Let’s Talk Clinton: Isabel Allende

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Clinton, on the whole, is doing a great job. He has difficulty bringing it out to the public, perhaps because he’s from a small state. He has an agenda of change and is charismatic, but that polarizes people and gets opposition from the powerful. He responded immediately and strongly in the campaign–to the Gennifer Flowers fiasco, for example. Now he seems paralyzed by that sort of thing.

For the first time in many years, this nation is showing restraint in foreign policy and that’s what the United States needs to be. Not the bully. I’m glad he didn’t invade Haiti.

He should use his charisma more. Be in touch with the country, perhaps on a weekly, live program. Reagan used his actor’s skills. Clinton goes into too much detail, like Carter. Be the leader. This country and the world need more of that from him. Who cares who he sleeps with?

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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.

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.

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