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Texas Running Out of Pentobarbital

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.

Ropes and Drugs

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

There is a lot to be said for hanging. Best of all, the executioner seeking to buy rope for a hanging does not have to engage in the sort of felonious conduct in which a recently filed lawsuit suggests Texas execution officials were forced to engage in order to obtain a death dealing drug.