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Brooks and Capehart on how American democracy fared in 2021, and their hopes for 2022

Brooks and Capehart on how American democracy fared in 2021, and their hopes for 2022

Amna Nawaz:

And now to the evaluation of Brooks and Capehart.

That’s New York Occasions columnist David Brooks, and Jonathan Capehart, columnist for The Washington Put up.

Gents, good to see you.

Let’s have a fairly large dialogue right here on this remaining dialog in 2021.

I need to speak extra broadly in regards to the state of democracy. I do know we’ve talked about it over the past yr, however there’s actually no larger story, I feel, in 2021 and possibly no larger query going into 2022.

So, David, I’ll begin with you, as a result of, as you recognize, our yr started with an assault on the U.S. Capitol, the most important assault in over 200 years. And while you have a look at the numbers at the moment of the place Individuals are, a September ballot discovered 30 p.c of Individuals nonetheless imagine that 2020 election was stolen, the rationale that we all know people turnout on January 6 within the first place.

Our personal October ballot discovered almost 40 p.c of Individuals do not belief that elections are honest.

David, we’re speaking about foundational elements of our democracy. So, while you have a look at these numbers, how nervous are you?

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