You knew it, and I knew it, but it was nice to hear a sitting US Senator say aloud last night that The Daily Show's efforts made a real difference in the passage of the 9/11 first responders health care bill. It just goes to show that, despite what everyone thinks, Congress really is capable of accomplishing something, just as long as they're repeatedly publicly shamed into doing it, and it's the most no-brainer bill since the Let's Not Stab Babies Act of 1997. Democracy!
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