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nasionalisme terurai dalam sikap belaka dan buk…

nasionalisme terurai dalam sikap belaka dan bukan program konkret, setumpuk keluhan dan bukan kekuatan yang terorganisasi, gambar dan bunyi yang memadati gelombang udara dan percakapan, namun tanpa perwujudan jasadi.

nasionalisme terurai dalam sikap belaka dan bukan program konkret, setumpuk keluhan dan bukan kekuatan yang terorganisasi, gambar dan bunyi yang memadati gelombang udara dan percakapan, namun tanpa perwujudan jasadi.

But by the end of two years, most have either c…

But by the end of two years, most have either changed careers or moved to suburban schools - a consequence of low pay, a lack of support from the educational bureaucracy, and a pervasive feeling of isolation.

But by the end of two years, most have either changed careers or moved to suburban schools – a consequence of low pay, a lack of support from the educational bureaucracy, and a pervasive feeling…

We hang on to our values, even if they seem at …

We hang on to our values, even if they seem at times tarnished and worn; even if, as a nation and in our own lives, we have betrayed them more often that we care to remember. What else is there to guide us? Those values are our inheritance, what makes us who we are as a people. And although we recognize that they are subject to challenge, can be poked and prodded and debunked and turned inside out bu intellectuals and cultural critics, they have proven to be both surprisingly durable and surprisingly constant across classes, and races, and faiths, and generations. We can make claims on their behalf, so long as we understand that our values must be tested against fact and experience, so long as we recall that they demand deeds and not just words.

We hang on to our values, even if they seem at times tarnished and worn; even if, as a nation and in our own lives, we have betrayed them more often that we care to…

Setiap strategi untuk mengurangi kemiskinan ant…

Setiap strategi untuk mengurangi kemiskinan antargenerasi harus dipusatkan pada pekerjaan, bukan pada kesejahteraan--bukan hanya karena pekerjaan itu memberikan kebebasan dan pendapatan, melainkan juga karena pekerjaan itu mendatangkan kedisiplinan, struktur, harga diri, dan kesempatan untuk berkembang dalam kehidupan masyarakat.

Setiap strategi untuk mengurangi kemiskinan antargenerasi harus dipusatkan pada pekerjaan, bukan pada kesejahteraan–bukan hanya karena pekerjaan itu memberikan kebebasan dan pendapatan, melainkan juga karena pekerjaan itu mendatangkan kedisiplinan, struktur, harga diri, dan kesempatan untuk berkembang…

‘My friends, we live in the greatest nation in …

'My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.'

‘My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you’ll join with me as we try to change it.’

We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, a…

We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.

We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don’t like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends…

If anything, the fiasco of last week should und…

If anything, the fiasco of last week should underscore the degree to which the vulnerable among us should not be forgotten, ... They should be not forgotten when we're setting budget policy, they should not be forgotten when we're drafting plans for evacuation, and they should not be forgotten when we're crafting constitutional law.

If anything, the fiasco of last week should underscore the degree to which the vulnerable among us should not be forgotten, … They should be not forgotten when we’re setting budget policy, they should not…

The knee-jerk unbending and what I consider to …

The knee-jerk unbending and what I consider to be unfair attacks on Sen. Leahy's motives were unjustified,

The knee-jerk unbending and what I consider to be unfair attacks on Sen. Leahy’s motives were unjustified,

Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on…

Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement.

Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement.

What I value most about Pastor Wright is not hi…

What I value most about Pastor Wright is not his day-to-day political advice. He's much more of a sounding board for me to make sure that I am speaking as truthfully about what I believe as possible and that I'm not losing myself in some of the hype and hoopla and stress that's involved in national politics.

What I value most about Pastor Wright is not his day-to-day political advice. He’s much more of a sounding board for me to make sure that I am speaking as truthfully about what I believe…

There is not a liberal America and a conservati…

There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America.

There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America –…

The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extende…

The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife.

The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife.

I very much feel like the novice and pupil, ……

I very much feel like the novice and pupil, ... I'm spending most of my time listening as opposed to trying to interject myself into the process.

I very much feel like the novice and pupil, … I’m spending most of my time listening as opposed to trying to interject myself into the process.

There are differences in this (Democratic) cauc…

There are differences in this (Democratic) caucus as to how conservative he is.

There are differences in this (Democratic) caucus as to how conservative he is.

I think people feel that we’re in a morass. The…

I think people feel that we're in a morass. They don't get a sense that there's movement, that there's serious progress.

I think people feel that we’re in a morass. They don’t get a sense that there’s movement, that there’s serious progress.

I have absolute confidence that if everybody wo…

I have absolute confidence that if everybody works hard for the next 24 hours, we're going to see Freddy come out on top,

I have absolute confidence that if everybody works hard for the next 24 hours, we’re going to see Freddy come out on top,

They are two Illinois companies who want to do …

They are two Illinois companies who want to do business and expand, ... but they are having roadblocks.

They are two Illinois companies who want to do business and expand, … but they are having roadblocks.

Do they have forest fires around here?

Do they have forest fires around here?

Do they have forest fires around here?

Andy Warhol said we all get our 15 minutes of f…

Andy Warhol said we all get our 15 minutes of fame. I've already had an hour and a half. I mean, I'm so overexposed, I'm making Paris Hilton look like a recluse.

Andy Warhol said we all get our 15 minutes of fame. I’ve already had an hour and a half. I mean, I’m so overexposed, I’m making Paris Hilton look like a recluse.

In the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union…

In the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, now you have these dispersed power centers, ... They are clearly still working out the kinks.

In the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, now you have these dispersed power centers, … They are clearly still working out the kinks.

The Russian Federation only allows [internation…

The Russian Federation only allows [international] departures from three airports in the country, not from Perm,

The Russian Federation only allows [international] departures from three airports in the country, not from Perm,

we are a couple of U.S. senators.

we are a couple of U.S. senators.

we are a couple of U.S. senators.

Today, we recognize the simple truth that John …

Today, we recognize the simple truth that John Johnson was a part of all of us,

Today, we recognize the simple truth that John Johnson was a part of all of us,

What remains is the need to review claims that …

What remains is the need to review claims that might have been denied, particularly in Illinois, so that we can close that imbalance,

What remains is the need to review claims that might have been denied, particularly in Illinois, so that we can close that imbalance,

Only a handful of men and women leave an imprin…

Only a handful of men and women leave an imprint on the conscience of a nation and on the history that they helped shape, ... John Johnson was one of these men.

Only a handful of men and women leave an imprint on the conscience of a nation and on the history that they helped shape, … John Johnson was one of these men.

We were in a lounge with a locked door at one p…

We were in a lounge with a locked door at one point,

We were in a lounge with a locked door at one point,

it ended up not being a very big deal.

it ended up not being a very big deal.

it ended up not being a very big deal.

I’m so overexposed, I’m making Paris Hilton loo…

I'm so overexposed, I'm making Paris Hilton look like a recluse.

I’m so overexposed, I’m making Paris Hilton look like a recluse.

I didn’t know Lenin was a player,

I didn't know Lenin was a player,

I didn’t know Lenin was a player,

And Illinoisans want a Senate candidate who wil…

And Illinoisans want a Senate candidate who will attack the problems they and their families face rather than spending time attacking each other. I invite him to join me in such a race.

And Illinoisans want a Senate candidate who will attack the problems they and their families face rather than spending time attacking each other. I invite him to join me in such a race.

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