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Brent Budowsky is a regular columnist on thehill.com. He served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, responsible for commerce and intelligence matters, including one of the core drafters of the CIA Identities Law. Served as Legislative Director to Congressman Bill Alexander, then Chief Deputy Whip, House of Representatives. Currently a member of the International Advisory Council of the Intelligence Summit. Left goverment in 1990 for marketing and public affairs business including major corporate entertainment and talent management.

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(32 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 1, 2009
The Great Bank Robbery of 2009 This week America witnessed Black Thursday for workers and families as the Senate defeated a bankruptcy bill that would have protected distressed homeowners and the House passed a bill that encourages and guarantees banks will continue abuses the bill pretends to remedy for a full year.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 4, 2011
Republicans propose another recession The big problem with Democrats is they don't fight hard enough against Republican policies. I am in the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party. It amazes me, with historical evidence that Republican policies so often cause recession, that some Democrats are so relucant to stand up as Democrats, for Democratic policies.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 12, 2010
BP bailout proposal coming soon There should be NO bailout of BP paid for by ANY taxpayer, period, end of discussion, over and out. If necessary there should be a fund paid for by all of the oil companies doing offshore drilling, as the price of their doing business off our shores and as the incentive to make sure this does not happen again.
Bernie!, From ImagesAttr
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 10, 2015
A Bernie Sanders Shocker Is Coming While the GOP debates pit Republicans who want to cut Social Security against Republicans who want to privatize Social Security and make the most successful government program in history a new profit center for Wall Street, Bernie Sanders wants to increase social security benefits for Americans. Those who support him are applauding the causes he champions, the values he believes in, and the future for America he battles for.
Paul Manafort, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 2, 2018
Manafort pardon would be impeachable, indictable and convictable While a president can lawfully pardon almost anyone, for almost any crime, a pardon for Paul Manafort could also be crucial evidence in support of an obstruction of justice case, and potentially an additional count in an obstruction of justice case. If Trump pardons Manafort, he protects Manafort only to the degree that Manafort tells the whole truth to the grand jury after the pardon.
Outrageous Donald Trump, From GoogleImages
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 3, 2018
Obstruction of justice bombshell will explode before midterms It is political suicide for Republicans when the president escalates his attacks against the free press to such extreme levels that even his daughter distances herself from these attacks. His attacks against Mueller have reached such extreme levels that he puts the fear of God into Republicans running in 2018.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 15, 2010
The Real Rahm Emanuel Story The Rahm Emanuel story raises two great issues that will ultimately define the success or failure of the Obama presidency, and the public option debate puts this high drama in clear perspective.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Fox News Attacks 'Lesbian Air America Host' The sickness and dementia of a purported news network airing with smug laughs and happy chortles a naked appeal to hatred and bigotry in this attack on "a lesbian Air America host" is a low that even a Republican cable organization like Fox should never stoop to. This is war, Barack Obama, and you had better fight back.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Harry Reid, Sharron Angle and the end of the Tea Party myth Reid is a populist compared to Angle, who would vote in the Senate like a bank lobbyist and Wall Street bonus baby. If Nevadans are happy that their homes are being foreclosed and their credit card interest rates have risen, Angle is their candidate!
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 18, 2011
Ron Paul: Champion of greed, not liberty Dr. Paul means well, but fails to understand that monopoly is not liberty. Oligopoly is not freedom. Ripping off homeowners and borrowers is not liberty or freedom, it is ripping off homeowners and borrowers in a market that is not free when consumers are not given real choices.
Donald Trump, Ben Carson, And Ted Cruz, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 17, 2015
The GOP's worst nightmare: A runaway convention A more likely scenario than a brokered convention is a runaway convention, where the establishment loses control of the convention and the outcome as delegates from the anti-establishment wing take over, threatening first a convention walk-out and then a third-party candidacy if the will of their majority is denied.
Robert Mueller investigation, From YouTubeVideos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 26, 2018
GOP Panics as Signs Point to Imminent Mueller Blockbuster There is a strong chance that Trump will never voluntarily agree to testify under oath, no matter what he says. What Trump said to reporters on Wednesday, that he yearns to testify under oath, was totally meaningless because he also said his testimony is contingent upon the advice he receives from his lawyers.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 2, 2011
July 4 infamy: Republicans try to destroy the American economy The Hope America Fails Republicans are a disgrace as the rest of us celebrate the Fourth of July. It is incredible, amazing and unprecedented that any leader of a major party in Congress could publicly state that his major goal is not to improve the economic lives of Americans, but to destroy a political opponent, while opposing programs to create jobs that Americans desperately want and need.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 2, 2012
A tale of two Romneys If George Romney were here today, Mitt Romney would probably be calling him a European socialist, while George Romney would probably be supporting the auto policies of Obama and possibly endorsing Obama for reelection.
Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton., From YouTubeVideos
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 22, 2017
Budowsky: Dems need council of war There is huge energy and passion in the anti-Trump multitudes that Democrats have barely begun to tap. There is immense political power, moral and patriotic duty, and urgency of time behind the cause of defeating Trump's corrupt and heartless plan to remake America in his image, and Putin's aggressive plan to destroy our democracy. This is the war we face and must fight with fury to win, beginning now.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Clint Eastwood and Chrysler upset the "Hope America Fails" Republicans What is good for American auto workers is good for President Obama. What is good for America is good for President Obama. The Republicans can't handle the truth, because they are so negative that what is good for America is bad for Republicans!
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(44 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 12, 2015
In new shock poll, Sanders has landslides over both Trump and Bush It is a fallacy argued by conservatives and, in my view, inaccurately parroted by the mainstream media, that Sanders and other liberals take positions that are far too "left." The polling shows, issue by issue, and increasingly in general election match-ups of Republicans running against Sanders, that it is the left, not the right, which has the upper hand with American voters.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 2, 2011
Summer shocker for GOP in Wisconsin recall battle Minnesota's Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) may not know the state in which the original Lexington and Concord battle was fought, but I will tell you the state where the next Lexington and Concord will be fought. Wisconsin. This summer.
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Five Supremes: Corrupt to the Core Testifying under oath during confirmation hearings, Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito offered assurances about their respect for legal precedent and the appropriate role of the judiciary. The result is plain to see.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 2, 2010
"Second Amendment Solutions": Why Everyone MUST Vote The notion that America is turning to the right is a fraud perpetrated by the right, pushed by Republicans, repeated like parrots by the mainstream media. If everybody votes, Democrats win.
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(62 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 20, 2017
Putingate is our Watergate Both Putingate and Watergate involve a White House that is contemptuous of the federal judiciary that is a bulwark against authoritarian leaders who are tempted to believe they are above the law. Both involve presidents who at times treated our intelligence services like political enemies rather than guardians of democracy against adversaries who threaten our freedom.
Bernie Sanders: A Man With a Cause, From GoogleImages
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 25, 2017
Sanders, not Trump, is the real working-class hero Like Sanders in 2016 and today, many Democrats now campaign as and act like true working-class heroes. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), each in his or her own way, are among the working-class heroes in the Senate alongside Sanders.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 30, 2018
George Will is right: Vote the GOP out George Will is absolutely right when he describes many Republicans in Congress as being poodles of the president, and when he recognizes the danger to the republic if this president and his GOP poodles continue their one-party dominance of the presidency and Congress.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, From YouTubeVideos
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 12, 2017
Brent Budowsky: Mueller could indict Putin Congress should make it clear that any effort by President Trump to fire Mueller or grant pardons to those who are found guilty or suspected of crimes involving this Russian attack against America would constitute an impeachable offense. The president's supporters in Congress state that this will not happen.
From commons.wikimedia.org: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump , From ImagesAttr
(32 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 29, 2017
As Russia probe gains steam, remember why Putin hated Clinton and supported Trump The great battle in Washington pits Robert Mueller and the American side against Vladimir Putin and the Russian side. True patriots stand on the American side in this battle. Let the facts lead where they may, toward innocence or guilt, in the special counsel investigation.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 17, 2010
End The Civil War Among Progressives The health care bill should be treated as a vote of conscience. Progressives in the Congress have every right to vote for the bill, or against the bill, with reservations. Moderate and conservative Democrats similarly have every right to vote for the bill, or against it, with reservations.
President Obama, From ImagesAttr
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 14, 2015
Obama Hurls Insults at Liberals on Trade No nation can avoid the economic fact that unfair terms of trade become a job destruction machine migrating jobs from higher wage nations to lower wage nations, creating downward pressure for wages in all nations, while computers and robots replace men and women doing the work of the world. On trade Obama should listen to liberals and work with liberals, not insult liberals who want better jobs under better conditions.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 11, 2011
Al Gore for president If Gore runs in 2016 he would be the most qualified candidate for the presidency in a century. On the playing field of national politics, Gore is the conscience of the Democratic Party, the soul of what true Democrats stand for, and the fighting spirit that Democrats everywhere hunger for.
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 22, 2017
Bernie Sanders and the progressive renaissance of 2018 and 2020 The Sanders platform in the 2016 primaries, which was significantly but not fully included in the Democratic platform at the convention, will provide the policy blueprint for the next Democratic presidential campaign and the next great Democratic president. Sanders or a candidate like Sanders, will turn the progressive vision into the law of the land after the 2018 and 2020 elections.
