Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: email@example.com. All times ET. See my e-book "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall St. to Occupy Everywhere." My very OWS-relevant "Journeys With Beethoven" has just been published in print and as e-book, my other books here.
7:30 Rep. Tom Tancredo on Hardball admits economy may NOT be so much of issue in Nov. so it may be race against "Obama and Zuccotti Park" people.
4:40 Mitt Romney remakes the Clint Eastwood halftime Super Bowl commercial.
4:30 Gawker: Giants Fans Occupy Zuccotti Park — Demands Unknown. "The crowd of peaceful, if slightly-scruffy demonstrators have no unified message, outside of a vague sense of elation over their team’s victory in the world’s most hyper-capitalist sporting event. Many, we assume, are unemployed."
4:20 In wake of today’s court rulings: Which states allow gay marriages and which don’t?
2:00 Richard Cohen of Wash Post, so wrong on Iraq, now repeats and expands in calling for attack on Iran (largely to defend Israel, of course). And he is known as a "liberal" columnist.
1:00 Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the Gregory Brothers help ACLU make fun and musical video on folks having the right to take photos and videos in public places (and at protests etc.) "Transparency is good for all….to monitor the government….Police infringing on First Amendment rights." Song sounds a blt like 1970s Kinks.
11:55 From my assistant Elizabeth Whitman: A Javelin Strategy & Research study found that the approximately 610,000 people who switched to a smaller banking institution in the last three months of 2011 to protest potential debit card usage fees comprised only 11 percent of the 5.6 million people who switched banks during that period. However, while the proportion seems relatively small, noted the report, it pointed out that November 2011’s "Bank Transfer Day," an effort that encouraged people to move their money to credit unions and smaller banks (it was not directly linked to Occupy Wall Street but certainly had ideological parallels), had a greater impact than similar movements in years past, such as the Huffington Post’s "Move Your Money" day in 2008.
11:40 Krugman blogs: GOP returning focus to "values" to distract attention from soaring incomes at top and income disparity…. AdBusters outlines what’s ahead at Chicago demos this spring…You think Birtherism dead? New poll finds 37% of GOPers still think Obama born in another land.