FIRST THINGS: A Journal of Religion, Culture, and Public Life

“Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, Virginia, has made the most theologically substantial response to pornography of any recent ecclesiastical figure I know.” (h/t ptb)

Calif. neighbors wage legal battle over redwoods – Los Angeles Times

“The Solar Shade Control Act means that homeowners can “suddenly become a criminal the day a tree grows big enough to shade a solar panel,” Treanor said.”

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall | The McCain Story

“Reading all of this stuff I have the distinct feeling that only a few pieces of the puzzle are now on the table. Given unspoken understandings of many years’ duration, a lot of reporters and DC types can probably imagine what the full picture looks like.”

St. Patrick’s Day causing Catholic dilemma –

“But a few Roman Catholic leaders are asking for even more moderation in their dioceses: They want parades and other festivities kept out of Holy Week as well.”

ESPN – Tough McVey was ‘game to the core’ – Boxing

“Slow to grasp the idea that he has been hurt at all, and then not able to take hold of it with one-half the sense of pain of a human being of ordinary intelligence, [Grim] will have to be almost killed before being beaten into insensibility.”

For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Risk – New York Times

“Mr. McCain promised, for example, never to fly directly from Washington to Phoenix, his hometown, to avoid the impression of self-interest because he sponsored a law that opened the route nearly a decade ago. But like other lawmakers, he often flew on the corporate jets of business executives seeking his support”