They Said It – Issue 141
Picking business owners up by the heels and shaking them until money falls out of their pockets, which appears to be the preferred financial option for some, is not a real-world solution [to Oregon’s budget crisis].
– The Register-Guard editorial staff
They Said It – Issue 140
I will look at any additional evidence to confirm the opinion to which I have already come.
– British politician Hugh Molson
They Said It – Issue 139
…the United States, alone among the nations of the earth, is a set of practices and beliefs…
- Larry Arnn, president, Hillsdale College
They Said It – Issue 138
Without promotion, something terrible happens. Nothing.
– P.T. Barnum
They Said It – Issue 137
For all their noise and news dominance, presidential elections typically don’t change the country all that much. That isn’t a bad thing but a sign of how strong American democracy is. It rarely veers far from the center, where successful policy usually lies. But on rare occasions, deep historical currents and extraordinary political talents produce an entirely new order.
- Author John Steele Gordon
They Said It – Issue 136
“I am committed to getting the big money out of politics, and I am the only one who’s doing anything about it.” Gov. Kate Brown, then candidate for secretary of state, Sept., 2012.
Before She Needed Union Bucks
A taxpayer-funded voucher that paid the entire cost of educating a child (not just a partial subsidy) would open a range of opportunities to all children. . . . Fully funded vouchers would relieve parents from the terrible choice of leaving their kids in lousy schools or bankrupting themselves to escape those schools.
– Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents Are (Still) Going Broke” (2003), quoted in The Wall Street Journal
They Said It – Issue 134
There are no electoral votes in the State of Denial
They Said It – Issue 133
Free societies cannot survive through progressive accommodations to barbarians.
- Bret Stephens in The Wall Street Journal
They Said It – Issue 132
An article of faith on the left is that anything can be achieved if the government commands it.
- Wall Street Journal editorial, November 7, 2016