Here in Maryland, we're discussing the death penalty. Newly elected Gov. O'Malley has written an op-ed in the Post discussing his opposition while it's now up for discussion in the Assembly. It's a good discussion to have, though I disagree with Gov. O'Malley. I think we ought to have the death penalty. It ought to be hard to do, but it should be a punishment the state has on the table for the most egregious crimes.