— Chicago shootings: 30 shot, 6 fatally, in weekend violence across city. Teen boy among those shot Saturday night, Chicago police said.
— 2 CPD officers hurt, 21 arrested after large crowds of teens gather in Loop, Chicago police say. A CTA driver was beaten and a teen was also shot in separate incidents in the Loop over the weekend, police say – Trenier Ward
— Multiple Juveniles Arrested During Large Gathering, Fights Near Millennium Park
— 6 Killed, At Least 23 Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
— At least 20 juveniles arrested after fights lead to chaos in the Loop
— Ideas emerge to make the Magnificent Mile less frenetic and more accessible. With security the immediate priority, consultants have offered suggestions for the shopping district’s future to ensure it thrives despite changing times for retailers. – David Roeder
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: Windy City Smoke Up offered safe space to get stoned, sell unregulated weed: ‘This is one step closer to what I wish we could do everywhere’ While the city hasn’t set rules for public pot consumption, the event’s organizer insisted it was a private, invitation-only affair and thus “100% legal.” The rapper Afroman was listed as the headline attraction. – Tom Schuba
— Oak Park-River Forest school officials rescind decision to cancel athletics due to COVID-19 transmission rates – SYLVIA GOODMAN
— What exactly is ‘Passing’? A film brings to light a historical conversation deeply buried in American culture – CYRAINA JOHNSON-ROULLIER (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, if you are a White male Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs a) blame you, blame your father, blame your grandfather, and blame the rest of your male ancestors for the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have and b) demand that you pay reparations.)
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Secret spending plan an affront to open, honest government – Editorial
— National symposium on municipal reparations to include town hall with Danny Glover – Heidi Randhava COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use reparations, CRT, 1619, BLM, LGBTQ, etc. to promote hatred against Republicans.)
— Cook County Judge Arrested In Hinsdale. The judge is restricted to administrative duties for the time being. – David Giuliani
— Deputy Governor Andy Manar’s Deceitful Response To Wirepoints – Mark Glennon
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— What did Community Unit School District 200 teacher Linda A. Noonan earn before leaving school?
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Critical Race Theory at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy – Laurie Higgins
— Trump: Biden could bring US ‘to a point where we can’t come back’ Obama was markedly divisive, but Biden is ‘far worse’ and more overt, fmr president says. – Charles Creitz (COMMENT: I should write a book about divisive people. I would focus on a) past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) past and present Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) conservative and religious leaders, and d) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most adverse actions against me.)
— Chicago is what happens when a culture loses its moral grounding – Andrea Widburg
— Boys Replacing Girls in Sports – Feminists Yawn – Brian C. Joondeph, M.D.
— Demonizing Kyle Rittenhouse – Janet Levy
— A reminder that credentials do not always equal intelligence – Andrea Widburg (COMMENT: My Democrat superiors in the federal government were furious when I earned job-related college degrees, job-related professional certifications, and a job-related professional license because my Democrat minority and/or female coworkers who they wanted to and did promote over me had less job-related work experience, less job-related education, fewer or no job-related professional certifications, and/or no job-related professional license.)
— A reminder why ascendant Islam would be a problem in America – Andrea Widburg
— DeSantis’ Move to Bolster State Guard Fills Gap for Federal Inaction. As long as that gap exists, and especially as it widens under the Biden Administration, other governors would be wise to follow his lead. – Tommy Waller
— America Hates You. Now Go Fight For Her – Rod Dreher (COMMENT: Expect that under the Democrats, ever-increasingly, a) those who are the following will not be allowed to join the military and b) those who are the following who are in the military will be gotten rid of: White, male, heterosexual, married, older, conservative, patriotic, Trump-supporters, Republican, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, those who ancestors have been in America for a long time, citizens of America, etc.)
ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— BuzzFeed journalists outraged over having to follow ethics guidelines – Tim Worstall
— San Francisco police officers denied service at restaurant because their weapons go against eatery’s ‘safe space’ ideology – PAUL SACCA
— Social-Emotional Learning: The Insidious Teaching Tool You’ve Never Heard Of – Douglas Blair
— 4 Problems With Left’s Hypocritical Plan to Give Wealthy Constituents a Bigger SALT Deduction – Preston Brashers (COMMENT: The $10,000 SALT cap should be raised to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
— Questioning School Madness and Vaccine Mandates – Ken McIntyre
— Former College Coach Sues Illinois State U. For ‘All Lives Matter’ Termination – Jay Maxson
— Lock ‘n’ Load? Defunded Police and Criminal-coddling are Making Brooklyn School Kids Arm Up – Selwyn Duke
— Half of U.S. States Push Back Against National School Board Letter Suggesting Parents Are Terrorists – RICK MORAN
— Critical Race Trove From California District Tells Students How To Use Witchcraft On People Who Say ‘All Lives Matter’ Critical race theory has been fully institutionalized at the California high school district that tried to reeducate me six years ago when I first pushed back. – Spencer Lindquist
— The incredible shrinking Democrats – MICHAEL GOODWIN
— Our Ship of State Looks Like the Titanic. So many challenges face our nation, and steady hands are not at the helm.
