Brent Budowsky: It is equally significant that a long list of highest level national security members of the president’s Cabinet have believed and made it publicly known — correctly, in my opinion — that certain members of the White House staff have repeatedly and aggressively intervened in the conduct of security policy in ways that are detrimental to our security interests.
Brent Budowsky: If the runoff scenario unfolds, the potential secret weapon for Democrats is that Sen. Mary Landrieu (La.) and Georgia candidate Michelle Nunn both have cutting-edge credentials to campaign as leaders in the battle to end the gridlock that is almost universally deplored by voters.
Brent Budowsky: Republican hatred of Obama does not a Senate majority make. Right-wing anger, vindictiveness, dog whistles and derision do not create one job, make life better for one woman or make one American town safer.
Brent Budowsky: In contrast with unpopular politicians and a dysfunctional Congress, Clinton offers the living legacy of a presidency that was highly successful and is fondly remembered.
Brent Budowsky: Unlike most leading politicians of democratic nations, Clinton possesses an intelligent and coherent world view, grounded in experience and rooted in history.
Brent Budowsky: The chorus of predictions of GOP victory have led swing voters to more carefully consider how to vote and Democratic base voters to more urgently consider whether to vote.
Brent Budowsky: Reagan understood how to project strength, purpose and resolve to defeat enemies, deter adversaries, motivate allies and achieve legacy-defining diplomatic success.
Brent Budowsky: The fact that Hagan is still standing after millions of dollars’ worth of personal attacks against her, financed by out-of-state ultra-conservative and hyperpartisan GOP money from the Koch brothers and others, is a testament to her political resilience
Brent Budowsky: Clinton has been running for president for almost a decade. What is striking today is how little she appears to have thought through WHY she would run and HOW she would campaign.
Brent Budowsky: Pardon me, but the only rational person in this political trio is Elizabeth Warren, who not only outlines a clear and cogent progressive agenda for Democrats and America but is also campaigning around the country to elect other Democrats in the midterm election — something Hillary Clinton has not been doing all year, being preoccupied with other matters.
Brent Budowsky: If Schweitzer does run, he will have a good chance of winning and could save control of the United States Senate for the Democrats.
Brent Budowsky: Obama should take a page from Harry Truman in 1948: Prepare the most expansive executive orders on immigration that his attorneys believe is constitutional.
Brent Budowsky: The repeated barrages of derision from the Israeli right toward Israel’s one great ally in a lonely world are profoundly wrong and profoundly unwise.