Epic Series of Rage Tweets Probably Coming Tomorrow From the Leader of the Free World

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President Trump delivered an epic rant today about the FBI raid of his lawyer’s office, calling it a “disgrace,” a “witch hunt,” an “attack on our country,” and “a whole new level of unfairness.” He also declared, yet again, that he was pissed off about Jeff Sessions recusing himself (“he should have certainly let us know if he was going to recuse himself, and we would have put a different attorney general in”) and also pissed off that arch-criminal Hillary Clinton continues to avoid a life sentence at Sing Sing. And he’s pissed off that this is taking attention away from whatever manly action he decides to take against Syria. Presumably this means we can expect a truly epic storm of rage tweets either tonight or tomorrow morning. Whatever lawyers he has left must be cowering in fear while they wait to see if Trump manages to make it through tomorrow without incriminating himself.

While we wait for all this, the New York Times ran a piece over the weekend about people having trouble quitting antidepressants because of horrible withdrawal symptoms. JSA Lowe was unhappy about it:

Back in my younger days I occasionally got pedantic with people about the difference between addiction and habituation. I suppose I learned it from my father. But eventually it seemed like the word habituation just disappeared. Everything was an addiction, regardless of its etiology. So I gave in and referred to everything as an addiction too.

That was a long time ago, and this tweet is, I think, the first time I’ve come across the word habituation in decades. Of course, I don’t hang around in psychology circles, so maybe that’s no surprise. But I guess I’m curious about whether professionals still draw a sharp distinction between addiction and habituation, and whether it makes much difference to a layman anyway. Any psychology pros out there care to comment?

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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.

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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