The Future of Darfur

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In the American Prospect today, Rob Garver has a very good bit of reporting on liberal evangelicals and their push for legislation to help Darfur.

Meanwhile, Eugene Oregon is right: Darfur is all set to turn into decade-long, intractable conflict where millions die and no one pays attention. Much like the Congo today (where 3.5 million have died since 1998, and there are fears that war could start up again), or Uganda. Although I’d note a key difference: Sudan has oil, and Islamic terrorists. Hm… oil wealth plus massive instability plus Islamic terrorists. Nope, doesn’t seem like the sort of thing we should be paying attention to. Hey, didn’t that Michael Jackson guy just get off…

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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.

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