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1. Tom DeLay (R-Texas)
Polluters’ best friend helps his brother
2. David McIntosh (R-Ind.)
Protects big insurers, smears the YMCA
3. Bob Barr (R-Geor.)
Backed by the NRA, never met a gun he didn’t like
4. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.)
GOP donor Amway has its own representative to pave the way to China
5. Richard Gephardt (D-Missouri)
Even out of power, can’t kick old habits
6. Thomas Bliley Jr. (R-Virg.)
Tobacco’s man pulls in telecom money, too
7. Helen Chenoweth (R-Idaho)
Cares more for companies than consumers
8. Jane Harman (D-Calif.)
The Cold War ended but Star Wars continues
9. Jon Christensen (R-Neb.)
Christian rightist cashes in
10. Steve Stockman (R-Texas)
Friend of the far-right fringe
11. John Ensign (R-Nev.)
Casino brat improves gambling’s odds
12 Vic Fazio (D-Calif.)
Looks out for big agriculture’s interest

A Few Good Women
Republican Linda Smith and Democrat Lynn Rivers buck the tide.

 

Breach of Contract
Interviews with E.J. Dionne Jr., Kevin Phillips, Theda Skocpol, John B. Judis, Lars-Erik Nelson, and Ellen Goodman.

 

Timeline
A chronological overview of the rise and fall of the 104th Congress.

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.

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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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