This weekend’s Saturday Night Live skit brought with it a nagging question: Should civics classes teach how a bill becomes a law, or how it really does — or doesn’t — become a law?
Related: SNL skit suggests Obama’s immigration executive action is unconstitutional (The Washington Post).
The process feels a lot different from the way Schoolhouse Rock taught it in 1975:
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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