The First and Second Amendments Clashed in Charlottesville, Virginia — The Guns Won, by Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern

"When people bring weapons to a protest, it is frightening. It is scary. It chills freedom of speech. You will you will watch what you say around men who are carrying weapons that could shoot a hole the size of a grapefruit in your body in a second. And that’s not what what freedom of expression is supposed to mean."

Herman Cain — RIP: Chairman of Godfather’s Pizza, and President of the National Restaurant Association

"As we approach the millenium, America's evergrowing interest in food and dining out will continue to fuel our industry and provide us with both challenges and opportunities. I encourage you to explore the many career possibilities in our dynamic industry. And, above all, I encourage you always to follow your heart and reach for your dreams. -Herman Cain"

Black Voters’ Long Memory and the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina

"So why don't blacks vote Republican? The answer is simple: Conservatives have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never. Conservatives opposed the Voting Rights Act. They opposed school integration. They opposed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They opposed a law to crack down on lynching. These are the people for whom African Americans are now supposed to vote? To make the argument is to betray a stunning contempt for the intelligence — and memory — of black voters."

Masks are required at RNC 2020 in Charlotte, but many are not wearing one, by Alison Kuznitz

"The scenes inside the Convention Center sharply contrasted with recent assurances from RNC and local officials, who have touted sweeping health guidelines to mitigate COVID-19 exposure risk for delegates and Charlotte area residents... Quick-turnaround testing for coronavirus is in place for the convention but results won’t be immediately publicly-disclosed, Harris said. After the event is over, an 'after-action' report will be released but the timing of that is unclear."