Whether you are against the death penalty or support it, I think you will find last night's main story on John Oliver's show worthwhile. It's about the current standard, lethal injections, and however you feel about death penalty this does not appear to be the most humane way to go about it, and may well be more "cruel and unusual" than even the electric chair was. And remarkable, Oliver and his staff have found a way to make at least some of this bleak story very funny.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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