On Matter of Mercy, Obama Can’t Blame GOP for Gridlock
The Atlantic
December 8, 2015

Whenever President Obama or his allies complain about GOP obstacles to his liberal agenda, I think of the racial disparities in prison sentences for drug offenders. Obama has absolute and undisputed power to pardon or commute the sentences of people jailed under sentences that the Supreme Court and Congress later deemed to be excessive.

But he’s done little to help.

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