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The Glibertarian Headquarters’ X-mas Light Show 2017

It is a little known fact that the Hip-Hop duo ‘Kris Kross’ invented the term X-mas, a phrase that is used in many English speaking countries to abbreviate ‘christmas’. In their self titled album released in 1989, Chris says ‘I put the ‘Chris’ into ‘christmas’ // rhymes so deep I be breaking your isthmus’ on the lyrical sheet that had been written, ‘christmas’ was written as X-mas, presumably to save time. After the success of another piece the duo had written, ‘jump’, X-mas began to become a more commonly used phrase as it spread, may people not even knowing where the term came from.

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The states and grand juries, Part Two: Historical vignettes of grand juries under siege

Rather than give a comprehensive history of the victories of “reformers” who curtailed grand-jury rights in state after state, let me attempt to give some historical vignettes, and tie these vignettes together with some semblance of narrative coherence. Then later, I’ll give an account of the triumph of the reformers in their battle against the grand jury.

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