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3 Opportunities in a Polarized World

3 Opportunities in a Polarized World

Mark Osler  10.21.2015
If we can meet those we disagree with on a neutral ground fraught with meaning, there is hope for reconciliation and joint action.
Justice Scalia Says He'll Retire Once He 'Can't Do The Job As Well'

Justice Scalia Says He'll Retire Once He 'Can't Do The Job As Well'

Cristian Farias  10.21.2015
Justice Antonin Scalia isn't stepping down from the U.S. Supreme Court soon, but he offered some clues Tuesday as to when he might. In...
American Evangelicals Are No Longer Strictly Pro-Death Penalty

American Evangelicals Are No Longer Strictly Pro-Death Penalty

Religion News Service  10.21.2015
WASHINGTON (RNS) The largest coalition of U.S. evangelicals has stepped away from its pro-death penalty stance, which it embraced for the past...
Solitary Confinement Case Dies With Death-Row Inmate's Execution

Solitary Confinement Case Dies With Death-Row Inmate's Execution

Cristian Farias  10.17.2015
Without explanation, the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear the case of Alfredo Prieto, a Virginia death-row inmate who had mounted...
On Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties, Hillary Clinton Is Not a Progressive

On Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties, Hillary Clinton Is Not a Progressive

Michael Shammas  10.16.2015
If George Bush claimed he were a progressive, we would rightly laugh. Yet no one -- no one -- challenged Clinton's unequivocal claim to...
Most Americans Remain Supportive Of The Death Penalty

Most Americans Remain Supportive Of The Death Penalty

Janie Velencia  10.16.2015
A large majority of Americans continue to favor capital punishment for those convicted of murder, according to...
State Considers Exempting Killers With 'Severe Mental Illness' From Death Penalty

State Considers Exempting Killers With 'Severe Mental Illness' From Death Penalty

Kim Bellware  10.15.2015
Convicted murderers who had a severe mental illness when they committed their crime would face a maximum punishment...
Texas Executes Its 12th Inmate Of 2015

Texas Executes Its 12th Inmate Of 2015

AP  10.14.2015
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man already being sought for a neighbor’s slaying when he killed a Dallas police officer...
Time to Abolish Drug-Related Death Penalty

Time to Abolish Drug-Related Death Penalty

Ruth Dreifuss  10.13.2015
The death penalty is an unusually cruel and inhumane form of punishment. It also demonstrably fails to deter crime, drug-related or otherwise....

"Wichita Massacre" Death Penalty Case Pits Brother Against Brother

Jim Diamond  10.12.2015
Should two brothers who were convicted of a horrific murderous crime spree be tried in court together and sentenced to death in one combined...

Serving Life for a Lie?

Brandon L. Garrett  10. 8.2015
What happens when death is taken off the table? Last week, Missouri's Governor bravely and correctly decided not to execute Kimber Edwards,...
The Supreme Court Let A Man Die. He Was Executed With The Wrong Drug

The Supreme Court Let A Man Die. He Was Executed With The Wrong Drug

Cristian Farias  10. 8.2015
You need five Supreme Court justices to halt an execution. In January, Charles Warner got four. Oklahoma executed him that...