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State Sanctioned Murder:  A Good Man's Opinion

State Sanctioned Murder: A Good Man's Opinion

Shawn Henfling   05.19.2015
We slaughter the innocent and guilty alike in the United States. As parents, we teach our children that killing is wrong then send them...
The Fetishization of Revenge

The Fetishization of Revenge

Eoin Higgins  05.19.2015
Support for the death penalty is support for the government having the power of life and death over its citizenry. It's not a power the...

The Hypocrisy of 'Pro-Life' and the GOP

Warren J. Blumenfeld  05.19.2015
In actuality, the GOP conducts itself as a party that stands for life until birth; then one is left to fend for oneself.
Is the Death Penalty About the Murderer, or Who We Are as a Nation?

Is the Death Penalty About the Murderer, or Who We Are as a Nation?

Paul Heroux  05.18.2015
People who focus on death as an appropriate punishment for the offender seem to focus on the offender. People who say that the death penalty...
A Tale of Two Terrorists: Both Convicted, One Condemned to Die

A Tale of Two Terrorists: Both Convicted, One Condemned to Die

Bill Blum  05.18.2015
How then can we reconcile the wildly disparate and seemingly arbitrary outcomes in such cases? How can we be sure that the ultimate punishment...
Saudi Arabia Is Hiring 8 New Executioners

Saudi Arabia Is Hiring 8 New Executioners

  05.18.2015
RIYADH, May 18 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is advertising for eight new executioners, recruiting extra staff to carry out an increasing number...

How Sheryl Sandberg Is Teaching Us a Valuable Lesson in Grief

Kristin Meekhof  05.16.2015
My heart sank as I heard of Sheryl Sandberg's unexpected and unspeakable loss. I just couldn't believe what I was reading online. My heart...
Death Penalty: 'Civilized' Vengeance or Biblical Contradiction?

Death Penalty: 'Civilized' Vengeance or Biblical Contradiction?

Lorraine Devon Wilke  05.15.2015
The Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been sentenced to death. The 21-year-old man who accompanied his brother on a journey of violence...
7 Things You Should Know About The Death Penalty, Even If You Support It

7 Things You Should Know About The Death Penalty, Even If You Support It

Paige Lavender  05.15.2015
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who set off homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon and embarked on a week-long police chase with his brother Tamerlan...
A Reminder Of The Company The U.S. Keeps When It Comes To The Death Penalty

A Reminder Of The Company The U.S. Keeps When It Comes To The Death Penalty

Paige Lavender  05.15.2015
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death Friday for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. A jury deliberated for more than 14...
Loretta Lynch: Death Penalty For Dzhokar Tsarnaev Is 'Fitting Punishment'

Loretta Lynch: Death Penalty For Dzhokar Tsarnaev Is 'Fitting Punishment'

Sam Levine  05.15.2015
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Friday that a jury's decision to sentence Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was appropriate. The...
The U.S. Is About To Have One Less Death Penalty State

The U.S. Is About To Have One Less Death Penalty State

Kim Bellware  05.15.2015
Nebraska is primed to end the death penalty, which would bring the number of execution states down to 31. In the waning days of the spring...
Nebraska Orders New Death Penalty Drugs In Push To Resume Execution

Nebraska Orders New Death Penalty Drugs In Push To Resume Execution

AP  05.14.2015
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Republican governor is taking new steps to resume executions in a state that hasn't imposed the death...
Delaware Death Penalty Repeal Falls Short

Delaware Death Penalty Repeal Falls Short

Kim Bellware  05.13.2015
Delaware's latest attempt to eliminate the death penalty sputtered out Wednesday when a bill abolishing capital punishment failed to clear...