John Nichols: America’s ‘People Power Moment’

John Nichols: America’s ‘People Power Moment’

John Nichols: America’s ‘People Power Moment’

Although the media do not know how to cover protest movements well, they do know how to cover elections. This will serve the Wisconsin recall effort well. 


John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation, observes a “people-power moment” occurring in the country today, citing the grassroots resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline, the revolt against SOPA and PIPA and the one million Wisconsinites currently attempting to uproot an antilabor governor. Check out Nichols’s blog for more on how the Wisconsin effort is changing the way Americans do politics.

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