Voters approved recreational marijuana in California yesterday, and four states also approved minimum wage increases.
Australia needs a consistent and pragmatic national strategy that outlines its policy approaches to consistently addressing the death penalty challenge, writes John Coyne from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
The coverage of the execution of Bali Nine drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has been sympathetic and tearful. But there was a time when the Australian media thought they were getting what they deserved.
A groundswell of support from the Indonesian people and a startling admission by a Filipino drug smuggler saved a foreign domestic worker from the firing squad last night, writes freelance journalist Cade Lucas in Indonesia
Crikey readers have their say on anti-depressants, the death penalty and other issues of the day.
The problem for anti-death penalty campaigners is that capital punishment is in fact very popular.
Indonesia has a hardline approach to the death penalty for those involved in the Indonesian drug trade. But Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were not involved in the Indonesian drug trade, writes an Australian crown prosecutor and former resident of Indonesia.
From locked bathrooms to silent meditation retreats, journalist and novelist Brigid Delaney is committed to stream-of-consciousness tweeting.
Crikey live blog: Despite a last minute delay by the US Supreme Court this morning, the execution of Troy Davis, who his supporters argue was wrongly convicted of murder, went ahead this afternoon.