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“We were really in the stubby-pencil era,” Susan Pamerleau, a police sheriff, on updating the technology at a Texas county jail.

“We do not see ourselves as fighting an LGBT community. We see ourselves as fighting a dictatorship of political correctness,”Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician who opposes adoptions by same-sex couples.

“Each epidemic has its own little shop of horrors that you have to sort out,” Peter Hotez, who studies tropical diseases.

(Previous quotes from our sources here.)