Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day, a day that ordinarily is the occasion for harmless hoaxes. We’re living in a time, however, when the President of the United States inflicts hoaxes on the American people, and depicts scientific reality as a hoax. So, play a prank
Most legislators who propose that a particular day be named for some concept tend to home in on some particular concept, cause or constituency. But this year in Maine, State Representative Scott Hamann has introduced a bill that at least in principle appeals to everyone.
The Senate’s act yesterday to reauthorize warrantless surveillance of Americans under the Patriot Act, without reform and without debate and without even a recorded vote, was enabled by another act nearly a year ago. On the day after April Fool’s Day, 2009, all 99 U.S.