"The whole point of our Constitution is to keep limits on the government so we have space for our individual liberty."
—former George W. Bush administration lawyer John Yoo, author of the infamous memos justifying the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" against terrorism suspects, at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference, March 3

"I will not be used as a tool for their purposes. I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head."
—former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, in a letter to colleagues announcing she would not appear on her show the following weekend, February 26

"Again, Non-natives are not entitled to our stories, cultures, histories, imagery & identities, not even in the name of artistic freedom."
—tweet from activist Johnnie Jae complaining about a short story from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling that includes Native American themes, March 9

"No, I wasn't being held hostage."
—New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, after his endorsement of Donald Trump, March 3