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01/18/17: America in Perpetual War, Freeing Chelsea Manning, A First Lady's Farewell

01/18/17: America in Perpetual War, Freeing Chelsea Manning, A First Lady's Farewell

Coming up on today's show:
How has President Obama changed the makeup of the armed forces? Rosa Brooks, a law professor at Georgetown University and author of "How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything," argues that his administration has effectively solidified the transition into perpetual war.
On Tuesday, President Obama announced that he would be commuting the sentence of army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, along with the sentences of more than 200 other inmates. He also pardoned 64 individuals, including retired Marine General James Cartwright. Mark Osler, a former federal prosecutor and a law professor at the University of St. Thomas, has the details. 
Barack Obama's term in office is quickly coming to an end, but people are still hoping he can change their lives with a presidential pardon. Ravi Ragbir is one of those people. He weighs in along with Alina Das, law professor and co-director the Immigrants Rights Clinic at New York University.
On Wednesday,

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