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‘Trust Us’ in All Matters of Justice

  • December 1, 2017

The commission in session hearing the case of the men and woman charged in killing President Abraham Lincoln.  The proceeding was not a trial, very different rules apply.  The United States still employs military commissions in terrorist cases involving foreign…

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A Cautionary Tale for Journalists

  • May 7, 2017

The summer issue of MHQ, The Quarterly Journal of Military History has a cautionary tale for journalists in a time of war.  In this case, it was Thomas Knox, a reporter for the nation's leading newspaper, the New York Herald…

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Conspiracies, Assassinations, Executions

  • February 23, 2017

I spent four extremely profitable  hours at the Surratt Museum in Prince George's County, Maryland. I was rooting around in the research center's collections for more information on John Yates Beall's operations from Canada on and around the Great Lakes…

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