Pardon us

The Clintons & the FALN

How could two brilliant politicians like Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton create the fiasco surrounding the clemency decision for twelve Puerto Rican nationalists who were serving sentences up to ninety years for "terrorist" crimes in the 1970s and ’80s in which no one was injured, no shots were fired, and no bombs went off?

The Puerto Rican FALN members were convicted of having unlicensed firearms, transporting stolen...

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Joseph Policano has written about politics for Commonweal for several years.