No smoking


“When you ban smoking in public places, you’re protecting everyone’s health, including and especially the nonsmoker.”

S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology, on how large-scale smoking bans benefit cities, Feb. 7 Omaha Daily Record.


“Race is not the sole reason, but it is part of the reason.”

Dick Simpson, professor of political science, on whether blacks support Obama because of his race, Feb. 7 Medill News Service.


“If I had to give a number, I’d say zero.”

Joseph Persky, professor of economics, about the impact on fast-food jobs after Illinois raised its minimum wage above the federal minimum, Feb. 6 Crain’s
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