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We All Deserve Justice

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 11.20.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.07.2014 | 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 10.17.2014 | 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 10.10.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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.

Remembering Atefah

Ali Ahmadi | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Ali Ahmadi

It's important to not forget how fortunate some of us are. It's equally important to not forget what happened to Atefah and what's happening to a multitude of children in Iran. If we forget, we declare our complacency with the human rights situation in Iran.

Amanda Terkel

Wyoming Advances Bill Allowing Death By Firing Squad

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Wyoming legislative committee voted against a measure to abolish the death penalty last week, instead opting to endorse death by firin...

Texas Executes 8th Prisoner Of Year

AP | Posted 09.10.2014 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Texas has executed a man for killing his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston. For...

Killing Jesus and Claiming Justice: The Execution of Willie Trottie

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The unfathomable love and grace of God is what binds Willie Trottie to the person of Jesus. The murders of Barbara and Titus Canada cannot keep Trottie from such grace and love. Why is this so difficult to believe?

Excessive Talking Can Be a Killer

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Rather than the pay-off of praise from the finished project, people feed on the payoff from promises of what's to come. That makes executing the actual plans much less exciting--and much less likely to get done.

California's Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional, But The AG Won't Give It Up

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty uncons...

On UK Anniversary, Death Penalty in U.S. Remains Abnormal

Matt Cherry | Posted 10.13.2014 | Crime
Matt Cherry

Botched executions are in danger of becoming the new normal in America. But unlike the other top execution nations, where people have no control over their government actions, the citizens of the United States have a choice. As soon as we say that it is not acceptable for our government to kill our fellow citizens in our name, then the death penalty will die.

Is Idea, Execution or Timing Most Important for Success?

Kevin Siskar | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business
Kevin Siskar

Imagine not just the idea, but ask yourself if it is the right time and then make your plan to execute on it. You need the right blend of idea, timing and execution to make a successful idea manifest itself in the world.

The Heightened Domestic Crack Down and Human Rights Violations

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

History appears to be repeating itself in the Islamic Republic. Whenever many Iranians believe that there will be more socio-political, individual as well as socio-economic freedoms in the country, due to the rule of a moderate or reformist president, the domestic crack down and human rights violation in the Islamic Republic mount up.

Hospital Unknowingly Gave Prison Drugs For Execution

thelensnola.org | Posted 08.07.2014 | Crime

The Department of Corrections bought 20 vials of the drug on Jan. 28, a week before Sepulvado’s scheduled execution, according to a document provide...

6 Tools for Creating High Performance Teams

Matt Tenney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

The world is replete with organizations with great strategies. But how many of those great strategies are actually executed?

Justices Silent Over Execution Drug Secrecy

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one on the Supreme Court objected publicly when the justices voted to let Arizona proceed with the execution of Joseph Wood, wh...

Gigi Gordon, Death Row Lawyer: An Admirable Life Ended as It Was Lived

Matthew Chapman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime
Matthew Chapman

When life was no longer worth living, she ended it. I see no irony in this. As a tough, intelligent, independent person, she did not want to either lose her mind or be a burden to anyone. She was an admirable woman who lived her convictions.

The Voices of Gazans That We Never Hear

Lilac Sigan | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

Real data as to public opinion in Gaza is scarce. Still, there are a few hints of true voices coming out from the dark.

A Deadly Secret: States Refuse to Share the Source of Lethal Injection Drugs in Executions

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 09.27.2014 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

A botched execution also erodes public confidence because it means that something went wrong with the very process of death, which we have entrusted to our leaders. When a government hides information such as the source of drugs used in lethal injection, it erodes the public trust.