Brodner’s Cartoon du Jour: The Gold Standard

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Glenn Beck has recently been caught with his hand in a pot of gold. He has been shilling for a gold merchant on and off the commercial breaks of his show. This makes a kind of sense. Wouldn’t you want to buy gold from an expert? Joel Cheatwood (is that great or what?), a Fox VP, says he’s not a real spokesman. But Beck was listed as such on the gold company’s website. And of course, gold is important if you want to be a conquistador.

The text from Lewis Carroll:

“Have you guessed the riddle yet?” the Hatter asked. “No, I give it up,” Alice replied. “What’s the answer?” “I haven’t the slightest idea,” said the Hatter. “Nor I,” said the March Hare. This piece of rudeness was more than Alice could bear. . .”The last time she saw them they were trying to put the Dormouse into the teapot. “It’s the stupidest tea party I ever was at in all my life.”

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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.

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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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