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Occupy Wall Street

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  • Bank of America drops plans for debit card fee

    Bank of America drops plans for debit card fee
    Facing a consumer backlash and an online revolt, Bank of America said Tuesday that it won't adopt a $5 monthly debit card fee next year after all. The move — which came after some banks had backed away from similar fees — is seen as a major...
  • Occupy Baltimore permit request to stay in park denied again

    Occupy Baltimore permit request to stay in park denied again
    Baltimore officials have denied a second request by Occupy Baltimore protesters to obtain permits to use in McKeldin Square, the Inner Harbor park where the group has been entrenched since early October. The city "is committed to protecting individuals'...
  • Occupy Wall Street: The revolution will be puppeted

    Occupy Wall Street: The revolution will be puppeted
    Earlier this month, the left-wing magazine The Nation highlighted Joe Therrien as a symbol of the Occupy Wall Street movement. A New York City public-school drama teacher, Therrien was frustrated with the shortcomings of the school system. So he quit...
  • Those unhappy with Baltimore's fortunes should vote

    As I write this letter, hundreds of frustrated and angered peoples have uniquely transformed the traditional protest into a massive public sit-in. A display that started in New York has been duplicated all over the nation into the movement known as...
  • 'Occupy' crowd doesn't have a monopoly on grievances

    We all have legitimate grievances. Occupy Wall Street protesters do not deserve special government status that allows them to continuously occupy a public space in order to express them. Here is a list of my grievances: What are yours? 1. A lack of...
  • China envy, or how the progressives dusted off the idea of 'liberal fascism'

    China envy, or how the progressives dusted off the idea of 'liberal fascism'
    In 2008, I wrote a book called "Liberal Fascism." That title came from H.G. Wells, one of the most important socialist writers in the English language. He believed, as did his fellow Fabian socialists, that Western democratic capitalism had outlived its...
  • CNN's Piers Morgan sinks, Erin Burnett gets off to weak ratings start

    CNN's Piers Morgan sinks, Erin Burnett gets off to weak ratings start
    This year, I gave up reporting cable news ratings every month. The numbers and spin tell us about the horse race to some extent. But what they mainly do is distract us from the important moral and cultural stories of the way these channels are warping our...
  • Woman stabbed at Occupy Baltimore encampment, police say

    Woman stabbed at Occupy Baltimore encampment, police say
    Baltimore Police say a 24-year-old woman was stabbed during a dispute around midnight Saturday at the Occupy Baltimore encampment at the Inner Harbor. According to a police report, officers arrived at McKeldin Square just after midnight for a report...
  • Electricity cut off to Occupy Baltimore protesters

    Electricity cut off to Occupy Baltimore protesters
    Electricity was shut off Wednesday evening to outlets in McKeldin Square that protesters have used for the past month to power computers, televisions and kitchen appliances. Safety concerns were the primary reason that power was cut off, said Ian...
  • A way to tell the banks 'no thanks'

    A way to tell the banks 'no thanks'
    Going to the bank used to be sort of fun. Lollipops for the little ones. The local manager you had known for years. Depositing your paycheck with the same tellers every Friday afternoon. Such patterns provided a rhythm to daily life and also helped to...
  • In Kansas speech, Obama finally finds his voice

    In Kansas speech, Obama finally finds his voice
    The general rap against the Occupy Wall Street movement is that it has no clear leadership or goals. And a complaint of some Democrats against President Obama is that he hasn't found a way to get in front of it and harness its energy to work for his re-...
  • Occupy protesters want their own bailout

    Encouraged by the support of President Barack Obama and his posse, the Occupy Wall Street protesters are trashing American cities, claiming that it's the "rich" people who are the cause of their "impoverishment." To "correct" this alleged "injustice,"...