— Preckwinkle Demands Burke Resign Amid Federal Investigation Burke is facing federal charges over an alleged extortion attempt
— The economy looks great. Will politics mess it up? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. How far down will they drive the economy to elect Democrats on April 2, 2019 and on November 3, 2020?)
— Does intelligence offer immunity against fake news? It’s debatable – Faye Flam (DIERSEN: According to critics/opponents, all news and commentary is fake except for the news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
— New Year’s resolution for Illinois employers: Hire more people with disabilities and veterans – Janet P. Szlyk (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a disabled person or a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a disabled person or veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a disabled person or a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted disabled people or veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a disabled person or a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a disabled person or veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a disabled person or a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office. While I worked for GAO’s Chicago Office 1980-1997, my Democrat GAO supervisors a) assigned me to supervise virtually all their newly hired disabled persons, veterans, minorities, and females and b) made it clear to me that they were to be given preference.)
PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Many of state’s worst-performing schools are outside Chicago – Corina Curry
— RESEARCHERS CREDIT RIGHT TO CARRY LAW WITH REDUCTION IN CHICAGO PROPERTY CRIMES
— How about a taxpayer shutdown? – Charles Hurt
— The many meanings of AOC, also known as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – Jennifer Harper
— How immigration makes us all irrational – Dan Hannan
— Senator Lindsey Graham Makes A Great Point
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Graham warned that the ongoing partial federal government shutdown over border wall funding cannot end as long as the “radical left” insists on reflexively calling Republicans racist for supporting immigration officials. Democrats who want to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and deride Border Patrol agents for using tear gas hold too much power in the ongoing shutdown negotiations, Graham said. “We’re having to negotiate with people who want to abolish ICE, not support ICE,” Graham said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “We’re having to negotiate with people who see border patrol agents gassing children, rather than defending our borders as professional law enforcement officers.” He continued: “And we’re negotiating with people who will accuse all of us who support a wall as part of border security as racists. As long as the radical left is in charge, we’re not going to get anywhere. … The goal is to fix a broken immigration system, to bring reality to this table.” Sen. Graham is right but fixing our broken immigration system or safeguarding the border is the last thing the Democrats are interested in now that Donald Trump is President.)
CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— What Will Democrats Do When….. – Dave King
— Golden Globes: Anti-Gun Hollywood Surrounded By Security Walls and Armed Guards – Awr Hawkins
— Mitt Romney Finally Condemns Trump Being Called ‘Motherf**ker – John Nolte
— Enabling Criminal Aliens – Sheriff David Clarke (Ret.)
— Caravan Riders Remain Hopeful They’ll Receive Asylum. Here’s What They’re Doing In The Meantime. – Beth Baumann
— Conservatives Hate Dancing, Strong Women So Much! – Kurt Schlichter
— Lindsey Graham Calls Out ‘Radical Left’ for Seeing Wall Supporters as ‘Racists’ ‘We’re having to negotiate with people who want to abolish ICE’ – Gregg Re
— Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Trump a Racist, ‘No Question’ – Solange Reyner
— Ocasio-Cortez: Being Morally Correct More Important Than Precise Accuracy – Brian Freeman
REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “No Question” That President Trump Is A Racist – Ian Schwartz
— The Great Wall of America Will Break the Democrats – Rich Logis
— Mounting Indications that a Civil War 2.0 May Be Very Close at Hand – Peter Barry Chowka (DIERSEN: Constructively, members of Group A have declared war on members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— The Ruling Class Redefines Character for Donald Trump – Steve McCann
WORLD NET DAILY
— RASHIDA TLAIB IS A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY Jesse Lee Peterson rips new breed of ‘lowlife’ radicals out to destroy America
NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial unethically made to look like a news article, Democrats promote mass/illegal immigration.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What’s Worse Than Facebook? China has made social media an instrument of oppression. – Crispin Sartwell (DIERSEN: Because Facebook is a Democrat website, those religious, conservative, and/or Republican activists, candidates, organizations, and companies that rely on Facebook are headed for disaster. They should have websites, keep those websites current, and send out emails.)
— Who’s to Blame for Ad Clutter If you’re determined to get free content, commercials are going to find you one way or another. – Peter Funt (DIERSEN: You will never see ads, commercials, pictures, or any other clutter at www.gopillinois.com or in GOPUSA Illinois emails.)
— Impeachment Pretense Rep. Tlaib offends fellow Democrats by telling the truth in public. – Editorial
— Shutdown Is Felt as Negotiators Dig In Over Border Wall Federal workers brace for missed pay as Trump reiterates suggestion of declaring an emergency – Natalie Andrews, Rebecca Ballhaus and Harriet Torry
— Will Your Job Drive You Into Early Retirement? – Motley Fool (DIERSEN: I should write a book about early retirement, Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At some point during your career, you’re apt to reach a point where the notion of retirement becomes less of a dream and more of a reality. So, you might start planning to retire at a certain age, and that, in turn, might dictate the extent to which you save year after year until that point. But what happens when changes at your company or job compel you to retire early? It’s not a highly unlikely scenario. An estimated 56% of today’s retirees left the workforce sooner than planned, according to recent data from Transamerica, and among that 56%, 54% cited job-related reasons. Specifically, 24% reported having lost their jobs, while 22% said that organizational changes within their companies caused them to leave unexpectedly. And let’s not forget the 15% of seniors who retired sooner than expected due to unhappiness with their jobs. Seeing as how just 40% of the overall workforce is content at present, that’s not a shocking statistic. All of this leads to one key point: While you might plan on retiring at a certain age, circumstances at your place of work might result in a scenario where you’re leaving your career behind earlier than expected. And if you don’t plan for that possibility, you’ll inevitably put your retirement at risk. Many folks aim to retire at some point in their 60s, once Social Security eligibility begins and Medicare follows suit. But if things go sour at your job, you might find yourself out of work and unable or unwilling to start over much earlier in life. Remember, the older you are, the more challenging it can be to find work, since age discrimination has a tendency to rear its ugly head. Therefore, if you’re planning to do a bunch of nest egg padding during your 60s, you might want to ramp up sooner.)
BUSINESS INSIDER & INDEPENDENT & YAHOO & HUFFINGTON POST & DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Trump-hating Robert De Niro promotes hatred of Trump.
BUSINESS INSIDER & ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION & DAYTON DAILY NEWS & YAHOO NEWS & INDEPENDENT & CBS NEWS & DAILY MAIL & HUFFINGTON POST & THE HILL & COLLEGE HEIGHTS HERALD & WASHINGTON POST & HOUSTON HERALD & BOSTON GLOBE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Trump-hating Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promotes hatred of Trump.
— Tax dollars should go toward border wall, not illegal immigrants – Russ Larsen, Smithfield
NEW NOW NEXT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who do not promote LGBTQ activity are discriminated against.
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries.
— UP TO 50,000 JEWISH FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AFFECTED BY SHUTDOWN Hebrew Free Loan Society preparing emergency assistance for Jewish workers going without paychecks. – MICHAEL WILNER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans promote illegals.