March 10, 2014
"I no longer wish to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment."

Extraordinary letter by Rashard Mendenhall, who is retiring from professional football at age 26. 

February 22, 2014
"I don’t want to be sanguine about it, but the silver lining to all the disruption that’s ahead of us is that it will enhance the credibility of any commitment that we make in the future to be willing to let an institution fail and to risk such disruption again."

— Jeffrey Lacker, the Richmond Fed chief, saying the move to let Lehman Brothers fail has enhanced the Fed’s credibility, Sept. 16, 2008—the same day they began the rescue of AIG.

December 28, 2013
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December 16, 2013
"There are too many of us who happily embrace Madiba’s legacy of racial reconciliation, but passionately resist even modest reforms that would challenge chronic poverty and growing inequality."

— I missed this line from Obama’s Mandela eulogy.

September 30, 2013
"Most young Canadians I talk to are going to spend most of their lives out of the country."

Michael Ignatieff, still trying.

September 21, 2013
"The Affordable Care Act is not a “message” to be “sold”; it’s the law of the land, and NBC’s viewers need to understand it. That’s [Chuck] Todd’s job, and he’s clearly not interested in doing it."

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting’s Steve Rendall.

September 13, 2013
"The sad part isn’t so much that conference organizers failed to screen presenters, but that the would-be comedians behind Titstare read the room at the San Francisco Design Center and thought: I know what will make this crowd laugh. And they were right: Titstare got “very loud applause.”"

— It goes a lot deeper than just Pax Dickinson. From Why Pax Dickinson Matters by Nitasha Tiku.

August 30, 2013
"For me there are very, very, very, very few players who are economically justifying or makes sense paying over £50m."

Arsenal transfer news: Arsenal have a stronger squad than Spurs insists Arsene Wenger - Mirror Online

August 23, 2013
"Well-placed sources have said that in private, when the possibility of Arsenal bidding for Robert Lewandowski has been raised this summer, Wenger tends to mention the time – unspecified – when he could have bought the Borussia Dortmund striker for £300,000. Like a man who regrets not buying an Islington townhouse in those long-distant days when you could pick one up for a song, it sounds like a pointless lament."

— I’ve followed Arsenal for years and this summer has been a mystery to me, but this—this—sounds like Arsène Wenger.

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August 15, 2013
"You’re not reading about . . . the government actually abusing these programs and, you know, listening in on people’s phone calls or inappropriately reading people’s e-mails. What you’re hearing about is the prospect that these could be abused."

What Obama said.

Update: Fuller quote here.

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