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Opinion

Jeff Jacoby

What Scott Brown’s and Elizabeth Warren’s tax returns show

There is a passage in “Master and Commander,” the first of Patrick O’Brian’s acclaimed series of historical sea novels, in which Stephen Maturin casually refers to the wealth of James Dillon, one of his shipmates.

“Surely to God you would never call me rich?” Dillon asks with some asperity.

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