"If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon’s, but between patriotism and intelligence on one side and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other." -President Ulysses S. Grant
January 15, 2020 — The Fog of Rudy, by Jonathan Mahler, with illustrations by Andy Friedman.
June 17, 2020— The New York Times: “‘He is the modern L.B.J., where everything has gone wrong and none of his skill sets are effective at what’s gone wrong,’ said Anthony Scaramucci, who served as the White House communications director for one of the briefest periods on record — 11 days. Nothing Mr. Trump has tried so far, Mr. Scaramucci said, has changed the narrative about his presidency, or shoved broader concerns about racism and the spread of the virus aside in news coverage. ‘That’s why I know he doesn’t like the job,’ Mr. Scaramucci said.”
Leonard Pitts Jr. — “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.”
December 15, 1999 — Chicago Tribune: “‘I would be very traditional. Like Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy.’ –Melania Knauss, supermodel and girlfriend of presidential Reform Party hopeful Donald Trump, as quoted by U.S. News & World Report.”
June 14, 1995 — The Capital Times: “‘When I build something for somebody, I always add $50 or $60 million on to the price. My guys come in, they say it’s going to cost $75 million. I say it’s going to cost $125 million, and I build it for $100 million. Basically, I did a lousy job. But they think I did a great job.’ -Donald Trump.”
October 25, 1987 — The Philadelphia Inquirer: “It’s no news that we are a nation of addicts. Cocaine, heroin and booze are the drugs of the quick fix. One exaggerates, one wipes out, one blurs. I may be making too heavy a point, but I sense the same tendencies in the lunge for the stock market fix, the too-quick buck, the have-it-now-no-wait-no-worry way of life.The attention span of America seems fixed on the digital flash. Blink, it’s on. Blink, it’s off. We’re not waiting for nothin’, buddy. Build the battleships, build the bombers, build the debt. Hoist the buildings up, two at a time. Donald Trump for President. Donald who?“