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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:

The Babylon Bee, fake news you can trust: More grocery stores installing defibrillators at checkout for when you see your total.

According to the CDC, Heart attack deaths at local grocery stores rose by 3.7% this year in keeping with the current rate of inflation. They insisted, however, that this had no connection to inflation or government policy whatsoever. …

At publishing time, grocery delivery services such as Instacart began hiring fitness trainers who could reliably withstand the negative impact of grocery shopping.

Frederick M. Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute: What if Harvard is bad for America?

Harvard sells seats to the connected, allows the anointed to spend their college years basking in a rigor-free environment of ideological groupthink, and then issues its self-assured alums fast-passes to positions of import.

It’s odd. In most of life, success predicated on insider dealings is suspect. When it comes to Wall Street or golf clubs, deckstacking is seen as an affront to American ideals.

Yet colleges trade on precisely that kind of self-dealing in attracting students and then launching them to professional success. And they get celebrated for it.

So, no, Harvard’s students are not 'all right.' And that matters greatly, for all of us.

Byron York, chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner: Three reasons Trump is leading Biden.

1) Things have gone to hell since Biden became president.

2) Biden's age. 3) The Trump prosecutions. The new poll clearly shocked many Biden supporters. Already pushback has begun, which you can be sure will continue. And indeed everyone should remember that a lot can change in the year before the election. But some things will not change — Biden will not get any younger — and the race will likely remain super-competitive until the end.

Republican Ted Cruz represents Texas in the United States Senate, serves on the Judiciary Committee and is chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on The Constitution: How America's universities became hotbeds for terrorist sympathizers.

Sadly, the despicable marches that we are seeing on college campuses represent the future of American society unless enough good and decent people on both sides of the aisle step up to stop it. We’ve seen some good progress, with law firms and businesses rescinding job offers from openly antisemitic students. Even more people need to stand up and confront this vile rhetoric, defeat the toxic woke ideology indoctrinating students on college campuses, and ensure that our country resembles the one we grew up in.

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