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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.)

Anna Dreber, a behavioral economics professor, on the accuracy of psychological studies: “If you read through these journals and ask, ‘Is this true or not?’, you could flip a coin!”

Doug Shapiro, who compiles and manages data on colleges: “The data are of such poor quality that [ranking colleges] is completely misleading.”

Hannah Hetzer, a drug policy activist: “It’s one thing if Uruguay decides to legalize marijuana, where they’re not as affected by drug trafficking and the drug trade; it’s another when Mexico or Colombia stands up and says, ‘We have tried everything.’

(Previous quotes from our sources here)