'Madam Secretary': A Reflection of 'Deep' Washington

November 19, 2014 5:29 PM

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At a time of extreme animus directed against Washington, D.C. -- for the far right our nation's capital is infested with bureaucrats scheming to make you un-free; for the far left Washington is the Imperial City -- Madam Secretary, a new series on CBS, casts these hated bureaucrats, and the cabinet secretaries they work for, as the people of serious and constructive purpose that they actually are.

Despite the animus -- or rather because of it -- Washington continues to inspire abundant screen treatment. Reflecting the acrid view are such series as the hyper-cynical House of Cards, with its Macbethian power couple sliming their way up the greasy pole of politics, and the silly and profane Veep...

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