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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:

Greg Gutfeld, host of The Greg Gutfeld Show and co-host of The Five on Fox News: Gutfeld on the politics of late-night comedy: Republicans are always targeted more because late-night writers are liberals.

Johnny Rotten, the original punk, just endorsed Trump. 50 Cent, no conformist himself, did the same. True rebels are people who leave the pack, unafraid of the abuse they’ll get.

Of course, Republicans are always targeted more, because late-night writers are liberals. But what happens if Joe Biden wins the presidential election and Trump leaves? I guess we'll know that bridge when we come to it. It'll be the one with all the comedy writers jumping off it.

Walter E. Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University: Disgusting professorial teachings.

Many university professors do not buy into the gross academic deception that has become part and parcel of today's college education today. They are too busy with their own research to get involved with campus politics. Rather than being on the committees that run the university, they concede the turf to those who are willing to take the time. Often those who are willing to take the time are not necessarily the most talented people but people with a political agenda to change what has been traditional college education. But all is not lost. Taxpayers, parents and donors who foot the bill can have a significant impact if they would stop being lazy and find out what is going on at our colleges. And, if they do not like what they see, they can snap their pocketbooks shut.

Ben Shapiro, political commentator: The media officially becomes the communications department for Joe Biden.

This is all deeply dangerous. At a time when our trust in media is already low, the media have thoroughly debunked themselves as neutral arbiters of fact. At a time when social media has consolidated unprecedented power to control the information seen by Americans, social media overseers have decided to bottleneck information they don't like. Americans rightly distrust the journalistic establishment. They are right, too, to question whether they are being allowed to read stories that cut against the priorities of Silicon Valley Leftists.

The result of journalistic and social media overreach will not be Americans' quiet acquiescence to the new Informational Elite. It will be frustration and anger.

Paris Dennard, GOP political commentator, strategist, and Senior Communications Advisor for Black Media Affairs at the Republican National Committee: Trump is a champion for the black community — the Platinum Plan is just another example of what he’s doing.

I am proud that black conservative organizations have had a seat at the table, I am proud that well known and up and coming black Republican leaders, like myself, have had a seat at the table. But I am most proud of the way the Trump White House has done what this president has always done, reached out, been unafraid to directly engage, and form unlikely political alliances to get things done for black America.

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