A mass, collective pardon of nonviolent offenders would reunite hundreds of thousands of families, save billions of dollars in incarceration costs, and might foster a national spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation.
I wonder if the whole custom of the presidential pardon should be sacked, or perhaps we ought to rethink our tradition of this heretofore unquestioned plenary amnesty and appoint a supreme Judicial Ethicist-in-Chief.
McCain has joked that the media is "his base" of support. It was a funny line, but there is a truth at its core: the media has been hard on Obama but unbelievably light on McCain. And this has to stop. Now.