Category Archives: National Politics

Kenworthy Interview – Podcast April 19, 2021

Common Sense Capitalism. Steve Williamson welcomes Lane Kenworthy, professor of Sociology at the University of California San Diego, to discuss his latest book, Social Democratic Capitalism. The show begins with Kenworthy being asked to compare the US economy with those … Continue reading

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Benes Interview – Podcast March 15, 2021

Our Fractured Nation. Co-hosts Hava Derby and Steve Williamson welcome Ross Benes, author of Rural Rebellion, to discuss the urban-rural divide. Benes explains it’s a relatively recent phenomenon and partially the result of political parties targeting voters over geography, noting … Continue reading

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Bacevich Interview – Podcast March 8, 2021

Examining America’s Role In The 21st Century. Democratic Perspective welcomes Andrew Bacevich, Jr., author, historian, professor emeritus at Boston University, and retired military officer to discuss U.S. foreign policy. Bacevich begins with unrealistic expectations following the Cold War, explaining that … Continue reading

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Baker Interview – Podcast February 22, 2021

Assessing Biden’s Pandemic Relief Package. Democratic Perspective welcomes Dean Baker, author, macroeconomist, and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. to discuss the $1.9 trillion bill. “It’s a large bill. No two ways about it,” … Continue reading

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Jordahl Interview – Podcast February 1, 2021

The Ecological Disasters Created By The Border Wall. Laiken Jordahl, borderlands campaigner for the Center for Biological Diversity, joins Steve Williamson to discuss the devastating ecological impact of the border wall. Jordahl notes that about 450 miles of new border … Continue reading

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Raiford Interview – January 25, 2021

Reforming And Restructuring The Police. Democratic Perspective welcomes Jacob Raiford of the W.E. Rising Project in Phoenix to discuss the mistreatment of Black and brown communities by police departments and the rules that allow these departments to commit these acts … Continue reading

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Singal Interview – Podcast January 18, 2021

Looking Forward To The Biden Administration. On MLK Day, Professor Daniel Singal remembers meeting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He then offers his expectations for the Biden administration. Singal begins by noting that Biden has assembled an incredibly impressive cabinet … Continue reading

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Podcast January 11, 2021

Trump’s Failed Coup. Democratic Perspective contributors, Steve Williamson, Hava Derby, Klaus von Stutterheim and Gary LaMaster, discuss the violent attack on the Capitol and how it was the inevitable result of an avalanche of lies perpetuated by Trump, the GOP … Continue reading

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Podcast January 4, 2021

A Look Back At One Of The Most Eventful Years In US History. The Democratic Perspective crew recaps some of the biggest stories of 2020. Klaus von Stutterheim covers the COVID-19 pandemic, Steve Williamson wraps up the presidential elections, Gary … Continue reading

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Podcast December 28, 2020

QAnon: Mystery? Treasure Hunt? Game? Political Group? Or Religious Cult? Hava Derby, Steve Williamson, and Gary LaMaster delve into the history, psychology and consequences of the phenomenon known as QAnon. Beginning with a message board post in October of 2017 … Continue reading

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