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Occupy Wall Street

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  • A revolt is growing as more people refuse to pay back student loans

    A revolt is growing as more people refuse to pay back student loans
    Remember those 15 people who refused to repay their federal student loans? Their "debt strike" has picked up 85 more disgruntled borrowers willing to jeopardize their financial future to pressure the government into forgiving their student loans. And...
  • 'Age of Acquiescence' examines America's second Gilded Age

     'Age of Acquiescence' examines America's second Gilded Age
    Remember Occupy Wall Street? Steve Fraser does — he opens his book on our current state of popular political paralysis by recalling the "millions of 'occupiers' in a thousand cities" who in fall 2011 chanted "We are the 99 percent." His question...
  • More police departments choosing restraint over quick action

    Denver's police chief told officers not to intervene, but to stand by and watch, as protesters threw red paint on a memorial for fallen officers during a weekend march against police brutality. The stand-down order upset some officers, who said it sends...
  • Interviewing Nickelback: Bassist Mike Kroeger says band keeps moving to stay fresh, confound haters

    Interviewing Nickelback: Bassist Mike Kroeger says band keeps moving to stay fresh, confound haters
    The title of Canadian rock band Nickelback’s new album, “No Fixed Address,” actually tells the story behind it, the bassist Mike Kroeger says. The disc was put together in a mobile studio while the band traveled to Hawaii, Los Angeles,...
  • Nickelback, coming to Allentown, keeps moving with 'No Fixed Address'

    The title of Canadian rock band Nickelback's new album, "No Fixed Address," actually tells the story behind it, the bassist Mike Kroeger says. The disc was put together in a mobile studio while the band traveled to Hawaii, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Europe...
  • Forget your guns and your pot. If the police come for you, ditch your smartphone

    Forget your guns and your pot. If the police come for you, ditch your smartphone
    A friend who frequently marches in demonstrations -- peaceful, legal, 1st Amendment-protected protests -- said something I found startling: As a matter of routine, the police not only confiscate her smartphone, they hook it up to their computers and drain...
  • Fired-up millennials become political, labor and community organizers

    Fired-up millennials become political, labor and community organizers
    On a snowy evening, Brianna Tong gathered more than 50 students in a classroom at the University of Chicago to meet and dine with aldermanic candidates. The smell of curry filled the air as Tong told the audience that before becoming a campaign volunteer,...
  • From Run the Jewels to J. Cole, how today's musicians carry on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

    From Run the Jewels to J. Cole, how today's musicians carry on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy
    At the recent 2015 Golden Globe Awards, show host Tina Fey delivered one of the most poignant and effective jokes of the evening in regard to the multi-nominated film “Selma,” based on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-led voting rights march...
  • Modern-day protesters need a clear voice in a noisy, noisy world

    One of my guiding principles in life is to agree with everything Oprah Winfrey says. That principle is rooted in the sincere hope that Ms. Winfrey (who I'm sure looks very nice today) will eventually give me a free car, an embarrassingly large sum of...
  • Ringing out the year with liberal double standards

    Ringing out the year with liberal double standards
    Many conservatives finished the year angry about the same thing they were angry about at the beginning of the year: liberal double standards. As I write this, GOP House Whip Steve Scalise is in hot water over reports that he spoke to a group of racist...
  • Volunteers help over 100 arrested Ferguson protesters get legal aid

    Volunteers help over 100 arrested Ferguson protesters get legal aid
    The young man and woman waiting in the dark outside the St. Louis county jail were bundled up in scarves and hats to ward off a light freezing rain, but still they were shivering. Every time someone emerged from the jail they would scurry with the...