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They Said It – Issue 141

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Picking business owners up by the heels and shaking them until money falls out of their pockets, which appears to be the preferred financial option for some, is not a real-world solution [to Oregon’s budget crisis].

–  The Register-Guard editorial staff

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They Said It – Issue 137

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

For all their noise and news dominance, presidential elections typically don’t change the country all that much. That isn’t a bad thing but a sign of how strong American democracy is. It rarely veers far from the center, where successful policy usually lies. But on rare occasions, deep historical currents and extraordinary political talents produce an entirely new order.

  • Author John Steele Gordon
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They Said It – Issue 136

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

“I am committed to getting the big money out of politics, and I am the only one who’s doing anything about it.” Gov. Kate Brown, then candidate for secretary of state, Sept., 2012.

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Before She Needed Union Bucks

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A taxpayer-funded voucher that paid the entire cost of educating a child (not just a partial subsidy) would open a range of opportunities to all children. . . . Fully funded vouchers would relieve parents from the terrible choice of leaving their kids in lousy schools or bankrupting themselves to escape those schools.

– Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents Are (Still) Going Broke” (2003), quoted in The Wall Street Journal

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