— Chris Kennedy to announce run for governor – Michael Sneed
— Some optimism, some ‘trepidation’ as Senate mulls ‘grand bargain’ – Tina Sfondeles
— Obama jumps back into the water – Shia Kapos
— Naperville to Caterpillar: ‘We’re open for business’ – Erin Hegarty
— Elgin doctor charged with trespassing during Roskam protest – Elizabeth Owens-Schiele
— How a Facebook post led women to protest Arlington Heights ‘backdoor boys’ club.’ – Karen Ann Cullotta (DIERSEN: In your municipality, which of the following groups are despised/hated the most: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
— Rauner dismisses ‘overblown emotion’ on DeVos pick – Kim Geiger
— In Ribfest music flap, freedom and neighborliness must prevail – Rob Manker (DIERSEN: From what I see, anti-Trumps are full of hatred.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Naperville.
— TRAGIC: When it comes to booze, Americans are opting for the hard stuff – Greg Trotter
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump lawyers help anti-Trump travelors.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial unethically made to look like a news article, Democrats promote Syrian refugees.
— Left seeks Democratic control as Chicago mayor tells them to just ‘chill’ – John Kass
— Adviser: Chris Kennedy to run for Illinois governor – Rick Pearson
— It’s easy to support elimination of lieutenant governor position – Editorial
— Minimum wage and discrimination – Walter E. Williams (DIERSEN: How long did you work for the minimum wage? I did for 18 months 1964-1966 washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. My understanding is that I was first and only White male that held that job in that store.)
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chris Kennedy running for governor
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that citizens of foreign countries are superior to citizens of America.
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— It’s time for the tough votes on ‘grand bargain’ budget – Editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blast Trump in Springfield.
— Latest state budget plan: Lower sales tax, but expanded scope – Doug Finke
— Disappointed in Rauner’s hiring of Munger – Scott Reeder (DIERSEN: Who is disappointed that you were hired? 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.)
FOX 2 NOW
— Illinois program promotes diversity in advanced classes (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs always blamed Republicans for problems that “low-income and minority students” have had, are having, and will have.)
- LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— Opinions are anti-Trump every day – Robert Barnard
— Biss introduces bill requiring presidential candidates in Illinois to release tax returns – Nora Shelly
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs promote opposition to Trump’s executive orders.
— Lawsuit filed against company that runs Illinois Lottery
INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL
— Lawsuit filed against company that runs Illinois Lottery – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Are Progressives Targeting Minorities with Abortion? – John Biver
— TAXPAYERS TO PROTEST PLANNED PARENTHOOD NATIONWIDE SATURDAY
— Elementary school, high school students face taunts for supporting Trump Adult behavior inspires students – Bradford Richardson
— ‘Five Pillars of Islam’ worksheet for six-graders angers in South Carolina Parent: ‘They should be getting permission to teach religious values’ – Douglas Ernst (DIERSEN: Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.)
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Congress Moves to Cut Immigration to U.S. By Half New bill would limit the number of refugees, lower total immigration levels – Adam Kredo (DIERSEN: Of course, those who exploit immigrants will oppose this.)
— Merriam-Webster Adds ‘Safe Space,’ ‘Microaggression’ to Dictionary – Elizabeth Harrington (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats and the RINOs in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America set up “safe places” to protect everyone from those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? How hard are Democrats and the RINOs working to banish members of the aforesaid groups from your precinct, from your municipality, from your township/ward, from your county, from Illinois, and from America?)
— Chicago Public Schools sent a letter home with every pupil trashing Gov. Rauner
— Women’s March plans strike: Day without a woman
— MINIMUM WAGE AND DISCRIMINATION – Walter E. Williams (DIERSEN: How long did you work for the minimum wage? I did for 18 months 1964-1966 washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. My understanding is that I was first and only White male that held that job in that store.)
— LGBTQ vs. unalienable rights: Can Trump have it both ways? – Alan Keyes
— Democrats Trying to Paint Steve Bannon as a ‘Scarier’ Karl Rove
— Liberals Now Getting a Taste of How the Obama Years Felt for Conservatives – James Lewis (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who claim to be Christian, conservative, and/or Republican, but were obviously happier with the anti-Christian, anti-conservative, and anti-Republican Obama than they are now with the pro-Christian, pro-conservative, and pro-Republican Trump. The aforesaid talk and act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.)
— Gallup: Economic Confidence at Historic Highs Under Trump
— Hillary Clinton Declares ‘Future is Female’ – BEN KEW (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to say that you are a Democrat is to say that you are anti-male.)
— New York assembly passes ‘sanctuary state’ bill in defiance of Trump – Brandon Morse
— Watch: Citizen journalist asks LAX protesters why they are protesting, and it doesn’t go well – Sara Gonzales
CENTER FOR FAMILY & HUMAN RIGHTS
— New UN LGBT Expert Doubles Down Against Religious Freedom, Describes “Entry Points” for Homosexual and Transgender Rights (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity. Soon, if not already, you will be banished from everything if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
— Senate votes to silence Warren after speech against Sessions – JORDAIN CARNEY
— Republicans fear for their safety as Obamacare protests grow At a closed-door meeting, House lawmakers discuss strategies to counter potential violence. – RACHAEL BADE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote, threaten, and/or engage in violence against Trump supporters. What does that say about anti-Trumps?)
— Trump paints dark picture in defense of travel ban – Julie Pace
— Illinois House speaker makes his money lowering property taxes – Dave McKinney
— Michael Madigan, the man behind the fiscal fiasco in Illinois – Dave McKinney
— NYC protesters march on Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan for Trump ties – Elizabeth Gurdus (DIERSEN: What are your “Trump ties?” If you asked those who run your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois who has the strongest “Trump ties,” what would they say?)
— Warren cut off during Sessions debate after criticism – Ted Barrett
NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: White House Weighs Terrorist Designation for Muslim Brotherhood – PETER BAKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries. Democrats want immigrants because they vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because the work for less money.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Jews to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Trump and Trump’s supporters.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn DeVos.
— Democrats to plot anti-Trump strategy — in Congress and at the polls — in Baltimore – David Weigel and Mike DeBonis
NEW YORK POST
— Rabbis among group of anti-Trump protesters arrested – Jazmin Rosa
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— At the Trump Trauma Center, Nobody Comes for Treatment A sickness that makes sufferers feel terribly good about themselves. – JOSEPH EPSTEIN, Evanston, Illinois (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise themselves.)
— An Antipoverty Veteran Now Wages War on Dependency How Peter Cove came to realize that jobs, not government aid, offered the route to prosperity. – JASON L. RILEY
— IBM employees’ anti-Trump petition is growing – Jon Swartz
— Tech’s latest start-up: Anti-Trump activism – Jon Swartz and Jessica Guynn
— How much do you need to fund retirement? More than you think – Robert Powell
— Are violent protests acceptable in the Trump era? “Just War” theory says no. – Max Foley-Keene (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote, threaten, and/or engage in violence against Trump supporters. What does that say about anti-Trumps?)
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon will everyone in California be a stoner?
— First Agency Up for Elimination: Election Assistance Commission – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and the Post Office 1966-1969. Constructively, those who hate the federal government have always had those agencies “up for elimination.” Who hates the federal government the most in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? Which current and former federal employees in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois do they hate the most?)
— After Trump: A Surge of Federal Employees Leaving Government? – Ralph R. Smith
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Who Benefits From Trump’s Chaos?” and say “Elites have always used a climate of fear to push their own agendas.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump is SO easy to mess with—he telegraphs his weak points, and his staff is happy to leak.”