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Your Tax Dollars At Work

The Civil War battlefields at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania close at sunset. If you want to visit them after dark, you need a special permit and the direct supervision of a park ranger. This article in the Wash Post describes a recent excursion by the American Battlefield Ghost Hunters Society as its members, you know, looked for ghosts. It turns out they didn’t find any, but they did manage to keep a park ranger busy into the wee hours.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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