...ad hominem attacks are not a substitute for effective advocacy. Such personal attacks treat the court as though it were merely a political forum in which bargaining, compromise, and even intimidation are acceptable principles. The courts of law must be more than that, or we are not governed by law at all.     ~from Judge Bybee's dissent in the Ninth Circuit's decision to deny en banc review of Trump's first travel ban
"The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity."

~ Viola Davis, 2015 Emmy acceptance speech for Best Actress in Dramatic Series

"Forty-seven percent of (survey) respondents say they either could not cover an emergency expense costing $400, or would cover it by selling something or borrowing money."

~Federal Reserve, May 2015, Economic Well-being of U.S. Households

"Trillions of dollars that could have been spent on innovation and job creation in the U.S. economy over the past three decades have instead been used to buy back shares for what is effectively stock-price manipulation."

~ William Lazonick, 2014 Harvard Business Review-McKinsey award winner 

"My bills are getting higher and my paychecks getting lighter, but I'll take it...one day at a time."

~Dale Watson, 2015 country album Call Me Insane