By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Justin Bieber's mom wants to set the record straight: She's not interested in the political fray on abortion as she promotes "Crescendo," a new film she hopes will raise $10 million for centers that help pregnant girls.
Here's a resolution for one and all as we slide down the fiscal cliff (or not): Beware of fakery in popular places. Fakery, particularly in culture both high and low, bubbles up from the media, affecting the way we see everything, even, for example, politics.
Da-da-da-daaa! Who does not know the first four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony? But who knows that the symphony does not actually begin with that first dramatic da, but with -- of all things -- a rest?
When Beethoven wrote it in 1808, Europe was riven by the Napoleonic Wars, and it immediately inspired heroic ideas.
Beethoven's first biographer, Anton Schindler, claimed that Beethoven told him, "It is thus that Fate knocks at the door."