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National Memo editor-in-chief Joe Conason appeared Saturday on Both Sides Now, a weekly radio show hosted by Mark Green, to debate David Frum of The Atlantic.

Green invited the “two perfectly matched media machers” on the show to discuss Bill and HIllary Clinton — unethical moneygrubbers, or targets of a scandal-hungry media? Topics covered included Hillary Clinton’s emails, Benghazi, the high fees the Clintons command for their speeches, Peter Schweizer’s book  Clinton Cash, Marco Rubio’s candidacy, and ISIS.

You can listen to the complete episode here.

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When it rains, pieces of glass, pottery, and metal rise through the mud in the hills surrounding my Maryland home. The other day, I walked outside barefoot to fetch one of my kid's shoes and a pottery shard stabbed me in the heel. Nursing a minor infection, I wondered how long that fragment dated back.

A neighbor of mine found what he said looked like a cartridge case from an old percussion-cap rifle in his pumpkin patch. He told us that the battle of Monocacy had been fought on these grounds in July 1864, with 1,300 Union and 900 Confederate troops killed or wounded here. The stuff that surfaces in my fields when it storms may or may not be battle artifacts, but it does remind me that the past lingers and that modern America was formed in a civil war.

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