Category Archives: Domestic Terrorism

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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2015: Democratic Perspective’s Year in Review — Podcast January 4, 2015

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Democratic Perspective’s 2015 in Review. Democratic Perspective looks back at the state of the nation in 2015, and isn’t exactly thrilled with what the record of events reveals. The prospects for 2016 don’t look a whole lot … Continue reading

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A Not-So-Magnificent Obsession: The History, Psychology, and Politics of Gun Ownership in America — Podcast November 9, 2015

Unfinished Business: The Second Amendment, the NRA, the Arms Industry, and 30,000+ Shooting Deaths per Year in the U.S.: Is Anyone EVER Going to Connect These Dots?  Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson try to make some sense of the controversy over … 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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When Sedition Poses As Patriotism: Cliven Bundy and His Arizona Supporters — Podcast May 12, 2014

When It’s the Right Wing Pointing Guns at Federal Officials, Does That Make It Okay? Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, with producer Gary LaMaster, ask why Arizona State Representative Bob Thorpe and U.S. Representative Paul Gosar are so eager to support Cliven … Continue reading

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The Surveillance State: Who’s Got Our Data, and What Are They Doing With It? — Podcast June 24, 2013

The Questions We Should Be Asking about Telecommunications Data Mining by Government and  Business: In the wake of Edward Snowden’s recent revelations, Democratic Perspective‘s Mike Cosentino, Chuck Williamson, and Steve Williamson discuss some of the broader implications of data mining operations by … Continue reading

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More Questions About Edward Snowden And The NSA.

Now that NSA (National Security Agency) snitch, Edward Snowden, is on the run from Hawaii to Hong Kong to Moscow and parts yet to be determined, his actions have raised even more questions. Democratic Perspective addressed many of these on … Continue reading

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Surveillance, National Security, and Civil Liberties: What We Know and Don’t Know — Podcast June 17, 2013

What Do We Really Know About Government Surveillance Programs? Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson are joined by Bill Timberman to review the significance of Edward Snowden’s recent revelations about the NSA’s surveillance programs. What do we really know about … 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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Daryl Johnson Interview — Podcast December 17, 2012

Playing Politics with Homeland Security: How a Republican Attempt to Embarrass the Obama Administration Weakened Our Safeguards Against Domestic Terrorism. Daryl Johnson, a former senior analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, explains how a 2009 report that he and his … Continue reading

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