I admit it, this is going to sound trivial. But one of my pet peeves is when people refer to an attorney general as "general." An attorney general is not a military rank. "Attorney" is the noun and "general" is the adjective. That's what makes an attorney general different than, say, a brigadier general or a major general. Usually, it's people who either work for the attorney general or are kissing up to him/her who refer to the official as "General." But now, it's the Wall Street Journal!!!
Rhode Island's "public nuisance" lawsuit against DuPont and several other former lead paint companies predates General Lynch, but the decisions to continue the litigation and settle were entirely his call. When Mr. Lynch announced the agreement just over a year ago, he said "this money will go straight to cleaning up this mess," so that "the children of Rhode Island -- particularly those in the inner-cities -- are protected from the hazards of lead poisoning." But it turns out Mr. Lynch also had other uses for the money.
"General Lynch" is actually Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch. This isn't "Gladiator." So, lay off the general schtick, unless, of course, you're going to start referring to lieutenant governors as "lieutenants."
By the way, the Journal article is actually worth reading if you have a subscription. And for more background on the situation, you can start here.