Category Archives: National Politics

Jason Dick Interview — Podcast November 27, 2017

Keeping a Close Eye On the Process: a Washington Reporter Explains How the Legislative Sausage Is Currently Being Made.  Jason Dick, Managing Editor, Leadership & Enterprise, for CQ Roll Call, shares his insights with Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino on the Republican Party’s current struggle … Continue reading

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Nancy MacLean Interview — Podcast October 23, 2017

The Leninist Libertarian: James McGill Buchanan and the Subversion of Representative Democracy.  Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, talks with Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson about the origin and methodology of her new … Continue reading

Posted in Bigotry, Capitalism, Citizens United, Civil Society, Class Conflict, Climate Change, Conservatives and Reactionaries, Corruption, Dark Money, Democratic Governance, Demographic Trends, Disinformation, Domestic Extremism, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, Federal Lands, Health Insurance, Income Inequality, inherited Wealth, Interviews, National Politics, Podcasts, Political History, Political Lies, Political Parties, Political Polarization, Political Theory, Privatization, Propaganda, Public Accountability, Race and Class, Regulatory Agencies, Social Contract, Taxation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Nancy MacLean Interview — Podcast October 23, 2017

The Case Against Trump — Podcast October 16, 2017

The Madness of King Donald and the Politics of the Unthinkable: Can We Actually Get Rid of This Guy Before His Term Is Up, and If So, How?  Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, go where an increasing number … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Bigotry, Constitutional Issues, Democratic Governance, Economic Policy, Education Funding, Ethics, Global Warming, Health Care Policy, Health Insurance, International Relations, Middle East Policy, Military Policy, Misogyny, National Politics, Nuclear Weapons, Paul Gosar, Podcasts, Political Lies, Presidential Elections, Tax Law, Tax Revenues, Taxation, Taxes and the Deficit, Women's Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Case Against Trump — Podcast October 16, 2017

Scott Thomas Anderson Interview — Podcast October 2, 2017

The Cutting Four-Piece: Scott Thomas Anderson, Investigative Reporter, On the Crime and Tragedy of Prison Overcrowding.  Mike Cosentino interviews Scott Thomas Anderson, crime reporter for the Sacramento News and Review. His book, The Cutting Four-Piece, offers an illuminating tour through the … Continue reading

Posted in Corrections Policy, Criminal Justice Reform, Digital Revolution, Interviews, Investigative Journalism, Journalism, Judicial System, Justice System, Law Enforcement, Mass Incarceration, National Politics, Penology, Podcasts, Policing, Private Prisons, Public Accountability, War On Drugs | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Scott Thomas Anderson Interview — Podcast October 2, 2017

Matthew Goodwin Interview — Podcast September 11, 2017

The Shock Doctrine and Global Warming: Matt Goodwin on Naomi Klein’s Critique of Predatory Capitalism and Its Reaction (or Lack of Reaction) to a Genuinely Existential Threat.  Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome Matt Goodwin, Professor of Philosophy at Northern Arizona University, … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Climate Change, De-regulation, Democratic Governance, Economic Policy, Economic Theory, Energy Policy, Environmental Issues, Ethics, Global Warming, Interviews, National Politics, Philosophy, Podcasts, Privatization, Public Accountability, Regulatory Agencies, Renewable Energy, Social Services, Sustainable Development | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Matthew Goodwin Interview — Podcast September 11, 2017

Stephen Nuño Interview — Podcast August 21, 2017

How “I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door” Became “Build the Wall!”: A History of U.S. Attitudes Toward Immigration. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino speaks with Northern Arizona University Professor Stephen Nuño about the history of U.S. attitudes toward immigration. Economic and … Continue reading

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Is There a “New” New Left Emerging? — Podcast August 7, 2017

They’re Baaack! Why Socialism Is Again a Topic of Serious Discussion Among the Young. Host Steve Williamson and Bill Timberman, Democratic Perspective’s webmaster, discuss what appears to be a growing reluctance on the part of young people to accept at face value the … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Civil Rights, Class Conflict, Democratic Governance, Economic Theory, European Union, Global Warming, Human Rights, Hunger, Income Inequality, Labor Movement, Labor Unions, National Politics, Podcasts, Political History, Political Theory, Public Policy, Social Democracy, Socialism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Is There a “New” New Left Emerging? — Podcast August 7, 2017

Andrea Christelle Interview — Podcast July 3, 2017

If the Nature Of Truth Is Conditioned By Our Prior Allegiances, What Are the Implications For Our Politics?  Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson ask Andrea Christelle, one of the founders of SPEX, the Sedona Philosophy Experience, how we should deal … Continue reading

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Barbara Litrell Interview — Podcast June 26, 2017

If the League of Women Voters Is Not a Partisan Organization, Why Does It Oppose So Many of President Trump’s Policy Initiatives? Barbara Litrell, President of the League of Women Voters of Greater Verde Valley, tells Democratic Perspective why the League’s consistently held positions … Continue reading

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All Trump, All the Time: Should We REALLY Be Watching the President Fiddle While the Country Burns — Podcast June 19, 2017

Never Mind the Tweets, Never Mind the Russian Connection: While Presidential Twitter Tantrums, Ill-Considered Executive Orders, and Russian influence Peddling Dominate the Daily News Cycle, Republican Wrecking Crews Are Quietly Dismantling What Little Remains of Effective National Government.  Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Federalism, Banking And Finance, Budget Negotiations, Democratic Governance, Department of the Interior, Domestic Policy, Economic Policy, Education, Education Policy, Energy Policy, Entitlements, Environmental Issues, Environmentalism, Financial Sector, Food Insecurity, Foreclosures, Global Warming, Health Care, Health Care Policy, Hunger, Income Inequality, National Politics, Podcasts, Public Education, Public Health Policy, Welfare | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on All Trump, All the Time: Should We REALLY Be Watching the President Fiddle While the Country Burns — Podcast June 19, 2017