Tag: Rehabilitation

Aug 20

Revenge vs. Learning: Which is Stronger?

In Brief — An examination of whether the death penalty is atavistic or useful to society. [Written in May 2017.] Vengeance in the 21st Century — Premeditated murder. It’s often referred to as first degree murder, but generally (excluding military actions) it is deliberately killing another human being. States frequently have their own variations on …

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Aug 13

SCOTUS: Religion, Women and Death Penalty

In Brief — The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) — now back to nine justices with the elevation of Neil Gorsuch — determines the direction of the country. The author explains how the conservative justices will set the tone for the foreseeable future. [Written in April-May 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Partisanship and Conservatism Rule — …

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Feb 22

Death Penalty-Painless or Abolition?

In Brief—It’s wasteful and illogical to work to make the death penalty painless for the condemned instead of working to abolish it altogether. Abolishing the death penalty would allow American society to address the many social problems that exist and become more civilized in the process. ————————————————————————————————————————– The Waste of the Death Penalty— After months …

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