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| Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
Ashley Moujes and Kristan Reimann line up to volunteer at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. 'You can't love your city and not try to help,' said Reimann.  (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Ashley Moujes and Kristan Reimann line up to volunteer at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. 'You can't love your city and not try to help,' said Reimann. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

“(T)he law must always come down (on) the side of controlling and punishing those who use violent force to silence those with whom they disagree, not on the side of using government power to smother any expression that might provoke riots.”

— Alexandra DeSanctis, National Review's The Corner

“We are witnessing some of the most spectacularly absurd political gambits in American history ... . The first comes from Democrats in Congress, who want to somehow blame collapsing Obamacare on Republicans. ... The second ... is this open effort by Republicans to somehow blame all of their problems on Mr. Trump.”

— Charles Hurt, The Washington Times

“A new Pew Research Center poll suggests that Trump needs to get his act together ... . Only 16 percent ... approve of how Trump behaves, while ... 58 percent are turned off by his antics. ... Who knew daily Twitter rants, insults ... and petty vendettas from a man who holds the highest office in the land could lead to such a negative perception?”

— Susan Wright, RedState

“Government ... will properly play a large role in aiding with the flood disaster in Texas. … (But) American Greatness is explicitly not a government program. It is the freest people on Earth giving their time and resources and risking their safety, to help neighbors ... . May it ever be so.”

— from a Washington Examiner editorial

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