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The Vital Signs of Democracy Podcast

Commentary by David Riordan and Debilyn Molineaux 

on the level of threat to democracy in America based on the two

 Make America Great Again narratives on the right and the left.


Presented by: The Fulcrum

Welcome to VSD Podcast

VSD Podcast WelcomeDavid Riordan
00:00 / 01:56

The latest episode of the Vital Signs of Democracy podcast is below.


Is Democracy Threatened in America?

It’s a question that we never thought we would be asking in our lifetimes. Yet, here we are… seemingly more polarized than any other time in our history since our civil war between the northern and southern states. Only this time… “our civil war” is between red and blue tribes competing in each news cycle to Make America Great Again based on two very different visions of the future.


Debilyn Molineaux, is the co-publisher of The Fulcrum and President and CEO of Bridge Alliance, a coalition of almost 600 organizations who are working to bring about a thriving, just and healthy democratic republic. You can learn more about our work at bridge


David Riordan is the director of Vital Signs of Democracy. Every two weeks VSD publishes a rating of the threat level to democracy in America based on our unique narrative analysis of the news. 


In this podcast we look at the stories we are telling about our democracy and determine which way they are leaning. And IF we don’t like the narrative that seems to be emerging… explore how we can all contribute to changing it.

S1/EP 6 - Podcast 6  - Political Suicide? 

In this episode, Debilyn Molineaux and David Riordan examine the current 2024 Presidential election narratives of the MAGA Republicans and Biden Democrats. We dig deeply into why MAGA Republicans still seem to be pitching stories that lost them the 2020 election? Finally, IF the news of the day is overwhelming your ability to manage the deluge of stories, let us offer you three simply things you can do to re-connect with your family and friends that go beyond politics.

May 5, 2023

VSD Podcast 6David Riordan & Debilyn Molineaux
00:00 / 29:09

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