Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources from top to bottom, left to right: Washington Times, The Hill, Fox News (2), Reuters, CNN, Reuters, GQ Magazine, SI.com, Associated Press, New York Daily News

"At last, clearly and suddenly, the thaw has begun."

President George W. Bush, on his belief that Middle Eastern countries are demonstrating a growing desire for democracy

"Everyone wants to get to heaven, but no one wants to die."

House Budget Committee chairman Jim Nussle, on coming under fire from House Democrats for his proposed budget, which suggests cuts to several social programs

"They're using heroin. They'll continue to use heroin. What we're trying to do is prevent them from getting something irreversible like HIV, [hepatitis] C and overdose death."

Martin Schechter, lead researcher for the North American Opiate Medication Initiative, a Canadian pilot program that will provide free heroin to addicts, administered by nurses and doctors

"Just as we protect the right of free speech, I think that the right to hunt and fish is also very dear and important to a lot of Americans."

Tennessee state Sen. Doug Jackson, on proposing a hunters' rights amendment to the Tennessee constitution. More than half a dozen other states have passed similar amendments.

"Courage."

Veteran journalist Dan Rather, signing off from "The CBS Evening News" for the last time after anchoring for 24 years. Rather was mocked for using the signoff when he experimented with it briefly in September 1986. …

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