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Issue: "Columbine: Teenage martyr," May 8, 1999

Part of growing up is learning how to control one's impulses.

Hillary Clinton, as the president stood nearby, in a speech advocating more gun control in response to the Colorado school shootings.

If these kids were walking around that school in black trench coats, saying 'Heil Hitler,' why didn't somebody pay attention? I guarantee you if little Cassie Bernall ... and her friends had been walking through that school carrying Bibles and saying 'Hail the Prince of Peace, King of Kings,' they would have been hauled into the principal's office.

Former education secretary William Bennett on NBC's Meet the Press.

It's not within the power of the legislature to stop hate. Many of us believe only God can change the heart of a man, not legislation.

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Texas state representative Wayne Christian, a Republican from Jasper, where a black man was dragged to death behind a racist's pickup truck, on why he opposes a state hate-crimes law.

Roses are red/ violets are blue/ how did you get to be 62?

CBS radio commentator Charles Osgood, on the occasion of Saddam Hussein's birthday last week.

I lost millions of dollars last year. I lost all of my endorsements for telling the truth. But my Father has a lot more than they could ever pay me.

Former Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White, on the fallout from his famous year-old remarks critical of homosexuality. He spoke last week at a fundraiser for a crisis pregnancy center in Omaha, Neb.


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