Honoring Nelson Mandela — What the life of Mandela taught is about offering great sacrifice for the greater good of others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brent Budowsky: Ted bin Laden Republicans will escalate their political holy wars until every centrist Republican is politically destroyed — they want them destroyed to move the GOP even further to the right of America, even at the cost of losing control of Congress to Democrats.
Brent Budowsky: The public has seen the results of the Banana Republican policies and politics. The public is saying no to Cruz, no to Lee, no to the Tea Party and no to House Republicans.
Brent Budowsky: Davis is the leader of a great and uplifting movement for change in Texas, while Abbott is the tired champion of a corrupted Texas Republican Party whose leading voices divide and embarrass the Lone Star State.
Brent Budowsky: Reid, the former boxer who knows how to take a punch and throw a punch, is fighting back and standing tall and doing the business of the nation and speaking for a majority of our people.