Ep. 1-5: Block of Cheese Day #1

As everyone knows, block of cheese days are the best days. We get a chance to see the best of America's crackpots, some of whom even make sense. I remember map day the best, but Pluie is also a standout ("That's the best part - with donations, subsidies, and corporate sponsorship, the whole thing will only … Continue reading Ep. 1-5: Block of Cheese Day #1

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Ep. 1-4: 5 Votes, or, How Sausage is Made

This is the first episode where we actually get to see some legislative wrangling take place, rather than just watching pre- or post-wrangling walk-and-talk in the West Wing. In short, passing bills is hard, especially when the VP is working against you. Also, the gun control debate unfortunately doesn't seem to have changed much in the … Continue reading Ep. 1-4: 5 Votes, or, How Sausage is Made

Ep. 1-3: What is the Virtue of a Proportional Response?

I forgive everything that (didn't) happen in the last episode because this one was so great. Every three minutes, someone was having a high-flown philosophical debate that could make for an entire one of these blog posts. Proportional response is the most obvious (I mean, it's the episode title), but we can also talk about Syria, holding … Continue reading Ep. 1-3: What is the Virtue of a Proportional Response?