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That loveably wacky liberal Lewis and Clark tax law perfesser, who's built up a sizeable following with a blog about malfeasance in the city of Portland, the Fukushima fallout, and absolutely batcrap ravings about Sarah Palin, is winding his blog down with anticipated end-point on April 5. He's going to spend a year writing about tax law; presumably a book (which will not be out in paperback or Kindle versions).
A lot of folks are expressing amazement, in particular the many who have routinely been "banned" for adding a comment with which the esteemed perfesser disagreed. He loved to jerk those folks around for no apparent reason, and so it's particularly odd that he would give up what appeared to be one of his favorite pastimes. Ultimately, carreer and financial goals appear to have won out.
Politicians and developers are toasting the event; presuming that nobody will be around to actually report on their shenanigans any longer. As it happens, they're wrong. But the perfesser had a very long and established list of haunts, some of which will be difficult to re-create.
It's undeniable that the perfesser will be missed for the duration of his sabbatical - like a hemorrhoid for some, and like crack withdrawal for others.