“If Facebook is a wall, Twitter might be a bullhorn.”

Steve Jones, professor of communication, about the use of social media in feuds between rap artists, Oct. 20 Chicago Sun-Times

“In Chicago, politics is one of our sports and often we have more winning teams in politics than in the other areas.”

Dick Simpson, professor of political science, on the choice between watching the Bears game or the Presidential debate, Oct. 22 WBBM Newsradio

“The focus on Romney’s taxes has brought the issue of tax fairness into the public discourse.”

David Merriman, professor of public administration and associate director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, on lower tax rates for capital gains, Oct. 19 Chicago Sun-Times

“For some people, aspects of those particular emotions — fear or anxiety — are a form of excitement.”

Clinical psychologist Cheryl Carmin, professor of psychiatry, on Halloween and the psychology of fear, Oct. 21 RedEye

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