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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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  • October 29, 2014

    “…this week’s events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere in the world. Let there be no misunderstanding: We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated.”

    -Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister, after a gunman killed a soldier and fired additional shots inside Canadian Parliament. Televised address to the nation, October 22, 2014

  • October 28, 2014

    “And I remember all kinds of times when I’ve had the same thoughts that you’ve had about that city, about that situation, about those schools. Now that’s us. Now that’s my alma mater.”

    -Nik Baumgart, Pastor at Grove Church in Marysville, Washington. Vigil for the victims of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting, Grove Church in Marysville, Washington, October 24, 2014

  • October 27, 2014

    I’m not concerned . I’ve had no fluid exchanges with my neighbors.”

    -Brooke Christensen, lives in the same building as the NYC Ebola patient. New York Daily News, October 23, 2014

  • October 26, 2014

    “Racial discrimination in elections in Texas is no mere historical artifact. To the contrary, Texas has been found in violation of the Voting Rights Act in every redistricting cycle from and after 1970.”

    -Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court justice, after the Supreme Court decided to allow Texas to use its controversial voter ID law in the November elections. Dissent, October 18, 2014

  • October 25, 2014

    “We live in a country that talks about being the home of the brave and the land of the free, and we have the highest incarceration rate in the world.”

    -Bryan Stevension, author professor, and Director of the NYC Justice Initiative. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, October16, 2014

  • October 24, 2014

    “You’re much more pleasant to debate than Joe Biden.”

    -Paul Ryan, US Congressman (R-WI), former vice presidential candidate and potential 2016 presidential contender speaking to Rob Zerban – his Democratic opponent for US Congress, After Wisconsin’s first congressional debate of the 2016 year, October 13, 2014

  • October 23, 2014

    “The most common occupation for women in G rated films is royalty – which is a great gig, if you can get it.”

    -Geena Davis, American actress, film producer, and writer. Speaking at the American University Kennedy Political Union, October 18, 2014

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