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"What new steps will businesses need to take in the future to protect themselves from presidents who, instead of the Art of the Deal, prefer the Art of the Shakedown?" -- Raymond Niles, in "The Art of the Shakedown" at The American Institute for Economic Research.

"The inability of patent owners to obtain injunctions is wreaking havoc in the U.S. innovation economy by creating disincentives for inventors and investors." -- Adam Mossoff, in "The Supreme Court or Congress Must Restore Injunctions for Patent Owners" (PDF) at The Heritage Foundation.

"The great paradox of the American promise, however, is that it unites two seemingly contradictory principles: equality and inequality." -- C. Bradley Thompson, in "Equality and the American Dream" at RealClear Politics.

"[W]hen we read stories about various drugs or vaccines that might (or might not) work, it's probably wise to temper our initial exuberance (or disappointment) at early results." -- Paul Hsieh, in "Blood Type May Have Minimal Effect on Covid-19 Health Risk" at Forbes.

"To do better we need to take seriously, and strictly delimit, the government's necessary role in an infectious disease pandemic." -- Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo, in "It's Past Time for a Pandemic Testing Strategy" at The Hill.

"Shouting that they're evading and being dishonest isn't helpful, because in the best cases what's actually going on is they know you might be right and they're afraid of the enormous impact changing their mind would have on their life." -- Don Watkins, in "The 7 Realities of Political Persuasion" at Don's Writing.

"To understand why this absence of any positive ideals is so worrisome, and why a counter-movement focused on negatives has to either fail or lead to something worse than the status quo, consider two examples." -- Don Watkins, in "If You Stand for Nothing, What Will You Fall For?" at Don's Writing.

-- CAV

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