Chris Slane, New Zealand

Century Marks

"Instead of endorsing universal health care—a topic she knows a lot about—[Sen. Hillary] Clinton is busy cosponsoring with Sen. Robert Bennet, R-Utah, a law to bar desecration of the flag. Has anyone burned a flag lately?"
—Columnist Helen Thomas on the Democrats' lack of courage to buck the Republican-controlled Congress, which cut $40 billion from programs aiding the poor and passed another $95 billion worth of tax breaks (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Decemer 13)

"They hate [President] Bush more than they love Iraq."
—Peter Dula, Iraq program coordinator for the Mennonite Central Committee on the antiwar movement in the U.S., which he respects (Mennonite Weekly Review, December 12)

"The new Pope . . . has identified a group of people and said, regardless of how they behave or what they do, they are beneath serving God. It isn't what they do that he in concerned with. It's who they are."


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