"For better or worse, I felt the…terrorists and I were on the same wavelength. We both felt it was an important building, although our approaches were a bit different."

— Angus Kress Gillespie, author of a 1999 book on the World Trade Center, recalling the 1993 bombing.

"The result will likely be the worst of both worlds: a huge tax cut and a smaller government."

— Robert B. Reich in the Sept. 17 New Republic, lamenting the conse-quences of not spending the Social Security surplus.