I’ve been re-watching the *West Wing *recently, and have been struck by the number of key issues within the storyline that really seem to have progressed and even resolved (to some extent at least) since I first watched. It was written, what, 15+ years ago now, and many of the episodes with areas of legislation mentioned in the scripts, especially in the early episodes, seem to have been at least partially resolved or even fully rescinded in reality. DOMA + Gay Marriage ban, DADT + gays in the military, (some form of) Health Care Reform Bill, Entitlement Reforms, minimum wage hikes (to some extent) etc…
There’s still lots of smaller issues mentioned in the show that remain floating around in the political aether, I imagine. I’m not from the US, so don’t see all that much news on US domestic issues (other than on this board), so would ask - is there still ongoing support and/or major controversy about any of the following issues, or just the usual partisan mutterings and a reluctant acceptance of the status quo to retain the issue for fundraising purposes:
*(overturn of ban on organised) School prayer
Constitutional amendment banning flag burning
English as the National Language
(removing funding for) Public Broadcast TV
(removing funding for) the NEA
It’s still great drama, enjoying the re-watching - up to season three already. What are your best memories and favorite / least favourite scenes from the show? Thanks.