The unique perspective and provocative opinions of Joe O’Neill
is solely responsible for the treaty’s demise.”—Secretary of StateMike
Pompeo, on the end of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Force Treaty signed by
the U.S. and the Soviet Union in 1987.
the end of the INF Treaty, a bit of security in Europe is being lost.”—German
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.
position is very clear that if the U.S. wishes to talk, then we will talk. If
they want to fight, then we will fight.”—Zhang Jun, China’s ambassador
to the United Nations.
Jong Un) will do the right thing because he is far too smart not to, and he
does not want to disappoint his friend, President Trump.”—President Donald
Trump, on his friendly relationship with Kim—in the context of North
Korea’s recent missile tests.
has the opportunity to be the president who, like Harry Truman, redirected U.S.
foreign policy for a generation.”—Paleoconservative political commentator Patrick
has no place in our country, and we’re going to take care of it.”—Donald
Donald Trump’s) demagoguery has made skillful use of an old American tradition:
employing differences of race to make people forget huge differences of wealth.
It’s exactly what Southern plantation owners did when they got non-slave-owning
whites to join them in fighting for the Confederacy.”—Adam Hochschild,
not the beginning of a long series of rate cuts. What we are seeing is that it
is appropriate to adjust policy to a somewhat more accommodative stance over
time.”—Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, in announcing the reduction of the
benchmark interest rate–by a quarter-point—for the first time in more than a
want to see a surge in reshoring and new manufacturing jobs, but the
Administration’s policies have fallen short of getting us there.” Scott Paul,
president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.
will never do anything on gun control. Never.”—David Jolly, former
Republican Florida congressman.
overall trend of glacier retreat around the world is due to both warming air
and warming oceans. They’re getting eaten away at both ends.”—University of
Oregon oceanographer David Sutherland.
real third rail of health-care reform—whether we’re talking about single-payer,
a public option or anything else—is the question no one seems to be asking:
Will you require doctors to make less money?”—Catherine Rampell, Washington
the Juuls, kids are able to get a much higher dose of nicotine—and dose
matters.”—Sharon Levy, director of the Adolescent Substance Use and
Addiction Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.
going to be a mosh pit for the next 30 years. The question is how we operate
collaboratively when we have a mix of self-driving and manually driven
vehicles.”—Gregory Winfree, director of the Texas A&M Transportation
Institute and a former assistant secretary of transportation during the Obama
is a big issue throughout the country and in Florida, and they are at higher
risk to spread hepatitis A around.”—Dr. Eugene Schiff, director for
liver diseases at the University of Miami School of Medicine. To date, Florida
has had more than 2,000 hepatitis A cases since the beginning of the year. It
had 548 all of last year.
Sunshine Skyway bridge is the flagship bridge for the Tampa Bay area and the
state of Florida.”—Florida Department of Transportation spokesman Kris
Carson, in announcing that FDOT is in the process of installing some 1,800
colored LED Light fixtures on the bridge. The project will cost an estimated
$15 million, with the funding coming from tolls. All other major Florida
bridges are lit—and when new ones are built lighting is included.
we face rebuilding our reserves. We must be prepared to weather another
recession, if anything comes our way.”—Mayor Jane Castor in underscoring
a key priority in her first budget ($1.04 billion) presentation to City
Council. At 23 percent, the “rainy day” fund is well above what’s needed to
protect Tampa’s credit rating.
thrilled that Mosaic has stepped up to the plate.”—Hillsborough County
Commissioner Pat Kemp, in response to Mosaic Fertilizer offering to
donate land for a ferry terminal on part of its Big Bend Mosaic Terminal site.