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Issue: "Beyond hate speech," Aug. 20, 2005

"Right now Adam Smith is spinning in his grave so fast that he would qualify for a subsidy in this bill as an energy source."

U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) on the GOP's abandonment of free-market principles with the pork-laden energy bill that President Bush signed on Aug. 8.

"It is just my husband who has died. His vision is alive."

Rebecca Garang, widow of Sudanese rebel leader John Garang, on his dream of a secure future for non-Arabs and Christians in Sudan. Mr. Garang died in a helicopter crash on July 30.

"My feelings danced. I was happy, I cried."

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Yelena Milashevskaya, wife of Russian navy Lt. Vyacheslav Milashevsky, on hearing the news that her husband and six other men on board an AS-28 mini-submarine had been rescued last week. The vessel had been caught in fishing nets and underwater cables for three days, and the men were running out of oxygen and water.

"There are significant tax implications that we don't think the government has thought through."

Bryan Pinn of Ottawa, Canada, on his plans to marry his best friend, Bill Dalrymple, under Canada's new gay-marriage law. Both men are straight, but they want the tax benefits of being legally married.


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