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So much for the grass roots and anarchy. Occupy Wall Street protesters — along with two corporate entities — are scrambling to trademark the phrase “Occupy Wall Street.” All three envision it upon T-shirts and tote bags as the cheeky but persistent movement enters its second month of existence.

But wait. Occupy Wall Street merchandising has been going on for weeks at such online retailers as, where the phrase “We are the 99 percent” is a particular favorite on everything from baby clothes to custom U.S. postage.

Meanwhile, self-described “entre-protester” Ray Agrizone already is peddling merchandise emblazoned with such mottos as “#Occupy,” and “This Is What Protest Looks Like.” The carefree Mr. Agrizone already has established, complete with gift certificates.

“The main thing I have with this website is a tool to give a voice to the movement. I’m not too worried about cease-and-desist letters down the line,” he tells


“We pursued the Freedom Agenda not only because it was right but also because it was necessary. There is both a moral case and a practical one for the proposition that no man, woman, or child should live in tyranny. Those who excoriated the approach as idealistic or unrealistic missed the point. In the long run, it is authoritarianism that is unstable and unrealistic,” Condoleezza Rice says in her new memoir, published Tuesday.

The former secretary of state for George W. Bush has penned the proverbial doozy. At 784 pages, “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington,” is a hefty, well-timed, high-minded book that has left critics pining for more Bush administration bashing. Miss Rice is intent on explaining diplomacy in hair-raising times, and her worries — as she explained to one recent academic audience — that “the United States of America has gone bad.”

The author explains much to Fox News host Sean Hannity before a live audience on Tuesday night, taking questions and talking up the 2012 election. Wednesday night finds Miss Rice in sillier circumstances opposite CBS late-night host David Letterman. She’ll soon embark on a national book tour, including a stop this month at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.


• 36 percent of Americans would pick Ronald Reagan over Franklin D. Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Harry Truman or William Henry Harrison to “run the country today.”

• 68 percent of Republicans and 16 percent of Democrats agree.

• 29 percent overall would choose Roosevelt; 16 percent of Republicans and 43 percent of Democrats agree.

• 14 percent overall would choose Jefferson; 7 percent of Republicans and 14 percent of Democrats agree.

• 8 percent overall would pick Truman; 5 percent of Republicans and 10 percent of Democrats agree.

• 1 percent overall would pick Harrison; no Republicans and 1 percent of Democrats agree.

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