April 2013

April 1, 2013

“What kind of a society are we going to have if it consists of highly paid people doing high-value-added work – and masses of unemployed?”

-Andy Grove, former Intel CEO, The Washington Post, 12/19/2010

April 2, 2013

“They don’t simply want the government to keep the peace and create a level playing field. They want the government to ensure that every accident and every piece of bad luck is prevented, or that they would be fully compensated in the event something goes wrong. And if the price of the house drops, they will hold the government responsible for that, too.”

-Anne Applebaum, Columnist, Washington Post, 7/20/2010

April 3, 2013

“Both parties have laid a trap for future generations by our inaction, our laziness, our arrogance, and a crass desire for power.”

-Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), Senate Floor, 12/9/2010

April 4, 2013

“The G.O.P. is desperately seeking someone who can save the party from the fate of nominating Mitt Romney. But every time a non-Mitt throws his hat in the ring, the hat explodes.”

-Gail Collins, Columnist, The New York Times, 5/28/2011

April 5, 2013

“Is high unemployment as certain as death and taxes? Of course not. But if we depend on the private sector to bring rates down, joblessness could join those two certainties.”

-Dimitri Papadimitriou, Executive Vice President and Provost, Bard College, Los Angeles Times, 1/5/2012

April 6, 2013

“Community leaders, figures in our community need to say ‘look, we can’t stand for this.’ This is a situation where people don’t – they really need to realize that the rhetoric and firing people up and, you know, even things, for example, we’re on Sarah Palin’s targeted list. But the thing is that the way that she has it depicted has the cross-hairs of a gun-sight over our district. And when people do that, they’ve gotta realize there’s consequences to that action.”

-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), MSNBC, 3/25/2010

April 7, 2013

“There is no ideology of the center, just combinations of progressive and conservative views.”

-George Lakoff, Democratic Strategist, The Huffington Post, 12/10/2010

April 8, 2013

“They are casting their problems at society. And, you know, there’s no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look after themselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbours.”

-Margaret Thatcher, in an interview in Women’s Own, 1987

April 9, 2013

“It’s not a choice to play a zero-sum game anymore. The economy and the environment are interdependent.”

-Andrew Livenis, Time, Feb 21, 2011

April 10, 2013

“One does not work for peace singlehandedly, but rather expresses the desires and hopes of the masses of people and acts jointly with them.”

-Madam Sun Yat-sen, Women at the Podium: Memorable in History, S. Michelle Nix, 2000, Oct 08, 2012

April 11, 2013

“The advance of freedom is the great story of our time.”

-President George W. Bush, State of the Union, Jan 31, 2006

April 12, 2013

“We tend to ridicule anyone whose version of reality isn’t what we know it to be — until suddenly it is, and then you can bet that we saw it coming all along.”

-Matt Bai, New York Times, Jun 22, 2011

April 13, 2013

“Incontrovertible is not a scientific word. Nothing is incontrovertible in science.”

-Ivar Giaever, Sunday Telegraph, Sep 25, 2011

April 14, 2013

“Two truths are all too often overshadowed in today’s political discourse: Public service is a most honorable pursuit, and so is bipartisanship.”

-Olympia Snowe, The Washington Post, Mar 01, 2012

April 15, 2013

“We must deal with the world as it is, and not as it might have been.”

-President John F. Kennedy, Commencement Speech at The American University, 6/10/1963

April 16, 2013

“While there is bondage anywhere, we ourselves cannot be fully free.”

-Indira Gandhi, Speech at the Presentation of the Jawaharial Nehru Award for International Understanding to Coretta Scott King 1/24/1969

April 17, 2013

“More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required. We must hold ourselves strictly accountable. We must provide the people with a vision of the future.”

-Barbara Charline Jordan, 1976 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address in New York, 7/12/1976

April 18, 2013

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”

-Malcom X, Speech “Prospects for Freedom in 1965,” 1/7/1965

April 19, 2013

“Pretty soon the snake starts eating its own tail: We underfund public services, therefore public services don’t work, therefore we underfund them.”

-Monika Bauerlein, Mother Jones Magazine, November & December 2011

April 20, 2013

“All things civic, it seems some days in this country, are being replaced by all things narcissistic.”

-Brian Williams, Journalist Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, 11/18/2009

April 21, 2013

“One of the most striking elements of today’s threat picture is that plots to attack America increasingly involve American residents and citizens.”

-Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, House Homeland Security Committee, 2/9/2011

April 22, 2013

“This is the first round of a longer battle to renew the integrity of our nation.”

-Reverend Jesse Jackson, Speech addressing a crowd of protesters at the Wisconsin State Capitol, 2/18/2011

April 23, 2013

“We’re in a world of truncated sentences, soundbites and Twitter… [Language] is being eroded — it’s changing. Our expressiveness and our ease with some words is being diluted so that the sentence with more than one clause is a problem for us, and the word of more than two syllables is a problem for us.”

-Ralph Fiennes, The Daily Mail, 10/28/2011

April 24, 2013

“There’s two parts of legislating. There’s the hard part of bringing legislation through regular order and then you have the hurry up offense of actually passing it once the opportunity presents itself.”

-Scott Segal, Politico, 8/3/2011

April 25, 2013

“Democracy is the most realistic way for diverse peoples to resolve their differences, and share power, and heal social divisions without violence or repression.”

-Condoleezza Rice, A speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 1/23/2008

April 26, 2013

“It is the male gaze — the way men look at women — that needs to be desexualized, not women in public.”

-Dov Linzer, New York Times, 1/19/2011

April 27, 2013

“It was like throwing a lighted match into a gasoline-filled room.”

-Dr. Paul S. Keim, on the introduction of cholera to Haiti, New York Times, 3/31/2011

April 28, 2013

“Democracy needs support and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies.”

-Benazir Bhutto, Harvard commencement address, 6/8/1989

April 29, 2013

“I know CNN has taken some knocks lately but the fact is, I admire their commitment to covering all sides of the story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate.”

-President Barack Obama, White House Correspondents Dinner, April 27, 2013

April 30, 2013

“Some in this room even accused the president of being distant and aloof. When I asked the president about that earlier, he said, ‘Oh,’ and walked away.”

-Conan O’Brien, White House Correspondents Dinner, April 27, 2013