Jon Stewart: Your mother is from Kansas. She's a white woman. Your father, African. Are you concerned that you may go into the voting booth and . . . your white half will all of a sudden decide, "I can't do this"?Barack Obama: Yeah. It's a problem.
—From The Daily Show, October 2008
Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax.
America's healthcare system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.
In medicine, as in statecraft and propaganda, words are sometimes the most powerful drugs we can use.
—Sara Murray Jordan
The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read "President Can't Swim".
—Lyndon B. Johnson
Great wealth is its own nationality.
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
—Harry S. Truman
I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.
Death is the most convenient time to tax rich people.
—David Lloyd George
Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
Either the United States will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.
—W.E.B. Du Bois