July 2016

  • July 17, 2016

    The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”

    Dallas Police Chief David Brown, The Washington Post, July 8

  • July 16, 2016

    “Elie Wiesel, of blessed memory, embodied the determination of the human spirit to overcome the darkest of evils, and survive against all the odds.”

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, NPR, July 2

  • July 15, 2016

    “No reasonable prosecutor would bring this case,”

    FBI Director James Comey said of his recommendation that Hillary Clinton not charged for her use of a private email server. BBC, July 7

  • July 14, 2016

    “Being responsible means not wasting time in engaging with the question of Britain’s departure and setting this new impulse we want to lend the new European Union.”

    Francois Hollande, President of France, The Guardian, June 27

  • July 13, 2016

    “We live off this image as an open and tolerant place. Homophobic violence has hit crisis levels, and it’s getting worse.”

    Jandira Queiroz, the mobilization coordinator at Amnesty International Brazil. New York Times, July 5

  • July 12, 2016

    “The entire city of Dallas feels this to its core. We are grieving with them. I ask you say a prayer for the officers and their families. Keep them in your thoughts.”

    Barack Obama, on the shooting in Dallas, CNN, July 8

  • July 11, 2016

    “I’m here to tell you that the truth is nobody fully understands the challenges of the job of president until you’ve actually sat at that desk.”

    President Barack Obama, campaigning for Hillary Clinton. Politico, July 5th

  • July 10, 2016

    “And I said this when I testified for 11 hours that no one has thought more about or lost more sleep over the lives that we lost, the four Americans, which was devastating. And we owe to those brave Americans that we make sure we learn the right lessons from this tragedy.”

    Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, remarking on the completion of the Benghazi investigations, in which she was found to have no wrongdoing. Politico, June 28th

  • July 9, 2016

    “Religious freedom is for all of us or it’s for none of us. If we want to pick and choose, what’s the standard? And if it’s only that might makes right, then that means it’s a political struggle and whoever is the ruling class at any particular time, they’re the ones that have their say.”

    Matt Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Council. NPR, June 29th

  • July 8, 2016

    “Isn’t it funny, you know when I came here 17 years ago and I said that I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain to leave the European Union, you all laughed at me – well I have to say – you’re not laughing now are you?”

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage speaking to the European Union parliament, after England voted in a referendum to leave the EU. NPR, June 28th

  • July 7, 2016

    “We’re talking about the direction of our country, our children’s future, the direction of the Supreme Court, all of this hinging on the next election. And at such a time as this, you cannot be lukewarm. We’re going to take our country back, and you are either with us or against us.”

    Former presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin, lambasting the Never Trump movement in the Republican Party. Politico, July 1

  • July 6, 2016

    “We’re talking about the direction of our country, our children’s future, the direction of the Supreme Court, all of this hinging on the next election. And at such a time as this, you cannot be lukewarm. We’re going to take our country back, and you are either with us or against us.”

    Former presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin, lambasting the Never Trump movement in the Republican Party. Politico, July 1

  • July 5, 2016

    “The entire nation deeply identifies with the family’s pain and declares to the murderers: You will not break us.”

    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after 13-year-old Israeli girl Hallel Yaffe Ariel was murdered in her sleep by a Palestinian man in the West Bank. CBS News, July 1.

  • July 4, 2016

    “It was just a massive crowd of screaming people. Some were falling over themselves. A poor chap in a wheelchair was just left, and everyone just rushed to the back of the building, and then people ran the other way and no one really seemed to know what was going on.”

    Traveler Laurence Cameron, describing the scene of the June 28 Istanbul airport terror attack that left over 40 people dead. CNN, July 1.

  • July 3, 2016

    “This is the right thing to do for our people and for the force. We’re talking about talented Americans who are serving with distinction or who want the opportunity to serve. We can’t allow barriers unrelated to a person’s qualifications prevent us from recruiting and retaining those who can best accomplish the mission.”

    Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, lifting the ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military. DefenseNews, June 24th.