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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Every year as we study the Constitution, I show the students Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. It is an amazing 1939 film with an incredible cast —Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Harry Carey, Claude Rains— directed by Frank Capra. … Continue reading

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

We have been watching Mr Smith Goes to Washington all week and finally finished it today. It’s such a perfect film–so well acted (Jean Arthur and Jimmy Stewart are superb), so relevant to the role of money in politics today. At … Continue reading

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Rethinking Filibuster in Washington

Today we finished watching the last part of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. We have been watching it for the last couple of weeks, a little bit at a time, interwoven with our in-depth exploration of the Constitution. This movie … Continue reading

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