182 coronavirus cases, 5 more deaths
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-1182-coronavirus-cases-5-more-deaths

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Repeal the criminal justice reform bill, which is hostile to law enforcement – Illinois GOP House leader Jim Durkin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-030921-20210308-o6jbegvtcvcytpio7dne7skxcm-story.html
— Lightfoot to allow fans in the stands at Cubs, White Sox games | Newman vs. Davis on stimulus package | Pritzker says he’s too busy with COVID-19 response to think about reelection – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-fans-whitesox-cubs-newman-davis-stimulus-pritzker-spin-20210309-hseiqc7b7fehxiujmul5lbycei-story.html
— Madigan wins legal battle centered on dirty tricks allegation – RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-mike-madigan-appellate-court-ruling-lawsuit-20210309-qqeoejddx5gp5gmwex7nxu4eqm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker signs ‘inclusive’ education equity bill into law, allowing state to ‘make history’ – and teach it better The omnibus legislation, which was drafted by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, addresses early childhood, primary, secondary and higher education. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/8/22320158/pritzker-education-bill-signing-black-caucus-agenda-workforce-equity-lame-duck
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/3/8/22319803/stolen-election-don-rose-h-r-1
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Second Amendment-hating Second Amendment-haters promote hatred against Republicans.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/8/22316083/gun-violence-federal-law-state-nullification-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton man charged with being armed habitual criminal – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210308/wheaton-man-charged-with-being-armed-habitual-criminal
— LGBTQ rights bill ignites debate over religious liberty – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210308/news/303089968/

JOURNAL COURIER
— Bourne elected to state GOP group – David C.L. Bauer
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Bourne-elected-to-state-GOP-group-16008768.php

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— One-third of Republicans won’t get COVID vaccine – Alexandra Limon
(DIERSEN: From what I see, hate-filled Trump-hating Republican Party leaders will get rid of Republicans who do not get vaccinated.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/poll-one-third-of-republicans-wont-get-covid-vaccine/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to vote for Democrats is a) to promote LGBTQ and b) to get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/biden-will-establish-gender-policy-council-within-white-house#stream/0
— Exploring The Difference Between Equity And Equality In America
(DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform calls for equal opportunity, that is, for no race or gender based preference giving. My critics/opponents who reject that plank a) hint/imply/argue/shout that if you do not call for giving preference to minorities and to females, you are a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all and b) promote reverse discrimination and age discrimination.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/exploring-difference-between-equity-and-equality-america#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Heritage Foundation: “Opinion: Biden’s Embrace of ‘Equity’ Means He’s Abandoned the Quest for Equality” — “President Biden preaches unity but practices division. Witness his ‘Executive ­Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government,’ part of an unprecedented barrage of such orders.” Wall Street Journal: “‘Equity’ Is a Mandate to Discriminate” — “On his first day as president, Joe Biden issued an ‘Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities.’ Mr. Biden’s cabinet nominees must now explain whether this commitment to ‘equity’ means they intend to abolish ‘equal treatment under law.’ Their answers are a confused mess.” Wall Street Journal: “How Equality Lost to ‘Equity’” — “The first time Shelby Steele used the word ‘equity’ in one of his books—’White Guilt,’ published in 2006—he was referring to the value his father had accrued in restoring ‘three ramshackle homes to neat lower-middle-class acceptability.’”)
— Undocumented Venezuelans Given Protected Status In United States – FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/undocumented-venezuelans-given-protected-status-united-states#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— RNC maintains right to use Trump’s name in fundraising – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/rnc-maintains-right-to-use-trumps-name-in-fundraising

WGLT
— Durbin, Duckworth Tout Billions For Illinois In COVID Relief Package – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/durbin-duckworth-tout-billions-illinois-covid-relief-package#stream/0

WHEATON PATCH
— Wheaton Cops Seize Gun From Felon Out On Bond: Police Police say the man was out on bond when they seized a loaded handgun with its serial number removed during a search of his Wheaton home. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/wheaton-cops-seize-gun-felon-out-bond-police

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SURVEY SHOWS 3 OUT OF 4 ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT CONSIDERING RETIREMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/survey-shows-3-out-of-4-illinois-law-enforcement-considering-retirement-.html
— DEMOCRAT STATE REP CALLS FOR MANDATORY STATE VACCINE REGISTRY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/democrat-state-rep-calls-for-mandatory-state-vaccine-registry.html
— GROWING NUMBER OF STATES NO LONGER REQUIRE COVID MASKS, ILLINOIS STILL DOES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/nineteen-states-arent-requiring-covid-masks-illinois-still-does.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Lauf’s new consultant said at Stop the Steal rally: “What’s going to start a civil war is if we legitimize a rigged and stolen election”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/08/laufs-new-consultant-said-at-stop-the-steal-rally-what%E2%80%99s-going-to-start-a-civil-war-is-if-we-legitimize-a-rigged-and-stolen-election/
— 1,182 new confirmed and probable cases; 5 additional deaths; 1,178 hospitalized; 266 in ICU; 2.3 percent average case positivity rate; 2.8 percent average test positivity rate; 90,135 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/08/1182-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-5-additional-deaths-1178-hospitalized-266-in-icu-23-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-28-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-90135-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Justice Amy Coney Barrett riles conservatives with moderate rulings – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/8/amy-coney-barrett-riles-conservatives-moderate-rul/

