Category Archives: Intelligence Agencies

President Obama’s Legacy — Podcast January 16, 2017

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: Democratic Perspective Looks Back At the Obama Years. On the eve of President-Elect Trump’s inauguration, Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, Klaus von Stutterheim, and Steve Williamson evaluate the successes and failures of President … Continue reading

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Indivisible: Tactics for the Anti-Trump Resistance — Podcast January 9, 2017

Don’t Mourn, Organize: Answers For Those Who Want To Know What We’re Supposed To Do Now. Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson discuss Indivisible: a Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda, a 26 page document by former Congressional staffers which provides … Continue reading

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Fake News and Racism: The Evil Twins of the 2016 Election Cycle — Podcast December 12, 2016

On the Internet No One Knows You’re a Dog: On Facebook, a Lie Looks Just Like the Truth. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino joins fellow regulars Gary LaMaster and Klaus von Stutterheim via call-in for a discussion of the avalanche of fake news and bigotry that … Continue reading

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This Isn’t The World We Grew Up In: The Consequences of Disruptive Technologies — Podcast December 5, 2016

One Thing Is Sure: It’s Gonna Get a LOT More Complicated. Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Bill Timberman continue their discussion of artificial intelligence with a closer look at how it’s already affecting our social, political, and economic relationships. In the absence of effective help from … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence: A Closer Look — Podcast October 3, 2016

We Have Some Decisions To Make: The Politics of Artificial Intelligence Deployments. Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Bill Timberman discuss the unexpectedly early and widespread deployment of artificial intelligence applications, and their disruptive effect on familiar social and economic arrangements. A case … Continue reading

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The Attacks on Paris — Podcast November 16, 2015

What Comes After Paris: Do The Most Recent Attacks Change Anything Significant, or Were They Simply One More Atrocity in What Will Prove To Be a Very Long Conflict? Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson discuss the recent terrorist assaults in Paris, and their likely consequences. Was … Continue reading

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Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi: Was There Ever Really Any There There? — Podcast October 26th, 2015

Eight Investigations, Fifty-Plus Meetings, and More Than Fourteen Million Dollars Later, What Do We Know? Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson report on the outcome of the Benghazi frenzy in Congress. Was there ever any point to it other than to … 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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The Senate Select Committee’s Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program — Podcast January 12, 2015

Is This REALLY Who We Are? How Torture Became Enhanced Interrogation, and Moral Depravity Became Official U.S. Policy: Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson evaluate the 576 page summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s still unreleased Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s … Continue reading

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President Obama and Edward Snowden: Two Perspectives On the State of the Nation — Podcast December 1, 2014

American Dream or American Nightmare? It Depends On Who You Ask: Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino reflects on the story of the United States in the Twenty-First Century as told from two very different viewpoints: first, that of Laura Poitras’s film Citizenfour, about the fugitive NSA … Continue reading

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