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Pete Brook

Parting Words: The Visual Story Of Death Row Prisoners' Last Words | Pete Brook | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

In 2009, California-based photographer Amy Elkins began exchanging letters with several men on America's death rows for what became an extensive proje...

10 Things We'd Lose If Texas Actually Seceded

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

A year ago this week, more than 125,000 people signed a secession petition asking the Obama administration to “Peacefully grant the State of Texas t...

Test the DNA

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

Hank Skinner has an execution date set for November 9, 2011. But he has cases pending in federal and state courts to compel the State of Texas to conduct DNA tests on all of the untested evidence in his case.

White House Warns Texas: Execution Of Killer Would Violate International Law

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas executed a Mexican citizen Thursday for the rape-slaying of a teenager after he and the White House pleaded in vain fo...

Texas, the Death Penalty, and the Will of God

Matt Idom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt Idom

I do not believe that capital punishment belongs in our world. The arguments of "crime determent" and "continuing threat to society" are masked justifications for a human response to justice, not a divine one.