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Also in the "too bizarre to accurately categorize" is the murder of a part-time census worker in Kentucky, who was found hanged in a remote area.  He had the word "fed" scrawled on his chest, which suggests anti-government loons.  But the census is not a traditional bugbear of said loons, who don't generally regard apportionment as an unpardonable blow against liberty.  Moreover, there's no evidence as yet that he disappeared while doing census work.  It sort of defies the imagination that a resurgent militia would decide to start its reign of terror by kidnapping a schoolteacher in his fifties who happens to do census work on the side.  Don't they have any postmasters or county clerks in Kentucky?

So what to think?  Until the police say more, nothing but "What the hell?"

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Megan McArdle is a columnist at Bloomberg View and a former senior editor at The Atlantic. Her new book is The Up Side of Down.

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