By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
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The mutating "Petraeus affair" has conveniently filled the media vacuum left after the presidential election ended, providing press, pundits and assorted officials a veritable gold mine of material.
Economic issues seem to be dominating the 2012 campaign, but a quiet electoral revolution is brewing. The "religious vote" is on the move, and it's not going leftward.
The Christmas season is hard upon us and it's time to be happy and gay. (Uh, better make that cheerful.) But it won't be easy. The culture has been poisoned by an excess of excess.
A ll over the country, I have had numerous people tell me over the past several months that if they could pick anyone out of the Re publican field to be president, it would be Herman Cain. Then they follow it up with this caveat: "But since he can't win, I'm going with" so-and-so. (Insert the name of any other Republican here.)
The trouble with flavors of the week is that, like chewing gum left overnight on the bedpost, they don't last very long. Rick Perry, who not so long ago was going to be the reincarnation of Ronald Reagan, could tell you about that.
Instead of rigorously vetted candidates, he says, "we get mysterious candidates who have wandered in from Nowhere Land or obscure state-senate offices."
Dan Henninger, the deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page, argues that Mr. Cain's business acumen makes him a plausible alternative to the original menu of Republican presidential candidates.