What do Jon Tester, George Harrison, and Sam Raimi Have in Common?


Watch these three videos back-to-back.

The first is a new ad released this week by Montana Senate candidate Jon Tester, a wolf-hating, steak-loving, buzz-cut-having Democrat who is locked in a wacky and wild campaign that could very well determine control of the Senate. He—along with the talking zombie wildlife nailed to his cabin walls—wants you to remember that he’s a Democrat hunters can get behind:

Now, watch this segment of the music video for George Harrison’s 1987 cover of “Got My Mind Set on You“:

Finally: This bizarre sequence from Sam Raimi‘s 1987 slapstick horror movie Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn:

So what exactly do Jon Tester, George Harrison, and Sam Raimi have in common? Magical talking zombie wildlife on their cabin walls. That’s what.

He could use a little bit of magic at this point. The latest survey from Mason–Dixon has Tester trailing his Republican challenger, Rep. Denny Rehberg, by three points.

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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.

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