Quotes by Timothy Noah (Journalist/American).

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With so much to be aware of, awareness bracelets have reverted to signifying nothing more than color itself. Idealism has devolved into fashion.
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If you want to slow medical inflation in the private sector, it makes sense to expand the government's investment in private health care.
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What if an asteroid were to strike planet Earth? What could we possibly do to prevent it? However many guys we have working on this problem, it can't possibly be enough.
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Some liberals think that describing any role that education gaps play in creating income inequality is some sort of sellout - that, in essence, you're telling the middle class, 'Tough luck; you should have stayed in college.'
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An orthodox belief in big government's inefficiency cannot coexist with an orthodox belief in private industry's inability to compete with big government.
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Federal law prohibits anyone convicted of a felony from owning a gun. Seems like kind of a good idea, no?
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Rule of thumb: When Democrats lose, they blame the candidate. When Republicans lose, they blame the opposition.
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I'm an incompetent consumer. I have two settings: Buy and Don't Buy.
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Was President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage crassly political? God, I hope so.
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The war to rein in Wall Street excess is never over.
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I'd never have guessed that, six years after Medicare introduced a drug benefit, it would still be forbidden to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical companies. Health reform might fix that, but it probably won't.
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When the topic is growing income inequality, it's hard to prettify an imbalance between the rich and everybody else, so instead, conservatives try to argue that it doesn't exist.
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In Washington, the accepted method for passing along information about how the government fails to meet real-world needs is to leak it.
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Markets can do many wonderful things, which is why I'm glad to live in a capitalist country.
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Loopy as the Motion Picture Association of America's ratings system is, it's better than what you'd probably get by putting such decisions in the federal government hands.
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Romney has become reluctant to say that human activity causes global warming, and even in his greener days he was always somewhat cagey about which remedies he'd support.
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The U.S. policy of hoarding crude oil never made the world, or even the U.S., a safer place.
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What is the engine that drives economic growth in an ideopolis? The university.
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No man is an island. If you want to blame anybody for poisoning the world with that socialistic idea, blame John Donne.
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It's no surprise that Mitt Romney bent himself into a pretzel to disavow the portions of Obamacare that derive from his own reform in Massachusetts.
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The federal government does not trample in jackboots those with whom it does business. It wraps them in cotton batting and, when they express ingratitude, apologizes profusely.
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The Pentagon got fed up with its recruits getting ripped off by payday lenders and in 2007 got Congress to make it illegal to extend such loans to members of the military. But civilians remain fair game.
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Capitalism can't deliver decent health care.
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We all need to save money to send our kids to college, to buy our first house, and to retire. But the truth is that most of us don't save very much.
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The advantage of a market-based national defense is obvious: Every citizen would receive an individualized amount of military protection, based on the value each of us placed on defending the homeland.
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