Category Archives: Paul Gosar

Eva Lee Sargent Interview — Podcast September 28, 2015

The Endangered Species Act, the Mexican Gray Wolf, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department: Yet Another Instance of Science Held Hostage by Right-Wing Ideology.  Eva Lee Sargent, Southwest Program Director for Defenders of Wildlife, joins Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve … Continue reading

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2014: Democratic Perspective’s Year in Review — Podcast December 29, 2014

Looking Back AND Forward: Democratic Perspective’s 2014 in Review. Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson review the most prominent themes of Democratic Perspective’s broadcasts in 2014. From the growing inequality in income and wealth in the U.S. to dark money and phony Republican scandals in national … Continue reading

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Jim Holway and Mikel Weisser Interviews — Podcast November 3, 2014

Campaigning on the Issues: Jim Holway, Democratic Candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission, and Mikel Weisser, Democratic Candidate for the Arizona State House of Representatives, Legislative District 4. Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson round out Democratic Perspective’s 2014 Arizona election interviews by welcoming … Continue reading

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Following the Money: PACs and Their Effects — Podcast January 23, 2012

Following the Money: The Influence of Political Action Committees on Our Politics and Legislation. Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts, Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, look at Political Action Committees (PACs) — what they are, who funds them, and what kinds of distortions … Continue reading

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Money. Money. And More Money.

This week, Democratic Perspective continued our “Follow the Money” series on PACs (Political Action Committees) and Super Pacs. To illustrate the problem, we chose to focus on contributions to Congressman Paul Gosar since he is currently our representative. Under current … Continue reading

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James Ledbetter Interview — Podcast January 9, 2012

The Art of the Possible: Democratic Perspective interviews Verde Valley Attorney, School Board President, and prominent Democratic Party stalwart James Ledbetter on the 2012 campaign cycle. The political fortunes of the Democratic Party in the Verde Valley, Arizona and the … Continue reading

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“Compromise And Bipartisanship Are Not Dirty Words.”

This week, Democratic Perspective spoke with James Ledbetter, founder of the Cottonwood law firm bearing his name. He is President of the Mingus Union School Board and currently serves on the Boards of Northern Arizona Healthcare, the Verde Valley Medical … Continue reading

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ALEC: Who Really Writes Our State Laws? — Podcast, December 12, 2011

The American Legislative Exchange Council: Who Really Writes Our State Laws? Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino take on ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group funded by conservative business-oriented special interests, which writes and recommends model … Continue reading

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Dark Money, Part 2 — Podcast December 5, 2011

Dark Money: Corporate Contributions Disguised As Free Speech. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino continue their discussion about the Citizens United decision, and its effect on American politics. Do we know who is talking to us, and what … Continue reading

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Dark Money, Part 2. Corporate Money Disguised As Free Speech.

This week, the Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, continued their discussion of dark money and the effects of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. As a reminder, dark money is the anonymous and largely-unregulated money spent on electoral politics through … Continue reading

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