Pardons

Obama Should Just Pardon Bradley Manning
It's an elegant way out of the leak controversies
July 23, 2013

It's an elegant way out of the leak controversies .

Don’t Blame Perry for Texas’s Execution Addiction. He Doesn’t Have Much to Do With It.
September 02, 2011

When Rick Perry assumed the governorship in December, 2000, Texas was already the execution capital of the United States, responsible for more than a third of the nation’s executions since 1976. Now, almost eleven years later, the state has even further out-paced the rest of the country, with its share of executions growing to over 40 percent during Perry’s watch. Though it may be tempting—for either Perry’s supporters or his critics—to credit (or discredit) the governor with this super-sized slice of the pie chart of American executions, such an attribution would be in error.