Season 1 Episode Guide

The End of All We Hold Dear: What Happens When Democracies Fail: A Brief Synopsis

Season 1, Episode 13

September 11, 2016

Talking Points Toward a Wholistic View of Activism in Government: Can the Top Rebel?

Season 1, Episode 12

September 11, 2016

Six Points on the New Congressional Budget: The False Dichotomy of Austerity vs. Expansionary Policies

Season 1, Episode 11

September 4, 2016

The Path to War Part Two: The Impact of Propaganda on Congressional War Votes

Season 1, Episode 10

August 28, 2016

Taking on Water: How Leaks in D.C. Are Discovered and Patched

Season 1, Episode 9

August 21, 2016

The Path to War Part One: The Gathering Political Storm

Season 1, Episode 8

August 14, 2016

The Power of Euphemism: How Torture Became a Matter of Debate in American Politics

Season 1, Episode 7

August 7, 2016

Notes Toward a Post-Reagan Theory of Party Alliance, Tribalist, and Loyalty: Past as Prologue

Season 1, Episode 6

July 31, 2016

Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn't)

Season 1, Episode 5

July 24, 2016

Wake Up Grassroots: The Nine Virtues of Participatory Democracy, and How We Can Keep America Great

Season 1, Episode 4

July 11, 2016

Goring Oxes: How You Can Survive the War on Government Through Five Easy Steps

Season 1, Episode 3

June 27, 2016

Playing Politics: Living Life in the Shadow of the Budget Showdown -- A Critique

Season 1, Episode 2

June 20, 2016

The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics Is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century

Season 1, Episode 1

June 13, 2016

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