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SENTENCED To life in prison, James Holmes, the gunman in the 2012 shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. A jury spared Holmes the death penalty in the...

The End of Capital Punishment

Bungled executions. Backlogged courts. And three more reasons the modern death penalty is a failed experiment

What You Said About …

THE DEATH PENALTY “Who’s the last person with a top-notch legal team to be executed?” asked MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough in a discussion of David Von Drehle’s June 8...

The Death of the Death Penalty

            the Death of the Death Penalty Why the era of capital punishment is ending By David Von Drehle   The case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev absorbed Americans as...

Should the death penalty live?

NO. Killing killers won’t bring back victims By Renny Cushing In hauntingly similar but unrelated crimes, separated by 23 years and a thousand miles, my father...

Morning Must Reads: May 28

Republicans espouse free market principles, but one supply-and-demand problem is burning holes in their pockets. With more than a dozen candidates, there’s a...