Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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"I didn't lecture him, and he didn't lecture me."

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on her talk with Syria's foreign minister, the first high-level diplomatic U.S.-Syrian contact in more than two years

"Look at this square, Mr. Prime Minister, it says it all."

Israeli Ronny Zvigenbaum, on the crowd in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his Defense minister, after the release of a report criticizing their handling of the 2006 war in Lebanon

"I think that is left up to the individual business."

Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, at last week's GOP presidential debate, suggesting that private employers who consider homosexuality immoral should be allowed to fire gay workers. He later retracted the comment.

"They were pushing children, elderly, mothers with their babies and beating up on the media."

Angela Sanbrano, an organizer of a Los Angeles immigration rally at which LAPD officers allegedly beat demonstrators and shot them with rubber bullets. Police officials said they will investigate the incident, which was caught on video.

"We have got to get a message to guys that it is not good enough to just leave."

Anton Goff, an athletic director at the University of Maryland, on the NCAA's sanctioning 112 programs for poor graduation rates among college athletes

"It's now on 100,000 Web sites, it's been turned into a song and someone registered it as a domain."

Digital-rights lawyer Fred von Lohmann, on a code for bootlegging HD-DVDs that users posted to Digg. …

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