On this episode of “Democracy Works”, Michael Berkman, Chris Beem, Candis Watts Smith, and Jenna Spinelle discuss the January 6 committee hearings, which they previously teased as "democracy's summer blockbusters." Did they live up to the hype? Did they change public opinion — and does that matter?
The group also discusses the January 6 hearings and the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago in the context of democratic pedagogy, or behavior that helps us learn what it means to be good democratic citizens. Finally, they cover some of the summer's primary elections and what to expect in the general election this fall.