FOX NEWS
— Sens. Cruz, Durbin accuse each other of lying about stimulus checks to illegal immigrants. Cruz replied to Durbin’s Twitter accusation with one of his own. – Houston Keene
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/stimulus-checks-illegal-immigrants-ted-cruz-dick-durbin

BREITBART
— Parade of Migrants Stream Across Border into Arizona – Bob Price
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/03/07/watch-parade-of-migrants-stream-across-border-into-arizona/
— Stanley Kurtz: ‘Action Civics’ Curriculum Is ‘Alinskyite Community Organizing’ with Critical Race Theory – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/08/stanley-kurtz-action-civics-curriculum-alinskyite-community-organizing-critical-race-theory/

BLAZE
— Black Lives Matter militants harass young girls for their ‘white privilege’ as they walk into cheerleading competition. A megaphone-wielding woman ridiculed their ‘pretty little gorgeous outfits,’ ‘gorgeous hair,’ and ‘gorgeous bows’ – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/blm-militants-harass-young-girls-cheerleaders

FEDERALIST
— Big Tech Thinks You’re An Idiot Child Who Can’t Govern Yourself. The left’s push to censor, block, and purge is part of a larger project to undermine the American ideal of self-government and liberal democracy. – John Daniel Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2021/03/08/big-tech-thinks-youre-an-idiot-child-who-cant-govern-yourself/

PATRIOT POST
— Mandates for Thee While Illegals Roam Free? The Biden administration is getting it wrong on immigration and COVID. – ARNOLD AHLERT
https://patriotpost.us/articles/78227-mandates-for-thee-while-illegals-roam-free-2021-03-08

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Biden Education Dept. Punts Trump Ban On Separating Students Into Racial And Other “Affinity Groups” – Mary Chastain
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/03/report-biden-education-dept-punts-trump-ban-on-separating-students-into-racial-and-other-affinity-groups/

THE HILL
— Trump ramps up battle with Republican leadership – JONATHAN EASLEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/542210-trump-ramps-up-battle-with-republican-leadership

NEW YORK TIMES
— A surge in migrant children detained at the border is straining shelters.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/03/08/us/joe-biden-news#a-surge-in-migrant-children-detained-at-the-border-is-straining-shelters

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to vote for Democrats is a) to promote LGBTQ and b) to get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/03/08/new-wedge-states-rush-block-transgender-athletes/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The US Department of Education suspended a decision that found racial “affinity groups” discriminated against students and staff, The Post has learned. The goal of the programs — used by the New York City public school system and other school districts — is to separate students and staff by racial groups in order to help address discrimination and “white privilege.” But the practice of separating schools into racial groups is discriminatory, a determination obtained by the Post found. The findings — reached during the waning days of former President Trump’s time in office in early January — were in response to a complaint about a Chicago-area school district’s “racial equity” training programs and lesson plans.)

NEW YORK POST
— US Dept. of Education curbs decision on race-based ‘affinity groups’ – Carl Campanile
https://nypost.com/2021/03/07/education-dept-curbs-decision-on-race-based-affinity-groups/

HERALD PALLADIUM
— Trump critic Rep. Kinzinger hopes to be ‘good part of history’
https://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/national/trump-critic-rep-kinzinger-hopes-to-be-good-part-of-history/video_e794d6a2-a2a3-52c2-a690-8b6126a2f13e.html

BLOOMBERG
— RNC Says Trump Will Allow His Name to Be Used in Fundraising
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-08/rnc-says-trump-will-allow-his-name-to-be-used-in-fundraising

LGBTQ NATION:
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to vote for Democrats is a) to promote LGBTQ and b) to get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/03/white-house-warns-states-anti-transgender-bills-illegal/

February 22 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Why independent US attorneys are a must in Illinois – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-john-lausch-20210222-6fq6guw3s5fa7dlfgmqk2uluya-story.html
— Federal rescue gives Illinois’ leaders the choice to sink or swim – ADAM SCHUSTER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-budget-federal-aid-20210220-7ocpu7e7erb3rigjjbd7zebkgm-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois the second most corrupt state, Chicago most corrupt city, UIC report says – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/22/illinois-again-second-most-corrupt-state-uic-study-says/4507737001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Backlog of Illinois gun owner permits raises call to scrap ‘broken’ system – Darren Iozia
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/backlog-of-illinois-gun-owner-permits-raises-call-to-scrap-broken-system/article_bc5a75f2-ed1a-5806-aba2-9674f1de6ba0.html

