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The Biggest Problem In America

Kevin Seldon | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Kevin Seldon

I know it's been a tough year, and I know we have a lot problems in this world that need to be addressed. I know that it can often feel like an uphill...

Here Are The Five Fav Political TV Shows In Every State

Sarah Pike | Posted 06.17.2016 | Entertainment
Sarah Pike

The presidential primary season may be over and done with, but people are getting in their political fix anyway they can--even if that means byway of fictional political television shows.

To Vote Or Not To Vote: That Is The Question, and I Have The Answer

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Maggie Van Ostrand

If you're one of the many who don't like any presidential nominee this election cycle, don't waste your energy trying to decide whether to vote or not to vote, focus your thinking on which nominee's spouse you could tolerate in the White House.

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: Ten Years Without The West Wing

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

This past Saturday marked ten years since Aaron Sorkin's seminal series The West Wing left the airwaves on NBC. Starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allis...

C.J. Cregg Takes Over The White House Press Briefing

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

Allison Janney reprised her role as "The West Wing" press secretary C.J. Cregg on Friday, taking over the White House's daily press briefing from her ...

Here's How Jed Bartlet's Administration Vetted Refugees On 'The West Wing'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

The debate taking place about Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks -- over whether to halt refugee resettlement or, as some GOP presidenti...

The Brilliant Failure Of Steve Jobs

William Bradley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Steve Jobs, which I've seen three times now, is a curious and entertaining film. Until recently seen as a top Oscar favorite, it's also proved to be a shocking box office bomb, falling away to virtually nothing just now after only its third weekend in general release.

Mad Men's Emmy Finale, and History

William Bradley | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

After its very satisfying series finale, it looked like Mad Men might just end up with another near perfect finale, this time at the Emmy Awards in the form of a record-breaking fifth Emmy as Best Dramatic Series.

Applying #PeaceDay to Real Life

Maya Mathias | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maya Mathias

(image from posters.ws) PRESIDENT BARTLET: Did you know that two thousand years ago a Roman citizen could walk across the face of the known world fre...

5 Things You Didn't Know About 'The West Wing,' According To Dulé Hill

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 09.12.2015 | Entertainment

Although it is now nearing a decade since the show was on the air, "The West Wing" still holds a special place in many television fans' Oval Office-sh...

Elisabeth Moss Would Be Totally Down For A 'West Wing' Reunion

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.24.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Elisabeth Moss looks back at her time on "The West Wing" during an interview with HuffPost Live....

Why the Most Ethical and Trustworthy Journalism Was by Fictional Newsman Jon Stewart

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Last night was Jon Stewart's last night on the Daily Show. It's gotten me thinking about how he's so much more than an entertainer, and what he's done as the most trusted newsman in America...

City Walk: Popular TV Series Explores the World, Step by Step

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

I love a success story. Just two years ago, the unique TV series City Walk took its first steps, exploring urban environments from Portland to New York City in a hip, revisionist way: by strolling them.

Mad Men Has A Decent Shot At A Record 5th Best Drama Emmy, But Should It Win?

William Bradley | Posted 09.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It would make perfect sense for Mad Men to win its record-setting fifth Best Drama Emmy. And it's high time for Jon Hamm, after eight nominations for his masterful performance as the iconic Don Draper, to finally take the Best Actor prize.

Mad Men: The End Is About to Begin

William Bradley | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It was 2007 when Don Draper, figuratively depicted in the show's elegant opening titles, began his long fall through the 1960s, passing through the best of the materialist America he helps spin into being on his way to ... what?

White House Considered Sending Obama To The Hill During Shutdown, 'West Wing' Style

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

White House aides considered deploying President Barack Obama to Capitol Hill as part of a last ditch effort to stave off the 2013 government shutdown...

House of Cards, West Wing and the Millennial Generation

Greg Honan | Posted 04.22.2015 | College
Greg Honan

Millennial dismissal of politics as a means to make change ignores the simple truth that government, unlike the private and non-profit sectors, is the legislative and financial center of power in the United States.

Allison Janney Wants Her Real-Life Arguments To Be Like 'The West Wing'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment

You're not the only one who wishes you could spout off Aaron Sorkin-level dialogue on a daily basis. Just ask Allison Janney. The actress joined Hu...

'The West Wing' Answers All Your Election Day Questions

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment

Happy Election Day, everyone! As votes roll in, government aids nationwide are probably sweating in their suits -- just like Josh Lyman was in the "We...

Where Character Counts, Win With Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.29.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Even in law school, Pat Quinn was concerned about those "living from paycheck to paycheck." Families who can't afford to miss a paycheck to make the mortgage or rent payment, put food on the table, keep the lights on, the home fires burning. And he never stopped reminding us of this.

West Wing's Bradley Whitford: Mary Burke for Wisconsin Governor

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.20.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

A guy who still calls Wisconsin home despite his Hollywood success, Whitford is stumping for Democratic candidate Mary Burke over incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker.

Breaking Bad TV Habits

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

With all of the gun violence and drug-related deaths in this country and our TV habits, I am wondering if it is a case of art imitating life or life imitating art? Either way, this nation is in trouble. TV used to be an escape to forget the world's problems. Now TV is something we need to escape from.

One Person Is Responsible For All Your Favorite Television Episodes

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.03.2014 | Entertainment

As television series go, "Gilmore Girls," "ER" and "Mad Men," don't have all that much in common. But what they all do have, at some point over the co...

The 15 Most Iconic Josh-Donna Moments, Ranked

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment

It has been 15 years since the series premiere of "The West Wing," which means it has been 15 years since viewers first discovered the palpable onscre...

Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.