My new piece from last night is sort of a review of the year of Occupying, from the Wisconsin camp-out in the Capitol to yesterday's Occupy the Ports protests. I see that the coverage of that action today is fairly muted, with no real estimate of how much commerce was stopped by protests that weren't actually big enough to grind down all economic activity. (The Los Angeles/Long Beach port is more than 30 miles long.) And while I talked to labor leaders who were annoyed, I thought the comments of the SEIU's Stephen Lerner were interesting: He argued that Occupiers could basically raise more hell than labor could, which would create more angst for the elites.
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.