New Tax Plan May Bring Shift In Burden: “As the Bush administration draws up plans to simplify the tax system, it is also refining arguments for why it may be necessary to shift more of the tax load onto lower-income workers.” Washington Post
A Night at the Opera: “(I)in 1933, following the disappointing release of Duck Soup… (t)he Marx Brothers were all but washed up — at least as far as their studio, Paramount Pictures, was concerned. The film, which is now considered a classic, turned off both audiences and critics, and the fallout left the team looking away from the silver screen for work.
…For Morning Edition, Jeff Lunden reports that although things may have looked dreary for the brothers’ film careers, their greatest success was just around the corner. As part of the Present at the Creation series, he looks at the origins of the Marx Brothers’ classic film, A Night at the Opera.”
“In the latest iteration of the Nigerian e-mail swindle, scammers pose as buyers interested in big-ticket items for sale on the Net. Thanks to a little-known U.S. banking loophole, they’re bilking Americans out of thousands.” Wired News