June 18 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis displays shrapnel as he urges: ‘Tone down this rhetoric’ – Ted Gregory
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rodney-davis-fox-interview-20170618-story.html
— Budgeting for retirement? Plan on spending an eye-popping amount on health costs – Gail MarksJarvis
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-retirement-health-care-costs-marksjarvis-column-0618-biz-20170615-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Can we wait to pontificate until the blood is cleaned up? – Neil Steinberg
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/can-we-wait-to-pontificate-until-the-blood-is-cleaned-up/

 

WGN RADIO
— Illinois Senate Pres. Cullerton says Gov. Rauner is more focused on his campaign commercials than the state budget – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2017/06/18/illinois-senate-pres-cullerton-says-gov-rauner-is-more-focused-on-his-campaign-commercials-than-the-state-budget/
— The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 6/18/17 – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2017/06/18/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-61817/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s slow housing recovery has a huge price tag – DENNIS RODKIN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170617/ISSUE01/170619896/chicagos-slow-housing-recovery-costing-area-107-billion

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Is process really broken? – Editorial
http://thetelegraph.com/opinion/104120/editorial-is-process-really-broken
— What’s a junk bond and why Illinois will be America’s first “junk” state – Michael Lucci
http://thetelegraph.com/opinion/104123/lucci-whats-a-junk-bond-and-why-illinois-will-be-americas-first-junk-state

 

TIME
— Where have all the new homes gone? – Austin Berg
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/editorial/statewise-where-have-all-the-new-homes-gone/article_3e348f26-05f5-5cfa-b68d-98276e980c21.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump lawyer says President isn’t under investigation, despite tweets – ELI WATKINS  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors were always investigating me a) because I had not become a Democrat, b) because I had not painted myself as being a yes-man, c) because I had not helped my Democrat superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, d) because I had complained about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid, and e) because I had become an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my Democrat superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/trump-lawyer-says-president-isnt-under-investigation-despite-tweets/744542059

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Medical Cannabis Could Be Harder to Access – Cymphanie Sherman
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/medical-cannabis-could-be-harder-to-access-06-18-2017

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — Trump administration systematically dismantling civil rights programs – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, the federal government’s top priority has been to hire, to retain, and to promote Democrats, and especially Democrats who are minority, female, and/or younger. It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
    http://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-trump-administration-systematically-dismantling-civil-rights-programs/article_eb012914-9791-55fd-9ba8-dd798b7bb736.html

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— The Republican’s Budget Offer – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/06/18/the-republicans-budget-offer/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAXES IN ILLINOIS’ NEIGHBORING STATES TARGET MIDDLE-CLASS WORKERS – Ted Dabrowski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/progressive-income-taxes-in-illinois-neighboring-states-target-middle-class-workers/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s immigration policies keep advocates on their toes – Stephen Dinan
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/18/donald-trumps-immigration-policies-keep-advocates-/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Ann Coulter Turns Against Trump Over Border Wall: ‘I Thought He’d Help OUR Country’ – MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/06/18/ann-coulter-turns-against-trump-over-border-wall-i-thought-hed-help-our-country/

 

THE BLAZE
— New York Times downplays role of liberal politics in baseball shooter’s motive — but emphasizes ‘anti-Muslim’ Portland stabber – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/18/new-york-times-tries-to-downplay-role-of-liberal-politics-in-baseball-shooters-motive/

 

THE HILL
— What do Illinois and Hawaii have in common that’s causing residents to flee? – MALIA BLOM
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/state-local-politics/338291-what-do-illinois-and-hawaii-have-in-common-thats
— For Trump, danger signs in the polls – NIALL STANAGE
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/338225-the-memo-for-trump-danger-signs-in-the-polls

 

WASHINGTON POST
— A teacher’s decision to be ‘visibly queer’ in his photo with President Trump – Avi Selk
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/06/17/a-teachers-decision-to-be-visibly-queer-in-his-photo-with-president-trump/

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Trump Robert Reich says “THE LICKSPITTLES WHO SERVE TRUMP, NOT AMERICA.”
http://www.newsweek.com/robert-reich-lickspittles-who-serve-trump-not-america-627009

 

BLOOMBERG
— The Old Are Eating the Young  Around the world, a generational divide is worsening. – Satyajit Das
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-06-13/the-old-are-eating-the-young

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.