It is impossible to avoid the question: Who is served by the gruesome chaos of carrying out the death penalty?
Between 2007-2012, the nation's 200 most politically active corporations received $760 for every $1 they donated to influence politics.
David Kristjanson-Gural is associate professor of economics and senior fellow of the Social Justice College at Bucknell University. His writing appears in the LA Progressive, Commondreams.org, the Williamsport Guardian and the Daily Item. He is a member of the Spilling Ink Writers' Collective.