Lest we Europeans feel smug about our supposed eradication of the barbarity that is capital punishment, it is worth noting that judicial killing (you cannot call it “murder” when it is legally sanctioned) is still practised in one enclave of the continent. More here, from a grieving mother.
Josh Marshall recalls an article he wrote about how Europeans support capital punishment: So many people assume that differing attitudes toward capital punishment are one of the defining differences between the US and Europe. But wh... Read Post
The Bloomberg editors condemn European states for dithering over Russian sanctions: It’s true that sanctions alone may not persuade Putin to end his support of separatists in Ukraine. But there’s a chance they might — and even if th... Read Post
What happened Wednesday afternoon to Joseph Wood in Arizona was a state-sponsored, judicially sanctioned human experiment that went terribly wrong. The subject of the experiment, a convicted murderer, was supposed to die. And eventu... Read Post