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1. The first presidential debate is Sunday, October 6. But if another round of soundbites and plastic smiles leaves you reaching for the remote, the MoJo Wire has picked out some of the evening’s highlights. What will you be watching? [Descriptions courtesy of TV Guide Online].

The Presidential Debate (NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, C-SPAN)
Major League Playoffs (FOX)
Ancient Mysteries: Ancient inventions (A&E)
Bullwinkle (The Cartoon Network)
Stir Crazy: Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor as jailbirds (Comedy Central)
Vega$: Dan (Robert Urich) is unaware that his new love is a call girl. (f/X)
Columbo: A radio talk-show host (William Shatner) tries to outwit the lieutenant (Peter Falk) (The Family Channel)
Too Hot Tamales (TV Food Network)
Ren & Stimpy (MTV)
Championship Bull Riding: Bullnanza action in Reno. (The Nashville Network)
Showgirls: A young woman dreams of dancing in Las Vegas (The Movie Channel)

2. Who is your favorite choice to moderate the debates?

Katie Couric
Jim Lehrer
Kelsey Grammer
Cokie Roberts
Your own choice:

3. If all these candidates had an equal chance of winning, who would you vote for?

Bob Dole (Republican)
Bill Clinton (Democrat)
Ross Perot (Reform Party)
Ralph Nader (Green Party)
Harry Browne (Libertarian)
Howard Phillips (U.S. Taxpayers Party)
Lyndon LaRouche (Democrat)
John Hagelin (Natural Law Party)

4. If you were restricted to just these two candidates, which one would you vote for?

Bob Dole
Bill Clinton

5. What’s your favorite reason why Perot should or shouldn’t be included in the debate? Best answer wins a MoJo Wire hat.

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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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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