Donald Trump Reveals His Plan to Defeat ISIS

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Donald Trump has been learning and evolving on the campaign trail. Take ISIS, for example:

November 13: “I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me.”

So Trump must have a plan of his own for defeating ISIS? Yes indeed, but he wants to keep it a secret:

May 27: “All I can tell you is that it is a foolproof way of winning.”

Oh come on, Donald, tell us the plan:

Today: “I am also going to convene my top generals and give them a simple instruction: They will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for defeating ISIS.”

I guess the generals have gotten smarter in the past few months. Good work, Obama!

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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.

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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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