— Village of Dwight approves immigration detention center despite protests – NANCY LOO (DIERSEN: Those who reject America’s immigration laws oppose immigration detention centers.)
— Afraid to wear your MAGA hat? New app aims to help conservatives find ‘safe’ spaces to wear Trump gear. – Amy B. Wang (DIERSEN: If you wear a MAGA hat, a) sooner or later, you will be attacked by Trump-haters and b) you should wear a body camera to better document their attacks.)
— Sen. Duckworth to outline her agenda for military, challenge Trump – Lynn Sweet
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, according to the Democrats, the longer that your ancestor have been in America, the more that you should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To promote diversity is to get rid of Republicans, Whites, males, older people, and non-veterans.
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— It’s time to tax retirement income, Illinois is one of the very few states that exempts all retirement income from taxation, costing the state more than $2 billion in foregone annual revenue. It’s a luxury we can no longer afford. – MARK MILLER (DIERSEN: Illinois not taxing retirement income helped my Democrat GAO superiors succeed in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
— No learning on the job for next mayor: Civic Federation – LYNNE MAREK (DIERSEN: Did you have to learn on the job? GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, after having worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880, my Democrat GAO superiors treated me like I had to learn everything. They forced me to take a $19,203 (26%) pay cut to transfer. They treated what I had learned passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 as being worthless. They treated what I had learned almost completing the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul as being worthless. They treated what I had learned earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976 as being worthless. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran.)
BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois banned elephants in traveling animal acts in 2017. Will more animals follow?
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— DISGUSTING: Former House Speaker Paul Ryan says Trump can be beaten in 2020 – Mike Johnson
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Minnesota Senate rejects legalizing recreational marijuana GOP senators shut down legalization debate – J. Patrick Coolican (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) fail/refuse to oppose pot or b) promote pot.)
— Trump’s campaign agenda found in his new budget proposal – AP
97.1 TALK RADIO
— IL lawmakers pushing required LGBTQ curriculum for K-12 – MARC COX
COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Judge: Illinois, DuPage lawsuit seeking court-ordered shutdown of Sterigenics doesn’t belong in federal court – Jonathan Bilyk
PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— GOP Chairman Schneider claims Pritzker’s tax plan will drive more out of Illinois – Glenn Minnis
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Grasso has unfinished business in Burr Ridge, seeks return to mayor’s office – Carrie Bradon
ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MOTIVATED MATH: PRITZKER ‘FAIR TAX’ NUMBERS DON’T ADD UP – Orphe Divounguy
ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Experts tell Illinois lawmakers gas tax hike won’t hurt re-election chances – Cole Lauterbach
— Nearly every other college-bound Illinois graduate heads out of state – Cole Lauterbach
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Exposing the Fallacies of the Social Justice Movement – Timothy J. Dailey
— Pritzker explains his hiring (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
— How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed – Patrick J. Buchanan
— Open Borders Is Just Another Form Of Foreign Intervention Doomed To Fail The United States cannot save the world by opening our borders. Its ills are too great and numerous. – Benjamin Bossi
— Bernie Sanders Is Now The Moderate Democratic Presidential Candidate Do Bernie’s currently strong poll numbers (and fundraising) reflect some recognition that what distinguishes him from the emerging 2020 field is his distaste for identity politics? – Warren Henry
— Can ‘MAGAnomics’ solve the nation’s gaping debt? Budget analysts say there’s no chance that 3 percent economic growth happens – Stephen Dinan
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Someone who is a public figure and a Trump-hater accuses Trump of setting racist tone. Constructively, for a public figure to call someone a racist is to call for that person to be killed.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Southern Poverty Law Center Surpasses Half Billion in Assets; $121 Million Now Offshore Reports $518 million in total assets despite $21 million fall in donations – Joe Schoffstal (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who side with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Operative and dupes for those who side with SPLC a) ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, b) ended my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, c) ended my Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) webmaster service not only once, but twice, d) ended my Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee membership, e) tried to get ICRC to censure me, f) defeated my bid to serve as MTRCC Treasurer, g) ended my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, h) ended my GAO employment, i) etc.)
— THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND C-PAC’S CONTINUED INFATUATION WITH MINSTREL SHOWS – Raynard Jackson
— Rahm Emanuel says Democrats’ hard left turn could reelect Trump – Howard Kurtz
— Ocasio-Cortez and freshman allies amass power, creating problems for Pelosi and party – Judson Berger and Chad Pergram
— THE LIBERAL JIHAD AGAINST TUCKER CARLSON – Derek Hunter
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On the show today we get into the latest attempt by the progressive Gestapo to destroy someone who refuses to live on their thought plantation and how Tucker Carlson is standing up to the liberal mob. Plus, we discuss how more than 2,000 illegal aliens are reportedly quarantined due to communicable diseases and how the Democratic primary is embracing the concept of reparations for slavery, which could be the dumbest idea in a party of dumb ideas. Leftists have set their sights on Tucker Carlson this week, pretending to be outraged about wise-cracking jokes told on a radio show more than a decade ago. The progressive purity Gestapo demands absolute obedience, anything short of that must be destroyed. Tucker, to his credit, refused to cave and is standing strong, refusing to apologize for jokes dating back to 2006. Still, this Jihad continues and is being perpetrated not just by activists but by journalists as well. Maybe it’s time to hold liberals to their own standards? Maybe, until leftists start to live by the rules they set for others, conservatives hold them to their rules and institute an advertising boycott too? Human decency is too much to expect, maybe it’s time for some of their own medicine? Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is currently holding more than 2,000 illegal aliens in quarantine because there is reportedly an outbreak among the illegals of contagious diseases that have largely been eradicated in the U.S. This news is odd considering how liberals attacked Laura Ingraham a few months ago for saying this very same thing, now liberal outlets have been forced to report it because the problem has grown beyond their ability to ignore it. Democrats are starting to rush toward the idea of reparations for slavery. Out of ideas the American people support, pandering is all the rage on the left and there is no greater pander than the idea of big government checks for free. The party is now supporting the concept of taking money from people who’ve done nothing wrong and giving it to people who haven’t been wronged because people were wronged more than 150 years ago.)
