The Bishop and the Butterfly: Murder, Politics, and the End of the Jazz Age

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    A Bunch of Stuff Limiting Claims For Damages and Other Fun Disclaimers...

    Dagblog may change these Terms of Use from time to time so be sure to check back periodically. Your use of the Dagblog Comments and Reader Post section after any changes have been posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms of Use.  Dagblog can destroy or modify the Comments and Reader Posts however it wants, without notice.  Dagblog can discontinue or restrict your use of the Comments and Reader Post section for any reason or no reason.  You agree to all this stuff by posting in the Comments or Reader Post section.

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    Dagblog wants to be an adult place where adults can have discussions that are fun, rewarding, wide-ranging, interesting, anything good you want, about political or any other subjects of concern to its users.  At the same time, Dagblog is committed to being respectful.  So please consider the following.  Purely personal attacks are not respectful of others.  The blogs and threads are here for the discussions they start about issues of concern, not about each other personally.  Participating in Dagblog for purposes of disruption is not respectful.  Using the e-mail feature of our software to bother other people is not respectful of others.  Outing people who are not blogging here by their names or other identifying information is not respectful of others.  Using Dagblog to obtain, utilize, or publicize private information about users is not respectful.  The user community here is of a very high level of intelligence and sophistication, and we are proud of the group of folks here as a general matter.  Please continue to adhere to this guidance, which you almost certainly already do anyway, because our users are generally great.  Additionally, moderation is an art and not a science.  While dagblog wants to moderate as little and lightly as possible, it will moderate in its sole discretion to maintain an atmosphere of respect and focus on adult discussions where necessary, and by any administrative means that in its sole discretion it determines are necessary.  We thank folks in advance for understanding that, and in any event by agreeing to it by agreeing to these terms of use.  Thanks.

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