— Both Parties Have to Confront Their ‘Senior’ Moment – JOHN FUND (COMMENT: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs, a) younger people want younger leaders, b) minorities want minority leaders, c) females want female leaders, d) LGBTQers want LGBTQ leaders, e) moderates want moderate leaders, f) liberals want liberal leaders, g) Trump-haters want Trump-hating leaders, h) non-Christians want non-Christian leaders, i) non-Protestants want non-Protestant leaders, j) non-German Americans want non-German American leaders, and k) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time want leaders who whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
— Stanford Student Govt. Denies Funding to College Republicans for Mike Pence Speech. “dedicated to preventing their fellow students from hearing conservative ideas” – Mike LaChance
BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Woke corporate fat cats aren’t getting the message: Majority of Americans despise their company activism – Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
— Public Schools: From Unifiers to Dividers
— COMMENT: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs, Latinos vote for whichever candidate promises to give Latinos the most preference.
NEW YORK TIMES
— How to Create a Black Space in a Gentrifying Neighborhood – Erin Aubry Kaplan
— Should Diversity Influence Hiring Decisions? (COMMENT: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
— Advocates push nationwide movement for land return to Blacks after victory in California – Erica Werner and Troy McMullen (COMMENT: Soon, if not already, Democrats will demand that all White male Republicans disclose a) when their ancestors came to America, b) when they first acquired land, c) a description of that land, and d) how they acquired that land. My ancestors on my father’s side immigrated in 1844, worked in a brick factory in Chicago 1844-1854, and homesteaded a farm in southeast Crete Township in 1854. My ancestors on my mother’s side immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s, were sharecroppers on land in Grant Park along the Indiana border, and subsequently bought that land.)
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against Republicans.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Democrats hope the threat to abortion rights will rouse voters – AP
— Standardized tests are oppressive. Kudos to UC for abandoning them – Phyllis Specht, Pasadena (DIERSEN: What tests have you passed? The tests that I have passed include a) the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old, b) the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, d) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, e) all the tests necessary to earn an MBA from Loyola in 1976, f) all the tests necessary to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, g) the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, and h) the Post Office employment examination in 1966.)
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, USA TODAY promotes hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— It’s not just Virginia. Education and critical race theory are on the ballot across the US in 2022. Glenn Youngkin’s victory, using parent outrage over education as a central theme, has given Republicans nationwide a potent campaign issue. – Ledyard King and Mabinty Quarshie
— Why America’s journey toward racial justice shouldn’t include reparations. The route to a better, more equal America is through colorblind reform and individual justice, not racial entitlements. – David Mastio (COMMENT: Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Murder and Mandates in Chicago. Violence in the city soars as Mayor Lightfoot feuds with police. – Editorial
— CNN President Jeff Zucker Protected Chris Cuomo. Then Came a U-Turn. Network boss fired the star anchor on Saturday, leaving a hole in the channel’s prime-time lineup. – Benjamin Mullin and Joe Flint
— I Was Adopted. I Know the Trauma It Can Inflict. – Elizabeth Spiers (COMMENT: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. I should write a book about my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most a) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, b) because we did not adopt, and c) because we did not become foster parents. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout at those who have lots of children a) that my wife and I gave up trying to have children, b) that we did not adopt, and c) that we did not become foster parents. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout at those who are a member of a church, who attend church services, and/or who give money to a church that I am not a member of a church, that I do not attend church services, and that I do not give money to a church. Government is nasty. Politics is nasty.)
— Who Will Protect Investors From The SEC? – Roslyn Layton
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrat teachers serve as operatives for the Democrat Party.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use 1619 to make children hate Republicans, and especially to hate Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
INSIDE HIGHER ED
— White Privilege Study documents key ways that white (and sometimes Asian) students have an advantage in admissions over Black and Latinx students. – Scott Jaschik (COMMENT: Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: More than two-thirds of white students (68 percent) say they can rely on family and friends for information about the college admissions process. Only 38 percent of Black students agree.)