— OUTSTANDING: Clark County may opt out of marijuana sales Edgar County, cities of Marshall, Paris await further study – Dave Taylor (DIERSEN: Who is taking the lead to stop the sale of pot a) in your municipality and b) in the unincorporated areas of your county? All of the following should be lining up to speak out against pot at public hearings: Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, business leaders, religious leaders, healthcare leaders, education leaders, law enforcement leaders, etc.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Clark County could become the first local government in Illinois to ban the sale of marijuana under legislation that permits recreational use of cannabis statewide effective Jan. 1 but includes an “opt out” provision for local communities. In mid-May, while the measure was still under debate in Springfield but before it passed, Clark County Board member Jim Bolin raised the issue of a local prohibition and said he would have an appropriate resolution prepared. Bolin was out of the country last week and not available for comment. County Clerk Laura Lee said no resolution is available for review yet but the matter is on the agenda for the board’s next meeting, which will be at 8 a.m. Friday. Any ban imposed by the board would apply only in unincorporated areas of the county, covering about 48 percent of the total population of about 16,000. It would also apply only to the sale of marijuana and not its use.)
— South suburbs water tests positive for lead, some residents warned against drinking – Jesse Kirsch
— Chicago Juneteenth parade celebrates African-American ancestry (DIERSEN: While all my ancestors immigrated before the Civil War, they always lived in northeast Illinois.)
— Congress hasn’t raised the minimum wage in 3,614 days. It’s time to put hard-working Americans first. – CNN (DIERSEN: Have you worked for the minimum wage? I did part-time 1964, 1965, and 1966 while attended high school. I used the money that I earned to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966.)
— ‘Alton is responding’: Juneteenth celebrates unity, community — 67 photos Juneteenth shows what can be done together – David Blanchette (DIERSEN: What did your ancestors do during the Civil War? Mine operated farms in Crete and Grant Park.)
— VIDEO: New York Times declares war on YouTube conservatives The paper accuses conservative YouTube stars of radicalizing people. YouTube personality David Rubin responds.
— Immigrants’ sponsors to be on hook for ‘every dollar’ if new arrivals end up on dole, new Trump appointee warns – Dom Calicchio
CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Democrats Fake Moral Outrage! – Jim Clayton
— SHARIA LAW NATION OF QATAR BANKROLLS VIRAL VIDEOS CRITICAL OF AMERICA’S POSITIONS ON ABORTION, LGBTQ ISSUES – Luke Rosiak (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who bankroll my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
— Which Do Democrats Reject More: The American Flag Or Donald Trump? – Antonia Okafor
— Is There Nothing Democrats Won’t Promise Voters? – Derek Hunter
— Should President Trump Hear No Evil About His Political Rivals? – Deroy Murdock
— Trump: Americans ‘are demanding that Sanctuary Cities be GONE’ – KYLE BALLUCK
— Ocasio-Cortez starts petition to repeal Hyde Amendment – TAL AXELROD
— Trump’s reelection machine: Nothing like 2016 – GABBY ORR
NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally bring the children illegally to America illegally.
— Workers’ protest, candidate forum put spotlight on race and economic inequality – Cleve R. Wootson Jr. (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates made it clear that they wanted a young Democrat minority, a young Democrat female, and/or a veteran to be hired and promoted instead of me.)
LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Calling immigrant detention centers ‘concentration camps’ is needlessly divisive – Steven Youngblood, Parkville, Mo.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— New York Bill Would Grant Undocumented Immigrants Driver’s Licenses Similar legislation already exists in 12 other states, including Connecticut – Acacia Coronado
— Is an M.B.A. Still Valuable? Under the Right Circumstances, Say WSJ Readers Amid falling enrollments, respondents debate benefits of more costly in-school programs versus online ones – Anne Michaud, Amber Burton and Taylor Nakagawa
PARK RAPIDS ENTERPRISE
— Opinion journalism is critical to our communities – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who do/did not want me to use GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, my Republican Precinct Committeeman position, my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman position, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member position, my Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster position, my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member position, and/or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member position to promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Illinois Republican Party and Republican Party platforms.)
— Should people in their 70s run for president? Doctor says: ‘Why not?’ Fewer people are retiring in their mid-60s these days, and those who do can suffer from economic and health setbacks that come from not working. – LOUISE ARONSON
TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH
— ‘Implicit bias’ training? How about striving for excellence instead? – Mona Charen
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.