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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:

Matt Vespa, Senior Editor at Townhall. com: Newt Gingrich responds perfectly when pressed over claim that 2020 election was ‘stolen.’ And then it happened a few hours later, about 4 in the morning, that they had huge data dumps of Biden votes. Now, I don't know how — how do you prove that without really having to get the FBI directly involved? And given the FBI for the last four years, why would you trust them? The entire deep state has tried to destroy Trump for four years. We know it now as a fact. We know that — how hard they worked to undermine him. And I think if you're a typical Trump supporter, you regard this as an effort by people on the left to do everything they can at every level, including the news media. The news media's 93% anti-Trump.

Walter E. Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University: Should blacks support destruction of charter schools?

There's little question that many charter schools provide superior educational opportunities for black youngsters. Here is my question: Why do black people, as a group, accept the attack on charter schools? …

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio explicitly campaigned against charter schools saying: 'I am angry about the privatizers. I am sick and tired of these efforts to privatize a precious thing we need — public education.

… Most importantly, it [NAACP] wants charter schools to come under the control of teachers' unions.

John Stossel, political commentator and author: Freeloader U.

Why not spend? Colleges know they will get more money from taxpayers. The federal government is now America's biggest largest provider of student aid.

So, money is thrown at students who don't benefit. Today, almost half the students given loans don't graduate in six years.

'It's offensive,' she [Inez Stepman, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum] adds, 'that we take dollars out of mechanics' pockets and put them into the pockets of, largely, middle-class and uppermiddle- class students.'

It is offensive.

But that's what America does.

Unfortunately, our next president wants to do even more of it.

Tim Graham, executive editor of News-Busters and director of media analysis for the Media Research Center: CNN'S preposterous call for unity.

CNN should expect hostility toward the call for unity, because hyperbolic abuse has come out of the network for years. There will be no unity, because there is not one ounce of regret from CNN. You cannot spend four years with people such as Don Lemon denouncing Trump fans as 'people who will lie, steal and cheat, lie to their own mother, lie to themselves' and expect unity. CNN's own continued abuse in between the 'unity' commercials should underline why their Xeroxed Biden message is preposterous.

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