SOUTHERN
— Madigan’s role with Democratic Party could cause headaches for politicians, observer says – DEAN OLSEN
https://thesouthern.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/madigans-role-with-democratic-party-could-cause-headaches-for-politicians-observer-says/article_ea661ec3-a57c-5a40-ac45-52ff75a5ae97.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Darren Bailey expected to announce run for governor – Andrew Adams
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/local_news/darren-bailey-expected-to-announce-run-for-governor/article_354bafd2-730b-11eb-889d-678c54871a36.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 95 COVID-19 cases Sunday, 4 deaths, 4.55% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/21/dupage-county-reports-95-covid-19-cases-sunday-4-deaths-455-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Equality Act Will Lay Waste to This Already Divided House – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/the-equality-act-will-lay-waste-to-this-already-divided-house/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Origin and True Agenda of ‘Anti-Racist’ Politics. Woke ideology isn’t funded by grassroots communists. It is financed by global corporations and leftist billionaires. The intent is to destroy the sense of shared identity that defines America. – Edward Ring
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/21/the-origin-and-true-agenda-of-anti-racist-politics/
— The Sinkin’ Project’s Principled* Party. As one version of the #NeverTrump GOP losers guild falls apart, a new one seeks to fill the void of corporate right-wing lapdog for the media. Here’s why that is a good thing. – Ray McCoy
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/21/the-sinkin-projects-principled-party/

BREITBART
— Big Business Lobbies Biden to Import Foreign Workers as 17M Americans Remain Jobless – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2021/02/21/big-business-lobbies-biden-import-foreign-workers-17m-americans-remain-jobless/

BLAZE
— Trump supporters embrace Newsmax and OANN while confidence in Fox News as the ‘most trusted source of news’ plummets: poll More bad news for Fox News – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-supporters-fox-news-trusted-newsmax-oann

TOWNHALL
— Trump’s Choice — President or Kingmaker? – Terry Paulson
https://townhall.com/columnists/terrypaulson/2021/02/22/trumps-choicepresident-or-kingmaker-n2585056
— Reparations: The Demand from Unclean Hands – Marc Little
https://townhall.com/columnists/marclittle/2021/02/22/reparations-the-demand-from-unclean-hands-n2585099

CAMPUS REFORM
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois State University promotes scholarship for illegal immigrants – Dion J. Pierre
https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=16864

COLLEGE FIX
— ‘We demand not to be coddled.’ UChicago students’ new publication fights cancel culture, supports free speech – JACKSON WALKER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/we-demand-not-to-be-coddled-uchicago-students-new-publication-fights-cancel-culture-supports-free-speech/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Victor Davis Hanson on Woke Ideology and the Way Forward for Conservatives – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/video-victor-davis-hanson-on-woke-ideology-and-the-way-forward-for-conservatives/

— California Republican state senator offers anti-cancel culture bill, Democrats want to cancel her in response – Leslie Eastman (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on canceling others. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/ca-republican-state-senator-offers-anti-cancel-culture-bill-democrats-want-to-cancel-her-in-response/

THE HILL
— Is the ‘civil war’ in the Republican Party really over? – GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The war in the Republican Party had always been between a) Republicans, that is, those like me who want the party to defend and advance its platform and b) Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs who reject planks in the platform, most commonly, the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/539757-is-the-civil-war-in-the-republican-party-really-over
— Almost half of Republicans would join Trump party: poll – DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
https://thehill.com/homenews/politics-101/539779-almost-half-of-republicans-would-join-trump-party-poll
— Scalise avoids blaming Trump for Capitol riot following Mar-a-Lago visit – REMA RAHMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/539769-scalise-avoids-blaming-trump-for-capitol-riot-following-mar-a-lago-visit

POLITICO
— Anti-Trump Republicans face life ’in the wilderness’ Scores of Republicans are bolting the party in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But they’re discovering there’s really no place to go. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/22/anti-trump-republicans-third-party-470783
— Trump gears up for war with his own party. Cocooned in Mar-a-Lago, the newly acquitted ex-president is stepping up his political activities. – GABBY ORR and MERIDITH MCGRAW
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/20/trump-republican-party-midterms-470370

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/22/terrorists-white-nationalists-counterinsurgency/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and his supporters.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/21/exclusive-trump-party-he-still-holds-loyalty-gop-voters/6765406002/