From flickr.com: Donald Trump - Caricature, From Images
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Budowsky: Let's discuss impeachment As Trump stands on the precipice of triggering a constitutional crisis by firing yet one more leader of the investigation protecting American democracy from foreign attacks against us, Congress and leading constitutional authorities representing all points of view should begin a serious national discussion of exactly what would constitute the impeachable offense of obstruction of justice.
From flickr.com/photos/30353465@N07/3807634885/: Hillary Clinton, From Images
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 9, 2015
Budowsky: A warning to Hillary Clinton The great question about Clinton, which is widely shared and could ultimately derail her aspirations, is this: Clinton has conquered the barriers of sexism, but can she conquer the barriers of calculation, caution and cadres of consultants who appear to endlessly whisper in her ear to tell her who she is and what she stands for?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 22, 2010
Justice Department and Congress should investigate whether BP committed perjury The Department of Justice and congressional committees should open a preliminary inquiry about whether BP committed perjury in testimony before Congress.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 25, 2011
Ron Paul should apologize for racist newsletter comments; Rick Perry for misusing Christianity in a sleazy ad If Ron Paul wants others to take responsibility for their actions, he should take responsibility for his. Otherwise his credo is the same serial hypocrisy he correctly accuses Newt Gingrich of. For the failed, embarrassing and shameful campaign of Rick Perry and his ads misusing Christianity in a partisan attack on opponents, he should also apologize.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 24, 2007
Bring Troops Home by Christmas and Bring More Home Next Year The tide has turned as the truth emerges. There is a reason the overwhelming weight of military leadership opinion is to initiate troop reductions. The war and the escalation have done extreme damage to the American military, to our force structures and deterrence capability around the world, and to the composition of our military itself as standards are lowered so far that obese criminals are recruited for combat duty.
Rep. Devin Nunes, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 8, 2018
The Devin Nunes scandals Our president would be wise to end his talk of treason. Republican leaders would be wise to end the scandals of Nunes. Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country, not their party.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Goldwater, Eisenhower, Buckley and Powell for Obama Republican support for Bush has destroyed the tectonic plate of conservatism. As Election Day arrives, there is Goldwater for Obama, Eisenhower for Obama, Buckley for Obama, Colin Powell for Obama and Julie Nixon Eisenhower for Obama
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Republican Sex Hypocrites Owe Bill Clinton an Apology Don't let Republicans & assorted other right wingers masquerading as peter pure hearts forget that Eliot Spitzer got it right way before nearly anyone else.
Paul Manafort hoping for a presidential pardon., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 10, 2018
Manafort, Gates, Cohen and Trump's rat-infested campaign Observing the Manafort trial, it is a battle of the rats who are ratting on each other about a rat-infested campaign for president. Manafort and Gates are like rats biting each other in court, accusing each other of multiple crimes. Waiting in the wings in this rat-invested sewer is Cohen, who has already begun to rat on Trump.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 6, 2010
A Manifesto for Progressives The Progressive Caucus in Congress can save Democrats from a disaster in the 2010 elections that could destroy any semblance of a governing majority and erase any hope for the mandate for change that voters gave Democrats in 2008. Here's how.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 20, 2007
Harry Reid Lays Down The Law: No More War Without Congressional Approval Bush must have prior Congressional approval before taking our country to war again. This is not negotiable. This is the law of the land.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 15, 2007
Chuck Hagel For President The Republic would be in good hands if both parties nominate candidates for President of substance,stature and leadership. For the Republican Party my choice is clear: Chuck Hagel.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 28, 2010
Republicans plan McCarthyite persecutions The party of Richard Nixon and Joe McCarthy is so punch drunk with the lust for power and so dependent on extremist supporters who pursue the politics of hate that the party that is no longer the party of Lincoln is virtually bragging about the abuses of power they intend to perform if the given the power to do so.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 8, 2011
Elizabeth Warren's Moment As President Obama prepares to offer a modest jobs program to a joint session of a Congress with unpopularity rivaling the disapproval numbers for Casey Anthony, the prospect of a progressive populist patriotic revival is emerging in Massachusetts. Elizabeth Warren, one of the most brilliantly qualified candidates in modern history to be passed over for an important post, appears poised to run for Senate in Mass.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 16, 2018
Putin will back GOP in 2018 Putin has made a huge investment in Trump, whose policies divide the American people and the democratic alliance, serving major strategic goals of Russian military doctrine. Trump and his allies in Congress continue aggressive attacks against the FBI, which is the enemy of Russian espionage against America.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 11, 2011
Liar Weiner, liars everywhere In the lane at the top of the modern world, crime pays. The criminals do not get prosecuted, they receive bonuses for the crimes. One party lacks the guts to prosecute the crimes. The other party calls the crimes capitalism and lies about opponents, calling them socialists. While both parties seek donations from the criminals who are not prosecuted.
Jon Ossoff loses, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 24, 2017
Budowsky: Dems madder than hell The biggest single problem for Democrats, and what enrages so many Democrats outside Washington about Democrats inside Washington, is that Republicans play politics like war while Democrats play politics like badminton.
Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, according to doctors directly involved with his care. CNN's Sanjay Gupta ..., From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 2, 2017
McCain lifts the Senate After casting the decisive vote in favor of proceeding to consider the Republican healthcare bill, and before casting the decisive vote against the GOP bill, McCain gave one of the most impassioned and important speeches in many years about the nature and future of the Senate.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 21, 2008
Democrats should remove Joe Lieberman as committee chair (With Poll) This piece discusses the treachery that is Joe Lieberman and why he should be stripped of any and all leadership positions in the United States Senate.
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 16, 2017
Trump's 2018 GOP curse As Americans endure the highly unpopular one-party rule of a Republican Congress, led by highly unpopular GOP leaders who tightly embrace a historically unpopular Republican president, the Trump curse will plague Republicans in the 2018 midterms.
Donald Trump and GOP senator Bob Corker, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 30, 2017
Tax cut warning to GOP George Santayana warned that those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past are destined to repeat them. Trump Republicans are making the exact same mistakes that caused the financial crash that plagued the nation during the last Republican presidency.
American Flags, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 22, 2017
How Trump hurts America Trump hurts America when he violates a cardinal tenet of our Pledge of Allegiance by dividing race against race, religion against religion, neighbor against neighbor, American against American and undermines the great patriotic notion that America is one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for ALL.
Democratic National Committee podium, From WikimediaPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 26, 2018
End the DNC malpractice While Women's Marchers, student leaders and minority activists are spearheading efforts to register voters and mobilize turnout, it is malpractice for DNC leaders to be merchandising court filings and discussing legal briefs that voters do not give a damn about compared to their jobs, health care, wages and standard of living.
Trump attacks as rivals court Kochs, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 2, 2018
George Will, the Koch brothers and conservatives in crisis It is not surprising that the Koch brothers have come forth with criticism of certain wrongs of the Trump presidency. What is surprising is the degree that the authoritarian and intolerant Trump has chosen to personally and politically attack the Koch brothers.
From flickr.com/photos/22007612@N05/19794085006/: Bernie Sanders, From Images
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 26, 2016
Sanders will win the ObamaCare debate The great debate that will be joined in January 2017 will be framed as Sanders and progressives fighting for Medicare-for-all, which would bring more insurance coverage and lower costs to consumers, versus Republicans fighting for a privatized Medicare that will bring big benefits for big banks, an end to ObamaCare, far higher costs and significantly less insurance coverage to consumers.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 15, 2011
Republican Medicare, Republican Socialism, Massive Republican Tax Increase The GOP's attack on Medicare is a textbook case of Republicans clutching the third rail with both hands, escalating the blunders that have cost them dearly in elections before, and alienating the voters with the kind of political theology and extremism that voters do not want and will not tolerate.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 16, 2011
March on Washington A Labor Day March on Washington for Made in the USA jobs will send a powerful and resounding message that Americans want American jobs, that we are not a banana republic doomed to permanently punishing joblessness that dramatically adds to permanently crippling deficits.
