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Publius / July 15, 2016

Friday Short Cuts

Insight: “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” —Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Upright: “We have to fight them there, or we will have to fight them here. Obviously, it’s happening here.” —Charles Krauthammer

Ouch: “The local paper reports that the terrorist was ‘of Tunisian origin,’ which surprises no one, of course. But since he was killed by police, President Obama may never know his real motive.” —Mark Krikorian

Non Compos Mentis: “How this plays out politically in the U.S. presidential race really depends on whether people react … emotionally or logically. Donald Trump clearly wants people to react with emotion, to react with fear and anger and he hopes that causes them to turn to somebody who, basically, promises nothing but emotion. … Hillary Clinton, of course, has experience dealing with the terrorism issue, and her solutions are in some ways less emotionally satisfying because they recognize that this is not an easily solved problem. And, you know, in a way that’s a tough sell.” —Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson (Clinton has experience lying about the terrorism issue and implementing policies that allow it to fester.)

“I don’t know who created ‘Pokémon Go’ but I’m trying to figure out how we get them to ‘Pokémon’ go to the polls!” —Hillary Clinton, showing how hip she is

Late-night humor: “The Pokémon craze just seems to be getting bigger. In fact, I read that even members of Congress have been trying to catch Pokémon in the U.S. Capitol. Meanwhile, Pokémon were like, ‘Oh my God — I just caught a congressman at WORK!’” —Jimmy Fallon

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