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Budowsky was an aide to former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen and Bill Alexander, then chief deputy majority whip of the House. He holds an LL.M. degree in international financial law from the London School of Economics. He can be read on The Hill’s Pundits Blog and reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(41 comments) SHARE Friday, August 22, 2014 ISIS poses nuclear 9/11 threat
ISIS has stated its intention to attack the United States and Europe to advance its evil, messianic and genocidal ideology and ambitions. ISIS has the money to purchase the most deadly weapons in the world, and has recruited American and European traitors with above-average capability to execute an attack.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, April 25, 2014 Elizabeth Warren's moment
Warren's good name and inspiration will be a powerful weapon for Democrats to bring out voters in a midterm election in which they face a major turnout challenge. Her book tour will bring her message to a large national audience. Her campaigning for Democrats in 2014 will motivate a disillusioned Democratic base to vote.
(11 comments) SHARE Friday, January 3, 2014 How Obama blew it
Obama, who took office with high hopes based on his promise of "change you can believe in," blew it. He became the establishment he promised to change. He failed to fight for the "transforming" reforms he promised.
The president is in good company. The strange thing about American politics today is that while the behavior of the president, Congress and both parties engenders widespread disapproval, nothing ever changes.
SHARE Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Liberals have a great 2013 on faith-based issues
Conservatives don't help themselves with voters by raising heck in defense of the idiot proposition that blacks were happy with institutionalized racism or that gays are sinners. Watching one possible Republican presidential candidate after another rush to the right, then further to the right, in a race to the political bottom only demonstrates the problems facing the GOP.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, May 17, 2013 Daschle for Obama
Daschle was Obama's very effective campaign chairman in 2008. He is fiercely loyal to the president and Obama's vision of the presidency expressed in the historic 2008 campaign. He has long friendships and working relationships with key White House aides and the stature to privately speak truth to power, which is profoundly important to all presidents.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 7, 2013 It's The Jobs, Stupid
I am not proposing a presidential photo op in front of a bridge, or a news cycle public relations maneuver that is wheeled out with a bad jobs report and returned to the closet after a few news cycles. Obama needs to contemplate the possibility that his legacy will be "the jobless president." He should fight to become "the jobs president."
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 28, 2013 Equal Rights for All
would argue that "equal rights for all" is the law of the land today, despite the fact that the law as interpreted by the current Supreme Court majority does not yet agree.
The Defense of Marriage Act is probably, fortunately, to use a non-legal formulation, a dead duck. Good. The DOMA duck never should have existed in the first place.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, January 25, 2013 Hillary Turns Texas Blue
Texas is going blue. Demographics are destiny. The only question is when. As the sun sets on the highly successful tenure of Hillary Clinton as secretary of State, and the sun rises on the next stage of her historic life, don't be surprised if her greatest run for the roses blossoms alongside the yellow rose of Texas.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, January 25, 2013 Filibuster reform is dead
There will be a huge backlash from the Democratic base once liberals from outside Washington fully understand what just happened. The backlash will become severe once the Republicans renew their filibuster attacks, which will return before the rooster crows many more times and continue throughout the current Congress, between recesses.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, January 4, 2013 Al Gore, Al-Jazeera
My mourning of Al Gore's failed role in television should be not be interpreted as criticism of Al-Jazeera. The fact that so many American television distributors have refused to carry Al-Jazeera is the latest proof that so many executives throughout the television industry believe that we the people, their customers, are morons.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 21, 2012 Women, Ohio and the Clintons will make the difference for Democrats
Don't expect women to be fooled by a Republican who opposes equal pay for them, and whose latest multiple-choice position would destroy their right to choose. And don't be surprised if voters in Ohio continue their support for the president who was there for them, and who I predict will be there for him on Election Day.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 11, 2012 Issa targets Hillary: Big mistake
There is now an independent and nonpartisan investigation of exactly what happened in Libya. A partisan witch-hunt by Republicans using taxpayer money against Secretary Clinton, as a partisan weapon in the closing days of an election, to exploit a tragedy to score political points is exactly what the American people believe has gone wrong with Washington.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 6, 2012 Make my day, Mitt
Governor Romney, you believe we were better off then? Really? When President Obama offered a bold plan that brought workers and management together to save these Made in America jobs in autos and steel, a plan your father would have supported, you opposed it for political reasons. Then you tried to claim credit for it.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 16, 2012 Ryan's War on Women
Paul Ryan is a decent person who embodies the dark side of a rightist, elitist, greed-driven, Ayn Randian dream. He champions policies that hurt women of all ages and incomes, across many fronts. He stands for a vulture nation that would leave most Americans behind.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 29, 2012 Barack Obama commands, Hillary Clinton soars, Mitt Romney insults
Romney embarrassed himself almost from the minute he arrived in London. He insulted his hosts. He insulted a great nation and close American ally that joins us in a "special relationship." He made statements that were thoughtless, clumsy, amateurish and unworthy of anyone who aspires to be commander in chief.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, July 20, 2012 Pelosi On a Mission
Nancy Pelosi might be the leading conviction politician in America. She valued the verdict of voters in 2008 with clarity, courage and conviction. She assembled a first-rate team that respected the "People's House" as a reflection of the diversity of the nation. Great dreams ultimately come true because of conviction politicians like Nancy Pelosi. Her mission lives on. Her work is far from done.
SHARE Friday, July 6, 2012 GOP hopes USA fails
It is time to talk of patriotism and partisanship and a Republican Party that has lost its heart, its soul and its way. Ronald Reagan would be embarrassed by Republicans today. William F. Buckley would be angry and ashamed. The party of Reaganite optimism is now the party that hopes America fails and blames Americans first.
SHARE Saturday, June 30, 2012 Why Nancy Pelosi is Smiling
If the bills passed by the House during her Speakership were enacted into law, the number of jobs would be much greater, foreclosures would be much fewer, the lives of our children would be much better and the lot of all women would be much improved. Nancy Pelosi is within reach of a great victory, which is why she is smiling and why I am, too.
SHARE Friday, June 15, 2012 GOP wages war against jobs
Mitt Romney, who ranked nearly last in the nation creating jobs as governor, lusts for the presidency. He seems joyous that many are jobless. He celebrates their pain as his good fortune. He panders to the hatred of unions that his father deplored. He forgets that Ronald Reagan led the Screen Actors Guild. He treats the jobs of police and firefighters, and nurses and teachers, as the petty cash of his unprincipled ambition.