Most days the piece at the bottom of the editorial page should instead be titled Too Briefly Thought... Today is one such day.
A little help for todays author.
Look up "confiscatory"
Look up "voluntary".
I'm sure that Wendy will approve a purchase order for a dictionary for the editorial staff, maybe all you have to do is request one.
If she refuses, I'll even provide you guys with one, just drop me an e-mail and one will be on it's way.