Protest groups often complain that if money weren’t being spent on the military, it could be used to feed the hungry, house the homeless, and rebuild our broken bridges. This week in Denver — and certainly next week in St. Paul — the same can be said for the money it takes to keep the protesters under control, if not under wraps.
In St. Paul, there’ll be a significant number of relevant protests. There’ll also be plenty of levitating wizards.
Update: It turns out the wizard, Mark Cohen of the umbrella protest group Recreate ’68, intended to levitate the mint. It didn’t levitate either. Some news reports said police estimated the crowd at 50-75. I counted 3. Later, perhaps, people looking for something to protest stopped to watch.