“It’s nearly impossible to live with a conflict between feeling and belief. You end up feeling the way you believe you should, or believing the way you feel you ought to. I have known for a long time — certainly since the murder of my own sister-in-law in our Texas hometown in 2016 — that I had emotions related to the death penalty that had to be reckoned with. I began to think I wouldn’t know with certainty what part of me was being honest about capital punishment until I saw it for myself.” A remarkably honest and interesting look at the death penalty from Elizabeth Bruenig in the NYT: The Man I Saw Them Kill.