Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: email@example.com. All times ET. See my e-book on Occupy "40 Days That Shook the World." My other books, including new ones on Bradley Manning and Beethoven, here….
2:25 The latest adventures of the OWS "illuminator" — this time, the bat signal on the wall of the Waldorf.
11:35 From USA Today: "President Obama says the various anti-Wall Street Occupy movements are ‘just one vivid expression of a broader anxiety about the economy that will play a large role in this year’s election. ‘People have a sense the game is rigged, so just a few people can do well, and everybody else is left to scramble to get by,’ Obama tells Rolling Stone magazine."
TV habits: Loves Homeland. "I don’t watch a lot of TV news. I don’t watch cable at all. I like The Daily Show, so sometimes if I’m home late at night, I’ll catch snippets of that. I think Jon Stewart’s brilliant. It’s amazing to me the degree to which he’s able to cut through a bunch of the nonsense – for young people in particular, where I think he ends up having more credibility than a lot of more conventional news programs do..
Newspapers and blogs: "I read all of the New York Times columnists. Krugman’s obviously one of the smartest economic reporters out there, but I also read some of the conservative columnists, just to get a sense of where those arguments are going. There are a handful of blogs, Andrew Sullivan’s on the Daily Beast being an example, that combine thoughtful analysis with a sampling of lots of essays that are out there. The New Yorker and The Atlantic still do terrific work."