In "Celebration" of April's Ides: Tax Week.
Today is not actually the ides of April, and yet it is tax day. A weekend reprieve for all you late-filers. In honor of this annual moment, I'll do a week on taxes. Our own senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has a proposal for a flat tax, about which I'm not uniformly delighted. Bush has a series of lies prepped for gullible voters. Your taxes fund various and sundry government programs, from killing Iraqis to promoting religion. I'll look at these topics and others, as well as, of course, whatever else comes up this week.