NEWSWEEK
— Big GOP Donors Seek to Funnel Money to Anti-Trump Republicans to Prise Party from His Grip – CHRISTINA ZHAO
https://www.newsweek.com/big-gop-donors-seek-funnel-money-anti-trump-republicans-prise-party-his-grip-1570863

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Retirement Crisis Hits Black Americans Hard. Lower incomes and homeownership rates are contributing factors. – Anne Tergesen and Heather Gillers
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-retirement-crisis-hits-black-americans-hard-11613989981
— What’s Keeping Black Workers From Moving Up the Corporate Ladder? – Vanessa Fuhrmans and Te-Ping Chen
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-keeping-black-workers-from-moving-up-the-corporate-ladder-11613926801
— Is a Mid-Career M.B.A. Worth It? – Patrick Thomas
(DIERSEN: I was 27 years old in 1976 when I earned an MBA from Loyola.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-a-mid-career-m-b-a-worth-it-11613926837

FORBES
— The Wealth Tax – Kevin Coldiron
(DIERSEN; Where did your wealth come from? My wealth came from what I earned doing yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumping gasoline 1971-1972; collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980; auditing federal agencies 1980-1997, collecting a Civil Service Retirement System pension since 1997, and collecting Social Security since 2010.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevincoldiron/2021/02/22/the-wealth-tax—when-thomas-piketty-and-eleanor-shellstrop-agree-its-time-to-act/

INC.
— Lost Your Motivation? 3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Get It Back It’s not just you. – MINDA ZETLIN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on demotivating Republicans. I would focus on Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. I would focus on those who focus on demotivating me.)
https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/motivation-self-help-self-care-mood-boosters-mood-improvement-happiness.html

ALTERNET
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters declare war on those who do not hate Trump.
https://www.alternet.org/2021/02/state-gops/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/22/us-white-supremacy-democracy-capitol-attack

January 27 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Businesses, banks cut ties with Trump for promoting violence ahead of US Capitol siege – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/business/businesses-banks-cut-ties-with-trump-for-promoting-violence/9587144/
— Who will replace Mike Madigan as Illinois House speaker? Chris Welch, Ann Williams, Jay Hoffman have declared they will run. – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/who-will-replace-mike-madigan-as-illinois-house-speaker/9600707/
— Trump says there’s ‘tremendous anger’ in nation over impeachment following Capitol siege. House lawmakers are reconvening at the Capitol for the first time since the deadly pro-Trump riot to approve a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to declare the president unable to serve – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-races-to-oust-trump;-he-blames-accusers-for-us-anger/9590910/
— Trump takes no responsibility for Capitol riot, visits Texas to showcase border wall. “The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me, but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration,” Trump said. “As the expression goes, be careful of what you wish for.” – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-takes-no-responsibility-for-riot-visits-texas/9591161/

NBC5
— Pritzker Activates 200 Members of Illinois National Guard to Provide Support During Inauguration
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-activates-200-members-of-illinois-national-guard-to-provide-support-during-inauguration/2414991/
— Despite Capitol Siege Half of U.S. Wants Congress to Prioritize Unity Over Impeachment: Poll
https://www.nbcchicago.com/lx/despite-capitol-siege-half-of-u-s-wants-congress-to-prioritize-unity-over-impeachment-poll/2414954/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Prosecuting Trump for incitement would set a dangerous precedent. Unlike the cancellation of Josh Hawley’s book, such criminal charges pose a real threat to freedom of speech. – Jacob Sullum
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/12/22227285/freedom-of-speech-first-amendment-josh-hawley-incitement-jacob-sullum
— Massive Trump Tower sign along Chicago River must come down, alderman says. Ald. Gilbert Villegas plans to introduce an ordinance forcing the removal of the 2,891-square-foot sign on the 96-story Trump International Hotel & Tower if Trump is convicted of “treason, sedition or subversive activities.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/1/12/22227071/trump-tower-sign-chicago-removal-ordinance-villegas-city-council-capitol-mob-riot-impeachment
— Sources say Latinx Caucus to back Welch for speaker — possibly giving him more than half the needed votes. With the Black Caucus’ backing potentially providing 22 votes, and all nine Latinx Caucus members endorsing Welch, he could have 31 of the 60 votes needed to become speaker. – Rachel Hinton and Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/12/22227890/sources-latinx-caucus-latino-welch-hispanic-house-speaker-black-madigan-hernandez-williams-kifowit
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats officially declared their Second Civil War on Republicans when Trump was elected.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/12/22227227/donald-trump-divided-country-civil-war-capitol-insurrection-phil-kadner
— Bailey returns to House after collapse, says Illinois can help unite nation ‘if we can get our act together sometime soon’ Bailey was welcomed back to the chamber with a bipartisan round of applause. The Xenia Republican, who will be sworn into the state Senate Wednesday, thanked his colleagues for their support while he recuperated. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/12/22227452/downstate-darren-bailey-house-retturn-colllapse-bank-springfield-medical-emergency
— Pence acknowledges ‘our time’ coming to an end. Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday that the administration is in the middle of the transition and is working “diligently” with President-elect Joe Biden’s team. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/12/22227453/pence-acknowledges-time-coming-end

