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Open Borders or Laws: It's One or the Other
"I do not believe scripture or church history or reason condemns a secular nation state for having reasonable immigration laws. If we have them, then they should be enforced."
Attorney General, United States of America
Jun 20, 2018
"There was a place here. You could hear it. You could smell it. A place where people made lives."
Jun 13, 2018
You're Not the Future. You're the Present.
"You are succeeding. You are making us proud. You are changing the world. So keep changing the world, and keep making us proud."
Late Night Television Host
Jun 6, 2018
Give Me the Effing Ball
"Give me the effing job. ... Give me the promotion. Give me the microphone. Give me the Oval Office."
May 30, 2018
We Must Discover the Power of Love
“And when we discover that we will be able to make of this old world a new world.”
Michael Bruce Curry
Bishop, Episcopal Church
May 22, 2018
There's Only Us
"We are going to have to fight the battles that must be fought. We have to stand up to our challenges and face them together, with bravery, hope, trust, respect and love."
Mayor, New Orleans
May 16, 2018
The United States Will Withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal
"The fact is, this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made."
President, United States of America
May 9, 2018
A New Breed of Multilateralism
"A strong multilateralism … requires more than ever the United States’ involvement, as your role was decisive for creating and safeguarding today’s free world. The United States invented this multilateralism."
May 2, 2018
Our First and Most Important Teacher
"She was our teacher and role model on how to live a life with purpose and meaning."
Former Governor, Florida
Apr 24, 2018
Who My Mother Really Was
“I Am the Product of the Masses of My Country and the Product of My Enemy”
Diplomat, South Africa
Apr 17, 2018
On Russia: For Too Long Some Nations Have Looked the Other Way
"Russia brazenly and implausibly denies its actions. And we have failed to impose sufficient costs."
United States Security Advisor
Apr 11, 2018
An effort to understand
The night Martin Luther King was assassinated, Robert Kennedy gave a speech that went down in history. In a search for a more complete truth, let's bring it back up.
Robert F. Kennedy
Senator, New York
Apr 3, 2018
We Have to Change ... and That Is What Shell Is Going to Do
"Shell will aim to bring down the net carbon footprint of our energy products by around half by 2050."
Ben van Beurden
Mar 14, 2018
Darkness Is Descending on Our Region
"We must stop Iran, we will stop Iran."
Prime Minister, Israel
Mar 7, 2018
Free Speech and the Necessity of Discomfort
"A newspaper ... isn't supposed to be a form of mental comfort food."
Foreign Affairs Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Feb 26, 2018
We Call B.S.
"They say that no laws could have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies ... we call B.S."
Student, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Feb 20, 2018
In Many Women's Speeches, One
Before her death last week, Denise Graveline compiled a staggering index of 275 "Famous Speeches" by women.
Women of the World
Feb 14, 2018
Vigilance and Resolve Will Be Our Lodestar
"The United States of America will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever."
Vice President, United States of America
Feb 7, 2018
Remember What You Have Witnessed These Past Seven Days
"This is what it looks like when someone chooses to put their selfish desires above the safety and love for those around them."
Director of Marketing & Recruitment, Oak Brook College of Law
Jan 31, 2018
In the Story of the Jews, We've Always Seen the Story of America
"It is the story of an exodus, a journey from persecution to freedom, a story that shows the power of faith and the promise of hope."
Vice President, United States of America
Jan 24, 2018
The Truth, and Its Relationship to Democracy
"It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies."
United States Senator (R-AZ)
Jan 17, 2018
We Are Bigger Than This
"It can be hard to find our way in a time when there’s so much shouting, when nasty, shallow tweets take the place of honest debate."
Jan 17, 2018
Their Time Is Up
"We all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. But their time is up." The Vital Speech of the Week.
Media Producer, Talk Show Host, Actor, Philanthropist
Jan 10, 2018
Misplaced Nostalgia, False Hopes, Real Transformation
"Recently, Malaysians have been flooded with misplaced nostalgia."
Member of Parliament, Malaysia
Dec 20, 2017
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