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“This all begins to look and feel a little but like martial law,” Christine Link, who advocates for civil liberties, on city restrictions against protesters.

“A bonanza for archaeology,” —what Jesse Casana, an archaeologist, calls Cold War-era spy satellite photos.

“It’s gotten to the point where some parents have said, ‘I’m not sending my kids to school because that’s where they get killed,’” —Ronald Holle, a meteorologist, on lightning strikes that hit African schools.

“Disruption politics are the future, be they from right or left,”—an Atlantic reader, on the House Democrats’ sit-in for stricter gun laws.

(Previous quotes from our sources here)