Air pollution has reached extreme levels in the French capital, prompting the government to take desperate measures; an American pastor is partly to blame for the passing of Uganda’s anti-gay law; meanwhile, the Occupy Wall Street organizers have launched a political party. Show More Summary
The Koch brothers, Charles and David Koch, are often considered the Tea Party boogiemen of right wing politics, similar to how George Soros supports left wing movements like Occupy Wall Street. So perhaps it’s with no surprise that Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid has the two oil barons in his crosshairs. Show More Summary
DENVER (AP) — The Flobots, a Denver hip-hop band that gained fame with the hit single "Handlebars," are known for social activism and supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement. Drew Elder, a senior vice president of the investment firm Janus, is more familiar with the cello than with Chuck D.
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Occupy Wall Street did come up with an official statement from its onset, a litany of valid complaints - with the disclaimer that the complaints were not all-inclusive. What it did not do, is offer any solutions, any demands, any formula for what to prioritize and how to change it.
NPR celebrates political anniversaries – when it likes them. They celebrated the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, when when it had already faded away. This week, NPR aired five stories discussing the fourth anniversary ofShow More Summary
The Associated Press and The Hill both reported on Noah Kai Newkirk shouting down the Supreme Court justices in their chamber, but ignored his far-left political affiliation. On Thursday, the wire service merely identified Newkirk'sShow More Summary
March 1 marks the second anniversary of the passing of my friend and colleague, Andrew Breitbart. He was the Tea Party's greatest defender, and Occupy Wall Street's most effective critic. He saw the former as an authentic popular movement...Show More Summary
Unlike the networks, The Washington Post marked the fifth anniversary of the Tea Party movement – by suggesting their might not be a tenth. This has not been the way the Post has marked Occupy Wall Street. They glorified that even as...Show More Summary
Right-wing billionaires threw a hissy fit in recent weeks. The 99 percent are persecuting them, the wealthy ones whined. That whole Occupy Wall Street thing hurt their feelings, conservative 1 percenters pouted. The right-wing rich didn’t threaten to take their Shimansky diamond soccer balls and stomp home in their Bruno Maglis. Show More Summary
PETER MOUNTFORD Probably not Occupy Wall Street’s favorite novelist. Once upon a time, everything was right in the world. It was the distant year of 2005, and Vincenzo D'Orsi, vice president of the World Bank, attended a conference to discuss the global economy. Show More Summary
One reason I wanted to chat with Scott Crow was his experience with Common Ground Collective in New Orleans. In recent years, we’ve seen similar collectives spring out of the activist networks formed by Occupy Wall Street — projects like Occupy Sandy. Show More Summary
As an Occupy Wall Street activist goes to trial for charges of assaulting a police officer, author and lawyer Chase Madar asks what the rights to freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, and freedom from warrantless search are worth...Show More Summary
Yesterday I wrote a post saying that the Communist Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio promised to use SEIU/Occupy Wall Street tactics to impose taxes on affluent New Yorkers. Less than 24 hours later de Blasop made this shocking...Show More Summary
Occupy Wall Street was a failure because its millennial leaderless co-leadership refused to employ the basic and well-known template for successful activism. The main problem was its lack of a coherent message or legislative agenda, which stemmed from its aforementioned lack of centralized leadership (well-illustrated in HBO’s The Newsroom). Show More Summary
The Communist mayor of New York doesn’t care what’s written in the New York State Constitution. He won’t sit idly by and accept that he doesn’t have the authority to tax affluent New Yorkers for his scam of a Pre K program that in reality...Show More Summary
An Occupy Wall Street protester stands trial today for assaulting a police officer during a demonstration on the six month anniversary of the movement. Cecily McMillan, then 23, suffered a seizure during a violent altercation with protesters...Show More Summary
The Occupy Wall Street movement has not only disintegrated, but is now imploding. Left-wing news sites are gloating about the demise of their own. BuzzFeed ran a story last week on the hijacking of the primary Occupy Wall Street Twitter...Show More Summary
1. Michael Boehm on job polarization. 2. The 2001 Benhabib paper on Taylor rules and multiple equilibria (pdf). 3. Roy Choi does South Korea. 4. “Occupy Wall Street leader now works for Google, wants to crowdfund a private militia.” 5. The folk notion of personal identity isn’t very convincing. 6. Thomas Friedman has never quoted […]
Where are those Occupy Wall Street People when we need them? It looks like the next round of bailouts is going to health insurance companies affected by Obamacare. Humana wants up to $450 billion: Humana announced that it expects toShow More Summary