I Have Questions About Electricity

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about energy and electricity but were too afraid to ask.

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Electricity is so great. It powers all the things in life that matter. It can even restart your heart (I think). But global warming is bad and electricity comes from stuff that like causes more global warming or something. Anyway, I don’t know anything about this subject and I don’t think you do either. Mother Jones reporter Tim McDonnell does know about this subject. He writes about energy and global warming every day. So a few weeks ago we went to the park and he tried to answer my stupid questions about electricity. Subjects touched on include the accuracy of the film The Saint, whether SoulCycle can save the world, if we should enslave electric eels, and where wind comes from.

Listen, won’t you?

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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.

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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