“The sexual assault problem is a cancer on the military. It’s time to make our military justice system independent from the chain of command in felony cases: this will give confidence to those service members assaulted to come forward in search of justice.” —Patrick J. Murphy, Why Senator Gillibrand is right about military sexual assault
“No one expects health care costs to decline anytime soon, but the rate of medical inflation has fallen sharply over the past few years, and partisans have competing explanations. Is health care reform making care more efficient and affordable, or has health care spending dipped just because of the recession?” —Geoffrey Cowley, Health care costs really are coming under control
“I still wish I had a dad who was not only around, but involved, another role model to teach me what my mom did her best to instill—values like hard work and integrity, responsibility and delayed gratification… That’s why I try to be, for Michelle and my girls, what my father was not for my mother and me.” —President Barack Obama, in his weekly address.
“Inaction is unacceptable. We will not forget what happened to us. We will continue to fight.” —Jillian Soto, whose sister was murdered protecting her students in Newtown, Conn. six months ago.
“Jim Crow is alive and it’s dressed in a Brooks Brothers suit, my friend, instead of a white robe.” —Myrlie Evers-Williams