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Companies are dumping Trump brand in wake of Capitol insurrection. But can Chicago shed Trump Tower’s giant sign? – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-trump-brand-corporate-tower-sign-chicago-20210112-uvrly75auze6rp5w3ietodbdpy-story.html
— Kinzinger will vote to impeach Trump – BILL RUTHHART
(DIERSEN: What will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican county and township organizations in Illinois do to get rid of their Republican Precinct Committeemen who support Trump? Will they end their roles as committee chairmen and committee members? Will they keep them in the dark? Will they badmouth them during meetings? Will they badmouth them to the Republican voters in their precinct? Will they gerrymander their precincts? Will they formally sanction them? Will they recruit candidates to run against them?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-illinois-donald-trump-impeachment-20210112-vd5r3x75ivczbkky4syoczpmna-story.html
— Where Illinois’ congressional delegation stands on second Trump impeachment – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-impeachment-illinois-congressional-delegation-20210112-b25ocbh26vh55axfejtgu4o3t4-story.html
— Madigan must go, for the sake of Illinois’ younger generations – RACHEL BRUSTEIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-michael-madigan-speaker-future-20210112-dy7rlmuykffytpfqxzrxumphhy-story.html
— Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider tests positive for COVID-19, condemns maskless Republicans during Capitol riot lockdown – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-brad-schneider-tests-positive-covid-19-capitol-insurrection-20210112-oiru2iueizemrl5whnowe6bzgm-story.html
— Illinois House Black Caucus, which previously endorsed Madigan, rallies behind Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch for speaker – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-speaker-lame-duck-20210112-drwrs5qayjcvvex3zde6curlwi-story.html
— Twitter’s action against Trump opens a can of First Amendment worms – CLARENCE PAGE
(DIERSEN: Google has always refused to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website and that is what my critics/opponents want Google to do.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-hawley-twitter-first-amendment-page-20210112-qdt6ehyk3fecnbha5lw4ginwa4-story.html
— Illinois National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., ahead of inauguration amid possibility of armed protests – STACY ST. CLAIR and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-national-guard-washington-riot-protests-activate-20210112-togyatdm4nggnomzstv4rrr5oi-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 6,642 new COVID-19 cases and 117 deaths reported Tuesday as Chicago travel order revamped again to allow most to avoid quarantine with negative test
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210112-s6hru2aixrfe7mc6myhqofaznm-story.html
— Sen. Mitch McConnell is said to be pleased about impeachment, believing it will be easier to purge Trump from the GOP – JONATHAN MARTIN AND MAGGIE HABERMAN
(DIERSEN: What will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican county and township organizations in Illinois do to get rid of their Republican Precinct Committeemen who support Trump? Will they end their roles as committee chairmen and committee members? Will they keep them in the dark? Will they badmouth them during meetings? Will they badmouth them to the Republican voters in their precinct? Will they gerrymander their precincts? Will they formally sanction them? Will they recruit candidates to run against them?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-mcconnell-impeachment-trump-20210112-pnu2y33m5zbrbnnwb4hhcsmlbm-story.html
— With new General Assembly about to be inaugurated, House Democrats continue scramble to elect a speaker – DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-speaker-lame-duck-20210112-drwrs5qayjcvvex3zde6curlwi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton College faculty condemn ‘abuses of Christian symbols’ at Capitol siege – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210112/wheaton-college-faculty-condemn-abuses-of-christian-symbols-at-capitol-siege
— Is McConnell happy Democrats are moving to impeach Trump? Kinzinger on board – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210112/is-mcconnell-happy-democrats-are-moving-to-impeach-trump-kinzinger-on-board
— Permanent vote-by-mail expansion moves to House floor – SARAH MANSUR
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210112/permanent-vote-by-mail-expansion-moves-to-house-floor
— Early warning signs emerge for GOP after US Capitol riots – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210112/news/301129959/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Race for speaker sets up Springfield showdown Three lawmakers could be in the running to replace Madigan—who waits in the wings, in case they come up short. Here’s what you need to know. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/race-speaker-sets-springfield-showdown
— Lightfoot’s floor leader wants Trump Tower sign gone. “We’re not sure how legal it is, but at the end of the day, sue us,” the alderman said with a laugh. “Bring it. This is not his first lawsuit, and it won’t be the last.” – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/lightfoots-floor-leader-wants-trump-tower-sign-gone

