Cato Institute is cool. World Magazine is cool. A joint article is even cooler, like this excellent article by Doug Bandow on a Biblical understanding of the role of civil government.
Ohio has risen to third in state and local tax burden, according to this year's report by the Tax Foundation. It's lower down on federal tax burden, probably because we're taxed too much to make enough money to owe federal taxes--I know our federal tax refund will be more than ample to cover state and local taxes.
And on a very tangential note, our accountant has a beautiful reception area. Deep red walls with white trim, light wood floor, traditional but simple furniture. Very bright and open and warm and inviting. Cozy but not stuffy. It's almost enough to make you feel good about tax time.