Category Archives: Department of Homeland Security

Tay Wiles Interview — Podcast July 18, 2016

The Sagebrush Insurgency: Is the Developing Alliance Between the Land Transfer and Militia Movements in the West Increasing the Threat of Violence Against Federal Agency Employees? Tay Wiles, reporter and online editor for the High Country News, joins Democratic Perspective hosts Mike Cosentino … Continue reading

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Peg Bowden Interview — Podcast March 23, 2015

The Quality of Our Mercy: Peg Bowden Speaks from Experience on the Militarization of the U.S.-Mexican Border. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson talk to Peg Bowden about the experiences that impelled her to write her 2014 book, A Land of Hard … Continue reading

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Blowback: the Consequences of an Ignorant and Overly Aggressive Foreign Policy — Podcast February 2, 2015

They May Hate Us, But It’s Not Because of Our Freedoms: Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson discuss the failures of a U.S. foreign policy that has in recent years relied more on military bluster than common sense. Why has the War on Terror … Continue reading

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Terrorism: a Realistic Assessment — Podcast January 19. 2015

Terrorism: Making Sure That the Cure Isn’t Worse Than the Disease. Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson look at the varied definitions of terrorism, the difficulties confronting the U.S. and other Western governments in their attempts to come to grips with so-called asymmetric warfare, … Continue reading

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If Not Now, When? Immigration Reform in the U.S. — Podcast November 24. 2014

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: A Review of Congressional Inaction and President Obama’s Executive Orders. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson discuss the impact of President Obama’s controversial executive orders temporarily regularizing the status of some four million undocumented immigrants. What happens next, … Continue reading

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Immigration: Political Gridlock and the Latest Crisis At the Border — Podcast July 14, 2014

The Golden Door: Is It Now Closed for Good? Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson discuss the latest immigration crisis: 90,000 unaccompanied children detained at the U.S./Mexico border, with many more apparently to come. Are they refugees with rights to due … Continue reading

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Immigration Nation.

On July 22, 2013, Democratic Perspective took on the politically-charged subject of immigration policy and Senate Bill 744, the Immigration Reform Bill that recently passed the US Senate. It seems almost everybody has an opinion about immigration. But many lack … Continue reading

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Immigration Reform and Senate Bill S744 — Podcast July 22, 2013

Immigration Therapy: U.S. Senate Bill S744 and the Prospects for Genuine Immigration Reform. Gary LaMaster joins Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson to discuss what we mean when we say immigration reform,  why it’s crucial to the future of the U.S. economy … Continue reading

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U.S. Defense Spending: Are We Getting What We’ve Paid For? — Podcast April 8, 2012

U.S. Defense Spending: Are We Getting What We’ve Paid For? Democratic Perspective editor Bill Timberman joins co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson to discuss the $711 billion dollar U.S. defense budget, our 1,000-plus overseas military bases, and the distortions our increasing reliance … Continue reading

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Daryl Johnson Interview, Part 2 — Podcast December 24, 2012

Domestic Extremists: Who Are They, Why Are They So Angry, and How Do We Assess Their Potential for Violence? Daryl Johnson, a former senior analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, who now heads his own consulting firm, DT Analytics, returns to … Continue reading

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