1. It’s Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
2. It’s the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. If you get to Washington, the tour of Ford’s Theater and the room across the street where Lincoln died the next morning is worth your time.
3. Is there really any chance at all that there actually will be a final nuclear accord with Iran? The Obama administration is trying to sell the deal to senators and congressman. The president is trying to sell it to Jewish leaders worried about the deal’s impact on Israel. Everybody has ideas on how the deal could be better — all of which are negative to the other party in the deal, Iran. And let’s face facts here — while the American people are generally OK with the idea of an agreement with Iran, and definitely think it’s better than going to war, there’s no great movement out there pushing for approval. I would not bet a tin of caviar that President Obama and President Hassan Rouhani of Iran show up in Lausanne for a signing ceremony.
4. Today is the first anniversary of the seizure of more than 200 Nigerian girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram. These assholes have gotten away with this heinous crime so far. But there are people in the world with long memories. And we can’t wait to see how Boko Haram and ISIS, groups who try to shock with their horrendous treatment of women, get their comeuppance.