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1. “America isn't breaking apart at the seams. The American dream isn't dying. Our new racial and ethnic complexion hasn't triggered massive outbreaks of intolerance. Our generations aren't at each other's throats. They're living more interdependently than at any time in recent memory, because that turns out to be a good coping strategy in hard times. Our nation faces huge challenges, no doubt. So do the rest of the world's aging economic powers. If you had to pick a nation with the right stuff to ride out the coming demographic storm, you'd be crazy not to choose America, warts and all.”

Tags : Ageism Aging Aging Population American Population Conflict Demograghic Shifts Demographics Demographics Of Us Economics Gemographic Shift Generation Gap Generations Interdependence Public Policy Race And Racism In America Race In America Race Relations Recession The American Dream U S Culture U S Politics Workforce
Source : The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

2. “A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum. According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech and corporations are now people. But when real people without money assemble to express their dissatisfaction with the political consequences of this, they’re treated as public nuisances and evicted.”

Tags : Corporations Democracy First Amendment Government Politics Public Assembly Rights Supreme Court U S Politics

3. “There's no evidence from decades of Pew Research surveys that public opinion, in the aggregate, is more extreme now than in the past. But what has changed -- and pretty dramatically -- is the growing tendency of people to sort themselves into political parties based on their ideological differences.”

Tags : American Culture American Politics Americans Categorization Changing Times Current Events Factionalism Factions Ideologues Ideology News Partisans Partisanship Polarization Political Beliefs Political Parties Politics Public Opinion Public Policy Research Segregation Voter Behavior Voting
Source : The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

4. “Our democracy should aspire to be more democratic.”

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5. “I'm [Paul O'Neill] an old guy, and I'm rich. And there's nothing they can do to hurt me.”

Tags : Bush Administration Dick Cheney Loyalty Plutocracy U S Politics Vendetta
Author : Ron Suskind
Source : The Price of Loyalty : George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill

6. “It’s not just tougher out there. It’s become a situation where the contest is how much you can destroy the system, rather than how much you can make it work. It makes no difference if you have a ‘D’ or an ‘R’ after your name. There’s no sense that this is about democracy, and after the election you have to work together, and knit the country together. The people in the game now just think to the first Tuesday in November, and not a day beyond it.”

Tags : Bipartisanism Competition Democrats Elections Politics Presidential Politics Primary Elections Republicans U S Politics Unity
Author : Peter Hart

7. “To understand what's happening in the U.S. presidential election of 2016, you need to know what's going on in the year 2024! Soundscape: Where hearing is believing.”

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Author : Royce Flippin

8. “Before the nineteen-seventies, most Republicans in Washington accepted the institutions of the welfare state, and most Democrats agreed with the logic of the Cold War. Despite the passions over various issues, government functioned pretty well. Legislators routinely crossed party lines when they voted, and when they drank; filibusters in the Senate were reserved for the biggest bills; think tanks produced independent research, not partisan talking points. The "D." or "R." after a politician's name did not tell you what he thought about everything, or everything you thought about him.”

Tags : 1970S Bipartisanship Democrats Politicians Politics Republicans U S Politics Washington Dc
Author : George Packer

9. “For an entire wing of the G.O.P., a dysfunctional government, whose only visible activity is mismanaging crises, is not an embarrassment but the vindication of a worldview.”

Tags : Dysfunction Government Political Parties Politics Republicans U S Politics Worldview
Author : Amy Davidson

10. “Decision has greater virtue and force if taken after there has been eloquent dissent.”

Tags : Memoirs U S Politics
Source : Name-Dropping

11. “And there was a deeper, less visible effect of the Truman loyalty program. Seeing its consequences for certain individuals and fearing its intrusion on their own lives, many in the government sought protection by strongly asserting their anti-Communism. In the public action that ensued, policy was based not on reality but, instinctively or deliberately, on personal caution...Those who urged a militant and sometimes military anti-Communism were considered sound, trustworthy and personally safe; those who questioned such a course were politically unsafe, possible even slightly disloyal.”

Tags : History Memoirs U S Politics
Source : Name-Dropping