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DeGrasse High: Neil deGrasse Tyson Kicks Liberal *And* Conservative Ass On ‘Real Time’

DeGrasse High: Neil deGrasse Tyson Kicks Liberal *And* Conservative Ass On ‘Real Time’

Conservatives hate Neil deGrasse Tyson because he’s smarter than them, but on this week’s Real Time, the Cosmos host also proved he’s smarter than liberals, too. The National Review‘s cover story this week features an article on the irrepressible astrophysicist headlined “Smarter Than Thou,” penned by Charles C.W. Cooke. To save you some time and [...]

John McCain: Botched Execution In Arizona Was ‘Torture’

While he is for the death penalty, the Arizona Senator has the good sense to decry an execution gone wrong. The longtime Republican lawmaker, who experienced years of torture while being held in captivity by the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War, called the drawn-out lethal injection execution of Joseph Wood on Wednesday “terrible.” “I [...]

Why Do We Televise Eric Garner’s Execution, But Not Joseph Wood’s?

The news of Arizona’s botched execution of Joseph R. Wood III Wednesday afternoon has become another dominant story in this summer of news that won’t quit, but what’s really unusual about this event is the way in which it is being covered by the television news media, and how that contrasts with the coverage of [...]

Witness to Both Joseph Wood’s Crime and His Botched Execution: Murderers ‘Deserve To Suffer’

Joseph Rudolph Wood III began the end of his life on August 7, 1989, when he walked into an auto body shop and killed his 29 year-old ex-girlfriend Debbie Dietz, and her 55 year-old father Gene Dietz, with a .38 caliber revolver. Police shot Wood several times when he picked up and pointed the gun he [...]

Botched Execution In Arizona Lasts Nearly Two Hours

It took nearly two hours to kill Joseph Rudolph Wood. His lawyers tried to get a court to stop the execution but, after writhing in pain for two hours, he died before a court could act. Wood, 55, was convicted in 1989 of killing his girlfriend and her father. His execution came after days of [...]

Federal Judge Strikes Down California’s Death Penalty

The California death penalty system is unconstitutional, ruled the judge. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney handed down an order Wednesday, finding that the system is arbitrary and in violation of the Constitution’s 8th Amendment. “California’s death penalty system is so plagued by inordinate and unpredictable delay that the death sentence is actually carried out [...]

Poll: For First Time, Majority Of Americans Prefer Life In Prison

There is movement away from favoring the death penalty in America. According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released Thursday, 52 percent of Americans say they would prefer that people convicted of murder spend life in prison with no chance of parole, compared to 42 percent who prefer the death penalty for those people. [...]

Tennessee Brings Back Electric Chair

While lethal injections are being debated, an even less-humane procedure is coming back to Tennessee. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain the drugs, which have become more and more scarce following a European-led boycott of [...]

Missouri Execution Halted Hours Before Lethal Injection

The inmate’s medical condition accounted for the stay of execution. A federal appeals court halted the execution of Russell Bucklew on Tuesday, just hours before the state of Missouri was set to execute him by lethal injection. Attorneys for Bucklew, a convicted killer, had asked the courts for a stay of execution owing to a [...]

Utah Lawmaker Calls For Firing Squads

If the state can’t get get nice, calm lethal injections to kill people, let’s execute them by firing squad says one Utah lawmaker. Rep. Paul Ray, a Republican from the northern Utah city of Clearfield, plans to introduce his proposal during Utah’s next legislative session in January. Lawmakers in Wyoming and Missouri floated similar ideas [...]

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