Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.
People conjugate to the present; politics to other tenses. (Peuple conjugue au présent; Politique aux autres temps.)
Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.
For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavouring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.
In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second hand from other non examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.
The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics. No one can make head nor tail of them and they never are seen twice in the same place.