"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

First take: Insleeisms


INSLEEISMS The Seattle Times has pulled together (and did it really try to trademark the term?) a collected quotes of Governor Jay Inslee, who threatens to become a highly quotable governor. Some are a little odd, like this little-noted line from 2011: ““A transportation package is going to be difficult because there is a tooth fairy but there is no transportation fairy.” One that may seem odd but isn’t necessarily: “I’m pretty sensitive to small businesses. I was one.” (If he was a sole proprietor, then he was precisely accurate.) The Times suggested #Insleeisms as a has tag.

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