Democracy In America

Democracy In America
A left-right conversation about the most difficult issues facing our nation

Dear White People: A Candid Conversation with “Rev Joe” about Racism
Oct 23, 2019 • 48 min
Two ministers — Rich Tafel and Joseph A. C. Smith — with different political persuasions but a deep friendship tackle having an honest conversation about racism in America.
We Agree: We Need an Impeachment Inquiry
Oct 7, 2019 • 30 min
Should more Republicans support an impeachment inquiry? Rich Tafel makes a compelling case for why they should. He also has suggestions for Democrats on how to manage the impeachment inquiry process. Annabel talks about the #democracyvan and her road trip…
Why Does Annabel Prefer Warren to Sanders? - Part 2 of Divided Parties
Sep 9, 2019 • 38 min
This is part 2 of our conversation about the ways in which the Democratic and Republican Parties are divided. We discuss what don’t like about our parties and ideas about what we want our parties to be. We have found something that we agree on! We both…
Is the Log Cabin Republicans Imploding? - Pt 1 of Divided Parties
Aug 28, 2019 • 47 min
The Log Cabin Republicans is an organization in turmoil since August 15th when it published an oped endorsing Trump. Rich Tafel, the cohost of Democracy In America, founded the Log Cabin Republicans in the early 90s although he does not currently have an…
Identity Politics & Trump
Aug 26, 2019 • 40 min
Rich critiques the left for engaging in victim politics. Annabel explains why she thinks conservatives are in denial about the level of inequality and injustice in America. They wrestle with how to talk constructively about Trump. They circle back to how…
Introducing Democracy In America Podcast
Aug 22, 2019 • 49 min
Like so many Americans, we are worried about the divided state of America. We are concerned that we are headed towards more violent conflicts as we ramp up towards the 2020 election. Rich Tafel is a minister, founder of Log Cabin Republicans, and the…