I think I’m an April Fool for failing to get enough sleep last night, since I’m in full relapse from this savage cold. In what would be the pathetic fallacy if appearing in fiction, the local weather folk are predicting a hailstorm.

Here are some healthy remains of the day:

* In Obamacare poster state Kentucky, the numbers of uninsured have reportedly been cut by 42%. I’m sure Mitch McConnell’s bursting with pride.

* Stu Rothenberg opines that Thad Cochran is in big trouble in his June 3 primary.

* CNN weather expert estimates one ship might take “2,995 years” to fully search ocean floor in Flight 370 probable crash area. I guess that’s how long CNN intends to cover this story. Fair warning.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman notes that conservatives are defining many Obamacare beneficiaries right out of existence.

* At College Guide, Henry Farrell examines the ethics of assigning one’s own textbook to one’s own students.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Bush impersonator shows up to address Mississippi church after vague announcements a “special guest” would appear. Double disappointment, I’d say.

That’s it for April 1. Just so you don’t forget and get fooled this evening, let’s take a ride with The Doors on the “Ship of Fools,” performed in Boston in 1970.


Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.