Don't Make Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a Martyr
April 08, 2015
Killing him could cause more harm than keeping him alive.
A California Lawyer Wants to Put Gays to Death. Why Isn't the Attorney General Ignoring Him?
March 26, 2015
Kamala Harris's response is only making matters worse.
There Is No Such Thing as a Humane Execution
March 24, 2015
Every time we argue over how best to kill inmates, we become a less perfect union.
An ideological riddle.
Do Veterans With PTSD Really Belong on Death Row?
January 15, 2015
Georgia just executed a Vietnam vet who murdered a police officer—but also suffered from untreated PTSD.
Colorado's Governor's Race Could Come Down to the Death Penalty
October 31, 2014
How an unlikely issue is upending the race.
Antonin Scalia Used This Wrongful Conviction to Defend the Death Penalty
September 04, 2014
Now that the accused are free, does he still think the death penalty is wise?
He gasped for air 660 times.
Photos from a Botched Lethal Injection
May 29, 2014
In 2006, mistakes in the Florida death chamber inflicted chemical burns on a prisoner and may have suffocated him to death.
IQ Scores Shouldn't Be A Matter of Life or Death
May 27, 2014
“There’s this totally false pretense that an IQ of 70 is the same in different time periods, but the conversion of raw scores isn’t stable over time.”