The Death Penalty is Alive and Well

This article reports on California, Nebraska, and Oklahoma ballot measures that each upheld the death penalty in their respective states. The results reflect tensions between representation and the will of the majority.

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You can hold off on those stories about the demise of capital punishment in America, at least as far as public opinion goes. Voters in three states, two reds and a blue, decisively endorsed capital punishment in a series of ballot initiatives decided late Tuesday into Wednesday. Read more...