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Missouri Executes Man For 1998 Killing Of Mother And Children

Reuters | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.01.2017 | Crime

A man convicted of killing a woman and her two children after a break-in at their home in southern Missouri in 1998 was executed by lethal injection o...

Unequal Justice Under The Law: The Troubling Case of Terry Edwards

Shane Claiborne | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Shane Claiborne

They removed all the black folks from the pool of potential jurors. In the trial of a black man convicted of killing two white folks. Not in 1950...

Alabama Execution Back On After Supreme Court Lifts Stay

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 12.08.2016 | Arts

The U.S. Supreme Court lifted a second stay late on Thursday within hours of the death sentence for a former Eagle Scout condemned in a 1994 convenien...

Chief Justice Roberts Casts 'Courtesy' Vote That Spared An Alabama Inmate From Execution

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts provided the pivotal fifth vote on the Supreme Court to block the scheduled execution in Alabama of a 74-...

Georgia Executes Man For Killing Police Officer In 1997

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.20.2016 | Crime

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The state of Georgia on Wednesday executed a man who opened fire on Atlanta police with an AR-15 rifle in 1997, killing one office...

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

Texas Halts Execution Of Non-Triggerman Over Questions Of 'Dr. Death' Testimony

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.20.2016 | Crime

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday halted an execution planned for next week of a man convicted...

White America, Wake The F*ck Up. The Deaths Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile ARE Your Problem.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

As a self-proclaimed "woke" white dude, it's sometimes difficult to know how to participate in conversations about race that matter deeply to me. The last thing I want to do is suck up oxygen from the voices that need to be heard.

Father-Daughter Bonds

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The parenting role of the father to his daughter may be one of the most difficult and significant of human relationships.

You Have To Know Mistress K

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.28.2016 | Crime
Lester & Charlie

Ever think about getting stuck on death row for no reason and with no recourse? It's not a cakewalk. Take, for instance, the case of Glenn Ford, sente...

Arizona Says It Is Unable To Carry Out Executions Due To Lack Of Drugs

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.24.2016 | Crime

By Ian Simpson June 24 (Reuters) - Arizona has run out of execution drugs, including a sedative implicated in botched lethal injections, according to ...

Your Ideas really don't matter! SXSW Connection with John Frankel of ff Venture Capital

Alfred E. Blake IV | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Alfred E. Blake IV

As a millennial, the runway to success is connection. It is finding genuine interest in people and looking to be of service. SXSW is a ideal to meet...

A Modest Proposal Concerning Means of Execution

Michael Goldstein | Posted 05.12.2016 | Crime
Michael Goldstein

With shootings and beheadings, we get to know what we're doing: no whitewashing it as a medical procedure, no pretending we're different from our ISIS enemies and our Saudi friends. The person offed someone a few decades ago; now we're offing them. That is, after all, the logic of the death penalty.

8 Mindfulness Tips for Business Decision Makers

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 10.02.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

How great is it when a nice guy or girl finishes first? I was overjoyed to see on my LinkedIn feed that a former colleague, friend, and all-around goo...

Georgia Executes Man Who Killed Neighbor

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.12.2016 | Crime

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia man whose next-door neighbor pleaded for her life before he killed her during a 1996 burglary was executed by lethal inj...

This Is Murder in the West Bank

Dana Agmon | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home
Dana Agmon

Hateful, negative, victimized, divisive, judgmental, hostile, violent and inhumane; do we really want the face of our society to be that kind of face? Do we have the right to demoralize our society because we believe others are demoralized?

Despite Guantanamo, Obama Makes Visit to Latin America a Win for Human Rights

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.20.2017 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

On Monday, President Obama will visit Cuba - the first time a U.S. president has traveled there since Calvin Coolidge. It's an important step toward normalizing relations between the two countries, opening up important economic possibilities for Cuba and the potential for U.S. investment and influence there.

Stuntwoman Turned Filmmaker Patty Dillon Takes on Execution From the Executioner's Perspective in There Will Be No Stay

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 02.24.2017 | Entertainment
Lindsey Kesel

After a few years of performing stunt work on television shows like Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, and Eastbound and Down, Patty Dillon had a sudden drive to get behind the camera. In 2010, she jumped on the opportunity to move back to Omaha to learn from producer/director Dana Altman.

Leading the March Towards Criminal Justice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Bryan Stevenson is unwavering in that vision and in lifting his voice of great moral clarity at the forefront of the struggle. Every new hard-earned and overdue victory should remind us all that we must keep moving towards greater justice for all.

Capital Punishment -- Justice or State Sanctioned Murder?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.19.2017 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

State sanctioned execution of convicted criminals is a hotly-debated, life-and-death social issue and the subject of capital punishment pushes more em...

Stop Throwing Yourself Off-Balance - 5 Factors to be Mindful of When Making Business Decisions

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 01.07.2017 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

When business owners and executives attending my latest business transformation workshop instantly shouted their response to a question I posed, it re...

Iran, Assassinations, and Hypocrisy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.07.2017 | Home
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While the Iranians rightly condemned Saudi Arabia, I find it quite ironic when they represent the murders as a "medieval act of savagery." It's as if the Saudi's, in executing Shiite clerics, held up a mirror to the Iranians in which they saw reflected back their own long-standing and brutal civil and human rights atrocities.

Killing Andrew Thomas

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

On a frequent basis, I get messages from death row inmates. Due to the volume of my work, I can only engage a small percentage of those who write. In ...

The Pilgrimage for Raphael Holiday Is the Pilgrimage for Abolition

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 11.16.2016 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

This Wednesday, Raphael Holiday will be executed minutes after 6 p.m. at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas. Unlike many of those I've encountered o...

I Am an Out-and-Proud Happy Face Carved Into an Open, Pussy Sore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 11.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

The 'open sores' wedding imagery was supplied by pastor Kevin Swanson, the organizer of last week's National Religious Liberties Conference, which was attended by the three GOP presidential hopefuls.