March 31 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,592 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths
— Some Capitol riot suspects apologize as consequences sink in – AP
(DIERSEN: Capitol-rioters had to know that they were damaging Trump. If you support a person, you do not damage that person. Therefore, Capitol-rioters are not Trump-supporters.)

— Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Governor’s Mask Mandate. The 4-3 ruling from the conservative-controlled court is the latest legal blow to attempts by Evers to control the coronavirus.

— Biden Announces Huge Infrastructure Plan to ‘Win the Future’ – AP

— As Chicago sees ‘quantum leap’ in coronavirus cases, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says more significant reopening will have to wait – GREGORY PRATT
— Asian American judge challenges racism inherent in ‘equity’ – JOHN KASS
— Campaign cash flows into Mettawa mayoral contest – CHARLES SELLE
— Vice President Kamala Harris in Chicago Tuesday | More Lightfoot vs. Pritzker tension? | Lightfoot to join public health doctors on the mound for Cubs home opener – LISA DONOVAN
— Hey, clouted politician line-jumpers, it’s about trust – EDITORIAL

— Democrats, Republicans spar over who’s trying to inject more politics into task of drawing new legislative districts. State Rep. Lisa Hernandez, D-Cicero, who chairs the House Redistricting Committee, said, “Republicans have already been clear that their only goal is to rig the process to elect more right-wing candidates.” One GOP legislator countered that Hernandez’s comments are “both unnecessary and destructive.” – Rachel Hinton
— Kamala Harris heads to Chicago Tuesday to focus on vaccine equity. The vice president’s visit to Chicago will be her first since she was sworn in. – Lynn Sweet
— Fox News brought legal woes upon itself by trading in constant lies – Herb Vermaas, Salem, Illinois
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have taken the most adverse actions against me because I included links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIIS newsletters that they do not like.)
— Ruh roh! Biden pooch drops doggie doo in White House hallway. One of President Joe Biden’s dogs apparently deposited the pile of poo in the hallway outside the Diplomatic Reception Room, just off the South Lawn, on Wednesday. – AP
— Labor allies target ‘at-will’ employment rules. Groups support state legislation that would ban an employer from firing someone without just cause. – David Roeder
(DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Political affiliation discrimination has always been rampant in the federal government. Were it not for civil service protections for federal employees, my Democrat superiors would have taken even more adverse actions against me than they did. They despised if not hated federal employees who were Republican, and especially those who were White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German-American, etc.)

— Kane County Fair returning to St. Charles this summer – Kevin Schmit
— League of Women Voters of Wheaton to host April 8 program on gerrymandering with Madeline Doubek – Mary Pritchard

— This Kinzinger fundraiser is a who’s who of local GOP politics. And headlining the embattled and outspoken Trump critic’s event this evening: Karl Rove. – GREG HINZ
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Signing on as co-sponsors of the event, according to a list obtained by Crain’s, are such top Republican fundraisers as former Trump administration Ambassador to Belgium Ron Gidwitz, financier Muneer Satter and industrialist Craig Duchossois. Also on the invite list are former corporate execs such as John Rowe and John Canning. . .The Kinzinger camp isn’t yet saying how much they expect the event will raise for his congressional campaign fund. But with tickets going for $250 to $4,600, and with well over 100 names on the sponsors list, you can expect a number into the six figures.)

— Rep. Kinzinger Talks About Bipartisanship At NIU Lecture Series – JUANPABLO RAMIREZ-FRANCO


— ‘It’s everywhere’: Parents group fights left-wing indoctrination in schools – James Varney
— Facebook and Instagram removed an interview of former President Donald Trump by his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, citing their blackouts of the former president. – Dave Boyer
— Trump blasts Biden’s ‘ludicrous’ plans for massive tax increase: ‘Strategy for economic surrender’ – Dave Boyer

— The Biden Cabal’s Fragile Facade Continues To Collapse

— Trump says there’s hope for a 2024 run during viral interview — and Facebook yanks video, saying ‘voice of Donald Trump’ is not allowed on platform – SARAH TAYLOR

— Rachel Levine’s Only Qualification Was Punching The Diversity Ticket. Being transgender shouldn’t bar one from office, but neither should it be a reason to give an incompetent and corrupt medical official a job. – Jonathan S. Tobin

— Take A Stand Against The Mask Mandates. It’s your patriotic duty to go maskless and risk being denied service. – NICK HANKOFF

— The ‘Gay’ Assault on Family and Faith. The systematic devolution of gender by cadres of heterophobic science deniers. – MARK ALEXANDER

— 30,000 Illegals Have Been Released Since January – RICK MORAN

— COVID Panic Peddlers Get Clobbered by Their Own Boomerang in Pushing Doom and Gloom Narrative – Matt VespaMatt Vespa

— Over 100 Fully Vaccinated People in Washington State Test Positive for COVID-19 – ZACHARY STIEBER

— President Joe Biden is using his infrastructure plan to take aim at President Donald Trump’s signature economic achievement: his corporate tax cuts. – BRIAN FALER

— Asian American students have a target on their backs thanks to critical race theory Elite Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology has long had a reputation for rigor and merit. But that race-blind reputation is ending. – Asra Q. Nomani

— House GOP Memo Argues For Embrace Of Trump Coalition Some Republicans Find ‘Distasteful’ – Andrew Solender and Jack Brewster
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It is unclear who is in the “embittered and loud minority” Banks describes, but several Republican lawmakers have expressed displeasure about the direction the GOP has gone under Trump, particularly the rise of the QAnon conspiracy movement. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, has launched a super PAC to challenge pro-Trump lawmakers and morph the GOP from a “Trump-first party” to a “country-first party.”)

— Hate for Trump has left us in this mess – David B. Kerr, Preston
(DIERSEN: What do you say to those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who promote hatred against Trump and promote hatred against those who do not share their hatred of Trump?)

— Top 100 Political Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2021 (DIERSEN: is ranked 90th.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ, that is, ever-increasingly; Democrats promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the destruction of the traditional family.

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.