I received an unexpected civics lesson today. In a highly entertaining package. Season 3, Episode 1 of The West Wing. Watch it! On Netflix. Unless you have it on dvd. Or maybe have some old video around from when you taped the show when it first aired. I often taped the show while I was watching. So much snappy dialog plus children in the house equals it's a good idea to have a tape back-up for the lines you will inevitably miss. But I digress. Watch the third season premiere entitled Isaac and Ishmael, it explains what terrorism is and how it works and why it's a failed system. Still relevant more than eleven years after airing, as so much of The West Wing has turned out to be. We're still fighting so many of the same battles. And in many respects have made some progress. Are politicians afraid if they solve all of the problems they'll be out of a job?