Quotations of the day

“There’s very little trust in the government, and that’s for good reason. We’re our own worst enemy.” — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as some lawmakers say they will take a new look at ways to keep the U.S. safe from terror attacks without giving up privacy protections.


“It was his choice to publicly unveil himself. He recognized that even if he hadn’t publicly unveiled himself, it was only a matter of time before the U.S. government discovered that it was he who had been responsible for these disclosures, and he made peace with that.” — Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden, the NSA contract worker who says he leaked secrets on American surveillance programs.


“I don’t know that you’re taking this whole thing seriously. I just saw you slap your attorney on the backside. Is there something funny about this?” — Broward County (Fla.) Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh to former NFL star Chad Johnson, after he playfully slapped his attorney on the backside in court.

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