Donald Trump - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 13, 2017
Budowsky: What Trump must confess Trump should say, unconditionally and unequivocally, that American intelligence services are absolutely right and Russia has been attacking American and Western democracy. He should say that while America needs improved relations with Russia, economic sanctions must continue and be strengthened until Russian aggression ends.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 26, 2011
The Al Gore Surge Gore is not the cause of the fierce attacks against progressive values or the stirrings of revival among the oft-maligned "progressive base." But he brings to the battle a powerful voice with a history of game-changing initiatives as congressman, senator, vice president, bestselling author, Academy Award winner, and Nobel laureate.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Russ Feingold: The Conscience of the Senate Our democratic institutions are being obliterated by a surreptitious, evil avalanche of corporate cash targeting our most principled politicians.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 13, 2009
Ron Paul is right: Audit the Federal Reserve Bailout Money Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein's obscenely cynical comment that he's just “"doing God's work” should be reason enough to support Ron Paul's efforts to audit the Federal Reserve.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 20, 2008
On Obama: What Cable-Television Democrats Don't Tell You Many of the cable-television Democrats are smirking, chortling and smiling as they say how clever it was for Barack Obama to name Rick Warren to give the Inaugural invocation because they believe, falsely, that this will create some real good will for Obama that will ultimately help him. I believe: It won't matter any more than naming Bob Gates will help Obama with Republicans, unless Obama adopts Bush-like policies on Iraq.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 19, 2016
"BernieCare" can save ObamaCare The Sanders response to Aetna is perfectly timed and politically powerful. The public option, which should have been enacted with the original ObamaCare program, would guarantee that every healthcare exchange will have at least one highly affordable choice for consumers to accept.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 28, 2008
The Great Pundit Cable Republican PUMA Fraud
Tax Plan Protesters, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 21, 2017
2018 battle cry for Dems It is a striking and historic blunder for Republicans to gamble their hopes for 2018 on three of the most unpopular measures in modern political history on health care, taxes and net neutrality. It is equally striking that with markets soaring and the economy appearing to hum along strongly, neither Trump nor Republicans in Congress have reaped any political benefit and remain highly unpopular today.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The GOP is betting America fails Democrats should run against the abuse of Senate rules that is a direct attack against majority vote in American elections and a direct attack against changes that Americans voted to enforce.
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 7, 2009
Fox Should Fire Glenn Beck
James Mattis, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 19, 2018
The James Mattis moment American military and diplomatic strategy should return to the core concept of democratic alliances, democratic unity, democratic initiative, democratic resolve and democratic self-confidence to win the war waged against democracy, without firing a shot, with leaders such as Secretary Mattis.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 1, 2018
Kennedy carries the torch Kennedy represents something exciting and powerful that is happening across America in response to Trump. There is a surge of enthusiasm and excitement among young Americans who will inherit the future, blacks who know their votes matter, Hispanics who will not relent in their quest to make their dreams come true and women who are surging to the forefront of national leadership.
From flickr.com: 100 Dollar Bills, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 2, 2017
Brent Budowsky: Marie Antoinette tax cuts A tax bill that raises the federal deficit by more than a trillion dollars, increases taxes on many middle-class citizens by attacking popular deductions and lowers taxes on the wealthy. History teaches that someone will ultimately pay the tab, and endure the pain, and it will ultimately be middle-income and poor Americans.
America Democrats, From GoogleImages
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 21, 2018
Democrats are the patriot party Democrats are united as the patriot party, seizing the high ground and a powerful advantage throughout the nation, as the free world watched in horror when a Republican president appeared weak and submissive in the presence of a Russian dictator who is attacking our country.
From youtube.com: Robert Mueller and Donald Trump, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 10, 2018
A Saturday Night Massacre would bring a midterm mauling to GOP Monday's raid targeting one of Trump's lawyers, Michael Cohen, may well drive Trump to extreme actions that would be a hostile attack against the administration of justice and bring a death knell for Republicans in the midterm elections. He demonstrated an anger and rage that could soon lead to a Nixon-like "Saturday Night Massacre" that many Republicans as well as Democrats have long feared.
Shelter for Migrant Children Run Like Private Prison, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 29, 2019
Budowsky: Democrats will end Trump's migrant child abuse If statues could cry, there would be oceans of tears flowing down the cheeks of Lady Liberty in New York harbor for the planned, organized, immoral, incompetent, shameful and un-American abuse of migrant children that is being executed by President Trump who insults even his own base by suggesting this is an evil they favor.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The GOP is blowing it There is stirring among the Democratic base and rising concern among moderates who look at what Republicans would do, and ask, as Butch asked Sundance: Who are these guys? Speaking of bad ideas, what has Social Security ever done to Republicans that they constantly insist on privatizing it?
Ted Trump or Donald Cruz, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Why Dems pray for a Trump or Cruz win From Democratic establishment insiders who support Hillary Clinton to populist insurgents who support Bernie Sanders, there is a virtually unanimous view that Trump or Cruz would lead the GOP to a defeat so devastating Democrats would probably regain control of the Senate and have a fighting chance to take back the House.
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(60 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 18, 2007
The Great Democratic Landslide Of 2008 George Bush will go down in history as the new Herbert Hoover for the Republican Party, creating momentous changes in American politics that will lead to a realignment as powerful as the FDR coalition.
Barack Obama, From FlickrPhotos
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 20, 2018
Obama should lift the Dems, now Obama is the only national Democrat who would galvanize an explosion of attention from the media and voters about what Democrats stand for, who Democrats fight for and how Democrats will make life better in a nation that hungers for not just attacks against Trump, but a compelling alternative to Trump.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Right-wing death threats rise: Republicans should condemn Rush Limbaugh The violent rhetoric being used by Republicans are being inspired by such individuals as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. This is the face of the GOP, angry, frothing and very white.
Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 18, 2018
Budowsky: Mega-landslide for Dems? Republican leaders have made the Faustian bargain of binding their party in Congress to Trump. They are locked into Trump's unpopularity, aligned with Trump's behavior and tying their political fate to Trump's unpopularity. They are branding themselves as Trump Republicans, which is political poison for nearly 60 percent of the nation.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 5, 2006
Bush Has Secret Plans For Surprise Forced Call Up of National Guard and Reserves It is shameful and wrong to have these abuses of troop rotations and these endless policy changes of involuntary recalls which are kept secret from the people, and forced by the failures of the policy.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Caroline Kennedy for President in 2016 Coroline Kennedy is a potential Hillary Clinton rival for the Democratic nomination in 2016.
Former first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92, From YouTubeVideos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 20, 2018
When Barbara Bush praised Bill Clinton, and Clinton praised the man she loved As Barbara Bush is laid to rest, surrounded by a loving family and grateful nation, many words of affection and respect will be spoken of her. All of those words will be said with sincerity and admiration for who she was, all she did and the American spirit she embodied so gracefully.
Thousands in Washington join second Women's March against Trump, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 26, 2018
In 2018, women say no to Trump 2018 will be the year when women say no to Donald Trump. They will demand our country be governed like the great American family we are. They will make their stand and stake their claim to take back America from Trump. These women will vote. These women will win.
George F. Will is the umpire on politics and baseball, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 6, 2018
George Will, Joe Scarborough lead midterm exodus from GOP Something is happening in America that is large and profound. If Donald Trump is America's first post-truth president, George Will, Joe Scarborough, Max Boot, Steve Schmidt, Pete Wehner and other legitimate conservatives are leading a growing wave of post-partisan conservatives who are rejecting the GOP of Donald Trump.
John McCain, From YouTubeVideos
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 13, 2018
John McCain's timeless truths When considering the life and works of Kennedy, Hemingway and McCain, it is right and fitting to use the word "timeless." Some values and visions transcend time. In our times, John McCain embodies many of them including notions of duty, honor, country, courage and integrity in all endeavors of life.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 20, 2009
Jesus Would Be a Liberal Democrat, Right? What would Jesus do? The far right argues that he'd support republican economic policies. The author begs to differ.
US Capitol, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 15, 2017
Budowsky: How Dems can win it all If Trump and/or Bannon continue attacking Republicans in Congress there will be some voters in the Trump base who will stay home on Election Day or vote against Republican incumbents that Trump or Bannon attack. There is also a strong probability that moderate Republican, independent and swing voters will recoil against all Republicans and vote Democratic.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 1, 2010
Republicans starve the jobless, Democrats head for the hills Today American workers are without jobs because Republicans opposed programs to create jobs and obstructed them with filibusters. Today jobless Americans are without benefits because Republicans opposed them and obstructed them with filibusters.
From commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_Ryan_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg: Paul Ryan by Gage Skidmore, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 21, 2016
Paul Ryan must address his Trump problem It is easy for columnists and editorial boards to demand that Ryan completely renounce Trump and announce he cannot in conscience vote for him. But it is excruciatingly hard for a Speaker to go against a presidential nominee of his own party as the presidency, control of both houses of Congress and a Supreme Court majority hang in the balance.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 15, 2009
Freeze Foreclosures, End Bank Hoarding, Cut Executive Compensation
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Doug Jones for Alabama Doug Jones has a chance of defeating Moore in the December election because his appeal and credibility are so strong, and Moore's politics are so extreme, that there will be some moderate Republicans, centrist Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who will quietly vote for Jones or refuse to vote for Moore on Election Day.
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Trump versus a free press Barely a day goes by without Trump attacking, threatening or seeking to delegitimize or intimidate someone in the press. Even the best journalist can get a story wrong but the sheer magnitude and intensity of Trump's attacks against the press are extraordinary and dangerous to democracy.
