About Brent Budowsky

Brent Budowsky 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 government in 1990 for marketing and public affairs business including major corporate entertainment and talent management. He can be reached at brentbbi@webtv.net.

Rand Paul’s Putin Problem

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Brent Budowsky: One moment Paul says he might support a military attack against Iran. Then he implies he might accept a nuclear-armed Iran and follow a policy of containment. Then he says he won’t tell us what policy he prefers, comparing himself to Ronald Reagan.

History to Impeach Roberts

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Brent Budowsky: Roberts and his four conservative Republican brethren will ultimately be impeached by historians who will condemn, and future courts that will reverse, politically illegitimate and constitutionally deformed rulings that would turn America into a constitutional oligarchy.

70 Million Would Sign Up for Public Option

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Brent Budowsky: Liberals should now escalate the offensive and battle to bring back the public option, which was highly popular but shamefully sold out during the healthcare debate.

Don’t Blame Koch Brothers; Beat Them

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Brent Budowsky: The latest brainchild of Washington insider Democrats, to waste millions of dollars running attack ads against conservative mega-donors Charles and David Koch, might be the worst idea since the owner of the Titanic cut the budget for lifeboats.

Dems Can Win Obamacare War

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Brent Budowsky: If the president extends the enrollment deadline and the all-out war against ObamaCare is answered by the full force and power of the Democratic world, the battle of ideas will be won, the Democratic base will be roused and the elections of 2014 will be saved for Democrats.

Is Obama Endangering Democrats?

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Unpopularity of President Obama: Dems need Robert Kennedys, not Karl Roves. With Kennedy, it was all hands on deck; Obama.

Bill Clinton’s Rescue Ride

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Bill Clinton Campaigns: Bill Clinton has begun his ride to rescue Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.

Bill de Blasio Lifts the Left

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Progressive Bill de Blasio, a new star is born from the streets of New York, who has lifted the spirits of progressives everywhere.

Boehner Invites Hispanic Wave to Vote Democratic in 2014

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Boehner Hispanic Voters: Boehner changed course again because the right, angered at his shift toward immigration, demanded he change again.

GOP ObamaCare Delusions

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ObamaCare Delusions: Republicans believe it is good politics to demand that Americans who want to retire should not be allowed to retire.

Brace for the 2014 Wave

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2014 Elections — Gallup found that only 46 percent of voters believe their member of Congress should be reelected.

GOP Benghazi Syndrome

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Brent Budowsky: The Republican Party tends to define itself almost exclusively by the political opponents it obsessively despises and government policies it compulsively obstructs.

Democrats Must Fight Harder or Lose

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Democrats Must Fight Harder — There is something sad and unacceptable about watching Democrats agree to cut food stamps for the hungry.

Jobless Pain and the Big Lie of Limousine Libertarians

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Brent Budowsky: America awaits a fighting progressive leader who will lead the battle for a major employment programs.

What Hillary Needs to Learn from Pope Francis

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Pope Francis and Hillary Clinton — There are signals that Clinton does not grasp the reasons for the admiration for Pope Francis.

How Obama Blew It

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How Obama Blew It — Obama has largely been a bystander on the most important philosophical debates when he should have been leading it.

Obamacare Sales Surge

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Obamacare Sales : Reports of ObamaCare’s demise have been greatly exaggerated; sales will be on an upward curve.

Liberals Have a Great 2013 on Faith-Based Issues

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Faith-Based Issues — Watching Republican presidential candidates race to the political bottom demonstrates the problems facing the GOP.

Making War on the Jobless

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Jobless Americans — It is wrong for the president and Congress to leave for a long vacation without extending jobless benefits.

Megyn Kelly on Santa’s Race

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Brent Budowsky – the teachings of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict, make it clear to me that Santa is, in fact, a liberal populist

Kerry and the Mideast

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Brent Budowksy: To those who oppose the diplomacy of Obama and Kerry, I ask: What is your alternative? What happens if your policies are followed?

Needed: More Mandelas

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Honoring Nelson Mandela — What the life of Mandela taught is about offering great sacrifice for the greater good of others.

Hillary and Progressives

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Brent Budowsky: Be the change candidate of progressive populist reform, in the mold of Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy.

Pope Francis, Liberal Populist

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Brent Budowsky: Francis calls systematic economic inequities a form of super-death-panel, quoting the commandment “thou shalt not kill” and reminding us that these inequities do in fact “kill” people.

Who Killed JFK, and Why

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Brent Budowsky: My best guess is that Kennedy was assassinated by some combination of players from a rogue element of the military industrial complex, a rogue element that included a small group of hard-liners within the CIA and the military who operated outside the regular channels.

Harry Reid Goes Nuclear for Justice in America

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Brent Budowsky: Reid did everything humanly possible to avoid changing the Senate rules, but the obstruction and arrogance of Senate Republicans in recent days was several bridges too far. It was time to act, and Reid, to his great credit, acted.

Can Obama Rise Again?

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Brent Budowsky: The winning strategy for Obama is the give ’em hell truth-telling against do-nothing Republicans that reelected Truman and turned Congress Democratic in 1948.

Rachel Maddow Cuts and Pastes Rand Paul

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Brent Budowsky: Rand Paul, who is embroiled in controversies about plagiarism, could learn from Obama instead of making lame and silly excuses that are being brilliantly dissected by Rachel Maddow.

Food Stamp Cuts: A Crime Against the Poor

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Brent Budowsky: This Friday, the poorest Americans will learn that their hunger will worsen because their food stamps will be cut unless Congress and the president act.

A Presidency Adrift?

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Brent Budowsky: Despite appalling levels of joblessness in America, with so many workers being so depressed they’ve dropped out of the workforce entirely, for nearly four years, the president has been largely a bystander who has not fought to rally the nation to support a major jobs plan.

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