California’s Fresh Prince of Bel Air

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It’s a bit early for California’s gubernatorial race to get weird, but this is a promising sign of things to come. For anyone who worries that they’ll miss the Governator’s accent, your candidate is here: Prince Frederic von Anhalt, A.K.A. the Duke of Saxony, A.K.A. Zsa-Zsa Gabor’s ninth husband. And why should Californians vote for a psuedo-royal from Bel Air who claimed—incorrectly—to have fathered Anna Nicole Smith’s baby? As the prince explains on his website, “We’ve had Irish-American, African-American, Amenian-American and Austrian-American Governors and now it’s time for a GERMAN-AMERICAN to lead the state.” California über alles! The prince’s platform includes legalizing pot and Cuban cigars, opening the US-Mexico border, chucking out Prop. 8 (“Throw the Divorce Lawyers a Bone and quiet the Gays”), and “Mandatory Solar Panels on every New Building.” And lots of gratuitous, haphazard Germanic Capitalization of Nouns. Now if we can just convince Gary Coleman to run again…

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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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