Mildly Revolutionary

I’ve laid down in the rain before
hoping I would drown and wake up upon your shore.
But even God can’t hire everyone any more.
Even God can’t hire everyone any more. 

— The Mild Revolution “Working Man Blues”

In this week’s sift:

  • Liberal Media, Conservative Manipulation. Everybody knows that journalists are (sort of) liberal. So why does so much coverage slant to the right?
  • Where Occupy Goes Next and other short notes. Should Occupy Wall Street support a legislative agenda and candidates to carry it out, or would that just corrupt and co-opt the movement? Plus: The pepper-spraying cop becomes iconic. The world’s lightest material. Do conservative policies promote conservative values? And Mitt Romney gets a taste of his own medicine.
  • Last week’s most popular post. At last count, Now Look What You Made Me Do had 699 views, making it the sixth most popular post since the Sift moved to weeklysift.com in July.
  • This week’s challenge: Listen Local. If you’re trying to eat local and shop local, you really ought to check out your local music scene too. (That’s where I picked up this week’s quote.)
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