November 28 Evening Edition


— Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight from Mississippi – AP
— Where is Jussie Smollett now? ‘Empire’ actor accused of faking racist attack set to go on trial Jussie Smollett charges: Felony disorderly conduct charge could carry up to 3-year sentence – Don Babwin

— Jussie Smollett: A timeline of events as jury selection set to begin Monday – AP

— Jussie Smollett goes on trial this week, charged with lying about racist, homophobic attack in Chicago – Dan Bowen

— Chicago needs professional policing, not more politics – STEVE BOULTON and CHRIS MYERS
— Jussie Smollett to go on trial in alleged hoax attack that once captivated Chicago – MEGAN CREPEAU and JASON MEISNER

— What can be done to stop Chicago’s Black exodus? Community leaders in Greater Englewood and Austin think a concerted effort to close the gaps in homeownership, wages and life expectancy between Black and white Chicagoans could stem the city’s loss of Black residents. – Elvia Malagón and Manny Ramos
— Jussie Smollett heads to trial, nearly 3 years after the former ‘Empire’ star was accused of hate crime hoax. The 39-year-old actor and singer is charged with lying to Chicago police in 2019 when he claimed he was the victim of a racist and anti-gay attack near his Streeterville apartment. – Matthew Hendrickson and Andy Grimm

— Nunda Twp. highway commissioner sues township board over levy dispute – Sam Lounsberry

— Darren Bailey set to compete for GOP nod in Illinois governor’s race with $1 million in coffers Bailey optimistic GOP can swing enough seats in legislature to end Dems supermajority – Linda Cook, Jim Niedelman

— Wisconsin senators issue joint statement urging people not to politicize Christmas parade attack – Mica Soellner

— Buttigieg says once families own electric cars, they will ‘never have to worry about gas prices again’ – Matthew Miller
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint electricity as being “free.”)

— Large Migrant Group Rushes Border in West Texas – RANDY CLARK

— Levi Strauss and Best Buy offer counseling to employees distressed over Rittenhouse acquittal, including session with ‘racial trauma specialist’ – PAUL SACCA

— No, Thanksgiving Isn’t About ‘Genocide And Violence’ The Pilgrims didn’t bring ‘genocide’ to America. They barely brought themselves, with half of their company dying that first winter, in 1620-21. – Peter W. Wood

— Federal taxpayers fund critical race theory program that pays students $5,000 to receive training in CRT ‘This directly exposes the claims that CRT is not used in K-12 schools as false,’ Heritage Foundation education exerts says – Casey Harper

— Your Thanksgiving Weekend Round-up! Shoplifting, Black Supremacy and Antifa Weeps! – KEVIN DOWNEY JR.
— Is it Offensive to Illegal Aliens to Refer to Them as ‘Illegal Alien’? – RICK MORAN
— Texas Congressman Slams Democrats for Border Crisis – CHRIS QUEEN

— Alan Dershowitz Warns the Justice System is Being Infected by Identity Politics and Critical Race Theory “People today are rooting, cheering for verdicts. They want verdicts to reflect their narrative.” – Mike LaChance

— John Fund: US Far Behind Mexico, Canada, and Europe in Election Safeguards – JAN JEKIELEK
— Florida Reports Lowest Daily COVID-19 Cases per Capita in US – JACK PHILLIPS

— Why are American colleges addressing caste discrimination? An ‘opportunity to educate’ – Chris Quintana
(COMMENT: What Caste were you born into? Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. My father worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, did not buy a new car until he was 45 in 1967 and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy, and died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when I was 21 years old.)

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.