Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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"We've decided to put an end to this saga." Israeli security cabinet member Isaac Herzog, on his country's decision to attack the militant group Hizbullah in Lebanon

"If what he said is true, then I want his balls on a platter."Malika Zidane, mother of French soccer player Zinedine Zidane, who head-butted Italian player Marco Materazzi during the World Cup final, after Materazzi allegedly called Malika, an Algerian immigrant, a "terrorist whore." Materazzi denied using the phrase.

"Hate language is usually the early-warning signal that could lead to hate-motivated violence. And before that happens, we try to nip it in the bud." Provincetown, Mass., Town Manager Keith Bergman, concerned about recent reports of gay residents' slurring heterosexuals by calling them "breeders"

"I'm going to let people make their own decisions." NFL star Ben Roethlisberger, on his choice not to become a motorcycle-safety advocate. The Steelers quarterback suffered severe facial injuries in June after he crashed his motorcycle into a car without wearing a helmet.

"The sad truth is, discrimination still exists ... We must not go back to the dark past." Rep.John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, arguing for the renewal of elements of the Voting Rights Act set to expire. The House voted to uphold the provisions, 390-33.

"A few reckless individuals within this administration betrayed that trust." Former CIA operative Valerie Plame, who, with her husband, Joseph Wilson, filed suit in U. …

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