"A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Michael Kinsley on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Michael Kinsley on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Michael Kinsley on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Michael Kinsley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Michael Kinsley on Winston Churchill
"In 1977, at least, he wished to have people believe that he shared and was proud of an attitude toward women that is not acceptable in a politician. In 2003, all he has said is that he doesn't remember the interview."
"He's nice enough not to want to be associated with a nasty remark but not nice enough not to make it. Lacking the courage of one's nastiness does not make one nice."
"It wouldn't be fair to say that conservatives cherish property the way liberals cherish equality. But it would be fair to say that the takings clause is the conservatives' recipe for judicial activism just as they say liberals have misused the equal protection clause."
"In those days, the late 1970s, one of the leading politicians was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger, named Ted Kennedy."
"The logic is often far-fetched - how does medical marijuana affect interstate commerce? - and some conservatives would like judges to start throwing out federal laws wholesale on commerce clause grounds. The court once again said no thanks."