Debra Goldman's Consumer Republic

It is a telling measure of the crime of Timothy McVeigh, due to be put to death May 16, that the execution chamber at the Indiana federal prison where he will meet his maker just isn’t big enough.

What with 168 dead and more than 500 wounded in the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, there isn’t room in the spectator gallery for all who want to witness the state take vengeance in their name.

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