Unless you know a lot more about something than I do, I am not really that interested. I have too much information already.

I watched Bill O'Reilly for years.

The Clinton era is over. I think that there would even have been a certain amount of rejoicing among some Republicans if Gore had won or if Ralph Nader had won or if Satan had won.

People say you become more cynical as you get older. That hasn't been my experience.

I think Michael Moore is loathsome, though, not because he dislikes Bush, but because he seems to dislike America.

My first experience on public radio still ranks among the most embarrassing episodes of my relatively short life.

I am really only interested in new information, not freelance opinion. I don't really care what you think off the top of your head.

The rapid growth of prenatal testing has had some undeniably positive effects: A woman who knows she will bear a child with a handicap can plan to deliver in a hospital equipped for risky births. And many couples prefer the opportunity to prepare psychologically for the work of raising a disabled child.

Animals shouldn't be mistreated.

I have no time for political hacks who say things they don't believe because they get paid to.

You don't criticize your employer.

The second you feel a political imperative, it destroys your art.

The one thing I'm convinced George W. Bush is good at is bipartisanship. It's clearly something he enjoys personally.

I'm not much of an economic conservative, and I'm not conservative at all on foreign policy.

Under no circumstances am I going to criticize my family in public.

Like everyone else, rich people respond to incentives.

Apart from its dangers, much of Iraq isn't very interesting to look at. The landscape is flat and dun colored. The dirt just beyond the highway is littered with hunks of twisted and mangled metal, some of it the detritus of wars, some of it just unclaimed junk. The countryside looks muddy and broken.

There will always be some who, for whatever reason, find themselves dependent on the charity of others. But when half the population is along for the ride, the system becomes dangerously out of balance. Things fall apart.

I'd rather have dinner with Don King than with Mark Furhman. But then, I'm American. I have no perspective.

By the time I got to college, mind expansion had lost its appeal.

People tend to cherish and take care of the things they pay for and therefore own, countries included. The opposite is also true. When was the last time you changed the oil in a rental car?

Billy Tauzin is one of the most interesting people in Washington. He is smart, funny, and interesting.

To politicize a man's tragic death is about as low as you can go, isn't it?

Speaking fluent English - like doing long division or successfully rewiring a 220-volt electrical outlet - is not a skill you're born with. It's something you learn, occasionally even by opening some old dictionary.

Seldom has a politician left public office with more self-generated fanfare than Sen. William S. Cohen.

Canadians are so easily wounded.

Most of the time, you can beat a woman in an argument.

Trump could teach Republicans in Washington a lot if only they stopped posturing long enough to watch carefully.

I can't wait to work for Rick Kaplan. He's a great producer. I would host an infomercial if he would produce it.

Children with Down Syndrome are not monsters, but uncommonly gentle human beings who can and do lead full lives.

I feel like I've known Hunter S. Thompson for most of my life. I first encountered him in 1981, when I was 12.

Pat Buchanan likes to fight. But only on TV.

It is nice to be around people who think differently than you. They challenge your ideas and keep you from being complacent.

Children born with Down Syndrome are not vegetables, nor are their lives demonstrably not worth living.

I like bow ties, and I certainly spent a lot of time defending them.

People often refer to Dubai as the Hong Kong of the Gulf, but it's really more like Vegas.

In the absence of evidence, superstition. It's a Middle Ages thing. That's my theory anyway.

I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn't be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year's resolution is not to bark back.

Senator McConnell is by all accounts a decent person. He's pretty conservative, too.

As a rule, the civil-rights establishment is not punctual.

Studies have shown people listen to TV than watch it.

I'm Christian. I've made mistakes. I believe fervently in second chances.

If it was up to the U.N., Saddam Hussein would still be killing his own people.

If you want another world war, run up unsustainable debts.

Limbaugh hosts a radio show. His job is to shock people.

I try to tell the truth.

American presidential elections usually amount to a series of overcorrections: Clinton begat Bush, who produced Obama, whose lax border policies fueled the rise of Trump.

I don't care what anybody thinks.

One area of liberal phenomenon I support is female bi-sexuality.