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Live Blog

Here is your live blog for the day.

Bernie asks his wife why she doesn't pay more taxes...

She's not the one running for president.

You don't have to be French or even Catholic to have your heart broken by this sight.

Horrors of Tax Day.

April 15 is a day that goes down in infamy. Not just because of the Notre Dame fire, but also because Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865 and the RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912.

When I was there last November, Notre Dame celebrated the Armistice of 1918, which ended the First World War. The cathedral had flags from countries around the world.

YOUR PJM LIVE BLOG OPEN THREAD

Anything newsworthy this weekend? I avoided the news, preferring instead to do my three favorite things: Drink too much while staying up too late, chatting too loudly with dear friends.

You?

Notre Dame update.

The fire is under control, but it has destroyed the heart of the cathedral at the heart of Paris. Read more here.

Last year, my wife and I spent three days in Paris. On the last night, I felt compelled to brave the cold and walk back to see Notre Dame one last time. Little did I know it would be the last time I would see the magnificent cathedral before so horrific a tragedy.

SMOD makes me feel like such a slacker, pushing for comparatively small-change proposals like the Fair Tax.

No matter though. SMOD has made these same promises year after year, but never delivers.

Aren’t you tired of SMOD’s broken promises? I know I am.

That’s why for 2020 I’m switching my support to Yellowstone Caldera — the extinction-level event you can trust.

Sigh. How is this necessary or even slightly helpful?

It's getting worse:

Oh no...

Important thread.

Daniella Greenbaum Davis shares the story of her grandmother, who was liberated from a Nazi concentration camp on this day in 1945.

Her grandfather ran a survey, finding that most Holocaust survivors wanted to go to Israel.

"If you can't send me to Israel, you may as well send me back to Auschwitz."

That's the importance of Israel to the global Jewish community.