Eliot Spitzer – Our criminal justice system is…

Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don’t like to…


“Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don’t like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against a death penalty.”
-Eliot Spitzer

Eliot Spitzer – I have acted in a…

I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates…


“I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates my, or any, sense of right and wrong. I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public, whom I promised better.”
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Eliot Spitzer – I love and always have…

I love and always have loved policy issues and trying to have an impact on…


“I love and always have loved policy issues and trying to have an impact on the issues that are out there. I cherish my years in government. I have loved my participation at CNN, at Current writing teaching. Where I will go next, I will have to sort out.”
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Eliot Spitzer – Some say that I should…

Some say that I should settle down, go slower and not push so hard, so…


“Some say that I should settle down, go slower and not push so hard, so quickly for such transformational change. To them, I say that you misunderstand the size of the problems we face, the strength of the status quo and the urgency of the people’s desire for change.”
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Eliot Spitzer – The Republican argument that raising…

The Republican argument that raising the debt ceiling encourages additional future spending is logically irresponsible…


“The Republican argument that raising the debt ceiling encourages additional future spending is logically irresponsible. The debt ceiling has to be raised to authorize spending already approved by Congress. Despite that fallacy, the GOP has been able to score political points with its argument.”
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Eliot Spitzer – The reality of split government…

The reality of split government puts a premium on creativity within the administration. President Obama…


“The reality of split government puts a premium on creativity within the administration. President Obama needs to put the right people in charge of the agencies and then have them push the bounds of administrative power to change policy through those agencies. President Obama has a pretty good track record of this.”
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Eliot Spitzer – As someone with a deep…

As someone with a deep faith in competition and the market, I also know that…


“As someone with a deep faith in competition and the market, I also know that markets only work with tough enforcement of the rules that guarantee competition and fair play – and that the pressure to break those rules only gets stronger as the amount of money involved gets larger.”
-Eliot Spitzer