One of my conservative friends challenged me to send him an Occupy article from the "main stream press" or better yet from something he actually reads. OK Chuck, how about Forbes Magazine; I've seen that in your office waiting room, so read this.
And as for a view from the left... I strongly disagree with the conventional wisdom that the Occupy Movement needs to have stated goals, even a legislative agenda. Here is a well researched article from Salon.com that lays out the reasons for Occupy staying away from politics as usual. I strongly recommend not only this article but the numerous embedded links that will walk you through the differences between contemporary American politics and a true citizen's movement against the current institutionalized two party stagnation. The article is really worth your time as it fully illuminates the strength and depth of the Occupy Uprising.
political cartoon - Mike Lukovich