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November 09, 2012 12:48 PM Occupy the White House

We all know the famous story of FDR meeting with a group of liberal activists early in his term. They made an impassioned plea for their policies, and the President said, “Okay, you’ve convinced me. Now make me do it.”...

By Jonathan Zasloff

March 30, 2012 8:19 AM How Ralph Nader’s Sins Set Trayvon Martin’s Killer Free

Oh, Ralph. If Ralph Nader hadn’t gotten under Lewis Powell’s skin, we wouldn’t be having these arguments over whether the individual mandate in Obamacare is unconstitutional. And “stand your ground” laws -- like the one at issue in the Trayvon...

By Jonathan Alter

October 11, 2011 9:00 AM Occupy DC On Its Feet, But Yet to Get Oriented

Last Thursday several hundred people stood around Freedom Plaza as a part of the Occupy DC movement, one of the offshoots of the larger Occupy Wall Street movement that have sprung up nationwide. The organizers, many of whom were apparently...

By Ryan Cooper