I envy conservatives Tax Day as a convenient annual focus for agitprop. I mean, it’s not as though progressives have some obvious calendar hook for a Greedy Rich People day, or a Reactionary State Governments Day, or something.
In any event, here are some mid-Tax-Day news-and-views bites:
* Don’t look now, but the George W. Bush Revisionist History project is underway with the upcoming launch of his presidential library.
* TNR’s Noam Scheiber has a long and unsettling piece on the cashing-in activities of quite a few Obama staffers.
* Democrats cheer as Joe Miller publicly mulls a 2014 Senate run against Mark Begich.
* Self-identified Republicans almost entirely responsible for upward drift in Gallup annual Tax Day measurement of Americans thinking their taxes are too high.
* New York Times‘ Andrew Pollack offers a relatively accessible take on the gene patenting case being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court today.
And in non-political news:
* 117,000 giant African land snails caught in south Florida since 2011. Too bad they can’t just be fed to Burmese pythons.
Back after a meal break.