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They Said It – Issue 141

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

…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 137

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

“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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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 133

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Free societies cannot survive through progressive accommodations to barbarians.

  • Bret Stephens in The Wall Street Journal

They Said It – Issue 132

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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