Talking Points: Did You See What They Said?

"Goodbye, brother. We'll take it from here." -- Dallas police Officer Dung Nguyen at the funeral of Officer Rogelio Santander, who was shot last week by a man he was trying to arrest. (Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News)"It was literally like a dream like I was actually imagining stuff and it just started happening. It was unexplainable. I couldn't ask for anything in the world than to be with my brother." -- Shaquem Griffin, who was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks and becomes the first one-handed player picked in the NFL draft modern era. His brother, Shaquill, plays for the Seahawks. (Saturday, USA Today)"This weekend, I fell short. A young woman asked me a question at a forum over the weekend regarding my track record, and she did not get the answer she deserved. I am sorry, and I understand why people are disappointed." -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez, who had been asked about her history of cooperating with federal immigration authorities. (Monday, Texas Tribune)"The administration has created a moment of crisis but made it very difficult politically for all sides to get out of this and still claim victory." -- Chad Bown, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, on the Trump administration's steel and aluminum tariffs that have been postponed for 30 days. (Tuesday, Associated Press)"I felt like a criminal that had just run the red light." -- Anthonia Nwaorie, a nurse stopped by the Customs and Border Protection, which seized $41,000 (not yet returned) in cash she was taking back to her native Nigeria to start a medical clinic. (Friday, The Texas Tribune)"It's going to be the future. Companies are really starting to promote renewables." -- Jazirae Duncan, a student at Texas Tech University, who will graduate with a bachelor's degree in wind power. (Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal)"That's your stink. Mr. President, that's your swamp." -- Fox News host Neil Cavuto criticizing President Donald Trump's false statements despite Trump's complaints about fake news. (Friday, The Washington Post)"If your child is going to one day compete in the Olympics, you're not going to wait and have them start training in 11th grade. So [with] Spark! we will travel to districts and roll things off of the trailer. Kids will make things, interact with electronics, and we hope this will spark their interest in engineering." -- Shelly Tornquist, Texas A&M director of engineering education outreach, on a program to get kids interested in science. (Friday, The Eagle)"7-Eleven has announced they are going to be offering healthier options for their customers. The CEO said, 'We want our customers to live to be as old as one of our hot dogs.'" -- Conan O'Brien (Wednesday, Newsmax)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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