Not King's words, maybe his sentiment
"Martin Luther King said our lives begin to end the day we become silent on things that matter."
UPDATED: Firing a blank
Says an arms control treaty supported by Barack Obama "could give the U.N. some authority to regulate guns."
Limited cuts, no election connection
"Emboldened by election, Texas Republicans kill Medicaid funding for kids with disabilities."
"In Austin, Texas, the average homeowner is paying about $1,300 to $1,400 just for recapture," meaning funds spent in non-Austin school districts.
80 percent of seats held by men
Even "though men comprise 49% of the population, they hold 80% of the lawmaking power in the Legislature (144 of 181 seats)."
UPDATED: Many hoops
"NAFTA allows a lot of trucks from Mexico, for example, to leave there and ... drive straight through without even being inspected."
Absence of evidence
Alison Alter "got an F in attendance in 2016" as an Austin parks board member "and was removed by a unanimous vote of the Austin City Council."
Biggest burden: New Jersey
"Texans pay the sixth-highest property tax in the nation."
Maybe, in 50 to 150 years
Says climate scientist James Hansen says "we have until perhaps 50 years from now," or maybe a little longer "and at that point, we are looking at 10, 20, 30 feet of sea-level rise."
Correlation isn't causation
Says that when San Francisco banned plastic grocery bags, "you saw the number of instances of people going to the ER with things like salmonella and other related illnesses" spike.
Mostly 9 members since 1837
"There is long historical precedent for a Supreme Court with fewer justices."
Not just Texas
Texas spends "more per day to house an inmate than we do on a student."
Texas A&M University - Commerce "offers counseling, safe spaces for students who are afraid of President-elect Trump."
Nearly 40 percent lately
"Thirty-one percent of school districts are still receiving less funding per pupil than they did prior to the dramatic budget cuts of 2011."
Campaign to campaign
"I was the first member of Congress to contribute to Donald Trump."
"Students at the University of Texas in Austin have been advised not to wear cowboy boots or cowboy hats on Halloween."
Newspaper no longer endorses candidates
Says Gerald Daugherty is endorsed by the Austin American-Statesman.
Five adoptive parents
"Several elected state officials have opened their homes to children in need of loving families."
'I don't know whether'
Says Gerald Daugherty advocated lowering the penalty for crimes like strangulation in domestic violence cases because "they just ‘throw more people into the’" jail "‘system."
"Donald Trump's education plan to dramatically slash funding for public education would fire 49,000 Texas teachers."