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rodney Davis to vote no on impeachment – Ben Zigterman
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/rodney-davis-to-vote-no-on-impeachment/article_c951e304-5b8f-5e21-a277-57465f9b23bf.html

EASTERN IOWA GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump loyalists feel betrayed by Iowa Republicans.”
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/guest-columnist/iowa-republicans-feenstra-hinson-miller-meeks-trump-capitol-riot-voter-fraud-20210112

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump claims 25th Amendment will ‘haunt’ Biden – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-heads-to-texas-border-in-final-days-to-showcase-wall

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— President Trump speaks at Texas border – Markie Martin and Sean Noone
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/illinois-capitol-news/live-president-trump-speaks-at-texas-border/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Takes A Last Look At His Border Wall As Congress Considers Impeachment – FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-takes-one-last-look-his-border-wall-congress-considers-impeachment#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to demonize, denigrate, and condemn police who support Trump.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/us-capitol-mob-brings-questions-fallout-pro-trump-police#stream/0

CAPITOL FAX
— Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association warns against GOP silence on election validity, violence
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/illinois-democratic-county-chairs-association-warns-against-gop-silence-on-election-validity-violence/
— US Rep. Schneider tests positive, blames maskless GOP members
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/us-rep-schneider-tests-positive-blames-maskless-gop-members/
— Democratic women’s groups back to urging election of a woman Speaker of the House
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/democratic-womens-groups-back-to-urging-election-of-a-woman-speaker-of-the-house/
— Illinois Legislative Black Caucus thanks Madigan, touts Welch
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/illinois-legislative-black-caucus-thanks-madigan-touts-welch/
— 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases; 117 additional deaths; 3,553 hospitalized; 757 in ICU; 7.5 percent case positivity rate; 8.6 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/6642-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-117-additional-deaths-3553-hospitalized-757-in-icu-75-percent-case-positivity-rate-86-percent-test-positivity-rate/

FOX NEWS
— Big Tech censorship against conservatives is ‘dictatorial’: Republican congressman Andy Biggs: ‘They’re trying to create a single-party system’ – David Rutz
(DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want Big Tech to censor conservatives.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/big-tech-conservatives-dictatorial-republican

GOPUSA
— Corporations Crack Down On Conservative Ideas
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100412
— Biden Administration May Target ‘Racist Highways’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99770
— Carjackings More Than Double In Chicago During 2020, Police Say, Perhaps As Criminals Blended In With Masked Public
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100371

ONE NEWS NOW
— Equality Act would stomp religious conservatives – Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who stomp religious conservatives in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on stompers who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2021/01/12/equality-act-would-stomp-religious-conservatives

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Calls Impeachment Push a ‘Witch Hunt’ That Stokes Anger – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-calls-impeachment-push-a-witch-hunt-that-stokes-anger_3653541.html

THE HILL
— Cheney says she’ll vote to impeach Trump – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533926-cheney-says-shell-vote-to-impeach-trump
— Pence rejects calls to invoke 25th Amendment – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533957-pence-rejects-calls-to-invoke-25th-amendment?rnd=1610499668
— Trump, House GOP relationship suddenly deteriorates – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533951-trump-house-gop-relationship-suddenly-deteriorates

CNN
— ‘Be careful what you wish for:’ Trump threatens Biden over 25th Amendment
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/12/trump-alamo-border-wall-texas-remarks-vpx.cnn
— McConnell believes impeachment push will help rid Trump from the GOP, but has not said if he will vote to
convict (DIERSEN: What will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican county and township organizations in Illinois do to get rid of their Republican Precinct Committeemen who support Trump? Will they end their roles as committee chairmen and committee members? Will they keep them in the dark? Will they badmouth them during meetings? Will they badmouth them to the Republican voters in their precinct? Will they gerrymander their precincts? Will they formally sanction them? Will they recruit candidates to run against them?)
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/politics/mcconnell-impeachment-trump-capitol-riot/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Schumer Wants Capitol Riot Participants Placed on No-Fly List – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000007547646/schumer-no-fly-list-capitol-riot-insurrection.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Using the 14th Amendment to bar Trump from office could take years It’s unlikely Congress can disqualify Trump from office through a simple majority vote – Daniel Hemel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/01/12/14th-amendment-insurrection-trump-removal-problems/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the “free market” makes it clear that it wants to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that support Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/12/republicans-usually-revere-free-market-now-theyre-cursing-it/
— HEARTLAND JOINS CONSERVATIVE LEADERS: TECH COMPANIES POSE EXISTENTIAL THREAT, MUST BE BROKEN UP – Jim Lakely
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/12/republicans-usually-revere-free-market-now-theyre-cursing-it/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater “says GOP will not be a governing majority again as long as it embraces Trumpism.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/12/former-rnc-chair-gops-uncertain-future-you-will-not-be-governing-majority-again-long-youre-embracing-trumpism-nationalism/

