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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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  • August 30, 2016

    “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.”

    Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers quarterback, refuses to stand during the national anthem. CNN, August 27, 2016

  • August 29, 2016

    “I wish there were somebody I could be comfortable voting for. I might have to vote for Hillary Clinton, even though I have big reservations about her.”

    Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of defense under President Bush is voting for Clinton. Politico, August 26, 2016

  • August 28, 2016

    “I’m honored by the trust Wyoming Republicans have placed in me to serve as our next Representative in Congress.”

    Liz Cheney wins Wyoming’s Republican primary race for the state’s only U.S. House of Representatives seat. Reuters, August 17, 2016

  • August 27, 2016

    “The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking.”

    Taylor Swift after donating $1 million to flood relief efforts. CNN, August 17, 2016

  • August 26, 2016

    “I discovered that what most people call creepy, scary, and spooky, I call comfy, cozy, and home.”

    Carmelo Anthony plays a pickup game with kids in a Rio favela. Instagram, August 15, 2016

  • August 25, 2016

    “God, I can’t imagine. I mean, c’mon Jon, look at the job I have right now. It’s not only a great honor to be sent to Washington by the people of Massachusetts, but it’s also, frankly, a great opportunity to get out there and fight to try to level the playing field—to really mix it up and try to move things in a little better direction.”

    Elizabeth Warren on the possibility of joining the Clinton administration. The Boston Globe, August 15, 2016

  • August 24, 2016

    “The most powerful lie contains truth. Whether it’s the devil or it’s Russian intelligence services, they traffic in things that are true in order to put across a greater lie.”

    Democratic strategist Craig Varoga on the possibility of email tampering. Politico, August 17, 2016

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