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An American in Moscow

An American in Moscow

When the Trump administration obtained an indictment of Edward Snowden for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917, many of us who...

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Civil War Medicine: John Chase and the Lasting Legacies of Wartime Medicine

Civil War Medicine: John Chase and the Lasting Legacies of Wartime Medicine

Civil War medicine did not exist in a vacuum only on battlefields and in hospitals. It began long before armies met in combat or men became ill; it began in classrooms, books, and lectures as surgeons and doctors learned and improved their skills and disseminated knowledge. Nor did it end on the battlefield, as surgeons took detailed records to inform future practice. Perhaps most importantly,...

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News From Around the South 9/26 to 10/3

WEST VIRGINIA: Wirt County Pioneer Days Goes On In Spite Of Cold, Rain ELIZABETH, W.V. — Having an outdoor event at the beginning of October means the weather is a roll of the dice. But even though the remnants of Hurricane Ian looked like a snake eyes for Wirt County...

An American in Moscow

When the Trump administration obtained an indictment of Edward Snowden for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917, many of us who believe that the Fourth Amendment means what it says were deeply critical of the government, and we remain so today. This week, retaining...

America Needs Political Prediction Markets

Just in time for the heat of the election season, a federal agency called the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced it will no longer allow betting on political and election outcomes. These online wagering platforms, most notably PredictIt, allow betting...

News From Around the South 9/19 to 9/26

VIRGINIA: Statue Debate Provokes Fiery Defense of Confederacy MATHEWS, Va. — Former county board member Jerry Sadler solemnly doffed his red “Make America Great Again” hat as he approached the microphone. “The Lord commanded us to love one another,” he began in a...

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