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A compilation of quotations on a variety of issues by national, state and regional writers, well-known personalities, just plain everyday people and from various publications collected by the editors of THE ADVANCE.

Quotes for our Times:

Ben Shapiro, political commentator: Why I’m leaving California.

We’re leaving because all the benefits of California have steadily eroded — and then suddenly collapsed. Meanwhile, all the costs of California have steadily increased — and then suddenly skyrocketed. It can be difficult to spot the incremental encroachment of a terrible disease, but once the final ravages set in, it becomes obvious that the illness is fatal. So, too, with California, where bad governance has turned a would-be paradise into a burgeoning dystopia.

Leah Barkoukis, online features editor at The worst moments from the debate came from moderator Chris Wallace.

Leading up to the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, Fox News host and moderator Chris Wallace was praised by colleagues like Brit Hume as the “best debate moderator ever’ but that quickly changed over the course of the night as it became clear President Trump was taking on two opponents.

As the debate progressed, Wallace appeared to team up with Biden, shutting the president down, failing to fact check the former vice president over some of the most obvious and easily debunked lies, and moving the subject along when it became inconvenient for Joe.

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D, former Lt. Governor of New York State and author of Beating Obamacare: Judge Barrett and your health care.

On Sept. 24, Trump signed an executive order making it national policy to protect patients with preexisting conditions, regardless of what the Supreme Court decides.

No surprise, Pelosi says it’s ‘not worth the paper it’s signed on.’ In fact, experience shows it’s the better way forward.

With Barrett on the bench, expect the high court’s ruling to pave the way for more insurance options, a fairer way to subsidize people with preexisting conditions and lower premiums.

Monica Showalter, writer for American Thinker: ‘Shut up,’ ‘clown,’ ‘fool,’ ‘liar’ — the vile debate spewings of Joe Biden.

Whatever that makes Biden, what’s gone now is the notion that he’s a decent guy, a civil guy, a dignity-bringer, which is what his campaign has promoted him as. Many voters, as Thomas Lifson observed to me this morning, dislike Trump because they consider him crude and uncouth. Biden played Mr. Decency to that. But now that act is over. He’s shown himself to be even more uncouth than President Trump — a nasty, insulting, little-guy-hating, dignity-ofoffice- disrespecting screamer, who can’t even back his insults up with facts. He loses the ‘dignity- decency-civility’ advantage with some voters right there. Those voters can now decide if they want a crude guy with a good governing record, or a crude guy without a good governing record, who spews insults at both them and the office, just because.

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