The unique perspective and provocative opinions of Joe O’Neill
is probably the most sad and worst day of my life to address the Bahamian
people. As a physician, I’ve been trained to withstand many things, but never
anything like this.”—Bahamian Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, on the
devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas.
(Johnson) is exactly what the U.K. has been looking for and will prove to be ‘a
great one!’ Love U.K.”—President Donald Trump.
no circumstances should the G7 be held at Trump’s Doral resort, which would be
one of the most egregious examples of corruption and self-dealing in a
presidency replete with them.”—Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden.
Americans need to recognize that our democracy is an experiment—and one that
can be reversed. We all know that we’re better than our current politics.
Tribalism must not be allowed to destroy our experiment.”—Former Defense
Secretary James Mattis.
like the last seasons of ‘House of Cards’—a riveting spectacle devolved into a repellent
burlesque.”—Frank Bruni, New York Times.
highlights the Trump Administration’s complete contempt for our climate.”—Kassie
Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity, in response to government
plans to ease requirements on oil and gas sites to monitor for methane leaks
and plug them.
get the wrong kind of infrastructure. Projects that will be most attractive to
Wall Street investors are those whose tolls and fees bring in the biggest
bucks—giant mega-projects like major new throughways and new bridges. Not the
thousands of smaller bridges, airports, pipes, and water treatment facilities
most in need of repair.”—Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.
is bad; erratic protectionism, imposed by an unstable leader with an insecure
ego, is worse. But that’s what we have as long as Trump remains in office.”—Paul
Krugman, New York Times.
gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the
final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold
and are not clothed.”—Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
you ask any restaurant now what’s keeping them up at night, it’s this. We do
have a lot more diverse work force than most industries, and unfortunately many
of them may be undocumented.”—New York employment lawyer Carolyn Richmond,
on the specter of increased immigration enforcement.
tariffs are going to cause consumers to pull back for a time, especially on
big-ticket items like cars and appliances.”—Gus Faucher, chief economist
at PNC Financial.
goal should be to tax the Scrooges so that the Tiny Tims can enjoy Medicare for
All.”—Jeet Heer, the Nation.
misleading and dangerous marketing campaigns” that had “caused exponentially
increasing rates of addition and overdose deaths.”—Oklahoma District Judge
ThadBalkman, in finding that Johnson & Johnson had
intentionally played down the dangers and oversold the benefits of opioids and
ordering it to pay the state $572 million. It was the first trial of a drug
manufacturer for the destruction wrought by prescription painkillers. There are
more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits pending across the country.
isn’t your mother’s marijuana.”—U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, in
warning about marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women.
of the most common storm-related scams we see is price gouging.”—Florida
Attorney General Ashley Moody.
ready.”—Michael Peltier, spokesman for Citizens Property Insurance Co.,
the state-run insurance of last resort.
shelters, FEMA does not check citizen status.”—FEMA spokeswoman AlexandriaBruner.
the 2020 election approaches, stand up for teachers and public schools. Support
only candidates who promise to stop the assault and micromanaging and become
fighters for fully funding our public schools and paying our teachers a salary
commensurate with their profession.”—Paula Dockery, former state
just the right thing to do. … We are a city that recognizes and values the
dignity of work. Hard work and diversity built this city, and we’re going to
make sure that people are rewarded for it.”—Mayor Jane Castor, in
announcing that starting Oct. 1, all new and existing city of Tampa employees
will receive a minimum of $15 per hour.
is not NASCAR out there on the Howard Frankland Bridge.”—Sgt. Steve Gaskins,
Florida Highway Patrol spokesman, after a recent tailgating-and-passing
incident resulted in a driver fatality.
brick and mortar, his fingerprints are on it.”—Former Mayor Bob Buckhorn,
referring to Bob McDonaugh, who recently retired as Tampa’s top economic