"Our mission is to defend this country, and we don't want barriers unrelated to a person's qualification to serve preventing us from recruiting or retaining the soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine who can best accomplish the mission." - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, upon announcing that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military.
"How dare I promote it when its credibility is down the toilet?" - Veteran journalist and author Gay Talese, responding to questions about the credibility of the main source in his forthcoming book, "The Voyeur's Motel."
"This was us getting over the hill. There's a lot more work to be done, but we're feeling pretty confident." - Attorney Justin Brown, referring to a judge's decision to grant a new trial for his client, Adnan Syed, after the podcast "Serial" uncovered inconsistencies in the murder case against Syed.