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Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Here are the best quotes we heard from our sources today. (Click through to read the full stories.)

Opal Tometi (pictured above​), co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement: “I think the two-party system isn’t working for us. And it hasn’t worked for us for generations—let’s be very, very honest about that.”

Katherine Koster, the communications director of the Sex Workers Outreach Project: “I don’t think people would say that a washing machine is parallel to dehumanizing domestic workers.”

Frank LoMonte, director of the Student Press Law Center: “What we’re seeing is the convergence of two worrisome trend lines: Colleges are more obsessed with ‘protecting the brand’ than they’ve ever been before, and journalism as an industry is weaker and less able to defend itself than ever before.”

Mitt Romney, former U.S. presidential nominee: “Darn it, I wish I could do that [convincing minorities and the poor that Republicans have their best interests at heart] properly!”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)