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Wall Street Ties Won't Sink Romney

Some on the right are concerned that Obama would slam Romney as a denizen of Wall Street and that Romney's wealth would prove a hindrance in the general election. While some worries about Romney's business background are more the product of sympathy for other candidates than anything else, there …

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Written by Fred Bauer on Wednesday December 21, 2011

Die-Hard Occupiers Stay for the Meetings

I had made plans to go to New York to see the "Occupy" encampment at Zuccotti Park before the NYPD broke it up on November 15th. This didn't stop me from stopping by on Saturday November 19th; I was curious to see how the movement would adapt to not being allowed to have tents in the park. The …

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Written by Noah Kristula-Green on Monday November 21, 2011

Sanitation Returns to Zuccotti

Anarchy is not good for anyone. One of the joys of the “Occupy Wherever” movement is the swift return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings to wreak divine wrath on its most clueless transgressors. The wrath includes the return of tuberculosis-the scourge of the 19th century; scrofula from the …

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Written by John Vecchione on Tuesday November 15, 2011

Where Are the Anti-Semites at Occupy Wall Street?

Back in late 2009, when many still believed that Sarah Palin was the future of American politics, left-wing filmmakers Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll took their camera to a Borders book store in Columbus, Ohio, where the former Alaska governor was signing copies of her book Going Rogue . …

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Written by Jonathan Kay on Wednesday October 26, 2011

We Can't Bail Out College Students

The 'Occupy' movement protesters all over the country are angry above all else. Their demands remain unclear, but calls for total (or partial) forgiveness of student loans seem to be a constant among those waiving angry signs. As most Occupy prostesters are either students or recent college …

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Written by Eli Lehrer on Monday October 24, 2011

Alec Baldwin is not Worthless

Alec Baldwin visited Zuccotti Park last night and got drawn into an exchange with some of the wilder and woolier protesters. NY Mag describes one exchange which was caught on video: It's pretty clear that Baldwin, a liberal Dem, wanted to like what was going on there more than what he …

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Written by David Frum on Friday October 21, 2011

They Wouldn't Occupy if They Had the Votes

If the Occupy Wall Street protestors represent ‘the 99%’ then why don’t they already dominate our government? Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street protests should create some concern. These are not the products of healthy politics. …

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Written by Chris Ladd on Tuesday October 18, 2011

Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

Anne Applebaum has just written the best column I've yet seen on the Occupy Wall Street protests. She makes two key points , one chastening to OWS supporters, one to skeptics. Counter supporters, Anne notes: [T]hese international protests do have a few things in common, both with one …

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Written by David Frum on Tuesday October 18, 2011

You Can't Take Occupy Wall Street Seriously

At  Huffington Post Canada , Daniel Alexander Portoraro explains the many problems that are preventing Occupy Wall Street from reaching a more mainstream audience: Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has finally broken out of the ivory computer towers of social media users, and spilled over into …

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Written by FrumForum Editors on Wednesday October 12, 2011

The Tea Party of the Left? Sort Of.

More than a few commentators and reporters have tried to brand the Occupy Movement as a  Tea Party of the Left. On its surface, the analogy has some compelling aspects: both movement emphasize rage over a rational, forward-looking policy agenda. Both claim to speak for the “little guy” but are …

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Written by Eli Lehrer on Monday October 10, 2011