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Friday Links

Tax day quotes, cartoons, links, Dave Barry’s classic column, and the 1967 cartoon version of The Beatles “Taxman”

How to file an online extension.

Tax Revolts from Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Death and Taxes… and Zombies: Tax implications of the zombie apocalypse.

The Long Sordid Tale of the American Income Tax.

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865 (includes an eyewitness report from 1956).

The Titanic sunk on April 14, 1912 — here’s an eyewitness account. Related: Titanic Food Menus For 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class Passengers.

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include the science of dog farts, a history of the joke “Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?”, the physics behind a baseball bat’s sweet spot, and a useful infographic: The Flowchart of Medieval Penitent Sexual Decision-Making.

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Education

The Deflation of the Academic Brand

Trumpism is sometimes derided as an updated know-nothingism that rejects expertise and the input of credentialed expertise. Supposedly, professionals who could now save us tragically have their talent untapped as they sit idle at the Council on Foreign Relations, the economics Department at Harvard, or in the ... Read More
Elections

My Journey into the Heart of Obama-Trump Country

After eight years of displeasure with Barack Obama’s presidency, Carla Johnson was ready for a drastic change. The 41-year-old lab technician from Cresco, Iowa, fell for Donald Trump very early in the 2016 primary season. She loved his “take-no-[sh**]” style, his conservative stances on gun control and ... Read More