Category Archives: Political Action Committees

Sheila Healy Interview — Podcast November 23, 2015

The Arizona Democratic Party: the Battle for the Nation’s Future. Democratic Perspective interviews Sheila Healy, new Executive Director of the Arizona Democratic Party, about the party organization in Arizona, the crucial issues facing the state and the nation, and the upcoming 2016 elections.

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Oligarchy: A Greek Name for an American Tragedy in the Making — Podcast August 10, 2015

If Government By the People Is For Sale, Shouldn’t the People Be Getting a Higher Price? President Jimmy Carter said recently that the United States has become “an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president … Continue reading

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The Republican Presidential Candidates, All 17 of Them: Podcast August 3, 2015

The Greatest Clown Show On Earth: The Republican Presidential Lineup for 2016. Democratic Perspective takes a long, flabbergasted look at the list of seventeen Republican presidential hopefuls for 2016. Should we laugh, cry, or, like Madame Defarge, go quietly back to our knitting? We … Continue reading

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Terry Goddard Interview — Podcast March 2, 2015

Dark Money: How Industrialized Lying Poisons the Well of Democracy. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster welcome Terry Goddard, former Mayor of Phoenix, Attorney General of Arizona, and twice Democratic Party candidate for Governor, to another in our series of discussions on the … 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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Dark Money: Did Pinnacle West Buy Itself a More Favorable Regulatory Environment? — Podcast November 10, 2014

Arizona Public Service, Pinnacle West, and the Arizona Elections: A Case Study in the Influence of Dark Money. Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson take on the effect of dark money in the recent Arizona elections. How a private corporation, operating a monopoly public utility, … 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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General Election 2014: a Review of the Candidates — Podcast September 29, 2014

Who’s Running For What, and Why You Should Care: a Review.  Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson take a look at the candidates for Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and the Corporation Commission in Arizona, as well as the candidates for U.S. House … Continue reading

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Terry Goddard Interview — Podcast September 22, 2014

Making Democracy Work In Arizona: Terry Goddard for Secretary of State.  Having served as Mayor of Phoenix from 1983-1990, and as the state’s Attorney General from 2002-2010, Terry Goddard is well-known to the citizens of Arizona as an effective executive, a courageous … Continue reading

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The Gigantic Kochtopus.

In a series of 5-4 rulings, with conservatives in the majority, the US Supreme Court has opened the floodgates of political spending by corporations and billionaires. In Valeo v. Buckley, the Court essentially ruled that political spending is the equivalent … Continue reading

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