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Why settle for one of those indistinguishable corporate droids, Bush and Gore, when you have alternatives? And no, we don’t mean third-party wanna-bes like Nader and Buchanan, either. We’re talking fourth, fifth, eighth, and twenty-seventh parties, all of them listed for your electoral illumination by DC’S POLITICAL REPORT.

If you like your candidates boring, nobody does it like the Boring Party (“What America needs as we enter the new century is a president they can ignore with impunity.”) For a clear vision, try the National Barking Spider Resurgence Party (“We will work to make government large, difficult to fathom, and somewhat cumbersome, but efficient enough to keep the voters satisfied, or at least placidly confused.”) And, obviously responding to concerns about the other candidates’ characters, the Dopeycrat Party is working hard to put a basset hound in the White House.

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If you’re having trouble finding a candidate who meets your world domination needs, don’t miss the Expansionist Party, which pledges to push back US borders and peacefully unite the world, whether it likes it or not. After studying the platform of the Pansexual Peace Party we still don’t know what they’re out to accomplish, but a “Vote for pleasure” can’t be wrong, can it? And there’s simply nothing not to like about the Free Pony and Ice Cream Party.

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Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

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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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