Friday Cat Blogging – 17 June 2011

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No theme today, just a pair o’ cats. On the left, Inkblot is trying to look like he’s the king of the jungle. You decide if he’s succeeded. On the right, Domino is entranced with that greatest of all cat toys, the paper bag. She had quite a good time during that photo shoot. (And yes, before you ask, she got her head caught in the bag’s handle once. Luckily her human servant was around to extract her. The bag then exited the room when the human did.)

UPDATE: From comments, the presidential campaign finally gets kicked off for real: “Inkblot/Domino for 2012! One pretends to be king of the jungle and the other can’t get out of a paper bag. Perfect credentials for a P/VP ticket.”

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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.

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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.

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