Category Archives: Veterans’ Issues

O’Halleran Interview – Podcast October 15, 2018

Problem-Solving In Congress. Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, welcome Congressman Tom O’Halleran to address the issues he faces as representative for Arizona’s CD-1. A member of the House’s Problem Solvers’ Caucus comprised of 24 Democrats and 24 … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Edition – Podcast May 28, 2018

The True Meaning Of Memorial Day And How To Protect Our Democracy.  Democratic Perspective host Mike Cosentino begins the show by acknowledging the sponsors and supporters who have contributed to help keep the show on the air for seven years. … Continue reading

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Trump Cabinet – Podcast April 9, 2018

The Incompetent, The Ideologues And The Unethical. In slightly more than a year, the scandal-ridden Trump administration has attacked virtually every public institution, including the press, the environment, the justice system, the State Department, public schools, public lands, health care, … Continue reading

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Put Simply, the American Health Care Act Is a Disaster — Podcast May 8, 2017

The AHCA Has Passed the House: The Light At the End Of the Republican Health Care Tunnel Is an Oncoming Train. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson are joined via the magic of telephony by Silent Gary LaMaster for a discussion of … 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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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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Barbara Litrell and Judy Maloney Interview — Podcast November 17, 2014

The Verde Valley Mental Health Coalition: Community Involvement Makes a Difference. Democratic Perspective hosts Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster welcome Barbara Litrell and Judy Maloney, members of the steering committee of the Verde Valley Mental Health Coalition, for a discussion of the mental health … Continue reading

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U.S. Defense Spending, Part II — Podcast April 15, 2013

The Downside of Defense Spending: Gary LaMaster joins Mike Cosentino, Bill Timberman, and Steve Williamson as Democratic Perspective continues its discussion of  oversized U.S. defense budgets and their unintended consequences.

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U.S. Defense Spending: Cost/Benefit Analysis.

April 8, 2013, Democratic Perspective’s own Bill Timberman presented a thorough cost/benefit analysis of U.S. military spending. Following are his notes for the program: 68 years ago, the U.S. stood alone in the wreckage of World War II as the … Continue reading

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Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein Interview — Podcast January 14, 2013

Christian Fundamentalism in U.S. Military Academies: Is It a Threat To Our National Security? Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster talk to Michael “Mikey” Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation about the growing influence of Christian fundamentalists … Continue reading

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