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Dispatches Quotables


Tiger Woods (Charlie Riedel/AP )

‘I don’t know of a better comeback in sports in my lifetime.’

Former Masters champion Zach Johnson on Tiger Woods winning his first major championship in 11 years.



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Jeffrey Blackler/Alamy Stock Photo

‘I would talk about it as an “atrocity.”’

A female clinician (speaking to the Times of London) on the fast-tracking of children into sex-change procedures at Britain’s Tavistock Centre. Five former employees resigned because they believed the facility was mutilating young children. The anonymous clinician told the Times that “it felt as if we were a part of something that people would look back on in the future, and ask, ‘What were we thinking?’”



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Pete Buttigieg (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

‘How is he going to run the whole country if you can’t get your city right first?’

Shawn White, resident of South Bend, Ind., on Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is running for president. An April survey by the South Bend Tribune found that only 19 percent of residents were satisfied with maintenance of the city’s streets and sidewalks, and less than half said their neighborhood had improved in the past five years.



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Mitch McConnell (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

‘Congratulations, Madam Speaker, you’ve got a Freedom Caucus.’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the House Progressive Caucus, which consistently tripped up Democrats’ legislative plans in their first 100 days in power this year. The Freedom Caucus has made similar trouble for Republican leaders.



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michael Jacobs (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

‘I don’t think most parents who send their kids off to college fully appreciate the monoculture that they are putting their children into, and it may help explain why they came home with a very different worldview than they left with.’

Michael Jacobs, professor of business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on the groupthink at most universities and the bullying of students who hold conservative views.