Notably Quotable: “Hell is empty…”

“Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.”

— William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2


“Real power is — I don’t even want to use the word — fear.”

— Donald J. Trump, – Bob Woodward’s, Fear: Trump In The White House


“If I’m still the majority leader of the Senate after next year, none of those things are going to pass the Senate. They won’t even be voted on. So think of me as the grim reaper.”

— Sen. Mitch McConnell on a 2020 progressive legislative agenda .


“When the history of Trump’s presidency is chronicled by some future scholar, these events over the last few weeks — including Barr’s partisan whitewashing of the Mueller report — will likely be described as some of the most ominous and important in America’s surrender to authoritarianism and fascism.”

— Chauncey Devega, This is the brutal truth about Trump’s grotesque vision for America (4/19/19)


“The child will burn down the village to be heard.”

— African proverb