The force behind Occupy Wall Street

The United States’ long history of protest: Sidney Tarrow on why Occupy Wall Street is not the Tea Party of the Left. David Weigel on the Tea Party and #OWS, in Venn Diagram form. Alex Altman on why Occupy Wall Street is more popular than the Tea Party — for now. Should liberals like Occupy Wall Street? Jonathan Chait wonders. John Judis and Jonathan Cohn on why liberals should embrace Occupy Wall Street. From n+1, Jeremy Kessler writes an open letter to the men and women of the New York City Police Department. From Newtopia, an interview of Occupy Wall Street’s Kelly Heresy. Is Kevin Bacon the force behind Occupy Wall Street? It's irresponsible not to ask. Wouldn’t it be ironic if Occupy Wall Street — the soi-disant “99%” — were being secretly funded by billionaire Davos Man George Soros, exemplar of the 1%? Jeff Reifman and Thomas Linzey on turning occupation into lasting change. Here's what the Wall Street protesters are so angry about. Doug Henwood on OWS and the Fed. Bernard E. Harcourt on Occupy Wall Street’s "political disobedience". Nouriel Roubini and Ian Bremmer let fly on Occupy Wall Street and why the GOP's cynical economic strategy is designed to make things worse. A taxing situation: Why the GOP is advocating a tax increase on the middle class. What role, if any, does tax policy play in creating a wealth gap in the US? Lowering taxes is the biggest policy goal for Republicans, and on that, they're wrong. EJ Dionne on the GOP's favorite solution: Doing nothing. Joshua Holland on 6 ways the rich are waging a class war against the American people. Struck out: Labor has lost its best tactics, which helps explain its decline. Amid all our disasters, why are the only revolutionaries on the right? Get out the hate: A lot of political participation is driven by simple dislike for the opposing party. Land of the free, home of the turncoats: In its nihilistic demonization of government, the right has declared war on America. From The American Interest, Francis Fukuyama on American political dysfunction.