The Week in Quotes (Aug. 28 – Sept. 3)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Eric Trump, listing the reasons his father is running for president. The tree placed on the White House lawn during the holiday season is still called the National Christmas Tree.

Or he sees the tree on the White House lawn has been renamed ‘holiday tree’ instead of “Christmas tree.”

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Former Gov. Rick Perry, when asked if he would appear on the next season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

“I just hope I don’t forget my dance steps, were I to be on this program, after the third lesson.”

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Ushma D. Upadhyay, an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

If state legislatures want to create policies around abortion, they should be based on evidence. When policy is not based on science, American women pay the price.

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Pope Francis, renewing his call for urgent action on climate change.

Economics and politics, society and culture cannot be dominated by thinking only of the short-term and immediate financial or electoral gains.

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Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, announcing that he would offer a formal apology, create an institute for the study of slavery and erect a public memorial to the slaves whose labor benefited the institution, including those who were sold in 1838 to help keep the university afloat.

As a community and as individuals, we cannot do our best work if we refuse to take ownership of such a critical part of our history. We must acknowledge it.

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