Monday, February 21, 2011

Capital Punishment Stops A Beating Heart

Ohio seems to be ground zero for controversial legislation these days, or at least proposed legislation. Between anti-abortion bills and a bill to end collective bargaining rights of public workers, we're on fire. There will be a huge demonstration at the capitol tomorrow to protest the collective bargaining bill, and it's anybody's guess if it will be effective or if some of our representatives will leave the state a la Wisconsin democrats.

In the middle of all of this, we're going to set a record this year for the execution of death-row inmates, despite a shortage of the drugs we've traditionally used. Now, we're using a single drug, something like what vets use to put down cats and dogs. Nice, eh?

Here's what I have to say about that in today's edition of Small Town Newspaper.


dive said...

Eloquent and powerful, Robyn. A beautifully balanced piece, which I'm glad I managed to read before the inevitable deluge of redneck moron knee-jerk (emphasis on the jerk) comments which it will attract.
Your editorials get better and better.

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