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Reports are surfacing this morning that indicate Pres. Obama has added former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to his short list of possible commutations, according to an unnamed Justice Department source speaking with NBC News.

Manning is currently serving a 35-year sentence for liberating government documents later published by WikiLeaks, or as the government frames it, leaking classified information.

Manning’s heroic disclosures include the so-called “Collateral Murder” Baghdad airstrike footage, Afghan and Iraq War logs, diplomatic cables, and the Guantanamo Bay files.

Alexa O’Brien, a national security journalist who has covered this case from the start, also adds an important point as Manning’s pardon is considered by the leader of the American Empire:

As libertarians, we should take action and agitate until Chelsea is freed from the grasp of the State.

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Jared Labell is the Executive Director of The Libertarian Institute as well as Taxpayers United of America. A native of Texas, Jared is a history major whose work and interviews have been published by dozens of radio, newspaper, and television stations across Illinois and publicized nationally, including such media outlets as the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, WGN, Fox, ABC, NPR, and the Illinois Radio Network, as well as Antiwar.com, the Future of Freedom Foundation, and the Foundation for Economic Education.