September 2 Morning Edition

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Suburban school administrators bracing for legal marijuana’s impacts – Marie Wilson
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Students won’t be allowed to use marijuana when adult recreational use begins Jan. 1, but school leaders anticipate legalization bringing a cascade of effects in the educational realm. The need for prevention education will increase. The difficulty of determining intoxication among students and staff members will rise. The use restrictions imposed on employees will need clarification. And the regulations that come with federal funding could create conflicts. These are the chief concerns raised by educational leaders across the suburbs as they start a school year during which recreational marijuana use by adults 21 and older is set to begin under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Elgin Unit District U-46 CEO Tony Sanders raised many of these points in a paper he wrote for a doctoral degree he is pursuing from Aurora University. He advises vigilance to prevent increased marijuana prevalence. “Students already have access, somehow, to illegal marijuana,” Sanders said. “I think this (law) makes it more open for students to gain access to marijuana, and I do worry about that.” Vigilance against marijuana in schools could mean posting signs to remind the public of smoke-free and drug-free regulations, which U-46 plans to do, Sanders said. Or it could mean using health class lessons to emphasize the negative implications of marijuana use by teens, which is in the plans for Glenbard High School District 87, among others. Whatever districts do to prepare for adult marijuana use, they should work to create a “culture of nonuse” among students, said Cristina Cortesi, substance abuse prevention coordinator at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. “Unfortunately, when a substance is legalized, it creates greater accessibility and it creates greater norms of use,” Cortesi said. “When policy is not in our favor in terms of preventing substance abuse, it’s just a harder road ahead.”)
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURES: Illinois central to nation’s labor movement – Phil Luciano

— What’s the biggest indicator of success? – Jeff Haden

— Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson: Voters hurt by trade war sticking with Trump anyway – Salena Zito (DIERSEN: Far too many of those who dominate the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) want to get rid of conservatives like me, but I stick with the MTRCC anyway. They want to get rid of MTRCC members like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and in the Republican Party platform.)

— Trump in a Landslide: Here’s Why – Dave Ball
— Globalism and the Hoodwinking of the American Elite – Don Herston

— Myth of ‘White Terror’ Debunked

— Trump Supporters Have ALL The Moral High Ground. Don’t Cede One Inch Of It To The Left. – Scott Morefield

— Minorities: The forgotten Democrat voters – Rich Logis (DIERSEN: In what ways are you a minority? I am a minority in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) and I was a minority in the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter because I support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the IRP platform and in the Republican Party platform.)
— The interesting, murky origins of Labor Day – Bill Federer

— As Grass-Roots Labor Activism Rises, Will Unions Take Advantage? – Noam Scheiber
— Weight-Loss Surgery May Reduce Heart Risks in People With Type 2 Diabetes – Roni Caryn Rabin

— Remembering the legacy of Labor Day – E.J. Dionne Jr.

— Labor Day, then vs. now – Editorial

— Democrats Labor to Stem Flow of Union Voters to Trump Trump won in 2016 in part by peeling off rank-and-file union members. Now Democrats hope to lure them back. – Alex Leary and Kris Maher

— World leaders mark invasion of Poland by Nazis (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress to Polish-Americans that I am 100% German national origin. In my defense, a) all my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s, b) my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, c) my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and d) my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F.)

— Should we police online hate groups? – CASEY TOLAN (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, groups that do not promote the Democrat Party platform are hate groups.)

— Why people hate religion – Timothy Egan (DIERSEN: What do you say to people who are a member of a church, who attend church services, and/or give money to church but who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things?)

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.