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Where Are the Obama Pardons?

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On March 31, 2016
President Obama rightfully noted the injustice leading to so many people, largely people of color, thrown in prison for long periods of time because of drug crimes. He wanted to pardon many of them. But that hasn’t happened, despite a few yesterday. This led to the resignation of the attorney in charge of the process […]
For reasons I can’t understand, every week or so some number of leftier-than-thou commenters who apparently have very romantic picture of American political history quote me as saying that Obama is the second-most progressive president since FDR as definitive proof that I’m s starry-eyed Obot or something. This is very strange. Anyway, the reason I […]

What’s Challenging About Paul?

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On December 31, 2011
Apparently, a twitter storm has broken out about the post I don’t want to get into, but Greenwald’s latest has a couple things I wanted to respond to on the merits, so I thought I’d go ahead. On this: As Matt Stoller argued in a genuinely brilliant essay on the history of progressivism and the […]

More LRA

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On October 17, 2011
My views on this are basically the same as Rob.    I don’t mean to sound like Nino Scalia, but I actually do believe that the president is bound by the statutes Congress actually enacted, not by the legal principle of What Would Russ Feingold Do?  Second, I think that unilateral presidential power is a serious […]
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