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Messy process, noble results

If only we could hustle President Barack Obama and Congress into a screening room and require repeated viewings of Lincoln. And if only we could lock ourselves in there as well, because the smartest film ever made about politics offers nuanced insights about the messy reality of governance, and about a democratic process run by flawed mortals whose noble aims often require ignoble means.

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