How to Spot the End of Democracy

How to Spot the End of Democracy

By WNYC Studios

Notes from America

Monday, 10 January

On a scale of 1-10, how anxious are you about the state of our democracy? Kai considers when democracy is past its tipping point with New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall. Plus callers tell us how anxious they are about the state of our democracy.

Then is the right better at the internet than the left? Senior producer Kousha Navidar reports back. You can read more about the Twitter study here. Check out Anna Kramer's article about the study here.

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The Supreme Court v. Our Rights (12/6/2021)

Another year of the SCOTUS is coming to a close. But can we still trust our nine appointed justices to be the final arbiters of the law? Listen to the end for our last digital living segment.

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