Tag Archives: Dark Money

Tom O’Halleran Interview — Podcast October 24, 2016

Voting Is Just the Beginning: The Best Way To Ensure that the Public Trust Is Honored By Our Politicians Is To Get Involved In the Process Which Elects Them. Democratic Perspective again welcomes Tom O’Halleran, former Chicago Homicide Detective, former Governing Board member of the … Continue reading

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Nikki Bagley Interview — Podcast September 5, 2016

Down the Stretch in LD 6: Nikki Bagley Is Doing Just Fine, Thank You. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, talk to Nikki Bagley, Director of the Yavapai College Viticulture and Enology Program and former mayor of Jerome, about the crucial issues facing Arizona voters … Continue reading

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Tom Chabin and Bill Mundell Interview — Podcast April 25, 2016

The Arizona Corporation Commission: A Sordid Example of the Consequences of Regulatory Capture. Tom Chabin and Bill Mundell, Democrats running for the Arizona Corporation Commission join Democratic Perspective hosts Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster for a discussion of what happens when a public utility — … Continue reading

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The Confederate State of Arizona — Podcast March 16, 2015

The Payback for Dark Money in Arizona: More Corporate Tax Cuts, Continued Defunding of Public Education, and Yahoo! a Secessionist Republican Legislature. Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson dissect the results of the 2014 election in Arizona: a seemingly endless stream of bills from both houses of … 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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Carolyn Warner Interview — Podcast January 27, 2014

Carolyn Warner: Politics and the Future. Carolyn Warner has had a long and distinguished career in Arizona Democratic Party politics. She served three terms as Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, ran for the U.S. Senate 1976,  was the Democratic nominee for … Continue reading

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Elections 2012: The Good, The Bad, and The Inevitable — Podcast November 12, 2012

The Vote in 2012: Reviewing the Outcome. Democratic Perspective looks at the results of the 2012 elections. What did they tell us about the current and future state of the electorate in the United States? Whose polls most accurately predicted the outcome? … 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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Political Front Groups – Turning Black Into White.

This week, the hosts of Democratic Perspective, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, examined the effects of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Mike began by asking the rhetorical question, “How do you have a democracy when you have a few … Continue reading

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