"Yes, [Massachusetts Senator Scott] Brown is a Republican running in a very liberal state, and yes, today's 'liberals' are not very liberal when it comes to free speech. Politicians sometimes have to compromise on matters of principle. But to our mind this goes so far that the Massachusetts Senate race reminds us of the Iran-Iraq war. As Henry Kissinger is supposed to have said, it's a pity they can't both lose."
James Taranto, "Conspiracy of Silence," January 24, 2012