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We are heading for a crisis-driven choice. We either allow collapse to overtake us or develop a new sustainable economic model. We will choose the latter. We may be slow, but we’re not stupid.

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Organizing around a common interest is a fundamental part of democracy. We should no more try to take away the right of individuals to collectively bargain than we should try to take away the right to a secret ballot.

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Cheney, Dick

Jan 11, 2004

Reagan proved deficits don’t matter.

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Sullivan. Martin

Aug 03, 2011

Tax reform has been used as a crutch, as a smokescreen and as candy coating for the hard choices that have to be made.

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The French president and I cooperate well -- that does not mean it cancels out the conflicts of interest that we have had over the last 50 or 60 years but what counts for me is the atmosphere in which we find solutions

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When politicians lie with reckless abandon, when business leaders treat dishonesty as slick strategy, they guarantee not only their own downfall but the collapse of the society that they claim to lead.

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A wise man once said, ‘Every one of us is given the gift of life, and what a strange gift it is. If it is preserved jealously and selfishly, it impoverishes and saddens. But if it is spent for others, it enriches and beautifies.’ My fellow Americans: We can debate policies and programs, but in the end what separates the two parties in this election campaign is whether we use the gift of life for others or only ourselves.

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Gingrich, Newt

Dec 19, 2011

If you’re now the front runner, you've gotta expect that everybody’s gonna come at you from a hundred different angles. When they get done, are you still standing?

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Begala, Paul

Jul 02, 2012

You can drive yourself crazy trying to peer into a person’s soul--or you can do the sensible thing: ask not what inner motives drive a politician’s policy choices but instead whether those choices are good for the country.

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The best clue to what a person thinks is what he says.

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In politics, purity is the enemy of victory

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Baldwin, Alec

Sep 26, 2011

You can be someone running…who is just a soaring leader of people. But if you don’t have the finances down, you’re going to have a problem.

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Nov 30, 2011

I’ll tell you the worst part about it, for me. It was the look in their eyes when the nurses gave them the diagnosis, H.I.V.-positive, then said there was no treatment. I saw no anger in their expression. No protest. If anything, just a sort of acquiescence.

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I got tested for AIDS. I know Barack got tested for AIDS. There is no shame in being tested for AIDS. It’s an important thing.

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Is there any other democracy where the voters are as spoiled as they are in the United States? Especially, of course, in certain states, such as Iowa and New Hampshire, where the old joke is literally true about the citizens who say they haven't yet formed an opinion about a candidate because they've only met the fellow a few times.

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More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required. We must hold ourselves strictly accountable. We must provide the people with a vision of the future.

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Moyers, Bill

Nov 02, 2011

Democracy doesn’t begin at the top; it begins at the bottom, when flesh-and-blood human beings fight to rekindle what Arlo Guthrie calls ‘The Patriot’s Dream.’

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You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.

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We often have a cultural fantasy about individuals. But collaboration is just as frequently the source of great things, and it’s less rarely recognized. Change doesn’t always happen because of one person, but that’s what makes for great biographies.

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