Tag Archives: Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty

Will Ohio’s Death Penalty End?

Four times in the last decade Ohio’s Democrat Senator Nickie Antonio has sponsored a bill to abolish the death penalty in the state, without success. This year feels different. With executions halted because lethal injection drugs are unobtainable, pressure is … Continue reading

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Conservatives Opposing the Death Penalty

A Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) seems an unlikely setting for action against the US death penalty: conservatives have hitherto been associated with an unthinking “tough on crime” philosophy that included support for capital punishment. Perhaps all this is set … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Errors

The repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska last month was described by Andrea Lyon in the New York Daily News as a ‘Nixon-visits-Red-China moment’: in over 40 years no other conservative state has abolished the death penalty. Libertarian-minded conservatives formed … Continue reading

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