Senator Bob Corker, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 14, 2017
Budowsky: War, peace and Congress It would be invaluable for the nation to witness lengthy, in-depth, nonpartisan and high visibility hearings during which internationally respected Americans would discuss at length the threats facing the nation and how we should, and should not, address these threats.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 20, 2010
Healthcare Fisaco Congress completely botched health care for the American people & while their incompetence is intolerable, it's not too late for the people to fix the mess.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 5, 2008
Spiro Palin vs. Hillary and the Democratic Women The McCain convention ended with the theme all white, far right. Now comes the charge of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic women who will fight for economic opportunity for all, who will lift people up regardless of race, gender and nationality, and who champion the idea that Sarah Palin does not represent a glass ceiling to be broken, but an iron chain of reactionary policies around the necks of average Americans.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Budowsky: Dems secret 2018 weapon Democrats can stage a dramatic comeback in the 2018 midterm elections by starting -- now -- to compete aggressively for and win many of the governorships that are currently held by Republicans and to effectively coordinate this campaign with House and Senate Democrats to create a rising tide that lifts all Democratic boats.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Progressives In Crisis: The Democrats' Lobbyist-Industrial Complex The greatest threat to the Democratic Party and progressivism in America is not Sarah Palin. It is not the tea party right. It is not the Republican Party. It is not Rush Limbaugh. It is not Fox News. The greatest threat to the Democratic Party and progressivism in America is the lobbyist-industrial complex that always obstructs true change and always seeks to destroy the greatest programs for reform.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 24, 2018
A hard lesson for Dems Instead of waging the fight that they should have waged in the shutdown fight, Democrats first precipitated a mega-crisis and then caved in a mega-surrender. This left many in the base fuming at Democrats who first declared a war they did not fight and then surrendered after a hasty retreat. Democrats talked like lions but surrendered like lambs.
From youtube.com: Trump to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Mattis vs. Trump vs. NATO vs. Putin vs. Mueller before midterms It appears Trump is determined to conduct a secret meeting with Putin, with no Americans present at this critical moment. This prospect horrifies leaders throughout the democratic world who are terrified by what could transpire if Putin and Trump collude in concert, without free-world witnesses, on whatever ventures they secretly discuss. Secretary of Defense Mattis should be present at all meetings between Putin and Trump.
Cartoon Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 8, 2017
Budowsky: Trump betrays Dreamers It was an unnecessary and wrong betrayal for Trump to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy initiated by President Obama. Congress must now pass a Dream Act to ensure that Dreamers are welcome in America today, tomorrow and forever.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 14, 2012
What do abused dogs and laid-off workers have in common? So: Let's have this debate, based on facts, based on sound economics and business, and based on deep principles of faith and the degree that faith (in my case, the Sermon on the Mount) should have an impact on policy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Matt Drudge and the Republican Delusion Matt Drudge may be the single most important figure in media today, but his right wing "triumphalism" could be deluding his readers. Noting imbalance and selectivity in spotlighting anti-Obama polls and news and squelching Obama's recent wins, Drudge's happy bubble may create a false reality for Conservatives come election day.
From youtube.com: Donald Trump told more than 25 outright lies in a single speech., From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 27, 2017
Brent Budowsky: Trump debases the nation It debases our nation when the president governs like a schoolyard bully, demeans even some who work in his administration and wages vendettas against facts, truth, science and knowledge while calling our free press the enemy of the people. It debases the nation when the president challenges the veracity of a Gold Star widow at her moment of bereavement.
(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Finally, Putting Country First As the United States faces a severe financial crisis, many of the key players in politics, business and the media continue to act out their tiresome roles to the detriment of the nation. In this guest essay, former Democratic congressional aide Brent Budowsky warns of the dangers from this unpatriotic approach."I propose a solution as our nation faces the moral equivalent of war"
Barack Obama, From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 28, 2018
Obama remains AWOL for Dems Obama should stand up for Americans who are economically savaged by disastrous Republican attacks against ObamaCare that is his noble, popular but wounded and endangered legacy. He should stand up for all who fight with courage and conviction for democracy, human rights, and equal justice under law. Now. Today. Immediately.
Sen. Charles Schumer, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 14, 2017
Schumer on the march The election of Jones creates a seminal and defining moment for the Senate. McConnell and Ryan should step back, think carefully, negotiate with Democrats, rewrite the tax bill, do it right, and avoid the economic disaster the bill could create for the nation and the political disaster it will cause for Republicans.
From youtube.com: Robert Mueller and Donald Trump, From Images
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Mueller and Trump star in a Shakespearean drama that grips US How will this Shakespearean drama end? Most likely when the special counsel achieves the words that Shakespeare wrote in the Merchant of Venice, wherever they may lead: "truth will out."
Help wanted, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 3, 2016
Clinton should lead with daring jobs plan It would make her more capable of governing effectively as president if Clinton would take a true leadership position on the central issue of creating jobs. She should vow to push for passage of a Rebuild America plan with congressional Democrats and Republicans, business leaders, labor leaders and economists not in her first hundred days in office but in her first hundred minutes in office.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 24, 2009
Truth or consequences: The lobbyists win, the people lose For the first year of Democrats in control of everything, the big winners are the lobbyists, at the expense of the people. There is a reason the president's popularity has fallen from the 70s to the 40s and a reason the Democratic Congress now has an unfavorable rating of almost 70 percent, similar to Republican negatives before 2006 and 2008. Democrats can barely achieve anything today, even with their huge majorities.
In midterm disaster, Fredo Corleone Repubs back Trump on Russia, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 31, 2018
In midterm disaster, Fredo Corleone Republicans back Trump on Russia As scandals multiply, evidence mounts, midterms approach and our modern Godfather saga unfolds before voters, the Fredo Corleone faction of Republicans is increasingly the brand of the GOP. Even the modern Godfather in Moscow must be worried that too many rats will abandon the sinking ship, and Democrats in Congress will ultimately end this sad saga with a massive victory over the Fredo Corleone Republicans.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 28, 2009
Best Friend of George Soros and Billionaire Short-Sellers: The Republicans! Here is the hypocrisy and hilarity of the recent attack on George Soros by Republican John Feehery. The economic policies championed by Feehery and other Republicans provide huge windfall profits for Soros and everyone else in his situation.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Credit-Card Law Has Painful Impact President Barack Obama and members of Congress are promising a new law to stop credit card companies from using fine print to exploit cardholders. But there's a catch in the bill "" a one-year delay so the companies have time to adjust their business models, essentially another loophole that is hastening rate hikes and credit-limit cuts before the new law can take effect.
Donald Trump and VP Mike Pence., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 5, 2017
Anti-Trump wave in 2018? Words cannot fully express the increased turnout that is coming in 2018 from anti-Trump voters who angry, alarmed and fearful of a president and Republican Congress who are taking the nation in a far different direction than most voters supported in 2016.
From flickr.com/photos/48439369@N00/8152000438/: Elizabeth Warren, From Images
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 23, 2016
Why Warren masters Trump While Warren spent decades battling against corruptions of money and power, Trump spent decades committing them. Warren knows this, and it gives her confidence. Trump knows this, and it gives him fear. Democrats know this, and the rafters will shake when she says it in Philadelphia. This is why Trump reacts to Warren the way Count Dracula reacted to the cross. Her truths are the antidote to his poisons.
Thoughts and Prayers Don't Save Lives, student lie-in at the White House to protest gun laws, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 21, 2018
On guns, the students are leading the nation Trump has the opportunity of a lifetime if he wants to be the president of all the people, if he can think like a father protecting his children and not the leader of a faction protecting their interests. He can leave a lasting legacy for life over bloodshed by standing with the students, and telling his friends and foes that guns that kill enemies in war should not kill students in schools.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 10, 2010
Democratic Delusions Americans are in an ugly mood for good reasons. If Democrats fail to rally their base in the upcoming midterm elections, there may be a train wreck ahead.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 12, 2012
Conservatives in crisis As conservatives prepare for an urgent meeting this weekend to discuss their options in the 2012 campaign, they face an epic crisis of identity and electability that creates rising odds for the reelection of President Obama. Throughout the 2012 campaign, there has not been one credible conservative candidate for the presidency.
Government shutdown showdown, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 19, 2018
If Dems stare down Trump in Dreamer shutdown showdown, they will win Senate Democrats should stand up for what is right, stare down President Trump and his GOP allies in Washington, and demand that the recently proposed bipartisan compromise to save the DREAM Act be included in the pending spending bill that would prevent a government shutdown.
From youtube.com: Robert Mueller and Donald Trump, From Images
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 2, 2018
Trump war against Mueller will make Dem midterm turnout soar Trump has put Mueller atop his enemies list. He is waging a war of political destruction against Mueller. He has deployed Rudy Giuliani, who was cheered by New Yorkers after the terror attack in September 2001 and was recently loudly booed at a New York Yankees game, to execute a crude strategy in his name.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 4, 2010
GOP to jobless: DROP DEAD! What an outrage. Republicans want tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans to be permanently extended, but they don't want to pay for them. Republicans delay the passage of jobless benefits, and would only support them if they are paid for.
Robert Mueller, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 25, 2018
Stop Trump from firing Mueller All concerned about justice in America should be angry, outraged and alarmed. Republican leaders should act now and support bipartisan legislation to prevent Trump from firing Mueller, which the president could sign to national applause if he truly intends to not fire Mueller.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Save the Auto Industry, The American Way Unlike the financial services sector, the target of so much of Hank Paulson's largess, the auto industry, with all its faults, actually produces concrete products. To pour nearly 1 trillion dollars into the industry that is responsible for this mess, while ignoring the auto industry, would be a devastating failure.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 23, 2011
GOP has an extremist problem Make no mistake, the Republicans have an extremist problem. This is the weakest GOP field in decades. Republicans would be well-advised to say goodbye to the nutcases and stop advocating torture, denying science and trying to destroy Medicare.
