"If the marketplace had its druthers, you'd have slavery and children doing labor."

—Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun (D-Ill.), addressing the National Association of Black Journalists, July 31

"There are a lot of sight gags in our house."

—Tipper Gore, in the July Good Housekeeping

"[Gambling] raises an almost metaphysical challenge to our belief in an ordered cosmos, governed either by providence or a fundamental rationality….In our post-modern times, too many of us tend to think that the cosmos is a kind of chaos–that we have been thrown into the world for no higher reason than to pursue our own pleasure-fantasies."

—Adam Wolfson, executive editor of The Public Interest, in the August 14 Wall Street Journal