Friday Cat Blogging – 20 July 2012

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On the left, this has been Domino’s favorite new snoozing spot for the past couple of weeks. I don’t get it. What’s so special about that exact patch of carpet in front of the sofa? And it’s a pain in the ass, too. We have to be mighty careful these days not to step on a cat that’s quietly taken up residence in front of the sofa while we’re engrossed in NCIS or Restaurant Impossible.

On the right, Inkblot hasn’t changed his snoozing habits a bit. He’s plonked out on the bed upstairs, rolling upside down and looking adorable when the camera approaches. There’s never any danger of stepping on him.

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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.

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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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