BALTIMORE
— Trump must go after inciting insurrection, time for conservatives to cleanse themselves – MITCH EDELMAN
(DIERSEN: Who will take the lead in the following to cleanse Trump supporters once and for all: a) your precinct, b) your municipal district, c) your municipality, d) your township, e) your county district, f) your county, g) your congressional district, h) Illinois, i) America, j) your township/ward Republican organization, k) your Republican county party organization, and l) Illinois Republican Party? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. What does the future hold for Trump supporters? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) attended a Trump rally, f) gave money to Trump, and/or g) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain.)
https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/opinion/cc-op-edelman-011221-20210112-u7bsuwvlobbplejuyubm7jreyy-story.html

USA TODAY
— Evangelicals face a reckoning: Donald Trump and the future of our faith. We must live up to our calling as evangelicals: to proclaim Jesus Christ to the world, rather than betray Him to sustain worldly power. – Ed Stetzer, a dean and professor at Wheaton College, where he also leads the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/01/10/after-donald-trump-evangelical-christians-face-reckoning-column/6601393002/
— Gunmakers see stock price increases in days after riots at US Capitol – Nathan Bomey
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2021/01/11/capitol-riots-trump-gun-manufacturers-ruger-vista-smith-wesson/6597753002/
— Auto industry unlikely to return to normal anytime soon as COVID-19 lingers – Jamie L. LaReau
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/01/09/covid-19-auto-industry-2021/6592947002/

FORBES
— The Extremists, Conspiracy Theorists, And Conservative Stars Banned From Social Media Following The Capitol Takeover – Jack Brewster
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/12/the-extremists-conspiracy-theorists-and-conservative-stars-banned-from-social-media-following-the-capitol-takeover/

DESERET NEWS
— Conservatives are running out of social media options. Is it a violation of their free speech rights? As social media, broadcasters and publishers shut out radical rhetoric, some conservatives are crying foul. But experts say private companies can ban who they want. – Jeff Parrott
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2021/1/12/22225290/parler-amazon-facebook-twitter-conservatives-social-media-free-speech

St. CLOUD TIMES
— Is Joe Biden too old to lead the country? – Gerry Feld
(DIERSEN: What would you cite to defend your mental capacity? I would cite the fact that no health problem or other problem has stopped me from putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and sending it out a) each and every morning since 2004 and b) each and every evening since 2015. Those emails have included links to more than 389,300 articles.)
https://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2021/01/08/joe-biden-too-old-lead-country/6585844002/

NPR
— Extremists Face Charges As House Moves Toward Impeachment (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am an extremist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/11/955705368/violence-division-extremists-face-charges-while-gop-weighs-how-to-move-forward

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Calls on Christian Leaders to ‘Admit Their Mistakes’ in Pushing Trump’s Conspiracies – JASON LEMON
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Kinzinger call for the following to admit that they made mistakes: a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump.)
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-congressman-calls-christian-leaders-admit-their-mistakes-pushing-trumps-conspiracies-1560907

NARFE
— Tell Your Representative to Cosponsor New WEP/GPO Repeal Bill – Evan Dean
(DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension. I paid Social Security taxes while I washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances, etc. 1964-1974.)
https://new.narfe.org/tell-your-representative-to-cosponsor-new-wep-gpo-repeal-bill/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On January 4, 2021, Rep. Rodney Davis, R-IL, reintroduced the latest iteration of legislation to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO). These provisions cut the earned Social Security benefits of federal retirees and their surviving spouses. The Social Security Fairness Act of 2021, H.R. 82, would fully repeal both provisions, which, together, affect over 2.5 million people nationwide. Visit NARFE’s Legislative Action Center to urge your Representative to cosponsor this important legislation. House rules guarantee a floor vote on any legislation that garners 290 or more cosponsors; H.R. 82 currently has 20 cosponsors. Let’s build momentum to secure a vote on this critical bill in the 117th Congress. The WEP significantly reduces the Social Security benefits of government retirees who collect both a federal annuity from their government jobs and Social Security benefits from private employment. Meanwhile, the GPO prevents government retirees who receive a federal annuity from collecting full Social Security spousal benefits. In this situation, Social Security spousal or survivor benefits are reduced by two-thirds of the federal retiree’s government annuity. Often, this leaves widows and widowers with no spousal benefits at all.)

