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Reversal of Fortune: How a Pardon Halts Detention and Deportation

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

The fate of a young immigrant man seemed set in stone - mandatory detention since he was a 'criminal alien' followed by deportation to the country of ...

Political Haiku: Are We Accomplices Now?

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

"Poor judgment": me, too! I was against torture, but I voted for . . . yoo. Our long national nightmare is still over, right? Nah, doin' jus' fine....

What I Want For Christmas: Mass Clemency

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

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.

How I Met the Biggest Devil

Daniel Ammann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Ammann

Marc Rich, the world's most powerful oil trader who had systematically avoided reporters and had given his last interview over twenty years ago, finally opened up about his businesses and his private life.

First Lieberman, Now Huckabee?

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

We should candidly look at whether Mike Huckabee is getting a raw deal for granting clemency to the man who murdered four Lakewood, Washington cops this Thanksgiving weekend.

Bidding a Not-So-Fond Farewell to Willie Horton

Andrew Grant-Thomas, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Grant-Thomas, Ph.D.

High-profile clemency cases like Maurice Clemmons, while tragic, are ridiculously atypical of the cases that usually come to the attention of parole boards and chief executives.

I Beg Your Pardon

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

What if Bush and company are held accountable for their grave offenses -- say, torture or the attorney general scandal?

An Open Letter to George W. Bush

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

After conducting an investigation, I concluded that Jack Abramoff did not defraud his tribal clients, did not bribe any elected or appointed federal officials, and did not corrupt the political process.

Bush's Final Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lest I be accused of "Bush Derangement Syndrome," I'm reproducing some of the most interesting answers Bush gave today, with a minimum of snarky commentary.

From Guantanamo to Accountability and Beyond

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

President-elect Obama made known his intention to close the Guantanamo detention facility. The projected closure raises a plethora of issues.

Why Rove Attacks Eric Holder: To Provide Cover for Bush's Pardons

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Karl Rove understands better than anyone that George Bush needs as much wiggle room as possible to provide the pardons he and scores of his rogue colleagues expect.

President Bush, Pardon O.J. Simpson Now!

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

President Bush, I realize that I may not have much pull with you right now but it seems that without Karl Rove around, you're kind of lost and sad. I ...

Ex-WorldCom Chief Ebbers Seeks Clemency From Bush

Reuters | Martha Graybow and Randall Mikkelsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Imprisoned former WorldCom Inc chief Bernard Ebbers has joined the list of high-profile corporate defendants petitioning for clemency in the final day...

Pardon Me for Poaching?

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Poaching is a national epidemic, and it's such a serious problem that it has forged alliances between hunting groups and animal advocates who are working together to catch poachers.

Jason Linkins

As Torture Scandal Looms, C.I.A. Wonders, "Pardon Me?" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As early as yesterday, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino was taking an official hard line on the issue of presidential pardons: "I have to give ...

Hillary Clinton's Fundraising From People Bill Pardoned

ABC News | JAKE TAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three recipients of controversial 11th-hour pardons issued by former President Bill Clinton in January 2001 have donated thousands of dollars to the p...