How Far Will Trump’s Pardon Obsession Go?

Remember back in 2016 when that group of ranchers occupied a wildlife refuge in Oregon for 40 days? They were doing it to protest a prison sentence that had been handed down to Dwight and Steven Hammond, a father and son who in 2012 were convicted of setting fire to federal land. On Tuesday, President Trump pardoned both men, primarily on the grounds that they are “respected in their community.”

This statement is something.

Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) July 10, 2018

As ranchers in Harney County, Oregon, the Hammonds were for
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