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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.

“I don’t like him. He’s an old buzzard as far as I’m concerned,” David Osterkamp, who supports Donald Trump, on Ted Cruz.

“Just because I could buy a backhoe for cheap doesn't mean that a backhoe is useful … for my little garden in the backyard,” Jeffrey Winters, a political science professor, on who uses shell corporations.

“We want to be a neighborhood school again. … We can’t let the anchors of our communities die,” Randall Josserand, a public-school administrator in Chicago.

(Previous quotes from our sources here.)