After he was busted for cocaine possession last month, Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) said, "I struggle with the disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice." Toronto Mayor Rob Ford likewise has blamed demon rum for driving him to crack. Senior Editor Jacob Sullum explains why it would be a mistake to accept this excuse.
A Professor Tried To End a Flirty Email Exchange With a Young Woman. Then She Threatened to Blackmail Him.
When the grad student threatened to publicize their embarrassing correspondence, he reported her. But the university decided he was the villain.
Teen activists are righteously angry—but righteous anger does not produce sound public policy.
The Inspector General Report Is a Huge Blow to the FBI's Credibility. Why Is It Being Treated Like Vindication?
The government's surveillance of Carter Page might not have been improperly motivated, but it was still seriously flawed.
No, but that's not stopping a litigious vegan from making his case.