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PunditWire’s daily quotes are furnished by American University School of Communication’s Simpson Fellow, Rachel Coyle, who is continuing the mission of Rev. James Simpson on contemporaryquotations.org.

To learn more about Reverend James B. Simpson and his collection of quotations, please visit his page at American University.

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  • July 1, 2015

    “We should start calling this law, “SCOTUScare.”

    -Antonin Scalia, US Supreme Court Justice, voicing his disapproval at the Supreme Court’s role in upholding the Affordable Care Act – also known as, “Obamacare.” Dissent, June 25, 2015

  • June 30, 2015

    “They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

    -Anthony Kennedy, US Supreme Court Justice, granting gay couples the right to marry in every US state. Majority opinion, June 26, 2015

  • June 28, 2015

    “What I want to do is protect the religious liberties of those who believe that opposing same sex marriage as part of their faith. So no I would not engage in the Constitutional amendment process as a party going into 2016. Accept the Court’s ruling. Fight for the religious liberties of every American.”

    -Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican, South Carolina

  • June 28, 2015

    “The gifts we give on Father’s Day seem impersonal and absurd. A necktie? What is this, 1950? I guess giving Dear Old Dad a noose would be a little on the nose. So let’s give him a silk noose with a goofy pattern.”

    -Jim Gaffigan, comedian, CBS News, June 21, 2015

  • June 27, 2015

    “I was reading these newspaper stories, not liking the person I was reading about…I would have given anything to get to the end of the story and have it be about someone else, but it was about me.”

    -Brian Williams, TV news anchor, discussing the scandal that forced him to leave his position at NBC Nightly News. Interview with Matt Lauer, June 18, 2015

  • June 26, 2015

    “I identify as black…this goes back to a very early age with my self identification with the black experience as a very young child….I was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon, and black curly hair.”

    -Rachel Dolezal, now-former NAACP chapter president accused of pretending to be black. TODAY interview with Matt Lauer, June 16, 2015

  • June 25, 2015


    “You have to be hit by a tractor, literally, a tractor, to use .”

    -Donald Trump, American businessman, TV personality, and 2016 Republican presidential candidate. Announcing his run for president, announcement speech, June 16, 2015

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