Early on January 16, thousands of commuters in Washington, D.C. were handed a spitting image of the Washington Post (click for online version), dated May 1, 2019. In the paper — the result of a women-led six-month project — Trump had fled office thanks to the women-led actions detailed in every article on the front page, and President Pence was finishing out his term hopelessly "clipped" by a complete lack of charisma, in the ruins of America's worst presidency ever. Also, no civil war! Finally, Democrats were offering a populist, and sure-to-be-popular, plan for the future — the only kind of vision that can ever compete with the far-right populism that decades of Democratic nothing has gotten us, and that will be sure to return with even more venom unless Democrats can offer what we all want and need.
So how did it happen? Read on! A special thanks to the hundreds of Yes Men friends who helped make this happen.