Magazine article Insight on the News

Mad, Mad, Mad World

Magazine article Insight on the News

Mad, Mad, Mad World

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"Colombia, the world's leading producer of cocaine, has decided to include income from illegal drags in official calculations of its gross domestic product, authorities said Tuesday."

-- Reuters news agency story quoted in the Yale Political Quarterly.

"The president has kept all the promises he intends to keep."

-- Then-aide to President Clinton George Stephanopoulos, quoted in the Comedy Zone.

"The White House is like a subway: You have to put in coins to open the gates."

-- Democratic Party donor Johnny Chung, regarding how he gained access to the White House.

"I'm sickened by it."

-- House Judiciary Chairman Henry Hyde of Illinois responds to actor Alec Baldwin's suggestion on national television that "if we were in other countries, we would all right now, all of us together, all of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone Henry Hyde to death." Baldwin went on to call for killing the wives and children of those involved in impeachment proceedings against President Clinton. …

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