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Dennis McGuire Execution

It's Time for a Nationwide Moratorium on the Death Penalty

Brian Stull | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Brian Stull

This entire story is a tragic one, and it should push us to admit that the path to justice simply cannot include more gruesome violence.

Death, Drugs and Promises

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

State sponsored executions are back in the news again. By the time this column sees the black of print, two men will have been executed in the space of less than one week-one in Ohio and one in Texas.

Emily Swanson

Americans Favor The Death Penalty -- But Only If It's Done A Certain Way

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Most Americans favor the death penalty as a punishment for people convicted of murder, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But the poll also find...

Stone Age Rituals in Modern Society: Let's Move On

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The death penalty is difficult justify in any modern civilized society. The issue is greater than partisan politics. A sober evaluation of the costs and benefits of state-sanctioned death clearly demonstrates that the death penalty is not viable.