Busy weekend Tuesday, 28 May 2019 17:01:01 CDT David-Braverman Chicago, Entertainment, Geography, Politics, Travel (1) Just a few things in the news: The Illinois legislature has approved an amendment to the state constitution that, if approved by voters in November 2020, will allow the state to set up a graduated income tax. The current proposal would slightly lower taxes for most people but dramatically increase taxes for people making over $500,000 per year. James Fallows has a look at the real complexities of the urban-rural divide in the US. James Comey has an Op-Ed in the Post about the dumb lies the President keeps telling. E.J. Dionne simply says "the emperor has no money." A seaplane accident earlier this month reminds the Economist why seaplanes have gone out of favor for general transportation. Cranky Flier went to Islay recently, and...well, he knows more about travel than whisky. Then there's Europe... And hey, summer begins in three days.