Top 10 Photos of 2017

Here are my ten favorite lunchtime photos of 2017. They are not in any particular order.

Have I mentioned before how much better they look on a 4K monitor? Not to mention that everything else looks better too. After using one for the past year, ordinary “his-res” monitors now seem like browsing the internet with foggy glasses on. If this is something you care about, run, don’t walk to your favorite computer dealer and get a 4K monitor. They’re less than $300 these days.

#1. Sunset at the old Tustin Marine Corps Air Station.

#2. Boy at Huntington Beach.

#3. Fireworks on the 4th of July.

#4. Winston Churchill and the Houses of Parliament.

#5. Balloons at Disneyland.

#6. The Santiago foothills at dawn.

#7. Yellow house in Ballina.

#8. Tomatoes.

#9. Two men in Kenmare.

#10. Monarch butterfly on a milkweed plant.

#11. Exasperated girl at Disneyland.

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Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

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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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