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Voters Say News Media Have Too Much Influence Over Government
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/january_2021/most_voters_say_news_media_have_too_much_influence_over_government

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQers demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/dem-lawmakers-start-testing-covid-positive-gop-reps-refused-wear-masks-lockdown/

December 12 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Crowds of Trump Supporters Rally in DC
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-supporters-maga-rally-protest-dc-saturday/2393115/

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 8,737 cases, 127 coronavirus deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-8737-cases-127-covid-19-deaths/8718962/
— U.S. Rep. Lipinski worries over future of Democratic Party, nation’s polarization: ‘Our country is divided’ (DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. They divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)
https://abc7chicago.com/8722656/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Iran executes journalist over his online work that helped inspire protests in 2017 – Jon Gambrell (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails inspire Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. to defend and advance the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/iran-executes-journalist-over-his-online-work-that-helped-inspire-nationwide-economic-protests-in-2017

DAILY HERALD
— Why aren’t some Kane County governments applying for CARES money? – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201211/why-arent-some-kane-county-governments-applying-for-cares-money

WBEZ
— Democrats Opposed To House Speaker Michael Madigan Say They Aren’t Budging – Tony Arnold, Dave McKinney
https://www.wbez.org/stories/democrats-opposed-to-house-speaker-michael-madigan-say-they-arent-budging/09258ca2-ea33-43db-b9db-b1c1109f2e13

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 581 COVID-19 cases Saturday, 10 deaths, region’s positivity rate decreases to 13.3% – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/12/12/dupage-county-reports-581-covid-19-cases-saturday-10-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-decreases-to-13-3/aaw10gs/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “U.S. is worse off than 4 years ago.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/top-stories/fox-news-poll-55-of-voters-say-u-s-is-worse-off-than-4-years-ago/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Twp, Trustees Oliver and Burgess sued; Allegations include illegal meeting, illegal censure of Trustee – JOHN M. KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/12/dupage-twp-trustees-oliver-and-burgess-sued-allegations-include-illegal-meeting-illegal-censure-of-trustee/

AMERICAN FREE PRESS
— You Can’t Trust the Controlled Media to Report the Truth. – Patrick J. Petherick (Page 2)
https://issuu.com/presspad/docs/i31666

BLAZE
— Tucker Carlson warns how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘absolutely could’ become president in four years – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/tucker-carlson-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-president

GOP TIMES
— It’s Happening: Texas to Begin Steps for Secession from United States – MATTHEW HOLLOWAY
https://thegoptimes.com/its-happening-texas-to-begin-steps-for-secession-from-united-states/

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
— The Republican Establishment Sees Trump as a Threat and Wants Him Out
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/12/01/the-republican-establishment-sees-trump-as-a-threat-and-wants-him-out/
— Erasing the White Male
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/12/01/erasing-the-white-male/
— The Displacement of the Straight White Male
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/12/04/the-displacement-of-the-straight-white-male/
— The Establishment Relies on its Lies Being More Convincing Than the Truth
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/12/03/the-estalishment-relies-on-its-lies-being-more-convincing-than-the-truth/

THE HILL
— Trump supporters turn out in DC to back president, protest election results – KAELAN DEESE
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/529950-trump-tweets-hell-see-marchers-in-dc-on-saturday

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters crow that Kinzinger says “The case had no merit and was dispatched 9-0. There was no win here. Complaining and bellyaching is not a manly trait, it’s actually sad. Real men accept a loss with grace.” Will RINO Kinzinger lead the RINO effort to get rid of all of the 2,446,891 Republicans in Illinois who voted for Trump?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/12/us/politics/republicans-trump-supreme-court-.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Whose Workers Are Most Essential? Meatpackers, Airlines Lobby for Covid-19 Vaccine Priority. With states largely determining how to allocate doses after front-line health workers, employers and trade groups contend for access to initial supplies. – Sarah Krouse and Jacob Bunge
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whose-workers-are-most-essential-meatpackers-airlines-lobby-for-covid-19-vaccine-priority-11607682603

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kinzinger sides with hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters against Allen West.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2020/12/12/texas-gop-chairman-slammed-after-suggesting-secession-from-united-states/

NASDAQ
— 3 Reasons You Can’t Delay Saving for Retirement Any Longer – Christy Bieber (DIERSEN: The federal government requires its employees who are in the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) to contribute 7% of their salary into the CSRS.)
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/3-reasons-you-cant-delay-saving-for-retirement-any-longer-2020-12-12

SALON
— Government study shows taxpayers are subsidizing “starvation wages” at McDonald’s, Walmart. Sen. Bernie Sanders called the findings “morally obscene” – IGOR DERYSH (DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 17 years old, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint with money that I had earned washing dishes part-time for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights while I was a Junior and Senior at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966.)
https://www.salon.com/2020/12/12/government-study-shows-taxpayers-are-subsidizing-starvation-wages-at-mcdonalds-walmart/