Eco-News Roundup: Wednesday August 5

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Dems Hate Grandmas? Kevin Drum smacks down the right-wing rumor that Dems want to require seniors to receive end-of-life counseling every five years.

Skinny Mice: Scientists create full-grown mice from skin cells for the first time. [New Scientist]

Happy Birthday, Mr. President: Obama turns 48 today… or DOES he?

Rebates FAIL: A new study finds rebates for hybrid cars don’t work as intended. [LiveScience]

Kitchen Confidential: We’re cooking less than we used to. Why?

Comeback Kids: Could healthcare be the key to a GOP turn-around? James Ridgeway opines.

Chuck Norris: Could he, and the Birthers, actually be helping Obama?

Cash for Clunkers: Clunkers is stimulating economic growth, but not much for US companies.

Wrong Side of 40: Are women over 40 too old to act? Talent agency CAA says so.

 

 

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.

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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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