The Daily Show

Once again, it takes Jon Stewart and the Daily Show to feature people who actually have great ideas about how to improve governance and laws in the United States. Here Stewart takes time out from the Bin Laden story to talk to Philip K. Howard, the author of the classic bestseller The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America.

If you like what Howard has to say you can find out more about his “Start Over” campaign at the Common Good site. (Common Good is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2002 with the mission of rebuilding reliable legal structures that will permit Americans to use their common sense.)

Jon Stewart takes a moment to have a heart-to-heart with his viewers on the cycle of craziness and patriotism after the Arizona tragedy. As he stumbles through trying to make sense of the incident he reminds us that whether politics or visual violence was a factor behind the motivation of the killings, “you cannot out smart crazy.”