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Grant’s wish for how the Civil War would be remembered has taken longer than he’d hoped….

After noting that the Mexican War battles of Chapultepec and Molino del Rey were celebrated in Mexico as if they were great victories, which they were not, Grant writes;

With us, now twenty years after the close of the most stupendous war ever known, we have writers– who profess devotion to the nation– engaged […]

Judge DeLaughter’s Motion Barrage, Part Two: Mail Fraud Digression

From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!

-Traditional Scottish Prayer

Second, the Court must not, by giving the language of ยงยง 1341 and 1346 an expansive interpretation, violate the prohibition on federal common law crimes, “a beastie that many decisions say cannot […]