Category Archives: Dark Money

Podcast May 9, 2022

Keeping Perspective: Looking To The Past And To The Future. As Democratic Perspective celebrates 11 years of programming, Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster, two of the show’s founders, offer a retrospective of the past 11 years. Steve explains how the … Continue reading

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Ruby, Fogel, Ransom, Sinclair Interview – Podcast March 21, 2022

Bridging The Political Divide In Arizona. Co-hosts Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome to the show three well-qualified Democratic candidates for the Arizona State Legislature along with their campaign manager, Jay Ruby. The candidates include Mike Fogel, a school board … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Budget, Arizona Economy, Arizona Politics, Campaign Finance, Climate Change, Community, Constitutional Issues, Dark Money, Democratic Governance, Domestic Extremism, Education, Education Funding, Education Policy, Elections, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Environmental Issues, Environmentalism, Ethics, Food Insecurity, Funding, Global Warming, Government, Interviews, Jobs and Employment, LIberals and Conservatives, Political Candidacy, Political Contributions, Political Parties, Public Education, Renewable Energy, Small Business, Voter Suppression, Voting, Water Policy, Women's Issues | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ruby, Fogel, Ransom, Sinclair Interview – Podcast March 21, 2022

Kamola, Wilson Interview – Podcast December 20, 2021

Should The Free Speech Rights Of Corporations Outweigh Those Of Citizens? In our upside-down culture, money now equals free speech and corporations are people. And, according to our guests, those beliefs are becoming increasingly apparent in our universities and colleges. … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative Paranoia, Conservatives and Reactionaries, Conspiracy Theories, Dark Money, Disinformation, Domestic Extremism, Education, Education Funding, Front Organizations, Interviews, National Politics, Political Action Committees, Political Contributions, Political Lies, Political Polarization, Propaganda | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Kamola, Wilson Interview – Podcast December 20, 2021

Kuby Interview – Podcast October 25, 2021

Prioritizing People Over Corporations. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Lauren Kuby to Democratic Perspective. Kuby is a Tempe City Councilmember who is running for a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission along with current incumbent Sandra Kennedy. If elected, … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Economy, Arizona Politics, Campaign Finance, Corporate Welfare, Dark Money, Elections, Energy Policy, Environment, Environmental Issues, Ethics, Government, Infrastructure, Interviews, Political Candidacy, Public Accountability, Regulatory Agencies, Regulatory Capture, Renewable Energy, Voting | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Kuby Interview – Podcast October 25, 2021

Ruby, Lutes Interview – Podcast September 6, 2021

Fighting The Good Fight. Back from an extended vacation, Steve Williamson welcomes John Lutes and Jay Ruby to the show. Lutes is chair of the Yavapai Democratic Party, a business owner and manager who ran for Yavapai County Supervisor against … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Politics, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Community Activism, Corruption, Dark Money, Democratic Governance, Government, Interviews, Labor Movement, Labor Unions, Local Politics, Paul Gosar, Political Clubs, Political Polarization, Public Education, Tax Law, Taxation, Voter Suppression, Voting, Water Policy | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Ruby, Lutes Interview – Podcast September 6, 2021

MacClean Replay – Podcast April 27, 2020

Democratic Perspective revisits one of its most revealing and important interviews with Nancy MacClean, professor of history and public policy at Duke University and author of Democracy In Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. … Continue reading

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Podcast – January 6, 2020

Looking At 2019 In The Rearview Mirror. Many of the Democratic Perspective crew recap their view of the past year’s events. Kat Ginzel begins by explaining her efforts to Outlaw Dirty Money (aka Dark Money).  Gary LaMaster outlines the consequences … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Politics, Campaign Finance, Climate Change, Congressional Oversight, Constitutional Issues, Dark Money, Deficit Reduction, Elections, Environment, Foreign Policy, Government, Iran, Local Politics, Mass Extinction, Middle East Policy, National Politics, Presidential Elections, Taxes and the Deficit | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Podcast – January 6, 2020

Haddow Interview – Podcast September 30, 2019

Defending Local Democracy. Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome Kim Haddow, director of the non-partisan Local Solutions Support Center. She recently spoke to AZ League of Cities and Towns about pre-emption – the act of state legislatures … Continue reading

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McQueen Interview – Podcast June 24, 2019

Who’s Buying Our Politicians? Diane McQueen, the northern Arizona coordinator of Outlaw Dirty Money discusses the nonpartisan effort to place a constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot in Arizona intended to expose those who are funding our politicians. The bill, … Continue reading

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MacLean Interview – Podcast September 17, 2018

The Billionaire-Led Effort to Destroy America As We Know It. Nancy MacLean, author and professor of history and public policy at Duke University returns to Democratic Perspective to discuss her book Democracy In Chains: The Deep History of the Radical … Continue reading

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