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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:

Guy Benson,'s Political Editor: Ouch: Biden starts 2022 with one of his worst polls yet.

He's at 60 percent disapproval on the economy. Inflation is clearly biting hard, and that will be a slow recovery over the coming months. Consumer – and voter – sentiment doesn't turn on a dime. Majority disapproval on COVID is also a real blow. The Omicron wave will hopefully crest and recede in the coming weeks, but the taste of incompetence may linger with many voters. Biden began his nosedive with the Afghanistan disgrace and hasn't recovered. Even when we get through the latest (last?) major COVID burst, it will be remembered that the man who pledged to 'shut down the virus' with 'science' actually bungled it, even failing on basic testing after spending nearly $2 trillion on a supposed pandemic relief bill that was so wasteful and slanted that it became a party-line vote.

John Stossel, political commentator and author: Moving forward.

I'm glad Andrew Yang is around, with a new party. More choices are a good thing. Yang is a decent man who brings up some fresh ideas.

Unfortunately, many of Yang's ideas are bad.

He calls climate change an 'existential threat.' He wants every gun owner to re-register every five years. He wants to ban assault weapons but can't define them. He promotes government-funded journalism.

But at the end of our interview, we agreed about one thing: 'We can see very clearly the way our country is going,' Yang concludes. 'We deserve better than this.'

Terence P. Jeffrey, editor-in-chief of CNSNews: Can Joe Biden order you to be sterilized?

There is no doubt that COVID-19 vaccines have been good for America and for the world. They have saved lives.

But the president of the United States does not have the unilateral authority to order any American to undergo any medical procedure.

If the Supreme Court were to grant this unjustified power to Biden now, who does not acknowledge the right to life of the most innocent and vulnerable human beings (the unborn), what would he or his successors use it for next?

Greg Gutfeld, host of Gutfeld! and co-host of The Five: Acknowledging obesity isn't fatshaming when it comes to COVID comorbidities.

Look, the obesity epidemic has been a threat to American health for decades, and a lot of it is our own government's fault. If the carb-rich nutritional pyramid of old was designed to shape all of us like pyramids, it worked! Meanwhile, we target people in peak physical condition for making the decision not to get vaxxed.

These are people, from pro-athletes to Navy SEALs, who have spent their entire lives focused on physical fitness. And yet, an overweight news anchor can pass judgment on them, in between inhaling Ring Dings and fun-sized Snickers. Their most 'reliable source' is GrubHub.

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