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«A college degree is the cornerstone of the American dream, opening the door to job opportunity and professional fulfillment, while increasing earning power by more than one million dollars over a lifetime. The world economy is extremely competitive and it is important to America's economic prosperity and national security that every student in America has access to a college education.»
«Rinsing out tuna cans and tying up newspapers may make you feel virtuous, but recycling could be America's most wasteful activity.»
«Dr. King's lectures and dialogues stirred the concern and sparked the conscience of a generation. As the anniversary of his birth coincides with the anniversary of No Child Left Behind, we must take this opportunity to speak out to ensure fair implementation and full funding of this landmark law.»
« he added, ''is we got our expectations up that we would get 1,000 new jobs, and that is not going to happen.»
«frightening the public with tales of a drug so seductive it instantly turns masses of upstanding citizens into addicts who ruin their health, their lives and their families.»
«This is a typical turnout for an off-year election. But there is a warm, fuzzy feeling about coming out of the polls with the sticker on your lapel and I think a lot of people are going to miss that,»
«is the kind of leader we need to oversee the tens or hundreds of billions that Washington will be spending on the Gulf Coast. Scott could insist on low everyday prices while still leaving the area as well prepared for the next disaster as Wal-Mart was for Katrina.»
«A column really works best when you really have something to say about something. I haven't had a great original thought on this.»
«[Tierney also said that he did not have any more information on the case than any other Times reader, so he was reluctant to give an opinion. When asked if he could have at least acknowledged the issue in a column and written about how it is affecting the media or Washington, he dismissed such an approach.] An awful lot of my columns are not about Washington, ... I don't have inside knowledge of this case and when I write a column, I try to say something that is original.»