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Confederacy of Dunces

Approached by sea, Fort Sumter is an unimpressive structure. Nearby Isle of Palms has larger houses. When Major Anderson withdrew his undermanned United States Army garrison to this structure in 1861, they found it alarmingly substandard and spent the next … Continue reading

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Glenn Greenwald Hates the Constitution

Many Southerners insist to this day that every confederate killed at Shiloh was the victim of a due-process free ‘targeted assassination’ — meaning that Union soldiers aimed their rifles rather than point them in random directions before pulling the trigger. … Continue reading

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The Strange Story of Guy Hunt

Former Alabama governor Guy Hunt died yesterday. He was 75. In an odd convergence of history, his passing comes less than a day after Rod Blagojevich was impeached 59-0 by the Illinois Senate. For while countless press reports have mentioned … Continue reading

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