You can find my two posts for April 1 at my other blog, Outrun Change:
Democracy and innovation will trump totalitarianism and lack of freedom. Of course, it helps to have cloaked starships that fire photon torpedoes at warp speed hitting their targets hundreds of thousands of kilometers away go up against death stars that manually target lasers using visual observation.
Some books keep getting filed in the fiction section instead of the history section where they belong. Here are some news reports on a few of those books. Historian J.R.R. Tolkien gets good coverage.
Remember, it is April 1st.