If our profits are taxed, that means we’ll have less capital to invest in new production. â€” John Hofmeister, president of Shell U.S., to CNNMoney.com; May 6. These companies are spending a very small amount of their operating cash flow on exploration. They are spending the majority of their funds buying back stock. â€” Amy […]
Quotabull: "We shouldn't have to give employers complete control over our private life so they can save a few dollars on medical care."
You get used to listening to that Alvin and the Chipmunks voice. â€” New York state Gov. David Paterson, who is legally blind, on the special tape recorder he uses to listen to long articles or books played “at speeds so fast, it is difficult for others to comprehend”; April 21. We shouldn’t have to […]
In a garbage dump in Haiti, people scavenge for food. They look at me and say, â€˜Papa, Iâ€™m hungry,â€™ and I have to look away. Itâ€™s humiliating and it makes you angry. â€” Saint Louis Meriska of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, whose “children ate two spoonfuls of rice apiece as their only meal recently and then went […]
This is actually a boost to remind people that we can produce this kind of journalism at any time. We’re going to have a large enough newsroom to continue to produce this kind of quality journalism. â€” Leonard Downie Jr., editor of The Washington Post, winner of six Pulitzer Prizes for 2008; The Post‘s front-page […]
Itâ€™s a pleasure to watch Obamaâ€™s mastery of the technique. And Clinton â€” and I didnâ€™t say â€œeven Clintonâ€ â€” uses it much better than McCain does. And just about everybody does it better than the capering loon who does soft-shoe in the White House while young Americans are dismembered and splattered in Iraq. Sometimes […]
If it was the Marlins, you wouldnâ€™t see people in Florida getting up at 5 a.m. And if it was the Yankees â€” well, their fans arenâ€™t real. They just buy the hat. â€” Helio Rocha, a restaurant manager who stayed up all night in anticipation of watching the Red Sox’ Major League Baseball opener […]
Itâ€™s fair to ask whether a college kid should have to wash dishes in the dining hall to pay his tuition when his college has a billion dollars in the bank. â€” Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, “the ranking Republican on the Senate committee that oversees tax policy, [who] has written to the nationâ€™s 135 leading […]
Does this mean Spitzer’s been a Republican all this time? â€” heard in the hallway outside my office. Message to Gov. Eliot Spitzer: I wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity to define prostitution for my 11-year-old son. â€” letter to the editor of The New York Times by Louise Hochberg of Great […]
These accommodations should in no way be taken as a commentary on the quality of our media coverage. â€” Doug Hattaway, campaign spokesman for Sen. Hillary Clinton, on placing press accommodations in the men’s locker room of the Berger Activity Center in Austin, Texas; March 3.