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Photographs by Timothy Rice from his series titled “Living With the Cloudmakers.”

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A Salem, N.J. nuclear power plant, viewed from Augustine Beach in Port Penn, Del.
U.S. nuclear plants produce $40 billion worth of energy each year, accounting for 20 percent of the U.S. energy supply.
The Three Mile Island plant in Middletown, Pa.
There are 110 nuclear power plants currently operating in the U.S. The Department of Energy predicts that 50 of these will close by 2015.
Limerick Generating Station in Limerick, Pa., viewed from neighboring Pottstown.
Nuclear energy costs $2.04 per kilowatt-hour; fossil fuels cost $2.11 per kwh; hydropower costs $.059 per kwh.
The Salem Nuclear Generating Station, viewed from nearby Augustine Beach.
Between 1968 and 1994, nuclear power plants produced 30,000 metric tons of uranium waste.

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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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