* “Today we see a more assertive Russia, more brutal forms of terrorism, sophisticated cyber-attacks and a shifting balance of global power with China’s rise. So it is more important than ever to have friends and allies. … Neither America nor Europe can face global challenges alone. Together we can.”–NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

* “The status of women is the status of democracy.”--VP Kamala Harris in a virtual speech to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

* “Our Republican colleagues—they say no to the vote, and they show up at the ribbon-cuttings or presentations.”–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

* “This chaos would not open up an express lane to liberal change. … The Senate would be more like a 100-car pileup. Nothing moving.”–Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, in warningDemocrats not to do away with the filibuster rule.

* “(Cancel culture’s) a trope used by the right—and now cynically appropriated by some on the left—to resist accountability for wrongdoing.”–Max Boot, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

* “We’re about to have a boom. And if we do have a boom, it will have absolutely nothing to do with this $1.9 trillion (relief package).”–Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

* “When you create a system that incentivizes people to come across, and they are released, that immediately sends a message to Central America that if you come across, you can stay.”–Texas Democratic Rep. Vincente Gonzalez.

* “Many of our illegal immigrants (in some years, the majority of them) do not come into the country by walking over the border illegally. They come legally by land, air and sea, and then they don’t leave when they are supposed to.”–Kevin D. Williamson, the National Review.

* “The older I got, the clearer it became to me: Asian women are frequently reduced to objects by the Western male gaze.”–Christine Liwag Dixon, Washington Post.

* “I don’t believe in gradualism—or that whatever is to be done for the better should take forever to do.”–Rosa Parks.

* “Forget voter suppression. It’s time for some politician suppression.”–Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald.

* “Faculty across the board are nervous about their own students, whether or not their students will mobilize to call for their sanction or dismissal if they say the wrong thing.”–Princeton University political scientist Keith Whittington, chairman of the Academic Freedom Alliance and author of “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech.”

* “Ensuring that the operating structure and control of Florida’s seaports remain with their respective local governments is essential to keeping this economic engine sailing.”–Doug Wheeler, president and CEO of the Florida Ports Council.

* “We’re starting to see some of those traditional markets come back.”—Steve Hayes, president and CEO of Visit St. Pete-Clearwater.

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