Quotes of the Week

There is no free lunch. We either want increased standards and are willing to pay the price, or we don't.

District Judge John Dietz, finding the state's financing system for schools unconstitutional

They run a little radio ad and all you lapdogs run to report it. ... It's not a burp. It's barely a fart.

California Gov. Jerry Brown, quoted in the Sacramento Bee on a come-to-Texas ad campaign aimed at companies in California 

I don’t want revenge. I don’t want anything ill for Judge Anderson. I don’t. But I also realize that there are consequences for our actions and that there needs to be accountability because without that, every single thing falls apart.

Michael Morton, freed after 25 years in prison for a wrongful conviction, testifying in a court of inquiry on Ken Anderson, who was his prosecutor

They deserve under the Second Amendment to meet force with force.

Attorney General Greg Abbott to CNN's Piers Morgan on allowing ranchers along the border access to firearms

To have popular culture impact 100 years of their standards is inappropriate.

Gov. Rick Perry on the Boy Scouts of America reconsidering its ban on gay members and leaders

In just three weeks, The New York Times has devoted a lead editorial to blasting me. Bill Maher has attacked me, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews. Morning Joe seems to devote their morning sections to attacking me. And I’ll tell you what, I view all of that as a sign that maybe we’re doing something right.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz during an appearance on Glenn Beck's radio show