New York Times Editorial: Cheering on the Death Machine

Even supporters of the death penalty used to consider execution a solemn state responsibility, not an occasion for celebration. But the crowd of Republicans who gathered at the Reagan Library last week to watch their presidential candidates debate actually applauded and cheered when a moderator noted that Texas had executed 234 inmates under Gov. Rick Perry, by far the most…[For full story: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/12/opinion/cheering-on-the-death-machine.html?_r=1 ]

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New York Times Editorial: Cheering on the Death Machine

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