"I think the nation needs to realize that when we tell you to do something, do it."
-Jeffrey Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, interviewed on MSNBC about the police killing 12-year-old Tamir Rice, December 15
"I regret that I was unaware that the phrase/hashtag 'all lives matter' has been used by some to draw attention away from the focus on institutional violence against Black people."
-email from Smith College President Kathleen McCartney apologizing for saying that "all lives matter," December 2
"I admire Hillary [Clinton], she'd be a great president, but you know, she isn't my first choice I guess."
-Jennifer Herrington, chair of the Page County Democrats in southwest Iowa, The Wall Street Journal, January 5
"Senator @marcorubio is acting like an isolationist who wants to retreat to our borders and perhaps build a moat. I reject this isolationism."
-tweet from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) responding to Rubio's objections to normalizing relations with Cuba, December 19
This article originally appeared in print under the headline "Quotes".