Tumblr is ruining my life
The coolest NPR quilt you will see today.
Our works are very much pro-life. We would question, however, any policy that is more pro-fetus than actually pro-life. If the rights of the unborn trump all of the rights of all of those who are already born, that is a distortion too — if there’s such an emphasis on that. However, we have sisters who work in right to life issues. We also have many, many ministries that support life. We dedicate to our lives to those on the margins of society, many of whom are considered throw-away people: the impaired, the chronically mentally ill, the elderly, the incarcerated, to the people on death row. We have strongly spoken out against the death penalty, against war, hunger. All of those are right to life issues. There’s so much being said about abortion that is often phrased in such extreme and such polarizing terms that to choose not to enter into a debate that is so widely covered by other sectors of the Catholic Church — and we have been giving voice to other issues that are less covered but are equally as important.
— Sister Pat Farrell, on today’s Fresh Air
I do think John Roberts takes himself very seriously and he should, as the custodian of the prestige and legitimacy of the branch of government that he heads. How much that entered his calculations in [the healthcare case], only he knows. But it’s a perfectly appropriate consideration to make sure your branch, which is meant to be disinterested and apolitical and judicial, should not be perceived as yet a third political branch of government. And in the wake of ideological 5-4 decisions like Bush v. Gore and Citizens United, the Court has let itself open to that interpretation and had it struck down the healthcare law 5-4 along ideological lines, there would have been some substantial attack on the credibility of the Court.
— Adam Liptak on Chief Justice Robert’s legacy
NPR’s doing a series on regional candy from around America. What’s your favorite?
Awesome to have just done Tiny Desk! Thanks again NPR.
Ah! My tiny message to the NPR Arts Desk — "Thanks for everything. I would take you all as my ice-wives if I could" — Mel — is now on the Internet forever!
It’s a very unique, interesting pitch. It can be really ugly when it’s ugly, but when it’s on, it’s fantastic.
— R.A. Dickey on Fresh Air. (relevant because he just threw his second straight one-hitter…)
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About 120 people are about to stare at everything on my computer screen.
Anyone want to tell them anything?
All Sith Considered.