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  • What Is Sedition?

    What Is Sedition?

    Yesterday, the world watched as a group of domestic terrorists overtook the U.S. Capitol Building as Congress met to certify the votes cast by the Electoral College. Typically, certification is a mundane election formality. But nothing about the Trump administration — nor, especially, this transition of power — has been typical.

  • How Presidential Pardons Work

    How Presidential Pardons Work

    President Obama gave out dozens of pardons yesterday, and commuted the sentences of over 200 people – including military whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Here are the differences between presidential pardons and commutations, as well as how the process unfolds.