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 23, 2016
Budowsky: Trump: The GOP's big lie Trump said he would punish women for abortions. Then Trump said he would not punish women. Trump said he would cut taxes for the wealthy. Then Trump said he would raise taxes of the wealthy. He said he would order U.S. troops to commit war crimes. Then, perhaps, he would not. Trump would never cut Social Security benefits. But then he might. Trump will self-fund his campaign. Then he won't.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 29, 2009
Obama's Middle East Moment While most of our media remains fixated on trivial trials in Illinois and similar mundane matters, the President of the United States is making one of the great U-Turns in diplomatic history and making a sincere and credible attempt to bring a historic transformation to the bloodstained carnage and crises that far too often engulfs the troubled lands of the Middle East. This is huge. This is historic.
Doug Jones Must BEAT Roy Moore In Alabama, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 8, 2017
A plea to Alabama voters If Jones wins, middle-class Alabamians will have a fighter on their side. Poor Alabamians will have a champion for their cause. If Moore wins, the big winners will be wealthy billionaires, multinational conglomerates and giant Wall Street banks who receive the most lavish benefits from the policies Moore and McConnell promote.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 25, 2008
Limbaugh, Palin, Bachmann: Three Musketeers of McCarthyism Led by McCain in 2008, the Three Musketeers of this new McCarthyism (Limbaugh, Palin, Bachmann) are essentially attacking the Americanism of more than half the nation, the ultimate conclusion of the fear, smear and division politics of their mentor, the discredited and inept George W. Bush.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 17, 2007
Gilded Age Crime: Poor Go Homeless, Wealthy Get Bailouts When the banks, hedge funds and private equity firms make bad deals, they keep the personal profits, while the corporate profits are protected by bailouts. Meanwhile, when the average Americans in the middle class, or the poor, fall a little behind, they get the boot, they lose their jobs, they are thrown into the street without homes and often without food.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 25, 2007
Senator Hagel: If He Declares Independence He Will Change The World. When Senator Hagel joined with Democrats and sponsored the Iraq resolution, and was the only Republican to vote with them... and said the President has no plan, and the Senate damn well better know the plan before sending the troops, it was a true and magic moment in the Senate.
Sen. Bernie Sanders says the Republican health care bill is the .most harmful piece of legislation. he has seen in his life., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 1, 2017
Rising up vs. TrumpCare When the Senate reconvenes after its July 4 recess, voters will witness a war of the worlds over the future of healthcare in America. The consequences of this epic political battle will affect every American, directly or indirectly, for generations to come.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 9, 2010
If Obama names Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic base erupts like a volcano and votes If Obama names Warren, consumers would have the strongest possible friend fighting for them all day, every day, at a time of major consumer rip-offs and disastrous consumer confidence that would be lifted with the Warren selection. The Democratic base is dispirited and tired, but the Warren nomination would rally them beyond the imagination of the most cynical pundits and politicians.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Who Will Replace Dick Cheney? Let's have a serious talk about America and set aside the punditry, the pageantry and the pap of an election year that has become a festival of slander and a feast of mediocrity led by a media that is incapable of serious discussion of serious issues at a serious moment for the nation.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 18, 2011
Wisconsin to Washington: GOP declares war against workers The GOP is waging a war against teachers, against firefighters, against police, against programs that create jobs, against men and women who hunger for jobs, against pay equity for women, and against the economic recovery that has only begun.
Hillary lashes out at Greenpeace questioner, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 1, 2016
Sanders Deserves an Apology From Clinton on Fossil Fuel Donations In one of the more bizarre and unfortunate outbursts in a presidential campaign season that will not be praised by historians for a high level of discourse, when Hillary Clinton was asked by an environmental activist on Thursday whether she will refuse to accept campaign donations from donors who have interests in fossil fuels, she replied angrily that she is fed up with the Sanders campaign lying about her.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Future Shock: Dems to Keep the Congress Republicans started the bailouts, set up the economic policies that caused the crisis & destroyed the economy. G.W. Bush's book, Decision Points, & Karl Rove will remind voters of the Bush/Cheney nightmare & Democrats will retain control of Congress in November.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 8, 2011
NBC should fire Donald Trump or hire Ron Paul If NBC insists on continuing its promotion of presumed Presidential candidate Donal Trump on the public airwaves, then NBC should also give Ron Paul a show of his own.
From flickr.com/photos/22007612@N05/24588265245/: Hillary Clinton, From Images
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Budowsky: A Clinton transition, if she wins Whether Trump or Clinton is elected, the worst case for America -- which is the most likely outcome today -- would be continued gridlock, government dysfunction and endless partisan wars in Washington that would create even more public disgust toward business as usual in the capital.
Joe Biden/Beto O'Rourke, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 22, 2019
Budowsky: Biden or Beto: Where's the beef? With former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) campaigning across the nation offering high-sounding slogans and much talk about himself, and former Vice President Joe Biden poised to present himself as a candidate to lead the nation and free world, it is time to ask big questions.
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 30, 2016
Sanders Surge Panics Washington Establishment The Washington establishment is now in full panic as the Iowa caucus approaches. While it is not a pretty sight to see, Democrats should be thanking Bernie Sanders for inspiring so many people to become active in the Democratic Party, bringing the change to our democratic process that the party, and our country, certainly needs.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 25, 2010
Right-wing death threats rise: Republicans should condemn Rush Limbaugh Death threats are rising against Democratic public officials. Abusive calls and threats are made against the homes of prominent Democrats. Extremists call on supporters to bring guns to Washington. Enough is enough.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 7, 2008
John McCain: The Mount Vesuvius of Mud Equity markets collapse. Credit markets are strangled. Economic pain skyrockets. Global markets shake. And John McCain campaigns on Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, pit bulls with lipstick, slanders, smears, falsehoods, lies and fear - a Mount Vesuvius of mud that will drag Republicans to defeat. Barack Obama will win because faced with this deluge of dirt, he stands tall as an oak with his dignity, cool and calm.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 6, 2018
From Bernie to Beto, a Progressive Era Begins After the great Democratic victory in the 2018 midterm elections, creating a Democratic House of Representatives that must approve any legislative measure that will become law during the final two years of President Trump's current and probably only term in office, the 2020 presidential campaign has now begun.
Laura Bush, From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 21, 2018
God bless Laura Bush Trump has ordered a temporary halt to the family separation policy. It should be made permanent. Period. Trump's abuse of these children is witnessed by a restive, troubled and committed citizenry that largely opposes this moral outrage. His abuse of these children is witnessed by a troubled world whose most fervent believers in freedom and democracy ask what has gone wrong in our beacon of justice and light.
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Budowsky: A cancer on conservatism It is a cancer on conservatism for the shape-shifting Trump to suggest President Obama may secretly want terrorists to attack America, to suggest the father of a conservative opponent may have been involved in the Kennedy assassination and to ridicule the heroism of American prisoners of war.
Bernie Sanders Has Excellent Chance of Winning, From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 24, 2016
As Sanders Soars, Clinton Goes Negative -- A Bad Move Clinton needs to inspire voters about why she should be president, not become a negative candidate who reminds voters of the kind of politics they want to end. When Clinton attacks Sanders for the vision and programs he believes in, she is attacking the large numbers of Democrats and independents who believe in what Sanders believes and favor the same changes and reforms that he promotes.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Big Mistake: Bob Gates at Defense With Bob Gates as secretary of Defense and Hillary Clinton as secretary of State, what is shaping up is a reunion of strong supporters of the Iraq war. Judgment is not a factor, as promised: Both were wrong on Iraq early and long. Nor is loyalty. Nor is clarity. Nor is principle. I must dissent.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 18, 2011
Now Obama must lead Yes, President Obama inherited a mess. But it is unacceptable that in the third year of his presidency he still blames his predecessor and does bus tours to promote jobs programs that do not exist. The president should not be touting free trade deals and a patent bill as his major jobs programs. This is not merely false. It is farce.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 22, 2011
Truman moment for Dems Listening to Republican leaders and watching Republican debates make the GOP today appear to be a party run amok. It denies science, reason, facts and even, at times, the president's birth. They attack and abuse core interests of a majority of voters. Their tactics are often alien to the basic notions of civility, moderation, fair compromise and respect that constitute the American idea.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 14, 2011
JFK 50 years later: great goals for a great nation Will America rally behind the call of General Eric Shinseki to end all homelessness among American veterans within 5 years?
