"There's so much talk about 9/11, but what the crooks on Wall Street and big corporations have done to us has been far more destructive."

–novelist Kurt Vonnegut, famous for surviving the bombing of Dresden, in the November Indianapolis Monthly.

"Maybe at last we can retire that awful phrase that has been flapping its way through the newspaper headlines since the Clinton campaign of 1992 –'It's the economy, stupid.'…If it were the economy, stupid, then House Speaker Hastert would be yielding his chair to Dick Gephardt and George Bush would be deluged in rotten cabbages every time he appeared in public."

–Alexander Cockburn, New York Press, November 6-12