Quotations of the day

July 18, 2013 - 3:35 AM

"I can't think of another instance in which one has glamorized the image of an alleged terrorist. This is the image of a rock star. This is the image of someone who is admired, of someone who has a fan base, of someone we are critiquing as art." — Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a communications professor and the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania in a statement as a Rolling Stone cover story featuring a glamorous photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is generating controversy, with several retailers announcing that they will not carry the issue.

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"The North Koreans are taking desperate measures to pursue that work. Despite the best efforts of the international community to cut off arms transfers to and from North Korea, it will continue in some form." — Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association in comments as Cuba's admission that it was secretly sending aging weapons systems to North Korea has turned the global spotlight on a little-known link in a secretive network of rusting freighters and charter jets that moves weapons to and from North Korea despite U.N. sanctions.

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"We continue to get closer and I continue to remain hopeful that the sides will soon be able to come to sit at the same table." — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after winning Arab League backing for his effort to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.