Are We Doomed to Relive the ’90s?

Newt Gingrich: Check. McRib: Check. A back-to-the-future sampling.

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From Madonna to Lady Gaga: ’90s items and their 2010 equivalents.

Back to the Future

Freakout over “first black president”

Freakout over first black president

Newt Gingrich

Beanie Babies

Anchor babies

Hillarycare

Obamacare

S&L bailout hangover

Wall Street bailout hangover

Flag burning

Koran burning

Nixon nostalgia

Clinton nostalgia

Ross Perot

Michael Bloomberg

Madonna

Lady Gaga

Defund the NEA!

Defund NPR!

Run, Forrest, Run!

Run, Sarah, Run!

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

“I Believe Anita Hill”

“I Still Believe Anita Hill”

McRib returns

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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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