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The National Party Platforms: Haven’t We All Been Here Before? — Podcast August 8, 2016

The Democratic and Republican Party Platforms: Promises, Promises…. Democratic Perspective hosts Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson take a closer look at the Democratic and Republican Party platforms. 51 and 58 pages, respectively, of wonkery, neither of which, if history is any guide, is likely to be … Continue reading

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The Real Victims Of The Fiscal Cliff.

Since Tea Party Republicans led our nation to a fiscal cliff in 2011 by refusing to raise the debt ceiling without lowering the deficit, our economy has been held hostage. Unable to agree on budget negotiations, Congress instituted sequestration cuts … Continue reading

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Richard Carmona Interview — Podcast October 22, 2012

The Meaning of Public Service: Dr. Richard Carmona Discusses His Candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson interview Dr. Richard Carmona, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from Arizona. Dr. Carmona is a decorated … Continue reading

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Dean Baker Interview — Podcast August 27, 2012

The Republican Flim-Flam: Bain Capital, the Ryan Budget, and Federal Deficit Hysteria. Progressive economist Dean Baker, co-founder and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, returns to Democratic Perspective to debunk some of the popular Republican myths about our economy: First, … Continue reading

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Chuck Williamson Interview — Podcast June 25, 2012

Banking and the Financial Crisis: Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts, Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, interview one of our own. Chuck Williamson, Steve’s brother, and retired Chief Investment Officer of First Interstate Bank (now part of Wells Fargo), offers some critical insights into banking and … Continue reading

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Wenona Benally Baldenegro Interview — Podcast June 4, 2012

A New Voice in Arizona’s First Congressional District: With primary campaigning in Arizona well underway, Democratic Perspective interviews Wenona Benally Baldenegro, Democratic candidate for Arizona’s First Congressional District. She talks with co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson about her background  — growing up … Continue reading

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More Hullabaloo.

In her latest interview with Democratic Perspective, Heather Parton (aka Digby) revealed the secret to her amazing success as a blogger: hard work. “I work seven days a week. I write every single day,” she said. “I’m sympathetic to anyone … Continue reading

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Digby Interview — Podcast May 21, 2012

Deficit Reduction and the Conservative Attack on Social Insurance Programs:  Digby, aka Heather Parton, the creator of Hullabaloo, returns to Democratic Perspective to discuss the art of successful blogging, and to expose the decades-old right-wing ideological crusade against critical social programs, now masquerading … Continue reading

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Lane Kenworthy Interview, Part 2 — Podcast January 2, 2012

America’s Big Government Future, Continued: Lane Kenworthy expands on his discussion of America’s future with Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino.

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America’s Big Government Future, Cont’d.

To further examine the role of government in America’s future, Democratic Perspective once again spoke with Lane Kenworthy, author and Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the University of Arizona. In his latest appearance on the program, we again … Continue reading

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