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 19, 2009
Let's Have a Real Tea Party This is not partisan: I don't see the Obama administration officials taking the lead to fight for consumers; in fact, the banks are eating their lunch, whatever their intent.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Brent Budowsky: American Deaths In Iraq Surpass American Deaths On 9-11 and President Bush Wants To Escalate Again The decisions by President Bush from the beginning of this war to this day, have done more preventable damage to the structure, readiness, deterrence and stability of the American military than any previous president in American history.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 14, 2008
Blagojevich and Pay for Play on Wall Street and K Street Time to have a serious discussion about reform and corruption and not pretend the Gov of Illinois is the only one doing it.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 9, 2011
Cut the crap and create jobs Shame on the president. Shame on the Republicans. Shame on the Democrats. Shame on the media. Shame on them all. It is time to cut the crap, create the jobs and fight like hell for what Americans want: jobs.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 14, 2009
Republican Death March: Betting Recession Continues and America Fails These guys have gone so far right, they can't see Main Street with a microscope.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Martin Luther King Would Be Proud of Obama why I believe it is good that he lost New Hampshire
George Bush, From YouTubeVideos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 12, 2018
Past presidents should join forces, speak out on Trump As the current occupant of the Oval Office stands on the brink of historically disastrous actions that would do great damage to America, all living former presidents should speak out loudly and clearly together, as one, which would be one of America's finest hours.
President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau at the G7 Summit, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 18, 2018
Americans love Canada, not Kim For the first time in American history we are led by a president who treats our friends as enemies, treats our enemies as friends and acts to destroy the alliances between our country and our democratic friends around the world.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Lion's Roar: Ted Kennedy Moves to Save Healthcare Ted Kennedy, an extraordinary man from a family of giants, gives every thing he's got to a national health care effort for all Americans.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 30, 2010
2011: Year of upheaval 2011 will be a year of controversy and conflict for President Obama, Congress and national politics that will bring revolts within both major political parties and a rising demand for a third-party candidate in 2012.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 26, 2009
Why Chris Matthews Didn't Run, And Caroline Kennedy Should Have Is media scrutiny keeping good people from running for public office?
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The Blue Wave: Is Rush Limbaugh Unpatriotic? Here are five great realignments coming together:...
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 19, 2011
Wisconsin to Washington: GOP declares war against workers This is not a war against deficits, it is a war against collective bargaining, a war against job-creating programs, a war against the very idea of government creating jobs. In many cases this is a war against policies that help women, a war against pay equity for women, a war against new jobs for women and a war against poor women and their daughters and sons.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 21, 2011
Banana Republicans The Banana Republicans oppose the very concept of negotiating in good faith. They have certain views far outside the mainstream of traditional Republicanism, and far outside the mainstream of traditional Americanism, which views our nation as a melting pot of diversity, requiring a coming-together of shared purpose.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 19, 2008
McCain Lies; Powell Endorses; 3 Million Obama Donors Rally The battle is joined. Within 24 hours John McCain told more lies about Obama, claiming he was for socialism. Colin Powell wielded the big bat for Barack with a powerful endorsement of Obama's presidential temperament and character and an equally powerful condemnation of McCain's lowball negativity.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 11, 2011
The Norquist Factor There is real danger for Republicans, especially House Republicans, of being trapped by the Norquist pledge into taking absolutist positions that voters view as an aggressive attack against the majority view of the nation.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 20, 2010
Ron Paul wins huge victory in conservative straw poll Congratulations to Ron Paul for his stunning and well-earned victory at the conservative meeting. Paul is a true conservative in the classic sense who enriches our national debate and is respected by friends and foes alike.
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 29, 2016
Trump's war on women The Republicans' problem is that Trump describes politics as war, and an abnormal number of his war-like insults over the years have been targeted against women, including a Fox News host, a GOP candidate for president and the wife of a GOP opponent. If Trump is nominated, a number of prominent Republican women, along with Republican men, will announce their preference of Clinton over Trump.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 29, 2010
The Moscow Subway Bombings The essential method driving the evil of terrorism is killing innocent people. What is needed is an international alliance of decency to undermine the effectiveness of terrorists.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 10, 2009
Moment of Truth: Bush prepares pardons, Obama prepares to ban torture. Under George Bush and Dick Cheney the intelligence community has been used as a partisan foil for their own sick goals. Torture is un-American and only results in damage. Damage to the tortured and, yes, the torturers. But also the very integrity of what is supposed to be the United States of America.
Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 6, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. lives today King lives today because he was a man of greatness and humanity who championed a timeless cause that is beloved by good people everywhere. He was taken from us much too soon, but we continue his march to justice with his memory and model by our side and in our hearts, today and forever.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 5, 2010
Republican National Committee advocates a party of hate The issue is that the modern Republican Party does not have opponents, it has enemies. The modern Republican Party does not seek to win a debate, it seeks to destroy its opponents.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 8, 2008
Fiasco: Still on Our Knees, to Big Oil The latest agreement to "help" the auto industry is not a "breakthrough" as described, but a fiasco that continues almost 40 years of incompetence and dereliction involving the automotive industry and America remaining on its knees to foreign oil. From the oil crisis of the early 1970s what was needed, on autos specifically and energy generally, was clear.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 20, 2010
President Should Listen To the chairman of BP, it's all about the "small"(poor) people as opposed to the "large" (rich) people. There is a dust up in Texas between the two. Obama & the Democrats should be paying attention.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 24, 2010
The GOP's real Contract With America Voters are starting to "get it" about what the real Republican Contract with America would do to them. For middle America, it isn't pretty, and for the Democratic base, it is a great motivation to vote.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 28, 2009
Kennedy's legacy: Dreams that never die, hopes that never surrender Kennedy's legacy will advance again with a mobilization for the public option on the healthcare bill in September, not whispered hints of a Democratic surrender with a progressive president and large majorities in Congress.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 8, 2010
When a black Republican plays the race card against a black president Invoke the Panthers, try to tie them to the president and attorney general. Since certain white voters feel hatred or fear toward the Panthers, try to direct that toward the president, the attorney general or anyone opposing your candidates on the ballot.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 24, 2009
Why Chris Matthews Didn't Run, And Caroline Kennedy Should Have Why Chris didnt run, Caroline should have,and NY now has a Senator who is a shill for the NRA for the seat held by RFK who was killed by a gun.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Boozing Bankers Celebrate Their Wealth and Triumph The controversial TARP program to save Wall Street bankers fortunes has turned out not to be the savior of the credit system after all. This article by Mr. Budowsky discusses in detail what a debacle it is becoming.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 13, 2011
Occupy Repatriation If job-exporting firms conclude they can use influence-peddling to win a tax break every 7 years, they would export jobs in greater numbers. To promote a jobless American economy, and further destroy the revenue base and fiscal soundness of the nation. If these firms create the jobs first, give them their tax break. If they do not, we should Occupy Repatriation and say to them: Hell, no.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The President Should Fight for the Public Healthcare Option The pundits who write off the public option are wrong. The decision can be made as late as Christmas Eve and there is plenty of time for the truth to triumph over the falsehoods. The president favors the public option. The House will pass the public option. A majority of the Senate favors a public option. And a healthcare bill, to bring true reform, must include the public option.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 14, 2008
John McCain on Russia: Angry, Bellicose, Belligerent and Extreme John McCain needs to calm down, stop telling the world he speaks for the American people, stop escalating his warlike rhetoric almost by the hour, and stop the phony tough talk that makes a bad situation worse and would only heighten the danger at a dangerous enough moment.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 10, 2012
Calling wealthy Democrats Citizens United destroys the American notion of citizenship by creating separate and unequal classes of Americans. It creates a de facto American House of Lords in which the wealthiest 10 percent of the wealthiest 1 percent are given unlimited financial power to attempt to buy our democracy in secret, while all other Americans are relegated to second-class citizenship.
Trump vs. Sanders, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 19, 2015
Sanders wins small donors, Trump wins endorsement from Putin While Sanders is clearly an underdog in the campaign for the Democratic nomination and has been subject to a virtual media blackout in television coverage of the campaign -- compared to the media's almost complete obsession to the daily doings of Trump -- it would be a huge mistake to count Sanders out in the campaign.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 26, 2012
How Obama can win big If the president runs as the champion of patriotic capitalism and Made in America jobs and works his heart out to bring the next Morning in America while his opponents act like the "hope America fails" party that has bet its ranch that the American economy fails -- Obama will win, by a knockout.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 24, 2007
The State Of The Union: A President Who Is No Longer The Leader Of The Free World Had George Walker Bush begun his speech with "Ladies and Gentleman I am taking my leave and retiring from the Presidency" there would have been tidal waves of standing ovations sweeping from the Congress through the nation to the far corners of the free world.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Will Elizabeth Warren be Blago'd by bank lobbyists? Elizabeth Warren is by far the best, strongest and most qualified candidate to lead the new consumer protection agency created by the financial bill. My hope is that President Obama selects her, but if he does not, the reason would be that she was Blagojevich'd by bank lobbyists who would have veto power over their regulators.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 26, 2010
Dems chance to save 2010 Conventional wisdom says the Democrats are going to lose some seats in this election cycle. This article discusses a vector which could prevent a true meltdown.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 16, 2010
Conservatives should denounce bigotry that hurts American troops The so called Ground Zero mosque has the right wing commentariat frothing at the mouth. This anti-Muslim bigotry is fanning the flames of intolerance here at home, and showing every citizen of Muslim nations that the US is a nation of hypocrisy.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Ron Paul links Fearmongers and Warmongers Ron Paul's comments on the Ground Zero Mosque flap show it to be hate speech and manipulation.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 6, 2009
How Dems Win in 2010 Going rogue seems to be all the rage. The rough & tumble skinny on how Democrats win big in 2010.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The Kagan Retreat Devoid of a track record as a practicing lawyer, Progressives fear Kagan's right wing impulses. Does the Clinton library hold records which can reduce those fears?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 3, 2008
Joe Biden Hit a Home Run for Barack Ignore the pundit class. Biden won last night's VP debate hands down.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 26, 2008
PUMA: Party Unity, My America As the lion in winter brings tears to the eyes and a convention to its feet as Ted Kennedy passes the torch to Barack Obama; as Michelle Obama brings light to the eyes of Democrats with an all-American story about the dreams that do come true, the battle in earnest has begun.
