Top 11 Charts of the Year

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Some of these charts are new and interesting, while some are just important things that are worth repeating. In no particular order, here they are:

1. Growing income inequality is not inevitable. It’s a political choice.

2. Thanks to Republicans, the IRS doesn’t audit many millionaires these days.

3. The growth of health care costs has been flattening towards zero for many years.

4. Bank earnings soared in 2018.

5. Vaping has wiped out decades of effort to reduce smoking among teens.

6. Asians turned against Republicans big time in the 2018 midterms.

7. Wages have hardly increased at all over the past two years.

8. The maternal death rate in America has been increasing for more than two decades.

9. Global temperatures and global sea level continue to rise steadily and catastrophically.

10. Millennials aren’t especially poor. They spend about as much as previous generations.

11. Middle-age death rates vary a lot by state. They’ve mostly gone up in red states and down in blue states.

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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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