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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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The Upcoming Trump Administration: What Should We Expect? — Podcast December 26, 2016

Billionaires, Generals, and White Supremacists: Donald Trump Introduces the Ship of State to Its New Crew. Gary LaMaster, Klaus von Stutterheim, and Steve Williamson look at President-Elect Trump’s picks for Cabinet and senior advisory positions. Compared to past administrations, this one appears to be … Continue reading

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Katie Hobbs Interview — Podcast July 20, 2015

Frustrated with an Unresponsive Government? How About Running for Office? Democratic Perspective interviews Arizona State Senator Katie Hobbs (Dem., 24th District). What happens when a social worker realizes that the needs of her clients are being ill-served by local and state … Continue reading

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2013 In Review. What The Mainstream Media Didn’t Tell You.

For our year-end show, on December 30, 2013, Gary LaMaster and Dick Searle joined Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson to discuss the stories that were unreported, under-reported or misreported in 2013. There were an abundance of candidates: … Continue reading

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Obamacare and the Republican Assault on Government — Podcast September 30, 2013

Sequestration, Government Shutdown, and the Debt Ceiling Impasse: The Republicans’ Last Stand? With the federal government on the eve of shutdown, Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Steve Williamson, and Bill Timberman discuss the origins, evolution, and consequences of Republican Tea Party radicalism as revealed … Continue reading

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The Affordable Health Care Act: What It Will Do For You Beginning in 2014 — Podcast August 12, 2013

Obamacare: The Best Is Yet to Come. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson continue their review of the Affordable Health Care Act. What can we expect beginning next year? Lots of good stuff: restrictions on annual payout limits; free (no co-pay … Continue reading

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Dean Baker Interview — Podcast October 1, 2012

The Affordable Care Act: What It’s Really All About. Progressive economist Dean Baker, co-founder and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, returns to Democratic Perspective to discuss the details of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare: Who it will cover, … Continue reading

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Celinda Lake Interview — Podcast August 20, 2012

The 2012 Elections: Where Are We Now? Last on our show on in late May, Celinda Lake, one of the Democratic Party’s leading pollsters and consultants, returns to Democratic Perspective to review the issues, the candidates and the Democratic Party’s prospects … Continue reading

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“Republicans are sadistic. They take pleasure in others’ pain.”

That’s how Alan Grayson described the Republican stance against health care reform in an interview with Democratic Perspective. Grayson, you may remember is the outspoken former Florida Congressman who famously described the GOP health plan as: 1 – Don’t get … Continue reading

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