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- "Last year, for the first time, the Japanese bought more adult diapers than diapers for babies."

- "As they rose in value, the total number of trailers shown before a movie started going up. Three or four was the norm a decade ago. Regal and AMC theaters now run six or seven before every feature."

- "Cultural practices that offer some protection in one place are often quite harmful in another."

- "[Republicans] adhere to the economic program that Reagan developed to meet the challenges of the late 1970s and early 1980s, ignoring the fact that he largely overcame those challenges, and now we have new ones."

- "Many of them treat the dolls as if they were real members of their families — taking them shopping and out to restaurants."

- "It hardly matters much who invented the mechanism for the cuts. What matters, as the Republicans will find out, is that the people don’t want them."

- "I’m going to be bound up by some hillbilly in a pawnshop so that John Travolta can be the lead?"

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Ezra Klein · February 19, 2013

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