Groundhog Day Nightmare | Slate

Groundhog Day Nightmare | By Robert J. Smith and G. Ben Cohen

Oklahoma is set to execute Richard Glossip, despite grave doubts about his guilt. A chorus of people that includes Republican former Sen. Tom Coburn; Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson; and Barry Switzer, the beloved former Oklahoma Sooners football coach, has called for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to grant a stay of execution. If she does not, and if the Supreme Court does not step in, Glossip will be put to death Wednesday. Update, Sept. 16, 2015: An Oklahoma appeals court has issued a two-week stay of Glossip’s execution. Read More.