One of the more heartwarming (and hopeless, to be honest) ballot initiatives in play yesterday was the one that would have ended Massachusetts' state income tax. It got its ass kicked, with only 30 percent of voters in the place that gave us the Boston Tea Party and more voted to end the income tax.
Ah well, Sam Adams, brewer-patriot, rest in peace. You gave it your best shot lo those many years ago. We always disappoint history.