— CONSERVATIVES STRIKE BACK AT MEDIA MATTERS FOR TUCKER CARLSON HIT JOB – Amber Athey (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress those who have failed/refused to come to my defense. I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
— 2,287 ILLEGAL ALIENS DETAINED FOR EXPOSURE TO CONTAGIOUS DISEASES – Daniel Greenfield
— Trump: ‘I Don’t Want People That Need Welfare’ – Jason Devaney (DIERSEN: What percent of illegals need welfare – 98%, 99%, 100%? Democrats and RINOs promise illegals that governments in America, that is, taxpayers in America, will give them all the welfare that they need. How much welfare do governments in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois give illegals? How much welfare do charities in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois give illegals?)
— When “Millennials” Fought Socialism – Humberto Fontova
ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Washington Post Journalists Outline Plan to Attack Trump – Carrie Sheffield
— Why Ocasio-Cortez’s Trendy Brand Of “Socialism” Is Doomed To Fail – KYLE SMITH
— Acosta Peddles Personal Opinion, Says It’s ‘Silly’ and ‘Untrue’ That Dems ‘Hate Jewish People’ CNN reporter, at a press briefing, defended Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and others from charges of anti-Semitism – Kathryn Blackhurst
— Reparations for Milwaukee? – KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Longing for Home – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What do you miss about your hometown when you grew up there? I lived in Crete 1948-1972. I miss NOT being harassed by those who are 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, anti-draft avoiders, and those who are anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about harassers in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
— Feehery: Dems’ embrace of socialism makes a Trump reelection look inevitable – JOHN FEEHERY
— Ocasio-Cortez: Trump sets tone of ‘misogyny, racism, conspiracy theory-ism’ – BRETT SAMUELS
— Fox News’ Sean Hannity: CNN Gives World A ‘Perverted’ View Of America “Just hate Trump all day long. That’s what the world sees through the CNN lens.” – Lee Moran
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A White-hater says that Whites produce more pollution than minorities.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it very clear that if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, Democrats will get rid of you once and for all.
NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Black lawmakers want Blacks to get fair share of pot profits.
— For 2020 Democrats, Once-Fringe Issues Emerge as Part of the Debate – Sydney Ember and Astead W. Herndon
— Impeaching Trump Is ‘Not Worth It,’ Nancy Pelosi Says – Nicholas Fandos (DIERSEN: Obviously, it was “worth it” for my critics/opponents to have their operatives and their dupes a) end my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, b) end my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, c) end my Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) webmaster service not only once, but twice, d) end my Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee membership, e) try get ICRC to censure me, f) defeat my bid to serve as MTRCC Treasurer, g) end my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, h) end my GAO employment, i) etc.)
— Milwaukee does have a socialist past, but Democrats have other reasons to show Wisconsin some love – Reis Thebault
— FBI accuses wealthy parents, including celebrities, big-name college-entrance bribery scheme – Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky (DIERSEN: Were your parents wealthy? My parents were not.)
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— American Capitalism Is Fine, Thank You The real debate is whether to accept the creative destruction at the heart of the free-market system. – Bobby Jindal
— Anger isn’t ruining our politics. Contempt—that dismissive attitude we hold against those who don’t share our views—is the bigger danger. – Barton Swaim (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are full of contempt not just of me, but of all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, and everything else.)
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Illinois Under Consideration as the Next Multibillion-Dollar Marijuana Market – ERIN CORBETT (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that fail/refuse to fight pot should not be allowed to call themselves religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Democrats shout at Black women, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should gotten rid of once and for all.
— Are you saving enough for retirement? Better plan on that money lasting at least 23 years – Dayana Yochim (DIERSEN: I have been retired for more than 21 years.)
CBS LOS ANGELES & USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon will California leave the United States and join up with Mexico and with other countries that have constructively declared war on the United States?
STAR NEWS ONLINE
— Why embracing diversity isn’t for wimps – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: To embrace Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and/or up-or-out is to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you do not call for reparations, Democrats will viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexists, bigot, and even worse thing who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Ever-increasingly, states encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
— President’s 2020 Austerity Budget Would Hurt Federal Workers, Starve Agencies (DIERSEN: I was a NTEU member 1971-1980 while I worked for IRS. I transferred from IRS To GAO in 1980. GAO did not unionize until 2007. If GAO had been unionized when I worked there, my Democrat GAO superior would NOT have been able a) to force me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) to give me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, c) to always rank me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, d) to not promote me beyond GS-13, e) to rid of my mentor in 1987, f) to keep me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and g) to force me to take a $19,203 (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
— FOR SALE: 404 West Elm Street, Wheaton – $369,900