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Let’s round up a few recent headlines, shall we?

  • Trump threatens to deploy federal agents to Chicago and other U.S. cities led by Democrats
  • Trader Joe’s removing ‘racist packaging’ after online petition
  • Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Sues to Block Atlanta’s Face Mask Ordinance While Virus Cases Rise
  • Why is President Trump so proud of passing a test only those with dementia fail?
  • Trump consults Bush torture lawyer on how to skirt law and rule by decree
  • Deep South supermarket Winn-Dixie takes a stand: No masks required
  • Deep South supermarket Winn-Dixie will require face masks after all
  • A Veteran Had a Question for the Feds in Portland. They Beat Him in Response.
  • GOP relief bill to include payroll tax cut, tie school funds to reopenings
  • Kanye West misses deadline to qualify for South Carolina ballot
  • Feds Gas Moms Forming Human Shield In Front Of Portland Protesters
  • Trump’s health officials are trying to speed up testing. Here’s why their plan won’t work
  • Trump, Citing TV Ratings, Says Daily Coronavirus Briefings Will Resume
  • Trump not sure about election results if he loses
  • Here’s why COVID-19 has made arts education so problematic
  • Disney World bans eating and drinking while walking after guests break face mask rules

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you the greatest nation on earth.

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Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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