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Editorial: Clemency the beginning stages towards reform

President Obama is expected to make a large step towards prison reform through drastic use of his power of presidential pardon to grant clemency to a number of federal prisoners charged with nonviolent drug crimes. Obama has already granted 43 commutations in his second term, and coupled with those expected in the future, his total number of commutations will be substantial for a modern president.


Lane: Trump built a great wall on the southern border of his evidence

When Donald Trump announced his presidential bid a few weeks ago to a cheering crowd (allegedly bolstered with paid actors), he confirmed all of my education about bigotry. But it wasn't until last week that Trump revealed just how far off he is on the facts.


Elliot: The Fourth Conspiracy

So I hear we had an Independence Day. (Or Almost Independence Day, as Van Morrison would sing. And did.)


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