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Negotiating for Cessation of Persecution of LGBT People in Iran

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Repressive regimes around the world currently and throughout history have scapegoated, oppressed, and murdered LGBT people. The time has long since passed that we speak out against repression in all of its forms

For the Mentally Disabled, Some States Are Deadly

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 02.23.2015 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

If it's unconstitutional to execute the intellectually disabled, then states shouldn't do it. They shouldn't even want to do it. People with intellectual disabilities are among our most vulnerable citizens. There is no constitutional -- and certainly no moral -- basis for allowing the intellectually disabled to be executed for actions which they may not have ever been able to fully comprehend.

Two Australian Drug Traffickers Are About to Be Executed in Indonesia and You Should Know Their Names

Olivia Wilson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Olivia Wilson

What a difference a name makes. When we have two people with a story, more of us are able to empathize. The more of us who see a part of ourselves in them, no matter how small, the more of us feel this is not a story to be punishable by death.

Understanding Short-term Dynamics of Order Execution to Minimize Adverse Selection

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

When you trade, do you place market orders, limit orders or a combination of both? Do you or should you care? The answer is yes, you should care, particularly in today's volatile markets, and this article explains why.

One Democrat Wants To Bring The Death Penalty Back To Michigan -- But It Won't Be Easy

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

A Democratic lawmaker wants to bring the death penalty back to the first English-speaking territory to abolish capital punishment, but experts -- and ...

Supreme Court Issues Stay For Richard Glossip, Two Other Inmates' Scheduled Executions In Oklahoma

AP | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Executions are on hold in Oklahoma after the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that the state cannot perform executions using a...

The Execution of Our Consciences

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 01.28.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Though I expect more from our whole society, I am saddened and outraged that most of the executions in our country are carried out by states that are predominately Christian. In Georgia, people who claim to follow Jesus are largely responsible for executing Warren Hill.

Will Oklahoma Successfully Kill This Man, Or Botch Another Execution?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime

Less than a year after the Oklahoma Department of Corrections bungled the execution of a man on death row, the state is preparing to execute another m...

Mentally Ill Veteran Executed

AP | Posted 01.13.2015 | Crime

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the ...

Oklahoma Set To Use The Same Drugs It Used In The Botched Execution

AP | Posted 12.19.2014 | Crime

Oklahoma's prison system chief says the state has the drugs it needs to execute four inmates early next year and plans to administer the same three dr...

Get Reconnected to Your Why

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Shawn Tolleson

Often, we spend so much time talking about strategy, that we neglect some of the fundamentals. So I'm going to spend a few minutes today talking about one of the most important things in your career, your motivation behind your goals, also known as your why.

The Other Capital Punishment

Jerome Karabel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

If traditional capital punishment has declined, another kind of capital punishment continues unabated. This other form of capital punishment, far more common than the traditional kind, involves the killing of Americans by the police without benefit of charges, trial, jury, or the right to appeal.

Georgia Executes Cop Killer

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 02.08.2015 | Crime

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia man has been executed for the 1995 killing of a sheriff's deputy, who was slain minutes after a conven...

Drunk Lawyer's Mentally Disabled Client To Be Executed; One Of Two Today

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Crime

By David Beasley and Carey Gillam ATLANTA/KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec 9 (Reuters) - A Georgia man due to be executed on Tuesday for the 1995...

Killer Christians in Texas: The Next Victim Is Scott Panetti

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 01.30.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

With Christians comprising a stunning majority of people who live here in Texas, there is no ability to blame what is happening in my state on any other faith except my own. Christians are killing people.

We All Deserve Justice

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Marianne Mollmann

The U.N. General Assembly's main committee dealing with human rights adopted an updated version of a biannual resolution to demand justice for all killings based on discriminatory grounds, including murders motivated by a person's real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

Double Justice in Missouri

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices
Diann Rust-Tierney

For the second time in two months, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri approved the execution of an African American man sentenced to die by an all-white jury. But Missouri and this governor have absolutely no moral authority to execute anyone.

CEO Notebook

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 01.12.2015 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

Henry Schein, one of the world's largest health care supplies company, delivers consistent and, in some cases, above industry growth in each of its business areas of dental, pet care and medical supplies.

When Texas Descends Into Hell: The Vulnerability of Scott Panetti

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

In order to be competent enough to be executed, Scott must understand why he is being executed. Presently, Scott thinks that he is being executed for being a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Great Ideas Are Worthless Without Strong Execution

Rana Florida | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

Most people think a Great Idea -- a breakthrough discovery, a killer app -- will make them wealthy beyond their dreams. But successful entrepreneurs know that Great Ideas are a dime a dozen. True success lies in the execution.

How Roger Waters is Failing the Palestinian Children

Lilac Sigan | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

Campaigns that fuel anti-Semitic sentiments do not promote peace, they promote the interests of Hamas, which poses the biggest threat on young Palestinian children.

Why I Am in Favor of A Death Penalty-Free World

Didier Burkhalter | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Didier Burkhalter

For those who retain it, the death penalty allegedly deters crime, reflects public preferences, provides compensation to victims' families and is sometimes considered "just punishment" for unspeakable crimes. Yet, the use of death penalty is steadily declining.

Look Inside Oklahoma's New Death Chamber

Associated Press | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 10.10.2014 | Crime

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Prison officials unveiled the renovated execution chamber inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary on Thursday and expressed c...

Killing Him Softly With Torture: When a Clergyman Stands for Freedom of Expression

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

For the past eight years the Iranian regime has been trying to punish a religious leader, Ayatollah Kazemani Boroujerdi, for the crime of expressing "anti-government views." Boroujerdi is a senior member of the Shia clergy and an advocate for separation of religion and state.

Kill That Euphemism!

Edwin L. Laing | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Edwin L. Laing

Let us call a killing a killing. A state execution is a killing by any other name. It is time to speak frankly and honestly about the word execute when used to describe the act of killing by the state.