The staying power of 'The West Wing'

“The West Wing” was at once a political drama, a workplace comedy and the height of prestige TV.But it was always an aspirational tale of the nation.Aaron Sorkin’s world was one of competence. He wrote of a staff who both knew the right thing to do and how to get it done. When they swung, they swung big. They fixed Social Security and college tuition tax deductions. They broke a sweat and more than a few windows, but “The West Wing” needed you to know two things: These are the good guys, and the good guys win.“If you are looking for television art that has reflected America, it’s not ‘The West…

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