The fact that he'd be less physically intimidated by 100 whinnying, duck-sized horses hardly matters.
That's the latest argument offered by a prominent critic of legal cannabis. And it fails even if you accept the need for paternalism.
He's reportedly proposed making drone strikes less objectionable in much the same way Bush Administration official Steven Bradbury made torture less objectionable.
And is militarism even an appropriate way to assess the state of partisan politics in America today?
Support for the conservative protest movement has dropped by two thirds since 2010. Here's why that's bad news for the country.
President Obama's pick to head the CIA was in a senior position at the spy agency during the Bush years.
One of the most popular conservative bloggers had a speaking gig cancelled because he favors gay marriage.
The right once inveighed against "Borking" and race-baiting. In opposing Chuck Hagel, a part of its neoconservative wing is doing both.
The question of when the government needs warrants to eavesdrop hasn't gotten the attention it deserves in part because it's so complicated and difficult to explain.
A symposium in Commentary magazine illuminates the deep, ongoing disagreements about the last presidential election.
He hopes to prove that "an independent site, if tended to diligently, can grow an audience large enough to sustain it indefinitely."
A federal judge says contradictory laws permit Obama "to proclaim as perfectly lawful" actions that seem unconstitutional "on their face."
The Bill of Rights offers much smarter, more effective ways to safeguard liberty than preparing for armed insurrection.
An absurd mix of international traditions would be better than how we celebrate it in America.
Crucial attempts to rein in government spying failed Thursday, guaranteeing that the privacy of more innocent Americans will be violated.
The tradition dates back to December 31, 1907, though the balls have changed along with technology.
Its recent suggestions include imposing armed guards on every school in America and deporting a critic of the Second Amendment.
Any jurist so ready to gut the First Amendment's protections couldn't be trusted to safeguard the balance of the Bill of Rights.
An admission officer's uncomfortable explanation for why they don't get in as often as their test scores would predict suggests it's not.
An opponent of legalization says it would exacerbate inequality in the United States. But he fails to account for the impact of jail time on inequality under currents laws.