Opening Act: Occupy Something-or-Other

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Sept. 17 2012 8:17 AM

Opening Act: Occupy Something-or-Other

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Occupy Wall Street protestors gather in Foley Square on September 16, 2012 in New York City. The Occupy Wall Street movement has seen a renewal in action recently, as they build-up to celebrate the one year anniversary of their gathering on September 17, 2011. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

The Occupy movement putters along in New York City. Joe Nocera, who has spent his recent years on earth writing about Wall Street crime, thinks they blew it.

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Andy Ferguson calls Michael Lewis a sucker. Pay attention, folks -- it's rare to see one of America's best long-form reporters rib one of the others.

I profiled Joe Kennedy III's campaign a few weeks ago, but Edith Zimmerman does a truly lyrical job on the story.

Stephanie Saul brings the NYT onto the "conservative fears of vote fraud" beat.

And today's electoral vote map, just two weeks before the debates, suggests that Barack Obama can still win pretty decisively.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.