Former poet laureate of the United States Robert Hass on getting beaten up, along with his wife and his students, at Occupy Cal.
Helium balloons carry tents over Sproul Plaza.
Dalia Lithwick on Slate slaps down the mainstream media. “By refusing to take a ragtag, complicated, and leaderless movement seriously, the mainstream media has succeeded only in ensuring its own irrelevance.”
Jedediah Purdy on libraries, OWS and the founding fathers: “Every exchange in the debate would have made good sense – with a little idiomatic translation – to the propertied men who drafted the United States Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787.”