Brodner’s Person of the Day: George the Chimp

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Hell Chimp of the Day

In Robert Draper’s new book, Bush candidly describes his current war rationale: “I’m playing for October and November to get us into position where the presidential candidates will be comfortable about sustaining a presence to stay longer.”

So this is actually all a part of a political campaign! He is playing, he says, with these lives, for his ulterior motives. If there is a God then Bush will certainly ride the Freedom Express to Chimp Hell.

PS: In the same book he salivates over the huge mounds of cash he’ll get in speaking fees. It will “replenish the coffers,” he says. Could he have meant to say “coffins”?

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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.

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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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