Christine Blasey Ford Hearing — Part 2

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1:55 — Now Mitchell is doing her best to somehow suggest that Ford is being funded and advised by a cabal of Democrats. But no. Her lawyers are both working pro bono.

Ford, to her credit, refuses to say the name of Ed Whelan’s doppelganger on national TV. Good for her.

2:05 — Kamala Harris is now giving yet another speech about what a hero Ford is and how the FBI should have been invited to investigate. Democrats seem way more interested in making sure everyone knows how much they care about sexual assault than they do in asking questions.

2:10 — Hoo boy. Mitchell is now griping about having to do her questioning in five-minute chunks. She’s sort of laughing it off, but obviously she’s not especially happy about how this worked. Then she tried to imply that Ford had deliberately avoided going through a “cognitive interview,” which would have really gotten to the truth of what happened. But that went nowhere, and now she’s done. As near as I can tell, her entire round of questioning brought up nothing new and shed no light on anything.

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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 #3: Facebook owns this.

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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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