Chris Arnade
Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Here are the best quotes we heard from our sources today. (Click through to read the full stories.)

Blanca (pictured above), of Socorro, Texas, on the undocumented immigrants she finds on her property: “Freedom, safety, and a good job … They want what we have and we should be proud others want it.”

Tom McMillen-Oakley, who has adopted two children with his husband Tod: “The gay couples come along and pick up the trash that the straight people don’t want anymore. We end up taking care of them. It sounds horrible to say, but there are so many kids in need.”

Jake Levine, co-founder of Electric Objects, which lets users display GIFs in their homes: “It has no beginning or end. The giraffe appears to be just chewing. It’s not a video of a giraffe with a beginning and end, it’s just a giraffe.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here.)