NY TIMES EDITORIAL – It is no coincidence that so many state legislatures have spent the last year taking the same destructive actions: making it harder for minorities and other groups that support Democrats to vote, obstructing health care reform, weakening environmental regulations and breaking the spines of public- and private-sector unions. All of these efforts are being backed â€” in some cases, orchestrated â€” by a little-known conservative organization financed by millions of corporate dollars.
Can Occupy Open the Door to a Better World?
PETER BERGEL – The Occupy movement has opened space for a national â€“ even international â€“ dialogue on the kind of world we want to live in. It has empowered many citizens to find the audacity and courage to think outside the box â€“ to consider sweeping solutions that were off the table a few short weeks ago.