Friday Cat Blogging – 13 July 2012

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On the left, Inkblot is conked out on a scratching pad that’s recently been recharged with fresh catnip. On the right, Domino wants someone to let her in the front door. I never get tired of this routine of hers.

(Inkblot has never been bright enough to figure this out, though. He’ll wander around outside the door and occasionally make piteous sounds, but it’s never occurred to him to stare in the window. Not to worry, though. As president, he’ll be the big picture guy, leaving the details of how to get humans to open doors up to his staff.)

Need more cats? My sister passes along video of this adorable gray kitten and its fur-raising green apples, perfect for Friday the 13th.

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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.

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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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