ELIZABETH WARREN as teaching tool. “And, by the way, is the only thing taxes pay for is education, roads and police protection? Is that it? If that’s all our taxes paid for, Elizabeth, my, we’d be pretty cool with that.”

As my father-in-law once said, when they talk about taxes it’s always for teachers, firemen, and police — but when they spend your taxes, it always seems to go to some guy in a leather chair downtown you never heard of.

Plus, for Warren, some remedial reading.