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What do our wifi networks tell us about President Obama’s chances in November? The folks at OpenSignalMaps, which maintains a web database of cellphone signal strengths and wifi access points, have mapped more than 1,100 routers worldwide with “Obama” in their names. Rigorous polling it ain’t, but they figure “ObamaIsBlackNazi” won’t be voting Democratic in 2012, while “BahamaMamasLoveObamasLlamas” just might. (“Obamatheflykiller” is a toss-up.) In the States, it’s a tight race, with 401 Obama-lovin’ routers to 355 haters—a mere 6 percent edge for the prez. But lest Democrats worry, hardly anyone cares enough about Mitt Romney to name a network after him.

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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.

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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