“The problem is not that economists are unreasonable people, it’s that they’re evil people.”
â€"Yale psychologist Paul Bloom, quoted in The New York Times, January 31

“Is Benazir Bhutto America’s best hope against al-Qaeda?”
â€"cover of Parade, January 6, 10 days after Bhutto was assassinated

“It’s not like we haven’t had individual groups that have declared independence from the federal government all the way from Montana to Texas; and as long as they want to go out and sit on a hill and play paramilitary and be independent, that’s fine. That’s every American’s right.”
â€"Bureau of Indian Affairs spokesman Gary Garrison on some Lakota activists’ attempt to withdraw from all U.S.-Indian treaties, Indian Country Today, January 4

“This is a homeowner, a worker, and a citizen. Even if it was found that he was growing a green plant, he doesn’t give up his right to defend his family. He wasn’t protecting his plants. He was protecting his wife and his life.”
â€"Scio Township Trustee Chuck Ream, discussing a man who shot burglars in self-defense when they tried to take his drugs, Ann Arbor News, December 20