Talking Points: Did You See What They Said?

"There is no other way to say it — AT&T hiring Michael Cohen as a political consultant was a big mistake." — AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson. (Friday, The Dallas Morning News)"I think everybody who runs has a chance." — State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, on the race for speaker of the Texas House. (Tuesday, The Texas Tribune) "These vehicles never look at their phone, they never take a drink and they're always awake." — James Cline, president of the Denton County Transportation Authority about a self-driving car service that will launch in Frisco in July. (Monday, The Dallas Morning News)"Through this lawsuit, we are taking action to hold HUD accountable and ensure that HUD fulfills its mission of addressing ongoing racial segregation and housing discrimination which persist across the country today." — Kristen Clarke, executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, on the lawsuit filed against the Trump administration seeking to restore a rule that forces state and local governments to crack down on segregated housing practices. (Tuesday, Houston Chronicle)"If you want to work where your dedication is appreciated and where you will have the tools needed to improve student achievement, then we want to talk with you." — Fort Worth Superintendent Kent P. Scribner on the billboards erected in Oklahoma to recruit teachers for the FWISD. (Wednesday, CNN)"These are people who are Americans, and they need a permanent legislative fix." — Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, who is pushing a U.S. House vote on immigration legislation. (Wednesday, The Texas Tribune)"Just keep living, don't die." — Richard Overton on his secret for long life. Overton, a World War II veteran who smokes 12 cigars a day, turned 112 on Friday making him the oldest person in the U.S. (Thursday, The Dallas Morning News)"We can do much better if we give people the opportunity, those who have the will and the determination to take advantage of the opportunity to turn their lives around, to deal with their addiction, to deal with their lack of skills and education." — Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, praising the U.S. House for taking up prison reform legislation. (Wednesday, The Washington Examiner)"It's us. We are the most disruptive force in the world today. We are changing directions in really, really dramatic ways, largely in the face of the standing government institutions that have traditionally helped presidents make decisions." — Former CIA Chief Michael Hayden on why the country is "less safe" under President Trump. (Wednesday, ABC News)What's your view?Got an opinion about this issue? Send a letter to the editor, and you just might get published.  Continue reading...

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