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Presidential Pardons: Obama Picks Up The Pace On Commutations

Near the start of his second term, President Obama had granted clemency at a lower rate than any president in recent history. He had pardoned 39 people and denied 1,333 requests. As Obama enters the final days of his administration, he has dramatically picked up the pace.

January 7, 2017
Trump University

The Absolute Best, Most Terrific Reporting On Trump University

President-elect Trump has agreed to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits from students who say they were defrauded by Trump University. Here’s a primer on the best reporting on Trump University.

November 20, 2016

We Won’t Ever Find Out Why Rust Never Sleeps In ‘True Detective’

By Sara Smith, The Kansas City Star (If you haven’t watched all of “True Detective” through last week’s episode, be warned of spoilers ahead.) Thanks to “True Detective,” people are quoting Matthew McConaughey again. Because, as he will demonstrate with a mangled beer can, “time is a flat circle. Everything we’ve ever done or will do, […]

March 7, 2014