On the Record

  • On the record: Quotes from the news (or non news)

    “I believe that the church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom it has offended but has to apologize to the poor, to exploited women, to children exploited for labor; it has to ask forgiveness for having blessed many weapons.” — POPE FRANCIS in a groundbreaking statement on June 26. “I think you can call this the cautious generation.” — BILL ALBERT, spokesma.... Read More
  • On the record: Who’s inspiring? Who’s offending?

    “It’s the story that I witness every single day, when I wake up in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters — two beautiful black young women — head off to school, waving goodbye to their father, the president of the United States.” — MICHELLE OBAMA in a commencement speech that she delivered at City College in New York. “Look at my African-American over here..... Read More
  • For the record: Quotes from the news

    “He is such an egomaniac and such a religious zealot that he thinks he can ignore court orders with impunity. For the sake of our state, he should be kicked out of office.” — Southern Poverty Law Center president RICHARD COHEN commenting on Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. The judge faces potential removal from office for ordering the state’s probate judges to refuse to issue marriage li.... Read More
  • On the record: Boehner said what?

    “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.” — Former House Speaker JOHN BOEHNER sharing his feelings about GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz in a talk hosted by Stanford University. Boehner referred to Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh.” “Nothing is more stunning than.... Read More
  • Quotes from the news: Ron Johnson said what?

    “The big takeaway from last night: The Republican machine in Wisconsin that Scott Walker and the Republican Party of Wisconsin have honed over the past four years is stronger than ever.” — U.S. SEN. RON JOHNSON in a statement about the election of Scott Walker’s hand-picked Supreme Court justice Rebecca Bradley to a 10-year term on April 5. Outside groups supporting Walker’s candidate.... Read More
  • On the record – March 10

    “For the good of the state, it’s time for Christie to do his long-neglected constituents a favor and resign as governor. If he refuses, citizens should initiate a recall effort.” — From an editorial that appeared in six New Jersey newspapers belonging to GANNETT’S USA TODAY NETWORK. The editorial followed Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump for president. “(That) part I don.... Read More
  • For the record: Donald Trump tweeted what?

    “This was one of the most degrading and racially prejudiced things I’ve ever experienced in life and wouldn’t wish this on anyone. You have no right to profile someone because of their race and nationality.” — JOHN HENSON, who plays basketball for the Milwaukee Bucks, writing on Instagram about an incident in which employees of Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers locked him out and called police wh.... Read More
  • On the record: Tommy Thompson said what?

    “I don’t think any candidate between now and the Republican convention is going to get the necessary number of 1,188 delegates to get the nomination. …  I think we’re going to have a convention in which nobody has enough votes.” — Former Wisconsin GOV. TOMMY THOMPSON telling Milwaukee right-wing radio personality Charlie Sykes that he believes Republicans will end up having a brokered.... Read More
  • Who said what? | Oct. 8 issue

    “(The) LGBT community … are like the gay white KKK’s. Get them some pink hoods and unicorns and let them rally down Rodeo Drive.” — Rapper AZEALIA BANKS tweeting one of her latest homophobic remarks. Her lengthy anti-gay Twitter tirade began some weeks ago when she sent out a comment calling a flight attendant a “f**king faggot.” “The only thing that separates women of color from a.... Read More
  • On the record, February 26, 2015

    “Politics used to be about where you stood. Now, it’s about what you stepped in.” — ERIC DEZENHALL, professional crisis manager, commenting on recent gaffes and missteps by Republican presidential hopefuls. “After much prayer following your prenatal, I felt that I would not be able to develop the personal patient-doctor relationship that I normally do with my patients. Please know that I.... Read More