How Occupy Can Leverage Local Government

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Craig Williams: One way of organizing in the Occupy movement might be to get cities to participate in developing democracy — by setting up a system where they engage local residents better on important local political issues, including city council, school board, county commission, and statewide issues.

From The Editors: Four New Ways to Engage Our Readers

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Dick Price: Sharon and I are reminded of the various methods we have taken to engage our readers. Here, I thought I’d tell you about three new features we unveiled — and one we’ve revitalized — in the waning weeks of 2011:

The Eyes Have It

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Steve Fine: Had the editors decided to use the original photograph instead, then they would have had a problem on their hands: a far too attractive image for the Occupy movement.

Fox News’ Muslim Women

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Julie Driscoll: Leave it to that bastion of “yellow journalism,” Fox “News” to plow forward with an absolutely unsourced article simply to further its anti-Muslim sentiments.

Sarah Palin on Herman Cain: “Boys Will Be Boys”

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Julie Driscoll: Call me crazy, but shouldn’t the “morality and values” party believe that cheating and lying and deceit and trashing of marital vows and violations of who knows how many biblical rules and regs shouldn’t be reduced to Sarah Palin’s “boys will be boys?”

A Letter to the Editor of the LA Times

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The following letter was written to the LA Times in response to their December 3, 2011 article, “Postscript: Digging into the Occupy L.A. ‘mess‘.” The writer, Scott Peer, also sent a copy to the LA Progressive. We are posting it with his permission: It’s not a huge surprise that The LA Times continues to slant […]

Your Local Broadcast News Is Making Us Stupid

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Tina Dupuy: Let’s talk news. And where the majority of Americans – as in over 50 percent (by most estimates) – still get their news – from their local nightly news show. Any discussion about how unaware Americans are when it comes to news needs to have its finger pointed at the proper culprit: Your local broadcast.

Speaking for Myself

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Steve Hochstadt: The reinvigoration of our constitutional freedoms in my lifetime came from below, from ordinary citizens, from readers who wanted to end censorship by the powerful.

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