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Monday Links

Tax day quotes, cartoons, links, Dave Barry, and the 1967 cartoon version of The Beatles “Taxman.”

A Brief History of the Beer Can.

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865 – quotes, a brief synopsis of events, and a televised eyewitness report from 1956. Also, For Sale: The Telegram That Announced Abraham Lincoln’s Death.

News you can use: How to Dismantle a Nuclear Missile.

For Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, check out his handwritten resume from 1482.

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

ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include the science of dog farts, the Florida town where people cut off their appendages for insurance money, photos of Italy in the mid-1800s, and that time the US military made flying saucers.

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Education

An Idea for Student Loans: Get Rid of Them

Here is a three-part plan for something practical the federal government could do to relieve college-loan debt. Step 1: The federal government should stop making college loans itself and cease guaranteeing any such loans. Step 2: It should prohibit educational lending by federally regulated financial institutions ... Read More
Elections

A Reckoning Is in Store for Democrats

The crisis of the Democrats is becoming more evident each week. Those of us who have been loudly predicting for years that the Russian-collusion argument would be exposed as a defamatory farce, and that the authors of it would eventually pay for it, are bemused at the fallback position of the Trump-haters: that ... Read More
White House

MoveOn.GOP?

Some of you will be familiar with a lefty, partisan Democratic organization called MoveOn, formerly MoveOn.Org. It was founded during an investigation into President Bill Clinton’s shenanigans (which were not, Democratic mythology notwithstanding, strictly sexual in nature) and argued that it was time for the ... Read More
Elections

Why ‘Stop Sanders’?

'Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?” T. S. Eliot asked. “Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” And where is the intelligence we have lost in cleverness? Cleverness is the plague of our political classes, an influenza of the intellect. The consultants are always trying to ... Read More