Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Memorial Day Tribute — Podcast May 30, 2011

A Memorial Day Tribute to Veterans: Veterans Elizabeth Rex and Harry Moore interviewed by Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson. https://verdevalleyindependentdemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/DemPerspective-05-30-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

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A Memorial Day Tribute To Those Who Serve

It seems as if the United States has been perpetually at war during its existence. Just in the last century, we have fought WWI, WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Afghan War and the Iraq … Continue reading

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Celinda Lake Interview — Podcast May 23, 2011

Insights on the 2012 Elections: Celinda Lake, one of the Democratic Party’s leading pollsters and consultants, talks about the issues likely to be influential in the 2012 elections, and the strategies she thinks will be most effective for the Democratic … Continue reading

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A Peek Into One of Democrats’ Best Brains

Democratic Perspective had the privilege of interviewing Celinda Lake, one of the Democratic Party’s leading political strategists and pollsters. Celinda and her firm are known for cutting-edge research on issues including the economy, health care, the environment and education. The … Continue reading

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The Death of the Death of Medicare — Podcast May 16, 2011

The Death of the Death of Medicare: Why an increasing number of Republicans, including newly-announced GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, are now walking away from their own plan to gut Medicare. (Hint: the American people don’t like it.) https://verdevalleyindependentdemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/DemPerspective-05-16-11.mp3Podcast: Play … Continue reading

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The Death of the Death of Medicare

Since the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed the so-called Ryan plan to voucherize Medicare, the public outcry has been almost universal. Democrats, independents, even Republicans confronted Republican Representatives at Congressional town hall meetings with objections to the plan. As a … Continue reading

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Howard Dean Interview — Podcast May 9, 2011

The True Goal of Politics: Effective Government. An interview with Dr. Howard Dean, six-term Governor of Vermont, 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005-2009. From immigration reform to budget deficits to the changed situation … Continue reading

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A Chat With Howard Dean

Howard Dean recently spoke with Democratic Perspective on a wide range of topics ranging from SB1070 to the 2012 elections. The former six-time governor of Vermont, former presidential candidate, and past Chair of the Democratic National Committee began by paying … Continue reading

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Kyrsten Sinema Interview — Podcast May 2, 2011

Unite and Conquer: An interview with Arizona State Senator Kyrsten Sinema. How to get what Arizonans need from their legislature when the Republican majority goes from misguided to crazy. It isn’t easy, but as she outlined in her 2009 book, … Continue reading

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“Unite and Conquer”

That’s the title of a book by Arizona State Senator Kyrsten Sinema which describes her relationship with conservatives. As one of the very few Democrats in the Tea Party-controlled legislature, she describes her approach to working with conservatives as “letting … Continue reading

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