The Fools on the Hill

Congress joins the iPod generation

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The Intellectual Porperty Action Committee, a fair-use advocacy organization that lobbies against industry-friendly copyright legislation, is raising funds to give every member of Congress an iPod so they might better appreciate the value of stol—uh, easily accessible—music. Here are a few of the songs we’d like to download for our favorite legislators.

SONG ARTIST DEDICATED TO
Been Caught Stealing

Jane’s Addiction Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-Calif.)
Hammer to Fall Queen Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas)
Girlfriend in a Coma The Smiths Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn)
Road to Nowhere Talking Heads Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.)
Queen Bitch David Bowie Rep. “Mean” Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio)
Bad Medicine Bon Jovi Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)
Don’t Fence Me In Cole Porter Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.)
God is a Real Estate Developer Michelle Shocked Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Calif.)
Talk Talk Talk Talk Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.)
Carolina on My Mind James Taylor Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
Stuck in the Middle With You Stealers Wheel Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.)
Lost Cause Beck Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)
If I Were the Man You Wanted Lyle Lovett Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY)
Kickstart My Heart Mötley Crüe Senate President Dick Cheney

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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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