Yesterday Occupy Wall Street turned 1. I was on the ground reporting from Lower Manhattan. The protests were lively, but the smaller turnout caused many in the mainstream media to prematurely label the demonstration a sign of Occupy's death. I took exception to this line of thinking in my post today.
Of course, for those paying attention, Occupy's presence is still being felt in the broader political climate. The Chicago Teachers Union strike, for example, owes much to last fall's uprising. Teachers unions aren't popular in all quarters, however. In much of the liberal media, a brand of technocratic liberalism, relying on nothing but the crude empiricism of an Excel sheet, misrepresents and attacks the teachers.