August 5 Evening Edition

— School mask mandate polarizes Arlington Heights residents – Dane Placko

— Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis feuds with White House as COVID cases rise, President Biden asks GOP governors to ‘get out of the way’ – AP
— GOP governor candidate Gary Rabine skews Danish study’s findings to attack Pritzker’s school mask mandate – RICK PEARSON
— Health officials urge COVID tests for Lollapalooza goers. Crowds were ‘literally pressed against each other, maskless,’ says one attendee planning to get screened. – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS and ALICE YIN

— What are Dillard’s chances if he runs for governor again? – Marni Pyke
— Pritzker hopes school mask mandate ‘very temporary,’ but new COVID-19 cases top 3,000 – Marni Pyke
— Future of ethics in Illinois is in governor’s hands – Jim Durkin

— The leadership challenge of division. – EMILY DRAKE and TODD CONNOR
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about divisive leaders. I would focus on those who a) divide Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, b) divide liberals and moderates against conservatives, c) divide minorities against Whites, d) divide females against males, e) divide younger people against older people, f) divide LGBTQers against heterosexuals, g) divide veterans against non-veterans, h) divide Trump-haters against those who do not hate Trump, i) divide non-patriotic people against patriotic people, j) divide citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, k) divide non-married people against married people, l) divide those who have less money against those who have more money, m) divide those who have health problems against those who do not have health problems, n) divide those who do not own guns against those who do own guns, o) divide non-Christians against Christians, p) divide non-Protestants against Protestants, q) divide non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, r) divide non-German Americans against German Americans, s) divide those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and t) divide their supporters against everyone else. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)

— Pritzker issues new mask mandates, threatens schools with sanctions – Greg Bishop

— Equality vs. “Equity” – Scott Oakley

— COVID-19 roundup

— Over 800 unaccompanied migrant kids apprehended at the border in a single day as numbers surge. There are expected to be more than 210,000 migrant encounters in July. – Adam Shaw

— NY Dems Push State To Keep Chick-Fil-A Off Major Highway – Michael Haverluck
— Ill. Gov. Pritzker Signs Law Banning Cooperation Between Local Police And ICE
— America Witnessing Tsunami Of Future Democratic Voters

— The DC Insurrection of 1932 – Frank A. Greco
— University of Kentucky paid big bucks for abusive CRT seminar – Andrea Widburg
— A new ‘white peril’? – Gunnar Heinsohn

— The Collapse of the College Republicans. If we don’t do something now to fix the youth wing of our movement, then we’ll only be driving out our best future leaders before they even have a chance to get started. – Eric Lendrum

— Poll: More Americans Worried About Voter Fraud Than Voter Suppression – KATHERINE HAMILTON
— Radical Fairfax County ‘Summer Learning Guide’ Tells 2nd Graders, ‘I Feel Safe When There Are No Police’ – BRECCAN F. THIES
— ‘Governor Who’: Biden Responds to Intense Criticism from Gov. Ron DeSantis – KYLE MORRIS
— Republican Gubernatorial Candidate John Cox: Gavin Newsom Failing on Cost of Living, Crime, Homelessness – ROBERT KRAYCHIK

— School board president cuts off Iranian immigrant mom delivering anti-critical race theory remarks as crowd erupts in anger ‘Motherland was ravaged by communism!’ – SARAH TAYLOR

— Government-Funded Groups Are Teaching Transgender Ideology To Kids – VARUN HUKERI

— Bias by Omission: 1619 Project Ignores Democratic Party’s History of Racism – Mark Hemingway

— Liberals Hate That You Have Rights – Kurt Schlichter

— At Its Best It’s Still the Worst: Deadliest Ideology in Human History – Jonathan Jakubowski

— NYT’s 1619 Project Whitewashes Democrat Racism

— Forget What ‘The Squad’ Says: The American Dream Is Alive and Well – STACEY LENNOX
— Biden to Push for Dirty Electric Cars Our Power Grids Aren’t Ready to Support – BRYAN PRESTON

— CRT Roundup: Fairfax County Schools Sent Second Graders Video Vilifying Cops: ‘I Feel Safe When There Are No Police’

— 7 Ways to Fight the Democrats on Critical Race Theory – Joy Pullmann

— Record number of unaccompanied minors recorded during Biden border crisis. On August 4th alone, 834 unaccompanied children were placed into CBP custody. – Nick Monroe
— Trump slams US women’s soccer team: ‘Woke means you lose’

— New survey decimates the left’s voter-suppression arguments against voter ID – Robert Jonathan

— Disability Access Hits Opposition in Senate Infrastructure Debate. An amendment aimed at boosting ADA compliance for public transit agencies was criticized as a “woke planning mandate” by a GOP senator. – Hadriana Lowenkron

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.