The New York Times notes that the federal government is “the nation's largest consumer and investor.” If that's not an argument to drastically shrink government, we don't know what is. ... Some public schools instruct their students to refer to terrorists as “freedom fighters” — but to refer to the Founders as “terrorists.” Yes, America, we are in a world of hurt. ... The Brookings Institution is proposing that 401(k) savers in the top tax bracket be taxed twice — 11.6 percent upfront, then at a rate of 39.6 percent when they take the money out. This is the kind of double-dipping tyranny that fuels revolutions. ... If suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has any honor left, she'll resign her seat. If the justice, a Republican convicted on felony public corruption charges, insists on shafting taxpayers even more deeply by forcing them to pay for impeachment proceedings, she'll prove beyond any reasonable doubt that she never had any honor at all.