November 16 Evening Edition

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago area marijuana dispensaries hosting job fair this weekend
— Springfield insider Michael McClain continued to receive paychecks after retirement

— Trump undergoes medical tests

— Limits on use of pot in public are all about getting this new freedom right Illinois is still working through this social experiment. Why push it? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Pot brings down everything and everyone around it.)
— Cullerton escapes storm of federal investigations but clouds linger Cullerton has always been a unique case study — an old-style Chicago Democratic Machine stalwart wrapped in a lakefront liberal veneer. That’s not all bad, and it’s not all good, either. – Mark Brown
— Successor to former state Rep. Luis Arroyo chosen, but one Cook County Democrat says ‘the fix is in’ Using proxy votes of Arroyo, who resigned after he was charged with bribery, could set up a fight with Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, who had warned against any involvement by Arroyo in choosing his successor. – Rachel Hinton

— Arroyo’s replacement chosen with his organization’s support – AP

— McSweeney Weighs In with Ethics Bill to Allow Release of Inspector General’ “Founded Reports”

— ‘Climate migrants,’ the left’s tool to pry borders wide open
— Chick-fil-A food truck triggers walkout of Oregon high school snowflakes

— What Can We Really Blame the Boomers For? – Jeremy Egerer

— Young People Ignorant Of History – Walter E. Williams

— Obama Warns Democratic Candidates that Voters ‘Don’t Want to See Crazy Stuff’ From Them – RICK MORAN

— America’s workers continue to struggle despite ‘strong’ jobs reports – DANIEL ALPERT AND MICHAEL STUMO
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Where manufacturing once provided skilled, good-paying work — including benefits and health care — Americans lacking a college degree now find themselves becoming progressively more underemployed. Almost two-thirds of America’s workforce (65.1 percent) does not have a college degree. And so, 100 million Americans are watching their employment prospects gradually deteriorate.)
— Growing 2020 field underscores Democratic divide – MAX GREENWOOD

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Fox News? More Like Trump’s Impeachment Shield.”

— Where 2020 Democrats stand on Economic inequality – Kevin Uhrmacher

— San Francisco And NYC Begin To See The Ugly Side Of Socialism – Panos Mourdoukoutas

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.