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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Private prisons, deportations

Homeland Security Head To Review Release Of Immigrants Convicted Of Crimes

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Under pressure from lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday he was reviewing the release from jail of thousands of immigrants in the country illegally who were convicted of crimes and faced deportation. The Department of Homeland Security last year released 36,007 such immigrants who had been […]

May 29, 2014

A Pardon For War Hero Convicted Of Being Gay

Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician and also a genuine war hero, not because he fought in combat, but because he did crucial work for the British government during World War II. Turing broke a number of German codes, including communications that had been scrambled by the Enigma machines. In 1945, King George VI awarded […]

December 27, 2013

The Art Of Celebrating Blago’s Demise

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was convicted on 17 out of 20 federal corruption charges yesterday, including conspiring to sell Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat. It closes a “sordid chapter”–as two different Illinois politicians, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D) and State Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R) put it in their statements responding to the […]

June 28, 2011