Transportation Security Administration officers look at an X-ray on December 29, 2009. (Mike Segar / Reuters)
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“Who travels with this much white powder?” Christopher Hendon, a chemist who uses white powders to identify chemicals dissolved in water

“Education is the only product that the ‘consumer’ seems to want less of,” Jean Twenge, who studies trends in college attendance

“My son is learning algebra now in the eighth grade, but it’s not the first time he’s getting math. It’s antithetical that we wouldn’t do the same with sexuality,” Elizabeth Schroeder, a sexuality educator

“The European mess is due to the ruling elites everywhere. In France, in Italy, in Greece, in Germany, we are all responsible for it,” - Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece. He was speaking at yesterday’s Atlantic Summit on the Economy. More highlights from “the Greek Bruce Willis”:

(Previous quotes from our sources here.)