How Donald Trump Answers A Question, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Trump makes America hate, not great In the America envisioned by Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, our country would be a place where justice rules the day and economic fairness becomes a way of life. In the America envisioned by Trump, when a black man is beaten up at a rally filled with the politics of dog-whistle bigotry, the candidate suggests that perhaps that man deserved the beating.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 1, 2008
Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy Pass the Torch Robert Kennedy often quoted Dante that the hottest places in hell are for those who in times of crisis maintain their neutrality. For Caroline Kennedy and for Ted Kennedy, the 2008 campaign was no time to maintain neutrality. They did not calculate the odds or hold out for the best offer or take the easy and convenient path
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The War Imagine if FDR addressed the world and vowed to answer Pearl Harbor by invading Ethiopia. Imagine if battleships were burning at Pearl Harbor and FDR summoned Americans to go shopping, while his partisans prepared negative ads attacking leaders of the opposition who were awarded bronze and silver stars for valor.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 3, 2008
Obama for America The great truth about Obama is that he believes, in the core of his soul, in the American idea that would be the heartbeat of his presidency. We are in this together. We will rise to the occasion with common purpose.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 22, 2007
Abu Ghraib Cover-up About to Explode At some point Gen. Taguba will be called to testify publicly and will prove one of the most explosive witnesses in six years, while investigative reporters and almost certainly congressional committees are currently looking into Abu Ghraib.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 5, 2007
Born In The U.S.A. In an upcoming 60 Minutes Bruce Springsteen will advance a profound debate about the true nature of Americanism. It is time for progressives to light up the sky with patriotism, to rewrite the rules of our current debates, to rekindle that timeless spirit that has made America America for more than two hundred years.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Democratic Strategists The key to success for Democrats is to focus on the issues: jobs, homelessness, financial abuses of women & children, the neglect of veterans. The list is long & Republicans are weakest when dealing with the problems it reveals.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Go All Out: End Price-fixing by Insurers Insurance is a now-you-see-it-now-you-don't con game & the health sector is no exception. Both sides are fed up with it.It's time to stop the price-fixing & gouging.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 2, 2010
If Napolitano should resign, Bush and Cheney should have been impeached If Janet Napolitano should be fired for her role in the Christmas bombing plot, George W. Bush should have been impeached for being warned about planes flying into buildings in New York and ignoring those warnings, and Dick Cheney should have been impeached for his role in the CIA leak case and prosecuted for his role surrounding torture.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 16, 2009
The Secret Democratic healthcare filibuster Voters elected Democrats to 60 seats along with a Democratic president and strongly Democratic House. Enough is enough. If there are Democrats who want to defeat change in favor of special interests, they should do publicly, and be accountable to those who elected them.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 28, 2010
Answer to the court: The American Elections for Americans Only Act of 2010 The elected president and Congress should answer the unelected Supreme Court by passing what I call the American Elections for Americans Only Act of 2010. This first appeared in The Hill.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 23, 2008
McCain Slanders Obama, Scarborough Slanders Olbermann the latest in a long list of cheap-shot, low-blow politics. McCain has learned nothing about why the American people are rejecting the Republicans and why the Republican brand has been compared to the appeal of defective dog food. This morning, right-wing former congressman Joe Scarborough essentially said that Keith Olbermann is "too stupid to be on television."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 23, 2008
Biden: Barack Obama acted like a president Here is a big thought about Barack Obama: He usually takes a while, but then gets the big decisions right. The pundits will soon label Biden "the good Cheney," but the truth is far different. Obama has a world vision;
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Government of National Unity Democrats should demand an end to attack campaigning by presidential candidates, and offer the nation a unity program of historic economic reconstruction to win a historic landslide victory. If superdelegates act like potted plants and allow this campaign to fall farther into the abyss, and then try to steal the nomination from the winner of elected contests in favor of the loser, after a campaign of personal destruction...
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 2, 2008
McCain, Media Allies Play the Uppity Black Card Recently I challenged what I called three McCain lies about Obama and wounded troops. Today I challenge a lie that was included in the recent Washington Post column by Dana Milbank, repeated without correction many times, and used by Joe Scarborough and others to demean Obama.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 26, 2006
Ken Mehlman Demeans Gays, Rush Limbaugh Ridicules Parkinsons, RNC Goes Racist and Ann Coulter Calls 9-11 Widows Harpies. The sick thing about George W. Bush is that unlike like any President who has ever come before him he has injected vomit, hate, and slander into the heart of our democracy and has put under attack the very character of the American people.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 28, 2010
Answer to the court: The American Elections for Americans Only Act of 2010 The elected president and Congress should answer the unelected Supreme Court by passing what I call the American Elections for Americans Only Act of 2010. This first appeared in The Hill.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 31, 2009
Bailed-out bankers foreclose churches during Christmas season With so many Americans hurting, in large measure because of the financial abuses that required huge taxpayer bailouts, many churches are forced to use scarce money to satisfy the voracious hunger of banks. That money cannot be used to shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, clothe the needy, and perform their vital missions in the service of the Lord.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 19, 2010
If the Healthcare Bill Is Defeated, Healthcare Stocks Will Crash! Passing, or not passing the healthcare bill will do what to stocks- up or down?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Laissez Unfair We must end the corrupting collusion between Wall Street money and Washington policy, and begin a serious and thoughtful relationship based on sound business and true capitalism. Jon Stewart said it perfectly. Americans ask, "Who is on our side?"-
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 3, 2007
Hillary Threatens Using Nukes in the Middle East Let us be blunt: It would be a profound and catastrophic disaster for America to launch a nuclear attack, as Hillary Clinton suggests may be proper.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2010
Supreme Court legalizes everything America hates about lobbyists buying Washington The Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited corporate cash to buy unlimited political power through unlimited political spending is one of the greatest single attacks on democracy in the history of jurisprudence.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 11, 2008
Hillary Will Withdraw and Her Stature Soars Ignore everything you hear on cable talk shows. This is what will happen, and why. First, sometime between the days after the Pennsylvania primary and the days after North Carolina and Indiana, Hillary Clinton will drop out of the presidential campaign, endorse Obama, and watch her stature among Democrats and independents soar.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Obama Falls in Ohio: Great Democratic Debate Begins The luster of President Obama's persona has diminished which signals the start of an historic debate within the Democratic Party.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 30, 2008
McCain Lies About Obama and Wounded Troops John McCain personally told Larry King that Barack Obama wanted to bring reporters, cameras and campaign aides to a meeting with wounded troops in Germany. It is an outrage that many in the media, whom McCain has long called part of his political base, fail to report this story with integrity, clarity, facts and truth.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 20, 2007
Super-Disaster Tuesday ahead 2008 began as a perfectly rational system, with Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina giving voters in diverse states an opportunity to seriously consider the candidates. Then, 2008 degenerated into a nuclear arms race, with one megastate after another elbowing each other until we have a giant blob at the front end, which disenfranchises every state that comes later and makes a mockery of serious dialogue
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 21, 2007
Steve Colbert Out, Rich Little In, The Rise, Fall, and Rise Of The Free Press Dante's inferno will be full of candidates for accepting blame and responsibility for the death of over 3000 Americans and countless Iraqi civilians. At the top of the list will be: the Free Press That Wasn't. All the news that's fit to print: if you want to drive the country to war and carnage through fear and lies, take the front page of the New York Times to lunch, and they will print it. Cozy up to Tom Friedman...
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Obama's fat cats. President Obama has delivered hundreds of billions of dollars worth of taxpayer money to the very Wall Street cartels that created the financial crisis. The fat cats have been taken care of extravagantly. What has happened for the rest of us?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Voters Are Not Stupid! Americans, perhaps with more than a little naïveté, believe in fairness & justice, but Washington politicians have completely obliterated the voter's hopes that anything even close might come from them. They have been getting away with it in spades. Do voters have the will to put an end to it?
