_____ Ranked, How To Do It in Four Easy Steps

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Would you like to make your own “_____ Ranked” lists? Sure you would! Here’s how to do it in four easy steps. Our test topic is “Uncles”:

Step 1, off the top of my head: Uncle Sam, Uncle Vanya, “Say Uncle,” Uncle Tom, Man from U.N.C.L.E., the Minute rice guy

Step 2, Wikipedia: nuthin.

Step 3, crossword dictionary to find words starting or ending with uncle: unclean, carbuncle, monkey’s uncle, Uncle Fester

Step 4, Amazon to find books/movies about uncles: Uncle Remus, Uncle Buck

Now pick ten and put them in some order or another. It’s not worth spending too much time cogitating over this:

  1. Sam
  2. Man From
  3. Tom
  4. Vanya
  5. Say
  6. Monkey’s
  7. Ben’s
  8. Fester
  9. Remus
  10. carb

All done!

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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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