Why 'House of Cards' Gets Politics Wrong

House of Cards is a first-rate series for us political junkies. I’m hooked. In fact, Right Progress Editor James Velasquez and I had plans to wake up at 3:00 AM to start watching it on the night of release. Really. The acting seems, to me, a cut above most television. The plot has perfectly timed twists. The interpersonal dynamics woven throughout – it’s really a well-done show, especially with all its one-liners and occasional deep thoughts.But I have an objection to the show from an experience I had when I was on a business trip to Shanghai, China. Several (local) government leaders approached me while I was there last October and asked me: “How real is House of Cards?”