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Group of Eight Leaders Impeach George Bush
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 6, 2007
Speaker Pelosi Is 100% Right About Syria With the administration of the most failed and catastrophic national-security policy in history in full-throated attack demeaning the Speaker, and mainstream media as usual parroting the attack with minimal response for the first 24 hours, it is time to make this case: The Speaker is absolutely right and it is important to consider exactly why.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Ask what you can do for your country Democrats can win a great landslide in 2008 to bring a Democratic president, Democratic Congress, and new era of patriotic reform and renewal similar to the years of FDR and JFK. A JFK-like call to action will rouse a nation ready for revival.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 10, 2007
The Battle for the Soul and Spine of the Democratic Party The old establishment is composed of the Democratic pollsters and consultants who told Democrats to support the Iraq war and, only days ago, to let Republicans gut the American Constitution. The old establishment parades to the cable networks and editorial boards on behalf of their candidate, telling the world that the Democratic nomination is over and decided.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 29, 2007
Will Alberto Gonzales Take the Fifth? When we take the dress off the pig, today Kyle Sampson said Alberto Gonzales is a liar.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 7, 2007
How Hillary Clinton Can End the Iraq War, Speak for the American Military and Kill Osama Bin Laden Right now our leaders are headed towards a toothless worthless compromise. What I am suggesting here is we reverse the play, that WE filibuster war funding to force troop cuts and if we get 41 Senators, we win.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Feuding In The Liberal Radio Leper Colony to the feuding hosts: please shut the hell up instead of attacking each other.
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(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 26, 2007
Hate Versus Hope, On The Blogs, And All Media There is too much hate from the Bush believers and from the media arsenal of the right. But there is also too much hate in response, from some who we consider friends. It is understandable, but it is wrong, and it hurts our cause, as much as our opponent's.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Reid And Pelosi Have Bush Flanked America, Iraq and the Middle East may have entered a profound and historical turning point. At this moment, the Reid-Pelosi flanking maneuver is brilliant and powerful. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moves aggressively to turn around the military escalation, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) moves aggressively to support Middle East peace initiatives.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Rock the Vote: To Iowans for Biden, Dodd, Richardson, Kucinich, Paul and Gore If Obama and Edwards finish first and second in Iowa, the closed process opens, and the voice of the disenfranchised majority will be heard. Our democracy will be replenished with the only restoration that matters, the restoration of the Democratic Party as the party of the people, and the restoration of our democratic government being of the people, for the people, and by the people.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Many Democrats Wrong on Iraq, Again Many Democrats are again missing the first principle of the matter and treating Iraq in political and tactical terms. The latest view from Democrats is to adopt their politics and tactics around the proposition that the Iraq escalation is working but the Iraq leaders are not.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 7, 2006
The First Catastrophic President In American History Says: "Not Satisfied With The Pace Of Progress In Iraq" The truth about official Washington is this: the one area of bipartisan consensus is that people across the aisles ask whether this President is dangerously close to crossing a Captain Queeg line as a leader who sails further and further away from a rational and sane understanding of the damage he does.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 7, 2007
Republican Presidential Candidates Threaten Nuclear Bombing of Iran Everybody who believes dropping a nuclear bomb on Iran is what Americans want, along with a new war in the Middle East, raise your hands
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 11, 2008
The Last Stand of John Edwards John Edwards has a chance to thoroughly win the upcoming debates with a smaller number of candidates and a greater chance to get out his message, but he must retool the message. Angry populism alone does not win presidential campaigns, and he had every chance in Iowa, where he virtually lived for six years, and it did not happen.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 2, 2007
The Cheney Trial, Within The Libby Trial For the judge and jury, it is the Libby trial. For America and American politics, it is the Dick Cheney trial and the stakes are far higher than reported in the media.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 31, 2007
The Bad Judgment of Gen. David Petraeus Gen. David Petraeus is a good man and a great soldier with a track record of almost complete failure in his previous tours of duty in Iraq"¦
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Born in the USA, Sold to Foreign Buyers America is being sold at a discount to foreign buyers at bargain basement prices and it is time for a serious discussion about why.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 2, 2008
Forget Wright - The Super Surge to Obama Has Begun While the pundits, never missing an opportunity to be wrong, are enraptured by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the party has already begun a powerful and profound movement of superdelegates to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 5, 2007
Democratic Leaders Take Charge, Joe Biden Stands Tall, The Surge Battle Is Joined Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Joe Biden should receive standing ovations and support for joining the battle and opposing the surge. From the very beginning of this war, the greatest dereliction of duty is that there have not been high level resignations in protest from either civilian or uniformed officers who knew these disastrous policies were disastrous, but played along.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Cable's Psychosexual Clinton Disorder Listening to the weird, strange and obsessive discussion about Bill and Hillary Clinton on cable talk shows, one can only conclude that counseling and treatment is required in certain cases, and turning the channel is required in others.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 15, 2006
Senate Control Should NEVER Change Hands by a Governor Disregarding The Will Of His People if the voters have elected a United States Senator, for a Governor to appoint a successor from the other political party is a dishonor to the voters of that state, a direct attack on the democratic process in that State, and a partisan violation of the integrity and honor of the democratic system.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 23, 2007
U.S, Should Name Sandra Day O'Connor To Investigate Iraq Rape Allegations There are now multiple reports from Sunni women that they have been raped by men serving in Iraqi forces. It is possible these allegations are contrived propananda. It is possible these allegations are true. It is inexcusable and shameful that Prime Minister Maliki has begun attacking the women.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 26, 2006
Sad Sunday: Iraq War Longer Than World War Two. JFK Was Right, George Bush Is Wrong The tragic milestone has arrived, the Iraq War lasted longer than the Second World War, with the President telling us that many more days are left in his tragedy drenched in blood..
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 3, 2007
The Decider Lays Down The Law, Reid and Pelosi Should Lay It Right Back Democratic Leaders might remind the President that bipartisanship does not mean the President makes unilateral and preemptive decisions to escalate the war, and then open the New Year by threatening the Party the people elected, with charges of stalemate, if the Party upholds what the voters decided.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Al Gore, Live Earth Concert, and the Coming Surge of American Optimism Sooner than people realize, Americans are going to be astonished and amazed at the rekindling of American optimism and the can-do attitude that good people who care passionately can make a difference.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 9, 2009
Republicans Rejoicing with More Americans Jobless? Sure seems to me that certain Republicans appear to be taking unseemly joy as more Americans lose their jobs. The party of Bush and the Party of No is dangerously close to being the party that hopes America fails!
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 4, 2008
Obamism: The Politics of Hope in the Year of the Political Independent Americans will be astonished and amazed at the outpouring of idealism, inspiration, hope and good will that will flow like a mighty river when the Age of Bush is finally ended. The next great historic political realignment is at hand, comparable to the Democratic realignment brought by Franklin Roosevelt and the Republican realignment brought by Ronald Reagan.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 22, 2006
Everyone Is Losing This Insane War. U.S. Should Champion A Cease Fire The U.S. is losing the war. The Sunnis are losing the war. The Shi'ites are losing the war. The people of Iraq are losing the war. The civilians who get slaughtered are losing the war. This is a war in which everyone is losing, yet everyone confinues. It is insane.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 8, 2007
Brent Budowsky: Letter to Senators Hagel, Warner, and all Senate Republicans For four years, you said no and voted yes. For four years, you enabled policies in war you knew were wrong. For four years, the failure became more deadly, the carnage became more ugly, the casualties became more painful, the damage to our troops and our country and our credibility around the world, and our military force structures, and our deterrent, and our national unity became more grave and extreme.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 8, 2007
It Ain't the Speaker Who Needs the Getaway Plane A month ago U.S. News and World Report printed the "inside poop" that Republicans were planning to attack the Speaker as a "Marie Antoinette" and would politically decapitate her. (Their spin).
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 6, 2006
URGENT: Republicans Gaining and We Must Vote, Volunteer, Poll Watch, Pull Out All The Stops It is now very possible that we wake up on Wednesday morning with the Republicans keeping control of congress and Karl Rove proclaimed the reigning genius of American politics. It does not have to be, but it could happen,
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 16, 2007
After Steve Colbert, Try My New Ice Cream You might have heard that Ben and Jerry's has begun a new Steve Colbert ice cream flavor.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Will Kennedy or Gore Lift Obama to the Nomination? Strangely silent in the Democratic nominating process are the Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig of Democratic politics: Ted Kennedy and Al Gore. They are both standing on deck, wielding the big bat. Will they step up to the plate and swing for the fences on behalf of a candidate?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Barack Abroad: Winning Big Barack Obama is taking a commanding position in the national security debate. Governments in Iraq and Afghanistan clearly prefer the Obama strategy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 2, 2007
Wounded Troops: Bush's Second Katrina
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 29, 2006
Gerald Ford's Powerful Indictment Of The Iraq War President Ford's last great service to the Nation is very powerful indeed. Perhaps it has come, just in time.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The state of the union and Obama's moment to shine
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Which Hillary Will Debate Tonight? Hillary Clinton champions her 35 years of experience and has been running for president forever. After New Hampshire she claimed she found her voice, which apparently was racially oriented rhetoric from her campaign, for which she has now apologized.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 3, 2007
Joe Lieberman Speaks For Democrats On Wounded Troops? another reason to modify one's respect for Joe
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 6, 2007
What Petraeus must answer When Army Gen. David Petraeus testifies next week, here are the hard questions that the nation deserves to have asked and answered, clearly and unequivocally:
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Valerie Plame Stands Tall I know and admire Valerie Plame and consider her an American hero, an American patriot, and an invaluable national resource in defeating global terrorism who has been compromised by shameless and despicable acts, by partisans and ideologues. The president of the United States owes Valerie Plame and every covert officer a profound apology.

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