"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."
"Two protesters were murdered yesterday by a white militia member who'd been working with police. We have to recognize the relationship in America between white extremists, law enforcement, and the state. Here's what I learned writing AMERICAN RULE." -Jared Yates Sexton
"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"
"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."
"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."